Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu
Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu
4 Day Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu
4 day Inca Jungle Trek–Experience a journey through history as you embark on a life-changing journey to the lost Incan city on an exciting adventure of cycling, white-river rafting, trekking, zip lining, and enjoying an authentic Andean culture and taste the innovative cuisine that’s earning accolades the world over.
Throw in some bikes, a few river rafts, some high cables, and loads of high-energy thrills, that’s how! “Inca Jungle Trek 4 days” connects immersive cultural interaction and classic Peruvian landmarks with challenging physical activities tailored specifically for adrenaline junkies and fitness freaks. Hike the Inca Trail that takes you through beautiful landscapes with impressive panoramic views and a wide variety of flora and fauna, bike your way from small villages through lush forest to astounding monuments on a thrilling downhill mountain bike ride, explore the Urubamba river from a raft, on an adrenaline, and white-river rafting; a perspective few visitors ever get the chance to see. Need more? Leave the rest to Peru Summit Adventures!–Inca Jungle Trek.
Join us for the adventure of a lifetime – give us a call at +51 984 464 391 or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more or book your spot today!
This trip is officially operated by Peru Summit, a 100% local tour operator based in Cusco.
UPGRADED COMFORT: Premium or Comfort trips are led by Peru Summit Adventures experts, an experienced crew at your side, or top trip leaders/guides, and tap into private local experts' resources to allow for in-depth exploration and special access to unique sites that only the local leaders/guides know. Itineraries are carefully crafted and fully planned, with plenty of free time to roam. Camping gears are high-end and accommodations are high-end or best available. Ground transportation and most meals (especially in hikes) and activities are included in the trip price.
MODERATE: Designed for travelers who have some experience in hiking and have a regular physical condition. Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our day-hikes adventures.
Hiking, Archaeology & Cultural Adventures
While we expect the tour will run as the itinerary describes to Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu. Participants should accept that there is the possibility of changes, being necessary liable to local conditions, eg, strikes, natural disasters, these changes might be at the discretion of your travel company.
MIn 2 ppl, Max 6 ppl
Minimum of 02 people is needed to depart. Family groups, couple travelers, friends, or even if you’re a SOLO traveler, you are welcome to our trips. Price is per person, which is based on two people who might share a room/tent. The itinerary is described and based on shared services as well as semi-private service; however, if you are looking for a private service, that would be upon request.
DAY 1: Cycling from Abra Malaga (14,153 ft) to Santa Maria Town (3,936 ft), Stay at a local Family’s Home.
A day of full adrenaline
Today’s adventure prepares us with a great breakfast, then to be transferred up to the top of the Abra Malaga (14,157 feet), the highest point in all adventure. In the support private vehicle provides classic Andean scenery as you wind your way up beside the white-peaked massif of the 19,030 feet mountain Veronica. From the pass, you have spectacular views and there is a 43,4 miles descent down to Santa Maria town through the tarmac road, this is a ride that will not soon be forgotten. As you start heading downhill the change in scenery is drastic, descending rapidly through stunted forest, cloud forest and into the Amazon basin, passing tea, banana, coffee plantations along the way, and the incredible noise of the Amazon rainforest.
Our support vehicle is on hand or nearby for virtually the whole trip, and can be used to carry any non-riders or weary clients and extra gear. After getting the small town of Santa Maria, we’ll say goodbye to our cycling adventure. Next, we’ll arrive to our first camp site in the heart of the Amazon basin. We then settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle to get the Urubamba river for a striking white-river rafting. After being fully kitted up with gloves, life vest, helmets, etc, and following a full instruction in the art of white-river rafting, you start exploring the river from a raft going through rapids 2 until 4, for about three hours. After having a great adrenaline time, we’ll drive back to our local family’s house. All meals included.
- Lowest Elevation: 1,250 m / 4,000 ft
- Highest Elevation: 2,450 m / 8,036 ft
- Trekking and Cycling Surface: Dirt trail, rocky, muddy, slippery
- Weather: Unpredictable, Some days could be sunny with blue sky, while other days foggy, rainy. Be prepared!
DAY 2: Trekking to Cocalmayo Hot Springs Through the Inca Trail, Stay at a lodge in Santa Teresa town.
Hiking the Unknown Inca Trail Section
A nutritious camp breakfast prepares us for today’s challenging trek along the narrow gorge and over the recently discovered Inca Trail. We hike along the riverbanks and start climbing through dense forest encountering abundant birdlife and flowering plants before reaching the section of Inca trail. The final approach to the high pass (5,250 feet) of this day, is steep ramp leading to Inca Trail. At the top, the views of the surrounding mountains, of the deep canyon right below your feet and verdant forest canopy are spectacular.
On our way we’ll see more coffee plantations, fruit trees, Coca plantations, and other tropical crops. On the half way we’ll stop for lunch to enjoy a freshly prepared meal. The trail then descends steeply and passes through river bank, and artisanal cable car to cross the mighty Urubamba river until getting our next stop place for camping–Cocalmayo hot springs, where we’ll soak into the amazing thermal pools, to spend the rest of the day, that night we’ll stay at lodge. All meals included.
DAY 3: Zip Lining and Trekking to Aguas Calientes Town.
First Sights of Machu Picchu
Early today we drive to have another great adventure morning at the highest Zipline in South America. If you’ve never “zipped” before, this is an adrenaline buzzing way to explore this part of the region, with expert guides and professional safety equipment. Following a full briefing, you kit up with helmets and harnesses before a short but steep climb to the start of the zipline experience. This ride is Peru’s first, and South America’s highest. There are 2,500 m / 1,553 miles of cables in six sections down which you whizz at speeds of up to 60kmh / 37,28mlh. The longest ride or section is 400 m / 0,249 miles long, and the highest is 150 m / 492,2 ft high. It’s a brilliant morning of fun. After having a great time in the cables, we’ll enjoy our last lunch made by our chef at the same place of Zipline, We then drive to the village of Hidroelectrica to start our hiking through the lush forest of the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu to reach our next destination, the town of Aguas Calientes. Arriving in this Wild West style town we check into our hotel (Gringo Bill’s Hotel) and have a well-earned shower, before heading out for dinner or maybe a cold beer to celebrate your arrival. All meals included, except dinner (there is a lot of restaurants where you can go, previous your Tour Leader recommendation).
DAY 4: Guided Tour at Machu Picchu – Back to Cusco
Embrace the "Lost City of the Incas"
We have an early breakfast and head up to the Inca city to experience the peace and solitude of this magical place. Our knowledgeable Leader leads us through, explaining the significance of the various structures and the theories behind Machu Picchu’s purpose and construction methods. We have the rest of the morning and early afternoon to attempt the optional hike up Huayna Picchu mountain and/or explore the Inca city on our own. We catch the afternoon train to Ollantaytambo and from there take the bus back to Cusco, arriving at approximately 6:45 p.m. The day concludes with our Leader joining us for a final celebration dinner at a traditional local restaurant. Only breakfast included, the rest of meals don’t include.
Note on Itinerary
Although we do our very best possible to adhere to the schedule above, this itinerary is subject to change for several reasons beyond our control, including strikes, weather, natural disasters, and terrain conditions. On some occasions, these conditions may demand us to deviate from our original schedule, in which case we will provide the best available alternative options. And we’ll make a great experience of it!
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