For those tight on time but still want to the energy of Qhapac Ñan (Inca Trail) and glimpse Machu Picchu from the heights of the sun gate, you can partake in the 2-day Inca Trail Trek. You’ll hike along 12 kilometers of this alternative scared trail where you will discover archaeological remains, dense forests, waterfalls, and native flora and fauna—all without the usual crowds along the 4-day trek. The 2-day hike is a generally peaceful trek for those who like tranquility and nature.
We’ll start the trek in the ruins of Cochabamba, hiking uphill for 3 hours to the ruins of Wiñay Wayna and another two hours to Machu Picchu. After taking in our first views of Machu Picchu, we descend to the remote town of Aguas Calientes where we will rest and recharge before our guided visit to Machu Picchu on Day 2. If you are tight on time and are in good physical condition to do so, you may also choose to complete this entire trek in a single day, completing your trek and exploring Machu Picchu in the same day.
2-day Inca Trail highlights:
STARTING POINT: Pick up from your hotel in Cusco between 4:00 to 4:30 am. If you are close to the office in Cusco you may meet us there at 4:30 am
ENDING POINT: Drop off in Cusco at the main square around 10:30 pm. If you tell us in advance, we can drop you at your hotel.
DEPARTURE: Check Availability
TOTAL, TREKKING DISTANCE: 12 km / 7.5 ml
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: 2,700 m / 8,858 ft
ACCOMMODATIONS: 1-night hotel in Aguas Calientes
MEALS: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
MACHU PICCHU: Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu and Inca Trail Permit
Student: $370 USD
Adult: $399 USD
Student prices more info HERE: click
You can get in touch with one of our Cusco tour specialists to help you plan your Cusco and Machu Picchu tours. You can call us on WhatsApp at +51 974 217 700 or visit our office.
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Portal Nuevo 270, Cusco – Peru.