Colca Canyon trekking

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  biking jungle trek to machupicchu 4 days    

day 01: from cusco to ollantaytambo, málaga and santa maría.

we will collect you from your hotel in the city of cusco (3300 meters). we will then begin our journey at 07.15 am by bus, we will travel to the town of ollantaytambo (2700 meters high) then we will head to malaga high place (4350 meters high); from where we will descend by bike with the guide. during our descent we will see the wonderful scenery of the valley of the convention province; where we will find a variety of fauna as we descend, on the ecological floor and finally to the proper forest. we will have our packed lunch and later on the trail we will visit the archaeological remains of wamanmarka, then we will continue to santa maria village (1430 meters high). at this point we will have our dinner and spend the night in basic accommodation or camping.

  • time on bikes: approximately 5 hours.
  • difference of altitude: from 4359 to 1430, a total of 2920 meters down hill by bike.
day 02: from santa maría to santa teresa.

after our breakfast we will begin our trek in a real warm forest environment and we will be able to observe fields of coffee, coca and fruits. on our trek we will some proper incan segments of the trail. then we will visit the medical thermal baths in saint teresa (1850 meters high). finally we will have our dinner and spend the night in basic accommodation or camping.

  • trekking time: approximately 6 hours.
  • difference of altitude: trekking up 420 meters.
day 03: from santa teresa to hydro electrics place and aguas calientes.

after our breakfast we will begin our trek and we cross the sacred inca river, vilcanota, by the oroya (system of suspend iron cables) where we will have a great adrenaline adventure. on the trail we will be able to enjoy the biodiversity of our fauna: such as parrots, iguanas, birds and butterflies. we will have our lunch at the hydro electrics place and finally we will arrive at aguas calientes (1980 meters high). where we will have our dinner and spend the night in basic hotel.

  • trekking time: approximately 5 hours.
  • difference of altitude: ascending 170 meters.
day 04: from aguas calientes to machupicchu and cusco.

we will leave very early at 05:10 am and begin our trek ascent towards the archaeological complex of machupicchu (2450 meters high) where we will be able to watch the sunset. on our ascent we will enjoy our breakfast picnic; then we will arrive at the incan citadel, we will be accompanied by a professional guide, and explore the site for 02 hours. after you will have free time. after bus to aguas calientes village. we will take the train to return to the city of cusco, where you will be transferred to your hotel.

  • trekking time: approximately 02.00 hours of ascent
  • difference of altitude: ascending 470 meters.
biking jungle trek to machupicchu includes:
  • official english speaking guide for biking and trekking
  • transport from cusco to abra malaga: in public bus (backpacker service) or private van (private service)
  • experienced cook
  • all meals  
  • cooking equipment
  • one night in typical in santa maria village
  • one night in typical houses in santa teresa village
  • hotel in aguas calientes village
  • mountain bikes.
  • helmet and wind proof gloves
  • tourist bus from aguas calientes - machu picchu - aguas calientes.
  • backpacker train back from aguas calientes to ollantaytambo (sacred valley)
  • tourist van from ollantaytambo (sacred valley) to cuzco
  • biking & trekking price include all local sales tax
  • first aid kit
  • oxygen bottle
not included:
  • soft drinks & alcoholics drinks
  • sleeping bag
  • last lunch in aguas calientes (last day)
  • optional entrance to the hot springs in aguas calientes (us$3 last day)
type of service:

backpacker service (public bus)
1 to more participants us$475 each
from 1 to more people us$475 by person

private service (private van and guide)
2 participants us$ 815 by person
3-4 participants us$775 by person
5 to more participants us$655 by person

any day, except in rain season from december to march
what to bring
  • small backpack
  • rain jacket or poncho (rain season: december - april)
  • tennis shoes
  • bottle of water and purification tablets
  • flashlight
  • hat or cap
  • sun block
  • insect repellent
  • toiletries, towel and toilet paper
  • snacks
  • camera
  • sunglasses
  • swimsuit
  • extra money.



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