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One Day Hike Royal Inca Trail

One Day Hike Royal Inca Trail

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This is the short version of the famous and amazing  Classic Inca Trail, for those who have little time available, but in no way want to miss this unique walk and enjoy beautiful landscapes and diversity of plants such as the Orchid and variety of birds. This walk is 11 kilometers, during this walk you will be able to observe and know one of the greatest cultures in South America the "Inca", "Quechua" or "Andean" culture. The capital of this culture was Q'osqo or Cusco and it spread to a large extent throughout South America (Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, Colombia). The Inca Trail Trek is hidden among the Andean mountains with constructions high up in the mountains dominating the Andean Valley and part of the Peruvian Amazon. With the arrival of the conquerors this Culture was disappearing, but they left us some Signs and Relics intact as we will know during this walk. Between the Andean mountains and tropical forest is a great Inca Trail through the mountains and the Sacred Valley. The first archaeological site we will visit is Chachabamba (2,200 m / 7,218 ft) located on the side of the Urubamba River and Wiñaywayna (2650 m / 8.696 ft) is at the top. Then we will go to the Intipunku (2,720 m / 8,924 ft) where we will have a panoramic view of Machu Picchu (2,490 m / 8,169 ft), you can also find a variety of flora and fauna as well as a variety of birds. The walk lasts approximately 6 to 7 hours until you reach the Sun Gate known as Inti Punku, where you can get the first panoramic views of Machu Picchu. If you want to discover the impressive Inca Trail and don´t have many time, One Day Hike Royal Inca Trail is the best option for you.

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05:00Cusco, driver to Ollantaytambo train station 

07:20:Train from Ollantaytambo to Km 104 (head trail)

08:30: Starting the Inca Trail

09:00: Chachabamba guide tour

12:30 Wiñaywanyna guide tour

13:00 Continue your hike to Machu Picchu

15:00 Machu Picchu guide tour

17:00: Bus down to Aguas Calientes

17:40: Aguas Calientes

18:30: Train return to Ollantaytambo

20:00: Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco

22:00: Cusco

Detailed Itinerary

One Day Hike Royal Inca Trail Tour:

In the early morning transfer from the hotel to the train station in Ollantaytambo for our trip to km 104 (Chachabamba) where we will begin our trek. Chachabamba is about 2200 meters high is this place we will visit the archeological site of Chachabamba for des to start with the walk to the archaeological rest of Winaywayna by an acceleration of about 3 hours of walking and 450 meters up the road we can appreciate what is going to be the Urubamba valley, the hydroelectric power station of Machu Picchu, species of Orchids, Bromeliads, and a beautiful waterfall before arriving at the Wiñaywayna archeological site already in the Inca construction, we will also have an explanation and later we will go to the hostel Wiñaywayña. After the lodge we have about 2 hours of walk to Machu Picchu without first passing through the door of the sun or the Inti Punku from where we can see Machu Picchu panoramicly. After arriving at Machu Picchu we will take the bus to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town) where we will rest and finally we will take the return train to Ollantaytambo to finally return to Cusco. 


  • Pre-trek briefing with your Tour Guide (Our guide will visit your hotel 2 or 1 day before the trek for your briefing)
  • Private transportion from Cusco  to the railway station at Ollantaytambo
  • Inca Trail Permit and entrance fee to Machu Picchu;
  • Meals: 1x lunch (please advice us in advance if you are a vegetarian; this option is for NO extra additional cost)
  • Experienced bilingual Tour Guide
  • A shuttle bus between Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • A train round trip (Expedition Service) between Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)
  • Tourist bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.  


  • Breakfast on the first day and Dinner in Aguas Calientes Town
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips to local staff (please note: it is a custom to give tips in Peru, however, it is not obligatory)


  • A lightweight backpack exclusively for your clothes that will carry for the entire trip.
  • Rain season (jacket and pants if you had) or a rain poncho.
  • Plastic poncho that can be bought for $ 1 in Cusco.
  • Hiking shoes, waterproof clothing for the Tour
  • Flashlight and you have to reserve the batteries.
  • Camera, enough memory, batteries (the batteries are consumed quickly in a cold place)
  • Hat to protect from the sun, rain and cold.
  • Sunscreen (sunscreen)
  • Rehydrating cream for the face and body.
  • Repellent for mosquitoes, although risk for malaria has not been reported.
  • Toilet paper in pack or loose. Snack: biscuits, chocolates, energy bars, raw fruits, nuts.
  • Your own First Aid Kit with some medications that you will require such as acetaminophen, blister cream. Etc
  • Swimwear (if you try or want to swim in the thermal baths.)
  • Cash enough for your last day's lunch in Machu Picchu for tips and souvenirs.
  • Original passport and ISIC (International Student Indentify Card) if you have one.
  • Long Views 


  • Daily departures (except in the month of February, which maintain the Inca Trail route).
  • At the time of booking all data must match those of your passport or identity document.
  • It is mandatory to carry the passport or original document with which you made the reservation during the entire route of the Inca Trail.
  • In case of students, it is mandatory to carry the original ISIC Card along with the passport during the Inca Trail.
  • In case of finding fraudulent and / or expired ISICs, the entrance to the Inca Trail will be denied without claim or refund.
  • The return train schedule may vary according to availability.