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Inca Jungle 4 days / 3 nights

Cusco, Abra Málaga, Santa María, Hidroeléctrica, Machu Picchu

  • Time 4 days / 3 nights
  • Tour Type Hike
  • Altitude 3350 m.s.n.m.
  • Place Cusco
  • Difficulty Moderate
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Trip Description

Inca Jungle welcomes you to an exciting experience before visiting Machu Picchu. This adventure tour combines mountain biking, rafting and hiking in one package, allowing you to enjoy breathtaking views of the Peruvian landscapes and experience the thrill of outdoor adventure.

The tour is designed especially for young and physically fit visitors who want to challenge their limits and have a unique and unforgettable experience. In addition to the adventure sports, you will also have the opportunity to learn about the Inca culture and history of the region. Inca Jungle offers you the opportunity to enjoy an epic adventure in Peru, don’t miss it!

Short itinerary

Day 01: Cusco – Abra Málaga – Santa Maria

The day starts with a bike ride down to Santa Maria. The ride is on an amazing road. In the afternoon, you will have the option to do a rafting activity, which level is intermediate to easy.

Day 02: Santa María – Quellomayu – Santa Teresa (Caminata)

On this day, we will explore the jungle through scenic trails, where we will enjoy plantations, flora, fauna and waterfalls. Once in Santa Teresa, where we will have the opportunity to relax in the hot springs of Cocalmayo.

Day 03: Santa Teresa – Hidroeléctrica – Aguas Calientes

On the third day, we will be able to do additional adventure activities, and one of them is the zip line that offers multiple sections, including one that measures 1 km in length.

Day 04: Machupicchu Full Day – Cusco

The most desired day for everyone, in which we will explore and unveil the mysteries of this Inca citadel.

Complete Itinerary

Day 01: Cusco- Abra Málaga – Santa María (Biking)

Cusco, 3. 400 masl: At 7:30 to 7:45am, transportation will pass by the hotel to pick you up and take you by bus to Abra Malaga. During the ride, you will enjoy a panoramic view of the city of Cusco, as well as the tourist sites of Chinchero and Ollantaytambo. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to contemplate impressive landscapes, including a chain of snow-capped mountains such as the Veronica.

Abra Malaga, 4,315 masl: The ride from Cusco to Abra Malaga takes approximately 3 hours. Here we will begin our exciting biking adventure, where we will enjoy one of the most beautiful landscapes. During the ride, we will cross the rugged puna and admire the vastness of the valley until we reach a temperate zone, with exuberant flora and fauna typical of the jungle. On the way down, we will make a brief stop for lunch and recharge our batteries before continuing this wonderful journey.

Santa Maria, 1. 280 masl: After the bike tour, we will arrive in Santa Maria and we will have the support of our support vehicle in case of any problems along the way. We will spend our first night here and will be provided with dinner and breakfast. We will probably arrive in Santa Maria around 4:00 pm.

  • Time: 8 Hours Approx.
  • Distance 01: Cusco – Abra Malaga 132 Km, 3 Hours Approx. by Bus.
  • Distance 02: Abra Malaga – Santa Maria 75 Km, 4 hours Approx. by Bike
  • Climate: Cold and Warm, Jungle Brow
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,316 masl (4,316 masl)
  • Difficulty: Moderate, Easy
  • Overnight: Santa Maria
  • Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

Day 02: Santa María – Quellomayu – Santa Teresa (Caminata)

Santa Maria, 1. 280 masl: We start the hike around 7:30 in the morning after breakfast. We will walk along trails that are surrounded by vegetation and where we will be able to see how coffee is grown and harvested, as well as the sacred plant of the Incas, Coca. We will also observe the local flora and fauna, including medicinal plants, birds, butterflies, snakes and exotic fruits such as mango, pineapple, papaya and avocado, among others.

Quellomayu: Afterwards, we will arrive at Quellomayu, a beautiful place where we will have lunch. After a short rest, we will continue with our adventure.

Santa Teresa, 1,550 masl: We will arrive at Santa Teresa and visit the hot springs of Colalmayo, where you can relax and take a refreshing bath before continuing to the town of Santa Teresa.

  • Time: 7 to 8 Hours Approx.
  • Distance: 15 Km.
  • Climate: Warm, Ceja de Selva
  • Maximum Altitude: 1550 meters above sea level.
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Overnight: Santa Teresa
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 03: Santa Teresa – Hidroeléctrica – Aguas Calientes

Santa Teresa, 1. 280 masl: After breakfast, we continue with our plan walking near the river, where we can appreciate different types of plants. We will arrive at Hidroeléctrica, where we will take a break to rest and have lunch. Afterwards, we will begin a walk of about 2 hours.

Hidroeléctrica: This place is a stop between Santa Teresa and Aguas Calientes, and is used by the Peru Rail company as a train station to get to Aguas Calientes.

Aguas Calientes, 2. 040 masl: We will continue walking to our destination, “Aguas Calientes”, where we will check into our hotel. In the evening, you will be able to stroll around the town. We will spend the night in a comfortable hotel located in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo). It is also recommended to visit the Aguas Calientes Hot Springs during the night.

  • Time: 6 Hours Approx.
  • Climate: Warm, Ceja de Selva
  • Maximum Altitude: 2, 040 masl.
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Overnight: Aguas Calientes
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Machupicchu Full Day – Cusco

Aguas Calientes, 2. 040 masl: We will wake up at 4:30 in the morning and then have breakfast at 5:00 am at the corresponding hotel.

Machu Picchu 2. 430 masl: Afterwards, you will line up to take one of the first buses to Machu Picchu, which operates on a first-come, first-served basis. The bus ride to the citadel of Machu Picchu takes 25 to 30 minutes, and it opens its doors at 6:00 am.

It is important to bring the original passport that was used to book the trip, as the park rangers will ask for it and you can get a Machu Picchu stamp in it if you wish.

Your guide will help you find the best places to enjoy the Machu Picchu Sanctuary and capture the best photos.

After presenting our Machu Picchu entrance tickets and passports, we will begin our guided tour of approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes with our guide.

We will visit various archaeological sites of Machu Picchu Sanctuary, such as the Agricultural Zone, Urban Zone, Temple of the Sun, Royal Residence, Sacred Plaza, Inti Huatana, Sacred Rock, among others, that will surely surprise you.

At 14:30 p.m., 16:12 p.m. or 19:00 p.m., we will board our train to Ollantaytambo or Poroy.

Optional:

  • Huayna Picchu: If you wish to include the experience of climbing Huayna Picchu, which offers breathtaking views, it is necessary to book in advance and has an additional cost of $25 per person. The climb takes approximately 45 minutes and is challenging.
  • Machu Picchu Mountain: Another alternative to climb the Machu Picchu Mountain, which takes about 90 minutes and is a quite difficult route. The additional cost per person is $15. This option is considered the most beautiful and spectacular due to the panoramic views that can be obtained.
  • Buffet Lunch: The restaurant “el MAPI” is suggested as an additional recommendation, with an additional cost of $20.00.

Note:

  • The travel plan may vary due to the time of reservation and the availability of camping spaces at the time of our arrival.
  • The selection of campsites may change according to the physical condition of the hikers and weather conditions.
  • The train that is included in all excursions is the Expeditions Train, which runs from Ollantaytambo. Train schedules are only confirmed close to the time of the trek. If you join a group at the end of the day, we cannot assure you that you will travel on the same trains as the rest of the group.
  • Train scheduling may vary due to Peru Rail’s schedule and availability.

What's included

Including:

  • Transfers In / Out
  • Transportation Cusco – Abra Malaga (Start by bicycle)
  • Mountaineering and Technical Bicycles with the Respective Equipment
  • Professional bilingual guide (English – Spanish)
  • Transportation Urubamba -Alfamayo.
  • 01 Night hotel in Agua Caliente in Machupicchu Pueblo
  • 03 Breakfast, 03 Lunches, 03 Dinners
  • First Aid Kit
  • 02 nights in a basic hotel in Santa Maria and Santa Teresa Machu Picchu.
  • Entrance tickets to the Inca City of Machupicchu.
  • 01 Bus up and down Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu
  • Guide for two hours in Machupicchu Sanctuary
  • Return train tickets (Expeditions train) to Cusco
  • Transfer to hotel, Ollanta – Cusco

Recommendations

What you should bring

  • Original passport and * International Student Identity Card (ISIC) if applicable
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket, hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable pants
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen cream (factor 35 recommended)
  • Reusable plastic or metal water container or camel bags.
  • Water, water purification tablets, or money to buy water along the way
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medications
  • Camera
  • Torch with spare batteries (headlamps are useful)

This tour offers a unique adventure experience, which includes various activities such as high mountain biking on the first day (optional), long nature walks and other exciting routes. If you have frequently asked questions about the Inka Jungle tour, you can find answers here.

Prices

SHARED SERVICE TOUR

Inca Jungle

PRICE PER PERSON

Minimum 02 people

Tour Summary

  • Hotel pick up
  • Bus to Abra Malaga
  • Bike to Santa Maria
  • Hydroelectric hike
  • Visit to Machu Picchu
  • Return to Cusco

What is included in the Tour

  • Transfers In / Out
  • Transportation Cusco – Abra Malaga (Start by bike)
  • Mountain and technical bicycles with the respective equipment.
  • Professional bilingual guide (English – Spanish).
  • Transportation Urubamba -Alfamayo.
  • 01 Night hotel in Agua Caliente in Machupicchu Pueblo.
  • 03 Breakfast, 03 Lunches, 03 Dinners.
  • First Aid Kit
  • 02 nights in basic hotel in Santa Maria and Santa Teresa Machu Picchu.
  • Entrance tickets to the Inca City of Machupicchu.
  • 01 Bus up and down Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu.
  • Guide for two hours in Machupicchu Sanctuary.
  • Return train tickets (Expeditions train) to Cusco.
  • Transfer to hotel, Ollanta – Cusco

Important note:

Differential prices for students, children, infants.

FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions from Travelers

The best time to travel to Cusco is during the dry season, which runs from May to October. During this period, the weather is generally dry and sunny, with daytime temperatures ranging from 18°C to 22°C. Nights can be quite cold, with temperatures dropping to around 5°C, especially in June and July.

The rainy season in Cusco runs from November to March, and during this period you can expect regular rains, especially in January and February. Rainfall can be heavy and can cause disruptions to transportation and tourist activities.

Keep in mind that, although the dry season is the best time to visit Cusco in terms of weather, it is also the busiest time in terms of tourism.

What is the weather like in Cusco?

The climate in Cusco varies according to the time of the year.

  • The dry season (April to October): During this time, the weather in Cusco is generally dry and sunny, with temperatures ranging between 18°C and 20°C. Nights can be cold, with temperatures dropping as low as 5°C. This is the best time to visit Cusco, as weather conditions are ideal for exploring the city and outdoor activities such as hiking and trekking.
  • Rainy season (November to March): During this season, Cusco experiences frequent rainfall and cooler temperatures, with an average temperature of 16°C. Nights can be cooler, with temperatures dropping as low as 3°C. Rainfall can be quite intense and prolonged, which can make outdoor activities difficult.

It is important to keep in mind that the weather in Cusco can be unpredictable, even during the dry season. It is advisable to wear appropriate clothing for the weather and be prepared for sudden changes in temperature and rain.

What to bring on my trip to Cusco?

If you are planning a trip to Cusco, there are some important items you should take with you to make sure you are comfortable and prepared for any situation. Some of the items you might consider bringing are:

  1. Appropriate clothing: Due to the variability of the climate in Cusco, it is important that you bring clothing suitable for different weather conditions. Include warm clothes for cold nights, comfortable clothes for walking, and comfortable, sturdy shoes for exploring the ruins and trails.
  2. Sunscreen: Cusco’s altitude means that the sun can be very strong during the day, so it is important to bring sunscreen to protect your skin.
  3. Water bottle: The altitude can also cause dehydration, so it is important to stay hydrated.
  4. Medication: If you take any medications regularly, make sure you bring enough for your trip. It is also a good idea to bring some basic medications for headaches, upset stomachs and colds.
  5. Cash: Although most places in Cusco accept credit cards, it is advisable to carry cash in Peruvian soles for shopping in local markets, paying for cabs and tipping.
  6. Plug adapter: If you are coming from another country, you may need a plug adapter for electrical outlets in Peru.
  7. Camera: Cusco is a beautiful place with many interesting landscapes and tourist attractions, so you will want to capture many memories in photos or videos.

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