Double Occupancy: $658 per person

Single Occupancy: $699 per person

Minimum No. of Travelers: 2

Duration: Two Days

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate

Season: April-November

Your 2-day tour to Machu Picchu starts with an early transfer to the Ollantaytambo train station, The train takes us to the starting point of the trek - called Km. 104 on the railroad. Right at the trailhead, you'll see many endemic exotic birds such as Andean guan and Grey-breasted mountain Toucan, as well as various wild orchids and bromeliads along the path. We also hike through the Chachabamba and Wiñay Wayna, an Inca complexes not far from Machu Picchu. Our hike now takes us to the main ancient entrance to Machu Picchu - Inti Punku (Sun´s Gate), another stunning lookout of the archaeological site.

DAY 1: Start of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco to transfer you in a 2-hour car ride to the Ollantaytambo train station. The train ride takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to Km. 104, where the checkpoint and trailhead are located. After a short hike, the first complex to visit is Chachabamba (7862 ft). You pass through the checkpoint (your passport is needed to check-in) and start hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The hike takes you through a mixture of cacti vegetation and cloud forest greenness, reaching the spectacular Incan complex - Wiñay Wayna. After our lunch here, we continue along Incan paths, and soon reach the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) that overlooks Machu Picchu. After contemplating the view and resting for a while, we will descend to Aguas Calientes Town to soak up in the hot springs and enjoy a good night’s sleep in a comfortable hotel in Aguas Calientes. Due to National Park regulations, all hikers arriving from Km. 104 are not allowed to stay on the archaeological site upon arrival, but to come back the next day for a half-day visit.

Overnight in hotel, double or single room with private bathroom Meals Provided: Box Lunch, Dinner Trekking distance: 6.5 miles Approximate time: 5 to 6 hours Gradient: Easy – Moderate

DAY 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Enjoy your breakfast before 6 AM, then we will take the shuttle up to the city of Machu Picchu (you may also take the 2-hour hike up the path to the site if you wish). Once in Machu Picchu, your guide will show you around the citadel. During the 2.5 hour guided tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the Sun Temple, The Inti Huatana (Sundial) The Temple of the Condor and many other highlights the Incas worked so skilfully for their time. Around noon, the guide and the group will take the shuttle bus back to Aguas Calientes for lunch. Your train back to the Ollantaytambo station leaves in the afternoon. Once in Ollantaytambo, your driver will pick you up to take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch Gradient: Easy

The meals we provide while in the Short Km 104 Inca Trail are shown below:

DAYS 1 2
Breakfast X
Boxed Lunch / Lunch X X
  • 1 nights in a hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Transfer to Ollantaytambo train station and train tickets to Km 104
  • Train back from Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco
  • Private guides and transportation
  • Entrance fees to Inca Trail km 104 and Machu Picchu
  • Flights to Cusco
  • Hotel in Cusco or Ollantaytambo
  • Medical or Life Insurance
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu
  • Any other expense due to delays in the train, or natural causes, landslides, political strikes, etc.
  • Small daypack
  • Walking shoes or boots
  • Trekking boots or poles
  • Rain jacket & pants
  • Gloves & wool hat
  • Long sleeved shirts (cotton/breathable fabric, not too thin)
  • Sun hat/Sunglasses/Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Personal items & medication
  • Torch, binoculars
  • Personal documents (Passport Mandatory to present at control gates)
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