If you would like to hike the Inca Trail but don’t have the time, or you are not in a peak physical condition or dislike sleeping in a tent, our 2 day/1 night Inca Trail Trek option is the ideal choice for you.
Our Inca Trail Trek will give you the opportunity to visit the complex of Wiñay Wayna ruins, one of the most beautiful sights in the Andean region. It also offers the chance to visit the Sun Gate to admire Machu Picchu, a truly unforgettable experience.
Unlike our 4 day/3 night Trek, you are not exposed to the elements or forced to sleep in a tent. The Inca Trail Trek provides quality hostel accommodation in Aguas Calientes which can be upgraded to a hotel, if necessary.
Please note the Inca Trail is limited to 500 people a day and is monitored by the National Institute of Culture in Cusco. Therefore, it is necessary to make your Inca Trail reservation a few months in advance.
INCA TRAIL TREK 2D / 1N
DAY 1. CUSCO – KM.104 – CHACHABAMBA – WIÑAYHUAYNA – AGUAS CALIENTES
Distance: 12 km approx. (6 hrs)
Altitude: between 2,100 and 2,650 meters above sea level
You will be picked up between 3.00 am and 5.00 am from your hotel (depending on the train schedule), in Ollantaytambo you will board the train towards Km 104, the spot from where you will start your Inca Trail trek. After approximately 3 hours of walking, you will have time to visit the Wiñay Wayna complex and there will be a guided tour of the area. The trek will pause briefly for lunch before completing the trek to Machu Picchu. Here you will go down to Aguas Calientes for dinner by bus and an overnight stay.
DAY 2. AGUAS CALIENTES- MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
Distance: 8km approx.
Altitude: between 2,040 and 2,423 above sea level
After breakfast, you will be driven to Machu Picchu by bus. You will have the chance to immerse yourself in the mysticism of the ruins and admire the sunrise from the top of Machu Picchu. This experience will forever be etched in your memory every time you think of Peru and the lost city of the Incas. After your guided tour of Machu Picchu, you will have plenty of free time to take pictures and fully embrace the sights and sounds. If you wish to climb Huayna Picchu, please let us know in advance as numbers are limited to 400 people per day. In the afternoon, you will return to Aguas Calientes and board the train back to Ollantaytambo. Then back to Cusco to spend the night at your hotel.
Price of the Trek (per person):
- USD $520
The Trek includes
- Transfers from the hotel / train station / hotel.
- Train to kilometre 104.
- Entrance tickets to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
- Bus tickets: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes
- Round trip train tickets: Ollantaytambo – Machupicchu – Ollantaytambo.
- 1 Night in a hotel in Aguas Calientes.
- 1 box lunch
- 1 dinner
- 1 breakfast
- Professional English / Spanish guide throughout the trek
- Walking stick
- Any tips or extras not mentioned in the program
What you need to bring:
- Flashlight and batteries
- Bottles of water or water purifying tablets
- Insect repellent
- Waterproof poncho or jacket
- Hat or cap
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Walking sticks
- Windbreaker jacket
- Toilet paper
- Selection of dry clothes in your backpack
The Inca Trail closes in February due to route maintenance. It is recommended to always double check availability before booking and make a down payment to guarantee your place. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.