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Inka Jungle to Machu Picchu

Inka Jungle Adventure in Cusco: An Unforgettable Journey to Machu Picchu

Inka jungle Machupicchu

3 days and 2 nights Tour: Hiking and Adventure Min: 2 persons
Carol B
2024-03-20
Breathtaking views beyond describable lifetime adventure Very informitive and beautiful views wonderful pictures. I have already sent word to family they MUST come see!! The guides were friendly and helpful!!!
Heath A
2024-03-19
Amazing Experience!! An absolute once in a lifetime experience I will never forget! We were met by our guide immediately when stepping out of the train station and he was very friendly, funny, and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend anyone coming to Peru to book through Rap Travel Peru!!!
John V
2024-03-19
Totally unforgettable!! I was an amazing experience from start to finish. Every checkpoint was smooth and efficient. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!!!
nick d
2024-03-19
Amazing time at Machu Picchu!!!!!👏👏👏👏👏 Had amazing time with some amazing people from rap travel the guide was amazing and very knowledgeable and attentive of everything that he was showing us had great insight and information and made it to where we can understand and enjoy what we were looking at in the history of the site!!!!!👏👏👏📣📣📣📣
Adriano M
2024-03-15
Passeios Maravilhosos e equipe receptiva Equipe super prestativa, desde a reserva até os guias turísticos. Fomos atendidos pelo brasileiro Luis, que estava sempre a disposição para ajudar com quaisquer dúvidas ou problemas. Os guias também foram super receptivos e bem dispostos a ajudar. Recomendo 100%
Yoselin A
2024-03-15
Mejores Días en Perú Desde el primer día la atención y servicio fueron excelentes, muy buenas recomendaciones sobre lugares donde comer, conocer y los mejores guías/fotógrafos. Gracias por recibirnos!
Castro Díaz D
2024-03-15
Experiencia increíble en Perú Mi estancia en Cusco con la agencia RAP Travel fue increíble, nos hicieron sentir como en casa desde que llegamos a la ciudad, los tours, guías, atención, todo fue demasiada buena. Recomendable para que vengan a conocer Perú de la mejor manera.
Marco F
2024-02-24
Nuestro viaje a Perú. Todo fantástico!! Nos encantó las atenciones de RAP Travel Perú y de todo su personal. Los tours bien planificados, puntuales. Todo A1, nos vamos súper contentos con el servicio. Los recomendamos al 1000%, el cooking class traditional fue excelente. El ceviche de trucha y lomo de alpaca para chuparse los dedos.
Madrily D
2024-02-24
Experiencias en Cusco. La experiencia en Perú, fue muy placentera. Nos encantó todo nuestro viaje, la compañía RAP Travel Perú. Nos ayudó muchísimo con la planificación con este viaje. 100% recomendado.
Silvia R
2024-02-23
Viaje mágico Excelente experiencia con la agencia rap travel , todos fueron muy amables y nos ayudaron a armar nuestro paquete turístico de acuerdo a nuestras necesidades

DESCRIPTION

Description Inka Jungle Trek Machupicchu Tour

With the “Inka Jungle Trek Machupicchu Tour”, is a very different way to make the tour to Machu Picchu, in this tour you will enjoy the ancient path traced by the Incas, from the beginning of the Inca Jungle trek to Machu Picchu. You will have a combined adventure of landscapes, mountains, rivers and sports until you reach one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

The INCA JUNGLE is an adventure tour that combines mountain biking, rafting and hiking. An alternative before reaching Machu Picchu. The combination of these outdoor sports and the incomparable landscapes make this trip incredible, preferred by young visitors, it is ideal for people with a passion for adventure and a lot of energy.

The ancient trail laid out by the Incas from the start of the Inca Jungle trek to Machu Picchu, winds up and down and around the mountains over two high Andean passes on the route, which collectively have led to the route being named the ‘Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks, distant rivers and mountain ranges and orchid cloud forests are stupendous and walking along a cliff-hugging pre-Columbian ruin is a mystical and unforgettable experience.

THE INCA JUNGLE is the road less traveled to the lost city of the Incas. The route winds through the Cordillera de Vilcabamba, the spectacular Andean mountain range before plunging into the forested canyons to the Inca city of Machupicchu. Discover a world surrounded by magical moments that will stay with you long after you return home. See why the majestic Andean peaks “The Apus” are inspiring to the natives and considered as gods”.

MAIN POINTS OF VISIT

  • Cusco (3,399 masl)
  • Abra Málaga (4,200 masl)
  • Santa Maria (75 masl)
  • Santa Teresa (1,550 masl)
  • Aguas Calientes (2,040 masl)
  • Machupicchu (2,430 masl)

TOUR SUMMARY

INCA JUNGLE TO MACHU PICCHU:

  • Day 1: Cusco – Abra Malaga (Bike) – Santa Maria 55 Km – Moderate Day.
  • Day 2: Lucmabamba (Trek)- Llactapata (Inca Trail) – Aguas Calientes: 18 km – Moderate day.
  • Day 3: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco: 4 km – Easy day.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Cusco – Abra Malaga – Santa Maria

  • 05.30 hrs Pick up time from your hotel. We will leave the city of Cusco and head towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, here we will have time to have breakfast.
  • We will board the transportation and continue to Abra Malaga (4,350 meters) starting point of our bike tour. After a brief explanation to help you get oriented, the guide will provide us with the necessary equipment for the activity.
  • We will begin the descent by bike for 3 hours and 30 minutes, 55 km until we reach Huamanmarca. During the trip we will experience the beauty of the snow-capped mountains and the tropical forest, we will cross small streams and enjoy the change from cold to tropical climate.
  • During the trip, we will stop several times to check the bikes and equipment. We will arrive at the village of Santa Maria (1,200 masl) where we will have lunch and spend the first night in a hotel. In the afternoon we have the option of canoeing on the Vilcanota River. This river offers category III and V+ rapids. For this activity we will provide you with helmets, windbreakers and category V life jackets. This activity is available from April to December and you must know how to swim to participate according to Peruvian law.

Lodging – SANTA MARIA

Breakfast – Passenger / Lunch & Dinner – Agency

Day 2: Santa María – Llactapata – Aguas Calientes

  • After a hearty breakfast, we will zipline “We run in the air over the Andean mountains”. This activity lasts approximately two hours or we head uphill for 2-3 hours to the Llactapata Pass (2,736 m), where we will encounter a spectacular view of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary from the southeast, a view that few travelers have the opportunity to admire.
  • We take a short break to explore the ruins of Llactapata, which have recently been restored. We arrive at Hidroeléctrica “Estación del pueblo”, we will continue walking next to the railroad until we reach Aguas Calientes or Machupicchu village (walking time 3h approx.).
  • Upon arrival at the hotel we will rest and take a bath, later we will have the celebration dinner with our guide and a last briefing for our experience the next day which is to visit Machu Picchu.

Note: if you wish to take the train from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes 40 minutes ride, you must buy the ticket in Santa Teresa or Hidroelectrica (the price is not included in the tour) and coordinate with the guide one night before. You will meet the rest of the group at the train station in Aguas Calientes.

Hotel – Encanto, Aguas Calientes

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner – Agency

Day 3: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Cusco.

  • 05.00 hrs Very early after breakfast, we will take the bus to make the tour to Machu Picchu. This is the most important day because today we will visit one of the seven wonders of the world, we will appreciate the sunrise in the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
  • Once inside Machu Picchu, we will have a guided tour of 2h, we will see its most important temples, such as the Temple of the Sun, Temple of the 3 Windows, etc.. Afterwards we will have free time to explore Machu Picchu on our own.
  • If you booked in advance, Huayna Picchu mountain (2,800 meters) or Machu Picchu mountain (3,082 meters) will have that opportunity after your guided tour. You must make reservations to climb either mountain three months in advance for an additional cost of US$ 20.
  • Once you have finished enjoying Machu Picchu, you will return to the town of Aguas Calientes walking or booking previously the bus up and down to Machu Picchu and controlling the train schedule to be 30 min. before to board it and get to Ollantaytambo and return in our private mobility to Cusco.

Note: If you plan to hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain you must make reservations in advance and the fee is US$ 20. Space is limited to only 400 people per day.

Breakfast – Agency / Lunch & Dinner – Passenger

INCLUDES


INCLUDES:

SANTA MARÍA – Family lodging (private bathroom and hot water).

AGUAS CALIENTES – Hotel Encanto (private bathroom, hot water and wifi).

  • Transfer In/Out
  • Tourist transportation
  • Bilingual guide Bilingual Inca Jungle Trek adventure tour guide
  • Cultural Tour Guide in Machupicchu
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca site of Machu Picchu
  • Professional mountain bike, helmet and gloves
  • Ziplining: Professional assistance, helmet, gloves
  • River rafting: Rafting kit (life jackets, helmet, coat, waterproof jacket, neoprene suit, paddle, inflatable boat)A choice of
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners (vegetarian, vegan or special menus available at no extra cost)
  • Medical kit and oxygen bottle
  • Train tickets Machupicchu/Ollantaytambo
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo/hotel in Cusco


NOT INCLUDED:

  • Consettur bus to Machupicchu Inca city (one way/return)
  • Entrance ticket to Machupicchu Mountain or Waynapicchu USD 20.00
  • 1st Breakfast and last lunch and dinner in Aguas Calientes.
  • Transportation from Santa Teresa/Aguas Calientes
  • Personal clothing and equipment.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for our staff
  • Additional costs or delays beyond the control of the administration (bad weather, itinerary modification due to a security problem, illness, change of government policy, political instability/strike, etc.).
  • Mineral water and snacks
  • Personal expenses

MUST BRING:

  • Original passport
  • Small backpack Complete rain gear or poncho
  • Gloves (warm) and trekking pants
  • Long sleeve breathable polo shirts
  • Flashlight and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and repellent
  • Swimwear and Sandals
  • Comfortable hiking shoes
  • Cold weather jacket
  • Long sleeve sweater Hat
  • Sun hat and bandana
  • Casual mountain clothing
  • Camera and video camera
  • Binoculars
  • Camera with extra battery
  • Refillable water bottle (hydration pouches recommended)
  • Snack: Chocolates, dried fruit, cereal bars
  • Extra money in soles
  • Toilet paper
  • A good positive mental attitude

DO NOT BRING: 

  • Large suitcases and wheeled bags.
  • Additional luggage that you will not need on the trek can be left at your hotel in Cusco or at our office.
  • If you do not have a duffel bag of the right size, we can provide you with a duffel bag prior to the trek.

PRICES AND HOTELS

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PRICE PER PERSON

Minimum 02 persons

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Inka Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu

The best season for rafting on the Vilcanota River, which offers exciting rapids, is from April to December. During these months, the weather is more favorable, and the river has an adequate water level for enjoying this thrilling activity. However, keep in mind that weather conditions can vary, so be sure to check availability with the agency and follow their safety recommendations.

During the ziplining activity, you’ll glide through the Andean mountains at varying heights, but generally, you can be at approximately between 100 to 300 meters above the ground. To ensure your safety, strict safety measures are in place. During the pre-activity orientation, local guides will provide you with a harness and other specialized equipment, ensuring that you are correctly equipped before you begin the ziplining.

These safety measures include:

  • Safety Harness: You’ll be provided with a safety harness that fits snugly around your body and connects to the zipline cable, keeping you securely attached as you glide.
  • Helmet: Wearing a helmet is required during the activity to protect your head in case of any contact with the cables or structures.
  • Equipment Check: Before starting, guides will meticulously check the condition of all equipment, such as the harness and zipline cable, to ensure they are in perfect condition.
  • Safety Instructions: You’ll receive detailed safety instructions before the activity.
  • Continuous Supervision: During ziplining, guides will closely supervise you to ensure you follow all safety guidelines and feel comfortable throughout the journey.

Safety is a top priority during ziplining, and strict procedures are followed to minimize risks and ensure you enjoy the activity safely and exhilaratingly.

In general, this tour is suitable for participants of various ages. However, for activities like ziplining and whitewater rafting, there may be minimum age restrictions for safety reasons. Therefore, make sure to check with the agency and verify specific restrictions before booking if you are traveling with children or teenagers.

Yes, many agencies offer additional equipment rental options for outdoor activities. This may include mountain boots, rain jackets, backpacks, and other specific gear you might need during the tour. If you don’t have your own equipment or prefer not to carry it with you, you can rent it through the agency to ensure you have everything you need.

Yes, some agencies offer the option of private tours for small groups or fully customized experiences. This provides you with the flexibility to tailor the itinerary and activities to your preferences and specific needs. You can work directly with the agency to create a personalized tour that suits your interests and specific schedules. This is ideal for those seeking a more exclusive experience or who have particular requirements.

If you prefer a more relaxed experience rather than extreme adventures on the Inka Jungle Machupicchu tour, there are still many options to enjoy the natural beauty and culture of the region. Some of the less intense activities include:

  • Scenic Hikes: Throughout the tour, there are opportunities for scenic hikes that allow you to explore the beauty of the landscape and enjoy stunning views without an extremely high level of physical exertion. You can walk at your own pace and appreciate the landscapes.
  • Cultural Visits: During the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with local communities and learn about their culture, customs, and traditions. These cultural visits can be an enriching and relaxing experience.
  • Thermal Baths: In Santa Teresa, you can visit the Cocalmayo hot springs, known for their relaxing properties. It’s the perfect place to soak and unwind after more intense activities.
  • Ruin Exploration: During the tour, you’ll visit Inca ruins like Llactapata, which offer a unique insight into history and archaeology. These explorations can be informative and relaxing.
  • Free Time in Aguas Calientes: Once in Aguas Calientes, before visiting Machu Picchu, you’ll have free time to explore the town, shop for local crafts, or simply relax.
  • Birdwatching and Nature: The region offers opportunities for birdwatching and appreciating the local flora and fauna. You can bring binoculars and cameras to enjoy the natural beauty.

During the Inka Jungle Trek Machupicchu Tour, travelers will have the opportunity to participate in exciting outdoor activities, including mountain biking, whitewater rafting, and hiking. These activities will allow you to explore beautiful landscapes, cross rivers, and experience a unique adventure as you get closer to the iconic Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

The main difference lies in the variety of outdoor activities offered on this tour, such as mountain biking and rafting, in addition to hiking. It’s ideal for adventure enthusiasts.

Unfortunately, you are not allowed to bring pets on the Inka Jungle Trek Machupicchu Tour. These types of adventure and hiking tours are typically designed for groups of people and may involve outdoor activities and accommodation in places that are not suitable for pets. Furthermore, some of the places you’ll visit might have regulations prohibiting animals in protected natural areas.

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