Inca Jungle Trek Short 3 Days and 2 Nights
About this tour
PLEASE NOTE: Entrance fees to Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu Mountain (reservations 1 or 2 months in advance) +USD $15.
Included / Not Included
Pick up from your hotel.
Transportation to the biking point.
Bicycles and all equipment.
02 Nights of basic lodging.
Entrance fees to Machupicchu.
Train back to Ollantaytambo.
Bus back to Cusco.
Adventure guide for two days.
Guide in Machupicchu for two hours.
Bus in Machupicchu.
Last meal in Machupicchu.
Drinks and tips.
Day 1: Cusco - Santa María - Santa Teresa: Biking (34 miles, 55 km)
(OPTIONAL RAFTING: 90 SOLES from April to November)
The tour starts at 6 am with a pick-up location to be established during your meeting with us at our office the day beforehand. From the pick-up location, we will travel to Lorenzo’s lodge where we serve the first breakfast (buffet style) included in the tour. After breakfast, we continue in our private transportation for three hours until we arrive at Malaga Pass (4,316 meters above sea level) (14,160 feet above sea level). This is where we begin our mountain bike tour. Your guide will give you a quick briefing and provide all riders with the appropriate safety equipment before the decent 3-hour mountain ride (about 34 miles or 55 km) to the town of Huamanmarca. During this part of the trip, you will experience the beauty of the snow-capped mountains and its climate changes rapidly from a cold and 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 runs through part of the jungle. The price of rafting (90 soles) is not included in the tour.
Day 2: Santa Teresa - Aguas Calientes: Hiking (10 miles, 16 km)
(OPTIONAL zip line: 80 soles)
After breakfast, at approximately 7 a.m., our private transportation van will take us from Santa Maria to Santa Teresa (approximately 1 hour). From Santa Teresa, we will start 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 checkpoint and continue our hike. 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 surrounding mountains of 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 3 hours of hiking, we will arrive in Aguas Calientes along the train tracks that lead to the small town.
Day 3: Machu Picchu
This is the most important day of the tour – the day we arrive 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 fee to reach 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 maybe 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). On your own time, you will need to return to Aguas Calientes (by stairs or bus) in order to take the train back to Ollantaytambo or Cusco.
- Book in advance
- Sun block
- Trekking shoes