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2 Day Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The 2 Day Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is an incredible route with stunning panoramic views, beautiful archaeological sites, stone steps, and an abundance of flora and fauna.

Venture on the 2 Day Machu Picchu Hiking Tour, enjoy a unique experience, and visit the Lost City of the Incas differently from the crowd.

It begins at km 104 of the railroad that goes to Machu Picchu, at an altitude of 2150 meters / 7053 feet. The highest point is the Sun Gate (2,730 meters / 8,956 feet.) It has 10.5 km / 6.5 miles and lasts 6 hours at a moderate pace.

It is recommended for families traveling with children and for those who do not have much time in Cusco.


2 Day Machu Picchu Hiking Tour Itinerary

DAY 1: Cusco – Inca Trail – Aguas Calientes

At 4:00 a.m. Our staff and private mobility will pass through your hotel in Cusco to transfer you to the Ollantaytambo train station. Take the Expedition or Voyager Train that departs at 6:10 a.m. or at 6:40 a.m. respectively and travel for 1 hour and 17 minutes to km. 104 of the railroad and with your professional Guide, pass the checkpoint of the Inca Trail.

Begin your tour by visiting the archaeological site of Chachabamba. Then, continue on a beautiful path to the Wiñaywayna archaeological site, where you will have enough time to explore and have lunch. Then, from Sun Gate (2730 meters / 8956 ft), admire the impressive panoramic view of the Machu Picchu Inca city.

At 3:30 p.m. Take a bus to Aguas Calientes, settle in at the selected hotel and 6:30 p.m., enjoy a delicious dinner.

  • Meal: lunch box & Dinner
  • 1 Night in Aguas Calientes in a 2-Star Hotel

DAY 2: Tour Machu Picchu – Cusco

After breakfast, take the bus to the Inca city of Machu Picchu and take a Guided Tour for 2 and a half hours. Your Professional Guide will explain all the details of the Lost City of the Incas. After the tour, in your free time, if you booked Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain (Optional), you can climb on your own.
After all, at the indicated time, take a bus to the city of Aguas Calientes and have lunch on your own. In the afternoon, head to the station and board your return train to Ollantaytambo station. Upon your arrival, our staff and private mobility will be waiting for you to transfer you to your Hotel in Cusco.

  • Aguas Calientes Altitude – 2050 masl / 6.7 feet.
  • Machu Picchu Altitude – 2450 masl / 8 feet.
  • Meal: breakfast

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What’s included?

What is Included in the 2 Day Machu Picchu Hiking Tour

  • Private mobility between Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Cusco
  • Train ticket from Ollantaytambo – km 104
  • Return train ticket from Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo
  • Bus tickets between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu (three bills)
  • top-level professional English-speaking tour Guide
  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch box, 1 dinner, snacks, and mineral water
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • 1 Accommodation in a 2-Star Hotel in Aguas Calientes town.

What isn’t Included in the 2 Day Machu Picchu Hiking Tour

  • Breakfast first day, lunch and dinner on the last day
  • porters to transport your things for one day
  • Tickets to Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountain (optional)
  • Accommodation in Cusco
  • Travel insurance. Please, we ask you to take out travel insurance
  • Walking sticks
  • Tips (optional)

What to bring?

  • Book the 2-Day Inca Trail in advance
  • You have to be at least 2 days before in the city of Cusco.
  • be in an excellent physical condition

What you should carry in your small backpack

  • Personal document with which you made the reservation
  • Repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Toilet paper
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Walking sticks
  • Camelback or Canteen
  • Socks
  • 1 extra t-shirt
  • Underwear
  • Sandals
  • a cap or hat
  • Medicines and personal items.


Prices 2024 Through January 31, 2025.

2 Day Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Private Tour Price

All prices are based on a 2-star hotel, in a double or triple room and vary according to the number of people traveling together.

Note: if you want to spend the night in another category of hotel, ask us the price.

1 PersonUSD 729.00
2 PeopleUSD 549.00 per person
3 PeopleUSD 525.00 per person
4 PeopleUSD 510.00 per person
5 PeopleUSD 499.00 per person
6 to + PeopleUSD 489.00 per person

Note: if you want to spend the night in another category of hotel, ask us the price.

We Offer USD 30 Off.

  • For University Students under 25 years old. They have must present a CARD made of PVC material and must contain the following: name of the University, name, and photo of the student and the effective date must be valid at the time of the hike. Also, for children from 8 to 17 years old.
  • Exclusive discounts for children under 8 years and organized groups of travel agencies.

Optional Service

If you want to include in the package the optional services listed below, you must add a supplement.

  • To travel on The Vistadome Train, you must pay an additional USD 75 per person.
  • To climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, you must pay an additional fee of USD 70 per person.
  • A Porter to carry a maximum suitcase of 15 kilos, USD 50 can be hired between 2 to 3 travelers.
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