The one day Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu is designed for travelers who have less time and want to hike the famous Inca Trail and visit Machu Picchu Citadel all in one day. If hiking doesn’t suit you, take our 1 day Machu Picchu tour by train.
This shorter version of the Inca Trail still allows you to visit the most beautiful Incan sites along the way to Machu Picchu arriving at the Sun Gate for your first view of the ‘Lost City of the Incas’ Machu Picchu.
It is very important for potential trekkers of the 1 day Inca Trail hike to understand that you will do the same trail as the 2 day Inca trail, just quicker. Trekkers have to be in moderate to good physical condition to be able to do the trek and reach the Machu Picchu ruins on time. If you think this trek may be too strenuous, you can book the two-day Inca Trail which arrives at Machu Picchu in one day but at a slightly slower pace and later in the day.
The Inca Trail One Day hike to Machu Picchu is generally believed to be one of the most beautiful hikes the Sacred Valley has to offer.
|Total Distance||12 km (7,800 miles)|
|Estimated Walking Time||5 hours|
|Maximum Altitude Point||2,700 m (8,858 ft)|