Today is a special day because we will head to our final destination, Machu Picchu and complete the whole Lares trek.
We will need to get the first bus to Machu Picchu which will take us around 20 minutes to get to the top of the hill. Our aim is to get to the ancient citadel when the sunrise over the city (There is an option to go walking up the hill but it will take you at least 2 hours in doing so ).
The first impression of Macchu Picchu is its fantastic location which mixes very well with the whole nature around it. Very far away you´ll see the Andean mountains with snow peaks. The whole view will take your breath away for sure. Our guide will give you a 2 hour guided tour and after this, you can explore the mysterious city by yourself.
If you have done the arrangements, you will know that in order to climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu (meaning Young Peak) at 2.720m/8,890ft above the sea level, you will need a permit. To climb the Huayna Picchu mountain which is the one facing the ancient city, It takes around 45 minutes to the top.
Once you finish exploring the city, your guide will meet you in Aguas Calientes (which can be reached by bus or on foot) to have lunch and to receive your train tickets back to Cusco. Time tables for leaving Aguas Calientes will be given on the meeting and trains usually leaves at 13:00 hours and the latest train usually leaves about 19 hours. The return to Cusco takes about four hours with a bus transfer in Ollantaytambo.
If you want, we can arrange for you to have an extra night in the town of Aguas Calientes. Please let us know whether you would like or not when booking your tour.
**Very important: There is a mandatory fee to hike Huayna Picchu. CONTACT US. Also, a pre-tour briefing is held at our office or your hotel (whichever is preferred) the night before your tour at 6 or 7 pm (exact time to be confirmed).