Day 1: Cusco to Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu Town)
Stop At: Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), Signposted from main square, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu Peru
The Machu Picchu train tour, will begin by collecting you up at 8:00am (to be confirmed) from your hotel within the city center and take you to the train station. Often. the train leaves at 11:30 am (time may change depending on availability and changes to timetable).
After a 3.5-hour journey of majestic views of the Sacred Valley you arrive to Aguas Calientes (Hot Springs Town) where you will spend the night. Aguas Calientes is a town that has grew lately due its proximity to Machu Picchu and it has cafes, restaurants to choose from. The surroundings of this town are in the middle of a deep and green valley crossed by a river. If you decide to try the local natural hot springs can do so as you will not visit Machu Picchu until the following day.
We also suggest to do the following in Aguas Calientes: Visit the Machu Picchu 'Manuel Chávez Ballón' museum and orchid exhibition. This is open from 9am to 4.30pm, and is a 35 minute walk down the road from Aguas Calientes to Puente Ruinas. It is a very illustrative museum that gives you an interesting introduction to Machu Picchu.
Duration: 10 hours
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Night accommodations at Casa Andina 3 star hotels (or similar standard)
Day 2: Machu Picchu in its Glory – Big Day!
Stop At: Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Peru
Only the Inca, the son of 'Inti' (The Sun) was allow to enter to the glory and enjoyment of his royal house, Machu Picchu.
It is time to wake up, have an early breakfast and get on the route to the ancient city and get done our Machu Picchu train tour.
It is 5:30 am all ready and we have to leave the hotel to catch an early bus to get us to the ancient city before the sunrise.
Once we get to a fantastic encounter with Machu Picchu it will leave us astonished for its beauty. Our guide will provide you with a 2 hours tour and introduce you the most important parts of this Royal Inca citadel. Afterwards, you will have some time to explore this mystic city by yourselves.
Once you finished exploring Machu Picchu, you will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes and have a lunch on this town and be given your train tickets back to Cusco. Train included in all tours is until Ollantaytambo and then by private bus to Cusco.
Please note: allocations or Itineraries are subject to change depending on time of bookings and campsites provided by INC (National Culture Institute that runs the Inca Trail).
Duration: 2 hours
No accommodation included on this day.