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Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days 2 Nights to Machu Picchu

  • 3 Days / 2 Nights
  • Group Tour
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The short Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days 2 Nights to Machu Picchu. This is an incredible and exciting trip to Machu Picchu through bicycles and rafting (Optional). During the first day and the last two days are walks, where we can appreciate mountains, valleys, rivers and go through small towns where people have their plantations of coca, coffee and a great variety and diversity of types of tropical fruits, we can also see the ancient and original Inca Trail that connects to the city of the Incas; You will enjoy the adventure and adrenaline that this circuit offers us, in addition to relaxing in the thermal baths of Santa Teresa, without a doubt, one of the most unforgettable experiences towards Machupicchu.

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 adventure to Machu Picchu!


Summary of the short Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days 2 Nights 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 short Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days 2 Nights to Machu Picchu :

Day 1 Cusco – Santa María: Bikes (55Km) y los Baños termales de Santa Teresa

Your Short Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days 2 Nights 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 stop to have breakfast, then we will continue in our private bus for 3 hours to the starting point of the bicycles called the “Airport” on our way we will pass through the Abra Malaga 4,316 masl. At the “airport” you will receive some safety instructions from your guide and then he will provide you with the complete and necessary equipment 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; then we will go in our private bus to the town of Santa Teresa where we can refresh ourselves and enjoy the thermal baths, we will spend the night in a family hostel.

Day 2 Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes (Zip Line o Canopy – opcional)

After our breakfast, at 7:00 a.m. 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 checkpoint; then we 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 Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu mountains 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 3 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 1 hour and a half through an ascending path with several stairs until you reach the entrance of the citadel or 2) Buy your bus ticket that it has a value of 12 dollars for the climb or 24 dollars for the rise and fall. 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 that suits you best. After your lunch you will have to go to the train station and board it for approximately 1 and 40 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 40 minutes approximately.

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Price of the short Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days 2 Nights to Machu Picchu:

$300.00 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 let us know in advance which train schedule you prefer. 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



What it includes in the short Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days 2 Nights to Machu Picchu:

  • Professional guide in Spanish
  • Tickets to Machu Picchu
  • Private bus to the start of the tour
  • High mountain bikes and professional safety equipment
  • 1 breakfast, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
  • 1 night accommodation in a basic hostel in Santa Teresa
  • 1 Night of Accommodation in a basic hostel in Aguas Calientes
  • Guided tour in Machu Picchu
  • Return train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (The schedule is at 6:20 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.
  • Tourist transport back from Ollantaytambo to Cusco

It’s not included in the short Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days 2 Nights to Machu Picchu:

  • Breakfast on the first morning.
  • 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 in Machu Picchu
  • Income for the hot springs of Santa Teresa
  • 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 short Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days 2 Nights to Machu Picchu:

  • A small 30-liter backpack
  • original passport
  • 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 in Machu Picchu
  • Comfortable shoes for riding bikes and hiking
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Hand sanitizer
  • comfortable pants
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Cantinflor with Water
  • Hygiene items (toilet paper)
  • personal medications
  • Photographic camera
  • Bandages to cure blisters
  • Flip flops
  • Bathing suit for the hot springs
  • Towel
  • Money in soles to cover your other personal expenses


Faq of the short Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days 2 Nights to Machu Picchu:

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 complete 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.




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Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days 2 Nights to Machu Picchu

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