The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the best hikes in the world because of the exquisite beauty of its natural surroundings. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu path takes us through different ecosystems, from high Andean plains to the cloud forest. This adventure allows us to explore mysterious archaeological sites, half covered with jungle overgrowth as if we were discovering them for the first time. The trek highlights with the inspiring sight of the sunrise from the peaks of the magestic Machu Picchu.
The day before your trek, our guides will visit you in your hotel for a brief. Day 1 : Cusco – Chachabamba– Wiñayhuayna– Aguas CalientesEarly in the morning we will transfer you from your hotel to the train station. The train ride will last for about 3 hours until we reach kilometre 104 where we start our trek. We will visit the ruins of Chachabamba where the tour will begin. From there, the journey will continue and we will pass a small and refreshing waterfall on the way to the ruins of Winay Wayna where the impressive platforms will demonstrate the skill of Andean engineering. After lunch we will continue the walk to Inti Punku (Puerta del Sol) from where we will have the first sight of Machu Picchu as a beautiful panoramic of the town on the hill. From here we will take the bus to Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night, have dinner and prepare for the following day up at Machu Picchu. Inca Trail Day 2: Machu Picchu– Aguas Calientes– Ollantaytambo– CuscoAt 5:30 am, after breakfast, we begin the trek to Machu Picchu where we will have a guided tour for the different sectors of the archaeological complex tour, including the Intihuatana or sundial, used by ancient Peruvians settlers. We will finish by gping down by walking to the town of Aguas Calientes (you can buy optional buses) We will board the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo at 18:20, make sure to be at the station at least half an hour in advance. In Ollantaytambo there will be a driver waiting outside the station to bring you back to Cusco.