Peru - Raft, bike and hike
Join this amazing, fully supported multi activity adventure holiday across the Andes from Cusco to the 'Lost City' of Machu Picchu. Our aim literally is to get from Cusco to Machu Picchu under our own steam by bike, raft and on foot! Cusco with its long and historical past is a gem of a city and our time will be well spent visiting all the highlights. This also allows us to fully acclimatise to the high Andes before we take the backroads to various ruins around Cusco and head into the Sacred Valley of the Incas by bike. We continue by raft down the roller coaster grade 2-3 rapids on the Urubamba River before joining our final stage of the trip, the Classic Inca Trail. Walking at your own pace through a variety of spectacular scenery, you'll enjoy the mountain vistas and explore the ruins along the way whilst being well looked after by our staff. Finally we reach the Sun Gate and the unforgettable picture post card view of Machu Picchu.
|DAY 1||Join Lima|
|DAY 2||Fly from Lima to Cusco|
|DAY 3||Cusco city tour|
|DAY 4||Cusco and tour of local ruins by bike|
|DAY 5||Cycle Cusco to Pisac|
|DAY 6||Cycle to Ollantaytambo|
|DAY 7||Drive to Abra Malaga Pass at 4450m and descend 1500m by bike|
|DAY 8||Raft along Urubamba river and trek to Patallacta|
|DAYS 9/10||Trek Inca Trail|
|DAY 11||Trek to Machu Picchu|
|DAY 12||Machu Picchu and afternoon return to Cusco|
|DAY 13||Free day in Cusco|
|DAY 14||Fly to Lima where trip concludes|
Our guides were all extremely accommodating, informative and totally over qualified to be tour guides. Their job satisfaction is evident in their attitude. It was evident best practices were always exercised with regard to care for the environment, safety of tourists and their comfort and care. Equipment was great, food was wonderful and plentiful. I could not recommend more highly the attention we received from our guides, porters and Victor Olarte.