OVERVIEW

The tropical jungle of Machu Picchu, offers a new route, which consists of riding a bicycle and a walk to the Inca city of Machu Picchu, recently discovered.

The royal road of the Inca and the archaeological ruins that are combined with the beautiful landscapes on this route are impressive, we can even appreciate the plantations of the Sacred Leaf of the Incas “the Coca Leaf” which are cultivated legally and with authorization from the Peruvian Government, this excursion is an unforgettable experience. Cycling and trekking in the Ceja de Selva Peruana, four days of travel, which ends with the sunrise scenes in the Inka city of Machu Picchu.

Trip Summary

Highlights:

Enjoy an a 4-day combined adventure tour to Machu Picchu, biking 60 kilometer bike downhill, hiking and flying through the sky on a zipline ride along the way, relaxing in a hot spring in Santa Teresa during this 4-day, 3-night trek. This action-packed trip is a twist on the traditional hiking paths to Machu Picchu, The four day, three night trip ends with a dawn view of the valleys below Machu Picchu.

Travel Details

Trek Duration : 4 Days / 3 Nights
Accommodation: 3 nights Hotel and Lodge
Type of Trek : Adventure, Archaeological, Cultural, ecological and Adventure
Activities : Biking, Hiking, Trekking & Walking, Archaeological, Cultural Tours & Sightseeing, Ecological.
Altitude : 2,000 m.a.s.l. / 6,560 ft(Aguas Calientes) – 4350 m.a.s.l. / Abra Malaga
Type of Route : Best adventures Alternative Trek to Machu Picchu
Group Size : Min 02 people – Max 10 people
Difficulty degree of this hike : 2 our difficulty ratings are based on a scale of 1-5, tours with a rating of 1 being least difficult, tours with a rating of 5 being most difficult
Departures Day : – Our company organize daily departures for this unforgettable trekking with the best camp staff.

Photo Gallery Inca Trail

Itinerary

This hair-raising, adrenaline pumping tour captures the majestic power of Machu Picchu and fuses it with a variety of extreme sports and unbelievable trekking to give you the most action packed experience you can find.  Downhill mountain biking, zip lines, raging rivers, sleeping deep in the jungle, walking along lost Inca trails up sheer cliffs shrouded in clouds before reaching the mysterious and stunning ruins of Machu Picchu, this tour has it all!

Our trip begins leaving Cusco with a panoramic view of the city, then continue on the road to Chinchero / Ollantaytambo from where we will take the track on the right bank to rise to the highest part of the Abra de Málaga. Too mystical point, where payment is made to land very often.

From this point or save the guide’s best look in case of fog, we descend from the car to take our modern bicycles, where we will begin our journey on bicycles, we will go down, we will observe the immensity of the valley and the beautiful landscape of the Convention and conform descend we will find a different flora from the dry and pajales the strong and tanned bushes of the height, then a temperate zone vegetation to finally enter the vegetation of the jungle area, arriving at reeds where we will take our lunch or box lunch, we will visit in the middle of the road the archaeological remains of the INKA period of INKA TAMBO about 5 minutes from the foot of the road, and WAMANMARKA, finally after about 3 hours of biking and 02 hours of walking and we will arrive Santa Maria (1200m / 3937f) our first day of staying at the lodge for basic services, here we have dinner, we are in the middle of a humid climate or for the forest and magnificent for its fauna and flora, at the time of the dinner we will have a short summary of the day and comments of the trekking of the following day.

After having a breakfast we will leave early, we will walk through paths full of vegetation, where we will be able to appreciate the cultivation and harvest of the coffee as well as the sacred plant of the Inkas the COCA, we will walk by segments of original Inka Roads, where we will meet with the history of the Inka road network, pre-Hispanic roads leading to Quillabamba (capital of the province of the Convention), after the energetic walk, and having breathed and breathed the purest air in the world, passing a gold and we will have the opportunity to enter to the THERMAL / MEDICAL BATHS OF COCALMAYU, to then enter Santa Teresa (1570m / 5150f) where we will spend the night in Basic Lodging, at the time of the dinner the coordination will be given the following day.

We left a little late and began to walk on a flat floor crossing the Vilcanota River (Sacred River of the Inkas) by a bridge, along the way we can enjoy the great variety of butterflies, parrots, small iguanas, birds, insects, we will have lunch at the 1900m / 6233f hydroelectric station) where we will enjoy lunch and then continue our walk to Aguas Calientes (2050m / 6725f), the last point of an overnight stay in a hostel.

We left very early and then walk up to the Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, getting to have a wide knowledge in the Agricultural, Astronomical and Religious; inside the wonderful city of the Incas, accompanied by a professional guide. After having finished the Guided service the client will have enough independent time to continue in the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, before returning to meet again in the town of Aguas Calientes and take the train back to Ollantaytambo and / or Cusco depending on the schedule and reservation.

  • Transport from Cusco to Abra Malaga
  • Packed Lunch on day 1
  • Food from lunch day 1 to breakfast day 4
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Bike with front suspension, gloves and helmet
  • 03 nights accommodation in basic hostels/lodges
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • Train back and transport to Cusco
  • Lunch/dinner day 4
  • Rafting in Santa Maria, optional US$30
  • Zip line in Santa Teresa, optional US$30
  • Hot Springs in Santa Teresa, optional 10 soles
  • Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes, optional 10 soles
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, optional US$12 each way
  • Huayna Picchu (US$15) or Machu Picchu Mountain (US$15) see info below
  • Hiking boots/shoes
  • Backpack (30 to 40 liters)
  • Comfortable clothing for trekking
  • Rain gear or poncho (rainy season)
  • Sandals for evenings
  • Clothing for warm weather
  • Warm sweater / jacket for 1st morning
  • Flashlight + extra batteries
  • Camera
  • Hat for the sun
  • Sun block
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Personal medical kit
  • Insect repellent
  • Toilet paper
  • Snacks
  • Swimsuit
  • Spending money (soles)
  • Original passport

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