Inca Jungle Trek To Machu Picchu in 4 Daysfrom
Different option to travel to Machu Picchu in combination with adventure sports.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Small Group
If you are looking for a different option to travel to Machu Picchu in combination with adventure sports, Inca Jungle 4 Days is the one for you.
A route that connects a small part of the Classic Inca Trail with outdoor sports activities such as biking, rafting, zip line, and trekking. Perfect for those travelers who love extreme adrenaline in combination with nature.
It also offers unique experiences with local communities along the way.
- Transportation Cusco – Abra Malaga – Santa Maria / Ollantaytambo – Cusco.
- Professional Guide (English – Spanish)
- Vegetarian food has been ordered from the tourist and at no extra cost.
- Bicycles and Cycling Equipment.
- Horses and Porters (only carry camping equipment)
- 3 breakfasts / 3 lunches / 3 dinners
- 3 nights of Hostal: in Santa María, Santa, Teresa and Aguas Calientes.
- Entrance to Choquequirao
- Entrance to Machupicchu
- Train tickets Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo.
- First aid kit
- Oxygen balloon
- The first breakfast (first day).
- The last lunch and dinner
- Sleeping bag
- Canoeing ($25) optional.
- Expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.
CUSCO, ABRA MALAGA, SANTA MARIA (BIKING Y RAFTING)
We will begin our journey by picking up our travelers from their hotels between 7:00 and 7:30 am to transport them in our private transport to the first starting point, the Abra Málaga at 4 316 masl (the trip lasts 3 hours).
During the trip, we will pass through the sacred valley of the Incas that will give us breathtaking views of their archaeological sites.
Arrive at “Abra Málaga” at about 10 to 10:30 am to begin the bicycle tour through the high jungle, our guide will give an informative safety talk and provide us with the complete equipment for this activity.
The time to travel by bicycle to our next destination lasts 3 hours (55 km), if you do not want to participate in this adventure, you can go comfortably aboard our transport.
The route shows green landscapes that are accompanied by rivers, streams, and orchards to reach the archaeological center of Huaman Marca, where we will learn more about its history.
Arrive about 1:30 to 2:00 pm at the town of Santa Maria, our first camp, a comfortable lodge that belongs to a local family, they will provide us with a delicious lunch based on local ingredients and stay for the night.
After a comforting rest, we will go to the Vilcanota River for rafting (US$ 35 per person) this river provides category III and III+ rapids.
For this activity will provide you with helmets, windbreakers and, life jackets of category V. According to the Peruvian government it is obligatory to swim to do this activity (available from April to December).
At the end of our activity, we will return to our camp in “Santa Maria” for dinner and rest until the next day.
SANTA MARIA – AGUAS TERMALES – SANTA TERESA (CAMINATA)
We will wake up at 6:00 am to taste an energizing breakfast, then will begin a trek along the shores of the Vilcanota River through Inca roads used to connect with the Sacred City of Machu Picchu.
Descend towards the town of Qellomayo, on the journey will observe enormous plantations of coca, coffee and, tropical trees that mix harmoniously with the wild fauna (birds and insects).
In Qellomayo around mid-day will have lunch and then continue towards Santa Teresa, but before will stop by the thermal baths of Cocalmayo, place to relax in its warm waters after long trekking.
In the evening will arrive at Santa Teresa to stay in a lodge where we will taste a delicious dinner and sleep comfortably.
SANTA TERESA – POBLADO DE AGUAS CALIENTES (ZIPLINE Y CAMINATA)
Starting the day with an energizing breakfast that will help us in our next adventure, we will make Zipline with a high confidence operator (optional: US$ 35), they will provide us safety implements (helmet, harness, etc.) this activity lasts about 2 hours.
Then we will drive in private transport to Lucmabamba, a small town where we begin our 2-hour hike to the ruins of “Llactapata” at 2 736 masl, an archeological center that stands out mainly for the presence of its Andenerias and Qolqas.
A few feet from here is the famous Inti Punku or also known as Door of the Sun, where you can appreciate the imposing figure of Machu Picchu.
Descend to Hidroeléctrica on the way we will appreciate beautiful waterfalls and richness of flora and fauna.
Arriving at Hidroeléctrica will be mid-day, time to have lunch and prepare for a 3-hour hike to Aguas Calientes, crossing lush forests and train tracks that will accompany the trail.
In Aguas Calientes will head to our hotel to have dinner and sleep.
AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
We will wake up around 05:30 am for breakfast and with our guide start a 2-hour hike up to Machu Picchu, the purpose is to enjoy the beautiful sunrise in the Sanctuary.
Inside Machu Picchu will take a tour knowing the history of streets, temples, squares, platforms and, ceremonial centers (the tour will last 2 hours).
Afterward, you will be able to climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu (reservation in advance).
You can also freely explore the Inca precinct taking photos or videos up to the time indicated by the guide, then we will return walking for 1 hour to Aguas Calientes.
In Aguas Calientes, you can lunch, visit the museum or the small market up to half an hour before your train leaves.
In Ollantaytambo station, our private transport awaits you and will take you back to the city of Cusco.
Conclude our services leaving you in the security of your hotel.
- Waterproof trekking shoes and sandals.
Warm clothing (thermal underwear, fleece, hat, gloves, socks)
Waterproof clothing (poncho)
Synthetic or cotton clothing (socks, pants, shorts, T-shirts).
Sleeping bag per person (-10º C).
Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, lipstick.
Jacket or Poncho (in case it rains)
Photo camera, external battery, photo memory
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