Slightly higher than Wayna Picchu but without the vertigo or additional ticket cost, Intipunku offers Inca Trail hikers their first look at Machu Picchu.
I’m happy and thankful to have stayed at the Sanctuary Lodge at Machu Picchu, but at $860/night, one night was plenty!
Starting before 5am this LONG day took me from chilly Cusco via train to revered Machu Picchu, with plenty of Brazilians and llamas along the way.
Day 1 of my Machu Picchu trip started ridiculously early with a 3:30am cab ride to the Lima airport. Destination: Cusco, 5+ hours from Machu Picchu.