Early in the morning we start walking up on the footpath through cloud forest (1 h 15 min) or we can take the bus to drive up (25 min., from 5:30 am) to visit Machu Picchu. The site opens at 6 am (but entrance tickets have different times). We start with a guided tour (2.5 h), afterwards free time to discover on our own. It is possible to climb the Wayna Picchu mountain (advance booking required), walk to the Inca Bridge or just explore and enjoy the views. In the afternoon we return to Aguas Calientes town (on our own) and take the return train, transfer to your hotel in Cusco.