DAY 1: CUSCO – OLLANTAYTAMBO – KM 104 – AGUAS CALIENTES
we will pick you up at your hotel around 04:00 and be on our way to the ollantaytambo train station. afterwards we will board the train for 1 hour and 30 minutes for km 104 in chachabamba. we will cross the bridge over the river urubamba or vilcanota, and after a visit to chachabamba we will start our mountain trek on our way to the archaeological site of wiñaywayna. we will walk with direction to the west, leave the forest and as we ascend we will be on open grasslands. after walking under the sun, depending on the season, for about three hours, we will descend to shaded forest. here our clients can enjoy a beautiful waterfall.
after leaving the waterfall and the forest, we will arrive at the inferior parts of the incredible ruins of wiñaywayna. we recommend that you drink at least 2 litters of water before starting the walk. after lunch in wiñaywayna we will continue on our way to machu picchu through a cloud forest filled with bromeliads, orchids and ferns. we will have to walk the last length of the original trail with the amazing stone stairwell and 'tambos' (resting places), and climb the 60 steps before reaching the inti punku or 'door of the sun'. from this point you can admire this beautiful and peaceful place for 45 minutes. after some picture time, we will take a 30 minutes bus to the town of aguas calientes. you will have the chance to visit the thermal baths on your free time (optional) and walk around this small town.