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Mini Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Mini Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

 Day 1 Inca Trail - Aguas Calientes
In the morning we meet our mountain guides who will bring us by transfer and train to the starting point of the famous one-day Inca trail to Machu Picchu. We hike through the most beautiful cloud forest and mountain scenery and along Inca ruins up to the Sun Gate, the place from where you can appreciate an amazing panoramic view of Machu Picchu. We hike down to Lost City of the Incas and visit the first half of the city with our guide. Then you have some free time to make pictures, before we take the bus down to the village of Aguas Calientes where we spend the night in a hotel and where you can relax in the open air hot springs.

Day 2 Machu Picchu-Cusco
Today we get up early to take the first bus from Aguas Calientes back to Machu Picchu. We will be rewarded as we see the mist rise off the mountains revealing the forgotten city of the Incas, then you will have plenty of time on your own to enjoy the beauty of Machu Picchu. You can climb the Wayna Picchu hill from where you can observe Machu Picchu from a totally different angle. In the afternoon we take the train back and you will be transferred to your hotel in Cusco.


“UNESCO designated it a World Heritage Site in 1983 and the world has recently voted it as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.”

Machu Picchu (“Old Mountain” in Quechua), is an impressive sight as it rises out of the midst of a group of green covered mountains in southern Peru, 7874 fasl in a steamy, semi-tropical region. Its beauty touches the visitors’ senses and the mysteries surrounding it keep people asking as yet unresolved questions.
 
Why was this city built in a hidden spot of the South American jungle? What did Machu Picchu really mean to the Incas? How was it possible for them to move gargantuan stones that fit perfectly one to another to construct such immense walls? These are just some of the questions that tantalize the imagination of scientists and tourists as they seek to unravel its mysteries, so much so that there are even those who believe supernatural intervention was needed to explain the perfection of Machu Picchu’s architecture. 
 
Nevertheless, what really matters about this city is that it holds a different meaning for every person. This is, perhaps, the reason why so many people are convinced that mystical energies flow from its stones, like a huge fountain capable of reviving the most exhausted of travelers.
 


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