|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 (Rafting Optional Activity)
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.At the end of the program we will hike to the beautiful ecological lodge in the town of Santa Rosa.
Day 2: Pispitayoc (Ecolodge) - Santa Teresa (Trekking)
Starting from the ecological Conde House 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 river 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 Optional Activity)
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: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
This time we will get up around 4:00am and leave at 4:30am, heading toward the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, walking approximately 1 hour and a half. The goal is to see the sunrise from the Inca site and be the first to arrive. Then we will take in the beautiful Machu Picchu with our professional guide, finishing the tour with some free time for you to explore. After visiting Machu Picchu, at about 11:00am we return by walking (2 hours) to the Hydroelectric where our bus (3 pm) waits to return to the city of Cusco, arriving around 9:00pm. Note: There is possibility to spend one more night in Machu Picchu town paying $30 extra, and return next day.