This new Inca Jungle Trail 4 Days 3 Nights takes you to Machu Picchu, one of the seven Wonders of the World. Inca Jungle Company wants to offer you the unique opportunity to experience the beauty of the mountains and the jungle regions while you learn about the history of our ancestors. This new Inca Jungle tour is a mix of biking and hiking for adventure sport lovers and for whoever wants to have a unique experience on the recently discovered Inca Trails to Machu Picchu. This trail is available without an Inca Trail permit. The trek crosses the Malaga Pass at 4350m, descends into the cloud forest. The trail starts in Santa Teresa, a 4:30 of hours away from Cuzco and ends in Aguas Calientes town. The experience is not as popular as the overbooked Inca Trail but many find it just as beautiful. This trek (also sometimes called the Inka Jungle), is ideal for travelers in search of alternatives taking you through rural communities and adventures in the Jungle.
DAY 1: CUSCO – ABRA MALAGA – SANTA MARÍA 60km of BIKING + 1.5 hours of RIVER RAFTING
We start our adventure early in the morning in Cusco; we pick you up from your hotel around 6 am. We drive you by car through the amazing sacred valley of the Incas. Passing the native town of Chinchero with amazing views of Vilcabamba and Vilcanota mountains range and enjoying the panoramic views of the small towns in the sacred valley, after 2-hour drive we stop in the Inca town of Ollantaytambo to stretch your legs and using the toilet. Then we still driving the car up to Abra Malaga pass at 4350m 14271ft at this point we are going start biking down to Santa Maria town at 1430m 4691ft. At Abra Malaga, you are going get all the biking gear and also a biking training to ensure the triumphant arrival to Santa Maria town. Biking starts high in the Andes with the majestic view of Veronica snow-capped. Downhill biking from Abra Malaga to Huamanmarca Inca site to have lunch and to explore the small Inca ruins of Huamanmarca. Afterward, we get back on the car to get to Santa Maria to do white river rafting in the afternoon. You will have the chance to enjoy the view of the beautiful landscape. Once in Santa Maria, you are going to the accommodations to take a shower and relax. In the evening dinner at the restaurant in town
DAY 2: SANTA MARIA – QUELLOMAYO- SANTA TERESA 22km of Hiking.
Our hiking day starts with an energetic breakfast at the restaurant around 6:00 am. Today is one of the most remarkable days of the entire adventure. We start hiking along the car route for about 45 minutes. Then we get into the original Inca trail that used to be to connect Machu Picchu with Vilcabamba considered the last Inca capital. On the way, we appreciate many plantations of bananas, Coca, yucca, coffee, etc. 3 hours hiking on the original Inca trail with magnificent views of the Vilcanota valley and panoramic views of the hills covered on a different type of plantations from the jungle. We stop at Quellomayo village for lunch a nice place to have lunch in one of the local restaurants after lunch you can rest or walk around. Afterward, we continue the hike along the Vilcanota River 3.5 hours hiking to get to Colcamayo hot springs. This natural and outdoor hot spring is great for a muscle to relax after the hike you can spend a couple of hours at hot springs before to continue the trek to Santa Teresa. After 45 minutes hiking from the hot springs, we get to Santa Teresa. Overnight is going to be in Santa Teresa in the hostel and dinner in the local restaurant.
DAY 3: SANTA TERESA – HIDROELÉCTRICA – AGUAS CALIENTES 2 hours of Zip lining + 10 km Hiking.
You wake up around 6:30 am, then you have breakfast, and after breakfast, around 8:00 am, the zipline company will pick you up to take you to the zipline base where you will have all the information to do the zipline. The zipline activity takes around 2 hours to do 04 different cables and then the suspension bridge. After that, you will take a car for one hour to Hidroelectrica to have lunch. After lunch, you hike 3 hours to Aguas Calientes town along the train track. Once you make it to Aguas Calientes, we take you to the hotel, and around 7:00 pm, you have dinner in the restaurant, and after, you go to sleep. The next, you wake up early to go to Machu Picchu.
DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
The last day of the tour you are going visit Machu Picchu. You need to wake up around 4:00 am to get ready for the hike to Machu Picchu main entrance. After you grab your pack breakfast you start walking to Puente Ruinas checkpoint for 30 minutes which is open at 5:00 am where you have to show your passport and your Machu Picchu tickets. After you pass the first checkpoint, you will hike all upstairs for one hour to Machu Picchu main gate to be there around 6:00 am. Once everybody meets at the gate, you go into Machu Picchu for the guided tour for 2.5 hours to learn everything about The lost city of the Incas. After the guided tour you have free time to explore on your own the Inca city of Machu Picchu. The time that you will spend in Machu Picchu will depend on how you like to go back to Cusco and also will depend if you want to climb the Machu Picchu montaña or Huayna Picchu mountain which must book it in advance.
We offer you two options to go back to Cusco after visiting Machu Picchu.
You can visit Machu Picchu for a longer time and have enough time if you are planning to do HUAYNAPICCHU or MACHU PICCHU MOUNTAIN, which require a minimum of 3 hours approximately. After visiting the area of Machu Picchu for 7 to 8 hours, you have to return to the town of Aguas Calientes to take a train at 18:20 to Ollantambo for 1.5 hours then by car to Cusco for 2 hours more to arrive in Cusco around 10:30 pm
You arrive at Machu Picchu around 6:00 am for the guided tour for 2.5 hours then you have free time to explore the site on your own. If you take this option, and you are thinking to do HUAYNAPICCHU or MACHU PICCHU MOUNTAIN is possible but will be too tight and rush because you need to leave Machu Picchu at 11:30 to walk back to Hydroelectric for 3 hours in order to be in Hidrolectrica at 2:30 pm to take a car for 6 hours back Cusco. If you are considering doing this option and doing one of the mountains, we recommend you stay one more night in Aguas Calientes and return the 6th day to Cusco by car.
At Ausangate Trekking, we specify the included and non-included services under all the tour itineraries listed on our website. We take care of all the logistics, but please pay attention to the details to avoid missing anything. Some items may be different for specific programs, so please read carefully before booking with us.
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
- Pre-departure Inca jungle trail briefing, presented by the tour guides at 7:45 pm at the office a day before
- English/Spanish speaker professional guide.
- Guided visit to Machu Picchu.
- Transportation to head of Inca jungle trail.
- 03-night hostel
- Three breakfast
- Three lunches
- Three dinners
- BY TRAIN at 18:20 – BY CAR 3:00 pm. From Hidroelectrica
- Vegetarian food is available on request with no extra charge.
- First Aid equipment. Oxygen bottle for emergencies.
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WHAT TO BRING
- A backpack to carry all your belongings during the trip such as clothes, camera, sunscreen, valuable things, Jacket etc.
- Wool hat or beanie
- Sun hat
- 3 – 4 t-shirt, if you have long sleeve better
- layers (sweater, fleece)
- 2 pair of long pants if you have leggings, you can do on leggings
- Hiking shoes
- 2 – 3 pairs of wool socks
- A jacket Rain gear (Pants, jacket, if you do not have you can buy rain poncho) it is crucial, especially for the wet season.
- Toothbrush and other personal toiletries.
- Sun cream.
- Insect repellent.
- Sandals / Flip flops.
- Some snacks such as chocolate, cereal bars, candies, nuts, energy bars, etc.
- Extra Cash in Soles
- Original Passports
- If you confirm your reservation as a student. Do not forget to take your student ID in physical to the trip. It will be so important to be able to prove that you are a student, at the checkpoint of Machu Picchu
Prices: INCA JUNGLE TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 4D – 3N Group service – VERSION 2022
We have two prices For the Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu 4D-3N. The cost depends on how you WANT to return to Cusco after visiting Machu Picchu.
ADDITIONAL OPTION THAT YOU CAN ADD TO YOUR SALKANTAY TRIP
If you like to apply for the student price you need to comply with the next requirements Peruvian regulation for students. If you are a student, you need to send us a copy or picture of both side of your STUDENT CARD also a picture or foto of your PASSPORT in order to verify, to get discount The student card must be an original student ID gives from the university in PVC material and it must have the next requirements printed on it: University information, personal student information, student picture, and expiration date valid only for one year, it year must coincide with the year that student visit Machu Picchu, the discount until 25 years old. ISIC cards are not valid for the discount.
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