2 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

A high quality package with all the little extras included to make for a comfortable and enjoyable experience.The Short Inca Trail is perfect for those who are wanting to visit Machu Picchu and do some hiking but do not want to commit to 4 days of hiking and camping. You still get to have the adventure. The Short Inca Trail is hiking the last day of the Inca Trail. Unlike the Classic 4 day Inca Trail spaces are not subject to availability.
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Our itineraries are second-to-none – We have balanced the best experience possible, including more, while our prices are the most competitive.

Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the train station in Poroy. We will take the train to km.104 which is the starting point of the trek. We will cross a hanging bridge and continue to the ruins of Chachabamba which is an important Inca religious site. We will continue hiking through streams and we will descend through a lush tropical cloud forest. We will enjoy a boxed lunch and continue to Winaywayna one of the most beautiful sites in the area for its construction and setting. We will then hike to (Inti Punku) also know as the Sun Gate. It´s here we will have our first impressive and panoramic views of Machu Picchu. We will then hike down a winding trail enjoying the views of Machu Picchu along the way till we get to Aguas Calientes. You will overnight in Aguas Calientes staying at the comfortable Inkaterra El Mapi hotel. Dinner included at your hotel. Overnight. 

Maximum Altitude: 2650 m
Total Distance: 13 km (8.08 miles) 
Walking time approximately: 6-7 Hours 


Tour of Machu Picchu
Breakfast at your hotel. We recommend rising early and going up to Machu Picchu at sunrise, that is when the magic happens. You will have time to explore this incredible World Wonder including a 2 hour guided tour with our local expert guide. By noon you will have worked yourself up an appetite. We have included a delicious buffet lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge. After lunch you will take the shuttle bus down to Aguas Calientes where you will aboard a scenic Vistadome Train ride back to Cusco where you will be met and transferred back to your hotel. 

You may be interested in hiking up to Hyuana Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain. These hikes are subject to availability. Enquire for more information. 




Quote in US Dollars/ per person

$820 Double Occupancy
$907 Single Occupancy 


Trek Inclusions

- Pre Trek Briefing at your hotel
- Professional English Speaking Guide
- Entrance Fee for trek and Machu Picchu
- Private transportation to Poroy Train Station 
- Expedition Train from Poroy to km 104
- Shuttle Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
- Vistadome Train from Aguas Calientes to Poroy 
- First Aid & Oxygen
- Boxed Lunch (Day 1) 
- Vegetarian Option
- 1 night in Aguas Calientes at Inkaterra El Mapi (3.5 Star) 
- Dinner included at Inkaterra El Mapi (Day 1) 
- Breakfast at Inkaterra El Mapi (Day 2) 
- Buffet Lunch at Sanctuary Lodge (Day 2)  

This is our preferred hotel in Aguas Calientes. Over the years we have sent nearly all our guests to this hotel. A great value for money hotel. Smart, contemporary and cozy, amidst the hustle and bustle of Aguas Calientes. Relax in a pleasant and wholesome ambience. Inkaterra is one of Peru´s top hotel chains. Lofty ceilings, panoramic windows allows natural light to filter between tall eucalyptus dried branches, creating an ambience of order and wellbeing. Dinner at the restaurant is included when you stay at El Mapi. 

Room Features

20 sq.m, Panoramic windows, Blackout curtains, Twin/king size beds,  100% cotton sheets, Duvet covers, Hypoallergenic pillows, Tight-focus reading light, Cotton bath robes, Hair dryers, Natural herbal amenities, Direct TV, Safe-box, Telephone, Bedside table, Armchair, Reading lamp, Full size mirror. Also available here are Suite rooms. Enquire for more information. 


Welcome signature lemongrass lemonade, A complimentary Pisco Sour, Nutritious buffet breakfast, A la carte dinner, reception assistance between train station and hotel, Personalized wake-up calls, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, DirecTv, Oxygen upon request


We offer this buffet lunch experience for all our guests visiting Machu Picchu. After a very early start and exploring the ruins all morning you will have worked yourself up an appetite. The only restaurant located up at Machu Picchu Citadel and offering an excellent spread at the buffet its the best way to relax and enjoy a delicious lunch after your visit to Machu Picchu. There are 2 large self-serve counters that include a selection of appetizers, 4 main courses, and several dessert options. Bread, salads and pasta side dishes are also on offer. Coffee, herbal teas and soft drinks are also available at a smaller drinks stand to the rear. With few quality choices available in the town of Aguas Calientes below and being time constrained to catch your train this is the very best choice. 


If you love nature and the countryside, the PeruRail Vistadome is exactly what you’re looking for. The panoramic windows located beside and above your seat will bring you close to nature unlike anything you’ve experienced before.The Peru Rail Vistadome train offers a unique connection with the scenery along the way to Machu Picchu, making passengers feel as if they were somehow part of the nature that surrounds them. Return trips on the Peru Rail Vistadome also offer an onboard fashion show, featuring the exclusive baby alpaca wool collection with the latest trends in alpaca apparel, all available for sale. As an added bonus, you can enjoy live dances inspired by the ancient culture of the Andes. Passengers also receive a snack made from local ingredients, so you can get the full Andean experience through the cuisine. The trip also includes non-alcoholic beverages for your onboard refreshment. The small details really do matter, picking the right time train is really important. When returning to Cusco from Aguas Calientes, we recommend a train departing Aguas Calientes around 4pm. This way you will get to enjoy the views during daylight while also getting back to Cusco by dinner time. 



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