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Inca Jungle Trail Classic to Machu Picchu 4D / 3N

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Duration

4D/3N

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

10 people

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Languages

Español, Ingles

Overview

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

Itinerary

DAY 1: Cusco – Abra Malaga – Huamanmarca – Pispitayoc.
We will pick you up from your Hotel between 5:30AM and 6:00AM. Then we´ll head towards the Sacred Valley of The Incas, along the way you will see villages and beautiful landscapes, We will arriving to Ollantaytambo around 08:00AM. Here you will have a chance to get some breakfast and buy some stuff that you will need for the rest of your trip. At 08:15AM the bus will head to Abra Malaga (4350 m.a.s.l.) which is the departure point for biking, we will descend around 3 hrs, passing through small villages, orchards, rivers and streams, reaching the Huamanmarca town (1250 m.a.s.l.) around 12:00PM. While descending it´s possible to see the vast changes in flora and fauna and feel the effect of oxygen level altitude.
In Huamanmarca lunch will be served, in a Buffet Restaurant who mainly uses local ingredients and make unique and delicious dishes. After a short break we´ll head towards Santa Maria where the group will be divide into 2: those who booked the rafting and those who didn´t. The ones who booked the rafting will be picked up and brought the rafting camp, where they will receive a briefing and instructions. Safety is a priority, so you will be handed out all the protection gear necessary, during the rafting a safety catamaran and cataraft (instructors) will be with us. The rafting guides are well trained and have lot of experience on the river. Depending on the season the river will be between levels III and III+, in case the river will be in level IV or higher for security reasons we will cancel the rafting and will refund your rafting payment. The passengers that didn’t book the rafting tour will go with an assistant Guide in our private bus for 20 min to Santa Rosa town, from this point we will walk around 45 min approx. until reach to the eco lodge called “La Choza”, there they will have the chance to pick coca leaves, coffee beans and maybe some other fruits or vegetables.
At the end of the rafting adventure, the bus will be waiting for the rest of the group and take them to Santa Rosa town, where they as well will start the hike towards our jungle lodge "Eco Terra". Eco Terra Lodge is an unique experience to enjoy the pure jungle.
The family who welcomes you there still makes your stay will be according the tradition, So you can say that you are traveling back in time for around 200 years. There are rooms with bunk beds and normal mattresses to have a wonderful rest night, joyned by jungle sounds.

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 : Pispitayoc – Quellomayo – Santa Teresa – Cocalmayo Hot Springs.
We´ll wake up at 7:00AM, we´ll enjoy a typical breakfast and a nice cup of home grown made coffee. After breakfast at around 8:00AM we´ll start walking along the banks of the river and start climbing for 30 min towards an original Inca path. In this area a lot of Inca trails can be found, but the one we will walk is the only one which still maintains in a good condition. On the way we will see wild fruits, like: pineapple, pacay, avocado and many more. The area is surrounded by many types of birds and orchids; this ecosystem belongs to the high forest and is one of the most rich in terms of biodiversity of the Inca jungle. Once on top we will see the whole Urubamba valley.

The group will walk down the mountain for approx 2.30 hrs until arriving to Qellomayo village to have lunch and recover some of your energy. After meal you will have free time to relax in a hammock and give your legs some rest. After break we´ll keep walking for 3 hrs crossing farms, waterfalls and rivers (one river will be cross by a cablecar). At around 4PM the group will arrive to Cocalmayo better known as Santa Teresa hot water springs.

Cocalmayo offers several relaxing crystal clear hot springs, each one with different temperatures. The sound of the river and the stars at night time, make it a perfect scenery. After the hot springs (Cocalmayo) the group will continue walking about 40 min. (or take a bus if you´d prefer) until reaching the town of Santa Teresa where you will check in into a nice comfortable Hotel. After dinner all of you are invited to visit one of the bars in the downtown to hang out with the other members of the group..

Hiking distance: 22 Km. / 13.6 mile.
Hiking time: 6.5 to 7 hour approximately.
Climate: hot in the day and warm in the night.
Acomodation: Hostel: Santa Teresa.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Maximum Altitude: 1900 masl / 6233 ft.
Minimum Altitude: 1430 masl / 4691 ft.
DAY 3 : Santa Teresa – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes
Around 7 am., after a typical breakfast we will get ready to continue exploring the roads that were followed by the first expeditionaries that discovered Machu Pichu and other important archaeological complex. The next journey will start in Santa Teresa.

Those who reserved in advance will make the zipline (and later this group will be taken by bus to the area known as the hydroelectric), the rest of the group will continue the trek of 3 hrs. aprox. through the valley until reaching the hydroelectric too, where the entire group will get together again.

Here we will enjoy of a great lunch. And after a break we will continue walking along this great inca jungle tour for 3 hrs., enjoying beautiful waterfalls, going through coca and coffee farms along the railway until arriving at the town of Aguas Calientes around4 pm. Here the group will spend the night in a hostel.

At night we all will get together in a local restaurant to enjoy a great dinner and have a briefing about our next excursion to Machu Picchu and the group will receive some snacks.

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 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco
Finally on the last day of our Inca jungle tour we get up around 4:00AM. Getting ready to head to Machu Picchu, our trek will follow an ascending path through the high forest, after registering in the control entrance around 6:00AM. We will have a private guide leading us within the Inca citadel for about 1,5 hours.
The travelers that booked the hiking to HuaynaPicchu or Machu Picchu Mountain will be able to start this journey, the climbing to Huaynapicchu is around 45 min, the road up is narrow at some points but it worth it because the view from the top is absolutely amaizing.
The climbing to Machu Picchu Mountain, its about 2hrs, it´s not narrow as Huayna Picchu.
! Please make sure you have to go before a certain time, so don´t forget to ask your guide which time you have been issued.
You will have time until 5PM to explore Machu Picchu on your own, after this time the guards will ask you to leave. In the afternoon, according to the departure train ticket, you will descend walking on your own to Aguas Calientes town to take the train back to Ollantaytambo where the group will be picked up and transferred to Cusco city.
Remember! to be on the train Station at least 30 min. before your departure. The journey ends on Cuzco Main Square.

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:

  • Transport from Cusco to Abra Malaga
  • Professional bilingual Guide
  • Bike with front suspension, gloves and helmet
  • 3 Breafast. 3 Dinners, 3 Lunch
  • Accommodation in hostels 2Nigth
  • First Night, Family Home
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • Train to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco

Not Included:

  • Breakfast Day 1
  • Rafting and Canopy (Zipline)
  • 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)
  • Huayna Picchu (US$24.00) or Machu Picchu Mountain (US$24.00) – if you want it ask about availability and pay at time of booking!

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Inca jungle, Machu Picchu, Peru

Tour Map Inca Jungle Trail Classic to Machu Picchu 4D / 3N

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 *
    Include
  • Train Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo ⇨$0,00 *
    Include
  • Rafting Santa Maria ⇨$40,00
  • Zipline Santa Teresa ⇨$40,00
  • Hotspring Cocalmayo ⇨$5,00
  • Mountain Huayna Picchu ⇨$25,00
  • Mountain Machu Picchu ⇨$25,00
  • Bus Up and Down ⇨$25,00
  • Buffet Lunch in Machu Picchu ⇨$35,00
  • Vistadome Train 360º | Return ⇨$40,00
  • Private Service ⇨$250,00
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