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Sacred Valley: Via Ferrata and Zip-Line Climbing Tour

1. Sacred Valley: Via Ferrata and Zip-Line Climbing Tour

Discover the beauty of the Sacred Valley, climb the Via Ferrata route, enjoying the breathtaking views, and fly over the beautiful landscapes on a zip-line, over the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit Pachar, located 8 km. from Ollantaytambo, where you will find the Via Ferrata, a climbing route 300 meters high. Climb a mountain with a safety system permanently installed, for which you do not require any previous experience. While climbing, enjoy the mystical landscapes of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Upon completing the ascent, eat an energizing snack, while you admire the spectacular scenery and recover your energies. Climb 100 meters more, until you reach the second cable of the canopy or zip-line, which will allow you to fly over the scenic surroundings of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in a very safe and fun way. Through a pulley suspended by 6 cables of 100 to 500 m (with a total of 2000 m), located in an inclination, hook the cable through a pulley fixed to your harness. You will be impulsed by gravity, sliding from the top to the bottom, increasingly losing speed as you approach the end of the cable.

From Cusco: 5-Day Alternative Macchu Picchu Adventure Route

2. From Cusco: 5-Day Alternative Macchu Picchu Adventure Route

Day 1: Arrival in Cusco Make your way to Cusco at your own pace and enjoy the rest of the day to walk around town and make the last-minute preparations for your trip. Make your own way to your accommodation and attend your mandatory pre-departure briefing that evening. Get a good night’s sleep ready for your adventure to begin. Day 2: Mountain biking and rafting  Depart from Cusco in the morning and make the journey to Ollantaytambo for breakfast and to pick up some snacks before continuing to the Malaga High Pass. Here, enjoy a 2.5-hour bike ride down through the lush and humid jungle. See Huamanmarca Archaeological site along the way and cruise through fruit plantations and over rivers before arriving in Santa Maria village. From Santa Maria, enjoy a scenic 2.5-hour rafting adventure through class III and IV rapids on the Urubamba River, or alternatively, spend some time exploring the village on your own. Spend the night at a rustic guesthouse in Santa Maria.  Day 3: Trek to Santa Teresa After an early breakfast, begin your day of hiking through the jungle. Observe beautiful pristine landscapes, abundant flora and fauna and friendly locals. Stop for lunch halfway during the trek to relax and refuel. In the afternoon, arrive in the village of Santa Teresa where you may choose to recover in a thermal hot spring. Day 4: Zip-line and trek Fly through the treetops on a 2-hour morning excursion on South America's highest canopy zip-line. Traverse over 2,500 meters of cables with the longest ride covering 400 meters and the highest at 150 meters. Afterward, take an easy 3-hour hike along the train tracks from Santa Teresa to a hydroelectric station for lunch. After lunch, continue for another 3 hours to reach Aguas Calientes (most people hike this portion of the trek but there is an optional train ride from the hydroelectric station to Aguas Calientes). In Agua Calientes, pay a visit to one of the many internet cafes, cafes, or shops before retreating to your hotel for the night. Day 5: Machu Picchu and return to Cuzco Catch one of the first buses to Machu Picchu to appreciate the city in the early morning light as the mist dissipates. Enjoy a 2-hour walking tour followed by some free time to explore the city on your own. If time allows, visit the local market and shop until the train whistle blows, signaling your return to Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo, you will take a bus back to Cuzco arriving around 8:00 pm.

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