• Description
  • Parameters
  • Itinerary
Country: Peru
  • Machu Picchu, Urubamba Province, Cusco, Peru
  • Cusco, Peru
  • Aguas Calientes, Cusco, Peru
  • Huayna Picchu, Urubamba Province, Cusco, Peru
  • Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Peru
  • Sacred Valley, Calca Province, Cusco, Peru
  • Abra Malaga, Urubamba Province, Cusco, Peru
  • Santa Maria, Cusco, Peru
  • Santa Teresa, Cusco, Peru
  • Estacion Peru Rail a Hidroelectrica, Aguas Calientes, Peru
Duration: for 4 day(s)
Physical strain: Medium
Tour starting point: Cusco, Peru
Tour ending point: Cusco, Peru
Min age: 12 year(s)
Options for Trekking:
Level of excellence: Moderate (M)
Height, meter(s): 4350

The Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu (Inca Jungle Trail) is the best option for those who prefer a more adventurous and adrenaline pumping way to hike to Machu Picchu. The trail belongs to the Alternative Treks to Machu Picchu and it combines trekking with mountain biking, an opportunity to enjoy rafting and ZIP line too. In addition a part of the trail leads through the latest discovered Inca path called Qapaq Ñan. You can admire beautiful mountains on the way as well as subtropical areas of a cloud forest. One of the highlights of the trek is a visit of the amazin, lovely and hot thermal baths where you can refresh yourself in its healing water that benefits your body. The baths, which temperature ranges from 40ºC to 44ºC, owns therapeutic effects on rheumatism, skin ulceration and other skin problems as well as bone pains. The beginning of the bike ride starts at an altitude of 4,350 m.a.s.l. and then it descend to only 1,900 m.a.s.l. The bike ride offers you a visit of the Inca ruins, a view of splendid waterfalls, meeting local settlers and a chance of collecting exotic fruits along the path! Like the icing on the cake, the next day we continue the trek through the coffee and coca plant and subtropical fruit. The third day of the trek you go to Aguas Calientes and have the best time there making the ZIP Line. Last day we reach the overwhelming Incan citadel - Machu Picchu where our Tour Guide explains you each part function and its history.

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Helmet and gloves Included
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Experienced bilingual Tour Guide Included
Accommodation Included Basic hostel Santa Maria and Santa Teresa (2 nights) and a comfortable Hotel (1 night)
Transport in tour
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Tourist bus Included From Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
Tourist Train Included (Expedition Service at 18:20 or 19:00) from Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) to Ollantaytambo
Mountain bicycles Included Brand Scott with a hydraulic brake
A shuttle bus Not included Between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu. $12 one way, $24 - a round trip.
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Breakfast Included
Lunch Included Vegetarian food available
Dinner Included
Breakfast on the first day Not included
Lunch on the last day Not included
Water Not included On the route, you will find the small local market and you ca buy by yourself
Medical services
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First aid kit Included
Emergency oxygen bottle Included
Transfer to the place where the tour starts
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Private bus Included Transfer by private bus to Abra Malaga - the initial point of the trek
Other parameters
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Pre - Trek briefing Included Our guide will visit your hotel a day before the trek for your briefing.
Entrance fee to Machu Picchu Mountain Included
Travel insurance Not included
Tips to local staff Not included Please note: it is a custom to give tips in Peru; however, it is not obligatory.
Other extras not mentioned Not included
Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu Not included
Optional tour 1 Not included Rafting in the afternoon in Santa Maria, 3-5 class of rapids.
Optional tour 2 Not included ZIP Line in the morning in Santa Teresa.

Cusco - Abra Malaga - Santa Maria

Day 1

Inka Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days / 3 Nights

Location: Santa Maria, Cusco, Peru

Early morning, we pick you up from your hotel in Cusco to transfer by private vehicle passing Sacred Valley of the Incas to a starting point of the trek at Abra Malaga (4,350 m.a.s.l.) which is the highest place of the trek. There we sit on a bicycle and start biking down for about 4 hours to the small town of Santa Maria. On the route, you can appreciate an Incan site, cloud forest´s birds, medicinal plants, butterflies, snakes and tropical fruits. We also can visit local families to find about their daily routine. When in Santa Maria, we accommodate ourselves in a familial basic hostel where we can have a shower. After dinner, we spend the night there. Optional tour 1: Rafting in the afternoon in Santa Maria, 3-5 class of rapids.

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Santa Maria - Santa Teresa

Day 2

Inka Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days / 3 Nights

Location: Santa Teresa, Cusco, Peru

We continue our trip early morning after breakfast getting progressively steeper until we get to a restaurant where we have lunch. Then we can relax in hammocks admiring surrouning coca plantations. Later on, we continue trekking to later reach an authentical Inca path - "Qhapaq Ñan"!! The path winds around steep hillsides and sheer gorges for approximately half a mile. Please note that this part of the trek is not for people suffering from vertigo!! Later, we descend to the famous hot springs of Cocalmayo and refresh ourselves in its healing water!! After that, we trek to Santa Teresa, a town located at Santa Teresa River. There, we accommodate ourselves in another familial simply hostel.

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Santa Teresa - Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes

Day 3

Inka Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days / 3 Nights

Location: Aguas Calientes, Cusco, Peru

We have early breakfast before taking a private transport to Llucmabamba Town. There we observe a stunning sunrise above a lovely landscape with Machu Picchu in its centre!! Later, we descend to bamboo groves and a cloud forest with increasingly thick vegetation and tall trees offering us some excellent birdwatching opportunities! Later in the afternoon, we get to Hidroelectrica (a hydroelectric plant) Railway Station and there we start following trails leading us to the Aguas Calientes Town. We spend the last night in a more comfortable hostel there with private rooms and bathrooms offering us a hot shower. Optional tour 2: ZIP Line in the morning in Santa Teresa.

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Machu Picchu - Cusco

Day 4

Inka Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days / 3 Nights

Location: Cusco, Peru

After an early morning breakfast, we hike for 1 hours 20 min up to the mysterious city of Machu Picchu that we enter for the early morning best photos opportunities! Then our Tour Guide shows us around the Incan city and explains us about its history and purposes. After the guided tour, we have an opportunity to climb up for about 45 minutes to Huayna Picchu, a peak above Machu Picchu that serves to take some panoramic pictures of the Incan city. Then, we are given time off to spend and explore Machu Picchu on our own. In the afternoon, we return by train to Ollantaytambo (alternatively to Poroy), from where we are taken by van back to Cusco.

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