An early start and a spectacular train ride take us to KM104 and the start of our trail. We start by visiting the Chachabamba archaeological complex, then hike three hours straight uphill to Wiñay Wayna, another beautiful archaeological complex which is also the last campsite on the four-day Inca Trail. We’ll have lunch here before walking a further one to two hours to the Sun Gate and our first spectacular view of Machu Picchu. From here it is just 30 minutes more of hiking gently downhill until we are among the ruins of Machu Picchu, from where we’ll ride the bus ride down to the town of Aguas Calientes where we’ll stay the night.
Meals: Lunch and dinner included
Accommodation: Hotel in Aguas Calientes
Walking: Seven km (4.4 miles)
Minimum Altitude: 2,100m (6,888ft)
Maximum Altitude: 2,700m (8,860ft)