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Luxury Short 2 Days Inca Trail to Machu Picchu


2 Days

Age + 8

January, December (Daily)




Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 2 days Luxury Hotels

Luxury Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a great option for those who want to see the main attractions of the original Inca trail in half the time and requires less effort than the original Luxury 4 days Inca hike to Machu Picchu. The beautiful remains of Wiñayhuayna, which is known as the little Machupicchu, will still be visible on this two-day Inca trek.

You will have the chance to see Machupicchu twice at this best 2-day Inca trek including Hotel. The hike for this short two-day hike to Machu Picchu Picchu is gentler than the original four-day, three-night Inca trail. At the end of the trip, there is a chance to relax in the hot springs of Aguas Calientes.


This shorter version of the Classic Inca Trail Trek allows guests to enjoy the splendor of trekking along the world-famous Inca Trail as well as visit the most beautiful Incan ruins along the way to Machu Picchu, which is Winay Wayna. Sweeping vistas, perfectly constructed terraces, and stunning views of Incan ruins make this an unforgettable trek through the Andes!

After immersing in the cloud forest, guests will arrive at the Inca Citadel through Inti Punku (the Sun Gate), which offers the first view of the Lost City of the Incas. Guests will then continue the scenic trek to the entrance of Machu Picchu where they will take a bus the remainder of the way to Machu Picchu Pueblo.

A delectable dinner will be included at their comfortable hotel and the remainder of the evening will be theirs to explore the eclectic town of Machu Picchu Pueblo. After waking up amidst the tropical Andes, Day 2 will be dedicated to enjoying the splendor and beauty of mystical Machu Picchu! Guests will enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu with their private, knowledgeable guide.

After exploration of the site, a gourmet lunch will be enjoyed at one of the top restaurants in Machu Picchu Pueblo. The day will conclude with transportation via train & private vehicle to the guest’s Cusco hotel.

**Please note that Peru Luxury Guide specializes in & exclusively operates private departures.

Trek Information:

  • Starting Elevation: 2,100 Meters / 6,889 Feet KM 104
  • Highest Elevation: 2,720 Meters / 8,923 Feet Inti Punku (Sun Gate)
  • Length: 13 KM (8.08 Miles) + Guided Tour of Machu Picchu on Day 2


We tailor itineraries to your dates and interests, adjusting hotels, excursions, and length as desired.

We consistently receive 5-star reviews from our discerning clients.

Max Altitude

2.700m /8558.268 ft

Best Time





Moderate / Challenge

Group Size

8 People Max


Day 1: hike to Wiñayhuayna -Machupicchu

At 4 am you will be picked up from your hotel and continue for 2 hours in the direction of Ollantaytambo. Here you will board the Machupicchu Train but we will get off the train at Km 104, before the last stop of Peru KM 104, the town of Aguas Calientes. You will pass the control center and begin walking gradually on the Inka Trail towards the Wiñayhuayna Inca site.

You will have the opportunity to explore the Inka remains and your Tour leader will explain valuable information about the area, after which you will stop at the Winayhuayna campground to enjoy your lunch and use the facilities.

You will continue walking along the Inca Trail for another 2 hours until you reach the Gate of the Sun. This is the main entrance to Machupicchu. Here you will be able to take lots of photographs. Please note that only part of Machu Picchu is open at this point. You will have access to the full archaeological site the next day.

After taking your dream photos, you will take the bus to the town of Aguas Calientes and enjoy a nice hot shower at your hotel before dinner.

Included Services – Day 1:

  • Private Transportation from Cusco (Sacred Valley upon request)
  • Professional Bilingual Guide (English / Spanish Speaking)
  • Expedition Train from Ollantaytambo to KM104
  • Inca Trail Permit
  • Gourmet Box Lunch & Snacks
  • Bus Ticket from Machu Picchu to Machu Picchu Pueblo
  • Dinner at Hotel
  • Accommodation in Machu Picchu Pueblo
    *To Be Selected by Guests Prices

Day 2: Visit the lost and mystical city of the Incas.

After your adventure on these two best days on the Inca Trail, we strongly recommend that you wake up early in the morning for many reasons. We want you to avoid the long lines at the bus station so you can catch one of the first buses to Machu Picchu. It will truly be a beautiful and spectacular sight. After two hours of a guided tour, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the site on your own.

If you purchased the optional entrance to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain your tour leader will drop you off at the entrance while you go explore on your own. You will be informed what time to return to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included) and then board the train back to Ollantaytambo or Poroy, depending on your schedule. Peru Tour Leaders will ensure your transportation, we will wait for you outside the Peru train station site and take you back to Cusco and drop you off at your respective hotel.

Included Services – Day 2:

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Professional Bilingual Guide (English / Spanish Speaking)
  • Roundtrip Bus Tickets to/from Machu Picchu & Machu Picchu Pueblo
  • Machu Picchu Entrance Ticket
  • Privately Guided Tour of Machu Picchu
  • Gourmet Lunch in Machu Picchu Pueblo
  • Expedition Train from Machu Picchu Pueblo to Poroy Train Station
  • Private Transportation from Poroy Train Station to Cusco Hotel

Not Included:

  1. Guide Gratuity (At Your Own Discretion & Not Solicited)

Additional Inca Trail Information

Travel Highlights

  • 100% Operated by Tour Leaders Peru. We never share you with other tour operators.
  • Pick up from Airport and Hotel
  • Top-of-the-line equipment REI Co-op Half Dome 4 Tent. Only for Two person
  • 7 kg per person, other companies offer you only 6 kg
  • Inca Trail and Machu Picchu entrance Tickets (Huayna Picchu or Montana Machu Picchu in case you want to explore more)
  • Best English Speakers Tour Leaders, We know Communication is very important in your trip
  • Extraordinary Chefs! Don’t get stressed about food and forget your power bar. We serve you a 5-star outdoor restaurant with delicious organic gourmet food in your dining tent.
  • Hotel Aguas Calientes with all facilities (overnight stay)
  • Free and Safe Storage in Cusco and Aguas Calientes while you are hiking and visiting Machupicchu
  • REI Inca Trail Camping Equipment also available for Rent
  • Private transportation
  • Perfect Location For Photographers
  • Comfortable and Panoramic Train back to Cusco from Aguas Calientes.


  • Pre-departure briefing at 7:00 pm the night before your tour in our office or your Hotel.
  • Collection from your Hotel in Cusco from (05:30 am) or from Sacred Valley.
  • Private transportation (Start of our trek).
  • Breakfast in Urubamba in our farmhouse,
  • Full meals for the entire tour (4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunch 3 Dinner) + snacks (vegetarian, vegan option, gluten, wheat-free, or special diets upon your request.)
  • Permit and fees for the Inca Trail Machu Picchu Sanctuary, (Request for Huayna Picchu your Entrance ticket)
  • Inca Trail Porters to carry (camping equipment: client tents, dining and cooking tents, table, stools, cooking gear, stove, gas container, cutlery, plates, food, and fresh vegetables).
  • Drinkable boiled water for your container (We start filling from the second Days Morning)
  • 7-kilogram duffle bags (per Person)
  • 2 Excellent experienced top tour guides (9-16 person / 6-8 with 1 tour guide)
  • 2 expert gourmet mountain cooks, assistants.
  • Hot drinks every afternoon include popcorn.
  • Boiled water provided from 2nd day.
  • 2 people per tent, clean, new, spacious (4 people REI Half Dome 4 tents).
  • Thick, comfortable sleeping mattress,
  • Buckets of hot water for washing in your tent every day.
  • Biodegradable soap and hand cleansing gel.
  • Emergency First-aid kit and Oxygen assistance.
  • 3-4 hours guided tour in Machupicchu
  • Bus Ticket from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Tourist Expedition train return to Poroy Station or Ollantaytambo.
  • Private Bus to Cusco From The Train Station

Not Included

  • Sleeping bag (4 season -Minus 8ºC) (For rent in Our Office)
  • Hiking Poles (For rent in Our Office)
  • Tips for the trekking crew, Guides, Cooks, and Porters at your discretion.
  • Flight Ticket to Cusco (Contact Us)
  • Accommodation in Cusco. (see recommendation Contact US )
  • Travel Insurance. (check that your insurance covers you for treks above 4,200 masl) and (COVID-19)

Prices with El Mapi by Inkaterra Hotel with Superior Deluxe Room:

  • $775.00 USD Per Person (Minimum 4+ Guests)
  • $875.00 USD Per Person (Minimum 3 Guests)
  • $975.00 USD Per Person (Minimum 2 Guests)

Prices with Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel with Deluxe River View Room:

  • $ 995.00 USD Per Person (Minimum 4+ Guests)
  • $1,190.00 USD Per Person (Minimum 3 Guests)
  • $1,215.00 USD Per Person (Minimum 2 Guests)

Prices with Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo with Junior Suite Deluxe Room:

  • $1,150.00 USD Per Person (Minimum 4+ Guests)
  • $1,315.00 USD Per Person (Minimum 3 Guests)
  • $1,370.00 USD Per Person (Minimum 2 Guests)

Prices with Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Deluxe Room with Panoramic View & Hiram Bingham Train Return:

  • $1,900.00 USD Per Person (Minimum 6 Guests)
  • $1,990.00 USD Per Person (Minimum 4 Guests)
  • $2,240.00 USD Per Person (Minimum 2 Guests)


We are excited to be part of your adventure and lead you to one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Make sure to book your tour in advance. Only 500 people a day are permitted on the Inca Trail Tours of which 250 are reserved for tourists. Machu Picchu allows 2500 tourists daily. Don’t miss your adventure!

Inca Trail To Machu Picchu Cost From $ 2,080 per person 

Note: An initial deposit of %50 is required to reserve your spot. We require this deposit to buy train and bus tickets, entrance fees to Machu Picchu, Inca trail admission ticket, and for your return transportation. The remaining balance is due 21 days prior to your trek. Please see our Terms and Conditions.

Student Discount

Ask For Special Discount, bring your green card or student cart, please


Packing List

This is basic  information about the Clothing packing list REI and all the information Here in this linK Comple Packing List to Peru


1st Layer:

  • Underwear
  • Long-sleeved Thermal Shirt
  • Thermal form-fitting pants

2nd Layer:

  • Polar Fleece
  • Trekking pants
  • Thick socks

3rd Layer:

  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Waterproof pants (optional)
  • Insulated Jacket
  • Scarf
  • Cold weather Hat
  • Gloves
  • Buff/ handkerchief
  • Sun hat


  • Backpack 20-30 L
  • Waterproof cover for backpack
  • Trekking shoes (waterproof and firm)
  • Sport shoes/ sandals for campsites
  • Camping pillow
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sturdy water bottle
  • Trekking poles
  • Headlamp
  • Plastic bags for wet items
  • Toiletry kit (toothbrush, wet wipes, etc)
  • Swimsuit/ towel
  • Sunscreen (SPF 50+ recommended)
  • Sunscreen lip protector
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent 


  • Personal Medications
  • Motion sickness tablets for the van ride
  • Camera/ Extra battery
  • Personal snacks
  • Hand warmers (optional)
  • Leisure book for evenings
  • Cash and small coins

Items for rent

  • Single Tent $60 (if you wish to sleep alone)
  • Sleeping Bag $30 per person (minus -3 degrees Celsius)
  • Air Mattress $20 per person (REI inflatable mattress)
  • Professional REI Walking Poles or other reputable Brand $20 per pair Hold Trip.
  • Backpacks $40 Hold Trip
  • Head Lamp $10
  • Extra kilograms $10/kg (Example 5kg=$50) Per Day

General Information Trekking with Luxury Peru Travel Guide

The times Mentioned in this itinerary are approximations. Walking times depend on the group, and the Tour Leader may change lunch spots and campsites, depending on the progress of the group.

Specific Information About Trekking the Luxury Inca Trail Hike

The Inca Trail is not open in February
Campsites or itineraries are subject to change, depending on the time of booking and availability of campsites. The Ministry of Culture, the government institution responsible for operating the Inca Trail, allocates campsites to authorized trekking companies on a first-come, first-served basis, and so we cannot guarantee that all campsites described in this itinerary will be available when you book.

Booking Your Luxury Inca Trail Hike

A scanned copy of your passport and a non-refundable deposit must be provided upon booking a Luxury Inca Trail hike. This is due to government regulations that require complete passport details and full payment of the Machu Picchu entrance fee in order to issue a permit. Your reservation will only be confirmed when we have your entrance ticket in our hands.

If your passport number changes after you book, you must tell us immediately or you may lose your booking! If the name or number on your passport is different from the name or number on your Inca Trail permit, you will not be allowed to start the trek and you will not be entitled to a refund.

You must carry your original passport with you on the trail.

If you booked a Luxury Inca Trail hike at a student rate, you must bring the required documentation on the trail with you. If you do not present this documentation, you will not be allowed to start the trek and you will not be entitled to a refund, nor given an opportunity to pay the full rate.
Extras & Upgrades on the Luxury Inca Trail Hike

If you’d like to hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, let us know at the time of booking as it requires a separate permit.

This trek includes transportation by train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo Luxury service (Luxury Class), or equivalent Inca Rail service, followed by private vehicle transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

Related Ica Trail Tours

Are you a traveler looking for new adventures? A photographer in search of stunning landscapes? A hiker or camper who loves the outdoors? If so, you’re going to want to check out our new hiking tours of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. But hurry – restrictions are now in place due to Covid19 that may limit access in the near future. So don’t miss your chance to experience this unique and amazing journey!


This itinerary is rated moderate hike. The trek starts at 2100m (KM 104) 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 Short 2 day Inca Trail trek you do not need to worry about acclimatization.

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Elevation: 4,200m/13,779ft
Good for Hikers
Difficulty: Quite Challenging
Inca Trail: Permit Require


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Elevation: 4,821m/15,817ft
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Total distance: 29,3miles/47km
Elevation: 4,700m/15,419ft
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Inca Trail Map to Machu Picchu.

Hike the Inca Trail with our illustrated map, and go to Machu Picchu. The iconic 4-day hike is a beautiful way of exploring Peru’s Andes Mountains while discovering hidden gems along your journey!

Short Inca Trail

Best Inca Trail Equipment, Porters & Private Facilities


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Have you ever wondered how the Inca Trail was made? The answer might be found in its most important part: Porters, they'll take you to your destination.
PORTER isn't just about carrying your gear for hiking – it's also a job that requires strength, agility.

Bathroom Situation ON THE INCA TRAIL

If you're planning to hike the Inca Trail Hike, there are a few things you need to know about the bathroom situation. Unlike many other trails, there are no bathrooms along the way, so it's important to plan ahead. Here are a few tips to help make your journey as comfortable as possible.

Have a Question About the Machu Picchu Hike?

Talk With The Experts



Are you considering a hike on the Machu Picchu Trail for 2 days if so, there are some things you should know before making your decision? This faq will answer some frequently asked questions about the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu tours. We’ll cover everything from how difficult the hike is to what the weather is like and what you can expect to see along the way. So, if you’re curious about what it’s like to hike the Inca Trail, keep reading!

What is the best time of year to go on the 2 days Inca trail?

The best time of year to walk the Inca Trail is from April – to September as this is the dry season in Peru. Temperatures can still be quite cool at night so we recommend you pack some warm clothes.

How difficult is the 2 days Inca trail?

The Inca Trail is a challenging hike but the rewards are great. It is recommended that you have a good level of fitness before attempting the walk.


What do I need to bring on the 2 days Inca trail?

You will need to bring your passport, some form of ID, comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle, and snacks. It is also recommended that you bring a small day pack to carry your belongings.

How much does it cost to walk the 2 days Inca trail?

The cost of the Inca Trail permit is $450USD. This needs to be booked in advance and we recommend you do this as soon as possible as spaces fill up quickly. There are also trekking companies that offer Inca Trail packages which include the permit, guides, porters, and food. These packages start at around $500USD per person.

Do I need to book in advance?

Yes, it is essential that you book your permit in advance as spaces are limited. We recommend you book your permit as soon as you have decided to walk the Inca Trail.

Can I use a guidebook?

Yes, there are several good guidebooks available that will help you plan your trek.

We recommend the Lonely Planet Peru guidebook.

What are the accommodation options on the 2 days Inca trail?

There are a few different accommodation options available on the Inca Trail. You can choose to camp, stay in a basic hostel or upgrade to a comfortable lodge.

Camping is the most popular option and most trekking companies will include this in their packages. Hostels and lodges are also available but need to be booked in advance. if you really need luxurious Trips to the inca trail.

What food is available on the 2 days Inca trail?

There are a few different food options available on the Inca Trail. You can choose to camp and cook your own meals, or you can upgrade to a comfortable lodge that includes all meals. Trekking companies will also offer food packages that include a variety of hot and cold meals.

What are the toilet facilities like on the 2 days Inca trail?

There are a few different toilet options available on the Inca Trail. You can choose to camp and use a basic latrine, or you can upgrade to a comfortable lodge that includes private bathrooms. Trekking companies will also offer toilet packages that include a variety of portable toilets.

What are the medical facilities like on the 2 days Inca trail?

There are a few different medical options available on the Inca Trail. You can choose to camp and use a basic first-aid kit, or you can upgrade to a comfortable lodge that includes a private doctor.

Trekking companies will also offer medical packages that include a variety of medical services.

Machu Picchu Covid19 Restrictions for Visitors

Peruvian authorities are allowing visitors to change their Machu Picchu entry tickets. And tour operators can change Inca Trail permits.

I’ve included a link to see information about the new rules at Machu Picchu pro & post Covid-19, a link to the new Machu Picchu website, and other tips to help you navigate your way through the process of canceling or changing your trip to Peru.


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