Inca Jungle
Inca Jungle
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Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu

This is not only an alternative Inca Trail, it is the most original and exclusive: following paths only recently discovered. The Inka Jungle trail can be done in either 4 or 3 days and is a mixture of both biking, Rafting, and hiking to Machu Picchu. It is suitable for anyone with a sense of adventure and curiosity.
We have already implemented one such program which seeks to re-educate the local farmers about planting and harvesting techniques which will slow the deforestation process and recuperate eroded soils in our national rainforest. We have also taken steps to help in the reduction of rural poverty, which has become a serious problem in our region of Peru.

Package Name: Inca Jungle Trail
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Type of Trek : Alternative Trek to Machu Picchu
Group Size : To suit group requirements - (no more than 12 Persons)
Difficulty degree of this hike: Moderate / Challenge

Departures Day:
- Daily Departures - Small Groups
- All private service departure dates are adapted to your request.
- A minimum of 2 persons is needed for this trek
Activities: Adventure / Trekking / Biking / Ecological/
High Season: April - November
Route: Closed in February
Days 04
Price From: 000.00
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Inca Jungle Bike to Machu Picchu Full Itinerary


We will start the tour off with a transfer from your hotel or hostal to the local bus station at 7:30 am. Our destination for the day will be to the small pueblo, Santa Maria (1,430 mtrs). rolling hills and snow capped peaks of the Vilcanota Mountain Range. We will have some opportunities to take some pictures along the way as well. There is also the option, if the weather provides and the group agrees to, to ride for a number of hours by bicycle from the Abra de Malaga Pass. If it is available, it makes all the difference. The 3 - 4 hour downhill ride is exhilarating and relaxing at the same time, and will not be soon forgotten. When we finally arrive, we will have some free time to rest (or explore) before having dinner and calling it a night.
We will begin the day’s trekking after having an energy packed breakfast. We will now be entering the outer jungle, as will be easily noted by the flora and fauna that we will see. Walking through the tropical forest will provide us with many photo opportunities as we will have gorgeous surroundings all around us. We will even have a chance to visit a local Coca Plantation on the way. At the highest point of the trail, we will come across an old Inka Trail, long out of use.
At last, when we arrive to Santa Teresa, we will be able to soothe ourselves in the naturally heated waters of the mineral enriched Hot Baths located there. We will relax there until it is time for Dinner. Afterwards, it will we enjoy a welcome sleep.
Day 3 will begin at 6:30 am with a typical breakfast. Today will be an even more tropical climate still as we draw nearer and nearer to the ancient city. We will walk for 5 – 6 hours by the truck road to Hydro-Electric Power Plant, where there is a sacred ceremonial site, IntiHuatana waiting for us, from here we will get Aguas Calientes trekking by the rail way , where we will immediately transfer to our hotel for the night. That night we will share a dinner with our guide as he briefs us on the next day’s plans before going to sleep.
We will wake up extremely early, at 4:00 am, in order to start trekking up the mountain to Machu Pichu in time to catch the sunrise at top. It will be approximately an hour and 45 minutes to reach the top. When we first arrive, our guide will give us a 2 hour guided tour, enlightening us about all of the rich history of the ancient ruins around us. There is so much that our guide can teach us about all that we know about the site so far.
After the guided portion of the tour, you will have some free time to explore the ruins on your own. If you want to climb Huayna Pichu, then it is recommended that you go to the trail head immediately after the tour, because they only allow 400 persons in per day. The round trip walking to the peak of Huayna Picchu is about an hour and a half and it is worth it for the stunning views from the top, but it should be noted that the portion at the top with the stairs (the “stairs part” as it’s lovingly referred to) is moderately hazardous.
You will need to return back to Aguas Calientes to catch the return train to Cusco or Ollanta. There is also the option of staying an extra night in Aguas Calientes, which would allow you more time in Machu Pichu as well.


What is Included:

  • English speaking guide
  • Pre-departure information meeting,
  • Machu Picchu entrance fees.
  • First aid kit, portable oxygen Tank,
  • 3 night accommodation in tourist hostel,
  • Transfers,
  • Bus ticket Aguas Calientes Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes,
  • Expedition train ticket Aguas Calientes - Ollantayatmbo,
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo - Cusco Hotel

What is not Included:

  • International air fares to Peru,
  • Domestic flights, airport taxes,
  • Meals other than those specified in your itinerary,
  • Personal insurance.

Recomended Things To Take:

  • Bottle of mineral water.
  • Rain gear and/or plastic poncho (can be purchase in Cusco).
  • Hiking boots.
  • Warm jacket or fleece, t-shirts, shorts, long pants, sun hat and wool hat.
  • Flashlight.
  • Sun block.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Toilet paper and garbage bag.
  • Small towel and bathing suit (hot springs optional).
  • Camera, extra film and extra batteries.
  • Snacks, chocolates, energy bars.
  • Emergency money.
  • Walking stick (optional).

Payment Details:

We require a non-refundable trek deposit of US$150 per person. The deposit can be sent by a WESTERN UNION, PAY PAL, CREDIT CARD or to our PERUVIAN BANKING ACCOUNT money transfer. This is the fastest and most secure form of payment in Peru. The money transfer should be in the name of Cusco Expeditions,. Once you arrive in Cusco you must pay the remaining balance in cash prior to beginning your tour. We accept both US Dollars and Peruvian Soles (local currency).

Making a trek booking:

Prior to making a reservation with CUSCO EXPEDITIONS it is important to read through our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ). This will help answer any queries that you may have about our services. In order to make a booking with our lares trek service just click on the Reservations link below.

Important:

The night before your trek there will be a pre-trek talk (briefing) in our office or in your hotel at either 6 or 7pm (exact time will be confirmed on arrival to Cusco).

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