This adventure is one of the best alternative treks in Cusco, it captures the majestic energy of Machu Picchu through ancient paths designed by the Incas and will make you feel alive and full of adrenaline. This tour lasts 4 days and includes adventure sports like biking, rafting, zip lining and trekking. Daily departures all year, advance booking
|Duration: 4 days and 3 nights||Location: cusco / peru||start time: 06:00:00|
|Daily departures||visits: Pispitayoc, Santa Teresa, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu|
Day 1: Cusco – Pispitayoc (Biking and Rafting)
After a breakfast with the group we go to our starting point by bus. From this starting point, the mountain Abra Malaga, we will descend for 3 hours by bike. During this downhill challenge we will pass stunning views and picturesque villages. After an excellent lunch we will start our rafting adventure, encountering a.o. rapids class III and IV. For the afternoon there is an alternative walking tour. At the end of the program we will hike to the beautiful ecological lodge in the town of Santa Rosa. *Rafting is only available in dry season.
Day 2: Pispitayoc (Ecolodge) - Santa Teresa (Trekking)
We will walk along the riverbanks and start climbing for 30 min. On our way we will see small coffee plantations, fruit trees, etc. In this area it is possible to see many types of plants, orchids and birds, we will be in the high forest and that is a paradise of biodiversity of the route. After arriving at the top of the mountain we will see the whole valley of Urubamba. The group will descend for 2.30 hr. aprox. to arrive at the village of Qellomayo. After a break we will trek for 3 hrs., going through farms, rivers, waterfalls until arriving at the hot water springs of Santa Teresa. We will have a break and later the group will continue walking for 40 min. until reaching the town of Santa Teresa, where we will sleep at a familiar house.
Day 3: Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes (Zip line and Hiking)
We will continue exploring the roads less traveled. We will start at the town of Santa Teresa. The passengers that reserved in advance will do the zipline (later they will be taken by bus to the hydroelectric), the rest of the group will continue hiking for aprox. 3 hr. until reaching the hydroelectric too, where the whole group will rejoin. Here we will have a great lunch. After a break, the journey will continue along the path for 3 hr., going through waterfalls, coca and coffee farms until arriving at the town of Aguas Calientes. The group will be taken to the hostel around 4 pm. At night we will all get together in a restaurant to have a great dinner and have a briefing about the trek to Machu Picchu.
Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
The group will get up early to go to Machu Picchu, following an ascending route through the high forest, we could have the chance to see the sunrise. The guide will show us the sanctuary for 2 hrs. aprox. Later the group will be free to enjoy Machu Picchu by its own. The passengers that reserved the hiking to Huayna Picchu will have their adventure for around 2.30 hrs. The path is very steep at some points but it’s worth it. In the afternoon the group sill descend walking to Aguas Calientes, to rest or to buy souvenirs until the hour of departure (9.30 pm.) of the train towards Ollantaytambo. We will arrive late at night, around 12.30 am.