Inca jungle tour with Bicycle and Trekking to Machu Picchu, from cusco-Peru over abra malaga to santa teresa and aquas calientes
Difficulty: 2 Price: € 250.00
4 Days 3 nights Walking and Mountain bike with visit at Machu Picchu
The cheapest way to visit Machu picchu with trekking and mountainbiking
This adventure is a good alternative and much cheaper than the Inca trail !
This is not only an alternative Inca Trail, it is the most original and exclusive: following paths only recently discovered. The Inka Jungle trail can be done in either 4 or 3 days and is a mixture of both biking and hiking to Machu Picchu. It is suitable for anyone with a sense of adventure and curiosity.
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Day 1: Downhill mountainbike Cusco to Santa Maria
You will be picked up at approximately 7.50 am. You will then be driven through the stunning SacredValley and dropped off at the 3200m high San Luis. Here you will change into the biking kit provided (gloves and helmet) and receive a 20 minute briefing by your tour guide. Then the fun commences… freewheeling down quiet but challenging roads, past changing landscapes, you will not want to catch your breath until the first picnic stop in Alfamayo three hours from your starting point. Here you will enjoy your lunch, while taking in the panoramic views After a quick change and a dab of insect repellent, it is onwards and downwards towards Huamanmarca, site of a recently discovered archaeological Inca finding where your tour guide will provide you with its historical background. You will then carry on descending to 1500 meters, while the jungle´s edge rears up to the small but charming town of Santa Maria. Here you can browse the internet, buy snack or just rest your legs and enjoy a cold beer before a dinner of traditional Peruvian food. Here you will stay in a family run hostel and sleep in either single, double or triple rooms (Hostel Choquequirao).
Day 2: Trekking Santa Maria – Santa Teresa
You will wake up at around 6.30am, and enjoy the finest indigenous coffee. You will begin your walk, which gets progressively steeper, until arriving at a family restaurant in Santa Maria where you can relax in hammocks, admiring the coca plantations and receive refreshments while being entertained by the monkeys. After a short walk you will reach a traditional Inca Trail, which winds around slopes and drops for approximately half a mile.
The descent continues for just over two hours until you reach Qellomayo, a small town, where you will have lunch.
From Qellomayo it is a short walk beside the Rio Vilcanota until reaching the famous hot springs of Colcamayo. Here you can rejoy in the hot waters and relax in these natural settings. After relaxing in the hot springs you will carry on to Santa Teresa where you will spend the night (Hostel Machu Picchu).
Day 3: Trekking Santa Teresa to Aguas Calientes
You will wake up and have breakfast at around 7am. After breakfast you will walk to Colpani with amazing vieuw until you reach the restaurant where you will have lunch at Hidroelectrica. From here it is only about a two and a half hour flat walk to Aguas Calientes, the base town for Machu Picchu.
Included is dinner at a local restaurant before retiring to your hostel with hot water and private bathrooms.
Optional additional activities
Canopy (company “Cola de Mono”) South America`s highest Zip Lines. Approximately 15 minutes from Santa Teresa. Duration roughly 2 hours. Price $60pp
Day 4: Machu Picchu
We take our breakfast, very early in the morning. Than we start our last day by climbing up to the entrée of the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. the“Lost City of the Incas.” We will be one of the first visitors this day. Your bilingual guide will take you throughout the vast ruins for about 2h. After this you have some free time to wander around yourself Machu Picchu is the best known of the Inca ruins, as it is recognized worldwide yet it is not mentioned in any of the writings of the Spanish Conquistadors. It is believed to have been constructed around the mid-15th century and was “rediscovered” by American historian Hiram Bingham in 1911. The guided tour of this fascinating place is an inspiring experience. Visit the Main Square, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Circular Towers, the Sacred Sun Dial and Burial Grounds. After the excursion you can walk to Inti Punko, the “SUN GATE” to take the famous picture or to the mountain behind Machu Picchu “Huayna Picchu “, in 45 min ,from here you have stunning views over the whole complex !But be careful,from 2005 there is a new rule that there are only 400 persons a day allowed and the gate close at 12 h. We can not guaranty this visit because its not possible to reserve tickets.After your free time you can walk down to the town of Aguas Calientes for a late lunch or a dip in the hot springs (not included). In the afternoon we take the train back
A frequent bus service takes visitors back to Aguas Calientes, where you will catch the train to Hidroelectrica or Ollantaytambo (times subject to Peru Rail availability) and then the tourist bus to Cusco.
*Transport from Cusco to San Luis
*Professional bilingual guide
*Bike with front suspension, gloves and helmet
*Food, from lunch on the first day to breakfast on the last day
*Accommodation for 3 nights
*First Aid kit
*Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
*Train back to Ollantaytambo or Hydro, then bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
*Breakfast on the first day
*Final lunch in Aguas Calientes
*Bus from Aguas Calientes to and back Machupicchu US$7 each way
*Entrance fee to the hot springs in Santa Teresa or Aquas calientes
* entree fee 12 usd to Wayna Picchu only to reseve together with reservation, if there are permits left!
What do you need to take ?
*Swimming suit and towel
*Sandals / flip flops
*Change of clothing,
*150 soles in extra money
*ISIC student ID if applicable
What do we need when you make a reservation?
* Full name as it is written in your passport
* Passport number
* Date of birth
* copy /Fax or scan of your ISIC student card (if you have one its 18 US less )
the rest you pay at our office in Cusco before the start of the trek.
If a notification of cancellation is receivedfrom the moment of reservation till 8 daysprior to the date of the beginning of the Trek, we charge cancelation fee for the 4 days Inca jungle 70 Usda person.
No refund will be made if the notification of cancellation is received 8 or less days before the beginning of the Trek, or in the case of a no-show by passenger(s) or for cancellations made during the trip itself.
Nota :This 4 days is the cheapest way to do trekking and bike with visit at machu picchu, this means that the accomodation is basic and you wil eat in local restaurants, along the way we get luch boxes.