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Cusco - Aguas Calientes.
We will pick you up at your hotel for the train ride that will take us to km.104 km on the Cusco – Machupicchu railroad (starting point of the trek).
We start visiting the Chachabamba archaeological complex (2150 m.), located very close to the control point, to then embark upon an 8 km ascending trail, which after four hours will take us to the archaeological complex of Wiñaywayna (2700 m.). This is an impressive complex made up of an agricultural center with numerous terraces, a religious sector and an urban sector.
On the way up we will have magnificent views of the Urubamba River valley and the Choquesuysuy archaeological complex located on the other side of the river, and also of a beautiful waterfall located just a few minutes away from Wiñaywayna.
We will then go on and climb to Intipunku, or The Sun Gate. This will take an hour of hiking along a trail of flat stones on the edges of cliffs in highland jungle. From this fabulous spot, we will contemplate the sacred citadel of Machupicchu.
From Intipunku we will descend to Machupicchu and then by bus to Aguas Calientes. Accommodation and overnight at hotel.
The next day we will pick you up early from your hotel, board a bus to go up to Machupicchu and then immediately begin a complete guided tour of the Inca citadel that will take approximately two hours.
You will then have free time to walk around, climb the Huaynapicchu Mountain, where one can experience spectacular views of all of Machupicchu, the valleys and mountains that surround it, or visit the Temple of the Moon and the fabulous Inca Bridge.
In the afternoon, we will meet in the town of Aguas Calientes where, if you like, you can visit and relax in the thermal baths. From here we will take the train back to the city of Cusco, where we will arrive after nightfall.
Cusco & Inca Sacred Valley
Once called the "Navel of the World" by its Inca rulers, Cusco remains today a city that blends colonial Spanish charm with older, more austere remnants of pre-Columbian glory. One can see the foundations of Inca structures on many of its city streets today.
Visit the Pisac Indian market and Ollantaytambo fortress. From the Sacred Valley of the Incas we travel the non-paved road 19 kilometers up along a narrow canyon lined with ancient agricultural terraces to the Village of Willoc, , renown as home to the most skilled weavers of the region.
Discovered by Paul Kosok in 1929, the lines were made by a pre-Inca culture between 300 B.C. - 700 A.D. Some believe there is a direct connection between the night sky constellations and these myterious drawings.
Your accommodations in Nasca is the Hacienda Cantayo, located outside of Nasca on 10,000 meters of nature, surrounded by trees, wide gardens, with animals and a small fish inhabited lagoon.
Fly over the mysterious Nasca Lines.
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