Short Inca Jungle Trek 3 days

Tour Type

Adventure

Difficulty

Medium

Duration

3 Days

Languages

Español, English, Portuguese

Best Time

March - January

Group Size

08 people Max

The Short Inca Jungle 3d tour to Machu Picchu is the most requested trekking for all tourists who have little time in Cusco, as it offers 3 days of adventure such as Biking, Rafting and Zip Line, together with the trekking to Machu Picchu National Park, which can only be accessed by those who get a ticket many months in advance.

It is advisable to have the entrance permit to Machu Picchu through a local travel agency in Cusco, and Lorenzo Expeditions has such authorization, so learn more about this adventure below.

DAY 1: CUSCO – SANTA MARÍA – SANTA TERESA:  Biking and Rafting

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. Before that, we will have our buffet-style breakfast in Lorenzo Lodge Cusco. Continuing to Abra Málaga (4 350 m.a.s.l) (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. Beginning our 3-hour (55km, 5.93 miles) bike ride downhill to the village of Huamanmarca. During the trip, we will experience the beauty of the snow-capped mountains and the tropical forest. We will arrive in the village of Santa Maria (1 200 m.a.s.l.), for lunch. Then, private transport will take us from Santa Maria to the thermal baths of Cocalmayo and Santa Teresa.

Before leaving Santa Maria, we have the option of rafting on the Vilcanota River ($ 40usd). This river offers category III and III+ rapids.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 2:  SANTA TERESA – AGUAS CALIENTES :  Zip Line and Trekking

Continuing with the adventure activities here we have the zip line with one of the most trusted operators in the area. This activity is optional ($40) After breakfast, we will board our transport to the hydroelectric, where the government control is located, and the entrance to Machu Picchu National Park (Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary). At this point, we will start our trekking to the town of Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the third night of the tour.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 3: MACHU PICCHU

This is the most awaited day of the tour to visit Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the world. We will start very early to appreciate the sunrise in the Inca citadel. The guide will show us the most important temples such as the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Three Windows, and others. Then we will have free time to explore on our own before returning by train to Ollantaytambo or Cusco, completing this incredible experience.

  • Tour with Professional guide.
  • Bicycles.
  • Safety equipment: Integral Helmet. Integral Gloves: FOX. Kneepads. Waterproof jackets.
  • Mobility from Cusco to Abra Málaga and Santa Maria.
  • 02 nights Hotel in Santa Maria and Aguas Calientes.
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.
  • Specific Meals: 02 Breakfasts, 02 Lunches, 02 Dinners.
  • Support team: First aid kit.
  • Return train to Cusco.
  • Bus to Machu Picchu.
  • Rafting or Zip line: $40 USD (each one)
  • Personal insurance (compulsory)
  • Drinks.

It is recommended to carry only the luggage necessary for the days of the tour. Large backpacks with unnecessary equipment should be left in Cusco, at the hotel or at the main office.

  • Small backpack from 30 to 40 liters
  • Light T-shirts, shorts and / or leggings
  • Only a light coat
  • Bathing suit and sandals
  • Hiking boots
  • Hat or cap
  • Sun glasses.
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent (25% Deet)
  • Rain poncho or rain jacket.
  • Original Passport
  • Personal medicines
  • Personal hygiene items: wet wipes, toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Flashlight
  • The most friendly and positive attitude possible.

These are the different options how you can improve your experience in Machu Picchu after doing our inca trail trek.

1. Rafting in Santa Maria.

Rafting is an extra activity on the first day of our Inca Jungle tour, it costs $40 per person, and is not available during the rainy months from December to April.

2. Zip Line in Santa Teresa

This activity is optional and has an additional cost of $40 dollars per person. This activity can be done on day 3 of our tour.

3. Huayna Picchu: The cost of the ticket is $60 per person.

Huayna Picchu is a mountain within the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu, it is a 45 minute hike to the top.

To purchase this additional you have to let us know at least 3 months in advance due to high demand, schedules and details of your visit to this site will be confirmed in the previous meeting that we will have.

4. Machu Picchu Mountain: The cost of the ticket is $60 per person.

Machu Picchu Mountain is also an extra inside the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu, it is a 1 hour and a half walk to the top.

To purchase this extra you must let us know at least 3 months in advance due to high demand or you can also book on the official website of the Ministry of Culture 3 months in advance at: https://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/. Please note that sometimes the website does not work and sometimes it may be difficult or very complicated to buy your ticket online. The schedules and details of your visit to this site will be confirmed at the previous meeting we will have.

Travel Insurance

We recommend that you take out travel insurance, if you become ill or injured while away from home, you can be reimbursed for treatment provided as a result of a covered medical emergency during your trip.

Pre-trip meeting

The day before departure on the 5-day tour, a mandatory pre-trip briefing is scheduled at 6:00 pm at your Hotel in Cusco. You will meet with your guide, who will provide you with detailed information about your trek, a list of what you need to bring, rental equipment, or general questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I access Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu Mountain?

To climb one of the two mountains, you must purchase the entrance ticket in advance. Huaynapicchu has an additional cost of 60 USD per person, and it is recommended to book tickets at least 3 months in advance. If you wish to book the entrance ticket for Huaynapicchu, please contact our reservations team, or you can also book on the official website of the Ministry of Culture at: https://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/

Will there be accommodation or camping?

The 2 nights are a hotel with breakfast included.

Price from $369 / person

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