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Program : Multisport tour - adventure, Cultural, Archeological.
Duration : 4 Days / 3 Nights.
Departures : Each two days, refer to the calendar below.
Group Size : 2 - 10 persons.
Frequency : All year.
This is the most popular tour that we offer and there is good reason for it. When this tour was created, it was with the adventure seekers in mind. This tour is kind of like the Inka Trail ‘revamped’, but with the same pay off at the end: The glorious Lost City of the Inkas.
This tour will no doubt provide you with memories that you will never forget.
Day 1: Cusco - Santa María : Biking 55Km (Rafting optional: 100 Soles from April- Nov)
We will start the tour off with a transfer from Lorenzo Expeditons office at 6:00am.(one day before the tour please visite our Cusco office: Suecia 368-C to do all the coordinations and the payment in cash) brekfast at Lorenzo Lodge. Our destination for the day will be to the small pueblo, Santa Maria (1,430 mtrs). along our journey we will pass picturesque rolling hills and snow-capped peaks of the Vilcanota Mountain Range. We will have opportunities to take some pictures along the way as well, bicycle from the Abra de Malaga Pass(4,350), it makes all the difference. The 3 - 4 hour downhill ride is exhilarating and relaxing at the same time, and will not be soon forgotten.
When we finally arrive, we will have some free time to rest, go walking, or you might decide to join the Rafting tour, for an additional 100 Soles, all before having dinner and calling it a night.
Day 2: Santa María - Santa Teresa: Trekking 23Km
We will begin the day’s trekking after having an energy packed breakfast. We will now be entering the outer jungle, easily recognised by the flora and fauna that we will see. Walking through the tropical forest, the gorgeous sorroundings will provide us with many photo opportunities. We will even have a chance to visit a local Coca Plantation on the way. At the highest point of the trail, we will come across an old Inka Trail, which is long out of use.
At last, when we arrive to Santa Teresa, we have to opportunity to immerse ourselves in the naturally heated waters of the mineral enriched Hot Baths located there. the baths are soothing and detoxifying for the mind, body and spirit. We will able to relax there until it is time for us to leave for dinner. Afterwards, we will enjoy a much welcome sleep.
Day 3: Santa Teresa - Aguas Calientes : trekking 16Km (Zip line-canopy optional: 100 Soles)
Day 3 we will begin at 6:30 am with an energertic breakfast. (Zip Line extra tour) Today will be in an even more tropical climate as we draw nearer to the ancient city. We will walk for approximately 5 – 6 hours by the truck road to a Hydro-Electric Power Plant, where there is a sacred ceremonial site, IntiHuatana waiting for us, from here, we will get to Aguas Calientes by trekking by the rail way ,once we arrive in Aguas Calientes, we will immediately transfer to our hotels for the night. this night we will share a dinner with our guide as he briefs us on the next day’s plans before going to sleep.
Day 4: MachuPichu
We will wake up extremely early, at 4:00 am, in order to start trekking up the mountain to Machu Pichu in time to catch the sunrise at the top. It will take approximately an hour and 45 minutes to reach the top. When we first arrive, our guide will take us on a 2 hour tour around the ruins, enlightening us about the ancient city.that was once alive, and enriching us with the Inka's history. There is much information that our guide can teach us, about all that we know of the site so far.
After the guided portion of the tour, you will have some free time to explore the ruins on your own. If you want to climb Huayna Pichu, it is recommended to book in advance, preferably three months beforehand, with an additional cost of $15.there is a limited allowance of 400 persons per day to climb Huayna Picchu, so prebook so you dont miss out. the round trip walking to the peak of Huaynapicchu is about an hour and a half . it is defiantly worth it for the stunning views from the top! it should be noted , that the portion at the top with the stairs, (the “stairs part”, as it’s lovingly referred to) is moderately hazardous especially if the weather has been wet.
You will need to return back to Aguas Calientes to catch the return train to Cusco or Ollantaytambo. There is also the option of staying an extra night in Aguas Calientes, which would allow you more to explore the markets, or go back and spend more time in Machu Pichu.
tour price 2014: US$ 234 dollars / 675 soles.
Our Safety Equipment: Fox Jacket
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January: 02, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31.
February: 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27.
March: 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31.