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What is the difference between camping and hotel on the 2 day Inca Trail

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What is the difference between camping and hotel on the 2 day Inca Trail

Do you want to book the 2 day Inca Trail. You search google, Wikipedia, TripAdvisor or Wikitravel and find the two option hike. Camping or Hotel? which to choose? If you like the adventure. we recommend to book the camping, you can spend a night in subtropical zone and near to the Vilcanota river and enjoy the landscapes of the flora and fauna of the Puente Ruinas campsite. In case you want to sleep confortable, book the Inca Trail with hotel. You will have a room with a private bath and you can explore the Aguas Calientes town.


The Short Inca Trail is an easier trek and starts further along the Vilcanota River Valley closer to Machu Picchu at a place called kilometre 104. Trek permits are required for this trek so you must book several months in advance.


The Inca Trail Tours involve a 16 km walk to Machu Picchu, passing through spectacular landscapes of mountains and cloud forest. You’ll also visit Inca archaeological sites along the route, such as Chachabamba, Choquesuysuy and the amazing Winaywayna Complex. Winaywayna, located at 2,700 meters, features impressive agricultural terraces, temples, shrines, and ritual water channels. Nature will also be all around you: hummingbirds, quetzals and cockerels.

Then, of course, you’ll have a full-day tour of Machu Picchu on Day 2, ably guided by our expert guides, with plenty of time to explore the site on your own, to take photographs and contemplate this magical place.


Is it for me?

This hike is accessible for all ages, and doesn’t require you to be in top physical shape. Since your one day hike of 5-6 hours takes you to the town of Aguas Calientes or Puenter ruins campsite (after of 3-4 Hrs of gentle walk we will reach to Wiñaywayna Inca town on actual Inca trail the nicest and bigest Inca complex which surprise a lot of visitors even more than Machu Picchu.


2 day inca trail difficulty

This itinerary is rated moderate and should be undertaken by people who are fairly fit and take regular exercise.



Private transport to Ollantaytambo, tourist Train (Expedition Class) to Kiometer 104 (start of the trek and Train Expedition Class return to Cusco. You can also start from Ollantaytambo for this tour.


What is difference between camping and hotel on the 2 day Inca Trail.

Camping: Spend a night in the camping with a tent, inflatable sleeping bag. our cook will prepare the special food (Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast) and Our porters will carry your personal belonging and camping equipment. You need to walk only with your water, jacket, sunblock and daypack 

Hotel: Spend a night in the hotel, you will have a private room with bath. Lunch will be served around Wiñay Wayna ruins (Box lunch) and dinner will be in the best restaurant in the town of Aguas Calientes. Breakfast will be enjoyed at your hotel the next morning. You need to carry your clothes along the trail. The second day you can leave your personal belonging in your hotel and you can walk up to Machu Picchu with your water.


Inca Trail with Camping



  • Our tents are of the brand MOUNTAIN PASS 3XTE designated for 4 seasons. We provide with 3 person capacity tents; however, just 2 trek participants use it! In this way, we provide you more space and comfort
  • It is all-inclusive camping equipment, such as sleeping bag, inflatable mattress (thermarest mattress -an inflatable mattress to sleep more comfortably), pillow, blanket,
  • Duffel bag for your clothes, rain poncho and daypack
  • All meet according your itinerary (01 Lunch, 01 Breakfast, 01 Dinners)
  • Our cook will prepare your lunch in Wiñaywayna, the dinner and breakfast, you have in the campsite of the Puente ruinas
  • Professional Guide and Professional chef
  • Extra porter: Our porter will carry your personal belonging 7 kg included clothes and sleeping roll mattress and sleeping bag
  • Snack every morning and afternoon tea.
  • We pick you up from your hotel between 5:00 am.
  • Tourist train EXPEDITION round trip to Machu Picchu, you can choose your train return to Cusco – early or late (14:55 pm or 18:20) 
  • Private tourist transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco. Our driver will drop-off in your hotel
  • Guided tour of the Machu Picchu and Inca Trail
  • Tierras Vivas is tour operator guaranteed. the minimun is 2 people and maximun 8 people.

Inca Trail with Hotel



  • Accomodation: Hotel in Machu Picchu
  • Meals: 01 Box lunch, 01 Dinner and 01 Brekfasts
  • Our guide will provide the box lunch in Wiñaywayna
  • Dinner in the restaurant in Aguas Calientes and breakfast in your hotel.
  • We pick you up from your hotel at 5:00 am
  • Professsional guide.
  • You will need to carry your personal belonging on the trail
  • Tourist train service EXPEDITION round trip to Machu Picchu, you can choose your train return to Cusco – early or late (14:55 – 18:20)
  • Tourist trasnportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco. The driver will drop-off near to the main square.

2 day inca trail prices

2 Day Inca Trail Tour with Hotel U$ 450 per person

2 Day Inca Trail with Camping U$ 550 per person


Hiking tours to Machu Picchu

Many are the routes that take you to Machu Picchu, but none is like the Inca Trail, the most famous pedestrian path in the Americas. After flying from the capital of Perú, Lima, you will arrive in Cusco to walk for four days along a path through forests and dense fog, millenary stone steps and discovering the ruins of ancient fortifications and Inca cities, and all the time enjoying majestic views. 

If you want to visit Machu Picchu, we recommend you to book your Machu Picchu Ticket in advance, so you will enjoy your Vacation in Machu Picchu without any problem.


When is the best time to hike to Machu Picchu?

The best season is during the dry season, which covers the months April to the end of September. In October the rains begin and you can find Machu Picchu covered by clouds. If you travel in June, we recommend you to book the Inti Raymi 2020 Tour that takes place in June 24th, and also hike the Palcoyo Mountain Tour, which is an incredible Rainbow Mountain located in the Andes. 

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