Inca Trail – Day 5 – Machu Picchu
Woke up feeling somewhat refreshed after a decent nights sleep and a hot shower.
The team made their way up from the Bus stop in Machu Picchu Town (Aguas Calientes) up to the Machu Picchu Ruins for our tour.
What an amazing place, the ruins are spectacular. After much climbing of stairs and descending stairs and taking all the photos we could, the group split up with one group continuing the tour and then heading back to town for a well deserved beer (Imagine which group I was in 😉 ) and the other group went up the Mountain.
Now yes I did have a ticket to do the climb, but there was one thing that was painfully evident to me over the last four days is that I’m rather slow going up and I was also physically exhausted so I opted to not climb it.
Here we can see Vince and his ode to Pachacutec, the 9th Inca Emperor and probably the one who did the most for the Incas in terms of Expansion and Cultural advancements.
The group rejoined in town for our Lunch – An amazing place called Indio Feliz, the food was absolutely amazing. I opted for the quiche and the apple pie and ice cream for desert. The team left feeling rather full for the train station.
We hoped aboard the train headed to Ollyntaytambo and settled in for a 2 or so hour train ride. We were in F Class, no idea what that means but it was good. We got drinks and a snack and later on the staff in that carriage put on an amazing fashion show showing off all the alpaca clothing available. OH and let me not forget the character that preceded the show, amazing 🙂
After arriving at Ollyntaytambo, we headed to our bus for the 2 and half hour ride back to Cusco. Boy that was a long Bus Ride. Back in Cusco, we headed to our rooms to settle in. What an amazing day.