Hike to Machu Picchu by Inca Trail in 1 Days

Pick up from Cusco or from the Sacred Valley - Train from Cusco or Ollantaytambo to Km 104 - Start Hiking of the Inca Trail - Visit Wiñay Wayna - First view of Machu Picchu from Inti Punku - Sunset in Machu Picchu - Train back to Cusco.

This tour requires being in good physical conditions, this itinerary is normally done in two days, on day 1 hiking through the Short Inca Trail and on day 2 Visit to Machu Picchu, Itinerary adapted for travelers who have limited time or who loves the challenging hikes.


  • Day1 - Short Inca Trail: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – KM 104 – Machu Picchu – Cusco

    short inca trail to machu picchu 1 day

    Early pick up from your hotel at 04:30 am; depart from Cusco by van to Ollantaytambo train station to board the train at 06:40 am that will take you to Km. 104 or Chachabamba where the Short Inca Trail begins after the train drops us here we will go to the Inca Trail checkpoint. From here will begin our hike three hours hike with spectacular overlooks above the great valley, we will reach Wiñayhuayna Inca site, you will participate in the guided tour the guide will explain to you about the importance and the function that this place had in the Incan time. Time to relax and enjoy a delicious box-lunch that we will provide to you, after a short break we will continue our hike, here we will join with the Classic Inca Trail, following the Inca Trail we will reach Gate of the Sun here we will catch the first breathtaking view of Machu Picchu. After enjoying the landscape around Machu Picchu and taking some pictures we walk 50 more minutes to reach Machu Picchu Inca site.

    Then you will participate in a guided tour of Machu Picchu Inca Site at your leisurely pace, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the most important preserved Intihuatana, the Royal Quarters, the room of the Three Windows and the temple of the Condor. In the evening at around 6 pm, you will continue by train to Ollantaytambo, where you will be assisted by our staff and transfer to your Hotel in Cusco.

    • Meals Included: Box-Lunch
    • Difficulty / Physical Activity: Moderate - Challenging - 6-7 hours of challenging physical activity
    • Highest point: 2600 meters

Whats included

  • Excursions

    Short Inca Trail Machu

    Picchu guided Tour

  • Tickets and Transportations

    Entrance ticket to Inca Trail

    Entrance Ticket to Machu Picchu

    Bus ticket from Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes

    Trans ticket from Ollantaytambo to KM 104

    Transfer from Cusco to Ollantaytambo

    Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco

  • Others

    Meals according to mentioned in the itinerary

    Local top quality English-speaking mountain guide

    24-hour support by our local staff

    Pre-departure briefing one day before trek departure

    First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle

Not included

  • Additional tickets

    Ticket to Huayna Picchu mountain (No apply in this trip)

    Ticket to Machu Picchu Mountain (No apply in this trip)

  • Insurance and Others

    No cover Travel Insurance during this tour

    Personal items, pre & post-tour accommodation, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips, and any extras

    Walking poles

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