Day 1 : CUSCO – ABRA MALAGA – SANTA MARIA (Biking And Rafting)
Pick up time is 5:30 a.m.
We will leave the Imperial City of Cusco and head towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It is here that we will have the chance to have the breakfast if you didn´t have it in Cusco. We will continue on to Abra Málaga (4 350 meters) (14 160 ft), the starting point of our biking tour. After a short explanation to help orientate you, your guide will provide you with the necessary equipment for the activity.
We will the begin our 3-hour, bicycle descent 55km (34.18 miles) until we reach the town of Huamanmarca. During the trip we will experience the beauty of the snow-capped mountains and the tropical forest. It is here in the tropical forest that our Peruvian Amazon adventure begins. We will cross small streams and we will enjoy the change from cold to a tropical climate. During the journey we will stop several times to review bicycles and equipment.
We will arrive at the town of Santa María (1 200 masl)(3,937.01 ft.), where we will have our lunch and stay for our first night in a hotel. In the afternoon we have the option of rafting on the Vilcanota River. This river offers category III and V + rapids. For this activity we will give you helmets, windbreaks and category V life jackets. This activity is available between the months of April to December, and you must be able to swim to participate in accordance with Peruvian law.
(L and D / Basic hotel). That is our first day of Inca jungle trail to Machu Picchu.
Day 2 : SANTA MARIA – INCA TRAIL – COCALMAYO / HOT SPRINGS – SANTA TERESA – Trekking
After a delicious breakfast, we will be ready to make the first day of trekking to Santa Teresa. The first two hours of our tour we will ascend the terrain. On the way we will have several stops to learn a little more about the richness in flora and fauna of the area in which we will find ourselves.
We will also stop at the home of a local family, where we will learn about their customs and traditions. Later we will cross a section of the Inca Trail that formerly connected the Sacred City of the citadel Machu Picchu to the last Inca refuge, Vilcabamba. Here our guide will explain a little more about the history of the Incas and also the Incan communication system (the route of the Incas). At this point we have the pleasure of experiencing some of the most impressive views of the Huancarccasa canyon, the majestic Salkantay.
We will then descend to the town of Quellomayo, where we will enjoy a delicious lunch and a relaxing rest in the hammocks of the restaurant. We will continue with the last two hours of our hike to arrive at the thermal baths of Cocalmayo, where we will spend a while enjoying this enchanting place.
When the whole group is ready, our private transport will take you to the town of Santa Teresa, where we will spend our second night (B, L and D / Basic hotel).
Day 3 : SANTA TERESA – AGUAS CALIENTES (Zip Line and Trekking )
On day three we will have the opportunity to do the zip line activity with one of the highly trusted operators in the area. This activity lasts approximately two hours.
We will then have breakfast. After breakfast, we will board our transport to the hydroelectric plant, where the government control is located and the entrance to Machu Picchu National Park (Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary). At this point we will start our trekking to the town of Aguas Calientes, passing through the area called Intihuatana, a small archaeological site where the guide will share an explanation to better understand the site.
Then we will we will enjoy our lunch in Hidroelectrica. During the journey, we will enjoy and contemplate the majesty of the Machu Picchu mountains, Huayna Picchu as well as other agrological sites in the heights of the mountain. We will finish the hike in the town of Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the third night of the tour (B, L and D / Basic hotel).
Day 4 : MACHU PICCHU And Return To Cusco
Today you´ll using the bus services to arrive to the archeological site of Machu Picchu.
If you plan on hiking Mt. Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu you must make reservations in advance to your trip and the fee is US $ 35.
This is the most important day of the tour, today you will visit one of the seven wonders of the world. The tour will start very early, to appreciate the sunrise in the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Our day will start at 5:00 a.m.
Once inside the archaeological site, you´ll have a two-hour guided tour inside the Inca city of Machu Picchu, you will see its most important temples, such as the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Three Windows, etc. You will then be free to explore Machu Picchu on your own. If you booked in advance, to hike Mt. Huayna Picchu (height: 2,800 meters)(9,186.35 ft.) or Machu Picchu mountain (height: 3 082 meters)(10,111.55 ft.) you will have that opportunity after your guided tour. You must make the reservations to hike either mountain three months in advance for an additional cost of US $ 35. Space is limited to only 400 people a day to climb Mt. Huayna Picchu.
We also recommend allowing time to relax, meditate and rest while taking advantage of the magical and spiritual energies of this great wonder. After you have finished enjoying Machu Picchu, you will return to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Ollantaytambo and the return by bus till Cusco
End of our Services
- Tour with a professional guide (8 people maximum).
- 03 nights in basic hotel:
- Specified meals (3B, 3L and 3D – Vegetarian food on request).
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu and Hot Springs.
- Mobility in our private car from Cusco to Abra Málaga.
- Professional Bicycles: (disc hydraulic brake and SHIMANO accessories).
- Specialized Status 1 or KONA Stinky.
- Safety equipment:
- SEVEN or 661 Integral Helmet.
- Integral Gloves: FOX or TROY-LEE or Armor: FOX.
- Kneepads: 661.
- Waterproof jackets and pants.
- Support team.
- First aid kit.
- Oxygen balloon.
- Communication radios.
- Bus for up and donw to Machupicchu.
- Train back from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
- Bus back from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
NOT INCLUDES :
- Personal travel Insurance.
- Unforeseen expenses.
- Meals not specified in the tour.
- Huayna Picchu or Mountain Machu Picchu Tickets.
YOU NEED :
- Original passport and *International Student Visa if applicable.
- Walking boots.
- Waterproof jacket/rain poncho.
- Warm jacket, hat and gloves.
- Comfortable trousers.
- Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended).
- Re-usable plastic or metal water container or camel bags.
- Water, water purification tablets, or money to buy water along the way.
- Insect repellent.
- Personal medication.
- Torch with spare batteries (headlamps are useful).