This hike, following the last part of the ancient trail known as the Sacred Trail, takes you to the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. Enjoy wonderful and impressive views of the Urubamba River canyon, visit the beautiful Wiñayhuayna archeological remains, and finally visit the amazing Machu Picchu.
Day 1: Cusco – Wiñayhuayna – Aguas Calientes
From your hotel, your tour starts with the guided transfer to the Poroy train station of Cusco. The train ride will drop us off at “Km. 104 (2250 m)” where we have check in at the Warden’s post of Chachabamba Incas’ Ruins. From this point, we will begin ascending over 700 m along the ancient Inca Trail. Accompanied by an impressive landscape, the steps lead up to Wiñayhuayna, one of the largest and best-preserved Inca Ruins along the Trail. After a visit to these impressive mountain side constructions, we will continue our trek towards The Intipunku or (Sun-Gate) from where we will have an amazing view of the Machu Picchu citadel. We will join the tourist public bus transport down to Aguas Calientes to overnight in a local hotel (3 stars hotel – upgrade upon request). Lunch Box included.
Hiking time: 5 to 6 hours
Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
In the early morning, we will take the public bus up to the entrance to Machu Picchu. From here we will start the guided visit to one of the most famous citadels in the world. The tour will take us through the main points of the amazing complex, including the religious, agricultural and habitational areas. In the late afternoon, we take the public bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes to pick up our return train to Cusco (Poroy station) followed by a transfer to your hotel. Breakfast included.
All transfers, professional English speaking guide, noted meals, hotel in Aguas Calientes (3 stars), food services as noted in the program, first aid kit.
Return train ticket from Cusco (Poroy station) to Aguas Calientes (Expedition Class train: $195.-pp), entrance fee (approx. us$ 75.- pp – student: us$ 37); tips; personal trekking equipment, extras.
Our departures are guaranteed with minimum 4 participants