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Short Inca Trail with Camping 2 Days

2 Days / 1 Night | Starting From: $ per person

Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Km 104 - Wiñaywayna - Inti Punku - Machu Picchu - Puente Ruinas Camp
Short Inca Trail with Camping 2 Days

Short Inca Trail with Camping 2 Days

2 Days / 1 Night

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Activity Type
Hiking, Archaeology & Cultural
Max Altitude
2,720 m / 8,924 ft
Activity Level
Group Size
Min 2 ppl, Max 8 ppl

2-Day Short Inca Trail Trek with Camping to Machu Picchu

Experience the Inca Trail, Sun Gate and Machu Picchu in only two days with 2 day Inca Trail with Camping

Short Inca Trail with Camping – Embark on an exciting short 2-day/1-night Inca Trail with camping to Machu Picchu and walk in the footsteps of our Inca nobility ancestors to their incredible Inca fortress, Machu Picchu, and dare to discover their secrets with private tour guide at your side!

This 2-day Inca Trail hike with camping to Machu Picchu is the perfect option for those travelers searching for a short adventure in Peru! Hike along the ancient Inca Trail, reach the Sun Gate (Intipunku), and camp below Machu Picchu Mountain.

2 days Inca Trail with Camping, is the best alternative to the Classic Inca Trail 4-Days, where you be able to appreciate the Inca Trail’s highlights and discover the Inca’s steps in a shorter time frame and less physical effort. Enjoy one night of camping at Puente Ruinas, sleeping bags, hot showers, and panoramic trains to return

If you don’t have much time available for your vacation and are a little bit intimidated by long hikes and altitude mountain camping, but still want to experience a touristic adventure, Machu Picchu 2-day hike or the Short Inca Trail 2 days surely is your best choice, which include the best part of the famous Classic Inca Trail Trek.!

Want to enjoy comfortable hotel accommodations on this 2-day adventure? Check out our 2-Day Inca Trail Trek with Hotel. Both options are highly recommended; in both options, you will get to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) and take the best pictures. Contact us here at PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE and book your wonderful visit to Cusco in 2022 & 2023!

Trip Details for Short Inca Trail with Camping 2 Days 1 Night

  • Tour Type: Hiking and camping
  • Total Distance: 12 km / 7.4 miles
  • Total Walking Time: 6 to 7 hours
  • Starting Altitude: 2,100m / 6,900ft
  • Highest Altitude: 2,720m / 8,700 ft
  • Campsite Elevation: 1,900 m / 6,233 ft
  • Difficulty: Moderate, but challenging
  • Considerations: Permit required
  • Good For: Anyone with a moderate level of fitness

What's it like

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu in 5 Days and 4 Nights

If you like the adventure and want to hike the short day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with one-night camping. Then our Short Inca Trail 2 days with Camping is perfect for you! Hike along the ancient Inca Trail, visit the most beautiful Inca site such as: Chachabamba and Winay Wayna, and then enter walking through Inti Punku or “the Sun Gate” to Machu Picchu as the Incas did.

After this One Day Inca Trail Tour to Machu Picchu with a professional tour guide, cook and porters, spend a night in subtropical zone and near to the Urubamba River with comfortable equipment right below Machu Picchu Mountain and enjoy an unforgettable dinner prepared by our professional chef, and the landscapes of the flora and fauna of the Puente Ruinas campsite.

On day 2, visit Machu Picchu (Seven Wonders of the Modern World) for a second time early in the morning with an exclusive tour guide and enjoy a one-and-a-half-hour guided tour to learn all about the importance of the fortress before heading down for lunch and the journey back to Cusco.

In case you dont want to camp in remote areas and want to sleep comfortable, book our 2-Day Inca Trail Trek with Hotel and you will have a comfortable overnight hotel accommodation with a private bath and you can explore the Aguas Calientes town.

Our 2 day hike to Machu Picchu or the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu features the main attractions of the original Inca Trail and allows you to arrive at Machu Picchu twice (sunset and sunrise). This Inca Trail is unique in the world, known for its natural environment where you can appreciate the most varied natural fauna and flora that will take you to an enigmatic world where you will appreciate the different ecological floors, adorned with imposing snow and rivers.

The full itinerary of the Inca Trail 2 days with Camping

Pre-trek briefing (required): We’ll meet you at your hotel in Cusco to provide a full pre-trek briefing the night before your Short Inca Trail with Camping 2 Days 1 Night to go over the itinerary and you can take this opportunity to ask final questions and make any final preparations. The meeting will be at 5:30 pm the evening before the trip begins. In case you can´t at this time “please let us know” to coordinate another time.

Day 1: Cusco – Km104 – Machu Picchu – Puente Ruinas Camp

Begin your exciting adventure of 2-day Inca Trail with camping to Machu Picchu, in the imperial city of Cusco (4:00am) or in the living Inca city of Ollantaytambo (5:30am) or from any point in the Sacred Valley like Urubamba. The exact pick-up time will be confirmed at your briefing, as they might fluctuate based on where you are staying.

Once Peru Spirit Adventure’s team will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco, we’ll drive in private car to the train station located in Ollantaytambo for 2 hours to board the first train at 06:10am to the beginning of the Inca Trail, also called Km 104.

During this magnificent train journey, enjoy its phenomenal views of the Urubamba River, towering snow-capped peaks such as Veronica (5,893 m/19333 ft), cornfield farms and glimpse the starting point of the classic 4-day Inca Trail. As we descend, feel the change of microclimate from the highlands and corn fields to the green jungle valleys with ferns, bromeliads and orchids as the temperature starts to get warmer.

After an hour and 25 minutes train ride, the train stops at Km. 104 – Chachabamba, where we will get off the train and walked down to the shores of the Urubamba River where we are greeted with a wooden bridge leading into the thick jungle and a few clouds hanging in the morning air. Upon arrival to the beginning of the trail, you must show the original passport to enter the Short Inca Trail. Be sure to bring your original passport, copies are not accepted.

Once you and your tour guide pass the Short Inca Trail checkpoint, we start the Inca Trail trekking! After walking for a couple of minutes, we will reach the first Incan archaeological site called Chachabamba (2,100m / 6,900ft), which was one of the last shelters that the Incas used before they reached Machu Picchu.

This beautiful Inca site of Chachabamba also used as a religious and administrative center, and features several buildings. Your Peru Spirit Adventure’s tour guide will give you some background history on these amazing ruins. After learning the history of the archaeological site of Chachabamba from your guide. Then we will start hiking the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu through a mixture of cacti vegetation and cloud forest.

On the way, we enjoy the fantastic views, waterfalls, the variety of flora and fauna, and different types of orchids in the semi-tropical forest towards another Incan significant site – Wiñay Wayna (2,650 m/8,700 ft), which means Forever Young in Quechua.

Once finish exploring the Inca site of Wiñay Wayna, enjoy your box lunch we’ve prepared for you and chill out. Following lunch, we will continue our hike in the afternoon into the cloud forest, filled with bromeliads, orchids and tree ferns for about 1 ½ hours along the most wonderful stretch of the Classic Inca Trail.

As we walk the last part of the trail relatively flat, with small ascents and descents we pass many impressive features such as the stone stairs and resting places to the Sun Gate (2,720 m/8,920 ft), which is called Inti Punku in Quechua.

From the Sun Gate, enjoy the first glimpse of this stunning archeological site of Machu Picchu surrounded by mountains and a dense forest. After getting some beautiful photos! Then we keep descending for another 45 minutes to arrive to a mirador near the -Guardian House, a breathtaking view of most of the citadel with temples and constructions built in white granite rock, plazas and terraces.

After arriving at Machu Picchu in the afternoon, you will have the chance to see this place with fewer people when everybody is leaving. After having enough time, we start descending to the entry of Machu Picchu. We board the bus to Puente Ruinas, where your chef and porters will be waiting for dinner and spend the night with our campsite.

When you arrive at the campsite, the tents will be ready; you can take a refreshing hot shower, enjoy tea time with your tour guide, have dinner, and sleep in comfortable tents.

  • Meals: Box Lunch / Dinner
  • Accommodations: Camping at Puente Ruinas
  • Walking Distance: 12 km / 7.5 miles
  • Starting Altitude: 2,100m / 6,900ft
  • Maximum altitude: 2,720 m / 8,920 ft
  • Campsite Elevation: 1,900 m / 6,233 ft
  • Approximate Hiking Time: 7 hours
  • Weather: Hot and humid

Day 2: Puente Ruins Camp – Explore Machu Picchu (Lost City of the Incas) - Back to Cusco

Your Peru Spirit Adventure team will wake up in your tent with a cup of coffee. You’ll then pack your belongings and then enjoy your freshly made breakfast by our chef.

Then we’ll walk 30 minutes to the bus station in Aguas Calientes to be one of the first in line to go up to Machu Picchu (sometimes there is a 20-30 min wait in the line to board the bus). The first buses will depart at 5:30 am and arrive at 6:00 am.

Early in the morning, we’ll take the bus back to Machu Picchu to see the sunrise over the ruins and gets some amazing pictures and then you tour guide will spend 2.5 hours explaining the highlights of Machu Picchu and visit all the most important areas of the citadel through the circuit 3, which is the middle part of Machu Picchu.

After the tour, you will have free time to explore Machu Picchu on your own. If you have booked a permit to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain you’ll start at 10:00 AM (Different from Machu Picchu citadel, and this ticket has to be arranged in advance for 75 USD each)

Once you finish visiting the archaeological site of Machu Picchu, you will be instructed on how to go back by bus down to Aguas Calientes, have lunch (not included). Then you have some free time to explore this small village before boarding our train back to either Ollantaytambo or Poroy.

In the afternoon you will take the train back to either Ollantaytambo or Poroy from where you will travel by private van back to Cusco and we will drop you off at your hotel. Arrival time in Cusco depends on the time of your train ticket.

  • Meals: Breakfast only
  • Minimum altitude: 1,900 m / 6,233 ft
  • Maximum altitude: 2,400 m/ 7,874 ft
  • Temperature: Warm and humid

What is included on the Short Inca Trail 2 days with Camping?

  • A pre-trek briefing to go over the itinerary and answer any question
  • Pick up and drop off from your hotel
  • Exclusive professional tour guide
  • All Transportation included (door-to-door service)
  • Expedition train from Ollantaytambo to KM 104
  • Entrance ticket to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu ticket with Circuit 3
  • Bus down from Machu Picchu to Puente Ruinas campsite
  • Bus up and down to from Machu Pichu
  • Expedition train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo or Poroy
  • One night camping at the bottom of Machu Picchu
  • 1 Box lunch, 1 dinner, and 1 breakfast
  • Private guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Transport by private van from Ollantaytambo or Poroy to Cusco
  • First-aid kit including an emergency oxygen tank
  • All local taxes

What is not included?

  • Hotel before/after tour
  • Hiking poles (can be rented from us)
  • Breakfast on day 1 and lunch on day 2
  • Sleeping bag (can be rented from us)
  • Huayna Picchu mountain ticket – USD $75
  • Tip for your staff
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended)

Packing List for the 2-Days Short Inca Trail with Camping

During the 2-day Short Inca Trail with camping to Machu Picchu, you are responsible for carrying a small backpack with you; you must bring a comfortable daypack to put all the necessary equipment for the day.

We will provide you with a duffle bag where you can put up to 5 kilos of your stuff, and this bag goes directly to the campsite.

Essential for the Short Inca Trail: Below is a basic list for all Inca Trail hikers:

  • Backpack (if not waterproof bring waterproof backpack cover)
  • Original passport
  • Light & Comfortable backpack
  • Sturdy Hiking boots
  • 2 liters of water
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Rain poncho or a good rain jacket
  • Extra Money for tips and souvenirs
  • Layers for variable temperatures especially at night
  • Sun protection (sunscreen, sun hat & sunglasses)
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries / small towel
  • Water bottle – water purifying tablets (optional)

What to put in the daypack? Your backpack must be comfortable for hiking and light. You will carry this bag for around 7 hours and must put all the essentials for the day.

  • Original Passport: Original passports are required for this tour; you must show them when boarding the trains, entering the Inca Trail, boarding the buses to Machu Picchu, and entering Machu Picchu citadel. The passport number must match the number you provided at the time of booking; if you have renewed the passport after the booking, please let us know to update the numbers.
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, sun hat: Sun protection is essential; you need a sun hat, glasses, and mosquito repellent.
  • Rain gear: Despite the season you are hiking, always take proper rain gear with you, rain ponchos, and waterproof jackets.
  • Extra snacks: We provide a snack during day 1. However, we recommend taking extra chocolates, power bars, granola, and candies for the long day of hiking during the Inca Trail and visiting Machu Picchu.
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks, and tips: Taking extra money is very important during this trip; you must buy water and souvenirs, pay for lunch on the second day, or give tips to your staff.
  • 2 liters of water in a reusable container: During the Short Inca Trail for 2 days, you must provide 2 liters of water during day 1 and 1 liter during day 2. Single-use plastic bottles are not allowed on the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.

What to put in the duffle bag? The duffle bags will be provided during the briefing; you will put all the necessary stuff for the 2-day tour here. The duffle bags will go directly to the campsite, and you will not have access to them during the day.

  • Comfortable shoes or sandals for the campsite: Comfortable shoes for hiking, hiking boots are not extremely necessary but are preferred. Take some light shoes or sandals for the campsite.
  • Warm clothing for the early morning: The weather in Cusco and Ollantaytambo is cold early in the morning and late at night; the temperature in the Short Inca Trail and Machu Picchu is warmer: make sure you have clothes for all types of weather, including rain gear.
  • Light, comfortable hiking clothing: Hiking pants must be light and comfortable for the warm weather of the Inca Trail; long-sleeved t-shirts work better.
  • Swimsuit for hot springs in Aguas Calientes (optional): A bathing suit is optional for Aguas Calientes; there are hot springs in the upper of the town, but you need to go by yourself, and there is an extra fee to pay

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    To reserve any of our tours and treks services, the customer must submit his or her personal information and a deposit. The personal information we require is the following: Full name (as appears on passport), Date of Birth, Nationality, Gender, and Passport number.

    • A picture of their passport photo page. A camera phone picture or similar is acceptable.

    Once the customer confirms their reservation, we will send an email within 24 hours with a confirmation of their tour or trek and the deposit amount and also, details of the services included and not included in the service price. Once we send this information to the customer, if we do not receive any response from the customer it will be assumed by the company that the customer has accepted all terms and conditions. We provide a full pre-tour briefing at your hotel in Cusco. This gives the customer the chance to ask any questions they may have about the tour or trek itinerary.— ABOUT THE BRIEFING: The night before your tour or trek, there will be a pre-tour talk (briefing) at your hotel in Cusco at either 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm. (exact time will be confirmed by email). Once you receive your briefing time, if we do not hear back we will assume it is confirmed by you. Please take this into consideration when booking your travel plans to Cusco, ensuring you arrive in time for the briefing. If your tour or trek begins on a Monday then the briefing will be scheduled for the Saturday before.

    • Please note that it is difficult to change the briefing time and date at short notice. Therefore, if we receive a request for a briefing change less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled briefing, we most likely will not be able to change the briefing time or date. We will, however, do everything we can to change to try and accommodate the schedule change.


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    • For the Cusco Half Day Tours, we require a deposit of $50 USD (for the group) — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For large groups, we accept wire transfer for deposits and final balances due. If you would like more information about the wire transfer option, please email us at

    FINAL PAYMENTS: We accept cash and PayPal for final payments. A client may not depart for the tour or trek until payment in full is received, either in cash or by PayPal.

    • Cash payments are due the day before tour or trek departure and can be paid at the pre-tour or trek briefing. We accept US dollars and Peruvian soles for cash payments. If you will pay in US dollars. Take note. The Peruvian banks are extremely strict about the “quality” of dollars they will accept. Therefore, we have to request that your bills are what they call “unbroken”. Broken bills will not be accepted. Broken means — any tear (even as small as 3 mm) or excessive wrinkling
    • PayPal payments are due one week before the tour or trek departure. a) There is an 8% fee on balance due payments using PayPal. b) If the balance via PayPal is not paid by 3 days prior to trek departure, the PayPal fee will be 10%. Our PayPal email is:
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    • Notification of cancellation must always be made in writing by the person that made the booking and paid the deposit to


    • Your deposit for the tours and treks are 100% non-refundable. If you need to cancel for any reason, as you approach your tour start date, there may be additional cost due. There are no exceptions due to the fact, that PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE expends a great deal of expense purchasing permits, entrance tickets, and making deposits for reservations or services, most of which are non-changeable, non-transferable, and non-refundable by government regulation. We also do not accept medical notes of any kind, as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us.


    • Cancellations made 30 days in advance have no charge (with the exception of the non-refundable deposit) with the following exception:
    • Inca Trail treks
    • In the case of cancellation, the customer will not receive a refund of their deposit
    • If the customer cancels between 30 and 10 days before their trek, they must pay 50% of the total trip cost.
    • If the customer cancels between 10 and 3 days before their trek, they must pay 80% of the total cost.
    • If the customer cancels 2 days or less before their trek, they must pay 100% of the total cost.
    • In the exceptional case that a customer decides to leave once they have started the trek, no refund will be given. The customer must also pay any additional expenses they incur such as food, lodging, and transportation. On the last day, the customer will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.
    • If after the tour has started a client cannot participate in the trek or tour (due to sickness, physical problems, etc.) no refund will be given. The customer must also pay any additional costs they incur for transportation, lodging, and food. On the last day, the tourist will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.
    • In the case of natural disaster that prevents a service being completed, the customer will receive a 50% refund.
    • In the case of a natural disaster that requires a change in the trek route, but the trek is still completed, there will be no refund.
    • In the very unlikely circumstance that your service is not completed due to a fault of Peru Spirit Adventure, you will receive a full refund (including your deposit).


    • PERMITS: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not Peru Spirit Adventure (or any agency).
    • In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Peru Spirit Adventure will replace your trek with an alternative trek.
    • Those who booked PERMITS with a Student ID must bring that ID with them on the trek. If they fail to show this card to the Park Rangers, they will not be allowed entry onto the trail.


    • Please note that for the Inca Trail, permits are not-changeable, not-transferable, and not-refundable. Dates can never be changed by government policy.

    With the exception of the Inca Trail treks, we are generally able to change a trek date.

    • To change the date of your non-Inca Trail trek, there is a fee of US $75 per person if the change occurs more than 30 days prior to trek departure.
    • If the change occurs 21 to 30 days prior to trek departure, the fee is US $100 per person.
    • If the change occurs 10 to 20 days before trek departure, the fee is US $150 per person.
    • Changes less than 10 days prior to trek departure will have varying fees, which can be discussed at the time the change is being made.
    • Changes made must be to another group trek for a minimum of 2 individuals. If a single traveler needs to change dates, and there is not an existing option for that date, the change will not be possible.


    • We highly recommend travel insurance for all of our customers.
    • Coverage should include baggage loss, accident, emergency air rescue and trip cancellation. Trip cancellation insurance should reimburse you for non-recoverable air or land expenses should you cancel your trip due to personal or family illness, as well as covering any medical or emergency evacuation expenses if you become ill during your trip.
    • In the case of illness or injury on one of our treks or tours, we are trained to provide emergency first aid and arrange transportation to a proper medical facility. However, we are not responsible for the cost of those transportation services or the cost of medical care.


    • Once you book your tour, we send your information immediately to “Machu Picchu Park” in order for permits to be issued as soon as possible.
    • You will need to bring your actual passport for all services. A photocopy will not be accepted.
    • The information we will to Machu Picchu Park includes your full name, passport number, nationality, gender, and age. That information cannot be modified.
      • The only exception is in the case of a changed passport number due to renewal.
        • If your passport number changes between reserving your spot and the start of your trek, you will need to bring your old as well as your new passport to the start of the Trek.
      • If any of the information on your passport does not match the information we were previously provided, you won’t be able to start the trek.
    • If you arrive in Cusco and did not advise us that you have a new passport number, and that your information has changed, Peru Spirit Adventure will not be held responsible. In this situation it will be the responsibility of the customer to pay the extra expense of returning to Cusco or Machu Picchu (transportation, food and other expenses).

    TRAVEL IN PERU: Peru Spirit Adventure operates in regions, where standards of accommodation can vary. Transportation and other services might not be like those you would normally have back home. However, we strive with all due care and skill, to provide the best service for our clients. Traveling in Peru requires flexibility, patience, broad-mindedness, good humor and an understanding that changes may be made without notice due to circumstances or occurrences beyond our control. For example: a strike, protest, landslide, bad weather, etc. (Force Majeure). By booking any of our tours & treks, you agree to allow Peru Spirit Adventure to make necessary changes without liability.


    Force Majeure is any event that PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE cannot with all due care foresee, control or avoid. This covers events such as war or threat of war, riot, civil strike, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, disease, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, fire or all similar events beyond our control. In this case, PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE will not accept liability and reserves the right to change, postpone or even cancel trips. (This is a last option, of course!)


    By booking any of our adventure trips (Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Lares, Salkantay, Ausangate, Choquequirao, Rainbow Mountain trek and more) you assume the risks associated with personal accidents, medical emergencies, air travel problems etc. For these treks, PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE Agency accepts no responsibility.


    • You must advise Peru Spirit Adventure of any medical problems or allergies you may have. You need to be in good physical health, and if your health is questionable, then you should consult a doctor. If you are over the age of 70 years old, then you will need to present us with a current good health medical certificate.
    • You must advise your guide if you wish to leave the group or the camping area for independent walks or sightseeing. If you are experiencing any problems with the services of the guide or tour, please advise the guide in that moment, so that he can resolve any problems.
    • All balances need to be paid in either cash or PayPal (see “FINAL PAYMENTS” section above).
    • In order to receive a student discount, you must send your valid University ID to Peru Spirit Adventure at the time of booking. ID must have your name, photo and valid expiration date. Any card without an expiration date will not be accepted. You will then be required to bring your student card with you on the trek – they will not allow you to pass through the checkpoint without this original card.
    • You will be required to show the original passport (not a copy) that you booked with, at the checkpoint to enter the Inca Trail. If you originally booked with an old passport and then renewed your passport, you must also bring your expired passport along with your new, valid passport to permit entry or they will refuse your entrance to the trail.
    • Cancellations: Your deposit is 100% non-refundable. If you need to cancel for any reason, as you approach your tour start date, there may be additional cost due. There are absolutely no exceptions (we do not accept medical notes of any kind) as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us (see “CANCELLATION FEES” section above).
    • PERMITS: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE (or any agency).
    • All Adventure Treks include transportation to Cusco. The return train route depends on train availability.
    • If you become ill or injured on the trail and are unable to continue, a porter will be provided to accompany you back to an area with emergency assistance capabilities. Helicopter airlifts and medical assistance are at the expense of the trekker. If you are unable to complete the tour due to illness, we will assist you in meeting your group at Machu Picchu to recommence your tour at that point. There will be no refund of the original payment.
    • PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE will take all reasonable care in providing to our clients avoidance of accident, illness, and loss of personal property, and will only employ suitably qualified staff. We accept responsibility for the actions of our own employees. Peru Spirit Adventure cannot, however, be responsible for any action of third parties. You are totally responsible for your own personal property and rented equipment.
    • PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE does not take responsibility for unfavorable weather conditions, natural catastrophe, strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal ítems, etc. It is the client’s responsibility to carry insurance to cover these types of events. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the program due to any of the unforeseen conditions listed above.
    • In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Peru Spirit Adventure will replace your trek with an alternative trek.


    • We strongly suggest spending time at high altitude (above 3000 meters / 9842 feet)- in Cusco or another high altitude area for a minimum of 2- 4 days before undertaking your trip. This is in order to minimize the possible effects of altitude sickness. By drinking plenty of fluids, adding sugar to your drinks, eating food high in carbohydrates, avoiding cigarettes, alcohol, and drinking coca tea (ancient traditional leaf) will help your body acclimatize.
    • We recommend you arrive in Cusco 48 hours or more before trek departure because occasionally we need to leave earlier than scheduled in case of strikes or other events out of our control (see ‘Force Majeure’ section below)


    You accept and grant to Peru Spirit Adventure – Tour Operator the right to use your images, photos, and videos that show or describe during your participation in any tour, trekking or adventure, in any advertising of any type, without payment of any additional consideration.

    Thanks again for choosing us and we look forward to seeing you in Cusco!

    Peru Spirit Adventure Team!

    Peru Spirit Adventure

    Who is Peru Spirit Adventure? We are a small tour operator company owned by a local Peruvian experts with more than 10 years of experience as a guide. Our office is based in Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes and is located near the central square, Plaza del Armas. Our team is made up of knowledgeable and passionate tour guides from Cusco and Andes with many years of experience Read more



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