2 Day Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

2 days
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 8
Mobile ticket


If you’re looking for the best way to hike the Inca Trail, this classic route offers a unique approach which avoids the main crowds, and follows the ideal schedule for timing your visit to Machu Picchu.

The 2 day Inca Trail is a fantastic option for those who don’t have the time or desire to hike the full length of the Inca Trail. With beautiful scenery, a wide variety of flora and fauna on display and a visit to the Inca Trail’s most beautiful site (Wiñay Wayna), you get to enjoy the all the best bits of the Inca Trail condensed in to a one day walk. Covering a distance of just 10km / 6.3 miles the 2 day Inca Trail is not too challenging which makes it perfect for families with children and those on a tight schedule


  • Guide
  • One lunch
  • Transport
  • Train tickets
  • Machu Picchu fee
  • One night hotel
  • Bus ticket round trip

What to expect



the inca trail begins with transfer from the hotel to the train station. Train to KM 104. At this point we start trek for 3 hours approximately to the well preserved remains of the ruins of Wiñay Wayna (2900 mts. altitude). On the way we can see beautiful waterfalls. After lunch, we keep walking for about 2 more hours to get the sun gate and then we go down to Machu Picchu Inca site for more photos and then ( Aguas Calientes ) hotel .


After breakfast we have an early start and we will walk for 1 hour and half to get one of the greatest archaeological discovery of modern times is revealed. Machu Picchu so get where the most beautiful spot is , the postcard site to take postcard pictures and the guide will explain you the history of Machu Picchu for about two hours an then you will get free time to you will have plenty of time to explore by yourself ( you can climb huaynapicchu mountain ( it takes one hour up and one hour down ). And the after you enjoy Machu Picchu you must be at Aguas Calientes station to take the train back to Ollanta and bus back to Cusco

Stop At:

• Inca Trail, Machu Picchu Peru

Time of tour

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
short hike to Machu Picchu
12/4/2019 - 3/23/2024
Monday - Sunday : 05:30 AM - 05:00 PM

Meeting point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up hotel

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival


  • One dinner
  • Last day lunch

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
North S
December 2019

Wonderful experience: Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: Enjoy this wonderful hike in the mountains, organized your holidays with us:

March 2022

Completed the trip with David and everything was perfect. All logistics were handled well, timing of everything was great and he always knew when it's best to get where for avoiding crowds and getting the best views. Also learned a lot about Peru's history, the Incas and the wildlife.

January 2022

We had a wonderful time on our trip and really enjoyed it. We got a bit unlucky with a landslide which blocked the train and some heavy rain. But David reorganised everything really quickly and made sure we hade the best experience. So happy we booked this tour which comes with the best guide (wh...

November 2021

I had an amazing experience with David, everything was well organized, even the packed lunch came from a local organic restaurant. David speaks a perfect English and I learnt a lot about history and more generally about life in Peru from him. I really recommend Andean Path Travels!

April 2022

Seeing Machu Picchu had been a bucket list experience for us since we were children, finally being able to achieve that felt amazing and David our guide made sure to make it a memorable one. He is very knowledgeable about Inca history and Machu Picchu, easy to chat to and able to have a laugh w...

April 2022

Attention/Care given by leader David who is fluent in English and Spanish. Having grown up in the Sacred Valley his knowledge and passion is superb. Due to illness I managed only day 2 but he helped smooth a longer stay in accomidation to allow recovery but he came to collect a group of 4 of us w...

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