This is one of the alternative treks that ends in Machu Picchu. This route is becoming more famous by the influx of people every day. Along the route you can do various adventure activities such as biking, rafting, zip line and trekking & Machu Picchu.
Day 01: Cusco - Abra Malaga - Santa Maria
The expedition will start at 7:30am when the adventurers are picked up and driven through the beautiful Sacred Valley and dropped off at Abra Malaga. Here the inca jungle travelers will change into the attire provided by us (gloves, elbow pads, knee pads, helmets), and will be briefed for 20 minutes by our tour guide. Finally, the fun and adventure starts. We begin by biking down challenging roads and passing by different levels of the ecosystem, including: the cloud forest and ice capped mountains. After three hours we will arrive at Huaman Marca to have lunch and then a van will take you to Santa Maria (optional rafting in Santa Maria $25 USD). We will then start our exciting journey of rafting down the Vilcanota Sacred River for 2 hours. We will then go to Santa Teresa where we will have dinner and spend our first night in a local family house and Dorms .
Day 02: Santa Teresa - Hydroelectrica - Aguas Calientes Town
On this day you will have the choice of either walking from Santa Teresa to Aguas Calientes (11 km) or you can do a zip line tour in the morning and walk the final 7 kilometers to Aguas Calientes, (optional zip line in Santa Teresa $25 USD) The group will then meet up in Hydroelectrica station to have lunch and then we will talk 3 hours along the train tracks to Aguas Calientes. We will sleep in a hostel and get a briefing about the guided tour to Machu Picchu for the following day. You also have the option to visit the Aguas Calientes Hot Spring (10 soles).
Day 03: Machu Picchu (visit to the Inca Citadel)
At 4:00am we will start our hike up to the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. We will start by taking the bus road for about 20 minutes and then take a short trail that will go up to Machu Picchu. We will have the amazing opportunity of seeing the run rise after registration at the main entrance of Machu Picchu, which opens at 6:00am. As soon as well enter, the guide will take us back in history to when the Inca's ruled the mountain. The guided tour is about 2 hours and you may have up to 3 hours of extra free time before your train arrives. You will also notice an abundance of llamas roaming around. If your are interested in Huayna Picchu or Machu picchu Mountain, please plan that with us ahead of time after you return to hidrolectric to take a bus back to cusco