Inca Jungle Trek 4 Days popularly known as Inca Jungle Trail Cusco is an adventurous way to reach Machu Picchu from Cusco.
It offers hair-raising adrenaline pumping experience from start to the end. It matches with a variety of extreme sports before reaching the lost city of Incas.
This is the best alternative to the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu is the preferred multi-sport experience for young people from all over the world who come to Cusco in search of adventure and extreme sports.
As a Local Operator in Cusco, we offer a specialized service, with an exclusive organic food, qualified Tour Guides (fluent in English, and with vast local knowledge), high quality downhill mountain bikes, and the safest options for rafting, ziplining, biking and hiking.
This is a high altitude experience, we highly recommend you to spend at least 4 days in Cusco before the experience to avoid altitude sickness.
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Cusco Hotel Transfer
We will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco and will be driving you through the Sacred Valley of Incas to Abra Malaga Pass. This is the starting point of the Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu.
After a short safety briefing, our crew will be handing you over the mountain bikes. We will then start biking down the hill for four hours to Santa Maria town.
On the route, you will be passing through Inca ruins, cloud forest´s birds, medicinal plants, butterflies, snakes and tropical fruits.
At Santa Maria we will be serving you lunch. After lunch you can explore the village or experience the rafting.
Later in the evening, we will be serving you dinner.
Optional tour: Rafting in the afternoon in Santa Maria, 3-5 class of rapids. The price of the rafting is extra USD 45.
The second day of the Inca Jungle Trail Cusco begins at 0700 AM. We will be serving a delicious local breakfast coupled with a fresh local coffee.
We will begin trekking around 8:00 am. After approximately 45 minutes we will join the original Inca Trail. Along the way you will witness the diverse flora and fauna of one of the richest biodiversity areas of South America.
After around 3 hours of hiking, we will reach Quellomayo town. Here we will have lunch and take a rest in hammocks to prepare for the rest of the trip.
After the break we will continue trekking for around 3 hours. On this part of the trek we will be crossing farms and waterfalls. At around 4 pm we will arrive at Cocalmayo – most known as the hot springs of Santa Teresa. Here you will have the opportunity to take a relaxing, warm bath.
After the hot springs we will continue hiking for about 50 minutes until we will reach the town of Santa Teresa. Here we will stay for a night. After dinner you will have free time to explore the village.
Santa Teresa offers a variety of local pubs and discotheques where you can enjoy the nightlife, taste typical Peruvian beverages and meet the locals.
Today we will serve breakfast at 6:45 am. After breakfast we will continue exploring the routes followed by the first explorers who discovered Machu Picchu.
Santa Teresa is popular for zip-lining adventures. The group will take the activity where they will spend around two hours zipping across the valley, enjoying spectacular scenery as they fly by.
After the activity you will be taken by bus to the area known as Hydroelectric station. Where we have lunch. After a break we continue hiking along the railway, enjoying beautiful waterfalls, coffee and coca farms and much more. After 3 hours walking we will reach the town of Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu Pueblo late in the afternoon.
Early in the morning, we will be hiking for an hour and a half to Machu Picchu citadel. Our guide will assist you in clearing the security control and entering the citadel.
Once inside the citadel, you will be rewarded with a spectacular sight of the citadel while the clouds clearing by and the golden rays of the sun shimmering on the walls of Machu Picchu.
We will be giving you a two hours guided tour. After the tour, you will have some free time to explore the citadel on your own. If you have booked to hike Huayna Picchu or hike to Machu Picchu mountains, our guide will be directing you to the trail head.
Alternatively, you can hike to Sun gate or Intipunku. This is the entrance to the citadel for those on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
After exploring Machu Picchu, you will be hiking back to Aguas Calientes. Here we will be serving lunch at a local restaurant. At around 04:00 PM, we will be taking a train back to Ollantaytambo.
Our representative will be meeting you on arrival and will be transferring you back to your hotel in Cusco. We will be returning to Cusco by 09:30 PM.