Explore the incredible mountain-top citadel of Machu Picchu and experience the famous Inca Trail on this two-day hike. The perfect tour for adventurers with only a couple of days to spare!
Machu Picchu Hike: Two Day Inca Trail Itinerary
Day 1 - Inca Trail
On the first day of the tour, you'll be picked up from your hotel in Cusco at 5 am and we'll set off by bus to Ollantaytambo Railway Station to catch the train to Kilometre 104, one of the most famous spots to start hiking the Inca Trail.
We'll begin our trek along the peaks of the Andes mountains. Throughout the hiking route you'll be completely enchanted by the stunning landscapes surrounding you. Reaching the ruins of Chachabamba, we'll start the climb up to Wiñay Wayna, one of the most important archaeological complexes on the Inca Trail.
Surrounded by unparalleled views of historic ruins and beautiful nature, we'll enjoy a well-deserved rest and a delicious picnic lunch. After eating we'll continue on to Inti Punku, also known as The Sun Gate, where you'll catch your first magical glimpse of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, perched majestically upon a mountain top and surrounded by dramatic Andean landscapes. We'll have the opportunity here to take unparalleled photos of Machu Picchu while enjoying a breathtaking sunset.
In the afternoon, we'll take the bus from Machu Picchu in Aguas Calientes, the town located at the base of Machu Picchu, where you'll have dinner and spend the night after a long day of adventure.
Hike duration: 6 hours.
Total distance: 12 km (7.5 miles).
Day 2 - Machu Picchu
Our second day will see us up early for breakfast, before catching the bus up to Machu Picchu - a welcome rest for your legs after the Inca Trail hike! We'll then enjoy a two hour guided tour of the incredible archaeological complex, considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Discover the Inca citadel's main square, the houses, temples, mausoleums, the palace, the astronomical clock and much more, as your guide reveals key facts about their history and the myths surrounding them. After the tour, you'll have free time to explore the ancient site at your leisure, or to visit Huayna Picchu mountain.
We'll then catch the bus back to Aguas Calientes, where you'll have free time to eat and stroll around the town. In the afternoon, we'll meet back up to take the train back to Ollantaytambo, from where we'll travel by bus to Cusco. You'll be dropped back off at your hotel in Cusco at around 9:30 pm.
Hike duration: 2 hours.
Total distance: 4 km (2.5 miles).
This two day tour includes one night's accommodation in one of the following hotels in Aguas Calientes: Marco Wasi Hotel Machu Picchu, Inka Tower Machupicchu Hotel or similar.
The tour includes three meals:
- Picnic lunch on the first day including sandwich or empanada; granola or chocolate bar, fruit, sweets and a drink.
- Dinner on the first day in Aguas Calientes including a starter, main and dessert.
- Buffet breakfast on the second day at the hotel in Aguas Calientes.
This activity is not recommended for seniors over 70 to 75 years old, depending on their physical condition.
The minimum age to take part in this activity is 8 years old.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
Per personUS$ 522.40
This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English speaking guide.
Train between Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes.
1 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes.
Picnic lunch and dinner on day 1; breakfast on day 2.
Entrance fees for Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
Return bus between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu.
Oxygen and first aid kit.
Entry to Huayna Picchu: S/ 200 (US$ 58.20) per person.
Additional food and drinks.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 15 days before (Cuzco local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).