Salkantay Travel Peru

US$ 400

- Description -

This trip is an exciting 4 day combination of biking and hiking. With the help of our bikes we ride for 6 hours downhill first crossing the sacred snow fields to get to the cloud forest enroute to Machu Picchu. In the next couple of days we will see more fantastic views among the mountains, valleys and passing by small villages, coca leaf plantations, other different plants & fruits and the famous coffee tree of these hot valleys.We will also be able to see the old Inka Trail and the sacred river of the Incas called Urubamba, arriving to the small town of Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu

Day 1: Cusco - Malaga Pass - Santa Maria ( Downhill Mountain Biking )

Hotel pick-up at 7:00 am, the starting point of our adventure is the city’s main square. We leave the city seeing the towering surroundings with rolling hills until we reach the town of Chinchero overlooking the Sacred Valley of the Inkas.
After descending this mountainside, we arrive in Ollantaytambo and then we will go up to reach ABRA MALAGA (mountain pass at 4350 masl ) approx. at midday…the starting point of the downhill (just in case the weather won’t be OK for us and our bikes, we’ll go to the next starting point) the hamlet of Carrizales where we will rest and have our lunch. After that we will begin to descend the cloud forest to the hot valleys towards the Amazon basin. This trip will be for 5 or 6 hours, crossing little rustic villages. We will stop 2 times enroute to visit the Archeological center of Inkatambo (Inka Lodge) and Wamanmarka (Falcon site). We will arrive to Santa Maria where we have our lodging and dinner.

Day 2: Santa Maria - Qellomayu - Colcamayu - Santa Teresa ( Trekking )

We will wake up very early at 5 am and have breakfast, then we will start walking near the riverside and we will continue to go up the route to get to the start of the ancient Inka jungle trail as well as crossing the Oroyas (cable car bridge) and suspension bridge in this hike, we can observe the region’s wild animals like hummingbirds, parrots, eagles, etc. Also we will see (and maybe taste) wild fruits and medicine plants like: avocados, yucca, oranges, tangerines, pacay, mango, cacao, coffee, coca shrubs, etc. Then arriving to the village of Quellomayu we will have 1 hour approx. to rest and have lunch. After that, we continue walking by the river for about two hours to get to the hot springs of Cocalmayu very near the town of Santa Teresa to relax for about one hour and then we will arrive to Santa Teresa (where we will eat and rest).

Day 3: Santa Teresa - Aguas Calientes ( Trekking )

We will get up at 7 am and have breakfast. Then we will continue the trek to the hydroelectric power plant. We will be passing many waterfalls and especially one falling down from 45m. approx., where you can shower if you want (optional). After that, we will arrive to the hydroelectric power plant to rest and to have lunch. Then we walk for 2 hours to reach our final destination...AGUAS CALIENTES. Here we will have our lodging and dinner, then we’ll have the briefing for Machu Picchu for the next day.

Day 4: Machu Picchu - Cusco

We will get up very early at 5 am to take the bus to the archeological complex of Machu Picchu (optional climb up by foot) where we will see the wonderful sunrise. We will have 2 hours with our guide to visit this complex. After that you will have free time to walk around. (optional climb up to Wayna Picchu peak).
Finally, we return down to Aguas Calientes at around 14 pm to take the train back to Ollantaytambo and Cusco.


  • Private tourist transportation pick up from your hotel in Cusco that takes us to the start of the trail.
  • Bikes with front suspension, gloves, and helmet.
  • Full meals service with 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 Dinners
  • 2 overnights in country lodge (all basic services included)
  • Private Hostel Room in Aguas Calienetes (Machu Picchu, Continental or similar)
  • Entry ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes town to Machu Picchu
  • Professional Bi-lingual Guide (English and Spanish)
  • Tourist Class train back to Cusco


  • First day breakfast and last day lunch.
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes town
  • Entry to Machu Picchu Hot Springs (Optional: $ 04 )
  • A backpack
  • A beanie hat or ear warmer
  • Sun hat
  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • A mid weight sweater
  • A longsleeve t-shirt
  • 1 – 2 t-shirts
  • A lightweight suater or vest
  • A pair of long pants
  • Hiking shoes
  • An extra pair of shoe
  • 2 – 3 pairs wool socks
  • A jacket
  • A small towel
  • Rain gear
  • 1 – 2 pair shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • A small headlamp
  • Waterbottle
  • A toothbrust and other personal toiletries
  • Toilet paiper
  • Sun cream
  • Insect repelent