A Journey to Machu Picchu
With Ruben Orellana Neira and guides
We will travel by train from Ollantaytambo at the head of the Sacred Valley to Aguas Calientes, the small town at the foot of Machu Picchu beside the muddy, fast-flowing Urubamba River. After checking into our hotel and having lunch, we will take the bus up to the citadel of Machu Picchu itself.
Guided by Ruben Orellana Neira, who was for twenty-two years the head of archeology at this celebrated site, we will explore this sublimely beautiful and mystical icon of Andean civilization, clearly a sacred destination for the Incan and pre-Incan people and justifiably considered one of the wonders of the world.
There will be ample time for contemplation and meditation before sunset.
The late afternoon light at Machu Picchu is an exquisite experience not to be missed. After having dinner and spending the night in Aguas Calientes, we continue on to Cusco the following morning.