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Short Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Cusco Region, Peru

  • Activities

    Adventure, Heritage-History Tour, Hiking Trekking, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $515 USD per person
  • Duration

    2 days

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Contact for availabilty

  • Starting Location


  • Price Includes

    Inca Trail Tour Informative presentation at our Cusco office ; Transfer from hotel to train station the first day; Expedition train ticket to head of trail (104 Km.); English/Spanish speaker professional guide during all Inca Trail; Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail; Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu; Guided visit to Machu Picchu and the ruins along the trail; 01 bus round trip ticket Aguas Calientes/Machupicchu/Aguas Calientes; Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (1B, 1L, 1D) Snacks ; Expedition train ticket Aguas Calientes / Ollantaytambo; Transfer from the train station to downtown Cusco; Overnight in Aguas Calientes in the hotel of your choice; Personal Travel Advisor assigned for you to customize the rest of your Peru Trip; Complimentary FREE airport (CUZ) pick up, assistance and transfer to your hotel in Cusco

  • Notes

    Excluded in tour cost : International round – trip airfare to and from Peru; Tips and gratuities; Travel insurance; Personal trekking gear


  • Beautiful views of the Urubamba river and the chances are many to see different kinds of the famous orchid family.
  • Visit the amazing Wiñay Waynaof an interesting and important Inca site.
  • Learn about the importance – religiously and historically – of Machu Picchu.
  • Appreciate the fine architecture of the Incas.

Trip Info

The Inca Trail is famous all over the world and it has been for many years. The reasons are many: The fantastic nature with valleys, snow-capped mountains and great variety of plants, birds and animals.

The amazing trail itself, with its stairs and tunnels, is part of a network of 30.000 km. of trails, going from Mendoza in Argentina to the border between Ecuador and Colombia.

The archaeological sites along the trail are proof of the great knowledge and organizational skills of the Incas, with the impressive Machu Picchu as a more than worthy destination.

Welcome to the short Inca Trail hiking tour to Machu Picchu in Peru!

Day 1: Cusco – Km 104 – Aguas Calientes (L)(D)

You will be picked up from your Cusco hotel between 06.15 to 06.30 hrs, then leave Cusco about 7:40 am by train to Km 104. Upon arrival we visit the archaeological sites of Chachabamba at 2250 masl. Here agricultural product from other areas where collected to be brought to Machu Picchu. Then we begin our walk towards Wiñay Wayna.

On the way we have beautiful views of the Urubamba river and the chances are many to see different kinds of the famous orchid family. We turn around the last corner and have the amazing Wiñay Wayna. We stop to make a visit of this interesting and important inca site. 10 minutes more walking and we are at the “Trekker’s lodge”, where we will take our lunch, if not already eaten.

In the afternoon we walk the last hours towards Machu Picchu, and see from distance in the beautiful afternoon sun before continuing down to Aguas Calientes. We spend the night at this beautiful town.

Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco(B)

Very early we leave Aguas Calientes to reach Machu Picchu in the hours before the main group of visitors arrives. Going up by bus we get the first glance of Machu Picchu between the mountains on its saddle high over the Urubamba River. Upon arrival we start the guided tour of about 2 hours taking us to the most important areas of Machu Picchu. We will learn about the importance – religiously and historically – of the place, and we will be able to appreciate the fine architecture of the Incas.

After the guided tour you can go to the top of Wayna Picchu, from where one has a good overview of the whole area and the full site of Machu Picchu. Another possibility is to visit the beautiful temple of the moon. In the afternoon we meet in Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Cusco.

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