Classic Inca Trail Itinerary 4 Days 3 Nights
DAY : 1
Cusco – BICYCLE - SANTA MARIA - PISPITAYOC
We will pick you up from your hostel at 05:30 am and then start our tour of the Inca jungle to Machu Picchu for approximately 3 1/2 Hours passing through different micro climates and beautiful landscapes along the Sacred Valley of the Incas , thus reaching the highest point Abra Málaga (4350 masl). This is the starting point that was chosen to make the descent by bike for approximately 3 hours. At the time of making the descent by bicycle, we will pass through different ecosystems that characterize the Andes and the jungle, this activity concludes in the town of Huamanmarka, where we will have our lunch. After lunch our trip continues to Santa Maria, where there is the possibility that passengers can do this adventure sport (optional rafting) for 2 hours on the Urubamba River at a height of 1200 m.s.n.m. At the end of this adventure we will take our mobility again to go to the San Pablo sector, where we will start our walk for 1 hour until we reach our logde where we will spend our first night.
This day we will get up at 07:00 am to enjoy a good organic breakfast. This day we will start with a walk inside the jungle observing different varieties of plants and birds in the area such as orchids, fruits of the area, coca leaves, cocoa, oranges, etc. reaching an altitude of 1720 m.s.n.m. Throughout this journey we will do part of the Inca trail of approximately 1 ½ to the top of the jungle with its fantastic panoramic views. We will arrive at the village of Quellomayo where we will enjoy a delicious lunch. Then we continue with our trip until we reach the thermal baths of Santa Teresa (Cocal mayo) in this place we will have approximately 2:30 hours to relax. At sunset we will continue with the walk to the town of Santa Teresa (walking time 40 minutes). Arrival to Santa Teresa and overnight.
Today we will get up very early to have a delicious breakfast and continue with the walk, prior to this trek our guide will give us the option to take this adventure sport (Zip Line or Canopi, optional Tour), in case of not taking this option we will continue our trips to reach the hydroelectric plant, control place and lunch for the group. After our rest we continue the walk until we reach the town of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) (Dinner and overnight).
At last, the day expected for all of us, unlike the other days, this day we will get up at 04:00 am, to start the walk to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in order to observe the sunrise. The ascent takes 1 hour 45 minutes. Once we are in the archaeological park, our guide will give us a 2-hour guided information and we will visit the most important places of the Sanctuary such as: the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Solar Clock, the Royal Rooms, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Royal Cemeteries and much more. Then they will have free time to continue exploring, take their best pictures and enjoy the landscape that surrounds us. Average of 11:30 a.m. you have to walk down to the hydroelectric plant, on the average 3 hours there will be waiting for our transport who will return us to Cusco .