4 DAY/ 3 NIGHT TRIP
$650 PER PERSON
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
DAY 1: CUSCO THROUGH ABRA MALAGA PASS TO SANTA MARIA (12KM)
(MOUNTAIN BIKING AND WHITEWATER RAFTING)
Day one of the Extreme Inca tour immediately gets your adrenaline going with a 3000-meter descent down a mountain via bike. We aren’t waiting around to have a little fun!
The Extreme Inca Tour starts with a 3-4 hour drive to the top of the Abra Malaga Pass (4,316m).
Once at the top of the pass we will begin the exhilarating ride down the mountain to Santa Maria. The route from the top of Malaga Pass to the Santa Maria is all downhill – 4,316m to 1,196m descent – and just under 60km in distance.
For most of the ride, you will be able to free-wheel and will likely use the brakes more than the pedals. The route has many turns which can make it a little dangerous. Cars on the route may not see you coming!
We will have lunch in Santa Maria (1,196m) mid-to-late afternoon once we arrive at your hotel.
That evening we will go to whitewater rafting. This is a class III-IV whitewater rafting experience. This will be approximately a two-hour raft. There are plenty of rapids and if you are lucky you may even get to “ride the bull.”
Whitewater rafting is an optional add-on.
DAY 2: SANTA MARIA TO SANTA THERESA (HIKING) (12KM)
Today will be a hiking day. This will be approximately 15 km in total hiking distance for the day.
The day starts with a steep hike up the trail. This is in the jungle region. Along the way, you will see monkeys, Spanish-speaking parrots, coca plants, and coffee plants. You will get the opportunity to try Inca Tequila or locally grown chocolate.
Once we near Santa Maria, you will ride a cable cart across the river, pass under a tunnel, before arriving at the hot springs in Santa Theresa. Make sure you bring your bathing suit!
DAY 3: SANTA THERESA TO AGUAS CALIENTES (15KM)
(ZIPLINING – OPTIONAL)
Day three will be another round of high-adrenaline adventure!
This will involve a total of six zip lines as high as 150 meters above the ground. Ride face-up, face-down, superman style, or upside down!
After the zipline, we will hike 2-3 hours to the Hydroelectric station for lunch, and then another 2 hours to the town of Aguas Calientes.
DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU (5KM), RETURN TO CUSCO
Today will start with an early wake-up. You are going to Machu Picchu! If you decide to get up early you will be able to see the sunrise from the Sun Gate (Inti Punku).
After arriving at Machu Picchu, we will give a 2-3 hour tour of the archaeological site. After the tour, you will have time to check out the site on your own. Be warned, once you leave you will not be able to return without purchasing another ticket.
If you so choose, we can also help to arrange Huayna Picchu. The climb is steep and very strenuous. It takes approximately an hour to reach the summit. The views from the top are awesome and well worth the effort.