Raft bike and hike to Machu Picchu
If you like to pack as much action as possible into precious holidays this is the only way to see Machu Picchu
Hike through the Sun Gate
Step off the plane two miles above sea level into the ninth highest city in the world.
Once the command centre for the vast Inca Empire that ran from Colombia to Chile, Cusco is now one of the most exciting and lively destinations in the whole of Latin America.
Check into your hotel and check out the hustle and bustle of the Peruvian streets with your insider guide. In the evening you will meet at the Museo de Café, the perfect venue to learn more about your adrenaline fuelled week ahead.
Included: transfer & orientation, guide, hotel Cusco
Pit yourself against the might of the Vilcanota river to tackle the finest one day whitewater rafting section in Peru. Kit up with top quality equipment, take in the safety instructions from your world class guides, then launch into the waves. Whether first timer or seasoned expert, the Class III to IV rapids will leave you grinning from ear to ear.
Step off the river to a delicious picnic before driving onto the Sacred Valley to relax at your hotel.
Included: breakfast, lunch, snacks, water, all white-water & safety equipment, expert guide and safety kayaker, transport, hotel Sacred Valley
Saddle up for this lovely ride through the Sacred Valley.
Cycling is a fabulous way to explore an area. You travel slowly and take a quiet track through the villages and lives of the local people, away from the main tourist area.
You start with a visit to Pisac market, where you can haggle for handicrafts with the local artisans or bite into an empanada fresh from the town oven. When it is time to start riding you grab a helmet and gloves and hop onto your full suspension cross country bike, carefully set up for you by your guide.
Then simply push off and pedal you way along this beautiful trail. The route is mainly downhill or flat, on good wide trail. Along the way you will enjoy another tasty picnic lunch.
Included: bike and safety equipment, breakfast, lunch, snack and water, skilled bike guide, transport, hotel Sacred Valley
Lace up your boots for a challenging twelve kilometre hike on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
Climb through steamy cloud forest, past vast Inca ruins before clambering up the final stone steps to emerge triumphant at the Sun Gate.
Marvel at the majesty of Machu Picchu spread before you then carry on down to Machu Picchu town and a well earned rest.
Follow in the footsteps of the explorers and discover the secret city built by the Incas on this remote mountaintop.
Learn how they built it, wonder why they built it and close your eyes to imagine just how impressive it must have been at the height of the Inca Empire.
Then ride the train tracks on one of the great train journeys of the world, along the churning Urubamba river to Cusco.
Included: breakfast, transport, Machu Picchu entrance, hotel in Cusco
Make the most of your last day in Cusco. Today is left free to allow you to make the decisions. Don your apron to prepare ceviche and pisco sours in a cooking class, explore the side streets and markets on foot, or grab a coffee and watch the world go by.
Airport transfers are included if you are flying out today. But if you have time why not continue your adventure with a visit to Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon or the Amazon jungle.
In order to fully enjoy your trip it is very important that you choose the right trip for you and fully understand what it involves.
There are risks inherent in travelling in Peru, as indeed there are in most of the activities that we provide. Many of the activities we offer also involve a significant level of effort on your part. After all, it is called Adventure Travel for a reason.
It is really important that you read both the trip notes above and the Risk and Safety Section on our website, to enable you to choose the best trip for you. Once you have read them both, please make sure you ask if there is anything you do not understand. We classify this trip as:
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Avenida Collasuyo 910, Miravalle, Cusco
9am - 4pm local time (GMT-5)