The glory and mystery of Machu Picchu is best appreciated by following the footsteps of its creators on the famous Inca Trail. The trail undulates through the Peruvian Andes, passing through several ecological strata from high Andean tundra to lush green cloud forests. Along its narrow and often steep paths trekkers are rewarded with experiences of not only the flora and fauna of the Andes, but also several Incan and pre-Incan archaeological sites. On the final day the breathtaking panorama of Machu Picchu is revealed for the first time through the Intipunku ‘Sun Gate’ before descending to marvel at this lost city and its amazing scenery.
Places: Santiago de Chile (2 days) → San Pedro de Atacama (2) → Ojo de Perdiz (1) → Uyuni (2) → La Paz (2) → Puno (2) → Cusco (2) → Sacred Valley (1) → Machu Picchu Pueblo (1) → Cusco (1) → Lima (1) → Puerto Iguazú (2) → Rio de Janeiro (3) → Buenos Aires (3) → El Calafate (2) → Torres del Paine (3) → Valparaíso (2) → Santiago de Chile (1)
Tour Highlights: Cerro San Cristobal, La Moneda, Plaza De La Constitucion, Cerro Santa Lucia, Moon Valley, Death…
After a short hours walk through the forest you will reach Inti Punku (the Sun Gate) where you will have the most impressive panoramic view of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival at the citadel, take a 3 hour guided tour and then return to Cusco by train, arriving around 9pm. (Breakfast included on Day Four. Lunch not included)