DAY 1: CUSCO – PISPITAYOC BIKING (optional river rafting)
After picking travelers up from 6:30 to 7.00 am. we head to the sacred valley of the Incas. We will go through picturesque villages and beautiful landscapes. After arriving at Ollantaytambo, we have a break and will continue traveling by bus for 1 hr. until reaching the Abra Malaga near 11 am. (4350 mt.). From this area we will departure with the bikes, descending for 3 hrs. We will go through rural villages, rivers, orchards and streams, reaching the area Huamanmarca at about 1:30 pm.
Later a private bus will take the group for 30 min. to a town called Santa Maria. After lunch and a short break you have an option to do river rafting. If you dicide to do, we will begin the adventure by rafting for 2 hrs., always accompanied by a professional safety kayak, that will take care of passengers all the time. Those that didn’t book the rafting tour, will go with an assistant guide in our private bus for 20 min. to the next town Santa Rosa. After this we will walk for 45 min. until arriving at the lodge La Choza. The bus will be waiting for those that went on rafting and then they will be taken to Santa Rosa to walk for aprox. 45 min., going to the ecological lodge La Choza, located in a village called Pispitayoc (Lunch-dinner).
DAY 2: PISPITAYOC (Ecolodge) – SANTA TERESA (Trekking)
After enjoying an outdoor breakfast, 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, as we will be in the high forest and that is a paradise of biodiversity of the Inca jungle route. After arriving at the top of the mountain we will see the whole valley of Urubamba. The group will descend for 2.30 hr. to arrive at the village of Qellomayo. Here the lunch will be served. 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 (Breakfast-lunch-dinner).
DAY 3: SANTA TERESA – AGUAS CALIENTES (Zip line and Hiking)
After a breakfast at 7 am. 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, where the whole group will rejoin. Here we will have a great lunch. After a break, the journey will continue along the great inca jungle 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 (Breakfast-lunch-dinner).
DAY 4: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO (walking and visit to sanctuary)
The group will get up around 4 am. to go to Machu Picchu, following an ascending route through the high forest. We could have the chance to see the sunrise. After passing the control entrance around 6:00 am. the private guide will show us the sanctuary for 2 hrs. Later the group will be free to enjoy Machu Picchu by its own. The passengers that reserved the hiking to Huayna Picchu will have their adventure for around 2.30 hrs. (including going up and down). The path is very steep at some points but it’s worth. This trek is not recommended for people that suffer from dizziness. In the afternoon the group will descend walking to Aguas Calientes to rest or to buy souvenirs, until the train will depart (9.30 pm.) towards Ollantaytambo. There our private bus will be waiting for all the travellers to be transferred to Cusco. We will arrive late at night, around 10.30pm.
End of our tour in Cuscos main square