Inca Jungle Machu Picchu 4 days: Adventure that combines trekking, biking, rafting (canoeing), zipline (Canopy) for 4 days to Machu Picchu.
There are many trekking alternatives to Machu Picchu and one of the most exciting is the Inca Jungle Trek 4 Days 3 Nights. This walk is usually very popular due to its cheap price, as well as having a walk activities, with many other fun activities.
By reserving the Inca Jungle Tour to Machu Picchu 4 days, you are choosing the best alternative adventure tour in Cusco.
- Day 1: Cusco – Santa María Santa Teresa.
- Day 2: Santa Teresa- Aguas Calientes.
- Day 3: Machu Picchu-Cusco.
Sites to visit
- Cusco – Santa María Santa Teresa.
- Aguas Calientes.
- Machu Picchu.
- Duration: 5 days / 4 nights.
- Altitude: 1,870m / 6,135ft to 4,600m / 15,090ft.
- Level of physical demand: Moderate to strenuous, long, high altitude.
- General classification: Attended by those who like adventure.
- When to go: All year round, but the best time is from April to November.
- Departures: Daily departures with 7 or more people.
- Customizable: Yes. Private, custom, add-ons, all available.
Inca Jungle to Machu Picchu 4 days is one of the many alternatives to know Machu Picchu, what makes it more exciting this tourist route is that within the 4 days we can perform extraordinary adventures such as Mountain Biking a descent of approximately 60 km,
We can also have the alternative of doing Canopy and Rafting in the Urubamba River, accompanied by hiking through the high Andean jungle, and also to visit one of the most important attractions of Santa Teresa, the thermal baths of Cocalmayo, where we can bathe and relax tired muscles.
Day 1: Cusco - Santa Maria.
At 7:00 am we will pick up our passengers in our private transportation to head towards the sacred valley Ollantaytambo and then ascend to the Abra de Malaga (4,200 m.a.s.l.).
In Abra Malaga we will get ready to start our first adventure cycling trip, our guide will give us the indications, as well as the delivery of all the Mountain Biking equipment to start the journey on our bikes.
We will make the descent of 60 km to the archaeological center of Huamammarca, from where we will board our bus to get to Santa Maria, where we can have lunch and spend our first night in one of the hostels in the village.
- Trip Distance: 60 Km biking.
- Difficult: difficult.
- Food: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Santa Maria - Santa Teresa.
After a good breakfast, we are continuing on foot crossing the Vilcanota river by a pedestrian bridge. On the route you will see a great variety of fruits from the area such as bananas, mangoes, oranges, etc, then take a detour entering the jungle by a narrow path almost invisible, we will also appreciate agricultural coffee plantations, yucca and coca leaf. When we reach the highest point, we will cross an original Inca trail with an impressive view and from where you can already see the end of the day.
We will hare having lunch in a family home in the area. In the afternoon hours before the end of the day we will arrive at the open-air thermal baths of Cocalmayo, located in the middle of a beautiful landscape. After a refreshing bath we will continue for 25 more minutes to the town of Santa Teresa where we are spending the night.
- Trip Distance: 60 Km biking.
- Difficult: intermediate.
- Food: breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Santa Teresa - Aguas Calientes.
At approximately 7:30 am after breakfast, a walk of 2 hours begins, until we reach the banks of the Urubamba River where we will be forced to cross it through an Oroya built especially for this type of place, after this experience in about 2 hours further we will arrive at the town of Hidroeléctrica for lunch.
From this point there is the possibility of taking the train (45 min) to the town of Aguas Calientes or walking for approx. 2 hours. This decision can be made there, according to how you feel. At night we will have a dinner where the guide will give a small talk about the next day.
- Trip Distance: 15 Km hiking.
- Difficult: intermediate.
- Food: breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Machupicchu - Cusco.
At 4:30 in the morning, we will start the walk that will take us to the lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu. This walk will last between 2 and 2 and a half hours (optional; you can go by bus, 25 min). Once in Machu Picchu, our guide will lead you through the main places, small streets, and temples of the holy city on a tour. After 2 hours and 30 minutes, the passengers will have the rest of the day free to visit some other places such as Huayna Picchu (young mountain), The Temple of the Moon, or just enjoy the peace that you will feel in this place worthy of being called sacred.
In the afternoon, you must return to Aguas Calientes half an hour before the departure time of the train that will take you back to the city of Cusco.
- Trip Distance: 10 Km hiking.
- Difficult: Easy.
- Food: breakfast,
- Transportation from Cusco to Santa María by private bus.
- Professional guide.
- All food according to the program.
- Accommodation in basic lodgings in Santa María and Santa Teresa.
- 1 night in Hostel in Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu with private bathroom.
- Round Trip Bus.
- Return train ticket from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo or Cusco.
- First aid kit.
- Transfering from the train station to the Hotel.
- Breakfast on the first day and the lunch on the last day in Machu Picchu.
- Canopy: US$25.00 dollars
- Zipline: US$ 25.00 dollars.
- Entrance Ticket to Huayna Picchu $60.00 dólares.
- Ticket de bus en Machu Picchu (US$24.00 dólares).
- Entrance fees to the thermal baths.
- Additional transportation on the route
- Original passport.
- Hiking boots or resistant footwear, it is recommended to be waterproof!.
- A backpack (30 to 40L) with a change of clothes for the entire period of the trek.
- Water bottle – minimum 2 liters or plastic bottle.
- Rainwear – jacket + pants or rain poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco).
- Warm clothes, including wool jacket, for the first part of the tour.
- Trekking pants, the model with a zipper is recommended.
- Sandals or running shoes for comfort.
- Flashlight / headlamp.
- Swimming equipment for the Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes.
- Photo camera and waterproof bags for your camera.
- Insect repellent.
How to Get
WHICH ROUTE SHOULD I TAKE, BY AIR OR BY LAND?.
To start our Inca jungle tour to Machu Picchu 4 days, we need to get to the city of Cusco, for this we can take the flight that arrives at the Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport, currently there are several airlines that provide air transport service Lima-Cusco, among which we can mention, LATAM, VIVA AIR, SKY AIRLINE, STAR PERU. Of all of them being the most recommended LATAM, for the variety of schedules that handles.
The option of travel by land is also a good option, but you always have to look for the best options and offer adequate comfort for the trip, the journey by bus is 22 hours, now if your journey is from Puno or Arequipa if you can take this option because the trip is usually cheaper and are only 12 hours of travel approx.
DEPOSIT FOR LUGGAGE.
To be able to travel on domestic flights, you have to take into account the type of service contracted since there are rates where you can only get a maximum of 8 kilos of luggage. If you travel with more, make sure to hire it in advance and avoid setbacks when boarding.
If you have luggage, it can be left safely in the accommodation, or we can also provide you with a place of deposit at the Andino Tours Peru offices, but take into account the opening and closing hours of the office.
If you arrive before the Check In Time at the hotel, you can leave it totally free in the hotel deposit to be able to go out to carry out your activities or rest in the hotel lobby.
CUSCO HAS THE HIGHEST AVERAGE ELEVATION IN THE WORLD.
That is why people who travel at a lower level suffer from altitude sickness, “Soroche”. This is because at higher altitudes, less oxygen is contained than those who are at sea level, so the body works harder to get the oxygen it needs. That is why for long walks it is recommended to stay at least two days in Cusco.
Symptoms of altitude sickness are headache, tiredness, nausea, vomiting, sleep problems, loss of appetite, trouble breathing. Most of the time, the symptoms will be mild, but if they get worse, consult a doctor or contact our offices.
Coca tea is a recommended infusion for this disease, so within the accommodation it is always offered to counteract altitude sickness.
You must remember that you come to enjoy a trip through wonderful trails with people who will always be willing to help you, so you can relax and enjoy every moment.
THE WEATHER IN CUSCO.
One of the big questions is how the weather is in Cusco. It is easy to get this information on the internet, but you also have to take into account that each season and during these times the climates are changing. The dry season in Cusco is from April to October, but there will always be a sudden rain with lightning and thunder.
It is always advisable to have the appropriate rain gear, such as rain ponchos or waterproof jackets, waterproof gloves, and suitable shoes that do not slip in the rain.
Each member of the Andino Tours Peru staff has received first aid training from a specialist doctor. Every year we carry out this mandatory training, and on each of our excursions you will have a first-aid kit for basic medical problems (Traveler’s Diarrhea, scrapes, cuts, etc.) and, in fact, oxygen should not be lacking.
To protect your trip, the purchase of travel insurance is recommended. Having insurance before the trip is highly recommended. I have agreements with companies that provide this service that will make your trip more pleasant and peaceful in Peru.
For all our excursions, we have biodegradable soap, and all our garbage is returned to Cusco. Our staff is trained to take care of the environment. We use environmentally friendly chemical portable toilets.
We launched a program where for each traveler who reserves with us, we donate 10 trees that will be delivered to the communities of Mikaypata, Ninamarca, Huatoqto, and others, committing them to caring for the environment.
Why choose Andino Tours Peru
WHY ANDINO TOURS PERU?
We are a travel agency tour operator located in the city of Cusco, we have tourism professionals dedicated to quality service.
Our team is integrated by professionals with experience and responsibility to meet each of the requirements of our passengers and offer the best moments and unforgettable trips during their estimated travel time.
why travel ANDINO TOURS PERU?
Our company is legally constituted for more than 3 years in the market, we are registered in SUNARP and SUNAT, as regulatory authorities of commerce in Peru, as well as registered in the GERCETUR-CUSCO as tour operators and retail travel agency. We have also received the certification as Licensees of the PERU BRAND, and registered in PROMPERU and IPERU.
In order to provide the best service to our customers we are in constant search of certifications that endorse us as a travel agency 100% recommendable.