We pick you up from your hotel at 10:00 am and transfer you to Ollantaytambo
train station. Passing by a few small, colorful towns like Chinchero, Urubamba,
Calca, etc. we finally arrive at Ollantaytambo, where we will have a few
minutes to have a coffee before boarding the train, at 12:50 am. Then
experience an incredible 2 hour journey on a train with panoramic
windows which will take you along the Sacred River of the Incas ascending from
high valley down to the cloud forest, at 2000 m. You will notice the
landscape changing dramatically in front of your eyes, where you will
be able to see the tropical mountain ending in snow carpet and the small
waterfalls shimmering on the hills, forming small rivers that flow down to
converge at the Sacred River. After these spectacular natural views you will
arrive at Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) where the warm atmosphere will
welcome you with a few typical jungle sounds.
Green Peru adventures staff and a tour guide will be waiting with your name at
the gate of the train station in Aguas Calientes and take you to your Hostel.
In the afternoon you will have plenty of free time, the guide will give
you a few tips about what to do or visit, but we do recommend, the Botanical
garden, new Machu Picchu museum or taking a walk along the train line to Mandor
waterfall where there is also a botanic garden with native plants of the
area (10 soles entrance fee).
If you are looking for extreme adventure and you do not suffer from vertigo,
climb Putucusi Mountain and you will have an alternative view of Machu Picchu
(aprox.3hrs, with a steep gradient including ladders up to 20m each, not
recommended in rainy season).
Please be at 7:00 pm at your hotel, the tour guide will come to give you a
briefing for the next day's tour.