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Detailed short Inca Trail Map, 2 days tour with hotel

The 2-day Inca Trail has become increasingly popular among travelers who still want to hike the last part of the classic Inca Trail while visiting more Incan sites like Chachabamba, Wiñayhuayna, Sungate, and Machu Picchu. We highly recommend this tour during the rainy season as it offers more chances to capture your Machu Picchu postcard picture during the sunset on the first day and sunrise on the next day, allowing you to avoid the crowds.

This tour starts in Cusco or Ollantaytambo and then takes a train to KM 104 or Chachabamba train station. From there, you'll hike to Machu Picchu for 7 hours. Upon arrival, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy the sunset over Machu Picchu, and the next day, you'll experience the full wonder of Machu Picchu.

It's advisable to book this tour in advance as it's gaining popularity. We suggest booking one month ahead to guarantee your departure.

Overview day by day:

Day 1:

  1. Start: Cusco city

  2. Drive to Ollantaytambo

  3. Train trip to KM 104 (Chachabamba train station)

  4. 6-7 hours hike through Chachabamba, Wiñayhuayna, Sungate, and Machu Picchu

  5. First-day distance: 6.5 miles or 13 kilometers

  6. Average altitude: 2600 M. / 8580 FT. to 2100 M / 6930 FT.

  7. Accommodation: 3*** Hotel (Aguas Calientes)

  8. Difficulty: Moderate

  9. All-inclusive

 

Day 2:

  1. Starting location: Aguas Calientes town

  2. Walking tour: 2 to 3 hours at Machu Picchu city

  3. Second-day distance: 0 miles or 0 kilometers

  4. Average altitude: 2150 M. / 7095 FT. to 2650 M. / 8745FT.

  5. Difficulty: Easy

  6. Vistadome Train service on the way back

  7. Door-to-door service

Additional Information:

Highly recommended during the rainy season for better photo opportunities and fewer crowds.

Sunset at Machu Picchu on the first day and sunrise on the second day.

Booking should be done in advance, preferably one month ahead, due to increasing popularity.

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Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 2 Days

"Embark on an unforgettable adventure to Machu Picchu via the Short Inca Trail in 2 days hike, exploring Chachabamba, Wiñayhuayna, the Sungate, and finally reaching the iconic Machu Picchu. Enjoy a superior experience with a local tour operator for an authentic and personalized journey through the Andean wonder. Discover Inca history and stunning landscapes on this shorter option, book now for unforgetable adventure"