I can't imagine seeing Machu Picchu any other way than by the Inca Trail . Every time I thought it couldnt get harder or more awesome, It did.
Hiking the Inca Trail was such good preparation for seeing Machu Picchu. ITS almost a sort of spiritual Journey leading you through history With the inca and bringing you to the final place. Absolutely loved the trail. When you reach the final day, wake up early and then cross through the sungate you get such an amazing feeling.
One of peace, unity, accomplishment, and awe. The only thing left is to explore the city.