Short Inca trail 2days and 1 night

Short Inca trail 2days and 1night

Short Inca trail 2days and 1 night is the short version of the classic 4 days Inca trail which is a perfect exclucive option for people who don’t have time but want to experience hiking to Machu Picchu by the original Inka trail, this trekking route is call the sacred Inca trail which is 12 kilometers of original trail in this tour you have the opportunity to visit Machu Picchu 2 times, on the firts day afternoon and on the second morning and you have the chance to see the sunset and the sunrise of course on the second day of the tour you will enjoy machu picchu the entire day, the famous inca trail to Machu Picchu is one of the most iconic treks that you can do in your lifetime.

Itinerary of the Short Inca trail 2days and 1 night


Walking Distance – 12km / 7.45 miles
Starting Elevation – 2,100 meters ASL / 6889 feet ASL
Aguas Calientes Elevation – 2,000 meters ASL / 6561 feet ASL
Difficulty: Moderate
Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel or hostal (optional)
Adventure: Absolutely, completely satisfactory

We will start the your trip by picking you up from your hotel and then we will drive for 3 hrs  from Cusco to  Ollantaytambo train station. From here, we will take the train to Km 104 where we will start our amazing trek on the Inca Trail! Our adventure begins with an uphill hike for about 4 hours until we arrive to the archeological site of Wiña Wayna (Always Young). We will enjoy our  box lunch  here in the middle of the mountains and will have free time to rest and enjoy the beautiful view.
Next, we will continue our hike, moving toward a site called Inti Punku (the Sun Gate). From this place, we will be able to look down and admire the great beauty of the Inca citadel Machu Picchu! Here, the Inca Trail officially ends.
We will finish our first day’s adventure following the lateral trail in direction to the exit of Machu Picchu where we will take a bus to the town of Aguas Calientes, We will have dinner there and then rest comfortably hostel.


Today you will get to enjoy exploring Machu Picchu and experience her magical presence by taking the first bus at 5:30AM to the Machu Picchu archeological site.  If you hurry you will get to see the sunrise over Machu Picchu. Take your time, making sure you tour every nook and cranny of this New 7 Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. It is an unforgettable experience.

Your guide will expertly direct you through the energetic ruins and its diverse main streets. Then on your own, wander around the town squares of the world’s spiritual center of esoteric wisdom as well as climb the intricately carved stairways made of stone. Or stay still and drink in the pure majesty of her presence, and enjoy the pure delight of the moment.
Here are a few of alternative activities that you might wish to indulge in on your own:

  • Climb up Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain and appreciate the beauty and magnificence of Machu Picchu (not included in your tour price and must be booked in advance.)
  • You will be given some time to walk to the Sun Gate or Inti Punku (free of charge)
  • Other optional activities in Aguas Calientes include a visit to the new local museum or to the hot springs (entrance fees required)

You will descend to Aguas Calientes and later on, board the  train around 18:20  for the return trip to Cusco stopping at the Ollantaytambo Station and be driven back to your hotel.

  • Difficulty: Easy.
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