Classic Inca Jungle Trail 4 Days

Duration

4 Days / 3 Night

Price

from: $450

Max. Altitude

4350 m / 14,272 ft

Group Size

Up to 10 people

Accommodation

Lodge Hostel and Domes

Difficulty

Modarate

Classic Inca Jungle Trail 4 Days

Classic Inca Jungle Trail 4 Days

The Inca Jungle Trail 4 -Days is ideal for people with a passion for adventure with newly recharged energy; what defines this Inca Jungle Trail is Trekking, Biking, Rafting, and Zipline!

We will go through trail and archaeological Inca sites similar to those on the INCA TRAIL until we arrive at the magical town of Aguas Calientes. Finally, we will visit the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu, considered one of the seven world wonders, and choose the best travel destination by National Geographic.

DAY 1

Feel the Wind Rush Through Your Hair on Bikes

Pick up time is 5:30 am.

We will leave the Imperial City of Cusco and head towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It is here that we will have our breakfast.

We will continue to Malaga Pass 4,350 m / 14,271 ft, the starting point of our biking tour. After a short explanation to help orientate you, your guide will provide you with the necessary equipment. We will begin our 3 hours, bicycle descent 55 km / 34.18 miles until we reach the town of Huamanmarca. We will stop several times to review bicycles and equipment.

During the trip, we will experience the beauty of the snow-capped mountains and the tropical forest. It is here in the tropical forest that our Peruvian Amazon adventure begins. We will cross small streams, and we will enjoy the change from cold to a tropical climate.

We will arrive at Santa María town 1,200 m / 3,937 ft., where we will have our lunch and stay for our first night in a hostel.

In the afternoon, we have the option of rafting on the Vilcanota River. This river offers category III and III + rapids. For this activity, we will give you helmets, windbreaks, and category V life jackets. This activity is available between April to December, and you must be able to swim to participate under Peruvian law.

Before we finish the day we’ll return to Santa Maria to have dinner, rest comfortably and recover energies for the next day of adventure!

Classic Inca Jungle Trail 4 Days
DAY 1

Feel the Wind Rush Through Your Hair on Bikes

Pick up time is 5:30 am.

We will leave the Imperial City of Cusco and head towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It is here that we will have our breakfast.

We will continue to Malaga Pass 4,350 m / 14,271 ft, the starting point of our biking tour. After a short explanation to help orientate you, your guide will provide you with the necessary equipment. We will begin our 3 hours, bicycle descent 55 km / 34.18 miles until we reach the town of Huamanmarca. We will stop several times to review bicycles and equipment.

During the trip, we will experience the beauty of the snow-capped mountains and the tropical forest. It is here in the tropical forest that our Peruvian Amazon adventure begins. We will cross small streams, and we will enjoy the change from cold to a tropical climate.

We will arrive at Santa María town 1,200 m / 3,937 ft., where we will have our lunch and stay for our first night in a hostel.

In the afternoon, we have the option of rafting on the Vilcanota River. This river offers category III and III + rapids. For this activity, we will give you helmets, windbreaks, and category V life jackets. This activity is available between April to December, and you must be able to swim to participate under Peruvian law.

Before we finish the day we’ll return to Santa Maria to have dinner, rest comfortably and recover energies for the next day of adventure!

DAY 2

Enjoy the Heat on a Jungle Trail

After a delicious breakfast. First we will walk for 45 minutes then we will ascend the terrain. On the way, we will have several stops to learn a little more about the richness in flora and fauna of the area in which we will find ourselves. We will also stop at the home of a local family, where we will learn about their customs and traditions.

Later we will cross a section of the Inca Trail that formerly connected the Sacred City of Machu Picchu to the last Inca refuge, Vilcabamba. Here, our guide will explain a little more about the Incas' history and the Incan communication system (Inca Trails).

We have the pleasure of experiencing some of the most impressive views of the Huancarccasa canyon to see the majestic Salkantay.

Then we will descend to Huacayupana where we will have lunch in a local house, later we are going to take a transport to Santa Teresa town, where we will enjoy the zip line with amazing views of the valley and the mountains surrounding us while we will flying over the forest and the river which make the scenery coming out from a dream of Alice in the wonder world!

Later we’ll drive for 20 minutes to Cocalmayo hot spring, where we will spend a while enjoying this enchanting place. When the whole group is ready, our private transport will take you for approximately 1 hour to our base camp called Lucmabamba, where we will spend our second night.

Classic Inca Jungle Trail 4 Days
Classic Inca Jungle Trail 4 Days
DAY 2

Enjoy the Heat on a Jungle Trail

After a delicious breakfast. First we will walk for 45 minutes then we will ascend the terrain. On the way, we will have several stops to learn a little more about the richness in flora and fauna of the area in which we will find ourselves. We will also stop at the home of a local family, where we will learn about their customs and traditions.

Later we will cross a section of the Inca Trail that formerly connected the Sacred City of Machu Picchu to the last Inca refuge, Vilcabamba. Here, our guide will explain a little more about the Incas' history and the Incan communication system (Inca Trails).

We have the pleasure of experiencing some of the most impressive views of the Huancarccasa canyon to see the majestic Salkantay.

Then we will descend to Huacayupana where we will have lunch in a local house, later we are going to take a transport to Santa Teresa town, where we will enjoy the zip line with amazing views of the valley and the mountains surrounding us while we will flying over the forest and the river which make the scenery coming out from a dream of Alice in the wonder world!

Later we’ll drive for 20 minutes to Cocalmayo hot spring, where we will spend a while enjoying this enchanting place. When the whole group is ready, our private transport will take you for approximately 1 hour to our base camp called Lucmabamba, where we will spend our second night.

DAY 3

Trek to Aguas Calientes

Early morning, we will wake you up early with a hot cup of coca tea served in your dome. You will get ready for today’s activities while enjoying your last breakfast prepared by the talented trek chef. We will begin the hike early, and you will have the opportunity to enjoy a small part of the famous and highly-acclaimed Inca trail! Here we will explore the tropical forest for a little while and walk through an organic coffee farm. If you are a coffee lover, this will be especially heavenly for you – you can taste coffee freshly prepared by the local people. Later we’ll climb for 3 hours with amazing views of Santa Teresa valley, we will arrive at the Llactapata Inca site right in front of Machu Picchu. This will be the first archaeological site we will see of the mysterious Lost City of the Incas! It is an extraordinary place to enjoy and spend time learning a bit more about this land’s roots and history. We will see not only the ruins of Machu Picchu from this spot but also Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain.

We will explore this Inca site with the guide, while he will continue telling the history of the Incas who used and worshipped this land. Of course, you will have plenty of time to take as many photos as possible to capture these memories and share them with your friends back home!

After Llactapata, we will continue our trek with a 1:30 hours downhill hike. On this part of the trail, you are always able to view Machu Picchu until our lunch place, Aobamba. After the meals we’ll continue to Hidroelectrica, we will go to Intiwatana, a famous ancient rock used as a ceremonial table in the Incan era. According to history, Intiwatana worked together with the renowned Intiwatana in the Machu Picchu.

We will walk through the train tracks for 3 hours to Aguas Calientes, in this section of the path we’ll walk in company of the Urubamba river between a big forest with a rich variety of birds, if you are a good observer and you have good luck you will see parrots, toucans and the national bird of Peru, cock of the rocks after this time we‘ll arrive to Aguas Calientes town, there you will go to your hostel to enjoy a hot shower and relax. In the evening, you will enjoy your last dinner and organize the last day of the hike, MACHU PICCHU.

Note: During the rainy season, the hike up the Llactapata Trail is not 100% guaranteed due to safety concerns. When heavy rains are frequent, this trail becomes very dangerous.

 

Classic Inca Jungle Trail 4 Days
Classic Inca Jungle Trail 4 Days
DAY 3

Trek to Aguas Calientes

Early morning, we will wake you up early with a hot cup of coca tea served in your dome. You will get ready for today’s activities while enjoying your last breakfast prepared by the talented trek chef. We will begin the hike early, and you will have the opportunity to enjoy a small part of the famous and highly-acclaimed Inca trail! Here we will explore the tropical forest for a little while and walk through an organic coffee farm. If you are a coffee lover, this will be especially heavenly for you – you can taste coffee freshly prepared by the local people. Later we’ll climb for 3 hours with amazing views of Santa Teresa valley, we will arrive at the Llactapata Inca site right in front of Machu Picchu. This will be the first archaeological site we will see of the mysterious Lost City of the Incas! It is an extraordinary place to enjoy and spend time learning a bit more about this land’s roots and history. We will see not only the ruins of Machu Picchu from this spot but also Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain.

We will explore this Inca site with the guide, while he will continue telling the history of the Incas who used and worshipped this land. Of course, you will have plenty of time to take as many photos as possible to capture these memories and share them with your friends back home!

After Llactapata, we will continue our trek with a 1:30 hours downhill hike. On this part of the trail, you are always able to view Machu Picchu until our lunch place, Aobamba. After the meals we’ll continue to Hidroelectrica, we will go to Intiwatana, a famous ancient rock used as a ceremonial table in the Incan era. According to history, Intiwatana worked together with the renowned Intiwatana in the Machu Picchu.

We will walk through the train tracks for 3 hours to Aguas Calientes, in this section of the path we’ll walk in company of the Urubamba river between a big forest with a rich variety of birds, if you are a good observer and you have good luck you will see parrots, toucans and the national bird of Peru, cock of the rocks after this time we‘ll arrive to Aguas Calientes town, there you will go to your hostel to enjoy a hot shower and relax. In the evening, you will enjoy your last dinner and organize the last day of the hike, MACHU PICCHU.

Note: During the rainy season, the hike up the Llactapata Trail is not 100% guaranteed due to safety concerns. When heavy rains are frequent, this trail becomes very dangerous.

 

DAY 4

Tour of the Incredible Incan Town: Machu Picchu

Today we arrive at the long-awaited finale of our trek, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site – Machu Picchu! We will wake up early after a refreshing night at the hostel to beat the crowds to the top of Machu Picchu and enjoy its serenity in the soft morning light. The Machu Picchu entrance checkpoint is open from 06:00 am until 17:00. We will board the bus to Machupicchu and enter the hidden Royal City of the Incas. Here we will have a 2 hours guided tour through this incredible ancient city to visit temples, terraces, palaces, priest’s houses, the Intihuatana, the industrial sector, and the farming fields.

After this tour, you are free to climb to Huayna Picchu 1:30 hours round trip or Machu Picchu Mountain 3 hours up and down (Be sure to book in advance to get tickets for these!). Another option for which you do not need an extra ticket is to trek to the Sun Gate, the main entrance from the Inca Trail (this takes about 2 hours round-trip). Another option is walking to see the Incan Bridge. You will be able to stay and enjoy this magical city for more than 5 hours before hiking back down to Aguas Calientes for the train ride between 01:37 pm and 06:20 pm (subject to availability) to Ollantaytambo. A private transport will pick up our group and drop you off at your hotel in Cusco at 20:00 hrs. Rest your feet and your body now, but we can assure you your heart will still be soaring for weeks and years to come!

Classic Inca Jungle Trail 4 Days
Classic Inca Jungle Trail 4 Days
DAY 4

Tour of the Incredible Incan Town: Machu Picchu

Today we arrive at the long-awaited finale of our trek, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site – Machu Picchu! We will wake up early after a refreshing night at the hostel to beat the crowds to the top of Machu Picchu and enjoy its serenity in the soft morning light. The Machu Picchu entrance checkpoint is open from 06:00 am until 17:00. We will board the bus to Machupicchu and enter the hidden Royal City of the Incas. Here we will have a 2 hours guided tour through this incredible ancient city to visit temples, terraces, palaces, priest’s houses, the Intihuatana, the industrial sector, and the farming fields.

After this tour, you are free to climb to Huayna Picchu 1:30 hours round trip or Machu Picchu Mountain 3 hours up and down (Be sure to book in advance to get tickets for these!). Another option for which you do not need an extra ticket is to trek to the Sun Gate, the main entrance from the Inca Trail (this takes about 2 hours round-trip). Another option is walking to see the Incan Bridge. You will be able to stay and enjoy this magical city for more than 5 hours before hiking back down to Aguas Calientes for the train ride between 01:37 pm and 06:20 pm (subject to availability) to Ollantaytambo. A private transport will pick up our group and drop you off at your hotel in Cusco at 20:00 hrs. Rest your feet and your body now, but we can assure you your heart will still be soaring for weeks and years to come!

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