INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 2 DAYS

Visit Machu Picchu by Short Inca Trail

Price from: 539USDper person

Highlights  

This is a shorter version of the incredible Inca Trail that allows you the opportunity to explore some archaeological sites as well as the experience of reaching Machu Picchu by way of the very famous Puerta del Sol- Sun Gate (Inti Punku). This tour is available year round to our clients with a minimum of two passengers per tour.

This expedition provides a unique opportunity to enjoy Machu Picchu not only at sunset on day one but also sunrise on day two.

Trip Overview

Destination

Machu Picchu

Tour Type

Hiking, adventure, history and culture.

Difficulty

Challenging

Total Hiking Distance

11 km / 6 miles

 

Length

2 Days and 1 nights

Weather

15 Cº / 35 Cº

Altitude

2,000m/6561ft to 2,800m/9186ft

 

Short Inca Trail Itinerary

We begin our adventure at 4:30 a.m. when we will travel to Ollantaytambo where we will have our buffet style breakfast. We will then processed to the train station.

The train will take us to km. 104. It is here that will begin our hike today we will pass through Chachabamba, an Incan archaeological site with an altitude of 2250 masl. or 7,381.89 ft. We will continue with our ascent until we reach Wiñay Wayna our second archaeological site, where we will have a guided tour.

Throughout the journey you will appreciate the beautiful views of the Urubamba River as well as the great variety of vegetation of this nature reserve (historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu).

We will have lunch, Box Lunch style, after which continue with our hike to the Sun Gate, “INTI PUNKU” where we will have the first panoramic view of Machu Picchu.

After a short stop for a few photographs and a short explanation we begin to descend to the Inca citadel. It is here where we will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful sunset over Machu Picchu.

Then we take the bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes where our hotel is located.

After dinner our guide we will coordinate the last details for our visit to Machu Picchu the next day.

(B, L and D/ Hotel)

If you desire to climb Mt. Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain you will need make reservations 3 months prior to your trip. There is an additional fee US $ 65 We will get up very early to explore the wonder of the Machu Picchu world.

You will have a two-hour guided tour of this great ancient city where you will visit the temples, enclosures, sacred fountains, terraces, etc.

You will then have a free time to explore Machu Picchu. If you made your reservations ahead of time, you will be able to climb the Mt. Huayna Picchu Mountain or the Machu Picchu Mountain after your guided tour.

After you have finished exploring Machu Picchu we will return by bus to the town of Aguas Calientes where we will take the train to Ollantaytambo.

In Ollantaytambo our private transportation will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel in the city of Cusco.

End of our services.

(Box breakfast and L)

Short Inca Trail Inclusions

What is included?

  • Private transportation from Ollantaytambo to your hotel in Cusco.
  • Tourist train from Ollantaytambo to 104km (start of trek).
  • Professional guide.
  • Basic Hotel=H in Aguas Calientes.
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes (first day).
  • Entrance tickets to the Inca Trail.
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu.
  • Round trip bus from Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu-Aguas Calientes (second day).
  • Aguas Calientes tourist train to Ollantaytambo in the afternoon*
  • A Duffle bag.
  • Hiking Sticks.
  • Specified Meals:
  • 01 Breakfasts = B
  • 01 Lunches = L
  • 01 Tea time.
  • 01 Dinners = D
  • (Vegetarian Food upon request).
  • Support equipment:
  • First aid kit.
  • Oxygen.
  • Communication radios.
  • * Train schedules will be confirmed at the time of payment.

Not included

  • Huayna Picchu or Mountain Machu Picchu entrances.
  • A Personal Carrier, if you would like a porter there is an additional fee of $100 and a 15 kg limit.
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Travel health insurance.

UPCOMING OPEN GROUP TREKS

  • Information not available.
Ready for the adventure?

Join a guaranteed tour or request your own date!

By Lorenzo Expeditions

Short Inca Trail Packing List

  • We recommend carrying only the necessary luggage for the four days of the tour. Large backpacks with equipment that are not needed for the expedition should be left in the city of Cusco (at your hotel or in our main office).
  • Small backpack from 30 to 60 liters.
  • Light T-shirts, shorts and / or leggings.
  • Only a light coat.
  • Waterproof clothing.
  • Flips flops.
  • Hiking shoes.
  • Hat or cap.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sun Glasses.
  • Canteen.
  • Mosquito repellent (25% Deet).
  • Original passport.
  • Personal medicines.
  • Personal hygiene items: Wet wipes, toothpaste and toothbrush.
  • The most friendly and positive attitude possible.

Travel Information

A day before the tour, Lorenzo Expeditions holds a meeting where we will give you all the details of our trip. We will also meet our guides and all the participants of the expedition. Our meeting will take place at the Estancia Imperial restaurant, located on Calle Suecia 320, where we will also offer welcome snacks.

Rest is essential during a trip for which we have chosen comfortable, clean and safe Lodge of the route, it have private bathroom, hot water and towels.

This staff is carefully recruited and selected to be trained and adapted to the service culture of Lorenzo Expeditions.

Our guides are the most competitive in the area and they all work with us permanently (more than 8 years). They are certified and certified professionals by the government and are constantly trained by national and international entities for a better development in the different areas of action and situations. The maximum number of passengers per guide is 10.

In recent years, Peruvian cuisine has positioned itself among the best in the world. Thinking about it, our executive chef has designed a balanced menu. We have vegetarian menus, celiacs and menus with food restrictions.

  • Private transportation to the start of the Inca Trail: KM82
  • Bus descending from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Tourist train * from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Pick up from the Ollantaytambo station and transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
  • * The train schedule will be confirmed at the time of buying the tour

Our 2019 certifications:

  • First Aid International Red Cross.
  • First aid in remote locations American Safety & Health Institute.

In the event of contingencies and contingencies, Lorenzo Expeditions has aresponse plan and personnel trained in rescue work.

Our itinerary is based on spaces granted by the government for the proper use of the Inca Trail, last minute reservations could generate changes in our itinerary, mainly in the camp sites.

  • Medicine: If you have any medical prescription, bring your medicines with you. Also, it is recommended to take pills to prevent high altitude sickness such as: Coramina, Aspirina, Diamox, Sorojchi pill, Acetazolamide, among others. Finally, take anti-blister gel to prevent blisters on the soles of the feet caused by constant walking.
  • Digital camera with external memory of 2 and 4 gigabytes (optional).
  • SPF 60 sunscreen (UVB-UVA) waterproof.
  • Canteen or bottle: This helps us contribute to the NO POLLUTION of the environment. These bottles will be supplied with water every day
  • Extra money to buy some drinks during the hike (optional). If you decide to stay overnight in Aguas Calientes, you should consider taking cash to the area, since the money in ATMs runs out quickly. Preferably bring Peruvian soles with you.
  • The rhythm of the group and the climatic factors can affect the beginning of the guided tour in the Machu Picchu citadel (scheduled between 8:00 am and 9:30 am); therefore, this may cause you to leave your guided tour to make your ascent to the Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain “see details.”
  • If the passenger requires an extra Carrier (additional cost), he must request it at the moment of making the reservation, because the field personnel must pay the entrances fee to hike the Inca Trail. If you need additional luggage, an additional fee of $130 USD will be charged and the porter maximum carrying weight is 15kg. The extra fee covers the entrance fee, transportation and food for the porter.
  • AN EXTRA NIGHT’S STAY IN AGUAS CALIENTES. If you would like to stay an extra night in the town of Aguas Calientes, you must communicate this at the time of making your reservation, otherwise you would have to assume the penalties for changing train tickets. In addition, to stay an extra night, you will automatically lose the transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco. To arrange a private transport, please contact our sales area.
  • SIMPLE ACCOMMODATION. All expeditions operated by our company include accommodation in tents, and/or double, triple rooms. We will do our best to match you with another member of the same sex in our group. If you want individual accommodation, the cost is an additional US $ 20. You must request this service at the time of making the reservation.
  • ADDITIONAL PORTER. If you require and additional porter you must request it at the time of booking so that their entrance fee to the Inca Trail can be purchased.
  • UP-GRADES. The following services can only be personalized during the reservation process. If attempted at a later date any and all penalties or additional cost will be entirely assumed by you:
    • Upgraded rooms in the hotel in Aguas Calientes.
    • Upgraded train services.
    • Change in date or train schedule.

Faqs

For this trip, we recommend a backpack that can hold between 25-60 kilograms (55-132 lbs) with clothes that are only necessary for the 4 days of the trip. The rest of your luggage will be left in a storeroom at your hotel/hostel in Cusco or in the Lorenzo Expeditions office. It is extremely important to only bring what is necessary for the 4 days that you will be trekking because on the second or third day, you will have to carry your backpack.

In order to climb one of the two mountains, you must buy an entrance ticket in advance. Huaynapicchu is an extra cost of $ USD per person and it is recommended that you reserve the tickets at least 3-4 months in advance. Machupicchu Mountain is an extra cost of $ USD per person and it is recommended that you reserve the tickets at least 1-2 months in advance. If you wish to reserve entrance tickets to one of the two mountains, please contact our booking team

You can make a deposit on our website in order to confirm your reservation. It is very important to confirm available spaces before making the deposit. The leftover balance should be paid in cash (dollars or soles) in our office in Cusco. We do not accept credit cards.
Please note: On certain occasions, it is not necessary to make a security deposit. In the moment that you make your reservation, our agency will communicate to you whether or not it is necessary.

Highlights  

This is a shorter version of the incredible Inca Trail that allows you the opportunity to explore some archaeological sites as well as the experience of reaching Machu Picchu by way of the very famous Puerta del Sol- Sun Gate (Inti Punku). This tour is available year round to our clients with a minimum of two passengers per tour.

This expedition provides a unique opportunity to enjoy Machu Picchu not only at sunset on day one but also sunrise on day two.

Trip Overview

Destination

Machu Picchu

Tour Type

Hiking, adventure, history and culture.

Difficulty

Challenging

Total Hiking Distance

11 km / 6 miles

 

Length

2 Days and 1 nights

Weather

15 Cº / 35 Cº

Altitude

2,000m/6561ft to 2,800m/9186ft

 

Short Inca Trail Itinerary

We begin our adventure at 4:30 a.m. when we will travel to Ollantaytambo where we will have our buffet style breakfast. We will then processed to the train station.

The train will take us to km. 104. It is here that will begin our hike today we will pass through Chachabamba, an Incan archaeological site with an altitude of 2250 masl. or 7,381.89 ft. We will continue with our ascent until we reach Wiñay Wayna our second archaeological site, where we will have a guided tour.

Throughout the journey you will appreciate the beautiful views of the Urubamba River as well as the great variety of vegetation of this nature reserve (historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu).

We will have lunch, Box Lunch style, after which continue with our hike to the Sun Gate, “INTI PUNKU” where we will have the first panoramic view of Machu Picchu.

After a short stop for a few photographs and a short explanation we begin to descend to the Inca citadel. It is here where we will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful sunset over Machu Picchu.

Then we take the bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes where our hotel is located.

After dinner our guide we will coordinate the last details for our visit to Machu Picchu the next day.

(B, L and D/ Hotel)

If you desire to climb Mt. Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain you will need make reservations 3 months prior to your trip. There is an additional fee US $ 65 We will get up very early to explore the wonder of the Machu Picchu world.

You will have a two-hour guided tour of this great ancient city where you will visit the temples, enclosures, sacred fountains, terraces, etc.

You will then have a free time to explore Machu Picchu. If you made your reservations ahead of time, you will be able to climb the Mt. Huayna Picchu Mountain or the Machu Picchu Mountain after your guided tour.

After you have finished exploring Machu Picchu we will return by bus to the town of Aguas Calientes where we will take the train to Ollantaytambo.

In Ollantaytambo our private transportation will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel in the city of Cusco.

End of our services.

(Box breakfast and L)

Short Inca Trail Inclusions

What is included?

  • Private transportation from Ollantaytambo to your hotel in Cusco.
  • Tourist train from Ollantaytambo to 104km (start of trek).
  • Professional guide.
  • Basic Hotel=H in Aguas Calientes.
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes (first day).
  • Entrance tickets to the Inca Trail.
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu.
  • Round trip bus from Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu-Aguas Calientes (second day).
  • Aguas Calientes tourist train to Ollantaytambo in the afternoon*
  • A Duffle bag.
  • Hiking Sticks.
  • Specified Meals:
  • 01 Breakfasts = B
  • 01 Lunches = L
  • 01 Tea time.
  • 01 Dinners = D
  • (Vegetarian Food upon request).
  • Support equipment:
  • First aid kit.
  • Oxygen.
  • Communication radios.
  • * Train schedules will be confirmed at the time of payment.

Not included

  • Huayna Picchu or Mountain Machu Picchu entrances.
  • A Personal Carrier, if you would like a porter there is an additional fee of $100 and a 15 kg limit.
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Travel health insurance.

UPCOMING OPEN GROUP TREKS

  • Information not available.
Ready for the adventure?

Join a guaranteed tour or request your own date!

By Lorenzo Expeditions

Short Inca Trail Packing List

  • We recommend carrying only the necessary luggage for the four days of the tour. Large backpacks with equipment that are not needed for the expedition should be left in the city of Cusco (at your hotel or in our main office).
  • Small backpack from 30 to 60 liters.
  • Light T-shirts, shorts and / or leggings.
  • Only a light coat.
  • Waterproof clothing.
  • Flips flops.
  • Hiking shoes.
  • Hat or cap.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sun Glasses.
  • Canteen.
  • Mosquito repellent (25% Deet).
  • Original passport.
  • Personal medicines.
  • Personal hygiene items: Wet wipes, toothpaste and toothbrush.
  • The most friendly and positive attitude possible.

Travel Information

A day before the tour, Lorenzo Expeditions holds a meeting where we will give you all the details of our trip. We will also meet our guides and all the participants of the expedition. Our meeting will take place at the Estancia Imperial restaurant, located on Calle Suecia 320, where we will also offer welcome snacks.

Rest is essential during a trip for which we have chosen comfortable, clean and safe Lodge of the route, it have private bathroom, hot water and towels.

This staff is carefully recruited and selected to be trained and adapted to the service culture of Lorenzo Expeditions.

Our guides are the most competitive in the area and they all work with us permanently (more than 8 years). They are certified and certified professionals by the government and are constantly trained by national and international entities for a better development in the different areas of action and situations. The maximum number of passengers per guide is 10.

In recent years, Peruvian cuisine has positioned itself among the best in the world. Thinking about it, our executive chef has designed a balanced menu. We have vegetarian menus, celiacs and menus with food restrictions.

  • Private transportation to the start of the Inca Trail: KM82
  • Bus descending from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Tourist train * from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Pick up from the Ollantaytambo station and transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
  • * The train schedule will be confirmed at the time of buying the tour

Our 2019 certifications:

  • First Aid International Red Cross.
  • First aid in remote locations American Safety & Health Institute.

In the event of contingencies and contingencies, Lorenzo Expeditions has aresponse plan and personnel trained in rescue work.

Our itinerary is based on spaces granted by the government for the proper use of the Inca Trail, last minute reservations could generate changes in our itinerary, mainly in the camp sites.

  • Medicine: If you have any medical prescription, bring your medicines with you. Also, it is recommended to take pills to prevent high altitude sickness such as: Coramina, Aspirina, Diamox, Sorojchi pill, Acetazolamide, among others. Finally, take anti-blister gel to prevent blisters on the soles of the feet caused by constant walking.
  • Digital camera with external memory of 2 and 4 gigabytes (optional).
  • SPF 60 sunscreen (UVB-UVA) waterproof.
  • Canteen or bottle: This helps us contribute to the NO POLLUTION of the environment. These bottles will be supplied with water every day
  • Extra money to buy some drinks during the hike (optional). If you decide to stay overnight in Aguas Calientes, you should consider taking cash to the area, since the money in ATMs runs out quickly. Preferably bring Peruvian soles with you.
  • The rhythm of the group and the climatic factors can affect the beginning of the guided tour in the Machu Picchu citadel (scheduled between 8:00 am and 9:30 am); therefore, this may cause you to leave your guided tour to make your ascent to the Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain “see details.”
  • If the passenger requires an extra Carrier (additional cost), he must request it at the moment of making the reservation, because the field personnel must pay the entrances fee to hike the Inca Trail. If you need additional luggage, an additional fee of $130 USD will be charged and the porter maximum carrying weight is 15kg. The extra fee covers the entrance fee, transportation and food for the porter.
  • AN EXTRA NIGHT’S STAY IN AGUAS CALIENTES. If you would like to stay an extra night in the town of Aguas Calientes, you must communicate this at the time of making your reservation, otherwise you would have to assume the penalties for changing train tickets. In addition, to stay an extra night, you will automatically lose the transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco. To arrange a private transport, please contact our sales area.
  • SIMPLE ACCOMMODATION. All expeditions operated by our company include accommodation in tents, and/or double, triple rooms. We will do our best to match you with another member of the same sex in our group. If you want individual accommodation, the cost is an additional US $ 20. You must request this service at the time of making the reservation.
  • ADDITIONAL PORTER. If you require and additional porter you must request it at the time of booking so that their entrance fee to the Inca Trail can be purchased.
  • UP-GRADES. The following services can only be personalized during the reservation process. If attempted at a later date any and all penalties or additional cost will be entirely assumed by you:
    • Upgraded rooms in the hotel in Aguas Calientes.
    • Upgraded train services.
    • Change in date or train schedule.

Faqs

For this trip, we recommend a backpack that can hold between 25-60 kilograms (55-132 lbs) with clothes that are only necessary for the 4 days of the trip. The rest of your luggage will be left in a storeroom at your hotel/hostel in Cusco or in the Lorenzo Expeditions office. It is extremely important to only bring what is necessary for the 4 days that you will be trekking because on the second or third day, you will have to carry your backpack.

In order to climb one of the two mountains, you must buy an entrance ticket in advance. Huaynapicchu is an extra cost of $ USD per person and it is recommended that you reserve the tickets at least 3-4 months in advance. Machupicchu Mountain is an extra cost of $ USD per person and it is recommended that you reserve the tickets at least 1-2 months in advance. If you wish to reserve entrance tickets to one of the two mountains, please contact our booking team

You can make a deposit on our website in order to confirm your reservation. It is very important to confirm available spaces before making the deposit. The leftover balance should be paid in cash (dollars or soles) in our office in Cusco. We do not accept credit cards.
Please note: On certain occasions, it is not necessary to make a security deposit. In the moment that you make your reservation, our agency will communicate to you whether or not it is necessary.

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We (3 friends) booked the Jungle Inca Trek 4D/3N through Lorenzo’s Website. Already here we had good assistance through a live chat with a coworker you helped us to do the reservation.

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