Peru River

13Days 4,

Program Overview

This is a very good option for people who like adventure and river rafting in Peru. In 11 days you will be able to enjoy Machu Picchu, one of the Wonders of the World; arriving at it by the Inca Trail. You will know the most important attractions of the City of Cusco. Finally we will have a lot of adventure and adrenaline rafting on the Apurimac River.

Group Sizes: Minimum 2 persons

Itinerary

DAY 01: LIMA – CUSCO

Reception at the airport of Cusco. Transfer to the Hostal Tahuantinsuyo, morning free to relax and adjust to the altitude. In the afternoon visit the Main Square, Cathedral, Koricancha, palace and the nearby Ruins as Kenko, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, Sacsayhuaman Fortress.

DAY 02 : CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY

Full day excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting the Indian Market in the morning. Ollantaytambo Ruins in the afternoon return to Cusco. B.L. (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday).

DAY 03: INCA TRAIL MACHUPICCHU «PISCAK’UCHO – HUAYLLABAMBA»

Early morning transfer to the head of the trail where we begin our trek, escorted by native Quechua porters. From Piscak’ucho we hike along the Vilcanota River, with magnificent views of Nevado Veronica: Camp.B.L.D.

DAY 04: CLIMBING TO LLULLUCHAPAMPA

We climb through magical polylepis forest to high camp at Llulluchapampa 3600 mts. Today is one of the most demanding days of the trip as we gain a lot of altitude, the first pass at 4200 msl. Offers views to the Huayanay peaks and west rugged Vilcabamba Range. We descend to our camp Runkurakay. B.L.D.

DAY 05: SAYAQMARCA – WIÑAYWAYNA

We cross the second pass at 4000 msl. And follow a fine Inca highway to the restored townsite of Sayaqmarca. We descend rapidly from cloud forest into high Jungle habitat, Orchids and hummingbirds are common along this spectacular section of the trail high above the river. The Inca Trail in this section is a white granite path going through a high temperate zone. Camp in Wiñaywayna. B.L.D.

DAY 06: WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO

After an early wake up we emerge at the gate of the sun for our first view of MACHUPICCHU from high above the City. Finally we arrive to the misterious ·Lost City» in the afternoon we return by train to Cusco. Hostal. B.

DAY 07: CUSCO – FREE DAY

Free day at leisure. B.

DAY 08: CUSCO – RAFTING RIVER APURIMAC CLASS 3/4/5

We meet at 8.30 a.m. From Cusco we drive 4 hours through the Andes to the put- in at Huallpachaca bridge 2,000 msl. Altitude. It will take us about two hours to prepare all the equipment, self-bailing rafts, oars, paddles, cooiers, helmets. Lifejackets, wetsuits etc. You will be given a safety talk and drills into rafting techniques.

We will raft for 2/3 hours, doing class 2/3 rapids. Camp in a narrow gorge with impressive walls. Here the guides will prepare dinner. Your responsability is to help gathering wood for cooking, and washing your own dish. B.L.D.

DAY 09: RAFTING RIVER

After a healthy breakfast we star rafting around 10 a.m. Today we will be in the water for about 5/6 hours, doing mostly class 3 and 4 rapids, dealing with another short portage stopping for lunch and arriving to camp betwen 3p.m. and 4 p.m.Today we’ll have tea time and dinner and sleep on a sandy beach under sky of the southern hemisphere. B.L.D.

DAY 10: RAFTING RIVER

After a good breakfast we will float down river running more rapids until we arrive to our private camping we will do some rafting games, at this camp there is a family of foxes that sometimes come and visit.B.L.D.

DAY 11: RAFTING RIVER – CUSCO

After a good healthy breakfast, we are going to be rafting through a couple of class 5 rapids, with names such as «tooth ache» you first» lastlaugin» after 3 or 4 hours of rafting. We will arrive to the take-out where we will have a «Parrillada» lunch party and return to Cusco. B.L.

DAY 12: CUSCO – LIMA

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. Arrival transfer to the Hostal. Free afternoon. Hostal

DAY 13: LIMA – INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

In the morning, transfer to the airport for your international flight.

The price includes

Booking for budget Hostals as detailed above, based on double occupancy. All scheduled land, lake and air transportations. All transfers. All scheduled excursions with English-speaking professional guide services. All entrance fees. Meals and domestic flight airfares as specified in the itinerary. B=Breakfast; L= Lunch; D=Dinner.

The price doesn´t include

International airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages and items of personal nature.

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