10 Reasons to Trek the
Short Inca Trail

machu picchu
  • It is completely different than any other hiking trail in the world.
  • You are hiking the last 1/3 of the famous Classic Inca Trail that everyone worldwide desires to hike.
  • You are hiking the actual trail that the Ancient Incas hiked more than 600 year ago.
  • It is a trek through history with archeological sites all along the way to view and explore.
  • It is a very beautiful scenic hike though exotic side by side mountains, primitive lush tropical vegetation and fauna.
  • You get to hike through the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) all the way to famous Machu Picchu Citadel.
  • The views from the Sun Gate to Machu Picchu Citadel are spectacular.
  • It offers an opportunity to hike a part of the Classic Inca trail for those that do not have the time or ability to hike 4 day trail.
  • You get to visit Machu Picchu Citadel twice, the 1st and 2nd day of the trek.
  • You have the opportunity to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain.

Highlights of the short Inca Trail
to Machu Picchu

The desire to experience the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu comes from the stunning Inca ruins, spectacular side by side mountains, lush vegetation and remarkable ecological varieties. The Inca Trail hikes up and enters into Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate with the most famous, unforgettable views, through cloud forest and finally into subtropical vegetation. Ending at the magnificent wonder of the world: Machu Picchu. Trekkers on the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu have the privilege of visiting the Ancient Machu Picchu City two times, on the 1st day when they arrive to Machu Picchu and the second day when they take a tour with their guide. The second day, you will be transported by shuttle bus from Machu Picchu Pueblo, just in time for sunrise over the mountains and Machu Picchu (2,400m/7907ft), you then begin your exploration of the natural world and ancient culture in the City of Machu Picchu. Catch yourself as you travel back in time to this magical, sacred, and mysterious place, known as Machu-Picchu, “The Old Sacred Mountain.” Take your time exploring magestic Machu Picchu, the Incan ruins rich in history of its past and the thriving culture of the people who lived there once upon a time.