Day 1: CUSCO – CHACHABAMBA – WIÑAYHUAYNA – AGUAS CALIENTES
Stop At: Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), Signposted from main square, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu Peru
Early in the morning we will transfer you from your hotel to the train station. The train ride will last for about 3 hours until we reach kilometre 104 where we start our trek. The guide will direct you on foot to the ruins of Chachabamba where the tour will begin. From there the journey will continue and we will pass a small and refreshing waterfall on the way to the ruins of Winay Wayna where the impressive platforms will demonstrate the skill of Andean engineering. After lunch we will continue the walk to Inti Punku (Puerta del Sol) from where we will have the first sight of Machu Picchu as a beautiful panoramic of the town on the hill. From here we will take the bus to Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night, have dinner and prepare for the following day up at Machu Picchu.
Duration: 30 minutes
Accommodation included: Condor Palace hostel, Machu Picchu vista Hotel
Day 2: MACHU PICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES – OLLANTAYTAMBO – CUSCO
Pass By: Plaza de Armas, Cusco Peru
At 5:30 am, after breakfast, we begin the trek to Machu Picchu where we will have a guided tour of the different sectors of the archaeological complex tour, including the Intihuatana or sundial, used by ancient Peruvians settlers. To climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu (optional), you can choose the 2nd group 10:00 a.m. The walk takes only about an hour, and it’s absolutely worth it, the view is breath taking and the experience will be unforgettable. We will board the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo at 18:20, make sure to be at the station at least half an hour in advance. In Ollantaytambo there will be a driver waiting outside the station to bring you back to Cusco.
No accommodation included on this day.