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BRIEF ITINERARY

Itineraries

Day 1 - CUSCO / WIÑAYHUAYNA / AGUAS CALIENTES

Time : 6:30 am

Cusco train to Km 104 and trek to Waynapicchu

We pick you up from your hotel between 05:45 and 6:15am and take you to the station for the three and a half hour train journey to the beginning of the Inca trail hike at Km 104.

We cross the bridge over the Urubamba River to the checkpoint, where the trail heads off to the right towards the ruins of Chachabamba.

On the way we will pass through a small stream. The path then turns west and continues uphill leaving the forest.

After about 2 hours hiking through the mountainside we reach a beautiful waterfall, and soon after, we arrive at the bottom of the superb ruins of Wiñay Wayna, where we will have our lunch (optional lunch box).

We will leave Wiñay Wayna after lunch to get to Machu Picchu before sunset. The trail follows the mountainside and drops into the cloud forest before coming to an almost vertical flight of 50 steps leading up to the final pass called Intipunku (Sun Gate).

Suddenly the whole of Machu Picchu is spread out before you in all its glory. Then we will hike down to the ruins.

You'll have some free time to enjoy the sunset and take photos of Machu Picchu from the classic view point.

Later we will take the bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night.

Day 2 : MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO

Time : 5:00 am

Sanctuary, train to Ollanta and bus to Cusco

We will take the first bus up to Machu Picchu to enjoy the sunrise. The guide will take you on a guided tour of all the major sectors of the ruins, which takes about 2 hours.

After the tour you will have free time to explore Machu Picchu by yourself. Before taking the train back to Cusco, you can have lunch just outside the ruins or take a bus down to Aguas Calientes town, where there are plenty of restaurants.

The guide will tell you what time you should meet at the train station to take the train back to Cusco.

  • Transfer to the train station in Cusco.
  • Train ticket x 2: from Cusco to Km.104 (starting point of the trail) and from Aguas Calientes to Cusco.
  • Inca Trail & Machu Picchu entrance fees.
  • Hostel at Aguas Calientes town.
  • Professional bilingual tour guide.
  • Meals (1B, 1L, 1D), first-aid kit.
  • Bus ticket round trip (2nd day)
  • Breakfast on the first day.
  • Lunch on the last day.
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu down to Aguas Calientes town (1st day).
  • Hot springs in Aguas Calientes (US $3.50)
  • Transfer from the train station to your hotel in Cusco.
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