This route of two days to Machu Picchu is considered as one of the best treks in the world, because, it include one of the greatest adventure places in the world, who it Inca Trail. Which has an exquiste natural beauty of incomparable andean and selvatic landscapes andm some manuy times is beyond a doubt one of the most beautiful trails in the Americas and therefore an unforgettable experience not to be missed.
The Inca trail leads through the protected wild nature of the Peruvian jungle and forest steppe, passes several archeological Inca sights and offers impressive views. The Incas used this itinerary for the pilgrimage to the sacred citadel Machu Picchu.
Day 01: Cusco - Km 104 – Wiñayhuayna – Aguas Calientes (06 hours of trekking)
Day 02: Aguas Calientes - Sanctuary of Machu Picchu - Cusco (02 hours of trekking)
Our journey starts early in the morning. After our arrival at km 104 by train, the Royal Inca Trail begins with a hike to Chachabamba, where our guide will inform us about the previous function of this archeological site. Thereafter, we will reach Wiñayhuayna, the most important archeological site besides Machu Picchu. After that, our trail continues towards the Sun Gate “Inti Punku”, a nice viewpoint from which we can enjoy the nightfall on Machu Picchu. Since we have to continue our walk to our hotel in Aguas Calientes, we will only spend little time in the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu on the first day.
We will leave our hotel tMachu Picchuowards Machu Picchu after breakfast at about 5:30 am by bus. We are leaving that early because at this time the setting is less crowded and the morning is a good time to enjoy the calmness and the ancient spirit of the best-known archaeological site on the continent. After our arrival at the citadel around 6:00 am, our guide will give us detailed information about Machu Picchu and the history and culture of the Inca. Thereafter, you will have enough free time to enjoy and explore the site on your own (f.ex. go to the Inka Bridge, explore the variety of buildings or climb Waynapicchu for an amazing panorama picture). A bus takes you down to Aguas Calientes. Here you have the possibility to join the town’s hot springs (S/ 10.00 Nuevos soles). We will leave Aguas Calientes in the afternoon.
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