2 Days Short Inca Trail To Machu Picchu

$ 496 /
per person


The short inca trail 2 days is the most famous to Machu Picchu. . Despite the shorter duration of the journey, you will still see all of the key sights along the authentic Inca Trail. Highlights of this 2-day short inca trail hike include hiking in the Peruvian Andes, strolling through the Amazon rainforest, and taking in stunning vistas of snow-capped mountains and flowing rivers.

From the Sun Gate, the exact entrance the Incas used to enter the sacred site of Machu Picchu in Peru’s, you can see Machu Picchu. You can choose to trek up to the pinnacle of this magnificent archaeological site, have a guided tour of the ruins, and more.

The short Inca Trail 2 days tour is undoubtedly the best option for travelers who due to the weather in Cusco or could not get the Inca Trail  permit, but still wish to have an experience on the Inca trails. In this experience you will be amazed and surprised because it allows you to enjoy the sunset and sunrise in Machu Picchu Peru. The short Inca Trail 2 days tour undoubtedly gives you 2 unique opportunities to enjoy this wonder of Peru.

Tour Location: Inca trail 2 Days – This tour is located in the district of Machu Picchu, province of Urubamba and department of Cusco.

Tour Type: Adventure, History & Culture.

Recommended: For everyone (previous physical condition). 

Considerations: Permit is required (Altitude Experience will book it for you). It is necessary to book in advance due to its popularity, recommended 3 months in advance. 

The short Inca Trail 2 days is undoubtedly the best option for travelers who due to the weather in Cusco or could not get the 4 day Inca Trail permit, but still wish to have an experience on the Inca trails. In this experience you will be amazed and surprised because it allows you to enjoy the sunset and sunrise in Machu Picchu. The short Inca trail tour undoubtedly gives you 2 unique opportunities to enjoy this wonder of Peru. “We look forward to taking responsibility for your next adventures in Cusco”.


  Day 1: Cusco – Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes

We`ll pick you up from your accommodation early to transfer you for a 2 hour journey by private car to the Train Station in Ollantaytambo then we`ll board a Tourist Expedition Train or Voyager and after 1 hour and 45 minutes aprox. You’ll arrive to the entrace to the shor Inca Trail 2 days from 104km start the hiking. As soon as we arrive to this point we will cross a bridge to the check in point and show your passports then we will start walk into the other side of the Vilcanota river the trail heads off to the right towards the ruins of Chachabamba, see the stone altar to the sun and the mountains a sacred rock for locals. After a visit in Chachabamba, we`ll continue the trail heads south and begin climbing the mountain, before entering the cloud forest. After hiking in the sun for about three hours, the trail descends into a shaded forest. This is where trekkers can enjoy a beautiful waterfall. After leaving the waterfall and forest, trekkers will arrive at the lower part of the incredible ruins of Wiñaywayna.

After lunch in Wiñaywayna we continue through a cloud forest full of bromelias, orchids and fern trees. You will walk the last part of the original trail with amazing features stone steps and tambos “resting places” and climb the 60 steps before arriving to the Inti Punku or “Sun`s Gate”. From this point you will be able to contemplate and observe this marvelous place, last 45 minutes to be on front of this wonder, where you can feel an inner peace. Spend a short time for pictures and views, with luck you can observe a magnificent.

Maximum Altitude Point: 4,100 (13,436 ft)

Total Distance: 10 km (7,736 miles)

Estimated Walking Time: 8 hours

Meals Included: Lunch and dinner

Accommodations: Hotel


  Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Very Early in the morning wake up and after breakfast in your hotel, re-live the history and the mysterious world of Machu picchu and the Incas, fuse with the mystic of this fascinating and unique place, discover yourself the perfect symbiosis and harmony created by nature and the Incas people. We are going to take the first bus up at approx 05.20 am and arrive at the ruin`s gate before 06.00 am when the Park is open. This time is not still so crowded yet so we take advantage of the tranquility of this sacred site; Guided Tour of Machu picchu. This enigmatic city is explored for Approx 2 hrs and their mysteries and archaeological information will be explained by your expert guide, ( you generally have approx 6 hrs extra free time but depends on train timetables in high season. Once our tour in Machupicchu is over, we will go down to aguas calientes, you will have a brief meeting with your guide, you will have free time in hot waters, it is very important to be 30 minutes before your train departure. Once you take your train to ollantaytambo, our driver will be waiting in ollantaytambo to make your transfer to your hotel in Cusco. 

Meals Included: Breakfast Only

Important Information

Getting to Cusco

All international passengers by plane must disembark in Lima and pass through Customs because the airport in Cusco is currently only for local flights. You must pick up your luggage in Lima and then check them back in, even if your trip from there to Cusco is on the same day and with the same airline.

The best way to go to Cusco is by plane, and there are many airlines to choose from. Although LAN generally offers the most options and flights, it is also the most expensive. Be prepared for flight delays or cancellations.

Arrival to Cusco

At the Cusco airport, you will be greeted and driven to your hotel. Please notify us of your complete flight details at least days prior to 24 arrival. At the arrival terminal, look for our representative holding an Blue ALTITUDEXPERIENCE Peru board. Please keep in mind that you must first exit the airport; drivers are not permitted to enter the airport. This can be done on whatever date works best for you!


All briefings take place at our office starting at 6:30 p.m. You must arrange a different time with a member of the ALTITUDEXPERIENCE office staff if you are unable to make this appointment. Briefings last between 30 and 45 minutes. Your duffel bags will be delivered here.

Luggage Storage

Your luggage allowance is still restricted owing to railway regulations even if this is an overnight train vacation. To be transported to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu), all bags must fit in a carry-on.

While you trek, you can leave any additional luggage in Cusco at your hotel or with us at the ALTITUDEXPERIENCE deposit. On the morning of your tour, we will collect from you and return after you have reached Cusco. Make sure your baggage are identified in some way so they can be found easily.

Pick Up

One of the few businesses that will pick you up from your hotel is ALTITUDEXPERIENCE. We’ll schedule this pickup depending on a time that your guide will discuss at the briefing as long as your accommodation is in the heart of Cusco City. Depending on the amount of traffic and the period between pickups, pick-up times may vary by 30 to 45 minutes.

The alleys and alleyways in Cusco’s historic center are cobblestoned. Small accommodations like Air BNBs and hotels are frequently found on impassable streets.

Short Inca Trail 2 Days

This 2-day ALTITUDEXPERIENCE Inca Trail Tour with a hotel allows you to explore Wiñay wayna, one of the most beautiful sites on the way to Machu Picchu. Before going, get a bite to eat and then walk through the Sun Gate to get your first glimpse of the Lost City of the Incas. You’ll proceed down to the town of Aguas Calientes for a spectacular meal, you’ll have dinner at a popular restaurant in Aguas Calientes. This 1-day trip and the following day spent in Machu Picchu are memorable for those who desire a taste of hiking in the Andes.

If you are new to trekking or have a limited amount of time, the short Inca Trail or two-day Inca Trail is an excellent option. The Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a one-day trip that covers the final section of the Inca Trail that leads to Machu Picchu. We will begin on Km 104 following a train travel, rather than Km 82 as in the classic version.

This one-day Inca trek allows you to enter Machu Picchu directly from the trail, which is a once-in-a- experience your life. The second day will be spent on a guided walking tour of Machu Picchu, which is a fantastic way to experience the area while also providing a fun challenge for those new to hiking. You’ll also get to see the ancient parks of 140 km, Wiñay Wayna, and Intipunku or Sun Gate during this 2-day journey to Machu Picchu.

Inca Trail Permit

The Ministry of Culture in Peru is in charge of all regulations of the Short Inca Trail 2 days, 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 you are unable to start your short Inca Trail trek on your start date, you cannot transfer to another person. If you need to change your start date, you will need to make sure the permits is still valid for the new date and if not, you must purchase a new permit. These are all rules of the government of Peru that we need to follow.

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.


People begin to worry about altitude sickness as soon as they reserve their trip to Peru, specifically Cusco. Because there is less oxygen in the air at high altitudes than at sea level, your body must work harder to obtain oxygen. Your body becomes accustomed to the lower oxygen content of the air over a period of days at a high altitude.

This is why we always advise staying in Cusco for at least two days before to starting any hike. It would be ideal if you had more time. You won’t get bored in Cusco because it is a fantastic city with lots to do.

These symptoms will typically be modest. Always ease into action gradually to give your body time to acclimate. Drink a lot of liquids, such as coca tea or water. Since ancient times, coca tea has been used to help avoid altitude sickness.

Coca plant leaves contain alkaloids that help your body get more oxygen into your blood and stave off altitude sickness. A lot of alcohol and caffeine should be avoided. They’ll make you urinate more frequently and dehydrate you. Don’t smoke.

Your body has a harder time getting oxygen when you smoke. Don’t use sleeping medicines. Your body may have a harder time absorbing oxygen when you sleep as a result of their potential for shallow breathing at night.

Keep in mind that the journey to Machu Picchu is not a race. When people rush to the mountain’s summit too rapidly, even those in the best form will experience altitude sickness. Your body will have more time to become used to the mountain if you move gently.

To assist prevent altitude sickness, your doctor may recommend medications like acetazolamide and dexamethasone. Two days before you travel to a high altitude, begin taking the medication. While you are at a high altitude, keep taking it.

You must keep in mind that this is your vacation and that worrying about becoming sick is unnecessary. Drink plenty of water, move slowly, and take pleasure in the coca tea. In the unfortunate event that something goes wrong and you become ill, inform your guide right away. All ALTITUDEXPERIENCE guides have received training on how to assist you in navigating it.


Of course, the weather is erratic. In Cusco, the dry season typically lasts from April to October. This does not, however, prevent it from raining in June or from shining in December.

Being ready is the best course of action. Please make sure you have rain gear, which should include a waterproof jacket, pants, poncho, and waterproof gloves, no matter what month you’re undertaking the walk. Gloves are frequently forgotten, yet trekking is miserable when it’s cold and damp.

Consider the four seasons as well. You should be prepared for all four seasons as many of the climbs over the Andes entail numerous microclimates. Always wear layers since they make it simple to adapt to changing temperatures.

Additionally, it will always be chilly in the evenings, so please be ready with a warm winter-weight jacket.
It’s also critical to remember that the weather can alter an itinerary. Routes can occasionally become impassable, forcing the guides of ALTITUDEXPERIENCE to alter the plan for your safety.

Highlights Short Inca Trail

Día 1: Cusco – Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes

Maximum Altitude Point: 4,100 (13,436 ft)

Total Distance: 10 km (7,736 miles)

Estimated Walking Time: 8 hours

Meals Included: Lunch and dinner

Accommodations: Hotel

Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Maximum Altitude Point: 2,700 (8858 ft)

Total Distance: 5 km (3 miles)

Estimated Walking Time: 4 hours

Meals Included: Breakfast Only

Special Discount

Sacred Valley Of the Incas: 120 usd

Live the experience full day in the Sacred valley of the Incas. This is something you may do either before or after your Inca Trail Tour. All you need to do is meet with our sales team for the special discount.


2 Days Short Inca Trail To Machu Picchu

$ 496 /

per person

10 km (7,736 miles)
March 1st through January 31st
For All
Permit Required
Type of Tour:
Cultural & Trekking

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