“Hi I have just few day in Cusco if possible I'd like to hike Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountain. Let me know if you think this would be possible.”
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3 day Adventure Trip with Machu Picchu
Summary of the trip planning conversation
Hi, I have a trip with two other people at the moment you could jump on in March.
Day One: March 25
Inca Legends full day bike tour
Perfect for beginner/intermediate riders that want to see the less traveled country side of Peru. Tourists don’t come this way or even know about it. You’ll take off South in a private shuttle from Cusco through breathtaking mountain views. Prepare yourself and bring cold weather gear for the ascend to your starting point at 4267 meters/ 14,000 ft.
From there we’ll soar downhill, potentially gaining up to 50mph, on a combination of wide dirt/ paved roads that run along side the powerful Apurimac river. Depending on the day, we’ll have an authentic Peruvian lunch with some local friends or a generous packed lunch on the edge of a cliff that looks out over the roaring river’s class V rapids. We will have time to stop, take photos, see killer views and last but not least bask in an array of waterfalls. Throughout we will ride through small Peruvian towns and villages like Paruro.
Beware the winding roads, the cliff’s edge, wild dogs and high elevation. Unlike any other way to explore the Cusco valley, this epic full day route will surely make for some unique stories to bring home to your friends.
Included: Full day MTB ride, gear, full suspension mtb bike, snacks and water, lunch and lodging in Cusco
Day two: March 26
ATV & ZIP LINE
Zipping two kilometers over the Sacred Valley on the world’s longest zip line and then zipping around on quad bikes.......It starts in the Altiplano of the Sacred Valley and is second to none in amazing views and good times. The zip line is two kilometers long and you visit the ruins of Mory, the old town of Maras, and the salt mines via quad bikes.
Included: Transport, zip line, quad bikes, lodging
Not Included: Entrance to salt mines and Moray, historical o English speaking guide
Day three: March 27
Today you will explore Machu Picchu. You will have a shared 2 hour guided tour, and then be able to enjoy the beauty of the ancient sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
Included: Machu Picchu Entrance, Shared guide, Round Trip Train tickets on Peru Rail*, lodging.
Not Included: Bus tickets up/down from Machu Picchu. You may like to hike this portion of the trip as many people do
*during rainy season from Jan-April or May, the train is only until Ollanta. Customer is responsible for transport back to Cusco, OR they can request a private car for an extra fee
Way to customize/ upgrade these trips:
Additional hikes at Machu Picchu, ie. Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain
Earlier or later trains
Private transport from Ollanta
Sleep in Ollanta on way home rather than Cusco
The price for this trip is 990$
You could easily jump on a rainbow tour once you get here.
Hi Nicole & William thanks for getting back to me. I'd definitely be interested in this trip just a have few questions.
- this would include lodging all 3 nights in Cusco?
- Hiking Machu Picchu? you hike from the train station to Machu Picchu? does this cost extra to hike, as i'd would prefer to hike.
- day2 in the not included section says entrance to salt mines or Moray. Is that something you have to pay for once there or just an additional coast if wanted?
Thanks for the info and look forward to hearing back from you.
William and Nicole Koch
To answer your questions. Yes the trip does include three nights of lodging, it would be in Cusco first and the following two nights in Ollantaytambo. You can hike up if you'd like, we could also include the hike up to Machu Picchu mountain which is a great hike, it's 20 usd more. You have a shared tour of Machu Picchu so I would do that and then hike up the mountain. Great views!
The entrance into the salt mines and Moray ruins is pay on arrival. The salt mines are 10 soles and Moray is 70 soles, but not obligated. If you buy the pass to Moray it also covers Ollantaytambo.
Please feel free to ask us any questions you have.
William and Nicole Koch
Also, if you would like to get good hours on the train and possibility of hiking Mountain or Huayna Picchu you would need to send your payment as soon as possible and your passports. The trip is in less than two weeks so please do advise me so that we can organise as soon as possible. The office to buy these tickets is not open all the time.
Yes, would like to hike as well. How do i go about making a payment?