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One Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The One Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is an incredible and very famous route in Peru and South America. Therefore, venture on the 1 Day Machu Picchu Hike Tour, enjoy a unique experience and visit the wonder of the world differently from the crowd.

The 1 Day Machu Picchu Inca Trail Tour will take you through the same 2-Day Inca Trail route and the last part of the 4-day Classic Inca Trail.

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

It also allows you to explore three beautiful Inca cities, Chachabamba, Wiñaywayna, and in the afternoon to Machu Picchu with stunning sunset views.

Useful Information

  • Type of Tour: Private Family Tour.
  • Minimum: 1 person
  • Start and end point of the Hike: Your Hotel Cusco
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Closed: February only
  • Recommended months: May to November sunny
  • Physical rating: Good conditions


Best 1 Day Machu Picchu Hike Tour

One Day: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Inca Trail – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

Get ready to start an unforgettable adventure!

Our staff and the private driver will go through by your hotel in Cusco at 4:00 a.m. and then transfer you to the Ollantaytambo train station. Take the Expedition Train that departs at 6:10 a.m. and travel for 1 hour and 17 minutes to Km. 104 of the railway, where your professional guide will be waiting to welcome you and pass the control point of the 1-day Inca Trail.

Start your hike visiting the archaeological site of Chachabamba. Then, continue on an uphill path for 3 hours to the archaeological site of Wiñaywayna, where you will have enough time to explore and have lunch.

Then, from The Sun Gate, admire the beauty of the landscape and the impressive panoramic view of The Inca city of Machu Picchu.

At 2:00 p.m., with your Professional Guide, begin to discover the hidden secrets of the enigmatic city and at 5:30 p.m., take a bus to Aguas Calientes to enjoy a delicious dinner.

At night (8:50 p.m.), take your return train to the Ollantaytambo station. Upon your arrival, our staff will be waiting for you to escort you to your Hotel in Cusco. Arrival in Cusco at 11:30 pm.

  • Maximum altitude Inti Punku (Sun gate): 2720 m.a.s.l / 8922 feet
  • Trek Length: 10.5 km / 6.5 miles
  • Hiking time: 6 – 7 hours

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What’s included?

What is Included in the 1 Day Machu Picchu Inca Trail Tour

  • Pre-departure explanation meeting.
  • Private round-trip transportation between Cusco hotel and Ollantaytambo Train Station.
  • Round-trip Expedition Train tickets between Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu.
  • Admission ticket to the 1 Day Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • A bus ticket between Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes.
  • High-level professional English-speaking guide.
  • First aid kit and oxygen bottle.
  • Food: 1 lunch (box lunch) and 1 dinner. Vegetarian option (no extra charge).

What isn’t Included in the 1 Day Machu Picchu Inca Trail Tour

  • Breakfast
  • Porter for personal equipment
  • Travel insurance. Please, you must take out your travel insurance at least for the duration of your
  • adventure.
  • Walking sticks
  • Accommodation in Cusco
  • Flight tickets
  • Tips (optional)

What to bring?

  • Be in Cusco at least one day before the tour.
  • Make the booking in advance.

What you should carry in your small backpack

  • Carry passports or another document with which you made the reservation of the Inca Trail
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Camelback or water container (plastic bottles are not allowed)
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Rain poncho
  • a hat or cap
  • Medicines and personal items
  • Extra money (PEN)


Prices 2024 through January 31, 2025.

One Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Private Tour Price

The 1 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is only done in Private Service (family group). The price varies according to the number of people traveling together. Includes travel on The Expedition or Voyager Train and these trains depart from The Ollantaytambo station at 6:10 a.m., 6:40 a.m., respectively.

1 TrekkerUSD 599.00
2 TrekkersUSD 449.00 per person
3 TrekkersUSD 430.00 per person
4 TrekkersUSD 415.00 per person
5 TrekkersUSD 400.00 per person
6 TrekkersUSD 389.00 per person

We Offer USD 30 off.

  • For University Students under 25 years old. They 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.
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