Peru Multisport Adventure Tour - 8 Days
E-bike through the Sacred Valley, hike the Royal Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, learn to cook in Cusco and then kayak across lake Pomacanchis for a night under the stars, before hiking an ancient Inca trail to the virtually deserted Inca ruins of Wacra Pucara, perched high above the Apurimac canyon.
This multi-sport activity trip has a bit of everything for the adventurous, a different highlight every day!
Day 1: Cusco Airport- Pisac- Urubamba
On arrival in the Cusco airport please proceed to the baggage hall. At the exit to the building your guide will be waiting for you with a sign at the barrier outside the arrivals gate. You will drive the seventy minutes to Pisac where you can visit the Inca ruins perched high above the town. This impressive ruin is the gate-way to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We can then explore the popular artesanal market and learn about the guinea pigs of Peru.
After having lunch at one of the local restaurants your guide will drop you off and help you check in to your Sacred Valley hotel.
Night at La Casona Yucay
Included: transport , Boleto turistico , lunch , English-speaking guide , room & breakfast next day
Day 2: E Bike from Urubamba to Ollantaytambo with a Pachamanca lunch
We start this ride just outside the town of Urubamba on a rarely used dirt road.
Following a full instruction in the art of E biking (Full suspension, Electric Assisted, Mountain bikes), we set off along the Sacred Valley, passing small hamlets, through fields of potatoes and giant corn and enjoying the views as we effortless whizz along. The e-bike fleet has extra-small and extra-large bikes, making this a trip perfect for all ages, abilities and sizes.
We cross the Urubamba river on an old railway bridge and then take what used to be an Inca trail but is now a virtually unused dirt road. Soon we see our first vestiges of Inca ruins, vast terraces beside which we cycle. Passing Pachar, we continue on to the Inca town of Ollantaytambo and so to our lunch at el Albergue farm. Lunch is set at 12:00 noon, but if you wish to start or finish later this can be changed to 2:30pm
A Pachamanca is a traditional way of preparing food in the Andes. In the absence of a stove an oven is built out of stones, the stones are heated with a wood fire and once brought to a very high temperature. The meat and vegetables are then carefully covered with the rocks.Herbs are then added and the whole mound is covered by wet sheets and finally a mound of earth. While the meal is cooking, you will be shown around this organic farm, working to sustainable methods to provide food for the Cafe Mayu restaurant. Enjoy a fascintaing visit to to the Cañazo distillery where the sugar cane liquor is processed along side the coffee roasting facillity.
After forty-five minutes the meal is ready and we have the pleasure of digging our delicious potatoes, yams, corn, fava beans, lamb, pork, alpaca, and chicken straight from the earth.
You can enjoy your meal under a thatch roof in the middle of the farm with views of the Inca temple of Ollantaytambo, mount Pinkulluna and the Veronica glacier.
Food is served family style accompanied by chicha, fresh salads and a variety of sauces, including our tasty uchucutas. Beer and wine are available upon request, and we offer our signature Matacuy as a complimentary digestif after the meal. This is made in the on site distillery, where you can also taste Caña Alta, a sugar cane spirit being distilled here in an attempt to revive lost traditions.
This afternoon, we visit the Inca town of Ollantaytambo with an optional visit of its impressive Inca ruins ( Please note you will need a 'Boleto Turistico' to enter this site.). Ollantaytambo was the site of a huge battle between the Spanish and the Incas and the village remains almost intact from Inca times We then head to your hotel for the night.
Night at Pakaritampu Hotel (Superior Room)
Included: English-speaking guide , transport , equipment hire , bike, helmet, gloves , snacks & water , lunch , room & breakfast next day
Day 3: Royal Inca trail from km104- Machu Picchu - Cusco
We start early in the morning and transfer to the train station for the beautiful journey towards Machu Picchu. At km104 we alight, pass through the control and start our walk past the interesting ruins at Chachabamba. Following ancient Inca trail, we ascend through tropical cloud forest and climb high above the roaring Urubamba River. Whilst walking all you need to carry is a daypack.
An initially challenging ascent is replaced by satisfaction as we reach Wiñay Wayna, a beautiful Inca ruin full of swallows and orchids. We enjoy a picnic lunch and, time-permitting, visit these impressive ruins before joining what is generally considered to be the most spectacular part of the Inca Trail. The contour path through the fascinating cloud forest leads to Inti Puncu, ‘the gateway of the Sun’ and our first glimpse of Machu Picchu.
We savor the moment, take photos and then once in the ruins themselves, your guide will give you an extensive walking tour of Machu Picchu and explain the fascinating history of the Incas. If time permits you may wish to explore further to the Inca Bridge, whilst some may prefer to just relax and take in the stunning location. We catch an afternoon bus to Machu Picchu town and transfer to the train station, where you can catch a late train back to Ollantaytambo and onwards to your hotel in Cusco.
Night at the Hotel Casa San Blas Boutique (Suite)
Included: trekking porter , Luggage porter , English-speaking guide , transport , Train ticket down , guide's train ticket down , km104 Inca trail permit , bus ticket , lunch , box lunch , snacks & water , Train ticket return , guide's train ticket return , room & breakfast next day
Day 4: Free morning in Cusco and afternoon Cooking course
Enjoy a free morning in Cusco for some rest and recuperation. Whether your interest is exploring Inca ruins, visiting Colonial churches, bargain hunting in artisan markets, visiting the chocolate museum or just relaxing over a coffee on a terrace overlooking the Plaza de Armas, Cusco has something for everyone.
Cooking class : This cooking class starts with a thirty minute tour of the traditional open air San Pedro market to source our produce and learn about Peruvian products. Afterwards we will head to the 11th floor Rooftop Kitchen facility, with breathtaking views of the city, to start the cooking lesson.
The class consists of the preparation of a Pisco Sour, an appetizer, a main course and a glass of wine. We also offer vegetarian options (please specify when you reserve). The lesson lasts approximately two hours and is the perfect way to spend the morning or afternoon becoming a Peruvian chef.
You will be picked up from your hotel at either 11am or 4pm and dropped back at about 1.45pm or 6.45pm
Night at the Hotel Casa San Blas Boutique (Suite)
Included: room & breakfast next day
Day 5: Cusco- Pomacanchis Lake Camping
Leaving Cusco early, we follow the rio Vilcanota to the small village of Chuquicahuana before heading into the hills to the first and largest of the "4 Lagunas", Lake Pomacanchis.
Here we load up our overnight gear and after lunch and a full instructions in the art of Kayaking or Stand up paddle boarding, we set off across the crystalline waters of the lake in search of adventure.
We set up camp on the far side of the lake, collect firewood and enjoy watching the sunset over the lake. Dinner, maybe a Pisco Sour or cold drink follows, before relaxing around the campfire and star gazing under the pitch black Andean Sky before turning in for a great nights sleep.
Included: all white-water & safety equipment , Swift Water Rescue trained English-speaking guide, transport, lunch , dinner, camping equipment (except sleeping bag) , wetsuit, helmet, boots, bouyancy aid, splash jacket
Day 6: Pomacanchis Lake- Waqrapucara
Waking to the sounds of coots and moorhens on the lake, you enjoy a leisurely breakfast on the lake shore, before heading out onto the lake once again, to cross back to your waiting vehicle by Kayaking or Stand up paddle boarding and onto the next adventure.
From lake Pomacanchis you take a dirt road to the small village of Sangarara and climbing further to the road head at just over 4,000m Here you meet your muleteers and load up your trekking gear to start the hike to Waqrapukara, following an ancient Inca trail and passing small lakes with big views back to the Ausanagate mountains and even the mountains above the Sacred Valley.
A mainly flat trail brings you to your camp for the night, high above the Apurimac Canyon, next to Waqrapukara itself. The name means "Horned Fortress", though it is thought to have been a ceremonial center.
Whilst camp is being set up, you can explore this impressive site. While part of the site is Inca, its origins go back to the Chanca culture, famous for their bloodiness in battle. Captured enemies were sometimes hung up and skinned alive, and their skulls made into drinking vessels.
After a hearty dinner, you camp under the stars. There is virtually no light pollution here, making it ideal for seeing the Andean Milky Way.
Drive time 3 hrs - Hiking distance 11km - Hiking time 4 hrs
Included: Swift Water Rescue trained English-speaking guide , breakfast , lunch , cook , camping equipment (except sleeping bag) , emergency horse , mule support , camping fees , dinner
Day 7: Waqrapucara- Cusco
This morning you hike, a mainly flat and downhill trail, to the small village of Huayqui. Your path passes beneath huge rock walls, and has a real canyonlands feel to it and there are big views out across the mountains. You arrive at Ccampi to meet your vehicle in time for lunch. Then you can relax for the drive back to Cusco.
Drive time 3 hrs - Hiking distance 7km - Hiking time 3 hrs
Night at the Hotel Casa San Blas Boutique (Suite)
Included: cook , camping equipment (except sleeping bag) , emergency horse , mule support , English-speaking guide , breakfast , lunch , room & breakfast next day
Day 8: Cusco Airport
Today you are free to wander around Cusco, explore the cobbled side streets of the San Blas artist district or stare in awe at the Inca treasures in the many museums.
This afternoon we will take you to the airport for your onward journey, perhaps to Lake Titicaca, the Amazon jungle, or even just home.
This private tour can start on any day, subject to availability of Inca Trail permits.
2022 Private Departure Rates per person, double occupancy in US$ :
for 2 persons: $3715 per person
for 3 persons: $3133 per person
for 4 persons: $2804 per person
single supplement: $525
Can use other hotels to change price.
What's included: All airport transfers and transport in private vehicles. All kakaking and SUP equipment, professional English and Spanish-speaking guides, trained in first-aid, swift water rescue and C.P.R., bikes, gloves and helmets. Extensive first-aid kit including Oxygen. Entrances and a guided tours mentioned, km 104 Inca trail and Machu Picchu. Vistadome train and bus transfers to/from Machu Picchu.
What's not included: International flights, personal belongings, cycling shorts, mountain bike toe-clips, airport taxes ($6 local, $31 international), personal expenses, travel insurance and tips. Lima hotels, airport transfers, day rooms, tours and all internal flights are not included but can also be organised and quoted for on request.
1. To confirm a booking, first check availability
2. Make a deposit (or whole amount if less than eight weeks prior to trip departure), usually $200 per person or 20% of total booking
3. Clients must have suitable travel insurance to cover the type of adventure holiday they have booked on. This includes expenses incurred due to changes to itinerary out of operator’s control.
4. booking info required:
a. Full Name(s), age, date of birth, occupation.
b. Passport details, including nationality.
c. Any health problems or dietary requirements.
d. Airline, flight no. date and time of client arrival and departure.
*Without this essential information we are unable to confirm your trip, especially transfers, internal flights, trains and Inca Trail Permits.