Day 1: Cusco - Wiñay
Wayna - Machu Picchu
You will be picked up from your
hotel located in the city of Cusco and taken to the train station in
Ollantaytambo, located at the Sacred
Valley of the Incas. You will travel through a picturesque route for 1 hour
approximately until reaching kilometer 104, starting point of the Inca trail trek.
It is time to hike! From here, you will walk for about 3 hours up to the
Inca site of Wiñay Wayna (`Forever Young`). During the trek you will admire beautiful
flora and fauna like vizcachas, spectacled bears and different kind of birds. Also,
you will enjoy a box lunch.
You will join the path on the
way to Machu Picchu in the Andean
mountains, continuing to `Inti Punku` (`Sun gate`). From here, you will get
your first breathtaking panoramic view of the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu. Then, walk down the last portion of the
trail to reach the ancient city itself. This day you will hike a total of 7.4
miles which is about 6 hours.
Before reaching Machu Picchu,
you will take a side path off the trail to go down to Aguas Calientes, leaving the visit to Machu Picchu for the next
day. In Aguas Calientes, you`ll have dinner and a well-deserved rest to feel
recharged and ready for Machu Picchu the next day.
Day 2: Machu Picchu Tour – Return train to Cusco
You will have breakfast and then
take the bus up to Machu Picchu. There, enjoy a 2-hour guided walking tour and then explore the site on your own.
Be amazed by this amazing wonder
of the world walking around its streets, squares and all main areas while you
learn about this place with our guided
tour. If you feel like it, you can also climb the mountains of Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu
(optional). It takes about 45 minutes to reach the top.
The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu was discovered by the American
explorer Hiram Bingham in 1911. It has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983, and is located in the province
of Urubamba, between the Andean mountains and the Amazon jungle.
After exploring the site, you can
back to Aguas Calientes by bus, and
take the train to station of Ollantaytambo, and from there, travel to your
hotel located in the city of Cusco with our touristic transport.