Machu Picchu was the last stop and grand finale of our "one month in Peru" adventure. I don't think that Machu Picchu needs any introduction or description. But it defiantly was one of the most impressive things I've ever seen! This is something that I think everyone should see once in their life.
What I did not expect to enjoy is the road from Cusco to Aguas Calientes, a town where you need to go in order to get to Machu Picchu. Quite a few people I know did the "inca trail", a 2, 4 or 7 days hike that starts in Sacred Valley. I only had a day planned for Machu Picchu as well as I think a hike on this altitude would be quite tough. So we took a train.
First we had to take a bus from Cusco to Urubamba, a town in Sacred Valley that had a train station.
The train takes about three hours from Urubamba to Aguas Calientes. It goes by the river in a narrow valley and the view is just insane.
Finally, when you arrive to Aguas Calientes, you need to take a small bus for 45 minutes to go up the mountain where Machu Picchu is located. By the time we got there it was already 1PM, luckily most tourists visit this place in the morning, so by around 3PM there were very few people left.
As mentioned Machu Picchu doesn't need an introduction. But it is way more impressive that I have ever imagined.