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 16 km / 10 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 16km 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.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Boxlunch provided is carried by the tourist themselves.

Day 2: Machu Picchu!

Waking up early (04:00am) we'll take one of the first buses back up to Machu Picchu to enter the site as soon as  it opens (06:00am) 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 (2 hours round trip) or Machu Picchu mountain (3 hours round trip). In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo (2 hours) from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco (2 more hours).

Includes

  • 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).

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE :

 

ZERO PLASTIC BOTTLES ON THE INCA TRAIL AND MACHU PICCHU FROM DECEMBER 1ST:

 

Due to New goverment regulations for the Inca Trail it will be 100% PROHIBITED to TAKE PLASTIC WATER  BOTTLES. We believe that in the first days  the new enforced regulations may NOT be 100% controlled however as the days go it will be more and more strict therefore WE KINDLY suggest you getting your aluminum plastic bottles to avoid any dissapointment at the check points along the Inca Trail and in the Machu Picchu citadel.

 

ALUMINUM 0.700ml BOTTLES:

 

As a way to avoid any inconvenience with our clientes Llama Path offers 0.700ml aluminum water bottles FOR SALE at the office for as liitle as 10 Soles (USD3.00). 

 

Aluminum water bottles can also be bought in many different shops around the main square. 

 

Also, if you are still at home and ready to fly to Peru for your trek we recommend you bringing aluminum water bottles or camel bags. 

 

We look forward to meeting you.

 

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
  • Student 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 85.00

    Huayna Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 85.00

    Vistadome Train Aguas Calientes-Ollantaytambo: USD 50.00

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

Group Service Prices 2019

 

 2 days 1 night Inca Trail Prices 2019 in USD American dollars.

1 person   $845 per person

2 people  $655 per person

3 people   $565 per person

4 people   $525 per person

5 people   $495 per person

6 + people $480 per person


IMPORTANT:
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.


IMPORTANT:
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/Panoramico 360° 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 Student/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:

 

a,

-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 student card 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

http://www.llamapath.com/terms.html - 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 $85 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:

 

1) PAYPAL:

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

Choose the option ´send money´ to: deposits@llamapath.com   (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 http://www.xe.com/
as a reference.

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

2) PAYMENT BY VISA CREDIT CARD:

NO Transaction Fees from January 2nd, 2017!!

Go to the homepage on our website (www.llamapath.com), 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. 

Cancellations:

  • 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).

Llama Path Terms and Conditions

 

DEFINITIONS: The definitions below will apply throughout these terms and conditions:

  1. Client means a person who books a trip offered by Llama Path and includes all participants that person may book a trip on behalf of;
  2. Day Tour means any Trip offered by Llama Path that only lasts one day in duration;
  3. Deposit means
    1. For Treks: USD $300 per participant, per Trek, payable to Llama Path at the time of booking the Trek. If a Client wishes to do Wayna Picchu Mountain, or Machu Picchu Mountain, the deposit will be $385 for all Inca Trail treks, or $325 for any alternative treks e.g. Salkantay;
    2. For Peru Itineraries: 50% of the total itinerary price, payable to Llama Path at the time of booking the Trip.
  • For Day Tours: 50% of the total tour price, payable to Llama Path at the time of booking the Trip.
  1. Llama Path means Llama Path, a fully licensed, professional tour operator, based in Cusco, Peru and includes any employees, and associated persons of the company;
  2. Peru Itinerary means a multi-day Trip offered by Llama Path where trekking is not the main activity.
  3. Terms means these terms and conditions, as may be updated by Llama Path from time to time;
  4. Trek means a Trip where trekking is the main activity;
  5. Trip means any trip, tour or trek offered by Llama Path and booked by a Client.
  1. ACCEPTANCE: The Client agrees that the Client will be bound by these Terms upon payment of the Deposit.
  2. APPLICATION AND TERM: These Terms apply to all Trips from the date that a Deposit is paid, until the date the Trip finishes, unless the Trip is changed, cancelled or finishes earlier, in accordance with clauses 7, 8 or 9 of these Terms.
  3. PRICE: The prices of all Trips offered by Llama Path are as listed in the Llama Path offices and on the Llama Path website, and may be updated by Llama Path from time to time. All prices are based on double accommodation, an extra charge will be applied for single accommodation.
  4. PAYMENT:
  5. Deposit: the Client may pay the Deposit using one of the following two methods:
    1. PayPal: using www.paypal.com the option must be selected to ‘send money’ to the address deposits@llamapath.com, as a purchase of services, not a personal payment.
    2. Visa: follow the prompts to pay the Deposit using https://www.multimerchantvisanet.com/formularioweb/formulariopago.aspx, found on the payment section of the Llama Path website. The Client will receive an order number, and this must be sent in an email to Llama Path confirming the deposit has been paid.
  6. Balance: Following payment of the Deposit, the balance payable for a Trip is due as follows
    1. For Treks and Day Tours: no more than 48 hours before the first day of the Trek, at the Llama Path offices. Payments may be made in cash in USD or Peruvian soles (using the exchange rate on the day). If a Client is unable to comply with this clause, Llama Path must be notified at least 48 hours before the Trip, and will have full discretion as to whether late payment will be permitted.
    2. For Peru Itineraries: no less than two weeks before the start date of the Trip, using the PayPal method described in clause 5ai. If a Client is unable to comply with this clause, Llama Path must be notified at least two weeks before the Trip, and will have full discretion as to whether late payment will be permitted.
  7. AVAILABLE DATES: When a Client sends a booking enquiry to Llama Path, they must provide a range of dates that they are available to travel. Llama Path will prioritize the Client’s preferential dates, however the Client authorizes Llama Path to use any of the dates in the range provided by the Client to book a Trip.
  8. GROUP DISCOUNT: A group discount will be applied where four or more people book a Trip together, and such discount will be USD $20 per person and will only apply to the following Trips:
    1. Inca Trail 4 days/3 nights group service;
    2. Lares Trek 4 days/3 nights group service; and
    3. Salkantay Trek 5 days/4 nights group service.

Note that the group discount will not apply if a cancellation results in less than four people in the original group.

  1. STUDENT AND UNDER 18’S DISCOUNT: A discount will be provided to students aged 25 or under, and persons under the age of 18, at the date the Trip begins. The amount of such discount will be advised by Llama Path. Students must send a copy of a valid university identification card to Llama Path at the time of booking, the identification must be valid for the duration of the Trip, and the physical card must be presented upon arrival in Cusco.
  2. TRANSFERS: The Client is not permitted in any way whatsoever to transfer a Deposit, including to a different Trip, date, to any other person, or to the balance of another Trip or person.
  • CANCELLATION:
    1. If a Trip is cancelled or a Client wishes to leave a Trip, for any reason, the Deposit and any balance paid will not be refundable, with the sole exception of clause 10.b. If the Trip has been paid in full, there may be components that the Client can still use, such as the Machu Picchu entrance, train ticket and bus ticket.
    2. Refunds will be provided for Day Tours as follows:
      1. 100% refund of the Deposit if Llama Path receives notice of the cancellation at least 30 days before the date of the Day Tour;
      2. 50% refund of the Deposit if Llama Path receives notice of the cancellation between 15 and 29 days before the date of the Day Tour;
  • No refund of the Deposit will be provided if Llama Path receives notice of the cancellation less than 15 days before the date of the Day Tour.
  • ALTERATION BY LLAMA PATH: The Client acknowledges that travelling in Peru requires flexibility, patience, and understanding that changes may be required. Llama Path may at any time alter a Trip’s itinerary, due to any circumstances that may occur beyond its reasonable control, and will not be liable for any such change.
  1. FORCE MAJEURE: Llama Path is not responsible or liable where any force majeure event or circumstance occurs which is beyond the control of Llama Path, including but not limited to acts of God, civil or military disturbances, extreme weather, technological interruptions, labour strikes, or acts of war or terrorism. The Client recognizes that Llama Path may need to alter, or even cancel, a Trip in response to a force majeure event or circumstance, and will not be liable for any such alteration or cancellation.
  2. PROTEST OR STRIKE EARLY DEPARTURE: In the event of a protest or a strike, which may affect the itinerary of a Trip, Llama Path, at its discretion, may decide to leave early for the Trip in order to provide the best service possible. In such cases, Llama Path will charge an increment to cover the extra costs incurred, such amount as to be determined by Llama Path, depending on the circumstances.
  3. HOLIDAY OR ELECTION EXTRA CHARGE: Where a Trip takes place on one or more of any of the following days, due to reasons of public holiday, or elections in Peru, an extra charge per person, per Trip will be applied: December 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, January 1, and any day that an election may fall on. The extra charge will be determined by Llama Path, and covers staff’s fines for missing elections, or is a bonus for staff missing a public holiday.
  • EVACUATION: If a Client is not able to complete a Trip, transport costs back to Cusco or the final destination of the Trip, in the case of medical emergency will be covered by the Client. Any other loss, damage or costs related to a Client’s evacuation from a Trip and additional emergency services will also be the Client’s responsibility. The Client agrees to abide by all Llama Path’s guides’ decisions in all circumstances where a Client needs to be evacuated for any reason from a Trip.
  1. CLIENT RESPONSIBILITIES
    1. Insurance: Llama Path strongly recommends that the Client purchases adequate travel insurance to cover any cancellations, delays, medical expenses, emergencies, interruptions due to unforeseen circumstances, and loss or damage of personal possessions or equipment that may occur in relation to a Trip. The Client acknowledges that the Client is responsible for all loss or damage suffered by the Client, except as expressly provided in these Terms.
    2. Risk: The Client acknowledges that Trips are adventurous, and inherently involve a certain amount of personal risk, especially Treks. The Client accepts responsibility for all risks associated with a Trip and agrees to neither sue, nor hold liable in any way, Llama Path, or any of its employees for any loss, damage or injury suffered by a Client in relation to a Trip.
    3. Guide authority: The Client agrees that Llama Path guides have full and final authority on all matters and decisions in relation to the Trip, and the Client will act in good faith to follow such authority and advice of Llama Path guides.
    4. Preparation: The Client acknowledges that although Llama Path will act in good faith to assist the Client during the Trip, it is the Client’s sole responsibility to ensure that the Client is adequately prepared for the Trip with the correct gear, and any special medial or dietary requirements that he or she may require.
    5. Passport Validity: The Client must ensure that their passport is valid for at least six months from the date of their arrival in Peru. This is a Peruvian government requirement, and failure to do so may result in permission being denied to enter the country.
    6. Visa to visit Peru: It is the Client’s responsibility to ensure sure they organize and fulfill the visa requirements, if any, required for their entry and stay in Peru;
    7. Acclimatization: The Client acknowledges Llama Path’s very strong recommendation that the Client stays in Cusco, or another high altitude city above 3,000 meters, for at least three days before starting a Trek. This will help minimize any possible effects of altitude sickness.
  2. GEAR: Llama Path require that an additional price be paid by the Client to hire certain gear items that a Client borrows for a Trek. Such prices are listed on the Llama Path website, and may be updated by Llama Path from time to time at its sole discretion.
  3. PORTERS ON THE INCA TRAIL: Llama Path uses porters on the Inca Trail to carry cooking equipment and tents. This does not include sleeping bags or sleeping mats, these are the Client’s responsibility. A Client may hire an extra porter to assist them in carrying their personal belongings, including their sleeping bag and sleeping mat, however this will require payment of an extra cost, found on the Llama Path website.
  4. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Llama Path’s total liability to the Client is limited, to the maximum extent permitted by law, to the amount of money paid to Llama Path by the Client. Llama Path will be in no way liable for any further loss or damage suffered by the Client except as expressly provided in these Terms.
  5. GOVERNING LAW: These Terms shall be governed by the laws of Peru and the Client and Llama Path agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of Peru in relation to any dispute regarding these Terms.
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