Day 1: Cusco - Km 104- Machu Picchu
Stop At: Inca Trail, Machu Picchu Peru
Distance: 12 Kilometers/7.5 Miles
This trip begins early in the morning (4:00 am approx.). From Cusco it takes almost two hours driving to reach Ollantaytambo Train Station through the picturesque Sacred Valley; and then an hour and ten minutes by train (INCA RAIL COMPANY) to the trailhead at Km 104. The trail continues gently upward for approximately four hours until we reach the beautifully Inca complex denominated Wiñay Wayna, which is a perfect place to eat a nutritious and plentiful bag lunch. Sub-tropical flora and fauna surround us as we continue 2 hours more to the Sun Gate, from where we will get our first views of Machu Picchu. We walk down the mountain towards the bus stop, passing the majestic ruins for now, to take the bus direct to Aguas Calientes Town, where you are going to spend a relaxing night in a comfortable hostel.
Duration: 7 hours
• Lunch: Packed lunch
Accommodation included: Comfortable hostel in Aguas Calientes - for more information please contact us directly
Day 2: Machu Picchu - Cusco
Stop At: Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Peru
Next morning after a healthy breakfast, we take the 30-minute bus ride up to Machu Picchu, where we will tour the amazing archeological site with its spectacular architecture and mysterious temples, which were left behind by the Incas. A professional, English-speaking guide will help us understand the sophisticated ideas and technology of this highly advanced culture while we explore around the immense ruins. Once the official tour is completed, we will have plenty of time to explore the Sanctuary on our own before returning by bus to Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon, you will catch a train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo. Your train return time will depend on how far in advance you are booking the service. Once in Ollantaytambo there will be a transfer guide waiting for you and take you back to your hotel in Cusco.
Duration: 4 hours
No accommodation included on this day.