Discover our budget version of the inca jungle trek to Machu Picchu. This 4 day tour is for the adrenaline junkies and thrill seekers which offers the possibility of low altitude mountain biking and trekking to reach Machu Picchu, with optional rafting and zipline activities.
The ultimate ending to this excellent trip is a visit to lost city of the incas Machu Picchu you can learn the fascinating history of the ‘Lost City’ as you roam the ruins, look out over the Sacred Inca Terraces and see the sacred temples of the Sun and Condor and its rediscovery by Hiram Bingham in 1911. Join our group and enjoy 4 days of adventure in the incas road.
Enjoy and relax in Cocalmayo Hot Springs -Inca baths .
Included 3 nights of comfortable accomodation, delicious Peruvian meals(breakfast, lunch, dinner) and round-trip transportation from Cusco by bus.
Listen to the ancient history of Peru from your tour guide.
Explore and visit Machu picchu with a travel insider.
Overview of our tour Inca Jungle Trek – budget version.
Inca Jungle Tour budget version – Machu Picchu 4 Days / 3 Nights
Day 1: Cusco – Santa Maria (biking and rafting(Optional)).
Day 2: Santa Maria – Thermal Baths – Santa Teresa – Trekking.
Day 3: Santa Teresa – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes (Zipline optional Activity)
Day 4: Machu Picchu – Cusco.
Inca Jungle tour start with the pick up of our participants around 6:45 a.m., immediately We will board our shuttle heading to the town of Ollantaytambo (Sacred Valley) where we will make a brief stop so that they can buy water, snacks, sunscreen, or other similar need for this first day of the tour. Continue the tour for two hours approximately passing through the highest point of the tour, the step or “Abra Malaga” at 4,330 meters until you reach our starting point where our bikes and safety equipment are waiting for us to begin our descent with bicycles in the direction towards the forest. During this tour, we can see picturesque landscapes and natural attractions along the way. We will pass near some cliffs, ghost town, fruit fields and picturesque streams.
After having enjoyed and nutritious lunch begins our activity of rafting for persons who have opted for this optional activity (+ $30 USD). We will be immediately transported to the base of operations (Vilcanota river) Where our guides provide a little briefing of the tour and safety attachments such as helmets and life jackets after that we will enter the River in a raft accompanied by the Guide and a catamaran that will oversee the adventure. Our Rafting tour have a grade of difficulty between II-III + (risk medium) with rapid exciting and something of turbulence but all controlled and supervised by experienced guides (certified in extreme sports) connoisseurs of the geography, climate and environment local.
During rainy season (January to March) due to the flooding of the River, the degree of difficulty changes to level IV or more So we recommend to have previous knowledge to the activity of rafting.
At the end of the rafting all the group will meet in our lodging where we will have a warm meal to then spend the first night surrounded by a colorful vegetation.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Local Hosting
Maximum altitude: 4,316 m.a.s.l.
Minimum altitude: 1,200 m.a.s.l.
Distance: approx 21 km
Optional activity: Rafting.
Second day of Inca Jungle Trek begins around 6:00 a.m. with a traditional breakfast to then continue the walk that runs along a short stretch of the original Inca Trail. This part of the tour is a must since we can appreciate an old trail Inca rather preserved and still used by local residents.
At noon, we will make a break in the small village known as Qellomayo, where we will have a good lunch to continue our route crossing by waterfalls, streams, plantations of fruits and tubers typical of the area. We also saw the diverse flora and fauna of the place, different species of exotic birds, as well as a wide range of orchids and orchards of bananas, avocados, oranges, coffee, among others. Remember that we will be in the eyebrow of the jungle of the Amazon, and this area has one of the richest areas with biodiversity of the planet.
In the afternoon we arrive at the thermal baths of Cocalmayo where you can enjoy the medicinal thermal waters of cocalmayo. After this relaxing therapy, we will be transported to our lodging located in the town of Santa Teresa, where we spend our second night. Tonight is used by the majority to enjoy a ‘pisco sour’ in one of the small but cozy Pubs in the village, where we know more to our group mates and other travelers.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Local Hostel.
Maximum altitude: 1,700 m.s.n.m.
Minimum altitude: 1,280 m.s.n.m.
Distance: approx. 12 km
After enjoying our exquisite breakfast restart our tour. In the morning, our participants who booked for optional zip line activity (+ $ 30 USD), They are temporarily separated from group to make this adventure, Once finished the activity of the zipline we will meet again to join with the group to continue with the tour.
After having enjoyed the scenery and a short break we will descend to a check point called “Hidroeléctrica”, where a nutritious lunch awaits us and then continue the tour with a walk of approximately 3 hours, probably the part of the tour with better views and landscapes, enjoying splendid waterfalls from the glaciers, coca plantations and fruits of local people, continuing through the route of the train until Aguas Calientes or also called “Machu Picchu town” and accommodate us in our hostel, at the evening we will meet at a tourist restaurant guide where we will enjoy a delicious dinner and plan our visit to the lost Citadel of the incas, Machu Picchu.
In Aguas Calientes town We will spend the last night in a comfortable hostel at the foot of the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Local Hostel in Aguas Calientes
Maximum altitude: 2,040 m.a.s.l.
Minimum altitude: 1,600 m.a.s.l.
Distance: approx. 16 km caminata aprox.
Optional activities: zip line, hot springs in AguasCalientes
At around 4:30 a.m. we get ready to ascend to the Inca citadel of Machupicchu. First We will walk through the high forest, overcoming around 1500 stairs, till the control entrance, where we will arrive around 6:00 am. After crossing the gate our tour guide will lead you, for about 2 hours, through the spectacular ruins of Inca city. You will also have time to explore Machu Picchu on your own, after we return by walking (3.5 hours) to Hydroelectric where our bus waiting for us until 3:00pm to take us to the Cusco city, arriving around 10:00 pm, if you want you can buy a train ticket to ollantaytambo(+60 usd) in perurail.com or incarail.com
Optionally if you want to climbing huayna picchu mountain or Mountain Machu picchu you need to spend one night in aguas calientes (+30 usd) or take a train also you can join our Inca Jungle Premium Service (Included Biking, Rafting, Ziplines, Huayna Picchu and Train).
Huayna picchu is a optional activity(+30 usd) also the tickets to climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu or mountain machu picchu are optional and must be booked 2 months in advance (50 min walk to get to the top and another 45 min for the descent trek).
Maximum altitude: 2,490 m.s.n.m.
Minimum altitude: 2,040 m.s.n.m.
Distance: approx. 1,5 km
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Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu
Siebrand, Feb 2020
Very personal experience and well worth the money, the day before Yang our travel assistant came our hotel to give us a briefing and recommendations to make rainbow mountai tour and answered all our questions, the altitude is no joke though so definitely drink a lot of water or some pills prior to the trip. Our guides Carlos, Marta and driver Pedro were all brilliant. At all times they were helpful knowledgeable and made the experience memorable. HIGHLY recommend! these guys for your adventure in cusco. Siebrand Family.
Adventure22800695542, Jan 2020
The service was great! The driver and guide were very attentive to every detail and making sure we were breathing ok since this is such an intensive hike! It was all worth it!!!
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