Inca Jungle to Machupicchu 4 Days / 3 Nights

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TOUR ACTIVITIES: Biking, Rafting, Trekking, Zip Line, Archaeological site of Machu Picchu.

 

The Inka Jungle tour is considered as one of the most beautiful and complete alternative routes to reach Machu Picchu, because it is one of the least explored in the region. During the 4-day tour, you will have the opportunity to experience the magic of the Andes and jungle through thrilling activities including bike riding, rafting, trekking and zip line.

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Itinerary

All tours can be done privately where you can set the departure time, add in or remove sites and most importantly go at your own pace. Please ask us for more information about availabily and prices.

  • Day 1: Cusco – Abra Malaga – Santa Maria (Biking And Rafting)

    You will be picked-up from your hotel between 06:00 – 06.30 a.m. in our private transport. Along the way, we will stop in the town of Ollantaytambo to have breakfast and/or buy snacks. From here we will travel for another one hour to Abra Malaga, 4,316 m.a.s.l. (highest point) where will start our bike ride adventure. We will enjoy a relaxing three-hour bike ride (downhill) that has a decent of 2km, taking in the breathtaking view of cloud forest all the way to the town of Alfamayo where we will have lunch.

    In the afternoon, you will participate in a rafting tour on the Vilcanota river (class III, IV). We will then be transported to the hot springs of Colcamayo, Santa Teresa where you can enjoy the soothing waters of the thermal baths. We will spend the night in Santa Teresa.

  • Day 2: Santa Maria - Baños Termales - Santa Teresa

    Breakfast will be served at 6am so that we can be ready to set off on our hike by 06:30 a.m. to Santa Teresa (16 km). The first two hours of our tour will be uphill, which is part of an authentic Inca Trail. On the way, we will have several stops to learn more about the rich flora and fauna of the area. We will cross a section of the Inca trail that once connected the sacred city of Machu Picchu with the city of Vilcabamba (the lost city of the Incas), where our guide will explain in detail the significance of these places, the history of the Inkas and the communication system they had. We will have lunch in Quellomayo. Note that the trail is hilly.

    We will hike for another 3 hours reaching the thermal baths of Colcamayo where we will have time to relax and enjoy the therapeutic waters. Our final destination is the village of Santa Teresa where we will spend our second night in a hostel.

  • Day 3: Santa Teresa - Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes

    Breakfast will be served at 7am. At 7.30am you will have the option to partake in a canopy or zip line activity or enjoy free time to relax.

    At 11:30 am you will be transported by bus to Hydroelectrica, where we will have lunch. After lunch, we will hike for 3 hours along the famous train line to Aguas Calientes, where we will check-in to our hostel. We will have dinner at 7pm followed by free time.

  • Day 4: Machu Picchu – Cusco

    Very early after breakfast (approximately 05:00 a.m.), we’ll begin our hike to the citadel of Machu Picchu, which will take around 1.5 hours. We will arrive around 7am and have a two-hour guided tour of the most important buildings of Machu Picchu including the Inka temples and palaces.

    At the appropriate time, we’ll descend from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes to board the train back to Ollantaytambo and from there, the bus to CUSCO; or for those taking the bus back to Cusco (7 hours) start the 3 hour hike back to Hydroelectrica, where your bus transfer will be waiting.

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