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Short Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu | 2-Day Inca Trail Trek

Short Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu

Short Inca Trail: This 2-day hike will take you through beautiful Andean mountain landscapes to the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. The trail begins in the town at km 104, located on the train tracks that lead to Machu Picchu.
You will enjoy incredible archaeological centers, and under the jungle, Llamas will welcome you along the short 2-day Inca Trail.
Where you can take photos with llamas. If you want a Comfort experience, our professionals will customize an improved experience for you.
The key to completing this improved 2-day Inca Trail will be provided by the speech and adventures that our Local Guides have prepared, but unexpected events will also happen that will leave you breathless.
On the first day, you will arrive at km 104 where you will begin to walk until you reach the tourist control. You will only have to present your passport and enter the 2-day Short Inca Trail, where you will have time to use bathrooms and reorganize your things, where you will visit archaeological centers such as Chachabamba. which is only 3 minutes from the control, once we visit that place we will begin to ascend uphill for around 3 hours,

On the way you will be able to see in the distance the sacred river of the Incas and the Machu Picchu mountain, then 3 hours You will arrive at the archaeological center of Wiñayhuyna where the guide will explain the functions of this place, then have lunch and continue to the( Sun gate) Puerta del Sol, from where you will have your first impressive views of Machu Picchu. Then we will begin our descent towards Machu Picchu Inca city, where we will have time to take photographs and then leave Machu Picchu and board the bus to “Machu Picchu Pueblo” to go to the hotel and have dinner at night.
2-Day Inca Trail We will get up early to take the first bus to Machu Picchu. After passing the Machu Picchu checkpoint, your guide will take you to a location. There he will give you an introduction to the Citadel and then spend around 2 hours explaining the highlights of Machu Picchu following circuit 3 loop.
If you have booked the Huaynapicchu Mountain (a separate entrance that costs $65 per person) it is a period of 1 and 30 minutes of ascent and 1 hour of arrival. Finally, you will return to Aguas Calientes by bus so you can enjoy your lunch (not included) then you will have to take the train to the town of Ollantaytambo, and then take the bus to Cusco where we will drop you off at your hotel.

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Day by Day Travel Schedule

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Day 1: CUSCO- OLLANTAYTAMBO-KM 104-WIÑAYHUAYNA-MACHU PICCHU

Short Inca Trail 2 Days

On the first day, you will arrive at km 104 where you will begin to walk until you reach the tourist control. You will only have to present your passport and enter the 2-day Short Inca Trail, where you will have time to use bathrooms and reorganize your things, where you will visit archaeological centers such as Chachabamba. which is only 3 minutes from the control, once we visit that place we will begin to ascend uphill for around 3 hours, on the way you will be able to see in the distance the sacred river of the Incas and the Machu Picchu mountain,

Then 3 hours You will arrive at the archaeological center of Wiñayhuyna where the guide will explain the functions of this place, have lunch, and continue to the Sungate or Puerta del Sol, from where you will have your first impressive views of Machu Picchu. Then we will begin our descent towards Machu Picchu Inca city, where we will have time to take photographs and then leave Machu Picchu and board the bus to “Machu Picchu Pueblo” to go to the hotel and have dinner at night.

DETAILS:

  • Meals: Box Lunch, Dinner in a restaurant in Aguas Calientes
  • Distance: 12 km/7.5 miles
  • Time: 6hrs approximately
  • Hostal
  • Hot shower, wifi, tv cable
  • Difficulty: Moderate
Day 2: AGUAS CALIENTES – MCHU PICCHU (THE SACRED CITY OF THE INCAS) – CUSCO

This day is very special because we will visit Machu Picchu. We will get up early to have breakfast at the hotel and then we will go to the bus station, when we get on the bus it will be an average of 30 minutes to Machu Picchu. Once there you can use the bathrooms, which cost 2 soles, inside Machu. Picchu there are no bathrooms, it is the only option outside, the guide will explain to you about this majestic place.
After the pandemic, the circuit to visit Machu Picchu changed. In this case, we will visit Circuit 4, which means the lower part of Machu Picchu.
The places we will visit arethe agricultural experimentation terraces” “Food warehouses” “Temple of the Sun” “The house of the Inca” “The water fountains” “Las Huayranas” “Temple of the Condor” and much more.
If you have booked your “Huaynapicchu Mountain Hike” tour (tickets limited to 400 per day, not included), you will begin your hike from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. m. m., coordinate with the tour guide for your visit depending on the schedule scheduled by the Municipality.
After the guided tour in Machu Picchu of 2 to 3 hours, you will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included) and in the afternoon you will take the train to Ollantaytambo for 2 hours, and from Ollantaytambo, it will be by bus to Cusco where We will leave you at your accommodation.

Trip Details in the Short Inca Trail

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Difficulty: Easy

What's Included

Short Inca Trail To Machu Picchu 2 Days

  • Detailed explanations by your guide in a briefing 1 or 2 days prior to your tour that included maps related to the trek
  • HIKING POLES
  • Pick-up from your hotel on your departure: touristic private transport from your hotel to the train station
  • Entrance tickets to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Professional English / Spanish guide for the entire tour
  • Assistant or second guide when there are groups of over 8
  • Meals according to program + snack at the beginning of the trek
  • Water bottle and Box lunch in Wiñayhuayna
  • Vegetarian meals at no extra charge (also allergy-related menus can be accommodated)
  • Visit the following Inca archaeological sites (Kanabamba, Wiñay Wayna, Sungate & Machu Picchu)
  • Bus tickets down to Aguas Calientes town
  • 1-night Hotel  in Aguas Calientes town, Breakfast on the second day at Hotel
  • Second bus tickets Aguas Calientes /Machu Picchu/ Aguas Calientes
  • 2-hour private guided tour by your English-speaking tour guide (plenty of free time to enjoy Machu Picchu on your own)
  • Tourism class train ticket until km 104 (Chachabamba)
  • Return ticket in Touristic class train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco.
  • First Aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Touristic class transport from Train / Hotel
  • All local taxes
  • Entrance tickets to Waynapicchu Mountain (book in advance if interested due to limited spaces)
  • first breakfast
  • last lunch
  • one bus ticket from machu picchu to aguas calientes town

Trip Info

Permits are needed for your chosen start date. Tour prices are based on the number of people in a group. Prices are valid from March 2022 through January 2023 All prices quoted are $USD

  • group service:  $419 per person

Important: Price includes up to 7 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the mules (NO need of extra Porter hire!).

Discounts:

  • Student Discount 20$ dollars
  • Under 15 years will pay as a student: US$20.00
  • Under 7 years Discount: US$35.00

Optional Extras (Need to Book in Advance):

  • Machu Picchu Mountain climbing:  USD 75.00 (Need to book in advance)
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 75.00 (Need to book in advance)

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