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Inca Jungle Short Imperial to Machu Picchu 3D / 2N

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Duration

3D/2N

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Specific Tour

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Group Size

10 people

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Languages

Español, Ingles

Overview

Enjoy an adventure-filled journey to Machu Picchubikingrafting, hiking and ziplining along the way, during this 3-day, 2-night trek. This action-packed trip is a twist on the traditional hiking paths to Machu Picchu, allowing you to enjoy a variety of fun outdoor activities. Do some whitewater rafting on Class III and IV rapids, zoom down a mountain trail by bike and fly through the sky on a zipline ride. You’ll also travel past amazing Inca ruins and admire incredible scenery, ranging from alpine peaks to lush jungle.

4-day Inca jungle adventure to Machu Picchu

Embark on a thrilling, action-filled ‘trek’ to the famed Inca citadelmountain biking, whitewater rafting and zipping along the way

Hike among coffee plantations, fruit trees and high mountain forest while savoring stunning Andean views

Enjoy an alternative to the traditional multi-day Machu Picchu trek

Watch the sun rise over the UNESO-listed ‘Lost City of the Incas‘ before both a guided tour and ample free time to explore

Bed down in comfy lodgings-, including a night at a local homestay

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    Activities: Biking, Rafting, Zipline, HotSpring, Trekking Adventure
    Difficulty Levels: 3 of 5
    Maximum Altitude: 4350 masl. / 14271 ft.
    Accommodation: 1 Day Lodge, 2 Days Hostel
    Departures Day: Daily Departures.
    Include Activities: Biking, Rafting, Zipline, HotSpring, Machupicchu
    Starts: Pick up at your accommodation in Cusco around 6:00 AM
    Ends: Drop-off at your accommodation in Cusco around 9:45 PM

Itinerary

DAY 1 : Cusco – Abra Malaga – Santa Maria – Santa Teresa (Biking, Rafting)
Pick up time is 6:00 a.m. We will leave the Imperial City of Cusco and head towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It is here that we will have our buffet style breakfast.

We will continue on to Abra Málaga (4 350 masl) (14 160 ft), the starting point of our biking tour. After a short explanation to help orientate you, your guide will provide you with the necessary equipment for the activity.

We will the begin our 3-hour, bicycle descent (9 55km, 5.93 miles) until we reach the town of Huamanmarca. During the trip we will experience the beauty of the snow-capped mountains and the tropical forest.

It is here in the tropical forest that our Peruvian Amazon adventure begins. We will cross small streams and we will enjoy the change from cold to tropical climate.

During the journey there will be several stops to review bicycles and equipment. We will arrive at the town of Santa María (1 200 masl)(3,937.01 ft), where we will have our lunch and stay for our first night in a hotel.

In the afternoon we have the option of rafting on the Vilcanota River (US $ 35 ). This river offers category III and III + rapids.

For this activity we will give you helmets, windbreaks and category V life jackets. This activity is available between the months of April to December, and you must be able to swim to participate in accordance with Peruvian law.

Shuttle to Abra Malaga: 3.5 hour by bus from Cusco.
Biking distance: 65km. / 40mile.
Biking time: 3.5 to 4 hour approximately.
Climate: Cold at the beginning of the biking and very hot in the night.
Acomodation: Lodge: Eco Terra Lodge.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner.
Maximum Altitude: 4350 masl. / 14271 ft.
Minimum Altitude: 1250 masl. / 4691 ft.
DAY 2 : Santa Teresa – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes (Trekking, Zipline)
On day two we will have the opportunity to do the zip line activity with one of the highly trusted operators in the area. This activity is optional and lasts approximately two hours.

We will then have breakfast. After breakfast, we will board our transport to the hydroelectric plant, where the government control is located, and the entrance to Machu Picchu National Park (Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary).

At this point we will start our trekking to the town of Aguas Calientes, passing through the area called Intihuatana, a small archaeological site where the guide will share an explanation to better understand the site.

Then we will continue to Inka Rakay, where we will enjoy our lunch. During the journey, we will enjoy and contemplate the majesty of the Machu Picchu mountains, Huayna Picchu as well as other archeological sites in the heights of the mountain.

We will finish the hike in the town of Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the third night of the tour.

Hiking distance: 19 Km. / 12.3 mile
Hiking time: 6 hour approximately.
Climate: hot in the day and warm in the night.
Acomodation: Hostel: Aguas Calientes.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Maximum Altitude: 2050 masl / 6725 ft.
Minimum Altitude: 1430 masl / 4691 ft.
DAY 3: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco
This is the most important day of the tour, today you will visit one of the seven wonders of the world. The tour will start very early, to appreciate the sunrise in the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

Our day will start with the option of hiking or taking the bus (US $ 12). Once inside the archaeological site, you will have a two-hour guided tour inside the Inca city of Machu Picchu, you will see its most important temples, such as the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Three Windows, etc.

You will then be free to explore Machu Picchu on your own. If you booked in advance, to hike Mt. Huayna Picchu (2,800 meters)(9,186.35 ft.) or Machu Picchu mountain (3 082 meters)(10,111.55 ft.) you will have that opportunity after your guided tour.

You must make the reservations to hike either mountain three months in advance for an additional cost of US $ 20. Space is limited to only 400 people a day to climb Mt. Huayna Picchu.

We also recommend allowing time to relax, meditate and rest while taking advantage of the magical and spiritual energies of this great wonder.

You will have enough time to explore Machu Picchu on your own, because then the guards will ask you to leave. In the afternoon, according to the departure of the train ticket, you will descend walking on your own to the town of Aguas Calientes to get the train back to Ollantaytambo where the group will be picked up and transferred to Cusco city.

Distance Travelled: 8 Km. / 4.9 mile
Hiking time: 2 hour approximately.
Optional: Shuttle to Machu Picchu:25 minutes from Aguas Calientes.
Machu Picchu guided tour: 2.5 hour.
Climate: tropical warm.
Shuttle to Cusco:3 hours by train and bus from Aguas Calientes to Cusco.
Meals: Breakfast.
Maximum Altitude: 2429 masl / 7972 ft.
Minimum Altitude: 2040 masl / 6692 ft.

Include:

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Cuzco hotel pickup
  • Two-nights basic guesthouse accommodation (Santa Maria and Santa Teresa)
  • One-night 3-star hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Tourist bus Cusco - starting point of trek
  • Machu Picchu entrance fee
  • Tourist train Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo
  • Tourist bus Ollantaytambo - Cusco
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners and 3 snacks with typical menus in local restaurants
  • Mountain biking equipment (bicycles, helmet and gloves)
  • First aid kit and emergency oxygen bottle
  • Small-group tour
  • Rafting and Canopy (Zipline)
  • HotSpring Tikets
  • Huyana Picchu or Mountain Machupicchu, Note: according to availability

Not Included:

  • Day 1 breakfast and day 4 lunch
  • Final lunch/dinner in Aguas Calientes (buy some snacks on day 4 in AC for the trip back to Cusco!)
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (optional US$16 each way)

Tour's Location

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Tour Map Inca Jungle Short Imperial to Machu Picchu 3D / 2N

FAQs

What Should I Bring for the Tour?
– Original passport
– For students: ISIC card
– Insurance card/certificate
– Walking stick ( Highly Recomemded )
– Hiking boots
– Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
– Warm jacket
– Hat and gloves
– 2-4 t-shirts
– 2 pairs of pants (1 for hiking, 1 for camp)
– Long underwear for sleeping
– Hand sanitizer
– Comfortable trousers
– Sun hat or cap
– Sunscreen
– Insect repellent
– Water
– Toiletries/ Toilet paper
– Personal medication
– Camera
– Flashlight or headlamp
– Extra money for tips/snacks/beer.
How is the weather in the inca jungle tour?
Weather in the Inca jungle trail change a lot special the first day. however the weather is very warm in Santa Maria, Santa Tereza and Aguas Calientes. all this towns are located lower then Cusco and they are not higher then 2400 meter about the see level.
Temperature during all year is between 10°C and 25 °C.
Only in the biking portion you will need warm jacket and rain jacket.
when is the best time to visit Machu Picchu?
Best time to visit Machu Picchu by inca jungle trail is between march and December.
How hard is the biking tour ?
It is not that difficult and not that challenge however we recommend passenger have some king of experience with the bike. then with our tour guide recommendation you will have a great time with our tour.
Do I need experience for the tour?
Actually you don't need that expert experience on biking, rafting, or zipline. In any moment you fell these activities is to much for you. You can decide to not continue with this activities and take and optional way.
When should I book inca jungle trek?
Never is to early to book you tour with us, It is because you will have enough time to book in advance updates like Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Montaña. This tickets are sold out very fast and you need to book approximately 2 months before departure.
How much is to enjoy hotspings?
In Santa Tereza - Cocalmayo, You will find the best hotspings in the area, it only cost 10 soles or 3.5 USD dollars.
How hard is the hike on the second day?
It is not that hard. It is a medium exercise hike, However we recommend bring just belongs you will really need in the hike. Lite back pack is more confortable for hike this area.
How much money do I have to take in the tour?
We recommend 200 soles or 70 USD dollars. This is because sometimes you can need money for water, snacks, extra drinks, any kind of emergency.
How hard is hike from Aguas Calientes o Machu Picchu?
It is 1:30 hours hike . The first part is 30 minutes flat and then 1 hour steps up to Machu Picchu.
When Machu Picchu open and close ?
Machu Picchu Open at 6:00 am and Close at 5:00 pm.
How long people usually take in machu picchu?
Usually people stay in Machu Picchu for 5 hours then they prefer to go to Aguas Calientes for lunch or spend sometime in the town.
Do you serve vegetarian food in machu picchu jungle tour?
Yes we do . Please when you book this tours don't forget to tell us if yu are vegetarian or you have any kind of allergy.
Huayna Picchu VS Machu Picchu Montaña
Many people ask about Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Montaña and few people know the difference about this 2 climbing hike mountains in Machu Picchu.

Huayna picchu: It is located at the northeast area and it is famous because since the summit you can enjoy a beautiful landscape and Machu Picchu.

huaynapicchu have a steep road and people arrive to the summit in approximately 45 minutes hike up. In the summit you can enjoy and take picture for not longer then 20 minutes. This is because huaynaPicchu pick do not have a big space and not to of people can login there.

if you plan hike up to Huayna Picchu You need to book in advance . it cost 25 American dollars per person.

Huayna Picchu altitude: 2789 masl.

Montaña Machu Picchu: It is the taller Mountain. You need at list 3:30 hours to enjoy the hike up to this Montaña. This mountain ofer different altitudes view of Machu Picchu and also a amazing panoramic view of all machu picchu, Aguas calientes, hidroelectrica and others areas around.

In the summit you can spend longer time. this is because not lot of people go to this mountain yet because the new accest it is.

if you plan hike up to Montaña, You need to book in advance . it cost 25 American dollars per person.

Montaña altitude: 3240 masl.

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Extra
  • Machu Picchu Entrance ⇨$0,00 *
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  • Rafting Sanata Maria ⇨$0,00 *
    Include
  • Zipline Sanata Teresa ⇨$0,00 *
    Include
  • Hot Spring Cocalmayo ⇨$0,00 *
    Include
  • Train Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo ⇨$0,00 *
    Include
  • Mountain Huayna Picchu ⇨$25,00
  • Mountain Machu Picchu ⇨$25,00
  • Buffet Lunch in Machu Picchu ⇨$35,00
  • Bus Up and Down ⇨$25,00
  • Vistadome Train 360º | Return ⇨$40,00
  • Private Service ⇨$250,00
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