SHORT inca trail

Classic 2d/1n


  • Tour Type: Hiking, Camping
  • Machu Picchu, History and Culture
  • Difficulty: Moderate/Challenging
  • Maximum Altitude: 2732 masl / 8964 ft
  • Minimum Altitude: 2088 masl / 6850 ft
  • Considerations: Permit Required (We obtain it for you, after you book with us)
  • Duration: 2 days/1 night
  • Meals: Lunch, breakfast, dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel


Hike a section of the famous Classic Inca Trail, enjoy the beautiful Andean landscapes, the smells, and colors of old shrubs and vegetation of the high jungle, and impressive Inca constructions. Admire and see Machu Picchu -twice: at Sunset and Sunrise. Have plenty of time to explore on this trip. This tour consists, on Day 1 day gentle 8-hour Hike through Chachabamba, then admiring Wiñaywayna Inca town, Inti Pata, walking through the Sun gate and arriving at Machu Picchu in the afternoon to see the sunset and delight with these unique views, staying in a comfortable hotel at Aguas Calientes town and next morning early in the morning we back to Machu Picchu to explore all the remarkable temples and plazas in this magical and sacred wonder



Day 01: Cusco/Km 104
Aguas Calientes

Early morning pick up to head to Ollantaytambo where you’ll be taking the train. It will be an enjoyable ride along beautiful landscapes. KM 104,an Inca trail checkpoint, will be our starting point. Here, you’ll meet the porters who’ll help you with the backpacks along the 6-hour trek. There will be a 4-hour steady ascent towards the Wiñaywayna ruins, where you’ll have time to enjoy your box lunch. Then, we’ll walk for one more hour to Machu Picchu and take the bus down to Aguas Calientes
Facts and Figures:

  • Hiking Distance: 8 Hours (10 km /approximately 11.1847 Miles)
  • Highest altitude:  2,730 m / 8,792 ft.
  • Considered: Moderately Challenging day
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Box Lunch
  • Highlights: Chachabamba, Wiñay Wayna, Sungate, Machu Picchu
  • Accommodation: Hotel


We wake up around 4:30am to eat breakfast and  return up to Machupicchu for an extensive 2 ½ hour tour about Andean history and culture. Afterwards free time will be given to wander around the citadel or climb Huayna Picchu, the highest peaked mountain of Machu Picchu with even more Inca structures at the peak (we can help you book the mandatory tickets for this unforgettable hike in advance). Together, we will return to the Aguas Calientes by bus, where you can have your choice of restaurants for lunch. After lunch, we will take the afternoon train to Ollantaytambo and then the van back to Cusco.

Facts and Figures:

  • Hiking Distance: 4 Hours Including in Machu Picchu
  • Considered: Moderate Easy day
  • Highlights:  Machu Picchu
  • Meals: Breakfast at Hotel
    Return: Train and bus
  • Highest altitude: 2,400 msl (7874.016 ft.)




All of our guides are native to the region and have a true passion for teaching others about their culture and heritage. They have all studied English; as well as several other languages to ensure that communication is clear on your adventures with us. All our guides are experienced with the Inca Trail, and our other high-altitude treks. They will support you and ensure that you are safe and happy throughout your trip.



We are one of the few tour operators authorized to both book your permits and operate on the Inca Trail. Permits are registered in your name with a specific date and cannot be modified after confirmation. Your tickets will be purchased by us, and looked after by your guide until the time they are needed. These include:



We will make sure you  enjoy a nutricional and tasty food on the way to Machu Picchu, surrounded by the spectacular mountains  in Wiñay Wayna, a peaceful place. While dinner will be in the best restaurant in the town of Machu Picchu and the next morning you’ll enjoy breakfast at your hotel before returning to Machu Picchu.



Your accommodation at Aguas Caliente town is  included at 3* Hotel including Hot Shower, wifi, with free store for your luggage, breakfast, etc. Is located 4 km from Machu Picchu Sanctuary, we will arrive in the afternoon after 8 hours of hiking  the Inca Trail. 



Your transportation from Cusco to and from this trek is included. You will be picked up directly from your hotel in Cusco to the Ollantaytambo . After your return riverside journey on the train, you will reach the train station, where you will be picked up by a van to take you back to your hotel in Cusco.



The night before your Machu Picchu hike, you can either come to our office or we can come to your hotel lobby for your briefing. During the briefing, you can also meet some of your fellow travelers that you will be with for the next couple of days. Your guides will explain the itinerary in detail

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  • 2 People $620.00
  • 3 People $580.00
  • 4 People $550.00
  • 5 People $520.00
  • 6 People $490.00
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