Short Inca Trail 2 Days

$ 1,000.00

A short “Inca Trail” hike to Machupicchu- the entrance to the jungle.

Quantity Price
2 $ 1000
3 $ 900
4 $ 700
5 $ 680
6 $ 600
7 $ 555
8 $ 520
  • Dificulty
  • Elevation
    over 2,000 meters / 6,561 ft
  • Highest Altitude
    2,650 m / 8,694 ft
  • Lowest Altitude
    2,250 m / 7,381 ft
  • Distance
    16 km / 9,94 miles
  • Group Size
    6-12 -16 max (Small)
  • Duration
    2 Days / 1 Night
  • Tour Style
Short Inca Trail 2 Days

A short “Inca Trail” hike to Machupicchu- the entrance to the jungle.


Distance: 16 km / 9,94 miles
Elevation: over 2,000 meters / 6,561 feet
Highest altitude hiking: 2,650 meters / 8,694 feet
Lowest altitude hiking: 2,250 meters / 7,381 feet MACHUPICCHU
Considered: a moderate, short hike

What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Pick up from your hotel by your tour guide
  • Entrance fee to the Inca trail
  • Entrance fee to Machupicchu
  • Vegetarian food, vegan food and food for any dietary restrictions
  • Oxygen tank and first aid kit.
  • Private portable toilet
  • Guided tour during the hike
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • 2 hours guided tour in Machupicchu
  • Bus tickets from Machupicchu to Aguas Caliente
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • The last day´s lunch in Aguas Caliente
  • Tips for your crew

    We’ll pick you up at 4:00 am from your hotel and take you in our private van to Ollantaytambo where you will take the train at around 6:10 am until km 104 beginning of the short inka trail. The train ride is between one and a half hours along the way will see beautiful landscapes, farmlands and the beginning of the tropical forest once will arrive to CHACHABAMBA an archeological site around 7:30 am and from there we will start our hike. The hike is mostly flat but has some short uphill sections where you will enjoy following the steps of the original Incas. Along the way, you will notice different ecosystems and enjoy the views of the Vilcanota mountain range and MACHUPICCHU MOUNTAIN. Afterwards hiking for 3 hours we will arrive at WIÑAYHUAYNA, (forever young) 2.600 meters /8.500 ft, here your tour guide will explain the history and significance of this ancient site of the inkas. Then it will be time to sit down and eat our packed lunch around at 12:30, we will continue our hike, another hour of original inka trail until we reach the Sun Gate, this will be a short but beautiful hike with plenty of flora such as orchids, begonias and bromeliads to enjoy along the way.

    Once we reach INTI PUNKU (The Sun Gate) we will have a view of MACHUPICCHU (2,400 meter/ 7,874 feet) we will be able to stop here and take photos before continuing down to the city of Machu Picchu around 3:30 pm. Finishing our hike here, we will now take a bus back to AGUAS CALIENTES, to your hotel “Inti Punku” where you will have time for a rest before your guide organizes dinner at INDIO FELIZ at around 6:30 pm. Here the guide will also give you a briefing about your return to MACHUPICCHU the following day.

    Train from ollantaytambo to km 104: 1 and half hours

    • Distance: 14 km / 8.7 miles
    • Lowest elevation: 1.800 meters / 5.902 feets
    • Highest elevation: 2.650 meters / 8,694 feet
    • Considered: a short hike

    Breakfast will be ready at the hotel at 4:30 am after which we will take the bus from Aguas Calientes to MACHUPICCHU. It is about a 25-minute ride so we will be one of the first groups to arrive at MACHUPICCHU. Here we will have a 3-hour guided tour where you will visit the Inca temples and magnifies places in the area. We will take our time and enjoy the once in a lifetime experience and views. Finishing the tour, we will return by bus to AGUAS CALIENTES, at around 12:30 pm, where you will be able to have lunch before taking the 2:55 pm train to Ollantaytambo. Here our private van will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in Cusco arriving around at 7:00 pm

    • Distance: by bus 25 min from AGUAS CALIENTES to MACHUPICCHU
    • Train to ollantaytambo: 2 hous
    • Bus from ollantaytambo to cusco: 2 hours
    • Lowest elevation: 2.400 meters / 7.875 feet MACHUPICCHU
    • Highest elevation: 2.000 meters / 6.561 feet
    • Considered: walking tour
What to bring in this tour?Items that are to bring.
  • Backpack.
  • Water bottle : water purifying tablets optional.
  • Original passport and ISIC student card if applicable.
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks.
  • Trekking poles.
What is the check list in this tour?Items that are check list.
  • Original passport
  • ISIC card (if applicable, sent before the reservation)
  • Backpack
  • Water ( at least 2 liters)
  • Hiking sticks, you can rent these from Discover Pachamama
  • Rain gear-rain jacket, rain pants or plastic ponchos
  • Sunscreen, sun hat and sun glasses
  • Insect repellent (with deet)
  • Camera
  • Extra battery
  • Appropriate clothes for warm weather
  • Toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, wipes, hand sanitizer
  • Small towel
  • Extra money for snacks and drinks (we recommend at least 400 soles)
  • Flashlight