MULTISPORT EXPERIENCE IN THE ANDES, INCA TRAIL, RAFTING, TREKKING, BIKING: 7D6N
MULTISPORT EXPERIENCE IN THE ANDES, INCA TRAIL, RAFTING, TREKKING, BIKING: 7D6N
A great experience full of excitement, nature, culture and adventure in the Andean world,land of the Inkas.
Enjoy a Great adventure covering different ecoadventures activities to get to Machu picchu (sacred city of the Incas). Take the challenge of a multisports experience, biking, hiking, rafting and nature trough an amazing landscape of the Andes. Explore the cloud forest and an original Inka trail dated from the Inka times.
Includes: We Provide and Include: Licensed, Bilingual, history, naturalist and Class V Rafting and Tour Guides- Satellite phone- Rafting and Biking(cross country and double suspension Bikes Expedition Equipment, Safety Procedures and Orientation,Knee and elbow protection, helmets, gloves. Rafting equipment, paddles, wetsuits, Camera box, helmets, life jackets, windbreaker jackets, safety kayak, Trekking and Hiking expeditions Inca trails- First Aid kit- Optional Expedition grade tents and air matrasses and sleeping bags only in the dry season- All Itinerary Meals, including vegetarian & some snacks- Dining tent, Cook & Services- Ecological, portable toilets- Archaelogical sites Entrance and Site Fees, Excelent Hotel 3 stars, /Transfers from Cusco & optional assistance and Confirmation- Additional Tour Arrangements.
We pick you up at Cusco. After a one-hour drive, we arrive in the Sacred Valley. There we will visit an Alpaca and Llama farm to see fiber production and the weaving process. We then drive one more hour to the archaeological site of the Ollantaytambo Inca fortress where we will embark on a two-hour hike and tour of the ruins. Another hour’s drive takes us to the traditional Pisac market. We will take a short break for lunch in the valley. Later, we will explore the Inca outpost of Pisac and go on nice two-hour hike, eventually returning to stay overnight in the hotel in the Sacred Valley, Pisac.( L)
We start day one with a morning train to kilometer 104 of the rail line, passing by snowcapped mountains, diverse ecosystems, and ancient ruins along the way. The train will depart from Cusco or ollantaytambo station in the early morning and arrive at a trailhead in Chachabamba (2,100 meters) by mid -morning. Here, we’ll start our hike towards the archaeological site of Wiñay Wayna (2,710 meters), which will take approximately 2 ½ hours total. Once in Wiñay Wayna (named after the local orchids), we will stop for a picnic lunch and a brief tour. After lunch, we’ll begin our descent into the city of Machu Picchu (2,450meters). Enjoy the beautiful scenery and unparalleled view of the Urubamba mountain range as we pass through the mystical cloud forest. It’s in this subtropical forest that you will see endless species of plants, including the forever young orchest (Epidendrum secundum), the Bamboo orchest(Sobralia dicotoma), and much more. The diversity doesn’t end here. Take inall the sights and sounds of the Inca wren (Thryothorus eisenmanni), sparkling violet ear (Colibri coruscans), and maybe even the famed Andean Condor. To better appreciate all this area has to offer, we’ll stop at the Sun gate (Intipunku) entrance before our final descent. Here, we’ll snap some photos of the beautiful granite mountains known as the Bartolite of Vilcabamba (volcanic formation), along with the city of Machu Picchu below. As we make our way down, we’ll break at several more lookout points for additional photo opportunities. By the time we arrive at Machu Picchu, so be prepared for a much needed rest! From here, we’ll take a bus into Aguas Calientes (about 25 minutes away), where we’ll settle in at a hotel for a good shower, hot meal, and maybe an evening dip in the hot springs.
Today, we’re up at the crack of dawn to see the sunrise from Machu Picchu (weather permitting). After a quick breakfast, we’ll catch the bus for a 25-minute ride to the actual city of Machu Picchu. We’ll start with a two-hour tour of the city, after which you’ll be free to relax or hike one of the mountains in the area, Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu (about 2 to 3 hours).If you decide to hike, you will gain a whole new perspective on the Citadel and its rich biodiversity; definitely an experience you won’t forget! Afterwards, we’ll have lunch in town and visit the local market. Then, in the afternoon we’ll complete our trip with a train ride back to Cusco.
We pick you up at 8:30 am and drive south of Cusco valley into the mountains. One of the first views is the impressive snowcapped peak of Ausangate. At 6384 meters, this mountain is one of the main sources of water for the Vilcanota River. On the way to our put-in point we pass several small villages and some Inca ruins, such as Pikillacta, which was one the Tambos and administrative places of the Incas. After about a 2-hour drive, we reach a town called LLocllora where we stop for preparation, safety instructions and to gather our equipment and gear for the rafting trip. Because this is a challenging section, we will meet up with our “Safety Kayak” who will accompany us along this section. For the first 2 hours, we will be in a variety of class I, II, III, IV rapids, over a distance of 15 kilometers. Our first class III rapid is called “the Introduction” which is good training for the main rapids coming ahead. After that, we pass the class III+ rapid called “the Curve”, and then we will continue through easy class I and class II rapids. After a rest in a spot with great views of the Vilcanota Mountain range, we will run the canyon, enjoying a section with two class III+ rapids, called “the Train of Waves” and “the Knife”. Further down the canyon we will run three class IV rapids.Because our first class IV rapid is difficult, we will stop to scout the rapid and assess the conditions. Continuing down the river, we will run “the Butterfly” rapid, a class IV with technical conditions, then “the Bridge” rapid, also a class IV.
We will take a break in another spot with beautiful views of the Vilcanota mountain range and prepare for the next challenging section. “The Big Waves” is a large class IV rapid that is over 100 meters long with big, continual waves. Later, we will have two great class III+ rapids until we reach a flat section. The rest of the day is class I and class II rapids. Along the way, we enjoy excellent opportunities to see some of the flora and fauna of the Inter Andean valleys. After the river run, we will change into dry clothes and have a picnic lunch. Our drive back to Cusco is about one and a half hours
Rainbow Mountain Peru, also known as Vinicunca is an undiscovered land full of wildly desert landscapes, snowcapped glaciated peaks, herds of alpaca, and pristine beauty.
During this journey a you will be in between two different ecosystem the Andean grass land called puna and the janca ecosystem in the proximity of the glacears.There will be some flora and fauna during this journey to the sacred mountain of vinicunca.Among the species that you can see will be the river gull, Andean flickers ,falcons and puna ibis.as well some flora like ichu vegetation from the grain family as well some polilepis like queuñas ,many succulent close to the glaciers and many musses and chilcas from the asters family.Throughout your journey you will pass through a vibrant green valley with the impressive Ausangate Mountain towering in the distance. You will experience firsthand how locals live in the mountains and even see them hard at work. As you get closer to the Rainbow Mountain you will begin to see the first signs of the colored minerals that formed the painted hills. Your guide will explain what makes up the existence of the Rainbow Mountain, and finally with one last push you will hike or ride the mules or horses up to a vantage point that gives you a 360 degree view of the beautiful landscape that makes up the sacred land. You have made it to the ultimate destination- The painted hills hidden deep in the Andes. Our way back will be by the same trail down to the beginning where hot drinks, dinning tent and a warn meal will be waiting for you after your challenge to this magnificent scenery.
We pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel to catch up on your sleep and a cup of coca tea, which helps with acclimatizing to the altitude. The rest of the morning is free. During the afternoon, after a good lunch, we shall start the City Tour to see part of the capital of the Inca Empire. We will visit several religious retreats and sanctuaries dating from Inca times. The Temple of Koricancha “The Temple of Gold” was the center of the Inca religion as the formal temple of the Sun it figures among the different temples that were dedicated to various gods of the Inca religion. We will visit the fortress of Saqsayhuaman, which was a Militar, ceremonial, religious and astronomical site. We will visit several shrines, or huacas such as “Qenqo”, which were ceremonial and ritualistic places and we will see a section of an original Inca trail that was part of the network of routes called “Capac Ñan” in Cusco, the Capital of the Inca Empire. Here there will also some good opportunities to see the Giant Hummingbird “Patagonia Gigas”, the Rufus-Collared sparrow “Zonotrichia Capensis”, the native tree called Queoña “Polilepis sp” and the Chachacomo “Scallonia recinosa” all from pre-Colombian times and found in the Andes.
Also in this area are the Great Thrush, Flower Piercers, Tanagers, Seedeaters, Stripe-Headed Brush Finch, Kestrels, Siskins, Fly-catchers, Tangaras, and more.
The flora includes many species of Bromeliads “Puya Densiflora”, Passiflora, Begonias, Fuchsias, and numerous Compositae. There are countless numbers of Orchids including varieties of Wiñay Wayna “Epidendrum Secundum”, many of the Solanaceae, Myrtaceae, Scrophularias, and moreNote: We can recommend the best and comfortable hotels for you or we can book the hotel for you.
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