Inca Trail Short 2 days to Machu Picchu
This is the short version of the famous and amazing Inca Trail, for those who have little time available, but in no way want to miss this unique walk and enjoy beautiful landscapes and diversity of plants such as the Orchid and variety of birds. This hike is 11 kilometers on the first day during this walk you will be able to observe and get to know one of the greatest cultures in South America the “Inca”, “Quechua” or “Andean” Culture. The Inca Trail is hidden among the Andean mountains with constructions high up in the mountains dominating the Andean Valley and part of the Peruvian Amazon. The walk lasts approximately 6 to 7 hours until you reach the Puerta del Sol known as Inti Punku, where you can get the first panoramic views of Machu Picchu.
Prior to the walk the Guide will be presented at your Hotel and will give you accurate information about the walk and recommendations of the things you must take, you will also be given the tickets ideal moment in which you can make your inquiries.
Summary Trek: Inca Trail Short 2 days to Machu Picchu
Trek Day 01: Cusco – Wiñayhuayna – Aguas Calientes (pueblo Machupicchu):
04:00 hrs. Pick up from the hotel – Cusco
04:15 hrs. Departure by bus from Cusco – Train station (Ollantaytambo)
06:10 hrs. Travel by train to Km 104
08:00 hrs. Walk of Km 104 – Wiñayhuayna
11:45 hrs. Rest and Lunch
15:00 hrs. Walk to Machu Picchu
15:45 hrs. Descent by bus to Aguas Calientes 25 min.
18:00 hrs. Dinner and overnight
Trek Day 02: Aguas Calientes – Visit to Machu Picchu – Cusco
06:00 hrs. Breakfast
07:00 hrs. Go up by bus to Machu Picchu 25 minutes approx.
08:00 hrs. Visit to Machu Picchu 2 hrs. approx.
14:00 hrs. Return to Aguas Calientes
16:22 hrs. Return by train to Ollantaytambo
18:05 hrs. Transfer by bus, Ollantaytambo – Cusco
8:30 p.m. Arrival in Cusco
Detailed Itinerary of Tour Peru
Inca Trail Short 2 days to Machu Picchu
Trek Day 01 Cusco (3,300 m) – Wiñaywayna (2,700 m) – Machu Picchu (2,490 m)
Early in the morning, we will pick you up at your hotel, to transfer you to the train station in Ollantaytambo for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, during the tour you will be able to see the Sacred Valley of the Incas, cultivated lands, majestic snowy peaks; in Ollantaymtambo we will board the train that will take you to km. 104 the trip is about 1 hour. It is here at Km 104 (2,200 m / 7,218 ft) where we will begin the hike, we will pass by the bridge that is on the Urubamba or Willkamayuc River which translated from Quechua means Sacred River, which was very important for them. When you arrive at the control point you have to show the identification documents, either Passport or Alien Registration Card or National Identity Document. A 15 minute walk is the archeological center of Chachabamba and Choquesuysuy that are hidden in the semi-tropical forest, after your visit we will begin the walk through tiers upwards until we reach the next place on the way we will observe the sacred valley , water cascades and different types of semi-tropical forest orchids, after 4 hours of walking we will arrive at Wiñaywayna (2,650 m / 8,694 ft) it shows a perfect example of what agriculture was in the time of the Incas, since Along its skirts lie a large number of circular terraces, where the Incas cultivated different agricultural products. The name Wiñaywayna comes from a beautiful orchid that abounds in the area and that has as meaning in Spanish “Eternally young” and has more than 20 buildings, one of them the Temple of the Rainbow also called Temple of Fertility, the visit will be One hour later, on average, you will enjoy a box lunch to recharge your batteries and continue until you reach Wiñaywayna’s control.
In this second part of the tour we will walk for 2 hours through an Andean plan, stone stairs and tambos (“resting places”) until we reach the Inti Punku – Puerta del Sol (2,720 m / 8,924 ft) that during the Incas functioned as control of entry to the Citadel of Machu Picchu; From here you have an impressive panoramic view of Machu Picchu and the entire surrounding valley, then descend for approximately 30 minutes to the wonder of Machu Picchu world (2,490 m / 8,169 ft) and finally take the bus to Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Town (2,160 m / 7,087 ft) the trip lasts 25 minutes, here we will spend the night in a basic lodging. If you are not very tired, you have the option of visiting the thermal baths located 5 minutes from the town, the cost is 10 soles. For those who like to dance or have a drink in a bar, we inform you that Aguas Calientes has a wide variety of bars and restaurants, including an ATM, in case you wish to withdraw money from the bank.
Trek Day 02: Aguas Calientes – Trek to Machu Picchu – Cusco
We start early with a comforting breakfast and then get ready to go to the Citadel of Machu Picchu; Here we have two options: get on bus or walk; we include a bus ticket (up or down). The trek to Machu Picchu is 1 hour and 30 minutes, the first 30 minutes of flat walk to the Ruinas bridge and then up through the properly signposted stands.
This enigmatic and mysterious city is explored for approximately 2 hours in the company of your guide, who will give you information about this wonder, you can visit the most impressive places like the Royal Mausoleum, the temple of the 3 windows, the main temple, the Sacred Plaza , the famous Intihuatana where the wise Incas moored the sun on the winter solstice in June, stairways, squares, fountains, etc. After the guided tour you will have a free time of 5-6 hours, to take pictures, or visit Huaynapicchu or “Montaña Joven” which has only 400 spaces, divided into two groups: first group (07:00 am – 08: 00 am), second group (10:00 am – 11:00 am). Then you will go down to the town of Aguas Calientes, either by bus or walking according to your choice. In the evening we will take a train to Ollantaytambo where our driver will wait to take us back to Cusco City.
Included in the Inca Trail Short 2 days to Machu Picchu:
- Interview with the guide prior to the walk, for detailed information about the walk and delivery of the corresponding map.
Additional guide for groups over 9 people.
Food (01 Breakfast / 01 Box Lunch / 01 Dinner).
Free vegetarian option; Inform in advance please.
First aid kit, oxygen ball.
Transportation Hotel Cusco – Ollantaytambo.
Train transport Ollantaytambo – Km 104
Entrance ticket to the Caminos del Inca and Machu Picchu network.
Guided in Machu Picchu for 2 hours.
Bus Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes.
Accommodation in Aguas Calientes.
Train Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo (Service expedition, regular time 16:22 hrs.).
Ollantaytambo Transportation – Cusco.
Optional for the Inca Trail:
- Income to the mountain of Huaynapicchu: USD $ 0.00.
1 Extra carrier (14 kg) to help you with your personal luggage: USD $ 0.00
Baston x 01: USD $ 0.00 per person.
Vistadome service: USD $ 0.00. Return 13:37 hrs. – 3:48 hrs. – 5:23 PM, subject to availability.
Hotel 2 ** Superior USD $ 0.00 Single or Double.
Hotel 3 *** Superior USD $ 0.00 Single or Double.
Important for the Inca trail short 2 days:
- Daily departures (except in the month of February, which maintain the Inca Trail route).
At the time of booking all data must match those of your passport or identity document.
It is mandatory to carry the passport or original document with which you made the reservation during the entire route of the Inca Trail.
In case of students, it is mandatory to carry the original ISIC Card along with the passport during the Inca Trail.
In case of finding fraudulent and / or expired ISICs, the entrance to the Caminos del Inca network will be denied without claim or refund.
The return train schedule may vary according to availability.
Tips for guides, cooks and porters are not included in the price of the tour.