Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 Days

This tour is perfect for the hikers that do not have enought time to trek the Inca Trail Classic by 4 four days.

This tour give you the option to trek in the Inca Trail just in 2 days surronder by beautiful landscapes and Archeological center from Inca period before your visit to the wonderful citadel of Machu Picchu.

DURATION
2 DAYS/1 NIGHT
DEPARTURES
Daily
PHYSICAL LEVEL
CATEGORY
Walking
STARTS IN
Machu Picchu
DESTINATIONS
Ollantaytambo - Chachabamba - Wiñayhuayna - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu

Itinerary of Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 Days

Day 1: Cusco - Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes

Our guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at 07:30 (7:30am).  The tour will begin with a nice and scenic van ride to Ollantaytambo. There we will have a chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the area for 30 minute. From there, we will continue our way to "Abra de Malaga", which stands at an altitude of 4,316 mtrs. From this view point, we will see some of the most amazing landscapes that Peru has to offer.

After a short stop, we will begin our descent into the descent jungle, passing through the different microclimates. It combines the landscapes of majestic snow-capped peaks with a hot tropical forest.

We will continue on our route until we reach Alfamayo, where there is a beautiful asphalt road in perfect condition that we can use. We will need to follow an unpaved road to continue heading towards Santa Maria. We will take a rest there before continuing our way on to the small village Santa Teresa. There we will have a delicious lunch at about 14:00 (2pm). 

Afterwards, we will return to the route in the direction of Hidroelectrica train station. From there you have to walk 12 km (about 2 hours) or take a train to Aguas Calientes. After arrival we will check into the hotel. If we will have extra time we can enjoy natural thermal baths. At 20:00 (8 pm) we will have a dinner with the guide who will be taking you to the ancient citadel Machu Picchu. At this time, he will have the opportunity to revise the plan the next day and answer any questions.

After that we will go to rest at the hotel.

Accommodation

Basic Hostel in Aguas Calientes

Meal
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Transport

Touristic Bus

Day 2 Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Hidroelectrica - Cusco

Breakfast will be served from 04:00 (4am).

You will have two options to go up to Machu Picchu - by bus or walking. The guided tour of the site will begin at 6:00 am and will last for at least 2 hours. Afterwards the tour, you will have free time to enjoy citadel. We recommend to start returning from the mountain to the train station at 12:30 (12:30pm).

The train back to the Hydroelectric station will leave from Aguas Calientes at 13:00 (1:30pm). If you want to avoid using the train you can walk for around 2 hours. But you must arrive to Hidroelectrica no later than 14:30 (2:30pm). 

Upon our arrival to Hidroelectrica station, we will transfer you to Santa Teresa by comfortable van. There we will have a one hour break for lunch and using the restroom before we take the last leg of the trip.

Then we will continue our way back to Cusco.

In conclusion we will arrive in Cusco at 21:00 (9pm).

Meal
  • 1 Breakfast
Transport
  • Touristic Bus

This program includes

  • Pick up from your Hotel in Cusco
  • Transfer to Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Cusco
  • Train from Ollantaytambo to Km 104
  • Meals (1 breakfast and 1 lunch)
  • Entrance to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu Sanctuary.
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Bus ticket just from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu citadel (one way)
  • Train to return (Expedition Service) Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo
  • 1 night accommodation in Basic Hostel in Aguas Calientes.
Accommodation

Basic Hostel in Aguas Calientes

Transport

Touristic

Meal
  • 1 Breakfast
  • 1 Box Lunch

This program does not include

  • Meals not detail in include.
  • Additional spends.
  • Entrance to Hot Springs (Optional*)

What to bring

  • Original document (Passport or Dni)
  • Medium Bag
  • Walking Sticks
  • Camera, camcorder, extrabatteries.
  • Hat or cap
  • Raincoat (rainy season between October to March)
  • Swimwear
  • Insect repellent, sunblock, sunglasses
  • Insurance
  • Cash