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Hiking & Biking in the Peruvian Mountains

8 Days / 7 Nights | LIMA / CUSCO / SACRED VALLEY / INKA JUNGLE / MACHU PICCHU

Day 1: Lima

lima colonialArrival in Lima, where you’ll be greeted and transferred to your hotel.

Day 02: Lima / Cusco

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before your transfer the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel in Cusco.

Day 03: Tour of Sacred Valley

sacred valleyMorning bus excursion to the Urubamba Valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit to the picturesque Indian Pisac Marketheld on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, the shopping paradise of the Andes where barter is still practiced. Enjoy the unique atmosphere during a typical lunch. In the afternoon, passing through the Towns of Calca and Urubamba, we visit the Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to this part of the Valley, and protect it from possible invasion from the tribes in the Lower jungle. You can walk through the quaint streets of the nearby Town, and get a good idea of what this Strategic Military, Religious, and Agricultural Centre was like during the era of the Inca Empire. On our way back to Cusco we stop of at the picturesque Andean village of Chinchero to visit the ruins of the Royal Hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui.

We will admire a well-preserved Inca Wall in the Main Square, and visit the beautiful Colonial temple built on Inca foundations, with interesting frescoes in the portico. A Late afternoon return to your selected Hotel for overnight. The evening is free. We suggest strolling around the Main Square and enjoy the night atmosphere trying a delicious Pisco Sour in some of the many pubs around the Square.

Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel.

Day 4: Cusco – Abra Malaga – Sta María Downhill Biking

cuscoWe 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).

Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch.

Biking time:3 hours.
Climate:Cold and warm with a lot of mosquitoes.
Included:Box lunch and dinner.

Day 5: Sta María – Sta Teresa Trekking

urubambaWe 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 Urubamba 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.

Day 6: 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 ect, then descend to Hidroelectrica (1950m) to the village of Machu Picchu village (2050m / 6726f) walking. 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.

Day 7: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Cusco

Machu Picchu PeruWe’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. And return to hotel in Cusco.

Day 8: Cusco – Lima

At proper time transfer to the airport to take your flight to Lima.

Meal Included: breakfast.

INCLUDES

HOTELS

INSURANCE

SOCIAL PROJECTS

  • All taxes and fees
  • Peru flights ( flight times may vary)
  • 3 star (tourist class) hotels. Several other  3, 4 and 5 star hotel options available
  • Tours listed as described
  • Transportation to the visitor sites
  • 1-day entrance to the visitor sites
  • Transfers from and back to the airports/hotels
  • Local certified bilingual guides
  • Meals where indicated
  • Expedition train service to Machu Picchu where applies
  • High quality personal service
INSURANCE INCLUDED IN TRIP (*)

Trip CancellationUP TO US$500 PER PERSON (additional coverage available at low cost)
Trip InterruptionUP TO US$500 PER PERSON (additional coverage available at low cost)
Emergency Medical/Dental Coverage$10,000
Emergency Medical Transportation$50,000
Baggage Coverage$500
Baggage Delay$100
Travel Delay$150
24-Hour Hotline AssistanceIncluded

(*) Courtesy trip cancellation or trip interruption insurance up to US$500 per person unless additional coverage requested and purchased by client, Additional coverage is available at additional cost. Insurance provided by Access America under their rules and regulations. Valid for US citizens only. International flights, individual tours and treks are excluded. Insurance not available for residents of Washington State. Peru Travel and Tours, LLC is not obligated to purchase an insurance policy nor liable if a policy is declined by client. Peru Travel and Tours, LLC is not obligated to compensate in any way if a policy is not purchased or can not be purchased.

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