2 Day - Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - Group

You have heard about the Inca Trail, which is one the most famous routes to get to royal grounds of Machu Picchu.  The Inca Trail crosses selected points of the beautiful Inca sacred valley that is unique for its amazing landscapes. The Inca Trail it takes between 4 to 5 days, is physically challenging and you need to camp in the Andean highlands to do it.  Are you looking another way to do it?

We have a comfortable 2 day Machu Picchu trek to travel as a group and still it will give you a rewarding perspective on how to get to such amazing ancient city full of legends.

The 2 day trek, does not contemplate camping or hiking, instead you will travel by a Expedition train and enjoy the superb scenario of the Inca Valleys until you get to a point to disembark and from a designated location you will walk the trail and get to the 'Sun gate'.  The views from this panoramic landscape will encourage you to finish, one in a lifetime experience, the Machu Picchu trek.

Best month of the season to travel are between May and September, however, you can do this 2 day Machu Picchu trek on March and April as well as on October to January but you can face some rainy showers during those last months.

The 2 day Machu Picchu trek is one of the Machu Picchu deals to get on board.

2 Day - Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - Group
USD 475
Price per person
2 days


Itinerary at a Glance

  • DAY 1

    Cusco - Wiñay Wayna - Machu Picchu

  • DAY 2

    Machu Picchu Tour – Return train to Cusco

  • Itinerary

    DAY 1 : Cusco - Wiñay Wayna - Machu Picchu

    Your adventure is very early in the morning as we head off the city of Cusco to get on your 2 day machu picchu trek.  At the train station,  we will get prepared and as soon as we leave the train station, the open landscape, mountains and scenery will captivate you during your train journey that last few hours.   Once we have finished our first route on train ride, the start of the  Inca Trail will began for us.  After walking for around 4 hours, we would reach an impressive Inca site called 'Forever Young'.  This Inca site is know in native Quechua language as a 'Wiñay Wayna' at 2,680m / 8,792 ft above the sea level, and it is considered one of the most beautiful Inca sites claimed by foreign travellers.

    Our Machu Picchu trek, will also allow us to get to 'Inti Punku' or 'Sun gate' at 2,730m / 8,792ft.  From this fantastic location, you will get a panoramic glance of Machu Picchu at 2.400m or 7,873 ft and head towards this amazing ancient city.   

    But before visiting Machu Picchu, our first stop will be in Aguas Calientes town next to the legendary Inca royal city. At this town we will have some dinner, rest well so we can leave again at very early morning to the claimed ancient site by Unesco as a World Heritage Site. There will no much too wait to get done our  2 day machu picchu trek.


    DAY 2 : Machu Picchu Tour – Return train to Cusco

    It’s another early day for you to look forward.  Your breakfast will be ready before leaving the hotel but we need to get on time to catch our bus at least by 05:30 am.

    You already saw Machu Picchu somewhere at home, a picture, magazine, film, but never imagine to be this close.  It’s a special moment for you, and for sure this moment in time will become an unique experience for everyone.  Because your travel experience is leading to choose us, we will take care of you once you get to this ancient city.  At your arrival to Machu Picchu we will showing you the most important aspects of this site and during your whole  2 day machu picchu trek with us.  

    On this 2 day trek you notice, the mountain facing Machu Picchu does a sensation of guarding the citadele.  This mountain is called Huayna Picchu (2,720m/8,890ft) and you will spend around 45 minutes in climbing it.  New governmental regulations, are asking travellers to seek permission before getting to the top of this mountain.  You can ask us to get this permit for you in time.

    Finished your 2 day trek,  we will meet in Aguas Calientes and have a lunch there to share our experiences all together. You will have some time, in walking around picturesque streets of Aguas Calientes and see something of your interest.

    Our return to Cusco will be by train first to Ollantaytambo and changing for a private transport to finish our journey in Cusco.

    You can stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes and by getting this choice you are extending your visit to Machu Picchu, the following day.  Some other travellers want to try the local hot spring waters from this town.  One way or another is good to know that we have the best Machu Picchu deals to provide you for your additional length to stay.

    Probably you have already have done some research of the different options and treks available to get to Machu Picchu. We have to remind you is no longer possible to stay a night on the Inca Trail for the 2 day, 1 night trek.  On the 2 Day Trek, you need to pass the night always in Aguas Calientes.

    Regarding Huayna Picchu, to obtain the permits, need to be booked well in advance and are two time sessions only: 7 - 8am or 10 – 11am.  Please note: if you get the permits for the 7am start you will no be able to get the Machu Picchu guided tour.


    Price Includes

    • Professional bilingual tour guide
    • Assistant tour guide (for groups of 9 or more people)
    • Collection from hotel (for groups of less than 9 people)
    • Transportation – round trip train journey (Expedition train service from Cusco to Km 104, Aguas Calientes town to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco)
    • Collection from Ollantaytambo train station (on day 2)
    • Entrance fee to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
    • Day 1 - 1 boxed lunch to be carried by each tourist and 1 dinner
    • Day 2 - 1 breakfast in Aguas Calientes
    • Bus tickets R/T
    • 1 night at 3 star hotel in Aguas Calientes Hotel
    • Oxygen bottle
    • First Aid kit

    Price Not Includes

    • Single room and tent
    • Walking sticks
    • For the Inca trail – first breakfast, lunch and dinner on the last day are not included
    • Wayna Picchu Entrance
    • Gratitude
    • Meals that are not stated
    • Travel insurance - You are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

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    "Incredible experience overall. I have nothing but amazing things to say about Valencia Travel. We did the Sacred Valley tour as well as 4 day trek to Machu Picchu. Alex and Rene were our tour guides and they were both very informative and helpful. Alex was so passionate about his culture and history lessons that it felt even more special. The porters as well as the chef..."

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