1 Day Inca Trail Hike Overview Venture to the mysticism of the Inca Trail in just one day! This hike takes you through stunning Andean landscapes, past ancient Inca ruins, and breathtaking views, all leading up to the grand finale of Machu Picchu. You’ll follow in the footsteps of the Incas, learning about their culture […]
1 Day Inca Trail Hike – Enjoy a magnificent whirlwind adventure through the network of Inca trails to Machu Picchu via the ruins of Inti Punku. The most incredible trips take place on day hikes through the Peruvian Andes. The adventure starts from Cusco, Machu Picchu Pueblo, Urubamba, or Ollantaytambo, then travel by train to km 104 of the railway to start the 1-day Short Inca Trail hiking adventure.
The Short Inca Trail 1 Day has incredible panoramic views of the Inca ruins of Chachabamba, Choquesuysuy, Wiñaywayna, Inti Punku, and the spectacular Machu Picchu. The 1-day Inca trail is built with stones of different sizes, making the adventure of walking to Machu Picchu a pleasant one.
If you’re short on time but still want to experience the beauty and history of the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu, a one-day hike may be the perfect solution. This trek offers a condensed version of the traditional four-day hike, allowing you to explore the stunning landscapes and ancient ruins in just one day.
Venture to the mysticism of the Inca Trail in just one day! This hike takes you through stunning Andean landscapes, past ancient Inca ruins, and breathtaking views, all leading up to the grand finale of Machu Picchu. You’ll follow in the footsteps of the Incas, learning about their culture and history along the way. This is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that you won’t want to miss. Experience the beauty and history of the 1 Day Inca Trail in a shorter timeframe – Get a taste of the Andean landscape and culture – Learn from knowledgeable local guides – Enjoy a delicious traditional lunch along the way – Make memories that will last a lifetime.
Why You’ll Love the Short Inca Trail 1 Day
Your guide will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco at 4:30 am to start the trip to the Ollantaytambo train station. NOTE: If you prefer to start in Ollantaytambo, we recommend you spend the night in Ollantaytambo one day before; At 05:30, we will pick you up at your hotel in Ollantaytambo to start the train trip.
We travel by train for 1 hour and 15 minutes until we reach km 104 of the railway, the starting point of the hiking adventure ascending the Inca trail for approximately 3 hours until we reach the ruins of Wiñaywayna; During the walk, we will find several viewpoints to observe the landscapes of the cloud forest and the Inca ruins before arriving at Machu Picchu.
From Wiñaywayna, there is a 1-hour walk, mostly semi-undulating with some Inca steps, to Puerta del Sol; At Inti Punku, you will have your first view of Machu Picchu. The last 35 minutes from the Puerta del Sol to the Machu Picchu viewpoint, take your time walking to fully enjoy the incredible views of the Machu Picchu environment.
The tour guide takes an approximately two-hour sightseeing tour of the citadel of Machu Picchu after the incredible Inca Trail Day hike. You will see some of the essential parts of Machu Picchu. Enjoy the bus service to Machu Picchu town, “30 minutes of travel” At 6:20 pm, board the return service to Ollantaytambo; then our private vehicle will transport you to Cusco from Ollantaytambo.
Luggage Policies and Identity Requirements by Peru Rail changed its policies regarding luggage: 01 bags or backpacks must not exceed 5 kg/11 pounds or 62 inches/157 cm (length + height + width). This information means you should bring along a small backpack to Machu Picchu. You can leave your main luggage in your Hotel (Cuzco or Ollantaytambo). The Train service will require each passenger boarding a train service to submit their train ticket + original passport. Without this, the passenger will not be able to board the train for the safety of the passengers.
Notes of 1 Day Inca Trail Hike:
Machu Picchu Tickets are valid for a single entry, and re-entry is impossible! To re-enter, you have to buy a new entrance ticket in advance.
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Short Inca Trail 1 Day – Don’t miss the opportunity to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This one-day trek offers an unforgettable experience with stunning views and hidden gems to Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate.