2 Day Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu

A Compact Version of the Classic Inca Trail Hike




4:00 am


6:30-7:00 pm


2 days, 1 night


Moderate to Challenging

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Itinerary – DAY 1: Inca Trail

  • Pickup at your hotel in Cusco
  • Transport to Ollantaytambo (light box breakfast)
  • Train to Km 104
  • Relatively uphill hike (3.5-4 hours) to Wiñay Wayna (box lunch)
  • Varied hike (1.5 hours) to the Sun Gate (photo stop)
  • Relatively downhill hike (1 hour) to the Guardian’s House at Machu Picchu (photo stop)
  • Quick walk (15 minutes) to the bus stop
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Dinner in Aguas Calientes
  • Early night’s rest at a hotel in Aguas Calientes – guide will coordinate with you on the time to meet the next morning

Itinerary – DAY 2: Machu Picchu

  • Breakfast provided by your hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Meet with guide early to take bus up to the Machu Picchu Archeological Site
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu in English (2-3 hours)
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Lunch at a restaurant of your choice in Aguas Calientes (not included in price)
  • Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Transport from Ollantaytambo to your hotel in Cusco

Included in Tour Package:

  • Pickup and drop-off at Cusco hotel
  • Professional team
    • Licensed bilingual tour guide
    • Porters
  • Personalized service in small groups
  • Guided tour of the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu in English
  • Tickets
    • Entrance fee to the Inca Trail
    • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Transportation
    • Safe, comfortable roundtrip transport to/from Ollantaytambo
    • Train ticket from Ollantaytambo-Km 104
    • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes-Ollantaytambo
    • Bus tickets to/from Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu
  • Accommodations in Aguas Calientes
  • Meals
    • Day 1 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Day 2 Breakfast only (provided by your hotel)

NOT Included in Tour Package:

  • Accommodations in Cusco
  • Day 2 Lunch in Aguas Calientes
  • Travel/health insurance
  • Tip for the tour guide

What to Pack/Bring:

  • Passport
  • Daypack with rain cover
  • Overnight backpack
  • Water
  • Camera or cell phone to take photos
  • Personal medication
  • Trekking shoes or hiking boots
  • Clothing for hiking in cold weather, such as:
    • Thermal(s) or base layer(s)
    • Warm layer(s)
    • Warm jacket
    • Sweater
    • Down jacket
    • Gloves
    • Scarf
    • Beanie or toque
  • Rain jacket or poncho
  • Lip balm
  • Sunhat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash for snacks/souvenirs/Day 2 lunch/tip
  • Insect repellent (November to March)
  • Optional:
    • Snacks
    • Trekking poles

*Cost is based on a minimum 2-person booking.

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