• INCA JUNGLE 4 Days

    Cusco

    From

    $ 499

    Duration

    4 Days

    Type of tour

    Trekking

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    Welcome to Inca Jungle, the perfect option for those seeking an exciting experience before reaching Machu Picchu. This adventure tour combines mountain biking, rafting, and hiking into one package. During the tour, you will enjoy incredible views of the Peruvian landscapes, combined with the thrill of outdoor adventure. This tour is specially designed for young and fit visitors who want to push their limits and enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience. With Inca Jungle, you will not only experience adventure sports but also have the opportunity to learn about Inca culture and the history of the region. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy an epic adventure in Peru with Inca Jungle. We’re waiting for you!

    Short itinerary

    SHORT ITINERARY

    Day 01: Cusco – Abra Malaga – Santa Maria

    This day begins with a downhill bike ride to the town of Santa Maria, through an impressive road. We will end the day with the option to go rafting, ranging from intermediate to easy level.

    Day 02: Santa Maria – Quellomayu – Santa Teresa (Hike)

    On this day, we will venture into the jungle and hike through beautiful trails, witnessing plantations, flora, fauna, and waterfalls until we reach Santa Teresa, where we will rest in the thermal waters of Cocalmayo.

    Day 03: Santa Teresa – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes

    On the third day, we have the option to do more adventure activities, including a zipline with various sections, one of them spanning 1 km in distance.

    Day 04: Machu Picchu Full Day – Cusco

    The most anticipated day for everyone, we will explore and uncover the secrets of this Inca citadel.

    Itinerary

    TRAVEL ITINERARY

    Cusco, 3,400 meters above sea level: Hotel pick-up between 7:30 to 7:45 am, then we’ll head to Abra Malaga by bus. We’ll have a panoramic view of the city of Cusco, followed by Chinchero and Ollantaytambo. We’ll pass through impressive landscapes where we can see the snow-capped mountain range, such as Veronica.

    Abra Malaga, 4,315 meters above sea level: The journey from Cusco to Abra Malaga takes approximately 3 hours. This is where our biking adventure begins, through one of the most beautiful landscapes. Along the way, we’ll encounter rugged highland terrain and observe the immensity of the valley until descending to a temperate zone at the edge of the jungle, with a more abundant flora and fauna typical of the jungle. During the descent, we’ll make a short stop for a box lunch and recharge our energy for this wonderful journey.

    Santa Maria, 1,280 meters above sea level: Finally, after our bike tour, we’ll arrive in Santa Maria. During the bike ride, we’ll have the support of our vehicle in case of any incidents. In Santa Maria, we’ll have our first night (dinner and breakfast). We’ll arrive in Santa Maria around 4:00 pm.

    • Duration: Approximately 8 hours.
    • Distance 01: Cusco – Abra Malaga 132 km, approximately 3 hours by bus.
    • Distance 02: Abra Malaga – Santa Maria 75 km, approximately 4 hours by bike.
    • Weather: Cold and Warm, Jungle Brow.
    • Maximum Altitude: 4,316 meters above sea level.
    • Difficulty: Moderate, Easy.
    • Overnight: Santa Maria.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner.

    Santa Maria, 1,280 meters above sea level: After breakfast, we’ll start the hike around 7:30 am. We’ll walk along trails filled with vegetation, where we can appreciate the cultivation and harvesting of coffee, as well as the sacred plant of the Incas, Coca. We’ll encounter the flora and fauna of the area, including medicinal plants, birds, butterflies, snakes, and exotic fruits of the jungle such as mangoes, pineapples, papayas, avocados, and more.

    Quellomayu: We’ll then reach the beautiful place of Quellomayu, where we’ll have our lunch. After a short rest, we’ll continue with the adventure.

    Santa Teresa, 1,550 meters above sea level: We’ll arrive in Santa Teresa and visit the thermal baths of Colalmayu, where you can take a refreshing bath before entering the town of Santa Teresa.

    • Duration: Approximately 7 to 8 hours.
    • Distance: 15 km.
    • Weather: Warm, Jungle Brow.
    • Maximum Altitude: 1,550 meters above sea level.
    • Difficulty: Moderate.
    • Overnight: Santa Teresa.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    Santa Teresa, 1,280 meters above sea level: After breakfast, we continue with our group itinerary, walking close to the river. Along the way, we’ll observe a variety of vegetation. We arrive at Hidroeléctrica, where we’ll rest and have lunch. From there, we’ll embark on the approximately 2-hour hike.

    Hidroeléctrica: This is a passing point between Santa Teresa and Aguas Calientes. It is used as a train station by the Peru Rail company to travel to Aguas Calientes.

    Aguas Calientes, 2,040 meters above sea level: We continue walking towards our destination, «Aguas Calientes,» where we’ll settle into our accommodation. In the evening, you can take a stroll around the town. We’ll spend the night in a comfortable hotel in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo). You can also take the opportunity to explore the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes.

    • Duration: Approximately 6 hours.
    • Weather: Warm, Jungle Brow.
    • Maximum Altitude: 2,040 meters above sea level.
    • Difficulty: Moderate.
    • Overnight: Aguas Calientes.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    Aguas Calientes, 2,040 meters above sea level: We wake up at 4:30 am and have breakfast at 5:00 am in our respective hotels.

    Machu Picchu, 2,430 meters above sea level: Then, we’ll line up to take one of the first buses to Machu Picchu (first come, first served basis – like a transportation service). The bus takes 25 to 30 minutes to reach the citadel of Machu Picchu (which opens its doors at 6:00 am).

    Please make sure to bring your original passport – the same one you used to book your trip – as the park guards will ask for it (you can also get a Machu Picchu stamp on your passport if you like).

    Your guide will help you find the perfect spots to appreciate the Machu Picchu Sanctuary (which will immediately become your Facebook profile picture!). We present our Machu Picchu tickets, passport, and enter to start the visit.

    Our guide will be waiting to begin our tour of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary and provide a guided tour of approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

    We’ll visit different archaeological sites in the Machu Picchu Sanctuary, such as the Agricultural Zone, Urban Zone, Temple of the Sun, Royal Residence, Sacred Plaza, Inti Huatana, Sacred Rock, and many more points that will leave you amazed.

    At 14:30 pm or 16:12 pm or 19:00 pm, we’ll board our train to Ollantaytambo or Poroy.

    Optional:

    • Huayna Picchu: If you want to add Huayna Picchu to your adventure, with its spectacular views, it must be booked in advance and costs an additional $25 per person. It takes 45 minutes to reach the top and is quite a challenge.
    • Machu Picchu Mountain: Another option is to hike Machu Picchu Mountain, which takes about 90 minutes and is very difficult. The cost is an additional $15 per person. This is probably the most beautiful and spectacular viewpoint, offering breathtaking views.
    • Buffet Lunch: We recommend the MAPI Restaurant ($20.00 additional).

    NOTE

    The itinerary is subject to change depending on the time of reservation and campsites spaces at the time we arrive.

    Campsites may vary depending on weather and health status of trekkers.

    Train included in all excursions is Tren Expeditions (to-from Ollantaytambo). Train times are only confirmed close to the time of the trek, if joining a group at the end of the day, we cannot guarantee that you will travel on the same trains as the rest of the group.

    Train times are subject to change depending on Peru Rail schedule and availability.

    Includes

    What’s Included Inca Jungle:

    • Transfers In / Out
    • Transportation Cusco – Abra Malaga (Start by bike)
    • Mountain and Technical Bicycles with the Respective Equipment.
    • Professional bilingual guide ( English – Spanish)
    • Transportation Urubamba -Alfamayo.
    • 01 Night hotel in Agua Caliente in Machupicchu Pueblo.
    • 03 Breakfast, 03 Lunches, 03 Dinners.
    • First Aid Kit
    • 02 nights in basic hotel in Santa Maria and Santa Teresa Machu Picchu.
    • Entrance tickets to the Inca City of Machupicchu.
    • 01 Bus up and down Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu.
    • Guide for two hours in Machupicchu Sanctuary.
    • Return train tickets (Expeditions train) to Cusco.
    • Transfer to the hotel, Ollanta – Cusco

    Recommendations

    Recommendations – What you need:

    • Original passport and * International Student Identity Card (ISIC) if applicable.
    • Hiking boots
    • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
    • Warm jacket, hat and gloves
    • T-shirts
    • Comfortable pants
    • Hat
    • Sunscreen cream (factor 35 recommended)
    • Reusable plastic or metal water container or camel bags.
    • Water, water purification tablets, or money to buy water along the way
    • Insect repellent
    • Toiletries
    • Personal medications
    • Camera
    • Torch with spare batteries (headlamps are useful.)

    Prices

    Group Tour
    • Transfers In / Out
    • Transportation Cusco – Abra Malaga (Start by bike)
    • Mountain and Technical Bicycles with the Respective Equipment.
    • Professional bilingual guide ( English – Spanish)
    • Transportation Urubamba -Alfamayo.
    • 01 Night hotel in Agua Caliente in Machupicchu Pueblo.
    • 03 Breakfast, 03 Lunches, 03 Dinners.
    • First Aid Kit
    • 02 nights in basic hotel in Santa Maria and Santa Teresa Machu Picchu.
    • Entrance tickets to the Inca City of Machupicchu.
    • 01 Bus up and down Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu.
    • Guide for two hours in Machupicchu Sanctuary.
    • Return train tickets (Expeditions train) to Cusco.
    • Transfer to the hotel, Ollanta – Cusco

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