Multi-day trip

From Cusco: Small-Group 2-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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Activity provider: Willka Travel
Multi-day trip

From Cusco: Small-Group 2-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Activity provider: Willka Travel

From US$ 598 per person

Embark on a short Inca Trail experience, perfect for families with kids. Enjoy a 2-day tour through the forests of Peru as you make your way to the mythical Machu Picchu.

About this activity

Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 2 days
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese
Pickup included
Please provide your hotel’s name and address in Cusco center. Please indicate if you are staying at a private accommodation (with address), you will then be provided with a meeting point close by.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Stroll along the Willkamayu River
  • Marvel at the stone alter of Chachabamba
  • Descend into the cloud forest of Winaywayna
  • View Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate, Inti Punku
  • Get a real taste of the famous Inca Trail
Full description
Day 1: Follow the path of the Willkamayu River until you reach the Stone Alter site at Chachabamba. Worship the sun and the mountains there, as the Incas did, or just take in the magnificent views offered by the sheer height. Look out for some of the larger local mammals such as viscachas or, if you are lucky, the spectacled bears. Descend into an amazing cloud forest, pass by beautiful waterfalls, and visit the ruins of Winaywayna. As you arrive at Inti Punku (the Sun Gate) the late afternoon rays may filter through and warm you up. Here you will catch your first views of Machu Picchu and its surrounding peaks. As you walk down into the citadel, make sure to break for photos. When you arrive at the bottom your bus will take you to Aguas Calientes where you can rest your tired body in the hot springs, or take a relaxing walk around the colorful town.   Day 2: Begin your day early with a breakfast at the hotel, after which you can either take the bus or hike the remainder of the Inca Trail into Machu Picchu. Meet up with the rest of the group at Machu Picchu, and enjoy a two hour guided tour. You will have sufficient time afterwards to either explore the ruins by yourself, climb up Huaynapicchu or ascend the slope to the most famous spot of Machu Picchu. Take the bus or hike back to Aguas Calientes depending on time. You will depart for Cusco in the afternoon, travelling by bus and train. 
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (one-way)
  • Small Group Tour of maximum 6 people per group
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation to Ollantaytambo
  • Expedition train to the Inca Trail and return to Ollantaytambo
  • Permits and fees for the Inca Trail
  • Entrance fees for Machu Picchu
  • English speaking guide throughout the trip
  • A snack, a drink, lunch, and dinner on the first day
  • Breakfast on the second day
  • Private room accommodation for the night
  • Hiking poles
  • Extra expenses

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Trekking gear

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Plastic bottles

Know before you go

  • What to bring:
  • Your original passport or ID
  • Good walking shoes or tennis shoes
  • Sweater and thick jacket
  • Hat or cap
  • A bottle of water
  • Good raincoat
  • T-shirts
  • Long and short pants
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen with UV 40
  • Lip balm
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal snacks
  • Binoculars
  • Sunglasses
  • Plastic bags
  • Personal medications
  • Extra money in Soles
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Amazing experience. Inca trail is difficult yet so rewarding. Machu Picchu is just beautiful. Our private tour guide, Anthony, was brilliant. Lovely guy, taught us so much and was such a good photographer too! Highly recommend!

November 7, 2019

Man sollte sich bei einem Gesamtpreis von über 500 EUR p.P. um ein besseres Hotel bemühen. Weiterhin bleibt anzumerken, dass das Vertragsrestaurant (des inkl. Dinners), das es auf jeden Fall war, da alle Tourengruppen, die auch im Inka-Rail saßen, dort hingeführt wurden. Die Qualität des Essens war eher unterdurchschnittlich... Guide und Gesamterfahrung waren allerdings grandios. Die Wanderung durch die Berge ist jede Entbehrung mehr als wert!

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September 8, 2019


Trek was amazing but we did not get a briefing

July 30, 2019

Product ID: 116860