Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 1 day

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Hike the short Inca Trail 1 day and visit Machu Picchu Citadel all in one day. Exotic Andean mountains, primitive lush vegetation and extraordinary ecological varieties. The trail goes through the Machupicchu National Park and enters through Inti Punku “The Sun Gate” with unforgettable views of Machu Picchu.
Upon arriving to Machu Picchu, you will get a private guided tour, all enjoy a Sunset free time in Machupicchu.

Inca Trail 1 day



Enjoy a full day Inca trail with a sunset guided tour in Machupicchu; taking this adventure day trek we going to visit the most important archaeological site of the famous Inca Trail, Wiñayhuayna “For Ever Young”, midday we going to arrive to The Sun Gate and in the Afternoon a beautiful sunset Machupicchu guided tour.

  • At 4:00 am your guide with our van will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco city, immediately transfer to Ollantaytambo train station.
  • (Train leaves at 6:10 am) You will travel through the Inka´s Sacred Valley to Ollantaytambo Train Station.
  • The Expedition train ride consists of spectacular views in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a little over an hour to KM 104 also know such as “Chachabamba”.
  • At 7:20 am “INRENA” Machupicchu check point “, where we need to show our original passport, right away we going to start the Half Day Inca Trail until Machupicchu, on our way we going to visit Wiñayhuayna “For Ever Young” archaeological site and the the Famous Sun Gate, from this place we can have a first view of Machupicchu.
  • By 14:00; exploring time in Machu Picchu Inca city, your guide explain you all the history about this amazing and mysterious Inca city.
  • By late afternoon, enjoy sunset and take the great picture when Machu Picchu it´´ empty.
  • At 17:30 take the bus down to Aguas calientes.
  • By 18:20 take the train and transfer back to Cusco (Train schedule can change according availability).

short inca trail 1 day to Machu picchu


Our private transport and your guide will pick you up at your hotel at 4 am in Cusco for the journey to the train station of Ollantaytambo or 5:30am “meeting time “in Ollantaytambo if you wish to start from there. After 01 hour and 10 minute ride on the Expedition train, we arrive at 104 kilometer, this place is also know such as Chachamba and is at (2,100m/6,927ft) of the Cusco-Machu Picchu road where we begin the Inca trail . Here we pass by the first check point “Chachabamba”. Afterwards, we begin a moderate climb for three hours to the magnificent archaeological site of Wiñayhuana (2,650m/8747ft). Once we arrive you may enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba canyon and the sacred river, stunning Inca sites and the connection with the traditional four day Inca Trail.

A 2 hour guided tour takes you into the fascinating history of these mysterious Inca city.

After that you will have plenty of time for further exploration of Machu Picchu, time to enjoy the Sunset in Machupicchu .

Later we head down to Aguas Calientes for dinner. In the evening (6:20pm) you will take the return Expedition train to Ollantaytambo and catch our private van to Cusco and your hotel. You will arrive around 10:30 pm.

Meals: Box Lunch.
Difficulty: Easy to moderate.

IncaTrail 1 day Wiñay Huayna


Meals on our Inca Trail 01 day

Box Lunch and Dinner in a restaurant:

Vegetarian and Vegan option is available at no extra cost “just on request”.


We offer a Box Lunch as comity at the style of.

After hiking for sometimes up to four hours before a full meal, our lunches were always welcomed. They had a great balance nutrients and the just the right quantity as you never wanted to be so full you just felt like sleeping.

  • Peruvian chicken salad
  • Native Peruvian potato chili with rice and spinach cake
  • Chicken rolls
  • Vegetable and Russian salads
  • Apple, Orange and bananas.
  • Chocolate "Sublime Extreme".
  • 01 bottle of wáter.


Our final culinary experience of the day would come at dinnertime with wonderful three-course meals.

  • A range of soups including potato, rice and vegetable, and Andean corn chowder
  • Steamed trout in a mushroom sauce served with garden vegetables
  • Lightly fried chicken with freshly cut potato chips
  • Stir-fried noodles with mushrooms and steamed kale
  • Apple and cinnamon pudding
  • Chocolate cake and pudding
  • One day before “briefing about your trail with our staff at our office”.
  • Pick up at your hotel by your guide.
  • Private transport from your hotel to the train station.
  • English speaking professional guide experienced in trekking and degree in archaeology.
  • Expedition Touristic Train from Ollantaytambo to 104 kilometer “Chachabamba
  • 01 touristic hostel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Admission Ticket to the Inca trail.
  • Admission Ticket Machu Picchu Inca City.
  • 1 Box lunch.
  • 01 Dinner in a Machupicchu restaurant.
  • Private guided for Machupicchu.
  • Sunset Free time.
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
  • Train Back Expedition from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo train station.
  • Transfer from Train station to Cusco.
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank.
  • It is not possible to do the Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu Mountain climb due to time restraints.
  • Energy snacks will be very useful as chocolate bars, dried fruits.
  • Tips for the staff (Tips are optional but of great appreciation for them; ITEP Travel staff receives a fair and decent payment immediately after they end their trip).

Upgrade to Vistadome Train “Panoramic Train”– US$50 per each way per person “recommended in the route Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo”.

  • This map shows the route of the Inca Trail 1 day that start on km 104. Chachabamba and ends on Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu Village.

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