"Discover the magic of the Inca Trail in 1 day: an intense experience that will take you to explore ancient ruins, breathtaking landscapes and the rich history of the Incas, all in one unforgettable journey of adventure and culture."

Inca Trail 1 day to machupicchu


Our one-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu provides an exciting experience for those who don't have the time for the classic Inca Trail journey. This tour is special due to the diversity of flora and fauna along the route. We will conclude the excursion by entering the wonder of the world, Machu Picchu, through the renowned Inti Punku(Sun Gate)giving you the opportunity to enjoy stunning views.


Enjoy a full day Inca trail with a sunset guided tour in Machu Picchu; taking this adventure day trek we going to visit the most important archaeological site of the famous Inca Trail, Wiñayhuayna “For Ever Young”, midday we going to arrive to The Sun Gate and in the Afternoon a beautiful sunset Machu Picchu guided tour.

At 4:00 am you will be picked up from your hotel to be tranfered until Ollantaytambo Train station where we will take the train to Chachabamba (104km).
(Train leaves at 6:10 hrs) you will travel by the Urubamba Valley seeing the primitive vegetation of the Valley.
The Expedition train ride consists of spectacular views in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a little over an hour to KM 104 also know such as “Chachabamba”.
At 7:20 hrs “SERNANP” Check point where we will need to show our original passport to valid our entrance fees. Then we going to start the Half Day Inca Trail hiking until Machu Picchu, on the way we going to visit Wiñayhuayna “For Ever Young” Archaeological Site where also we will have lunch. After 2 hours more of hiking we will have the first amazing view of Machu Picchu from the famous Inti Punku “Sun Gate”
By 14:00; exploring time in Machu Picchu Inca city, your guide explain you all the history about this amazing and mysterious Inca city.
By late afternoon, enjoy sunset and take the great picture when Machu Picchu is empty.
At 17:30 take the bus down to Aguas calientes.
By 18:20 take the train and transfer back to Cusco (Train schedule can change according availability).



  • One day before “briefing about your trail with our staff at our office”.
  • Round trip tourist transportation.
  • Tourist train to and from.
  • Bus Consettur down.
  • Highly qualified professional guide (English - Spanish).
  • Entrance ticket to the short Inca Trail.
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu Sanctuary.
  • 1 box lunch (Options: vegetarian, vegan, celiac, etc.).
  • First aid kit and oxygen balloon (Our guides are highly qualified in first aid and mountain rescue, so we have a plan of care, land and air evacuations).

Not Include:

  • Trekking poles.
  • Additional costs or delays beyond our control such as: Natural disasters, bad weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to passenger's health problems (suffering from an illness or health problem), pandemic, changes in government policies, political instability, strikes, etc.

  • Note: It is not possible to add income to Huayna Picchu.


  • Walking sticks (US$15 for a pair of sticks).
  • Vistadome train (US$50 Additional and subject to availability).

  • We can help you to book hotels (standard and luxury) in whole Peru.

Hotels in Cusco: no matter what the standard you would like (Standard, Economy, First Class, or Luxury) you should ask us to book your room as we know all the different rates for every hotel in Cusco and might secure you a pretty sweet deal.


  • To qualify as a student, it is necessary to have a valid ISIC card. Scan the card and email us the copy at the time of your booking. We will then offer a US$20 discount per student.
  • For children younger than 16, we offer a US$20 discount (you also need to scan and email us a copy of the passports).
  • For children younger than 7, we offer a US$40 discount (same here: you need to scan and email the passports).

what to bring?

  • Original passport.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho.
  • Warm clothes.
  • Short and long sleeve polo shirts.
  • Comfortable pants.
  • Sun hat.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Reusable water bottles.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Personal hygiene items.
  • Personal medications.
  • Camera.
  • Flashlight with extra batteries.
  • Shorts.
  • Trekking poles.
  • Bandages and sandals.
  • Extra money.
  • Bathing suit.
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Inca Trail 1 Day video Machu Picchu

In this video we show a brief description about the Inca Trail 1 day, you will appreciate the highlights of this trek in this 2 minutes longer video. There is a short description about the attractions that you will see below.

Chachabamba: Chachabamba is an archeological site left behind by the Incas believed to be dedicated to water.

Chachabamba - Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Wiñayhuayna: Wiñayhuayna means 'forever young' and is considered to be a sacred place along the Inca Trail before coming to Machu Picchu.

Wiñayhuayna - Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Intipunku: Intipunku is also called the 'Sun Gate' and leads to Machu Picchu. This is a great vantage point where you will get your first view of Machu Picchu. It was used by the Incas during their ceremonies for the summer solstice in December.

Inti Punku - Inca Trail to Machu Picchu