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Inca jungle to Machupicchu-biking and trekking

The Inca Jungle Trail is a truly unique adventure with Mountain Biking & Trekking that goes “off the beaten track” in the Andes Mountains through the beginning of the cloud forest, the rainforest, and the Urubamba River; ending at one of the world’s 7 wonders the Citadel of Machu Picchu.

DAY 1: CUSCO – OLLANTAYTAMBO – ABRA MALAGA – SANTA MARIA (Biking)

Our adventure starts at 6 am. We leave in our private transport to Ollantaytambo for breakfast, then we drive by bus uphill to reach Malaga pass, (4,350m/14,357ft), where we have a few minutes to prepare our biking equipment and ourselves before we start our 3-hour journey, cycling downhill towards Santa Maria (1,500m/4,950ft). You will enjoy the different microclimates such as the highland, cloud forest, rain forest and the two stunning archaeological sites of Incatambo and Wamanmarca.

(optional) In the afternoon, we will be able to raft in the Urubamba River for two hours, then back to our countryside lodge for tea and dinner.

  • Meals: Lunch- Afternoon Tea – Dinner
  • Accommodation: countryside lodge
  • Minimum Altitude: 1500m/4,950ft
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,350m/14,357ft
  • Difficulty: Moderate/Challenge

DAY 2: SANTA MARIA – COCALMAYU – SANTA TERESA (Trekking)

Today after an early breakfast, we walk for seven hours through the rainforest, enjoying a myriad of fruit plantations such as avocados, maniocs, oranges, mangoes, cacao, coffee and coca shrubs. We arrive at Quellomayu for lunch. Then we walk up a moderate hill through a portion of the original Inca trail towards the hot springs of Cocalmayu. Once we arrive, we will enjoy the medicinal hot springs and relaxing after our long walk. Afterwards we take the bus to Santa Teresa where we spend the night.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Country lodge
  • Minimum Altitude 1500m/4950ft
  • Maximum Altitude: 1,900m/6,270ft
  • Distance: 14kms approximately
  • Difficulty: Moderate

DAY 3: SANTA TERESA – LLACTAPATA – HYDROELECTRIC – AGUAS CALIENTES (Trekking)

Today is the toughest and most beautiful day of our trek. After breakfast, we take the bus for 30 minutes to Lucmabamba (2,000m/6,600ft), where we start walking up a moderate hill for 3 hours through portions of the original Inca trail and the cloud forest towards the Puncuyoc Pass. We then walk downhill for about 20 minutes to Llactapata 2,700m/8,907ft, an Inca site located straight in front of the Citadel of Machu Picchu.  The panoramic views from this place are breathtaking; you can see different angles of the Citadel of Machu Picchu, the mountains of Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu and the Aobamba canyon where another Inca trail can be seen.  For the next couple of hours we walk downhill, arriving at the hydroelectric plant for lunch. Afterwards we hike for couple of hours through the National Park of Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes, or take the train, enjoying the amazing location of the Citadel of Machu Picchu and the wall, which is surrounding it.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: in aguas calientes
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,000m/6,600ft.
  • Maximum Altitude:2,850m/9,407ft
  • Distance: 16kms approximately
  • Difficulty: Moderate

DAY 4: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

After an early breakfast, we take the bus around 5:30am up to the Machu Picchu ruins in time for sunrise. Once there we visit one of the most important mystic centers of the world: Machu Picchu. A 2 hour guided tour takes us through the history of these mysterious and charming ruins. After that we will have plenty of time for further exploring, taking photos and the option to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain or walking up to the Sun Gate. Then we head back to Aguas Calientes for lunch. In the afternoon, we take the return  train to Ollantaytambo  and connect with a private van to take us back to Cusco.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,040m/6,727ft
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,440m/8,052ft
  • Difficulty: Easy

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Entrance fee to Machu picchu and the other Inca sites
  • Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Train from hydroelectric plant to Aguas Calientes (optional)
  • Private guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • 2 Bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and return to Aguas Calientes 
  • Professional English speaking guide with experience in mountain biking 
  • Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo with private bus connection to Cusco
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Two overnights in a countryside lodge.
  • Accomodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Bikes with front suspension and all equipment
  • All private transport
  • First aid kid including emergency oxygen bottle

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Huayna Picchu mountain US$35
  • Machu Picchu Mountain  US$30
  • Hot springs in Cocalmayu (optional 10 soles)
  • OPTIONAL UPGRADES (hotel, train and others)
  • Walking Poles
  • Last dinner
  • Tips for the crew, guide and cook 

Private Service:

  • one Person: USD 800.00
  • 2-3 People: USD 480.00 per person.
  • 4-5 People: USD 420.00 per person
  • 6 -+ People: USD 380.00 per person

Group Service:

  • 1-+ people: $320.00

Discounts:

  • Student Discount: US$20 (Requires Student Card to qualify)
  • Under 18’s Discount: US$20

Optional Extras:

  • Walking Pole US$15

What you need to take.

  • Original Passport
  • Student card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitiser
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film
  • Torch with spare batteries

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