Hike Classic 4 Day Inca Trail in Only 3 Days
For experienced hikers and people who are really fit, it is possible to hike the entire 4 day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 3 day trek. You hike the same distance as people who hike for 4 days. But you do it in 3 days. Total distance 43 Km / 27 miles in 3 days, hiking in to Machu Picchu on Day 3.
Whether you're short on time or just enjoy hiking at a fast pace doesn't matter. It's your choice if you want to trek to Machu Picchu in only 3 days.
Day 1 - 13 KM / 8 MI
Day 2 - 18 KM / 11 MI
Day 3 - 12 KM / 7.5 MI
Machu Picchu / Train to Cusco
The logistics are the same as 4-day hike and permits are required. The cost is the same as 4 day hike. And because the hike is shorter, it will be a private hike. There is a minimum of 2 people to set up the hike.