Winay Huayna - Waynapicchu - Machu Picchu - Cusco (77 km)
After breakfast, we start walking for 1 hour by the forest until the Inti Punku, known as the front door to Machu Picchu. Then we will climb 6km to Huayna Picchu. After that we go down to Machu Picchu ruins and visit the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Quarters and etc. Afterwards we could enjoy our free time to stroll around the Citadel and then meet the rest of the group to be transferred by bus to Aguas Calientes for lunch. In the afternoon we will return to Cusco by train. Upon arrival we will be transferred to the hotel.
Afternoon we will enjoy the town of Aguas Calientes and visit its Hot Springs. Then we will have time to perform some of the following activities: Visiting Mandor Waterfall. You just have to follow the railway line from Machu Picchu Pueblo for a 45 minute-hike and then reach a railway crossing, from which you could ask local dwellers how to reach Mandor Waterfall. At around 7:00pm we will take the train back to Ollantaytambo & Cusco. Upon arrival transfer to hotel for overnight.
Machu Picchu, PERU
The famous citadel of the Inca sits atop a scraggy mountain peak overlooking the valley that was sacred to those people. These ruins feature many temples and the famous terraced-gardens the Inca developed for agriculture in the Andes.
Accessible only via a narrow mountain path from Machu Picchu, the peak of Huayna Picchu rises above its counterpart below. Home to many of the temples of the ancient city, it provides one of the best views in Peru.
Located down the mountain from Machu Picchu, Mandor Waterfalls are an absolutely breathtaking hidden gem. Complete with botanical gardens, it is a relatively easy half-day's hike from nearby Aguas Calientes. Keep on the lookout for exotic birds and butterflies.
Aguas Calientes Hot Springs
The Aguas Calientes Hot Springs, situated in the valley below Machu Picchu, are the perfect place to unwind after trekking through the mountains. Locals attest to the curative powers of these hot springs. Admission is $2.
Translated to English, the name means "Sun Door," and this gateway stands as the entrance to the ruins of Machu Picchu. Many visitors wake up before dawn so they can view the sunrise from this point.