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Short Inca Trail to Machupicchu – 2 Days / 1 Night

Short Inca Trail to Machupicchu – 2 Days / 1 Night

2 Days from $ USD 500.00

Short Inca Trail to Machupicchu – 2 Days / 1 Night

2 Days from $ 500 | Short Inca Trail to Machupicchu – 2 Days / 1 Night

| Min Altitude: 2200msnm (3545 fasl) | Max Altitude: 2200msnm (3545 fasl)
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$ USD 500.00
2 Days
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 10
Physical Level


For communication between the regions of the empire, the Incas built a network of roads called “Inca Trail”. These roads were built of stone, for two to three people to travel accompanied by their llamas. One of the most conserved roads is the one that connects Cusco to Machu Picchu. Going through this path leads the visitor to return to a millenary past, seeing geographical scenarios of great magnitude. Throughout 42 km mysterious landscapes and archaeological vestiges are observed, with a rich flora and countless species of fauna in their natural habitat. It is worth remembering that the Inca Trail is one of the most important trekking paths and camps in the world. a height of 3000 to 3400 meters.

The Inca Trail Short 2 days is a short version of the famous Classic Inca Trail 4 days, plus it is a great option for those people who do not have much time and also for those whose physical condition and age do not help in a longer trek and do not want to miss a unique experience.

For this trip we will use the train as transportation is the only option to KM 104 and walk to the archaeological complex of Wiñayhuayna, and soon we will go to Inti Punku (Sun Gate of call) at 2,650 masl, where we can see a breathtaking sunsets and then continue to the town of Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the night in a hotel.

In the morning we will depart to the citadel of Machu Picchu, where we will enjoy the sunrise in this fantastic place before the arrival of people coming by train.

We will take our time to get all the information about Machu Picchu, with our guide (approx. 2 ½ hours) by the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the 3 windows, sundial, the Temple of the Condor and the botanical garden and more, then you will have some free time to walk around the outskirts of “Machu Picchu” or climb Wayna Picchu, where you can see the entire citadel of Machu Picchu, with its valleys and mountains surrounding the entire lost citadel.


  • You will take the short Inca Trail.
  • You will be able to cross the Sun Gate Inti Punku.
  • You will enjoy a visit to Machu Picchu.
  • Get to know Peru with professional bilingual guides (Spanish/English).
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Cusco - Machu Picchu

After breakfast you will have a transfer from the hotel to the Poroy station, where we will board the train to disembark at km 104, point of entry to the park. There we will begin a walk knowing first in the archaeological complex of Chachabamba, on the way you will have a lunch and a short break. After this break we will continue the walk to Intipunku (door of the sun) from where we can appreciate the citadel of Machu Picchu. Arriving we will board a bus to Aguas Calientes, also called Machu Picchu Pueblo, which is at the foot of the Archaeological Complex of Machu Picchu, where you will spend the night in the chosen hotel.


Machu Picchu – Cusco

After breakfast we will embark by bus to the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu. There you will have a guided tour for approximately 2 hours, knowing the Inca culture and the secrets of one of the wonders of the world. After the guided tour we will have a free time to learn a little more about this beautiful place. Afterwards we will have a break for lunch (not included). In marked schedule, take the bus down to Aguas Calientes to board the train back to Cusco, where you will be received and transferred to the hotel.


What to Bring

  • Bring original passport “Expiration date not less than 7 months”.
  • ISIC or student card if applicable (must be sent at the time of booking).
  • Hiking boots and sandals (very important).
  • Trekking poles (can be rented at the agency).
  • Headlamp (very important).
  • Camera and spare batteries.
  • Sunscreen / hat and sunglasses.
  • Personal medical kit.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Rain gear: a good raincoat and rain pants and a plastic rain poncho.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Small towel.
  • Extra money for drinks and tips, souvenirs, etc (soles or dollars).
  • Bathing clothes for the hot springs (optional).
  • Water bottle (1 liter recommended).

Pricing List

Private Service
Number of persons Price per person
1 Persons $ USD 500.00 Inquire Now

Travel Guide

The tour of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is recognized worldwide for having historical relevance dating back more than 500 years ago, because the natural beauty that dazzles on the tour is truly incredible.

The scenic beauty that can be seen during the hike is beautiful, but also depends on the season of weather in which this, because in the region of Cusco is handled only two seasons or seasons of weather unlike other places in Peru, the only seasons that are felt throughout the year are the winter season and spring, but here are known by the name of rainy season and cold season or frost.

Hiking this ancient trail will make you take away one of the most impressive experiences in your life. Due to its beauty, this hike is a favorite among travelers and must be requested 5 to 6 months in advance (a permit is required with limited daily quotas).

Duration and itineraries:

The Classic Inca Trail route has a duration of 4 days / 3 nights, therefore it requires to have a level of physical preparation since it demands more physical effort.

The attractions that you can see in the 4 days / 3 nights tour:

  • Piscacucho located at kilometer 82 (2,800m).
  • We will visit the small community of Miskay (2,800m).
  • Patallacta, located at 2,750m (2,750m).
  • Wayllabamba ruins
  • Warmihuañusca mountain and pass, the highest point of the route.
  • Pacamayo, resting place.
  • Runncurakay Archaeological Site
  • Ruins of Sayaqmarca
  • Archaeological Center of Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu Inca Trail
  • Sun Gate or Inti Punku

The Short Inca Trail route has a duration of 02 days / 1 night, demands little effort and is the only option that allows tourists to see Machu Picchu twice in one tour.

The attractions that you can see on the Short Inca Trail 2 days / 1 night tour:

  • Visit to the archaeological group of Chachabamba (2150m).
  • Visit to the archaeological group of Wiñaywayna (2650m).
  • Hike to Intipunku – The Sun Gate.
  • Camp and archaeological site of Wiñay Huayna.
  • Sun Gate or Inti Punku

Where we will spend the night during the tour:

On the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu tour we will camp at night during the first three days where you will be able to appreciate the night sky by starlight (you must have your sleeping bag), and on the last day at night you will return to the comfort of your hotel.

On the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu tour, you will spend one night in a hostel in Aguas Calientes and on the second day you can take a guided tour of the wonderful citadel of Machu Picchu.

Availability of income for the Classic Inca Trail and the Short Inca Trail:

This is one of the biggest differences between these two treks to visit Machu Picchu.

If you are interested in booking the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days / 3 nights tour we suggest that you make your reservation at least four months in advance. Since tickets for this impressive tour to Machu Picchu have a restricted number of people, the entrance tickets sold per day are only 500 (divided into 200 spaces for tourists and 300 for porters).

The Short Inca Trail 2 days / 1 nights route only admits 250 people, the income for this route was increased in 2017 offering all tourists the opportunity to travel and visit at least part of the Classic Inca Trail in one day.

If you are interested in doing the Inca Trail Machu Picchu tour, contact Inka Trail Backpacker, a company that cares about providing the best service to its passengers and makes your stay and visit to different archaeological sites as pleasant and safe as possible.

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