Short Inca Trail 2 days with Camping

PRICE FROM

USD $520

Do you wish to trek to Machu Picchu and camp for just a day or two? If you prefer this type of activity, the 2-day Inca Trail with Camping is great for you!

Hike along the historic Inca Trail, visiting at the most stunning Inca monuments like Chachabamba and Winay Wayna before entering Machu Picchu through Inti Punku, or “the Sun Gate,” like the Incas did.

Short Inca Trail with camping at a Glance

Day
01

Cusco – Kilometer 104 – Puente Ruinas

We will depart Cusco early in the morning for Ollantaytambo. We will carry on until Kilometer 104, the beginning point of the hike. Later, we’ll see the beautiful Inca ruins. In the evening, we will eat supper and sleep in Camp Puente Ruinas.

Day
02

Machu Picchu (The Lost City of the Incas) & Return to Cusco

Wake up with mug of tea or coffee, and we’ll stroll 30 minutes to the bus station. Catch the first bus to the Inca citadel, where our guide will discuss the wonderful history. Following this tour, we will travel to Aguas Calientes to catch a train to Ollantaytambo, from whence we will be transported back to Cusco by private vehicle.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the inca trail hiking routes utilized by the inca.
  • Learn about Andean culture and fauna.
  • Experience a camping night and delicious Andean camp food.
  • Be the first group at Machu Picchu.
  • More time to explore about Inca ruins. 
  • Explore and shop around Aguas Calientes. 

FULL ITINERARY

Day
01

Cusco – Km104 – Machu Picchu – Puente Ruinas Camp.

Sap, our drivers will get you up from your hotel at 4 and 4:30 AM.

You’ll head to the train station and take the 6:40 a.m. train from Ollantaytambo. This is one of the most beautiful trains to ride in the world. Prepare for breathtaking vistas of the Urubamba River, towering snow-capped mountain peaks, and cornfield farms.This train travel takes one hour and 45 minutes to Km 104, where we will disembark and meet our hiking chef and porters.

Following , we’ll get to visit the first Inca site, Chachabamba, which is the first old Incan checkpoint on the Inca Trail. Your tour guide will provide some background information on these amazing ruins . The climb to Wiñay Wayna, the most well-known Inca site along the path, will take around three hours.

Along the walk, you’ll enjoy stunning views of Machu Picchu Valley and the Urubamba River, as well as local vegetation and animals. There are also waterfalls and breathtaking views of the Machu Picchu Mountain. The route itself has some level sections as well as brief uphill and downhill excursions.

Continue walk to Wiñay Wayna Inca site and see its temples, waterfalls, gardens, storehouses, watchtowers, and farming terraces. During your guided tour of Wiñay Wayna, our cooks will prepare a superb buffet lunch. After lunch, we begin our journey to the Sun Gate.

To reach the Sun Gate, you’ll need to trek for an hour, gradually up and downwards. There, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of Machu Picchu,

Huayna Picchu, and the surrounding valleys.Once you get in Machu Picchu, you may visit the watchtower area, where you can take beautiful images of the site (without people). We will next take a 20-minute bus journey to the Puente Ruinas campground. When you arrive at the campsite, your tents will be all set up.

In the afternoon, you may have tea, socialize with your trek companions, and make memories with our porters and cooks.

Later in the evening, you may have an early dinner while we create a campfire. After that, you can head to bed to preserve your energy for the following fantastic exploring day.

Day
02

Machu Picchu (The Lost City of the Incas) & Return to Cusco

Your guide will wake you up early with a selection of warming beverages. You’ll then have time to pack your duffel bags and day packs, as well as eat a freshly prepared breakfast. We’ll walk 30 minutes to the bus terminal to be among the first in line to visit Machu Picchu.

The first buses will leave at 5:30 a.m. for Machu Picchu, arriving at 6:00 a.m. Again, you must provide your original passport at this checkpoint.

Then, if the weather permits, your tour guide will take you to the ideal location to watch the dawn over the mountains and capture some breathtaking photographs. We’ll next have a two-hour private walking tour of the Machu Picchu ruins, learning everything about its fascinating history. You will also get some free time to explore Machu Picchu on your own. If you’ve reserved a permit to climb Huayna Picchu, You will start at 10:00 a.m. You’ll need to get your bus back to Aguas Calientes at least 2 hours before your train departs, so you can have time for lunch before taking the train to Ollantaytambo. From there, you’ll take a private van back to Cusco, where      our team will drop you off at the hotel.

What’s Included?

Permits & Entrance Tickets

  • Permits & Entrance Tickets
  • Permits and ticket for Inca Trail
  • High Quality Service & Safety

Pre – departure Briefing

  • Attend our full briefing at 6:00 p.m. the day before your departure at the Sap Adventures office to ensure you’re trekking-ready. Can’t make it in-person? Not an issue. Simply contact us via WhatsApp at +51960827076 to schedule a virtual briefing. To ensure a smooth setup, please contact us at least 48 hours in advance to schedule a bespoke session with your tour guide.

Experienced Guides

  • Our trips are guided by certified bilingual (English and Spanish) tourism guides. All guides working with SAP  are Peruvian government-licensed and have graduated from recognized Peruvian colleges or tourist schools. This guarantees that you receive informed and expert advice throughout your trip.

Medical Kit

  • SAP guides have specific training in first aid and CPR. They also carry a first aid package for situations including altitude sickness, travelers’ diarrhea, and scrapes. In addition, if required, we will promptly evacuate you off the path and transport you to a clinic for treatment.

24/7 Customer Service

  • Our WhatsApp and local phone services are accessible 24 hours a day.
  • In any emergency, our guides can reach us via satellite phone.

Accommodation

  • Transfers
  • Pick up from your hotel in the morning and transfer to Ollantaytambo train station.
  • Bus Ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Transport from Ollantaytambo train station to your hotel in Cusco.
  • Train Tickets
  • Train from Ollantaytambo to KM 104 (Trek starting point). Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.

Meals

  • Box Lunch, Snacks and Water
  • One cloth snack bag per person

Transport

  • Transfers
  • Pick up from your hotel in the morning and transfer to Ollantaytambotrain station.
  • Bus Ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Transport from Ollantaytambo train station

What’s NOT Included?

  • Breakfast Day 01
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for our staff

What’to Pack?

  • Passport & water proof cover for passport
  • Extra money in soles
  • Personal medications
  • Water bottle or camel back
  • Sunscrean
  • Insect Repellents
  • Personal Care Products

CLOTHS

  • Hiking Boots
  • Light Footwear
  • Trekking Socks
  • Trekking Pants
  • Short
  • Long sleeve T-Shirts
  • Warm Jacket
  • Raincoat or Rain Poncho
  • Sun hat
  • Neck Gaiter or Buff

EQUIPMENTS

  • Trekking Poles
  • Backpack   (15 – 25 L)
  • Camera and chargers
  • Power Bank
  • Snacks
  • Towel
  • Fashlight
  • Swmming kit

Inca Trail 2 Days with camping Price

Price per person:

    • ADULT: USD $ 550.00 Pp
    • STUDENT: USD $ 520.00 Pp (A Valid student ID is required)
    • CHILD (Minor): USD $ 520.00 Pp, Applies for all age 3 to 17 years
    • Required pre Payment – US$ 200 (you can do the payments in cusco after the Briefing )

NOTE-  Student IDs are not eligible for a discount when

  • Traveler is older than 25.
  • Expired ID.
  • Student ID without expiration date.
  • ISIC cards are not eligible 

EXTRAS & UPGRADES

  • Huayna Picchu – US$ 60.00.
  • 360 Train ( aguas calientes – Ollantaytambo ) US$ 70.00.
  • Extra night in Aguas Caliente –  US$ 50.00.
  • Walking Poles (Pair) US$ 10.00 (You can Rent by SAP).

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! During the two-day Inca trail trip with camping, you may leave your luggage at our storage or at your hotel, whichever is more convenient for you. Please pack only what you will need for your Short Inca Trail with Camping to Machu Picchu.

We normally buy the 06:10 am schedule from Ollantaytambo to Kilometer 104 on day one, and the return train ticket is at 02:55 pm, so you reach to Cusco at 06:30 pm and have enough time to sleep and do any tour the next day, such as Palcoyo Mountain.

You have no weight limit, so you may carry anything, hefty or light. However, porters should not carry more than 20 kg.

The short Inca Trail is closed for the whole month of February to allow for trail and bridge work.

You cannot enter the short Inca Trail without employing a certified trip company. The short Inca Trail can only be hiked with a tour guide.

It is suggested that you arrive in Cusco at least two days before your trip, especially if you are traveling from sea level. However, if you reside in an area greater than 2000 m (6,561 ft), you can come one day before your trip.

 

Our group and guide will be at gate of machu picchu main entrence around 7:00 in the morning  after the clearnce  at the check polint you may aollow to  visit machu pichu trought sun gate.


Our groups arrive at the Sun Gate at 7:00 a.m., and it takes 45 minutes to go from there to Machu Picchu, so you will arrive at 8:00 a.m.

You will just need to buy or carry 2 litters of water for the first day. From the second day on, we will give you with boiling water three times a day: after breakfast, lunch, and supper.

Starting with  2022, single-use plastic water bottles and other plastic garbage will be outlawed on the four-day, three-night Inca Trail trip. You must bring your own reusable water bottles to refill with the water we supply. You may get a bladder hard shell bottle or a pouch, whatever is most convenient for you.

There is no age limit for the Inca Trail four-day walk. We recommend that the minimum age be 8, as there are several steep areas that will be tough for small legs.

 

There is no weight limit for you; you may transport huge or small loads. However, porters should not carry more than 20 kg.

To book your Inca Trail 4 days with us, click the BOOK NOW option and then pick the day of departure. You will next be needed to fill out all of each participant’s personal information, after which you will be able to finish payment using your credit card or debit card.

The extras are also available through the booking portal. This includes Huayna Picchu Mountain, the Vistadome Train, an air mattress, a sleeping bag, and trekking poles. Huayna Picchu and Vistadome must be booked along with your Inca Trail deposit, as Inca Trail permits sell out quickly. However, the sleeping bag, inflated mattress, and walking sticks may be hired in Cusco one day before your Machu Picchu hiking Tour briefing session, or you can book them together with your Inca Trail ticket.

When we get your Inca Trail permits, we will send you a confirmation email that everything has been completed.Every confirmed commencement date is guaranteed.

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