Inca Jungle Trail Machu Picchu

4 days / 3 nights

Code: CT003PE
Destinations: Cusco

ADVENTURE ON THE INCA JUNGLE TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU!

Biking, cable cars, river rafting, canopy zipping, thermal waters – the Inca Jungle Trail is a really different way of getting to Machu Picchu and a great alternative to the classic Inca Trail for people that are seeking adventure and more activities than just hiking! The trek has become very popular and is attracting many young and adventurous people who wish more activities than just hiking on their journey to Machu Picchu. The views on this route are stunning and following the trail you will se a rich and diverse flora and fauna typical for the high jungle and amazing Andean landscapes. Arriving at the sanctuary of Machu Picchu, a guided Machu Picchu Tour will make sure you know all there is to know about this fantastic and mystical place and even more challenges will be available if desired – for example climbing up the Huayna Picchu.

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Inca Jungle Trail Machu Picchu

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

DAY 1: CUSCO - SANTA MARIA (L,D)

07.00 approx.: Pickup in Cusco

Transfer to the starting point of the biking tour (Abra Malaga pass)

Downhill Biking to Santa Maria (approx. 3 hours) 

Overnight in Santa Maria (basic family hostel, shared bathrooms)
OPTIONAL: River Rafting in Santa Maria!!! 


DAY 2: SANTA MARIA - SANTA TERESA (B,L,D)

06.30: Hiking from Santa Maria to Santa Teresa (approx. 8 hours)

Overnight in Santa Teresa (basic family hostel, shared bathrooms)


DAY 3: 
SANTA TERESA - AGUAS CALIENTES (B,L,D)

08.00: Hiking to Hidroeléctrica
OPTIONAL: Zip Lining in Santa Teresa!!!

Hiking from Hidroeléctrica to Aguas Calientes

Overnight in Aguas Calientes (hostel, private bathroom)


DAY 4: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO (B)

04.30: Hiking to Machu Picchu (optional: Bus at 05.30am)

06.00: Guided tour in Machu Picchu

18.45: Train Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo

20.18: Transfer Ollantaytambo - Cusco
22.30: Arrival in Cusco (drop off in the centre or at your hotel)


End of the tour

DETAILED ITINERARY

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 1: CUSCO - SANTA MARIA (BIKING & RAFTING) (L, D)

We pick you up from your hotel around 7:30 a.m. and travel by bus for approximately 1 hour to the starting point of our biking tour. Biking on unpaved roads with some challenging downhill rides, we’ll enjoy the beautiful sceneries of the mountains and the cloud forest, typical for this region that surround us. Our biking will last about three hours till reaching Santa Maria where we are going to spend the night in a hostel. Arriving in Santa Maria you can either relax or, for those who still didn’t have enough adventure, go for an exciting River Rafting Adventure.

 

OPTIONAL: River Rafting

US$ 32.00 per person

 

DAY 2: SANTA MARIA - SANTA TERESA (HIKING) (B, L, D)

We will get up early in order to start our hike, which will last about 7 to 8 hours. We will ascent and descend a several times before walking on perfectly conserved Inca Trails, which have been in use ever since they are build. During our hike we discover the rich flora and fauna of the high forest and small rivers along the way. Among the animals that inhabit this area we might be able to spot monkeys and parrots in diverse varieties.  In the afternoon we will arrive to the medical waters of Cocalmayo and we also have the possibility to enjoy a dip in the hot springs on the way to Santa Teresa.

 

DAY 3: SANTA TERESA - AGUAS CALIENTES (HIKING & ZIP LINING) (B, L, D)

We awake early and after breakfast and continue our trek towards Machu Picchu. A choice waits at the outset of the third day: either continue trekking, or choose to fly on a Zip Line through the air 150 meters above the ground over rivers and jungle. Then we walk for about two hours, along the way observing plantations such as banana, mango, orange and avocado, until reaching the Hydroelectric Power Station where we’ll have lunch. With the mountain Machu Picchu in sight, we walk for 3 more hours along the railway and finally arrive in Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night in a hostel. Don’t forget your bathing togs so you can enjoy another relaxing bath in the hot spring waters there!

 

OPTIONAL: Zip Lining

U$ 32.00 per person

 

DAY 4: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO (B)

Morning begins very early, around 4.00am, with breakfast at 4:30. The plan is to experience a beautiful sunrise at the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. To get there, you can either walk for about 1.5 hour or take the bus that leaves at 5:30 and takes about 25 minutes. Arriving we will see the magnificent citadel quietly being filled with the light of the day. After a short rest a walking tour is given by your guide (approx. 2 hours) and after that you will have time to explore the mysterious city by yourselves. In the afternoon you can walk down or take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, do some shopping and if desired tale another bath in the hot springs. At 21.30 you will take the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo from where we’ll return to Cusco by bus where we’ll arrive late at around 1.00pm.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

RECOMMENDED DATES

The best time for doing the alternative Inca Trails (Salkantay, Lares, Inca Jungle) is between the months April and November, due to the rain season in the following months. The traditional Inca Trail you can do throughout the year except in February, when the route is closed for maintenance works.

 

PRICES

The rates are subject to any rise determined by the different operating organizations of intermediate services, the national institute of culture of Peru and Peru Rail S.A.

INCLUDED

GROUP TOUR COSTS INCLUDEPRIVATE TOUR COSTS INCLUDE
  • 2 nights in basic hostels in Santa Maria & Santa Teresa
  • 1 night in a hostel with private bathroom and hot water in Aguas Calientes
  • Meals as indicated on day by day itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner; vegetarian options available)
  • Professional, English speaking guide
  • Assistant Guide (for groups of 10 or more people)
  • Collection from the hotel and transport to Abra Málaga, attendance until arrival in Santa Maria during the biking tour
  • Biking equipment (bike, helmet, gloves)
  • First Aid kit
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Train Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo
  • Transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • 2 nights in basic hostels in Santa Maria & Santa Teresa
  • 1 night in a hostel with private bathroom and hot water in Aguas Calientes
  • Meals as indicated on day by day itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner; vegetarian options available)
  • Professional, English speaking private guide
  • Assistant Guide (for groups of 10 or more people)
  • Collection from the hotel and transport to Abra Málaga, attendance until arrival in Santa Maria during the biking tour
  • Biking equipment (bike, helmet, gloves)
  • First Aid kit
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Train Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo
  • Private transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • Transfer Airport – Hotel – Airport in Cusco on the days of your arrival and departure  
GROUP TOUR COSTS DO NOT INCLUDEPRIVATE TOUR COSTS DO NOT INCLUDE
  • International flights from and to your country of origin
  • Domestic flights
    - Lima – Cusco
    - Cusco – Lima
  • Breakfast on the first day and lunch on the last day in Aguas Calientes
  • Bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes (optional, US$ 10.00 (one way), US$19.00 (round trip))
  • Entrance to the hot spring in Santa Teresa (5.00 nuevos soles)
  • Entrance to the hot spring in Aguas Calientes (10.00 Nuevos Soles)
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfer Airport – Hotel – Airport in Cusco on the days of your arrival and departure (US$ 8.00 each way)  
  • Accommodation in Cusco
  • Optional Activities:
    • River Rafting day 1: US$ 32.00
    • Zip Lining day 3: US$ 32.00
  • International flights from and to your country of origin
  • Domestic flights
    - Lima – Cusco
    - Cusco – Lima
  • Breakfast on the first day and lunch on the last day in Aguas Calientes
  • Bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes (optional, US$ 10.00 (one way), US$ 19.00 (round trip))
  • Entrance to the hot spring in Santa Teresa (5.00 nuevos soles)
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance to the hot spring in Aguas Calientes (10.00 Nuevos Soles)
  • Accommodation in Cusco

PRICES

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