After breakfast boat and road transfer to Puerto Maldonado airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the Sacred Valley. The Urubamba Valley is lower than Cusco and we find it easier for a first night at this high altitude.
On day 7 you will have a choice of excursions.
Cultural Experience at Amaru:
After an early breakfast, meet your guide and depart for toward the village of Pisac. Beyond Pisac, you’ll find the community of Amaru, where your hosts, the locals from “Laraypas Indígenas de Amaru Association,” will welcome you and explain their daily life, traditions, and the work that the Association does on behalf of preserving the traditional culture. After a short briefing, visit the fields to learn the ancestral agricultural traditions and participate in their daily farming routine. After a delicious local lunch, participate in a “weaving workshop”, including a short hike through a native forest, where you will choose the plants that will dye the natural fibers. Discover the medicinal and culinary properties of some of these plants. The women of the community will show you their traditional weaving techniques that are still used today. In the afternoon return to your hotel in the Sacred Valley. B/L
Full day mountain biking:
This morning your guide will meet you and transfer to Huaran for a day of mountain biking. Start biking through fields on a mixture of dirt road and single-track trails. Views of Andean crops, local farmers and Inca ruins surround you as you ride for about an hour and a half before reaching the Sacred Valley Mountains and Huayoccari, where you will stop for a picnic lunch. After lunch, continue cross the bridge over the Vilcanota River into Huayllabamba village, along Urquillo Creek and on to Huicho, where your vehicle will be waiting for you. This is a ride full of colors, nature and people. Relax and enjoy the views from your hotel this evening.