Day by Day
Day 1 - Lima
Arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel
Day 2 - Lima - Cusco
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco. In the afternoon we will visit the city of Cusco on a guided sightseeing tour visiting the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha. Then, we will drive out of the city to visit the Inca sites of Kenko, Tambomachay, PucaPucara and the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman, strategically built on a hill overlooking Cusco. Return to your hotel.
Day 3 - River Rafting on the Urubamba River
After breakfast, we will enjoy the spectacular mountain setting of Ollantaytambo, the ruins set on the edge of town, before transferring to our put-in is at Panchar, some 10 minutes from Ollantaytambo. After a briefing in techniques and safety, start of the rafting on class III and IV rapids for 4 hours. Picnic lunch by the banks of the river before returning to Ollantaytambo around 15:00. After lunch, enjoy a visit to the famous Pisac market. Visit the village of Pisac, founded during colonial times and set at the foot of a hill crowned by the remains of an Inca city. On Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, in the main square, Indians barter their products and artisans from all over the area sell their woven alpaca wool blankets and ponchos, engraved gourds, antique reproductions, jewellery, etc. On Sundays it is also the meeting place for mayors from all the villages in the region, dressed in their traditional costumes to attend morning mass. Accommodation in the very Sacred Valley.
Day 4 - Mountain Biking Maras and Moray
After breakfast, we depart by private vehicle to just outside Chinchero where we will start our mountain bike ride, totaling over 22 miles on back roads and trails. We first ride back roads for about an hour, climbing several hills, witnessing scenes of rural Andean life, before arriving at the Inca site of Moray. This is a fascinating, unique ruin; a fabulous amphitheatre of terracing that was used as an agricultural experimental site by the Incas by taking advantage of the microclimates produced by the varying altitude to breed new varieties of their crops. After retracing our route briefly, we leave the back roads and transition to a two track road that later becomes a walking trail. The route is mostly flat and downhill, with one steep and fairly technical downhill followed by a short but steep uphill. Those who would prefer to ride in the support vehicle are free to do so. After riding for about 45 minutes we reach the village of Maras, where we will rejoin our support vehicle on the town plaza for a picnic lunch. We get back on our bikes for a mostly downhill ride to the salt pans of Maras. The salt pans are an unforgettable site-people from Maras have diverted a salt-laden spring coming out of the hillside, evaporating the water to collect salt, as their ancestors have done for centuries. We will walk among the salt pans, witnessing a scene largely unchanged from Inca times. From the salt pans we have a final technical bike ride, downhill into the Sacred Valley town of Urubamba. On this half hour section there are a few rocky drops that can be ridden or walked. There is also the option to take the support van along another route. People of all ages have done this tour, and you can walk your bike anytime, as well as ride in the support vehicle should you be tired. Return to your hotel.
Day 5 - Sacred Valley of the Incas
Early pick up at your hotel Cusco and continue to the colorful town of Pisac (2,960m-9,708ft) with its famous artisans market wide variety of high quality handicrafts such as textiles, woven goods, carvings, etc. We can take our lunch. Later drive along the valley to Ollantaytambo (2,820m-9,249ft) and visit the ruins and town. The final stop is Chinchero (3,780m-12,398ft) with its native market and impressive colonial church. Return to your hotel in Cusco. Breakfast and lunch are included.
Day 6 - Cusco - Machu Picchu - Cusco
An early breakfast and transfer to the train station for our trip to Machu Picchu (“old peak”). The journey winds through the beautiful Urubamba river valley. Spend the morning and part of afternoon exploring these unforgettable ruins: Machu Picchu (2,360m-7,730Ft). This site, considered by many to be the crown jewel of the Inca Empire, never ceases to impress the visitor with its stone architecture. We’ll observe the Wayna Picchu (“young peak”, 2,411m-7,910ft), the jutting peak overlooking the ruins. After the tour, we’ll eat lunch in the village of Aguas Calientes (2,080m-6,820Ft). Return train back to Cusco, transfer to your hotel. Breakfast and lunch are included.
Day 7 - Cusco - Lima
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima and your return flight home.
A 7 day 6 night adventure trip that includes white-water rafting and mountain biking in one of the most beautiful places in the world, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This tour will also take you to the Incan capital city of Cusco and one of the NEW 7 Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu.
• Overnight accommodations with breakfasts
• All meals as indicated on the itinerary (B, L, D)
• All airport transfers
• Tours and excursions as per itinerary with English speaking guides
• All rafting and biking equipment needed for tour
• All internal domestic flight tickets (Lima – Cuzco – Lima)
• Train tickets
OUR TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
• International flight to Peru
• Airport taxes
• Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc
• Insurance against theft, loss, illness and/or accident etc
Adventure Cusco & Machu Picchu Tour
7 Days / 6 Nights
Price starting at: $0 per person