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Inca Trail 2 days to Machu Picchu

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  • Trekking
  • Sightseeing tour
  • Natural landmarks sightseeing
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 2 days
  • tour type Small group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • max group size 12
  • Footprint carbonneutralCO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts Cusco, Peru
  • Ends Cusco, Peru
  • Hike the ancient Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in only one day
  • Enjoy a breathtaking train ride towards the trailhead
  • Witness Machu Picchu twice, while hiking and then on a guided tour
  • Enter Machu Picchu directly through the Sun Gate (Intipunku)
Do you want to enjoy the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu but have limited time or don't want to embark on a multi-day trek? Try this express tour that includes only one full day of trekking leading to a Machu Picchu guided tour on the second day.

Start with a dream train ride to the checkpoint going from the Sacred Valley to the rainforest. Start at kilometer 104 instead of kilometer 82 while still ensuring you get a taste of the stunning natural environment offered by the cloud forest. Hike along the Inca Trail and enjoy the chance to see Machu Picchu twice. Visit the ancient archaeological site of Wiñay Wayna and enter Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate to end up in Aguas Calientes before your big tour on the second day. Discover this excellent short version of the Inca Trail!
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Alice Armes
  • From Canada
  • On Jan 16 2022
5 - Excellent
Inca Trail with Isao & crew was an exceptional experience!
I just returned from an incredible 4-day trek on the Inca trail with excellent Alpaca hosts. Big thanks to these wonderful people who made it such an amazing experience:Isao:Best guide - EVER - make sure to request him! With the... Read more
  • Day 1: Inka trail short version hike
  • Day 2: Machu Picchu
  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner. We cater to all diets.
  • Transportation: 2 train rides to get to the trailhead and back to Cusco, and pick-up and drop off
  • Night at a 3-star hotel
  • Trekking guides
  • All entrance fees
  • Satellite phone access for safety
  • First aid kit and oxygen tank
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Walking sticks
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain
  • Machu Picchu Mountain
  • Airfare
  • Accomodation before and after the experience
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance (advisable)
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40% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 60 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, but the 40% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 60 days of departure.


A deposit of 40% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 60 days prior departure. For any bookings within 60 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

Other Practical InformationWhat kind of gear do I need to bring? This trek will be a multi-day hike which means that you will need trekking gear such as trekking boots, trekking pants, waterproof jackets and hat, trekking socks, walking sticks, base layers, a trekking backpack, etc. We have a full packing list page to recommend exactly what to bring so this experience gets to be more comfortable. Is this trek family-friendly? Yes, we recommend this one as a family option because it only involves one day of hiking and the security of being close to Aguas Calientes town is perfect to secure everyone’s wellbeing. However, the answer to this is a case-by-case basis based on the age(s) and health of your family members. How does the short version of the Inca Trail work? The short version of the Inca Trail works the same as the classic one, it requires a permit which is provided by the government. Spaces can get sold out as well, only 500 people per day. Instead of starting in Km 82, this version starts in Km 104 to go directly to Wiñay Wayna ruins, the Sun Gate and then Machu Picchu, to go to Aguas Calientes to take some rest and get ready for the Machu Picchu guided tour the next day. Is the short version easier? The length is considerably shorter and the highest point is not as high as for the Classic version but it will demand some physical effort, nothing that can’t be done with patience and help from our staff. Which version is better? We can’t tell which one is better because these two versions are different, one’s longer than the other so it depends a lot on the time that the client has. If time’s not an issue the classic version is perfect but if you are on a schedule, the short version can be a great answer. Both of them have different highlights and different kinds of beauty, which one is better, is up to your decision What’s the total distance I’m going to hike? 12 kilometers /7 miles
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What is the best month to visit Peru? Can I visit Peru during the off-season?

    The best time to visit Peru is between the months of May and September. Corresponding with the dry season, temperatures in the country at this time hover between 16°C to 22°C. But more importantly, traveling to Peru during this time means that there is little fear of getting caught in the country’s torrential monsoon. Another less popular but still good time to visit Peru is between October and December. A shoulder period between dry and monsoon seasons, the climate during this time of year is generally fine, although skies are cloudier and you might have to dodge the odd shower. The wettest months are January and February. It is still possible to visit destinations such as Lake Titicaca during the rainy season, but the Inca Trail is closed for travelers. Find more information here.

  • Is Peru expensive to visit? How do the ATMs work?

    Peru is not expensive for travelers and we recommend it as a top pick for visitors on a budget. Most travelers can get by on USD 30 to USD 40 per day, including transport, accommodation, and food. Tackling the Inca Trail and exploring Machu Picchu are must-do attractions but also relatively costly. ATMs are the quickest way to withdraw neuvos soles, as the country’s currency is called, on the road and visa cards are easily accepted. Many ATMs have an English language option, too. They can be found in some airports, inside banks, and as stand-alone units in major towns and cities. If you are looking for other destinations to visit on a budget, find more information here.

  • How many days do you need in Peru?

    Given its wealth of attractions, there are many reasons why you should consider Peru trips that last between ten days and two weeks. This will give you enough time to see top-rated sites, such as Manu National Park, while also discovering the country’s history and culture in more far-flung and as-yet-unknown destinations. You can still take in a number of attractions even if you can only spare one week in Peru, however, the time constraint would mean that you will have to limit your exploration to a destination or two. For a more detailed rundown, check out our travel guide on how many days to spend in Peru.

  • Do they speak English in Peru?

    Spanish is the most-spoken European language in Peru, alongside several local languages like Quechan and Aymara. Those involved in the tourism industry and those in popular destinations such as Lima and Cusco will speak some English, while guides leading tours for English-speaking travelers will have a good hold of the language. However, knowing a few words of Spanish is always useful.

  • What is considered rude in Peru? What cultural notions should I be aware of?

    Personal contact is an important part of Peruvian culture. Not only do Peruvians tend to stand closer to each other than you might at home, but physical contact (especially on one’s arms and back) is also common. You should avoid the desire to step away, as this is considered offensive. Greetings are important, with handshakes along with a few words of greeting being common. Give the elderly your respect if you are young and leave your seat on public transportation for them. 

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