✓ Small backpack
✓ trekking shoes or boots
✓ Insect repellent
✓ Sandals and towels (for those who want to swim)
✓ Poncho or raincoat
✓ Sunscreen, sunglasses and hat.
✓ Camera and batteries
The tour will begin with a pick up from your hotel at 6:00 am. (one day before the tour, visit our Cusco office: Plateros St. 394 to make all the arrangements and payment) We will cross the beautiful rolling hills on our way to the small town, Chinchero, which has a nice perch. overlooking the Sacred Valley at about 2700 meters above sea level. After descending into the valley and taking our way to Ollantaytambo, we will make a brief stop to then begin a 46 km ascent to Abra Málaga (4350 masl). That is where we will start our downhill adventure on our bikes. However, if the weather is not suitable (due to rain or snow), we will continue another 30 minutes to the next stop, Carrizales. Here we will rest a bit and have lunch, before beginning our descent into the warm valleys of the high jungle. It will be a 3-hour panoramic descent, while we pass through small rustic villages, passing through some fruit trees and over ravines and streams. During the tour we will also make 2 stops at the archaeological sites of Inkatambo (“Lodging Place” in Quechua), which was the Inka fortress that guarded the route from the jungle to the mountains (route that has now been paved) and also Huamanmarka ( “Land of Hawks”), an extensive set of ruins that includes a main square, a sacred temple, an urban sector, administrative areas, agricultural terraces along the river, and a religious and ceremonial center (Ushnu). Arriving in Santa María there is the option of Rafting in the river (extra tour) Each of the guided tours will last approximately 30 minutes. After which, we will finally arrive at the small town of Santa Maria, around 5 p.m., where we will take a local bus to Santa Teresa (a one-hour trip). That is where we will have dinner and spend the night in a hostel.
After an awakening at 6:00 am, we will have a typical breakfast and continue our walk. Zip Line (optional extra tour) Today we will walk in the direction of the Hydroelectric Power Station for approximately 2.5 hours. During this part of the hike, we will be treated to numerous impressive waterfalls. For those who wish, there is the option of taking a refreshing bath in one of them as well. Once we arrive at the Hydroelectric Plant, we will visit a small archaeological site nearby that has an “Intiwatana” (sundial). After the brief tour of the site, we will have a break and lunch in view of the dam before continuing to the final destination of the day….Aguas Calientes, where we will arrive at approx. 5:30 pm. We will immediately move to the hotel to rest and leave our things. You will be able to visit the arts and crafts market on your own until 7:00 p.m. m., when we will have our final dinner together with our guide so that we can receive information about the events of the next day in Machu Pichu. We will try to go to bed early to prepare.
We will wake up at 4:00 am and start walking up the mountain around 4:20 am so that we can be one of the first groups to reach the Citadel. The guided tour will begin at 6:30 a.m. m. and it will last two hours, after which you will have several free hours to explore the entirety of the immense and mystical Machu Pichu on your own. If you plan to ascend Huayna Pichu it is better to book in advance (minimum two months, it is plus $15 dollars) because they will only allow 400 people per day. We will take a night train back to Cusco or Ollantaytambo. End of service.