The two-day Inca Trail is one of the recommended trek options to Machu Picchu to explore the famous Inca Trail of Peru; We invite you to book in advance, guaranteeing your epic trek through the Andes.
Short Inca Trail 2 Days Trail hike do recommend for those who don’t want to endure the entire Classic Inca Trail. The two-day Inca trail Tour to Machu Picchu starts at Km 104, where a footbridge gives access to the ruins of Chachabamba, and the trail ascends to the main track at Winay Wayna, Intipunku, and Machu Picchu. On the second day, explore Machupicchu.
Short Inca Trail, 2 Days to Machu Picchu, is the best alternative to the Classic Inca Trail, 04 Days. Only 2-Day Hike, but you will also be able to appreciate the Inca Trail’s highlights and discover the Inca’s steps. The adventure includes an overview of the lush forest of the Amazon, a trek to the Peruvian Andes, and enjoying beautiful views of snow-capped peaks and natural streams.
You will see Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate, the same entrance used by the Incas on their spiritual pilgrimages to the sacred site of Machu Picchu – Peru. You will enjoy a guided tour and explore the ruins of this wonderous archaeological site and an optional hike up to the peak of Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.
The Short Inca Trail 2 Days is the best option for those with limited time in Cusco or those who could not get a permit to complete the Inca Trail 4 days but still want an authentic Inca Trail experience. Hiking the Inca Trail Trek 2 Days in Peru lets you enjoy the sunset and sunrise at Machu Picchu. This hike will enable you to enjoy a sunrise and sunset in Machu Picchu. This 2-day trek to Machu Picchu gives you these two unique opportunities to visit this lost city of the Incas; we continue to explore and research.
NOTE: Finding a free space for this trek is more straightforward; we offer you our two versions of this same hike. If you are interested in staying overnight in our camp or spending the night in a hotel, both options are highly recommended; in both options, you will get to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) and take the best pictures.
2 Day Inca Trail Hike – Embark on a journey through the Andes Mountains and explore the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu with our 2-day Inca Trail hike tour. This adventure will take you through breathtaking landscapes and provide a glimpse into the rich history of the Inca civilization. Join us for an unforgettable experience that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.
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Our two-day Inca Trail starts with the ideal early start. Afterward, we get by private transportation to Ollantaytambo, where the train takes us from Ollantaytambo to the starting point of the 2-day trekking route, Km 104. We leave and pass a checkpoint at a short Hike to Machu Picchu for an early walk through lush green foliage in cloud forests while being greeted in the afternoon by native exotic birds like the Andean guan, swans, and Giant Hummingbird. We can also spot a variety of wild orchids and bromeliads on the way through forests. Our tour guides tell us about the discovery of Wiñaywayna, Inti Punku, and Chachabamba in 1940. In the vicinity of the Wiñaywayna ruin, we have our box lunch. The next day after the fantastic 02-Day Machu Picchu Hike, we have a lovely walking guided tour into Machu Picchu Inca Citadel.
Informative note of the classic view of Machu Picchu from the viewpoint of the Inca guardian’s house
On day 01 of the short Inca Trail, after the spectacular walk, “world wonder,” we have the classic panoramic view of Machu Picchu from the Inca guardian’s house for about 15 minutes. “This viewpoint is exclusive for Inca Trail walkers.
On day 02, we cannot return to the viewpoint of the Inca guardian’s house! That is, we have a guided tour of the interior of Machu Picchu through circuit number 5, an exclusive circuit for walkers of the Inca Trail, which consists of a guided tour through the central part of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
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Short Inca Trail At a Glance
Visitors select the time to visit Machu Picchu with their tour guide. Only Inca Trail walkers can choose to visit Machu Picchu. Once selected, visitors can stay inside Machu Picchu for 02 hours. “The recommended time to visit Machu Picchu should be 6:00, 7:00, 08:00, and 09:00 to board your train service at the appropriate time.”
Why you will love this experience.
The Short Inca Trail allows travelers to experience the majesty of the Peruvian mountains. See the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu and explore the surrounding area.
Our tour guide will arrive at your Hotel at 05:10 am to travel to Ollantaytambo; the route is via Izcuchaca, Huarocondo, and Pachar. In Ollantaytambo, we will board our train. Generally, it is the Peru Rail train company. After traveling by train, we got off at kilometer 104 of the railway line to start our hike.
At the beginning of the hike, we have some welcome signs of the express Inca trail; When crossing the wooden suspension bridge, the ranger command awaits us. At the checkpoint, we present our original passports with entrance tickets to the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu and the official Inca Trail network.
During the Short Inca Trail, we will visit the ruins of Chachabamba, Wiñaywayna, and Intipunku. During the 2-Day trek, we have several natural viewpoints to observe the scenic landscapes of the Andes and the Andes jungle. The walking circuit is well marked to reach our goal, Machu Picchu; from Intipunku, we have the best views of Machu Picchu since we are at the top of the Inca citadel with a privileged view. In the afternoon, we board the bus service that takes us to Aguas Calientes to stay at our Hotel.
We chose one of the best two-day short routes for a spectacular little hike that goes directly to the lost citadel of the Incas.
In the morning, We will make the ascent by bus to Machu Picchu and have our two-hour guided tour; Enough time to visit the entire Inca citadel.
In the afternoon, we board our train service to return to Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo, we board our private Kondor Path Tours vehicle to Cusco and drop off the walkers at their hotels.
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The Short Inca Trail is a hike with a distance of 09 miles from the Urubamba River to Machu Picchu, passing through the beautiful ruins of Wiñay Wayna.
On this hike, you can walk through some sectors done in the Classic Inca Trail for 04 days; the last part of the hike is the same as the Inca Trail of 4 days. The trail is well maintained and preserved along the paths the Chasquis (Incan runners) used.
The first hours of hiking are a constant uphill; then the trail becomes more accessible; in some sections of the hike, it has a certain degree of difficulty but is manageable. The total hiking distance is 13 km / 8,08 miles, with a 06 – 07 hours hiking duration, with a maximum altitude of 2,650 m / 8,694 ft.
Is the Short Inca Trail worth it? Yes, the Short Inca Trail is the most popular hike in Peru and the world. This Inca trek is considered the most beautiful in Peru. The walk is part of the Inca route of the Qhapaq Ñam. The Short Inca Trail begins when you arrive in Cusco.
The Short Inca Trail is a truly breathtaking experience. Each day the tour goes deep into the cloud forest, the high jungle. Exploring a hilltop Inca settlement is a mystical experience while watching the clouds spread below us.
The hike, accompanied by llamas with the valley below covered by clouds, was an atmospheric and magical moment to enjoy. At the end of the trek, we will make the entrance to Machu Pichu a majestic lot to an unforgettable experience.
The main reason for the closure of the Short Inca Trail in February each year is to safeguard the integrity of visitors with a great spirit of adventure and that of the tour guides and other support staff.
Since 2002, and like every year, the Inca Trail and 18 other archeological sites located along the route are closed to visitors in February. Conservation, maintenance, and cleaning activities carry out that month to take the closure.
That is to say, in February, treatments are carried out on deteriorated sections, repair and repair of terraces, maintenance of the areas near the campsites, and mowing of the thick vegetation. The objective is to leave everything ready and suitable for the entry of travelers.
Short Inca Trail Distance: 11 km / 6.14 miles. Five hours of walking, “03 hours of ascent and two hours of semi-plane and descent”.
Short Inca Trail Tour Cost PER PERSON 2023 [USD] We carry out this outdoor hiking circuit through the Andes of Machu Picchu and have the best prices.
$485 per person
Group Service / AVAILABLE PERMITS in 2023 “OPEN”
DAILY DEPARTURES! 🙂 (Min 3 people) is required to open a new departure group. Trek with the KONDOR PATH TOURS!
02 participants $655.
03 participants $565.
04 participants $535.
05 participants $520.
06 participants $510.
07 participants $505.
08 or more participants + $485
PRIVATE SHORT INCA TRAIL. DAILY DEPARTURES
Private tours are available and priced based on group size.
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Naturally, we have selected the best-recommended hotels for tourist services. Aguas Calientes hotels offer convenient locations, superior service, and the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. The hotels in the town of Machupicchu have space for your visit after touring the Inca trail network, accommodating you comfortably to explore the beautiful Inca citadel of Machu Picchu the next day, a wonder of the world.
-$30 Book on your own “It is possible to reserve this excursion without a hotel.”
Gringo Bill’s Machupicchu – 3-Star Hotel
+$25. DBL/MATRIMONIAL | +$43 Suite
Inti Punku Machupicchu – 3-Star Hotel
+$25. Standard | +$33. Superior | +$39. Junior Suite | +$63. Senior Suite
Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu – 3-Star Hotel
+$29. Traditional | +$35. Superior | +$45. Suite
Taypikala Boutique Machupicchu – 3-Star Hotel
+$35. Standard SGL/DBL | +$80 Suite
Jaya Suite Machupicchu – 3-Star Hotel
El MaPi ByInkaterra – 4-Star Hotel
+$69. Superior Deluxe SGL or DBL | +$91. Suite SGL o DBL
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel – 5-Star Hotel
+$244. Superior | +$271. Superior Deluxe |+$298. Junior Suite | +$389. Junior Suite Deluxe | +$488. Suite | +$555. Inkaterra Suite
By PeruRail / PER PERSON
+ $35 Vistadome train (one way: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHUPICCHU) Outbound Journey
+ $55.00 Vistadome train (round trip: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHUPICCHU – POROY)
+ $65.00 Vistadome train (back and forth: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHUPICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO) + Transfer to Cusco from Ollantaytambo
+ $445.00 Hiram Bingham train (Train MACHUPICCHU – POROY) Inbound Journey
+$75 Huayna Picchu
+$60 RE-ENTRY TO MACHU PICCHU
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Short Inca Trail Machu Picchu Fee
College students$20 off
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