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US$ 540.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
At 5:30 Am pick-up from hotels in Cusco or meeting point or you can join our bus at the Sacred Valley After breakfast, we continue in our private van for 3 hours until we arrive at the Malaga Pass (located at 4,316 masl) (14,160 feet asl).
From this point, we begin our bicycle tour down the mountain. After your guides offer a briefing and provide all riders with the appropriate safety gear we will start our 3-hour mountain descent (about 34 miles or 55 km) to the town of Huamanmarca. From there, we continue our journey by bus for approximately 30 minutes until we reach the town of Santa Maria, where we have our lunch and spend the night here in basic accommodation. During this part of the journey, you will experience the beauty of the snow-capped mountains and their fast-changing climate from dry cold to humid heat. Upon arrival to Santa Maria. Here you will have the option to enjoy a river rafting for 2 Hrs approx (level III and IV, during April-November) in the Urubamba River, which crosses through part of the jungle.
After breakfast, we will begin our first day of hiking to Santa Teresa at 6:00 approx. The first 2 hours of our tour is a gradual ascent, with many stops in order to learn about the rich variety of flora and fauna that can be found in the region. One of these stops will be in a family house where we will rest for 20 minutes and supply ourselves with more water and some regional tropical fruit. After resting for a bit, we will cross a section of the Inca Trail that historically connected Machupicchu with the city of Vilcabamba. Here, our guide will explain the history of the Incas, as well as the system of communication that existed during that period of time. At this point, we will also see one of the most impressive views in all of the Huancarccasa Canyon. Afterward, we will descend to the small town of Quellomayo where we have our lunch and time to rest in the nearby hammocks. We then continue 2 more hours on foot to the thermal baths of Cocalmayo, where you will have plenty of time to enjoy the natural hot water of the baths. After bathing, we will continue on to the final destination of the day, Santa Teresa, and spend our second night in a basic hostel. Hiking distance: 22 Kilometers / 14 miles
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, basic hostel (4 person max per room)
After our breakfast, we will start a gentle hike to reach Aguas Calientes town, at 7:00 am. We will walk for 3 hours in the Aobamba Valley until we reach the Intihuatana (Inca´s site), where we pass a checkpoint then continue our hike. Lunch will be included then have the chance to see waterfalls and impressive views of the mountains surrounding Machupicchu and Haynapicchu area. After 3 hours of walking, we will arrive in Aguas Calientes town alongside the train tracks that lead to this small cozy town. Hiking distance: 16 Kilometers / 10 miles Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, basic hostel (2, 3 person max per room)
The long-expected day by all... MACHU PICCHU.. early breakfast in the morning. We begin our day by taking a 30 minutes bus toward the Citadel from Aguas Calientes town at 4:30 AM Once inside the citadel, your guide will provide a 2-hour tour -showing you the most important temples within the ancient city. Afterward, you will be free to explore Machupicchu yourself and maybe even hike Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu Mountain (previous reservations are needed or confirm at the time of booking) There are only 400 entrance tickets per day to climb these two mountains). By 14:30 you must be at the Train station to board a train returning to Cusco. Arrival time by 19:00 Hrs Or can be with a later train at 16:45 pm Train to Ollantaytambo. Bus to Cusco. (Optional to request a later train from Aguas Calientes).