Inca Trail 2 days

  • Duration:2 days
  • Altitude:2700 m.s.n.m.
  • Difficulty:Moderate

Tour Description

Inca Trail 2 days is the most recommended option, suitable for those who don’t have as much time to complete the full Classic Inca Trail but still desire an authentic experience. Along the way to Machu Picchu, you’ll encounter impressive archaeological sites, breathtaking views of exotic mountains, fantastic valleys, snow-capped peaks, waterfalls, as well as a wide variety of flora and fauna from the cloud forest.

Those who trek this option of the Inca Trail will have the privilege of seeing the Machu Picchu citadel in the afternoon when it’s less crowded with tourists, allowing for unforgettable views of Machu Picchu. You can also visit the Machu Picchu citadel again the following morning.


DAY 1: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Chachabamba – Sun Gate – Machu Picchu

We’ll pick you up from your hotel at 4:00 am to head to Ollantaytambo, where the train station is located. From here, it’s an 80-minute train ride to reach Chachabamba at 2000 meters above sea level in the cloud forest. Then we’ll proceed directly to the checkpoint in Chachabamba where your hike will begin (make sure to have your passport handy). Our first stop is the beautiful Inca site, also called Chachabamba. Afterward, we’ll start a gradual uphill hike for 4 hours to reach the most beautiful Inca site, Wiñay Huayna (Forever Young), located at 2700 meters above sea level, providing the perfect opportunity to learn about Inca history. While enjoying exotic views of mountains, fantastic valleys, glaciers, and the Urubamba River. Next, a delicious boxed lunch, and then we’ll hike to the Sun Gate, one of the entrances to the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. You’ll have the privilege of seeing the citadel almost empty of tourists. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the area and get the best photos. After that, we’ll take the bus to the town of Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes) located at 2000 meters above sea level where we’ll have dinner at a local restaurant. We’ll spend the night at a hotel. We recommend going to bed early so you can fully enjoy Machu Picchu the next day.

Difficulty: Moderate.
Distance: 12 km. / 7.5 Miles.
Altitude: 2000 meters above sea level & 2700 meters above sea level.
Time: 8 hours.
Weather: Warm and Humid.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel.

DAY 2: Machu Picchu Citadel – Cusco

We’ll wake up early this morning to be among the first people to enter the Inca Citadel. We’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast, leave the hotel, and head straight to catch the bus to be among the first to ascend Machu Picchu at 5:30 am. This will allow us to witness a spectacular sunrise at Machu Picchu, which is truly a magical and unforgettable sight. We’ll have a guided tour lasting 2 to 3 hours where your guide will share the history and point out the best spots to get the most incredible photos. After that, you’ll have free time to explore the urban area on your own (please note that once you leave the Machu Picchu citadel, you won’t be able to re-enter on your own).

Then, you’ll take the bus from Machu Picchu to the town of Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included) where you can appreciate the town of Aguas Calientes and have free time to visit the town of Aguas Calientes (optional). In the afternoon at the designated time, you’ll take the train back to Ollantaytambo, where you’ll meet the driver and return to the city of Cusco, your return will be directly to your hotel.

  • Difficulty: Easy.
  • Altitude: 2000 meters above sea level & 2400 meters above sea level.
  • Time: 2 – 3 hours.
  • Weather: Warm and Humid.
  • Meals: Breakfast (hotel).


The tour includes

  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel.
  • Professional guides.
  • Transportation.
  • Entrance to the Inca Trail.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu.
  • Train tickets.
  • Bus tickets.
  • 1 lunch (Box Lunch).
  • 1 breakfast (Machu Picchu hotel).
  • 1 night in a 3-star hotel in Machu Picchu town.
  • First aid kit and oxygen tank.

Not included

  • Food.
  • Walking sticks.
  • Tips (Optional).

Additional hikes after Machu Picchu Tour.

Huayna Picchu: $75 per person. Tickets must be reserved for the last day from 10 am to 11 am, this takes 2 hours round trip.

Machu Picchu Mountain: $75 per person, the highest mountain in the area also called Machu Picchu Mountain, takes 3 hours round trip.



– Good hiking backpack (25 to 30L).
– 2 liters of water.
– Sun hat.
– Sunglasses.
– Camera.
– Toilet paper.
– Plastic bag for waste.
– Sunscreen and lip balm.
– Personal first aid kit.
– Hand sanitizer.
– Insect repellent and suitable clothing for mosquitoes.

Official Documents:

– Valid and original passport (the same one you used to book your hike).
– Travel insurance (it is highly recommended to purchase travel insurance for your trip).


– 1 t-shirt.
– Comfortable pants.
– Jacket.
– Underwear.
– Hiking socks.
– Sweater or fleece.
– Swimsuit.


– Trekking shoes.
– Tennis shoes or sandals or other comfortable footwear.

Extra Money:

– Beverages.
– Souvenirs.
– Tips (Optional).

Payment Methods

First, please send us your details.

To reserve your Machu Picchu tour, we need you to complete this list with the following information for each participant. We cannot purchase permits and tickets to Machu Picchu without the following information:

  1. Personal Information.

  2. Gender.

  3. Passport Number.

  4. Date of Birth.

  5. Nationality.

We require copies of the passport for each participant in the reservation.

Second, confirm your reservation with a deposit.

(applies only to Machu Picchu tours and multi-day packages)

To reserve, a deposit of 200 USD plus a PayPal commission fee of 11 USD is required, totaling 211 USD per person.

You can make your deposit online for more information:

Third, choose the payment method


  • Payment through Western Union

  • Recipient's full name:

  • Name: José Luis Pérez Ramos

  • Email:

  • Identification document: 47455758

  • City: Cusco

  • Country: Peru

  • After making the deposit, you will be provided with the transfer number, known as MTCN (Money Transfer Control Number). Please inform us via email about the deposit and the amount, indicating the MTCN number and the deposit amount.




Fourth, Enjoy your stay, pay the remaining amount upon arrival to enjoy your tour.

It would be greatly appreciated if you pay in cash at our office (we accept US dollars or Peruvian soles). We have many ATMs within the historic center of Cusco city. You can also pay online, but you will have to pay a service charge of 5.5%, credit card fee.

Frequently Asked Questions


thiago takeshi venancio ywata
thiago takeshi venancio ywata
Ótima empresa, obrigado por proporcionar momentos inesquecíveis, pelo excelente tratamento, pontualidade e atenção. A barreira da língua não foi problema!
Elaine Ywata
Elaine Ywata
Excelente empresa, cumpriu com todo o prometido, muito pontuais, excelentes guias, ótimos pacotes com os principais pontos turísticos, deram todo suporte necessário, preocupados com o bem estar dos turistas, recomendo muito esta empresa. Passeios memoráveis. ❤️
Erika Gonzalez
Erika Gonzalez
Excelentes guias e passeios ! Guia Richard super divertido ! E marco super bacana também… A minha única ressalva seria para as refeições, café e almoço , pois a comida é local e poderiam ter opções mais diversificadas ou opções apenas dos passeios sem incluir as refeições
Renato Tonato
Renato Tonato
Ótima agência de viagens, pessoal muito atencioso, deu tudo certinho.
Israel Maiolino
Israel Maiolino
Monique Leite
Monique Leite
Tive uma ótima experiência, desde o atendimento antes da viagem, quando ainda estava no Brasil, ao dia que cheguei no Peru. Todos os passeios foram incríveis, com ótimos guias e paisagens incríveis. Viajei sozinha e me senti super segura. Recomendo demais a Machu Picchu Time. 🙏🏻
veronica roberta da costa
veronica roberta da costa
Gostei muito da equipe da Machu Picchu Time, dos passeios me ajudaram muito com tudo , valeu muito apena contratar para minha viagem de férias, Obrigada.
Carlos Andrés Rua
Carlos Andrés Rua
Me contacté con la agencia por recomendación de una amistad y fue Jose Luis quien me atendió. Fue muy paciente y preciso al explicarme sobre el tour que deseaba. Durante mi visita a Machu Picchu tuve como guía a Eduardo quien fue muy paciente al tomarme fotos de diferentes lugares. Así mismo, su explicación sobre la historia del lugar fue muy certera. 100% recomendado.

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