Day 1: Cusco - Malaga Pass - Santa Maria ( Downhill Mountain Biking )
Hotel pick-up at 7:00 am, the starting point of our adventure is the city’s main square. We leave the city seeing the towering surroundings with rolling hills until we reach the town of Chinchero overlooking the Sacred Valley of the Inkas.
After descending this mountainside, we arrive in Ollantaytambo and then we will go up to reach ABRA MALAGA (mountain pass at 4350 masl ) approx. at midday…the starting point of the downhill (just in case the weather won’t be OK for us and our bikes, we’ll go to the next starting point) the hamlet of Carrizales where we will rest and have our lunch. After that we will begin to descend the cloud forest to the hot valleys towards the Amazon basin. This trip will be for 5 or 6 hours, crossing little rustic villages. We will stop 2 times enroute to visit the Archeological center of Inkatambo (Inka Lodge) and Wamanmarka (Falcon site). We will arrive to Santa Maria where we have our lodging and dinner.
Day 2: Santa Maria - Qellomayu - Colcamayu - Santa Teresa ( Trekking )
We will wake up very early at 5 am and have breakfast, then we will start walking near the riverside and we will continue to go up the route to get to the start of the ancient Inka jungle trail as well as crossing the Oroyas (cable car bridge) and suspension bridge in this hike, we can observe the region’s wild animals like hummingbirds, parrots, eagles, etc. Also we will see (and maybe taste) wild fruits and medicine plants like: avocados, yucca, oranges, tangerines, pacay, mango, cacao, coffee, coca shrubs, etc. Then arriving to the village of Quellomayu we will have 1 hour approx. to rest and have lunch. After that, we continue walking by the river for about two hours to get to the hot springs of Cocalmayu very near the town of Santa Teresa to relax for about one hour and then we will arrive to Santa Teresa (where we will eat and rest).
Day 3: Santa Teresa - Aguas Calientes ( Trekking )
We will get up at 7 am and have breakfast. Then we will continue the trek to the hydroelectric power plant. We will be passing many waterfalls and especially one falling down from 45m. approx., where you can shower if you want (optional). After that, we will arrive to the hydroelectric power plant to rest and to have lunch. Then we walk for 2 hours to reach our final destination...AGUAS CALIENTES. Here we will have our lodging and dinner, then we’ll have the briefing for Machu Picchu for the next day.
Day 4: Machu Picchu - Cusco
We will get up very early at 5 am to take the bus to the archeological complex of Machu Picchu (optional climb up by foot) where we will see the wonderful sunrise. We will have 2 hours with our guide to visit this complex. After that you will have free time to walk around. (optional climb up to Wayna Picchu peak).
Finally, we return down to Aguas Calientes at around 14 pm to take the train back to Ollantaytambo and Cusco.