Day 1: CUSCO / MACHU PICCHU / AGUAS CALIENTES
Pass By: Inca Trail, Machu Picchu Peru
The first day, we pick you up at your hotel and, depending upon which train is reserved, take you to the station in either Poroy or Ollantaytambo from where you will take the train to km 104, Chachabamba (2200msnm). Here there is a control point where you will register with your guide. We begin your trek by first visting the archeological site of Chachabamba. From here we later begin to ascend for 3 hours or 5 kilometers to the second archeological site of Winay Wayna (2700msnm). Inca construction is divided into religious secotrs, agricultural sectors and urban sectors, all of which are united by the ceremonial water fountains. We then continue for more than an hour more to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) 2700msnm, the place from where we can appreciate the splendid city of Machu Picchu, wonder of the world. We can take our first photos from the high part, later we descend for 45 minutes until we reach the control point one more time, and then take our bus to descend to the town of Aguas Calientes, where we spend the night in a comfortable hostal and clean up with a private bathroom and hot shower.
• Lunch: Box Lunch
Accommodation included: Basic Hotel in Aguas Calientes with private bathroom and hot water
Day 2: MACHU PICCHU TO CUSCO
Pass By: Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), Signposted from main square, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu Peru
On this day, we will leave very early to take the first bus to Machu Picchu which leaves at 5:30 so that we can be at the citadel early to see the sun rise. In this place, we will have a thorough explanation of the Inca construction, at a time where there will be the least number of people. Later, many more people from the city of Cusco will arrive. We can also secure our entry to the mountain of Waynapichu from where we can appreciate Machu Picchu from a different vantage point. Later, we will again descend to the pueblo of Aguas Calientes to take our return train to Cusco, and then return you to your hotel. End of our services.
• Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel.
No accommodation included on this day.