Inca Trail 1 day to machupicchu


Some of us appreciate excitement and elegance, but unfortunately, time is sometimes limited. Therefore, the perfect option is the Short Inca Trail of 2 days and 1 night. This unique experience gives us the opportunity to explore one of the modern wonders in an authentic way, walking along its ancient trails among the lush vegetation of the Urubamba Valley and its varied fauna.

Organizing with us your Adventure on the Inca Trail

This tour is known as the "Two-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, "Sacred Inca Trail to Machu Picchu" or simply "Royal Trail of the Incas".

The journey begins at Kilometer 104 (104 kilometers along the railway from Cusco), involving a four-hour ascent to Wiñay Wayna and an additional two hours to Machu Picchu. This itinerary is ideal for hikers who want to experience at least part of the Inca Trail, but lack the time (or energy) to complete the full 4-day trek.

This route is considered to be of moderate difficulty and is recommended only for people in good physical shape and who exercise regularly. The hike begins at an altitude of 2100 meters (KM 104) and ascends to 2700 meters (Wiñay Wayna) before descending to 2400 meters (Machu Picchu).



  • Information prior to the start: You will meet the Royal Inca Trail guide at our facilities to receive an orientation before beginning the walk. This meeting is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. If you are unable to attend, we would appreciate it if you let us know so we can coordinate alternatives.
  • Round trip tourist transportation services.
  • Round trip tourist train trip.
  • Three transfers on consettur buses to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu (descent, ascent and descent).
  • Tourist guide for the short Inca Trail adventure: English-speaking, certified professional with educational experience.
  • Cultural tourist guide in Machu Picchu: Skilled in English and Spanish, officially certified and experienced.
  • Accommodation in Aguas Calientes included, with complete services such as hot water, private bathroom, Wi-Fi and breakfast.
  • Entrance ticket to the Short Inca Trail "Puerta del Sol to Machu Picchu".
  • Entrance ticket to the Machu Picchu Sanctuary for circuit 3.

Not Include:

  • Trekking sticks.
  • Additional income (Huayna Picchu / Machu Picchu Mountain).
  • Lunch.
  • Additional costs or delays beyond our control such as: Natural disasters, bad weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to passenger health problems (suffering from an illness or health problem), pandemic, changes in government policies, political instability, strikes , etc.


  • 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.
  • Photo Camera.
  • Flashlight with extra batteries.
  • Shorts.
  • Trekking sticks.
  • Bandages and sandals.
  • Extra money.
  • Swimsuit.
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Inca Trail 2 Days video Machupicchu

In this video we show a brief description about the Inca Trail 2 days, 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.

Wi単ayhuayna - 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