INCA JUNGLE TRAIL INFORMATION
DAY 1: CUSCO-ABRA MALAGA-SANTA MARÍA
The first day starts early in the morning; we will pick you up from your hotel between 6:30 to 7:00 am. For two hours we cross through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. A very famous Valley due it is the leading producer of vegetables in the Cusco region, besides to host imposing Inca palaces and buildings. During the route we stop for 30 minutes in Ollantaytambo village, where we have breakfast and buy some candies, chocolates, cookies, and energizantes, we will continue driving for 1 more hour until arriving to Abra Malaga pass , located at 4350 m.a.s.l.From where we will descend with bicycles for around 3 hours observing small towns, fruit plantations, rivers and creeks until arriving to the town of Huamanmarca, where we catch again the car that will transport us for 30 more minutes to Santa Maria town, where we will have lunch and will keep our personal stuff in our respective rooms, because here we will spend the night. In the afternoon at 15:00 pm you can go to do river rafting (not included/optional). 2 hours of full adrenaline and fun into the Urubamba river of lll and IV level. After finishing rafting we will come back to Santa Maria where we have dinner and spend the night.
DAY 2: SANTA MARÍA-QELLOMAYO-SANTA TERESA.
We will wake up at 6:00 am and after our breakfast we will start hiking, this day will be the longest but also very interesting, we will cross through widespread crops of oranges, coffee, cacao, coca, soursop, pineapple, etc.Besides observing in the route animals of the high jungle with which you will have the opportunity to interact.The 2 first hours you will hiking on a flat surface, then you will uphill 2 hours until the summit, from where you will have an amazing view of the Quillabamba valley and also from where we will descend on original Inca Trail until arriving Qellomayo town, where we will have lunch and resting time.Then we will continue hiking 2 more hours next to river bank until arriving to la Oroya , The Oroya is a basquet with wires that we will use to cross the river and to get into to the Cocalmayo thermal baths , where we will be 2 hours. After it we will go by car for 30 minutes to Santa Teresa town where we have dinner and we spend the night.
DAY 1: SANTA TERESA-HIDROELÉCTRICA-AGUAS CALIENTES.
We wake up at 8:00 am and after breakfast we will go to zip lining (not included/optional).After zip lining we will catch the car that will transport us to the town of Hidroelectrica, where we have lunch and resting time, in the afternoon we will continue hiking for 3 more hours next to the train railway, where we will observe beautiful landscapes until arriving to Aguas Calientes town where we will spend the night. Hiking distance: 14 Km / 8.75 miles (3-4 horas). Altitude of the third stay: 2000 metros sobre el nivel del mar. (casa familiar).
DAY 4: AGUAS CALIENTES- MACHUPICCHU-CUSCO.
This day will be for sure the most fascinating for you, because you will see Machupicchu in all its glory from dawn. We get up at 5:00 am and after our breakfast we will go to the bus station for boarding the first bus that leaving at 5:30 am to be in Machupicchu at 6:00 am. Inside Machupicchu we will have 2 hours guided tour where you will visit the most remarkable places such as: el torreón semicircular, el templo de las tres ventanas, el intihuatana, el templo del cóndor, la sala de los morteros y el baño del inca. Then you will have free time to explore Machupicchu by your own or descend to Aguas calientes (Lunch in not included). In the afternoon you will board the train from Aguas calientes to Ollantaytambo, place from where you will be transported by touristic bus to Cusco.
Estimated arrival to Cusco (20:00 pm).