This short 2day Inca Trail tour to Machu Picchu is designed for people who cannot do the Traditional 4day Inca Trail due to short time; in this tour besides visit Machu Picchu you will also have the opportunity to enjoy the last part of the Inca Trail as well as enjoy the Sun Gate.
- Tour Package: 2day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
- Duration: 2 Days / 1 Nights
- Type of Tour: Traditional Inca Trail
- Group Size: Tour starting with 2 people
- Departures Day: Close on February, this tour must be booked 5 to 6 months in advance.
- Difficulty degree of this Trek: Challenging due to the altitude, we recommend a period of at least 2 days for acclimatization in Cusco or over 3000m/9840ft.
NOTE 01: Day 2: The Huaynapicchu a mountain is located behind Machu Picchu. From the top of Huaynapicchu you will get a great aerial view of the Inca citadel. There is a checkpoint at Machu Picchu to climb Huaynapicchu. Entrances to climb up Huaynapicchu must now be reserved with a new entrance ticket to Machu Picchu because the entrance ticket for the Inca Trail does include only Machu Picchu and not Huaynapicchu. This is the time you must enter and climb up Huaynapicchu. The tour guide will provide information on where the entrance to climb up Huaynapicchu is located inside of Machu Picchu.
2 Day Inca Trail Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Chachabamba – Wiñayhuayna – Machu Picchu
We will start the tour very early in the morning, after pick you up from your hotel we will take you to from your hotel in our private vehicles and drop you at the train station, where we will begin our journey on the train, your tour guide will begin to point out different mountains and landscapes and introduce you to the valley. After two hours, we will get off the train at the trailhead at the marker “104 km.” After a short rest, we will begin our hike. The first archaeological center that we will visit is Chachabamba at 2,250 meters (7,381 feet) of elevation. Then, we will gradually ascend for approximately three hours, towards the fascinating archaeological site called Wiñayhuayna at 2,650 m (8694ft). Here, we will learn about the site, enjoy its charm and have lunch. After our break, we will continue through the semi-tropical forest towards Intipunku (the Sun Gate), the place where we will enjoy the first panoramic view of the citadel of Machu Picchu. You will have time to take in the impressive mountains and deep valleys that surround the Sun Gate. You can also see the Urubamba River from the gate. From here we will walk another 45 minutes will take us to check pint at Machu Picchu; after enjoy Machu Picchu we will go to Aguas Calientes town where we will spent the night.
Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
Today, you will be able to choose between waking up at 4:30a.m. and walking up to Machu Picchu or taking a bus to Machu Picchu. In Machu Picchu you will have a guided tour for about two hours and after that you will be free to explore the Citadel and take pictures, in the afternoon you will have to be in Aguas Calientes at the Train station in order to take the train back to Ollantaytambo; from there we will pick you up and take you back to Cusco by bus.
- Train Tickets from Poroy to KM 104
- Train Tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollantyaytambo
- Round way trasfers from the Hotel to the Train station
- Entrance tickets for the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
- 3 Bus tickets (Machu Picchu-Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu, y Machu Picchu Aguas Calientes)
- First day breakfast
- Last day lunch
- Sleeping bag
- Personal equipment
- Personal Porter
- Entrance to the Hot spring in Aguas Calientes
Original Passport, Backpack, sleeping bag, rain jacket, strong footwear (walking boots are recommended as they provide support to the ankle which reduces the risk of injury especially when trekking in the wet season (December – March). However it is important that your boots are comfortable and well worn-in and not brand new. Many people prefer to trek in tennis shoes but extra care should be taken. We do not recommend trekking in sandals. One complete change of clothing, sweater, jacket (something warm), water bottle and sterilizing tablets (Micropur are recommended and can be bought in local pharmacies in Cusco), flashlight and batteries, broad-brim or peaked cap, sun block, insect repellent, toiletries and toilet paper, selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc, camera.
The 2day Inca Trail Price is 350.00USD per person.
While getting physically and mentally prepared for the Inca Trail we will recommend you to stay in Cusco at least two days before the tour starts and if you are and active person we would recommend you to do with us a City or Sacred Valley Tour. The City Tour is a half day tour and the Sacred Valley is a full day tour, the tours are mostly by bus but the do also include some short walks.
Didn’t bring a sleeping bag? Don’t worry, you can rent it from us, below are the list of the trek gear you can rent from us.
Sleeping Bag: 20.00USD
Walking Pole: 8.00USD
Extra Tent (in case you want a private one) 30.00USD
Need a Personal Porter? 100.00USD is the price for the whole tour, please consider that personal porters can carry only 7kg (15pounds). The full payment will be handled to your personal porter and if you need prove of it we will be very happy to give you a receive photocopy signed by your porter (you can also talk to him in person about it).
Discounts! We do give a 35.00USD of discount for all students with a valid ISIC student card, in order to apply for the student discount you will need to send us a photocopy of you ISIC card together with your booking information. Please do not forget to bring with you your original ISIC card as well as your original passports for the tour.
Child Discount! Children under 16 years old also do receive a discount of 35.00USD, in order to apply for this discount you have to send us a photocopy of your passport.
Inca Trail tour map:
2Day Inca Trail Map
2Day Inca Trail Map2Day Inca Trail tour road: Day1: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Chachabamba – Wiñayhuayna – Machu Picchu, Day2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco