04 Day Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu – Group Service

04 Day

DURATION 04 Day

14,271 ft.

MAX. ALTITUDE 14,271 ft.

Cusco

PLACE Cusco

9+

Min. Age9+

10

Group Size 10

Type of Tours : Adventure, Cultural, History, Nature

Middle ACTIVITY LEVEL

Easy

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.

Middle

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.

Moderate

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

“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.

Formidable

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.

Highlights

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

Itinerary

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.

What´s Included

INCLUDED:

  • 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.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Tips.
  • 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
  • T-shirts
  • 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

Prices

GROUP SERVICE.

****Daily Departure****

NUMBER OF PAXS PRICE PER PERSON ACTION
2 or More People US$ 559
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OUR GROUP SIZE:

We offer small Groups, not more than 10 people.

Discounts:

  • 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 info@wamanadventures.com.  More Information about STUDENT CARD

 

Departure Dates & Timetable

Departure date:

  • Daily departures with at least 02 people. Our tour can leave any day of the week, 12 months a year.

Departure time:

  • 05:30 am or 06:00 am

FAQS?

¿Are the departure dates guaranteed. ¿Is there a minimum for group bookings?

The only events that may jeopardize your travel dates are natural disasters or other circumstances that may put your safety at risk. Otherwise, our departures are 100% guaranteed as long as there is a minimum of 2 people.

What type of backpack is necessary for the trip?

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 our 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.

Is advanced cycling experience necessary?

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.

Please consult with your physician or local travel clinic regarding your visit to South America. Vaccinations for tetanus, diphtheria, and poliomyelitis. If you are visiting the Amazon, a yellow fever vaccination is recommended. Be aware of illnesses such as malaria and dengue, which are best prevented by using repellent. Illnesses are more common in the Amazon than in the Andes mountains.

Why do I need to send a deposit?

We use your deposit (non-refundable) to pay the basic fees to make your reservation official. These fees include entry tickets to reserve space, porters (non-refundable by national law), and a government tax of 18%.

In regards to hotel reservations, we are required to pay penalties for cancellation depending on the date.

The deposit is also used to assure availability and book personnel for all tours and treks, such as chefs, porters, and even reserve horses.

How may I pay my deposit ?

Deposits must be paid using the methods indicated below.

a) PAYPAL:

You can use the PayPal option from our website and follow the steps. Please note that PayPal charges a 6% tax for this transaction that is included automatically in this option.

In case you decide to make the deposit directly from your account, don’t forget to add the 6% tax. You can send the deposit to this account:
sales@wamanadventures.com

b) VISA:

If you use the VISA option from our website and follow the steps. Please note that VISA charges a 5% tax for this transaction that is added automatically in this option.

c) WESTERN UNION

You can pay in their offices (they have offices Internationally) or online (http://www.westernunion.com/):
1. Receiver’s first name: Alex Marco
2. Receiver’s last name: Huaman Levita
3. Receiver’s city /Town: Cusco
4. Country: Peru
If using this method, please send an email confirming the amount of the deposit and the transaction number (MTCN) you have been given.
NOTE: The client will assume all transaction fees.

How can I pay my final balance ?

Final balances for treks must be paid in cash (US$ or Peruvian Soles) in our office in Cusco at least 48 hours before your trek. If your arrival in Cusco has been delayed, you are responsible for informing our agents either by email or phone.

If we do not receive final payment before the deadline and do not receive any message due to a delay, we reserve the right to cancel the reservation and travel plans.

Are vegetarian, vegan, and/or other special diet needs available?

Of course! Without any additional costs! When you make your reservation, please inform us of any dietary needs or requirements, including allergies!

Vegetarian foods will be absent of all meats, chicken or fish. We will assume that eggs and cheese or other lactose products are OK.

Most of our main meals are buffet-style, leaving you the option to avoid anything undesirable to you.

If there are any food items or veggies that you cannot stomach, perhaps onions, tomatoes, mushrooms.. etc, upon your request we will ask our chef to leave them out or separate this item.

We can also attend lactose-intolerant or gluten-intolerant diets. We cannot accept individuals with serious allergic or life-threatening reactions.

I have a food allergy. May I still participate?

Every day we receive many clients with food allergies to nuts, wheat, etc. Please inform us in detail of your condition upon making your reservation.

We kindly ask that you declare the severity of your reaction and any medication that you take in case of an emergency.

If your allergy is severe, we ask that you be accompanied by a friend or individual conscious and fully responsible for your situation and ready with any medication.

WE CANNOT ACCEPT CLIENTS WITH LIFE-THREATENING ALLERGIES

When must I arrive in Cusco or arrive at your office?

We require that all clients arrive to Cusco at least 48 hours before the start of your trek, although 03 nights before is ideal. You must pay your remaining balance two days before your departure for your trek. This will assure that all individuals are acclimatized and adjusted to the high altitude conditions to begin your trek comfortably. Please note that your remaining balance must be paid in cash in our office and cannot be paid before your arrival.

Our office hours are Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm, 4:00pm – 8:00pm. (Please aim to arrive at 7:30 pm at the latest!)

Money in Peru

Peru uses de Nuevo Sol (S), which has traded at S2.50 to S3.50 per US dollar (US$) for several years although you should keep an eye on current events.
Prices in this book are in Nuevos Soles, though some are listed in US dollars.

Carrying cash, an ATM card or traveler´s checks, as well as a credit card that can be used for cash advances in case of emergency, is advisable.

When receiving local currency, always ask for billetes pequeños (small bills), as S100 bills are hard to change in small towns or for small purchases. Carry as much spare change as posible, especially in small towns.

Public bathrooms often charge a small fee for use and getting change for paper can be darn near impossible.

The best places to exchange money are normally casa de Cambio (foreign exchange bureaus), which are fast, have longer hours and often give slightly better rates than banks.

Many places accept US dollars. Do not accept torn money as it will likely not be accepted by Peruvians.
It is best not to change money on the street as counterfeits are a problem.

Do you know what voltage the sockets have (110 or 220)?

What are the standard plugs?

Electrical current is 220V, 60HZ AC, Standard outlets accept round prongs, but many places will have dual-voltage outlets which take flat prongs. Even so, you may need an adapter with a built-in surge protector.

What should we pack?

Peru is a diverse country in natural and cultural resources so you only need a passport to enter the country and enjoy their wealth and take some precautions you might help discover.

Weather

Peru has three main climatic zones: the tropical Amazon jungle to the east. the arid coastal desert to the west. and the Andean mountains and highlands in between. In the Andes, which has altitudes over 3500m. average daily temperatures fall, below 10°C (50°F) and overnight temperatures can dip well bellow freezing. Travelers flying straight to Cuzco (3250m), or their hight altitude cities, should allow several days to acclimatize since altitude sickness, or soroche can be a problem.

April to November is the dry season in the mountain and altiplano (Andean Plateau). the wettest months are from December to March. It rains al the time in the hot and humid rainforest, but the driest months there are from April from November. However, even during the wettest months from December to March, it rarely rains for more than a few hours at a time. Along the arid coastal strip, the hot summer months are from December through March.

Some parts of the coastal strip see rain rarely, if at all. From April to November, Lima’s other areas by the Pacific Ocean are enclosed in garua (coastal fog, mist or drizzle) as warmer air masses off the desert and drifts over the ocean where the cold Humboldt current hits.

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