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Back Roads to Machu Picchu: 3 Day Adventure

On this off-the-beaten-path adventure, bike, zip-line, and hike through Peru’s breathtaking countryside to arrive at Machu Picchu “by the back door.” Skip the jam-packed standard tour from Ollantaytambo or the Inca Trail, and spend 3 exciting, activity-filled days far from the crowds.

USD $516.00

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Hike, Zip-Line, and Bike the Back Roads to Machu Picchu

On this off-the-beaten-path adventure, bike, zip-line, and hike through Peru’s breathtaking countryside to arrive at Machu Picchu “by the back door.” Skip the jam-packed standard tour from Ollantaytambo or the Inca Trail, and spend 3 exciting days far from the crowds  traveling little-known back roads to Machu Picchu from Santa Maria.

Discover Peru’s hidden gems as you bike across rustic countryside, sink into naturally occurring hot springs high in the mountains, zip-line in Santa Teresa, and more!

Highlights

  • Skip the crowds and travel to Machu Picchu on the little-known route from Santa Maria
  • Experience Machu Picchu, the “Lost Inca City” and UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Travel with a local, bilingual guide
  • Enjoy action-packed, adrenaline-pumping days filled with outdoor sports and activities

Tour Information

Duration: 3 Days/2 Nights

Start/End Location: Ollantaytambo

Booking Requirements: Minimum of 2 travelers required to book

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Ollantaytambo, Bike, and Sink into Hot Springs
Today, you’ll set out from Ollantaytambo towards Abra Malaga. Here, you’ll enjoy an unforgettable bicycle tour on the Abra Malaga high-mountain pass — considered one of the most beautiful rides in all of South America. The trip is completely downhill on paved roads and provides breathtaking views of the Veronica Glacier, cascading waterfalls, and the even the Amazon River Basin.

Travel to nearby hot springs for a well-earned soak in the steaming water. Spend the night in lodge at Santa Teresa.

Day 2: Zip-line and Hike to Machu Picchu
Today, you’ll enjoy the morning zip-lining through the jungles Santa Teresa or taking a morning coffee tour of a nearby plantation. In the afternoon, you’ll set out on a short hike through stunning wilderness to arrive at Aguas Calientes (the pueblo just outside of Machu Picchu.) You’ll sleep there for night.

Day 3: Explore Machu Picchu
Today you’ll have time to explore the outstanding Inca city of Machu Picchu. Learn about the history of this massive and powerful empire from your expert guide. In the afternoon, you’ll board the train back to Ollantaytambo.

What’s Included

  • Professional Guide
  • Mountain bike
  • Hiking
  • Private transportation between itinerary sites
  • Meals during all excursions
  • Accommodation for 2 nights
  • Zip-line
  • Entrance to the hot springs
  • Bus to Machu Picchu
  • Entrances to Machu Picchu
  • Train tickets to back to Ollantaytambo

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Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Peru

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