Short Inca Trail To Machupicchu in 1 day

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 1 day
Inca Trail To Machupicchu 1 Full Day

Would you like do the Inca trail and you don't time? only you have few days in Cusco and you want hike the Inca trail and also visit Machupicchu?, well, you can do the Inca Trail and visit Machu Picchu Citadel in one day, yes in one day...

Exotic Andean mountains, primitive lush vegetation and extraordinary ecological varieties. The trail goes through the Machupicchu National Park and enters through Inti PunkuThe Sun Gate” with unforgettable views of Machu Picchu.

Upon arriving to Machu Picchu, you will get a private guided tour, and you´ll enjoy a Sunset free time in Machupicchu, what else can you ask for?.

Inca Trail 1 day - Trekking to Machu Picchu
Inca Trail 1 day - Trekking to Machu Picchu

DAY 01

4:00am – 22:30p.m.
Transfer to train Station and train to Km 104.
Trekking – Half Day
Afternoon: Machupicchu Sun Set Guided Tour
18:20p.m.: Train back and transfer to Cusco


Enjoy a full day Inca trail with a sunset guided tour in Machupicchu; two of the most famous tours in Cusco in just one day, we´ll visit the most important archaeological site of the famous Inca Trail, Wiñay Wayna “(For Ever Young)”, at midday we going to arrive to The Sun Gate and at afternoon a beautiful sunset in Machupicchu and the guided tour.


  • At 4:00 am your guide with our van will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco city, immediately transfer to Ollantaytambo train station (Train leaves at 6:10 am)
  • The Expedition train ride consists of spectacular views in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a little over an hour to KM 104 also know such as “Chachabamba”.
  • At 7:20 am “INRENA” Machupicchu check point “, where we need to show our original passport, right away we going to start the Half Day Inca Trail until Machupicchu, on our way we going to visit Wiñay WaynaFor Ever Young” archaeological site and the the Famous Sun Gate, from this place we can have a first view of Machupicchu also on this place we´ll have a lettle free time for take the lunch.
  • By 14:00; exploring time in Machu Picchu Inca city, your guide explain you all the history about this amazing and mysterious Inca city.
  • By late afternoon, enjoy sunset and take the great picture when Machu Picchu it´´ empty.
  • At 17:30 take the bus down to Aguas calientes
  • By 18:20 take the train till Ollantaytambo and the transfer back to Cusco (Train schedule can change according availability).


Trekking on Inca Trail 1 day
Trekking on Inca Trail 1 day

Our private transport and your guide will pick you up at your hotel at 4 am in Cusco for the journey to the train station on Ollantaytambo at 5:30am “meeting time “in Ollantaytambo, After 01 hour and 10 minute ride on the Expedition train, we arrive at 104 kilometer, this place is also know such as Chachamba and is at (2,100m/6,927ft) beetwen Cusco - Machu Picchu train road, where we´ll begin the Inca Trail. Here we´ll pass by the first check point “Chachabamba”. Afterwards, we´ll begin a moderate climb for three hours to the magnificent archaeological site of Wiñayhuana “Wiñayhuayna” (Young for ever) (2,650m/8747ft). Once we arrive you may enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba canyon and the sacred river of Vilcanota, stunning Inca sites and the connection with the traditional four day Inca Trail.

After we have had time to enjoy this beautiful sight, we continue our hike to Inti Punkuthe Sun Gate” (2,730mts/9,007ft). From there you will have the first spectacular view of Machu Picchu in all its brilliance and majestic monumentality. After enjoying the view, we walk downhill for about one hour to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Once there we will visit one of the most important mystic centers of the world: Machu Picchu

A 2 hour guided tour takes you into the fascinating history of these mysterious Inca city

After that you will have plenty of time for further exploration of Machu Picchu, time to enjoy the Sunset in Machupicchu.

Later we head down to Aguas Calientes for dinner. In the evening (6:20pm) you will take the return Expedition train to Ollantaytambo and catch our private van to Cusco and your hotel. You will arrive around 10:30 pm.

Meals: Box Lunch

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

End of our Services



  • One day before “briefing about your trail with our staff at our office”
  • Pick up at your hotel by your guide.
  • Private transport from your hotel to the train station
  • English speaking professional guide experienced in trekking and degree in archaeology.
  • Expedition Touristic Train from Ollantaytambo to 104 kilometer “Chachabamba
  • Admission Ticket to the Inca trail
  • Admission Ticket Machu Picchu Inca City
  • 01 Box lunch
  • 01 Dinner in a Machupicchu restaurant
  • Private guided for Machupicchu
  • Sunset Free time
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Train Back Expedition from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo train station
  • Transfer from Train station to Cusco
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank


  • It is not possible to do the Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu Sacred Mountain climb due to time restraints
  • Energy snacks will be very useful as chocolate bars, dried fruits
  • Tips for the staff (Tips are optional but of great appreciation for them; ITEP Travel staff receives a fair and decent payment immediately after they end their trip)


  • Upgrade to Vistadome Train “Panoramic Train” – USD $ 50.00 per each way per person “recommended in the route Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo

For availability of spaces for this service, please contact us and we`ll send you detailed information, prices, terms and conditions.

Please keep in mind that significant price reductions are available for groups. All our tours are fully guaranteed, departure every day. Contact us for more information for the tour that you are choosing, or to begin customizing your own itinerary. recommendations:

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If you want to make a reservation, please fill out our Passenger Details Form.

*** Each reservation requires a USD $ 200.00 deposit as a down payment per person + 10% transfer tax (Total USD $ 220.00). The final balance can be paid at our Local office in cash during your briefing a day or two before your trip.

Once the deposit will be confirmed we will send you your contract voucher.


*** USD $ 200.00 is not the price of the Trek, is only a down payment.


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