Bike: 45km | Trek: 33km
4 Days and 3 nights
3 Cº / 30 Cº
Price from: 339USDper person
NEW VIVENCIAL INCA JUNGLE 2022
DAY 1: CUSCO – ABRA MÁLAGA – SANTA MARIA: Biking and Rafting.
Pick up 6.00 a.m. We will leave the Imperial City of Cusco to go to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Here we will have our first breakfast buffet style. We will continue our trip to Malaga pass (4,350 masl) (14,160 ft), the starting point of our biking tour. After a briefing by our guide, we will provide you with the complete equipment for this type of activity. We will start biking downhill for three hours (55 km), until we reach the town of Huamanmarca. During the trip we will experience the beauty of the snow-capped mountains and the tropical forest -where our Peruvian Amazon begins-, crossing small streams, and we will enjoy the change from cold to tropical climate. Along the way there will be several stops to check bikes and equipment. We will arrive at the town of Santa Maria (1,200 masl), where we will have lunch.
In the afternoon we have the option of rafting on the Vilcanota River (US$ 40 per person). This river offers us category III and III+ rapids. For this activity we have helmets, windbreakers and category V life jackets. This activity is only available from April to December, and according to the Peruvian government it is mandatory to know how to swim.
Here is the first night accommodation in a family’s house, they in turn will prepare food such as lunch, dinner and breakfast. In this way, in this reactivation 2022 our company has decided to support the communities and families that inhabit these valleys and contribute to their economy. (Bernal-Tumpay Family)
Cycling distance: 45 km / 30 miles.
Cycling time: Approximately 2½ hours.
Weather: Cold at the beginning of the cycling and hot at night.
Lodging: Bella Victoria Lodge.
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner.
Maximum altitude: 4350 masl / 14271 ft.
Minimum altitude: 1250 masl / 4691 ft.
DAY 2: SANTA MARIA-PASTO GRANDE –LA SIRENA WATER FALL-COCALMAYO HOT SPRING: Trekking
After a delicious breakfast at the family’s home, we will be ready to make the first day of trekking to Santa Teresa. The first hour of our tour will be an ascent to the waterfall LA SIRENA. On the way we will have several stops to learn a little more about the rich flora and fauna of the area where we will be. We will also stop at the home of a local family, where we will learn a little more about their customs and traditions. Later we will cross EL MIRADOR in the San Pablo Valley. Here our guide will explain a little more about the history of the Incas and also the communication system they had in those times (the Inca route).
At this point we will also have some of the most impressive views and visualize in the distance the majestic snow-capped Salkantay. Then we will descend to the village of ISLAYUNCA, where we will enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by the local families. We will continue with the last two hours of walking to the thermal baths of Cocalmayo, where we will have a good time to enjoy this very special and pleasant place. Here we will spend the night in Eco Lodge Cocalmayo (Labra family)
Hiking distance: 14 Km.
Hiking time: 7 hours approximately.
Weather: hot during the day and warm at night.
Lodging: Cocalmayo Eco Lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Maximum altitude: 2100 masl / 6233 ft.
Minimum altitude: 1430 masl / 4691 ft.
DAY 3: COCALMAYO-SANTA TERESA –HIDROELECTRICA- AGUAS CALIENTES : Zip Line and Trekking
We will start our day with breakfast, and then the zip line activity with one of the most trusted operators in the area ($40). This activity is optional and lasts approximately two hours. Then we will have transportation to the hydroelectric, where the government control is located, to enter the Machu Picchu National Park (Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary). At this point we will start our trekking to the town of Aguas Calientes, passing through the sector called Intihuatana, a small archaeological site where the guide will give us an explanation. Then we will continue to San Gabriel where we will enjoy our lunch prepared by another family (Gonza family). From this area we will have the opportunity to contemplate the majestic mountains Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu and other constructions on top of the mountain. We will finish the trek in the town of Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the third night and the last dinner.
Hiking distance: 19 km / 12.3 miles.
Hiking time: 6 hours approximately.
Weather: Hot during the day and warm at night.
Lodging: Hotel ** in Aguas Calientes.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Maximum altitude: 2050 masl / 6725 ft.
Minimum altitude: 1430 masl / 4691 ft.
DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU.
Our day will start with the option of hiking or taking the bus (US $ 12). Once inside the archaeological site, in your 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 ($60) or Machu Picchu mountain($25) , you will have that opportunity after your guided tour. You must make the reservations to hike either mountain three months in advance because the space is limited to only 200 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.