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Short Inca Trail | Inca Trail Machu Picchu | 2 Day Inca Trail (2D/1N)

Prices from: USD 450.00 per person

The Short Inca Trail Machu Picchu is considered one of the best treks in the world, because it includes one of the most adventurous roads in the world, which is the Short Inca Trail. Which has an exquisite natural beauty of incomparable Andean and jungle landscapes.


DURATION 2 days and 1 night  
SEASON From January to December except February for maintenance  
RETURN Private Car  
IMPORTANT Book now your Short Inca Trail entrance for 2018, Inca Trail has only 500 permits per day. The beginning of sale permits for March, April and May 2018 are on October 2017. Take your Inca Trail experience now! or 5 month early. Write us to info@letsgoincatrail.com  

DAY 1: Cusco - Km 104 - Wiñayhuayna - Machu Picchu - Aguas calientes

Pick up from the hotel at 05:30 am., transfer to train station of Ollantaytambo. We will take the train until km 104 of the railway line Cusco – Machu Picchu, point of beginning the trek, where we will arrive on 10.00am.
We will visit the archaeological complex of Chachabamba (2150 masl), located next to the control post and will initiate a long walk of the ascent of 8 km during 4h, towards the archaeological complex of Wiñay Wayna (2700 masl), that is an impressive archaeological set composed of an agricultural sector with numerous platforms, a religious sector, and an urban sector.
In the way, we will have magnificent views of the valley of the Urubamba River and the archaeological complex of Choquesuysuy, located in the left margin of the river, like also of a beautiful water cascade located to few minutes of Wiñay Wayna. Later, we will continue towards the Inti Punku or Puerta del Sol, after approximately 1 hour of a long walk on the brink of madness precipices in a landscape of forest eyebrow we will see for the first time the sacred city of Machu Picchu (2450 m.a.s.l.). We will descend in approximately 40 minutes, arriving by the superior part to the "House of the Guardians." Then we will get the bus to Aguas Calientes (25 minutes).

DAY 2: Aguas calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

We will leave our hotel towards Machu Picchu after breakfast at about 5:30 am by bus. We are leaving that early because at this time the setting is less crowded, we take advantage of the tranquility of this sacred site; Guided Tour of Machupicchu. This enigmatic city is explored for Approx. 3 hrs and their mysteries and archaeological information will be explained by your TOUR guide; you have approx. 6 hrs. extra free time but depends on train time.
The train departs from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo in the afternoon, then 2-hour transport to Cusco arriving between 8- 9:00 pm. approx.)

What is included?

  • Courtesy transfer to and from Cusco (Please provide us your flight information)
  • Bilingual and professional tour guides
  • A brief presentation of the Inca Trail at our office in Cusco the day before your departure date.
  • Expedition train tickets from Ollantaytambo to the Km. 104
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Two-hour guided tour upon your arrival in Machu Picchu
  • Bus ticket up and down from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes (2 one way tickets)
  • Expedition train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Transfer from the train station to your hotel in Cusco
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (1B, 1L, 1D).
  • Vegetarian food available upon request for no extra charge
  • Accommodations in Aguas Calientes the first night
  • Emergency oxygen bottle
  • First aid equipment
  • Airfare and hotel advice upon request as well as booking

What is not included?

  • Breakfast on the first morning.
  • Last lunch
  • Tips
  • Personal equipment


  • Original passport and (ISIC student card if applicable)
  • A Daypack
  • Sun block
  • Sun Glasses
  • Insect Repellent
  • Extra money

Prices per Person 100% inc. Tour + Hotel

Accomodation (Category) Price per Traveler USD$
Aguas Calientes Single Double/Triple
Presidente / Wiracocha / Hatun Samay (**) 530 450
Inti punku /La cabaña / Santuario (***) 590 470
El Mapi / Tierra Viva / Casa de Sol (****) 690 540
Inkaterra / Sumaq (*****) 890 740
If the option chosen is sold out, we will book another one of the same category, price, and service previous customer's approval.

Optional services

  • USD 55 Train Vistadome roud trip
  • USD 90 Personal porter (15 kl or 33 lb)
  • USD 15 Walking Poles (Pair)
  • USD 80 Huayna Picchu entrance ticket or Machu Picchu Mountain entrance ticket
  • Extra night in Aguas Calientes (check the details with your account executive)

Inca Trail Programs

We organize tours for small groups, including families, friends, students and volunteers. Our tour leaders speak English, Spanish & Quechua (Andean Language) and will dedicate themselves to giving you the best independent tours in Cusco as well as Machu Picchu.

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