After a nutritious breakfast it's back on the trails as we begin to descend through a stunning valley for about two hours. We'll pass a forest of Queuña (Polylepsis Incana), an arboreal species whose destruction in Peru for burning and commercial logging has been lamentably thorough.
Arrival at the community of Huylloc, also famous for its rich textiles woven on traditional looms, where we'll enjoy a delicious lunch and a rest before descending for about two hours more to arrive at Puma Marca. Here we'll be able to spy ancient Inca terraces still in use today. During the Nov to March rainy season, Puma Marca may be quite snowy.
Arrival at the town of Ollantaytambo, which has been continuously inhabited since Inca times and still retains its original Inca urban planning, with constructions built atop Inca bases. For this reason this Sacred Valley town is often referred to as a "living museum". It's also a very popular bird-watching site. Here, we'll catch a train to Machu Picchu Pueblo, the base-town for Machu Picchu Archeological Complex, known colloquially as Aguas Calientes.
Arrival to Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes), where we will accomodate ourselves in our comfortable hostel.
Dinner in a local restaurant. Afterwards we'll retire to the hostel where we'll be spending the night.