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  2. Cusco Region
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Cusco: 2-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Product ID: 354141
Enjoy a 2-day Inca Trail journey which start at KM 104 and passes by the famous Wiñay Wayna and Sun-Gate (inti Punku). This is the perfect combination for people who don't have enough time to finish the full Inca Trail.
About this activity
Duration: 2 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Hike through the last part of the original Inca Trail
  • Take in the panoramic views of Machu Picchu from Sun Gate
  • Explore Machu Picchu twice in the same tour
Full description
Day 1: Cusco, KM 104, and Machu Picchu

You will be picked up in the early morning from your hotel from where you will be transferred to the train station in Ollantaytambo. Once there, you will take the train for 1.5 hours to KM 104.

You'll pass the checkpoint at KM 104 from where you will begin trekking for around 3.5 hours to Wiñayhuayna. As you ascend you will be able to take pictures of the beautiful landscapes, including views to the sacred Wilkanota River and Challabamba. At the archeological site of Wiñaywayna your tour guide will explain to you the function of the site, and once you have enjoyed a delicious box lunch you will continue along the classic Inca Trail to arrive to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku).

From this place you will be able to enjoy the beautiful and unforgettable views of Machu Picchu's Citadel, after which you will travel down the trail for around an hour to Machu Picchu to enjoy the sunset. From Machu Picchu you will take a bus for 30 minutes to Aguas Calientes Village, where you will be taken to your hotel. You'll end your day in the evening with a delicious dinner with your guide.

Day 2: Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, and Cusco

Following breakfast at your hotel, you will head to Machu Picchu by bus. Inside Machu Picchu you will receive a 2-hour guided tour during which you will learn about the types of amazing constructions, the engineering of the terraces, and the most important places in Machu Picchu (including how they were used).

When you finish your tour you’ll return to Aguas Calientes by bus or by hiking. Once at the village you you will find that there is plenty to discover, as you explore the shops, crafts, and art, and can also enjoy the hot springs or try new foods. Later in the afternoon you will take the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, where as you arrive you will meet with your driver who will return you to your hotel in Cusco.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional tour guide (2 guides for groups over 5 people)
  • Transportation from Cusco to the train station
  • Train tickets to the trail head
  • Entrance fees to the Inca trail
  • Packed lunch for the first day
  • Bus down to Aguas Calientes town on the first day
  • Dinner and accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Breakfast on the second day
  • Bus up to Machu Picchu on the second day
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • 2-hour guided tour through Machu Picchu
  • Tourist train back to Ollantaytambo
  • Transportation back to Cusco
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees to Huaynapicchu (note that entrance to huaynapicchu is subject to availability, make sure to arrange your ticket at least 1-2 months in advance)
  • Entrance fees to Machu Picchu Montaña. (Note that entrance to Machu Picchu Montaña is subject to availability, make sure to arrange your ticket at least 1-2 months)
  • Travel insurance
  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Lunch on day two
  • Trekking poles
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Backpack or bag
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash
Know before you go
• Passport details are needed at the time of booking
• At least 2 participants are required for this activity to take place
• This tour is not available throughout February
• Vegetarian food is available
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Product ID: 354141