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Machula expeditions alternative trek to machu picchu


 Inca Trail Permit Available.

Walk 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, mountains next door, abundant vegetation and impressive organic varieties. The road crosses the National Park and enters through the sun gate with 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?   

it is a 12 km walk that leads directly to the Inca city. the road is original. this inca trail passes through the Inca ruins such as chachabamba, wiñayhuayna, sun gate  and Machu Picchu

Only in one day you go through the Inca ruins until you reach machupicchu 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 machupicchu inca city.

Why  Km 104?

km 104 is the beginning of the hike of this Inca trail to the ruins of Machu Picchu. here there is a control for travelers and guides. in this place passports and guide license are checked to enter to the national park of Machu Picchu

For You Hiker.

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. The hikker 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-day Inca Trail that arrives at Machu Picchu in one day, but at a slower pace at the end of the day


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



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.

After having had time to enjoy this wonderful view, we continue our walk to the Puerta del Sol (2,740 / 9,007 feet). From there, we will have the first impressive view of Machu Picchu in all its splendor and majestic monumentality. After enjoying the view of Machu Picchu, we walked downhill for an hour to the citadel of Machu Picchu.

Once there we will explore one of the most important centers, Machu Picchu. A 2-hour guided tour takes you to the fascinating history of these mysterious ruins.

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 take our private van to Cusco and your hotel. You will arrive around 10:00 pm.


Service Included

  • Transfer from the airport to your hotel
  • Pick up at your hotel by your guide
  • Private transport from your hotel to the train station
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • professional tour guide experienced in trekking
  • Expedition Tourist Train from Ollantaytambo at 104 km and from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo with private van connection to Cusco
  • Admission Ticket to the Inca trail and Machu Picchu Archaeological site
  • 1 Box lunch
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank
  • Walking stick

Service Not Included

  • snack
  • gratitud for crew
  • water bottle

Departures & Price

What To Bring for the Inca Trail

  • Original passport (it is better to bring both to buy tickets)
  • Raincoat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera with external battery
  • Suncream
  • Hat for the sun and for the cold
  • Hiking sticks
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Hiking shoes, trousers and jumpers
  • gloves
  • thermal clothing

Departure Dates 2021 – 2022


Number of People Prices per person
 1- 2 Person   $ 500 USD Per Person
 3-4  People  $ 485 USD Per Person

Note: A minimum of two people is required to run the trek, and there is a maximum of four people per group

students: a 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.

Packing list


  • Original passport
  • Valid student card (if booked as a student with machula expeditions)
  • Immigration card  ( as you enter peru)
  • Comfortable daypack ( hiking daypack)
  • Camelbaks ( or water bottle)
  • Comfortable hiking boots

Gear Inside Your Daypacks

  • Sun hat
  • Rain poncho
  • Fleece
  • Handsanitizer
  • Camara
  • Sunscreen
  • Wet wipes
  • Bug spray
  • Toilet paper ( plastic bag for waste
  • Hiking pants
  • Sets s-shirt
  • Hiking socks
  • Undergarments
  • Water proof jacket
  • Rain jacket and pants
  • Toothbrush and paste

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