- After an very early start with breakfast, you will set out on the final leg of the trail to reach Inti Punku, the Sun Gate entrance to Machu Picchu for sunrise.
- From the Sun Gate, you will descend to the citadel for a guided tour of Machu Picchu. You will be able to appreciate the intricate stonework that seems to rise from the mountain itself. The giant stones were hauled by hand to the top of the mountain centuries ago, and put into place without mortar, and yet their foundations still remain. You will have the chance to explore the 3 zones of this once grand city: the urban, agricultural, and adjacent zones. The Temple of the Sun, the Intihuatana, and the Principal Bath are only a few of the impressive sights that you will see.
- After snapping some final photos, board the shuttle bus back to town and transfer to the train station for your return to Cusco.
Trek Distance to Machu Picchu: 3.7 mi (6 km) | moderate
Approximate Time: 3 to 4 hrs
*Customize: Hike up Huayna Picchu, a peak overlooking the Machu Picchu ruins. This hike is steep and takes about 3 hours round trip, but has remarkable views. Please let your travel advisor know if you'd like to add this to your itinerary.
* Customize: Spend another day at Machu Picchu. Stay overnight at a hotel in Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of Machu Picchu, allowing for a second visit to the spectacular ruins on the following day.