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From Cusco: Small-Group 2-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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From Cusco: Small-Group 2-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

From US$ 598 per person

Enjoy a two day version of the famous Inca Trail. Hike in the footsteps of the ancients through magical forests and past enigmatic ruins. Descend down the mountains for a magical view of Machu Picchu.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese
Pickup included
Please provide your hotel’s name and address in Cusco center. Please indicate if you are staying at a private accommodation (with address), you will then be provided with a meeting point close by.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Stroll along the Willkamayu River
  • Marvel at the stone alter of Chachabamba
  • Descend into the cloud forest of Winaywayna
  • View Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate, Inti Punku
  • Get a real taste of the famous Inca Trail
Full description
Day 1: Follow the path of the Willkamayu River until you reach the Stone Alter site at Chachabamba. Worship the sun and the mountains there, as the Incas did, or just take in the magnificent views offered by the sheer height. Look out for some of the larger local mammals such as viscachas or, if you are lucky, the spectacled bears. Descend into an amazing cloud forest, pass by beautiful waterfalls, and visit the ruins of Winaywayna. As you arrive at Inti Punku (the Sun Gate) the late afternoon rays may filter through and warm you up. Here you will catch your first views of Machu Picchu and its surrounding peaks. As you walk down into the citadel, make sure to break for photos. When you arrive at the bottom your bus will take you to Aguas Calientes where you can rest your tired body in the hot springs, or take a relaxing walk around the colorful town.   Day 2: Begin your day early with a breakfast at the hotel, after which you can either take the bus or hike the remainder of the Inca Trail into Machu Picchu. Meet up with the rest of the group at Machu Picchu, and enjoy a two hour guided tour. You will have sufficient time afterwards to either explore the ruins by yourself, climb up Huaynapicchu or ascend the slope to the most famous spot of Machu Picchu. Take the bus or hike back to Aguas Calientes depending on time. You will depart for Cusco in the afternoon, travelling by bus and train. 
Includes
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (one-way)
  • Small Group Tour of maximum 6 people per group
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation to Ollantaytambo
  • Expedition train to the Inca Trail and return to Ollantaytambo
  • Permits and fees for the Inca Trail
  • Entrance fees for Machu Picchu
  • English speaking guide throughout the trip
  • A snack, a drink, lunch, and dinner on the first day
  • Breakfast on the second day
  • Private room accommodation for the night
  • Hiking poles
  • Extra expenses
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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 must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • What to bring:
  • Your original passport or ID
  • Good walking shoes or tennis shoes
  • Sweater and thick jacket
  • Hat or cap
  • A bottle of water
  • Good raincoat
  • T-shirts
  • Long and short pants
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen with UV 40
  • Lip balm
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal snacks
  • Binoculars
  • Sunglasses
  • Plastic bags
  • Personal medications
  • Extra money in Soles
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    3.7/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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With a total price of over EUR 500 pp, you should try to find a better hotel. It should also be noted that the contract restaurant (including the dinner), which it was in any case, since all tour groups that were also in the Inca Rail were led there. The quality of the food was rather below average ... However, the guide and overall experience were terrific. The hike through the mountains is more than worth every deprivation!

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September 8, 2019

Trek was amazing but we did not get a briefing

July 30, 2019

Hilton our guide was fantastic

Our guide Hilton was fantastic, knowledgeable, organised, and made the trip absolutely perfect for our group - thank you!!!!!

August 14, 2018

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