Machu Picchu Adventure Tour 2D

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2 days / 1 night
Availability : We depart any day with 2 people
Abra de Malaga
Machu Picchu
Min Age : 8
Max People : 12



This is the ultimate adventure for those short on time but looking for an action-packed Machu Picchu adventure! This totally off-the-beaten-path Machu Picchu trip starts at the Abra de Malaga, a thrilling downhill mountain biking challenge sure to get your blood pumping. Following this, we travel by car to the Hydroelectric Station where we catch the train to Machu Picchu. On Day 2 we visit the awesome citadel of Machu Picchu, returning late in the day to Cusco.

>> Read more about how to plan a trip to Machu Picchu you won’t forget 


Prices are per person in USD, based on group size. We do not have fixed-date group departures. If you do not want to book a private trek, please see our Trekkers Wanted page for a list of open departures within your dates.

2 people


4-6 people


7-8 people


9-12 people



What is Included?

  • Pre-trek briefing
  • Collection from your hotel on the morning of trek departure
  • Private Transport from Cusco to the Abra de Malaga (Malaga Pass)
  • All other transport as described in itinerary.
  • Mountain bike, helmet and gloves on day one
  • Entry fee to Machu Picchu
  • English/Quechua/Spanish speaking professional guide, plus an assistant guide for groups over 8
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food). We do not take cooks on this trip and instead eat meals prepared in local restaurants.
  • Budget for our staff’s transport, accommodation and meals.
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Train ticket from the Hydroelectric station to Aguas Calientes
  • Bus between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu
  • Train ticket (Expedition service) from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Private transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Celebratory dinner in Aguas Calientes.
  • Lunch on the last day.
  • 1 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes in a Standard Hotel. This will be a nice, clean and safe hotel with breakfast included and private bathroom. You can also upgrade to a higher quality hotel.

What is Not Included?

  • Breakfast on the first morning.
  • Dinner on the last night.
  • Entrance to the hot springs
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain
  • Tips for the guide, cook and porters

You Should Bring

See What To Bring for our comprehensive recommendations on what to pack for your trek.

Note: the temperature varies widely on this trek. Be prepared for all types of weather, and be able to both bundle up and de-layer! For more great suggestions, check out our blog about How to Prepare for a Trek in Peru.

Optional Extras & Upgrades

We offer you the opportunity to personalize your trip and make your experience more comfortable through our Optional Extras and Upgrades. All options are available during the reservation process; please ask your sales consultant for more information.

    • Light-weight aluminium walking stick. Two sticks are recommended for tough hikes.
    • Aguas Calientes Hotel Upgrade
    • Combine with any trek for a complete Cusco Experience!
    • If you’d like to hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain , let us know at the time of booking as it requires a separate permit.
    • If you’d like more flexibility in your return travel to Cusco, consider upgrading to the Vistadome train (Executive Class) for an extra cost. This upgrade must be requested at time of booking.


    • When calculating the cost of renting equipment, calculate using the length of the entire trip, not just the number of trekking days.
    • Please be careful with rented equipment! You are responsible for the cost of replacement if something is damaged or broken.
    • Any upgrades or trip extensions must be requested at time of booking.

Available Discounts

  • Students: USD $30 off. A valid student card which clearly shows the expiry date must be presented upon booking.
  • Youth 12-17: 5% off. A valid passport must be presented upon booking.
  • Children 5-11 years: 15% off. A valid passport must be presented upon booking.
  • Children 0-4 years: Free. A valid passport must be presented upon booking. Children under 4 will not count towards the total number of guests in a group. This discount does not apply to train fares. Children under 2 will not be considered to occupy a seat on any train or bus, and instead must ride on a parent’s lap.

Trekkers Wanted

Want to join a trek? Ready to confirm a departure date of your own, but interested in having others join you? Then Trekkers Wanted is for you! Our innovative Trekkers Wanted system matches people up who are interested in hiking the same trek, bringing costs down and multiplying the fun for everyone!

Read More about Trekkers Wanted, post your trek or search for confirmed departures!

Important Info

  • Each guide has their own preferred route and so the route you trek might not correspond exactly to the route described here.
  • The times cited in this itinerary are approximate. Walking times depend on the group, and the guide may change lunch spots and campsites, depending on the progress of the group.
  • The program is subject to change, due to weather or other unexpected circumstances.

Ready to Book?

Does this trek sound like just what you were looking for? If you’re ready to book or just want to find out a bit more information, fill out the Inquiry Form in the top right-hand corner of this page to get the ball rolling. You’ll be connected with one of our amazing sales people who will be able to turn your dream of hiking in the Andes into a reality. For more information on the entire booking process, please see our How To Book page.


Day 1Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes

Get ready for a long, action-packed and fun-filled day! We pick you up very early this morning (approximately 5am!) and travel by private car to the living Inca city of Ollantaytambo, deep in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Arriving at this lovely village with its cobblestone streets and stone buildings, we’ll have a chance to stretch our legs, pick up supplies and have a coffee or breakfast at one of the local cafes or restaurants. 

From here we will continue to the Abra de Malaga, the literal high point of our trip at 4600m. We descend to Alfamayo where we mount our bikes for a thrilling downhill challenge on Peru’s version of Bolivia’s Death Road, aka the World’s Most Dangerous Road. Our support car will accompany us the whole way, so if you want to take a break you can ride in the car. After a boxed lunch at a small Inca Ruin, we will drive to Santa Teresa.

After this, we will take an evening train from the Hydroelectric Station to Aguas Calientes, where we will check into our hotel, and then go out for a celebratory dinner before hitting the hay in preparation for tomorrow’s visit to Machu Picchu.

Day 2Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo – Cusco

It’s another early morning for us as we aim to catch a pre-dawn bus up to the magnificent ruins of Machu Picchu. After a 2-3h guided tour of the site, you will have some free time to explore the ruins on your own. If you want some tips on what to see, check out our recommended Machu Picchu highlights. You may want to climb Huayna Picchu to cap off your Machu Picchu experience, but remember that permits are limited and must be reserved at the time of booking! There is an additional cost to hike Huayna Picchu not included in the price of this trek.

 After visiting Machu Picchu, you can take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes (or walk down!). From there, we return to Cusco in the afternoon by the Expedition (tourist class) train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, where we will be met by our driver who will transfer you directly back to your hotel in Cusco. Total travel time is about 4 hours from Aguas Calientes to Cusco.

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