Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu
Length: 8/9 Days
Price (USD): TBD
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Reserve your spot by making a $400 deposit which is fully refundable for 7 days, except if the trip departs within the next 60 days. The deposit will never expire!
The Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu is the best option for those who prefer a more adventurous way to hike to Machu Picchu. This ‘trek’ includes a massive downhill mountain biking experience, followed by river rafting on Grade III and IV rapids, jungle trekking, and optional zip-lining. It culminates with a visit to Machu Picchu. It also includes recently discovered Inca paths, archaeological remains and beautiful mountains from the Abra Malaga to the green valley and the jungle basin of Santa Maria. All the required gears and activities are included in the package price.
Highlights of the Tour
- Experience the adventurous Inca jungle trek to Machu Picchu 4D/3N
- Explore the stunning Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
- Enjoy various sports and activities: mountain biking, white water rafting, zip-lining, hot spring spas, etc.
- Visit rainbow mountain
- Climb the breathtaking Via Ferrata, spend the night at the Skylodge Suites which is a transparent luxury capsule that hangs from the top of a mountain, and zipline back down. (optional)
Is this tour right for me?
Physical rating: 3 - Strenuous
Some high-altitute hiking. 5-6 hours trekking per day. No prior climbing or mountaineering experiences required.
Age requirement: 15+
Travellers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Group size: min 1, max 15
Travel style: Trekking & Culture
Service level: Standard
Clean and comfortable 3-star hotels and guesthouses; private and public transportations.
Itinerary At a Glance
Day 1: Arrival + Walking Tour of Cusco
Welcome to Peru! Our local brand ambassador will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. In the afternoon, we will take a leisurely half day tour of the city as you acclimatize.
Day 2: Day trip to Sacred Valley
We start the day by picking you up from your hotel in Cusco and heading towards the town of Pisac. Upon arrival in Pisac, we will visit the archaeological site and the famous color market. We will then drive to the town of Urubamba to enjoy a delicious lunch. Later we will head towards the town of Ollantaytambo where we will visit the town´s archaeological site. Then we will visit the town of Chinchero where you will meet local women. Finally we will return to our hotel in Cusco.
Day 3: Inca Jungle Trek: Cusco – Santa Maria (Biking, Rafting)
After picking up from the hotel, we will take a ride to the Malaga High Pass where our adventure begins. After briefing, we will enjoy a 2.5-hour mountain biking and explore the Huamanmarka Archaeological site along the way. When we arrive at Santa Maria village, we will enjoy a scenic 2.5-hour rafting adventure on the Urubamba River (also known as Vilcanota River). If you choose not to participate in the rafting activity, you can explore the town on your own. Spend the night in a jungle lodge in Santa Maria.
Day 4: Inca Jungle Trek: Santa Maria – Santa Teresa (Hiking, Hot Spring)
After breakfast, start the day with a short but intense climb to the Inca jungle trail. Then we descend to Quellomayo where we will stop for lunch and have some time to relax. After lunch we continue to trek along the Urubamba river. Later we will cross the river in hand-pulled cable car. (thrilling but safe!) You will finish the day with a visit to the Santa Theresa hot springs. Sink into the warm water and let the ache and tiredness go away. Spend the night in a comfortable hotel in Santa Theresa.
Day 5: Inca Jungle Trek: Santa Teresa - Aguas Calientes (Hiking, Zipline)
For people who would like to fly through rivers and jungles, enjoy the zipline. The rest of the group will continue to hike along the trail. Later the whole group will rejoin. After a short break, the journey will continue along the great Inca jungle, hike through waterfalls, coca and coffee farms until arriving at Aguas Calientes. Tonight we will get together to have a great dinner. We will also get briefed about the trek to Machu Picchu the next day.
Day 6: Inca Jungle Trek: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Wake up early today to catch one of the first buses to Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour to learn about the culture and history of Machu Picchu. After the guided tour, take time to explore the wondrous ruins before descend to Aguas Calientes. Make sure you arrive at the train station in time to catch the train back to Cusco. After arrive in Cusco, we will be greeted by our guide and transferred to the hotel.
Day 7: Day Trip to Rainbow Mountain
In the early morning we will be picked up from the hotel. It takes about three hours drive from Cusco to the trailhead at Quesiuno. The roundtrip of the hike is about 4-5 hours. After exploring the Rainbow Mountain and taking great photos, we will head down and return to Cusco.
Day 8: Departure OR Skylodge Adventure Suites (Optional)
If you are not going to Skylodge Adventure Suite, our local representative will transfer you to the airport.
If you would like to spend a night in Skylodge Adventure Suites, you will get picked up at the hotel in Cusco. To arrive at the Skylodge, you must climb a via ferrata. It's a very exciting adventure and is completely safe. You will also have chance to enjoy a breakfast & gourmet dinner with wine during your stay at the lodge. It will be one of the coolest adventures you will ever do. One night at this place will make your dreams come true.
The Skylodge Adventure Suites is composed of three exclusive capsule Suites with a total capacity of 8 people. Our vertically hanging transparent capsule suites are situated at the top of our 1200 ft mountain with a 300 degree view of the majestic Sacred Valley. Hand crafted out of aerospace aluminum and weather resistant polycarbonate, each suite comes complete with four beds, a dinning area and a private bathroom.
Day 9: Departure
We hope you had a great time at the Skylodge. Our local representative will transfer you to the airport.