This is the most amazing and exciting trip to Machu Picchu with bike and trek, we can discover more adventures among the mountains, valleys, rivers and crossing smalls villages, coca plantations, coffee and a lot of kind of fruits, walking on the old real Inca Trail which connect to the city of the Incas, we will take also a relaxing bath in the hot spring which is good for rheumatism, this trip definitely is considered one of the adventure rote to Machu Picchu where we will observe daily living of Andean and local people… doing this kind of trips we can contribute with local people, buying some fruits, mineral water, also we always use the local restaurants and familiar hostels… as we already know they are always grateful with our guest
Inca Jungle Classic Itinerary:
Day 1: Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Malaga Pass - Huamanmarca Ruins - Santa Maria Town
Day 2: Santa Maria - Cocalmayo Hot Spring - Santa Teresa
Afternoon: Cocalmayo Hot Spring
Day 3: Santa Teresa - Hidroelectric - Aguas Calientes
Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo - Cusco
Activity: Trekking and visit to Machu Picchu
DAY 1: CUSCO - ABRA MALAGA – SANTA MARÍA 65km 40min Biking.
We start our adventure early in the morning in Cusco; we pick you up from your hotel around 6 am. We drive you by car through the amazing sacred valley of the Incas. Passing the indigenous town of Chinchero with amazing views of Vilcabamba and Vilcanota mountains range and enjoying the panoramic views of the small towns in the sacred valley, after 2 hour drive we stop in the Inca town of Ollantaytambo to stretch your legs and using the toilet. Then we still driving by car up to Abra Malaga pass at 4350m 14271ft at this point we are going start biking down to Santa Maria town at 1430m 4691ft. At Abra Malaga you are going get all the biking gear and also a biking training to ensure the successful arrival to Santa Maria town. Biking starts high in the Andes with the majestic view of veronica snow-capped. Downhill biking from Abra Malaga to Santa Maria is fascinating where you can see nature at its purest. It is worth doing the biking, in combination, you will have the chance to enjoy the view of the beautiful landscape. The top is really spectacular, sometimes you feeling of being inside clouds. Once in Santa Maria you are going to the accommodations to take shower and relax. In the evening dinner at the restaurant in town
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIE: white river rafting in the afternoon in Santa Maria, 2- 4 classes of rapids. rafting price USD 45 extra
Shuttle to Abra Malaga: 3.5 hour by bus from Cusco
Biking distance: 65km 40mi
Biking time: 3.5 to 4 hour approximately.
Climate: cold at the beginning of the biking and very hot in the night.
Maximum Altitude: 4350m 14271ft.
Minimum Altitude: 1430m 4691ft.
DAY 2: SANTA MARIA – QUELLOMAYO - SANTA TERESA - COCALMAYO HOT SPRING 22km 13min Hiking.
Our hiking day starts with energetic breakfast at the restaurant around 6:00 am. Today is one of the most awesome days of the entire adventure. We start hiking along the car route for about 45 minutes. then we get into the original Inca trail that used to be to connect Machu Picchu with Vilcabamba considered the last Inca capital on the way we appreciate many plantations of bananas, Coca, yucca, coffee, etc. 3 hours hiking on the original Inca trail with magnificent views of the Vilcanota valley and panoramic views of the hills covered on different type of plantations from the jungle. We stop at Quellomayo village for lunch a really nice place to have lunch in one of the local restaurants after lunch you can rest or walk around. Afterwards we continue the hike along the Vilcanota River 3.5 hours hiking to get to Colcamayo hot springs. This natural and outdoor hot spring is great for muscle relax after the hike you can spend a couple of hours at hot springs before to continue the hike to Santa Teresa. After 45 minutes hiking from the hot springs we get to Santa Teresa. Overnight is going be in Santa Teresa in the hostel and dinner in the local restaurant.
Hiking distance: 22km 13mi
Climate: hot in the day and warm in the night.
Hiking time: 7.5 to 8 hour approximately.
Maximum Altitude: 1900m 6233ft.
Minimum Altitude: 1430m 4691ft.
DAY 3: SANTA TERESA – HIDROELÉCTRICA – AGUAS CALIENTES 19km 12min Hiking.
After breakfast in Santa Teresa we start our hike to hydroelectric power plant for about 2.5 hour hiking on the road along the Vilcanota River during the hike we see the power plant of Santa Teresa and Hidroelectrica and also we see beautiful waterfalls after an exhausted hike in the warm valley we arrive to Hidroelectrica where we have a delicious lunch.