Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 Days / 1 Night

2 Days from US $ 450.00
Max Altitude
2650 m.a.s.l
Trip Length
2 Days
Group Size
Min 2 Persons
Physical Level
Moderate
Trip Style
Trekking
LODGING TYPE
Campsite
Availability
All Year
Price From
$ 450
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Overview

Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Experience the magic of the Inca Trail on this 2-day, 1-night trek to Machu Picchu. Led by experienced guides Raque and Edwin, you’ll hike through stunning mountain scenery, lush forests, and ancient ruins.

On the first day, you’ll start your hike at Km 104, following the original Inca Trail to Wiñay Wayna. This incredible site is a must-see for any Inca Trail hiker, and you’ll have plenty of time to explore its winding staircases, sacred fountains, and terraced gardens.

On the second day, you’ll continue your hike to Machu Picchu, where you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of the lost city. You’ll have the whole morning to explore Machu Picchu at your own pace, before returning to Cusco in the afternoon.

This is a moderate trek, so it’s a great option for those who want to experience the Inca Trail without the long days of hiking. All meals and transportation are included, and you’ll be accompanied by a team of experienced guides and porters.

Book your spot on the Short Inca Trail today and experience the magic of Machu Picchu for yourself!

About Terra Quechua Peru

Terra Quechua Peru is a locally-owned and operated tour operator based in Cusco. We have been leading tours to Machu Picchu and other destinations in Peru for over 20 years. We are committed to providing our guests with the highest quality service and the most authentic travel experiences.

Our guides, Raque and Edwin, are both certified by the Ministry of Tourism. They are passionate about sharing their knowledge of Peru’s history and culture with our guests. They will make sure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience on the Short Inca Trail.

Book your spot on the Short Inca Trail today and let Terra Quechua Peru help you create memories that will last a lifetime!

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Itinerary

the Inca Trail begins with transfer from the hotel Cusco to the train station Ollantaytambo. Where we will take the Train to KM 104. At this point we start trek for 3 hours approximately to the well preserved remains of the ruins of Wiñay Wayna (2650 m.a.s.l). On the way we can see beautiful waterfalls. After lunch, we keep walking for about 2 more hours to get the sungate and then we go down to Machupicchu town ( Aguas Calientes )

After breakfast we have an early start and we will walk for 1 hour and half to get one of the greatest archaeological discovery of modern times is revealed. Machu Picchu so get where the most beatiful spot is , the postcard site to take postcard pictures and the  guide will expalin you the history of Machu Picchu, for about two hours an then you will get free time to you will have plenty of time to explore by yourself ( you can climb Huayna Picchu Mountain ( it takes one hour up and one hour down ). And the after you enjoy Machu Picchu you must be at Aguas Calientes station to take the train back to Ollantaytambo Station and bus back to cusco.

Inclusions

Terra Quechua Peru Included

  • Entrance fee to Inca Trail and Machu picchu
  • Bus Consettur  Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes Down  1st day.
  • Bus Consettur  Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu Up 2nd  day.
  • Train Ticket round trip /Ollantaytambo – Km 104 – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
  • Meals 1Lunch, 1Dinner, 1Breakfast.
  • 1 Night in hotel in aguas calientes
  • Transfer Hotel – Station – Hotel
  • Oxygen balloon for any emergency
  • Two-hours guided tour upon your arrival in Machu Picchu ( to explore every important temple of the Santuary).
  • Transfer train or bus station-hotel in Cusco
  • First Aid kit for Emergencies.
  • Free Luggage storage. When you go on the trek it is best to leave any luggage that you are not going to need behind in Cusco.
  • Nearly all the hotels in Cusco provide a secure luggage deposit. Put any valuables in their safe. Very rarely do hotels charge for this service especially if you are returning to the same hotel after the trek. If there are any problems with your hotel we can arrange to store your luggage at Terra Quechua Peru office.

Terra Quechua Peru No Included

  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Lunch and dinner on the last day: after the guided tour at Machu Picchu, you can enjoy free time to further visit the ruins and choose to have lunch either in Machupicchu or in Aguas Calientes at your own expense.  dinner being at your own expense too.
  • Bus Consettur down second day, optional walk for about 1h – 30 minutes
  • Visit to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes: a relaxing way to end-up the trek while you’re awaiting the return train to Cusco, only 10 minutes from the village center, entrance fee is s/15.00 (Peruvian Soles). Towels can be hired in Aguas Calientes
  • Huayna Picchu entrance fee: if you would like to climb this mountain a new entrance fee applies (US$80)
  • Tips: please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish

What to Bring

  • A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
  • Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended
  • Camera and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
  • Sun block
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
  • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET – no malaria risk has been reported
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Toilet paper
  • Small towel
  • Swimsuit (if you wish to go to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
  • Cash in soles and/or US$
  • Original passport very Important.
  • Original International Student Identity Card (in case you have applied for a student discount)
  • walking sticks (rubber covers required in order not to damage the Inca Trail)

Prices

Price information: Price per person 2024 – 2025

GROUP SERVICE PRICE 2024- 2025
Number of People for group :
2pax 3pax 4pax 5pax 6 – 10pax
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Available discounts (these discounts are not cumulative)

Students: US$ 20.00 (students require a valid International Student Identity Card. Please note that Youth Travel Cards are not valid)

Teenagers: US$ 30.00 (up to 15 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)

Children: US$ 40.00 (up to 7 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)

DEPARTURE ON 2024 – 2025

Inca Trail Availability
The exact information provided by you will be submitted to the governmental institution in charge of regulating the access to the Inca Trail and will be included in the official permit to enter the Inca Trail on the requested date. Should there be any change in the above-mentioned data (i.e., New passport number), we kindly request you to inform the Reservation Department at Terra Quechua Tour Operator via email as soon as possible. The government reserves the right not to allow the entry to any visitor whose data are not the exact ones as those in the official permit. Terra Quechua Tour Operator excludes any responsibility for a no entry in case the passenger information has changed without prior notice to us.

Inca Trail permits are available. You can book your trip for this date, 2024 – 2025

 

February: Also note that the Inca Trail will be closed for general maintenance during the month of February each year. Also, closures may occur at various times throughout the year due to inclement weather or other conditions beyond our control. During these periods, any tour affected will do the Lares Trek

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Faqs

As far in advance as possible. The government has strictly limited the number of people permitted on the Inca Trail (permits are issued to about 200 trekkers per day plus 300 porters). We therefore recommend that you try to make your Inca trail reservation as far in advance as possible as soon as you know the dates of your international flights.

Our cooks can provide vegetarian meals no problem. Just let us know your dietary requirements when you book your trek.

We have plenty of clients who have allergies to nuts, wheat, etc. Please give us details of your allergy at the time of booking. Please indicate the severity of the reaction and what type of medicines you have to take in an emergency. If your allergy is severe you must be accompanied by a friend on the trek who is aware of your allergy and the location of any required medicines. Due to the nature of the remote geographical location of the trail and the lack of suitable nearby medical facilities Terra Quechua Peru will not accept any responsibility, either directly or indirectly, for any problems due to your special medical/dietary requirements. We suggest that you to check with your doctor before booking the trek.

You must disclose at the time of booking any medical condition that you may have that could affect your ability to do the Inca trail trek. Terra Quechua hikers reserves the right not to accept a trek booking if we feel that a medical condition may put your life or the lives of any of our trekking staff or other clients at risk on the trek. People with heart conditions, knee problems, severe asthma or are more than 18 weeks pregnant should not participate in the trek. People with mild asthma / diabetes / pregnant less than 18 weeks will have to bring a medical note from their doctor stating that they are fit to undertake the trek. They will also be required to be accompanied by a trekking companion on the trek at all times who will trek at their sides and be familiar with any medicines required in case of an emergency. Terra Quechua Peru reserved the right to cancel the trek booking of a client if the client has not fully disclosed at the time of making a booking a medical condition that may pose a risk to the health of the client and/or other trekkers. No refunds will be given in this instance.

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Why to Choose Terra Quechua Peru

TERRA QUECHUA PERU. Is a full-service travel company. Our reputation for excellence is earned every day by providing the ultimate in value and personal attention. Since our founding in 2012, we have striven to make travel simple, worry-free, and fun for our corporate and leisure customers alike.

What is Terra Quechua Peru's mission?

Terra Quechua Peru is dedicated to providing the ultimate in value and personal attention to its customers, striving to make travel simple, worry-free, and enjoyable for both corporate and leisure travelers.

Who founded Terra Quechua Peru, and what distinguishes it as a company?

Terra Quechua Peru, initially started by Raquel Sanchez and Edwin Medina, is a family-owned travel agency and direct local tour operator headquartered in Cusco. Their extensive personal experience in trekking, along with the fact that it's a 100% Cusquenian Company without any shareholders, sets it apart.

What sets Terra Quechua Peru apart from other travel companies?

Terra Quechua Peru distinguishes itself by its dedication to providing exceptional value and personalized attention to its clients. Since its establishment in 2012, it has been committed to making travel straightforward, stress-free, and enjoyable for both corporate and leisure travelers. Additionally, being a family-owned business with a strong local presence and a wealth of experience in trekking further sets it apart.

What makes Terra Quechua Peru unique in the travel industry?

Terra Quechua Peru's uniqueness lies in its origins as a family-owned travel agency and direct local tour operator. Its founders, Raquel Sanchez and Edwin Medina, have personal experience spanning many years in trekking, offering travelers an authentic and knowledgeable perspective of Peru.

What kind of experience expect with Terra Quechua Peru?

Travelers with Terra Quechua Peru can anticipate a personalized and friendly experience during their trekking adventures. The guides are dedicated to making travelers feel like they are hiking with their own family or friends. Their in-depth knowledge of the region and culture adds an extra layer of authenticity to every journey.

Can Terra Quechua Peru help plan custom trips?

Yes, Terra Quechua Peru specializes in fully customizable trips. They can work with travelers to create personalized itineraries that cater to their specific interests and preferences, ensuring a tailored and unforgettable experience in Peru.

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Emmanuel Leão
2024-01-14
Excelente viagem de 4 dias a Cuzco Todos os serviços contratados mais do que atenderam minhas expectativas. O pessoal de apoio, os guias nos locais visitados, a pontualidade, etc... enfim, uma agência excelente e cem por cento recomendável. País lindo e a melhor agência de turismo que você pode encontrar no Peru,
Jade Lucinda
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2024-01-07
Incredible Trek! Wonderful landscapes, adventure and exquisite attention. Choquequirao Trek totally recommended. The company is very professional. From the day of the briefing, prior to departure, to the organization of each departure and route, accommodations, food and of course the guide. For us MIGUEL was the key to the Trek! Funny, eloquent, kind, responsible... he took care of each one of us, he made sure that we all went well in the Trek, he woke us up before the departures with a great warm tea, and he gave us the best explanations 10 out of 10 to the service ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Gareth Aaron Dougherty
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2023-12-28
Incredible experience in the Peruvian mountain range We did the Salkantay Trek (4 days / 3 nights) and it was an incredible experience. The landscapes are spectacular and reaching Machu Picchu was the best ending. The organisation was perfect, we didn't have to worry about anything, everything was super controlled, the rest of the staff was super and the food was delicious. Special mention to our guide who explained everything in detail and made our trip very enjoyable, always looking out for our enjoyment and safety. We will definitely repeat with Terra Quechua Peru when we return to Cusco for our next adventure. Congratulations to all the staff of this company!
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Tour Inca Jungle consigliato Ottimo tour di 3 giorni Inca Jungle. È una buona alternativa al cammino Inca. Esperienza ricca di adrenalina, con bici, rafting, zip line e trekking. Si chiude con visita guidata a machu picchu. Ottima e molto professionale la guida Jerson, che ci ha accompagnato per tutto il tempo.
Maria Ysabel M
Maria Ysabel M
2023-12-17
Hicimos tour 5 días en Cusco y todo fue mágico, desde que llegamos hasta el día en que nos fuimos.. Edwin Medina gracias Un tour recomendadisimo, siempre fueron atentos con nosotros y se cumplido todo lo pactado, nos divertimos muchísimo
Mike L
Mike L
2023-12-10
6 day Lares trek and package tour. This locally owned company was fantastic. Very easy to work with and far exceeded our expectations! Fantastic food on our Lares trek, totally unexpected, and worthy of the finest restaurants anywhere. We had a custom-made cake in the middle of nowhere for my wife’s birthday out of scratch. I’ll Our guide Bernito (author, archeologist, teacher, expedition mountaineer, chef, and guide all in one!) was a true professional, and very well trained. Very fun to be around as well and great conversation. We highly recommend this excellent company. We feel that we got extra information at Machu Picchu with his years of training. We got a private track and tour and that was worth just a few extra dollars. You should definitely consider these good folks. We are from the mountains of Colorado, US, and found this to be an amazing country and people.
Melynda S
Melynda S
2023-12-10
Lares trek, short Inca trek Fantastic experience! This is a local company with local insight and guidance. I cannot recommend this company enough. Everything was perfectly arranged. Bernito was excellent! We learned so much about the local culture and Incan history from him. This was an experience that we will carry with us in our daily lives forever.
Romain B
Romain B
2023-12-08
4 jours de bonheur en pleine nature Nous avons fait ce super Trek en compagnie de Reynaldo. 4 jours de bonheur dans les montagnes péruviennes. Reynaldo est super, très à l’écoute et très attachant. En ce qui concerne la nourriture, on pourrait se croire dans un restaurant gastronomique, même si nous sommes dans un campement en pleine montagne. Merci pour tout
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Sacred Valley Tour Connection Machu Picchu 2 Days / 1 Night 2d/1n , not to be missed We had an amazing experience with this company. We chose them because of the many 5 star reviews and we are so glad we did. Edwin was committed to giving us the best experience. We loved that they booked everything for us: train tickets, hotel, entrance fees to Machu Picchu, so we didn't have to worry about anything. We were able to relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery and rich history. Our group was small (the two of us and other couples), which resulted in a very intimate and personalized experience. There were many other groups at Machu Picchu that had groups of 15-20 people and we were very happy to have such a small group. It was well worth the cost and I would recommend it to others.
Marilyn
Marilyn
2023-11-30
Machu Picchu Thank you for a wonderful day tour at Machu Picchu. Jose met us at the main square in Aguas Calientes at 1pm and walked with us up to the bus station to take the half hour journey to the gates of Machu Picchu. It was pouring with rain but we managed to climb up to the observation level and waited until the rain stopped and the wind blew the clouds away and we were able to view the amazing citadel. Being 70 & 80 years young and not the fittest we were worried about how we could make the tour but Jose was extremely patient and helped us along the way. It truly was an amazing experience to be able to walk around such an incredible site. Everything was organized for us, the car from Cusco to Ollyantambo, then the Vista dome train to Aguas Calientes, bus up & entry into Machu Picchu and the return journey back to Cusco. Effortless. I would thoroughly recommend this company to anyone.