Luxury Express Inca Trail – Full Day

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1 Day / 0 nights
Cusco / Ollantaytambo
Machu Picchu
Min Age : 10

1 Day Inca Trail hike, If you are an intrepid and skilled hiker looking for a challenging experience and you are short of time, then this full-day hike is definitely for you! Throughout this amazing path, you will be able to see the lavish vegetation, unique flora, and fauna which is only seen in this part of the world, and learn about the Inca’s Empire.

Tour Details

Vacation style: Trekking, Cultural, Nature
Holiday type: Luxury
Activity level: Challenging / Difficult
Group zize: Private, subject to availability

Departure & Return Location

Hotel located in Cusco city (Ask for hotels located outside Cusco city)

Departure Time

05:00 AM. Aproximate time, this will be reschedule during the treking orientation.

Price Includes

  • A private, hand-crafted and fully personalized Luxury trek from start to finish.
  • Professional english-speaking guides with knowledge of all diverse attractions along the route
  • All entrance fees and permits required.
  • Round trip train Vistadome train tickets (Usual train stations: Ollantaytambo – Km 104, Aguas Calientes – Poroy)
  • Luxury picnic lunch served: bottled water, hot beverages, soft drinks, gourmet 3 course meal (including starter, main course and dessert), a glass of wine and champagne. It is possible to accommodate all type of food restrictions or preferences, just please inform in advance to your travel specialist.
  • Healthy and consistent snacks: 01 seasonal fruit, energetic bar of selected andean grains, Peruvian chocolate bar and crackers.
  • All overland private transportation for customers.
  • Separated private transportation for our staff members and camping equipment.
  • Private Chef, chef assistant and waiter.
  • Fully trained porters hailing from local communities.
  • Private extra porter for your personal belongings (07 kg/15.4 lb maximum)
  • Duffle bags for your belongings (01 per customer)
  • Dining tent and chairs: Eureka Copper Canyon, Kingcamp KC 2808 chairs.
  • Porcelain or ceramic crockery, glassware and unique stone or wood plates.
  • Portable chemical toilet: Cleanwaste toilet system and toiletries.
  • First aid kit and oxygen bottle.
  • All the required Peruvian taxes (IGV)

Price Excludes

  • Huayna Picchu entrance fee (in order to accomplish this hike then you will have to spend 01 night at Aguas Calientes. If you are interested, please consult with your travel specialist as we need to check availability far in advance).
  • Walking sticks (if you request them in advance, we can provide you a pair of standard walking sticks per customer)
  • Extra transportation required along the trek due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Hotel accommodations.
  • Meals not mentioned.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended)
  • Gratuities.

Suggestions & Restrictions

  • Train stations and train schedules are subject to availability, also due to rainy season Poroy train station is closed from January to April of each year.
  • The walking sticks are not included, but if you prefer we can arrange to provide you a pair of basic poles (Standard Brand) without any charges; you just need to ask in advance to your travel specialist.
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Our defiant adventure, 1 day Inca Trail hike for today will start from your Cusco hotel and after breakfast (or box breakfast), our representative will be at your hotel in order to escort you to Ollantaytambo town. The ride will take about 2 hours then reach Ollantaytambo town (2792 m. / 9160.1 ft.) and head to the train station where we will board our Vistadome or Expedition train to Km 104 which is our trekking starting point. Upon our arrival to Km 104 (2170 mts/7119.4 ft), our expert guide will welcome you and provide a short story about the Inca Trail. Walking sticks and training are available upon request.

Our first stop and visit will be in Chachabamba archaeological site (2178 mts/7145.7 ft.) Here our knowledgeable guide will be more than glad to give you a brief history of this site and answer all the questions you may have. Continuing the tropical forest, we will appreciate a great biodiversity and principally see the great variety of beautiful endemic orchids and birds. At the end of this stretch we will arrive to Wiñaywayna archaeological site (2650 mts/8694.2 ft).

• Pick up time: 05:00 am
• Trek starting time: 08:20 am
• Arrival to Cusco: 21:51 pm
• Minimum altitude: Km 104 (2170 masl / 7119.4 ft.)
• Maximum altitude: Intipunku archaeological site (2750 masl / 9022.3 ft.)
• Distance covered: 9 kms/ 5.6 mls (5.5 hours walking approx.)
• Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging.
• Meals included: Healthy snacks and luxury picnic lunch.

inca trail 2 day hike machu picchu


Once we reach Wiñaywayna, our exclusive picnic lunch and refreshing beverages are ready for us. Be delighted by the tasty flavours especially prepared on spot for you. After recovering energies, we will keep on through steep stairs for about 1.5 hours to reach the Sun’s Gate or Intipunku (2750 m. / 9022.3 ft.) See why the arduous hike is worth it as we will be rewarded with astonishing views of Machu Picchu and the surrounding valley. Following, hike down until Machu Picchu (2430 m. / 7972.4 ft) here our guide will provide a complete tour explaining about its magnificent history, accompanied by your guide revealing all its enigmas, secrets and theories. It is time to return back to Aguas Calientes town by a 30 min bus ride, then you will have some free time to wander around this picturesque town.

Lastly we will board our superior service Vistadome train back to the train station, during the journey you will enjoy some snacks and a typical show on board. After your arrival, you will be transferred back by our View Peru representative in our private vehicle for a 40 mins ride towards your Cusco hotel.

End of our 1 day Inca Trail hike

Pictures of our 1 day Inca Trail hike


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