DAY 1: CUSCO – SANTA TERESA HIDROELECTRICA – AGUAS CALIENTES
we will pick you up around 07:30 from the hotel and be on our way to the sacred valley while admiring the beautiful local scenery. we will continue our way up by car along the road to the abra de malaga, where we can appreciate the snow-capped mountain of la veronica with an elevation of 4316 meters. after a brief 15 minutes stop on abra de malaga we start the descent to the jungle going through different altitudinal tiers that combine paradisiac snow landscape with the warmth of the jungle. up till the town of santa maria the road is completely paved. we will continue on to the district of santa teresa arriving at approximately 14:00 where we will stop for lunch. after lunch we will continue for 25 more minutes until arriving at the hidroelectrica (approx. 15:30).
from the hidroelectrica station we will walk to the town of aguas calientes, for about 02 hours and half. once in aguas calientes we will spend the night in a basic hostel (private rooms, private bathroom and hot water). after our guide has settled everybody in, we will have a group dinner at 21:00, where we will get to know our guide for the next day, and everybody will receive the entrance to machu picchu and their return train ticket from aguas calientes to hidroelectrica. this day we have the option of visiting the thermal baths of aguas calientes (payment on site s.10 per person).