Inca Jungle Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu
Our Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu tour takes you on an amazing 4-day, 3-night trek into the heart of the Inca Jungle. This memorable adventure combines adrenaline-pumping sports like bicycling, rafting, zip-lining, and hiking, enabling you to immerse yourself in the region’s varied beauty and rich history.
This tour provides a unique combination of natural beauties and cultural riches, from awe-inspiring Inca ruins to lush coffee, coca, and fruit farms. After a long day of exploring, rest in the refreshing natural hot springs of Colcamayo.
Our travel agency prioritizes your safety and satisfaction. Our expert guides are well-informed about the region and are dedicated to offering great service, ensuring that your trip is nothing short of extraordinary.
We supply full-suspension bikes and extensive riding gear, including full helmets, elbow protection, knee pads, and full-body armor, so the downhill biking experience is appropriate for all skill levels. We provide a riding session before the trip to ensure that you are competent and comfortable on the path. The zigzagging paved route is both thrilling and safe, with riders staying to the left to allow for passing automobiles. Our backup vehicle will stay close during the bike segment, enabling you to completely enjoy the journey without having to carry your personal goods.
We recommend following the training guidelines offered to thoroughly appreciate this once-in-a-lifetime event. Join us on an exciting 4-day walk through breathtaking scenery and historic sites on the Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu.
Exploring the Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu: 4-Day Highlights:
- Descend from the beautiful Andes to the lively Amazon on an exciting mountain bike journey. Immerse yourself in the region’s various landscapes and distinct ecosystems. Our knowledgeable guides will guarantee your safety and give a great experience for people of all skill levels.
- During an amazing river rafting adventure in Santa Maria, feel your heartbeat as you face Class 3.5 rapids. Throughout this adrenaline-fueled ride, our expert team members will be at your side, focusing on both your safety and pleasure.
- Prepare to be amazed as you zip-line across Santa Teresa’s breathtaking environment, flying above the thick forest canopy. Our dedicated and skilled team will take you through this fascinating journey, ensuring that every minute is filled with amazement.
- Discover the wonders of Machu Picchu on our expert-led tour of this ancient Inca stronghold. Discover intriguing facts about the site’s history and importance as our guides bring it to life in front of your eyes.
- Hike a scenic portion of the historic Inca Trail to immerse yourself in history. Along this historic road, walk in the footsteps of a once-mighty civilization and marvel at their incredible technical marvels.
Join us on a unique journey down the Inca Jungle Trail—an all-encompassing experience that blends adventure, adrenaline, natural beauty, and cultural enrichment for a memorable vacation to Machu Picchu.
Day 1: Cusco-Santa Maria (Rafting/Biking)
We’ll pick you up at your hotel at 6 a.m. and take you through the breathtaking Sacred Valley of the Incas. Admire the stunning vistas of the Vilcabamba and Vilcanota mountain ranges, as well as the lovely tiny settlements that dot the landscape of the Sacred Valley.
After a 2-hour journey, we’ll stop at the old Inca village of Ollantaytambo for breakfast, to stretch your legs, and use the facilities. From there, we’ll drive up to the Abra Malaga Pass, which is at an elevation of 4,350 meters (14,271 feet). Our thrilling downhill riding trip to Santa Maria town, situated at 1,430 meters (4,691 feet), starts here.
When you arrive at Abra Malaga, you will be given all of the essential bicycle equipment and will take part in a training session to guarantee a safe and comfortable ride to Santa Maria. The trek starts high in the Andes, with breathtaking vistas of the snow-capped Veronica mountain. Our journey will take us from Abra Malaga to the intriguing Inca site of Huamanmarca, where we will have lunch and tour the modest but amazing remains.
After our visit to Huamanmarca, we’ll get back in the van and go to Santa Maria, where we’ll embark on an amazing white river rafting trip in the afternoon. Along the trip, you’ll be able to take in the breathtaking scenery that surrounds us.
You may check into your rooms, have a shower, and relax before dinner once we get in Santa Maria. We’ll meet in the evening at a local restaurant in town for a fantastic supper and to exchange tales from our action-packed day.
DAY 2: SANTA MARIA-SANTA TERESA (Trekking: Hot Spring)
Start your extraordinary hiking day with a delicious breakfast at a local eatery at about 6:00 a.m. Today’s excursion is one of the most unforgettable portions of the whole voyage. We’ll begin with a 45-minute trek along the auto path before joining the traditional Inca trail, which formerly linked Machu Picchu to Vilcabamba, the final Inca capital.
We’ll be amazed by the gorgeous crops of bananas, coca, yucca, and coffee that line this historic trail. Our 3-hour climb on the old Inca route provides breathtaking views of the Vilcanota Valley as well as panoramic panoramas of the hills covered in diverse jungle crops.
We’ll have lunch in the picturesque town of Quellomayo at one of the local eateries. You may rest, refuel, and enjoy the area before continuing our journey along the Vilcanota River. The 3.5-hour hike brings us to the revitalizing Colcamayo hot springs, a natural and outdoor paradise ideal for relaxing fatigued muscles. Enjoy a few hours in the hot springs before continuing on to Santa Teresa.
Santa Teresa, our last stop for the day, is a 45-minute trek from the hot springs. We’ll spend the night in a pleasant hostel and have supper at a local restaurant, where you can exchange tales and reflect on the fantastic day.
- trekking distance: 22 kilometers, trekking time: 7 to 8 hours
- Difficulty: Moderate (one-day trek)
- Weather: Warm and tropical, with cold evenings.
- Accommodations: Santa Teresa Hotel Night
- Breakfast, lunch, and supper are all included.
DAY 3: SANTA TERESA –HIDROELECTRICA- AGUAS CALIENTES: Zip Line and Trekking
Rise and shine at 6:30 a.m., have breakfast, and prepare for an action-packed day. The zipline firm will pick you up and transfer you to the zipline base at 8:00 a.m. Following a quick instruction, we set off on an exciting 2-hour trip that includes four different ziplines and a suspension bridge.
After you’ve got your fill of ziplining thrills, take a one-hour car excursion to Hidroelectrica for a well-earned lunch. After lunch, take a 3-hour picturesque climb along the railroad lines to Aguas Calientes town. Check into your hotel and rest when you arrive.
At 7:00 p.m., have a fantastic meal at a nearby restaurant before returning to the hotel for a good night’s sleep. The next day, get up early to tour the spectacular Machu Picchu.
- Zipline Adventure: Enjoy 4 Exciting Ziplines and 1 thrilling suspension bridge.
- Hiking distance: 11 km, 3–3.5 hours
- Difficulty: Moderate (adventurous) day
- Weather: Very warm and tropical evenings
- Accommodations: Aguas Calientes Hotel Night
- Breakfast, lunch, and supper are all included.
DAY 4: EXPLORE MACHU PICCHU; RETURN TO CUSCO
Arriving from Aguas Calientes at Machu Picchu’s Main Gate: There are two ways to go to Machu Picchu’s main gate from Aguas Calientes. You may either go on a picturesque 1.5-hour trek or take a simple $12 bus journey. You have the option, and you may make your decision on the same day you intend to visit Machu Picchu. Whatever choice you make, your day will begin bright and early at 4 a.m. with a great breakfast at your Aguas Calientes hotel.
If you want to WALK from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, you will begin your adventure at 4:30 a.m. You’ll begin by walking for around 30 minutes from your accommodation in Aguas Calientes to Puente Ruinas. The first checkpoint is Puente Ruinas, where you must provide your Machu Picchu tickets and original passports to obtain admission. After passing through the Puente Ruinas checkpoint, you’ll begin an uphill trek to Machu Picchu, ascending around 1,700 steps. This climb usually takes one hour to one hour and twenty minutes. When you arrive at Machu Picchu’s main gate, you’ll join your group and guide to enter the site and begin your wonderful tour of this historic Inca fortress.
If you want to take the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, you must buy your ticket in town, either the night before or the next morning. One-way bus tickets cost $12. Once you have your ticket, get in line for the first buses, which leave Aguas Calientes at 5:30 a.m. The bus ride to Machu Picchu takes roughly 30 minutes. When you arrive in Machu Picchu, you’ll meet your group and guide at about 6 a.m. to access the site and begin exploring the incredible old Inca city together.
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Our day will begin with either trekking or riding the bus (US $ 12). Once inside the archeological site, you will be escorted through the Inca city of Machu Picchu’s most prominent temples, such as the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Three Windows, and so on. After that, you will be free to explore Machu Picchu on your own. If you register in advance, you will be able to trek Huayna Picchu ($60) or Machu Picchu Mountain ($60) following your guided tour. Reservations for either mountain must be made three months in advance since Huayna Picchu can only accommodate 200 people each day. We also encourage making time to relax, meditate, and rest while making use of this wonderful wonder’s mystical and spiritual powers.
After exploring Machu Picchu, you’ll return to Aguas Calientes to catch the train back to Ollantaytambo and Cusco.
- Briefing in our office the evening before the trip, explaining all tour details.
- Abra Málaga transportation from Cusco to Ollantaytambo
- Machu Picchu’s entrance ticket
- A private, bilingual professional tour guide who is knowledgeable about the tour
- Tickets for the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo ( Expeditions service or the Voyager)
- Ollantaytambo to Cusco by bus
- The following dishes are available: four breakfasts, three lunches, and three dinners (vegetarian options available).
- Home Stay: 1 night (shared room)
- Santa Teresa hostel for one night (wi-fi, hot water).
- 1 night in a hostel in Aguas Calientes (with private bathrooms and hot water)
- A pick-up service is available.
- first-aid kit
- The Up or Down Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (US $24.00) This is not included because most passengers prefer to trek up and down.
- The final day’s lunch and dinner
- Zip Line (25 USD)
- Rafting(25 USD)
- Everything for personal care.
- Gratuities for the guide
THINGS TO TAKE:
- Original passport
- Current University Student Card (if you are a student and want to qualify for a discount price)
- Hiking/trekking boots
- Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
- Warm jacket
- Hat and gloves
- Poles (fast drying)
- Comfortable trekking pants
- Sun hat
- Sunscreen (SPF 35+)
- Insect repellent (We highly recommend a NATURAL repellent)
- Toiletries and hand sanitizer.
- Personal medication
- Camera and video camera.
- Flashlight with spare batteries (or an environmentally friendly option)
Inca Jungle Trail Price
from $380.00 per person