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Huchuy Qosqo and Inca Trail 3 Days

Duration 3 Days
Difficulty Moderate

A good alternative to explore the wonderful landscapes of the city of Cusco. This route will begin with a hike to the archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo, along the way you will be able to appreciate the true Inca Trail used since ancient times. The first day’s trek ends in the town of Lamay, and then we go by car to Ollantaytambo to continue with the short Inca Trail. Join this adventure and enjoy beautiful landscapes.



07:00 AM we will be going through the respective hotels of our clients to start this great adventure. We will drive for approximately 45 minutes to the community of Tauca from where we will start this hike. The hike begins with a gradual ascent to 4,443 meters above sea level and takes approximately 1 hour. A brief rest and we will begin the descent to the Archaeological Site of Huchuy Qosqo, during the route we will be able to appreciate a variety of flora, canyons and wonderful landscapes of the Andes. It will be 2 hours of descent, approximately. We will arrive at the archaeological site, and we will have a guided tour of this great enclosure that the Inca Wiracocha ordered to be built and where he spent his last days. We will begin an extreme descent to the town of Lamay, the average time is 1 hour. Here our transport will be waiting for us to transfer us to the town of Ollantaytambo.

Here we will enjoy a delicious lunch, and we will have the afternoon free to explore this beautiful town, or if we want, we can go to the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo (it is necessary to purchase a tourist ticket for your visit).

Double accommodation in Ollantaytambo.


We will have our breakfast very early since we have to board one of the first trains to the KM-104, where we will begin our hike through a subtropical jungle landscape. During our tour we will visit the archaeological group of Chachabamba (2150 masl) and after approximately 3 hours of hiking we will arrive at Wiñaywaina. This impressive archaeological complex is made up of an agricultural center with numerous platforms, a religious sector and an urban sector. Then we will go up to Inti Punku or “Puerta del Sol” on a walk along a flat stone path on the edge of the mountain cliffs, a trip that will take us an hour. From Inti Punku we will enjoy our first panoramic view of the majestic “Machu Picchu”. From Puerta del Sol we will descend to the town of Aguas Calientes (there is the option of taking the bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes, the cost of this section is not included in the tour). We will spend the night in a previously selected hotel, and optionally we will have the possibility of enjoying the hot springs of this magical town.

Double accommodation in Aguas Calientes.


Very early in the morning, we will board the bus that will take us to Machu Picchu, to enjoy the sunrise in this magical place before the arrival of other tourists. We will enjoy the tranquility of the lost city of the Incas on a guided tour (Approx. 2 ½ hours), after which we will have free time to hike through the Citadel or climb the Huayna Picchu mountain (if you previously added this ticket for your visit). From here, we will have spectacular views of the entire citadel of Machu Picchu, as well as the valleys and mountains that surround it. In the afternoon we will go down by bus to Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes), we will have free time for lunch, and then we will board our train to Ollantaytambo, here our transport will be waiting for us to return us to the city of Cusco.



  • Transfer from Cusco to the Taucca Community.
  • Professional bilingual guide (English-Spanish).
  • Entrance ticket to Huchuy Qosqo.
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
  • Food: 02 breakfasts, 02 lunches, 02 dinners.
  • Train ticket from Ollantaytambo to KM – 104 in Expedition class or similar.
  • Bus ticket: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes (Day 3).
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo in Expedition class or similar.
  • Tourist transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • 02 nights of accommodation in double rooms (price varies according to your choice).
  • First aid kit.
  • Oxygen bottle.


  • Breakfast day 1 and lunch day 3
  • Travel insurance
  • Walking poles
  • Tips
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes (day 2 – US$12 additional dollars)


  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain (US $ 70.00 (Confirm this entrance at the time of booking, subject to availability of spaces).
  • Buffet lunch at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, US $ 40.00 per person. Or Lunch in the town of Aguas Calientes US $ 15.00 per person.
  • There is an additional cost if you wish to travel by First Class Train Round Trip “VISTADOME Tourist Service”, increase US $ 70.00 per person (One way or round trip US $ 35.00).


Travel Insurance

Please provide and send us your travel insurance prior to your arrival in Peru.


It is important to present the same original documents (identity card or passport) with which you registered your reservation at the time of entering the Inca Trail, otherwise you will not be able to enter. The document numbers must match those of the document with which you made the reservation. If for any reason you changed your passport number after making the reservation, please inform us before your arrival in Cusco or bring both documents (the old and the new one).


How can I find out the availability of the 2-Day Inca Trail?

The best way to find out the availability of this interesting trek is by contacting an agency authorized to do this trek. Inca Peru Travel is a specialist in trekking routes, especially the Inca Trail 2 and 4 Days. It is only necessary that you contact one of our salesmen so that he is informing you immediately about the availabilities.

Can I do the Inca Trail the day after my arrival in Cusco?

Cusco, the imperial city is at an altitude of 3350 meters above sea level, so if you come from a much lower place or at sea level. The best and most advisable is to be at least 2 days in Cusco before doing the Inca Trail. The most advisable is a correct acclimatization so you will be able to do the trek without any problem or altitude sickness.

Is it necessary to hire a travel agency for the Inca Trail 2 days?

Because it is a route that requires a lot of maintenance and constant care for being a historical legacy with more than 500 years old, it is necessary, important and mandatory to hire an authorized travel agency for this adventure. Keep in mind that not all agencies can operate it directly if they do not have the corresponding authorization, at present, there are only 230 travel agencies that meet all the requirements, among them is the team of Inca Peru Travel.

Is the Inca Trail open all year round?

The Inca Trail is open 11 months of the year, except for the month of February, which is closed for maintenance and because it is the month with the most rain in Cusco. Keep in mind that from December to March is the rainy season and it can sometimes close some days during this time, due to inconveniences, landslides, natural problems. It is important that after booking always be in contact with your agency salesperson to be constantly updated.

What is the most advisable month to do the Inca Trail?

The most advisable is from April to November. At this time it is dry season, so you will not find much rain and you will enjoy the mountainous landscapes of the route to the maximum.

How do I book the Inca Trail with Inca Peru Travel?

As we are an authorized local direct operator. We ask for 50% of the total amount of the tour, this can be done by credit card, bank deposit or Western Union. Please note that for a previous reservation, our salesmen will ask for basic and important information such as: Copy of Passport or Identity Card (your ID has to be valid and if it is expired, you can make the reservation, but you have to bring both original passports for the control at the beginning of the trek), another document will also be the Student Card (if you have it) this so that the corresponding discounts can be applied.

If I have already booked this trek, is it possible to change the date?

No, unfortunately it is not possible to change the dates, it is important that at the time of booking, you are very sure.

What should I bring for the 2-day Inca Trail?

As a recommendation, we recommend that you only bring what you need, for example light clothes for the day since you will get warm during the hike and warm clothes for the night. A backpack of 45 liters can be good, so you can comfortably carry your belongings.

Can anyone do the Inca Trail for 2 days?

Yes, this trek does not demand as much physical effort as the Inca Trail 4 days, the maximum altitude will be 2400 m.a.s.l. approx. and we will pass through a subtropical landscape. The hike is done only the first day and will be 9km approx. with rest periods.



  • A backpack
  • Sunblocker
  • Original passport
  • Extra clothes for two days of travel.
  • Warm clothing.
  • Walking shoes.
  • Rain poncho
  • Water bottle.
  • Camera and batteries
  • Repellent, sunscreen and Hat
  • Flashlight
  • Toilet Paper
  • Bottle of water and purifying tablets
  • Optional :
  • Walking sticks covered with rubber for the hike.
  • Snack: Cookies, candy, chocolates, energy bars (optional).




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