Bike and Hike Machu Picchu 6 days

Departure Date

Every Monday

Duration

6 days 5 nights

Views

2006

Maximum Seats

10
Overview

Explore the Land of the Incas, bike down to the Sacred Valley with amazing views of the Andes, hike the ancient trails of this magnificent civilization and learn about the history of the Archeological sites you find along the way, taste the local flavors of the best gastronomy in Latin-American and stay at charming hotels.

NOTE.-
If your flight arrives in the evening, we suggest you make online reservation at Wyndham hotel at Lima airport. It's a short 3 minute walk from terminal to lobby. If your flight arrives Lima early in the morning on Day 1, we recommend you allow at least 3 hours layover, then fly to Cusco.
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  • Learn about the History of the Incas

  • Bike down to the Sacred Valley

  • Hike to Machu Picchu

  • Visit the Rainbow Mountain

  • Try the best gastronomy in Latin-America

  • Stay at Unique places in every location

  • Be lead by top experienced guides at every step you take

  • Support sustainable travel to preserve nature and culture

  • Biking

  • Hiking

  • Culture

  • Wildlife

Moderated
  • From March to September

  • 8 years old

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Monday

Arrive Cusco Airport / Walking City Tour PM (about 3 hours)

Try to arrive Cusco airport between 9AM-12N. Driver will be waiting holding a sign with ACTIVEEXPEDITION and your name on it. Drive about 15 minutes to your hotel for checkin. Your tour guide meets you in the lobby where you begin walking to the main Plaza de Armas, the heart of the legendary Inca Empire, and where the statue of King Pachacutec, whose brilliant vision led to the design and building of Machu Picchu, greets everyone. Continue on foot through authentic narrow Inca streets to explore the historical city and Coricancha Temple, also known as the "Golden Temple of the Sun." See the remarkable achievements of ancient Inca civilization, that include stone arches, Inca walls, cobbled streets, and many examples of exotic architecture. Observe the impact of colonial invasion and how the collision of two very different societies fused into one enchanting hub of modern Peruvian culture.

Overnight:. - Encantada Spa and Boutique or Similar
Meals Included. – none
Day 2 Tuesday

Sacred Valley Tour with Mountain Bike / Chinchero weavers, Maras, Moray (8AM-5PM. Bring all your luggage)

8am. Tour guide and driver arrive at your hotel to begin a 30 minute drive to the Chinchero weavers’ village where local Quechua women demonstrate traditional Inca weaving and dyeing techniques. Continue by van to Maras salt mines, where an actively flowing underground stream evaporates and deposits salt into a cascade of terraced ponds, each owned and harvested by a local family. Then drive to Moray to hike around unusual terraced geologic sinkholes, shaped by the Inca into a landscape masterpiece. Here you begin a 15KM downhill mountain bike ride over wide, dirt roads to the valley of the Urubamba River. From the valley, you follow a flat, dirt road about 5-6KM to your hotel in Ollantaytambo, the oldest still-occupied village in Peru. Pack your backpack with everything you need for the 1 Day hike + 1 overnight in hotel. Store excess luggage at the hotel in Ollantaytambo. Suggested backpack size: up to 24 liters women / 28 liters men / 20 liters children depending on their size

Overnight: Tunupa Lodge or Similar
Meals Included. – Breakfast and box lunch
Day 3 Wednesday

1-Day Inca Trail Hike (12KM) to Machu Picchu / Hotel

After early breakfast in your hotel, tour guide will meet you and begin 5-10 minute walk to the station where you board early morning train. Ride 1 hour to KM 104 where you get off and begin 12KM hike up out of the canyon passing waterfalls, and the ancient Inca town of Winya Wayna (meaning "Forever Young" in the native language). Continue to the Sungate for your first glimpse of Machu Picchu (depending on cloud cover). Then descend to the guard shack in the upper terraces to enjoy the classic view of Machu Picchu before you exit the park. Take shuttle bus 30 minutes to the village of Aguas Calientes and walk to your hotel.

Overnight: Terraza de Luna or Similar
Meals Included. - Breakfast and box lunch
Day 4 Thursday

Explore Machu Picchu Lower Circuit / Return to Cusco

After breakfast in your hotel, your tour guide will meet you in the lobby and walk to the bus stop for the ride to Machu Picchu. Begin guided tour of historical sites on the lower circuit (average 2 hours) before you exit and return by bus to the village. Eat lunch (at your expense), then board the afternoon train for 2 hour ride to Ollantaytambo where driver will be waiting. Pickup excess luggage then drive 2 hours to your hotel in Cusco arriving by 6-7PM.

Overnight:. - Encantada Spa and Boutique or Similar
< Meals Included. - Breakfast
Day 5 Friday

Rainbow Mountain 5AM-4PM (drive 3.5 hours each way) 16,000 ft/4900 m.

Pickup from hotel and begin 3.5 hour drive to the parking area below Rainbow Mountain. Hike about 2 hours or you can rent from a local wrangler who will lead a horse while you ride part way (up only), then hike the remaining distance to the view point. (no experience necessary) Descend on foot about 1 hour to the parking area and return 3.5 hours by van to your hotel in Cusco.

Overnight: Encantada Spa and Boutique or Similar
Meals Included. - Breakfast
Day 6 Saturday

Departure Day

Transfer to Cusco airport at least 2 hours prior to scheduled departure.
Meals Included. – Breakfast

LET'S DESIGN YOUR ADVENTURE

    • 1-way Cusco airport transfer on arrival

    • 5N in 3* hotel with private bathroom and breakfast

    • Mtb bikes, helmet, gloves (with support vehicle)

    • All ground transportation to all activities listed in the itinerary

    • English-speaking tour guide for all activities

    • Inca Trail hiking permits (subject to availability)

    • Box lunch for Inca Trail hike

    • 1 Entry to Machu Picchu lower circuit

    • Private, guided activities and tours in small group up to 10 people

    • Bus tickets to Machu Picchu

    • Round trip train tickets

    • Rainbow Mtn snacks + entry fees

    • International flights to Lima, Peru

    • Lima Hotel

    • Domestic flights in Peru (use Latam Airlines)

    • Tips

    • Travel insurance (mandatory)

    • Ticket to hike Huayna Picchu (add $75 USD per person. Subject to availability)

    • Horse rental on Rainbow Mountain (bring cash about 60-80 soles pp)

    We do recommend travelling light for this expedition. A duffel bag of 50 litters for your luggage and a backpack of 20 litters for daily activities should be sufficient. In Peru the weather can change drastically especially when you are moving from the Cloud Forest to the high Andes.

    • Passport

    • Credit card

    • Two pairs of lightweight hiking pants

    • One pair of cold weather hiking pants

    • One pairs of shorts

    • Four non-cotton T-shirts

    • One cotton T-shirts

    • One winter warm jacket

    • One fleece

    • One rain jacket

    • One pair of rain pants

    • Two buffs

    • One pair of hiking shoes

    • One pair of Tennis shoes

    • One- or two-night outfits

    • One cap or hat

    • Sunscreen

    • Sunglasses

    • Mosquito repellent

    • Camera

    • Head lamp

    • Optional binoculars

    NOTE: Laundry is available almost at every location and it is cheap, this helps traveling light too.

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