Inca Jungle trek 5 Days

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Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu in 5 Days

The Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu is a great alternative to the Classic Inca Trail. The Inca Jungle Trail is packed with adventure since you'll be able to hikeraftingzipline and biking! We'll also hike along an authentic Inca Trail along the way!.

Availability for the Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu 5 Days / 4 Nights

  • Daily departures are available throughout the year, even though the recommended period for this trek is April to October because it is the dry season.
  • All private service departure dates are adapted to your request any day you choose. Also contact us for group departure date availability.


Day 1: Cusco – Abra Malaga – Santa Maria

Inca Jungle 5 days - Biking

Our first day of our Inca Jungle Trail we'll begin our day by picking everyone up from their respective hotels before driving to Abra Malaga which is at 4350 meters.
The drive will take about 2 ½ hours, giving you time to rest before we start our adventure or eat some snacks if you missed your breakfast.

A little lower than Abra Malaga, we'll organize our bikes and ride downhill for 3 to 4 hours, passing by changing scenery, plantations, and maybe a few parrots! We'll end this part of our Inca Jungle Trail in Santa Maria where we'll have lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch we'll continue our Inca Jungle Trail by going on a short drive to the Vilcanota Riverwhere we'll go rafting! This part is a lower level rafting experience so everyone will be able to do this, but definitely one of the most exciting parts of our Inca Jungle Trail! We'll return later in the afternoon for dinner at a local restaurant and stay overnight in a small local family lodging.

  • 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 Maria – Qellomayo – Cocalmayo – Santa Teresa

Hot Springs - Cocalmayo

On our second day of our Inca Jungle Trail we'll have breakfast around 7:00am and start our hike. We'll hike most of the day, so today may be considered the toughest of the trip! We'll leave Santa Maria and hike to the small community of Qellomayo which will be 4 to 4 ½ hours away. We'll pass by plantations of coffee, mangos, oranges, fields of coca as well as hiking up an original part of the Inca Trail!

When we reach Qellomayo we'll have lunch together in a local restaurant. After having lunch we'll continue hiking for another 2 ½ to 3 hours until we reach the hot springs of Cocalmayo. Here we'll take 1 to 2 hours to relax, soaking in the thermal baths which are along our Inca Jungle Trail. From Cocalmayo, we'll take a vehicle on a 20 minute drive to Santa Teresa. Here we'll have dinner and stay the night at a local family lodging.

  • Meals : B/L/D
  • Accommodation : Local family lodging
  • Maximum Altitude : 1750m
  • Minimum Altitude : 1250m
  • Distance hiked : 20KM | 12.43mi
  • Approximate walking Time : 7-8 hours

Day 3: Santa Teresa – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes

Inca Jungle - Superman Ziplining - Colca de Mono

Our third day of our Inca Jungle Trail, we'll start with breakfast and then take a car or bus to the zip line camp of "Cola de Mono" which is only about 20 minutes away. We'll have a great time sliding down the zip lineswhich are strung across the valley, passing through the valley, part of our Inca Jungle Trail! We'll be able to enjoy this adventure for about 2 hours before we take another vehicle to Hidroelectrica where we'll have a lunch made from foods from the area.

After we've finished lunch and rested a little, we'll start walking to Aguas Calientes along the railroad tracks from Hidroelectrica. This 3 to 4 hour hike is relatively easy since it is flat. In Aguas Calientes we'll have dinner and stay in a hotel overnight. If we have time, we have the option of visiting the thermal springs in Aguas Calientes (entrance fees are about 10 Peruvian Soles)!

  • Meals : B/L/D
  • Accommodation : Hotel
  • Maximum Altitude : 2100m
  • Minimum Altitude : 1500m
  • Distance travelled : 25KM | 15.53mi
  • Approximate walking Time : 3 hours

Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes

Inca Jungle 5 days - Machu Picchu

We'll wake up very early today and have breakfast close to 4:00am before we start hiking uphill to Machu Picchu. Make sure to bring your passport and ISIC (International Student Identification Card) if you booked with a student discount.

We'll enter with our guide and have a guided tour for about 2 hours explaining the main areas of Machu Picchu. Afterwards we'll have time to walk and climb the rest of Machu Picchu on our own. You'll have time to roam the grounds and take pictures. When you're ready, you can take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes where you'll have the rest of the day free to do as you please. Overnight in hotel.

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

Day 5: Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

Inca Jungle 5 days - Huayna Picchu

Today we'll end our Inca Jungle Trail by having breakfast and according to your train schedule, we'll take the Expedition train to Ollantaytambo. In Ollantaytambo a car/bus will be waiting to take you back to Cusco.

Note: The time table for the trains may change according to the train company's availability. There will also be changes to your itinerary and price if you decide to change your departure time, or upgrade to the Vistadome Train. If you booked later than most of your group for your Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu, you may not be in the same train as the rest of your group.

  • Meals : B

What's Included

  • Tour with a professional guide (8 people maximum) 04 nights in basic hotel:
  • Specified meals (4B, 4L and 4D – Vegetarian food on request)
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance ticket to hot Sprint in Cocalmayo.
  • Huayna Picchu or Mountain Machu Picchu Tickets
  • Mobility in our private car from Cusco to Abra Málaga
  • Professional Bicycles: (disc hydraulic brake and SHIMANO accessories).
    • Specialized Status 1 or KONA Stinky
  • Safety equipment:
    • SEVEN or 661 Integral Helmet
    • Integral Gloves: FOX or TROY-LEE or Armor: FOX
    • Kneepads: 661
    • Waterproof jackets and pants.
  • Support team
    • First aid kit.
    • Oxygen balloon
    • Communication radios.
  • 03 Bus for up and donw to Machupicchu
  • Train back from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Bus back from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

Not Included

  • Personal travel Insurance
  • Unforeseen expenses.
  • Meals not specified in the tour.
  • Tips.


Extras for this Tour

  • Trekking poles/Walking Sticks
  • Supplemental single room
  • Upgrade in class from Expedition Train service to Vistadome (panoramic) Train service
  • Huayna Picchu entrance ticket. Make sure to book early since there are limited spaces available and they can sell out quickly!
  • Entrance fee for hot springs in Aguas Calientes
  • Extra money to buy snacks, water, tips, etc.

What to bring for your Tour

  • Original passport
  • International Student Identity Card (ISIC) if you have a student discount
  • Walking boots/shoes
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Warm jacket, hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended)
  • Re-usable plastic or metal water container or camel bags
  • Water
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medication
  • Camera

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


  • 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

Notes 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

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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