Inca Trail 1 Day Hike
Experience this amazing Inca Trail 1-Day Hike! Explore the astounding beauty and rich history of the ancient Inca Trail without having to hike its full length! Our Inca Trail One Day trek is a great option for those who want to experience all the best bits within just one day. You can look forward to stunning landscapes, a variety of fascinating flora and fauna, as well as a visit to Wiñay Wayna (For Ever Young), an archeological site like no other. So don’t wait – seize this opportunity now!
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- Duration1 Day
- Type TripTrekking
- Group SizeMax 8 people
- LanguagesEng, Esp,
- SeasonYearr Around (February Closed)
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Day 1: Day 1: Cusco/Ollantaytambo/kilometer 104/Wiñay Wayna/Machu Picchu/Cusco
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Starts at: Cusco / Ollantaytambo
Ends in: Cusco / Ollantaytambo
Name: Inca Trail 1 Day Hike
Total Hiking: 12 km/7.4 miles
Altitude: 4,300m (14107 ft) – 4,850m(15,900ft)
Day 1 Cusco/Ollantaytambo/kilometer 104/Wiñay Wayna/Machu Picchu/Cusco
Start your journey early and take in all the amazing sights of the Inca Trail on a one day trek! Leaving Cusco at 4 am, you will drive through the Sacred Valley to Ollantaytambo before taking a train to kilometer 104 – the starting point of your 10km adventure. Along this wonderful stretch of the Classic Inca Trail 4 Days, you will explore beautiful Inca sites, experience a variety of flora and fauna, and witness breath-taking views across the Andes. Your hike culminates with a visit to Wiñay Wayna (For Ever Young), an amazing archeological site, before heading to Machu Picchu via Inti Punku (Sun Gate). Enjoy a delicious box lunch after exploring this incredible site.
After your delicious box lunch, embark on an amazing journey through lush, green cloud forest that covers the mountain. Take in a variety of plants, flowers, orchids and birds as you make your way along the trail. If you’re lucky, you may even spot Viscachas (rabbit-like Chinchillas) or Spectacled Bears.
After a full day of hiking, reach the stunning Sun Gate (Inti Punku) in the afternoon and discover Machu Picchu. The golden light of the afternoon sun is perfect for capturing some incredible photographs; plus, with less tourists around, this is an ideal time to explore and really appreciate this incredible site. Just a 45-minute walk from Inti Punku will transport you to Machu Picchu.
Your journey to Machu Picchu begins on a platform, where you’ll find the perfect backdrop for your classical picture of this ancient citadel. With fewer people around, you’ll be able to explore and appreciate this majestic site with ease. Your tour guide will explain all the highlights of Machu Picchu in two hours.
After a delicious dinner in Aguas Calientes, hop on board a train for Ollantaytambo before returning to Cusco via van. Don’t miss out on this opportunity of a lifetime – book now to capture eternal memories at the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu!
Meals Included: Breakfasts, 1 Boxlunch, 1 dinner, 1 snack
Pick up and drop off in your hotel in Cusco.
Pre-departure Inca Trail briefing, presented by the tour guides at 6:00 pm at the office a day before.
English speaking tour guide.
Tourist train ticket for your guide who will ride the train until Km104(Starting point of the hike)
Two hours of guided tour in Machu Picchu.
Inca Trail permits and Machupicchu Ticket.
Train ticket from Ollantaytambo to kilometer 104 (starting point of the hike).
Return Expeditions train ticket (18:20) to Ollantaytambo.
Private Transportation from the train station to Cusco.
Bottle of Oxygen
First Aid Kit.
Bus Ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
All meals are included (1 breakfasts, 1 Boxlunch, 1 dinner, 1 snack). We have options for vegetarians, gluten free, lactose Intolerance and any food allergy.
Day pack cover to keep you dry your belongings.
Rain Poncho to cover from the rain.
Not suitable for
People with heart problems
People with poor physical condition
What to Bring
Backpack (21 liters capacity).
Hiking Poles. (You can bring your own or rent with us).
Anti Blister Gel
Sun Block SPF 60 (UVA-UVB) waterproof and sport.
Insect Repellent lotion, not spray.
Looking for more inspiration? Visit our gallery: Experience Peru. Before taking our Inca Trail 1 Day Hike Tour you should take into count the following information:
Is it possible to change the departure date after the Inca Trail permits have already been purchased?
It is not possible to change the departure date after the permits have been purchased - Inca Trail permits are non-transferable and non-refundable. The only information that can be changed is passport numbers.
Is it necessary to bring your original passport on the one-day Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu?
It is essential that you bring your original passport for the One Day Inca Trail hike, which should be the same one used to reserve the permit. Your passport will be checked at the Short Inca Trail checkpoint, Machu Picchu, as well as when boarding the train.
What is the timing of my Train Ticket?
The train ticket schedule depends on availability. We typically book the 6:10 am departure from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes for day one and the return train for 2:55 pm, allowing you to arrive back in Cusco at 6:30 pm and have plenty of time left over for sightseeing or activities like a Rainbow Mountain tour the next day.
Is it possible to stay in the Sacred Valley for a one day Inca Trail experience?
It is indeed possible to stay in Urubamba or Ollantaytambo for a one day Inca Trail experience. By doing so, your pickup time will be an hour and a half later than it would be if you were staying in Cusco.
How hard is 1 Day Inca Trail?
This hike is classified as difficult, it’s recomended to be in a good physical condition
When is the best time to visit?
The traditional dry season from May - September offers ideal trekking conditions throughout most regions of Peru due to warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine during this time period. However if you would prefer fewer crowds with cooler temperatures then consider visiting during either late April or October before rain arrives at lower elevations later in that month.
What kind of equipment do I need?
A good pair of hiking shoes with ankle support, trekking poles and a sleeping bag are essential items for your journey. Also make sure to pack plenty of layers including warm clothing for cold nights, waterproof outerwear for rain, sunscreen and insect repellent for sunny days. Lastly always remember your head torch since evenings on the trail can get dark rather quickly!
Customize this tour
This, and all the tours we offer online can always be customized, whether you are looking for upgrade alternatives, large groups, more flexible hours, have a special occasion (honeymoon, engagement), are a content creator, or are simply looking for something more private. We have all the alternatives to personalize your trip. Email us to email@example.com, leave us a message at +1 949 299 8915
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What happens if my reservation cannot be confirmed?
99% of the reservations are usually confirmed, however, if there is the availability of hotels, services, or others, we will offer an alternative of dates, lodging, or services. In the event that we are unable to help, full refund policies apply.
Is it necessary to reconfirm my reservation before the trip?
No, the confirmation email in your inbox is enough to validate the adventure.
How do I modify, update, reschedule or cancel my reservation?
Any modification, cancellation, or update of data must be done by email by mentioning the unique reservation # code generated to firstname.lastname@example.org
What happens if a booked service cannot be carried out due to weather conditions or reasons of force majeure?
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$ 399.00 /person