Tika Trek - Cusco, Peru

Behind Machu Picchu 3 day trek

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Come with us to Machu Picchu from $500US per person.

The Alternative Inca trail into Machu Picchu. We take the old road into Machu Picchu via Laqtapata while passing through luscious cloud forest with its birds, butterflies and flowers.
Taking the road from Cusco and following the Sacred river commonly known as the Urubamba we travel back in time to the Citadel, one of the modern wonders of the world Machu Picchu.

Behind Machu Picchu 3 day trek

Day 1. Mountains and Valleys

With an early departure we take our transport from Cusco, the navel of the world to the town of Ollantaytambo where we will stop for breakfast before a visit to the living Inca town, where we have the chance to take photographs of the everyday living before visiting the spectacular archaeological site that dominates the background.
From here we ascend to the Malaga pass at the dizzy height of 4400ms and the spectacular view of the mountain Veronica and the Urubamba river.
Continuing our journey downwards through the cloud forest to the small jungle town of Santa Maria where we will turn off for la Playa and our campsite for the night.

Meals L,D,
Accommodation Camping

Day 2. First View of Machu Picchu

Today we begin our trek from La Playa (1800ms) to the Inka site of LlaqtaPata (High town) at a height of 2400ms and our first glimpse of Machu Picchu. From here it is all downhill to the hydro electric plant that provides energy to all of Cusco and parts of Puno and is also the local train station. Here we take the short trip to Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes) and our base for Machu Picchu. Here we spend the night in a hotel. Total walking time approx. 6 hours.

Meals B,L,D.
Accommodation Hotel
Hiking distance 10kms
Hiking time 6 hours
Minimum altitude 1800MS
Maximum altitude 2400MS

Day 3. Machu Picchu

Our day begins with breakfast at 5am to give us plenty of time to enjoy the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. After a 2 hour standard tour your guide is available to take you to some of the other interesting points within the vast site, such as the Sun Gate, Inca Bridge, The Temple of the Moon, or Huayna Picchu or ask your guide for some other options.
All our guides are proficient in flora, fauna and if you require we have a resident expert in orchids of Machu Picchu and the surrounding area.
After lunch we take the return train to Ollantaytambo and from there by bus back to Cuzco. B, L.

Meals B,L.
Accommodation None

Difficulty

Moderate

Included

Not Included