1 Day Inca Trail To Machu Picchu
The 1 day Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu is dazzling, you will see the Sun gate and the highlights of the traditional Inca Trail 4 days such as: the ruins of Chachabamba, wiñay Huayna and a different angle view of Machu Picchu from 104.
The hike to the lost city of Machu Picchu, you will enjoy many sights, a train ride on the Urubamba River, passing through the highest part of the Peruvian Andes, arriving 104km to the rainforest zone, where the real journey begins. This tour has been designed for travelers who wish to have the experience of walking the Inca Trail, but are limited due to time and permits.
Note: If you have more than 1 day, I would recommend requesting the Short Inca Trail 2 days.
Day 1: Ollantaytambo – Km 104 – Wiñay Huayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco
The Inca Trail adventure begins at 5:30 a.m. with the pick up from your hotel in Ollantaytambo, if you are in the city of Cusco the pick up time will be 3:50 a.m. From where you will board the train, the train ride will be an average of 90 minutes from where you will enjoy Inca ruins, breathtaking scenery throughout the sacred valley and views of the Vilcanota River, arriving at our starting point, the control 104 from where our hike to the lost city of Machu Picchu begins.
Once we start the hike uphill we will arrive at the first archaeological center of the Inca Trail, where you will enjoy wonderful views such as valleys, forests, mountains and a waterfall. After the visit we will continue for about 2 hours until we reach the Sun Gate, where you will appreciate the first impressive views of Machu Picchu. Once we finish our visit we will descend to the lost city of Machu Picchu, where you will start your visit with your expert guide for 2 hours. After the visit, you will descend in the buses to the town of Aguas Calientes and then you will board the train back to Ollantaytambo. Our AltitudeXperience representative will be waiting at the train station for your transfer to your hotel.
Campsite altitude: 3,350 mts / 12444 ft.
Weather: Cold, warm
Inca Trail Permit
Due to Covid-19, the government has shortened the number of permits for the entire Inca Trail, including the campsites.
Inca Trail has different tour versions among them are: Inca Trail 4 days to Machu Picchu; the most popular tour among travelers, Inca Trail 5 days to Machu Picchu; a more leisurely and comfortable tour designed for travelers who wish to explore in depth and stay longer on the Inca Trail. 2-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu; a tour for travelers who due to time and permissions could not do the classic Inca Trail, and wish to have the amazing Inca Trail experience in two days.
The Ministry of Culture in Peru is in charge of all regulations of the Inca Trail, including permits and campsites. To enter the Inca Trail, you must have a permit that matches your NAME, PASSPORT NUMBER, NATIONALITY, and AGE (issued by the Ministry o Culture). Only licensed Inca Trail tour operators can secure these, and they are not transferable in date or name at any time.
If permits are sold out for your desired start date, there are lots of other roads that lead to Machu Picchu. We can help you find the perfect trek for you.
1 Day Inca Trail To Machu Picchu
13 km / 8,6 miles
March 1st through January 31st
Cultural & Trekking
Student discount: The student discount only applies for people who present a valid UNIVERSITY CARD. Minors 17 years old or younger. We need you to send us a copy of your university ID Tt award the discount. For children 17 years old and under, we need a copy of passport.