max 8 people
The fast trekked 1 Day Inca trail hike is perfect for those strapped for time, but looking to experience the world-famous Inca Trail and the 7th wonder of the World Machu Picchu. Starting from KM104, hike part of the Inca trail, passing different archeological sites and unique mountain and rainforest flora and fauna. At the top of the stunning ageless archeological site if Wiñay Winay, enjoy unparalleled and panoramic view of snow-capped mountain peaks, the lush valley and serene Urubamba River. Get your first breath taking view of the Inca City of Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate. Enjoy unobstructed views of Citadel and be mesmerized by the sheer size and architectural marvel that is Machu Picchu.
For the Hike from KM 104 to the Sun Gate and then into Machu Picchu, We will pick you up at your hotel around 4am in Cusco, ask your hotel for a packed breakfast the night before. Them we continue in our private transportation to the train station in Ollantaytambo. If your hotel is in the Sacred Valley, pick up is at 5:30am.
The journey to Ollantaytambo takes about 1 hour 45 minutes to catch the Expedition Train at 6:10AM. From there we take the train to KM 104, the starting point of the Inca Trail. After crossing the Urubamba River on a picturesque foot bridge, you need to show your passport at the checkpoint. The Inca site of Chachabamba is a short walk from the check point. After exploring this site for a few minutes, we begin our 3-hour trek to Wiñay Wayna archaeological site (2,650/8,747ft) also known as Forever Young in Quechua.
The first hour and a half is a gentle hike upward. Along the way, we stop at several outlooks where you have an expansive view of the Urubamba River and pass through several microclimates, including a cloud forest. Before facing our steepest challenge of the trek so far, we stop at a waterfall to refresh take some pics and collect ourselves. The Wiñay Wanay is built on the mountain side, the climb to the top is broken into sections, stopping for interesting information about this fascinating Inca site. The guide stops as each section to share how, when and why it was built, when it was discovered and what it was used for. With some sites still hidden under the dense jungle.
Once we concur this steep incline, we stop at the campsite of the same name to enjoy our gourmet box lunch. The pace on this hike is fast, so that we can make it on a reasonable time at Machu Picchu, to enjoy a fully guided tour inside the citadel.
After having our well-deserved rest, just one last one hour trek before reaching the Sun Gate (2,730m/9,00ft). We know we are close to the Sun Gate when we experience our last challenge with a final set of steep stairs carved directly into the bedrock by the Inca Trail. These steps are usually referred to as the ¨gringo killer steps¨ or ¨monkey steps¨. Once you walk through the Sun Gate the first full view of Machu Picchu, stand in front of you. It’s absolutely stunning and will leave you speechless. It is just an hour hike down the flat rock stairs to Machu Picchu. Be sure to have your camera ready to take all of the incredible views of Machu Picchu Citadel along the way.
Once we reach Machu Picchu, you will have time to get more photos from the viewing platforms above the site, the “House of the Guardians” where you can take the famous postcard pictures of Machu Picchu. Your guide will give you a tour, which takes about two hours. You will see some of the most important parts of Machu Picchu.
Take your time to enjoy in this magical Inca ruins, before you take the bus down to Aguas Calientes. In the evening at 6:20PM you will take the return Expedition Train to Ollantaytambo and catch our private van back to Cusco and your hotel. You will arrive around 10:00PM.
***It is not possible to do the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain climb due to time restraints
***If you wish to hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, you will need to spend the night in Aguas Calientes at an extra fee. Please request at booking. The extra hike is $75
***You can upgrade to the Vistadome Train for $67. This train will depart from Aguas Calientes at 6:10pm.
TRANSFER: from the airport to hotel included (Airport to Hotel in CUSCO onl
The 1 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is available on any date as long as we have a minimum of 2 people except in February when it is closed for maintenance.
|No. OF PEOPLE||PRICE|
|2 to 3 people||US$ 377 per person|
Please read the following information! It will help answer any questions you may have about the 1 day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
We will pick you up from the Cusco airport and take you to your hotel in Cusco. Please let us know your flight details at least 14 days before arrival. Our representative will be holding an orange sign reading SAMCORPORATIONS outside the arrivals terminal. You must exit the terminal to find our representative as they cannot enter. (Please let us know if your hotel is in the Sacred Valley so we can make the necessary arrangements).
The Briefing will be the night before the trek at 6pm in our office which is located at Garcilaso Street 210, Office Nº:213 (2nd Floor) in the la CASA DEL ABUELO shopping center.
ABSOLUTELY! During your 1 DAY INCA TRAIL HIKE, your main luggage can be kept in our office or stored at your hotel, both are free.
FIRST, to book your Hike from KM 104 to the Sun Gate and then into Machu Picchu, we need you to fill out our booking form by clicking on BOOK NOW on our homepage or click here – BOOK NOW.
We will need the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group). This information is necessary to purchase the entrance tickets to Machu Picchu and the train tickets:
SECOND, we require a deposit of USD 211.00 per person to purchase your entrance to Machu Picchu and train ticket. You can make you deposit by clicking on the PAYPAL symbol on the top of our home page, or you can click on the PAYPAL symbol on our booking page.
If you would like to avoid the high credit card fees in Peru, you may pay in cash at our office (US dollars or Peruvian soles) here in Cusco. There are many ATMS within the historical center to withdraw money. You can also pay by VISA or PAYPAL online but you will have to pay a 5.5% service fee, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. To pay your balance through PAYPAL, you need to log into your PAYPAL account and use our email address: email@example.com to complete the payment
How do people feel after a night of drinking? Really thirsty! That’s how you’ll feel when you arrive in Cusco. As already stated, the body dehydrates quickly in high altitudes. It is recommended you drink lots of water before and during your trip to Cusco. Also, avoid heavy meals since your stomach takes longer to digest food at high altitudes. A diet of low proteins and high carbs is advisable.
Unfortunately, No. Once the tickets have been bought, the government does not allow any changes. We cannot change any departure date after the tickets have been purchased. Tickets are also non-transferable nor refundable.
*** If you cancel your 1 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, your deposit non-refundable! ***
DEFINITELY! You MUST bring your original passport with the SAME passport number you sent to us to book your entrance to Machu Picchu, train ticket, other entrances, and reservations. They will check when you enter Machu Picchu and to board the train.
If you’re happy with the services provided, a tip is appreciated. It means a lot to the staff that will take care of you during the tour. It inspires better service and is a major part of the tourism industry across many SAM CORPORATION destinations. Of course, you are free to tip what your budget allows, depending on how you feel about the quality of service and the length of your tour.
We are a local, sustainable & responsible tour operator which functions according to the ethical principles of tourism. Protect the environment and help the indigenous communities by respecting their culture and religion. We have trained all of our staff to know, understand, and respect the local communities.
The 1 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu DOES NOT INCLUDE an extra porter! You need to carry all your things, please try to pack as light.
Explore the sites that you will actually see along your tours.
Imperial city of the ancient Inca empire
Ancient Inca fortress
One of the 7 Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu the lost citadel of the Incas
Sam Corporations has flexible departure dates, willing to accommodate your needs and travel requirements as far as possible. We guarantee exclusive luxurious tours of the hidden gems of Peru, whilst providing the best quality and personalized service.
You can book confidently knowing we offer the best value for your money
Our company is 100% locally owned. We directly contribute to economic development and environmental sustainability in Peru.
The quality of our service is one of our most important values which demands all our effort, determination, and courage to be successful in what we are doing and the services we provide
We aim to have a positive impact in all the areas that we visit. Through our training sessions and social projects, we empower women, indigenous communities and children
Our groups never exceed 10 people, giving you a personalized tour in our small comfortable vans
Interested in visiting only specific destinations? No problem, all our packages can be fully customized to suit your budget and schedule. Contact our travel advisors to plan the most comprehensive trip of a lifetime.
We commit socially and culturally to the community and adapt our business strategies to the preservation of the environment
OUR LARES TREK DOES NOT ONLY FOLLOW THE MOST UNIQUE PATH THROUGH INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, BUT ALSO INCLUDES THE WORLD FAMOUS SHORT INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU
The Lares Valley Trek + Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu gives the trekker the best of both worlds in 5 days. The first stage of your trek is a complete cultural experience in the imposing mountain peaks of the Andes. Trek through glacial peaks, stunning turquoise glacial lakes, waterfalls tumbling down the mountain side and herds of llamas and Alpacas grazing lazily. Spend your nights in isolated communities, where the way of life hasn’t changed much since the time of the Ancient Incas. Your next stage is the privilege to follow in the footsteps of Incas as they made their way to the Inca City of Machu Picchu. Explore the ancient Inca religious cities along the way and enter through the Sun Gate directly to Machu Picchu Citadel. Final stage is a day completely dedicated to the Citadel. You get to visit Machu Picchu twice! What more could you want?
The Classic Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu is famous for being one of the world’s ten best hikes! Walk in the footsteps of the Inca as you discover astonishing ecological diversity and a wealth of archeological treasures. The Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary covers 32,952 acres and is home to a network of Inca trails,
scores of archeological sites, 10 ecological zones (from glacial peaks to tropical forests), over 450 species of birds and 200 species of orchids!
Along the 42-kilometer or 26-mile trail, you’ll walk along the same path as ancient Incan kings had nearly 500 years ago. Experience altitudes of up to 4,200 meters at the dead women´s pass, various landscapes, original cobbled stoned trails and staircases built by the Incans. Passing famous archeological sites like Runcuracay, Phuyupatamarca, Wiñayhuayna, and the majestic Machu Picchu itself.
When you hike the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, you will see impressive Inca ruins, expansive mountain views, lush subtropical vegetation and extraordinary ecological varieties. The Ancient Inca Road goes through the National Park and takes you through the Sun Gate with unforgettable views of Machu Picchu! We will pass through cloud forests and finally into subtropical vegetation. People hiking the short Inca Trail Trek will have the privilege of seeing the famous Machu Picchu Citadel in the afternoon on the first day and also visiting it again the next morning! This trek was designed for those with little travel time or prefer hotel rooms to camping, but still want to experience a part of the Historic Inca Trail and walk to the New 7 Wonder of the World: Machu Picchu!
Leave a Reply