INCA JUNGLE TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 4 DAYS

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INCA JUNGLE TRAIL TO MACHUPICCHU

  • LOCATION: Cusco, Santa Maria, Santa Teresa, Machu Picchu.
  • HIGHLIGHTS: High Jungle, Biking, Rafting, ZipLine, Machu Picchu.
  • DURATION: 4 Days and 3 Nights
  • AVAILABILITY: March to December.
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate to challenging.
  • MAX ALTITUDE: 4650 mts. (15256 ft.)
  • GOOD FOR: Over 16 years old, People who like adventure and nature with considerable levels of physical activity for walking. Those in moderate shape, or better.

This is the most amazing and exciting trip Inca Jungle Trail to MachuPicchu, just imagine: 3 hours biking tour starting on 4300 m.a.s.l. and you’ll finish in the high jungle; river rafting for 1 and 1/2 hours,

hiking around the high jungle crossing an ancestral Inca Jungle Trail where you will also find bananas, orange, coffee, coca plantations and small villages,

a relaxing afternoon in the hot springs, a canopy tour (ZIP LINE 5 cables more than 2500 meters long), and the last day sun rise in Machupicchu,

No experience require, just the best adventurous people like “YOU”

WHAT WE DO FOR YOU?

  • We give you the clearest information of the market and we put at your disposal several ways of contact (E-mail, Whatsapp, Facebook, Web Messenger) where we answer your questions at any time (Honest Tour without surprises).
  • We reserve all the necessary tickets for your trip such as train tickets, bus tickets and your entrance to the citadel of Machu Picchu, plus extra income to the mountains if you require it, you do not need to waste your time waiting in long lines or looking for where to buy them.
  • One day before starting Inca Jungle Trail to MachuPicchu, we give you an informative talk at our office or at your hotel, where we give you maps and more information about the trip you are going to do.
  • We give you recommendations on how to get to Cusco in the best way, taking buses or flights, from Lima, La Paz, Arequipa. Tacna etc.
  • We provide you with adequate food (hot – prepared food) with vegetarian or vegan options at no extra cost.
  • In all the route (Santa Maria, Santa Teresa and Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu Village) we will lodge you in private rooms with bathroom and hot water, (Double, Triple or Quadruple bed rooms).
  • We make you understand why you came to visit each place, our guide gives you the most accurate and updated information about each point of visit in the Sacred Valley to make your experience more spectacular and unforgettable.
  • We give you security in your trip, since all our services are performed with vehicles that have all the permits to make tourist transportation, in addition to our staff that is continuously trained.
  • We give you payment facilities, we use secure payment methods such as: PAYPAL, Credit or Debit Card, as well as Western Union or Money Gram Transfers.

TRIP OVERVIEW

Day 1: Cusco – San Luis – Santa Maria.

Day 2: Santa Maria – Hot Springs – Santa Teresa.

Day 3: Santa Teresa – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes.

Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Cusco.

MAP OF THE INCA JUNGLE TRAIL TO MACHUPICCHU

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FULL ITINERARY

Day 1: CUSCO-ABRA MALAGA-SAN LUIS-SANTA MARIA

We pick you up in your accommodation at 7:30 a.m. then we’ll go by bus (3 and 1/2 Hours) to ABRA MALAGA (4350 m.a.s.l.)

in this place we stop a while to see the beautiful snow mountain of VERONICA (Wakaywillka), then we get ready to start our biking tour,

this will be three hours downhill where you will be able to stop in different viewpoints to see the amazing landscape,

you will get in into the high jungle and pass by small villages, with big valleys of the high jungle, here you will find many plantations of bananas, oranges, coffee, coca and so on,

you are going to meet with local people as well after we have enjoyed this first day, we will arrive at SANTA MARIA (1400 m.a.s.l.) a small village where you will stay this night.

**Optional (1): This day in the afternoon you have the option to do river rafting tour for 2 hours, you can decide the day before your tour start.

Day 2: SANTA MARIA – QUELLOMAYO – SANTA TERESA

After a healthy breakfast we will get ready to walk, this day we walk 7 hours approximately, first we’ll take a flat part of the Urubamba riverside to start to ascend as one hour up,

where you’ll find a part of one Inca route, like all the ancients Inca trails it is stoned with rocks and smalls stones, where we are going up and down for some steps;

at this time we’ll be in the upper part of the mountain where you will meet some animal-like green parrots, hummingbirds, insects, and so on;

also, we’ll find medicinal plants, and more fruits as avocados, pineapples, mangos, then we are going to descent and cross the river in typical cable cars (oroyas) and in footbridges;

the small hamlet of Quellomayo will be our resting place to have lunch, after that, you continue walking others 2 hours near to the river to arrive at the hot springs of COCALMAYU,

in this place we can take a shower in the big pool of warm and clean water and relax, then after 45 minutes walking, we’ll arrive in the town SANTA TERESA, where we will sleep this night.

Day 3: SANTA TERESA – AGUAS CALIENTES

This day will continue the trek to arrive the village of Machu Picchu, the walk will be 5 to 6 hours, this hike is mainly flat close by the river bank and the rail route,

once you arrive in hydroelectric you will have lunch and then continue our course to the village of Machu Picchu (AGUAS CALIENTES),

here will have the afternoon off to rest or also have the option to visit the hot springs, located in the upper part of the village of Aguas Calientes;

after dinner, we’ll go to rest early thinking already in the tour of the next day, Machu Picchu.

**Optional (2): In the morning before the hike start, you have the option to do a Zipline tour.

Day 4: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO

On this last day of the Inca Jungle Trail to MachuPicchu, we get up very early (4:30 a.m.), to start to walk up to the archeological site (one and a half hours hike),

we start early in the morning to have the option to see the sunrise in MACHU PICCHU, after taking the first pictures, our guide will give us information about the history and architecture around the main places of the city,

then you’ll have free time to walk around and take pictures yourself, in this free time you will have the option to climb up to Waynapicchu or Machupicchu mountains (this has an extra price, and you have to book in advance),

in the afternoon we have to go down again to Aguas Calientes, where you will have time to have lunch, then we will take the train to return to Ollantaytambo, (train departure 19:00 hrs) and in this place, our friend will be waiting for us to bring you back to CUSCO again (22:30 hrs).

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

Included:

  • Briefing a day before your tour.
  • Pick up at your Hotel.
  • Private Bus to Abra Malaga.
  • Mountain Bikes with front suspensions, gloves and helmet.
  • 3 lunch, 3 dinners, 3 breakfast.
  • 2 overnights in country lodge (all Basic services included) and 1 night in an AguasCalientes town hostel (with private bath & hot water).
  • Entry ticket to the Machu Picchu Complex.
  • Bilingual Professional guide service (Biking, trek and Machu Picchu).
  • Train ticket Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo (Expedition or executive class Train).
  • Guide assistant (for more than 10 passengers).
  • First aid kit.
  • Bus from Ollantaytambo – Cusco.

Not Included:

  • Bus ticket in Machu Picchu (US$ 12.00 each way), the group go walking.
  • First day breakfast and last day lunch.
  • Snacks or additional drinks.
  • Entrante to hot spring (SANTA TERESA) US$ 4.00.
  • Entrance fee to Waynapicchu or Machupicchu Mountain (US$ 15.00, you have to ask for spaces available).
  • **Optional Tour: (1) River rafting on 1st day US$ 25.00.
  • **Optional Tour: (2) Zip Line on 3rd day US$ 25.00.

IMPORTANT

Important:

  • US$ 25.00 Off for people who belong to Andean Community group (Perú, Colombia, Ecuador y Bolivia).
  • US$ 20.00 Off for those students with Under graduated student card, (this ID must be made in PVC material, and it must have the next requirements: university information, personal student information, student picture, and expiration date valid only for one year, its year must coincide with the year that student visit Machu Picchu, the discount until 25 years old.), the ISIC cards are not valid anymore.
  • US$ 20.00 Discount for under 18 years old.
  • According to the new regulation of Sustainable Use and Tourist Visit for the conservation of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu 2019, the entrance ticket to Machu Picchu is valid only for a single entry to the park (this means: The passenger enter, walk around, go out and can not re-enter again), usually all people stay between 4 and 5 hours into Machu Picchu, if you would like to stay a longer time, you must buy another ticket (US$ 50.00 Extra), the park is open until 17:30 hrs.
  • Prices are for tours in shared service (group tour), groups of 14 to 18 people per guide, inquire for prices in private tour.
  • We have departure every day.
  • To start this tour you have to be at least one day before in Cusco (02 days recommended).

Upgrade:

  • Private Transportation to return: From Ollantaytambo to Cusco, US$ 20.00 (Per way, per person); This gives you a pleasant trip without waiting and picking up other people on the group tour.
  • Train returning at 16:12 hrs. TRAIN 360° Inca Rail (From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo) US$ 30.00 (Per Person); This is another class of train with Taller and wider panoramic windows and an outdoor observatory wagon with bar, this has an excellent schedule, you will arrive in Cusco around 20:20 hrs.
  • Train returning at 16:43 hrs. TRAIN VISTADOME – Peru Rail (From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo) US$ 35.00 (Per Person); This is another class of train with panoramic windows located beside and above your seat will bring you close to nature unlike anything you’ve experienced before, this has an excellent schedule, you will arrive in Cusco around 21:00 hrs.

What you need to take:

  • Standard backpack (45 to 50 liters, the idea is you feel very comfortable with what you are carrying).
  • Warm clothes (jacket, Thermals, fleece, gloves, scarf, and beanie), this is for the cold nights.
  • Waterproof clothes (jacket, pants, and gloves) If you don’t have those, you can buy in Cusco a Rain Poncho, the weather on the mountain is very changeable.
  • Comfortable Hiking shoes (waterproof, the better).
  • Comfortable clothes as 3 or 4 T-shirts, 2 or 3 pairs of longs pants (leggings works), 3 or 4 pairs of Trekking socks or wool socks, Short (Optional, remember there are mosquitos).
  • Sandals (optional, to be chill out at the campsites)
  • Shorts, t-shirt, trekking boots, sandals, socks.
  • Hat or cap.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Flashlight.
  • Camera or video camera.
  • Mosquitos repellent.
  • Rain poncho.
  • Extra money in soles.
  • Optional (Sunglasses, Walking sticks)

PRICES

TOUR IN SHARED SERVICE

This service in a GROUP TOUR means that you will do the tour with other people, This standard service has 12 to 15 participants,

That doesn’t mean you have to get that quantity of people to do the tour, we have confirmed departures every day, so, If you are only one or two people do not worry, you can join some of our groups.

“BEST PRICE PER PERSON: US$ 289.00”

TOUR IN A PRIVATE SERVICE

This service is an exclusive way to make this trip, where the service is very much where the service is much more personalized,

Prices vary according to the number of people in your group; Please require price to info@inkatimetours.com

HOW TO BOOK?

STEP 1: SEND YOUR INFORMATION

Complete the booking form down here or send data of all the travelers to info@inkatimetours.com like Full name, passport number, nationality, date of birth, or a copy of passports, indicating the exact date of travel;

Our privacy policies are strict, INKA TIME will use this information exclusively to nominate the reservation tickets, we never share this information with third parties.

STEP 2: MAKE A DEPOSIT

Choose the best way to pay and make a deposit, for this hike the payment is 50%;

There are 03 ways to pay: Wire money by Western Union, payments via “PAYPAL” and with debit or credit card VISA or MASTER CARD, these last two options have an 8% fee), any extra commissions or fees charged must be assumed by the customer;

when you send your information you have to specify the payment method you would like to use, then when we mail you back We will send you a request for payment through the platform you chose;

the balance should be paid in our office in Cusco at most a day before your tour, this can be by cash or by credit or debit card (if you choose this second option to pay, you must add 8% of the amount to pay).

STEP 3: TOUR CONFIRMATION

Upon receipt of all passenger(S) data and once we received information of your payment, we will send you your receipt (VOUCHER OF RESERVATION),

at this moment your reservation will be guaranteed 100%. (this will be sent at most in the next 8 hours, considering our business hours GMT – 5).

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

1. What is the highest altitude reached during the Inca Jungle Trail to MachuPicchu?

The highest altitude reached during the tour is at Abra Malaga, which is approximately 4350 meters above sea level. This point marks the beginning of the descent on mountain bikes towards the high jungle, providing participants with a breathtaking view of Mount Veronica and its surroundings.

2. What type of accommodation is provided during the tour?

Accommodation during Inca Jungle Trail to MachuPicchu is provided in hostels in the towns of Santa Maria, Santa Teresa, and Aguas Calientes. These hostels offer basic but sufficient amenities to ensure a comfortable and safe stay for participants during the nights.

3. Is cycling and hiking equipment provided during the tour?

Yes, necessary cycling and hiking equipment is provided for the planned activities during the Inca Jungle Trail to MachuPicchu. This includes mountain bikes for the descent from Abra Malaga, as well as hiking gear for walks through the high jungle and visits to Machu Picchu.

4. What dining options are available during the Inca Jungle Trail to MachuPicchu?

During Inca Jungle Trail to MachuPicchu, included meals such as breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are offered at local hostels and restaurants. Meals typically include typical regional dishes, with options for both vegetarians and those with special diets, ensuring that all participants can enjoy an authentic gastronomic experience during their journey.

5. What is the best time to do the Inca Jungle tour to Machu Picchu?

The best time to do Inca Jungle Trail to MachuPicchu is during the dry season in the region, which generally spans from May to October. During these months, more stable weather conditions are experienced, with less rain and warmer temperatures, making outdoor activities more comfortable and enjoyable for participants.

6. Can the Inca Jungle Trail to MachuPicchu be done with children?

Yes, in many cases, the participation of children in the Inca Jungle tour to Machu Picchu is allowed, as long as they are accompanied by responsible adults. However, it’s important to note that some parts of the tour may be physically demanding, such as hiking and biking downhill, so it’s recommended that children be in good physical condition and capable of participating in the planned activities.

7. What other activities can be done during the tour?

In addition to the main activities such as biking downhill, jungle hikes, and visiting Machu Picchu, there are several optional activities that can be done during the Inca Jungle Trail to MachuPicchu. Some of these activities include rafting, canopy (ziplining), and visiting hot springs. These additional options provide participants with the opportunity to add excitement and variety to their tour experience.

8. What should I do if I experience altitude sickness?

If you experience symptoms of altitude sickness during Inca Jungle Trail to MachuPicchu, it’s important to immediately inform your guide or tour staff. Resting, staying hydrated, and avoiding intense physical exertion are recommended. If symptoms persist or worsen, you may need to descend to a lower altitude for proper medical treatment. Guides are trained to handle emergency situations and provide assistance in case of altitude sickness.

9. I want the tour, but including the ascent to Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, is it possible?

Yes, it’s possible. By choosing an early schedule and returning late, you can visit Machu Picchu in addition to ascending one of the mountains. You just need to specify the date to check availability. This has an additional cost of US$25.00 per person.

10. I don’t like giving out my passport information. Is there a way to reserve the tour with just names?

We understand your concern, but the requested data is exclusively for filling out the information on your tickets. These are electronic tickets, similar to boarding a plane; you need to show the ticket and your original passport. Our privacy policies are very strict, and your information will be in safe hands. We also hate spam.

11.What happens if I’m delayed and can’t make the tour?

Unfortunately, all tickets would be purchased, and the entire tour would be lost. Any change or cancellation of the tour incurs a penalty, although this rarely happens. However, if it were to occur, we assure you that we would do everything in our power to assist you. We recommend reviewing our return/cancellation policies.

INCA JUNGLE AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE

We did the tour with the company Inka Time, it is a serious company, responsible and always ready to answer your needs, they are responsible and if any problem arises they solve it. So, the tour is the same for all agencies, we recommend the adventure, we did it with our two daughters of 15 years old, it is true that you have to be a little active and adventurous, because every day you have a nice adventure!

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Perú

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