If you do not have enough time to do the classic Inca Trail this is one of the best option where you can observe flora and fauna including the variety of orchids and birds typical of the area, also fill you with a lot of culture, history and especially the majestic view of the mountains surrounding the Inca citadel of Machupicchu.


Short Inka Trail Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco-km 104 (chachabamba)

This day we start with the pick up from your hotel between 3:30 to 4:00 am, to go to Ollantaytambo train station where we can board the 6:30am train to kilometer 104, the beginning of the trek.

We will go through the first control and then visit the first archaeological side of chachabamba where you will have a respective information of the place, then we will start with an ascent of about three hours approximately to the archaeological side of wiñayhuayna (forever young) where the guide will give you the proper information of the place.

Then, we will continue walking for 1:30 (4km) to the inti punku (sun gate) where we will have the first view of the Inca citadel of Machupicchu, that day we will pass through Machupicchu and we can take our classic photo, then we will go by bus to the town of Aguas Calientes where you will have your accommodation in a hotel and the last dinner in a restaurant.

  • Walking distance: 12 km
  • Estimated trekking time: 5-6 hours
  • Starting altitude: 2100 masl
  • Overnight stay altitude: 2000 masl
  • Maximum altitude: 2730 masl

Day 2: Aguas Calientes-Machupicchu-Cusco

This day we will go up by bus or walking very early in the morning to Machupicchu where you will have a tour with the guide for about 2 hours approx.

After the visit we go to the town of Aguas Calientes to board the train that will take us to the train station of Ollantaytambo and then continue by bus to the city of Cusco.

Included / Not Included

Short Inka Trail Tour INCLUDED:

  • A lunch (box lunch.)
  • One dinner.
  • A bus ticket (Machupichu-Aguas Calientes town).
  • Entrance ticket to Inca Trail and Machupicchu.
  • Transportation Cusco – Ollantaytambo.
  • Train Ollantaytambo-km 104.
  • Train back to Aguas Calientes-Ollantaytambo.
  • Pick up from Ollantaytambo station-cusco.
  • One night in hotel (Aguas Calientes).
  • Professional guide.


  • Walking sticks for the hike (rent 10 USD).
  • Buses up and down (second day).
  • Last lunch.
  • Tips.

What to Birng?


  • Adequate backpack for the tour.
  • Passport.
  • Light sweatshirts.
  • Hiking shoes.
  • Raincoat.
  • Adequate clothing.
  • Water bottle.
  • Sun block.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Sun hat or cap.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Snacks (nuts, chocolates, energy bars).
  • Personal belongings.
  • Extra money.



USD 420.00

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