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Hike the historic Inca Trail in about 6 hours.

Visit the amazing Wiñay Wayna ruins at lunchtime.
Walk through the Sun Gate to see your first view of Machu Picchu
Hopefully watch the sunset over the ruins.
Enjoy a hot shower at your hotel before visiting Machu Picchu on Day 2.
Overnight in Hotel in Aguas Calientes (No Camping).


Day 1:  Cusco – Km 104  – Wiñay Wayna – Machu Picchu

On the first day, we will pick you up from your hotel/hostel in  Cusco. You will then have a one and a half hour bus journey until we arrive at the town of Ollantaytambo. From here, you will take an early morning train  through the picturesque valleys until we reach Km 104, located at an elevation of (2,200m/7,2600ft). At Km 104, we begin our trek. You will cross over the Vilcanota River via a beautiful bridge and arrive at Chachabamba, the first Inca ruin on our trek.

The trek continues on an ascending path into a forest. Here you will reach a magnificent waterfall and shortly afterwards you will arrive at the Inca ruins of Wiñay Wayna, meaning: “Forever Young”. Here you will have lunch before continuing the journey to Inti Punku, “Sun Gate”,  where you will have your first impressive view of Machu Picchu, at (2,700m/8,858ft). After taking in the spectacular view, you will board a bus to the town of Aguas Calientes where you will spend the night.

Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

After breakfast, our guide will pick you up from your hostel/hotel and lead you to the bus station where you will board a bus to Machu Picchu. At Machu Picchu, you will have a 2 hour walking tour of this mysterious city, followed by free time for your own exploration. In this time you can also choose to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain if you have booked a ticket ahead of time. Once you have completed your tour of Machu Picchu, you will take the bus to Aguas Calientes, where you can stop for lunch. Finally, after an amazing trek, you will go to the train station to take the train for your return trip to Cusco.


 US $384.99 per person


Student Discount with valid ISic Card  $20
children under the age of 18 years old  $20
Children under the age of 7 years  old  $50

Optional Activities in Machu Picchu

Huayna Picchu Mountain $75
Machu Picchu Mountain $75
Extra night in Aguas Calientes $30

Rental Items

Walking Poles (Sticks)  $10
Small daypacks               $10

Please notice:  Pick up and drop off from your accommodation is included in all our tours.

Storage during your Inca Trail : Most of our trekkers leave their belongings that they do not want to bring on the trek in the hostel they were previously staying in. These hostels/hotels usually have a secure, locked room where you can securely store your belongings. If you do not trust your hostel, we would be more than happy to store your belongings for you.

Train for the end of your Inca Trail Trek:

The most common departure times that we book for our tourists is 6:20 p.m. or the 7:00 p.m. train.We can also book an afternoon train departure time of 2:55 or 4:12 p.m. for you if you prefer, at an extra cost of US $25. The train we will book depends on availabilty and will be confirmed at your briefing. There is also an option to upgrade your train to the Vistadome train which is an extra US $65 per person.

On the 2 day of the Inca Trail Trek, we will wake up very early, in order to hike or take the bus to Machu Picchu in time for the sunrise. after your walking tour in the citade you still having plenty of time to explore the ancient Incan city and to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain if you have book it in advance.

The 6:20 p.m. train will arrive in Ollantaytambo train station at 8:05 p.m., and the 7:00 train will arrive a bit later at 8:40 p.m. You will be picked up by your driver outside of the train station. The driver will be holding a sign with your name on it so that there is no confusion. If you do not see the driver initially, just wait for them outside of the train station. Once the driver has picked you up, you will travel for 1 1/2 hours in a van before you arrive back at your hotel/hostel. Arrival time in Cusco is approximately 9:30 p.m., or 10:20 p.m.

Important: We guarantee these departure times, as per the itinerary, only if you book your tours in advance. Otherwise, we may be forced to offer you a train that departs at a later time. Note: We will still pick you up at Ollantaytambo train station and bring you back to your hotel in Cusco regardless of your departure time.


Included in the price:

Pick up from your hotel
Professional tour guide who is fluent in English
Transfer from Cusco to Ollantaytambo train station
Expedition train to head of trail (104Km) on the first day
Inca Trail entrance fee
Box Lunch for the first day
Dinner on the first day
One night accommodation in Aguas Calientes
Breakfast on the second day in Aguas Calientes
Box lunch for the second day
2 ways bus tickets for Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu entrance fee
Expedition train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco

Not included:

Breakfast on the first morning
Lunch in Aguas Calientes on the final day
Entrance to the thermal springs in Aguas Calientes (optional: 10 soles)
Tips for the guide

Packing list

What you need to bring:

Original passport
For students: ISIC card
Hiking boots
Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
Two t-shirts
Hand sanitizer
Comfortable trousers
Insect repellent

Optional items to bring:

Walking stick
Basic First Aid Kit
Extra money (We recommend that you bring some extra soles to cover expenses such as snacks, souvenirs, and drinks)
Bathing suit for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes


Can you pick us up in the Sacred Valley?

Ollantaytambo is the best place to stay other than Cusco. By staying in Ollantaytambo, you actually get a little more sleep because we will be picking you up about 1.5 hours after the Cusco pick up time. This being said, the pre-trip briefing can only be done in Cusco,

Is the 2 day Inca Trail hike difficult?

The 2 day Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu is features only 6 hours of walking, which makes it perfect for  hikers  or Families who like a daily activities. However, we still recommend that you  should be well prepared and healthy prior to starting the trek. You have to be moderately fit to complete this hike. To prepare, try walking 10km a day or start going to the gym a month before the trek. Also try to  spend a few days in Cusco adjusting to the high altitude before you will start the Inca Trail.

Which part of the Inca Trail does the 2 day hike go through?

This trail starts at the 104km train stop and ascends to the ruins of Wiñay Wayna before continuing on to Machu Picchu. Since we arrive later to Machu Picchu, you will not have much time at Machu Picchu on the first day. We will spend the night in the town of Aguas Calientes and return to Machu Picchu again the following day.

How many Kilometers will we walk on the trek?

We will walk a total of 10 km / 6.3 miles.

At what altitude will the trek start and finish?

We will start the trek at km 104, located at (2,200m/7,2600ft) above sea level. The highest point of the trek is the Sun Gate, located at (2,700m/8,858ft). Aguas Calientes, where we will stay overnight, is located at an elevation of (2,040m/6,690ft).

What type of hostal does Inti Sun Trek use for Inca trek?

At Inti Sun Trek, we always book through El Tambo or Machu Picchu hostals which offer private, double rooms. These hostals offer comfortable beds, hot water for showering, WiFi, and breakfast.
NOTE: We guarantee these hostels will be reserved as per the itinerary if you book your trek 2 months in advance, otherwise we may be forced to offer substitutes.

Can i book my own accommodation in Aguas Calientes

You can choose any hotel to stay in Aguas Calientes – its a very small town – and absolutely can book on your own. This will reduce the price of your trek $10 per person. If you choose to book your own hotel, make sure you tell us where you plan on staying so we can get you there safely

Can i spend an extra in Aguas Calientes?

Of course. If you are ok with taking the same train out of Aguas Calientes that is part of your original itinerary, which is typically at 6:20pm or 7:00.p.m that evening, than there is no additional charge to move the train back a day.


Will we have porters on this trek? How much should I carry on the trek?

For the 2 day Inca Trail hike we do not employ the services of Porters. You should bring with you only the essentials: Passport, rain pancho, camera, water, and a change of clothes. Your pack should not weigh more than 6 kg.

Important: This trail is subject to the Inca Trail regulations and trek permits must be reserved in advance.