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Inca Trail 2 Days

Machu Picchu, Cusco, Perú


2 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people



Tour Overview

Hiking the 2 day Inca Trail tour, you will go through a section of the Classic Inca Trail, enjoying beautiful Andean scenery and impressive Inca constructions. Admire the Inca sanctuary of Machu Picchu twice: at Sunset and Sunrise with plenty of time to explore on the 2nd day of the Inca trek tour.

This Short Inca Trail hike takes 5-6 hours from Chachabamba to Wiñaywayna Inca site, to the Sun gate, and finally down to Machu Picchu itself arriving late afternoon to enjoy the sunset and the scenic views. Finally, you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes town to stay overnight in a cozy hotel. The following day, early wakeup to enjoy the sunrise in Machu Picchu and a guided tour of the main temples, astronomical observatories, and quarries, constructed by the Incas in this mystical enigmatic Andean scenery!!!

This trail is the best option for your Machu Picchu 2 day hike!!

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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  • A hike passing through the cloud forest around the Lost City of the Incas.
  • Enjoyment of the surrounding landscapes, flora, and fauna.
  • Trekking the Inca Trail for 2 days only.
  • Explanations of a professional Tour Guide.
  • Visit of Wiñay Wayna Inca site.
  • Walking through the Sun Gate.
  • Exploration of the mystical Machu Picchu.

Packages Itinerary

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

2 day Inca Trail tour starts when our driver pick you up at your hotel in Cusco and take you to the Ollantaytambo train station for your 2 hours train ride to the starting point of your trip. After registering at the Chachabamba park ranger station we will start hiking the inca trail up 2-3 hours to the Inca ruins of Wiñay Wayna through a mixture of cacti vegetation and cloud forest. Before reaching the best short inca trail, the Inca real will reveal itself to you through striking sightings of Choque Suysuy, Wiñay Wayna and Intipata. Refresh yourself at the local waterfall before reaching the ruins of Wiñay Wayna. Enjoy the sunset at the sungate before entering in Machu picchu where afterwards we descends to Aguas Calientes, walking slowly and enjoying the beautiful sceneray to spend the night in a hotel.

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

We start early with a comforting breakfast and then get ready to go to the Citadel of Machu Picchu. Here we have two options: get on bus or walk. The trek to Machu Picchu is 1 hour and 30 minutes, the first 30 minutes of flat walk to the Ruinas bridge and then up through the properly signposted stands.

We explore this enigmatic and mysterious city for approximately 2 hours in a guided tour. You will visit the most impressive places like the Royal Mausoleum, the temple of the 3 windows, the main temple, the Sacred Square , the famous Intihuatana where the wise Incas moored the sun on the winter solstice in June, stairways, squares, fountains, etc. After the guided tour you will have a free time of 5-6 hours, to take pictures, or visit "Huayna Picchu" or Young Mountain which has only 400 spaces, divided into two groups: first group (07:00 am - 08: 00 am), second group (10:00 am - 11:00 am). Then you will go down to the town of Aguas Calientes, either by bus or walking according to your choice. In the evening we will take a train to Ollantaytambo where our driver will wait to take us back to Cusco City.

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 first day, and lunch on the second.
  • Huayna Picchu tickets
  • A shuttle bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes in the first day (U$ 12 one way)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips
  • Walking Sticks (Pair): If you don’t want to bring them, they are available for rent: $10

Short Inca Trail Packing List

Essentials Inca Trail Packing List:

  • Passport Valid,
  • STUDENT CARD (if you booked as a student)
  • Immigration Card (given on the plane as you enter Peru)
  • Good daypack (the smaller, the better)
  • Water storage: Water reservoir like Camelbaks are encouraged – but enough for at least 2-3 liters.
  • Comfortable hiking boots (lightweight with good soles)

Inside your DayPack:

Daypacks can be any size for hiking, but we always recommend the smaller, the better. Inside Machu Picchu, no bag larger than 25L will be allowed in. If larger, you will need to store outside citadel gates.

  • 1 wicking t-shirt,
  • 1 shirt for Machu Picchu
  • 1 hiking pant, 1 short or pants for Machu Picchu
  • 2 sets of undergarments.
  • Hiking socks, regular socks
  • Sandals
  • 1 Warm, down jacket: gets very cold at night 1
  • Rain jacket
  • 1 sun hat
  • Camera


  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent – recommended minimum is 20% DEET
  • Handsanitizer
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Toiletpaper
  • Personal medication
  • First aid kit: band aids, moleskin, etc.
  • Is important to list extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips in your Inca Trail packing list.


Short Inca Trail Availability

Click on the “Enquiry” button (quite on top or quite below) and pick out the best month and day for your hike. Complete your personal details.

PRICE PER PERSON in double or triple room- Minimum 02 people
Price for foreign tourists USD$ 420.00

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

2 Day Inca Trail Permits 2022 – 2023

You might check the 2 day Inca Trail Permits Real-Time Availability for 2022 – 2023 by yourself. It is very important that you complete all details correctly to obtain your Inca Trail permits and Machu Picchu tickets! Once arrived at the trailhead, you need to present your original passport and Inca Trail permits. In case, any details are incorrect, you must book and buy a new ticket to the trail!

Tour's Location

Machu Picchu, Cusco, Perú


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