Short Inca Trails

The Short Inca Trail, also known as the 2-Day Inca Trail or Inca Trail Express, is a popular option for those who want to experience a portion of the famous Inca Trail in a shorter timeframe. Although it is shorter in duration, it still offers a fascinating experience with stunning landscapes, panoramic views, and the opportunity to explore ancient Inca ruins.

The Short Inca Trail starts at kilometer 104 of the railway that runs from Cusco to Machu Picchu. From there, hikers embark on a approximately 12-kilometer trek that takes them through beautiful landscapes, passing valleys, cloud forests, and ancient archaeological sites.

One of the highlights of this route is the visit to the archaeological site of Wiñay Wayna. This ancient Inca city features impressive agricultural terraces, plazas, and well-preserved constructions. It’s a perfect place to learn about the history and culture of the Incas while enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding valley.

After exploring Wiñay Wayna, hikers continue their trek towards Inti Punku, also known as the Sun Gate. This viewpoint offers an astonishing view of Machu Picchu and is an exciting spot to witness the