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INCA TRAIL 1 DAY HIKE

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Discover walking the lost city of the Incas "INCA TRAIL 1 DAY HIKE "

The One Day Inca Trail hike is a unique experience offering hikers the chance to explore and marvel at some of Peru’s most remarkable landscapes. This exciting journey takes you through awe-inspiring subtropical highlands, with plenty of opportunities to spot exotic wildlife, lush vegetation, and ecological levels. Not only will you get to enjoy beautiful scenery along your hike, but you will also get to discover and explore some of the Inca ruins located along the trail. After trekking up this historic path, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of Machu Picchu as you enter through the Sun Gate (Inti Punku). Upon arrival at Machu Picchu, an experienced guide will lead you on a private tour of one of the world’s most iconic sites, while giving insight into its history and secrets. Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey and take advantage of this unique opportunity to explore Inca trail + Machu Picchu in just one day!

DESCRIPTION INCA TRAIL 1 DAY

  • Duración                  : Día completo
  • Tipo de tour            : Aventura y cultura.
  • Elevación ganada   : 550 metros/ 1,804 pies.
  • Distancia                  : 12 km / 7,4 millas
  • Tiempo de caminata: 6 a 7 horas aproximadas
  • Comidas                     : Box Lunch
  • Temperatura             : 8 ºC 46.4 F mín. / 28 ºC 82 F máx.
  • Dificultad física         : Difícil
  • Tamaño del grupo    : 2 – 8 personas
  • At 4:15 a.m. Pick you up from your Hotel in our private van
  • Drive toward the train station Ollanta Tambo Train (train departs at 6:10 am)
  • The train rides through the sacred valley giving fascinating views (1:10 hours)
  • At 7:15 am Get off at the train stop Km 104 to start the hike with your professional tour guide
  • 3 hours hiking up hill and along the trail explore the Inca sites Chachabamba and wiñaywayna.
  • After have lunch continue 1 hour of an easy walk to enjoy the view from the Sun gate
  • 40 minutes gentle downhill to get the main spot to take the popular Machu Picchu photos
  • At 2:30 pm starts your tour guided of Machu Picchu
  • By 5:00 pm ride the bus down to Aguas calientes town
  • 5:30 p.m. have dinner or order to go and enjoy it riding the train (not included)
  • At 6:00 p.m. at the train station (train leaves at 6:20 p.m.)
  • At 8:00 p.m. pick up from the Ollantay Tambo station to drive back to Cusco.
  • Around 10:00 pm we finish the tour dropping you off at your Hotel.

We know how important this vacation is for you, so we do not want you to have any doubts or lack anything during your trip of Inca trail 1 day. Therefore, all of our tours have a briefing at your hotel 1 to 2 days prior to departure.  Our guide or office staff will provide you with a detailed description of your trek short Inca trail 1 day including their professional recommendations to ensure your comfort and enjoyment. They will answer all of your questions and address any last-minute concerns you may have. You can trust their expert suggestions because they’ve made this trek many times, with many groups, and with many types of people!

Our briefing is held at 7:00 pm in your Hotel, however you may change it by coordinating with us a week prior to departure.

CUSCO - INCA TRAIL -MACHU PICCHU

We will leave Cusco at 04:15 am to start our tour short Inca Trail 1 day. We will drive for about an hour and a half to Ollanta Tambo station to ride our Expedition train until kilometer 104 (1:15 hours) where you will start the Inca trail with your guide. 5 minutes away is the check point where we have to show the original passport and also, we can use the bathroom and have the last chance to buy extra water bottle from a local vender.

Our trek will take us along the original Inca trail and the most wonderful stretch of the Inca Trail Classic. Along the way will appreciate the variety of flora and fauna surrounded by stunning panoramic views of the Andes. The trail raises from the bottom of the sacred valley (2,170 mts./ 7,120 ft) through the narrow path of 3 hours of walk passing by the archeological sites of Chachabamba and Winaywayna (2,650 mts./8,700 ft). At Wiñaywayna campground you will enjoy the box lunch having great views.

The box lunch is given at the beginning of the trip that is carried by yourself.

Then we will continue for 1 hour hike by an easy undulate trail crossing a lush and green cloud forest that rounds Machu Picchu Mountain to reach out the Sun Gate that will impress us with the first view of Machu Picchu spread out on the mountain ridge below and the iconic Huaynapicchu Mountain. After passing through the Sun Gate, we’ll keep hiking down for 40 minutes to get Machu Picchu and get the main look out to take the classical pictures, Machu Picchure time!

You will learn the fascinating history of machu Picchu with your guide visiting the main places of the citadel, and make sure to take beautiful pictures during the tour that takes about two hours.

Then, ride the bus down to Aguas Calientes Town to ride the train back to Ollanta Tambo in the evening (train leaves at 6:20 Pm). You will have time to have quick dinner (not included). After 1:45 hours train rode our private transportation will take you back to Cusco and drop you off at your hotel.

The trip from Aguas calientes town to Cusco is 4 hours approximate.

-END OF THE INCA TRAIL 1 DAY HIKE -

INCA TRAIL 1 DAY HIKE  MAP

inca trail 1 day

INCLUDED

  • Professional Tour guide
  • Entrance fee of Inca trail 
  • Entrance ticket to Machupicchu
  • Bus service Machupicchu – Train station (Aguas calientes town)
  • Train EXPEDITION ticket (round trip)
  • Box lunch
  • Snack
  • Private Bus from Hotel of Cusco - train station Ollanta Tambo (round trip)
  • Oxygen tank

NOT INCLUDED

  • Breakfast and Dinner 
  • Train service Vistadome
  • Tips

PACKING LIST OF SHORT INCA TRAIL 1 DAY HIKE 

We recommend that you bring the necessary and lightweight in a small day backpack to carry your day things and the boxed lunch.

  • Original passport (the same one that you used to make the reservation)
  • Backpack (must be very comfortable for all belongings and the lunch box)
  • Water
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sunblock, sunglasses and cap.
  • Rainwear or rain poncho
  • Comfortable hiking shoes
  • Light clothing
  • Hiking pants
  • Shirts or t-shirts (we recommend long sleeved)
  • Sun cap
  • Walking sticks with rubber bands on the tip
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • Extra money

Group Service

High Season: $ 380.00 USD  per person (May-Sept)

Low Season: $ 330.00 USD  per person (Oct-Aprl)

Private Service

  • 02 hikers: $ 450.00 USD per person
  • 03 hikers: $ 430.00 USD per person
  • 04 hikers: $ 410.00 USD per person
  • 05 hikers: $ 390.00 USD per person
  • 06 hikers+: $ 380.00 USD per person

Discounts

  • Students: $ 25.00 USD

Applied for people who have valid UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD.

  • Under 10 years old: $ 25.00 USD

Please send all the information to info@allynpachacusco.com

EXTRAS

Upgrade VISTADOME Train service

  • One way: $35.00 UDS
  • Round trip: $70.00 USD

HOW TO MAKE THE BOOKING THE SHORT INCA TRAIL 1 DAY?

Allyn Pacha Cusco makes booking it a breeze. Just click BOOK NOW, fill out your details and select your preferred departure date - then deposit $200 per person for confirmation. Don't forget to send us copies or photos of passports from each participant so we can purchase tickets and get permits. Once that's done we'll send you a 100% confirmation of your trip.

WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF THE PAYMENT BALANCE?

The Inca trail 1 day outstanding balance can be made one day earlier your trip in cash USD or soles, If you prefer Pay on line Visa or Pay Pal at least one week prior to your trip (plus a 7% service fee).

MAY I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER THE PERMITS HAVE BEEN BOUGHT?

 It’s a shame to tell that is not possible. Once is made the confirmation; the Inca trail 1 day hike permits have been bough. Peruvian government is strict in the limitation of ticket permits and regulations, where does not allow any changes. So that, permits are not transferable or refundable. Therefore, if you cancel your Inca Trail 1 day tour, the deposit done is not refundable at all!

DO I NEED TO BRING MY PASSPORT?

Yes! Its mandatory to have the original passport to be checked at the Inca trail and Machu Picchu and is very important that it has to be the same passport you sent us to book your Inca Trail and Machu Picchu permit. In case, you are renewing your passport, please send us ASAP the copy of your old passport and bring both of them with you to secure your permit to do Inca trail 1 day tour. 

CAN I STORE MY LUGGAGE AT YOUR OFFICE?

Of course, will be a pleasure to put away your luggage at our company storage or at your hotel that is free for customers, whichever is more convenient for you. After your return of your tour of Inca trail, we give you back.

Please, make sure to bring only need things during your 1 day Inca Trail tour. 

WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE OF MY TRAIN TICKET?

We book the first train in order to have enough time during the hike and visit Machu Picchu. The train departs from Ollantay Tambo station at 6:10 am and the train return at 6:20 pm. Nevertheless, the train schedule will depend on the train availability. Therefore, very recommended to book in advance.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT INCA TRAIL 1 DAYS HIKE TO MACHU PICCHU
HOW HARD IS 1 DAY INCA TRAIL HIKE?

This Hike is no easy feat! It requires good physical endurance and can be classified as difficult. However, for the brave adventurers out there you can experience all that the stunning 2 Day Inca Trail has to offer in a quicker amount of time; ideal for those short on vacation days but wanting to make lasting memories!

CAN YOU DO THE INCA TRAIL IN 1 DAY?

Yes, the short version Inca trail is especially for those hikers that don’t have much time and for the ones are not campers can take this option visiting Machu Picchu in the tour that are offers Inca trail 1 day or Inca trail 2 days.

if you are I hardcore athletic person you can also challenge the classic Inca trail requesting especial permit to the government that has 26 miles, in deed is no very common see hiker making it due to it high altitude and strenuous terrain.

HOW LONG IS THE ONE DAY INCA TRAIL?

The length of the Inca trail 1 day is 12 kilometers / 7.4 miles starting form km 104 the starting of the hike until Machu Picchu citadel, hiking covered in 5-6 hours.

HOW MUCH DOES A 1 DAY INCA TRAIL COST?

Only licensed tour companies can get the permit and purchase the ticket for the Inca trail 1 day that enable to do Inca trail + Machu Picchu tour (Circuit 4). To get the starting of the trail we need to ride the train which is the only means, and also it is mandatory to do with a professional authorized tour guide. So, considering those aspects, the authorized companies will vary their tour services offer, that price is ranging $ 350-450 USD.

Allyn Pacha Cusco has an affordable price because we are a direct tour operator with affordable price.

CAN I STAY IN THE SACRED VALLEY FOR MY INCA TRAIL 1 DAY HIKE?

Of course! you can stay anywhere along the sacred valley. Indeed, if you are by Urubamba or Ollantaytambo, your pick up will be later than the ones are staying in Cusco. 

IS IT POSSIBLE TO CLIMB HUAYNA PICCHU ON INCA TRAIL 1 DAY TOUR?

Not, because the schedule for Huayna Picchu mountain is only in the moring and you will be in the first hours of your hike

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