Inca Trail Express Trek to Machu Picchu 3D/2N (Start Trek on Day 2)
If you are looking for an easier alternative to the 4-day trek but still want to enjoy time in the breath-taking Andean Mountains, this trip is for you!
Hike along the original stone staircases of the Inca Trail up to Inti Punku, and be amazed by the views over the magical site of Machu Picchu.
- Hike through the Sun Gate to Machu Picchu
- See this magical site in the early morning light
- Traverse the ancient Inca Trail
Max group size:
- - 1 Night in Hostel in Cuzco
- - Bus & train transfers
- - 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
- - Active Adventure
- - Professional bilingual guide on trek Machu Picchu tour
- - Fee and briefing
Day 1: Cuzco, Peru
Today you’re free to arrive at the time that fits you the best.
Upon arrival, reach your accommodation, check in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure!
Day 2: Cuzco - Aguas Calientes, Peru
Accommodation pick-up at 3:45 – 4:00 am and transfer to the Ollantaytambo train station for the journey to KM 104, the beginning point of our trek.
A 4-hour hike uphill will bring us to the archaeological site of Wiñayhuayna (2,700m) where our professional guide will explain the culture and history of the site. A well deserved lunch will be served after another short 10-minute hike.
In the afternoon we will continue hiking to reach the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) where we will be rewarded with breath-taking views of the majestic Machu Picchu citadel.
A tourist-class bus will transfer the group to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) where we will spend the night.
Day 3: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cuzco, Peru
Take a tourist-class bus back up to Machu Picchu first thing in the morning for a guided tour with a professional bilingual guide who will explain the history and culture of Machu Picchu. If you desire to hike Huayna Picchu or return to the Inti Punku, you will have free time to do so. Wander around the site at your leisure after the tour to take photos and absorb the magical vibes of this miraculous mountain top citadel.
Return to Aguas Calientes by tourist-class bus.
In the town you will find internet cafes, cafes with board games and cards, plenty of shops and places to relax. Visit the local marketplace right next to the train tracks where you can shop until the train whistle blows signalling your return to Ollantaytambo.
Take the bus back to Cuzco and get dropped off late in the day at the Plaza San Francisco.
Please make your own way to the accommodation of your choice.