Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2D/1N (with Camping)

Type of Service
Customized Private Tour
Difficulty
Moderate
Frequency
From March to January (Closed on February)
Availability
Every day

Short Inca Trail 2-day with Camping

Get to know the sanctuary of Machu Picchu on a 2-day tour from the city of Cusco. Designed for those with limited time in Peru or those who weren’t able to reserve a space on the 4 day classic Inca Trail. Your private tour guide will take you on a 13km day hike along part of the most famous trail in Peru, the Inca trail to Macchu Picchu!

Day 1 of the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu will take you on a journey through Inca history, visiting the impressive sites of ChachabambaWiñayhuayna and Inti Punku sun gate, before reaching the iconic citadel of Macchu Picchu.

Day 2 will provide you with a second opportunity to visit one of the 7 wonders of the world, only this time at sunrise!

Hiking the Inca Trail with us means completing it with no stress. You can rely on us take care of everything from nutritious food, top notch hiking and camping equipment, private transportation, accomodation in the best campsites and entrance tickets to the national park and Machu Picchu. Most importantly you will be surrounded at all times by the best team of tour guides, cooks and porters who will accompany you on the adventure of a lifetime.

Places to visit :

  • Ollantaytambo
  • Inca Trail
  • Kilometer 104
  • Chachabamba
  • Wiñaywayna
  • Inti Punku Sun Gate
  • Machu Picchu
  • Aguas Calientes
  • Camping at Puente Ruinas
  • Huayna Picchu
From $504 / per person
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Duration 2 Days - 1 Night
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Itinerary

  • 5:00am : Pick up from your hotel in Cusco
  • 7:00am : Arrive at Ollantaytambo train station
  • 7:20am : Train journey to Kilometer 104
  • 8:20am : Hike from Km 104 to Wiñayhuayna
  • 11:30am : Guided tour of Inca ruins and lunch
  • 2:00pm : Afternoon hike to Machu Picchu
  • 4:30pm : 20 minute bus to Puente Ruinas camp
  • 6:30pm : Dinner and overnight in campsite
  • 5:00am : Breakfast in Puente Ruinas camp
  • 5:30am : 1-hour hike to Machu Picchu
  • 6:30am : Sunrise at Machu Picchu
  • 7:00am : 2 hour tour of Machu Picchu
  • Free time to explore the citadel alone
  • 1:30pm : bus to Aguas Calientes town
  • 4:12pm : train journey to Ollantaytambo
  • 5:50pm : Transfer in car back to Cusco
  • 8:00pm : Arrival at hotel in Cusco

DAY 1 – CUSCO – CHACHABAMBA – WIÑAY WAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – PUENTE RUINA CAMPSITE

The Inca Trail 2-day tour begins with pick up from your hotel in Cusco at 5:00am.

After a 1-hour 30 minute drive through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, you’ll arrive at the train station in Ollantaytambo ready to board your train at 7:20am. 

Once you have boarded the train, you will embark on a 1-hour train journey to the start of the hike at Kilometer 104 (2,200m / 7217 ft above sea level).

After crossing the bridge over the Willkamayu River (Sacred River in Quechua), you will arrive at the first control point of the Inca trail. Here you will show your Passport, Registration Card or National Identity Document, to pass through the checkpoint to the national park. The first archeological site of the day, Chachabamba (valley of the trees in Quechua), is a 15 minute walk away, inside a pristine semi-tropical Andean forest, surrounded by fertile land and lush vegetation.

Once you’ve had chance to explore the ruins of Chachabamba, you will begin the 3-hour climb up the mountain trail to Wiñaywayna. The hike is tough but steady, and will treat you to spectacular views of agricultural stepped terraces, cloud forests and glistening waterfalls. Along the trail you will also get to know the local collection of flora and fauna unique to the region. Such as the Wiñay Wayna orchid, the Molle shrub and the Qeuña (Polylepis Racemosa).

At around 11:30am, you will arrive at the impressive archaeological site of Wiñayhuayna. The name means ‘Forever Young’ in Quechua and is inspired by the beautiful orchids that surround the complex. Located 2,650 m / 8,694 ft above sea level, the monument it situated upon the steep slopes of the mountainside, amongst its 40 levels of agricultural stepped terraces, overlooking the Urubamba river. Built by the Emperor Pachacutec in the 15th century, the citadel is one of the most famous sites within the sanctuary of Machu Picchu, and was once an important venue for agriculture, religion and administration. Here your guide will take you on a journey through its history and provide you with an opportunity to rest and eat the lunch box we have prepared for you.

After taking lunch at the Wiñayhuayna ruins, you will begin the afternoons’ hike to the Inti Punku Sun Gate. The andean path and stone steps will be a challenge to the best of us, but after enduring the climb for an hour or so, you will be greeted by the most breathtaking, panoramic view of Machu Picchu. At 2,720 m / 8,923 ft, the sun gate is strategically located to welcome noble visitors of the Inca citadel, acting as a control gate for its elite visitors. As well as offering one of the most stunning views of the sanctuary and its surrounding mountains from above, the sacred site is also famed for framing the sunrise during the winter solstice in June.

With a camera full of photos of that unforgettable view, you’ll follow the trail onward to Machu Picchu. Descending for 45 mins to the gates of the Lost City of the Incas at 2,490 m / 8,169 ft.

Your first encounter with the citadel will be a relatively short one, but since our arrival will be late in the afternoon, there will be few tourists around to share it with.

As there will be plenty more time to befriend the Inca city on day 2, you & your guide will take the 20 minute bus from Machu Picchu entrance to the Puente Ruinas campsite, next to the Urubamba River at 2,160 m / 7,086 ft. Once you’re settled at camp, your guide will bring you hot tea and snacks followed by a specially cooked dinner, prepared onsite by our personal chef.

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DAY 2 – PUENTE RUINAS – MACHU PICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES – CUSCO

With the promise of Machu Picchu on the horizon, you will be woken early at 5am to take breakfast and say goodbye and thank you to the porters and chef. Your wonderful team will be heading back to Cusco with their equipment this morning, leaving you to cross the finish line with only your tour guide.

The ascent to the Inca city is a 1-hour hike, with the aim of arriving at Machu Picchu for the 6:30am sunrise. Once inside the citadel, you’ll be taken on a 2-hour journey through the rich history of Machu Picchu as you make your way through the complex with your personal tour guide. Aswell as visting the famous sites of the temple of the sun, the central plaza and the stepped terraces, you’ll have plenty opportunity to take the bucket list photos you came for atop the panoramic viewpoint of Machu Picchu. Before boarding the bus back down the mountain, your guide will also allow you time to explore the mysteries of the sanctuary alone.

Once you have regrouped with your guide and taken the bus to Aguas Calientes, there will be time to take lunch in one of Machu Picchu towns’ many restaurants (optional extra), before boarding the train back to Ollantaytambo. There you’ll be greeted by your guide and private transportation who will take you on the 2-hour drive back to your hotel in Cusco. Arrival time in Cusco is approximatley 8pm.

*There will also be time to climb Huayna Picchu mountain or Machu Picchu mountain in this tour after your guided tour of the Inca citadel. However please be aware, this will be an extra cost of $70 USD per person and will involve an extra 2-hours hiking. Return to Cusco will therefore be aboard a later train and arrival time in Cusco will be approx 10pm.*

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Included

  • Pick up from the hotel in Cusco
  • Professional English/Spanish speaking tour guide
  • Entrance ticket to Inca trail and Machu Picchu
  • Private transport from Cusco to Ollantaytambo
  • Private transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • Train ticket : Ollantaytambo – Kilometer 104
  • Train ticket : Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
  • Bus ticket : Machu Picchu – Puente Ruinas camp
  • Bus ticket : Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
  • Trekking poles – 2 poles per person
  • All camping equipment: 2 person tents (with enough space for belongings)
  • Dining and cooking tents with tables and chairs
  • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner : prepared by our chef
  • Sleeping bags : suitable for -15° C / 5° F.
  • Thick Comfortable Foam Mattress
  • Pillows and Rain Ponchos
  • Duffel bag for your personal belongings
  • Porters to carry all the equipment, tents, food, and cooking equipment
  • Porter to carry the duffel bag : 7 kg per person (you only need a day pack to carry belongings during the trek)
  • First aid kit and oxygen bottle

Not Included

  • Breakfast on day 1
  • Lunch and dinner on day 2
  • Hike to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain : $ 70 USD (upon client request)
  • Optional entrance to thermal baths in Aguas Calientes (S / .10 soles)
  • Gratuities / Tips for guide, porters and cook

Recommendations to bring

  • Original passport – expiration date no less than 7 months
  • Valid Student ID card (if student booking)
  • Good quality walking boots or shoes
  • Sandals for down time (very important)
  • Baselayers of varying temperatures, especially for the night
  • Thermals, gloves, scarves, wooly hat
  • Good quality trekking socks to avoid blisters
  • Raincoat or long poncho (for rainy season)
  • Waterproof trousers (for rainy season)
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Long trousers
  • Shorts suitable for hiking
  • Wide-brimmed hat – UPV is strong at altitude
  • Canteen water bottle as you should drink plenty of fluid on the trail
  • Headlamp/Torch (very important)
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Medicine/personal effects (eg. contact lense liquid)
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Camera or phone camera
  • Portable battery charger
  • Toilet paper (not usually found on trail)
  • Small travel towel
  • Cash/coins – small denominations – soles & dollars
  • Swimming suit for the thermal baths in Aguas Calientes (optional)

Price and Options

OPTION 1
$504 REGULAR PRICE 560 PER PERSON
(PRIVATE SERVICE)
TRAIN EXPEDITION OR INKA RAIL

(Groups or Families of 2 to 3 people)

OPTION 2
$468 REGULAR PRICE 520 PER PERSON
(PRIVATE SERVICE)
TRAIN EXPEDITION OR INKA RAIL

(Groups or Families of 4 to 5 people)

OPTION 3
$432 REGULAR PRICE 480 PER PERSON
(PRIVATE SERVICE)
TRAIN EXPEDITION OR INKA RAIL

(Groups or Families of 6 to 8 people)

Packing List

ESSENTIALS:

  • Original Passport
  • VALID STUDENT ID CARD (if booked as a student)
  • Immigration card (delivered on the airport upon entering Peru)
  • Good quality backpack (medium sized)
  • Water storage bottle or canteen: Camelbak bottles are recommended, but all need to be sufficient to hold 1-2 litres
  • Comfortable shoes, preferably light with good soles (waterproof goretex for rainy seasons)

IN YOUR LUGGAGE:

The train has a luggage limit of 7-8 kilograms per person. We therefore recommend bringing only important and necessary items to Machu Picchu.

  • 2 Long sleeve shirts
  • 2 Breathable t-shirts
  • 2 Sets of underwear
  • 2 Pairs of socks
  • 2 Hiking trousers
  • 1 Shorts (suitable for hiking)
  • 2 Fleece
  • 1 Waterproof coat and pants (for rainy seasons)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sandals – In case you want to visit the hot springs in Machu Picchu town
  • Small quick-drying travel towel
  • Portable battery charger for your phone and cameras

TOILETRIES:

  • Sunscreen
  • Face moisturiser
  • Bug spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • First aid kit: band aids, moleskin, etc.

ITEMS TO TAKE INSIDE MACHU PICCHU:

We recommend taking a backpack into the citadel, however please be aware that bags of more than 25 liters will not be allowed. Larger backpacks will need be stored outside the gates of the citadel.

  • Water canteen:
  • Sun hat
  • Rain clothes
  • Camera or phone camera
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper and a small plastic bag for waste.
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks, and tips

Additional Information

VISTADOME TRAIN FIRST CLASS: For an additional payment of $50 USD per person, we can include the round-trip Vistadome train in your tour package.

VISTADOME TRAIN

EXPEDITION TRAIN

DISCOUNTS:
* Peruvian Tourists with their valid DNI, Tourists with a passport from the Andean Community (Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia), get a discount. «Does not apply to the Inca Trail tour»
* Foreign tourists with a student card, under 25 years old, current expiration date of the same year, get a discount.

For more information write to us by email: machupicchuviajesperu@gmail.com or to WhatsApp +51 995050803

  • Extra tickets will need to be purchased to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain
  • There are limited number of spaces available per day, so we recommend requesting booking the tickets in advance
  • Once the mountain tickets are sold out for that day, there are no options available for extra tickets
  • The cost to climb the Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu mountain is $ 70 USD per person. This will be added to the total cost
  • Those hiking Inca Trail that wish to do Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, will also be charged an extra $ 70 USD
  • IMPORTANT: Before requesting tickets to the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, check availability by contacting us!
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  • The hotel reservation is subject to space availability.
  • The cost of the tour packages is based on a double or matrimonial room. For an individual room, an additional payment must be made.
  • We can also organize a travel itinerary according to your requirements and the places you want to visit. These can be with category 3, * 4 *, and 5 * hotels.
  • For more queries and information write to us by email:​machupicchuviajesperu@gmail.com

WHY CHOOSE MACHU PICCHU VIAJES PERU?

  • We are a local tour operator based in Cusco with 15 years of experience as a Tour operator 100% Cusquenian Company.
  • We have all the Authorizations and licensed by the Peruvian government as proof that we are an official tour operator.
  • We have the Best Tour guides (Fluent in English and Spanish): We are so proud of our guides! They are highly professional, licensed and degrees by the Peruvian government and speak fluent English and Spanish. They are very knowledgeable and passionate about Incan heritage and history.  Our guides are dedicated to continuous personal and professional development. They do research to ensure that you receive accurately and recognized theories in Incan and Andean cultures.
  • Small groups & Personalized and High-quality service (Customized Private Tour), This fact alone sets us apart from other companies that operate departures with bigger groups.
  • No hidden prices or Surprises/ We Never Pass you onto another operator as most travel agencies do here. We will depart even if you are a group of 02 persons (Departure of tours is 100% guaranteed).
  • We never share services with other companies as most travel agencies do here to Minimize cost
  • We are a Sustainable and eco-friendly tour company, Machu Picchu Viajes Peru has always believed that we should “give back” to the communities we pass through on our treks. Therefore, as part of our commitment to responsible tourism, we socially support and employ these communities.
  • We are committed to social projects and improving living conditions for the children of Peru.
  • Our dream as a locally based company is to create small personalized tours & treks strictly and only operated by local professional staff catering to Personalized and High-quality service.
  • We treat our team of porters the best with a HOUSE for them to sleep in and proper equipment, wages, and health insurance for everyone
  • Master Chefs The best in the Cusco region
  • The food provided on our treks is the best( buffet Style and plenty of food)
  • The best Camping Equipment for the Inca Trail and alternative treks (spacious tents 4 season aluminum poles tents, Eating & Cooking tents, Portable table & chairs, comfortable mattresses, and more…)
  • Our tourist transports are exclusively for our services, which are completely reliable, comfortable, safe and with all the necessary authorizations.

“Machu Picchu Viajes Perú” We know how important it is to trust a trustworthy honest operator to create the adventure of a lifetime while in Peru. Take a look at our reviews and certificates of excellence in Tripadvisor

Where does the tour start and end?
  • All ours tours begins with the pick up to the tourists at the door of their hotels “We pick up to our clients from any hotel located in the city of Cusco”, We recommend to stay close to the historical center of the city of Cusco, it will make it easier to find your hotel.
  • All our tours ends at the door of the hotels, it means the tours will finish with transfer to your respective hotel located in Cusco.
How to prevent altitude sickness?
  • The altitude sickness or soroche can cause you some discomfort during your visit such as dizziness, fatigue or nausea. Try to avoid alcoholic beverages and fatty foods before the visit.
  • To reduce symptoms, try to acclimatize yourself one day before to the altitude of the city of Cusco. We recommend to drink infusions of coca leaf (natural plant used by the Incas) is an excellent option to avoid the actitude sickness.
How is the accommodation?
  • For all the tours which include hotels. We offer hotels of 3* and 4* category, it has spacious and comfortable rooms, bathrooms, hot showers and bueffet breakfast. If the tourist like, you can change the accommodation to a better service. You just have to request it via email for an additional cost.
Which season is the best time to visit Cusco and Machu Picchu?
  • The dry season months between April to December are the best time to come and visit Cusco. During those days the possibility of rain is very little, so the roads are not swampy and the landscapes can be better to enjoy and takes the best pictures. On the other hand, the months with the most rain are January, February and March.
What are the coldest months in Cusco Peru?
  • The coldest season in Cusco are in the months from May to July. During this time the sun is strong in the day, but once it goes down or you spend much time in the shade, it can get very cold. It can go below zero at night, so warm clothes and Jackets are necessary to bring during these months.
How long in advance can I request the tour?
  • We recommend to purchase the tours weeks or months in advance, this because the train and Machu Picchu tickets has a limit of spaces, dont wait until the lust minute to book your tour, other ways you will not be able to find spaces.
During the trip to Machu Picchu, where the big luggages will stay?

The train company that operates to Machu Picchu does not allow the traveler to carry a suitcase that weighs more than 7 kilograms. To go up and visit the city of Machu Picchu, it is recommended to carry a light and small backpack for your convenience; the rest of the luggages you can leave them without any problem at the storage of your hotel in Cusco, or you can also leave at our office in Cusco city, we have an storage too.

Very Important in case you want to book the Inca trail to Machu Picchu:
  • CLASSIC INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS: If you want to book the Classic Inca Trail 4 days, you must to book early to get your desired date. Depending on the month you prefer to do the hike, you may need to book 6 months or more in advance, the limit of spaces for the inca trail 4 days is 400 people per each day.
  • SHORT INCA TRAIL: If you are booking the 1 or 2 day Inca Trail, it is preferred that you also book in advance, however 2 to 4 month in advance would be good, the limit of spaces for the short inca trail is 200 people per each day.
When is the best season to hike the Inca Trail?
  • The best time of year to do the inca trail is between May to October, with August and September being the best months of all. The trail is dry and the weather is lovely. During the rainy season between November to April  the trail will be wet and can make it more difficult.

What will you live in the Inca Trail Tour 2 Days with Camping

  • You will enjoy a 2-day trekking through a sacred path that is full of history, archaeological sites, flora and fauna.
  • You will have the best shots since we will visit the archaeological sites of Winay Wayna, Inti Pata, Inti Punku and Machu Picchu.
  • On the tour you will be able to observe places where the impressive nature is combined with a modern.
  • During the walk we will go through various ecosystems that offer us a diverse variety of flora and fauna of the Andes and the jungle.
  • After 2 days of walking we will arrive at Machu Picchu through the Inti Punku (gate of the sun).

What Our Clients Say In Tripadvisor

At Machu Picchu Viajes Perú our goal is to create the best possible experience for all our clients. Proof of our effort are our recommendations.

Cameron C
Cameron C
25/04/2023
Lovely trip Absolutely amazing trip with this group... and I suggest Sandro with everything, he was beyond knowledgeable and helpful past where he had to or most would, if you are booking tours in peru for any type of trip use this
Sergio F
Sergio F
20/04/2023
Machu Picchu 2023 El tour con la guía Tatiana estuvo excelente, Tatiana se supo adaptar al grupo, sus explicaciones fueron muy claras y didácticas.Muy recomendable!!
Fabian L
Fabian L
20/04/2023
Hermosa visita. Didactica y amena Muy amable, paciente y didáctica. Una hermosa experiencia. Hermoso paseo.Fuimos con amigos y disfrutamos mucho todas las explicaciones historicas
Mariano L
Mariano L
20/04/2023
60's group-birthday celebration at Machu Picchu We were a group of 7 friend celebrating our 60th's in Cusco. Tatiana, the appointed guide, approached us the day before the visit to brief us about the tour and to align expectations. Tatiana showed a deep knowledge, big patience and a great sense of humor in dealing with 7 big boys. She is the main responsible in makung our visit to Machu Picchu a wonderful and unforgettable experience.
Chuangyi L
Chuangyi L
23/03/2023
Meaningful and fantastic experience The tour guide is bravo and patient, and yet knowledgeable. He will answer all the questions related to the local culture if you do that. And the schedule is not tired at all but overall it is satisfying. Great memory and meaningful experience at Peru.
Gordon
Gordon
23/03/2023
Great experience with Sandro Sandro is the best tour guide I’ve ever met. He can explain every question you ask and he is passionate at his work. Gorgeous experience!
Stella Z
Stella Z
17/03/2023
Beichen Zhai This is a very very very gooooood and amazing trip with Domingo and Benjamin. They are professional, kind, friendly, and knowledgeable! They care about us everyday . If I have chance to be with my parents come Cusco again I will definitely choose this agency! I really hope that one day we will meet!!!
Regina M
Regina M
14/03/2023
Tour Valle Sagrado, Moray y Machu Picchu Contrate con la agencia el tour Valle Sagrado, Moray y Machu Picchu y el servicio fue excelente, me brindaron un tour privado y estuvo genial. La atención que me brindaron por WhatsApp fue muy buena resolvieron mis dudas y estuvieron al pendiente de todo.El transporte en excelentes condicones, limpio y el chofer Edwin muy amable.El guía Saul nos brindó una excelente atención e información, nos explico con detalle cada punto del recorrido, aprendimos mucho de los lugares que visitamos.Nos sentimos muy seguras en todo el recorrido.Recomiendo la agencia ya que cumplen con lo que solicitas y ofrecen.
Papla
Papla
10/03/2023
¡Increíble experiencia en el tren! Tuvimos la increíble oportunidad de viajar en el tren Expedition con show de canto y baile en vivo.Nuestro guía Juan Carlos fue muy amable y paciente en Machu picchu.Lo recomiendo al 100%.
Patricia B
Patricia B
23/01/2023
Empresa y guías súper, súper, súper recomendables!!!! Fue una experiencia única!!!! En estos dos días hemos conocido muchísimos restos arqueológicos de la civilización Inca y sobre su historia. Los guías Sandro y Benjamin son dos genios!!!! Todo el tiempo estuvieron a nuestro lado, atentos a nuestros requerimientos y siempre dispuestos a dar un poco más. Nos fuimos con la sensación de haber aprendido muchísimo y de haber conocido a full el Cusco. Son 1000% recomendables!!!!

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