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Short Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu (With Hotel)

Short Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu with Hotel

2 Days desde $ USD 480.00

Short Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu (With Hotel)

Short Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu (With Hotel)

Short Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu with Hotel

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2 Days desde $ USD 480.00

Price
$ USD 480.00
Duration
2 Days
Physical Level
Moderate
Altitude
3300 mnsn
Accomodation
Camping
Departures
Daiy Departures
Cusco

Overview

Inca Trail 2 Days, Short Inca Trail

The Short Inca Trail, also known as the 2-Day Inca Trail, is a popular option for those who want to experience the beauty of the Classic Inca Trail in a shorter period of time. This hike includes all the main attractions and is led by an expert English-speaking guide who will provide you with information about Andean traditions and Peruvian history.

If you were unable to get a permit for the Classic Inca Trail, the 2-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (https://www.machupicchu.gob.pe) is an ideal alternative. Click to read reviews from real travelers and discover the unforgettable experience that awaits you.

The Short Inca Trail, also known as the 2-day hike along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, is a very popular alternative trek that takes you through some of the most famous Inca sites and allows you to learn about Andean traditions and Peruvian history.

The Classic Inca Trail, which lasts four days, is the most popular route to Machu Picchu. However, due to high demand and to maintain authenticity, local authorities have introduced Inca Trail permits, which only allow access to 500 people per day, including porters, guides, cooks and visitors.

Inca Trail permits usually sell out six months in advance, so last-minute travelers have no choice but to look for an alternative route. We highly recommend the 2-day Inca Trail as a great option to learn about Inca history and Andean traditions.

The Short Inca Trail is a relatively easier option that does not involve camping in remote areas or hiking at high altitude. Families with young children often choose the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, which follows a 12-kilometer (7.4-mile) trail and passes through three notable Inca sites:

Chachabamba, Wiñay Wayna and Intipunku (Sungate). The route offers breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks of the Peruvian Andes and features the characteristic flora and fauna of the region.

As a local tour company, Quechuas Expeditions has a team of local English-speaking guides specialized in the Inca Trail. Our guides have walked the trail over a hundred times and have extensive knowledge of Inca traditions and history.

They are also trained in first aid. We invite solo travelers, couples or small groups to join us on this short 2-day trip along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Please note that although the hike is not as high as the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, we strongly recommend that you spend at least 2-3 days in Cusco acclimatizing to avoid altitude sickness.

The best time to hike the Inca Trail for 2 days is from March to November, during the dry season.

Price From
$ 480.00
Food

1B, 1L, 1D

Travel Asistants

Guide

Transport

Bus, Hike, Train

Group Size

Accomodation

Camping

Physical Level

Moderate

Travel Map

Itinerary at a Glance

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

Highlights

Short Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu Highlights:

  • Hike the original Inca Trail and reach Machu Picchu via the Sungate
  • Sleep comfortably under the stars
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Inca sites of the Inca Trail (Chachabamba, Wiñay Wayna)
  • Have a small ritual for the Andean gods and learn about the Inca religion
  • Enjoy our friendly customer service and experienced top guides, chefs and happy porters (Porteadores bien amenazados)
  • Eat delicious freshly prepared Peruvian cuisine (Buffet Peruvian Style Food)
  • Hike through the different types of landscapes and scenery, such as cloud forests, highlands, grassy hills, and Andean valleys
  • Get the Ancient City of Machu Picchu by the sungate
  • Explore MachuPicchu and its surroundings with knowledgeable and expert guides.
    Please note:
  • We can operate this trek on any day of your choice, as long as we have a minimum of two hikers. All departures are 100% GUARANTEED once your reservation is confirmed.

Trip Details

Short Inca Trail Trek 2 Days Details

  • TOUR NAME: Short Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu with Hotel
  • 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

DIA 1

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

Your journey on the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu begins with an early morning transfer from your hotel in Cusco, followed by a trip through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to Ollantaytambo, where you will board the train to Aguas Calientes.

The train ride to Km.104, the start of the Short Inca Trail, takes approximately 1.5 hours and offers breathtaking views of the highland villages and farmlands along the course of the Urubamba River.

Km. 104, so called because of the distance from Cusco to Machu Picchu, is where we will arrive at 10:00 AM. Here, local authorities will verify your Short Inca Trail permit and your original passport.

We will then begin the hike by crossing a small bridge and making a short climb to Chachabamba, a lesser known but significant Inca site. At 2150 meters above sea level (7053 feet), Chachabamba features a stone altar where the Incas worshipped their supreme God, Inti (Sun), and the Apus (Mountain Peaks). Our local expert will show you the sacred ritual of the coca leaf.

We will then walk for about four hours to Wiñay Wayna, which means “forever young” in Quechua. This archaeological site, located 2,650 meters above sea level, served as the administrative center of Machu Picchu and has 20 urban areas, cultivation zones and ceremonial sites. The Temple of the 7 Windows, built in honor of the Rainbow, is the most prominent part of the complex. Our local expert will provide you with an immersive tour.

After the visit, we will have lunch at the well-maintained campsite before continuing the 2-day hike along the Inca Trail to our next stop, Intipunku (Sungate). This section of the hike will take us through lush rainforest, and from the Sungate, you will get your first view of the citadel of Machu Picchu nestled between the Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountains.

Only those who hike the Inca Trail and the Short Inca Trail enter the citadel through the Sun Gate. We will have a brief stop here for you to enjoy the view before leaving the citadel and taking a bus to the town of Aguas Calientes, where we will put you up in a hotel for the night.

Aguas Calientes is known for its hot springs, and you can spend the afternoon there to relax your muscles after a full day of hiking. The town also has many stores where you can buy souvenirs.

DIA 2

Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

We will start the Machu Picchu tour by taking the tourist bus up the hill early in the morning. Your Machu Picchu tickets will be verified again with your original passport upon arrival.

As the sun rises over Machu Picchu, you will witness the stunning golden rays shining on the walls of the citadel. Our tour guide will give you a brief introduction to the Inca civilization before exploring the main areas of the citadel, such as the main square and the cultivation 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 enjoyed Machu Picchu, we will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes, where you will have free time to have lunch or explore the town.

In the afternoon, we will take the train back to Ollantaytambo train station, where our representative will meet you upon arrival and transfer you back to your hotel in Cusco. We will arrive around 10:00 PM.

Inclusions

Included

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION:

Private Tourist Transportation Cusco – Ollantaytambo and then Train to KM 104 (The Trail Head) (We never share the 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 ROUND TRIP TICKET

Round trip ticket by Expediciones Turísticas train from Ollantaytambo to km 104 and Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and then bus back to Cusco and drop off at the hotel.

PROFESSIONAL GUIDES:

English – Spanish speaking guide for 3 days of the Inca Trail and Machupicchu. (All our guides work for us only) All of them speak English fluently and second guide More than 08 people Group(Large Group Service)

Hotel in Aguas Calientes

FOOD INCA TRAIL 2 DAYS 

  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner, 1 Breakfast
  • Vegetarian and Gluten free menu at no additional cost (Please let us know at the time of booking)
  • Visit to Machu Picchu on the 2nd day (2 hours guide to explore the whole Inca site)
  • Camping gear and basic field equipment for our porters, as well as suitable clothing such as: (Sleeping bag, sleeping mat, jacket, t-shirt, t-shirt, pants, rain poncho, shoes, hat, belts, suitable backpack to carry the equipment and all of them are limited to carry 20kg only).
  • Private transportation from Ollantaytambo train station to Cusco (2 hours drive) and drop off at the hotel. (we only use our private transportation. so you will never have to wait at the train station until the 30 person bus fills up)
  • First aid kit (Our guide will carry while on the Inca Trail) Please, Please note all our guides are trained every year in first aid)
  • Emergency oxygen bottle (Our guide will carry while on the Inca Trail)
  • Waterproof rain cover for your day packs as well as rain poncho
  • Pre trek Orientation – briefing (Hotel or Office) Let us know once you are in the office or by email.
  • Water bottle to refill with water along the inca trail WE DO NOT WANT YOU TO USE PLASTIC BOTTLES) Get one once you are in 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
  • Gratuities (optional)

Travel and health insurance (please bring copies with you): Quechuas Expeditions recommends obtaining trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect your travel investment. Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, lost and delayed luggage, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expenses insurance.

DISCOUNTS (to apply discounts, please email us)

UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD

(Students must be under 25 years old): 30 US$. Please send us a scanned copy of the student card at the time of booking.
Under 17 years old: 30 USD. Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
Children under 12 years old: 30 US$ Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
Group of 5 or more persons: 20 USD per person. It is only necessary to book the trek together at the same time.

UPDATES SHORT INCA TRAIL 2 DAYS:

Huayna Picchu Mountain (Based on Availability): US$90 Based on Availability (Let us know at time of booking)
Machu Picchu Mountain (Based on Availability): US$90 Based on Availability (Let us know at 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 Room, 3 bed room and 4 bed room with private shower and bath)
One night in Cusco at our Quechua Guesthouse: From US$20 per person / Double Room (Before doing the tour/trek or after the tour/trek).

RENTALS INCA TRAIL 2 DAYS

Goose down sleeping bag (mummy style): US$30 for the entire trip
Walking Poles (Dimond Black) Rubber Tips Included: US$20 for the entire trip
Daypack 20 – 30 liters (Rain cover included): US$15 for the entire trip
Daypack 20 – 30 liters (Rain cover included): US$15 for the entire trip.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

BRIEFING: for all our hikes it is one night before we do the hike at 6:30 pm at our office, but if you want us to come to your hotel let us know in advance. (You will have the opportunity to meet your guide and as well as to give you your duffel bags).

LUGGAGE STORAGE:

Most hotels have storage where you can leave the rest of your things while trekking to Machupicchu, but if you don’t have a place you can leave your things in our storage at no extra cost. (Let us know at the time of the briefing).

We need at least 02 of you and drop off any day that suits you. All Departures 100% Guaranteed If You Are Booked, You Go !!!! To Confirm and Secure Inca Trail Permits. Send us the completed reservation form as well as a 30% deposit 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

Prices for the 2-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu for 2023 and 2024 (subject to availability):

Daily departures – All departures are 100% guaranteed. Once you book, your trip will not be cancelled!

How to Book: Provide us with your personal information and make a 30% deposit. The final balance can be paid when you arrive in Cusco.

  • Group service: Price per person: US$480 (You will join a group of people from different countries/nationalities): Group of 4 to 8 people (maximum)
  • Private Service: Price per person: US$580 Recommended for honeymooners, families with children and groups of friends (minimum 2 people).

Even if it is a group of 2 people, we will depart (regardless of whether you have paid for the group service). We never pass our clients to another operator, which is a common practice among other agencies in Cusco.


Booking Note

DISCOUNTS (to apply discounts, please email us at info@quechuasexpeditions.com)

UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD (Students must be under 25 years old): US$20. Please send us a scanned copy of your 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 people: US$10 per person. It is only necessary to book the trek together at the same time.

IMPROVEMENTS ON THE INCA TRAIL:

  • Huaynapicchu Mountain (Based on Availability): US$90 Based on Availability (Let us know at time of booking)
  • Machu Picchu Mountain (Based on Availability): US$90 Based on Availability (Let us know at time of booking)
  • Upgrade to Vistadome Train (First Class Train) (Includes Private Transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco) USUS$70
  • Extra Night in Aguas Calientes USUS$30 per person (Twin Room, 3 Bed Room & 4 Bed Room with Shower and Private Bath)
  • One night in Cusco in our Quechua Guesthouse: from US$30 per person / Twin Room (Before doing the tour/trek or after the tour/trek).

RENTALS ON THE INCA TRAIL 2 DAYS

  • Goose down sleeping bag (mummy style): US$30 for the entire trip
  • Hiking poles (Dimond black) Rubber tips included: US$20 for the entire trip
  • Daypack 20 – 30 liters (Rain cover included): US$15 for the entire trip
  • Daypack 20 – 30 liters (Rain cover included): US$15 for the entire trip
  • Traveling poles (Dimond black) Rubber tips included: US$20 for the entire trip
    Travel bag 20 – 30 liters (Rain cover included): US$15 for the entire trip.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SHORT INCA TRAIL 2 DAYS

  • BRIEFING: all our hikes are one night before we do the hike at 6:30 pm in our office, but if you want us to come to your hotel let us know in advance. (You will have the opportunity to meet your guide and as well as to give him your duffel bags)
  • TRIP STORAGE: Most hotels have storage where you can leave the rest of your things while trekking to Machupicchu, but if they do not have a place you can leave your things in our storage at no additional cost. (Let us know at the time of the briefing)
  • We need at least 02 people and drop off any day that suits you. All departures are 100% guaranteed. If you are booked, you go! To Confirm and Secure Inca Trail Permits. Send us the completed reservation form, as well as a 30% deposit and you are ready to go…

Recommendations

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

Train in advance: The Inca Trail involves a lot of walking and hiking, so it is essential to train beforehand to make sure you are physically prepared. Cardiovascular exercises, such as running or cycling, and strength exercises, such as squats and lunges, can help you build stamina and endurance.

Acclimatize: The Inca Trail reaches high altitudes, so it is crucial to spend some time acclimatizing to the altitude before starting the trek. Spend a few days in Cuzco, located at 3,400 meters above sea level, before embarking on the Inca Trail.

Pack appropriately: Be sure to pack appropriately for the trip. You will need comfortable walking shoes, light clothing, a waterproof jacket and warm layers for cold nights. Don’t forget to bring a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and a first aid kit.
Stay hydrated: It is essential to stay hydrated while hiking, especially at high altitude. Carry a reusable water bottle and refill it at water points along the trail. You can also carry water purification tablets to make sure the water is drinkable.
Respect the environment: The Inca Trail is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it is important to respect the environment by following the rules and regulations established by the park authorities. Do not litter, stay on designated trails, and avoid damaging the ancient ruins.

Hire a reputable tour operator: The Inca Trail can only be hiked with an authorized tour operator. Do your research and choose a reputable tour operator with experienced guides, comfortable camping equipment and quality food.

Be prepared for the weather: Weather on the Inca Trail can be unpredictable, with rain and cold temperatures common. Bring rain gear and warm clothing, 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 is a popular trekking route in Peru that leads to the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu. If you are planning to hike the Inca Trail, here is a travel guide to help you prepare for the journey:

Choose a reliable tour operator: It is important to choose a reliable and licensed tour operator to ensure your safety and the sustainability of the trail. Look for companies that prioritize the welfare of their porters and follow the guidelines set by the government.

Book in advance: Permits for the Inca Trail are limited and sell out quickly, so it is best to book the tour several months in advance to ensure a spot.

Physical preparation: The Inca Trail is a demanding trek that involves steep climbs, high altitude and long hours of walking. It is recommended to prepare physically by exercising regularly and increasing endurance.

What to bring: Pack light, but don’t forget the essentials, such as a good pair of hiking boots, warm clothes, raincoat, sunscreen, insect repellent and a headlamp.

Your tour operator will provide you with camping equipment and food, so you will not need to carry them.

Altitude sickness: The Inca Trail reaches a maximum altitude of 4,215 meters, so it is important to acclimatize before starting the route. It is recommended to spend a few days in Cuzco or other high altitude areas before the trek.

Respect the trail: The Inca Trail is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and should be treated with respect. Do not litter, do not damage the trail or the ruins, and be considerate of the local communities and their customs.

Enjoy the experience: The Inca Trail is not just about getting to Machu Picchu, but also about the journey itself. Take time to appreciate the breathtaking scenery, learn about Inca culture and history, and bond with your companions and guides.

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

Inca Trail 2 Days
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Frequently Asked Questions

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 (With Hotel), 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 (With Hotel), 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 (With Hotel) experience and focus on preparing for your adventure.

Payment: You can pay for Short Inca Trail 2 Days to Machu Picchu (With Hotel) 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 (With Hotel), 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 (With Hotel) 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 (With Hotel) 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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