Inca Jungle to Machu Picchu – 4D/3N • Including Biking, Rafting and Zipline
Attractions You’ll See
- All Transfer services
- Train back from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
- Transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
- Food as mentioned in the itinerary
- Vegetarian options available. (it’s important mention any dietary restrictions)
- Entrances Fees
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
- Hot Spring in Cocalmayo
- 1 night familiar home
- 1 nights accomodation in Santa Teresa
- 1 night accommodation in Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes)
- Professional bilingual guide
- Mountain bikes
- Rafting Activity
- Zip Line Activity
Does not include
- Personal care items
- Tips for the guide and the horsemen
- Breakfast on the first day, lunch and dinner on the last day
- Bus Up and Down from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
- Trekking Accesories
- Strong walking shoes for trekking.
- Lightweight backpack of 20 liters
- Some cash in small bills
- Hat or cap
- Long sleeve shirt
- Long and short pants
- Rain coat
- Sweater and thick jacket
- Biodegradable Plastics
- Plastic bags
- Optional plastic raincoat (poncho)
- Personal Care
- Eco-friendly Tomatodo (canteen)
- Camera with extra batteries and memory
- Toilet paper
- First Aid Kit
- Insect repellent
- Sunblock with a 40 UV factor of at least
- Medical or personal items
Cusco - Santa Maria (Biking - Rafting)
We’ll leave the Imperial City of Cusco and head towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It’s here that we’ll have our buffet style breakfast.
We’ll continue on to Abra Málaga (4 350 meters) (14 160 ft), the starting point of our biking tour. After a short explanation to help orientate you, our guide will provide you all necessary equipment for the activity. We’ll begin our 3-hour, bicycle descent 9 55km (5.93 miles) until we reach the town of Huamanmarca.
During the trip we’ll experience the beauty of the snow-capped mountains and the tropical forest. It’s here in the tropical forest that our Peruvian Amazon adventure begins. We’ll cross small streams and we’ll enjoy the change from cold to a tropical climate.
During the journey we’ll stop several times to review bicycles and equipment. Then we’ll arrive at the town of Santa María (1 200 masl) (3,937.01 ft.), where we’ll have our lunch and stay for our first night in a hotel.
In the afternoon we’ll have the option of rafting on the Vilcanota River. This river offers category II and III + rapids. For this activity we’ll provide you helmets, windbreaks and category V life jackets. This activity is available between the months of April to December, and you must be able to swim to participate in accordance with Peruvian law.
Santa Maria-Santa Teresa (Trekking - Hot Springs)
After a delicious breakfast, we’ll be ready to make the first day of trekking to Santa Teresa.
First two hours of our tour we’ll ascend the terrain. On the way we’ll have several stops to learn a little more about the richness in flora and fauna of the area in which we’ll find ourselves. We’ll also stop at the home of a local family, where we’ll learn about their customs and traditions.
Later we’ll cross a section of the Inca Trail that formerly connected the Sacred City of the Machu Picchu citadel to the last Inca refuge, Vilcabamba. Here our guide will explain a little more about the history of the Incas and also the Incan communication system (the route of the Incas).
At this point we’ll have the pleasure of experiencing some of the most impressive views of the Huancarccasa canyon, the majestic Salkantay.
We’ll descend to the town of Quellomayo, where we’ll enjoy a delicious lunch and a relaxing time in the hammocks of the restaurant.
We’ll continue with the last two hours of our hike and will arrive at Cocalmayo hot springs, where we’ll spend a while enjoying this enchanting place. When the group will be ready, our private transport will take you to the town of Santa Teresa, where we’ll spend our second night.
Santa Teresa - Hydroelectric - Aguas Calientes
On day three we’ll have the opportunity to do the ziplining activity with one of the highly trusted operators in the area. This activity is optional and lasts approximately two hours. We’ll have breakfast. Then we’ll board our transport to the hydroelectric, where the government control is located and the entrance to Machu Picchu National Park (Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary).
At this point we’ll start our trekking to the town of Aguas Calientes, passing through the area called Intihuatana, a small archeological site where the guide will share an explanation to better understand the site.
Continue to Inka Rakay, where we’ll enjoy our lunch. During the journey, we’ll enjoy and contemplate the majesty of the Machu Picchu mountains, Huayna Picchu as well as other geological sites in the heights of the mountain. We’ll finish the hike in the town of Aguas Calientes, where we’ll spend the third night of the tour.
Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco (Trekking)
This is the most important day of the tour, today you will visit one of the seven wonders of the world. The tour will start very early, to appreciate the sunrise in the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
Our day will start with the option of hiking or taking the bus (US $12). Once inside the archeological site, you're a two-hour guided tour inside the Inca city of Machu Picchu, you will see its most important temples, such as the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Three Windows, etc.
You will then be free to explore Machu Picchu on your own. If you booked in advance, to hike Mt. Huayna Picchu (height: 2,800 meters / 9,186.35 ft.) or Machu Picchu mountain (height: 3 082 meters)(10,111.55 ft.) you’ll have that opportunity after your guided tour.
You must make the reservations to hike either mountain three months in advance for an additional cost of US $ 20. Space is limited to only 400 people a day to climb Mt. Huayna Picchu.
We also recommend allowing time to relax, meditate and rest while taking advantage of the magical and spiritual energies of this great wonder.
After you have finished enjoying Machu Picchu, you will return to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Ollantaytambo and bus back to Cusco.
- Not suitable for pregnant women
- Not suitable for children under 10 years old
- Not suitable for people with physical disabilities