Day 1 Cuzco
Today we will gather in Cuzco, CUS, Peru. After making their way to the Milhouse Backpackers & Hotel and checking in, guests may spend the day however they choose. There is a mandatory pre-departure briefing today (please see in Stop Note).
Day 2 Cuzco - Ollantaytambo - Santa Maria (157 km)
In the morning we will leave Cuzco for Ollantaytambo, CUS, where we will have breakfast. We will then drive up the mountain pass near Abra Malaga for a final safety briefing before beginning our bike trek through the jungle. Over the course of our 2.5-hour ride, we will see sights such as fruit plantations and the Huamanmarka Archaeological Site. Our ride will take us to Santa Maria, CUS. Optional: Here, you can take an 2.5-hour Urubamba River Rafting Adventure, if you wish. We will spend the night in Santa Maria..
Day 3 Santa Maria - Santa Teresa (220 km)
We will spend the day hiking through the amazing Peruvian landscapes. In the afternoon, we will arrive in Santa Teresa, CUS, where we will spend the night. Guests may also opt to enjoy some time in the Hot Springs at their own expense.
Day 4 Santa Teresa - Aguas Calientes (12 km)
After having breakfast at 8:00 am, our last day on the trail will take us from Santa Teresa along a relaxing path for 3 hours to reach the hydroelectric station where a box lunch will be served. From here Aguas Calientes is another 3 hour slight uphill walk where we will finally have time to relax, recharge our batteries and get ready for our visit to Machu Picchu. Dinner at a local traditional restaurant.
Day 5 Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo - Cuzco (110 km)
We will catch one of the first buses to Machu Picchu so that we may see the early morning light over this amazing place. After a two-hour walking tour, guests will have time to explore on their own. Those who still have energy can climb Huayna Picchu, a mountain in the middle of the ancient town. We will return to Aguas Calientes in the afternoon and from there take a train to Ollantaytambo and then a bus back to Cuzco.