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  
Camp Yuncachimpa

Day 2 - 18 KM / 11 MI
Camp Phuypatamarca

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, we cannot combine groups. Every 3-day hike is a custom and private trek. There is a minimum of 2 people to set up the hike.

For more details, view the itinerary for the 4 day Inca Trail hike.  Then contact our US office to confirm availability.