SHORT INCA JUNGLE TREK 3 DAYS

Full adventure trail

Price from: 319USDper person

Highlights  

The Short Inka Jungle Trail 3D/2N is intended for travelers with limited time to hike. This tour is less physically demanding and allows those that our not physically prepared to enjoy a shorter and less strenuous hike.

 

Trip Overview

Destination

Machu Picchu

Tour Type

Hiking, adventure, history and culture.

Difficulty

Challenging

Total Distance
Length

3 Days and 2 nights

Weather

15 Cº / 35 Cº

Altitude

2,400m/7,874ft to 4,214m/13,828ft

Activities

Biking
Rafting
Trekking
Zip Line

Itinerary

(RAFTING OPTIONAL: US$ 35)

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. It is here that we will have our buffet style breakfast.

We will continue on to Abra Málaga (4 350 masl) (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 (9 55km, 5.93 miles) until we reach the town of Huamanmarca. During the trip we will experience the beauty of the snow-capped mountains and the tropical forest.

It is here in the tropical forest that our Peruvian Amazon adventure begins. We will cross small streams and we will enjoy the change from cold to tropical climate.

During the journey there will be several stops 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 on the Vilcanota River (US $ 35 ). This river offers category III and III + rapids.

For this activity we will give you helmets, windbreaks and category V life jackets. This activity is available between the months of April to December, and you must be able to swim to participate in accordance with Peruvian law.

(B, L and D / Hotel).

On day two we will have the opportunity to do the zip line activity with one of the highly trusted operators in the area. This activity is optional and lasts approximately two hours.

We will then have breakfast. 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 (Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary).

At this point we will start our trekking to the town of Aguas Calientes, passing through the area called Intihuatana, a small archaeological site where the guide will share an explanation to better understand the site.

Then we will continue to Inka Rakay, where we will enjoy our lunch. During the journey, we will enjoy and contemplate the majesty of the Machu Picchu mountains, Huayna Picchu as well as other archeological sites in the heights of the mountain.

We will finish the hike in the town of Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the third night of the tour.

(B, L and D / Hotel).

This is the most important day of the tour, today you will visit one of the seven wonders of the world. The tour will start very early, to appreciate the sunrise in the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

Our day will start with the option of hiking or taking the bus (US $ 12). Once inside the archaeological site, you will have 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 Mt. Huayna Picchu(2,800 meters)(9,186.35 ft.) or Machu Picchu mountain (3 082 meters)(10,111.55 ft.) 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 $ 20. Space is limited to only 400 people a day to climb Mt. 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 or Cusco (train not included).

You can buy tickets at perurail.com or incarail.com

(No meals).

Inclusions

What is included?

  • Tour with Professional guide (10 people maximum).
  • Mobility on Sprinter bus or L5 from Cusco to Abra Málaga.
  • 2 basic Hotel=H in double or triple accommodation (Santa María: Hotel Visao, Santa Teresa: Hotel Yacumama, Aguas Calientes: Hotel Inka Dream).
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu and Hot Springs.
  • Towels.
  • Professional Bicycles: (disc hydraulic brake and SHIMANO accessories):
  • Specialized Status 1 or KONA Stinky.
  • Specific Meals:
  • 02 Breakfasts = B.
  • 02 Lunches = L.
  • 02 Dinners = D.
  • Vegetarian Food upon request.
  • Safety equipment:
  • SEVEN or 661 Integral Helmet.
  • Integral Gloves: FOX or TROY-LEE.
  • Armor: FOX.
  • Kneepads: 661.
  • Waterproof jackets and pants.
  • Support team:
  • First aid kit.
  • Oxygen balloon.
  • Communication radios.

Not included

  • Return train to Cusco.
  • Bus in Machu Picchu.
  • Meals on the last day.
  • Huayna Picchu or Mountain Machu Picchu hikes.
  • Rafting or Zip line: $35 USD.
  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
  • Travel health insurance.

UPCOMING OPEN GROUP TREKS

  • Information not available.
Ready for the adventure?

Join a guaranteed tour or request your own date!

By Lorenzo Expeditions

Packing List

To enjoy the Short Inca Jungle Trek, we recommend you to take into consideration this packing list:

  • We recommend carrying only the necessary luggage for the four days of the tour. Large backpacks with equipment that are not needed for the expedition should be left in the city of Cusco (at your hotel or in our main office).
  • Small backpack from 30 to 60 liters.
  • Light T-shirts, shorts and / or leggings.
  • Only a light coat.
  • Bathing suit and sandals.
  • Hiking boots.
  • Hat or cap.
  • Mosquito repellent (25% Deet).
  • Sun glasses.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Rain poncho.
  • Original Passport.
  • Personal medicines.
  • Personal hygiene items: wet wipes, toothpaste and toothbrush.
  • Flashlight.
  • The most friendly and positive attitude possible.

Travel Information

A day before the tour, Lorenzo Expeditions holds a meeting where we will give you all the details of our trip. We will also meet our guides and all the participants of the expedition. Our meeting will take place at the Estancia Imperial restaurant, located on Calle Suecia 320, where we will also offer welcome snacks.

Safety is a priority for Lorenzo Expeditions. Therefore, in all our adventure routes we include high-end equipment and with international standards certifications, which will allow us to enjoy this adventure in the safest way possible. For biking, Lorenzo Expeditions offers the best bicycles in the country. Very important: Lorenzo Expeditions has its own staff of highly trained mechanics, all professional runners, who put all their passion into the maintenance of our bicycles, which are revised and optimized after each trip.

Committed to your safety, Lorenzo Expeditions includes the most complete equipment on the market and we have all the sizes certified with international standards (S, M, L, XL).

Rest is essential during a trip for which we have chosen comfortable, clean and safe Lodges of the route, all have private bathrooms, hot water and towels.

This staff is carefully recruited and selected to be trained and adapted to the service culture of Lorenzo Expeditions.

Our guides are the most competitive in the area and they all work with us permanently (more than 8 years). They are certified and certified professionals by the government and are constantly trained by national and international entities for a better development in the different areas of action and situations. The maximum number of passengers per guide is 10.

In recent years, Peruvian cuisine has positioned itself among the best in the world. Thinking about it, our executive chef has designed a balanced menu. We have vegetarian menus, celiacs and menus with food restrictions.

We have modern units (Sprinter L5 for long routes and smaller vehicles for short sections), equipped and with experienced and trained drivers.

Our 2018 certifications:

  • First Aid International Red Cross.
  • First aid in remote locations American Safety & Health Institute.

In the event of contingencies and contingencies, Lorenzo Expeditions has aresponse plan and personnel trained in rescue work.

Faqs

For this trip, we recommend a backpack that can hold between 25-60 kilograms (55-132 lbs) with clothes that are only necessary for the 4 days of the trip. The rest of your luggage will be left in a storeroom at your hotel/hostel in Cusco or in the Lorenzo Expeditions office. It is extremely important to only bring what is necessary for the 4 days that you will be trekking because on the second or third day, you will have to carry your backpack.

On the tour, there is a total of 3 hours of downhill biking. 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.

In order to climb one of the two mountains, you must buy an entrance ticket in advance. Huaynapicchu is an extra cost of $20 USD per person and it is recommended that you reserve the tickets at least 3-4 months in advance. Machupicchu Mountain is an extra cost of $20 USD per person and it is recommended that you reserve the tickets at least 1-2 months in advance. If you wish to reserve entrance tickets to one of the two mountains, please contact our booking team

The tour package includes 02 nights of accommodation.
On the first night, we will provide rooms with a maximum capacity of 4 people. Private bathrooms and a cold shower are included.
On the second night, double or triple rooms will be provided. Private bathrooms, hot shower and Wi-Fi are included.
Please note: If you would like to require a private room for the first or second night, you can visit our office before starting the tour.

During the first two hours (the cycling route) it will be quite cold because we will be at a high altitude. After those two hours, and for the rest of the tour, the weather will be warm and humid (during the night as well).

The temperature in the morning varies between 18-25 degrees Celsius (64 – 77 degrees Fahrenheit).

During the months of June, July and August, the temperature can reach 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). At night, the minimum temperature is 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit) with a maximum temperature of 18 degrees Celsius (64 degrees Fahrenheit).

Therefore, we recommend that you bring light clothes.

You can make a deposit on our website in order to confirm your reservation. It is very important to confirm available spaces before making the deposit. The leftover balance should be paid in cash (dollars or soles) in our office in Cusco. We do not accept credit cards.
Please note: On certain occasions, it is not necessary to make a security deposit. In the moment that you make your reservation, our agency will communicate to you whether or not it is necessary.

There are two options for your return trip to Cusco. The most popular and safe option is the train. The second, and more affordable option, is by car.

By train: There are two options if you chose to travel by train. The first is from Machu Picchu town to Cusco (about 4 hours of travel) and the second option is from Machupicchu Town to Ollantaytambo (about 2 hours of travel). From the station in Ollantaytambo, it is very easy and affordable ($4 USD) to find a car that will take you straight to Cusco (in total, about 3 ½ hours of travel).
To see train availability and prices, please visit: www.perurail.com or www.incarail.com.

By car: If you wish to return by car, you must first walk for 3 hours from Machupicchu Town to the hydroelectric power plant. At the power plant, there are cars waiting to take passengers to Cusco. The price to get to Cusco is about $20-25 USD and the trip takes around 7 hours. The disadvantage of returning to Cusco in a car is that you will have to leave the archaeological ruins of Machupicchu no later than 10am.
Please note: this option is only available from April to December. From December to March, this option is not recommended due to levels of high risk.

Highlights  

The Short Inka Jungle Trail 3D/2N is intended for travelers with limited time to hike. This tour is less physically demanding and allows those that our not physically prepared to enjoy a shorter and less strenuous hike.

 

Trip Overview

Destination

Machu Picchu

Tour Type

Hiking, adventure, history and culture.

Difficulty

Challenging

Total Distance
Length

3 Days and 2 nights

Weather

15 Cº / 35 Cº

Altitude

2,400m/7,874ft to 4,214m/13,828ft

Activities

Biking
Rafting
Trekking
Zip Line

Itinerary

(RAFTING OPTIONAL: US$ 35)

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. It is here that we will have our buffet style breakfast.

We will continue on to Abra Málaga (4 350 masl) (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 (9 55km, 5.93 miles) until we reach the town of Huamanmarca. During the trip we will experience the beauty of the snow-capped mountains and the tropical forest.

It is here in the tropical forest that our Peruvian Amazon adventure begins. We will cross small streams and we will enjoy the change from cold to tropical climate.

During the journey there will be several stops 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 on the Vilcanota River (US $ 35 ). This river offers category III and III + rapids.

For this activity we will give you helmets, windbreaks and category V life jackets. This activity is available between the months of April to December, and you must be able to swim to participate in accordance with Peruvian law.

(B, L and D / Hotel).

On day two we will have the opportunity to do the zip line activity with one of the highly trusted operators in the area. This activity is optional and lasts approximately two hours.

We will then have breakfast. 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 (Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary).

At this point we will start our trekking to the town of Aguas Calientes, passing through the area called Intihuatana, a small archaeological site where the guide will share an explanation to better understand the site.

Then we will continue to Inka Rakay, where we will enjoy our lunch. During the journey, we will enjoy and contemplate the majesty of the Machu Picchu mountains, Huayna Picchu as well as other archeological sites in the heights of the mountain.

We will finish the hike in the town of Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the third night of the tour.

(B, L and D / Hotel).

This is the most important day of the tour, today you will visit one of the seven wonders of the world. The tour will start very early, to appreciate the sunrise in the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

Our day will start with the option of hiking or taking the bus (US $ 12). Once inside the archaeological site, you will have 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 Mt. Huayna Picchu(2,800 meters)(9,186.35 ft.) or Machu Picchu mountain (3 082 meters)(10,111.55 ft.) 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 $ 20. Space is limited to only 400 people a day to climb Mt. 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 or Cusco (train not included).

You can buy tickets at perurail.com or incarail.com

(No meals).

Inclusions

What is included?

  • Tour with Professional guide (10 people maximum).
  • Mobility on Sprinter bus or L5 from Cusco to Abra Málaga.
  • 2 basic Hotel=H in double or triple accommodation (Santa María: Hotel Visao, Santa Teresa: Hotel Yacumama, Aguas Calientes: Hotel Inka Dream).
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu and Hot Springs.
  • Towels.
  • Professional Bicycles: (disc hydraulic brake and SHIMANO accessories):
  • Specialized Status 1 or KONA Stinky.
  • Specific Meals:
  • 02 Breakfasts = B.
  • 02 Lunches = L.
  • 02 Dinners = D.
  • Vegetarian Food upon request.
  • Safety equipment:
  • SEVEN or 661 Integral Helmet.
  • Integral Gloves: FOX or TROY-LEE.
  • Armor: FOX.
  • Kneepads: 661.
  • Waterproof jackets and pants.
  • Support team:
  • First aid kit.
  • Oxygen balloon.
  • Communication radios.

Not included

  • Return train to Cusco.
  • Bus in Machu Picchu.
  • Meals on the last day.
  • Huayna Picchu or Mountain Machu Picchu hikes.
  • Rafting or Zip line: $35 USD.
  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
  • Travel health insurance.

UPCOMING OPEN GROUP TREKS

  • Information not available.
Ready for the adventure?

Join a guaranteed tour or request your own date!

By Lorenzo Expeditions

Packing List

To enjoy the Short Inca Jungle Trek, we recommend you to take into consideration this packing list:

  • We recommend carrying only the necessary luggage for the four days of the tour. Large backpacks with equipment that are not needed for the expedition should be left in the city of Cusco (at your hotel or in our main office).
  • Small backpack from 30 to 60 liters.
  • Light T-shirts, shorts and / or leggings.
  • Only a light coat.
  • Bathing suit and sandals.
  • Hiking boots.
  • Hat or cap.
  • Mosquito repellent (25% Deet).
  • Sun glasses.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Rain poncho.
  • Original Passport.
  • Personal medicines.
  • Personal hygiene items: wet wipes, toothpaste and toothbrush.
  • Flashlight.
  • The most friendly and positive attitude possible.

Travel Information

A day before the tour, Lorenzo Expeditions holds a meeting where we will give you all the details of our trip. We will also meet our guides and all the participants of the expedition. Our meeting will take place at the Estancia Imperial restaurant, located on Calle Suecia 320, where we will also offer welcome snacks.

Safety is a priority for Lorenzo Expeditions. Therefore, in all our adventure routes we include high-end equipment and with international standards certifications, which will allow us to enjoy this adventure in the safest way possible. For biking, Lorenzo Expeditions offers the best bicycles in the country. Very important: Lorenzo Expeditions has its own staff of highly trained mechanics, all professional runners, who put all their passion into the maintenance of our bicycles, which are revised and optimized after each trip.

Committed to your safety, Lorenzo Expeditions includes the most complete equipment on the market and we have all the sizes certified with international standards (S, M, L, XL).

Rest is essential during a trip for which we have chosen comfortable, clean and safe Lodges of the route, all have private bathrooms, hot water and towels.

This staff is carefully recruited and selected to be trained and adapted to the service culture of Lorenzo Expeditions.

Our guides are the most competitive in the area and they all work with us permanently (more than 8 years). They are certified and certified professionals by the government and are constantly trained by national and international entities for a better development in the different areas of action and situations. The maximum number of passengers per guide is 10.

In recent years, Peruvian cuisine has positioned itself among the best in the world. Thinking about it, our executive chef has designed a balanced menu. We have vegetarian menus, celiacs and menus with food restrictions.

We have modern units (Sprinter L5 for long routes and smaller vehicles for short sections), equipped and with experienced and trained drivers.

Our 2018 certifications:

  • First Aid International Red Cross.
  • First aid in remote locations American Safety & Health Institute.

In the event of contingencies and contingencies, Lorenzo Expeditions has aresponse plan and personnel trained in rescue work.

Faqs

For this trip, we recommend a backpack that can hold between 25-60 kilograms (55-132 lbs) with clothes that are only necessary for the 4 days of the trip. The rest of your luggage will be left in a storeroom at your hotel/hostel in Cusco or in the Lorenzo Expeditions office. It is extremely important to only bring what is necessary for the 4 days that you will be trekking because on the second or third day, you will have to carry your backpack.

On the tour, there is a total of 3 hours of downhill biking. 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.

In order to climb one of the two mountains, you must buy an entrance ticket in advance. Huaynapicchu is an extra cost of $20 USD per person and it is recommended that you reserve the tickets at least 3-4 months in advance. Machupicchu Mountain is an extra cost of $20 USD per person and it is recommended that you reserve the tickets at least 1-2 months in advance. If you wish to reserve entrance tickets to one of the two mountains, please contact our booking team

The tour package includes 02 nights of accommodation.
On the first night, we will provide rooms with a maximum capacity of 4 people. Private bathrooms and a cold shower are included.
On the second night, double or triple rooms will be provided. Private bathrooms, hot shower and Wi-Fi are included.
Please note: If you would like to require a private room for the first or second night, you can visit our office before starting the tour.

During the first two hours (the cycling route) it will be quite cold because we will be at a high altitude. After those two hours, and for the rest of the tour, the weather will be warm and humid (during the night as well).

The temperature in the morning varies between 18-25 degrees Celsius (64 – 77 degrees Fahrenheit).

During the months of June, July and August, the temperature can reach 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). At night, the minimum temperature is 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit) with a maximum temperature of 18 degrees Celsius (64 degrees Fahrenheit).

Therefore, we recommend that you bring light clothes.

You can make a deposit on our website in order to confirm your reservation. It is very important to confirm available spaces before making the deposit. The leftover balance should be paid in cash (dollars or soles) in our office in Cusco. We do not accept credit cards.
Please note: On certain occasions, it is not necessary to make a security deposit. In the moment that you make your reservation, our agency will communicate to you whether or not it is necessary.

There are two options for your return trip to Cusco. The most popular and safe option is the train. The second, and more affordable option, is by car.

By train: There are two options if you chose to travel by train. The first is from Machu Picchu town to Cusco (about 4 hours of travel) and the second option is from Machupicchu Town to Ollantaytambo (about 2 hours of travel). From the station in Ollantaytambo, it is very easy and affordable ($4 USD) to find a car that will take you straight to Cusco (in total, about 3 ½ hours of travel).
To see train availability and prices, please visit: www.perurail.com or www.incarail.com.

By car: If you wish to return by car, you must first walk for 3 hours from Machupicchu Town to the hydroelectric power plant. At the power plant, there are cars waiting to take passengers to Cusco. The price to get to Cusco is about $20-25 USD and the trip takes around 7 hours. The disadvantage of returning to Cusco in a car is that you will have to leave the archaeological ruins of Machupicchu no later than 10am.
Please note: this option is only available from April to December. From December to March, this option is not recommended due to levels of high risk.

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Amy P
Amy P
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I would do this tour (inca jungle trek) over and over for the rest of my life if I could! I loved the biking, white water rafting, hiking and ziplining! We met many great lovely locals along the way,ate delicious food and explored the wildnerness of Peru! Our guide Wilbert was super expeienced and knowledgable and really had our backs at all times. It was the perect blend of everything you want in a tour.
Leila A
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We (3 friends) booked the Jungle Inca Trek 4D/3N through Lorenzo’s Website. Already here we had good assistance through a live chat with a coworker you helped us to do the reservation.
Jasmine C
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My friend and I did the 4 day Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu from 9/9-9/12 with Lorenzo Expeditions, and it was my favorite part of the entire Peru trip. I was debating between the 3 or 4 day trip, and am so happy I decided to go with the longer trek.
Thomas G
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It was a fantastic trip! I was wondering if we should do the track by our own or spend the (hugh amount of) money for a guide. Looking back, I would say it was totally worth it!
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