Short Inca Trail 2 Days Hike
If you’re looking for an incredible experience but don’t have the time to take on the classic Short Inca Trail two days hike, our tour is a perfect option! Join us for this unforgettable adventure through a stunning landscape with a variety of flora and fauna. Visit Wiñay Wayna, one of the most beautiful archaeological sites, and get two visits to Machu Picchu: one in the afternoon and one in the morning. It’s just 10km or 6.3 miles, but packed with amazing experiences that will stay with you forever!
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- Duration2 Days
- Type TripHiking/Trekking
- Group SizeMax 8 people
- LanguagesEng, Esp,
- SeasonYear around
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Day 1: Day 1: Cusco/Ollantaytambo/kilometer 104/Wiñay Wayna/Machu Picchu
Day 2: Machu Picchu/ Cusco
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Starts at: Cusco / Sacred Valley
Ends in: Cusco / Sacred Valley
Name: Short Inca Trail 2 Days Hike
Total Hiking: 12 km/7.4 miles
Altitude: 3,000 meters / 9,843 feet.
Day 1 Cusco/Ollantaytambo/kilometer 104/Wiñay Wayna/Machu Picchu/Cusco
Leave Cusco at 4am and drive for about an hour and a half to Ollantaytambo where you’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast before embarking on your journey. Set off on your 10km trek along the most beautiful stretch of the classic Inca Trail and explore stunning views!
Start in the Sacred Valley along a paved path that will take you up as far as Wiñay Wayna. Take a break to savor your box lunch overlooking exquisite mountain views before continuing on your way. Keep going until you reach Inti Punku (the Sun Gate) in the afternoon – where you’ll be rewarded with breathtakingly picturesque photo opportunities capturing Machu Picchu down below. After exploring this majestic view, make your way back to Aguas Calientes where you can check into your hotel for dinner after a magical day out.
Meals Included: 1 Breakfasts, 1 Boxlunch, 1 dinner, 1 snack
Day 2 Aguascaliente/Machu Picchu/ Cusco
The second day of your incredible journey is here – it’s off to the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu! Rise early and jump on the first bus up to this magical citadel. After passing through the checkpoint, your guide will take you straight through circuit 3 in a loop.
Once your exploration is complete, make your way back down to Aguas Calientes where you’ll enjoy lunch before continuing on with a train ride back to Ollantaytambo and then a van ride back to Cusco. Your hotel will be our final stop! Book now and unlock the wonders that await you at Machu Picchu!
Meals Included: Breakfast
Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Cusco or Sacred Valley.
Pre-departure Inca Trail briefing.
English tour guide.
Train ticket for your guide who will ride the train until Km104 (Starting point of the hike)
Tour guide in Machu Picchu.
Inca Trail permits and Machupicchu Tickets.
Train ticket from Ollantaytambo to kilometer 104(starting point of the hike).
Return Train Ticket(14:55) to Ollantaytambo.
Private Transportation from the Train Station to Cusco.
Bottle of Oxygen
First Aid Kit.
Bus Ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes on day 01.
Round Trip bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and Viceversa.
Hotel 3* in Aguas Calientes ( Tara Machu Picchu or similar with 3 stars).
Meal Included (2 breakfasts, 1 BoxLunch, 1 dinner, 1 snack). We have options for: vegetarians, gluten-free, lactose Intolerance, and any food allergy.
Day pack covers to keep dry your belongings.
Entrance to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes town (US$5).
Not suitable for
People with heart problems
People with extreme allergies to dust
What to Bring
Backpack (21 liters capacity).
Hiking Poles. (You can bring your own or rent one with us)
Bring along swimwear and towels (if you decide to visit the hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
Medicine: If you are taking any medications, please bring them with you. It is also recommended to bring medicine for altitude sickness (Coramina, Aspirina, Diamox, Sorojchi, Acetazolamide).
Anti Blister Gel to avoid getting blisters on your feet and being unable to continue on your trek.
Digital Camera with external memory (2-4 Gb) (Optional).
Sunglasses with UV protection.
Sun Block SPF 60 (UVA-UVB).
Insect Repellent lotion, not spray.
Swiss Army Knife.
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Is it possible to store my luggage at your office?
Absolutely! When hiking the two day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, your luggage can be safely stored at our office or at your hotel - whichever is more convenient for you. Be sure to only bring what you need during the five day journey.
Is it possible to modify the departure date after obtaining Inca Trail permits?
Unfortunately, it is not an option to change the date of departure once Inca Trail 2-day permits have been purchased. According to government regulations, Inca Trail permits are non-transferable and nonrefundable. The only information that can be modified is the passport number.
How far ahead of time should I arrive to hike the Inca Trail?
It's best to give yourself some time to adjust to the altitude before starting your hike. It is suggested that those coming from sea level stay in Cusco at least two days prior to the Inca Trail, while those from higher altitudes can arrive one day before their departure.
When is my train ticket scheduled to depart?
We typically book the 06:10 am train schedule from Ollantaytambo to Kilometer 104 on day 1, with a return journey of 02:55 pm, so you will arrive back in Cusco at 06:30 pm. This allows for sufficient time to rest and enjoy any subsequent activities such as visiting Rainbow Mountain the following day.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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?
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What happens if a booked service cannot be carried out due to weather conditions or reasons of force majeure?
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$ 475.00 /person