Day 1: Cusco – Ollanta – km 104 – Wiñaywayna – Aguas Calientes
We`ll pick you up from your Hotel early to transfer you for a 2 hour journey by private car to the Train Station in Ollantaytambo then we`ll board a Tourist Expedition Train and after 1 hour and 45 minutes aprox. You’ll arrive to the kilometer 104 start of the hike. As soon as we arrive to this point we will cross a bridge to the check out point and show your passports then we will start walk into the other side of the Vilcanota river the trail heads off to the right towards the ruins of Chachabamba, see the stone altar to the sun and the mountains a sacred rock for locals. After a visit in Chachabamba, we`ll continue the trail heads south and begin climbing the mountain, before entering the cloud forest. Then the trail leaves the forest and goes west while continuing the uphill hike in open grassland. After hiking in the sun for about three hours, the trail descends into a shaded forest. This is where trekkers can enjoy a beautiful waterfall. After leaving the waterfall and forest, trekkers will arrive at the lower part of the incredible ruins of Wiñaywayna.
After boxlunch in Wiñaywayna we continue through a cloud forest full of bromelias, orchids and fern trees. You will walk the last part of the original trail with amazing features stone steps and tambos “resting places” and climb the 60 steps before arriving to the Inti Punku or “Sun`s Gate”. From this point you will be able to contemplate and observe this marvelous place, last 45 minutes to be on front of this wonder, where you can feel an inner peace. Spend a short time for pictures and views, with luck you can observe a magnificent sunset, then we prepare our mind for the next early morning, time to take a bus for 30 minutes to Aguas Calientes town. Hot springs pools are optional (bring your bathing suit and 10 soles) or just free time to chill out at this small village.
Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
Early wake up early. And after breakfast in your hotel, re-live the history and the mysterious world of Machu Picchu and the Incas, fuse with the mystic of this fascinating and unique place, discover yourself the perfect symbiosis and harmony created by nature and the Incas people. We take the first bus up at approx 05.20 am and arrive at the ruin`s gate before 06.00 am when the Park is open. This time is still not so crowded yet so we take advantage of the tranquility of this sacred site; Guided Tour of Machu Picchu. This enigmatic city is explored for Approx 2 hrs and their mysteries and archaeological information will be explained by your expert guide, (you generally have approx 6 hrs extra free time but depends on train timetables in high season.)
After that return to Aguas Calientes by bus and then take the train to ollantaytambo and finale transport to Cusco by car.
- Transfer Hotel / Trains Station / Hotel.
- Ticket to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
- Bus from aguas calientes / Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes
- Round Trip Train Tickets (Expedition Class).
- English / Spanish Guide
- First Breakfast
- Last Lunch
- Huayna Picchu Permit (USD 75)
- Extra expenses