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1 Day Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

1 Day | Starting From: $ 430.00 per person

Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Km 104 - Chachabamba - Wiñay Wayna - Sun Gate - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes - Cusco
1 Day Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

1 Day Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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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


With the 1 day Inca Trail, you hike the short Inca Trail and visit Machu Picchu Citadel all in one day.

The One 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.

By embarking on our 1-day Inca Trail trek, experience the train journey through the Andean foothills following the Urubamba River to the starting point of the trek, called km 104. Then, hike the short Inca Trail and visit Machu Picchu Citadel all in one day! The trail goes through the National Park, archaeological site of Wiñay Wayna, and enters through the Sun Gate with unforgettable views of the imponent Machu Picchu. Upon arriving at Machu Picchu, get a private guided tour, visiting all the hidden corners of the Inca monument.

Need to Know For “The 1-Day Inca Trail Tour”

For the 1-day Inca Trail trek, all potential trekkers need to understand that you are doing the same trail as the 2 Day Inca Trail, just more quickly. The only different is that if you are booking the 1-day version, you tour Machu Picchu that same day and return to Cusco that night.

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 “1-Day Trek to Machu Picchu” may be too strenuous and quick, you may book the 2-day Inca Trail which arrives to Machu Picchu in one day but at a slower pace later in the day.

The appeal of the Inca Trail tour – short version, is the stunning cultural show of Inca archaeological sites such as Wiñay Wayna, a beautiful Inca citadel and the most important construction in the traditional Inca trail, exotic mountain views, primitive lush vegetation, streams, waterfalls, extraordinary ecological varieties, and the first sights of Machu Picchu from the gateway of the sun.

This Inca Trail Express Trek has a variety of flora and fauna and is rich in history. The 1-day hike is 12 km/ 7.45 mi, and starts at 2,000m / 6,560 ft, and goes up to 2,720m / 8,924 ft, and is classified as a moderated trek with a slightly high altitude gain.

What's it like

The Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 1 Day

Hike the best section of the famous Inca Trail by embarking on an adventure of 1-day Inca Trail trek from Km 104 to Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate & explore Machu Picchu right away!

  • At 4:00 AM our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco or at 5:30 AM in Ollantaytambo, if you wish to start from there.
  • We’ll transfer you in private transport to the train station in Ollantaytambo to board the train at 6:00 AM
  • Departing on the Expedition train, enjoy the spectacular views and natural scenery along the sacred Urubamba River to the head of the Inca Trail, called Km 104.
  • At 7:30 – 8:00 AM, you’ll pass the Inca Trail checkpoint and then you and your guide will start hiking up on Inca Trail following the footsteps of the Incas till Inti Punku “Sun Gate” to get the first glimpse of Machu Picchu. The exact time depends on the walking pace
  • You will see expansive mountain views, lush subtropical vegetation, extraordinary ecological varieties, and explore amazing Inca cities along the Inca Trail, especially the beautiful archaeological site of Wiñay Wayna
  • You will have time to enjoy box lunch after exploring the Wiñay Wayna Archaeological Site, usually around noon.
  • An hour or so after lunch you will arrive at Inti Punku, best known as Sun Gate where you will get your first view of Machu Picchu!
  • By 14:00 you will start exploring the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Your guide will explain all the history of this amazing and mysterious Incan city.
  • By late afternoon, enjoy the sunset and take the iconic photo of Machu Picchu when it is empty of tourists before heading out to catch a bus.
  • At 17:00 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.

One Day Inca Trail Hike Highlights

  • This itinerary is designed for travelers who don’t have much time but want to enjoy the best and famous Inca trail.
  • Walk the best section of the Inca Trail and enjoy the first sights of Machu Picchu from the gateway of the sun
  • Experience the Inca Trail in Peru, in just a day, without doing one of the multi-day Classic Inca Trail, Salkantay, or other trails.
  • Travel and walk through of cloud forest, feel the power of majestic mountains, forests, and rivers of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and discover ancient archaeological sites.
  • Hike the historic Inca trail with your private guide at your side and enhance your experience of visiting Machu Picchu, one of the new seven wonders of the world.

Full Itinerary of the 1-Day Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

Pre-trek briefing: Our tour guide will meet you at your hotel lobby in Cusco the night before your 1-day Inca Trail trek to go over the itinerary and you’ll be able to take this opportunity to ask final questions and make any final preparations. The meeting will be at 5:00 pm the evening before the Inca trail tour begins. In case you can´t at this time “please let us know” to coordinate another time.

Day 01: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Km 104 – Wiñay Wayna – Sun Gate – Machu Picchu – Cusco

We will begin the 1-day Inca trail tour by picking you up from your hotel in Cusco at 4:00 am and transfer you on our private transport to the Ollantaytambo Train Station (If you prefer to start in Ollantaytambo, we will pick you up at your hotel at 5:30 am).

Before boarding the Expedition Class Train at 6:10 am in Ollantaytambo, we will provide your box lunch, which you carry in your daypack. Then, you and your tour guide will take the train for 1 hour 30 minutes to the beginning of the Inca Trail, called km 104 (2,000 m / 6560 ft. above sea leave).

After passing the Inca Trail checkpoint, your tour guide will take you to visit the first archaeological center, called Chachabamba. This site was one of the last shelters used by the Incas pilgrims before they reached Machu Picchu. The Chachabamba Inca site features several fascinating buildings, and your guide will be delighted to share the history with you.

Afterward, your Inca Trail trek starts with steady ascent for around 3 hours, climbing the original Inca stone step, with several outlooks points where you will stop to have an expansive view of the Urubamba River. Along the way, your guide will help you to identify the different types of flora and fauna in this unique area. After passing a spectacular waterfall, you will arrive at Wiñay Wayna Archaeological Site, located at (2,650 m / 8,694 ft above sea level). Most hikers stop here to be amazed by its exquisite architecture.

At the astonishing archaeological site of Wiñay Wayna, you’ll see many water sources for rituals, Sacred places dedicated to the natural deities like the Rainbow Temple, and beautiful agricultural platforms overlooking the Urubamba River. Wiñay Wayna (Quechua for “forever young”) is the perfect place to learn a little more about the impressive history of the Incas, take time to relax, be silent, and connect with the Mother Earth through birdsong or the wind’s refreshing touches.

After exploring the archaeological site of Wiñay Wayna, you will walk for 5 minutes to the lunch spot and have time to eat your delicious box lunch provided by our company, admiring the surrounding tropical flowers, then relax and recharge your energies. You will also see the campsites where people doing the classic Inca Trail spend the night before reaching Machu Picchu.

After lunch, you will have a mostly flat walk to Inti Punku, best known as the Sun Gate, from where you will have your first view of the impressive architecture of this majestic Inca City. Although the hour-long walk is a gentle up and down, it ends with a set of steep stairs carved directly into the bedrock by the Incas. Once you reach the stairs you will know you are almost at Inti Punku.

The Sun Gate, also called Inti Punku in Quechua, is located at (2,720 meters/2,924 feet above sea level) provides the first views of the magnificent Machu Picchu, in all its brilliance and majestic monumentality, it is difficult to put into words the impact of seeing this ancient, sacred and world-famous Site.

After taking some time to enjoy the views and take those important photos, you will walk downhill following the footsteps of the Incas on the Inca Trail for about an hour toward Machu Picchu ruins. Once there, take some time to enjoy the views, take memorable pictures and fill your spirit with the energy of this place. You will then have a 1-hour guided tour through this incredible ancient city and visit temples, terraces, palaces, priest’s houses, the intihuatana, the industrial sector, and the farming fields.

Once we end this magical experience in one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, we will walk down to the main entrance of Machu Picchu from where we will take the bus to Aguas Calientes, also called Machu Picchu Pueblo. In the afternoon, you will take the Expedition train back at 6:20 pm to the train station in Ollantaytambo and private transportation back to Cusco and we will drop you off at your hotel around 10:00 pm. If you upgrade to the Vistadome, you will depart Aguas Calientes at 6:10 pm. End of the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 1 Day.

  • Meals: Box lunch
  • Hiking distance: 12 km / 7.46 miles
  • Walking time: 6–7 hours
  • Lowest elevation: 2,040 m / 6,693 ft.
  • Highest elevation: 2,720m / 8,924 ft.
  • Physical rating: Moderate

What’s Included For the 1 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu?

  • Briefing the night before the trek at your hotel to answer any questions
  • Pick up at your hotel in Cusco on the morning of the 1-day Inca Trail trek
  • English speaking professional guide experienced in trekking
  • Private transport to the train station in Ollantaytambo
  • Expedition Touristic Train from Ollantaytambo to 104 kilometer “Chachabamba”
  • 01 Box lunch
  • Admission Ticket to the Inca trail and Machu Picchu Archeological site
  • Private guided tour of Machu Picchu ruins
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Train Back Expedition from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo train station
  • Private Transfer from Train station to Cusco
  • First-aid kit including an emergency oxygen tank

What Is Not Included For the 1-Day Inca Trail Trek?

  • Flights
  • Hotel before/after the trek
  • First breakfast & Dinner at Aguas Calientes
  • Energy snacks will be very useful as chocolate bars, dried fruits
  • Tipping for the guide (the tipping is optional but of great appreciation for them)
  • It is not possible to do the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain climb due to time restraints

Packing checklist for the 1 day Inca trail Machu Picchu hike from km 104

  • Original passport (the same passport that you sent us through email to book the Inca trail permit)
  • A good backpack (the smaller, the better) to carry your belongings
  • Water: 2L in reusable bottles (please do not bring disposable bottles)
  • Comfortable hiking boots with ankle support
  • Waterproof jacket (or rain poncho)
  • Sun hat
  • Sun protection cream
  • Insect Repellent
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Camera
  • Wet wipes
  • Snacks like chocolate bars, cereal bars or any dry fruits
  • Wool hat (only in the cold season)
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks & tips

Very important note:

The One Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu DOES NOT INCLUDE porter, so, you will be carrying all your own things yourself while hiking. Because of this, it is imperative to pack as light as possible to enjoy this amazing trek. A light backpack is a key to feeling great. The box lunch also will be carried by each tourist.

1-Day Inca Trail Hike Price


The “1-Day Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu” is available on any date that suits you! This Trek can leave any day of the week, from March through January. We don’t run this trek in February because rainy season & maintenance.

Prices are per person in USD, based on group size. We operate our ONE DAY INCA TRAIL HIKE TO MACHU PICCHU exclusively in a private tour service, except by special request. Hiking the Inca Trail as a private group allows us to offer you a highly personalized experience, with more one-on-one time with your guide and a more tailored, off-the-beaten-path experience on the trail. We do not have fixed-date group departures.

  • $450 USD per person – 2 to 3 persons
  • $430 USD per person – 4 or more persons

We require a minimum of 2 participants to book this amazing 1 day Inca Trail hike

How to make reservations?

Please contact us through this page by filling out the ENQUIRY form, ask first for availability, and we will give you all the information on how to book the “One Day Inca Trail Hike”, and once we agree, you will book the requested tour, otherwise, we cannot assure availability.

Extra & Upgrades
  • Upgrade to Vistadome: $70 USD per person (Return only)
  • Stay the night in Aguas Calientes 2*3*or 4* hotel. (We will arrange your return train back to Cusco for the next day, however you need to book your own hotel)
Additional Items
  • Walking poles (pair): US$10.00


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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.

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    • 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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