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October 12, 2015

INKA JUNGLE TRAIL & BIKING TO MACHU PICCHU

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4 Days / 3 Nights

Price per Person $ 739

Promo Code : PROMOTOPTC05

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Detailed Itinerary

1st day: Cusco  -Abra Malaga – Sta María Downhill Biking

We will  pick you up at 7:00 am from your Hotel. Starting point of our adventure is the Local Bus Terminal (to the North at Santiago district). We’ll leave the city seeing beautiful natural surroundings with rolling hills until the town of Chinchero overlooking the Sacred Valley at about 2700 masl.reach. After descending this mountainside we’ll arrive to a brief stop at Ollantaytambo where we’ll start the 46 km. uphill to the ABRA MALAGA (Mountain Pass at 4350 masl) approx. at midday, the starting point again to our downhill, just in case the weather be not good for riding bikes due to haze, rain or snow, we’ll go further down with the bus for about 30 minutes to the next place being the hamlet of Carrizales where we’ll rest a bit and have luch, after that we’ll descend to the hot valleys of the high jungle towards QUILLABAMBA, this downhill will last about 5 hours, passing by little rustic villages, ravines, fruit groves and streams. During the trip we’ll stop 2 times to visit the archeological centers of Inkatambo (Lodging Place in Quechua) who was an Inka fortress & guarding place for the route which came up from the jungles to the highlands (this route is being paved nowadays) and continuing with Huamanmarka (Falcon Land) that includes a main plaza, a sacred temple, urban sector, administrative areas, agricultural terraces at riverside and a religious & ceremonial center (Ushnu). Both visits last about 30 minutes each. We arrive to the first major town of SANTA MARIA about 6pm. (dinner and overnight camping or in a familiar guest house).

Biking time:           3 hours.

Climate:                 cold and  warm with a lot of mosquitoes.

Included:               Box lunch and dinner.

2nd day: Sta María – Sta Teresa Trekking

We will get up very early this time at 5 am. and get a good healthy breakfast to start walking over a flat area by the  riverside for about 1½ hours. Then we’ll continue to go up the route for 1 more hour taking the ancient Inka jungle trail, a rustic and rough road full of rocks and stones (with some steps on it), crossing th e river using old Oroyas (Cablecar bridges) and footbridges… we can observe several wild animals of the region like birds (parrots, hummingbirds, jungle eagles, marakarakus, etc) and fruit & medicine plants like  bananas, avocados, yuca, mangos, pineapples, oranges, pacay, tangerines, cacao, coffee and coca crops, etc… then arriving to the hamlet of Q´ellumayu where we’ll get some rest and have lunch…After that we’ll go on with our trek walking by the river for about 2 hours to arrive to the hot springs of Santa Teresa. We’ll relax and soak for about 1 hour and continue walking for 45 minutes more to arrive to the second major town of SANTA TERESA, approx. at 6 pm .(We’ll rest, dinner & overnight here).

Hiking time:           7 hours,

Climate:                 warm with a lot of mosquitoes.

Included:               breakfast, lunch and dinner.

3rd day: Sta Teresa – Llactapata – Aguas Calientes Trekking

We will begin the early morning with ascending through the Inca Trail network to the archaeological complex of Llactapata (2650m / 8694f). Here we will be in a scene of cloudy forest and will have an exceptional view over the Machu Picchu mountain, Waynapicchu etcetera, after which we will descend to the Hydroelectric station (1950m / 6398f). Here we will take the train in the direction of Machu Picchu village (2050m / 6726f), where we will spend the night in a lodge.

Hiking time:           6 hours,

Climate:                 warm with a lot of mosquitoes.

Included:               breakfast, lunch and dinner.

4th day: Aguas Calientes  – Machupicchu – Cusco

We’ll get up early at 5:00 am to have enough time to climb up the steep path to the Machu Picchu Sanctuary in about 1:30 hours.,, then you get private guiding withing the park for 2hours, after that you can wonder freely until noon to relax, take snapshots, walk and also climb up to the Wayna Picchu summit or just stroll to the Intipunku or the Inka bridge. We’ll return down to Aguas Calientes and then take the train back to Ollantaytambo.

Regular Service

Included:

Hotel passenger pick up.

Bus from Cusco to Abra Málaga.

Bikes with front suspensions, gloves and helmet.

3 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 breakfasts.

2 overnights in country lodge (All basic services included) and 1 night in  Aguas Calientes town hotel (with private bath & hot water).

Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.

Bilingual and professional guide service (biking, trek and Machu Picchu).

Tourist train Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo  and Bus from Ollantaytambo – Cusco.

First aid kit.

Bus up from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.

Not Included

First day breakfast and last day lunch.

Snacks or additional drinks.

Entrance to hot spring in Sta Teresa.

Bus down to Aguas Calientes.

What one needs to bring:

Standard trekking backpack, Warm clothing, Sport clothing (a pair of each), Short pants and trekking boots, Water purifying pills or enough mineral water bottles, Photo camera or video camera, Insect repellent, Sunblock cream, Hat or cap, Sunglasses, rain, poncho or raincoat, extra money in Soles.

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