Inca Jungle Tour 3 days is the best option to get to Machu Picchu and enjoy landscapes and plantations of coffee, cocoa and hot springs, the 3-day adventure is excellent for people who do not have much time in the city of Cusco, and They want to travel to Machu Picchu in a more fun way.
We will begin our Inca Jungle Trail at 6:00 am with a pick up from your hotel. On our way out, we’ll pass by the towns of Chinchero, Urubamba, and Ollantaytambo, all belonging to the Sacred Valley. The adventure begins at Abra Málaga a 4,316m / 14,160 ft high pass, with its impressive view of the snowcapped Huacay Willca (Mt. Veronica). Here we will receive our biking equipment, bicycles and safety instructions.
We will then begin our bike descent, crossing different ecological zones such as Puna and Cloud Forest, both having a huge range of flora and fauna. After 3 hours of biking downhill, we will finish our bike journey at the archaeological remains of Huaman Marq’a. Here we will take the van again and drive 25 minutes to the town of Santa Maria (approximately 1,200m / 3,937ft). From this town we will continue by bus 40 more minutes until santa Teresa village where we will spend our first night, leaving our baggage in the hostal we have an option to go to the hot springs.
Optional this day: Rafting – Quad, we consult (extra charge)
Note: If the weather does not allow, the bike part will be by car.
Transport time: 4 hours
Travel time: Walk – MTB 3 to 4 hours
Climate: Cold and hot
Altitude difference: Cusco (3400 m) – Chinchero (3762 m) – Ollantaytambo (2700 m) – Malaga Pass (4400 m) – Waman Marka (1890 m) – Maranura (1110 m)
This morning after breakfast we will continue our trip to the Hydroelectric (power plant), This part of the trek is called the waterfall day where we’ll pass many cascades and specially one falling from 45 m above being the smallest.
Once we reach the Power Plant and have some rest and get lunch, we will continue our trip two more hours as we reach to our final destination today to Machu Picchu pueblo known as “ Aguas Calientes” town (At the foot to citadel of Machu Picchu) arriving here at 5.30:00pm approximately.
Option, this day: Zipline, check us out (extra charge) – if we have time.
Transport time: 3 hours
Altitude difference: Maranura (1110 m) – Santa Teresa (1850 m) – Hydroelectric station (1900 m) – Aguas Calientes (2005 m)
After breakfast we will board the bus which will take us to the biggest energetic center of the Incas, “Machu Picchu”. As part of our itinerary the same professional tour guide from the trek; will teach you about all the history of this mysterious and mystical place. We will visit the Sun Temple, Royal palace, Main Temple, Three Windows Temple and Sun Dial. It will be an unforgettable experience. After the guided tour, you will have free time to explore on your own.
If you have booked Wayna picchu, you will need to coordinate with your guide for Machu Picchu visiting depending on your scheduled time to the mountain, for people not hiking any of the mountains there are some other optional activities on your own (not included in the price):
Visit the Sun Gate: You will have an opportunity to walk (approx. 2 hours up and down) up to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) to see Machu Picchu from a different angle.
Hike to the Inca Bridge: The Inca Bridge offers a dose of adventure for your next Machu Picchu visit. However in this case, the adventure is a little less strenuous, but a lot more death defying, not for people with vertigo.
Train back to Cusco: In the afternoon you will return to the train station in Aguas Calientes for the trip back to Ollantaytambo. Upon your arrival to train station you will be transferred by car to your hotel in Cusco.
Visiting time: from 6:00 am to 12:00m
Transport time: 02 hours by train and 02 hours with the bus to get Cusco
Altitude difference: Aguas Calientes (2005 m) – Machu Picchu (2400 m) – Cusco (3400 m)
All information meetings are held in your hotel at 6:00 p.m., one night before the tour begins. If you cannot attend, you must coordinate another time at the Peru Hike offices. These meetings last approximately 30 to 45 minutes and there you will be given a small duffel bag, in which you’ll put all the belongings you intend to bring on the trek that won’t be in your day pack.
ou’ll receive a canvas case or duffel bag during your briefing. The porters will take them on the way and will deliver them to you when you get to each camp. They measure 66 cm / 2 ft. Long x 36 cm / 1 ft. Wide.
A maximum of 5 kg is allowed for each duffel bag that includes the weight of your sleeping bag, mat, clothes and other personal items.
The trek has to be paid for in full by at least 7.30 pm two days before departure. For example, if your tour departs on a Wednesday, then you must come to our office before 7.30 pm on Monday.
It would be much appreciated if you pay the trek balance in cash US dollars or local currency. You can withdraw some money from several ATMs along Avenida Sol (either in US dollars or local Peruvian Soles). You can pay by credit card or PAYPAL online, but you will have to pay an 8% service charge, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. We do not accept bank checks or payment of the balance by traveler’s checks.
Of course! During the travel, your main luggage can be stored at our office(you can organize briefing day or by email) or at your hotel, both free of charge.
Any equipment that you are not going to need on the trek can be stored safely in your hotel. Nearly every hotel will provide this service. Don’t leave items of value with your bags, put them in the hotel safe and obtain an itemized receipt (In the unlikely case of theft many insurance companies require that you have a copy of the receipt itemizing all the items). Best put items such as credit cards inside a sealed, signed envelope for extra peace of mind.
Peru Hike can pick you up from your hotel, as long as it’s in the Historic Center of Cusco. The pickup time will be coordinated with your guide in the briefing. The pickup time may vary between 30 and 45 minutes due to traffic. Cusco is a very old city, therefore, it has many narrow cobbled streets. Some hotels and Airbnbs may be located on streets without access to cars or on long, steep slopes, making it difficult to transport luggage. We strongly recommend that you book accommodation with good access.
Returning from Machu Picchu requires quite a bit of logistics, but don’t worry. Everything is included in your tour!
Group tours are made up of different types of people. Physical conditions and ages can vary. By agreeing to be part of a group tour, you also accept that some people may be faster or slower than you. Therefore, each person can go at their own pace on the route. It may be the case that a group wishes to modify the tour; however, it will be the guide who decides, after consulting with all the participants, if said modifications can be made.
Strikes and demonstrations are usually frequent in Peru and this may interrupt some of our tours. Roads can be blocked and train tracks can be taken over. However, we will try to keep your excursion as planned, even if it means leaving the night before the scheduled date. Under these circumstances, tours may also be cancelled. In case of changes or cancellations, all situations will be coordinated with you by our operations department. Your safety is our highest priority and our decisions will be made to protect it.
You’re responsible for your objects during the tour. Please pay attention to where you leave your things and remember to take everything once you leave our trucks, tents, or restaurants.
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I Had an amazing day with Gerson! Got picked up at the hostel early in the morning, and went to meet the other people in the group. Had a comfortable ride to the starting point, where they throughly went through the safety and how to use the bikes.Our guide Gerson and driver Eduardo were major contributors to the success of our day. Gerson spoke great English, and made us feel at ease, let us know what each section involved and was an outstanding guide!
Felt safe the whole way, food and drinks were great , we got free pictures already an hour after drop off at the hostel, the equipment was great (smooth and comfortable bikes), and the guides and driver were amazing.Everything went really smoothly the all days.Really nice adventures!
Highly recommend these guys and Peru Hike!