We leave from Cusco to Machu Picchu
Around noon we prepare to take the car. It is around 230 km that await us until we reach Machu Picchu.
Partimos de Cusco, saliendo por la via que conduce hacia Lima. Pasamos Poroy donde se encuentra uno de las estaciones de tren.
Below are the pampas of Anta, with small towns that are gradually joining the city of Cusco. Some say they will end up joining and forming a huge city. This is helped by the fact that Chinchero airport will be built near here.
Through the Gorge of Huarocondo, where the people of Cusco come to eat one of their favorite dishes El Lechón, which is a baked pork, accompanied by cusqueño tamale and an aniseed liquor.
We pass by Ollantaytambo, in the Sacred Valley
We arrive at Ollantaytambo, a city where the distribution of an ancient Inca city is still visible.
We climb, along a winding road to Abra Malaga at 5400 m.a.s.l. This is the highest part of our tour.
We continue and the mist welcomes us first, so we must be careful and drive more slowly, then the forest of eyebrow jungle.
From Santa Maria to Santa Teresa
The weather is changing, as we descend. To Santa María where we eat food based on fruit, thanks to the people who sell on the side of the road in a small market.
From Santa María we leave the paved road and the path we take is a trail. A road that brings us surprises because it passes through a mountain with an abyss in sight. We cross several cars that quickly pass transporting other adventurers.
Hotel in Santa Teresa and Thermal Baths of Cocalmayo
We arrive in Santa Teresa, here the reserved hotel allows us to rest after the long trip. Later, we ready our bath clothes and prepare to go to the hot spring pools called Cocalmayo. One of the best and cleanest in the region.
We sleept in Santa Teresa.
Walk from Hidroelectrica to Machu Picchu
In the morning, at 6:30 am. The car leaves us in the place known as Hydroelectric. From here we start our walk. Two and a half hours through lush vegetation, the Urubamba River is next to us and our steps are distracted by the train rail.
Arriving in Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu town, we take a bus that takes us to the top of the mountain where we see Machu Picchu. A marvel.
Visit Machu Picchu
While the tour is wonderful, being in Machu Picchu surrounded by mountains, clouds and even more; Seeing from above the route we have been walking is an extremely satisfying experience. It was worth coming!
We return, and in the afternoon, after lunch in Aguas Calientes we take the train that takes us to Cusco.