The tropical Inca Jungle Trail is a new route offered by our company which involves biking,
rafting, zipline, trekking and all around adventure! Recently
discovered authentic Inca paths, archaeological ruins, and amazing views make this excursion an unforgettable experience.
Biking and trekking in the forest for the first few days, your trip ends with a view of the valleys below from Machu Picchu at sunrise.
|DAY 1||6:00 am
Bus till Alfamayuc
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
River Rafting Experience
Alfamayuc – Santa Maria
|DAY 2||8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hike:Santa Maria – Qellomayo – Santa Teresa
Visit of the Hot Springs in Santa Teresa
|DAY 3||8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hike to Machu Picchu:
Santa Teresa – Llactapata– Machu Picchu Pueblo
|DAY 4||6:00 am to 4:00 pm
Excursion to Machu Picchu:
Return by train to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco
Optional: visit of the Hot Springs in Machupicchu Pueblo
At 6:00am we will start the tour with a transfer from your hotel to Alfamayuc. Our destination for the day will be the small
village of Santa Maria at 1,430 meters. On our way, we’ll see rolling hills and snowcapped peaks of the Mountains.
We will have some opportunities to take some pictures along the way as well. We will arrive in Alfamayuc and go on riding
for a number of hours by bicycle to Santa Maria. The 3 - 4 hour downhill ride is exhilarating
and relaxing at the same time.
When we arrive, we will have some free time to rest
In the afternoon we will have the option to do white water rafting until the afternoon in Santa Maria (rafting level III)
Explore the village on your free time before having dinner. Overnight will be at a local hostel.
Lunch - Dinner.
We begin the day with a healthy breakfast, and then we will walk through the tropical forest for a short period along the road before taking
a trail through coffee and coca plantations and passing through farms which grow tropical fruits.
After climbing for a while we will connect with a "tropical Inca trail", an original Inca Path.
There are great views along this section as we descend down some impressive Inca stairs while admiring the canyon of
the Vilcanota River. Please note, this is VERY challenging for those with vertigo or a fear of heights! There will be
many photo opportunities on the way. We will also have a chance to visit the local Coca Plantation. Because
in Santa Teresa there is an option to do zip line, Our group will be transported to the place where will
be organized this activity. This part will take around 2 hours. After zip line this group will be taken by bus to our Village
At last, when we arrive in Santa Teresa, we will be able to enjoy the hot springs which is optional (not included in price). We will relax there until it is time for dinner. We will overnight in a nice local hostel in Santa Teresa.
After breakfast, we will head to Lucmabamba, where we’ll start climbing to reach the Patallacta archaeological
ruins and follow a large tract of real Inca trail. From this point you can see the Inca city of Machu
Picchu. We then descend for 1 hour, to a beautiful waterfall, reaching Hidroelectrica. After having lunch, we will
continue heading to Machu Picchu Pueblo and visit the Mandor Waterfall. We will spend the night in a
comfortable hotel in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo). In the evening you can take the opportunity to
explore the Hot Springs of Machu Picchu Village.
After breakfast we continue the hiking to reach Intipunku ('Door of the Sun'), where we have a spectacular panoramic
view of the citadel of Machu Picchu. We descend to the city of Machu Picchu and start a hike tour (of approximately
2 hours) alongside your guide, after which you can explore the mysterious city all by yourselves. You also have the option to visit to the
Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes where the entrance fee at the door is US$4.
You later meet your guide in Aguas Calientes, to take the afternoon train back to Ollantaytambo followed by a bus to Cusco. We are in Cusco at around 10:30 pm.
Note for the Machu Picchu Trek 4D/3N:
The itinerary and campsites provided by the INC (institution that runs the Inca Trail) are subject to change depending on the time of booking. It can also vary depending on the climate or the health status of the trekkers. The train (to and from Ollantaytambo) included in every tour is the Expedition Service. Train times will only be confirmed near the time of the trek; thus if you join a group later we cannot guarantee you will be travelling on the same trains as the rest of the group. Train times are also subject to change depending on the train company timetables or availability.
The Choquequirao complex is very fascinating and one of the most popular treks in the Cusco area. And it’s no surprise with its fantastic natural landscapes with valleys, snow-capped mountains and an amazing variety of plants, birds and animals.
Hiking the Inka Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru is South America's greatest trekking adventure and is ranked as one of the three best treks of the world!
A trek through dramatic Andean scenery and a rich variety of cultures, centered in a valley surrounded by magnificent snowy peaks and many hot springs.