Discover the Inca Jungle Trek: A Unique Adventure
The Inca Jungle Trek is the revolutionary option for those looking to explore the Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary in a different way. This trek combines hiking, biking, rafting and ziplining, creating an unforgettable adrenaline-filled experience. We, at Lorenzo Expeditions, invite you to immerse yourself in this unique adventure.
Duration of the Inka Jungle Trek
The duration of the Inca Jungle Trek is normally 4 days and 3 nights, although it is also possible to do it in 3 days and 2 nights. At Lorenzo Expeditions, we guarantee that regardless of the package chosen, whether it is 4 days or 3 days, you will enjoy all the selected activities to the fullest.
Altitude in the Inka Jungle Trek
The highest point, Abra Malaga, reaches 4,350 meters above sea level, while the minimum altitude in Santa Maria is 1,250 meters above sea level. The average altitude along the route is 1,546 meters. This altitudinal variability provides a unique experience, allowing you to explore from the heights of the mountains to the lush Cusco jungle.
Difficulty Level of the Inca Jungle Trek
The Inca Jungle is considered a moderate level, adapting to different levels of fitness and trekking experience. Although less challenging than the traditional Inca Trail, it requires reasonable physical preparation. Varied terrain, uphill and downhill treks, and activities such as biking and rafting require endurance and skill.
Training Prior to the Inca Jungle Trek
Preparing the body is essential to enjoy the Inca Jungle Trek to the fullest. We recommend:
- Cardiovascular Exercise: Running, cycling and fast walking to improve cardiovascular endurance.
- Practice Hikes: Take short hikes in the city of Cusco to get used to the terrain.
- Acclimatization to Altitude: Although altitude is not a determining factor, acclimatization is key, especially to reach Abra Malaga. Avoiding strenuous activities and getting enough rest is fundamental.
Activities in the Inca Jungle Trek
Descending from Abra Malaga to Santa Maria, covering 55 km in approximately 3 hours, is an exciting experience. With Lorenzo Expeditions, we guarantee safety and expert guides for your maximum enjoyment.
Additional Info: Visibility at Abra Malaga may be limited by fog, in which case, we will adjust the itinerary for your comfort.
Rafting on the Urubamba River, from May to October, offers beginner to advanced levels. With safety equipment provided and expert guides, your experience will be safe and exciting.
Additional Fact: Rafting in a group is recommended for safety and fun.
Exploring the jungle during trekking will immerse you in the flora and fauna. With easy to moderate difficulty levels, it is essential to have a good physical performance to fully enjoy this activity.
Sliding down cables suspended in the air over breathtaking landscapes is a unique experience. At Lorenzo Expeditions, we provide you with maximum safety so you can enjoy this exciting activity to the fullest.