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2 Days
Min Age : 15+
Max People : 16

Day 1Cusco – Ollantaytambo- Km 104 Chachabamba- Wiñay-Wayna- Machupicchu-Aguas Calientes.

Short Inca Trail 2 Days.- Pick up from your hotels at 4:00 am to transfer you for a 2 hour trip, with private transportation to the train station in Ollantaytambo.

We will board the Expedition Train, we will travel by train for an hour and 45 minutes to Km 104 (Start of our trek.) (It is worth the effort to get up early and go with this train, which allows us to enter and start our trek early, if we wait for the In the Km 104 after presenting passports in the control, we began to trek gently to about a few kilometers of the city of Ollantaytambo, Meters from the Vilcanota River.

On the way we will see the ruins of Chachabamba, an in-situ stone altar that served to worship the sun and the mountains, still venerated by local people. After visiting Chachabamba, we will continue the trail towards the south and begin a gradual climb to the mountain, before entering a forest of clouds and with a lot of vegetation, soon the trail leaves to the forest and goes towards the west, while we continue uphill In an open meadow. After walking for 3 hours, the path descends into an amazing forest. Here we will find a beautiful waterfall, then we will reach the bottom of the Wiñaywayna ruins.

We will appreciate the beauty of this site, complemented by the information of our expert guide. After our box lunch in Wiñaywayna, we will continue in the evening in the cloud forest, full of bromeliads, orchids, and fern trees.

As we walk this last part of the way, we will go through many impressive features like stone stairs and tambos (“resting places”). You will climb 60 stairs before arriving at Inti Punku (“the sun gate”). From this point, you can contemplate and observe this wonderful place. Then we will descend for 45 minutes until we reach the part of the famous viewpoint, from here you can observe the sunset. We will descend to the entrance of Machupicchu where we will board the bus to Aguas Calientes. Dinner included, rest, plans and arrangements for tomorrow. The thermal baths are a good option (bring your swimsuit and 10 soles).

Meals: Box lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: In Muyurina Hotel
Maximum Altitude: Maximum Altitude: 2680 meters / 8792 feet
Minimum Altitude: Altitude Minimum: 2100 meters / 6888 feet
Distance Travelled: Distance traveled: 10 kilometers approximately
Approximate Walking Time: Approximate Walking Time: 6-7 hours

Day 2Aguas Calientes-Machupichu- Ollantaytambo- Cusco

Breakfast from 05:30 am or depends on you, prior coordination with the guide. Then board the bus to Machupicchu, it is opens at 6:00 am. We have a guided tour of Machupicchu, this enigmatic and mysterious city is explored for approximately 2-3 hours explained by its expert guide, you can visit the most impressive places like the Royal Mausoleum, the temple of the 3 windows, the main temple, the Plaza Sacred, the famous Intihuatana where the Inkas sages tied the sun at the winter solstice in June, steps, squares, fountains, etc. (You will usually then have about 5-6 hours of spare time).

After finishing our magisterial visit, we can return to Aguas Calientes town and look for a delicious lunch. Then we will have some free time to tour this picturesque village before boarding our train back to Cusco.

The train leaves Aguas Calientes in the afternoon at 18:20. (In high season train times may vary.) And arrive in Ollantaytambo train station at 20:20, and then transfer for 1.30 hrs To Cusco.

Meals: Breakfast at the Hotel
Maximum Altitude: Altitude Minimum: 2100m / 6888 feet
Minimum Altitude: Maximum Altitude: 2400m / 7872 feet
Distance Travelled: Distance Traveled: 9 km approximately
Approximate Walking Time: Approximate Walking Time around the citadel: 3-4 hours

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 days


Departure & Return Location



Departure Time

2 Days

Included in the Short Inca Trail

Transfer in from the airport to your hotel the day of your arrival to Cusco (Courtesy of the Travel Agency).
Briefing a day before the trip in your Hotel.
Pick up from your hotel at 4:00 a.m.
Private transportation to the train station in Ollantaytambo (2 hours)
Train ticket up to km 104 (starting point of the tour.)
Tickets to the Inca Trail and to the Sanctuary of Machupicchu.
Experienced expert English guide.
Guided tours to Chachabamba, Wiñaywayna, and Choquesuysuy
Guided tour of Machu Picchu on the second day.
1 box lunch, 1 Dinner, 1 Breakfast.
1 hotel night in Aguas Calientes (with shower and private bathroom.)
Bus tickets the first and second day.
Train ticket return to Cusco or Ollantaytambo + transport to Cusco.
Transfer out from your hotel to the airport the day you will leave Cusco (Courtesy of the Travel Agency).

Not Included in the Short Inca Trail 2 Days

Entrance to the thermal baths 10 soles (optional). (Bring towels and towels.)
Lunch and Dinner the second day.
Drinks, refreshments, or water.
Tips for your guide are optional.
Entrance Ticket to Huaynapicchu Mountain $ 65.00 / ($ 40 with ISIC card).
Things not mentioned above.

Packing List Short Inca Trail

Original passport
ISIC International Student Card (if registered as a student).
A personal backpack for the day.
Water for drinking (2 liters)
Digital Camera with fully charged batteries and binoculars
Raincoat in rainy season – December to March.
Sun Hat, it is essential.
Sunscreen to protect against sun.
Insect repellent by mosquitoes.
Hiking shoes, sturdy shoes.
Money in soles or dollars. (The exchange rate from dollars to soles is low in Aguas Calientes).


Prices: Short Inca Trail
Students who present an official student card (Isic Student Card) will receive a discount of US $ 19.00.
Machupicchu Pueblo Extra day (optional)
This tour gives guests the possibility to spend an extra night in Aguas Calientes, and visit Machu Picchu for second day and then return to Cusco in the comfortable Vistadome train.

Prices Inca Trail 2 Days– Additional standard day at Machu Picchu Pueblo is depending on the quality of the hotel you would like to stay.
Second day of entry to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu, valued at $ 65.
Bus up and down to the Santuaario in extra day, for $ 24.
Dinner in Machu Picchu Pueblo.
Return by Vistadome train instead of Expedition train, which give you the opportunity to set a more varied schedule and return on the most beautiful train, with large windows on the roof (plus an additional of $55.00).



Private service:

All our services are in private service. Prices vary according to the number of people in your group (families, friends, associates and others), based on a double or double room in a 2-star hotel and on the Expedition train (basic service).

For a single room or if you wish to spend the night in another hotel category and also to travel in another train category, you must add a supplement.

Number of People You Book With Price per Person in US Dollars
2 people $500 USD per person
3-5 people $490 USD per person
6-8 people $480 USD per person
9+ people Please contact us for a special price!

Group Service or Shared Service:

US $ 440 per person.


  • Student Discount (with valid ISIC card) – $30
  • Under 17 year old Discount – $30
  • Under 7 years old Discount – $30

*To receive the child discount you must send us a copy of the child’s passport.

Optional Services:

  • Huayna Picchu: If you are interested in climbing Huayna Picchu, the mountain overlooking Machu Picchu, there is an additional fee of $65 USD per person for us to buy your entrance ticket. Spaces are limited, so please let us know when booking whether you would like to hike Huayna Picchu, and we will reserve it for you.
  • Additional Night in Aguas Calientes: After hiking for 4 days, some people prefer to spend the 4th night in Aguas Calientes instead of returning to Cusco right away. This can give you more time to enjoy the ruins of Machu Picchu, relax in the hot springs in Aguas Calientes, and in general not have to worry about the time. This option is also good for those who want to climb Huayna Picchu but want to have some time to rest after the hike, so you can return to Machu Picchu the next day to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain. Please contact us at info@andeanperutreks.com for more information about options and prices.
  • Trekking Poles: We recommend taking trekking poles on the hike especially when hiking downhill. If you would like to rent a pair for the whole hike, the price is $15 USD per person.
  • Vistadome Train: Our price includes a return train ticket in the Expedition train, however, if you would like to upgrade to the Vistadome train the price is an additional $55 USD per person.

Recommendation to do the Short Inca Trail:

You must acclimatize before arriving to Cusco, one or two days before starting the 2 Day Inca Trail. For a good acclimatization it is necessary to rest as much as possible, to eat little, to drink abundant liquid; specially the coca  tea that possesses known healing and digestive properties. An adequate acclimatization avoids that it affects the «soroche» or altitude Sicknes, that could cause numerous annoyances to the health. And it won’t allow you to enjoy this exciting Inca Trail in 2 Days.

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