Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days Group Service

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General information

  • Easy bookingBook safely and easily, directly with local operators.
  • Duration of the tourThis tour lasts 2 days and 1 night, we will walk 6 hours the first day and the second day we will visit Machu Picchu.
  • Max alttitudeThe maximum altitude we will reach in Abra Malaga, at about 4200 meters above sea level.
  • DifficultyThis tour has a medium difficulty and hard in the day 3.
  • Best timeThe best time of the year to visit is from April to October, and if you like the rains, the ideal months are from November to March.

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco - Abra Malaga (Bicycle) - Santa Teresa (Rafting)

Pick up time is at 5:30 a.m. and we will leave the Imperial City of Cusco to head to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It is here where we will have our buffet breakfast.

We will continue to Abra Malaga (4350 meters), the starting point of our bike tour. After a brief explanation to help you get your bearings, your guide will provide you with the necessary equipment for the activity. We will begin our 3 hour (9 55km) bike ride to the village of Huamanmarca.

During the ride we will experience the beauty of the snow-capped mountains and the rainforest. It is here, in the jungle, where our adventure in the Peruvian Amazon begins. We will cross small streams and enjoy the change from cold to tropical climate.

During the trip we will stop several times to check our bikes and equipment. We will arrive at the village of Santa Maria (1200 m.a.s.l.), where we will have lunch and spend our first night in a hotel.

In the afternoon we have the option of rafting on the Vilcanota River. This river offers category III and III+ rapids. For this activity we will provide helmets, windbreakers and category V life jackets. This activity is available from April to December, and you must know how to swim to participate according to Peruvian law.

OPTIONAL RAFTING

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Lodging: Basic hotel.

Day 2: Santa Maria - Santa Teresa (Cocalmayo)

The first two hours of our trip we will ascend the terrain. On the way we will have several stops to learn a little more about the rich flora and fauna of the area where we will be. We will also stop at the home of a local family, where we will learn about their customs and traditions.

Later we will cross a stretch of the Inca Trail that once connected the Sacred City of Machu Picchu with the last Inca refuge, Vilcabamba. Here our guide will explain a little more about the history of the Incas and also about the Inca communication system (the Inca Trail).

At this point we have the pleasure to experience some of the most impressive views of the Huancarccasa Canyon, to see the majestic Salkantay.

We will then descend to the village of Quellomayo, where we will enjoy a delicious lunch and a relaxing rest in the hammocks of the restaurant.

We will continue with the last two hours of our hike to reach the thermal baths of Cocalmayo, where we will spend some time enjoying this enchanting place. When the whole group is ready, our private transportation will take you to the village of Santa Teresa, where we will spend our second night.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Lodging: Basic hotel.

Day 3: Santa Teresa (Rafting) - Aguas Calientes

OPTIONAL ZIPLINE

On the third day we will have the opportunity to do the zipline activity with one of the most reliable operators in the area. This activity is optional and lasts approximately two hours.

Afterwards we will have breakfast. After breakfast, we will board our transportation to the hydroelectric plant, where the government control and the entrance to Machu Picchu National Park (Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary) is located.

At this point we will begin our hike 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 trip, we will enjoy and contemplate the majesty of the mountains of Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu, as well as other agricultural sites on the heights of the mountain.

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

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Lodging: Basic hotel.

Day 4: Machu Picchu

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 at the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

Our day will begin with the option of walking or taking the bus (US $ 12). Once inside the archaeological site, your two-hour guided tour inside the Inca city of Machu Picchu 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 have booked in advance, to climb Mount Huayna Picchu (altitude: 2,800 meters) or Mount Machu Picchu (altitude: 3,082 meters) you will have that opportunity after your guided tour.

You must make reservations to climb either mountain three months in advance for an additional cost of $25. Space is limited to only 400 people per day to climb Mount Huayna Picchu.

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

Once you have finished enjoying Machu Picchu, you will return to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Ollantaytambo or Cusco (train not included). You can buy tickets at perurail.com or incarail.com.

(No meals).

What are we going to do?

  • Biking down from Abra Malaga to Santa Maria
  • Enjoy the views of nature.
  • Rafting on the Santa Maria river.
  • Walk and see Coca, Coffee and other plantations.
  • Know Machu Picchu from another point of view.

What is included?

  • Tour with professional guide.
  • Transportation by Sprinter or L5 bus from Cusco to Abra Malaga.
  • 03 Basic hotel.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu and Cocalmayo hot springs.
  • Towels.
  • Professional bicycles.
  • 03 Breakfast.
  • 03 Lunches.
  • 03 dinners.
  • Vegetarian food on request.
  • Safety equipment for bicycles.
  • Waterproof jackets and pants.
  • Support equipment:
  • First aid kit.
  • Oxygen balloon.
  • Communication radios.

Not included

  • Train back to Cusco.
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
  • Meals on the last day.
  • Trekking in Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain.
  • Rafting and/or Zip line (You can add it in prices).
  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
  • Travel insurance (mandatory).

What to bring to the tour?

  • Baggage necessary for the four days.
  • Small backpack from 30 to 60 liters.
  • Shirts, shorts and/or light leggings.
  • Only a light coat.
  • Swimsuit and sandals.
  • Hiking boots.
  • Hat or cap.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Mosquito repellent (25% Deet).
  • Rain poncho or rain jacket.
  • Original passport.
  • Personal medication.
  • Personal hygiene items: wet wipes, toothpaste and toothbrush.
  • Flashlight.
  • A lot of desire to do the adventure.

Not allowed

  • Littering.
  • Making campfire.
  • Walking or climbing the Inca walls.

Recommended

  • This tour is ideal for people who want to enjoy a route full of adventure and hiking.
  • Bring a change of clothes to enjoy the hot springs of Colcalmayo in Santa Teresa.

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