Kyle and Emily completely hooked us up on this adventure! They booked hostels, train rides and reserved Waynapicchu tickets all from Seattle. Booking anything for Machu Picchu is hard because your not really sure the best way or best price because there are so many options but kyle sorted it out perfectly.
We took a fabulous 3 hour train ride from Cusco to Aguas Calientes (closest town to Machu Picchu). From there we all bunked up in a dorm room and woke up at 4:45am to catch the bus up the mountain to the entrance of Machu Picchu. The gates opened at 6am and there was lines of people pushing to get in first. The people who walked up the mountain to get there were sweaty and looked a bit miserable…. Good thing we bussed! We also saw tons of people that were attacked by the mosquitos, bites covered their poor arms and ankles. Emily’s 90% deet she brought saved us from being completely covered.
We got in the gate and had an hour to make it to Waynapicchu the mountain looking down on Machu Picchu. We walked in amazement at the Inca ruins and tried to ease drop on English tours to hear the history. We did pretty well I think we at least caught half the tour. Hahaha
Waynapicchu was a hard but extremely gorgeous 4 hour hike up to the top and around the mountain side.
Now for the pictures!