Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu 4D / 3N
- 4 Days / 3 Nights
- group Tour
The Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days 3 nights trail tour is a tour that combines adventure sports such as: downhill mountain biking, canoeing, zip line and hiking before reaching Machupicchu. The Inka Jungle is the preferred tour for young people from all over the world who come to Cusco in search of adventure and extreme sports.
New Regulations for Visiting Machu Picchu
Starting from January 2019, entrance tickets to Machu Picchu are sold with specific visiting hours, ranging from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Visitors are required to board the bus that will take them to Machu Picchu in advance to avoid unnecessary queues in Machu Picchu Pueblo and congestion at the entrance gates.
Since January 2021, new visiting circuits have been established based on the type of entrance ticket purchased, whether for Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu mountain, or Machu Picchu mountain. For detailed information regarding the circuits and schedules, you can refer to our “Schedules and New Circuits for Visiting Machu Picchu” link or contact us for further assistance. We are here to ensure you have an unforgettable experience at Machu Picchu.
It is important: that you know that there will be tourists with different walking paces and different languages in your Inca Jungle Trail group. Our guides are highly experienced and will work to meet the needs of all of our tourists in a safe and friendly manner. However, if you and your friends or family have the same level of fitness and you prefer to hike in a private group, contact us today to book a private service for your Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu!
- Type of Tour: Cycling, Hike, Adventure, Ecology, Thermal Baths
- Distance of the route: 73 kilometers, divided into cycling, walking and vehicular transport
- Difficulty Level: Moderate but can be difficult if you are not prepared for the hike
- Income Required: Which we will reserve for you
- The best time: From April to November
- Closing date: In February for Maintenance
Itinerary of The Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu 4D – 3N:
Day 1 Cusco – Santa María ( Descenso en Bicicleta)
Your Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu tour starts with the pick up at 7:00 a.m. from your hotel and then we will go to Ollantaytambo where we will make a stop for breakfast, then we will continue in our car for 3 hours to the starting point of the bicycles called the “Airport” on the way we will pass through the Abra Malaga at 4,316 meters above sea level from sea. At the “airport” you will receive safety instructions from your guide and then provide you with the complete equipment necessary for this activity. We will begin the descent by bicycle for 3 hours (55km) to the town of Huamanmarca, then we will go to the town of Santa María (30 minutes by car) where we will have our first lunch; We will spend our first night in a basic lodging, during the trip we will experience the beauty of the snow-capped mountains, changing rapidly from dry and cold weather to hot and humid. Once we arrive in Santa María we will have the option of doing Rafting class III and IV (extra route) in the Urubamba River that crosses this part of the jungle.
Day 2 Santa Maria – Santa Teresa ( caminata )
After a rich breakfast, at 6:30 am. approx. we will be ready to do the first day of hiking towards Santa Teresa. The first two hours of our tour will be uphill, along the way we will have several stops to learn a little more about the rich flora and fauna of the area where we will find ourselves, one of them will be in a family home where we will we will relax for about 20 minutes here we can also stock up on water and rich tropical fruits from the area, later we will cross a section of the Inca Trail that formerly connected the sacred Inca city of Machupicchu with the city of Vilcabamba here your guide will explain a little more about the history of the Incas and also the communication system they had in those times, from this place we will also have the most impressive views of the entire Huancarccasa canyon, then we will descend to the town of Quellomayo where we will stop for lunch. After a delicious lunch and a refreshing rest in our hammocks we will continue with the last 02 hours of walking to the thermal baths of Cocalmayo where we will have a good time to enjoy this very special place, after the thermal baths we will go to Our final destination is the town of Santa Teresa, where we will spend our second night in a basic lodging.
Day 3 Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes ( Zip Line or Canopy – opcional)
After our breakfast, at 7:00 am. approx. We will start our walk towards the town of Aguas Calientes, first we will walk for 3 hours through the Aobamba valley to the sector called Intihuatana where we will pass a small government control then continue to Inka Rakay where we will enjoy our lunch on this journey we will see a series of waterfalls and we will also have the opportunity to contemplate the majestic mountains Machupicchu and Haynapicchu as well as the Intihuatana or sundial that will be seen at the top of the mountain and other constructions of the Inca citadel of Machupicchu after the last 3 hours of walking will be next to the railway line to the town of Aguas Calientes.
Day 4 Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Retorno a Cusco
On this day you will have two options to visit Machu Picchu 1) It is to continue walking for an hour and a half through an ascending path with several stairs until you reach the entrance of the citadel 2) Buy your bus ticket that you have a value of $12 up or $24 up and down. Once in Machu Picchu 2,490 m you will have a guided tour of approximately 2 hours.
After your visit to Machu Picchu you will have to return to the town of Aguas Calientes so that you can have lunch, you will be able to find many restaurants and you will be able to choose the one of your preference. After your lunch you will have to go to the train station and board it for approximately 1 and 30 minutes to the Ollantaytambo station, there the transport will be waiting for you with your name and you will be transferred to the City of Cusco the trip lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes approximately.
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Price of The Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days 3 nights:
310.00 Dollars per person
The return train schedule at the end of the Tour/Trek: It is the Expedition Train at 18:20pm or 19:00pm DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY.
If you prefer the earlier train return we can reserve it for an additional cost of 35 dollars per person; the times you can choose are: 14:55pm or 16:35pm. We also offer the option to reserve the 3:40pm Vistadome train for an additional cost of $65 per person. Please, tell us in advance what is the train schedule of your preference. We inform you that none of the reserved trains go directly to Cusco, the trains only arrive at the Ollantaytambo or Poroy stations. In any of the cases we will always guarantee the shipment of a transport that will pick them up and bring them back to Cusco.
Can I exchange my return train ticket for an earlier one? in the same station of Aguas Calientes?
Yes, you can make this change in person at the Aguas Calientes train station. However, they will ask you to pay an additional fee to change the ticket and this change will be subject to the availability of spaces and schedules on the train.
How long does the return trip to Cusco take?
It’s about 3 hours. You will first board a train in Aguas Calientes to the train station in Ollantaytambo for 1h30m; then a transfer from our office will be waiting for you at the exit of the train station with a sign that will have your name on it to take you to our car/van back to Cusco for approximately 1h30m; finally it will take you to your hotel/hostel. You will receive your train tickets once your tour in Machu Picchu has finished.
For children under 18 years of age, the discount is $20 dollars per person
For children 7 years and older the discount is $50 dollars per person
How do I get the student discount?
The ISIC Card IS NO LONGER VALID to buy the Ticket to Machu Picchu or the Inca Trail with a student discount.
Now students will be able to access this benefit with the UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD from the university where they study, this being the only valid document for this purpose. For more information visit the following link http://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/items/estudiantes.html
WE DO NOT RESERVE THE ENTRANCE FOR THE HUAYNA PICCHU MOUNTAIN
What it includes in The Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days 3 nights:
- Professional guide in Spanish
- Tickets to Machu Picchu
- Private bus to the start of the tour
- High mountain bikes and professional safety equipment
- 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners
- 1 Night of Accommodation in a basic hostel in Santa María
- 1 night of accommodation in a basic hostel in Santa Teresa
- 1 Night of Accommodation in a basic hostel in Aguas Calientes
- Guided tour of Machu Picchu
- Return train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (The schedule is 6:20 p.m. or 9:55 p.m.
- Return bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
It’s not included in The Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days 3 nights:
- Breakfast in the morning of the first day.
- water for the road
- A Water Bottle, because the use of a water bottle is mandatory along the Camino, the authorities will not allow the use or entry of plastic bottles into Machu Picchu
- Transfer from La Oroya to Santa Teresa
- Income for the hot springs of Santa Teresa
- Breakfast on day 4 in Aguas Calientes
- Round trip bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
- Lunch in Aguas Calientes on the last day
- Entrance to the hot springs of Aguas Calientes (10 soles)
- Tips for the guide
What you need to bring to The Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days 3 nights:
- A small 30-liter backpack
- original passport
- A Water Bottle, because the use of a water bottle is mandatory along the Camino, the authorities will not allow the use or entry of plastic bottles in Machu Picchu
- Comfortable shoes for riding bikes and hiking
- Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
- Hand sanitizer
- comfortable pants
- Sun hat or cap
- Insect repellent
- Contiflora with Water
- Hygiene items (toilet paper)
- personal medications
- Photographic camera
- Bandages to cure blisters
- Flip flops
- Bathing suit for the hot springs
- Money in soles to cover your personal expenses
Faq of The Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days 3 nights:
Refund: If we fail to make your reservation of your train tickets or entrance to Machu Picchu, the payment of your deposit will be 100% refunded.
Health and Safety: All our participants must inform us if they have or have had any illness that may affect their personal or group progress during the walk. They will also need to bring their own medications. We recommend that you visit your doctor before making your reservation if you have any health problems.
What are the accommodations like for the first two days of the tour? The first two days, we will host you in local family houses that have been converted into hostels and banheitos, therefore they have only shared.
Physical Fitness: The Inca jungle is certainly not easy, but you do not have to be an athlete or trekking expert to do this tour. Your physical condition is of course important since it will allow you to carry out all the activities within the tour and thus you will be able to enjoy the beautiful landscape along the way. If you do not exercise regularly, it is advisable to take extra walks or some type of aerobic activity during the months before your trip. Before doing the walk, we recommend that you visit your doctor who can provide you with more information.
How long is the descent on the bikes and what is it like? The descent on the bicycles lasts approximately 3 hours. It is important to inform you that the downhill part of the bike can be a bit dangerous, especially if you do not have much practice in downhill riding. If this decenzo is too dangerous for you, you can stay the car until the rest of the group reaches the end of the decenzo. It should be noted that all our bicycles are in good condition and are equipped with hydraulic brakes and we provide all the safety equipment.
What activity can I do if I don’t want to do rafting? If you are not interested in rafting, you will be taken to the place where local residents carry out their activities and you can participate in them.
What should I wear when rafting? You have to wear bathing suits and running shoes or waterproof shoes. It is also important to bring warm clothing to wear after rafting.
How long will the rafting route last? It will last around 2:30 hrs.
Where to keep your things? : You can leave or store the things that you will not take to the Inca Trail in the hotel or hostel where you are staying. Most of these establishments have warehouses where they will store your things. If you do not trust the place where you are staying, we will gladly store your belongings in our office.