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2-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

2 days / $ 1049
Kim MacQuarry

Journey along a section of the iconic Inca Trail and enter Machu Picchu, all in the same day. Then tour the Inca citadel the next day.

The 2-day Inca Trail itinerary is ideal if you have limited time but still want to experience an unforgettable first look at Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate entrance. Begin the trek in the Sacred Valley outside of Cusco on day 1 and walk 7 mi (11 km) with your professional guide to Machu Picchu. Then, after a restful night sleep at a hotel, spend day 2 exploring Machu Picchu on a guided tour.

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From Cusco, take a transfer to the train station. Board the train in Ollantaytambo and ride to the trailhead at KM 104 where your hiking journey begins. Pass archeological sites and admire stunning Andean landscapes all the way to the mystic Sun Gate into Machu Picchu.

Enjoy your first views of the Inca citadel before taking the short bus ride to Aguas Calientes for the night.

Rise early, eat breakfast at your hotel, and walk to the nearby bus station for the 20-minute drive up to Machu Picchu.

Enjoy a two-hour tour of this majestic Inca citadel, take some time to take in the views and enjoy your accomplishment. Then head down to the train station in Aguas Calientes pueblo for the return to Cusco.

You can also customize this itinerary to continue your exploration of Peru’s wonders.

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Double $ 1319 $ 1189 $ 1049
Single $ 1579 $ 1389 $ 1199
  • 1 night of accommodation in stated hotel (no camping)
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • All meals on Inca Trail
  • Transfers and entrance fees
  • Tours stated in the itinerary with English speaking guides
  • Transfers and entrance fees
  • Bus tickets: One-way ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes (Day 1), and a roundtrip ticket for Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu (Day 2)
  • Round-trip train tickets
  • Transfer from the train station to Cusco hotel
  • Airfare
  • Lunches and dinners (unless otherwise specified)
  • Hotels in Cusco
  • Airport taxes
  • Tips
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