Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu
This morning, transfer to Poroy to begin your journey to Machu Picchu aboard the Belmond Hiram Bingham train. Travel through the Peruvian Andes in opulent style on this 3-hour journey complete with gourmet brunch on board. Named after the explorer who rediscovered the Inca citadel, and designed to emulate the Pullman cars of the 1920s, the train combines old-world class with modern day luxury. The train is equipped with dining, bar, and observation cars, with an attentive staff to ensure the highest levels of comfort and personalized service.
Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, board the bus with your guide for a winding uphill journey to Machu Picchu. Here you will spend the afternoon with your guide, who will lead you through the mysterious maze of stone buildings at this magnificent site.
Machu Picchu, which means “Old Mountain,” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the seven new wonders of the world. Lose yourself in awe in the “lost city of the Incas” as you admire the ruins. You’ll feel as though you’ve been transported into a work of art as you marvel at the landscape of this iconic Inca civilization. Brought to world attention by Hiram Bingham in 1911 and believed to have been built to control the economies of neighboring communities, these ancient ruins evoke a time of innovation, artistry and expansion of one of Latin America’s most notable historic empires. Thought by some historians to have been a sacred religious site due to its location, there is certainly a spiritual energy on this green mountaintop cloaked in clouds.
When you have finished your exploration, you will return by bus to Aguas Calientes and make your way to Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, where accommodations will be reserved for one night.
The Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is like an intimate Andean village with terraced hills, waterfalls, stone pathways and 83 whitewashed adobe casitas tucked away in the cloud forest. The property has 12 acres of exquisite natural beauty, where 214 bird species – such as the golden-headed quetzal and the iconic Andean cock-of-the-rock – and the world’s largest native orchid collection have been registered. Enjoy the Unu Spa, which combines the classic nurturing with a mystical Andean approach.
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner