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2 Days / 1 Nights
Availability : Jan - Dec
Min Age : 12+

2 Day Inca Trail Details

The Machu Picchu hiking tours is an easier way of hiking to Machu Picchu than the classic Inca Trail. Our 2 day Inca Trail is certainly one of the most fascinating treks in Peru and all South America. Despite the shorter trek time you will nonetheless experience all of the main highlights of the classic Inca Trail. The Inca trail hike tour is beyond a doubt one of the most beautiful trails in the world and therefore an unforgettable experience.

Our 2 day Inca Trail hike is sought after and recommended by all those passionate travelers who have a love of adventure and of adrenaline rushes. You would start out on the short Inca Trail tour at Km. 104 of the rail line which runs between Cusco and Aguas Calientes. The trek winds through some of the most spectacular landscapes in the Andes Mountains. If you would like to experience Peru’s best Machu Picchu hiking tours, but don´t have a lot of time, then this 2 day Inca trail trek is for you.

You will arrive at the absolutely fantastic Wiñayhuayna Archeological Complex by climbing up the steep side of the beautiful Urubamba River Valley on our 2 day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Wiñayhuayna means ¨forever young¨ in Quechua. After visiting Wiñayhuayna, you will pass through the Gateway of the Sun (Inti Punku)  and enter one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, Machu Picchu. We invite you to discover the magic of the Land of the Incas as you make this epic journey along the short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Book now!


  • Type of Tourism: Trekking, Hiking and Cultural.
  • Overnight: 3 star  hotel in Aguas Calientes. (La Cabaña Hotel)
  • Duration: 2 Days and 1  Night.
  • Type of Service: Private service.
  • Time of year: April through November, the best season (December, January, February, and March are rainy season months).


  • Briefing or introduction to the tour on day 1 at the beginning of the short Inca Trail
  • Private transportation from Cusco to Ollantaytambo train station
  • Professional guide who speaks English or the required language
  • Snacks appropriate for all hours, hot and cold beverages
  • Personal porter, who is responsible for carrying your duffel bag. There is no additional fee for this. You will not have access to your duffel bag until you arrive at the site or hotel 
  • Train ticket from Ollantaytambo to km. 104, and back from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo. This train ticket is Expedition class, but can be upgraded to the Vistadome class for $ 65.00 per person. The train leaves Aguas Calientes station at 4:22 pm.
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner. (If you would like vegetarian food, or a special diet, please let us know in advance.)
  • One night at a 3 star hotel in Aguas Calientes. (Double occupancy)
  • First aid kit
  • 3 hour guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Round trip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and back on the second day
  • Private transportation from Ollantaytambo train station to your hotel in Cusco

Not Included:

  • Meals that are not specifically included in the program. (Please let us know if you would like any extra meals included.)
  • Additional expenses such as treatment for altitude problems, flight cancelations, train cancelations and last minute train ticket purchase before your scheduled return to Cusco
  • Extra charges incurred by the client during the trip or on tours.
  • Damages caused by the client to the bus or hotel room
  • Walking stick
  • The last dinner on the way back to Cusco
  • Tips to our team members for the trek

Huayna Picchu Mountain is the mountain that you see on all the postcards of  Machu Picchu. It is a one hour to hike to the top. Going back down is quite steep.  This climb could be done after your tour of Machu Picchu. The cost is $ 90 USD. Arrangements need to be made at least three month in advance due to popularity. Please understand that weather is out of our control.

Travel Recommendations:

You should bring along with you:

  • Your passport, your student ID card, or your DNI for Peruvians (Mandatory)
  • Information about your personal insurance and your airplane flight times.
  • Cash money, as in many of the places we visit debit cards or credit cards are not accepted
  • Waterproof clothing for rainy days, and warm clothes for cold weather
  • Long pants, and long sleeve sweaters and shirts. And comfortable hiking footwear
  • Changes of clothes appropriate for the amount of days that you are traveling. Preferably light weight clothes
  • Sandals and personal hygiene items
  • Sun block, sun glasses, and belt pouch
  • Insect repellent cream
  • Small first aid kit. Bring your doctor’s prescriptions if you are taking any medications
  • Water proof backpack
  • Camera with spare cards and batteries
  • Walking stick to make hiking easier
  • Walking stick. You could rent one at our office for the price of $ 12.00 USD for the 2 days.


Optional Extras
  • 02 travelers: $ 799.00
  • 03 – 04 travelers: $ 727.09
  • 05 – 06 travelers: $ 655.18
  • +7 travelers: $ 575.28

*Price in USD per Person.

  • Students (ISIC Student Card Required): $29.00
  • Adolescents from Ages 11 to 17: $29.00
  • Walking stick: $12.00
  • Upgrade from EXPEDITION or VOYAGER train to VISTADOME train: $55.00

Machu Picchu Hiking Trail Itinerary

Day 1:Cusco - Ollantaytambo - KM. 104 - Wiñayhuayna - Aguas Calientes

We will begin by picking you up at your hotel at 4 am. You will board our private van and travel to the train station in Ollantaytambo. There you will catch the train and ride until we reach Km. 104 on the Cusco-Aguas Calientes line. That is where we start hiking. At Km. 104, we will have breakfast before we cross the bridge over the Urubamba River and head up the Trail. It is a 30 minute walk until we come upon the Chachabamba and Choquesuysuy Archeological Sites.

Then we´ll pass by waterfalls and see lots of different kinds of orchids. Soon we will arrive at the most beautiful Incan site on the Trail. It is called Wiñay Wayna which means “ëternally young”¨in English. We will stop here to better appreciate this idyllic Incan ruin. You will visit the fountains made of stone, the fabulous temples, and the agricultural terraces.

Then we will head up to the Inti Punku (the Gateway of the Sun.) From here we can look down into the splendor which is the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu. Then we will go down to the town of Aguas Calientes. There you will check into the hotel, eat a great supper, and get a good night´s rest.

Day 2:Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

Very early in the morning we will go up to the Incan Citadel of Machu Picchu. We will follow the serpentine trail that runs parallel to the Hiram Bingham Highway. You could also ride the bus up to the ruins if you choose. The hike up takes an hour and a half. The bus ride takes a half an hour. We will enter the site very early in the morning, so we can avoid the crowds and see the amazing sunrise.

Then we will have a 3 hour guided tour. We will visit the most important points of interest. After the guided tour there will be free time to explore on your own, and to take some fantastic photos which you will be sure to treasure when you return home. At around noon, we will return to Aguas Calientes where we´ll eat lunch and catch the train to Ollantaytambo. In Ollantaytambo our team will pick you up with our private van and drive you back to your hotel in Cusco.

Map and Highlights of 2 Day Inca Trail Hike

Photos of Short Inca Trail Tour

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Mary Ann McGough

Couple Traveller

The first day is a pretty steep hike. The Incan ruins are beyond compare. Both days are completely different and very enjoyable. I would recommend it.

May 9, 2018