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Machu Picchu Adventure biking rafting walking
Duration: MTB, rafting and hiking Machu Picchu 3 days
Location: Moderate level of fitness is required
Price: from U$ 700
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If you are looking to add some fun to your Peruvian vacation, this multi-active trip to Machu Picchu features mountain biking in the Andes and archaeological sites, rafting in one of the best sections of the Urubamba rainforest and a guided tour around the Impressive Machu Picchu.

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  • Throughout this trip, you will find the Andean Mountain packed with unique ruins, charming villages, Salineras (Inca salt mines that are still in use), the rainforest, and Machu Picchu. Be ready to stop and explore the surroundings and take photographs of the astonishing views of each destination during the entire trip.

  • Trip Itinerary

    Pre-trip information will be given by your guide at your hotel the day before your tour departure.

    Day 1: Moray – Salineras – Aguas Calientes

    Day 1: Cusco – Biking Maras, Moray and Salineras – Aguas Calientes

    At 8 AM, your tour guide and our transportation will meet you directly in the lobby of your hotel. It takes one-hour drive to Maras, where your guides will meet with you to discuss your trip. After everyone feels comfortable on their bikes and with the direction we are headed, we begin our ride with a nice mountain bike on a well-maintained dirt road, all the while learning about the unique environment of the Moray Complex.

    Previously, Moray was an Inca agricultural complex, but no one really knows the exact purpose of this site. Currently, the most acceptable theory is that they used it as an agricultural research center. The temperatures between terraces can vary by more than 20 degrees, so make sure that you dress appropriately. After the guided tour, we will have lunch with a view of the Moray Complex and the mountain range of the Sacred Valley.

    After that, our second section of the ride starts with a breathtaking circuit of the Salineras salt mines. There are thousands upon thousands of small ponds carved into the mountains, dating back to the Chanapata culture between AD 200 and AD 900. It has consistently been in use.

    For active people, this is absolutely the best way to see the area. In combination with the rafting in the rainforest and the hike of Machu Picchu complex, it is a unique and exciting way to learn about the most famous places in Peru.

    At the end of the bike, the private van will take us to the Ollantaytambo train station to catch a train to Aguas Calientes, where we will go to our outstanding hotel.

    • Meals Included: 1 Lunch.
    • Biking grade difficulty: Easy.
    • Overnight: Aguas Calientes.
    Day 2: Machu Picchu - Santa Teresa

    Day 2: Machu Picchu guided tour – Walking to Santa Teresa

    After breakfast will begin the most important day of our adventure tour. We start out early morning taking the bus up to Machu Picchu (Hiking optional, it takes 2 hours). Your guide will explain and answer your questions regarding to this amazing complex. You can choose hiking to Huayna Picchu peak or Montaña (Mountain ). *Note that entrance fees to hike Huayna Picchu and Montaña are normally sold out very quick, therefore they are not included in the price.

    Machu Picchu lies at 2400 m – 7874 ft, built a top of a mountain, surrounded on three sides by the outstanding views the Urubamba river gorges and the rain forest Mountains.

    After the tour, we will meet at Aguas Calientes and then we continue for 2 hours hiking along an empty rail road with nice views of the jungle and Machu Picchu complex until we arrive to Hydroelectric train station. At the station we will take a van to Santa Teresa. After been accommodated in our rooms, you can enjoy your Machu Picchu Adventure relaxing in the hot springs of Colcamayo (entrance not included in the price 4 USD).

    • Meals Included: 1 breakfat – 1 lunch – 1 dinners
    • Biking grade difficulty: Easy.
    • Overnight: Lodging at Santa Teresa
    Day 3: Santa Teresa - Santa Rosa - Cusco

    Day 3: Santa Teresa – River rafting – Cusco

    Rise and shine to the final day! We have a full day with warm weather and over 4 hours of great rapids to enjoy as a group.  After a nice and filling breakfast, a private van will take us to Santa Rosa, which is the beginning of the rafting tour. Your guide will go through a safety orientation about commands and other safety instructions before jumping into the river – if you do not have experience, it is best to listen. These rapids tend to be fairly easygoing, but it is certainly not boring.

    Rafting in the Urubamba rainforest begins at the end of a massive stone wall of Santa Teresa Gorge and flows into the Amazon Jungle; this section is interrupted by great white-water rapids with calm water sections in between. After the river mellows, there will be time to jump and swim in the river or simply float along with our rafts. Also included on the Machu Picchu adventure is a full delicious lunch served at the end of the rafting tour (you will have earned it).

    • Meals: 1 breakfast – 1 lunch
    • River grade difficulty: Depending your experience and age. This sections offers rafting for all ages and levels.
  • What’s included?

    • Accommodation: One night hotel Aguas Calientes, one night lodging in Santa Teresa.
    • Mountain biking tour: Private transport, 1 lunch, professional mountain bikes with hydraulic brakes and suspension, full mountain biking gear (gloves, body armor, knee and elbow protection and helmet)
    • Machu Picchu Tour: Train tickets to Aguas Calientes, bus ticket to and from Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu entrance fees,, public van from Hydroelectric train station to Santa Teresa.
      *Entrance fees for Hiking Huayna Picchu peak or Montaña are easily sold out, therefore we offer as an optional, and is not included in the price ($25)
    • Rafting Tour: All rafting gear such as life vest type V, helmets, paddles, self bailing boats.
    • Guides: We will provide a professional guided thorough the trip certified in river -rafting Swift-water rescue, first aid advance course.
    • Transportation: Private transport for all transfers, to Maras (beginning of the biking trip), support vehicle (for the people who don’t want to bike or if they are tired), bus tickets from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes, train tickets in backpacker service to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco, bikes, raft and trek.

    What is not included

    • First breakfast.
    • Dinner  and lunch in Aguas Calientes.
    • Entrance fees to hot springs in Santa Teresa or Aguas Calientes.
    • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Hidroelectrica train station.
    • Tips.

    What to bring?

    • Rafting: River sandals, swimming suits, towel, sun glasses, sun block, water.
    • Biking: Tennis shoes, pants, t-shirt, sun glasses, sun block, water.
    • Machu Picchu: Fleece (Aguas Calientes can be a little cold), shoes for hiking (is not necessary boots, tennis shoes works also good), hat, sun block, sun glasses.
    • Luggage: We recommend taking a small back pack with all your belongings. Peru rail is the company who operates this route and allows only 6 kg 13.2 lb.
  • Departures

    Our departures are flexible and we guarantee  a departure with minimum of 2 people.

    Season: All year.

Tour map

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