Inca Jungle to Machu Picchu 4 days / 3 nights
The Inca jungle tour is one of the most amazing and exciting trips to Machu Picchu. By bike, zip line and of course hiking, you will discover beautiful landscapes and adventures among the mountains. You will see valleys, rivers, small villages, coca & coffee plantations and a lot of fruits. You will walk on a part of the old Inca jungle trail which connects to Machu Picchu. Take a relaxing bath in the hot spring and relaxe your muscles. The Inca Jungle trail is considered one of the adventure routes to Machu Picchu. Observe daily live of Andean and local people, buy some fruits and mineral water from the local and visit the local restaurants and familiar hostels. They are always grateful to receive with our guest.
Day 1: CUSCO – SANTA MARIA (Biking)
We will pick you up between 6:00 to 6:30 am. We will leave Cusco seeing beautiful natural surroundings with rolling hills until we reach the town of Chinchero overlooking the Sacred Valley at about 2700 m.a.s.l. After descending this mountain side we arrive to a brief stop at Ollantaytambo where we start the 46 km. uphill to the ABRA MALAGA (Mountain Pass at 4350 m.a.s.l.) approx. at 11:00am, the starting point again to our downhill, just in case the weather be not good for riding bikes due to haze, raining or snow, we’ll go further down with the bus for about 30 more minutes to the next place being the “Carrizales” village. After that we will descend to the hot valley of the high jungle towards HUAMANMARCA, this downhill will last about 3 or 4 hours, passing by little rustic villages, ravines, fruit groves and streams. We arrive in a small village (Santa Maria) where we will spend our first night.
Day 2: Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Huayracpunku – Chaullay
we will get a healthy breakfast to start 3 hours walking up to the mountain and taking the ancient Inka jungle trail, a rustic and rough road full of rocks and stones (with some steps on it), crossing the river using old Oroyas (Cable car bridges) and footbridges… we can observe various wild animals of the region like birds, fruits & medicine plants like, then arriving to the Qellumayu village have a breath and have lunch, After that we will continue walking two more hours next to the river to get the hot springs…We will relax for about 1 hour and continue walking 30 more minutes to arrive to SANTA TERESA town, approx. at 6:00 pm and spend another night.
Day 3: Chaullay – La Playa (Sahuayaco)
It is the beginning of a new day and of a new landscape and new climate. Here begins the temperate climate that is appropriate to the beginning of the edge of the jungle. After breakfast, we continue along our journey, today it will be in the middle of valleys where we can see different birds, mammals, insects and other animals that live here. We will have the opportunity to observe how people live in the villages of this area; next we continue our journey that will last approximately 5 to 6 hours until we arrive at our lunch and camp spot, la Playa Sahuayaco (2100msnm).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 4: La Playa – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes.
This morning after breakfast we will continue our trip to the Hydroelectric, this part of the trek is called the waterfall day where well pass many waterfalls and specially one falling from 45 m above being the smallest. Once we reach the Power Plant and have some rest and get lunch, we will continue our trip two more hours as we reach to our final destination today to Machu Picchu pueblo known as “Aguas Calientes” town arriving here at 5.30:00pm approximately…
Day 5: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco
The most important day of trek, when we get to know the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu (2400msnm), a Wonder of the World. On this day, we will plan to leave very early walking up to Machu Picchu around 3:30. In this place, we will have a thorough explanation of the Inca construction, at a time where there will be the least number of people. Later, we will again descend to the Aguas Calientes town to take our return train to Cusco, and then return you to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast in the hotel.
- Pre-departure briefing
- Transport to Mollepata (starting point of the trek)
- Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of
- English speaking professional and official tourist guide (2 guides for groups of over 8 people)
- Chef and cooking
- Accommodation in Aguas Calientes
- Pack animals (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment) – days 1 to 4
- Meals (04B, 04L, 04D + daily morning snack + daily tea service except last day). Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost
- One textile snack bag per person, to avoid the usage of plastic bags that contaminate our environment
- First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
- Machupicchu entrance fee
- Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to ollantaytambo(Expedition Service).
- Transfer bus Ollantaytambo to Cusco
- Sleeping bag rent: USD 10 per trek. Our sleeping bags are –20ºC-comfort (0ºF)
- Lunch on the last day after the guided tour at Machu Picchu
- Entrance to the Hot Springs in Cocalmayo and Aguas Calientes
- Optional night in Aguas Calientes can be arranged
- Alcoholic drinks
- Tips for staff
Entrance to Huayna Picchu (USD 15.00)
Inca Jungle Tour Price USD 255,- per person
Please contact us in time! Machu Picchu is an absolute highlight and it can get very busy. See the beautiful Inca ruins of Machu Picchu with your own eyes!