2 day Inca Trail tour to Machu Picchu was designed for passengers who have less time to visit Machu Picchu, or who do not have the necessary physical condition to face the other routes of the Inca roads, because the short inca trail difficulty is much smaller and does not include camps at outdoors, by staying overnight in the town of Aguas Calientes. Hiking the Inca Trail will let you enjoy the natural beauties and the scenic views of this easy to moderate trek
This 2 day Inca Trail tour has an exquisite natural beauty of incomparable Andean and jungle landscapes. We recommend this route, because you will have a connection with all the flora, fauna and geography of the area. Finding desert places and tropical places with mysterious archaeological complexes, covered with immense vegetation. Finally we will arrive to the lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu. Where you will receive the respective guidance within the citadel, making sure you have a pleasant, unforgettable and safe trip.
Day 01: Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Km 104 - Aguas Calientes
Day 02: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Short Inca Trail Difficulty: 2 - Moderate - Some low-altitude hikes, but accessible to most healthy travellers
Accommodation: Hotel (1 night)
Meals: 1x breakfast, 1x Box lunch, 1x dinner;
Transportation: Transportation by private van, 2x train (round trip Expedition Class service).
Group Available: Min: 2 and Max 8 Trekkers
If you would like to book the short Inca Trail, contact with us. On the right you will find the REQUEST INFORMATION, complete your information required and send us. Our booking department will reply ASAP. We have spots available every days, our hikes is 100% guaranteed departure. You can book two day before the trek.
To complete your booking, we will require your personal details, full name, passport, nationality and day of birthday. Once sent, our booking department will require the 50% pre-payment for your book your entrance fee and train ticket.
2 day Inca Trail tour starts when our driver pick you up at your hotel in Cusco and take you to the Ollantaytambo train station for your 2 hours train ride to the starting point of your trip. After registering at the Chachabamba park ranger station we will start hiking the inca trail up 2-3 hours to the Inca ruins of Wiñay Wayna through a mixture of cacti vegetation and cloud forest. Before reaching the best short inca trail, the Inca real will reveal itself to you through striking sightings of Choque Suysuy, Wiñay Wayna and Intipata. Refresh yourself at the local waterfall before reaching the ruins of Wiñay Wayna. Enjoy the sunset at the sungate before entering in Machupicchu where afterwards we descends to Aguas Calientes, walking slowly and enjoying the beautiful sceneray to spend the night in a hotel.
Estimated trekking time: 8 hours
Trekking distance: 15 km
Max. elevation: 2,700 m
Min. elevation: 2,100 m
We start early with a comforting breakfast and then get ready to go to the Citadel of Machu Picchu. Here we have two options: get on bus or walk. The trek to Machu Picchu is 1 hour and 30 minutes, the first 30 minutes of flat walk to the Ruinas bridge and then up through the properly signposted stands.
We explore this enigmatic and mysterious city for approximately 2 hours in a guided tour. You will visit the most impressive places like the Royal Mausoleum, the temple of the 3 windows, the main temple, the Sacred Square , the famous Intihuatana where the wise Incas moored the sun on the winter solstice in June, stairways, squares, fountains, etc. After the guided tour you will have a free time of 5-6 hours, to take pictures, or visit "Huayna Picchu" or Young Mountain which has only 400 spaces, divided into two groups: first group (07:00 am - 08: 00 am), second group (10:00 am - 11:00 am). Then you will go down to the town of Aguas Calientes, either by bus or walking according to your choice. In the evening we will take a train to Ollantaytambo where our driver will wait to take us back to Cusco City.
Meals budget: Allow USD 20-30 for meals not included on the second day
Before you start hiking the Inca Trail, we recommend you to take:
Optional: walking sticks; you can also rent it from us
Here we tell you everything you need before taking the best short Inca trail:
"Machu Picchu" is located in the south of Peru, belongs to the department of Cusco, "Machu Picchu" is located 112.5 kilometers northeast of the city of Cusco, with a height of 2350 meters above sea level.
During Short Inca Trail Trek, we will find the following altitudes:
You will walk just during the first day, from Chachabamba to the ruins of Wiñay Wayna, for about 2 - 3 hours. After, you will descend to the Hot Springs. The entire distance is 15 km, and 8 hours walking.
"Machu Picchu" means 'Old Mountain' in the indigenous Quechua language. "Machu Picchu", the lost city of the Incas, is an unprecedented historical, natural and architectural complex, a tourist destination that has earned the category of inescapable.
The difficulty of this trek is considered from easy to moderate. Even that, it is recommended be in a very good shape and acclimatization 2 days before in Cusco.
The path is well signposted and the route can be done without a guide, although this is useful when it comes to understanding the ruins, flora and fauna of the route. It is recommended to leave early because then it is hot until the beginning of the road in Chachabamba. Then you can take a bus to return from the hydroelectric plant or continue to Machu Picchu.
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