DURATION 04 Day
MAX. ALTITUDE 14,271 ft.
Group Size 10
Type of Tours : Adventure, Cultural, History, Nature
These activities are a walk in the park! You will be able to enjoy the scenery, history, and time with loved ones without exhausting yourself. You do not need any special training, gear, or acclimatization for an “Easy” trek or tour. Terrain will be generally flat and comfortable, highly traveled.
A step up from “Easy,” these tours require a little more physical effort but are still 100% manageable to anyone with or without adventure experience. Again, you do not need special training, gear, or acclimatization for a “Mild” trek or tour. Terrain is generally flat but with possible gentle up- and downhills.
Before embarking on a “Moderate” trek or tour, you should be at least partly acclimatized to the high altitude of the Andes as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. These tours are still very manageable without special training as long as you have spent a day or two at high altitude. Terrain often includes moderate up- and downhill walking with possible rough patches or infrequently-traveled sections.
“Challenging” treks or tours require that you are acclimated to the Andes’ high altitude before leaving as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. Spending 2-3 days or more at high altitude will help you on the trek. You will need hiking shoes and possibly trekking poles for these treks. You will need to be in good physical shape, and it’s recommended that you train at least some beforehand, possibly with running, biking, or strenuous workout videos. Terrain is often rough, sometimes with steep up- and downhills and often not highly traveled. Generally, these last several hours.
These “Formidable” treks are our most difficult treks and require serious effort but are also the most rewarding. It is necessary to be in pristine physical condition. Again, you must be acclimated to the Andes’ high altitude before leaving as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. Spending 4-5 days or more if possible at high altitude will help you on the trek. You will need hiking shoes and possibly trekking poles for these treks. It is important to train physically before these treks so that your body is prepared for the strenuous nature of the trip. Generally, these last at least an entire day in infrequently-traveled areas with rough paths.
The 04 Day Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu is aimed at all people who are willing to overflow adrenaline during the entire trip to Machu Picchu. The perfect combination of hiking and extreme sports, combining activities such as mountain biking, zip line, and rafting to enjoy the mysterious and impressive ruins of Machu Picchu. You will cross beautiful landscapes full of abundant vegetation, fruits, and coffee plantations. A beautiful mixture of all the attributes that nature offers us in the part of the lower jungle, as well as a little more about the ancestral history of the Incas.
DAY 1: CUSCO – SANTA MARIA (BIKING AND RAFTING)
DAY 2: SANTA MARIA – SANTA TERESA (TREKKING)
DAY 3: SANTA TERESA – AGUAS CALIENTES ( ZIP LINE AND TREKKING )
DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
DAY 1: CUSCO – SANTA MARIA: BIKING AND RAFTING
Our transportation will pick you up around 6:00 am (Time to be reconfirmed). After 03 hours approximately by bus, we will arrive at the high mountain of Malaga Pass (4,350 meters), around 09:00 am, where will start our descent on mountain bikes, descending for about 03 hours, passing through small villages, orchards, rivers, and streams, reaching the town Huamanmarca around 01:30 pm. From here, our private bus will take the group for 30 minutes to the town of Santa Maria. After a short break, we will begin the rafting trip for the next 02 hours, encountering class III and IV rapids, always accompanied by a professional safety kayak to watch over the group until leaving the river.
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner
- Maximum altitude: 4,316 m.a.s.l. / 14,160 ft.
- Minimum altitude: 1,200 m.a.s.l. /3,940 ft.
- Distance: approx 21 km
- Biking time: 3.5 to 04 hours approximately.
Lodging: Santa Maria – Homestay
DAY 2: SANTA MARIA – SANTA TERESA: TREKKING
After a delicious breakfast, we will begin our first day of the trekking course to Santa Teresa at 06:00 am. The first 02 hours of our tour is an ascent, but there will be many stops in order to learn a bit more about the wide variety of flora and fauna that can be found in the region we are in.
One of these stops will be a family house where we will rest for 20 minutes and supply ourselves with more water and some regional tropical fruit. After resting for a bit, we will cross a section of the Inca Trail that historically connected Machupicchu with the city of Vilcabamba. Here, our guide will explain a bit more about the history of the Incas, as well as the system of communication that existed during that time. At this point, we will also see one of the most impressive views in all of the Huancarccasa Canyon. Afterward, we will descend to the small town of Quellomayo, where we will stop to eat lunch and rest in the nearby hammocks. We then continue 02 more hours walking to the hot springs of Cocalmayo, where you will have plenty of time to enjoy the naturally heated water of the baths. After bathing, we will continue to the final destination of the day, Santa Teresa.
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Maximum altitude: 1,700 m.s.n.m. /5,577 ft.
- Minimum altitude: 1,280 m.s.n.m. /4,199 ft.
- Distance: approx. 12 km
Lodging: Santa Maria- Homestay.
DAY 3: SANTA TERESA – AGUAS CALIENTES: ZIP LINE AND TREKKING
After breakfast, we will begin the trekking course to Aguas Calientes at approximately 07:00 am. We will walk for 03 hours in the Aobamba Valley until we reach the Intihuatana sector, where we pass a government control post and continue the trek. Lunch will be included along the path, and we will have the opportunity to see a series of waterfalls and admire the majesty of the mountains surrounding Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu. Here you will also have the chance to see an astronomical sundial used by the Incans, as well as other constructions such as the Incan citadel of Machupicchu. After 3 hours of walking, we will arrive in Aguas Calientes alongside the train tracks that lead to the small town.
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Maximum altitude: 2,040 m.a.s.l. / 6,692 ft.
- Minimum altitude: 1,600 m.a.s.l. /5,249 ft.
- Distance: approx. 16 km
Lodging: Golden Sunrise*** or similar.
DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
This last day starts very early. We will wake you up at around 05.00 am, have breakfast, and then take one of the first buses to Machu Picchu. There are two good reasons to be at the entrance of Machu Picchu very early:
1.- It is well worth the effort to get up early as the Inca city is quietest in the early morning, and you will have plenty of time to take photos and enjoy the sunrise over Machu Picchu.
2.- Our guide will give you a tour around Machu Picchu, telling you about the history of Machu Picchu and the most famous temples and altars. Of course, he will also take you to the classical viewpoint (sacred Rock Hut), this vantage point offers a terrific view of the whole Machu Picchu. After that, if you still have plenty of energy you should climb Huayna Picchu Mountain, this is the steep mountain dominating the background of Machu Picchu. From the top of Huayna Picchu, you have an stunning and breathtaking view of the complete Machupicchu area. It takes 01 hour to climb Waynapichu and 01 to 01 ½ hours (depending on if you want to make a detour to the great cavern) to return down. Once you feel that you have seen every corner of Machupicchu you will take a bus down to the village of Aguas Calientes to have lunch.
Usually, we hike back down to Aguas Calientes around 01:00 pm. if you go down early enough, you can have lunch (it is not included but it can be added up to the package), visit the hot springs in town, go to a museum, or shop at the artisan market. You will receive your train and bus tickets back to Cusco at the restaurant in “Aguas Calientes”.
- Meals: Breakfast
- Maximum altitude: 2,490 m.s.n.m. / 8,169ft
- Minimum altitude: 2,040 m.s.n.m. / 6692 ft.
- Distance: approx. 1,5 km.
- Pre-departure briefing: You will meet your guide and group in our office, for an orientation trek. meeting at 07:00 PM the evening before the trip begins.
- 01 night’s accommodations in 3 stars hotels in Aguas Calientes.
- 02 night’s accommodations in a basic hostel.
- All Transportation.
- Full suspension mountain bikes, helmets, and gloves.
- 03 Breakfast, 03 Lunches, and 03 Dinners.
- An Experienced, bilingual “Adventure Guide”.
- Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 8+.
- Entrance to Machu Picchu.
- Guided Tour in and around Machu Picchu.
- Bus to Machupicchu (one way).
- Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
- Transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
- All Safety Equipment and First Aid Kit.
- Rafting Activity with all equipment (Extra US$32).
- Zipline Activity (Extra US$32).
- Huayna Picchu entrance fee (Extra US$ 35.00).
- Entrance ticket to the hot springs in Santa Teresa (US$ 3.00).
- Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.
- Breakfast on Day 01 and lunch in Aguas Calientes on Day 04.
THINGS TO BRING:
- Original Passport
- SIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
- Walking boots
- Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
- Warm jacket
- Hat and gloves
- Comfortable Trousers
- Sun hat
- Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
- Insect repellant
- Toiletries and hand sanitizer
- Personal medication
- Camera and film
- Torch with spare batteries or Headlamps.
- Swimwear for rafting
|NUMBER OF PAXS||PRICE PER PERSON||ACTION|
|2 or More People||US$ 559|
OUR GROUP SIZE:
We offer small Groups, not more than 10 people.
- Group of 5 or more: US$25.00 Must be booked all together
- Under 18 years old: US$25.00 Please send us a copy of the passport at the booking time
- Student Discount (Maximum Age 25 years old): US$25.00 Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD at the time of the trek or who is 17-years-old or younger. For those using a university student card to receive the discount, we need to see a copy of the card at booking. For those booking children 17-years-old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all to firstname.lastname@example.org. More Information about STUDENT CARD
Departure Dates & Timetable
- Daily departures with at least 02 people. Our tour can leave any day of the week, 12 months a year.
- 05:30 am or 06:00 am