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Published: December 2nd 2019
Day 1 - Inka Jungle Trail: Cycling from Cusco to Santa Maria
Get up early this morning, as your 4-day adventure on the Inka Jungle Trail starts early in the morning. From the starting point, you will drive together with your guide and other fellow travelers to a lodge, where you will be fortified with breakfast for the day. Then you continue with a van until you reach the Malaga Pass at about 4,316 meters after three hours. Here you get your bikes, helmets and some driving information and then start the bike ride to Huamanmarca. The last 30 minutes to Santa Maria you take a bus back. Have lunch with your group. The rest of the day is at leisure. Between April and November, it offers, the offered rafting tour for about 28, - Sol per person on site. The next night you spend in a simple hostel in shared rooms (max four persons per room).
Your guide explains some of the flora and fauna on the way
Day 2 - Hike to Santa Teresa
This morning starts again early. After breakfast, set off for your first two-hour stage. On the way your guide explains some of the flora and fauna of the region. Then come to a local family for a breather. Take the opportunity to learn more about the family before continuing the hike on part of the short Inca Trail
. Of course you will learn from your guide some interesting facts about the history of the Incas. At this stage you will pass the Huancarccasa Canyon with an impressive view over the landscape. After you reach the small town of Quell mayo, refreshment is on the program and you have time to rest after the hike. The first stage brings you to Cocalmayo and thus to natural hot springs. Do not hesitate to 'jump' into the baths and relax - you should not miss this. Santa Teresa is your last stop.
Day 3 - From Santa Teresa to Aguas Calientes
Today you are allowed to sleep a little longer, because you do not start until 7 o'clock in the morning. After breakfast, set off for the first section of the route. After about three hours you will reach a checkpoint, so it is important that you have your passport with you. Along the way you will pass some waterfalls and take in the stunning mountain scenery that surrounds Machu Picchu
and Huayna Picchu. During the hike, stop for a lunch and reach Aguas Calientes after another three hours. Also in Aguas Calientes you stay in simple hostels, with max. Three people in the room. This afternoon, you have the option of an optional zip-lining tour participate. Great fun for those who are not afraid of heights and would like to float in the air. The zip-lining can be booked locally for about 25, - Sol per person.
Day 4 - The Inca city Machu Picchu
The highlight of the Inca Trail in 4 days
Tour is certainly today's visit to Machu Picchu. You get up very early because it is especially impressive to be in the Inca city when the sun is up and you can watch this spectacle. You have the choice whether you want to walk the 1500 steps or drive for about 12 US dollars by bus to the entrance of Inka city. Arrived in Machu Picchu the last hours start with your guide. He guides you through the ruins and gives you some information about the history of the Incas and the various temples of the city. If you book tickets for Huayna Picchu in advance, you can hike up to the summit or take a walk through the hallways and enjoy the view over Machu Picchu. In the afternoon.
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