Inca Trail Day 4 - Wiñayhuayna and finally ...Machu Picchu

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here is the star: Machu Picchu!!!!

We were so excited about arriving to Machu Picchu and were just crossing our fingers it wouldn't be cloudy, so we can enjoy the sunrise ;)

After having our last breakfast together, we left the campside around 4:30am! It was still dark, so we were carrying flashlights. We started walking to the Inti Punku (Sun Door) at 2,780 m.a.s.l. We were lucky and it wasn't cloudy! We enjoyed an amazing view of Machu Picchu and the Huayna Picchu during the sunrise. That feeling was so good! Just with that wonderful view you forget about how hard the Inca Trail was. :)

There are no enough words to describe Machu Picchu. I would say that it was breathless. We went inside Machu Picchu and Maria showed us around explaining everything about the city. We were tired about walking, but being there made us forget about how tired we were.  Once we were ready we went to Aguas Calientes.

we did it! Maria, Martjin, Ron, Maike, Yadi & Matt
A town in the low part. You had to take a bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.

There are hot springs, restaurants and a market. It was time to say good bye. Well, actually it was just See You Later. We agreed meeting the next day in Cusco city. Matt and me had lunch and took the train back to the city. Instead of driving the whole time with the train, we stopped in Ollantaytambo and then took a bus. This way was faster.

We arrived to my aunts house. First of all I took a warm shower and then slept like a baby in a soft bed. Mmmm. At night I was ready to go out. We went to "Centro Qosqo", also included in the Cusco Ticket to see some dances. After that we went for a couple of drinks.

almelovakr says:
I realy hope i can see Machu Picchu on one of my next trips to south-america :)
But not the Inca trail, to mutch culture for me!
Posted on: Jun 30, 2009
tanzentina says:
congratulations! great pix- thanx for sharing.
Posted on: Jan 23, 2008
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here is the star: Machu Picchu!!!!
here is the star: Machu Picchu!!!!
we did it! Maria, Martjin, Ron, Ma…
we did it! Maria, Martjin, Ron, M…
first views of Machu Picchu 6am!
first views of Machu Picchu 6am!
coming closer to Machu Picchu 7am!
coming closer to Machu Picchu 7am!
View of Aguas Calientes town
View of Aguas Calientes town
The red flower is: Cantuta. Cusco…
The red flower is: Cantuta. Cusco…
Temple Sector
Temple Sector
Winayhuayna
Winayhuayna
The Main Plaza and MP habitants (t…
The Main Plaza and MP habitants (…
orchids
orchids
Collcas
Collcas
some walls
some walls
stone wall
stone wall
Semicircular tower
Semicircular tower
oh no! more stairs....
oh no! more stairs....
view of buildings
view of buildings
wonderful constructions
wonderful constructions
other walls
other walls
in the middle of the mountains
in the middle of the mountains
side wall
side wall
nice view
nice view
Cusco
photo by: Vlindeke