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Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu

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Inca Jungle Trek

The Inca jungle Trek is a new route offered to Machu Picchu which involves biking, walking and just being. This multiple terrain trip includes recently discovered real Inca paths, archaeological ruins and a 60 kilometer bike downhill. This is done on brand new mountain bikes through the mountains from Abra Malaga to the green valleys below and the jungle base of Santa Maria. The four day, three night trip ends with a dawn view of the valleys below Machu Picchu.

DAY 1: CUSCO - ABRA MALAGA - HUAMANMARCA - PISPITAYOC - SANTA MARIA.

After a hotel pickup between 6:30am and 7:00am, you will head on a 1.5-hour ride to Ollantaytambo. Here you can have a quick breakfast and buy snacks. Then, you'll continue for 1.5-hour more towards the Malaga High Pass (4,350 meters) where your adventure begins. After a safety briefing, you will enjoy a thrilling 2.5-hour bike ride down into the lush and humid jungle. You will see Huamanmarka Archaeological site along the way, before arriving to Santa Maria village around 2:30pm. You will spend the night at a basic, rustic guesthouse.

Activity in Santa Maria: Rafting. Go on a scenic 2.5-hour rafting adventure and go down class III & IV rapids on the Urubamba River (also known as Vilcanota River). If you choose not to participate in the rafting activity, you can explore the town on your own.

Shuttle to Abra Malaga: 3.5 hour by bus from Cusco
Biking distance: 65 km (40 miles).
Biking time: 3.5 to 4 hours approximately.
Rafting time: 2 to 2.5 hours approximately.
Maximum Altitude: 4350 meters (14271 feet).
Mimimum Altitude: 1250 meters (4691 feet).
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:Guesthouse
Adventure: Absolutely

DAY 2: SANTA MARIA - COCALMAYO - SANTA TERESA.

We walk along the riverbanks and start climbing. On our way we'll see small coffee plantations, fruit trees, etc. In this area it is possible to see many types of plants, orchids and birds. We will observe the beauties of the high forest which is a paradise of biodiversity in the Inca jungle route. After arriving to the top of the mountain we will see the whole valley of Urubamba. The group will descend to arrive at the village Qellomayo. After the break we will trek for 3hrs. going through farms, rivers, waterfalls until arriving at the hot water springs in Santa Teresa. We will continue to walk until reaching the town Santa Teresa.

Cocalmayo offers several relaxing crystal clear hot springs, each with its own temperature. The sound of the river and the stars at night time make it a perfect scenery. After the hot springs(cocalmayo) the group will continue to walk for about 40 min. (or take a bus of youŽd prefer) until reaching the town of Santa Teresa where you will check in to a nice comfortable Hotel. After the dinner you all are invited to visit one of the bars to hang out with the other members of the group.

Hiking distance: 22 km (13.6 miles).
Hiking time: 7.5 to 8 hours approximately.
Maximum Altitude: 1900 meters (6233 feet).
Mimimum Altitude: 1430 meters (4691 feet).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:Guesthouse
Adventure: Absolutely

DAY 3: SANTA TERESA - HIDROELECTRICA - AGUAS CALIENTES.

We continue to explore the roads less traveled and start from the town Santa Teresa. The passengers that reserved in advance will enjoy the zipline, the rest of the group will continue until reaching the hydroelectric too, where the whole group will rejoin. After a short break, the journey will continue along the great Inca jungle, going through waterfalls, coca and coffee farms until arriving at the town Aguas Calientes. The group will be taken to the hostel around 4 pm. At night we all get together in a restaurant to have a great dinner and have a briefing about the trek to Machu Picchu.

Hiking distance: 19 km (12.3 miles).
Zipline: 2 hour approximately.
Maximum Altitude: 2050 meters (6725 feet).
Mimimum Altitude: 1430 meters (4691 feet).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:Hotel
Adventure: Absolutely

DAY 4: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO.

Your climb to Machu Picchu begins before the sun is up. Ascend step by step for approximately an hour up the Inca staircase to the formerly lost stronghold of Machu Picchu. A 2-hour guided tour reveals mysteries and poses questions of how the Incas lived and were able to achieve such marvelous feats of engineering. After the tour you have the option to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain for an even more incredible view of the ruins and the surrounding sheer cliffs of the Andes. Take your time exploring the wondrous ruins and get that perfect picture before making your descent back to Aguas Calientes.
In the afternoon, according to the departure of the train ticket, you will descend walking on your own to the town of Aguas Calientes to get the train back to Ollantaytambo where the group will be picked up and transferred to Cusco city.

Distance Travelled: 18 km (11.1 miles).
Shuttle to Machu Picchu: 25 minutes from Aguas Calientes.
Shuttle to Cusco: 3 hours by train and bus from Aguas Calientes.
Machu Picchu guided tour: 2.5 hours.
Maximum Altitude: 2450 meters (8038 feet).
Mimimum Altitude: 2050 meters (6725 feet).
Meals: Breakfast.
Adventure: Absolutely



Inclusions

  Pre-departure briefing.
  Cuzco hotel pickup.
  Two-nights basic guesthouse accommodation (Santa Maria and Santa Teresa).
  One-night 3-star hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes.
  Professional bilingual guide.
  Tourist bus Cusco - starting point of trek.
  Round trip tourist bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu.
  Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.
  Train tickets Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo.
  Tourist bus Ollantaytambo - Cusco.
  Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners and 3 snacks with typical menus in local restaurants.
  Mountain biking equipment (bicycles, helmet and gloves).
  First aid kit and emergency oxygen bottle.
  Small-group tour.
  Rafting and Canopy (Zipline).


Exclusions

  Travel personal insurance. you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.
  Personal Porters.
  Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (optional US$16 each way).
  Entrance ticket to thermal baths (10 soles).
  Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 5.
  Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain.
  Meals and personal expenses.

Departures and return details:

All our departures are from/to your hotel within Cusco. If you wish to start or end your tour from different place, you can pre-arrange this in advance.

Departure time:

Departures are at 06:30am. Note: This tour is not flexible and spaces are very limited. we recommend you to book the Salkantay Trek at the earliest possible.

Duration:

4 days / 3 nights

Requirement

There is none a minimum of people required to book for this tour but it is important you book the correct dates

Confirmation and Payment:

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, a full payment will be required via PayPal. Once we got your Payment you will received your confirmation travel voucher.

Value for money

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