Short Inca Trail 2D/1N

Arrive to Machu Picchu by Short Inca Trail

Max Height

2,530 m

Trip Days

02 Days

Type

Trekking

Difficulty

Moderate-Easy

OVERVIEW

Short Inca Trail?

This is the short version of the classic 4 days Inca trail, this hike is good if you want to fell, know and see how was the inca trail to machu picchu with those wonderful landscapes. Book now and be part of this experience.

Day-by-Day Summary

  • Day 1
    Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Km 104 - Aguas Calientes (2,050 m)
  • Day 2
    Visit to Machu picchu and return to Cusco
Starting From
420 USD
  • Duration:
    2 Days and 1 Nights
  • Tour Style:
    Walking, Cultural, Historical, Traditional, Natural.
  • Hotel
    1 Night (Shared Room)
  • Camping
    0 Nigths
  • Difficulty
    Moderate-High-Easy(depends of your fitness level).
  • Transportation
    Bus, Train, Van, local car
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FULL ITINERARY

DAY 1: CUSCO – KM 104 – AGUAS CALIENTES

We will picked up from your Cusco hotel between 06:15 to 06:30am; then we will travel to Train station of Ollantaytambo village in our private, we leave Ollantaytambo about 7:40am by train to Km 104. Upon arrival, we will star our hike and in the way, we are going visit the Chachabamba archaeological at 2250 masl. Here agricultural product from other areas where collected to be brought to Machu Picchu. Then we begin our walk towards to Wiñay Wayna.
On the trail, we will have beautiful views of the Urubamba River and the chances are many to see different kinds of the famous orchid family. We turn around the last corner and have the amazing Wiñay Wayna. We stop to make a visit of this interesting and important Inca site. 10 minutes more walking and we are at the “Trekker’s lodge”, where we will take our lunch, if not already eaten.
In the afternoon, we walk the last hours towards Machu Picchu, and see from distance in the beautiful afternoon sun before continuing down to Aguas Calientes. We spend the night at this beautiful town.

• Walking distance: 15 km / 9.3 miles
• Over night altitude: 2000 meter high above sea level
• Considered: Moderate day
• Weather: Warm and windy

DAY 2: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

Today very early, we leave Aguas Calientes to reach Machu Picchu in the hours before the main group of visitors arrives. Going up by bus, we get the first glance of Machu Picchu between the mountains on its saddle high over the Urubamba River. Upon arrival, we start the guided tour of about 2 hours taking us to the most important areas of Machu Picchu. We will learn about the importance, religiously and historically, of the place, and we will be able to appreciate the fine architecture of the Incas.

After the guided tour, you have a free time and if you booked the Hauyanapicchu you can go to the top of the mountain, from where one has a good overview of the whole area and the full site of Machu Picchu. Another possibility is to visit the beautiful temple of the moon. In the afternoon, we meet in Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Cusco at 18:45 hrs.

• Walking distance: By Bus
• Over night altitude: 3600 Cusco
• Considered: Easy day
• Weather: Warm and windy


  • Pre- Departure Briefing
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Transport from your hotel to Ollantaytambo Train station (walking star point)
  • Train to KM 104 (walking star point)
  • 01 in a basic touristic hotel on Aguas Calientes Village
  • Entrance to the Inca Trail plus Machupicchu
  • Accommodation (1 night in hostel Aguas Calientes)
  • Meals: 1 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 dinner and Snacks
  • Train ticket: From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (expedition service)
  • Transport from Ollantaytambo Train Station to hotel in Cusco (Day 2)
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (round Trip - day 2)
  • Basic touristic Hotel in Aguas Calientes double or triple rooms, private bathrooms, hot showers, wifi, and storage while you visit Machu Picchu.
  • 24-h guest service

Our Differences:

We include in our price these additional things, which normally are not included by companies.

  • Round bus ticket (Aguas Calientes - Machupicchu - Aguas Calientes)
  • Waynapicchu Mountain:This is done for your own after the Machu Picchu tour and the admision is $20 USD per person. This is extremely popular and needs to be arranged at least 3 months prior to your trek. Please understand that we can not control weather and cloudy days will prevent perfect pictures.
  • Bus Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes: for day one is not included (aguas Calientes - Machupicchu) because in the iteneray is hiking but is optional.
  • Walking Sticks: You can hire a set($10 USD).
  • Meals Like: Day 1: Breakfast - Last Day: Dinner .
  • Travel Insurance, clothing and gear
  • Tips for our staff: Please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish.
  • Additional costs or delays out of control of the management (landscape, bad weather condition, itinerary modification due to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability/strike, etc.)

• Original ID documents (Passport)
• A good backpack or day backpack to carry your personal things
• Waterproof trekking boots.
• Warm clothes ( you can experience the four seasons in one day).
• 2 T-shirts, sun hat, two pairs of pants for the trek, gloves, 2 pairs of socks, raincoat, 1 warm jacket, extra layers.
• Camera with extra battery.
• Sunblock, sunglasses, insect repellent.
• Essential toiletries, toothbrush, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, etc.
• Swimsuit for swim in thermal baths.
• Water bottle (no need to bring water pills).
• Personal first aid kit.
• Head lamp.
• Some plastic bags in the rainy season.

DATES & PRICE

Shared Tour

Estudent Adult
$ 450 USD $ 420 $ 480 USD $ 450

Departure Dates:

According the government availability

Private Tour

Private tours are available and priced by party size, write us for a private tour.

STUDENT DISCOUNT

Student Discounts ($20 off per person) apply to anyone who has a valid GREEN ISIC card at the time of the trek or is 16 years old or younger. For those using an ISIC card to receive the discount, we do need to see a copy of the card at booking. For those booking children 16 years old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all to info@doadventures.com.

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HOTEL INCLUDED:

This is a 2 star hotel and is based on shared rooms - either double, matrimonial or triple. If you prefer a single room you have to add $30 US per person. All the rooms include private bathrooms with hot showers and wifi. We can also upgrade your hotel if you prefer something a little fancier or we can do the tour without hotel, if you prefer to book the hotel for Aguas Calientes for your own. Please remember that the service you receive in Aguas Calientes will not be quite as good as Cusco.

HOW TO BOOK ?

How to Book

In order to make a booking With Do Adventures, you need to follow the next steps:

Step 1: ENTER IN A CONTACT.

It is always a good idea to contact us directly and confirm with our team before your booking. Once you are ready, follow the next steps.

Step 2: ACCEPT TERMS & CONDITIONS.

Is very important to read our Terms and Conditions, because when you book a tour with Do Adventures, means that you are accepting automatically.

Step 3: SEND US YOUR FULL DETAILS.

Please send us to our e-mail the required details like: name, last name, passport number, nationality, birth date, those details has to be same of your passport or send us your passport photo. In addition, you have to send us your arrival date, hotel name in Cusco, departure of Cusco and date for a trip.

Step 4: MAKE THE DEPOSIT.

You have to pay the first deposit required according each tour to guarantee your journey, this can be made by one of our Payment Methods . After to complete the payment write us to our e-mail about that.
The Final Payment: Is due at least with 2 days or 1 day before to depart, normally is due on the briefing time.

Step 5: CONFIRMATION.

Finally, after to obtain your full details and the deposit, our office staff will email you back a tour confirmation to guarantee your journey. We always send confirmations, so if you do not hear from us, check your spam folder or contact us and we will resend you. We are so excited to take you on the Trip and thank you for your trust in us.

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