The 4-day Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu is a hike through the Peruvian jungle and so much more. The tropical trek incorporates loads of adventure activities into the journey that goes far beyond hiking. During the Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu, you partake in all of the following activities along the way: biking, rafting, hiking along the Inca trail, and ziplining!.
This Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu has been surging in popularity since it was first offered nearly ten years ago. In fact, our Jungle Trek guide estimates it’s now become the second most popular trek to get to Machu Picchu, only after the famous Inca Trail. We now see the appeal. The Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu is awesome!
By booking this trip, you will be helping provide a special Christmas breakfast for low income children in Cusco.
During 5 days on the Inca Jungle Trail we will be able to experience 4 extreme sports such as biking, rafting, zip lining, hiking, to finally reach Aguas Calientes and have the option of visiting Machu Picchu early in the morning with our specialist guide who will accompany us from the beginning. In order to explain each of the details both in the semitropical landscapes of the area where you can appreciate local fruit trees and coffee to the history of the Wonderful Machu Picchu.
Day 1: CUSCO – WALKING TOUR
Our trip will begin in Cusco City with an original walking tour. We will head toward the principal local attractions where your tour guide will show you the ins and outs of the city (i.e. markets, street names, people, Peruvian products, customs, festivities). In the evening your tour guide will give you a briefing about the next four days in the jungle expedition to Machu Picchu.
Day 2: CUSCO – MÁLAGA PASS – SANTA MARÍA
After breakfast in the early morning, our bus will pick up you up from your Hotel and will cross the sacred valley to Malaga pass (4000 m.a.s.l) arriving to the highest point where you will have a brief safety training before you start biking. We will feel the adrenaline rush while we zoom down 60 kilometers for 2 or 3 hours crossing streams and stopping at view points and overlooks along the way. We will then take our bus to Santa Maria to have lunch. The afternoon is the best moment. We will be jump into the river and take on the rapids for 1 ½ hours. At the end of this exciting day, we will return to our hostel to have dinner and a daily recap with our guide who will provide information for the next day.
Day 3: SANTA MARÍA – COCALMAYO – SANTA TERESA
We will continue our expedition to Machu Picchu by walking into the jungle and visiting some local houses to learn more about the coffee production, coca plantation, and different varieties of organic fruits. At this moment we can take our time to relax and taste unique and natural Peruvian flavors by taking one cup of coffee directly from the coffee crops. We will continue our trek by taking the original Inka trail while enjoying the beautiful landscapes. We will stop for lunch and to rest at a local restaurant in the jungle and have a quick orientation and recap of the day with our guide. After lunch we will continue our journey with a stop at the hot spring to relax our muscles for an hour before will take our bus to Santa Teresa to have dinner.
Day 4: SANTA TERESA – AGUAS CALIENTES
After breakfast, we will get our heartrate pumping by crossing the valleys via zipline using 5 different cables and one suspension bridge. After this we will go to the hydroelectric to have lunch and then have a nice walk through lovely subtropical vegetation. At the bottom of Machu Picchu mountain, we will have the first view of the city from below and finally will arrive to Aguas Calientes.
Day 5: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
Will catch the bus early in the morning to have the opportunity to see the sunrise. After exploring the most important sectors of the city with your guide for 2 hours you will have time to explore this magical place alone. Consider this your own sacred city! At the end of the day we will catch the bus to return to Aguas Calientes and take the train for return to Cusco.
WHAT IS INCLUDED FOR THIS TREK?
- Briefing at your hotel the night before the trip begins
- 01 night in 2 stars hotel in Cusco
- 01 night of accommodation in 2-star hotels in Aguas Calientes
- 02 nights stay at home in hot springs of Santa Teresa
- All transfers
- Full suspension mountain bikes, helmets and gloves
- Rafting activity with all equipment
- Zip line activity
- 04 breakfast, 04 lunches and 04 dinners
- English speeking adventure guide
- Entrance to Machu Picchu
- Guided tour in Machu Picchu
- Walking tour in Cusco city
- Bus ticket Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes
- Train ticket Aguas Calientes / Ollantaytambo
- Transportation Ollantaytambo / Cusco
- All safety equipment and first aid kit
**Huayna Picchu is an optional walk inside the Citadel of Machu Picchu that does not include a guide. The ascent is usually done on your own after your tour of the Citadel of Machu Picchu. If you would like the additional walk to be guided, please request it in advance. There is an additional cost for this additional guided tour.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED FOR THIS TREK?
- Ticket to Huayna Picchu –$75 USD
- Walking poles - $15 USD
- First breakfast and last lunch
- VistaDome Train - $67 USD
- Tips for your guide
BENEFITS OF TRAVELING WITH TERRA PERU AVENTURAS
- Assistance 24/7 a week in English.
- Qualified professionals on all tours
- Professional Guides in English on all tours
- Free transfer from the airport to the hotel
Please read the following information carefully. This will help you resolve your doubts and/or questions about our services
ARRIVAL IN CUSCO
All our services start at the airport of the city of Cusco where our driver will be waiting for the arrival of your flight to be able to drive you to the hotel of your choice, this service has no additional cost.
For which it is necessary that you provide us with your flight details and confirmation 1 or 2 days before your arrival in the city, our staff will be waiting with the Terra Peru Aventuras sign which you have to locate.
The briefing is the information that is provided to our clients prior to a trip, this will be done one night before the selected activity at the hotel of their stay. In general, the schedule will depend on the other activities that you have planned to carry out, but many times it usually takes place between 6 and 7 at night.
HOW CAN I BOOK THE INCA JUNGLE TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 5 DAYS TOUR?
To start a reservation, the first thing we request is your personal data along with the details of the date you would like to do the walk, then we will request an advance payment of 40% of the total value of the walk in order to generate the purchase of the necessary tickets for the tour.
After the deposit, our reservation staff will send you the confirmation of the reservation of the Tour which will include the DATE, NAME OF THE TOUR, PERSONAL DATA OF THE CLIENT, AMOUNT DEPOSITED AND AMOUNT PENDING PAYABLE UPON ARRIVAL IN THE CITY.
Terra Peru Aventuras offers you different payment methods depending on your needs, from bank deposits, transfers via Wester Union, as well as PayPal (consider +8% to the deposit to be made for reasons of bank commissions)
WHEN DO I MAKE THE FINAL PAYMENT OF THE TOUR?
In general, the total payment must be made upon arrival, we recommend making the payment in cash, due to commission issues from international banks that may be unfavorable to you in case you want to make a payment with your credit card. Our staff gives you more details about it.
CAN I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER I HAVE PURCHASED THE TICKETS?
For all our tours with the exception of Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Salkantay, yes! is possible to modify the date without any cost, this must be communicated to our staff as soon as possible in order to carry out the procedures for the modification with a new date.
WHAT HAPPENS WITH ALTITUDE SICKNESS?
Any good experience will depend on a good physical condition, if you practice any physical activity regularly you should not worry about a possible altitude sickness, however as an additional recommendation we suggest acclimatizing, in this sense you should consider spending at least 3 days to do some walk and 1 day to be able to carry out some activity or cultural tour.
There are medications that could achieve better acclimatization, but since we are not doctors, we suggest you drink plenty of water and coca infusions to achieve better acclimatization.
WHEN THE TOUR ENDS, DO YOU TAKE US TO THE HOTEL?
Everything will depend on the style of travel that you chose. Our clients who travel in a private service have the option of ending the tours at their hotel. However, those who opt for a group tour, our tour ends in the Plaza Regocijo or close to it so that you can walk without any worries to your hotel.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING?
- Original passport
- Small backpack
- Water storage: 2-3 litre reusable bottles
- Hiking shoes
- Toilet paper
- 4 t-shirts
- 3 hiking pants at least
- 4 sets of undergarments
- 4 sets of hiking socks
- Bathing suit for the thermal waters
- Fleece/ Thermals
- Warm clothes, down jacket — 2nd campsite its the higher and temperture drop to 2 Celius
- Rain jacket
- Waterproof gloves
- Quickdry towel
- Small bottle of soap: we provide warm water each day to wash
- Battery Charger: No electricity along the trek
- Hand sanitizer
- Wet wipes
- Toothbrush and paste
- Personal medications
- First aid kit: band aids, moleskin, etc
- Water: Please supply your own water until the first lunch spot, then we will provide you with cold
- Boiled water at every meal time. Please bring your canteens
- Sun hat ; Sunscreen
- Wool hat
- Snacks like chocolate bars, cereal bars or any dry fruits
- Rain plastic poncho
- Extra money for souvenirs, drinks & tips