Inca Trail & Machu Picchu Hike

Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

2 Day Hiking Tour in Peru

Hiking Experience Peru 2 Days Local Hotel March to January Small Group

From US$ 650 per person

Our local Partner for this Trip

Our partner is an adventure travel company based in Cusco, Peru, that specializes in multi-day treks and tours to Machu Picchu.  During their trips they make every effort to minimize negative impacts and maximize the benefits to the local people and natural environments visited. Their mission is to provide exceptional travel experiences with a strong commitment to environmentally responsible, sustainable, ethical, and socially conscious travel. They are committed to international sustainable tourism guidelines, have aligned their operations with the standard suggested by „leave no trace“ and train their staff in accordance. They have developed ongoing community projects and charity events supporting local Andean communities, one of these includes building a school at one community.

Trip Facts: Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate

The 2 day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a short and less demanding way to experience the original Inca steps and end the trail in Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate, the entrance to Machu Picchu that was used by the Incas.

Great Views & Pictures

One your way to Machu Picchu you will pass Wiñaywayna Archaeological Site, the Sun Gate and the southern agricultural zone of Machu Picchu city, where the most famous photos of the site are taken.

Experienced & Knowledgable Guides

Guides attend yearly safety, evacuation, emergency, and first aid training as well as training refreshers on Incan history, flora and fauna are fluent in English and have 10+ years of trekking experience.

Permits Still Available

If permits for the classical 4 day trek are sold out for your travel dates, this shorter trek is a great alternative to still hike the Inca Trail's highlights as permits sell out with less anticipation.

TRIP ITINERARY

The 2 day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a short and less demanding way to experience the original Inca steps and end the trail in Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate. One your way to Machu Picchu you will pass the Sun Gate, the entrance to Machu Picchu from the Inka Trail, the southern agricultural zone of Machu Picchu city, where the most famous photos of the site are taken. Even though permits for this trek sell out with less anticipation than for the classical 4 day trek, booking in advance is still recommended.

DAY 1: CUSCO – CHACHABAMBA – AGUAS CALIENTES
  • Transfer to Cusco to the starting point of your trek
  • Visit Wiñaywayna Archaeological Site
  • Hike to the Sun Gate, the Inca Trail´s entrance to Machu Picchu and to he southern agricultural zone of Machu Picchu and further to Machu Picchu
  • Take a bus to Agua Calientes where you will spend the night
DAY 2: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
  • Enjoy a tour of Machu Picchu with your guide who will unfold the mysteries of this magical site, explaining the history and flora/fauna
  • Take the bus down to Aguas Calientes and the train back to Ollantaytambo where your private transport will take you back to Cuzco

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