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The 2-day Inca Trail tour is a shorter option for those with little time who don’t want to miss out on this unique experience. With a beautiful tropical jungle landscape with a variety of flora and fauna, visit the archaeological sites of Chachabamba and Wiñay Wayna (Young Forever). Covering a distance of 10 km / 6.3 miles. Another good thing is that you will visit Machu Picchu twice, so you will have a photo of the afternoon and morning which makes this tour more exciting.

SEE HOW IT IS



HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Enter on foot through the Sungate to Machu Picchu as the Incas did.
  • Explore Machu Picchu 2 times and get photos with a beautiful sunset and another in the morning.
  • Follow the ancient footsteps along the original Inca Trail and transport yourself back in time.
  • Visit the Inca archaeological sites and learn all their history with our expert guide.
  • Spend the night comfortably in a renowned hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Explore one of the new seven wonders of the world, Machu Picchu with your guide and understand its secrets.

QUICK VIEW

  • : CUSCO | OLLANTAYTAMBO | TRAIN TO KM 104 | CHACHABAMBA |WINAY WAYNA | SUNGATE/ INTI PUNKU | MACHU PICCHU | AGUAS CALIENTES
    Travel up to KM 104 and walk the original Inca Trail through beautiful landscapes surrounded by gigantic mountains and lush vegetation. Explore the Inca archaeological sites and get a first view of Machupicchu before spending the night in Aguas Calientes.
  • : AGUAS CALIENTES | MACHUPICCHU | TRAIN TO OLLANTAYTAMBO | CUSCO
    Explore the magical Machu Picchu with our expert guide and learn about its history and secrets. Take as much time alone to see as possible and venture out on an additional hike on your own.
Day 01
Cusco | Ollantaytambo | Train to KM 104| Chachabamba | Winay Wayna| Sungate/ Inti Punku | Machu Picchu | Aguas Calientes

Your adventure begins very early today, our guide will pick you up from your hotel, house or apartment at 4:00 a.m. Then travel for approximately 1 hour and a half to the small town of Ollantaytambo where the train station is located, here you will have a few minutes to make last-minute purchases.

You will board the train with your guide until km 104. The walk begins after registering at the checkpoint. We will start the tour after an overview, after a while we will arrive at our first Inca archaeological site on the trek. We will learn a little about Chachabamba with the knowledge shared by our guide.

After about 3 to 4 hours, this will depend on your walking pace, we will arrive at one of the most fascinating Inca sites, the Wiñay Wayna complex (which means “forever young” in quechua) which is located at 2650 masl / 8694 F. Explore with your guide through this incredible place, after exploring Wiñay Wayna we will provide a box lunch and a snack for you to enjoy.

After having lunch we will continue with the walk to Machu Picchu until we reach the Sungate (Inti Punku) where we will appreciate the sunset and the first view of Machu Picchu, the afternoon light is excellent for taking photos and with fewer tourists in the site, we will continue walking for about 45 minutes to reach Machu Picchu, we will take a few pictures from the highest part, then we will take the bus to Aguas Calientes.

Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, settle in your hotel, and the time of your dinner will be coordinated which will be included, thus taking advantage of the moment to finalize details of your guided tour in Machu Picchu the next day.

  • MEALS: Box lunch and dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (8 kilometers / 5.35 Miles) – (5 to 6 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (2,045 m / 6,699 ft) – (2,724 m / 8,928 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Hotel
Day 02
AGUAS CALIENTES | MACHUPICCHU | OLLANTAYTAMBO EN TREN | CUSCO

After breakfast at your hotel with your guide you will head to Machu Picchu. You will need to get up before sunrise to ensure you beat the crowd and have a wonderful sunrise at Machu Picchu. You will walk a little from your hotel to take a bus that will take you on a 25-minute trip to the very entrance of the Inca citadel. You will meet just before the sun rises and paints the city of the Incas in gold.

After being amazed at a unique beauty and taking your first pictures, our expert guide will take you on a 2-3 hour guided tour of the site. You will visit all the important parts of Machu Picchu and learn a lot from your guide. Once the tour is over, you have a few more hours to explore on your own or climb Huayna Picchu if you have booked in advance. You will need up to 3 more hours to climb and experience more impressive views of the entire Inca city from the top of the Huayna Picchu mountain.

When you are ready to leave, it will be time to take the bus that will take us to Aguas Calientes. You will have time to select a restaurant of your choice for a bite to eat before boarding the return train. At the time indicated on your train ticket, you will board the train that will take you back to Ollantaytambo.

Here your driver will be there to pick you up and take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

  • MEALS: Breakfast
  • DIFFICULTY: Easy
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (1 kilometers / 3280 Miles) (2 to 3 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (2,430 m / 7,972 ft) – (2,724 m / 8,928 ft)

IT INCLUDES

Quality and safety service

  • Informative talk prior to departure
  • English/Spanish speaking certified professional guide
  • First aid kit
  • 24/7 customer support

Accommodation

  • 3-star hotel in Aguas Calientes (Machu Pichu town)

Foods

  • Day 1: Box lunch and dinner
  • Day 2: Breakfast

Transportation

  • All transfers from your hotel in Cusco to your hotel in Cusco (Guaranteed)
  • Bus ticket down Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes (Day 1)
  • Bus ticket up and down Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes (Day 2)
  • Train ticket (expedition or voyager class) from Ollantaytambo – KM104 (Day 1)
  • Train ticket (expedition or voyager class) from Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo (Day 2)

Permits and tickets

  • Permits and entrance tickets to the Inca Trail
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Lunch in hot waters (Day 2)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for our staff
  • Additional costs

Why should you do a short Inca Trail trek 2 days with us?

  • Our porters are treated with respect, we provide them with a fair salary, a decent tent with pads, adequate food and adequate equipment. We care about their health, well-being and the health of their families, and we are also committed to social projects to improve their lives.
  • We are a practical, punctual, reliable travel company that welcomes individuals or groups.
  • At FLY CUSCO PERU, our porters, guides, drivers and cooks are paid as soon as they finish their job.
  • We do not share our 2 day short Inca Trail group with other companies.
  • Small groups of 2 to 10 people maximum. This fact differentiates us from other travel companies that travel with larger groups.
  • FLY CUSCO PERU is a 100% locally owned travel company and a fully licensed Inca Trail operator.
  • Our tour guides pride themselves on being up-to-date and having a comprehensive ongoing professional development program. We love to show how fascinating and surprising an Inca trail is.
  • Your return train ticket on the last day is at 02:55 pm from Aguas Calientes. Therefore, you arrive in Cusco early, so you will have enough rest to do any tours the next day.
  • All our porters, cooks, drivers, guides have been vaccinated against covid-19

How to book the short Inca trail tour 2 days with FLY CUSCO PERU?

To book the short Inca Trail 2 days with us, we will need a deposit of $200 per person. Once we receive your deposit, we will send you a confirmation of your trip and the reservation form to complete. Here you have all the information that has to be filled in the form.

  • Personal information (your full name, exactly as in your passport)
  • Nationality
  • Gender
  • Passport number

What do I need to take to the short Inca trail 2 days?

  • We recommend that you take only what is necessary to enjoy your tour and leave the rest of your things at the hotel in Cusco.
  • The original passport.
  • A small 50 liter backpack that allows you to introduce all the things you will take with you.
  • Appropriate clothing for walking, waterproof and comfortable shoes for short walks, shorts and long pants, sports shirt.
  • A canteen with water for the first day of the walk.
  • The use of a canteen is mandatory along the Inca Trail, the authorities will not allow the use or entry of plastic bottles.

What is the best time to do the excursion?

Peru is a very large country with many different climates, for that reason it would be very difficult to define a good time to visit different places. However, we consider that the best season is from April to November. For the Inca Trail, the hottest season is from December to March, but it is also the rainy season. That is why we think that it is more pleasant to do a sunny but cold excursion than a warm but rainy excursion. For this reason, we recommend doing it preferably between May and October. It should be noted that the Inca Trail is open every day of the year except in February, the maintenance month.

How many days of acclimatization do I need before starting the Inca Trail?

If you come from a country that is less than 500 meters above sea level. We recommend that you spend at least 1 day in Cusco to acclimatize to the altitude before starting the short Inca Trail.

How long in advance should I make my reservation for the Inca Trail?

You must reserve your Inca Trail permits at least 1 month in advance. Since there are only 500 spaces available per day: 300 are assigned to tourists and 100 tour guides. If the number of spaces is exhausted, you will have to choose another alternative date. For this reason we recommend you book in advance.

Do I need to make a deposit to guarantee my Inca Trail reservation?

Yes, no reservation will be guaranteed unless you have made a payment of a deposit of 200 per person through our 2 payment methods mentioned in our Book Now form. Important: None of the requested deposits include transaction fees.

What about the outstanding balance?

The outstanding balance can be given in cash the day before your trip in Cusco, it can be in dollars or soles, and if you prefer to use PayPal (a service fee of 6% applies). Also, you can pay us only by Visa credit card at our office (5% service fee applies). Let us know which of the payment methods is your preference.
NOTE: Payment must be made 1 day before your trip.

The tour must be paid in full no later than 7:00 pm one day before your departure (usually after the briefing).

Where will the information session take place?

This meeting will be held the night before the departure of the SHORT INCA TRAIL 2 days 1 nights at 6:00 pm in our office located on Portal de Panes street, office 201 (second floor). Plaza de armas de cusco.

How old do I have to be to do the Inca Trail?

People of all ages (from children, teenagers to retirees) are suitable to complete this trek as age is not a barrier if you have a positive mindset and an active lifestyle.
However, for all people over 60 to 70 years of age, we recommend that you visit your doctor before doing the Inca Trail. They must also bring us the signed authorization from your doctor indicating that you are in suitable conditions to travel the Inca Trail

Can I store my luggage in your office?

Of course! During the trip, you can leave or store the things that you will not take to the Inca Trail in your hotel where you are staying. Most of these establishments have warehouses where they will store your things (at no extra cost). If you do not trust the place where you are staying, we will gladly store your belongings in our office.

The “Short Inca Trail 2D/1N” is available any day of the year. We didn’t do this hike at all in February due to maintenance season and heavy rain.

PRICE: US$ 500 per person

PRE-PAYMENT: US$ 200 per person

BALANCE: US$ 300 (commonly paid in Cusco after the informative talk)

Deposit charges

Please note that PayPal charges a 5% fee, which we ask the customer to cover as it is due to the use of their service. This tax is for online deposits only.

price guarantee

This small group tour is guaranteed to operate with only two guests.

We like to think that we trek a little differently than our competitors. We stand by our clients and guarantee that we comply 100% with our prices and our departure dates on all our trips.

Extras and updates

Huayna Picchu Mountain:

Huayna Picchu is the mountain that is next to Machu Picchu. It’s a 45 minute hike to the top. Note that going back down is quite steep. So if you have a fear of heights, this may not be a hike you enjoy. You would do this after your Machu Picchu tour and there is an additional fee. Arrangements must be made at least a month or two in advance due to popularity.

You can access this service for an additional payment of US$ 60.00 per person.

Vistadome 360° train (panoramic train):

The Vistadome 360° train offers a different way of traveling to the citadel. The cars have panoramic windows located on the walls and ceilings of the cars, which allow you to have a connection with the outside. Also, on the return trip you can enjoy a fashion show on board that will show you an exclusive collection of baby alpaca garments with the latest trends which you can purchase if you wish. The Vistadome 360° train brings the landscapes of the route to Machu Picchu closer in a unique way, making passengers feel part of the nature that surrounds them.

You can access this service for an additional payment of US$ 45.00 per person.

student discount

$25.00 discount

Student discounts apply to anyone under the age of 17

SEE HOW IT IS



HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Enter on foot through the Sungate to Machu Picchu as the Incas did.
  • Explore Machu Picchu 2 times and get photos with a beautiful sunset and another in the morning.
  • Follow the ancient footsteps along the original Inca Trail and transport yourself back in time.
  • Visit the Inca archaeological sites and learn all their history with our expert guide.
  • Spend the night comfortably in a renowned hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Explore one of the new seven wonders of the world, Machu Picchu with your guide and understand its secrets.

QUICK VIEW

  • : CUSCO | OLLANTAYTAMBO | TRAIN TO KM 104 | CHACHABAMBA |WINAY WAYNA | SUNGATE/ INTI PUNKU | MACHU PICCHU | AGUAS CALIENTES
    Travel up to KM 104 and walk the original Inca Trail through beautiful landscapes surrounded by gigantic mountains and lush vegetation. Explore the Inca archaeological sites and get a first view of Machupicchu before spending the night in Aguas Calientes.
  • : AGUAS CALIENTES | MACHUPICCHU | TRAIN TO OLLANTAYTAMBO | CUSCO
    Explore the magical Machu Picchu with our expert guide and learn about its history and secrets. Take as much time alone to see as possible and venture out on an additional hike on your own.
Day 01
Cusco | Ollantaytambo | Train to KM 104| Chachabamba | Winay Wayna| Sungate/ Inti Punku | Machu Picchu | Aguas Calientes

Your adventure begins very early today, our guide will pick you up from your hotel, house or apartment at 4:00 a.m. Then travel for approximately 1 hour and a half to the small town of Ollantaytambo where the train station is located, here you will have a few minutes to make last-minute purchases.

You will board the train with your guide until km 104. The walk begins after registering at the checkpoint. We will start the tour after an overview, after a while we will arrive at our first Inca archaeological site on the trek. We will learn a little about Chachabamba with the knowledge shared by our guide.

After about 3 to 4 hours, this will depend on your walking pace, we will arrive at one of the most fascinating Inca sites, the Wiñay Wayna complex (which means “forever young” in quechua) which is located at 2650 masl / 8694 F. Explore with your guide through this incredible place, after exploring Wiñay Wayna we will provide a box lunch and a snack for you to enjoy.

After having lunch we will continue with the walk to Machu Picchu until we reach the Sungate (Inti Punku) where we will appreciate the sunset and the first view of Machu Picchu, the afternoon light is excellent for taking photos and with fewer tourists in the site, we will continue walking for about 45 minutes to reach Machu Picchu, we will take a few pictures from the highest part, then we will take the bus to Aguas Calientes.

Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, settle in your hotel, and the time of your dinner will be coordinated which will be included, thus taking advantage of the moment to finalize details of your guided tour in Machu Picchu the next day.

  • MEALS: Box lunch and dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (8 kilometers / 5.35 Miles) – (5 to 6 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (2,045 m / 6,699 ft) – (2,724 m / 8,928 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Hotel
Day 02
AGUAS CALIENTES | MACHUPICCHU | OLLANTAYTAMBO EN TREN | CUSCO

After breakfast at your hotel with your guide you will head to Machu Picchu. You will need to get up before sunrise to ensure you beat the crowd and have a wonderful sunrise at Machu Picchu. You will walk a little from your hotel to take a bus that will take you on a 25-minute trip to the very entrance of the Inca citadel. You will meet just before the sun rises and paints the city of the Incas in gold.

After being amazed at a unique beauty and taking your first pictures, our expert guide will take you on a 2-3 hour guided tour of the site. You will visit all the important parts of Machu Picchu and learn a lot from your guide. Once the tour is over, you have a few more hours to explore on your own or climb Huayna Picchu if you have booked in advance. You will need up to 3 more hours to climb and experience more impressive views of the entire Inca city from the top of the Huayna Picchu mountain.

When you are ready to leave, it will be time to take the bus that will take us to Aguas Calientes. You will have time to select a restaurant of your choice for a bite to eat before boarding the return train. At the time indicated on your train ticket, you will board the train that will take you back to Ollantaytambo.

Here your driver will be there to pick you up and take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

  • MEALS: Breakfast
  • DIFFICULTY: Easy
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (1 kilometers / 3280 Miles) (2 to 3 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (2,430 m / 7,972 ft) – (2,724 m / 8,928 ft)

IT INCLUDES

Quality and safety service

  • Informative talk prior to departure
  • English/Spanish speaking certified professional guide
  • First aid kit
  • 24/7 customer support

Accommodation

  • 3-star hotel in Aguas Calientes (Machu Pichu town)

Foods

  • Day 1: Box lunch and dinner
  • Day 2: Breakfast

Transportation

  • All transfers from your hotel in Cusco to your hotel in Cusco (Guaranteed)
  • Bus ticket down Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes (Day 1)
  • Bus ticket up and down Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes (Day 2)
  • Train ticket (expedition or voyager class) from Ollantaytambo – KM104 (Day 1)
  • Train ticket (expedition or voyager class) from Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo (Day 2)

Permits and tickets

  • Permits and entrance tickets to the Inca Trail
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Lunch in hot waters (Day 2)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for our staff
  • Additional costs

Why should you do a short Inca Trail trek 2 days with us?

  • Our porters are treated with respect, we provide them with a fair salary, a decent tent with pads, adequate food and adequate equipment. We care about their health, well-being and the health of their families, and we are also committed to social projects to improve their lives.
  • We are a practical, punctual, reliable travel company that welcomes individuals or groups.
  • At FLY CUSCO PERU, our porters, guides, drivers and cooks are paid as soon as they finish their job.
  • We do not share our 2 day short Inca Trail group with other companies.
  • Small groups of 2 to 10 people maximum. This fact differentiates us from other travel companies that travel with larger groups.
  • FLY CUSCO PERU is a 100% locally owned travel company and a fully licensed Inca Trail operator.
  • Our tour guides pride themselves on being up-to-date and having a comprehensive ongoing professional development program. We love to show how fascinating and surprising an Inca trail is.
  • Your return train ticket on the last day is at 02:55 pm from Aguas Calientes. Therefore, you arrive in Cusco early, so you will have enough rest to do any tours the next day.
  • All our porters, cooks, drivers, guides have been vaccinated against covid-19

How to book the short Inca trail tour 2 days with FLY CUSCO PERU?

To book the short Inca Trail 2 days with us, we will need a deposit of $200 per person. Once we receive your deposit, we will send you a confirmation of your trip and the reservation form to complete. Here you have all the information that has to be filled in the form.

  • Personal information (your full name, exactly as in your passport)
  • Nationality
  • Gender
  • Passport number

What do I need to take to the short Inca trail 2 days?

  • We recommend that you take only what is necessary to enjoy your tour and leave the rest of your things at the hotel in Cusco.
  • The original passport.
  • A small 50 liter backpack that allows you to introduce all the things you will take with you.
  • Appropriate clothing for walking, waterproof and comfortable shoes for short walks, shorts and long pants, sports shirt.
  • A canteen with water for the first day of the walk.
  • The use of a canteen is mandatory along the Inca Trail, the authorities will not allow the use or entry of plastic bottles.

What is the best time to do the excursion?

Peru is a very large country with many different climates, for that reason it would be very difficult to define a good time to visit different places. However, we consider that the best season is from April to November. For the Inca Trail, the hottest season is from December to March, but it is also the rainy season. That is why we think that it is more pleasant to do a sunny but cold excursion than a warm but rainy excursion. For this reason, we recommend doing it preferably between May and October. It should be noted that the Inca Trail is open every day of the year except in February, the maintenance month.

How many days of acclimatization do I need before starting the Inca Trail?

If you come from a country that is less than 500 meters above sea level. We recommend that you spend at least 1 day in Cusco to acclimatize to the altitude before starting the short Inca Trail.

How long in advance should I make my reservation for the Inca Trail?

You must reserve your Inca Trail permits at least 1 month in advance. Since there are only 500 spaces available per day: 300 are assigned to tourists and 100 tour guides. If the number of spaces is exhausted, you will have to choose another alternative date. For this reason we recommend you book in advance.

Do I need to make a deposit to guarantee my Inca Trail reservation?

Yes, no reservation will be guaranteed unless you have made a payment of a deposit of 200 per person through our 2 payment methods mentioned in our Book Now form. Important: None of the requested deposits include transaction fees.

What about the outstanding balance?

The outstanding balance can be given in cash the day before your trip in Cusco, it can be in dollars or soles, and if you prefer to use PayPal (a service fee of 6% applies). Also, you can pay us only by Visa credit card at our office (5% service fee applies). Let us know which of the payment methods is your preference.
NOTE: Payment must be made 1 day before your trip.

The tour must be paid in full no later than 7:00 pm one day before your departure (usually after the briefing).

Where will the information session take place?

This meeting will be held the night before the departure of the SHORT INCA TRAIL 2 days 1 nights at 6:00 pm in our office located on Portal de Panes street, office 201 (second floor). Plaza de armas de cusco.

How old do I have to be to do the Inca Trail?

People of all ages (from children, teenagers to retirees) are suitable to complete this trek as age is not a barrier if you have a positive mindset and an active lifestyle.
However, for all people over 60 to 70 years of age, we recommend that you visit your doctor before doing the Inca Trail. They must also bring us the signed authorization from your doctor indicating that you are in suitable conditions to travel the Inca Trail

Can I store my luggage in your office?

Of course! During the trip, you can leave or store the things that you will not take to the Inca Trail in your hotel where you are staying. Most of these establishments have warehouses where they will store your things (at no extra cost). If you do not trust the place where you are staying, we will gladly store your belongings in our office.

The “Short Inca Trail 2D/1N” is available any day of the year. We didn’t do this hike at all in February due to maintenance season and heavy rain.

PRICE: US$ 500 per person

PRE-PAYMENT: US$ 200 per person

BALANCE: US$ 300 (commonly paid in Cusco after the informative talk)

Deposit charges

Please note that PayPal charges a 5% fee, which we ask the customer to cover as it is due to the use of their service. This tax is for online deposits only.

price guarantee

This small group tour is guaranteed to operate with only two guests.

We like to think that we trek a little differently than our competitors. We stand by our clients and guarantee that we comply 100% with our prices and our departure dates on all our trips.

Extras and updates

Huayna Picchu Mountain:

Huayna Picchu is the mountain that is next to Machu Picchu. It’s a 45 minute hike to the top. Note that going back down is quite steep. So if you have a fear of heights, this may not be a hike you enjoy. You would do this after your Machu Picchu tour and there is an additional fee. Arrangements must be made at least a month or two in advance due to popularity.

You can access this service for an additional payment of US$ 60.00 per person.

Vistadome 360° train (panoramic train):

The Vistadome 360° train offers a different way of traveling to the citadel. The cars have panoramic windows located on the walls and ceilings of the cars, which allow you to have a connection with the outside. Also, on the return trip you can enjoy a fashion show on board that will show you an exclusive collection of baby alpaca garments with the latest trends which you can purchase if you wish. The Vistadome 360° train brings the landscapes of the route to Machu Picchu closer in a unique way, making passengers feel part of the nature that surrounds them.

You can access this service for an additional payment of US$ 45.00 per person.

student discount

$25.00 discount

Student discounts apply to anyone under the age of 17

TOUR PRICE

SHORT INCA TRAIL

2D & 1N

Price from: US$500 per Person



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