We pick you up at your hostel in Cusco at approx. 6:30am. With the rest of the group and your guide you will head towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas. After a short stop in Ollantaytambo we will drive up to Abra Malaga (4300m), enjoying the stunning views until arriving at the pass. There, we will get off the van and provide you with your biking equipment and mountain bikes – then the first adventure begins: we’ll descend the winding paved mountain road, enjoying the amazing landscape while driving down into a more tropical climate. After approx. 3 hours we arrive at Huamamarca where we take a short break and continue by bus to the small village Santa Maria where we have lunch. You can spend the rest of the day relaxing at the hostel – or go for the next adventure: Whitewater Rafting on the Vilcanota River! We spend the night at Santa Maria.
Today you wake up early to the sounds of the jungle. After breakfast we start our trekking, passing through the jungle and walking a section of an original ancient Inka Trail along breathtaking cliffs. We’ll make various stops to enjoy a delicious fresh fruit juices, learn about the vegetation and the Inca culture and observe some animals. After lunch and a short rest in the comfy hammocks, we continue trekking along the Vilcanota River towards Santa Teresa. Shortly before our arrival, we will have to cross the river in a cable car run by locals. We finally arrive at the hot springs of Santa Teresa, where you can take a relaxing bath in the hot waters, enjoy a cold drink and have a shower. A bus or taxi brings us to Santa Teresa where we enjoy a nice dinner and spend the night in a hostel.
The first part of today’s trekking will be along a flat and dusty road to the Hidroeléctrica power station (those who stayed out until late or want to relax a little can take a bus). For those who are up to some more adventure, an adrenaline pumping Zip Line adventure is waiting at the Zip Line Park close to Santa Teresa. The group meets at Hidroeléctrica to have lunch, then you’ll start the last part of the trail trekking along the railway. You finally arrive at Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) and check into your hostel. We will enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant with various options to choose from and you’ll have a little briefing with your guide about the next day.
Early in the morning, at approx. 4:30am, you will start walking up for approx. 1,5 hours to the entrance of Machu Picchu – you will be one of the first groups entering (optional you can take the first bus up at 5:30am). Your guide will give you a tour (approx. 2 hours) through the Inca city, showing you the most important attractions such as the different temples and palaces. Then you will have time to explore Machu Picchu on your own. Optional, you can climb up Huayna Picchu (2720m) or Machu Picchu Mountain (3082m). In the evening you take the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo where we’ll pick you up and take you back to Cusco by bus.