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Short Inca Trail To Machu Picchu


$ 550.00

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Hiking Tours


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Private Tour

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Short Inca Trail To Machu Picchu 2 days

The 2-day Inca Trail also known as Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The hike is perfect for travelers with short time or missed out on classic Inca trail of 4 days. This short Inca Trail passes the National Park visiting great Inca sites, verdant forest and eventually enters through the sun gate to Machu Picchu. In other words, this adventure enables travelers to hike the same road the Incas used five hundred years ago. So, hiking this historic pathway to Machu Picchu is a privilege for any traveler.

The Short Inca Trail distance is about 12 km (7.6 miles) and takes 6 hours to complete the hike from km 104 to Machu Picchu. The first part of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu begins with a short visit to chachabmba and then ascend to the second Inca site of Wiñaywayna. From here the last section of the trail is a mixture of flats, ups and downs. This epic hike also grants travelers with stunning Andean views.

The 2-day Inca trail to Machu Picchu is the only tour that enables visitors to see the sunset and sunrise over the Inca city. Additionally, none of the tours or treks include a double visit to Machu Picchu. In other words, if you take this tour you will have the honor to see Machu Picchu twice with only one ticket.

The Inca trail 2-day hike to Machu Picchu takes care of your hotel, tickets, trains, buses, etc. Our short Inca Trail is arranged in private basis and finish with a guided tour of Machu Picchu. At the end transfer to your hotel in Cusco.

Details of 2-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: 

Pick up location: Cusco or Ollantaytambo hotel.
Drop off location: Cusco hotels.
Highlights: Machu Picchu, Sun Gate, Inca Trail.
Tour Duration: Inca Trail 2 days 1 night
Max. Elevation: 2,720m / 8,921ft
Tour Service: Private tour. Taking this service you have great benefits and also control your time not us.
Altitude Sickness: This short version of Inca Trail is at lower altitude.
Physical Grading: Moderate. We will hike for about 5 hours.
Inca Trail Length: It has a distance of 12 km (7.6 miles)

Remember: The 2-day Inca Trail leaves with only two passengers on any date you wish. You are in the right place with a direct local tour operator! 

2-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Trail head – Machu Picchu

The 2-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu begins with a pick up from your Cusco or Ollantaytambo hotels. We will leave Cusco at 5:00 am to travel in our private vehicle to the train station of Ollantaytambo. Our train journey takes us on a very picturesque route for one hour until we reach kilometer 104 or trail head.

Our trek Inca Trail to Machu Picchu will show your first the inca site of Chachabamba. Here, you will enjoy the impressive landscapes as you listen our guides information. At this point, the short Inca trail goes up for about 3 hours and reaches Wiñay Huayna (8792 ft.). You and your guide will explore the Inca site and enjoy the quiet environment of this wonderful place. Also, at this place you join the 4-day classic Inca Trail that starts at km 82.

Hiking the short Inca Trail 2 days you will pass through Inti Punku’ (‘Sun gate’) (8792 ft.). From here you will have the first panoramic view of Machu Picchu and surrounding mountains. After some pictures, we will descend the last part of the trail towards the ancient Inca city. On this day, we walk through Machu Picchu and finish the day going down to Aguas Calientes and rest.

Day 2: Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

Today, our 2 day trek to Machu Picchu allows you to see the world wonder for second time. The bus will take us up to Machu Picchu for 25 minutes. Once there, you will show the Inca trail and Machu Picchu tickets and visit the entire inca city for 2 hours. After that, also, those that booked the Huayna Picchu tickets can climb on their own. From here, you must control your time and take the bus down. 

Upon arrival, you will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes for lunch and take the train back to Cusco. The train usually leaves at 3:55 pm, and you will arrive in Cusco around 8:45 pm.

Short Inca Trail Includes:
  • Personalized service
  • Private Vehicle from/to Cusco hotel.
  • Inca Trail and Machu picchu Tickets.
  • Profesional English speaking tour guide.
  • Round trip Train tickets.
  • Triple trip bus tickets.
  • Accommodation
  • Box Lunch.

Not included in our Service:

  • Meals or beverages not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips or gratuities.
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Huayna Picchu Climbing.
  • Dinner (day 1) – Lunch (day 2).

Short Inca Trail 2 Days Packing List:

  • Your original passport and DNI for Peruvians.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • A small backpack with personal stuff
  • Rain jacket or rain poncho.
  • Trekking boots are recommended.
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun.
  • Sun block.
  • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET
  • A roll of toilet paper
  • Extra cash in small bills for personal expenses.

Short Inca Trail Prices

Prices are per person, valid through 2022
2 – 3 4 – 5 6 – 78
U$ 550$ 464U$ 429$ 410

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* Passport details for each traveler (full name, nationality, age, and passport number).
* Provide hotel name in Cusco and start date for this service.

Important: Entrance tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable. Once we purchase your tickets, we cannot change the name or date on the ticket, nor can you ask for a refund.

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Let’s Plan Your 2 day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Hike Together!

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Office phone number: +51 984 714 180 – +51 997 785 999
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What to Expect:

  • Hike the ancient trail as the incas did five hundred years ago.
  • Visit remote and mysterious archaeological sites.
  • Enjoy the spectacular Andean landscapes.
  • Take an epic round trip train journey.
  • Take some time and enjoy the lost city of the incas from the Sun gate.
  • Visit Machu Picchu the world’s famous destination and UNESCO heritage.

Short Inca Trail FAQs

How long is the 2-day Short Inca Trail?

The 2-day Inca trail to Machu Picchu usually takes 5 hours on a regular pace. This also depends on your phisical condition.

is it difficult the Short Inca Trail ?

No, it is not. The 2-day Inca Trail is a moderate hike. This is because you hike only a short distance and very light.

Do i need to book the short Inca to Machu Picchu in advance?

Yes, The tikets sell out very fast for high tourism season. However, the Short Inca Trail offers more chances to buy the permits.

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