Short Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days and 2 Nights
PLEASE NOTE: Entrance fees to Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu Montaña (reservations 1 or 2 months in advance) +USD $15.
Día 1: Cusco – Santa María – Santa Teresa: Biking (34 millas, 55 km)
(OPTIONAL RAFTING: S/. 90 from April to November)
The tour begins at 6 am with a pick-up location that is set up during your meeting with us in our office the day in advance. From the delivery point, we will travel to Lorenzo's country house where we serve the first breakfast (buffet style) included in the tour. After breakfast, we continue on our private transport for three hours until we reach the Malaga Pass (4,316 meters above sea level) (14,160 feet above sea level). This is where we begin our mountain biking tour. Your guide will give you a quick informative lecture and provide all pilots with the appropriate safety equipment before the mountain for 3 decent hours (about 34 miles or 55 km) to the city of Huamanmarca. During this part of the trip, you will experience the beauty of the snow-covered mountains and its climate quickly changes from a cold, dry place to a humid heat. In Santa Maria, you will also have the option of rafting (level III and IV, during April-November) on the Urubamba River, which crosses part of the jungle. The price of rafting (90 soles) is not included in the tour.
Día 2: Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes: Trekking (10 miles, 16 km)
(Optional zip line: S/ 80 soles)
After breakfast, at approximately 7 am, our private van will take us from Santa Maria to Santa Teresa (approximately 1 hour). From Santa Teresa, we will begin our hike to the small town of Aguas Calientes. We will walk for 3 hours in the Aobamba Valley until we reach the Intihuatana sector, where we will pass a government control post and continue the walk. Lunch will be included along the way and we will have the opportunity to see a series of waterfalls and admire the majesty of the mountains around Machupicchu and Haynapicchu. Here you will also have the opportunity to see an astronomical sundial used by the Incas, as well as other buildings of the Inca citadel of Machupicchu. After a 3 hour hike, we will arrive at Aguas Calientes next to the train tracks leading to the small town.
Día 3: Machu Picchu
This is the most important day of the tour - the day we arrived at one of the 7 Wonders of the World. Our last day of the tour starts very early in the morning in order to be able to see the sunrise over the Inca citadel of Machupicchu. We begin the ascent from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu at 4:30 AM, with the option of hiking the 1,500 Inca steps or paying a $10 bus fare to get to the citadel.
Once inside the park, your guide will provide you with a 2 hour tour of the most important ruins and temples within the ancient city. Afterwards, you will be free to explore Machupicchu yourself and perhaps even hike Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu Mountain (prior reservations are needed two months in advance, plus a $15 fine.
There are only 400 tickets per day to climb these two mountains). In your own time, you will have to return to Aguas Calientes (by a ladder or bus) in order to take the train back to Ollantaytambo or Cusco.
- Pick up from your hotel.
- Transportation to the biking point.
- Bicycles and all equipment.
- 02 Breakfasts.
- 02 Lunches.
- 02 Nights of basic lodging.
- Entrance fees to Machupicchu.
- Return train to Ollantaytambo.
- Return bus to Cusco.
- Adventure guide for two days.
- Guide in Machupicchu for two hours.
- Bus in Machupicchu.
- Last meal in Machupicchu.
- Drinks and tips.
- Reservar con antelación
- Bloqueador solar
- Zapatos de trekking