2 days


2650 m

Physical level



Our short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a fantastic option for those who don’t want to hike the long classic inca trail. Our Short Inca trail tour is short in distance, but not in adventure.

If you were left with the desire to do the classic Inca Trail tour of 4 days 3 nights, and you were surprised that the quotas were exhausted. Doing the Inca Trail 2 days 1 night is the only tour that will allow you to travel part of what is covered in the route of 4 days 3 nights. You reach Machu Picchu through the gate of the sun (Inti Punku). In this tour you will combine the trip by train and walk where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery throughout the first day. We will visit Machu Picchu the second day.

This two-day route to Machu Picchu is considered one of the best hikes in the world, because it includes one of the most adventurous trails in the world, the Inca Trail. It has an exquisite natural beauty of incomparable Andean and jungle landscapes.

We recommend this route, because you will have a connection with all the flora, fauna, and geography of the area. Finding desert places and tropical places with mysterious archeological complexes, covered with immense vegetation.

Finally, we will arrive at the lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu. Where you will receive the respective guide inside the citadel, assuring us that you have a pleasant, unforgettable and safe trip.



At 3:40 am, our staff will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco to take you to the Ollantaytambo train station. Then you will travel by train to the beginning of the Short Inca Trail, KM – 104 of the railroad, where you will pass the control accompanied by your authorized official guide for the Inca Trail.

Start enjoying your adventure by visiting the archaeological site of Chachabamba, then continue on an ascending path until you reach Wiñay Wayna another beautiful archaeological centre strategically located. Here, take a brief rest to enjoy your cold lunch and then continue through the rainforest, appreciating the abundance of biodiversity (flora and fauna) until you reach the highest point of the route, Puerta de Sol (2,720 meters).

From the Sun Gate, appreciate the scenic beauty of the Andes, steep mountains covered with the green mantle and some white, deep valleys formed by the Urubamba River. Also, marvel at the first impact of the Inca city of Machu Picchu.

After all, get off at the main gate of Machu Picchuto board the bus to Aguas Calientes. At 6:30 p.m., your guide will take you to an excellent restaurant to enjoy a comfortable dinner and finally settle into your hotel.

  • Maximum altitude Inti Punku (Sun Gate): 2720 meters
  • Minimum altitude: 2150 meters
  • Walking distance: 10.5 km approximately
  • Walking time: 6 – 7 hours
  • Difficulty: easy to moderate

Our recommendation: Enjoy a Bath in the hot springs in Aguas Calientes (opening from 05:00 to 20:00 each day).



After your breakfast, we will have a guided tour to the Inca city of Machu Picchu and explore every corner of the beautiful Inca city along with your expert guide. The entrance time is indicated on your ticket.
The time arrangements are made by your pre-booked tickets and your departure time. Our guide will arrange a meeting point with you the day before and meet you there at the arranged time.

The following main options are available, and our guide will support you in finding them:

  • Machu Picchu City (Pre-booked ticket needed) – guided (2.5 hours)
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain (Pre-booked ticket needed)
  • Machu Picchu Mountain (Pre-booked ticket needed)
  • Huchuy Picchu Mountain (Pre-booked ticket needed)
  • Inca bridge (Pre-booked ticket needed)
  • Waynapichchu Mountain (in the Machu Picchu ticket included).


Then, take the bus to Aguas Calientes for lunch (on your own), and in the afternoon you must be at the train station 30 minutes before the time indicated on your train ticket back to Poroy or Ollantaytambo station. Where our staff will be waiting for you to take you to the city of Cusco – Hotel or your next destination.

  • Aguas Calientes. 2,050 meters / 6725 feet.
  • Maximum altitude Machu Picchu – 2,450 meters

What to bring

  • Your entrance tickets, if they are not with our guide
  • Your passport (maybe needed)
  • Sun protection (nearly no shadow in Machu Picchu)

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