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Machu Picchu Perú

Short Inca Trail (Two Days)

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Itinerary: Short Inca Trail Trek

Day 1Train to km 104 and Hike to Machu Picchu

We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 4 am.  If your hotel is located in the Sacred Valley, we pick you up at 5 am. Then we drive to Ollantaytambo. It is recommended to overnight the day before in Ollantaytambo, so you don’t have to get up very early.

At 5:30 am our tour guide will give you a box lunch to carry in your backpack, then we approach to the train station to board the train to kilometer 104.

After about an hour, we get off at kilometer 104, where the Short Inca Trail begins (2,000m/6,560 feet above sea level), here you must show your passport at the checkpoint to start the hiking. The first hour and a half is uphill, at the beginning we are visiting the Incan remain of Chachabamba and as we continue, we’ll find several shelters along the way to rest and to appreciate the views of the Urubamba River valley until arriving to the spectacular Inca site of Wiñay Wayna (2,600 m/8,500 ft above sea level). Your guide will inform you about the history and function of this stunning and interesting place.

After lunch, rest and use the restrooms we will continue our hiking by the Inca Trail, mostly along an almost flat way to the famous Sun Gate (Inti Punku), except for a few last steep stairs, just a few meters before we arrive there. When arriving to the Inti Punku, The Gate of the Sun, we will have our first incredible view of Machu Picchu.

After a well-deserved resting and enjoying the views, the last part of the hiking begins, heading down to Machu Picchu Park.

Along the way we will see amazing landscapes of mountains, plentiful vegetation and a couple of Inca sites with more and more breathtaking views of Machu Picchu as we get closer and closer.

When we arrive to Machu Picchu, you will have plenty of free time to take pictures and appreciate the sunset over Machu Picchu and the mountains.

Finally, we will board a bus from the Machu Picchu Park to the town of Aguas Calientes, where we will overnight in a hotel. Also, our dinner will be in a Tourist Restaurant, and after this, it is free time for you.

Day 2Crossing the dead woman & Pacaymayo pass

To make the Tour to Machu Picchu perfect on this Short Inca Trail, we start early, at 5:00 am to avoid finding large groups of tourists along the way and enjoy a spectacular sunrise over the mountains of Machu Picchu.

We take bus to reach the citadel of Machu Picchu for about 25 minutes by some mountainous features and breathtaking views.

By this time, we start the guided tour in Machu Picchu for about two hours, our professional tour guide will talk about Peruvian History, History Lessons! to know about the functions of each place visited in the archaeological park, we will visit the most important places of Machu Picchu always following the new regulations of the Government.

After the guided tour, if you book an extra ticket for the Huayna Picchu mountain, you should lstart your additional hiking at the given time.   When finishing you will return to the town of Aguas Calientes by bus (included) for lunch at a local restaurant (not included).

Then you will have free time to explore the town of Aguas Calientes before departing by train to the town of Ollantaytambo. The train leaves at 15:20, The check in is half an hour before. this trip lasts 1.45 hrs. along the Vilcanota river on his way to Ollantaytambo. From ollantaytambo we will transfer you to your hotel in Cusco city. End of the short Inca Trail.

What is included?

Here is What is Included in the price.

  • Pre departure briefing.Pre departure briefing, you will have a meet with your guide and group in our office a day before at 6pm.
  • Tour Leader or GuideYou’ll have an experienced trip leader with you for the entire journey.
  • Accommodations We include 1 night in a Basic three star hotel in Marital, double or triple rooms for last night.
    If you want upgrade the hotel quality, or prefer a single room, there is an additional fee.
  • Entrance FeesIt is included the entrance to the Short Inca Trail, to the places to visit in the itinerary, as well as to the archaeological park of Machu Picchu.
  • All Private TransportationTransportation from Cusco to Ollantaytambo on day 1, Consettur Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Caleintes on day 1, Consettur Bus round trip on day 2 and from Ollantaytambo to Cusco on day 2.
  • Expeditions and Vista Done Train We include the Expedition train on day 1 from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, and the Vistadone train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo on day 2.
  • Meals Are included a box lunch of the day 1.
  • Medical KitAll our team were trained in first aid, all our guides carry a kit to face emergencies as well an oxygen tank.

What is not included?

  • Single Roomif you require a single room has an extra cost.
  • Gratuities for the team.Tipping is a common tradition on any kind of tour, the travelers tips to hand out to the muleteers, chefs and guides. Although we pay a good salary to all our team, always an extra is welcome for them.
  • Meals not mentioned.First Breakfast, Dinner on day 1, last lunch and dinner on day 2 are not included.
  • Trekking poles.Walking sticks with rubber tips are highly recommended to make easy your hike.
  • Travel insurance: It is not mandatory, but it is recommended to protect yourself financially from any lost excursions.

Pricing & Departure Dates

The tour can leave on any day of the week, from March to January. we dont leave on february because rain a lot.

The departured are 100% guaranted, because we operate since two travelers.


Private Tour: 

Private tours are available and priced according party size.

Group Tour:

  • $ 530.00  US$ 490 per person.

A group tour means, that it is open for other travelers to join. This means, your group will have different fitness abilities.


Travelers under 17 will have a $40 discount. Groups of 6 or more will have a $40 discount each. Please advise us when you are going to book to give you the discount.

Required Deposit:  To book, you need to make a pre payment of US$ 200.00 per person by PayPal.

Please after deposit send us the transfer number. Only with this we will be able to confirm your pre payment and reservation of the trek.

Balance: The remaining balance can be paid online by Paypal in advance, or in Cusco at briefing with cash (recommend) .

Notice: If your are going to pay the balance with credit or debit car is a charges 5%, that have to be covered by the clients, or can be pay in Cusco with cash without tax before the tour.



Additional Itens or Extras

Here are some intens that you can include in this tour if you don’t have them, here are the rental prices.

  • Sleeping Bag: $20 USD each for the all hike.
  • Air Mattress: $20 USD each for the all hike.
  • Walking Poles: $15 USD a pair for the all hike.
  • Personal Tent: $30 USD (for solo travellers)
  • Single Room: $40 USD per night (for the last night at Aguas Calientes Town)
  • Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain: $75 USD each (Please request when you book the tour)

Huayna Picchu mountain:  This is the famous mountain behind the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. it takes 50 minutes up, and another 40 to back, you can climb this mountain once finished the guided tour of Machu Picchu. The entry to this mountain has an extra cost, and need to be book in advance.

Machu Picchu Mountain: This is the other mountain who surrounds the archaeological site of Machu Picchu, it is less popular than Huayna Picchu and takes 1.5 hour up.  Also requires an extra entry that cost .

Extensions & Deals

These extensions you can include before or after the tour, each one needs an additional day, to do these tours you need an extra touristic ticket.
the price depends of your group size.

  • Archaeological City Tour Cusco.
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas tour.
  • Vinicunca or Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain.
  • Humantay Lake.
  • Maras Moray, Salt mines.
  • Waqrapucara Tour.
  • Queswachaka inca Bridge Tour.
  • Chonta Condor Canyon Tour.


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