Arrive to Cusco, where you will be met by a driver, who will whisk you away to your hotel. Settle in after your journeys. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore this vibrant city.
Follow the Urubamba River as it tumbles its way towards the Amazon and the sacred city of Machu Picchu. Ancient canals still bring water from the high mountains to the baths used by Inca priests. As visitors, you are welcomed to respectfully dip your hands in the cool water. After your tour of Machu Picchu, you'll return to the village of Aguas Calientes (located at the base of Machu Picchu). Enjoy one of many excellent local restaurants or end your day soaking in the hot springs after exploring one of the most magical archaeological sites in the world. Say goodbye to your guide as you settle in for the evening.
Today is your chance to watch the sunrise at Machu Picchu and to listen to the spirits of the city's past inhabitants before the hikers from the Inca Trail arrive. You can choose to book a permit to climb the sacred peak of Huayna Picchu, hike to the Sun Gate which overlooks the ruins or take a walk through the lush cloudforest to the Temple of the Moon. In the afternoon, you'll return by train to Cusco. (Let us know if you would like help arranging entrance fees or hiking permits for today – these are not included and sell out in advance!)
Depart from Cusco at your leisure. You transfer driver will pick you up from your hotel for your flight or bus ride.
$255 single supplement
$1,600 based on solo traveler before flights