Inca Jungle trail – return by train

4 Days

Overview

The Inca Jungle Trail is by far the most adventurous trekking option in the region of Cusco. It provides downhill biking, rafting, hiking and zip-line, all in one trail. If you want to have a lot of adventures and fun, then the Inca Jungle Trail is really something for you. You will make an incredible trip through the Andes, which also will end in the wonder of the world: Machu Picchu. 

Places of interest during the hike are: Inca ruins, plantations of coffee, Coca, fruits and the enjoy the refreshing natural hot springs of Colcamayo. Our priority is the safety and happiness of our clients that is why we provide a professional service. All the guides have extremely knowledge of the area where they operate. We give you our best to make your trip to Machu Picchu unforgettable. The biking is not challenging because you go all the way downhill. The biking terrain is a zigzagging road that goes all downhill from the beginning to the end. While you are biking, some cars will pass you that why all the bikers always keep their left side. We start our trip with a riding session. We provide full suspension bikes and all safety gear such as helmet, elbow pads, kneepads and full-body biking amour. Remember that you have to carry all your personal belongings during the hike but not during the biking. You can just leave your luggage in the car and take only some snacks and water with you.

Itinerary

At 07:00 am, we will pick you up and leave Cusco by private transport. We will ride for 3 hours through the Sacred Valley of the Incas through picturesque villages and beautiful landscapes until we reach the Abra Malaga Mountain at 4350 meters high. Here you will get on your mountain bike for downhill tour of 3 hours. You will rural villages, rivers, orchards and streams until you reach the Huamanmarca Region. From there, our private bus will take you to Santa Maria for an excellent lunch. After lunch, you will start your wild water rafting adventure (class III and IV.) Once in Santa Maria, you are going to the accommodations to take a shower and relax. In the evening dinner at the restaurant in town.

Our hiking day starts with an energetic breakfast at the restaurant around 6:00 am. Today is one of the most remarkable days of the entire adventure. We start hiking along the car route for about 45 minutes. Then we get into the original Inca trail that connect Machu Picchu with Vilcabamba, considered the last Inca capital. On the way, we appreciate many plantations of bananas, Coca, yucca, coffee, etc. You will hike 3 hours on the original Inca trail with magnificent views of the Vilcanota valley and hills covered on different types of plants from the jungle. We stop at Quellomayo village for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, you have some time to rest or walk around before we continue our hike for 3,5 hours along the Vilcanota. Finally, you will arrive at the hot springs. This natural and outdoor hot spring is great for a muscle to relax after the hike so you can spend here a couple of hours at hot springs before to continue the trek to Santa Teresa. After 45 minutes hiking from the hot springs, we arrive at Santa Teresa. Here you will have dinner at a local restaurant and sleep at a hostel.

We will start at the town of Santa Teresa. From here, you will do the zip-line. After this, our bus will bring to Hydroelectrica. (It is also an option to do the hike of 3 hours, if you do not want to do the zip-line. After the zip-line group and hiking group has rejoined, you will have a great lunch. After a break, the journey will continue along the railroad for 3 more hours. You will walk through the semi-jungle and pass waterfalls, coca and coffee farms until you arrive at the town of Aguas Calientes at the foot of Machu Picchu. The guide will bring you to your hostel around 4 pm. At night, you will together with your group a great dinner in a restaurant in Aguas Calientes. Later the guide will brief you about the trek next day to Machu Picchu.

The last day of the tour, you are going visit Machu Picchu. You need to wake up around 4:00 am to get ready for the hike to Machu Picchu main entrance. After you grab your breakfast box, you start walking to the Puente Ruinas checkpoint for 30 minutes. This is open at 5:00 am and you have to show your passport and your Machu Picchu tickets. After you pass the first checkpoint, you will hike all upstairs for one hour to the Machu Picchu main gate to be there around 6:00 am. Once everybody meets at the gate, you go into Machu Picchu for the guided tour for 2.5 hours to learn everything about the lost city of the Incas. After the tour there is a possibility to climb Machu Picchu mountain or Huayna Picchu mountain (which will take 3 hours approximately), which you must book in advance. After visiting the area of Machu Picchu, you have to return to the town of Aguas Calientes to take the train for 1.5 hour to Ollantaytambo. In Ollantaytambo our transfer will wait for you to bring you back to Cusco.

Included

  • Transportation from Cusco – Abra Málaga. - Mountain Bikes, Helmets and Gloves
  • Rafting day 1 (depends on the water stand in rain season.) and Zip-line day 3
  • A Private Bilingual Professional Guide
  • The following meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners (Vegetarian Options Available) 2 Nights in a Local-Rural House with Basic Service (Shared Room with shared bathroom)
  • 1 Night of Hostel Lodging (Private Bathrooms and Hot Water)
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Entrance Fee Machu Picchu, train back to Ollantaytambo and transfer to Cusco.

Optional extras

  • The Up or Down Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (US$ 24.00)
  • The climb of Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (US$ 60)
  • Vistadome train +US$40
Information

– Altitude: 2050 – 4200 m
– High Season: April – December
– Open all year
– Duration: 4 days – 3 nights
– Level of Difficulty: Easy

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Inca Jungle trail – return by train
From $290
/ Adult
From $265
/ Child

Availability

Please contact us first to check the availability of your trip. Especially trips to Machu Picchu are restricted due to permits and maximum amount of visitors per day and availability of train tickets. So please ask us first to confirm and you can go ahead and book your tour with us!