There are no words to describe the Natural and Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, one of the new 7 wonders of the world; with an altitude of 2800 meters above sea level, mild climate and 2 well-defined seasons - the rainy season and the dry season - very few places can compete with this rich valley, chosen by the ancient Peruvians. Nowadays a "MUST" among tourist destinations, where you can enjoy the beauty of the landscapes, the rich history and culture of our country and experience real adventure.
Day 1 | Cusco - Piskacuchu - Wayllabamba
We depart from Cusco and travel to Urubamba where we stop briefly at Ollantaytambo, where you can buy last minute gear and personal care products. Then, we move on to Piskacuchu (Km 82) and start of the Inca Trail. Along the way we visit the Llactapata archaeological site.
Day 2 | Wayllabamba - Warmiwanusca - Pacaymayo
We start the day, early in the morning, climb up to the highest point of the Inca Trail. Here, we can see different ecological zones and microclimates, which make up the area, mapped out in front of us. We cross the Warmiwañusqa pass at 4,200 meters / 13,780 feet above sea level.
Day 3 | Pacaymayo - Chaq’icocha - Winaywayna
We continue climbing up to the second pass on the Trail (3,900 meters / 12,795 feet above sea level), and along the way we visit Runcuracay archaeological site. During the day walk, we also visit Sayacmarca and Phuyupatamarca archaeological remains.
Day 4 | Winaywayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco
We begin the final leg of the trek to Machu Picchu - the Lost City of the Incas. First, we walk to the "Inti Punku" (Sun Gate), where we take in a panoramic view of Machu Picchu. After this we come down to the Machu Picchu Citadel and we have a tour of the Sanctuary Citadel. After the tour of Machu Picchu, we take the bus down to Aguas Calientes town where we have some free time afterward to enjoy the town.