To get in time for the sunrise over Machu Picchu we need to leave the hotel at least by 05:30 am, before that you all need to take your breakfast too. There will be a bus to catch to get to the ancient city, the ride takes less than half hour, as it is a up hill, it could take us a couple of hours climbing it.
The royal residence of the Inca seems to be last bastion before the spaniards took the whole Empire. In time this ancient city will be abandoned and get lost in an eternal dream, the same for the Empire and their Incas.
The citadele Inca, gives us a mixed feeling on the one side its glamour of its construction on the other an absolute peace of being in harmony with nature. Our guide will give us a tour, and show us the most significative locations within the construction. You'll learn about the Incas ways of living and after, have time to explore Machu Picchu by your own.
The famous mountain which overlooks Machu Picchu ruins is called Huayna Picchu at an altitude of 2, 720m or 8,890 ft. If you got the permit in time, you can climb this mountain following the rock steps done by the Incas and it will take you about 45 minutes to get to the top. From the top of Huayna Picchu you will enjoy a spectacular and panoramic view of the whole valley. This is an unique experience.
Once your tour in the ancient citadel has finished, we will meet up in Aguas Calientes and get the train back to Ollantaytambo from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco.
At your request we can arrange, an extra night in Aguas Calientes. Please, let us know whether you would like to stay an extra night when booking your tour.
So far you have explore the Salkantay Trek 5 days to get to Machu Picchu. We can also recommend you to review our fantastic adventure on a 7 day Ausangate Trek, just for the brave travellers.
Attractions we will visit
is one of nine districts of the province Anta in Peru and local people in the district are mainly quechua descent. (quechua is the native language before the Spanish conquest).
Located within the mountain range of Mollepata.
A beautiful snow-capped mountains of Humantay (4,120m/13,500 ft).
Is the highest peak in the Vilcabamba mountain range at 6,271 m (20,574 ft), part of the Peruvian Andes. It is located in the Cusco Region and Salkantay proximity to Machu Picchu makes trekking around it an alternative to the Inca Trail. Its outstanding beauty and landscape views from the top make it a rewarding experience. This is known as the Salkantay Trek 5 Days.
is a 5,910 metres (19,390 ft) outstanding mountain in the Vilcabamba Range in the Andes of Peru. It is located in the region of Cusco.
is a river located in the Cusco Region, La Convención Province, Huayopata District. Its waters flow to the Willkanuta River around the river bank and amazing valley you will see unique flora.
is an archaeological site about 5 km (3.1 mi) west of Machu Picchu that you will visit during our Salkantay Trek 5 days. The complex is located in the Cusco Region, La Convención Province, Santa Teresa District.
Ollantaytambo, located in the Sacred Valley, the village form part of the local Inca site, famously known for its temple of the sun. This temple has enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved and polished, also has stone water fountains, stairs and terraces.
Officially called Machu Picchu Pueblo, it is a small town at the bottom of the valley next to Machu Picchu, and the principal access point to the ancient city on our Salkantay Trek 5 Days.
A Royal estate, dated to the period of the two great Inca rulers, Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui (1438–71) and Túpac Inca Yupanqui (1472–93). It is estimated that no more than 750 people lived there at a time.
The citadel was declared locally as a Peruvian Historic Sanctuary in 1981, by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1983 and In 2007, Machu Picchu one of the New Seven Wonders of the World from worldwide Internet poll.
It seems was the residence for the high priest and the local virgins. The Incas built a trail up the side of the Huayna Picchu and built temples and terraces on its top at 2,693 metres (8,835 ft) above sea level. You can access with a permit during your Salkantay Trek 5 Days.
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