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Short Inca Trail To Machupicchu 2 Days

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Your accommodation in Cusco

Learn the history of the Incas on this 2-day tour following the Inca Trail. On the first day, you will visit the Chachabamba archeological site before the start of the trek to Machupicchu. To unwind, you will receive a relaxing yoga and meditation session as you enjoy the panorama of Andes Mountain. Enjoy camping at the center of this pristine environment at Aguas Calientes.

What to expect?

This is a unique opportunity for those who may not have as much time to hike the full Inca Trail. This trek combines highlights from the original Inca Trail with some of the most beautiful Inca ruins nested in the dense vegetation of the cloud forest. You will visit archaeological sites such as Chachabamba and Wiñay Huayna (the place that never gets old) and see a wide variety of flora and fauna along the way. We enter Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) and from here you can take in one of the most spectacular views of The Lost City of the Incas. We arrive in Machu Picchu late in the afternoon and therefore have the unique opportunity to see the city almost empty. We will spend the second day exploring all the wonders of Machu Picchu city. For those with limited time but still wanting to experience hiking in the Andres, this is the perfect trek for you.


We will pick you up from your hotel early and drive until Ollantaytambo to take 1:30 minutes train ride along the Urubamba river from Ollantaytambo (highlands) to Chachabamba km 104 (cloud forest) – here you will need to show your original passport at the checkpoint. After check point we find a beautiful archeological site with the same name. After visiting Chachabamba we will start our Trexperience! Using an ancient Inca trail that leads to Machupicchu, Abandoned in the 16TH century. First part will be a 4-hour gradual uphill until we arrive to Wiñay Huayna ( the place that never gets old), we will take time to explore this stunning place enjoying spectacular views of the Andes throughout an energizing yoga and meditation session. You will be provided a packed lunch and some drinks to later continue this expedition to the Sungate – from which we can finally see “Peru’s greatest riddle”, Machupicchu, after spending some quiet time admiring the beauty of the mountains. We will continue our journey to Machu Picchu arriving in the afternoon, having the opportunity to take photos without people. We take the bus down to Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night in a hotel.

  • Campsite Altitude: 2000m – 6561ft
  • Highest altitude: 2700m – 8858ft
  • Distance: 15km – 8 miles
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Meals: lunch, snacks & dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Difficulty: moderate


On our final day we have to get up very early to prepare for the highlight of your Trexperience; visiting Machu Picchu – the Lost City of the Incas. We will go straight to the line to wait for the first bus going up to Machupicchu at 5:30 am. Arriving at s the sky brightens, we will walk for an hour to the Sungate, taking in the stunning views along the way. On a clear day you can watch the spectacular sun rise over Machu Picchu, which is truly an unforgettable sight. Your guide will take you on a 2 to 3-hour comprehensive tour of the city before leaving you in Machu Picchu to explore on your own or climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (must be booked as far in advance as possible). Your guide will explain how to take the bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes for lunch and take the train and bus back to Cusco. Trexperience Peru’s will ensure you are returned back to your hotel.

  • Highest altitude: 2700m -8858ft
  • Distance: 6km – 3 miles
  • Duration: 2 – 3 hours
  • Meals: breakfast (hotel)
  • Difficulty: easy

What is included?

  • Pre-departure briefing the night before at 6.30pm
  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Bus ride to Ollantaytambo
  • Bus ride from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • Train from Ollantaytambo to Km104 to start the Trek
  • Snacks, Box lunch, water
  • Professional English speaking tour guides
  • Second guide for groups of 8+
  • Dinner at Aguas Calientes in a Local Restaurant
  • 1 night Hotel Aguas Calientes/ Hot shower
  • Medical kit in all our tours
  • Drinkable water
  • Rain Ponchos
  • Expedition train Round trip (Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes)
  • All Taxes included
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea


  • Trekking poles (can be rent from us)
  • First breakfast, last day lunch.
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain (need to be booked in advance)
  • Machu Picchu Picchu Mountain (need to be booked in advance)
  • Tips for our staff: please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip as you wish.

Is this experience for me?

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

What do I need to bring?

  • Valid, original Passport (a copy will not be accepted)
  • Valid, Student Card (if you booked as a student)
  • Immigration Card (given to you on the plane as you enter Peru)
  • Hiking boots (light, comfortable and broken in)
  • A good quality daypack (light, small and comfortable)
  • Water storage for at least 2 liters; either a camel bag or water bottle(s)
  • 1 t-shirt (wicking t-shits work best) and 1 pair of hiking pants / trousers
  • A nice change of clothes for walking round Machu Picchu (and for taking many photographs!)
  • Undergarments and hiking socks
  • Rain gear and a warm layers
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Sun cream, bug spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Personal medication
  • Band aids, moleskin
  • Camera, extra batteries
  • Extra snacks, power bars, chocolate
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks & tips
  • Swim suit for hot springs in Aguas Calientes (optional)
  • Infant seats available

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 1 week in advance of the start of the experience.
    • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

Meeting Point

  • Pick up from your hotel will be provided for free

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