After years of wanting to visit Machu Picchu, I finally had the perfect chance to take my bucket list trip. Although it was very rushed and a lot of last minute planning, the stars aligned and my Machu Picchu trip was finally a reality. Ideally, I would have done the 4 day trek through the Inca Trail to get to Machu Picchu, but since it was such a last minute trip, I didn't have enough time to book it.
My journey to Machu Picchu started with a train ride to Aguas Calientes.
I got in pretty late, so I just spent the first night strolling around the town and taking it easy for my early morning trip to Machu Picchu.
The next morning, I took the first bus out to Machu Picchu to catch the sunrise on the mountain. I basically planned to spend the whole day there just taking in the sights.
After spending roughly 8 hours exploring and getting thoroughly sunburnt, I headed back to Machu Picchu Pueblo to have one last meal before heading back to Cusco.