The short Inca trail to Machu Picchu is one of the most beautiful and popular trails in the world. This trail allows the hiker to enjoy spectacular landscapes of the cloud forest, imposing Inca ruins and hike on an ancient trail that connected the sacred city of Cusco with the world wonder Machu Picchu. Our 3-day premium program called Experiential Short Inca Trail Tour, allows you to combine the best of the conventional short Inca trail with a royal Inca trail that connects Chinchero with Urquillos, a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Plant and harvest agricultural products in a local farm in the sacred valley. Feed guinea pigs and enjoy a typical Andean lunch: Pachamanca, a delicious barbecue cooked with hot stones underground. On the 1st day you will hike downhill for 4 hours on a 600 year old paved Inca trail and visit a 70-meter waterfall called Poc Poc. For lunch you will arrive at Urquillos, a beautiful agricultural town in the sacred valley. Here you will visit a local farm where you will harvest seasonal fruits and vegetables, in addition to feeding alfalfa to the guinea pigs that live in the kitchens of the houses. In the afternoon you will taste an exquisite Andean barbecue called Pachamanca and you will sleep in the town of Ollantaytambo. On the second day, you will tour the short Inca trail and visit the imposing Inca ruins of Chachabamba and Wiñaywayna. You will also be able to observe many types of endemic birds and orchids of the Inca Trail. In the afternoon you will contemplate Machu Picchu from the sun gate and then you will hike to the viewpoints of Machu Picchu to take your memorable postcard photos. At night you will sleep in the picturesque town of Aguas Calientes. On the third day you will return by bus to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu to explore it from corner to corner on a 3-hour guided tour. In the afternoon you will return by train to Cusco, where you will arrive around 7 at night.
Inca Trail Treks
The trek through the Machu Picchu Inca Trail has become the most demanded excursion in Latin America; and one of the most requested by trekking lovers worldwide. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a small extension of 60 kilometers; compared to the more than 40 thousand kilometers of trails recorded so far by Peruvian archaeologists.
The Inca Trail as a tourist trail; It has three hiking trails regulated by the Peruvian state, these are:
- First trail, begins in a place called Chachabamba or kilometer 104; from where you walk 10 kilometers to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
- Second trail begins at a place called Piscacucho or kilometer 82; from where you hike for 4 days to the lost city of the Incas.
- Third trail, usually starts in a place called Soraypampa; from where you hike first for 3 days until you reach a sector called Paucarcancha. Place from where you officially enter the classic Inca trail; and from where it takes you 3 days to get to the citadel of Machu Picchu.
We have 6 tours for you to choose from: all of them are in group service; However, if you want to hike only with your friends or family, we also have the option of private service.
The Inca trail express to Machu Picchu is for those people with good hiking skills or for those who do not have the time or desire to hike the short 2-day Inca trail or the 4 day classic Inca trail. Explore and hike the final stretch of the classic Inca trail. This 1 day trail, will take you through the sacred site of Chachabamba, which is the first Inca ruin that we will visit and the imposing architectural beauty of the Inca citadel of Wiñaywayna, all this surrounded by the dense vegetation of the cloud forest. You will also have an exceptional view of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate. In the afternoon when the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is almost empty, we will explore it on a guided tour from corner to corner. The Inca trail to the sacred city of Machu Picchu, is recognized worldwide as one of the 5 most beautiful treks in the world by the National Geographic Magazine.
The 3-day classic Inca trail express to Machu Picchu, is designed for those people who have very good hiking skills or people who do not have the time to do the 4 day classic Inca trail to the Inca citadel. This 3-day trek covers the same distance, path and highlights as the 4 day Inca trail. This ancient trail is considered one of the best treks in the world, due to its incomparable scenic beauty, harmoniously combined with the Inca ruins distributed along the classic Inca trail. In these 3 days of hiking, we will cross 12 types of microclimates and landscapes, we will explore imposing Inca ruins with different functionalities, we will learn about the incredible work, that the porters of the Inca trail do; In addition to hiking on a cobbled Inca trail half a century ago. The Classic Inca trail express to the sacred city of Machu Picchu, is recognized worldwide as one of the 5 most beautiful treks in the world by the National Geographic Magazine.
This 5-day trek to Machu Picchu through the classic Inca Trail, gives you the opportunity to prepare you physically, emotionally and spiritually for your Ayahuasca retreat in the Peruvian Amazon jungle of Cusco. Experience the best of the classic Inca Trail with meditation and yoga sessions. We will also make sure to provide you with the right food and diet for a satisfactory Ayahuasca retreat. This Classic Inca trail of preparation for mother Ayahuasca, can be combined with our Ayahuasca retreats of 3, 5 and 7 days. Our group tours to the Inca trail with sessions of meditation, yoga and proper diet for Ayahuasca leave every Tuesday and Wednesday; and are automatically connected with our Ayahuasca retreats that start every Monday. In the case of people who want to take a private tour on the Inca trail and Ayahuasca retreat, these can depart any day of the year.
2-day Inca Trail with camping is one of the bucket list trip for anyone planning a journey to Machu Picchu. It gives you a taste of the 4-day Classic Inca Trail hike but it takes half the time and requires less than half the physical exertion. The Short Inca Trail with camping is a premium trip planned by IncaGo Expeditions and that involves on the 2-day hike to Machu Picchu with a tour guide, cook and porters. You are going to spend 1 night in the Machu Picchu camping in Puente Ruinas and see the sacred Machu Picchu mountain. IncaGo have quality service, all-inclusive and you don't need to bring any camping equipment. Enjoy lush vegetation of the Machu Picchu cloud forest and birdwatch its exotic birds such as: Cock of the rocks, Andean guans, grey toucans and Andean motmot to mention a few. Along the Inca trail you can also observe different types of wild orchids, bromeliads, ferns and bamboo. Explore the ancient Chachabamba Inca ruins. Walk from corner to corner around Wiñaywayna, known like Mini Machu Picchu, due it is an Inca citadel very similar to Machu Picchu but 10 times smaller. Then hike via the Intipunku or the Sun Gate, which is a small ruin from where you will take the classic Inca trail hikers photo. Also from the Sun Gate you will have the first glimpse of Machu Picchu. 1 more hour hiking on the Inca Trail to arrive to Machu Picchu citadel, where you will live a stunning sunset over the lost city of the Incas. Ending the Short Inca Trail and after taking memorable photos in Machu Picchu in a perfect sunset, you will board a bus that will take you for 20 minutes to Puente Ruinas where you will spend 1 night in camping. The second day you will be waken up early by your tour guide; and after a tasty and nutritious breakfast you will hike 20 minutes to board a bus that will take you up to Machu Picchu citadel. You will have an amazing sunrise over the Inca citadel and your guide will lead all over Machu Picchu for 3 hours. Around 3 in the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo and then a private van back to Cusco, where you will arrive around 7 pm.
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the most famous trail ever made by the Inca civilization. A spectacular hike that will make you contemplate the best of Inca engineering and architecture, beautiful Andean landscapes of the mountains and the cloud forest, in addition to the enormous effort made by the Inca trail porters. This Inca trail is one of the 5 most famous in the world according to the National Geographic Traveler magazine. The Inca Trail reaches the lost city of the Incas through the Sun Gate, which gives you a unique chance to enjoy this world wonder from different perspectives. The first day, you enter the Inca Trail through kilometer 82, you can see the Veronica snow-capped mountain, you cross through remote communities and the beautiful Inca sites of Kanabamba and Llactapata. During the second day, you enter the most remote area of the Inca trail and reach the highest area, the landscapes of dwarf forests and steep Andean mountains are amazing. On the 3rd day, the most impressive archaeological sites of the Inca Trail are visited, entering the cloud forest of Machu Picchu from the Andean mountains and observing the giants the snow-capped mountains of Salkantay (the second highest in Cusco) and Pumasillo. Finally, on the fourth day, you hike to the Sun Gate, from where you can see Machu Picchu one of the 7 wonders of the world, from a distance of 2 kilometers like a crow flies, you visit the viewpoints of Machu Picchu from where you will take the famous postcard photos and you will also have a 3-hour guided tour of the Inca citadel from corner to corner. The 4-day tour on the Inca trail is one of the most famous and beautiful treks on the planet.
Hike the most Peru's famous trail, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Witnessing mind-blowing views of the cloud forest and living unique experience as you embark on this once in a memorable 2-day trek. Make your first vistas and pics of the lost city of the Incas from the Sun Gate. This is a unique opportunity to hike to Machu Picchu in only 2 days and see it twice, for sunset and sunrise. This short Inca trail tour offers a shortened version of the classic 4-day trek. It is perfect for tourist who wish to arrive to Machu Picchu by foot, in the same way the Incas originally did, but without the strain and time commitment of the 4-day Inca trail trek. This short Inca trail 2 day begins close to the end of the classic Inca trail and follows the final leg of the famous path, arriving majesty to Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate. The first day you will board the train to km 104, from where you start the trek along this 2-day Inca trail. You will visit the imposing sanctuary of Chachabamba and explore the citadel of Wiñaywayna, considered the most beautiful on the Inca Trail. In the afternoon you will arrive at the Sun Gate and you will have the first views of Machu Picchu. Then you will descend to the viewpoints of Machu Picchu from where you will take the famous postcard photos with the Huayna Picchu mountain as a backdrop and contemplate the lost city of the Incas in a beautiful sunset. Finally, go down by bus to Aguas Calientes, where you will spend the night. The second day you will return by bus to Machu Picchu and explore it thoroughly with your tour guide. After taking memorable photos of you and your loved ones and learning interesting facts about the Inca citadel, you will return to Aguas Calientes, where you will have lunch and then board the train back to Cusco, arriving at 7pm.
The 5-day Inca Trail trek follows the same path as the classic 4-day Inca Trail. The advantage of this 5-day trek is that if you doubt your physical capacity or if you come with children, this is the best alternative to reach Machu Picchu successfully. This walk was made so that you can do it at a much slower pace and that allows you to hike quietly, relaxed and contemplate the beautiful landscapes and Inca ruins of the Inca trail for a longer time. This 5-day Inca trail to Machu Picchu with hotel is one of the most spectacular ancient trails in the world. The first day, after showing your passports at km 82, you will begin your adventure on the Inca trail. In this first section you do not ascend much and you can mostly see the local populations of the Inca Trail, corn and potato fields and the Inca ruins of Kanabamba and Llactapata. During the second day you will climb to the dead woman's pass, the highest point of the Inca trail and hike on a 600-year-old paved Inca road. On the 3rd day, you will trek from the last Andean foothills to the cloud forest of the Inca Trail. This section is considered one of the most beautiful of this Inca joruney, due to the great variety of multicolored orchids and mosses that can be observed. Tonight you will sleep in the best camp on the Inca trail to observe the stars of the southern hemisphere. On the 4th day, you will visit the impressive archaeological sites of Phuyupatamarca, Intipata and Wiñaywayna. You will have amazing views of the cloud forest and you will arrive at Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate. Nothing better than contemplating the sacred city of the Incas at sunset. Finally, on the 5th day, you will explore Machu Picchu corner by corner and in the afternoon you will return to Cusco, where you will arrive around 7 at night.[..]
The legendary Inca Trail to the Lost City of the Incas in Peru is one of the world’s best known and most beautiful hiking adventures. It is a once in a life time experience with stunning views for both experienced and non-experienced hikers. After three days of hiking - from the snowcapped Andean mountains to the lush Amazon cloud forest – you will catch amazing views of Machu Picchu in a perfect sunset and avoiding the crowds. Hike this stunning 26 miles Inca stone trail and relive the history, anthropology, archeology and customs of the most powerful civilization in the American continent in the 16th century. The first day you will visit the Inca ruins of Kanabamba and Llactapata and observe interesting medicinal bushes and flowers use by Andean people in traditional medicine. During the second day you will arrive to the highest point of the Inca trail and you will camp right in half way to Machu Picchu. The third day you will visit the most amazing Inca ruins of the classic Inca trail and you will reach Machu Picchu for a perfect sunset. At night you will spend the night in a comfortable hotel in the closest town to Machu Picchu. The last day you will explore the lost city of Machu Picchu from corner to corner and you will come back by train to Cusco.