MACHU PICCHU HIKING TOURS IN 2 DAYS - SIX OPTIONS W/O SACRED VALLEY

  • Machu Picchu Hiking Tours 2 days Six Options

Machu Picchu is a place that is surrounded by fog and surrounded by jungle vegetation and steep mountains, the incredible Inca city of Machu Picchu lives up to every expectation you expect on your visit. Its location is spectacular, an archeological site that is famous in the world, it is a must see when you go to Peru.

As or more important than the Mona Lisa or the Pyramids of Egypt, Machu Picchu fills you with emotions when you visit it. Remember that it is a city that was never found by the conquering Spaniards and was practically forgotten until the early twentieth century.

Machu Picchu Hiking Tours - Final destination

Thera are schedules of visits to morning and afternoon shifts, so you must contact us to plan your visit very carefully so as not to miss a detail of the experience .

But let's go to the main thing, the list of the 6 best Machu Picchu Hiking Tours in 2 Days. Keep in mind that visiting Machu Picchu demands a walk anyway, since the Inca city has several levels and stairs to access every corner of it.

However you can add additional walks that can take your experience to another level. These walks may have an additional level of difficulty, but we assure you that they are worth it.

Walking with Machu Picchu Hiking Tours

These proposals are designed for the whole family, are 2 days, the first day a beautiful tour of the Sacred Valley is made and at night we go by train to Machu Picchu to start the experience very early the next day (The Short Inca Trail, option 6, not include Sacred Valley)

Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu 2 Days

Ollantaytambo in Sacred Valley

Difficulty: 1 of 5
Duration: 2 days | 1 night
Price: From US $ 449.00
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Sacred Valley 

In the Sacred Valley you have the opportunity to visit native communities of the Inca civilization. That are still alive in the vicinity of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, as well as contemplate some refuges of our endemic animals in danger of extinction such as the majestic Condor of the Andes, pumas, vicuñas, bears of the tropical forests and many more.

Sacred Valley Communities handcrafts

The adventure continues with the view of the sacred Valley and Pisaq with its impressive Inca cemetery with more than 2000 tombs and an impressive craft market, our tour of the sacred valley will also take Us to Urubamba which is considered capital of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Urubamba is very close Famous salt mines (Salineras de Maras) located at the top of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and also close to this natural treasure is the largest agricultural experimentation center of the Incas Moray with impressive terraces located in a natural crater.

Maras Salt Mines - Machu Picchu Hiking Tours

Finally this adventure will reach Ollantaytambo. It is considered the last Inca town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and where we will visit the archaeological site with gigantic constructions. On the top of a hill.

From the sacred valley of the Incas we continue for our travelers by train to Machu Picchu

Second Day in Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu view

The Inca Citadel iis considered the lost city of the Incas located in the middle of the Huayna Picchu Mountain and the Machu Picchu mountain.

You finally discover all the cultural treasures that this citadel saves for each of our visitors, with the guidance of our professional tour guides, who will accompany you throughout your journey to to a perfect visit for your unforgettable experience once in your lifetime.

We trty to start very early and coordinate with your tour guide to see the impressive sunrise and also to avoid the quantity of people that will arrive in the different train schedules.

Our clients will enjoy a 2 hours and 30 minutes guided tour inside Machu Picchu citadel by our professional guide (time depends of the additional walks)  Our clients will have the best postcard pictures at Machu Picchu then explore each single corner of Machu Picchu.

If you want to additional hike, consider this tour with Huayna Picchu, Machu Picchu Mountain, Sun Gate, Inca Bridge or Inca Trail.

Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu 2 Days

Machu Picchu view from Huayna Picchu

Difficulty: 3 of 5
Duration: 2 days | 1 night
Price: From US $ 489.00
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In addition to Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu you can do  this impressive hike to Huayna Picchu.

Huayna Picchu is the mountain that always leaves in the panoramic of Machu Picchu, it is that steep mountain that is behind the Inca city. Its translation is "Youn Peak" and up to 400 people can enter per day.

In addition, the visit includes the Temple of the Moon, tickets for Huayna Picchu sell out quickly, so in high season it is better to book them 3 months in advance and low season with one month.

The climb, at first glance, seems difficult because of the steepness of the mountain, however technically it is not. It is recommended that those who suffer from vertigo do not climb. The road involves steep sections, stairs, overhangs and breathtaking views

All visitors register their entry and exit in a registration booth. The climb can take between 1 and 2 hours and the descent 1 hour. All this depends on your physical condition.

If the weather is rainy or humid you have to be very careful with the steps because they become dangerously slippery.

Huayna Picchu is definitely an additional alternative that you should not miss.

Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu & Machu Picchu Mountain 2 Days

Machu Picchu view from Machu Picchu Mountain

Difficulty: 3 of 5
Duration: 2 days | 1 night
Price: From US $ 489.00
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In addition to Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu you can add  this  hike to Machu Picchu Mountain.

Machu Picchu Mountain, is a lighter alternative than Huayna Picchu. This 2 km route has recently gained interest, due to the entry restrictions to Huayna Picchu.

The road is not as spectacular or dramatic as Huayna Picchu, however there is abundant vegetation, you can even see orchids along the way. One enjoys the scenery very much and can easily catch one's breath.

The final view is beautiful (3082 meters), you can look at the Inca Trail, the valley floor and the Inca city of Machu Picchu.

Tickets, although up to 800 visits per day are available, may be sold out during the high season. Therefore it is better to book them in advance

Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu & Inca Bridge 2 Days

Inca Bridge - Machu Picchu Hiking Tours

Difficulty: 2 of 5
Duration: 2 days | 1 night
Price: From US $ 449.00
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In addition to Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu we include this easy hike to Inca Bridge.

The Inca Bridge is an original structure that is located west of Machu Picchu Citadel.
This construction is made on stones stacked on top of each other. It overlooks a precipice or a steep fall of 2000 feet and was a critical point for the defense of the city.
To get to this place there is a somewhat narrow but clearly marked path. The walk is simple and can take between 30 and 60 minutes

Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu & Sun Gate  2 Days

Machu Picchu view from Sungate - Machu Picchu Hiking Tours

Difficulty: 2 of 5
Duration: 2 days | 1 night
Price: From US $ 449.00
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In addition to Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu you can do this walk to Sun Gate.

One of these scenarios left by the Incas, is known as Inti Punku or Intipunku, which translates as "Sun Gate", and that is itself a modest architectural ensemble, compared to the citadel of Machu Picchu, but not for that reason less important.

Receive this name because in some periods of the year you can see the birth of the sun from this kind of Inca citadel. The Inti Punku is part of the structures that were built on the royal Inca trail that leads directly to the Machu Picchu Sanctuary today.

Inti Punku Machu Picchu - Sungate

Some studies that have been carried out reveal that this complex, possibly, had been built in order to be a ceremonial space, it is also surmised that this site could have responded in addition to military purposes, since it has a wonderful view of the surroundings, which would have allowed to see the enemies before they reached the citadel of Machu Picchu.

As part of the inca trail, the Inti Punku is located 1 km from Machu Picchu and 2720 meters above sea level. The Inti Punku is not only interesting because of the structures it presents and its location, but also because it is in itself a fantastic viewpoint, from which you can get a great view of the citadel of Machu Picchu and the Vilcanota River, in conjunction with the valley. From this place, Huayna Picchu is also contemplated, a hill that seems to share the structural trends of Machu Picchu, although to a lesser extent.

It is also part of the attractions of the archaeological site of Inti Punku, a system of andenerías, architectural structures for agricultural purposes, constant in the buildings bequeathed by the Inca civilization.

This is the first view of Machu Picchu for hikers of the Inca Trail

Short Inca Trail  & Machu Picchu 2 Days

Inca Trail 2 day - Machu Picchu Hiking Tours

Difficulty: 3 of 5
Duration: 2 days | 1 night
Price: From US $ 459.00
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This tour involves a day of hiking and another full day in Machu Picchu after spending the night in a hotel in Aguas Calientes. The KM 104 trek overlaps with the last stretch of the Classic Inca Trail, which takes you directly to Machu Picchu through the "Puerta del Sol" ("Inti Punku" or Sungate ) There is no doubt that it is an incredible feeling when you enter through the same entrance that the Incas made over 500 years ago.

The tour includes a night of accommodation in Aguas Calientes to rest and relax after a full day of hiking. The follow-up tomorrow you will go up to Machu Picchu to make your tour through the citadel, starting with the first light of the morning only the main entrance opens if you arrive early.

In addition to arriving through the "Puerta del Sol", another advantage of this trail is that it is relatively easy, so it is a good way to feel the hiking to Machu Picchu without being in excellent physical condition (comparated with Classic Inca Trail).

You start at a lower altitude level than other walks and walks, and there isn't a big change in elevation (map here). The trail starts near the KM 104 train station, hence the alternative name for this hike.

Km 104 - Start of Inca Trail 2 Days

The walk takes you to the top of the jungle that surrounds Machu Picchu, full of a great variety of flora and fauna. In particular, you are likely to see different types of orchids throughout of the road

You will also have the opportunity to visit a couple of Inca sites, Chachabamba and Wiñay Wayna, before arriving at Machu Picchu itself.

The distance traveled is a little more than 8 miles and will take 6 to 7 hours. The walk is considered easy to perform. Moderate difficulty, since it is an uphill route and involves some stretches of climbing steep steps.

Keep in mind that, as with the Classic Inca Trail, this hike is based on permits and can be exhausted in high season.

You can consider the new Inca Trail One Day Hike to hike to Machu Pichu in a full day tour if you don´t have much time for your travel.

Other Machu Picchu Hiking Tours

There are many tours that you can take to hike to Machu Picchu. Remenber, visit  only the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu involves a hiking of 2 or 3 hours visiting the places into the city.

  • Machu Picchu Full Day Tour. View more here.
  • 1 Day Inca Trail Tour to Machu Picchu. View more here.
  • Classic Inca Trail Tour to Machu Picchu (4 Days | 3 Nights). View more here.
  • Short Inca Trail Tours & Private Cusco Tour (5 Days | 4 Nights). View more here.
  • Salkantay Treks to Machu Picchu. View more here.
  • Lares Trek to Machu Picchu (4 Days). View more here.
  • Lares Trek to Machu Picchu (3 Days). View more here.
  • Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu in 3 Days. View more here.