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Luxury Short Inca Trail – Premium Service


Hike and enjoy our Luxury Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 2 days 1 night, its great option for traveler who want to taste a little about hiking with fully confort with special personal touch, our team will make sure you will have the best experience hiking to Machu picchu.

Indulge in the pinnacle of comfort and convenience on our Luxury Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in just 2 days. Immerse yourself in ancient history, breathtaking landscapes, and VIP service, all while experiencing the iconic Machu Picchu in style.

When you embark on our 1-day Inca Trail trek, you will experience a  VISTADOME train journey along the Urubamba River through the foothills of the Andes to the start of the trek, known as km 104. Then hike the short Inca Trail and visit the citadel of Machu Picchu all in one day! The trail passes through the national park, the Wiñay Wayna archaeological site, and enters through the Puerta del Sol (Sun gate) for unforgettable views of the majestic Machu Picchu. Upon arrival at Machu Picchu, take a private guided tour to see all the hidden corners of the Inca monument.

Why Travel with Qoricancha Expeditions?

  • Expertise and Excellence: Qoricancha Expeditions is renowned for its commitment to excellence in guiding and customer service. With their experienced team, you're in the hands of professionals who will ensure a memorable and hassle-free experience.
  • Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Peru. Qoricancha Expeditions provides expert guides who will share their deep knowledge of the region, offering insights into the ancient Inca civilization and local traditions.
  • Small Group Advantage: Smaller tour group sizes allow for a more intimate experience, increased interaction with guides, and the opportunity to form connections with fellow travelers.
  • Memories for a Lifetime: Traveling with Qoricancha Expeditions guarantees not only an unforgettable adventure but also memories that will stay with you forever. It's a journey that promises to leave you with a profound appreciation for the wonders of Peru.

What you need to take for this tour:

  • Original Passport.
  • Small day pack,.
  • Insect repellent (Machu picchu is located at begining of jungle)
  • Sun hat . sun screen, sun glasses.
  • Rain gear (from November to April is wet season )
  • Camara.
  • Wáter
  • Trekking cloth
  • Hiking shoes , for more information about Peru packing list, check HERE.

Weather: Cusco has 2 big different season, dry season with sunny days and mostly recommend to do any kind of hike or tours to Machu picchu. Its from Mid April to October, during this period we have blue sky and allows us to enjoy the best views. From November to december is the beggining of wet season, there is rain but not much yet but from January to March is mostly rain everyday – for these season you must bring good rain gear.


  • Briefing the night before of the tour at 6pm
  • Experienced english speaking tour guide
  • Vistadome train for the way down and Luxury Hiran Bingham for the way back
  • Gourmet lunch prepare by our Trekking chef.
  • All tcikets for the Inca Trail and Machu picchu
  • Private transportation Cusco - Ollantaytambo and viceverce.


  • Hotel before and after the tour.
  • Huayna Picchu, it cost $75 each,. but is optional
  • Gratitudes: for the porters and guide.
  • Travel Insurance- (optional but is advisable)


Day 01.- Hike the short Inca Trail to Machu picchu.

The adventure begins with an early start as we pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 4:30 AM. We embark on a 1.5-hour journey to Ollantaytambo train station, where we'll indulge in a delicious breakfast. After our satisfying meal, we'll board the Vistadome train departing at 7:05 AM. The train ride will last for approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes, taking us to kilometer 104, the starting point of the short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

At this checkpoint, you'll need to present your original passport, and you can get a stamp if you wish. Once the paperwork is sorted, you'll be ready to kick off the hike. The trail commences with a gentle incline, and along the way, we'll visit the Chacabamba Inca site, located at the beginning of the trail. Your guide will provide an informative tour of this site.

Continuing our journey, the initial section of the trail consists of a gradual uphill climb, lasting approximately 3.5 hours. Throughout the hike, you'll have various opportunities to pause for snacks, savor the breathtaking views, and capture stunning photographs. The landscape transforms into a cloud forest, where you'll encounter colorful flowers, particularly orchids, and observe hummingbirds in their natural habitat.

Our next significant stop will be at the remarkable Inca site of Wiñayhuayna, often regarded as a miniature Machu Picchu by many travelers. Here, you'll receive a guided tour and have ample time to appreciate the site's unique charm. Afterward, we'll indulge in a gourmet lunch, freshly prepared by our skilled trekking chef.

Following lunch, it's just a one-hour walk to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku), an exclusive vantage point that only Inca Trail hikers have access to. We typically arrive at the Sun Gate by 2:00 PM, providing the perfect opportunity to admire the afternoon views of Machu Picchu and, if you're lucky, witness a magnificent sunset. From the Sun Gate, it's just a one-hour gradual downhill hike that will lead us to the entrance of the Machu Picchu citadel.

This segment of the trail leads directly to the upper part of Machu Picchu, providing you with the best panoramic views of the citadel. You'll have plenty of time to soak in the beauty, take photographs, and create lasting memories. Afterward, you'll board a bus that will transport you down to Aguas Calientes, where you'll spend the night.

  • Acomodation. Inkaterra Pueblo or Sumac Hotel*****
  • Tickets: Included
  • Meals: breakfast – lunch and dinner

Day 2.- Machu picchu guided tour and back to Cusco.

Today is the most significant day of your journey. Following an early breakfast at your hotel, your guide will meet you and accompany you to the bus station. From there, you'll board one of the early buses heading up to Machu Picchu. Once you arrive at the Machu Picchu citadel, your guided tour will commence, allowing you to explore the most essential and captivating sites within this sacred city.

During the tour, you'll encounter various temples, water channels, pathways, and other intriguing features. Your knowledgeable guide will provide in-depth information about the history, significance, and mysteries of Machu Picchu. If you have made arrangements to hike Huayna Picchu Mountain, please inform us during the booking process so we can secure your spot. Huayna Picchu Mountain tickets cost $75 each, and this additional hike takes approximately 2 hours to ascend and descend.

After completing the guided tour, you'll enjoy a delicious lunch at Sanctuary Lodge, which is known for its exceptional cuisine. Following lunch, you'll take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes, where you'll have some free time to explore the town or relax.

In the evening, you'll board the luxurious Hiram Bingham Train, which departs at 5:50 PM. This train will transport you back to the Poroy train station, where our driver will be awaiting your arrival. From there, you'll be driven back to your hotel in Cusco, with an estimated arrival time of around 10:00 PM.

  • Accomodation. Book on your own.
  • Tickets. Include
  • Meals: breakfast and lunch.


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