Our transportation will pick up from your hotel. After traveling for 3 hours approximately, we will arrive at the high mountain pass of Malaga (4,350 meters) around 11 am. From there, we will start our descent on mountain bikes, descending for about 3 hours, passing through small villages, orchards, rivers, and streams, reaching the town Huamanmarca around 1:30 pm. From here, our private bus will take the group for 30 minutes to the town of Santa Maria. After a short break, we will begin the rafting trip for the next 2 hours, encountering class III and IV rapids, always accompanied by a professional safety kayak to watch over the group until leaving the river.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Maximum altitude: 4,350 masl / 14,271 ft., Minimum altitude: 1,250 masl / 4,101 ft., Distance: approx 21 km, Biking time: – 3 to 4 hours approximately.
After a delicious breakfast, we will begin our first day of the trekking to Santa Teresa at 6 AM. The early 2 hours of our tour is an ascent, but there will be several stops to learn a bit more about the wide variety of flora and fauna that can be found in the region. One of these stops will be a family house where we will rest for 20 minutes and supply ourselves with more water and some tropical fruit. After resting for a bit, we will cross to the section of the Inca Trail that connected Machupicchu. Here, your guide will explain more about the history of the Incas, as well the road system that existed during that time. At this point, we will also see one of the most impressive views in all the trek, the majestic Apu Salkantay. Afterward, we will descend to the small town called Quellomayo, where we will stop for lunch and relax. We then continue two more hours along the bank of the river to the thermal baths of Cocalmayo, where you will have plenty of time to enjoy the naturally heated water of the pools.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Maximum altitude: 1,657 masl / 5,436 ft., Minimum altitude: 1,250 masl / 4,101 ft., Distance: approx. 12 km
After breakfast, we will begin the trekking to Aguas Calientes at approximately 7 AM. We will walk for 3 hours in the Aobamba Valley until we reach the Hydroelectric plant, where we pass the checkpoint and continue the trek. Lunch will be included along the path, and we will have the opportunity to see a series of waterfalls and admire the majesty of the surrounding mountains Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu. Here you also have the chance to see an astronomical sundial used by the Incans, as well as other constructions such as the Incan citadel of Machupicchu. After 3 hours of walking, we will arrive to Aguas Calientes town alongside the train tracks.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Maximum altitude: 2,050 masl / 6,561 ft., Minimum altitude: 1,500 masl / 5,436 ft., Distance: approx. 16 km
This last day starts very early. We will wake up at around 5.00 am, have breakfast, and then take one of the first buses to Machu Picchu. The guide will give you a tour around Machu Picchu, telling the history of Machu Picchu and the most famous temples and buildings. First climb a little bit to the classical viewpoint, this vantage point offers a terrific view of the whole Inka city. After that, we descend to the lower sector and explore this magical sanctuary. You will see places as the sundial, temple of the sun, the sacred rock and temple of the condor, once you feel that you have seen every corner of Machu Picchu, you will take a bus down to the village of Aguas Calientes to have lunch. Then We will take our train ride to Ollantaytambo. A private bus will pick up and transfer to your hotel in Cusco. Note: if you want to climb Huayna Picchu mountain or Machu Picchu mountain you need to book this in advance as spaces are limited
Meals: Breakfast, Maximum altitude: 2,490 meters / 8,169ft, Minimum altitude: 2,040 masl / 6692 ft., Distance: approx. 1.5 km
* Please note the driving and walking times, time at each site, and departure/arrival time are approximate and depend upon many factors such as road conditions, weather, van size, group pace, etc.