Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days
Inca jungle trek to Machupicchu is an adventure that involves activities like biking, rafting, zip line, hiking and the last day you will visit the 7 marvel of the world Machu Picchu. You will see such as Inca ruins, plantations of coffee, Coca, fruits and enjoy the refreshing natural hot springs of Colcamayo on day 03.
Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu Itinerary
Day 1. – Cusco – Malaga Pass – Santa Maria
The first day of Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu, we will pick you up from your hotel at 05:00 am in the morning. We will drive through the Sacred Valley on our way to Abra Malaga pass (4,350 masl). After 1 hour and half of driving, we stop in the Inca town of Ollantaytambo to stretch your legs and use the toilet then keep drinving. We’ll unload the bikes and your tour guide will explain you about safety guidelines.
You will start biking high in the Andes with the majestic view of Veronica snow-capped. On the way down, we will explore to Huamanmarca(small Inca ruins). Afterward, we get back on the car to get to Santa Maria where you will have your lunch and in the afternoon do white river rafting and spend the night there.
Day 2. –Santa Maria – Hot Springs – Santa Teresa
Today we will start hiking at 06:00 am in the morning. We will hike on the Inca Trail with its spectacular views. We will hike through tropical crops such as coca leaves, cocoa trees, and a variety of fruits. After four hours of hiking at a leisurely pace through the lush forest, we reach to our lunch place called Quello Mayo.
After our meal, we will hike for 3 more hours, we’ll arrive to the hot springs of Cocalmayo where we will spend the afternoon soaking and swimming in this natural hot springs, and then take the local van to Santa Teresa. We’ll spend the night, have dinner, and you can stroll around town if you like.
Day 3. – Santa Teresa – Hydroeclectric – Aguas Calientes
After our delicious breakfast, we will drive to the zipline base camp. here, you will begin the next stage of our Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu adventure. You will receive a safety briefing before you begin this adventure activity.
You’ll be hitched into your safety harness, put on your gloves and helmet, and hung from the zip line. The zip line is in 6 sections that crisscross about 825ft/250m above the valley, for a total of approximately 2.5km/1.5mi of heart-pumping exhilaration.
Later, we will ride to the hydroelectric station where we’ll have lunch at a restaurant. After the lunch we will hike along the train tracks until we arrive in Aguas Calientes at about 5:00 pm. We’ll stay the night in a hotel and have dinner.
Day 4. – Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu – Cusco
Day four is the most magical day: Machu Picchu. We will wake up early to take the first bus up to Machu Picchu and see the sunrise over the ruins. If you want, we can go a bit late to Machu Picchu.
Your guide will spend around 2 hours explaining the highlights of Machu Picchu. Afterward, you can hike Huaynapicchu if you have booked this option. (This is a separate entrance ticket that costs $65 per person. Finally, you will return to Aguas Calientes and take a train back to Ollantaytambo, and then bus back to Cusco. Once in Cusco, we will transfer you back to your hotel.
What s Included
- 01 night’s accommodations in 3 stars hotels in Aguas Calientes.
- 02 night’s accommodations in a basic hostel.
- All Transportation.
- Full suspension mountain bikes, helmets, and gloves.
- Rafting Activity with all equipment.
- Zipline Activity.
- 03 Breakfast, 03 Lunches, and 03 Dinners.
- English speaking tour Guide.
- Machu Picchu Ticket
- 2 hours Guided Tours in Machu Picchu.
- Round trip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and viceversa.
- Train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
- Transportation from Ollantaytambo -Cusco.
- All Safety Equipment and First Aid Kit.
WHAT TO BRING FOR THE INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS
- Original Passport and student cards if you are students.
- A Hiking/trekking Backpack (21 liters capacity).
- Hiking Poles with rubber tips. You can bring your own or rent it from AB Expeditions.
- Trekking Clothing: Hiking shoes, waterproof pants, waterproof shorts, two shirts, a light sweater, jacket for rain, and clothes to rest in at the hotel. On the other hand, it is quite comfortable and relaxing for the body to wear light clothes for the walk; for this, waterproof materials are very good, because they enable quick drying from sweat and rain.
- Night in Aguas Calientes: Please bring with you a clean set of clothes to wear after the trekking. Also, you can bring along swimwear and towels if you decide to visit the hot springs in Aguas Calientes.
- Personal Hygiene items: toothpaste. toothbrush, and wet wipes.
- Medicine: If you are taking any medications, please bring them with you. It is also recommended to bring some over the counter medicine for the altitude sickness (Coramina, Aspirina, Diamox, Sorojchi, Acetazolamide). It is also suggested to bring Anti Blister Gel to avoid getting blisters on your feet and being unable to continue on your trek.
- Digital Camera with an external memory (2-4 Gb) (Optional).
- Sunglasses with UV protection.
- Sun Block SPF 60 (UVA-UVB) waterproof and sport.
- Waterproof Insect Repellent lotion, not spray.
- Swiss Army Knife.
- Water bottle made of flexible plastic. This type of bottle is very easy to carry and does not take up a lot of space. At the same time, they help in our effort to protect the environment.
AVAILABILITY FOR INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS
JANUARY 2021: Closed for Covid-19
FEBRUARY 2021: Closed for Trail maintenance
MARCH 2021: Closed for Covid-19
APRIL 2021:Closed for Covid-19
MAY 2021: Closed for Covid-19
JUNE 2021: Closed for Covid-19
JULY 2021: AVAILABLE
AUGUST 2021: AVAILABLE
SEPTEMBER 2021: AVAILABLE
OCTOBER 2021: AVAILABLE
NOVEMBER 2021: AVAILABLE
DECEMBER 2021: AVAILABLE
** IMPORTANT NOTE **
The Peruvian Ministry of Culture and SERNANP are in charge of all regulations of the Inca Trail, including permits and campsites. To access the Inca Trail, you have to have a permit that matches your FULL NAME, PASSPORT NUMBER, NATIONALITY, and AGE issued by the Ministry of Culture.
Only licensed Inca Trail Travel Agencies like AB EXPEDITIONS can secure these, and they are not transferable in date or name at any time. If you are not able to start your Inca Trail hike on your start date, it is not possible to transfer the permit to someone else. If you need to change your start date, you have to make sure permits are still available for the new date and buy a new permit. These are all rules of the government of Peru that all Travel Agencies need to follow. If permits are sold out for your desired start date, many other treks lead to Machu Picchu such as Salkantay Trek, Inca Quarry Trek, and Lares Trek. We can help you find the perfect trek for you.