The 2 day Inca Trail is a fantastic option for those who don't have the time or desire to hike the full length of the Inca Trail. With beautiful scenery, a wide variety of flora and fauna on display and a visit to the Inca Trail's most beautiful site (Wiñay Wayna), you get to enjoy the all the best bits of the Inca Trail condensed in to a one day walk. Covering a distance of just 10km / 6.3 miles the 2 day Inca Trail is not too challenging which makes it perfect for families with children and  those on a tight schedule.

The 2 day 1 night option allows you to experience some of the secrets of the Incas whithout camping in close proximity to aboultion facilities. There is no way to explain the surpise of that "woow woow" when after a four hour steep walk upwards, crossing the path of the second most important Inca ruin "Wina Wayna", (which by the way) is beautiful and well worth the climb you scramble up a steep flight of stairs and then your breathe is truly taken away at the Sun gate.

Tourists who go into the Machu Picchu sanctuary for a few hours alone really do miss out on this marvelous and mysterious place. A short visit only gives you a stolen glimpse of this impressive empire and does absolutely no justice to this marvelous and mysterious place.

Inca Trail Availability

We offer daily departures on the Inca Trail (excluding February when the trail is closed)

It is strongly recommended to book your Inca Trail at least 4 to 6 months in advance as permits can quickly sell out.

Useful Information

  • Starting Altitude - 2100m / 6900ft.
  • Highest Altitude - 2730m / 8,792ft.
  • Walking Distance - 10km / 6.3 miles
  • Accomodation - 3 Star Hotel.
  • Overall Difficulty - Easy to Moderate difficult (depends on your level of fitness).

DAY 1: CUSCO - KM 104 - AGUAS CALIENTES

Our trek today takes us along the most impressive stretch of the Inca Trail. We'll visit beautiful Inca sites , see a variety of flora and fauna and get to take in the fantastic panoramas of the Andes mountains. Covering 10km of the trail our journey begins in the Sacred Valley and works it's way up along an original Inca Trail to the Inca site of Winay Wayna before continuing on to Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate (Inti Punku).

As we make our way to Machu Picchu we'll pass through the lush and verdant cloud forest that covers the mountain and get to see a variety of plants, flowers and birds along the way. We may also see some larger mammals such as Viscachas (rabbit-like Chinchillas) and Spectacled Bears (if we are very lucky).

After a full days trekking we'll arrive to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) in the late afternoon and get our first views of Machu Picchu spread out on the mountain below. The light at this time of day is great for photos and with fewer tourists in the site it's a perfect time to take some pictures of the site. After we've passed through the Sun Gate we'll carry on along the trail a little way before taking a side trail that leads us to Aguas Calientes in the valley below where we'll check in to our hotel.


DAY 2: MACHU PICCHU

Waking up early we'll take the first bus back up to Machu Picchu to enter the site as it opens. We'll have a 2 hour guided tour of the site during which you'll learn about the Incas and visit all the most important areas of the citadel. After your tour you'll have free time to explore the site by yourself and if you have permits to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain. In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco.

INCLUDES

  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
  • Pick-up from your Hotel.
  • Train to Km104
  • Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Boxed Lunch, 1 Dinner. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.
  • Hostal Boutique Encanto or similars.
  • Oxygen bottle for emergencies.
  • First aid kit for emergencies.
  • Entrance to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu ruins.
  • 2 Bus tickets for the second day (Aguas Calientes -Machu Picchu - Aguas Caliente).

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Water
  • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 2
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance - you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

What you need to take

  • Original Passport
  • ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Water
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitiser
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film
  • Torch with spare batteries
The 2 Days Inca Trail Hike Machu Picchu – Private and Group Service is available on any day that suits your schedule – we only need a minimum of two people in order to book.  

PRICES – PRIVATE SERVICE

  • 2 hikers: US$550 per person
  • 3 hikers: US$530 per person
  • 4 hikers: US$515 per person
  • 5 hikers: US$490 per person
  • 6 hikers: US$470 per person
  • 7 hikers: US$530 per person
  • 8 hikers. US$400 per person

PRICES – GROUP SERVICE

  • 2 hikers: US$450 per person

DISCOUNTS

  • Students with ISIC CARD: US$20. Please send us a copy of your ISIC card at the time of booking.
  • Under 18 years old: US$25. Please send us a copy of the passport at the time of booking.

EXTRAS

  • Huayna Picchu Mountain Hike: US$75 per person
  • Machu Picchu Mountain Hike: US$70 per person
  • Vistadome Train: US$70 per person – (For the return to Cusco (Poroy) at 4:43 pm)
  • Walking Poles: US$15 per pair per person for the whole trek.
  • Extra Porter: $90 (up to 10 kilos, or 22 lbs)
  • Single supplement US$30 per night (for solo travellers with single room)

*** The 2 Days Inca Trail Hike Machu Picchu is almost always available year round except it is closed in February for maintenance — This trek takes you into Machu Picchu by walking through the SUN GATE like in the ancient times, you will explore some amazing Inca ruins along the way like Wiñaywayna Inca City.

Get in touch with us.

For reservations or further information please contact us, or complete the email contact form of this page. We look forward to hearing from you.

844 Saphy Street Cusco - PeruCall us: +51 998037474 / WhatsApp: +51 998037474 or write us: pachaperuexplorers@gmail.com

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