This trek is often known as “the two day Inca Trail”, “the Sacred Inca Trail” or the “Camino Real de los Incas”. The trek starts at Km104 (104 kilometres along the railway from Cusco) and involves a four hour walk uphill to Wiñay Wayna and a couple of hours further to Machu Picchu making it ideal for trekkers wanting to experience at least a part of the Inca Trail but haven’t got the time (or energy) to complete the full 4 day trek. As with the 4 day version of the Inca Trail, regulations introduced in 2002 have prevented individuals from doing the trek solo. The majority of the new regulations apply for the 2 day trek. Cusco In the past trekkers have always been able to spend the first night of the trek at the basic hostal located at Wiñay Wayna. However due to many complaints about the standard and cleanliness of this hostal the hostal was closed at the end of 2004. This means that trekkers must now continue their trek all the way to Machu Picchu and spend the night in a hotel in Aguas Calientes. Groups then return to Machu Picchu for a guided tour on the second day. This itinerary is rated moderate and should only be undertaken by people who are fairly fit and take regular exercise. The trek starts at 2100m (KM104) and climbs to 2700m (Wiñay Wayna) before descending to 2400m (Machu Picchu). Since the trek is carried out at a much lower altitude than the Classic 4 day Inca Trail trek you do not need to worry about acclimatization as much, although many people still find themselves short of breath when arriving at Wiñay Wayna so this trek should certainly not be considered an easy option.
Day 1 cusco – machupicchu–aguas calientes
Before dawn, you’ll board the train to KM 104 on the Cuzco- Machu Picchu railroad. You’ll begin with a tour of the Chachabamba site to introduce you to Inca ruins. You’ll hike for 8KM – about 4 hours- to the impressive complex of Winaywayna and visit the archaeological, religious and urban centers. The hike offers magnificent views of the Urubamba River valley and a lovely waterfall. You’ll finish the day with about an hour of easy walking to Intipunku, the Sun Gate, where you will have your first glimpse of Machu Picchu. You’ll conclude your hike with a descent into Machu Picchu before transferring to your local hotel to relax for the evening.
Day 2 aguas calientes machupicchu
Awake early to enjoy your guided tour of this archaeological gem. After the tour, you can explore on your own, visit the temple of the Moon and the Inca Bridge. You’ll spend the afternoon in the quaint town of Aguas Calientes, practicing your bargaining skills with local handicraft vendors. After purchasing souvenirs, you’ll board the train back to Cuzco, where you will arrive after dark, having experienced one of the world’s most unique sites.
Inca trail 2d/1n
IMPORTANT: Due to regulations brought in in 2002, the Inca Trail (5, 4 or 2 days) is limited to 500 people
per day (including Guides, porters and cooks). It is therefore necessary to book in advance to guarantee a place on the date you want to leave. For Inca Trail treks in the high season (June, July, August and September) it is advisable to book at least 4 months ahead
Luxury Private Classic Inca trail 2 Days 1 Nights All inclusive!
If you are short on time (or energy!!!) you can still enjoy part of the Inca Trail , visit the most beautiful inca site of the whole inca trail ‘Wiñay Wayna`and arrive at MACHU PICCHU in only 2 days!
Please Note: Dificulty level depends very much on your fitness and aclimatization.
N.b. It is no longer possible to stay a night on the Inca Trail for the 2 day, 1 night trek. All people on this tour spend the night in Aguas Calientes, the town nearest Machu Picchu.
Peace of cake
Impossible… is nothing!
Dificulty level (Easy) depends very much on your fitness and aclimatization.
- Professional, bilingual Tour Guide (accompanies you on tourist train to starting point)
- Transfer from the airport round trip
- Journey from hotel to train station and vice versa
- train journey (1 way vista dome service)
- The Hiram Bingham train is the most luxurious way to journey between Machu Picchu and cusco.
- Entrance fee to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu 1 way
- 1 breakfast, 1box- lunch, and 1 dinner (breakfast
- 1 lunch at sanctuary lodge
- 1 Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes town
- 2 Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes town to Machu Picchu,aguascaliente
- 1 Waynapicchu or Machupicchu Mountain pass based on the availibility per person
- 1 Night Loxury Hotel INKA TERRA or SUMAG
- Oxygen bottle
- First Aid kit
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What you need to take:
- Original passport (and *International Student card (ISIC) if applicable)
- Travel Insurance is essential
- Walking boots
- Walking stick (with rubber tip)
- Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
- Comfortable trousers
- Sun hat
- Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended)
- Re-usable plastic or metal water container or camel bags.
- Insect repellent
- Personal medicación
- Camera and films
*To qualify as a student, it is necessary to have a valid ISIC card
Optional items to take:
- Plasters and bandages
- Extra money
- Bathing suit (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
Prices 2009: For groups leaving from the 1st March 2008
Luxury Private Classic Inca trail 2D/1N All inclusive!
LUXURY INCA TRAIL 2D/1N
* Prices For a Person in US Dollars
Important: Prices depend on the number of people in your party.
Please note, if you can be flexible with your dates (giving 1 or 2 days either side of preferred date), you have more possibility of securing your place (availability for specific dates can change rapidly as there are only 500 spaces on the Inca Trail per day
STUDENT DISCOUNT: $35 off per personStudent Discounts apply to anyone who has a valid GREEN ISIC card at the time of the trek or is 16 years old or younger. For those using an ISIC card to receive the discount, we do need to see a copy of the card at booking. For those booking children 16 years old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all to email@example.com
Under 15 years will pay as student: US$35.00
Under 7 years Discount: US$50.00
ADDITIONAL ITEMS:As you see in our Additional Items under Trip Overview, there are several optional upgrades you can include in this trip. Below is a quick list of prices, but check our Overview section for more details.
Huaynapicchu: $75 per person
Vistadome Train (One Way): $80 per person
Vistadome Train (One Way):
Expected Weather in Cusco and on the Inca Trail
In Cusco dry season starts in April to October, the days are usually sunny and hot but temperatures drop abruptly after 4-5 pm until 7-8 am.
Weather is very changeable from November to March and heavy rains are expected, with the wettest months being December to March, although is not as cold as it is in the dry season.
*Please note this reference applies to the altitude of 3400 meters and changes depending on the altitude (higher altitude = colder). Also note that it could be wet on the 3rd and 4th day of the Inca Trail (cloud forest regions).*
Available Departure Dates: We strongly recommend that you make your trek booking as soon as possible. So far we have been able to obtain trek permits for ALL of our clients and have not had to cancel any trek bookings.
Please, note that from December 1st 2018 on, the government of Peru will not allow disposable plastic bottles anymore on the Inca trail and in Machu Picchu. Everyone doing the Inca Trail or entering Machu Picchu will need to carry a reusable bottle. If you are hiking the Inca Trail, we strongly recommend to bring your Camel Back and canteens