Inca Jungle trek to Machu Picchu 4d/3n
4 DAYS - 3 NIGHTS
DESCRIPTION OF THE INCA JUNGLE TREK
If you love adrenaline and look for an alternative way to visit Machu Picchu. you got to see this program. the Inka jungle tour combines biking, hiking, river rafting and zipline (these two activities are optional).
this tour is an alternative way to reach the citadel of Machu Picchu, it is a cheapest way. mainly for young people. on this trip you can enjoy hot spring water like Cocalmayo.
Time frame: Day 1 Start time 7:30am – Day 5 End Time 10:00pm
How often: Every day!
ITINERARY OF THE INCA JUNGLE TREK
Day 1: CUSCO – ABRA MALAGA – SANTA MARIA
Our journey begins on a bus leaving Cusco between 7:30 and 8 in the morning, with a panoramic view of the city. We will head in the direction of Ollantaytambo and climb to 4,316 meters above sea level to the Málaga Pass. At this point, we will choose the best place to start our descent on a bike. We will be able to test our adrenaline to the backdrop of the valley and breathtaking view of the Convencion Province. We will descend until we meet mysterious cloud forest, then lush vegetation of a temperate zone, before finally entering into thick jungle vegetation and arriving at roadbeds. Here, we are at our halfway point and will visit the Incan ruins of Wamanmarka. Finally, after about three hours on bike we will arrive at the small town of Santa Maria 1130 meters above sea level, where we will have lunch. You will spend the night in a hostal with basic services, or you can opt to camp. We will share dinner together before turning in for the evening.
OPTIONAL: Rafting after the bicycle tour (Not included)
Day 2: HIKING IN THE JUNGLE
After breakfast, we will begin our hike in search of an unforgettable adventure! We will walk amongst paths filled with vegetation and recognizable plants such as coffee and the sacred plant of the Incas: coca! We will walk on original sections of Inca Trails, and come into contact with the history of the Incan roadway system. We will pass by bridges and in the middle of our hike we will rest to have lunch and lounge in hammocks to gain strength for the rest of the journey. We will make our way through the forest to our final destination of Santa Teresa for the night, and eat upon arrival before spending the night in a basic hostal.
OPTIONAL: Visit the thermal baths of Cocalmayo. Highly recommended!
Day 3: SANTA TERESA – HYDROELECTRIC STATION – AGUAS CALIENTES
OPTIONAL ZIP LINE (not included)
After breakfast today, we will begin our hike in search of more adventure such as crossing the Vilcanota River (sacred river of the Incas) on bridges. Take in the wide variety of butterflys, parrots, small iguanas, birds, and insects until reaching the Hydroelectric station where we will pause to have lunch. Finally we will arrive at Aguas Calientes for our last overnight, and here we will have dinner and a briefing for tomorrow’s tour of the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu!
Day 4: MACHU PICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO – CUSCO
Today we will wake up very early to visit the coveted world wonder of Machu Picchu. We will begin our hike at 4:00am so that we will have the opportunity to see the sunrise. We will climb the 1,980 meters to reach the 2,450 meters about sea level where Machu Picchu lies and we will eat a box breakfast on the way. This hike will last about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Upon arrival, we will visit the citadel of Machu Picchu with our professional guide for about two hours. After the tour, you will be able to continue exploring and taking photos on your own terms. At the appropriate time we will begin our descent to the town of Aguas Calientes to take the return train back to Ollantaytambo and then the bus back to Cusco.
PRICE PER PERSON (GROUP SERVICE)
STUDENTS: $279.00 (with ISIC card, valid until age 23)
- Hotel Pick-up
- Bus from Cusco to Malaga pass
- Professional bilingual guide (English – Spanish)
- Mountain bike equipment (helmet, gloves, knee pads, and elbow pads)
- Mountain bike with front suspension
- Complete meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 3 dinners)
- 2 Basic hostal stays in Santa Maria and Santa Teresa
- 1 night lodging in Aguas Calientes
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
- Return train ticket to Ollantaytambo
- Bus ticket from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- First breakfast
- Last lunch in Aguas Calientes
- Entrance ticket to the thermal baths (10 Peruvian soles)
- Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (add $24.00)
- Entrance into Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain ($20.00)
- Rafting $25.00
- Zip Line $30.00
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