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One Day Inca Trail To Machu Picchu

1Full Day
from US$397 per person
Machu Picchu 1 day Hike
Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Km 104 - Chachabamba - Wiñay Wayna - Sun Gate - Machu Picchu

The 1 Day Inca Trail trek or Day Hike to Machu Picchu from KM 104 is the best way to reach the ancient sacred city of Machu Picchu and is perfect for those who have a very short time or those looking to experience a taste of trekking in the Peruvian Andes without camping overnight or embarking on a multi-day trek, and also a great travel option for those who love the idea of walking like the Incas, admiring the magnificent scenery and discovering the mystery of the Incas while highlights the best part of the famous Inca Trail before arriving on foot to one of the New 7 Wonders of the World via the iconic Sun Gate.

***It is very important for potential trekkers for the One Day Inca Trail to understand that you are doing the same trail as the 2 Day Inca Trail, just more quickly.  Trekkers need to be in moderate to excellent physical condition to be able to do this trek and arrive at Machu Picchu Citadel in time.  If you think the trek may be too strenuous, you may book the 2 day Inca Trail which arrives at Machu Picchu in one day but at a slower pace later in the day.

Tour Price 1 Day
One Day Inca Trail To Machu Picchu Machu Picchu 1 day Hike
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$ 397 per Person
Group SizeUp to 8
Activity LevelModerate

Trip details

Hike the 1 day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate & explore Machu Picchu Right Away!

***All time references are approximate based on the hiking speed of the group and the availability of tickets.

  • At 4:00 am your guide will pick you up with our van at your hotel in Cusco (4 am) or  Ollantaytambo (5:30 am)
  • You will travel through Sacred Valley to Ollantaytambo Train Station. (Train leaves at 6:10 am)
  • The Expedition train ride consists of spectacular views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It takes a little over an hour to get to KM 104.
  • At 7:30 – 8:00 am, you and your guide will start hiking through the original Inca to the Sun gate, from where you will have the first amazing view of Machu Picchu. The exact time depends on the group.
  • You will explore amazing Inca cities along the Inca Trail, especially the Wiñay Wayna Inca ruins.
  • You will have a Box lunch after exploring the Wiñay Wayna archaeological site, usually around noon.
  • An hour or so after lunch you will arrive at the Sun Gate where you will get your first view of Machu Picchu!
  • By 2:00 pm you will start exploring Machu Picchu Citadel. Your guide will explain the history of this amazing and mysterious Incan city.
  • In the late afternoon, enjoy the sunset and take the iconic photo of Machu Picchu when it is empty of tourists. 
  • By 5:00 pm take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, with time for a quick dinner in a restaurant, or to buy a take-out dinner to eat on the train. (Dinner is not included).
  • The Expedition Train departs at 6:20 pm take the train back to Cusco then we will drive you back to your hotel in Cusco in our private van. If you choose the Vistadome, your train will depart at 6:10 pm.

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