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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Marion S
Marion S
2024-06-23
Fünf -Tages-Trekking-Tour über Salkantay nach Machu Picchu Unser Trip, gebucht über Getyourguide, durchgeführt von Terra Quechua Peru, hat in fast allen Punkten unseren Erwartungen entsprochen. Von der Abholung am Hotel, die zwar deutlich eher als erwartet war bis zur Verabschiedung unseres Guides hat alles prima und reibungslos geklappt. Mir Renaldo und Asencio hatten wir zwei überaus liebenswerte Guides, die immer ansprechbar waren, die Bedürfnisse des Einzelnen berücksichtigt haben und dafür gesorgt haben, das alles reibungslos abgelaufen ist. Unser Koch Javier hat alles getan, damit zu jeder Mahlzeit verschiedene, abwechslungsreiche Gerichte auf den Tisch kamen und an unserem letzten gemeinsamen Frühstück sogar noch eine Torte gebacken. Das einzige, was wir nicht so machen konnten wie gebucht, war der Aufstieg auf den Machu Picchu Mountain. Terra Quechua Peru hatte uns den Aufstieg auf den Huayna Picchu gebucht, obwohl es im Vorfeld anders abgesprochen war. Daher ein Punkt Abzug. Trotzdem war auch die Aussicht von diesem Berg sensationell und abschließend bleibt zu sagen, wir würden Terra Quechua Peru jederzeit wieder buchen🙂
Andre F
Andre F
2024-06-10
Excellent travel agency! We highly recommend it! Mr. Edwin did all the intermediation of our tours in both Cusco and Lima. Always attentive, responding quickly on Whatsapp, in addition to being clear about the information about each of the tours. The prices are fair and he works on the basis of trust, which helped us a lot during our stay. Its staff is punctual, helpful and lively, explaining in detail the main points and historical events. They are also bilingual (Spanish and English), making the experience even better. We highly recommend Terra Quechua Peru!
Carlos Andrés
Carlos Andrés
2024-06-03
Highly reliable agency. The truth is we were pleasantly surprised by the excellent service received by this agency. From the first moment we had contact, until the moment we boarded the plane back to Costa Rica, everything was in perfect harmony and control on their part, they always made us feel safe and confident in every move we would make. Not only are they worth recommending, but when we return, God first, they will be our first choice for the activities we will do. We are really very grateful to their entire work team, which is more than qualified for the activities they dedicate themselves to, and yet, giving more than what they offer. Blessings to each of you and we hope to meet again very soon.
Martin G
Martin G
2024-05-31
salkantay road Incredible experience with this travel agency, which was attentive to all the details. I would definitely recommend it, highlighting the attention of Edwin who was always available to us for any questions or reasons. And thank the entire work team from Reynaldo and Ivan the guides, who accompanied us along the road to Salkantay, the cooks and muleteers.
Claudio
Claudio
2024-05-30
Cusco & Machu Picchu: an unforgettable trip We contracted Cuzco city tour, excursion to Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu, Montaña de Colores and Laguna Humantay with this agency before traveling. The organization was impeccable and any problem that arose, Edwin resolved it immediately, always very attentive at any time. Super recommended. The places visited are spectacular, beautiful. They were all worth seeing. Combination of natural landscapes of great beauty, archaeological sites, culture, history, gastronomy.
Abigeal V
Abigeal V
2024-05-28
Outstanding Experience Our experience with Terra Quechua was outstanding. The guide's deep knowledge and passion for the site were evident, and the tour was perfectly organized. We left with a deeper appreciation for the history and beauty of Terra Quechua
Abdul Q
Abdul Q
2024-05-28
Informative and Fun Tour Terra Quechua provided an informative and fun tour. Our guide was excellent, sharing detailed information and engaging stories about the site. The tour was well-structured and thoroughly enjoyable
Kate Caroli
Kate Caroli
2024-05-24
e do the City tour Cusco, Sacred Valley. Machu Picchu and Coloured Mountain If you want to take your mind off everything and enjoy your trip, you can't miss the chance to choose these travel organisers to show you Peru. The guides are superb, they know the area perfectly and all the stories behind every corner, which makes every visit more magical. At all times they have been concerned about us and have shown great flexibility in terms of preferences. I am very grateful to have had this amazing experience and would definitely recommend it to anyone!
Lau Menendez
Lau Menendez
2024-05-23
Salkantay 5 days Very good experience! I did the 5-day Salkantay trek, domo by domo. As previously the height made me feel bad and after passing 4500 meters I started to feel bad, we looked for an alternative to be able to do the path but ignoring day 2 when we reach 5000 meters. Edwin helped me re-coordinate everything and also kept an eye on the departures. It was a little chaotic at the beginning because the day I had the meeting at the agency I had to go to the doctor to evaluate my lungs and that meant I didn't make it to the previous meeting, but Edwin still received me later at the agency and I help reorganize everything. The guides were 10,000! Edison and Brian, two young guides helped us all the way and were super attentive. It was fun. Edison incredible patience! The chef Gabriel made magic with his hands, the meals were incredible. I am not going to deny that when I paid online from Argentina I was a little afraid, but everything went super well and more than recommended! Then I hired them again for a day trip! Thank you Edison for all the support and Edwin for all the coordination.
leonardo f
leonardo f
2024-05-15
Good agency for first timers in Peru This comment is for people like me who had more questions than answers when seeing the previous reviews of this post. I did an 8-day tour including Lima and Cusco with their main trekking and tourism attractions. In general, the agency fulfilled what was promised from the beginning and in general terms our trip went very well and we did not have any major setbacks. Additionally, the weather was very good throughout the week and that helped a lot. However, there are some things that no one tells you and some pros and cons of taking tours with Quechua terra. 1. In our case, the agency only coordinated and booked the tours with third parties who do offer the tours. There was never a presence of anyone from the agency on the tours, I only saw Edwin (manager) once during my entire stay and it was to cancel the entire tour. Apparently many agencies work like this in Cusco 2. By not having the presence of anyone from the agency, you depend on the subcontracted third party and the luck you have in terms of the guides. In our case everything went according to plan except for the colorful mountain guide who left us abandoned during the walk and we had to go to people around us because my partner suffered from an asthmatic attack. Additionally, he did not give any relevant historical explanation during the tour. 3. The agency's daily communication was reactive and not proactive. Personally, I had to write to them every night so they could give me the instructions from the other day. I felt that they were not very attentive to us, although every time the third parties were delayed or something like that, the agency always responded attentively to my calls. So much so that we finished the tour, left the country and to date we have not received even a goodbye or a thank you. 4. When you arrive in Cusco they literally give you an envelope with documents and reservations and you depend on yourself so that your itineraries and reservations are fulfilled, the agency does not intervene directly and again you depend on third parties. In our case we realized this and we had to rush our visit to Ollantaytambo (we hardly enjoyed it) to be able to take our trains to Machupichu, in this case the outsourced agency left us on our own in Ollantaytambo as if to say "from here on ahead they are alone.” 5. The city tour in Cusco and the sacred valley is done with a tourist ticket that is valid for 10 days, however the agency never tells you this and neither does it tell you that you have access to many other tourist attractions included in the ticket if You have free time in Cusco. We found out about this during the tours but it was too late and we couldn't take full advantage of it before leaving Cusco 6. Hotels and transportation are excellent, especially in Cusco and Lima respectively. We did not have time to plan the trip in its entirety, so this agency was a very good option for us, however I consider that for a second time it is better to plan the trip on your own, it is more enjoyable, without races and of course a lot cheaper since you deal directly with the companies that do the tours.