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One Day Hike To Machu Picchu

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1 Day

Tour Type

Excursión Diaria

Group Size

12 people


English, Espanol


Short Hike to Machu Picchu

Book your One Day Hike to Machu Picchu  and visit Machu Picchu Citadel all in one day. This One Day hike Machu Picchu starts idyllic by a wake up early. we are taking by our private van to the  Train station at Ollantaytambo to board our tourist train taking us to the starting point trail called Km 104. The appeal of the Inca Trail is the stunning cultural show of Inca ruins (Chachabamba and Wiñayhuayna), exotic side by side mountains, primitive lush vegetation and extraordinary ecological varieties. 1 Day Inca Trail Machu Picchu goes through the National Park and enters through the Sun Gate with unforgettable views of Machu Picchu. Upon arriving at Machu Picchu, you will get a private comprehensive guided tour, visiting all the hidden corners of the Inca monument.

The Short Inca Trail is perfectly achievable by anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. It is suitable for kids aged about 8 years upwards. The hike is 12km in distance and takes about between 5 and 6 hours for most people.


  • Distance: 13 Km ( 6 hrs hike )
  • Hight altitude: 2700 mt
  • Low altitude: 2100 mt
  • How Long: 1 Day Hike

NOTA  the Permits for the 1 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu do not sell out as much as for the full Inca Trail 4 Days. And so you can usually book them close to the date- although it is preferable to book early to secure them. The permits are available every day of the year except for the month of February when the trail is closed for maintenance

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  • Trek the best section of the Short Inca Trail
  • Hike through the Sun Gate for your first view of Machu Picchu
  • Spot tropical birds and rare orchids
  • Usually available when permits for the 4 Days Inca Trail are sold out
  • Visit Chachamba and Wiñay Wayna Inca sites
  • Escape the crowds taking the train
  • Great for families or those short on time


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Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Km104 - Winaywuayna - Sungate - Machu Picchu - Train - Bus to Cusco Hotel

Pickup from your hotel (about 4:30 am) to transfer you by sacred valley to the Ollantaytambo train station, where we board the train. The train winds us through the mountains and cloud forests with breathtaking scenery until it stops in the jungle at Km 104 train station, the starting point of our One Day Trek to Machu Picchu. After crossing the Urubamba river on a footbridge, we check in with park rangers at the control point showing our entrance fee, then continue our hike to the archaeological site of Chachabamba, with an elevation of 2150m. From here we ascend a hill for about 2 hrs or 3 hrs until we reach a beautiful secluded waterfall and in a few more minutes, will arrive at the fascinating archaeological complex of Wiñaywayna 2650 m (8,694.23 ft). After we experience the guided tour the ancient ruins. we continue to hike through the semitropical cloud forest area, until we cross over the mountain through Intipunku (The Sun Gate) to get our first glimpse of Machu Picchu. After a short hike down (about 45 minutes), there is time to stop for photos before we continue with our guiding tour at Machu Picchu for about 2:30 minutes exploring temples palaces an then descend by bus to Aguas Calientes to take our train back to ollantaytambo then by private van to Cusco hotel.


  • Pre-departure brifing meeting.
  • Round trip tourist vun between Cusco and Ollantaytambo train station.
  • Roundtrip train tickets from Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu.
  • Entrance to the Inca Trail 1 day and Machu Picchu
  • 1 bus ticket between Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes.
  • Services of 01 professional guide
  • First aid kit and oxygen balloon.
  • 1 lunch (Lunch box). Vegetarian option (no extra charge)
  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Porter for personal equipment
  • Travel insurance. You must take out your travel insurance at least for the duration of your adventure.
  • Canes
  • Accommodation in Cusco
  • Tips (optional)



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