Inca Jungle Trek + Titicaca 07 Days

Tour Type

Adventure - Cultural

Difficulty

Average

Duration

07 Days

Languages

Español, English, Portuguese

Best Time

Group Size

08 people

Inca Jungle trek to Machu Picchu in Cusco + Lake Titicaca in the city of Puno, is the perfect tour to know two cultures of ancient Peru, we will join the high jungle of Cusco with its people and customs and then visit the culture of the Collao plateau next to the largest navigable lake in the world the Titicaca, the Incas and the Uros, the Quechuas and the Aymaras in its original version will be shown in this tour. Book in advance and secure your spaces to know these wonders, we are waiting for you.

Day 1-4: Inca Jungle Tour

This is a 4-day itinerary that generally includes biking, hiking, Zip Line, and other adventurous activities. Below is a summary:

Day 1: Cycling Abra Malaga > Santa Maria

We will leave Cusco at 5:30 am. We will have breakfast in the Sacred Valley Ollantaytambo, and then we will arrive at Abra Malaga 4316 meters above sea level. From here we will descend by bicycle to the high jungle, arriving at Santa Maria (1235 m.a.s.l.) where we will have lunch, and we will stay in our ecological lodge. In the afternoon, there is the option of rafting. In the evening, we will have dinner.
Eco Lodge in Santa Maria.

Day 2: Trekking Santa Maria > CocalMayo > Santa Teresa

After an early breakfast, we will leave for the hike passing through fields with coca, coffee, and many tropical crop plantations, we will also pass through an original Inca trail used by the ancient Peruvians, lunch will be at the home of the local people and also a restorative rest here. In the afternoon we will continue the walk towards the thermal baths of cocalmayo here the super hot water pools will relax our muscles, and we will have enough time to rest and take our mobility to Santa Teresa where the hotel and dinner are waiting for us.

Hotel in Santa Teresa.

Day 3: Zip Line Santa Teresa > Hydroelectric > Aguas Calientes

After a nutritious breakfast, we will start the hike until we reach the hydroelectric plant. But there is also the option of doing the Zip Line activity. With a well-deserved rest, we will have lunch in San Gabriel in another family house, after a rest, we will restart the trek to Aguas Calientes, where we will have dinner and our lodging.

Hotel in Aguas Calientes.

Day 4: Machu Picchu

Breakfast at the hotel, walking or by bus we will arrive at Machupicchu where we will have a guided tour of all the attractions of the Llaqta, palaces, Inca terraces, and sacred temples, then return to Aguas Calientes and take the train to Cusco.

Day 5-7: Lake Titicaca

Now, the second part of the trip:

Day 5: Travel to Puno

Traveling by bus from Cusco to Puno, we will embark on a tourist bus heading to the lake city of Puno, but making many tourist stops, we will visit the temple of Andahuaylillas known as the small Sistine Chapel. On the way we will visit the temple of Wiracoha in the area of Raqchi where we will have a guided tour and later have lunch in Sicuani. In the afternoon, we will make a stop in La Raya to observe the snow-capped mountain range and the beautiful landscape of the Peruvian Andes. Continuing our trip we will arrive in the town of Pucara where we will visit the museum, later the city of Puno will welcome us.

Arrival in Puno and transfer to the lodge in the islands of the Uros.

Day 6: Lake Titicaca Tour

Full-day excursion to the Floating Islands of the Uros and visit the island of Taquile, known for its traditional weaving and its rich cuisine based on trout which is a fish that lives in this lake, return to Puno in the afternoon and transfer to your accommodation.

Hotel in Puno

Day 7: Return or Additional Exploration

Depending on your flight schedule, you may have free time to explore more of Puno or return to the airport for your return flight.

This itinerary is flexible and can be adjusted according to your preferences and time constraints. Be sure to check the availability of permits for the Inca Jungle tour and consider acclimatization to the altitude, especially at Lake Titicaca. I hope you enjoy your trip!

  • * Transportation, Cusco > Santa Maria – Private service.
  • * 05 nights in Hotel: 03 nights in Inca Jungle tour, 01 night in Uros Islands, 01 night in Puno.
  • * 05 breakfasts, 05 lunches, 03 dinners
  • * Bicycles and equipment
  • * Entrance to Machu Picchu.
  • * Entrance to the Sun route
  • * Entrance fees to Uros Islands – Taquile
  • * Guided tour in Machu Picchu – Private service.
  • * Transfer hotel > bus terminal in Cusco.
  • * Tour Ruta de Sol Cusco – Puno : Shared Service.
  • * Transfer bus terminal, Puno > Port of embarkation and boat to Uros Island.
  • * Tour Uros -Taquile | Shared Service.
  • * Transfer Hotel Puno > Juliaca Airport.
  • Return train Machu Picchu > Cusco
  • Bus to machupicchu
  • Hotel in Cusco
  • Personal insurance (compulsory)
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Small backpack of 30 to 40 liters
  • Light t-shirts, shorts and/or leggings.
  • Only a light jacket.
  • Swimsuit and sandals
  • Hiking boots
  • Towels.
  • Hat or cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent (25% Deet)
  • Rain poncho or raincoat
  • Original passport
  • Personal medication
  • Personal hygiene items: wet wipes, toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Flashlight
  • As friendly and positive attitude as possible.

These are the different options on how you can enhance your Machu Picchu experience after doing our Inca jungle trek.

Rafting in Santa Maria.

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

2. Zip lining in Santa Teresa

This activity is optional and has an additional cost of $40 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 must notify us 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 we will have.

4. Machu Picchu Mountain

The cost of the ticket is USD 60 per person.
The Machu Picchu Mountain is also an extra inside the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu, it is a 1 hour and a half hike to the top.

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

5. Hotels for the best category

Vertikal Lodge in Santa Teresa +$35 usd.
Ecoquechua, Santa Teresa +$40 usd.
Hotel Cabaña in Aguas Calientes +$40 usd.

Inca Jungle Trek Availability

There is no space limit for the Inca Jungle Trek tour. However, if there are limits on the entrances to Machu Picchu, we recommend booking in advance, at least 3 months in advance, to ensure your income, also for safety reasons, we restrict some activities in the rainiest months, which are from December to March.

What do you need to know about the 4-day Inca Jungle tour?

This 4-day tour to Machu Picchu is not recommended for travelers with back problems.
You will have a guide during your Inca Jungle trek and your visit to Machu Picchu (English and Spanish speaking).
Departures with a group of 02 people minimum and 08 people maximum.
No wheelchair access.

DO NOT FORGET TO BRING: original passport, insurance card, personal medications.
This trek will be composed of a maximum of 08 travelers.

Return from Machu Picchu to Cusco

The best way to return to Cusco is by train, you will check and buy it on your own according to your schedule, www.perurail.com.

Weather in the Inca jungle trek 4 days

The Inca Jungle tour has warm weather every day, as we are in the high jungle of Cusco. Except for the first hours of the first day, we must climb up to the Malaga pass and then descend.

In this area of the Cusco jungle, the rainy and dry seasons also apply. This means that the rainy months are from October to April and the dry months are from May to the end of October.

The best time to do the Inca Jungle Trek tour

The best time to do the Inca Jungle trek is the dry season, which covers March/April/May/June/July/August/September October/November. These last months are especially good if you want to go rafting in Santa Maria.

Temperatures are fairly constant throughout the year, with warm days reaching 20 degrees Celsius. Nights and early mornings are cold (single digits and sometimes below freezing, especially in the dry season).

Travel insurance (mandatory)

If you get sick or injured while away from home, your travel insurance may cover your emergency medical expenses during your trip.

Toilets and showers on the Inca Jungle trekking trip

Toilets and showers will be at your disposal in the hotels and lodges we have on each night.

Lodging options

You will sleep in comfortable accommodations that have all the basic amenities, if you need anything special, please let us know before you start the tour.

Pre-trip meeting

The day before the Inca jungle trek adventure, our guide and team will meet you at an agreed-upon area that they will let you know to explain in detail all aspects of the tour.

All about tipping on the Inca Jungle Trek

Tipping is customary on treks. Along the way you will have the assistance of several people you will not see again on the trail, so if you are in a position to tip, you can do so.

For the tour guide, the tip is given after the guided tour of Machu Picchu. You decide the amount depending on your travel experience. The guides can receive dollars or soles without any problem.

Food on the Inca Jungle Trek

The food is varied and changes cook in each place we arrive, people live on this route and as a way to promote the local economy, we hire them for this purpose.

*Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and other options are available upon request (please advise at the time of booking).

 

What to pack for the Inca Jungle Trek?

You should pack for the following days of adventure.
-Trekking shoes, sun cream, sunscreen, and light clothing 90% of the route is through a hot and humid tropical zone, but the first hours during the cycling are cold, a light jacket is enough, insect repellents, a hat and sunglasses.

What to wear for the tour?

First day: cold, at the beginning of the cycling activity it is recommended to wear warm clothes, but as we go deeper into the jungle the weather changes from cold to hot and humid.
Second day: wear super light clothes for walking all day, in this part of the tour it will be very hot 25–27 degrees.
Third day: it is also recommended to wear light clothing, as the heat and humidity continue.
Fourth day: light clothing and lots of sunscreen.

What kind of backpack is necessary for the trip?

For this trip, we recommend a backpack with a capacity between 30–40 Liters, with the necessary clothes only for the 4 days of the trip. The rest of your luggage will be left in storage at your hotel in Cusco or Lorenzo Expeditions office.

Is it necessary to have advanced cycling experience?

On the tour, there is a total of 2 hours of downhill cycling. 95% of the road is downhill and paved. Therefore, the cycling part of the tour is not difficult. Only basic to intermediate experience is required.

How can I access Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu Mountain?

To climb one of the two mountains, you must purchase the entrance ticket in advance. Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu Mountain has an additional cost of 60 USD per person, and it is recommended to book the tickets at least 3 months in advance. If you wish to reserve these entrance tickets, please contact our reservations team.

Will there be lodging or camping?

The tour package includes 03 nights of lodging.
On the first night, we will provide double or triple rooms. With private bathrooms and cold showers, the weather is hot.
The second night, we will provide double or triple rooms with private bathrooms hot showers, and Wi-Fi.
On the third night, we will provide double or triple rooms. Private bathrooms, hot shower, and Wi-Fi are included.
Please note that if you want private rooms, please contact us before starting the trip.

Weather en route

During the first two hours (the bike route) it will be quite cold because we will be at a high altitude. After those two hours, and during the rest of the trip, the weather will be warm and humid (also during the night). The temperature in the morning ranges between 18–25 degrees Celsius (64–77 degrees Fahrenheit). During June, July, and August, the temperature can reach 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). At night, the minimum temperature is 10 degrees Celsius. Therefore, we recommend that you wear light clothing.

What form of payment should I use?

You can deposit on our website to confirm your reservation. It is very important to confirm the available places before making the deposit. The remaining balance must be paid in cash (dollars or soles) at our office in Cusco. We do not accept credit cards.
Note: Sometimes it is not necessary to make a security deposit. At the time you make your reservation, our agency will let you know if it is necessary or not.

How do I return to Cusco after the tour?

There are two options for your return trip to Cusco. The most popular and safest option is by train.

By train: There are two options if you decide to travel by train. The first is from Machu Picchu village to Cusco (about 4 hours travel time) and the second option is from Machu Picchu village to Ollantaytambo (about 2 hours travel time). From Ollantaytambo station, it is very easy to find cabs and minibuses to take you directly to Cusco (another 2-hour drive).
For availability and prices of trains, visit: www.perurail.com or www.incarail.com

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