Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – 2 Days / 1 Night
The Sacred Valley and short Inca trail trek to Machu Picchu is one of the most fascinating journeys, starting from Cusco and finishing at a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu. It combines cultural activities and hiking on the original Inca Trail in the cloud forest to Machu Picchu, with outstanding views of the Urubamba mountain range.
Highly recommended for families or individuals with limited travel time.
Highlights of this tour:
- Day 1: Take a scenic train ride from Ollantaytambo to km 104, passing through beautiful valleys. Explore the Chachabamba archaeological site. Hike the original Inca Trail for 3 hours to Wiñayhuana. Enjoy lunch and continue for an hour through lush forests to the Sungate for the first view of Machu Picchu. Descend to the citadel for ample time to explore. Take a bus to Aguas Calientes for an overnight stay.
- Day 2: Take a bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu. Explore the citadel with a private guide. Optionally, hike Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain. Return to Aguas Calientes for lunch and take the train back to Ollantaytambo. Transfer to your hotel in Cusco.