Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Inca Trail To Machu Picchu

The Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 2 days is perfect for travelers with little time or missed out on 4-day version. The short Inca Trail hike 2 days passes the National Park visiting great Inca sites, verdant forest and eventually enters through the sun gate to the lost city of the incas. Feel lucky because not many people go hiking to Machu Picchu using this historic pathway. In other words, this adventure enables travelers to trek the same road the Incas used five hundred years ago.

Genuine Local Tour guides The Short Inca Trail distance is about 12 km (7.6 miles) and takes 5 hours to complete the whole trekking route.
The first part of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu starts at km 104 and then ascends to the second inca site of Wiñaywayna. And, from here the last section of the trail is a mixture of flats, ups and donws. This hike also grants trekkers with stunning anden views.

Our Short Inca trail to Machu Picchu 2 days is the only tour that enables you to see the sunset and sunrise over the inca city. Apart from that, none of the tours or treks include a double visit to Machu Picchu. In other words, if you take this tour you will have the priviledge to see Machu Picchu twice with only one ticket.

This 2-day short Inca trail to Machu Picchu takes care of your hotel, tickets, trains, buses, atc. Our tour is arranged in a private service and finish with a guided visit of Machu Picchu. At the transfer to your hotel in Cusco.


Our Inca trail to Machu Picchu in 2 days is organized in private basis only. That is to say, we leave with two of you on any desired date. Additionally, the Inca trail can either begin from Cusco or Ollantaytambo. If you like, we can also pair with private Sacred Valley Tour or other services you are most interested in. Let us know about your holiday plans and we’ll design a special itinerary that suits you best.

Pick up location: Cusco or Ollantaytambo hotel.
Drop off location: Cusco hotels.
Highlights: Machu Picchu, Sun Gate, Inca Trail.
Tour Duration: Inca Trail 2 days 1 night
Max. Elevation: 2,720m / 8,921ft
Tour Service: Private tour. Taking this service you have great benefits and also control your time not us.
Altitude Sickness: The part of the Inca Trail is at lower altitude, but if thats your concern click here.
Physical Grading: Moderate. We will hike for about 5 hours.
Inca Trail Length: It has a distance of 12 km (7.6 miles)

IMPORTANT: You are in the right place with a direct local tour operator! We are not a middle man or merely an electronic platform that sells tours and pass onto other local operators.


  • Hike the ancient trail as the incas did five hundred years ago.
  • Visit remote and myterious archaeological sites.
  • Enjoy the spectacular andean landscapes.
  • Take an epic round trip train journey.
  • Take some time and enjoy the lost city of the incas from the Sungate.
  • Visit Machu Picchu the world’s famous destination and UNESCO heritage.
Tour Price
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2 days
Inca Trail To Machu Picchu

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    The 2 day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu begins with a pick up from your Cusco or Ollantaytambo hotels. We will leave Cusco at 5:00 am to travel in our private vehicle to the train station of Ollantaytambo. Our train journey takes us on a very picturesque route for one hour until we reach kilometer 104 or trailhead.

    Our trek Inca Trail to Machu Picchu will show your first the inca site of Chachabamba. Here, you will enjoy the impressive landscapes as you listen our guides information. At this point, the short Inca trail goes up for about 3 hours and reaches Wiñay Huayna (8792 ft.). You and your guide will explore the Inca site and enjoy the quiet environment of this wonderful place. Also, at this place you join the 4-day classic Inca Trail that starts at km 82.

    Hiking the short Inca Trail 2 days you will pass through Inti Punku’ (‘Sun gate’) (8792 ft.). From here you will have the first panoramic view of Machu Picchu and surrounding mountains. After some pictures, we will descend the last part of the trail towards the ancient Inca city. On this day, we walk through Machu Picchu and finish the day going down to Aguas Calientes and rest.


    Today, our 2 day trek to Machu Picchu allows you to see the world wonder for second time. The bus will take us up to Machu Picchu for 25 minutes. Once there, you will show the Inca trail and Machu Picchu tickets and visit the entire inca city for 2 hours. After that, also, those that booked the Huayna Picchu tickets can climb on their own. From here, you must control your time and take the bus down. 

    Upon arrival, you will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes for lunch and take the train back to Cusco. The train usually leaves at 3:55 pm, and you will arrive in Cusco around 8:45 pm.


    Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Includes:

    • Personalized service
    • Private Vehicle from/to Cusco hotel.
    • Inca Trail and Machu picchu Tickets.
    • Profesional English speaking tour guide.
    • Round trip Train tickets.
    • Triple trip bus tickets.
    • Accomodation
    • Box Lunch.

    Not included in our Service:

    • Meals or beverages not mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Tips or gratuities.
    • Services not mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Travel insurance.
    • Huaynapicchu Climbing.
    • Dinner (day 1) – Lunch (day 2).

    Short Inca Trail 2 Days Packing List:

    • Your original passport and DNI for Peruvians.
    • Personal travel insurance.
    • A small backpack with personal stuff
    • Rain jacket or rain poncho.
    • Trekking boots are recommended.
    • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun.
    • Sun block.
    • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET
    • A roll of toilet paper
    • Extra cash in small bills for personal expenses.



         Prices are per person, valid through 2022
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    U$ 550 $ 464 U$ 429 $ 410

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    * Provide hotel name in Cusco and start date for this service.

    IMPORTANT. Entrance tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable. Once we purchase your tickets, we cannot change the name or date on the ticket, nor can you ask for a refund.

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    How long is the 2-day Short Inca Trail?

    The 2-day Inca trail to Machu Picchu usually takes 5 hours on a regular pace. This also depends on your phisical condition.

    is it difficult the Short Inca Trail ?

    No, it is not. The 2-day Inca Trail is a moderate hike. This is because you hike only a short distance and very light.

    Do i need to book the short Inca to Machu Picchu in advance?

    Yes, The tikets sell out very fast for high tourism season. However, the Short Inca Trail offers more chances to buy the permits.