Inca Trail 1 Day to Machu Picchu

Hike the short Inca Trail and visit the Citadel of Machu Picchu all in a full day, the magic of the Inca Trail is the wonderful cultural exhibition of the Inca ruins.  This unique trek is for people who have short time in Cusco  with a full day adventure.

You will have the same trail, the same view, the same nature  and the only difference is just  will do all in one day. Everything is the same like  the Short Inca Trail. Going  with us, you must be sure that you will enjoy this adventures.

The Inca Trail, the best adventure way to Machu Picchu

The Inca Trail, the best adventure way to Machu Picchu

The Inca Trail crosses the National Park  of Machu Picchu, and you will arrive to Inca's citadel by the sun gate and  revel in the incredible views of Machu Picchu. Upon arriving at Machu Picchu, you will get a private guided tour, exploring all the hidden corners of the Inca sculpture.

Why One Day Inca Trail?

Its a 12 km walk that leads directly to the Inca's city. The road is the antique and original trail that used by the Inca's people.  This Inca Trail passes through the Inca ruins such as Chachabamba, Wiñayhuayna, sun gate  and Machu Picchu citadel.

Only in one day you go through the Inca ruins until you reach Machu Picchu and  explore and take advantage of your time, the views are the same the route is the same, guided is the same just take one day and is enough to know Maachu Picchu Inca's city.

The start of the Inca Trail one day:  Km 104

The "Km 104" is the beginning of the hike of this Inca Trail to the ruins of Machu Picchu. To get here, we will income by bus from Cusco very early.

Km 104 Inca Trail One Day

Km 104 Inca Trail One Day

"Km 104" is the name because is the number of kilometer of the train road. This start point is common with the start point on the Short Inca Trail. Here there is a control for travelers and guides and in this place passports and guide license are checked to enter to the national park of Machu Picchu. Keep in mind that the Inca Trail is a hike can be hard and need to be in good physical condition.

The difficulty for Inca Trail One Day

It is very important for potential hikers for the 1 Day Inca Trail, to understand that you are doing the same path, as the 2 Day Inca Trail just faster. In the Short Inca Trail the first day is for hike the Inca Trail and the second, basically for visit Machu Picchu, the night before second you will sleep in a hotel of the Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town).

Wiñaywaina, in the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Wiñaywaina, in the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The hiker must have an excellent physical condition to be able to carry out this trek and reach the Citadel of Machu Picchu. If you think the hike can be too hard, you can book the 2 days Inca Trail (Short Inca Trail)  that arrives at Machu Picchu in one day too, but at a slower pace at the end of the day.

But you consider, if not have much time, this Inca Trail in one day.

Briefring before your tour

You will have through briefing with your guide 1 or 2 days before your  Inca trail tour, we will provide you ample information regarding your upcoming 1 day trek and any other details that you would like.

Availability 2022 - 2023


Included today: Box Lunch, Breakfast.

We begin the tour with the pick-up from your hotel at 3:40 am in Cusco for the trip with our private bus transfer to the Ollantaytambo train station. we will take the train 6:10 am, After 1 hour and 15 minutes on the Expedition train trip, we arrive at Kilometer 104 (2,100 m / 6,927 feet) of the Cusco-Machu Picchu road, where we start your trip and pass through the first check Point.

Then, we begin a climb for two hours and 40 minutes to the incredible archaeological site of Wiñay Wayna (8,748 feet). Once we arrive, you will appreciate the spectacular views of the Sacred Valley canyon, the impressive Inca sites and the connection to the four-day Inca Trail.

Highlight on this trek.

  •  Incan Ruins
  • Sun Gate
  • Machupicchu Ruins
  • Huaynapicchu
  • Machupicchu Mountain

After that, you will have enough time to explore Machu Picchu and take photos before going to Aguas Calientes for dinner. In the evening (6:20 pm), you will take the Expedition train back to Ollantaytambo and to take our private van to Cusco and your hotel.

  • Min Altitude: 2100 m. / 6758 ft.
  • Max Altitude: 2745 m. / 9006 ft.
  • Distance to walk for today: 12 Km. / 7.46 mi.
  • Weather Sensation: Warm, Wind.
  • Difficulty of this day: 3.
  • Time Statics for this day: Start and End Time: 03:40 am to 11:00 pm, Total enjoying hours for today: 19:20 hours, Total Walking Time: 07:00 hours,

Included in this Tour:

  • 01 Box lunch first day.
  • Entrance ticket for Machu Pichu.
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca trail.
  • Expedition Tourist Train from Ollantaytambo at 104 km and from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo with private van connection to Cusco.
  • First aid kit.
  • Pick up from your hotel.
  • Private transport from your hotel to the train station.
  • Tourist guide fluent in English, Spanish and quechua.
  • Transfer from the airport to your hotel.
  • Walking Sticks.

Not Included

  • Snacks.
  • Tips for the Crew, cook and muleteers.
  • Water.

Extras for aditional fee

  • Emergency horse.
  • Lunch.
  • Muleteers.

What to Bring

  • Camera.
  • Hat for the sun and for the cold.
  • Hiking shoes, trousers and jumpers.
  • Hiking sticks.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Original passport.
  • Personal backpack.
  • Personal medication.
  • Raincoat.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen.

Our prices for this tour:

    * Note: A minimum travelers is required to run the trek, and there is a maximum of eight people per group.
    Number of People Price per person Book
    1 Person* Not available Book Now!
    2-4 Persons* USD$ 440.00 Book Now!
    5-6 persons* USD$ 410.00 Book Now!
    7-8 persons* USD$ 390.00 Book Now!

Disccount for this tour:

Students: Discount of $20, but you have to supply us with a copy of your ISIC card when you make the booking. Children up to 15 years of age will be charged as students, under the condition that you supply us with a copy of the passport at the time of booking time.

Departure for: 2023 - 2024

Departure dates 2021 2022

Every Day.


  • Camelbaks ( or water bottle).
  • comfortable Daypack.
  • comfortable hiking boots.
  • immigration card.
  • Original passport.
  • valid student card.

Gear inside your Daypacks

  • 4 Sets s-shirt.
  • Bug Spray.
  • Camera.
  • Fleece.
  • Hand sanitizer.
  • Head cap, glasses.
  • Personal backpack.
  • Personal medication.
  • Rain jacket and pants.
  • Rain Poncho.
  • sets of undergarments.
  • Sunhat.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Toilet Paper.
  • toothbrush and paste.
  • water proof jacket.
  • Wet Wipes.

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