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The Short Inca TrailPeru

This two-day trip is a terrific option for those who want to experience the beauty and wonder of arriving to Machu Picchu on foot, but don’t have time for the full four-day trek. Or perhaps you’d like to do some hiking in Peru but also have other ideas for the rest of your travels. Either way, this trip is a wonderful way to experience trekking in Peru, and you get to explore two of our favourite ruins – Wiñay Wayna and Machu Picchu!

Permits to walk the trail can run out months in advance – so if you know you want to hike the Inca Trail, you should book it as soon as you can to secure your spot.

Start:

Cusco, Peru

End:

Cusco, Peru

Maximum group size:

12 Guests

Duration:

3 2 days

Price:

US$ 675

Includes:

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Hiking the two-day trail to Machu Picchu

Hiking the two-day trail to Machu Picchu

Explore Inca ruins on the way to Machu Picchu

Explore Inca ruins on the way to Machu Picchu

Hike to Machu Picchu in just two days ©Doug Logan 2014, douglogancreative.com

Hike to Machu Picchu in just two days ©Doug Logan 2014, douglogancreative.com

Visit Machu Picchu ©Doug Logan 2014, douglogancreative.com

Visit Machu Picchu ©Doug Logan 2014, douglogancreative.com

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The trip in detail

An early start and a spectacular train ride take us to KM104 and the start of our trail. We start by visiting the Chachabamba archaeological complex, then hike three hours straight uphill to Wiñay Wayna, a beautiful archaeological complex which is also the last campsite on the four-day Inca Trail. We’ll have lunch here before walking a further one to two hours to the Sun Gate and our first spectacular view of Machu Picchu. From here it is just 30 minutes more of hiking gently downhill until we are among the ruins of Machu Picchu, from where we’ll ride the bus ride down to the town of Aguas Calientes where we’ll stay the night.

Meals: Lunch and dinner included

Accommodation: Hotel in Aguas Calientes

Walking: Seven km (4.4 miles)

Minimum Altitude: 2,100m (6,888 feet)

Maximum Altitude: 2,700m (8,860 feet)

An early start rewards us with sunrise at Machu Picchu – a peak moment for anyone. A spectacular stone city surrounded by incredibly steep, incredibly green mountains, Machu Picchu needs no introduction and is deservedly one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. A guided tour is a necessary start to orient you in this massive site, then you’ll have time to explore the massive site and some of the surrounding peaks on your own before we catch the train back to Cusco.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch included

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How much does this trip cost?

US $

675

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in a group of four to 12 people


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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Dedicated guide
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Extra permit to climb Huayna Picchu at Machu Picchu (if available at time of booking)
  • All ground transport (private vehicle and train) including pick up and drop off at your hotel in Cusco
  • All meals as listed
  • Accommodation in Aguas Calientes (based on twin share. Single supplement available for US$40)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Tip for your guide(s)

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