DAY 1 : CUSCO - ABRA MALAGA – SANTA MARÍA 60km of BIKING + 1.5 hours of RIVER RAFTING
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Minimum Age: 8 years old – Must have parents permission
Maximum Age: 60 years old – Medical proof of optimum health status
We start our adventure early in the morning in Cusco; we pick you up from your hotel around 6 am. We drive you by car through the amazing sacred valley of the Incas. Passing the native town of Chinchero with amazing views of Vilcabamba and Vilcanota mountains range and enjoying the panoramic views of the small towns in the sacred valley, after 2-hour drive we stop in the Inca town of Ollantaytambo to stretch your legs and using the toilet.
Then we still driving the car up to Abra Malaga pass at 4350m 14271ft at this point we are going start biking down to Santa Maria town at 1430m 4691ft. At Abra Malaga, you are going get all the biking gear and also a biking training to ensure the triumphant arrival to Santa Maria town. Biking starts high in the Andes with the majestic view of Veronica snow-capped.
Downhill biking from Abra Malaga to Huamanmarca Inca site to have lunch and to explore the small Inca ruins of Huamanmarca. Afterward, we get back on the car to get to Santa Maria to do white river rafting in the afternoon. You will have the chance to enjoy the view of the beautiful landscape. Once in Santa Maria, you are going to the accommodations to take a shower and relax. In the evening dinner at the restaurant in town.
- Lowest Elevation: 1,250 m / 4,000 ft
- Highest Elevation: 2,450 m / 8,036 ft
- Trekking and Cycling Surface: Dirt trail, rocky, muddy, slippery
- Weather: Unpredictable, Some days could be sunny with blue sky, while other days foggy, rainy. Be prepared!
DAY 2 : SANTA MARIA – QUELLOMAYO- SANTA TERESA 22km of Hiking.
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Our hiking day starts with an energetic breakfast at the restaurant around 6:00 am. Today is one of the most remarkable days of the entire adventure. We start hiking along the car route for about 45 minutes.
Then we get into the original Inca trail that used to be to connect Machu Picchu with Vilcabamba considered the last Inca capital. On the way, we appreciate many plantations of bananas, Coca, yucca, coffee, etc. 3 hours hiking on the original Inca trail with magnificent views of the Vilcanota valley and panoramic views of the hills covered on a different type of plantations from the jungle. We stop at Quellomayo village for lunch a nice place to have lunch in one of the local restaurants after lunch you can rest or walk around.
Afterward, we continue the hike along the Vilcanota River 3.5 hours hiking to get to Colcamayo hot springs. This natural and outdoor hot spring is great for a muscle to relax after the hike you can spend a couple of hours at hot springs before to continue the trek to Santa Teresa. After 45 minutes hiking from the hot springs, we get to Santa Teresa. Overnight is going to be in Santa Teresa in the hostel and dinner in the local restaurant.
DAY 3 : SANTA TERESA – HIDROELÉCTRICA – AGUAS CALIENTES 2 hours of Zip lining + 10 km Hiking.
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You wake up around 6:30 am, then you have breakfast, and after breakfast, around 8:00 am, the zipline company will pick you up to take you to the zipline base where you will have all the information to do the zipline.
The zipline activity takes around 2 hours to do 04 different cables and then the suspension bridge. After that, you will take a car for one hour to Hidroelectrica to have lunch. After lunch, you hike 3 hours to Aguas Calientes town along the train track. Once you make it to Aguas Calientes, we take you to the hotel, and around 7:00 pm, you have dinner in the restaurant, and after, you go to sleep. The next, you wake up early to go to Machu Picchu.
DAY 4 : MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
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On the last day of the tour, you are going to visit Machu Picchu. You need to wake up around 4:00 am to get ready for the hike to Machu Picchu main entrance. After you grab your packed breakfast you start walking to the Puente Ruinas checkpoint for 30 minutes which is open at 5:00 am where you have to show your passport and your Machu Picchu tickets.
After you pass the first checkpoint, you will hike upstairs for one hour to Machu Picchu’s main gate to be there around 6:00 am. Once everybody meets at the gate, you go into Machu Picchu for a guided tour for 2.5 hours to learn everything about The lost city of the Incas. After the guided tour you have free time to explore on your own the Inca city of Machu Picchu. The time that you will spend in Machu Picchu will depend on how you like to go back to Cusco and also will depend if you want to climb the Machu Picchu montaña or Huayna Picchu mountain which must book it in advance.
We offer you two options to go back to Cusco after visiting Machu Picchu.
You can visit Machu Picchu for a longer time and have enough time if you are planning to do HUAYNAPICCHU or MACHU PICCHU MOUNTAIN, which require a minimum of 3 hours approximately. After visiting the area of Machu Picchu for 7 to 8 hours, you have to return to the town of Aguas Calientes to take a train at 18:20 to Ollantambo for 1.5 hours then by car to Cusco for 2 hours more to arrive in Cusco around 10:30 pm
You arrive at Machu Picchu around 6:00 am for the guided tour for 2.5 hours then you have free time to explore the site on your own. If you take this option, and you are thinking to do HUAYNAPICCHU or MACHU PICCHU MOUNTAIN is possible but will be too tight and rush because you need to leave Machu Picchu at 11:30 to walk back to Hydroelectric for 3 hours in order to be in Hidrolectrica at 2:30 pm to take a car for 6 hours back Cusco. If you are considering doing this option and doing one of the mountains, we recommend you stay one more night in Aguas Calientes and return on the 6th day to Cusco by car.
Inca Jungle 4 days Included
4 day Inca Jungle adventure to machu picchu including mountain biking, rafting and zipline
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
- Pre-departure Inca jungle trail briefing, presented by the tour guides at 7:45 pm at the office a day before
- English/Spanish speaker professional guide.
- Guided visit to Machu Picchu.
- Transportation to the head of Inca jungle trail.
- 03-night hostel
- Three breakfast
- Three lunches
- Three dinners
- BY TRAIN at 18:20 – BY CAR AT 3:00 pm. From Hidroelectrica
- Vegetarian food is available on request at no extra charge.
- First Aid equipment. Oxygen bottle for emergencies.
Not Included on 4 Day Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu:
- Breakfast on the day 1 and lunch on the last day
- Peru Travel insurance
- Water (On the route, you will find the small local market and you ca buy by yourself)
- Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu ($80)
- A shuttle bus between Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes ($ 24 round trip or $12 – one way)
- Tips to local staff (please note: it is a custom to give tips in Peru; however, it is not obligatory);
- Other extras not mentioned
Solo Traveler: Please note that if you have booked the “Solo Travel” option for this trek, you receive your own single room for all nights.
Local flights: No local flights are included in the trek´s price!
Inca Jungle to Machu Picchu Map
Prices: INCA JUNGLE TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 4D – 3N Group service – VERSION 2022
We have two prices For the Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu 4D-3N. The cost depends on how you WANT to return to Cusco after visiting Machu Picchu.
RETURN BY CAR:
Student: — USA Dollars
Adult: — USA Dollars
RETURN BY TRAIN:
Student: — USA Dollars
Adult: — USA Dollars
ADDITIONAL OPTION THAT YOU CAN ADD TO YOUR INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU
- HUAYNAPICCHU MOUNTAIN: USD 20 dollars (check avaliability) https://machupicchu.gob.pe/
- MACHU PICCHU MONTAÑA: USD 20 dollars (check avaliability)https://machupicchu.gob.pe/
- UPGRADE to Vistadome – Panoramic train. USD 35 dollars (If you dediced to rerunt by train you can upgrade to VISTADOME TRAIN)
To have a student discount you have to comply with the following rules of the Peruvian government since we get the discount at the time of buying the Machu Picchu tickets from the Peruvian government. The Peruvian Government has 02 rates for foreigners that are ADULT / STUDENT.
TO ACCESS THE STUDENT RATE YOU MUST COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING:
- The student card must be an original student ID given from the university in PVC material. It must have been printed on the card
- University Information
- Student name
- It must be a valid expiration date / valid only for one year if you visit Machu Picchu in 2022 the expiration date must be 2022 or 2023 If is more that this is not Valid
- Discount for students, not more than 25 years old
- ISIC cards are not valid for the discount
If you meet these requirements, send us a photo of your student ID to this email at the time that you are booking the tour to buy tour Machu Picchu tickets as a student: [email protected]
If you do not meet the requirements, it is better to buy the tour as an adult because if you buy your Machu Picchu tickets at the student rate without meeting the requirements, they will not let you enter the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu for not meeting the requirements. that the Peruvian government requires since Machu Picchu is administered by the Peruvian government.
Trip Details Inca Jungle trek 4 days
Highlights of the Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu:
- Exploration of the latest discovered authentical Incan path to Machu Picchu.
- The most sporty trek of Southern Peru.
- 1 day of mountain biking.
- 3 day hike with a professional Tour Guide.
- An opportunity to give a try to rafting and ZIP Line
- Guided tour of Machu Picchu.
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What to Pack
What to pack for Inca jungle trek:
- A backpack to carry all your belongings during the trip such as clothes, camera, sunscreen, valuable things, Jacket etc.
- Wool hat or beanie
- Sun hat
- 3 – 4 t-shirt, if you have long sleeve better
- layers (sweater, fleece)
- 2 pair of long pants if you have leggings, you can do on leggings
- Hiking shoes
- 2 – 3 pairs of wool socks
- A jacket Rain gear (Pants, jacket, if you do not have you can buy rain poncho) it is crucial, especially for the wet season.
- Toothbrush and other personal toiletries.
- Sun cream.
- Insect repellent.
- Sandals / Flip flops.
- Some snacks such as chocolate, cereal bars, candies, nuts, energy bars, etc.
- Extra Cash in Soles
DOCUMENTS TO CARRY WITH YOU
- Original Passports
- If you confirm your reservation as a student. Do not forget to take your student ID in physical to the trip. It will be so important to be able to prove that you are a student, at the checkpoint of Machu Picchu
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Frequently Asked Questions Inca Jungle Trail To Machu Picchu 4 Days / 3 Nights
How safe is the Inca Jungle?
The Inca Jungle trek is one of our easier treks, with less time hiking to include other adventure activities. There are always options to make things easier for yourself during the tour. You also will get to stay in hotels, eat in restaurants, shower in the evenings, and spend some time having R&R. The difficulty rating for this trek is Easy – Moderate
How difficult is the Inca Jungle?
The Inca Jungle trek is one of our easier treks, with less time hiking to include other adventure activities. There are always options to make things easier for yourself during the tour. You also will get to stay in hotels, eat in restaurants, shower in the evenings and spend some time having R&R. The difficulty rating for this trek is Easy – Moderate.