Short Description

This hair-raising, adrenaline pumping tour captures the majestic power of Machu Picchu and fuses it with a variety of extreme sports and unbelievable trekking to give you the most action packed experience you can find.  Downhill mountain biking, zip lines, raging rivers, sleeping deep in the jungle, walking along lost Inca trails up sheer cliffs shrouded in clouds before reaching the mysterious and stunning ruins of Machu Picchu, this tour has it all!

Day 1 - Cusco to Santa Maria 

The tour begins with pickup at 6:30 am in Loki reception.  Leave your bags in our luggage storage and hit the road!  Sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery as you are driven to over 4,200 meters above sea level to the top of Abra Malaga.   (picture mtn.)  Take a deep breath, strap on the protective gear provided and take in the majestic mountain before hitting the pavement on brand new mountain bikes.  Feel the wind whip your face as you cruise down winding mountain roads, past waterfalls, mountain villages and the occasional road dog.  Almost three hours and a 2,000-meter decent of white knuckled excitement brings you to the lunch stop in Alfamayo.  Strip off layers and slap on insect repellent as you enter the pre-jungle climate.  After lunch and some time to relax (to let the heat of the afternoon melt away) a short van ride takes you to the start of your first short trek. Car ride to Santa Tersa where we spend our 1st night.

* OPTIONAL RAFTING TOUR IN SANTA MARIA, US$35 pay directly to the operator

For more info on the rafting click here

Day 2 - Santa Teresa to Aguas Calientes

A choice waits at the outset of the third day: either continue trekking, or choose to fly through the air 150 meters above the ground over rivers and jungle!  The zip line option includes transport to the zip line facility and 5 zips.  Are you brave enough to lean back into the upside down monkey position?  Or spread your wings and dive head first in the incredible superman position. Make sure you book your zip line ahead of time to ensure the safest, highest, fastest zips (there are several other zip tours of lesser quality).The group will re-form at the Hidrolectrica station for lunch before continuing the trek.  Another three hours trekking along the train tracks and the raging river brings you to the tourist town of Aguas Calientes.  Travelers have the option to visit the local hot springs or relax and explore the town before dinner.  Make sure you make it an early night to be awake for the ascent to the jewel of the tour: Machu Picchu!


For more info on the zip line click here


* If you dont do zip line you have time to explore the town of Santa Teresa 

Day 3 - Machu Picchu / Huayna Picchu to Cusco

Your climb to Machu Picchu begins before the sun is up.  Ascend step by step for approximately an hour up the Inca staircase to the formerly lost stronghold of Machu Picchu.  A 2-hour guided tour reveals mysteries and poses questions of how the Incas lived and were able to achieve such marvelous feats of engineering.  After the tour you have the option to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain for an even more incredible view of the ruins and the surrounding sheer cliffs of the Andes.  Take your time exploring the wondrous ruins and get that perfect picture before making your descent back to Aguas Calientes.  Your return time to Cusco will depend on which transport option, or return train you select.



Machu Picchu FAQ

What is the difference between Huayna Picchu/Machu Picchu mountain?

Huayna Picchu is the mountain located at the northwest end of the ruins and Machu Picchu mountain is located at the southwest end. Huayna Picchu is steeper, but more popular and has some interesting archeological ruins at the top. Machu Picchu mountain is a longer trek, less steep and less crowded and offers great views over Machu Picchu. Check this amazing link out for views from the Huayna Picchu mountain and Machu Picchu mountain (it will open with the Huayna Picchu mountain, click on the right side of the picture and the other views will open).

 How long is the walk from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu?

The hike up to Machu Picchu takes around an hour up and 45 minutes to go down.

How hard is the hike from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu?

The trail is comprised of stairs and is fairly steep, but taken slowly should not be a problem for most people.

How long is the hike from Machu Picchu up to Huayna Picchu?

The trail takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour to climb up and about 30 minutes to get down.

How hard is the hike to Huayna Picchu?

The trail is very steep and can be crowded. People who have trouble with vertigo may not enjoy this trek.

What is the best time to hike Huayna Picchu?

We recommend the 10:00 - 11:00am entry time as it is more flexible with tours and allows travelers a more relaxed experience at the ruins.

When does Machu Picchu open/close?

The ruins open at 6:00am and closes at 5:00pm.

How long do most people spend on MP?

The majority of people will spend about 6 to 7 hrs in Machu Picchu.

Not staying at Loki? No problem!

The Loki Travel desk is open to EVERYONE, not just guests from the hostel.

So don't be afraid to stop in and check out the best travels deals and services in Cusco!

 Why booking with Loki Travel??

  LOKI  TRAVEL   other companies
Train Ticket 21:50  + Van ( share service )From Aguas Calientes to Cusco loki hostel  INCLUDED NO
Khali Full Face Herlmet ORIGINAL INCLUDED NO
Khali or Fox Knee pad ORIGINAL  INCLUDED NO
Kona & KHS bikes  INCLUDED NO
Shimano Original Breaks INCLUDED NO
Machu Pichu basic ticket ( huayna pichu and machu pichu mountain can be book) INCLUDED NO
Trained guides  by UK standards INCLUDED NO
Rescue equipment INCLUDED NO
Briefing the day Before INCLUDED NO
Breakfast day 1 Box Lunch INCLUDED NO
Coffe Stop Day 1 INCLUDED NO
2 nights in the jungle lodge INCLUDED NO
Radio Communication  INCLUDED NO
10  Gourment meals  INCLUDED JUST RICE
3 nights of accomodation in dorm with shower  INCLUDED NO
GO PRO attachment in KHALI helmets INCLUDED NO

We run and operated these tour, bikes and equipment are own by us meaning the tour is well organized and the service is better. Better biking gear is also provided including full-face helmet, gloves, elbow and knee protection, and jackets.

Pickup is early, at 6:30am, allowing for extra time for a short break in Ollantaytambo, safer and quieter roads for biking and an early arrival to Santa Maria for lunch and rafting.

1st night of the tour is spent in a in the town of Santa Maria. This offers a lovely place to unwind and enjoy the outdoors and really experience the natural beauty of the area.

Day 2 of the tour starts immediately trekking along an old Inca Trail, rather than all the way from Santa Maria which is a route along the driving road. This also means you get a head start from the other groups and arrive to the Santa Teresa hot springs early enough to enjoy them without any crowds.

Everyone stays in the same hostel in Aguas Calientes and heads up together to Machu Picchu in the morning.



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Loki Office: Cuesta Santa Ana 601, Cusco, Peru
Plaza de Armas office: Portal de Carnes, Cusco
E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: 084 - 244976
Telephone international: 0051 - 84 - 244976



238US$ (2018 price is $253) for the 9:30pm train back, other train options are available for extra cost


3 Days


All Year


  • Zip Line (day 2): US$30
  • Huayna Picchu: US$15
  • Machu Picchu Mountain: US$15


  • Hiking boots/shoes
  • Backpack (30 to 40 liters)
  • Comfortable clothing for trekking
  • Rain gear or poncho (rainy season)
  • Sandals for evenings
  • Clothing for warm weather
  • Warm sweater / jacket for 1st morning
  • Flashlight + extra batteries
  • Camera
  • Hat for the sun
  • Sun block
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Personal medical kit
  • Insect repellent
  • Toilet paper
  • Snacks
  • Swimsuit
  • Spending money (soles)
  • Original passport


  • Transport from Cusco to Abra Malaga
  • Packed lunch for day 1
  • Food from lunch day 1 to breakfast day 3
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Bike with front suspension, gloves and helmet
  • 02 nights accommodation in basic hostels/lodges
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • Train back and transport to Cusco


  • Lunch/dinner day 3
  • Rafting in Santa Maria, optional US$30
  • Zip line in Santa Teresa, optional US$30
  • Hot Springs in Santa Teresa, optional 5 soles
  • Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes, optional 10 soles
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, optional US$12 each way
  • Huayna Picchu (US$15) or Machu Picchu Mountain (US$15) see info below