Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Short Inca Trail:
Private Inca trail hike to Machu Picchu, Guided tour of Machu Picchu.
Trek overview: You can have a fascinating experience hiking the short version of the Inca trail to Machu Picchu! This full-day of hiking allows you to reach Machu Picchu through the sun gate. Do not miss your opportunity to have this unforgettable adventure, contact us now and check availability.
Notice all our tours are fully customizable.
Please look over the itinerary below to see all details and contact us to arrange your once in a life time experience.
*Inca Trail Rules information: please keep in mind that the access to the Inca trail is controlled by SERNANP (Machu Picchu Authority) which has stablished a maximum number of people allowed on the trail per day. Inca trail permits are granted on a first come first served basis so your Inca trail permit will be confirmed only after your passport information and deposit are provided. The Inca trail permits are limited to 500 per day (trek permits are also required for the porters and cooks) so it is very important that we receive your Inca Trail reservations as far ahead as possible.
Short Inca Trail inclusions
• Professional English speaking Guide.
• Inca Trail Permit and Machu Picchu entry fee.
• Cook and Porters support (who carry tents, cooking gear and food).
• Camping Gear (REI Four-season tents, Sleeping Pad, Duffel bag.)
• Portable Oxygen Tank and First-aid kit.
• Nine meals and water during the trek.
• Expedition train ticket (Aguas Calientes - Cusco).
• Bus ticket (Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes).
• Pre-departure information meeting.
• Hotel pick-up and drop-off service.
Day 1: Private Inca trail hike to Machu Picchu
Am. After breakfast you will be transferred to the train station to board the tourist train to Km 104, the start point of our short trek to Machu Picchu. After passing the check point, we will have a four-hour hike to Wiñaywayna Ruins (Which means Forever Young in Quechua Language), the largest and most amazing Inca site of the Inca Trail, here you will have enough time to explore and enjoy the magic scenery. After lunch, we continue our hike through the last part of the Inca trail crossing the stone threshold of Intipunku (Sun Gate at 8,957 ft/2,730 m) and have the most beautiful picture of Machu Picchu; we arrive in the Lost City late in the afternoon, but our private tour will be the next morning so we have the bus journey down to Aguas Calientes.
Evening: Overnight in a tourist hostel in Aguas Calientes.
Meals included: Lunch
Day 2: Guided tour of Machu Picchu.
Early morning, we will have a short bus journey to Machu Picchu. You will have a guided tour of the most amazing and mysterious of all Inca Sites, you will learn about the history of this site, who lived there, how it was discovered in modern times and why the Spaniards never found it. You will have some insight into the various features of the city and after that you will have some free time to really enjoy yourself alone in this spectacularly located site, a lifetime experience that will stay with you forever! Afternoon: Train journey back to Cusco.
On arrival in Cusco, you will be transferred to your Hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast
Short Inca trail trek price: from $490 per person (Min 2 Hikers)
Trek price inclusions:
Professional English speaking guide, pre-departure information meeting, transfers, 1 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes, bus ticket Machu Picchu-Aguas Calientes, Vista dome train ticket Aguas Calientes-Cusco, Two meals (one Lunch and one breakfast), Inca trail and Machu Picchu entrance fees.
Trek price does not include:
International air fares to Peru, airport taxes, meals other than those specified in your itinerary, sleeping bag (If you need sleeping bags please contact us) personal expenses, personal insurance, and tips.