Inca Jungle trek to Machu Picchu

( 3 days | 2 nights )

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Alternative trek - Inca Jungle to Machu Picchu in 3 days and 2 nights

If you would like to take an alternative route to Machu Picchu, packed with adventure and in only a short time, join us on our Inca Jungle Trail 3 Days 2 Nights! We'll go biking, rafting, zip lining, and hiking before we visit the magical Inca city of Machu Picchu.

Itinerary

1 DAY:CUSCO - SANTA MARÍA - SANTA TERESA: (Biking and Rafting)

Inca Jungle 3 days - Malaga pass

Pick up time is 5:30 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 first lunch. In the afternoon we have the activity of rafting on the Vilcanota River. This river offers category III and V+ 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.

after end the rafting we´ll continue by bus till Santa Teresa, where we´ll have the option to visit the hot spring in Cocalmayo, and then we'll have our first stay night in a hotel(B, L and D / Hotel).

  • Meals : L/D
  • Accommodation : Local family lodging
  • Maximum Altitude : 4350m
  • Minimum Altitude : 1250m
  • Distance travelled : 70KM | 43.50mi
  • Approximate biking time : 3-4 hours

DAY 2: SANTA TERESA - AGUAS CALIENTES: (Trekking and Zip Line)

Inca Jungle 3 days - 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 have the lunch and we´ll 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.

During the journey, we will enjoy and contemplate the majesty of the Machu Picchu mountains, Huayna Picchu as well as other agrological sites in the heights of the mountain.

We will finish the hike in the town of Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the second night of the tour (B, L and D / Hotel).

  • Meals : B/L/D
  • Accommodation : Hotel
  • Maximum Altitude : 2100m
  • Minimum Altitude : 1500m
  • Distance hiked : 10km | 6.21mi
  • Approximate walking Time : 3-4 hours

DAY 3:MACHU PICCHU And Return To Cusco

Inca Jungle 3 days - Machu Picchu

Today you´ll using the bus services to arrive to the archeological site of Machu Picchu. If you plan on hiking Mt. Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu you must make reservations 3 months prior to your trip and the fee is US $ 35.

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 at 5:00 a.m., with the option of hiking or taking the bus.

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

We also recommend allowing time to relax, meditate and rest while taking advantage of the magical and spiritual energies of this great wonder. After you have finished enjoying Machu Picchu, you will return to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Ollantaytambo and by bus till Cusco. (B ).

  • Meals : B
  • Maximum Altitude : 2430m
  • Minimum Altitude : 2100m
  • Distance travelled : 7km | 4.35mi
  • Approximate walking Time : 1 1/2 hours

What's Included

  • Tour with professional guide (8 people maximum).
  • 02 nights in basic hotel: first night in
  • Specified meals (2D, 2A and 2C – Vegetarian food on request)
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance to hot Springs in Cocalmayo
  • 02 buses for visit Machupicchu the last day.
  • Train back from Aguas Calientes
  • Bus back from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Mobility on Sprinter bus or L5 from Cusco to Santa Maria and Transport to Santa Teresa
  • Professional Bicycles: (disc hydraulic brake and SHIMANO accessories).
  • Support team

Not Included

  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Unforeseen expenses.
  • Meals not specified in the tour.
  • Huayna Picchu or Mountain Machu Picchu Tickets
  • Tips.

RECOMMENDATIONS TO TAKE:

  • Small backpack from 30 to 60 liters.
  • Shoes for the walk.
  • Mosquito repellent (25% Deet).
  • Light T-shirts, shorts and / or leggings.
  • Hat or cap.
  • Bathing suit and sandals.
  • Sunscreen
  • Only a light coat.
  • Rain poncho.
  • Personal medicines
  • Flash light.
  • Original Passport.
  • Re-usable plastic or metal water container or camel bags.

Optional items to bring for your Tour

  • Shorts
  • Walking stick (with rubber tip)
  • Plasters and bandages
  • Sandals
  • Extra money for personal expenses, tips, lunch on last day, snacks, etc. We recommend that you bring around 200 Peruvian Nuevos Soles
  • Bathing suit for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes

Discounts

  • Itinerary may change according to the climate and health status of the trekkers.
  • Train times for the Expedition train to Ollantaytambo may change according to the train company's availability and will be confirmed close to the time of the trek. If someone books later than most of the group, we may not be able to provide the same train as the rest of the group.
  • Change to earlier/later train time at time of booking (price depending on train availability)
  • Tips/gratuities not included but are optional according to the services rendered

Trip Overview

Trip style: Archaeological, Cultural, Landscape, Ecological, Camping
Activities: Biking, rafting, zip line, trekking and visit Machu Picchu.
Departures Dates: Every day from March to January (please check availability in our groups)
Visited Places: Cusco – Abra Malaga – Santa Maria – Santa Teresa - Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes.
Physical Grade: medium
Inca Jungle: *Service Group/Shared

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