**NEW INKA JUNGLE TRAIL AND BIKING TO MACHUPICCHU (4D/3N)
FIRST DAY: CUSCO - ABRA MALAGA - HUAMANMARCA - SANTA MARIA
We pick you up from your hotel at around 6:30am with our private minivan and we have driven for approximately 3 hours to ABRA MALAGA OR AEROPUERTO (to be chosen) where we are going to start biking for about 4 to 5 hours until SANTA MARIA we are enjoying beautiful sceneries of those mountains and along we are going to see many beautiful landscapes typical of the cloud forest of that region .on the way we will have a chance to stop at Huamanmarca (first archeological site) after we continue cycling or we can take the car to get Santa Maria where we sleep in a basic hostel.
SECOND DAY: SANTA MARIA - SANTA TERESA
after taking a breakfast we catch a taxi from Santa Maria until at the beginning of the climb, from that point we star to walking until arriving at the welcoming family restaurant in Santa Rosa, where you can relax in hammocks, admiring the coca plantations and take on refreshments while being entertained by the family monkey. After a short while you will reach a real Inca Trail, which winds around precipitous slopes and sheer drops for approximately half a mile. Be warned this is not for people who suffer from vertigo! The descent continues for just over two hours until you reach Quellomayo, a village, where you will catch again a taxi to get to Santa Teresa to have a lunch and where you will spend the night. Upon your arrival to your hostel, you will just have time to leave your backpack before heading to highest South American zip line. Approximately 2 and half hours of absolute fun and adrenaline, 2500 meters of cables in six sections. After this great experience, back to hostel to have a shower or enjoy the hot spring, before dinner and an excellent night sleep.
THIRD DAY: SANTA TERESA - LLACTAPATA - AGUAS CALIENTES
Wake at 6 am, have breakfast before taking private transport to Lucmabamba town, the entrance to another Inca Trail, which was discovered just a few years ago. We are the only tour company to walk this part of the Inca Trail, so for three hours you will feel the nature and you will be rewarded for your efforts with a view of Machu Picchu from the top of Llactapata, flanked by the grotesque peak of Salcantay. And then It is only about a two hour walk down to the Hydroelectric train station where you have a lunch and the train departs to Aguas Calientes, the base town for Machu Picchu. Included is the dinner at a local restaurant and your hostel with hot water and private bathrooms.
FOURTH DAY: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
An early rise today, as you will take the first bus to Machu Picchu at 5.30am, reaching Machu Picchu at 6am, which with luck will coincide with a beautiful sunrise! Your guide will leave no stones unturned but feel free to challenge their knowledge of Inca history. Afterwards you have free time to dally with the llamas and show off your photographic skills. Those who still have the will can tackle WaynaPicchu, which actually looks down on Machu Picchu. A frequent bus service takes visitors back to Aguas Calientes, where you will catch the train to Ollantaytambo and then the bus to Cusco.
• Pre departure briefing
• Private transport and technical bike support on day 1
• Professional, bilingual guide for the whole tour
• First Aid kit
• 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
• Snack on fist day, and bottle of water on second day
• 3 nights’ accommodation in family run hostels.
• Pick up from your hotel on day 1
• Gloves, elbow pads, knee pads, helmets.
• Entrance to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes
• Private transport from Qellomayo to Sta Teresa and to the Zipline
• Cola de Mono zipline tour
• Private transport from Sta Teresa to Lucmabamba
• Train from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes
• Bus up from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
• Bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
• Entrance fees to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu
• Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
• Private transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
• T-shirt and CD of the tour.
• Tips & Gratuities
• Items of a personal nature
• Drinks during the trek.
WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE:
• Original passport (and International Student card ISIC if applicable)
• Walking boots
• Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
• Comfortable trousers
• Sun hat
• Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended)
• Insect repellent
• Camera and films
• Plasters and bandages
• Extra money
• Bathing suit (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
• Personal medication