Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2D/1N
This itinerary is one of our most popular treks as it incorporates many of the highlights of the Classic Inca Trail but is completed in a much shorter time frame! This makes it perfect for explorers who want to experience this world-famous trail and the new 7th wonder of Machu Picchu, but who only have a limited amount of time in the area.
This year the Peruvian tourism authorities are making 200 extra permits per day available for this Short Inca Trail. So right now, that means that almost all dates in 2019 remain available!
As well as many of the traditional Inca ruins and magnificent mountain views that make the Inca Trail famous, our route also takes us to the lesser known ruins at Chachabamba, and past the most magnificent waterfall that this area has to offer. It truly is a short itinerary that packs a real punch!
Our itinerary includes all tickets and transport, overnight accommodation at a high-quality hotel in Aguas Calientes, and dinner at great local restaurant.
- Day 1: Cusco – Chachabamba – Wiñay Wayna – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
- Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
Starting Altitude – 2,170 m / 7,170 ft
Highest Altitude – 2,720 m / 8,920 ft
Walking Distance – 13 km / 8 miles
We provide a full pre-trek briefing at our office in Cusco. This gives you the chance to ask questions about the trek itinerary.
Briefings are generally scheduled for the morning or afternoon of the day before your trek starts. If your trek begins on a Monday then the briefing will be scheduled for the Saturday before. Please take this into consideration when booking your travel plans to Cusco, ensuring you arrive in time for the briefing.
What is Included?
- Hiking poles (can be rented from us)
- Breakfast on day 1 and lunch on day 2
- Tip for your guide
- Huayna Picchu Mountain permit
- Travel insurance
What is not included?
- Sleeping Bag – can be rented from us
- Hiking poles – can be rented from us
- Huayna Picchu mountain ticket – US $75
- Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 4
- Tips for porters, chef, and guide
We recommend that you bring?
- Backpack (if not waterproof bring waterproof backpack cover or a poncho that will cover your backpack)
- Original passport
- Sturdy Hiking boots
- Sun protection: sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses
- Insect repellent
- Rain poncho or a good rain jacket
- Toiletries / small towel
- Bathing clothes for the hot springs (optional)
- Hiking poles – US $10.00 (pair)
- Vistadome train – USD 50
- Hiram Bingham train– USD 380
- Belmond sanctuary lodge (5-star hotel) – USD 490 Per person
- Sumaq Machu Picchu hotel (5-star hotel) – USD 245 Per person
- Tierra viva Machu Picchu (3+ star hotel) – USD 50 Per person
- Private Tent – US$30.00
Departure/Return LocationLima, Perú
IncludedProfessional licensed guide fluent in English
Not Includedprivate van to trailhead at km 82
DAY 1: Cusco – Chachabamba – Wiñay Wayna – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
- Meals: Box Lunch / Dinner
- Accommodations: Hotel
- Maximum altitude: 2,720 m / 8,920 ft
- Minimum Altitude: 2,040 m / 6,691 ft
- Distance to walk: 13 km / 8 miles
- Approximate walking time: 5-6 hours
DAY 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
- Meals: Breakfast
- Minimum altitude: 2,040 m/ 6,691 ft
- Maximum altitude: 2,440 m/ 8,052 ft
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