3D2N Inca Trail Adventure (One Day hike on the Inca Trail)

Easy to Moderate

This is the most rewarding adventure to visit Machu Picchu in a short time; you will hike on one of the nicest parts of the Inca trail entering Machu Picchu by way of “Intipunku” or “The Gate to the Sun” the way the ancient Incas did. This is the best alternative for people who do not have the time to do the classic longer route.

All our trips begin with a Scared Valley full day active visit where you will get familiarized with Inca trails and aclimatize before the hike. We spend the night at a hotel in Ollantaytambo to catch the earlier train and reach the trail in time to enjoy a full day of adventure.

Note: This hike needs Inca trail permits and is included in the Inca Trail passenger limit of 500 people per day. We recommend to reserve several months in advance.

Photo: Ian Wilson, Canada
Photo: Renate Eder, Germany
Photo: Frank Slack, USA
Photo: Alex, United Kingdom

Day 1: Sacred Valley Active Visit

On the day before you will hike the Inca Trail at 7:30 a.m. in the morning, we’ll pick you by private vehicle from your hotel for a great Sacred Valley tour. This is the natural and most efficient way to get close to the trail head while acclimatizing and getting familiarized with Inca trails. We will drive over the “Ccorao” pass above Cusco to descend on a winding road to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Here we will hike on Inca trails through the magnificent Inca citadel of PISAC considered as one of the outstanding Inca remains because of the quality of the stone work and breath-taking location on a mountain saddle overlooking the Sacred Valley. After a 1 1/2hour visit and hike we will drive down the mountain for a short visit to the colonial town of the same name with a quick stop at their famous Indian handicraft market. Afterwards we will drive following the Urubamba River downstream to Urubamba city; here we will visit the local food market and have lunch at a local restaurant nearby. Afterwards we’ll visit Ollantaytambo, considered the most authentic living Inca town. This town has been continuously inhabited since Inca times until the present, conserving its original urban layout and stone walled homes. A guided walking tour through the extensive ruins and cobblestone paved narrow streets will make you feel like you are travelling back in time. Stay at Hotel in Ollantaytambo for the night.L, Dinner on your own.

Day 2: Km. 104 to Machu Picchu

We take an early train from the station in Ollantaytambo and ride the train to Km. 104. Here we leave the train, cross the Urubamba River at the hanging bridge built on the foundations of an old Inca bridge. On the other side of the river, we register at the checkpoint and then visit the “Chachabamba” Inca remains: A well preserved Inca site. Afterwards, we begin our ascent on an original Inca trail to the beautiful Inca ruins of "Wiñay Wayna" or Forever Young. Masterful Inca engineering is today’s highlight along the trail, we will visit this spectacular Inca remains that houses a series of Inca baths that also helps pressurize water for an efficient irrigation of the numerous agricultural terraces that produced food for its inhabitants and for nearby Machu Picchu. A stone channel also brought water from Wiñay Wayna to Machu Picchu. We have a picnic lunch nearby and later continue on the Inca trail until we reach "Inti Punku" or Gate to the sun. Here is where we are overwhelmed with the first view of the spectacular city of Machu Picchu below us. A quick descent along the wide royal Inca road and we enter the mysterious citadel for an in depth tour of the site and to spend some time wandering and wondering in the midst of its eternal beauty. In the evening you can stay at the nearby Sanctuary Lodge hotel or you can choose to take the bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes and take the return train to Cusco or stay at a small local hotel. Box Lunch. (Dinner is on your own.)

Total distance : 7 Km aprox.
Maximum altitude point : 2680m (8792 ft)
Minimum altitude point : 2100m (6888ft ft)
Approximate Walking Time : 6 - 7 Hours

Day 3: Machu Picchu
We have a full day to savour and appreciate Machu Picchu on your own and in the afternoon you board the train to return to Cusco. Arrive in Cusco and transfer to your hotel. B (Lunch and Dinner on your own).

Price per person USD$234/56/910/15
Inca trail trek 3D2N Expedition Train890815760720665
Inca trail trek 2D1N Upgrade to Vistadome Train4040404040
Single Supplement120120120120120

Machu Piccchu regulations allow a maximum of 500 people to enter the Inca Trail each day.

Price Includes:
• Transfer from Hotel to Train Station
• Inca Trail entrance fee.
• Service of local official tour guide(s).
• Box Lunch.
• First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
• Ticket fro the bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
• Train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Km104 and from Machu Picchu to Cusco.
• Transfer from train station to hotel.
• Hotel in Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes.

Price does not include:
• Meals not specified on itinerary.
• Optional tipping to staff.
• Lunch or Dinner on 2nd day at M. Picchu.
• Travel insurance.

Your trek guide will accompany you to Machu Picchu and provide a further in-depth guided tour of the site.
Your Guide will stay one more day with you to again visit Machu Picchu for further explanations on the site and to visit other areas of Machu Picchu, hike Huayna Picchu or the Temple of the Moon. In the afternoon return by train to Cusco.

Price per person USD$234/56/910/15
The Guided Visit to Machu Picchu Option **8567615552
Lunch at Sanctuary Lodge (optional)4545454545

**Wayna Picchu entrance is additional US$11.00. Machu Piccchu regulations allow a maximum of 400 people to enter to Huayna Picchu each day.

Price Includes:
• 2nd day entrance fee to Machu Picchu-
• Bus up/down to Machu Picchu
• Guide

Price not Includes:
• Lunch on 2nd day at Machu Picchu