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Inca Trail 2 Days

Machu Picchu, Cusco, Perú


2 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people



Tour Overview

This a short version of the most impressive route in South America “The Inca Trail”. We start at Km. 104 of the railway track to Machu Picchu where the jungle begins, visiting the beautiful archaeological center of Winay Huayna and finishing in the afternoon at Inti Punku (the sun gate). The next day we explore the magical citadel of Machu Picchu.

If you have ever dreamed of traveling the famous and incomparable Inca trail and visiting Machu Picchu, today you can make this dream come true. In this shorter version of the famous route, called the Royal Inca Trail, you will live an unforgettable adventure. This tour includes a four hour hike uphill towards the Inca architectural complex of Wiñay Huayna and meals that follow strict bio-security safety regulations protocols. Our expert guide will give provide information about the flora and fauna of the place and the Inca construction and agriculture techniques, before arriving at the astonishing site of Machu Picchu.

General information

  • Service Standard: Great value, reasonable prices, memorable experiences. Mix of public and private transport for the most comfortable and scenic views of the historical and fascinating sites of the Sacred Valley. All the main highlights are included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own.
  • Difficulty level: Moderate physical activity that involves a long walk to the Inca Trail (6/ 7 hours), the archaeological sites and the Amazonian jungle.
  • Type of journey: Perfect for people that love being outdoors. You don’t have to be an athlete for this trip, just someone that enjoys being active.
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Packages Itinerary

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Day 1- Cusco- Winay Huayna- Aguas Calientes
Day 1- Cusco- Winay Huayna- Aguas Calientes

Very early in the morning (6:00 am), our private vehicle and a Mundo Mapi staff member, following bio-security protocols, will pick you up from your home or from a previously agreed point to take you to the train station to start the adventure at 7:02am. We embark on a beautiful journey of about three and a half hours to the starting point of the trek, the Km. 104 of the railroad track that connects Cusco to Machu Picchu Pueblo.

Once we arrive, we will have to register at a checkpoint before crossing the Vilcanota River. On the other side of the bridge, the path veers to the right, towards the Inca architectural complex of Chachabamba, which was discovered in 1940 and is located on the ancient Inca highway that runs alongside the southern bank of the Vilcanota River. The style of buildings and stonework suggest that Chachabamba was an important place dedicated to spiritual activities and that was also used as a checkpoint, guarding this access road to Machu Picchu.

From Chachabamba, the Inca Trail heads south and goes up the mountain into the forests crossing a small stream. Then the path turns to the west, continuing uphill, leading up to open grasslands.

About two and a half hours after Chachabamba, the road descends into a shady forest area. After a few more minutes, there is a beautiful waterfall where we can enjoy ourselves for a short while before we reach the magnificent Inca complex of Wiñay Huayna. From this point, it will be a 25 to 30 minute walk to the “Interpretation Center”. Our guide will provide us with detailed and informative explanations while we go around the site. We will be able to admire the urban area on top of the stepped terraces. Afterwards, we go through a series of Inca baths and fountains used for rituals.

We go through a second checkpoint and follow the beautiful Inca trail throughout the cloudy forest for about 2 hours to the famous 50-step stairs that leads to the final section, the Inti Punku or Portal del Sol (sun gate), a place with a breathtaking and unforgettable panoramic view of Machu Picchu

We will enjoy the beautiful scenery before arriving at Machu Picchu around 4:00 in the afternoon.

You will have some time to take the first photos, but the following day will be a more extensive guided tour in the Sacred Inca City.

We board the bus back to the town of Machu Picchu, so you can check in to your hotel. You also have the option of visiting the hot springs. At night, you can find the best place to enjoy dinner.

Day 2- Machu Picchu tour (2430amsl)
Day 2- Machu Picchu tour (2430amsl)

On this morning, we take an early bus up to Machu Picchu to arrive just before 7:00, in time to enjoy the sunrise over the mountains and begin our 2 hour guided tour. Once out of this magical site, we take a downhill stroll towards the town of Machu Picchu where, if you wish, you can have lunch before boarding the train back to Ollantaytambo. Our van will be waiting to bring you back to Cusco. Back at your place, a well-deserved shower should finish off this magical experience before you decide to call us again for another one of the many adventures that we have to offer.

Tour Included/Excluded

  • Transfer Cusco- Ollantaytambo Station (by bus)
  • Train ticket to Km 104 Chachabamba. (the starting point of the walk)
  • Certified tour guide.
  • A guide assistant (for groups of 9 or more people)
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
  • 1 breakfast, 1 Box Lunch, 1 dinner and different snacks to eat throughout the day (it does not include breakfast on day 1 and meals after breakfast on day 2)
  • Vegetarians and vegan options available on request at no cost!
  • First Aid Kit
  • Bus up and down Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu
  • 01 night in a hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Return train ticket in Expedition Tourism Service (Machu Picchu- Ollantaytambo) and bus back to your hotel in Cusco.
  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Anything not previously mentioned

What to take on the tour

Recommendations of things to take for the Inca Trail

  • Original Passport (not a copy)
  • Walking boots/ shoes
  • Waterproof jacket/ rain poncho
  • Warm jacket, hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable pants
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 recommended)
  • Reusable plastic bottle, metal water flask or a camel bag.
  • Water
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medication
  • Camera
  • Flashlight with spare batteries (headlights are useful)


  • Price of the Inca Trail Excursion 2 days and 1 night
  • From January 1 to December 31, 2021: Depending on the type of accommodation
PRICE PER PERSON in double or triple room- Minimum 02 people
Price for Peruvian tourists S/ 650.00
Price for foreign tourists USD$ 265.00

(*) Prices based on a double or triple room and with Expeditions or Voyager train companies from Ollantaytambo station to Aguas Calientes round trip

Cancellation policies post COVID-19

Read carefully the cancellation policies post Covid-19

  • Cancellation of this tour does not have a 100% refund policy.
  • If you cancel with more than 15 days in advance, only 20% of the amount already paid will be refunded.
  • If you cancel with less than 15 days in advance, the amount already paid will not be refunded.

If you have any questions about this tour, such as prices, hotels, itinerary and everything you need to book this tour, please send us an email to: reservas@mundomapi.com and our travel experts will assist you as quickly as possible, answering all your doubts and / or inquiries about any specific excursions.

Tour's Location

Machu Picchu, Cusco, Perú


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