Cusco , Peru


Duration :   1 Day
Max People :    10
Start Location:   HOTEL - AIRBNB

The Inca Trail 1 day trek to Machupicchu is stunning, you will be able to see the Vilcanota river valley and the highlights of the 4 day Inca Trail such as: Chachabamba ruins, Wiñay Huayna and views from a different angle of Machu Picchu.

The walk to the lost city of Machupicchu, you will enjoy many views, a train trip along the Urubamba River, passing through the highest of the Peruvian Andes, arriving at the tropical forest area, where the real journey begins.

This tour has been designed for travelers who want to experience walking the Inca Trail, but are limited due to time and permits.

Detalles del horario


The adventure along the Inca Trail, 1 day, begins at 5:30 a. m. with pick-up from your hotel in Ollantaytambo, where you will board the train. If you are in the city of Cusco, the pick-up time will be 3:50 a.m. The train trip will be an average of 90 minutes from where you will enjoy Inca ruins, impressive landscapes of the entire sacred valley and views of the Vilcanota River, arriving at our starting point, control 104 where our walk begins towards the lost city of Macchu Picchu. Once we have started the uphill walk we will arrive at the first archaeological center of the Inca Trail, where you will enjoy wonderful views such as; valleys, forests, mountains and a waterfall. Once the visit is over, we will continue for around 2 hours until we reach Puerta del Sol, where you can see the first impressive views of Machupicchu. Once our visit is over, we will descend to the lost city of Machupicchu, where you will begin your visit with your expert guide in history for 2 hours. Once the visit is over, you will get off on the buses to the town of Aguas Calientes and then you will have to board the train back to Ollantaytambo. Our Travel Cusco G representative will be waiting at the train station for your transfer to your hotel.

Campsite altitude: 3,350 m / 12444 ft

Climate: Cold, warm

Preguntas Frecuentes

Where is the 1-day Inca Trail to Machupicchu located?

1-Day Inca Trail to Machupicchu is an incredible hike through the extraordinary beauty of the Andes Mountains in Peru. This incredible day adventure allows visitors to hike a full 1-day portion of the historic and renowned ancient Inca Trail that leads to one of South America's most stunning destinations, Machupicchu. Located 4 hours by car and train from Cusco, the 1-day Inca Trail to Machupicchu begins at km 104 of Chachabamba, a small community outside Aguas Calientes, and winds through the majestic Andean valley. The entire path consists of several sections, taking travelers along hidden paths, passing notable archaeological sites and astonishing landscapes, with stunning views of cascading valleys. Hikers will have the unique opportunity to see a wide variety of flora and traditional cultures throughout the entire 1-day trek, before reaching their destination and witnessing one of the world's landmarks: the magnificent Machupicchu.

How long does the 1-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu take?

The answer may surprise you: although the length of the 1-day Inca Trail hike can vary greatly depending on fitness level and the number of stops made along the route, it is possible for anyone with a moderate level of fitness to complete this hike. 1-day hike through Machupicchu in just over 7 hours of walking. This incredible 8 km or 5 mile 1-day hike takes in all kinds of views, from remote cloud forests to high Andean peaks, and culminates with a visit to one of the world's greatest wonders: the majestic ruins of Machupicchu. One day is more than enough to fully enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience, so there's no reason not to give it a try. Choose wisely and embark on an epic 1-day Inca Trail adventure you will never forget.

Are there any dangers I should be aware of when hiking the 1-day Inca Trail to Machupicchu?

It is important to remember that hiking any mountain trail at an altitude of 2,700 meters can be risky and requires preparation and planning before setting out. In the specific case of the Inca Trail, there are several key aspects that you should take into account before embarking on the trip. Firstly, one-day tours are typically more physically demanding than two-day tours, so it is important to ensure you are in adequate physical shape before attempting a day trip to Machupicchu. Secondly, Peru has a wide variety of climates, including torrential rain during some periods of the year, which can make travel difficult. Lastly, its remoteness makes it imperative to carry enough supplies for the duration of your hike – this includes food and water, as well as first aid kits or other emergency equipment that may be needed in case something unexpected happens along the way. of his walk. Every hiker should be aware of these potential dangers before embarking on their adventure to ensure they have a pleasant and safe experience when hiking the Inca Trail to Machupicchu. Ultimately, with the right preparation, you will be able to enjoy everything this unique destination has to offer.

How many days in advance should I arrive in Cusco before the 1-day Inca Trail trek?

When it comes to 1-day hikes along the Inca Trail, timing is everything. 1-Day Inca Trail trekking permits are only issued 48 hours in advance, so it is essential to plan your trip accordingly and arrive in Cusco at least 2 full days before you plan to hike the 1-Day Inca Trail . If you have this time, you will have a breathing space in case there are delays or problems during the trip. You will also have time to acclimatize your body to higher altitudes in Cusco and explore the city before embarking on your 1-day Inca Trail quest. Additionally, you may need to purchase additional supplies such as repellents or other items that were not included in your travel package. Arriving in Cusco two days early will ensure you have enough free time to deal with any last-minute problems or needs that may arise before the 1-day Inca Trail trek. Conclusion: The 1-day Inca Trail experience is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Incluye en el servicio

  • Entrance fees to archaeological sites
  • Entrance to Machupicchu
  • Licensed bilingual of TCG guide and expert for Machupicchu.
  • Pick up from your hotel and drop off at your hotel
  • Round trip train tickets
  • Virtual support during your trip

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