INCA JUNGLE TRAIL + MACHU PICCHU 4D/3n
The Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu combines various outdoor activities such as: biking, rafting, zip line and trekking with your final destination in Machu Picchu and Mt. Huayna Picchu.
Bike: 50km | Trek: 27km | Zip Line: 2km
4 Days and 3 nights
3 Cº / 30 Cº
Price from: 329USDper person
INCA JUNGLE TREK TO MACHU PICCHU 4d
DAY 1: CUSCO – ABRA MALAGA – SANTA MARIA: Biking and Rafting
Pick up time is 5:30 a.m. We will leave the Imperial Cusco City and head towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It is here that we will have our buffet style breakfast. We will continue on to Abra Málaga (4 350 meters) (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. We will the begin our 3-hour, bicycle descent 55km (5.93 miles) until we reach the town of Huamanmarca. During the journey we will stop several times to review bicycles and equipment. We will arrive at the town of Santa María (1 200 masl)(3,937.01 ft.), where we will have our lunch and stay for our first night in a hotel. In the afternoon we have the option of rafting ($40) on the Vilcanota River . This river offers category III. For this activity we will give you helmets, windbreaks and life jackets.
DAY 2: SANTA MARIA – SANTA TERESA: Trekking
After a delicious breakfast, we will be ready to make the day trekking to Santa Teresa. The first two hours of our tour we will ascend the mountains. Later we will cross a section of the Inca Trail here our guide will explain a little more about the history of the Incas. in the afternoon after the lunch we will continue with the last two hours of our hike to arrive at the thermal baths of Cocalmayo, where we will spend a while enjoying this enchanting place. When the whole group is ready, our private transport will take you to the town of Santa Teresa.
DAY 3: SANTA TERESA – AGUAS CALIENTES : Zip Line and Trekking
On day three we will have the opportunity to do the zip line activity ($40) with one of the highly trusted operators in the area. This activity is optional and lasts approximately two hours. After breakfast, we will board our transport to the hydroelectric plant, where the government control is located and the entrance to Machu Picchu National Park. At this point we will start our trekking to the town of Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the third night of the tour.
DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU
Our day will start with the option of hiking or taking the bus (US $ 12). Once inside the archaeological site, your a two-hour guided tour inside the Inca city of Machu Picchu, you will see its most important temples, such as the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Three Windows, etc.You will then be free to explore Machu Picchu on your own. If you booked in advance, to hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain , you will have that opportunity after your guided tour. You must make the reservations to hike either mountain three months in advance for an additional cost of US $ 25. Space is limited to only 400 people a day to climb Huayna Picchu. We also recommend allowing time to relax, meditate and rest while taking advantage of the magical and spiritual energies of this great wonder.
After you have finished enjoying Machu Picchu, you will return to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Ollantaytambo and Cusco .
LETS EXPLORE INCA JUNGLE
Hiking in the Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu is the most adventurous trekking option in the Cusco area. It is also the most varied in terms of activities.
The trek includes a mountain bike descent, followed by level III and IV rafting, a jungle trek and an optional zip line. It concludes with a visit to Machu Picchu.
Most trekking companies offer the Inca Jungle Tour on a 4-day, 3-night itinerary, although it is possible to do the trek on a 3-day, 2-night itinerary (more on this later). Accommodation during the trek is in hostels or guesthouses, with one night in Aguas Calientes.
This trek is naturally aimed at adventurers who enjoy thrilling, adrenaline-pumping experiences.
The Inca Jungle Trek has a history related to us (Lorenzo Expeditions), because before this route existed, Lorenzo lived in Santa Maria.
The story begins as Lorenzo Ccahuana lived in Santa Maria, which is the actual starting point of the 2nd day of the Inca Jungle Trek. 12 years ago, Lorenzo sometimes guided tourists who ventured to visit Machu Picchu through the jungle, he would take them to San Teresa and from there the tourists would continue along the rail to Aguas Calientes.
He did this with his son for several years until he saw how many tourists were looking for him to guide them, that is how they created the company Lorenzo Expeditions to be able to guide and improve their services.
Today Lorenzo Expeditions not only operates Inca Jungle Trail, but also the main destinations in Cusco.
In the Peruvian subtropical Andes there are two main seasons: a dry season, from May to September, and a wet season, from October to April.
Inca jungle trekking can be done all year round, but heavy rains in January and February often cause landslides on the trail and road from Santa Maria to Santa Teresa, so Inca jungle trekking is usually closed at this time of year.
The best time for trekking in the Inca jungle 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).
You should pack for the next few days of adventure.
-Trekking shoes, sun cream, sunscreen, light clothing 90% of the route is through hot and humid tropical zone, but the first hours during the cycling is cold, a light jacket is enough, insect repellents, hat and sunglasses.
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 to walk all day in this part of the tour 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 sun protection cream.