Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days / 3 Nights
This is not only an alternative Inca Trail, it is the most original and exclusive: following paths only recently discovered. The Inca Jungle trail can be done in either 4 or 3 days and is a mixture of both biking, Rafting, and hiking to Machu Picchu. It is suitable for anyone with a sense of adventure and curiosity.
We have already implemented one such program which seeks to re-educate the local farmers about planting and harvesting techniques which will slow the deforestation process and recuperate eroded soils in our national rainforest.You can get loans from for joining the trip. We have also taken steps to help in the reduction of rural poverty, which has become a serious problem in our region of Peru.
- Day 1: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Malaga Pass – Huamanmarca Ruins – Santa Maria
- Day 2: Santa Maria – Cocalmayo Hot Spring – Santa Teresa
- Day 3: Santa Teresa – Hidroelectric – Aguas Calientes
- Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco
Day 1: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Malaga Pass – Huaman Marka – Santa Maria
Early, on the morning (7:00 am), we will pick you up at hotel, our transport vehicle will transfer to Habra Malaga, which stands at 4,316 meters, where we should arrive to around noon. We will take a few moments to prepare ourselves with our biking equipment before we begin our down hill journey towards Santa Maria. This exhilarating portion of the tour will last for about 2 hours and it will be an unforgettable experience.
On the route from Snow Mountain into the ever-thicker jungle environment, we’ll see some stunning views. We will even take some time to search some archeological sites along the way, such as Inca Tambo and Huamanmarca. Our guide will enlighten us with information about the cultural significance of these ancient sites, before we continue moving on towards Santa Maria. There is some absolutely remarkable flora and fauna on the last stretch of this portion of the route! At 5:30 pm, we will arrive to our next accommodation for the night, where we will have some dinner and rest.
( first Night HosteL).
DAY 2: Santa Maria – Santa Teresa.
We will begin the days trekking after having an energy packed breakfast. We will now be entering the outer jungle, as will be easily noted by the flora and fauna that we will see. Walking through the tropical forest will provide us with many photo opportunities as we will have gorgeous surroundings all around us. We will even have a chance to visit a local Coca Plantation on the way. At the
highest point of the trail, we will come across an old Inka Trail, long out of use.
At last, when we arrive to Santa Teresa, we will be able to soothe ourselves in the naturally heated waters of the mineral enriched Hot Baths located there. We will relax there until it is time for Dinner. Hostel with basic service
DAY 3: Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes.
We will begin at 6:30 am with a typical breakfast. Today will be an even more tropical climate still as we draw nearer and nearer to the ancient city. We will walk for few hours by the truck road to the Hydro-Electric Power Plant, where there is a sacred ceremonial site, IntiHuatana waiting for us, from here we will get to Aguas Calientes trekking by the rail way , where we will immediately transfer to our hotel for the night. That night we will share a dinner with our guide as he briefs us on the next days plans before going to sleep.
DAY 4: MachuPichu To Cusco.
We will wake up extremely early, at 4:00 am, in order to start trekking up the mountain to Machu Picchu in time to catch the sunrise at top. It will be approximately an hour and 45 minutes to reach the top. When we first arrive, our guide will give us a 2 hour guided tour, enlightening us to all of the rich history of the ancient archeological site around us. There is so much that our guide can teach us about all that we know about the site so far.
After the guided portion of the tour, you will have some free time to explore the ruins on your own. If you want to climb Huayna Pichu, then it is recommended that you go to the trail head immediately after the tour, because they only allow 500 persons in per day. The round trip walking to the peak of Huayna Picchu is about an hour and a half and it is worth it for the stunning views from the top, but – Transfer from your hotel it should be noted that the portion at the top with the stairs (the stairs part as its lovingly referred to) is moderately hazardous.
You will need to return back to Aguas Calientes to catch the return train to Cusco or Ollanta. There is also the option of staying an extra night in Aguas Calientes, which would allow you more time in Machu Pichu as well.
Group size: 02min – 15max.
What is included:
- Transfer from your hotel at 6:15 am
- Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
- Private car to Santa María or biking point
- Bikes and full Safety Equipment
- All meals except the last day 04 (3 Breakfast, 3 Lunches and 3 Dinners)
- 3 Nights Accomodations (Santa Maria, Santa Teresa and Aguas Calientes)
- An Experienced, bilingual “Adventure Guide”
- Entrance to Machu Pichu
- Guided Tour in Machu Pichu.
- Bus Ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu(Round Trip).
What is not included:
- Last lunch in Machu Pichu
- Entrance to Hot Spring