Day 2

05 Apr Day 2

Day 2: CUSCO / BIKE TO MAUKALLACTA / LORETUYOC:

The guide will meet you at the hotel to leave Cusco (7:00 am) in our private vehicle, we will drive for 1:30hrs towards Pakariqtampu. From a detour (3,250 meters) we will start our mountain bike adventure for the next 2 hours (6 kilometers). We will receive our biking equipment and a short safety briefing by our guide to then start biking through a dirt road towards the Maukallakta Inca site. Ninety per cent of the route is downhill and 10% is an uphill ride. We will arrive to the mythical Inca site call Maukallacta and Urcos (2,900 meters) where we will enjoy our snack and hear stories about the Ayar brothers and wives, founders of the Inca civilization. After a short visit to this amazing and sacred Inca site, we keep biking downhill for one hour and a half to our lunch place at Molle Molle village (2200 meters) and then board the van for the next 2 hour driving uphill to Huanoquite town and the Wilkacunca pass a 4,100 meter pass (13,874 ft.). From this point we will get into the Apurimac River canyon with an impressive view of the surrounding mountains and the majestic gorge of the river, the headwater of the Amazon River. At that point we will start driving down and you will notice a warm atmosphere and a growing forest until it turns into the spectacular relic of centuries old native forest. After 25 more minutes we will arrive to the Loretuyoc Bridge at 3,300 meters (11,316fts), where we will find our campsite beside a magical waterfall. It will be time to enjoy some cheese and wine after our dinner, plus hot drinks. Lunch and Dinner included. There is an optional 2 hours hike from the pass to the campsite. (Meals not included)

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