On the last day of the tour, you are going to visit Machu Picchu. You need to wake up around 4:00 am to get ready for the hike to the main entrance of Machu Picchu. After you grab your pack breakfast you start walking to Puente Ruinas checkpoint for 30 minutes which is open at 5:00 am where you have to show your passport and your Machu Picchu tickets. After you pass the first checkpoint, you will hike all upstairs for one hour to Machu Picchu main gate to be there around 6:00 am. Once everybody meets at the gate, you go into Machu Picchu for the guided tour for 2.5 hours to learn everything about The lost city of the Incas. After the guided tour you have free time to explore on your own the Inca city of Machu Picchu. The time that you will spend in Machu Picchu will depend on how you like to go back to Cusco and also will depend if you want to climb the Machu Picchu montaña or Huayna Picchu mountain which must book it in advance. On the fourth day you need to return to Cusco after visiting Machu Picchu and we offer you 2 option to return to Cusco, you can do TRAIN or BUS option.
TRAIN OPTION: If you like to take this option to return to Cusco you may be in Machu Picchu around 7 to 8 hours and also you have enough time to do HUAYNAPICCHU or MACHU PICCHU MONTAÑA, If it is in your plans to make extra hikes to one of the Mountains or just explore MACHU PICCHU with enough time, train option may fit better to your needs. From Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes you can walk 1.5 hours or you can go by bus for 30 minutes and the bus costs 12 dollars one way. Once in Aguas Calientes you have time to have lunch or just you can go to visit the small town, in the evening you will take the train at 18:20 or 19:00 to Ollantaytambo for 1.5 hours then from Ollantaytambo to Cusco by bus for 2 more hours and we drop off you at Regocijo square which is one block away from the Plaza de Armas.
CAR OPTION: If you like to take this option you may be in Machu Picchu until 12:00 and usually you go into Machu Picchu around 6:00 or 7:00 am for the guided tour then you have also time to go to sun gate or Inca bridge, If you like to do HUAYNAPICCHU or MACHU PICCHU MONTAÑA and you like to take the Car options is still possible but it is very tight and rush, after you visit Machu Picchu for 5 to 6 hours you need to walk 3 hours from Machu Picchu to Hidroelectrica for 3 hours from there you will take the car back to Cusco for 6 hours. the meeting time in Hidroelectrica is from 2:30 to 3:00 pm.
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If you are considering taking the Car option and doing one of the mountains, we recommend you stay one more night in Aguas Calientes and return the 5th day to Cusco by Car.