Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 days

Do you forget to book Classic Inca Trail in time? Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the best option to doesn't miss the opportunity to see some of the most important inca remains.

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Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 days

This is the short version of the famous and amazing Classic Inca Trail, for those who have little time available, but in no way want to miss this unique walk and enjoy beautiful landscapes and diversity of plants such as the Orchid and variety of birds. This walk is 11 kilometers on the first day during this walk you will be able to observe and know one of the greatest cultures in South America the "Inca", "Quechua" or "Andina" culture. The capital of this culture was Q'osqo or Cusco and it spread to a large extent throughout South America (Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, Colombia). The Inca Trail is hidden among the Andean mountains with constructions high up in the mountains dominating the Andean Valley and part of the Peruvian Amazon. With the arrival of the conquerors this Culture was disappearing, but they left us some Signs and Relics intact as we will know during this walk.

Between the Andean mountains and the tropical forest is a great Inca Trail through the mountains and the Sacred Valley. The first archaeological site we will visit is Chachabamba (2,200 m / 7,218 ft) located on the side of the Urubamba River and Wiñaywayna (2650 m / 8.696 ft) is at the top. Then you will go to the Intipunku (2,720 m / 8,924 ft) where you will have a panoramic view of Machu Picchu (2,490 m / 8,169 ft), you can also find a variety of flora and fauna as well as a variety of birds. The walk lasts approximately 6 to 7 hours until you reach the Sun Gate known as Inti Punku, where you can get the first panoramic views of Machu Picchu. 


Quick Itinerary:


Day 1: Inti Punku -  Aguas Calientes

Day 2 : Machu Picchu

Day 1: Inti Punku . Aguas Calientes

Pick up from your hotel in Cusco and transfer to the train station. 2 hours Train journey to km 104, cross the Urubamba river, guided tour ofChachabamba archaeological site, then we climb gradual steep up with impressive view.  Later on, we go through neo-tropical cloud forest and on the way we can see orchids, birds and waterfall... After 3 hours hike we get to Wiñay Wayna Inca site, the most well preserved and beautiful sites in the area.  Guided tour and time to explore, lunch.  After Lunch we continue our hike for 2 more hours to reach the Sungate at Machu Picchu. Enjoy a beautiful sunset at the Sun gate where afterwards we will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes to spend the night in a hostel. Time to relax and enjoy the most impressive views of the oriental range. Overnight in a hostal in Aguas Calientes.


Early wake up at 5.30am for breakfast at 6 a.m. We take the first bus to Machu Picchu to enter the site early in the morning for the best photo opportunities (less tourists!) and then spend the rest of the morning visiting and exploring the actual site of Machu Picchu. Return to Ollantaytambo by train from Aguas Calientes (actual town of Machupicchu) and then a bus ride to Cusco.


  • Transfer In/out
  • Entrance to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Tourist train tickets around trip
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals (one box lunch, one dinner, and one breakfast at the hostel in Aguas Calientes)
  • Hostal in Aguas Calientes


  • Lunch of second day (recommended in Aguas Calientes)
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes 
  • Locker in Machu Picchu 
  • Tipping.
  • Huaynapicchu entrance fee ticket


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