Day 6: Cafe EcoCamp – Machu Picchu Town (2,000m / 6,560ft)
Wake up to a cup of a local coffee and a tropical breakfast. We’ll have several options for today, depending on your needs and wants. No matter where the morning takes us, in the afternoon, we’ll board a scenic train to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town) with plenty of time to settle into our hotel and explore the town.
Option A: Hike
We will depart from the Ecocamp and hike along an Incan trail to Llactapata Pass (2,865 m/ 9,400 f). From there, we descend to an archeological side with an impressive view of Machu Picchu across the river valley. We will enjoy a freshly prepared lunch at a local hostel before continuing to the floor of the Aobamba River Valley, finally arriving at the train station to meet the rest of the group.
Option B: Zip Line
Drive through Santa Teresa Valley amidst lush plantations of coffee, bananas and other Tropical fruits to the Zipline Park. Experts will be waiting to “show us the ropes.” After a safety talk and brief instruction, we’ll be ready to soar across the Sacsara River Valley. After lunch, we will continue to the train station to join the rest of the group.
Option C: Hot spring
For a more relaxing morning, we’ll drive to the Cocalmayo Hot Springs, just outside of the town of Santa Teresa, where clear, steaming hot water runs flows out of the rock into the Urubamba River. We will have plenty of time to enjoy and relax before meeting the rest of the group at the train station.
- Hiking distance: 11.84 km/7.4 mi Approx.
- Time Hike: 6 hrs.
- Altitude: 900 m/2,952 f