2-Day Trek to Machu Picchu

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Andean Mountains and the history of the Inca society

map Cusco, Peru
4 Days
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14 People
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9 Years Old
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What's Included

  • Guided hiking tour
  • English-speaking professional guide (2 guides for groups of over 8 people)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 1 night of accommodation
  • Tents (3-person tents for 2 people)
  • One inflatable mattress per person
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Toilet tent if assigned campsites do not have toilets
  • Massage therapy at the end of the trek in Cusco
  • Healing Activity: Offering to Pachamama or an Andean blessing ceremony
  • Meals and daily tea service, except on the last day
  • Porters to carry tents, food, cooking equipment, and up to 7kg (15.5lb) of personal gear
  • All entry and transport fees

Where We Visit

  • Cusco

  • Wiñaywayna

  • Ollantaytambo 

  • Chachabamba

  • Urubamba River Valley

  • Machu Picchu

  • Sun Gate

  • Aguas Calientes


What's excluded

  • Breakfast of the first day and lunch on the last day.
  • Visit to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes: a relaxing way to end-up the trek while you’re awaiting the return train to Cusco, only 10 minutes from the village center, the entrance fee is Peruvian Soles s/10.00 per person. Towels can be hired in Aguas Calientes
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tips for staff (optional)
  • Extra costs


Come join us on the most famous trek in Peru. You’ll visit mysterious archaeological sites, learn about healthy, sustainable Peruvian food and immerse yourself in Andean mountain ecosystems rich in flora and fauna. The trek begins with an Andean Blessing and offering to Pachamama (the Earth Mother) performed by an Andean Shaman. Following four days of mountain discovery and education, you’ll stand tall in the Sun Gate and witness the sunrise over Machu Picchu before descending to the ruins to explore them for yourself.



DAY 1:  Cusco – Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu


We will pick you up from your hotel between 4:00 am and 4:30 am to catch the train to the trailhead at Km.104 of the Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu railroad. On arrival, we will visit the nearby ruins of Chachabamba and then begin the four-hour, 8km ascent to join the classic Inca Trail at the impressive Wiñaywayna archaeological complex. This consists of an agricultural sector with numerous terraces, plus religious and urban centers. On the way up, we’ll take in magnificent views of the Urubamba River Valley, the Choquesuysuy archaeological complex on the opposite side of the river, and a beautiful waterfall minutes away from Wiñaywayna. Leaving Wiñaywayna, an hour’s trek along a trail of flat stones on the edges of the highland jungle cliffs brings us to the ‘Intipunku’ (Sun Gate), the ceremonial gateway into Machu Picchu. We will get our first glimpse of the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu from here. We will next descend to Machu Picchu and travel by bus to Aguas Calientes and our chosen hotel.


Total distance: 13 km (8.08 miles). Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours. Altitude at starting point: Chachabamba 2,150m (7052 ft). Maximum altitude: 2,650m (8,692 ft).



DAY 2: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu – Cusco


We will wake up early to board a bus to Machu Picchu, where we begin a 2-hour guided tour of the Inca citadel. You will then have free time to walk around and explore the site, including climbing either Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountains (advance reservation required - see below). In the afternoon, we will be in the town of Aguas Calientes where, if you like, you can visit and relax in the hot springs. From here, you will take the train back to the Ollantaytambo or Poroy train station, then return via private car to Cusco.


You have the option to stay in Machu Picchu Village (Aguas Calientes ) as many nights as you would like and climb Putucusi Mountain, hike to Mandor Waterfalls, relax at the hot springs or explore the Machu Picchu Site Museum. You have categories of accommodation to choose from one to five stars.


* Departure and arrival times are approximate.

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  • Any cancellations made by the client up to one week in advance, 50% of the trip cost will be charged.
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