Short Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu

  •  KM 104 - Start on Inca Trail 2 Day - to Machu Picchu with Kenko Adventures
  • Hiking the Inca Trail 2 days to Machu Picchu
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  • Hiking Wiñaywayna in the Inca Trail 2 Day Tour
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  • Arriving to Machu Picchu in the Inca Trail 2 Day tour

Short Inca Trail Tour 2 days is perfect to get Machu Picchu for Sunset, without people and perfect time for your postcar pictures, and also You can experience Sunrise at the lost Inca city

Have a great adventure before reach Machu Picchu with our unique and special superior service and enjoying at the same time a fantastic hike through many archaeological sites and arrive to Sun’s  Gate (Inti Punku), prepare yourself to be amazed with the best panoramic view of Machu  Picchu Inca City. (special itinerary Only by Kenko Adventures).

There are a lot trekking routes which take us to Machu Picchu city, but only in this hikking trail you will have a chance to visit Machu Picchu for 2 consecutive days! for Sunset and Sunrise, It is ideal for those whom do not have much time to do the full Clasic Inca Trail 4 days but you can hike the last part of this route to reach Machu Picchu by this autententic Inca trail (Check the itinerary).

During the trek our clients will enjoy a short ride on comfortable Expedition Class train with service on board then You will  crossing the Incas Sacred Valley which offers generous flora and fauna, and also unrealistic views of the Andes Mountain til reach to  tropical forests or hight jungle, where is located Machu Picchu Natural National park.

The Inca Trail in 2 days has fewer requests than the Classic Inca Trail, however it is better to check the  Permits and availabilities online and you can organize your trip much better.

 Short Inca Trail 2 Day Map

Our hike starts by kilometer 104 of the train route from Cusco to Machu Picchu. This hikking trail  route has a total of 12 kilometers or 6 miles of cobbled and authentic Inca Trail road. Through this adventure we will  visit more archaeological sites like: Chachabamba, Wiñayhuayna, Intipata, and Inti Punku or Sungate. We  will also hike the traditional inca trail and finally with Machu Picchu Citadel.

¿ALTITUDE SICKNESS?

We have a new training program for Altitude Sickness. Our coaches recommend a proper preparation if tourists choose to do the trekking, hiking tours or adventure tours like Inca Trail hiking tours. Our program consist in 6 hours with an adequate training by experienced and  professional mountain guides and trekking tour guides in Peru. More information here.

Upon our  arrival the clients will visit Machu Picchu Citadel by the afternoom for your perfect postcar pictures with very very few people.  Upon completion of the hike, our service includes a 3 stars hotel.

The second day, coordinating previously with your tour guide, you will have the chance to appreciate the impressive Sunrise at Machu Picchu city, and also our walking tour included the inca bridge hike for free that is located at Machu Picchu Inca site. If you made your booking for Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu Mountain, so Kenko Adventures tour guide is going to take you to the entrance of this extra hikes, where you will have a 360 view for your best Machu Picchu pictures. (Please check online Huayna  Picchu availability and Machu Picchu Mountain availability and confirm Us at booking time to get your tickets).

Short Inca Trail Map

More maps of short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - Km 104 (Pdf map, altitude maps, Google Mapshere!

 Short Inca Trail 2 Day hike to Machu Picchu Permits

You can check Our availability and permits for 2 Day Inca Trail online. please click on month box and choose your month and day trip for this extra hikes on this availability and calendars for Short Inca Trail.

Why you should do the Short  Inca Trail Tour with Kenko Adventures?

Kenko Adventures is young company but 100% local tour company, passionate about providing excellent services with our professional and experimented local team and beyond this, we are focused in offering experiences and memories, that you will keep forever; we are proud to have local manager working hard for every single detail to assure that Our clients are going to have the best experience in Their lifes. From your first contact with us, you will notice the difference as we do care about your concerns and doubts, we are always eager to assist you in everything that you would consider important. 

If it is important for you, it is important for us!

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What does Superior 2 days Inca trail service included?

  • Superior private service.
  • Pick up from Cusco airport and transfer to your hotel in Cusco.(we need fly details and arrival time)
  • We guarantee your departure, when you book with Us. 
  • Briefing service 2 or 1 day before your tour by your guide.
  • Professional English speaker tour guide.
  • Free shipping of luggage to Aguas Calientes town by train (Our Clients can send by train all your staff that you will need at the hotel and for second day)
  • Private Walking tour in Machupicchu.
  • extra hike to Inca Brigde. (25 minutes walk)
  • 3 stars hotel at Aguas Calientes. (we included Terrazas de la Luna Hotel or Inti Punku Hotel)
  • Meals as specified on the itinerary (B, L, D)
  • Entrance fee ticket to short inca trail trekking route.
  • Entrance ticket to Machupicchu Inca City.
  • Round trip bus tickets from Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes.
  • Private transportation from Cusco to Ollantaytambo (first day)
  • Expedition train tickets from Ollantaytambo to kilometer # 104.(If you want to get the Vistadome train service, Contac Us please
  • Expedition class return train ticket at 15:20 pm from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (according to availability, second day)
  • Private transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.(second day)
  • Professional trekking equipment.
  • 01 pair of walking sticks per person, highly recommended.
  • 01 oxygen tanks and first aid kit in emergency cases.

What does not include?

  • The first breakfast (usually all Cusco hotels include breakfast)
  • Huayna Picchu mountain or Machu Picchu mountain ticket (if you are interested please consult with our sales executives)
  • Last lunch in Aguas Calientes (you can make a better choice, there are a lot of different options for restaurants)
  • Tips.

FULL ITINERARY FOR YOUR SHORT INCA TRAIL 2 DAYS TO MACHU PICCHU.

Day 01: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes

 Our tour start in Cusco city, We pick you up from your hotel at 06:00 am in our private transportation and your professional tour guide then you will drive for 1 hour and 30 minutes to Ollantaytambo train station. Here you will board the expedition class train (07: 45 am departing time) this ride will take 1:10 hrs approximately, on board you will appreciate the amazing Andes Mountains and Glaciers of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. After one hour the scenery will have a radical change as we will enter through the tropical forests and we will reach km 104 where we start Our hike. on short Inca Trail.

2 day inca trail to machu picchu. star of trek

Before initiating the hike, we will access to the Main check point with our personal documentation and tickets which our company had previously arranged. You can also use the restrooms before start the hike.

We hike will start visiting an archaeological site named Chachabamba and then we will have a moderate climb with lush biodiversity, specially flora since in this area there are a lot of endemic orchids and fern species. After a few hours we will reach a small waterfall for break and snacks then we will visit the second archaeological site named Wiñayhuayna in which Kenko Adventures tour guide will explain to you about its ancient function of this site and you will have your free time to explore the site by yourself on Your own.

2 day inca trail to machu picchu - Wiñayhuayna

We will continue our hike and arrive to the last campsite of the 4 day Inca trail hikers where We are going to stop for Our lunch (we included a box lunch for everyone), continuing with our adventure; this section of the trail is easier because is goin up and down until reach Inti Punku (Sun Gate), At this point we will have the first fantastic view of Machu Picchu Citadel from Inca Trail.

2 day inca trail to machu picchu sungate

After taking our photos from Sun gate  we will continue for another 40 minutes downhill til arrive to Machu Picchu and visit it for Our first day.

Machu Picchu at end of first day

Finally, We will reach Machu Picchu right over postcar picture to enjoy the Sunset. then We will board Our bus to Aguas Calientes town (we included bus tickets) where you will be accommodated  at 3***  stars hotel, our service will include the dinner and a glass of Pisco Sour (national peruvian drink) that night in a restaurant nearby .

  • Meals: Snacks, box  Lunch and dinner.
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Hiking distance: 12 kilometers
  • Accommodation: 3 stars hotel
  • Minimum Altitude:  2000 m.a.s.l. / 6600 fts. (starting trekking point, km 104)
  • Maximum Altitude: 2700 m.a.s.l. / 8900 fts.  (Inti Punku or Sungate)
  • Climate: Sunny during dry season. Cold, windy and cloudy during rainy season.

Day 02: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu - Cusco

We advise to start very early in the morning this day for various reasons: to have the opportunity to see the Sunrise in Machu Picchu Inca citadel, in order to take the famous postcar photo of the citadel without many people inside, and also to avoid long lines to reach Machu Picchu, then your tour guide will lead you to the Inca Brigde with amazing views of Machu Picchu Valley, and Vilcabamba mountain range. After this site you will come back to start the walking tour at Machu Picchu Inca city.

 

2 day inca trail to machu picchu - in Machu Picchu

Once in the Inca citadel, our clients will have a private walking tour for 2 hrs 30 minutes exploring the best places of this wonder and then have some time to visit interesting places like Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (we advise to book those tickets with a minimum of 2 months in advance)

After finishing the tour, our clients will board the bus down to Aguas Calientes in which the train station is located and then catch the train according the arranged schedule to Ollantaytambo train station. From here our transfer will pick you up with our private transportation and lead you back to Cusco city, directly to your hotel. End of our services.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hiking distance: 0 kilometers
  • Minimum Altitude:  2000 m.a.s.l. /6600 fts. (aguas clientes)
  • Transport: Round trip bus to/from Machu Picchu, train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, minivan vehicle to Cusco.
  • Climate: Sunny during dry season. Cold and cloudy during rainy season.

We need 2 people minimums to open this tour if you are two we can do it! 

 Our Goup service price $ 459 USD per person

Superior short Inca trail Private service Price:

We need 1 person minimums to open this tour if you are two we can do it! 

Our Price for solo Traveller is $ 520 USD 

Our price $ 489 USD per person for 2 people.

Our price $ 469 USD per person for 3 people.

Our price $ 459 USD per person for 4 or more people.

EXTRAS:

  • Ticket for Huayna Picchu Mountain Hike: $70 USD per person
  •  Ticket for Machu Picchu Mountain Hike: $70 USD per person
  • Vistadome Train: $ 50 USD per person – (ONLY ONE WAY)

what we included for this prices:

  • Superior private service.
  • Pick up from Cusco airport and transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
  • We guarantee your departure, when you book with Us. 
  • Briefing service 2 or 1 day before your tour by your guide.
  • Free shipping of luggage to Aguas Calientes town by train (Our Clients can send by train all your staff that you will need at the hotel and for second day)
  • Professional English speaker tour guide.
  • Private Walking tour in Machupicchu.
  • extra hike to Inca Brigde. (25 minutes walk)
  • 3 stars hotel at Aguas Calientes. (we included Terrazas de la Luna Hotel or Inti Punku Hotel)
  • Meals as specified on the itinerary (B, L, D)
  • Entrance fee ticket to short inca trail trekking route.
  • Entrance ticket to Machupicchu Inca City.
  • Round trip bus tickets from Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes.
  • Private transportation from Cusco to Ollantaytambo
  • Expedition train tickets from Ollantaytambo to kilometer # 104.(If you want to get the Vistadome service Contac Us please)
  • Expedition class return train ticket at 15:20 pm from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (according to availability)
  • Private transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Professional trekking equipment.
  • 01 pair of walking sticks per person, highly recommended.
  • 01 oxygen tanks and first aid kit in emergency cases.

Students discount

students from 12 to 17 years old, they get discount of $20.

 children from age of 2 to 12 they get discount of $20.

children from the age of 0 to 2 they are free.

We need a copy of your passport at info@kenkoadventures.com.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOUR TOUR

Have a look carefully the next information; it will help you answer any of your questions about our service and tours in Cusco and Machu Picchu.

WELCOME TO CUSCO

You will be welcomed at Cusco airport and we drive you to your hotel, please send us the information about flight details at least 14 days prior to your trek or tour. Look out for our representative holding an KENKO ADVENTURES logo at the arrival terminal. It can be done on any date that is best suited to you!

THE BRIEFING

We use to visit at your hotel 6 pm or if you prefer during the day 9am to 1pm or 3pm to 5pm, please you could send us an email with details to get your briefing time Will be ready any time for our clients.

CAN I STORE MY LUGGAGE AT YOUR OFFICE?

Of course! During the Cusco Machu Picchu Tour your main luggage can be store at our office or at your hotel, both are for free. Please don´t pack anything you will need for your hike.

HOW TO BOOK THE TOUR?

FIRST, to book our day tours and Machu Picchu Tours, we need you to fill out our booking form with your personal information by clicking on BOOK NOW.

Please be ready with the next information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group).  We cannot purchase an entrance to Machu Picchu or the train without the following information:

Personal information (your full name, exactly as on your passport):

Gender

Passport number

full name

D.OB. (dd / mm / yyyy)

Nationality

SECOND, we require a deposit of US $ 250.00 per person in order to purchase your entrance to Machu Picchu and train ticket.  You can make you deposit by PAYPAL and by Interbank. 

number account bank 420-3107104602 .

WHAT ABOUT THE BALANCE?

It could be greatly appreciated if our clients pay in cash at your briefing time in the hotel (US dollars or Peruvian soles) here in Cusco. We have many cash machines in the historical center to withdraw money.  You can also pay by PAYPAL Online.

HOW DO I QUALIFY FOR THE STUDENT DISCOUNT?

According to our government Laws you must be under 18 years of age at the time of your trek, tour, or visit to Machu Picchu (students 18 & above need ISIC cards). For example, if you book a trek at the age of 17 but you turn 18 before you do your trek, you do not qualify for a student discount.

 students from 12 to 17 years old, they get discount of $20.

 children from age of 2 to 12 they get discount of $20.

children from the age of 0 to 2 they are free.

All students must send a copy of their passport at booking time to get the discount.

We need a copy at info@kenkoadventures.com.

HOW DO I GET THE STUDENT ISIC CARD DISCOUNT?

The ISIC Student can get Discount of US$ 20.

You must have a valid current internationally accepted ISIC card in your name.

They could apply for the ISIC Card at https://www.isic.org/

You must provide a copy of your ISIC card at your booking time.

Send us a copy at info@kenkoadventures.com.

MAY I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER THE TICKETS HAVE BEEN BOUGHT?

 “No”. Once the tickets have been bought the government does not allow any changes, so we can’t change any departure date. Tickets are not transferable nor refundable unfortunately.

*** If you cancel your Cusco Machu Picchu Tour, the deposit is not refundable at all!

DO I NEED MY ORIGINAL PASSPORT FOR THE CUSCO MACHU PICCHU TOUR?

Yes, you have to get your original passport and it is very important and it have to be the same passport number that you sent to us at book time, and also train ticket, other entrances and reservations Will have the same document. The rangers will check when you enter Machu Picchu. The train company will also check your passport before to board you’re the train.

In case you are changing your Passport or you lost and you get a new one, go ahead and send us your new passport information to secure your permit, and we can change it and when you get to our country no surprises and everything Will be fine.

HOW IS THE CLIMATE IN CUSCO?

The climate in our country is very variant and does not consider the normal 4 seasons. Here, in just one day we can see all of the seasons! And this is why we recommend our visitors to be prepared for any occasion, either for rain or sunny days.

A very important factor which alter our world is global warming, which has evolved into a high risky contributor due to the glaciers melting in Peruvian Andes, and it also affect the normal development of our weather.

Nonetheless, something that is very marked in our country and in some cities here in the Andes is that we only have 2 main seasons during the year:

Dry Season: We consider the dry season from the end of April until the end of September, in this period the first rains will start. For this reason, this is the best time to visit our region and our amazing Machu Picchu and also avoid any inconveniences.

Rainy Season: This season starts on October until the end of April approximately, so during this time it is advised to all of our visitors to pack their belongings into waterproof bags, as in our region it can be sunny the first 2 hours and then have a heavy rain.

We know that there are extreme climates worldwide, but this must not stop us from our longing and desire to explore the world, to discover marvelous cultures and interact with them. Be welcomed to Perú and Machu Picchu.

Huayna Picchu Mountain:

This mountain is located inside Machu Picchu Archaeological Park, which is located at 300 meters more than Machu Picchu Inca Citadel; here it takes approximately just 45 minutes hiking up and other 45 minutes hiking down. This Mountain conserves some archaeological remains as the Moon Temple and other precincts that are interconnected with authentic trails, steps, tunnels and natural formatted caves which made the view more interesting. Without any doubt, this is one of the best attractions of Machu Picchu; the Huayna Picchu Mountain offers a 360 grades view and a stunning view of Machu Picchu Inca Citadel, Machu Picchu.

Mountain and the famous Sun Gate (Inti Punku). Currently our government through Ministry of Culture, maintain the visitors income controlled per day, only 400 tickets are offered per day and divided in 2 groups of 200 each. The first schedule starts from 7:00 to 08:00 am and the second from 10:00 to 11:00 am, for this reason its demand is growing day by day and if any of our visitors is interested in this hike, then it is necessary to make a booking at least with 3 months in advance in order to guarantee their visit to this extraordinary place. (Check de Huayna Picchu Availability)

Machu Picchu Mountain:

This mountain is located inside the park as well, and is only 1:20 hrs away hiking by your own. Once you reach the summit, you will take impressive photos with panoramic views of the entire valley in which is situated Machu Picchu inca citadel, you will also have impressive views of the Andes Mountain range and the glaciers that protect this unique ecosystem.

The demand to obtain permits for this hike is quickly growing up, for this we advise a minimum of 2 months in advance to book the tickets, as there is a limit for visitors per day to experience this amazing hike. This hike has 2 schedules, the first from 07:00 am to 08:00 am and the second from 09:00 am to 10:00 am with a limit of 200 people per group. (Check the Machu Picchu Mountain Availability)

NOTE: Kenko Adventures guarantees the visit to these attractions in any of our tours if you make the booking early enough in advance.

 

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