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Short Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu (by Camping)

Short Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu with Camping

2 Days desde $ USD 580.00

Short Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu (by Camping)

Short Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu (by Camping)

Short Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu with Camping

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2 Days desde $ USD 580.00

Price
$ USD 580.00
Duration
2 Days
Physical Level
Moderate
Altitude
3300 mnsn
Accomodation
Camping
Departures
Daiy Departures
Cusco

Overview

2 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The Top-Selling Inca Trail 2 Days, also known as the Short Inca Trail, is a condensed version of the Classic Inca Trail, which spans four days. Despite its shorter duration, the Short Inca Trail still offers a comprehensive tour of all the key attractions along the way.

With the guidance of an English-speaking local tour guide, you will gain a deeper understanding of Andean traditions and Peruvian history. The 2 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is an ideal alternative for those who were unable to secure a permit for the Classic Inca Trail trek.

Check out genuine reviews from real travelers who had a wonderful and unforgettable experience!

The Short Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu, also known as the 2 Day Inca Trail, is a popular alternative trek that offers a glimpse into Andean traditions and Peruvian history. While the Classic Inca Trail is the most famous route, demand has led to the introduction of Inca Trail permits, which limit daily access to just 500 people including porters, guides, cooks, and visitors. These permits often sell out quickly, leaving last-minute bookers searching for alternatives.

The 2 Day Inca Trail is a recommended option for those who cannot obtain permits for the Classic Inca Trail. It is relatively easier, with no high-altitude hiking or remote camping required, making it suitable for families with small children. The 12-kilometer trail takes you through three notable Inca sites – Chachabamba, Wiñay Wayna, and Intipunku (Sungate) – offering breathtaking views of the Peruvian Andes’ snow-capped peaks and unique flora and fauna.

As a local tour company, Quechuas Expeditions offers English-speaking local tour guides with extensive knowledge about Inca traditions, history, and first aid training. Solo travelers, couples, and small groups can retrace the Incas’ footsteps on this 2-day Short Inca Trail trip to Machu Picchu.

Please note that even though the trek is not as high as the Classic Inca Trail, spending 2-3 days in Cusco acclimatizing is recommended to avoid altitude sickness. The best time to hike the 2 Day Inca Trail is during the dry season from March to November.

Price From
$ 580.00
Food

1B, 1L, 1D

Travel Asistants

Guide
Cook
Porters

Transport

Bus, Hike, Train

Group Size

Accomodation

Camping

Physical Level

Moderate

Travel Map

Itinerary at a Glance

  • DAY 1: Cusco – Sacred Valley- Km.104 – Wiñay Wayna – Aguas Calientes
  • DAY 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

Highlights

Short Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu 2 Days Highlights

  • Hike the 2 Day Inca Trail and Get to Machu Picchu by the “Inti Punku”
  • Sleep in Comfort under the stars
  • Enjoy the scenic views of Inca Trail Incan sites (Chachabamba, Wiñay Wayna)
  • Make a small ritual for the Andean gods and learn about Incan religion
  • Enjoy our friendly customer service and experienced top guides, chefs and Happy porters (Well-threat Porters)
  • Eat delicious, freshly prepared Peruvian cuisine (Buffet Peruvian Style Food)
  • Hike through the different types of landscapes and Sceneries, such as cloud forests, highlands, grassy hills, and Andean valleys
  • Get the Ancient City of Machu Picchu by the sungate
  • Explore Machu Picchu and the surrounding area with expert and knowledgeable tour top guides

Notes 2 Day Inca Trail Trek

  • We can operate this trek on any day of your choice as long as we have a minimum of two trekkers. All departures are 100% GUARANTEED once your booking is confirmed.
  • Allocations or Itinerary are subject to change depending on the time of booking and campsites provided by INC (institution that runs the Classic Inca Trail they allocate campsites for all Travel Companies) Because the 1st 250 spaces go to Wiñayhuayna Campsite which is 2 hours close to Machupicchu and the rest goes to Phuyupatamarca which is 5 hours walk to Machupicchu. So we recommend booking well in advance in order to get to Wiñayhuayna campsite.

Trip Details

Short Inca Trail Trek 2 Days Details

  • TOUR NAME: Short Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu with Camping
  • 100% LOCAL COMPANY: fully licensed Inca Trail Operator, Highly Recommended! Check out our reviews on Trip Advisor & Youtube what our Passengers say about us
  • GROUP SIZE: 02 People Minimum (04 – 06 Average) and 08 People Maximum
  • STARTING POINT: Pick-up from Cusco & Sacred Valley Hotel/Airbnb. From 4:30 am to 5:00 am
  • ENDING POINT: Drop-off in Cusco at Hotel/Airbnb 10:30 pm
  • DEPARTURE: Daily (Based on Availability). If you are a group of 02 we depart (No matter if you have paid as a large group service). We NEVER pass our people onto another operator as most agencies do here in Cusco.
  • HIKING DISTANCE: 46km /26miles
  • PHYSICAL LEVEL: Level 3. Inca Trail Requires some physical preparation and we also recommend Aclimatize 2 days before we begin the Incacarried trail
  • MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: 4,200 m / 12,000 ft
  • TRANSPORTATION: Private Van/Bus to Km 82 (for our Passengers and staff) Tourist Expedition Train Back from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and Bus back to Cusco
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: 1 Night Hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • PORTERING SERVICE: 7 Kilos/14 Pounds Extra Portering service is included. We will provide you a duffel bag for your personal Stuff and (This will be carried by the porter), Water Bottle, Rain Poncho & Inca Trail T-shirt at the briefing time
  • MEALS: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner (Vegetarian, Vegan and Free Gluten with NO extra Charge, Upon Request)
  • SHORT INCA TRAIL TO MACHUPICCHU: Inca Trail Permits & Machupicchu entrance fee Included.

Itinerary

DAY 1

Cusco – Sacred Valley- Km.104 – Wiñay Wayna – Aguas Calientes

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 Days starts with an early morning transfer from your Cusco hotel. We’ll drive you through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to Ollantaytambo, where we’ll board the train to Aguas Calientes. This picturesque 1.5-hour train ride snakes through highland villages and farmlands along the course of the Urubamba River.

The trailhead for the Short Inca Trail is located at Km.104, which is the distance from Cusco to Machu Picchu. We’ll arrive there by 10:00 AM, and the local authorities will verify your Short Inca Trail permit and original passport.

We’ll start the hike by crossing a small bridge and hiking uphill to Chachabamba, a lesser-known yet prominent Inca site. Chachabamba is located at 2150 meters (7053 ft.) above sea level and houses a stone altar used by the Incas to worship their supreme God, Inti, and Apus (Mountain Peaks). Our local expert will demonstrate how the locals continue this practice using sacred coca leaves.

After touring Chachabamba, we’ll hike for approximately four hours uphill to Wiñay Wayna, which means “forever young” in Quechua. This archaeological site is the most beautiful one on the trail, sitting at 2650 meters (8694 ft.) above sea level.

Wiñay Wayna was built as an administrative center to Machu Picchu and houses 20 urban areas, farming zones, and ceremonial sites. The most prominent part of the complex is the 7 Window temple built in honor of the Rainbow. Our local expert will give you an immersive tour here.

After the tour, we’ll stop at the clean and well-maintained campsite to unbox our lunch. You can refill your water bottle and use the restrooms before we continue the 2 Day Inca Trail hike to our next stop, Intipunku (Sungate). It takes an hour to reach Intipunku from Wiñay Wayna, and this section of the trek takes us through lush tropical jungle.

From the Sungate, you’ll get the first view of Machu Picchu citadel nestled by Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountains. Only those hiking the Inca Trail and Short Inca Trail enter the citadel through the Sun gate. We’ll have a brief stop here so you can contemplate the view.

Once you’ve had your fill of the sight of Machu Picchu, we’ll exit the citadel and take a bus down to Aguas Calientes town, where we’ll accommodate you in a hotel for the night.

Aguas Calientes is known for its hot springs, so you can spend the evening soaking in the natural thermal waters to relax your muscles after a full day tour. The town also has plenty of shops where you can buy souvenirs.

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 Days
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 Days
DAY 2

Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

We will start the Machu Picchu tour early in the morning by taking the touristic bus up the hill to the citadel. Here, your Machu Picchu tickets will be verified against your original passport.

As we enter the citadel, you will be greeted with the sight of the sun’s rays illuminating the walls of Machu Picchu. Our tour guide will introduce you to the Inca civilization before taking you to visit the main areas of the citadel, such as the main plaza and farming terraces.

After the tour, if you have booked to climb Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu mountain, our tour guide will direct you to the respective entrance.

Once you have finished exploring Machu Picchu, we will take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes. You will have some free time to have lunch or explore the town.

In the evening, we will board the train back to Ollantaytambo train station, where our representative will meet you upon arrival. From there, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Cusco, arriving at approximately 10:00 PM.

Short Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu 2 Days
Short Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu 2 Days

Inclusions

Included

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION:

Private Tourist transportation Cusco – Ollantaytambo and then Train to KM 104 (The Trailhead) (We never share Bus service with other companies as most agencies do here to minimize costs) and Please, Note. we always use the same tourist transportation for our porters.

EXPEDITIONS TRAIN RETURN TICKET:

Tourist Expeditions train Round Trip ticket  from Ollantaytambo  to km 104 and Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and then bus back to Cusco and we will drop you off at the hotel.

PROFFESIONAL GUIDES:

English – Spanish speaking guide for 2 Day Inca Trail Trekand Machupicchu.(All our Guides work for us only) All of them speak Fluent English & Second Guide Over 08 people Group(Large Group Service)

Camping Includes: Camping tents & Sleeping air pads as well as cooking and eating tents

Food on the 2 Day Inca Trail

  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner, 1 Breakfast
  • Vegetarian and free Gluten menu at no extra cost (Please let us know at the time of booking)
  • Visit to Machu Picchu on the 2nd day (2 hours guide tour to explore the whole incan site)
  • Camping equipment and basic field equipment for our porters as well as adequate clothing like: (Sleeping bag, Mat, Jacket, T-shirt, pant, rain poncho, shoes, hat, belts, and proper backpack to carry the equipment and all of them are limited to carry 20kg only).
  • Private Transportation from the train station of Ollantaytambo to Cusco (2 hours drive) and drop off at the hotel.(we only use our Private Transportation. so you will never wait at the train station till the bus of 30 ppl gets full)
  • First-aid kit (Our Guide will carry while on the Inca Trail) Please, note all our Guides are trained every year in first-aid)
  • Emergency oxygen bottle (Our guide will carry while on the Inca Trail)
  • Rain waterproof cover for your day backpacks as well as Rain poncho
  • Pre-trek Orientation – briefing (Hotel or Office) Let us know once you are at the office or by email.
  • Water bottle for refilling with water along the Inca trail WE DONT WANT YOU TO USE PLASTIC BOTTLES) Get one once you are at our office!!!
  • Free “I survived ” T-shirt and certificate (only for PEOPLE who successfully complete the trek!!!)

No Included

  • Breakfast – Day 1
  • Lunch and dinner – Day 2
  • Tips (optional)
  • Travel and health insurance.(bring copies with you please): Quechuas Expeditions highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect your travel investment. Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance.

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DISCOUNTS (to apply discounts. Please send us an email at info@quechuasexpeditions.com)

UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD
  • (Students must be below 25 years) : US$30. Please send us a a scanned copy of the student card at the time of booking.
  • Under 17 years old: US$30 Please send us a copy of passport at the time of booking.
  • Under 12 years old: US$30  Please send us a copy of passport at the time of booking.
  • Group of 5 or more: US$20 per person. All you need is to book the trek together at the same time.
UPGRADES:
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain (Based on Availability): US$90 Based on Availability (Let us at the time of booking)
  • Machu Picchu Mountain (Based on Availability): US$90 Based on Availability (Let us at the time of booking)
  • Upgrade to Vistadome Train (First Class Train) (Includes Private Transportation From Ollantaytambo to Cusco) USUS$70
  • Extra Night in Aguas Calientes US$30 per person (Twin Bed room, 3 Beds room & 4 Beds Room with Private shower & Bathroom)
  • A night in Cusco at our Quechuas Guesthouse: from US$20 per person / Twin Bed room (Before we do the tour/trek or after the tour/trek)
RENTALS:
  • Goose Down sleeping bag (Mummy style): US$30 for the entire trip
  • (Black Dimond) Walking Poles Rubber Tips Included: US$20 for the entire trip
  • Day Pack 20 – 30 liters (Rain cover included): US$15 for the entire trip

ADDITIONAL INFO:

BRIEFING: for all our treks is a Night before we do the trek at 6:30pm in our office, But if you want us to come to your Hotel let us know in advance.(You will get a chance to meet you guide and as well as to give you your duffel bags)

STORAGE:

Most Hotels have storage where you can leave the rest of your stuff while you hike to Machupicchu (See Spaces https://www.machupicchu.gob.pe), But if they dont have a place you can leave your stuff in our storage with no extra cost. (Let us know at the time of briefing)

We need at least 02 of you and Leave any day you suit. All Departures 100% Guaranteed If You’re Booked, You are Going !!! To Confirm and Secure the Inca Trail Permits. Send us the filled out booking form as well as a deposit of 30% and you are ready to go… 

What to Bring

For the five days of Salkantay treks, you need personal trekking gear and a sleeping bag. If you do not have a sleeping bag is possible to rent one from us also if you like trekking poles, you can rent them from us. The rest needed for this trek we provide.

Here is a general packing list for the Salkantay trek that you can use as a reference:

Clothing:

  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Hiking socks (wool or synthetic)
  • Long pants (hiking pants or leggings)
  • T-shirts or breathable shirts
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Swimwear (for hot springs or swimming)
  • Sandals / Flip flops
  • A towel

Gear:

  • Backpack (20-30L)
  • Sleeping bag (rated to 0-5 degrees Celsius/32-41 degrees Fahrenheit). If you do not have one, you can rent one from the company
  • Headlamp or flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Trekking poles (optional but recommended), if you do not have one pair you can rent from the company
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Water bottle or hydration system (at least 1.5 liters capacity)
  • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, etc.)
  • Personal medication (if necessary)

Optional:

  • Camera or phone for taking pictures
  • Portable charger or power bank
  • Book or Kindle for reading during downtime
  • Snacks (such as energy bars, trail mix, or dried fruit)
  • Cash in soles (for buying souvenirs or optional activities)
  • Also, keep in mind that the weather can be unpredictable in the Andes, so it’s recommended to dress in layers and bring both warm and waterproof clothing or rain ponchos.

DOCUMENTS YOU MUST CARRY DURING THE TREK

  • Original Passport
  • Original student card if you have applied for a student discount.

NOTE: Salkantay Treks Peru provides a duffle bag in which you can pack up to 7 kilograms of your personal belongings, which will be carried by horses during the trek. During the trek, you will carry a small backpack with the necessary items for the day hike. The rest of your belongings can be packed in the duffle bag, which will be accessible at each campsite.

Pricing List

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 Days Prices

2 Day Inca Trail  Availability: Daily departures – All departures are guaranteed 100%. Once you’re booked, you’re going. We will not cancel your trip!

How to book: To book, please send us your personal information and a 30% deposit. The final balance can be paid upon your arrival in Cusco.

  • Group Service: Price per person – US$580

Join a group of people from different countries/nationalities. Group size ranges from 4 to 8 people.

  • Private Service: Price per person – US$680

Recommended for honeymooners, families with children, and groups of friends. Minimum group size is 2 people.

We depart even for a group of 2, regardless of whether you have paid for Group Service. We never pass our clients onto another operator, unlike other agencies in Cusco.


Booking Note

DISCOUNTS 
  • UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD (Students must be below 25 years): US$20. Please send us a scanned copy of the student card at the time of booking.
  • Under 17 years old: US$20 Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
  • Under 12 years old: US$20 Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
  • Group of 5 or more: US$10 per person. All you need is to book the trek together at the same time.
UPGRADES:
  • Huaynapicchu Mountain (Based on Availability): US$90 Based on Availability (Let us at the time of booking)
  • Machu Picchu Mountain (Based on Availability): US$90 Based on Availability (Let us at the time of booking)
  • Upgrade to Vistadome Train (First Class Train) (Includes Private Transportation From Ollantaytambo to Cusco) USUS$70
  • Extra Night in Aguas Calientes US$30 per person (Twin Bedroomdon’t, 3 Beds room & 4 Beds Room with Private shower & Bathroom)
  • A night in Cusco at our Quechuas Guesthouse: from US$30 per person / Twin Bedroom (Before we do the tour/trek or after the tour/trek)
RENTALS
  • Goose Down sleeping bag (Mummy style): US$30 for the entire trip
  • (Black Dimond) Walking Poles Rubber Tips Included: US$20 for the entire trip
  • Day Pack 20 – 30 liters (Rain cover included): US$15 for the entire trip
ADDITIONAL INFO 2 Day Inca Trail:
  • BRIEFING: all our treks is a Night before we do the trek at 6:30 pm in our office, But if you want us to come to your Hotel let us know in advance.(You will get a chance to meet your guide and as well as to give you your duffel bags)
  • STORAGE: Most Hotels have storage where you can leave the rest of your stuff while you hike to Machupicchu, But if they dont have a place you can leave your stuff in our storage at no extra cost. (Let us know at the time of briefing)

We need at least 02 of you and Leave any day you suit. All Departures are 100% Guaranteed If You’re Booked, You Are Going !!! To Confirm and Secure the Inca Trail Permits. Send us the filled-out booking form as well as a deposit of 30% and you are ready to go…


Recommendations

Here are some recommendations to help you prepare for the Inca Trail:

  1. Train beforehand: The Inca Trail involves a lot of walking and hiking, so it’s essential to train beforehand to ensure that you are physically prepared. Cardiovascular exercises, such as running or cycling, and strength training exercises, such as squats and lunges, can help you build endurance and strength.
  2. Acclimatize: The Inca Trail reaches high altitudes, so it’s crucial to spend some time acclimatizing to the altitude before starting the trek. Spend a few days in Cusco, which is situated at 3,400 meters above sea level, before embarking on the Inca Trail.
  3. Pack appropriately: Make sure you pack appropriately for the trek. You will need comfortable hiking shoes, lightweight clothing, a waterproof jacket, and warm layers for the cold nights. Don’t forget to bring a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a first aid kit.
  4. Stay hydrated: It’s essential to stay hydrated while hiking, especially at high altitudes. Bring a reusable water bottle and refill it at the water stations along the trail. You can also bring water purification tablets to ensure that the water is safe to drink.
  5. Respect the environment: The Inca Trail is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it’s important to respect the environment by following the rules and regulations set by the park authorities. Don’t litter, stay on the designated trails, and avoid damaging the ancient ruins.
  6. Be prepared for the weather: The weather on the Inca Trail can be unpredictable, with rain and cold temperatures common. Bring rain gear and warm layers, and be prepared for the possibility of rain, fog, and wind.

Valid Student ID for Machu Picchu

To get the student discount, travelers should have a Valid ID with the following:

  • 25 years or less at the time of entering Machu Picchu. Older than 25 can not enter as a student
  • The ID must have the Name of the university, name, and photo of the student
  • The ID must have a valid expiration date

Invalid Student IDs

Student IDs are not eligible for a discount when:

  • Traveler is older than 25
  • Expired ID
  • Student Id without expiration date
  • ISIC cards are not valid.

Travel Guide

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 Days is a popular trekking route in Peru that leads to the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu. If you’re planning to hike the Inca Trail, here’s a travel guide to help you prepare for the journey:

  1. Book in advance: The Inca Trail permits are limited and sell out quickly, so it’s best to book your tour several months in advance to secure your spot.
  2. Physical preparation: The Inca Trail is a challenging hike that involves steep climbs, high altitude, and long hours of walking. It’s recommended to prepare yourself physically by doing regular exercise and building up your stamina.
  3. What to pack: Pack light but don’t forget the essentials like a good pair of hiking boots, warm clothing, rain gear, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a headlamp. Your tour operator will provide camping equipment and food, so you don’t need to bring those.
  4. Altitude sickness: The Inca Trail reaches a maximum altitude of 4,215 meters, so it’s important to acclimatize yourself before starting the trek. It’s recommended to spend a few days in Cusco or other high-altitude areas before the hike.
  5. Respect the trail: The Inca Trail is a UNESCO World Heritage site and should be treated with respect. Don’t litter, damage the trail or the ruins, and be mindful of the local communities and their customs.
  6. Enjoy the experience: The Inca Trail is not just about reaching Machu Picchu, but also about the journey itself. Take the time to appreciate the stunning landscapes, learn about the Incan culture and history, and bond with your fellow hikers and guides.

By following these tips, you can ensure a safe and memorable experience on the Inca Trail.

Inca Trail Avaialability, (Oficial Inca Trail Permits 2024)

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Frequently Asked Questions

We recommend that you leave any luggage you do not need during the trek at your hotel. Most hotels in Cusco offer a free security deposit service, but if your hotel does not, we can provide you with a storage service. Please let us know.

The mat weighs 1 kg and the sleeping bag 2 kg.

Our guides are trained in basic medical care and carry a first aid kit. In the rare cases where a traveler is unable to complete the trek due to medical reasons, they are escorted back to Cusco and can rejoin the group in Machu Picchu a few days later via train. For serious medical emergencies, Cusco has modern medical facilities and our guides and porters have evacuation strategies.

We provide high quality camping equipment, including 4-season aluminum pole tents (3-person capacity), dining tents, tables, chairs, toilet tents, kitchen equipment, water purifiers, Thermarest air mattresses, and other camping equipment.

We recommend that you carry daily essentials such as water, snacks, camera and film. The porters will carry the rest of the supplies, including camping equipment and clothing. We recommend limiting personal items to 4.5 kg so as not to overload the porters. If you have an additional porter, you may carry up to 12 kg as a full porter, 6 kg as a half porter, or 4 kg to carry a sleeping bag and sleeping pad.

Our guides are very experienced, fluent in English, Spanish and Quechua, and have an in-depth knowledge of the history, culture and ecology of the area. Most of them have between 5 and 10 years of experience leading treks along the Inca Trail, and receive annual training in first aid and emergencies from the Red Cross.

A cook accompanies each group and provides delicious and hearty meals that include a mix of local specialties and international favorites. Vegetarian dishes are available upon request, and we can usually accommodate other special dietary needs with advance notice.

We recommend that you bring your own refillable water bottles to limit plastic waste. The water is boiled, treated with iodine and filtered with one of our portable filters (Katadyn and PUR are the most commonly used). It is available in the morning and at every meal.

Trekking permits are non-refundable and non-transferable, and we cannot replace cancelled passengers with new ones due to current regulations.

We normally purchase permits within a few days of receiving your deposit. If you need us to act immediately, you can send your deposit through Western Union, which is the fastest and safest way in Cusco, Peru. We can receive the money and confirm your trip in minutes.

The Inca Trail is a 26-mile hike through the Andes Mountains in Peru that leads to the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu.

The Inca Trail is approximately 26 miles long and takes about 4 days to complete.

Yes, all hikers need a permit to hike the Inca Trail. Permits are limited and sell out quickly, so it is important to book in advance.

The cost of trekking the Inca Trail varies depending on the company and the time of year. It can cost between US$500 and US$1,000 per person.

The best time to hike the Inca Trail is the dry season, from May to September.

The Inca Trail is a demanding hike that requires a moderate level of fitness. It is a good idea to train for the trek by doing regular cardio and strength training.

You should pack comfortable hiking clothes, a good pair of hiking shoes, a warm jacket, a sleeping bag, a backpack, and plenty of snacks and water.

There are limited restrooms on the Inca Trail, but most campsites have basic toilets.

Yes, many tour companies offer porter services for an additional charge. This can be a great option if you do not want to carry a heavy backpack.

Yes, altitude sickness can be a concern on the Inca Trail, as much of the trek takes place at high altitudes. It is important to acclimatize properly and stay hydrated.

Most companies offer meals on the Inca Trail, including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meals are usually simple but hearty, and may include local specialties such as quinoa soup and roasted guinea pig.

Yes, all hikers must have a licensed guide to hike the Inca Trail. This is to help protect the trail and ensure the safety of hikers.

Children under 12 years of age cannot hike the Inca Trail for safety reasons. However, there are other family-friendly routes in the area.

Cancellation policies vary by tour company, but many require a non-refundable deposit and have strict cancellation deadlines.

Yes, hiking the Inca Trail is an incredible experience that offers breathtaking views and insight into ancient Inca culture. It is a once in a lifetime adventure that is well worth it.

How to Book

TO BOOK THE Short Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu (by Camping), FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS:

  1. Choose a reputable, government-authorized tour operator.
  2. Click the “Book Online” button, select the date, and complete the booking form. Have one person fill it out for the entire group to ensure you’re booked together. Keep your passport handy for accurate information.
  3. Make a payment online using any debit or credit card. There’s a 2.9% fee for online payments, which customers must cover.
  4. To secure your Short Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu (by Camping), provide a $180 deposit per person. This helps obtain necessary permits and tickets from the Peruvian government.
  5. Optionally, you can pay the full tour amount upfront to avoid any future payment concerns.
  6. If you choose to pay only the deposit, the remaining balance is due 24 hours before the tour begins. You can pay in cash (soles or dollars) at the office in Cusco or by card (3.9% fee). You can also pay the balance online with any card (2.9% fee).

By following these straightforward steps, you can easily book your Short Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu (by Camping) experience and focus on preparing for your adventure.

Payment: You can pay for Short Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu (by Camping) online using any debit or credit card. A 2.9% fee applies to online payments, which customers must cover. To book Short Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu (by Camping), a $180 deposit per person is required to secure permits and tickets from the Peruvian government. You can choose to pay the full tour amount upfront to avoid future payment concerns. If you pay only the deposit, the remaining balance is due 24 hours before the tour starts. Pay the balance in cash (soles or dollars) at our office in Cusco, or by card with a 3.9% fee. You can also pay online using any card with a 2.9% fee.

Passport Requirements: Ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond your planned entry date to Peru. If it’s set to expire within 6 months, renew it before traveling. If your passport expires within 6 months but you want to secure Short Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu (by Camping) and Machu Picchu tickets, book the tour and update your passport details with us after renewal. Failure to do so may result in permit and ticket forfeiture.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect your investment. Obtain insurance before departing and consider working with a reputable agency for affordable coverage.

Deposit: The $180 deposit per person for the Short Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu (by Camping) tour is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Remaining Balance: If you only pay the deposit, the balance is due 24 hours before the tour starts. Pay in cash (soles or dollars) at our office in Cusco or by card with a 3.9% fee. You can also pay online with any card and a 2.9% fee.

Student Discount: If your student card meets Peruvian government requirements, reserve the tour with a deposit and pay the remaining balance upon arrival in Cusco. The student discount will be applied at that time.

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