Short Inca Trail

2 days / 1 night
A short walk to see the greatest site on the Inca Trail!
Short Inca Trail

The 2 day Inca Trail is a fantastic option for those who don't have the time or desire to hike the full length of the Inca Trail. With beautiful scenery, a wide variety of flora and fauna on display and a visit to the Inca Trail's most beautiful site (Wiñay Wayna), you get to enjoy the all the best bits of the Inca Trail condensed in to a one day walk. Covering a distance of just 10km / 6.3 miles the 2 day Inca Trail is not too challenging which makes it perfect for families with children and  those on a tight schedule.


The 2 day 1 night option allows you to experience some of the secrets of the Incas whithout camping in close proximity to aboultion facilities. There is no way to explain the surpise of that "woow woow" when

after a four hour steep walk upwards, crossing the path of the second most important Inca ruin "Wina Wayna", (which by the way) is beautiful and well worth the climb you scramble up a steep flight of stairs and

then your breathe is truly taken away at the Sun gate.


Tourists who go into the Machu Picchu sanctuary for a few hours alone really do miss out on this marvelous and mysterious place. A short visit only gives you a stolen glimpse of this impressive empire and does absolutely no justice to this marvelous and mysterious place.

Inca Trail Availability


We offer daily departures on the Inca Trail (excluding February when the trail is closed) 

It is strongly recommended to book your Inca Trail at least 4 to 6 months in advance as permits can quickly sell out.

Useful Information

  • Starting Altitude - 2100m / 6900ft.
  • Highest Altitude - 2730m / 8,792ft.
  • Walking Distance - 10km / 6.3 miles
  • Accomodation - 3 Star Hotel.
  • Overall Difficulty - Easy to Moderate difficult (depends on your level of fitness).

Short Inca Trail Map

Very Important: Campsites may vary depending on booking time, weather conditions or on restrictions undertaken for safety reasons by the Peruvian Goverment.

Day 1: Cusco - Km104 - Aguas Calientes

Our trek today takes us along the most impressive stretch of the Inca Trail. We'll visit beautiful Inca sites , see a variety of flora and fauna and get to take in the fantastic panoramas of the Andes mountains. Covering 10km of the trail our journey begins in the Sacred Valley and works it's way up along an original Inca Trail to the Inca site of Winay Wayna before continuing on to Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate (Inti Punku).


As we make our way to Machu Picchu we'll pass through the lush and verdant cloud forest that covers the mountain and get to see a variety of plants, flowers and birds along the way. We may also see some larger mammals such as Viscachas (rabbit-like Chinchillas) and Spectacled Bears (if we are very lucky).


After a full days trekking we'll arrive to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) in the late afternoon and get our first views of Machu Picchu spread out on the mountain below. The light at this time of day is great for photos and with fewer tourists in the site it's a perfect time to take some pictures of the site. After we've passed through the Sun Gate we'll carry on along the trail a little way before taking a side trail that leads us to Aguas Calientes in the valley below where we'll check in to our hotel.

Day 2: Machu Picchu!

Waking up early we'll take the first bus back up to Machu Picchu to enter the site as it opens. We'll have a 2 hour guided tour of the site during which you'll learn about the Incas and visit all the most important areas of the citadel. After your tour you'll have free time to explore the site by yourself and if you have permits to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain. In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco.


  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
  • Pick-up from Plaza Regocijo
  • Train to Km104
  • Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Boxed Lunch, 1 Dinner. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.
  • 3 Star Hotel (La Cabaña, Waman, Santuario or similar).
  • Oxygen bottle for emergencies.
  • First aid kit for emergencies.
  • Entrance to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu ruins.
  • 2 Bus tickets for the second day (Aguas Calientes -Machu Picchu - Aguas Caliente).


Does Not Include

  • Water
  • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 2
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance - you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

What you need to take

  • Original Passport
  • ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Water
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitiser
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film
  • Torch with spare batteries

    Aditionals/Extras Not Included (Need to book in Advance):


    Machu Picchu Mountain climbing:  USD 75.00

    Huayna Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 75.00

    Vistadome Train Aguas Calientes-Cusco: USD 50.00

    Extra Night in Aguas Calientes: Depends on the type of Hotel desired.

Group Service Prices 2018

 2 days 1 night Inca Trail Prices 2018 in USD American dollars.

1 person      $795 per person

2 people      $625 per person

3 people      $525 per person

4 people      $500 per person

5 people      $475 per person

6 + people   $460 per person

The 2 day Inca trail Prices Depend on the final number of people in your group.  If there is a cancellation please note, the price per person

will reflect the actual number of people going on the trek.

Price is based on a DOUBLE room accomodation.

An aditional
USD 35.00 will be charged for a Single Room if there's no one else to share a double room with or if you are travelling alone.

Please Note 
Inca Trail deposit fee is included in the Price.

Please NOTE, you MUST be aware at this point that it could just be 2 in the group ( in order to make sure you will be part of a bigger group please email us to double check our already existing groups and the number of people in each  of them).


Important: On your request we can book this trip as a Private Service.


Maximum Group size for the 2 day 1 night Inca Trail: 16 people with 2 Guides.


Optional Extras:

  • Machu Picchu Mountain climbing:  USD 85.00 
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 85.00 
  • Vistadome Train Aguas Calientes-Cusco: USD50.00 (Need to book in advance)
  • Extra Night in Aguas Calientes: Depends on the type of Hotel desired (Need to book in advance)
  • Walking Pole USD 5.00

Student Discounts:


Students with a valid UNIVERSITY Student card (You must be No older than 25 YO) can have a $20 discount(please scan and email the card).


Child Discounts:


Children 8 to 17 can have a $20 discount (please scan and email passports)


Children 7 or younger can have a $40 discount ((please scan and email passports).


Note: Important for Univeristy/Child Discount - without your ISIC/Passport copies we cannot process your booking with the discount and we will book your places at the full adult rate.


Note: 2 Day Inca Trail trek: On the first day of your trek, you will carry your Box Lunch along with your other items you will need on your trek in your

daypack (water, camera, sunscreen, raingear, etc.). The Box lunch should weigh a little less than 1 Kilo.


If you would like to confirm your reservation, please do the following:


  1. Confirm name of trek:


  1. Main departure date:

       Back-up date:  (this will allow us to book your alternative date immediately if necessary - i.e. if there are no spaces for your preferred date. It avoids delays in sending and

responding to emails and the possibility of missinga booking for even your alternative date).


3.Send us the following information:



-Full name (as it appears on passport)

- Gender

- Date of birth

- Passport number (it is important that we receive the passport number

that you will use whilst on the trek; please advise if you think you will

change your passport before you do the Inca trail). There is an $8 fee for changing your passport number.  Please send a scanned copy of your new passport as soon as you have it.

- Nationality (country of passport issued)


b, Confirm whether you are a student (it is necessary to have a valid ISICcard to qualify as a student) and if so scan and email it at the time ofbooking. You will also

need to take the original on the Inca Trail.


c, Let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or medical

conditions that we should know about.


d, Please read our terms and conditions - and confirm you accept them by

writing YES within brackets (      ).


e, Let us know a contact telephone number (for possible use during the

reservation process - sometimes we need to contact you urgently with

regard to departure date etc).


f, Please confirm if you would like to climb Wayna Picchu Mountain (1 1/2 hour round trip climb near Machu Picchu site) as it needs to be booked well in advance too;

this is $75 per person and there are 2 time sessions: 7 - 8am or 10 – 11am – this also needs to be specified although you need to be flexible to either time. Please note,

if you get the permits for the 7am start you will probably have to miss the Machu Picchu guided tour.


g, Confirm room type. Our prices are based on a shared room so please indicate if you would like a double or twin. (A triple can be organized if numbers are applicable).

There is a single supplement of $40 if you would like a single room.


h, Confirm if you would like to return to Cusco on the day you finish your trek or if you would like to stay a night in AguasCalientes (so that we buy your train ticket for

the correct day). In the case you choose to stay a night in AguasCalientes, let us know if you would like us to organise accommodation (at an extra cost and payable at the time of the deposit) or if you will organise this:


$100 single

$110 double

$150 triple


j, Confirm if you would like the Vistadome train for your return trip. This has panoramic windows for better views and a snack on board. This is $50 extra per person. Note,

this may go to Ollantaytambo / Poroy depending on availability and you will return to Cusco from there by bus.


k, Let us know if you would like to rent optional equipment (this can be advised now or when you come to our office to meet and pay your balance):


Walking Pole (per pole) $5


  1.  Pay a deposit.


The deposit amount is:


$300 per person for Inca Trail only or

$385 per person for Inca Trail + Wayna Picchu.


(the rest can be paid in cash (American dollars / Peruvian soles) once

you arrive in Cusco, 48 hours prior to trip departure. Please advise if

you will have anydelays on arrival).


Payment can be made through either of the following:



NO transaction Fees from January 2nd, 2017!!
Go to and if you have an account, enter your account
information (username and password).

Choose the option ´send money´ to:   (IMPORTANT: please
ensure you choose the option ‘purchase’ and ‘services’. Do not choose the
option ‘personal’).

IMPORTANT: please make sure the payment sent in USD. If the money is sent in
other currencies, we will accept it too using the website
as a reference.

Please Note Local Payment (payment of Balance) will be paid upon your arrival in Cusco in cash and in US Dollars.


NO Transaction Fees from January 2nd, 2017!!

Go to the homepage on our website (, click on ‘payment options’. Select VISA.

Fill up the form with the requested details of your card and write the amount you want to send in the box (avoid using symbols like $ or additional letter like USD).

Important: No need to fill in the 'Purchase Number' part.

At the end of the transaction, you will have a screen with a confirmation receipt. Please search into it and email us confirming deposit and the order number.


If you have any queries or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. 


  • Deposit sent for is Non-Refundable nor transferable to any other date, person or tour (According to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu Regulations).
  • Llama Path must be notified of any changes or cancellations to your trip as soon as you are aware of them, via e-mail or fax so that we do not incur expenses not covered by deposit.
  • Once final balance has been paid, we will not be able to refund your trek payment in the case of cancellations. There will, however, be parts of your trip that you are able to use (Machu Picchu entrance fee, 1 train ticket, 1 bus ticket).
  • A claim letter for your insurance company can also be provided by us upon request.
  • Porter service hired can Not be cancelled (a fee is paid for booking this service).

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