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Inca Jungle Trail Short to Machu Picchu 3D / 2N

Inca Jungle Short Description:

This hair-raising, adrenaline pumping tour captures the majestic power of Machu Picchu and fuses it with a variety of extreme sports and unbelievable trekking to give you the most action packed experience you can find. Downhill mountain biking, zip lines, raging rivers, sleeping deep in the jungle, walking along lost Inca trails up sheer cliffs shrouded in clouds before reaching the mysterious and stunning ruins of Machu Picchu, this tour has it all!

Package Name : Inca Jungle Short to Machu Picchu
Trek Duration : 3 Days / 2 Nights
Accommodation: 2 nights Hotel and Lodge
Type of Trek : Adventure, Archaeological, Cultural, Ecological and Adventure
Activities : Biking, Hiking, Trekking & Walking, Archaeological, Cultural Tours & Sightseeing, Ecological.
Optional Activities : Rafting (Santa Maria Day 1), Zipline (Santa Teresa Day 2).
Altitude : 2,000 m.a.s.l. / 6,560 ft(Aguas Calientes) - 4350 m.a.s.l. / Abra Malaga
Type of Route : Best adventures Alternative Trek to Machu Picchu
Group Size : Min 02 people - Max 10 people
Difficulty degree of this hike : 2 our difficulty ratings are based on a scale of 1-5, tours with a rating of 1 being least difficult, tours with a rating of 5 being most difficult
Departures Day : - Our company organize daily departures for this unforgettable trekking with the best camp staff.


DAY 1 : Cusco – Abra Malaga – Huamanmarca – Santa Teresa.

  • Shuttle to Abra Malaga: 3.5 hour by bus from Cusco
  • Biking distance: 65km 40mi
  • Biking time: 3.5 to 4 hour approximately.
  • Climate: cold at the beginning of the biking and very hot in the night.
  • Optional Rafting Tour in Santa Maria, US$35 Pay Directly To The Operator
  • Maximum Altitude: 4350 meters / 14271 ft.
  • Minimum Altitude: 1430 meters / 4691 ft.

DAY 2 : Santa Teresa – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes

  • Hiking distance: 19 Kilometers / 12.3 mile
  • Climate: hot in the day and warm in the night.
  • Optional Zipline Tour in Santa Teresa, US$30
  • Hiking time: 6 hour approximately.
  • Maximum Altitude: 2050 meters / 6725 ft.
  • Minimum Altitude: 1430 meters / 4691 ft.

DAY 3 : Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

  • Distance Travelled: Approximately 18 Kilometers / 11.1 mile
  • Shuttle to Machu Picchu: 25 minutes from Aguas Calientes.
  • Shuttle to Cusco: 3 hour by train and bus from Aguas Calientes.
  • Machu Picchu guided tour: 2.5 hour
  • Climate: tropical warm.
  • Maximum Altitude: 2450 meters / 8038 ft.
  • Minimum Altitude: 2050 meters / 6725 ft.

Inca Jungle Short Itinerary:

DAY 1 : Cusco – Abra Malaga – Huamanmarca – Santa Teresa.

We will pick you up from your hotel between 06:45 and 07:00 a.m Then, you will be driven through the stunning Sacred Valley and dropped off at the 3,200 meters high of “Abra Malaga”. Here, you will change the biking kit provided (gloves and helmet) and receive a 20-minute briefing by your tour guide. Then, the fun starts… freewheeling down quiet but challenging roads, past changing landscapes, while the jungle’s edge rears up to the small but charming town of Santa Maria, we’ll traverse the pass by bike toward wamanmarca (3 hours. After the bike ride, we’ll take a mini-bus to of Santa MariaSanta Teresa. In Santa Teresa, you can enjoy the hot springs (Lunch, Dinner, Hostal).

Ask for the optional rafting tour that will take two hours to do it (level of rapids depends of the season) $35 extra dollars.

  • Shuttle to Abra Malaga: 3.5 hour by bus from Cusco
  • Biking distance: 65km 40mi
  • Biking time: 3.5 to 4 hour approximately.
  • Climate: cold at the beginning of the biking and very hot in the night.
  • Optional Rafting Tour in Santa Maria, US$35 Pay Directly To The Operator
  • Maximum Altitude: 4350 meters / 14271 ft.
  • Minimum Altitude: 1250 meters / 4691 ft.

DAY 2 : Santa Teresa – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes

Around 7 am., after a typical breakfast we will get ready to continue exploring the roads that were followed by the first expeditionaries that discovered Machu Pichu and other important archaeological complex. The next journey will start in Santa Teresa.

Those who reserved in advance will make the zipline (and later this group will be taken by bus to the area known as the hydroelectric), the rest of the group will continue the trek of 3 hrs. aprox. through the valley until reaching the hydroelectric too, where the entire group will get together again.

Here we will enjoy of a great lunch. And after a break we will continue walking along this great inca jungle tour for 3 hrs., enjoying beautiful waterfalls, going through coca and coffee farms along the railway until arriving at the town of Aguas Calientes around4 pm. Here the group will spend the night in a hostel.

At night we all will get together in a local restaurant to enjoy a great dinner and have a briefing about our next excursion to Machu Picchu and the group will receive some snacks.

  • Hiking distance: 19 Kilometers / 12.3 mile
  • Climate: hot in the day and warm in the night.
  • Optional Zipline Tour in Santa Teresa, US$30
  • Hiking time: 6 hour approximately.
  • Maximum Altitude: 2050 meters / 6725 ft.
  • Minimum Altitude: 1430 meters / 4691 ft.

DAY 3 : Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

Finally on last day of our Inca jungle tour we get up around 4:00AM. After which we´ll get ready to head to Machu Picchu, our trek will follow an ascending path through the high forest, after registering in the control entrance around 6:00AM. we will have a private guide leading us within the Inca citadel for about 1,5 hours.

The travelers that booked the hiking to HuaynaPicchu or Machu Picchu Mountain will be able to start this journey, the climbing lasts around 45 min. for Huayna Picchu, the way up is very steppy at some points but it’s worth it because the view from the top is absolutely breathtaking.

For Machu Picchu Montaña, it´ll last you about 2hrs to go up, and it´s not as steep as Huayna Picchu, and even higher! Please note that you have to go before a certain time, so don´t forget to ask your guide which time you have been issued.

You will have until 5PM time to explore Machu Picchu on your own, because then the guards will ask you to leave. In the afternoon, according to the departure of the train ticket, you will descend walking on your own to the town of Aguas Calientes to get the train back to Ollantaytambo where the group will be picked up and transferred to Cusco city.

Remember to be at least 30 min. at the train station before departure. The journeyends in the Plaza de Armas.

  • Distance Travelled: Approximately 18 Kilometers / 11.1 mile
  • Shuttle to Machu Picchu: 25 minutes from Aguas Calientes.
  • Shuttle to Cusco: 3 hour by train and bus from Aguas Calientes.
  • Machu Picchu guided tour: 2.5 hour
  • Climate: tropical warm.
  • Maximum Altitude: 2450 meters / 8038 ft.
  • Minimum Altitude: 2050 meters / 6725 ft.

Included:

  • Transport from Cusco to “Abra Malaga”.
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Bike with front suspension, gloves and helmet
  • Food, 2 breakfast, 2 lunch and 2 dinner.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights
  • First Aid kit
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • Train back to Ollantaytambo, then bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

Not Included:

  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Final lunch and dinner in “Aguas Calientes”.
  • Rafting Optional (Santa Maria) US$35.00
  • Zipline Optional (Santa Teresa) US$30.00
  • Water and optional snacks.
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Fizzy drinks
  • Bus from “Aguas Calientes” to Machu Picchu (optional US$9.00 USD each way)
  • Entrance fee to the hot springs in Santa Teresa (US$7.00)
  • Entrance fee to the host springs in “Aguas Calientes” (US$4.00)
  • Entrance free to climb up to Huayna Picchu (US$24.00) or Machu Picchu Mountain (US$20.00) – if you want it ask about availability and pay at time of booking!

What You Should Bring:

  • Original passport
  • For students: ISIC card
  • Insurance card/certificate
  • Walking stick ( Highly Recomemded )
  • Hiking boots
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • 2-4 t-shirts
  • 2 pairs of pants (1 for hiking, 1 for camp)
  • Long underwear for sleeping
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Water
  • Toiletries/ Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • Camera
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Extra money for tips/snacks/beer.

Optional Items To Take:

  • Shorts
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Sandals
  • Bathing suit for hot springs

NOTE: See the Packing Lists page for more detailed information on what clothes and gear to bring on your hiking tour. The trip packet you receive when you contact us will have the most accurate clothing and gear list for the tour you’re interested in.

Discounts

  • Student Discount (with valid ISIC card) - $20

TRAIN TIMES:

On the fourth day we will take the 6:45PM train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantayatambo and then we will transfer you back to Cusco and your hotel.

HUAYNAPICCHU MOUNTAIN:

Please, if you are thinking of climbing Huaynapicchu mountain you must book this at the same time as your Inca Jungle. Only 400 people can hike Huaynapicchu per day. You will climb it on your own after the tour in Machu Picchu around 10 .00 am. The price is $25 per

OUR GUIDES:

Most of our guides began as porters before they went to Cusco University and Institute where they learned about the Inca history. They are always training in order to be the best guide. They each speak English beautifully and of course all of them speak Spanish and Quechua, the Inca Language. They are all able to communicate with natives from around the area and of course he will have lots of history to share with you.

OUR FOOD:

Definitely one of the highlights of the tour is the food. It is always fresh and most of it is organic. There is always a lot to eat and lots of options including vegetables, meat, chicken, fish and other types of protein and carbohydrates. Everyone sits down to eat together and we go out of our way to accomodate all dietary requirements including vegetarian options and any food allergies. We do not provide any alcoholic drinks on the trek but if you would like you can bring your own.

WE ARE RESPONSIBLE:

We try to treat our hikers, our porters and all the local people from the villages with the upmost respect. We travel in small groups to give personalized tours to each traveller, we pay good salaries to our porters and follow the porters law. We provide all our porters with their hiking gear such as shoes, pants, jackets, t-shirts, hats, sleeping bags and most importantly, with health insurance.

FITNESS:

The Inca Jungle Trail is certainly not easy but you do not need to be an athlete or a trekking expert to complete it. Fitness is naturally important but the Inca Trail is the kind of trek that anyone with a positive attitude and determination can do. Obviously the more fit you are the more you will enjoy the trail and the more chance you will have to take in the scenery and appreciate the Inca ruins dotted along the way. If you do not exercise regularly, it is advisable to do some extra walking or some kind of aerobic activity in the months leading up to your trip. Many people worry whether they will be able to cope physically but complete failure is rare and would usually only result from severe altitude sickness or a person lacking even a basic level of fitness. People of all ages (from teenagers to pensioners) complete the trek and age itself is no barrier if you are positive minded and live an active lifestyle. Before departing for your tour, we recommend visiting your doctor who will be able to provide you with more information.

BOOKING:

Inca Jungle Tour is available to depart any day of the week as long as we have two people. You still need to book in advance.
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Inca Jungle FAQS

1. 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 the Inca Jungle Company 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.
2. Will there be accommodations or will we be camping?
The tour package includes 3 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, we will provide rooms with a maximum capacity of 4 people. Private bathrooms and a hot shower are included. On the third 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.
3. 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.
4. How can I access Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu Mountain?
In order to climb one of the two mountains, you must buy an entrance ticket in advance. Huaynapicchu is an extra cost of $24 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.
5. What will the weather be like during 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.
6. What form of payment should I use?
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.
7. What is the average age of the participants?
The majority of participants have 25 years on average. But there are travellers of all ages, from very young to adults of 30 to 50 years old. The average number of participants in the group does not exceed 12 people.
8. What is the best time of year to do the tour?
The best time for any tourism in Cusco is from April to November. This is the high season which means that you will have to make a reservation at least (3) months in advance.
9. Do you need to bee in a good physical condition for the tour?
It is recommended to be suitable for hiking for more than 5 continuous hours. Also it is recommended to have practice in handling a bike.
10. Are the trip destinations safe?
Security and safety are a high priority of our company, however there are risks associated with adventure travel that you should consider before booking. Our trip operators constantly monitor their areas of operation and will cancel or re-route a trip if they feel a destination is unsafe. The decision to travel to a particular country or region is a personnel one.
Inca Jungle Short to Machu Picchu
3 Days
Activities: Biking, Walking, Adventure Tours,
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$ 300 USD

Trip Code: INJU003

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Video Report:
Fantastic 5 days, 4 night trek to Maccu Pichu Guide, Miguel was the amazing. Knowledge, care, attitude. All 150% Chefs on the trek were sensational. Honestly are like a king and queen all day.
5.0
Gabriela Davis from United Kingdom
We've had a great trek with a small group. There were only 4 of us. On the way we saw groups with over 15 persons...not what I would have wanted. They don't put people from different agencies together.
5.0
Rick Salter from Austria
This was a great trip and a great experience. Very well organized. The guide was very knowledgeable and our cook was outstanding - the dishes he prepared were well beyond our expectations.
5.0
Robert Dowson from US
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