**SHORT INCA JUNGLE TRAIL 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS
Program: Adventure, Cultural, Archaeological
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
Departure: Daily, below you will see it.
Season: all year
Group Size: Min 2 / Max 10 persons
DAY 1: CUSCO- SANTA MARIA- SANTA TERESA: BIKING (RAFTING OPTIONAL)
The tour will begin with a pick-up from your hotel at 7:15 am.We will make our way through the beautiful rolling hills on our way to the small village, Chinchero, which has a nice perch overlooking the Sacred Valley at about 2700 masl.
After descending into the valley and making our way to Ollantaytambo, we will make a brief stop and then begin a 46 km ascent to Abra Malaga (4315masl). That is where we will start our downhill adventure on our bicycles. If the weather is not suitable though (due to rain or snow), we will continue along for another 15 minutes to the next stop, AEROPUERTO. It will be a scenic 3 hours descent, as we pass through small, rustic villages, past some fruit groves, and over ravines and streams. During the ride, we'll also make some stops for pictures. We finish the biking in HUAMANMARCA, then arriving to Santa Maria there is option of river Rafting (extra tour)
Each of the guided tours will last for about 30 minutes. After which, we'll eventually come to the small village, Santa Maria, at about 5 pm where will catch a local bus to Santa Teresa (an hour long ride). That is where we will have some dinner and spend the night in a hostal.
DAY 2: SANTA TERESA - AGUAS CALIENTES: TREKKING (ZIP LINE-CANOPY OPTIONAL)
After a 7:00 am wake-up, we'll have a typical breakfast and continue on our trek. Zip Line (optional extra tour) Today, we will be walking in the direction of the Hydroelectric Power Plant for about 2.5 hours. During this portion of the trek, we will be regaled with numerous stunning waterfalls. For those who choose to, there is the option of having a refreshing swim in one of them as well.
Once we reach the Hydro-Electric Plant, we'll visit a small archaeological site nearby that has an "Intiwatana" (Sundial). After the short tour of the site, we will have a break and some lunch in view of the dam before continuing on to the final destination of the day….Aguas Calientes, where will arrive to at approx. 5:30 pm. We will immediately transfer to the hotel to rest and drop off our things.
You will be free to visit the artisan & handicraft market on your own until 7:00 pm, when we'll have our final dinner along with our guide so that we can receive a briefing of the next day's events at Machu Pichu. We will try to get to sleep early in preparation.
DAY 3: MACHU PICHU-CUSCO.
We'll wake up at 4:00 am and begin trekking up the mountain at about 4:20 am so that we can be one of the first groups to arrive to the Citadel. The guided tour will start at 6:30 am and will last for two hours, after which you will have multiple free hours to explore the entirety of the immense and mystical Machu Pichu on your own. This will also be your opportunity to ascend Huayna Pichu as well, but make sure that you begin immediately after the tour because they will only allow in 400 persons per day. We will take an evening train back to Cusco or Ollantaytambo. End of service
INCLUDED IN TOUR:
• Transfer from your Hostel.
• Private car to Santa Maria or biking point
• Bikes and full Safety equipment
• transport from Santa Maria to Santa Teresa
• snack on first day, and small botle of wáter on second day
• All meals, except on Day 3 (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners)
• 2 Nights accommodations
• An experienced, bilingual Adventure Guide
• Entrance fee to Machu Pichu
• Guided tour of Machu Pichu
• Train ticket to ollantaytambo
• Bus from ollanta to cusco
• T-shirt and CD of the tour
• Bus up to Machu Picchu (USD $10 extra)
• Extra night in Aguas Calientes
• Last lunch in Machu Picchu
• Drinks during the trek
• Tips of the guide
RECOMMENDED ITEMS TO BRING:
• Small back pack.
• Trekking shoes or boots
• Insect Repellent
• Sandals and towels (for those who want to swim)
• Poncho or rain jacket
• Sun block, sun glasses and a hat
• Camera and batteries