Short Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu
Now you are able to trek the last day of the 4 or 5 day Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. If you’re short on time during your travels or if permits are sold out for the full Inca Trail; then this is a great option for those who want to experience some of this famous route. You’ll enter the ruins through the Sun Gate as the sun sets over Machu Picchu, then have a full tour of the ruins the following day.
Short Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu: This two-day tour has one full day of trekking and the following day is spent exploring the ruins of Machu Picchu. On day 1, you’ll take a train from Ollantaytambo to Km 104 and hike until the sun begins to set, through the sun gate. Where you’ll reach Machu Picchu Pueblo and take an evenings rest in readiness for the second day. On day 2, you’ll awake early to explore the Incan Citadel of Machu Picchu. Following your exploration of Machu Picchu, there will be more than enough time to enjoy the evening in Cusco or the Sacred Valley, returning by train to Ollantaytambo or Cusco.
- Enjoy great views of Machu Picchu at both sunrise and sunset
- Trek the last day of the Classic Inca Trail
- Enter Machu Picchu through the original Sun Gate used by Inca nobles
- Catch your first glimpse of Machu Picchu at sunset
- Have a full day to explore the Machu Picchu ruins the next day
|Maximum altitude||2732 m / 8964 ft|
|Minimum altitude||2088 m / 6850 ft|
|Distance travelled||11 km / 7 m (to Inti Punku)|
|Hiking time||7 hours|