Inca jungle trek and Machu Picchu is really a fifteenth century Incan city with spectacular, beautiful, and breath-taking scenery, among the new Seven Wonders around the globe. The ruins sit around Cusco in an altitude of two,430 metres / 7,970 ft above ocean level, and turn into a shining indication of Inca civilization and culture. Most archaeologists think that Machu Picchu was built being an estate for that Inca emperor Pachacuti.
Inca jungle trek combines adventure sports for example biking, rafting, ziplining and hiking more than a 4 day route, ending at Machupicchu and Huaynapicchu.
Inca jungle trek may be the preferred tour for youthful individuals from around the globe who arrived at Cusco looking for adventure and extreme sports. Like a Travel Company we provide a specialized service, by having an exclusive route, qualified guides (fluent in British, with vast local understanding), top quality downhill bikes, and also the safest choices for rafting and ziplining. We advise our clients to order their tour ahead of time to be able to confirm all of their activities and steer clear of unnecessary risks for example unavailability of apparatus, use of Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu, or perhaps worse be stranded in Aguas Calientes with no return train ticket.
Inca Jungle trek / tour itinerary
First Day: Cusco – Eco Lodge (biking & rafting)
The Inca Jungle trek begins with an earlier morning pick-up between 5:30 – 6:00am out of your hotel or perhaps a convenient location for individuals remaining outdoors the Historic Center. Departing Cusco, we pass private bus towards the Sacred Valley from the Incas (Urubamba Valley) towards the capital of scotland- Ollantaytambo (arrival around 8:30 am). Wish to consider create a short stop where one can buy breakfast and then any last-minute purchases for example ponchos, snacks, repellents, etc. Then we continue by bus for the following hour . 5 towards the greatest reason for the tour – the mountain pass Abra Malaga (4,330 m above ocean level).
In Abra Malaga starting part one in our adventure – the biking tour! We offer all necessary equipment for that ride – helmet, vest, knee pads & top quality bikes required for the descent. When you are kitted up, we ride using the bikes roughly 2 . 5 hrs climbing down with the lower jungle towards the capital of scotland- Huamanmarca . In route we’ll go through canyons, ghost towns, orchards, and streams because the climate changes from snow-capped mountain tops towards the warm, damp jungle, filled with fruit trees and varied fauna and flora. Through the journey we’re supported by our private transport that is will carry luggage while offering support in situation of emergency. We’ll get to Huamanmarca roughly 1.30pm where, following a change of garments along with a brief rest, we have a scrumptious buffet lunch inside a local restaurant, experiencing the typical local dishes.
After lunch we travel by bus towards the Santa Maria, where we start a brand new adventure with individuals who reserved the rafting.
The audience who booked the rafting will automatically get to the rafting camp close to the Urubamba river, where they’ll receive detailed instructions for that activity and also the safety equipment, including helmets and existence jackets. Within the raft you’ll supported with a guide, along with a save boat follows to supervise the experience.
With respect to the season the forest is between class III and IV (medium risk) with exciting speed and a few turbulence, but all controlled and supervised by experienced guides, certified in extreme sports, who’ve excellent understanding from the geography, climate and native atmosphere.
Throughout the wet season (The month of january to March) when the water is greater and also the river gets to be more harmful having a class IV or greater, for security reasons we will need to cancel the rafting and refund your payment.
Following the rafting adventure, to complete the mid-day the entire group will come across within our eco-lodge where we’ll dinner and spend our first night encircled by plant life, supported by an orchestra of jungle sounds.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Local Hosting
Distance: approximately 21 km
Second day: Eco Lodge and Santa Teresa (trekking)
Starting the 2nd day’s our Inka Jungle trek Tour at 7:00 am having a scrumptious local breakfast along with a nice cup of homegrown, homemade coffee in the center of the jungle. We start trekking around 8:00 am, after roughly 30-40 minutes we join the initial Inca jungle Trail. On the way you’ll witness the varied plants and creatures of among the wealthiest bio-diversity areas on the planet. Fruit trees for example pineapple, papaya, blueberry grow around us, and various types of wild birds flutter around. After around 2.5 hrs of walking, we get to Quellomayo village, where we’ll have lunch and have a break in hammocks to organize throughout the trip. Following the break we continue trekking for approximately 3 hrs, crossing farms, waterfalls and rivers (including one we mix inside a cable vehicle!). Around 4 pm we get to Cocalmayo – better referred to as hot springs of Santa Teresa, where we’ll possess the chance to consider a calming, warm bath. Cocalmayo offers several relaxing hot springs, each using its own temperature.
We continue Inca jungle trek with one break in the hot springs we continue walking for around 40 minutes until we achieve the city of Santa Teresa where we’ll stay for any night. (You will find taxis readily available for this last stretch if you like, not incorporated). After dinner you’ll have spare time look around the town, or simply relax and rest. Santa Teresa offers numerous local pubs and discotheques to take advantage of the nightlife, taste typical Peruvian beverages.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Local Hostel
Distance: approximately. 12 km
Optional: hot springs in Cocalmayo, taxi to Santa Teresa
Thrird day: Santa Teresa to Aguas Calientes (zipline – trekking)
Today we’ve breakfast again at 7am. After breakfast we continue going through the routes adopted through the first explorers who discovered Machu Picchu along with other important archaeological sites. In Santa Teresa there’s a zipper line, so we split the audience again into individuals who booked the zip line and individuals who chose trekking. The zip line group will automatically get to the game where they’ll spend about 2 hrs zipping over the valley, enjoying spectacular scenery because they fly by. Following the activity they’ll be taken by bus towards the area referred to as ‘the hydroelectric’.
All of those other group will the trek for approximately. 3 hrs with the valley until reaching the hydroelectric, in which the entire group can come back together again to possess lunch. Following a break we continue walking across the railway, enjoying beautiful waterfalls, coca and occasional farms plus much more. After 3 hrs walking we get to Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo, around 4 pm. Here, inside a hostel with warm water and wi-fi, we spend the 3rd and final night
At night all of us meet together for supper inside a local restaurant, adopted with a briefing concerning the 4th day, and Machu Picchu. Additionally, you will have enough time look around the town by yourself. In Aguas Calientes there are other hot springs, so if you’d like to relax within the tepid to warm water, you’ll have chance to go to them (additional)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Local Hostel in Aguas Calientes
Distance: approximately. 16 km
Optional: zipline and hot springs in Aguas Calientes
Fourth day: Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and Cusco (trekking)
The final day’s the Inca jungle trek will begin around 4:00 am to make certain we arrive early to Machu Picchu, and also have additional time for exploration. First, we’ll hike with the high forest, climbing around 1500 stairs, to achieve the doorway for 6am. After entering the complex our tour guide may lead you, for around 1.5 hrs, with the spectacular ruins of Inca city. Additionally, you will have the time to understand more about Machu Picchu by yourself. After visiting Machu Picchu we go ahead and take train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, where we are selected up and transferred to Cusco by bus. Your way leads to the Plaza de Armas in Cusco. Please be aware that you’ll be climbing down on your own from Machu Picchu towards the stop in Aguas Calientes, because many people may wish to stay longer within the ruins, some shorter, and a few will climb additional mountain tops, so have a train in a different time.
Important!!! Remember you need to attend the stop in Aguas Calientes a minimum of half an hour before departure of the train. The conventional departure here we are at the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo reaches 9:50 pm, unless of course you booked an alternative choice. Make sure to leave Machu Picchu with lots of time to make it happen half an hour before time. Usually it requires around 2 hrs to return by walking from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes, however it depends from case to case as well as their health and could take more time. We won’t be careful if a person misses their train.
The vacationers that booked hiking up Huayna Picchu or Alternative Mountain (Montana Vieja) can start trekking following the led tour of Machu Picchu. Note that it’ll take around forty-five minutes to achieve the top of the Huayna Picchu. The road is extremely steep and narrow, but well worth the extra effort, because the view in the top is completely breath-taking. Climbing Alternative Mountain (Montana Vieja) will require a couple of hrs, however the route isn’t as steep as Huayna Picchu, even though this mountain is greater. Keep in mind that entrance tickets to Huayna Picchu and Alternative Mountain (Montana Vieja) are suitable for a particular time, so be while watching entrance gate promptly, or else you will forfeit the chance to understand more about these extra mountain tops.
Maximum altitude: 2,490 m.s.n.m.
Minimum altitude: 2,040 m.s.n.m.
Distance: approx. 1,5 km.
In the finish from the inca jungle trek we’ll drop you off at the elected hotel or as near as possible.