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Inca Jungle Trail To Machu Picchu: Biking And Hiking

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  • Inca jungle trail is a combination of biking and hiking
  • A tour for all ages, no altitude sickness
The Inca Jungle trek to Machu Picchu is by far the most adventurous trekking option in the Cusco region. It is also the most varied in terms of activities.

The Inca Jungle Trail adventure includes sections of biking and on foot, crossing mountains, valleys, rivers, indigenous towns, cocoa and coffee plantations, and a huge variety of fruit trees on this 4-day route. You will also soak in healthy and relaxing hot springs before finishing this amazing adventure in Machu Picchu.

The Inca Jungle Trail is a very good alternative for the classic Inca Trail, which is usually very busy or sold out months in advance.
Our Inca Jungle tour starts early in the morning (approx. 6:00 a.m.) when you will be picked up at your hotel/hostel. Our guides visit you the day before to answer any last minute questions you may have and confirm your location.

On route to the starting point of the trek, we will pass through the towns of Chinchero, Urubamba, and Ollantaytambo which are all part of the Sacred Valley. As we arrive at Malaga Pass 4316 m. (14160ft.) you will take in the beautiful scenery and the majestic snow-capped Huacay Willca (Verona) Mountains. Here we will begin our cycling adventure as we descend through different ecological zones including high Puna area and cloud forests which include a wide variety of flora and fauna. Ending at the archaeological remains of Huaman Marq'a before reaching the town of Santa Maria where we will stay overnight, have dinner and breakfast the next day.
After breakfast, we begin the hike, about one hour into the climb we reach the Santa Rosa Village, where we start our walk along the Inca trail (Qapaq ñan) viewing a wide variety of birds including parrots, calibri's and eagles. We will observe crops of coca plant (sacred leaf of the Incas), coffee, cassava, banana, orange, and mango trees. We will have a brief rest in the village of Pispitayuc where you can relax in the hammocks.

We resume our hike through the beautiful landscapes of the Vilcabamba mountains. We have lunch in the village of Qellomayo, here we will rest before beginning the last part of the walk. The Cocalmayo hot springs are on route, the visit here is optional and gives you the opportunity to take a break and enjoy the medicinal waters. From the hot springs, there is 45-minute hike to Santa Teresa. We will finish our day in the town of Santa Teresa where we will stay for the night, dinner and breakfast the next day.
Following the path taken by the first expeditions into the area, we will hike for about two hours and have a chance to see waterfalls and coca plantations. We arrive at the hydroelectric station where we will have lunch.

Afterwards we will continue walking from hydroelectric to Aguas Calientes following the rail lines. Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes, you will be taken to your hostel. We'll get together in the evening for dinner and brief the group on the following days climb to Machu Picchu.
Wake up early in the morning for breakfast at 5:00 am before visiting visit Machu Picchu, the new wonder of the world. The hike itself lasts about an hour and a half as you climb up 500 meters to the entrance of the ruins.

Upon entering the site you will have plenty of time to take pictures during sunrise, you are then treated to a 2-hour guided tour of the famous ruins. Afterwards, you have free time to explore the ruins.

​Your guide will have informed you of what time you need to begin going down the mountain to Aguas Calientes, where you can enjoy the small town. Your expedition train to Ollantaytambo where you board the tourist bus back to Cusco
what’s included
  • Hotel pickup
  • Bus and train transfers
  • 3 nights accommodation in guesthouses en route to Machu Picchu, hostel in Aguas Calientes
  • Equipment - biking safety gear
  • English speaking guides for the entire tour
  • Meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners)
  • Machu Picchu general admission
  • First aid
  • Return expedition train to Cusco from Aguas Calientes
  • Transportation Ollantaytambo to Cusco
what's excluded
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • First breakfast, last lunch
  • La Oroya Toll - river crossing toll - $3
  • Bottled Water - can be purchased on the trail
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 4 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Minimum Participants 2 people
Age Requirement 5 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English & spanish
Trek difficulty Easy
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Cusco, Peru
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