Inca Jungle Trail to Machupicchu 4D

Inca Jungle Trail to Machupicchu 4D


Type:

Trekking/Hiking

Distance:

50 km

Altitude:

4316 m.s.n.m.

Physical level:

     

Duration:

4 Days / 3 Nights


from 340.00 USD per person


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Inca Jungle Trail to Machupicchu 4D

The Inca Jungle Tour is a trek which combines adventure sports such as mountain biking, rafting, zip lining and hiking over a 4 day route, ending at Machupicchu and Huaynapicchu.


Itinerary Included Requirements FAQ Map

DAY 1: Cusco - Santa Maria: Bicycling – Rafting (34 miles, 55 km) 

The tour begins at 6 AM with a pick-up location that is set during your meeting with us in our office the day beforehand. From the pick-up location, we will continue in our private van for 3 hours until we arrive to the Malaga Pass (4,316 meters above sea level) (14,160 feet above sea level).  
This is where we begin our bicycle tour down the mountain. Your guide will give a quick informational briefing and provide all riders with the appropriate safety gear before the 3-hour mountain decent (about 34 miles or 55 km) to the town of Huamanmarca. From there, we continue our journey by bus for approximately 30 minutes until we reach the town of Santa Maria, where we have our first lunch and spend the first night in a basic hostel. During this part of the journey, you will experience the beauty of the snow-capped mountains and their fast-changing climate from a dry cold to a humid heat.  Upon arrival to Santa Maria, you will have the option to go rafting (level III and IV, during April-November) in the Urubamba River, which crosses through part of the jungle.  The rafting price (100 Soles) is not included in the tour.

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, Acommodation

 

DAY 2: Santa Maria - Santa Teresa: Trekking (10 miles, 16 km)

After a delicious breakfast, we will begin our first day of the trekking course to Santa Teresa at 6 AM. The first 2 hours of our tour is an ascent, but there will be various stops in order to learn a bit more about the rich variety of flora and fauna that can be found in the region we are in.  
One of these stops will be a family house where we will rest for 20 minutes and supply ourselves with more water and some regional tropical fruit. After resting for a bit, we will cross a section of the Inca Trail that historically connected Machupicchu with the city of Vilcabamba. Here, our guide will explain a bit more about the history of the Incas, as well as the system of communication that existed during that time. At this point, we will also see one of the most impressive views in all of the Huancarccasa Canyon. Afterwards, we will descend to the small town of Quellomayo where we will stop to eat lunch and rest in the near-by hammocks. We then continue 2 more hours on foot to the thermal baths of Cocalmayo, where you will have plenty of time to enjoy the naturally heated water of the baths.  After bathing, we will continue on to the final destination of the day, Santa Teresa, and spend our second night in a basic hostel. 

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, Acommodation

DAY 3: Santa Teresa - Aguas Calientes: Zip-lining &Trekking (10 miles, 16 km)

After breakfast, we will begin the trekking course to Aguas Calientes at approximately 7 AM. We will walk for 3 hours in the Aobamba Valley until we reach the Intihuatana sector, where we pass a government control post and continue the trek. Lunch will be included along the path and we will have the opportunity to see a series of waterfalls and admire the majesty of the mountains surrounding Machupicchu and Haynapicchu. Here you will also have the opportunity to see an astronomical sundial used by the Incans, as well as other constructions such of the Incan citadel of Machupicchu. After 3 hours of walking, we will arrive in Aguas Calientes alongside the train tracks that lead to the small town. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, Hostel or Hotel

DAY 4: MACHUPICCHU

This is the most important day of the tour – the day that we arrive to one of the 7 Wonders of the World. Our last day of the tour begins very early in the morning in order to be able to watch the sun rise over the Incan citadel of Machupicchu. We begin the ascent from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu at 4:30 AM, with the option of hiking the 1,500 Incan steps or paying a $12 bus fare to reach the citadel.
Once inside the park, your guide will provide a 2-hour tour of the ruins and most important temples within the ancient city. Afterwards, you will be free to explore Machupicchu yourself and maybe even hike Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu Mountain (previous reservations are needed with two months of anticipation, plus a fee of $15. There are only 400 entrance tickets per day to climb these two mountains). On your own time, you will need to return to Aguas Calientes (via stairs or bus) in order to take a return train to Ollantaytambo or Cusco. 

INCLUDED:

  • Private Tour Guide
  • The coolest T-shirts from our company.
  • Private car to Santa Maria or biking point
  • Bikes and  full Safety Equipment
  • All meals except the last day 04 (3 Breakfast, 3 Lunches and 3 Dinners).
  • 3 Nights’ Accommodations (Santa Maria, Santa Teresa and Aguas Calientes).
  • An Experienced, bilingual “Adventure Guide”.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu.  
  • Guided Tour in and around  Machu Picchu
  • Train back from Aguas calientes to Ollantaytambo

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Last lunch in Machu Pichu
  • (Huaynapicchu Mountain plus: $30 dollars booking two months in advance)
  • Extra drinks
  • Tips for our Guide

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Small backpack.
  • A polar jacket or fleece. 
  • Good trekking shoes or boots
  • Rain poncho (or Rain Jacket) 
  • Bathing Suit, Sandals and towels
  • Insect repellent
  • T-Shirts and Shorts
  • Sun block, Sun glasses and hat
  • Flashlight
  • Personal Medicine
  • Original passport.
  • Walking pools


KEEP IN MIND: 

  • Please bring your passport and the immigration slip you received upon your arrival to Peru. 
  • Cash is the only acceptable form of payment (Dollars or Soles). The type of change (Dollars or Soles) given for payments made in Soles will be determined by the Agency. 

PACKING LIST

  • Day pack
  • Copy of your passport
  • Good hiking gear: hiking boots, warm jackets, gloves, hat warm fleece and socks
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun screen
  • Insect repellent
  • Re-usable plastic/metal water container, or camel bags
  • Water for the first four hours of the trek, then we will provide you with drinking, previously boiled water
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films
  • Flashlight with spare batteries
  • Walking stick
  • Bathing suit for the hot springs
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks and tips

Huayna Picchu

Huayna Picchu is the mountain that stands next to Machu Picchu. It is a 45 minute hike to the top. While this hike is done on your own, your guide will direct you to where this hike begins. This is an additional entrance ticket that we can secure for you with an advance notice.

The ticket is $30 per person.

Machu Picchu Mountain

Machu Picchu mountain is the other mountain that stands above the Machu Picchu city. It offers even more stunning views than Huayna Picchu but takes an hour and a half to reach the top. This is an additional entrance ticket that we can secure for you.

This ticket is $30 per person.

Train 360° panoramic

All our tours include the Expeditions (Tourist) Train. This train is normally booked at 19:00 p.m., leaving Aguas Calientes. The 360° panoramic train is an upgraded train, that offers slightly larger seats, windows and even some entertainment. Normally the 360° train is booked for 4:43 p.m. and travels to Poroy, a train station closer to Cusco. While this is an upgraded fee, we will still include your transportation back to your hotel.

This train is $75 per person.

Are the departure dates guaranteed. Is there a minimum for group bookings?

The only events that may jeopardize your travel dates are natural disasters or other circumstances that may put your safety at risk. Otherwise, our departures are 100% guaranteed as long as there is a minimum of 2 people.

What type of backpack is necessary for the trip?

For this trip, we recommend a backpack that can hold between 25-60 kilograms (55-132 lbs) with clothes that are only necessary for the 4 days of the trip. The rest of your luggage will be left in a storeroom at your hotel / hostel in Cusco or in our office. It is extremely important to only bring what is necessary for the 4 days that you will be trekking because on the second or third day, you will have to carry your backpack.

Is advanced cycling experience necessary?

On the tour, there is a total of 3 hours of downhill biking. 95% of the road is downhill and paved. Therefore, the cycling part of the tour is not difficult. Only basic to intermediate experience is required.

Please consult with your physician or local travel clinic regarding your visit to South America. Vaccinations for tetanus, diphtheria, and poliomyelitis. If you are visiting the Amazon, a yellow fever vaccination is recommended. Be aware of illnesses such as malaria and dengue, which are best prevented by using repellent. Illnesses are more common in the Amazon than in the Andes mountains.

Why do I need to send a deposit?

We use your deposit (non-refundable) to pay the basic fees to make your reservation official. These fees include entry tickets to reserve space, porters (non-refundable by national law), and a government tax of 18%.

In regards to hotel reservations, we are required to pay penalties for cancellation depending on the date.

The deposit is also used to assure availability and bookkeeping for all tours and treks, such as chefs, porters, and even reserve horses.

How can I pay my deposit?

Deposits must be paid using the methods indicated below.

a) PAYPAL:

You can use the PayPal option from our website and follow the steps. Please notice that PayPal charges 6% tax for this transaction that is included automatically in this option.

In case you decide to make the deposit directly from your account, do not forget to add the 6% tax. You can send the deposit to this account:
payment.incafootsteps@gmail.com

b) WESTERN UNION

You can pay in their offices (they have offices Internationally) or online (http://www.westernunion.com/):
1. Receiver’s first name:  Jimmy Jhon
2. Receiver’s last name:  Alvarez Huillca
3. Receiver’s city / Town:  Cusco
4. Country:  Peru
If using this method, please send an email confirming the amount of the deposit and the transaction number ( MTCN ) you have been given.
NOTE : The client will assume all transaction fees.

How can I pay my final balance?

Final balance for treks must be paid in cash (US $ or Peruvian Soles) in our office in Cusco at least 48 hours before your trek. If your arrival in Cusco has been delayed, you are responsible for informing our agents either by email or phone.

If we do not receive final payment before the deadline and do not receive any message due to delay, we reserve the right to cancel the reservation and travel plans.

Are vegetarian, vegan, and / or other special dietary needs available?

Of course! Without any additional costs! When you make your reservation, please inform us of any dietary needs or requirements, including allergies!

Vegetarian foods will be absent of all meats, chicken or fish. We will assume that eggs and cheese or other lactose products are OK.

Most of our main meals are a buffet-style, leaving you the option to avoid anything undesirable to you.

If there are any food items or veggies that you can not stomach, perhaps onions, tomatoes, mushrooms … etc, upon your request we will ask our chef to leave them out or separate this item.

We can also attend lactose-intolerant or gluten-intolerant diets. We can not accept individuals with serious allergic or life-threatening reactions.

I have a food allergy May I still participate?

Every day we receive many clients with food allergies to nuts, wheat, etc. Please inform us in detail of your condition upon making your reservation.

We kindly ask that you declare the severity of your reaction and any medication that you take in case of emergency.

If your allergy is severe, we ask that you be accompanied by a friend or individual consciously and fully responsible of your situation and ready with any medication.

WE CAN NOT ACCEPT CLIENTS WITH LIFE-THREATENING ALLERGIES

When must I arrive in cusco or arrive to your office?

We require that all guests arrive to Cusco at least 48 hours before the start of your trek, although 03 nights before is ideal. You must pay your remaining balance two days before your departure for your trek. This will assure that all of these are acclimatized and adjusted to the high altitude conditions to begin your trek comfortably. Please note that your remaining balance must be paid in cash in our office and can not be paid before your arrival.

Our office hours are Monday – Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Money in Peru

Peru use Nuevo Sol (S), wich has traded at S3.50 per US dollar (US $) for several years although you should keep an eye on current events.
Prices in this book are generally in new soles, although some are listed in US dollars.

Carrying cash, an ATM card or traveler’s checks, as well as a credit card that can be used for cash advances in case of emergency, is advisable.

When receiving local currency, always ask for small bills, as S100 bills is hard to change in small towns or for small purchases. Carry as much spare change as possible, especially in small towns.

Public’s bathrooms often charge a small fee for use and getting change for paper can be darn near impossible.

The best places to exchange money are mormally casa de cambio (foreing exchange bureaus), which are fast, have longer hours and often give slightly better rates than banks.

Many places accept US dollars. Do not accept torn money as it will likely not be aceppted by Peruvians.
It is best not to change money on the street as counterfeits are a problem.

The Inca Jungle Tour is a trek which combines adventure sports such as mountain biking, rafting, zip lining and hiking over a 4 day route, ending at Machupicchu and Huaynapicchu.

This trip was built for an intrepid tourist who likes adrenaline; along the trip we will see spectacular, beautiful, and breath-taking scenery, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. There are ancient remains on the way connecting to the sacred city of Machupicchu at an altitude of 2,430 metres / 7,970 ft, and remain a shining symbol of Inca civilization and culture. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti.

The Inca Jungle Trail is the preferred tour for you and average people from all over the world who come to Cusco in search of adventure and extreme sports.  As a Tour Operator in Cusco we offer a specialized service, with an exclusive route, qualified guides (fluent in English, and with vast local knowledge), high quality mountain bikes, and the safest options for rafting and zip lining.  We recommend our clients to reserve their tour in advance in order to confirm all the entrance fees to Machupicchu and our train ticket.


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