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Machu Picchu: 2-Day Group Tour of the Inca Trail

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Activity provider: TreXperience

Machu Picchu: 2-Day Group Tour of the Inca Trail

Activity provider: TreXperience
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Enjoy a unique opportunity to experience a shorter version of the full Inca Trail that features its main attractions. The trek combines highlights from the original Inca Trail and a sunset and sunrise visit to Machu Pichu.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Your hotel or the airport in Cusco.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Itinerary
48 hours
  • Cusco

  • Ollantaytambo (panoramic train)

  • Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (hiking)

  • Sun Gate (photo stop)

  • Machu Picchu (sunset)

  • Sun Gate (hiking)

  • Machu Picchu (free time)

  • Huayna Picchu (hiking)

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Montaña Machu Picchu, Peru (hiking)

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Aguas Calientes

  • Cusco

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Return to Machu Picchu twice - for the sunset and for the sunrise
  • Interact and learn with experienced tour guides
  • Visit the cloud forest around Chachabamba and Wiñaywayna
  • Learn about the history of the Incas with a live commentary
  • Travel by panoramic train back to your hotel
Full description

Day 1: Cusco to Machu Picchu Pueblo

Start your adventure bright and early and meet your guide at your accommodation. After a short drive to Ollantaytambo, you will set off on a 1.5-hour train ride to Chachabamba, taking in the scenery of the Urubamba river along the way.

From the checkpoint at Chachabamba, you will start your trekking experience. Visit the archaeological sites of Chachabamba and Wiñay Huayna and take in the variety of flora and fauna. 

Enter Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate, and from here, you can take in one of the most spectacular views of the Lost City of the Incas. Arrive in Machu Picchu late in the afternoon and have the unique opportunity to see the city almost empty.

After a short bus ride to your hotel, you can enjoy a relaxed end to the day with dinner and a night of comfortable sleep.  

Day 2: Machu Picchu to Cusco

After another early start, you will prepare to visit Machu Picchu, the tour's highlight. Board your bus just as the sun rises.

Your guide will take you on a 2 to 3-hour comprehensive tour of the city before leaving you in Machu Picchu to explore independently. You also have the option to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. 

Your guide will explain how to take the bus from Machu Picchu back to Aguas Calientes and then take the train and bus back to Cusco.

After a full day of sightseeing, you will be conveniently shuttled back to your accommodation for a relaxing end to your Inca exploring adventure. 

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from your hotel or the airport
  • Pre-departure briefing on the night prior to your trek at 6:00 PM
  • All transportation including train tickets
  • One night in a hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Lunch on day 1
  • Return Vistadome train journey to Cusco
  • English-speaking tour guides
  • A second guide for groups of larger than 8 people
  • All entrance tickets and permits
  • First aid kit
  • All taxes
  • Trekking poles ($7 to rent)
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain tickets (must be booked in advance)
  • Machu Picchu Mountain tickets (must be booked in advance)
  • Tips for guides
  • Travel Insurance
  • Porters
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • Dietary options available
  • Children must be acompanied by and adult
  • Passport details needed at the time of Booking
  • Your backpack must not exceed 25L due to local regulations at the site of Machu Picchu. Backpacks that exceed this limit will not be allowed in
  • Hiking boots (light, comfortable and broken in), good quality daypack, 2-litre water storage, hiking pants/trousers, a change of clothes for Machu Picchu, undergarments, hiking socks, rain gear and a warm layer is recommended
  • A valid passport must be shown at the Chachabamba checkpoint for entry (copies will not be accepted)
  • An immigration card will be given to you on the plane as you enter Peru
  • You must possess a valid student card if you booked as a student
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 18 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Der kleine Inka Trail war ein ganz besonderes Erlebnis und wir sind froh, dass wir ihn gebucht haben. Unser Tour-Guide Edy von TreExperience tauchte uns mit seinen spannenden Erzählungen in die Inka-Kultur ein. Sich den Weg nach Machu Picchu in einem 6 Stunden Wanderung zu "erarbeiten" und mit dem Eintritt ins Sonnentor dann den ersten Blick auf die Inka-Stadt zu werfen ist den anstrengenden Aufstieg absolut wert. Machu Picchu ist trotz der vielen Touristen ein magischer Ort und die Anlage ist groß genug, dass jede Gruppen schöne Fotos machen kann und Fragen stellen kann. Edy wies uns auf viele Details hin, die wir nicht wahrgenommen hätten. Absolut empfehlenswert. Allerdings sollte man eine gute Hiking-Ausrüstung, mind. die richtigen Wanderschuhe haben. Kleidung im Zwiebelsystem. Von kalt bis sehr warm, war alles dabei.

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September 16, 2022

Beautiful hike with interesting information from the guide. Disappointed with the tour of Machu Picchu in that you can't see everything. Certain temples are only open at certain times and I wasn't aware of that, I don't think it says so in the description. Sunrise and sunset of course depending on the weather. Since we were fast hikers, we would have had to wait about 4 hours for the sunset... Nevertheless, it was an extensive tour and the hotel was great.

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September 15, 2022

My tour guide, Maribel, was great - she was there for me, encouraged and supported me. She was very well read and told me a lot about history and nature. The tour itself - super beautiful and the ruins very impressive. Everything worked out great. Thank you for an incomparable experience. Anja

January 5, 2020

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