Short Inca Trail

  • Duration

    2 Days / 1 Night

  • Price per person

    $439USD

MAX. ALTITUDE 8,792ft.

GROUP SIZE 12

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ACCOMMODATION hotel

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LEVEL Mild ACTIVITY LEVEL

Easy

These activities are a walk in the park! You will be able to enjoy the scenery, history, and time with loved ones without exhausting yourself. You do not need any special training, gear, or acclimatization for an “Easy” trek or tour. Terrain will be generally flat and comfortable, highly traveled.

Middle

A step up from “Easy,” these tours require a little more physical effort but are still 100% manageable to anyone with or without adventure experience. Again, you do not need special training, gear, or acclimatization for a “Mild” trek or tour. Terrain is generally flat but with possible gentle up- and downhills.

Moderate

Before embarking on a “Moderate” trek or tour, you should be at least partly acclimatized to the high altitude of the Andes as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. These tours are still very manageable without special training as long as you have spent a day or two at high altitude. Terrain often includes moderate up- and downhill walking with possible rough patches or infrequently-traveled sections.

Challenging

“Challenging” treks or tours require that you are acclimated to the Andes’ high altitude before leaving as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. Spending 2-3 days or more at high altitude will help you on the trek. You will need hiking shoes and possibly trekking poles for these treks. You will need to be in good physical shape, and it’s recommended that you train at least some beforehand, possibly with running, biking, or strenuous workout videos. Terrain is often rough, sometimes with steep up- and downhills and often not highly traveled. Generally, these last several hours.

Formidable

These “Formidable” treks are our most difficult treks and require serious effort but are also the most rewarding. It is necessary to be in pristine physical condition. Again, you must be acclimated to the Andes’ high altitude before leaving as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. Spending 4-5 days or more if possible at high altitude will help you on the trek. You will need hiking shoes and possibly trekking poles for these treks. It is important to train physically before these treks so that your body is prepared for the strenuous nature of the trip. Generally, these last at least an entire day in infrequently-traveled areas with rough paths.

  • Cusco
  • Kilometer 104
  • IntiPunku
  • Machu Picchu

The Short Inca Trail is a fantastic option for people who wish to walk the original Inca Trail but not for too many days. It’s perfect for families, youth and adults, and also you will have amazing views of magical citadel of Machu Picchu

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2 Day Short Inca Trail to Machupicchu – Group Service

The Short Inca Trail 2 days to Machu Picchu is a fantastic option for those who don’t have enough time or the desire to hike the full length of the Classic Inca Trail. Above all, with beautiful scenery, a wide variety of flora and fauna on display, and a visit to the Inca Trail’s most beautiful site (Wiñay Wayna). Likewise, you get to enjoy all the best bits of the Inca Trail condensed in to a one-day walk. Certainly, covering a distance of just 10 km / 6.3 miles (10.14 km) the 2-day Inca Trail is not too challenging which makes it perfect for families with children and those on a tight schedule.

Also, we offer daily departures on the Inca Trail (excluding February when the trail is closed because of its maintenance).

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DAY 1: CUSCO – KM 104 – AGUAS CALIENTES

Lodging in Aguas Calientes

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DAY 2: MACHU PICCHU

Itinerary

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DAY 1: CUSCO – KM 104 – AGUAS CALIENTES

  • Firstly, our short Inca trail to Machu Picchu today takes us along the most impressive stretch of the Inca Trail. We visit beautiful Inca sites, see a variety of flora and fauna, and get to take in the fantastic panoramas of the Andes mountains.
  • Likewise, covering 10 km of the trail our journey begins in the Sacred Valley and works its way up along an original Inca Trail to the Inca site of Wiñay Wayna before continuing on to Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate (Inti Punku).
  • So, as we make our way to Machu Picchu we’ll pass through the lush and verdant cloud forest that covers the mountain and get to see a variety of plants, flowers, and birds along the way. We may also see some larger mammals such as Viscachas (rabbit-like Chinchillas) and Spectacled Bears (if we are very lucky).
  • After that, we arrive at the Sun Gate (Inti Punku), in the late afternoon and get our first views of Machu Picchu spread out on the mountain below.
  • Above all, the light at this time of day is great for photos, and with fewer tourists on the site, it’s a perfect time to take some pictures of the site.
  • Consequently, we’ll carry on along the trail a little way before taking a side trail that leads us to Aguas Calientes in the valley below where we’ll check in to our hotel.

Lodging: Golden Sunrise Machu Picchu Hotel *** or similar.

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DAY 2: MACHU PICCHU

  • Waking up early we take the first bus back up to Machu Picchu to enter the site as it opens.
  • Then, we’ll have a 2 hour guided tour of the site during which you’ll learn about the Incas and visit all the most important areas of the citadel.
  • After that, you have free time to climb, if you have permits, to either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.
  • Consequently, in the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco.

What´s Included

SHORT INCA TRAIL INCLUDED:

  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide.
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+.
  • Pick-up from your hotel.
  • Train to Km 104.
  • Return transportation by train until Ollantaytambo.
  • Transportation by bus to Cusco.
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Boxed Lunch, 1 Dinner. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.
  • 3 Star Hotel.
  • Oxygen bottle.
  • First aid kit.
  • Entrance to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
  • 2 Bus journeys between Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Water.
  • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 2.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain.
  • Tips.
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

PACKING LIST:

  • Original Passport
  • ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for a discount price)
  • Hiking Boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • A warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts (quick dry)
  • Comfortable Trekking Pants
  • Sunscreen (SPF 35+)
  • Insect repellant (We strongly suggest NATURAL repellant)
  • Toiletries and hand sanitiser
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film
  • Flashlite with spare batteries (or a environmental friendly option)

Prices

SHORT INCA TRAIL 2 DAYS GROUP SERVICE

****Daily Departure****

NUMBER OF PAXS PRICE PER PERSON ACTION
2 or More People US$ 439
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OUR GROUP SIZE: We offer small groups, not more than 10 people.

Discounts for Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu:

  • Students with ISIC CARD: US$25. Please send us a copy of your passport at the booking time.
  • Under 18 years old: US$25. Please send us a copy of the passport at the booking time
  • Group of 5 or more: US$25. All you need is to book the trek altogether at the same time.

Availability

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Departure Dates & Timetable

Departure date – Short Inca Trail 2 Days:

  • Our tour can leave any day of the week, as long as we have a minimum of 2 hikers, except February.
  • Certainly, we can leave any day of the week as long as permits are available from the government. Please remember, permits are only needed for your START DATE.

Departure time:

  • Certainly, to start the short Inca trail to Machu Picchu, the pick up will be around 05:00 am or 05:30 am.
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