Adventure Tours

Mini Inca Trail 2-days

The 2 day / 1 night Inca Trail (also known as the short Inca Trail) is a relatively undemanding hike including a visit to Wiñay Wayna (“Forever Young” in Quechua), one of the most beautiful archaeological sites on the entire Inca Trail. For those who prefer to experience a shorter trek and visit the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, this is the perfect option!

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Cusco / Km 104 / Wiñay Wayna / Aguas calientes

You will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco early in the morning and taken to the train station where the train to Aguas Calientes departs. Our hike will begin at Km 104 of the railroad.

On this short, but beautiful trek we will be able to enjoy spectacular scenery dominated by snow-capped peaks, and there will be plenty of time to visit the fascinating Wiñay Wayna archaeological site.

We will have our first glimpse of Machu Picchu, seen from the Sun Gate, or Inti Punku. Forty minutes later, we will arrive at Machu Picchu, from where we will descend to the village of Aguas Calientes.


Aguas calientes / Machu Picchu

Today will be devoted to an extended tour of Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas. Our guide will escort us as we visit temples, palaces and residential and agricultural areas. After the guided tour, you will have enough free time to walk around these famous ruins or visit either  Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, before rejoining the group for the return trip to Cusco by train.


All the necessary land transport (Private bus)
Train ticket Cusco – km 104 by Expedition Train. We can upgrade to Vistadome upon request.
English speaking tour guide
Food: as described in the itinerary
First-aid kit
Entrance fee to the Inca Trail
Bus ticket Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes (1st day)
Bus ticket Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes (2nd day)
Train back from Aguas Calientes to Cusco (Poroy station) by Expedition train. We can upgrade to Vistadome on request.
Transfer from the train station in Cusco to the hotel

Not included:

Travel insurance
Meals not included in the program
Hotel in Aguas Calientes

What to bring

  • Passport (bring additional photocopies of your passport)
  • A small backpack for daily personal items (to be carried by the participant)
  • Warm clothing suitable for the Andean region
  • Rain jacket
  • Long sleeved shirts (cotton)
  • Shorts for walking (optional)
  • Cap and sunglasses
  • Sun block
  • Digital camera
  • Binoculars for bird watching enthusiasts
  • Good hiking boots
  • Walking poles (if you are used to walking with poles). Make sure they are not metal-tipped
  • Swimwear and sandals (if you wish to visit the thermal baths in Aguas Calientes)
  • Flashlight

Important: Participants must be in good physical condition to be part of this adventure (try to train by walking each day for at least two weeks before departure).

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