Imperial Inca Jungle Trek 4 Days

Duration

4 Days / 3 Night

Price

from: $450

Max. Altitude

4,350 m / 14,272 ft

Group Size

Up to 10 people

Accommodation

Lodge Hostel and Domes

Difficulty

Moderate

Imperial Inca Jungle Trek 4 Days

Imperial Inca Jungle Trek 4 Days

The Inca Jungle Trail is a fantastic alternative route to Machu Picchu, combining mountain biking, white water rafting, trekking, and zip line! This action-packed adventure takes you into the Peruvian jungle, along a beautiful section of the original Inca Trail, and finishes in Machu Picchu, one of the most incredible locations on the planet. You’ll experience a variety of stunning landscapes, including; the Andean mountain range, cloud forest, the Urubamba River, and the jungle. You’ll also have time to explore banana, coffee, and avocado plantations. With such a unique and varied itinerary, it’s not hard to see why the Inca Jungle Tour is now one of the most popular routes to Machu Picchu. If you’re searching for a multi-sport adventure and want to experience as much of Peru’s incredible scenery as possible – this is the ideal tour.

DAY 1

Cusco - Cruzpata - Salineras - Santa Maria (Biking and Rafting)

Pick up from your hotel at 6:00 am and drive for 45 minutes to Cruzpata, where you’ll start mountain biking across the fields of potatoes, quinoa and wheat, enjoy the breathtaking view on the Andes, visit the village of Maras and explore its Salt Mines as you go down into the Sacred Valley with fantastic views of the Urubamba mountain range with its sacred glaciers on the distance. Then, you’ll take our transport for a 3:30 hours driving to Santa Maria town for lunch.

After enjoying lunch, you’ll have a safety briefing and start the 1.5 hours rafting in the Urubamba River; the rapids are class III and III +. The tour guides for the river rafting are different as we use specialized professional tour guides that are familiar with waters in the region. After rafting, you’ll take a transport to return to Santa Maria for dinner and spend the night in a comfortable lodge.

Imperial Inca Jungle Trek 4 Days
Imperial Inca Jungle Trek 4 Days
DAY 1

Cusco - Cruzpata - Salineras - Santa Maria (Biking and Rafting)

Pick up from your hotel at 6:00 am and drive for 45 minutes to Cruzpata, where you’ll start mountain biking across the fields of potatoes, quinoa and wheat, enjoy the breathtaking view on the Andes, visit the village of Maras and explore its Salt Mines as you go down into the Sacred Valley with fantastic views of the Urubamba mountain range with its sacred glaciers on the distance. Then, you’ll take our transport for a 3:30 hours driving to Santa Maria town for lunch.

After enjoying lunch, you’ll have a safety briefing and start the 1.5 hours rafting in the Urubamba River; the rapids are class III and III +. The tour guides for the river rafting are different as we use specialized professional tour guides that are familiar with waters in the region. After rafting, you’ll take a transport to return to Santa Maria for dinner and spend the night in a comfortable lodge.

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, here we are going to take a transport to Santa Teresa town, where we will enjoy the lunch, and then the do 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.

Imperial Inca Jungle Trek 4 Days
Imperial Inca Jungle Trek 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, here we are going to take a transport to Santa Teresa town, where we will enjoy the lunch, and then the do 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

Lucmabamba - Llactapata - Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes

Like previous mornings, the chef of the trek 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 the Llactapata ruins, 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’ll carry on walking for 3 more hours following the rail route, 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, The Andean Cock of the Rocks. Arriving in Aguas Calientes town you will go to your hotel 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.

Imperial Inca Jungle Trek 4 Days
Imperial Inca Jungle Trek 4 Days
DAY 3

Lucmabamba - Llactapata - Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes

Like previous mornings, the chef of the trek 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 the Llactapata ruins, 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’ll carry on walking for 3 more hours following the rail route, 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, The Andean Cock of the Rocks. Arriving in Aguas Calientes town you will go to your hotel 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

The most Important day - 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 our 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 pm. 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 Inca 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 about 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!      

Imperial Inca Jungle Trek 4 Days
Imperial Inca Jungle Trek 4 Days
DAY 4

The most Important day - 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 our 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 pm. 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 Inca 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 about 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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