See the Gold-plated Temple of the Sun, explore the Sacred Valley and Salt Mines of Maras, mountain bike the Andes into the jungle, zip-line over the Urubamba River, and hike Machu Picchu.
Cultural Multi-Sport TOUR and Machu Picchu
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5 days and 4 nights
High Season: April to November
This day begins with us picking you up from the airport and taking you on a pleasant drive through the narrow streets of Cusco to your hotel. We will allow you to check in, put your things in your room, and rest for a moment before we pick you up at 2pm for a group visit of the centre of Cusco. Don’t grab a drink just yet; you’ll have plenty of time for that! A professional guide will accompany us who will first present the Cathedral (built in Baroque style and having paintings of the Cusquena school) and the temple of Qoricancha known as the gold covered temple. Then we will appreciate the enchantment of the temple of the Thunderclap, Rain, Lightning, Rainbow and Stars and also the temple of Santo Domingo. These attractions are important as Peru has constantly undergone changes in architectural development, religion and policy since the colonial introduction. We will move on to visit the local market of San Pedro which is an interesting place to visit as the locales shop for local crops and other things needed for daily life here. We will return to Cusco around 6pm; this is somewhat of an acclamation day to allow the body to get used to the high altitude for the next 4 days. So be careful with the drinks this day!
Your journey through the Sacred Valley will begin around 830am when we pick you up from your hotel. With our private transport, we will head for the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will be able to enjoy the wonders of the valley and see the Inca ruins of Chinchero, Moray, and finally the Salt Mines of Maras. We will see magnificent scenery of the Andes and snow-covered mountain tops as we continue our trip on to the village of Ollantaytambo. Here we will visit the archaeological complex that is as old as the great stones it was constructed with. The complex presents a collection of houses, temples, platforms, colcas (deposits) and several enclosures which functions have not yet been determined. The village of Ollantaytambo is seen as the last Andean village because of the houses and narrow streets that shows us the Incan style of constructing. At the end of the tour for the day, we will take you to your hotel accommodations at 5pm. Enjoy a Pisco Sour!
We will pick you up at your hotel in Ollantaytambo at about 9am with our private transport and take you to the highest pass of Abra Malaga which is 4,350 meters above sea level. We will arrive there around midday and take out the mountain bikes which we will use to make the descent on asphalt roads in the midst of the jungle. If the weather does not allow it, we will take the car to perform this part of the trek. We ride our mountain bikes until we arrive at the little community of Carrizales where we will enjoy the view of Alfamayo and a little time for rest and pictures. After a well-deserved rest, we will continue our descent with our mountain bikes through attractive villages in the midst of the tropical forest. The total bike ride will take us about 2 1/2 hours. On the way, we will visit the archaeological site of Wamanmarka. Afterwards, we will offer you the time to enjoy the beautiful landscape with its vegetation and marvelous fauna. Arriving in Santa Maria (1430m), we will have lunch and then we are going to do rafting in the afternoon. After rafting, we will drive 1 hour to Santa Teresa with the option of stopping at the Cocalmayo hot springs. We’ll finish our fun filled day when we arrive at the ECO Lodge tree house around 6pm.
Santa Teresa – Station Hydroelectrique – Aguas Calientes (Trekking)
In the morning, we will head to do some exhilarating ziplining across the Urubamba river. This is a unique and adventurous experience full of adrenaline as you pass from one side of the valley to the other. If you’re courageous, the zipline operators will let you have fun by trying different positions or different lines. To get to one of the lines, you’ll need to walk across an awesome suspension bridge. Ziplining starts at about 7am and last until 10am. Afterwards, we will head to have our breakfast close to the hydroelectrical station. When we conclude our breakfast, we will continue our trek on the bank of the Urubamba river for about 3 hours until we arrive at Aguas Calientes, a little town at the foot of Machu Picchu. On our way, we will pass the natural park of Mandor where beautiful local flowers and bird life thrive. In Aguas Calientes, we will have lunch and rest for the night. Enjoy the hot tubs in here for maximum relaxation.
Machu Picchu – Cusco
After we’ve had a specially prepared breakfast, we will leave our hotel at an early 530am to catch one of the first buses to Machu Picchu. No hitting the snooze alarm this day! The ride takes roughly half an hour. From the bus, you will probably be astonished by the amazing view of the sunrise over Machu Picchu. Our tour guide will offer you a guided visit of about 2 hours after which you will be free to explore the ruins at your own pace or leisure. You can also choose to brave the high challenging climbs of Wayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountains. Since Wayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountains are not part of the regular tour, please let us know of your desire to try these in a response to our booking confirmation email. We can purchase those tickets early for you. Only a limited number are allowed up that part of Machu Picchu each day so it would be best to let us know of your desire to try that hike as early as possible. If you survive this tough climb, you will be rewarded with an amazing view over Machu Picchu and join the exclusive club of the awesome people of the world. It’s truly an accomplishment! Once you have enjoyed your time at Machu Picchu, tour buses will offer you a descent back to the town of Aguas Calientes where we will take the train to Ollantaytambo where our bus awaits you to continue on to Cusco.
- Private transport that picks you up at your hotel in Cusco
- Mountain bike with suspension, gloves and a helmet
- Meals during the trek (4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners)
- 4 nights in a hotel in Ollantaytambo and Santa Teresa
- Hotel in Aguas Calientes at base of Machu Picchu, continental breakfast or similar)
- Entrance fee for all the Inka sites and Machu Picchu
- Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and back
- Professional guide (English or Spanish and French by special request)
- Train to return to Ollantaytambo and bus back to Cusco
- Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day
- Zipline in Santa Teresa (third day) – $30 *
- Entrance fee to the hot springs – $2 *
What customer should bring (equipment):
- Backpack with a rain poncho
- Waterproof vest
- Rain trousers and light trousers
- Trekking shoes
- Sandals/Flip Flops for showers at the hot springs
- Bathing suit and towel
- Mosquito repellent
- Disinfection gel
- Toilet paper
- Toilet necessities
- Camera (if not waterproof, protected)
- Torch with extra batteries
- International student card
- Extra money in soles
Price: $1,199 from $1,699
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