We will be picking you up from your hotel at 4:00am, from there we will travel by private transportation to Ollantaytambo (1 hour and 40 minutes). We will catch the 6:10am train to km 104 where we will begin our trek (1 hour and 20 minutes). Once we have arrived at 7:30am at the Point of Control, we must show our passports.
Before beggining our trek to Machu Picchu we will visit the Inca site Chachabamba (2,150m/7,052ft) which is a ceremonial place with ceremonial fountains, wayranas (shelters), and an Inca altar where supposedly the sacrification of llamas, alpacas and in extreme cases humans took place.
We continue our trek of an 8km uphill hike to the next Inca site; Winaywayna (2,650m/8,692ft). On our hike to this place we will observe the Valle del Urubamba, Rio Urubamba, Floras and Faunas, mountains covered with vegetation and to the East; The Veronica Glacier (5,875m/19,275ft).
Also, on our beautiful hike, we observe the Inca sites of Choquesuysuy and Intipata with farming terraces and small warehouses. Before we arrive at the Inca Complex Winaywayna, we will enjoy the site of a beautiful waterfall. Then, we will visit Winaywayna which is the last Spiritual resting place on the way to Machu Picchu. Furthermore, we walk the Inca trail towards Intipunku (1hour and 20 minutes). From this point we will have a very impressive site of Machu Picchu City.
From Intipunku we decend to Machu Picchu to take in the classic view of the city. To end our trek we will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes; where we will have dinner and spend the night at a hotel.
Meals: Lunch and Dinner
Hiking time: 6 to 7 hours
Total Distance: 13km/ 8,08 miles
Maximum Altitude: 2,650m/ 8,692ft
Minimum Altiitude: 2,000m/ 6,560ft
On this day it is a very early wake up call at 4:30am. Breakfast will be served at the hotel before we take the bus to Machu Picchu City at 5:30am (25 minute bus ride). Before we begin the guided tour of the City, you will have a chance to take the classic picture of Machu Picchu. The guided tour of the city will take about two hours.
Afterwards, you will have free time to explore this beautiful city, walk to the Inca bridge and you also have the option of hiking either the Wayna Picchu mountain or Machu Picchu mountain.
In the afternoon we will meet back in Aguas Calientes where you are responsible for your lunch, and from there we will take the train back to Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo we will take private transporation to Cusco City where you will be dropped off at your hotel in the evening.
End of trek
* All departure and arrival times are approximated*