After our 6:00am breakfast, we'll exit the Pacaymayu Valley, making our way to the circular walled Inca ruins of Runcuracay (Pile of Ruins in Quechua), thought to have been a tambo, or roadside rest stop and inn for couriers along the trail. We'll pass through Runkuracay Pass at 3924 meters above sea level. From here you'll have amazing views of the snow-capped Veronika and Salkantay peaks. Continuing on, to a site located atop a cliff, we'll visit the Sayacmarca Ruins (Dominant Town). At this point we will be entering the tropical Cloud Forest, a part of the Amazon jungle which boasts exotic plants and orchids.
Our next stop is Phuyupatamarca with its ritual baths. Along the trail you'll be able to notice some of the engineering feats involved in its construction with have survived through the centuries, such as the tunnels passing through the mountains.
The ruins of Intipata and Wiñay Wayna (Quechua for Forever Young) will be our final stops for the day. This area boasts one of the greatest varieties of native tropical orchids in the world.
We'll then set up our final camp and share a delicious dinner (having had our lunch en route around midday) before settling down to rest.