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3-day Inca “Jungle Route” to Machu Picchu: Trekking, mountain biking and other activities

3-day Inca Jungle Route to Machu Picchu. Trekking, mountain biking and other activities
3-day Inca Jungle Route to Machu Picchu. Trekking, mountain biking
3-day Inca Jungle Route to Machu Picchu
Trekking, mountain biking 3-day Inca Jungle Route to Machu Picchu
Trekking, mountain biking and other activities Inca Jungle Route to Machu Picchu

This fantastic trip crafted only for real adventurers will take you to Machu Picchu on a unique route. Join a local certified guide on this wonderful 3-days program.

Private

Andes

3 Days

All year

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Live a unique and unforgettable adventure on this “Jungle Route”.
  • Reach Machu Picchu trekking and mountain biking amongst other activities.
  • Meet a local family, visit enchanting towns and explore dazzling sceneries.

Description

The options to reach Machu Picchu are endless. So on this occasion I’d like to offer a unique route to this marvelous place, crafted for those who are truly looking for an adventure.

We’ll drive between the dazzling hills that border Cusco and across Chinchero, a typical peruvian town, which keeps much of the Inca architecture and overlooks the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Later, we’ll head to Ollantaytambo. Thereon, we’ll climb the mountain pass Abra Malaga (4,400 m), the starting point of our biking adventure. We’ll descend in the middle of the forest that join with the hot valleys of the Amazon Basin. Also, we’ll bike through enchanting villages, get the chance to observe the local flora and fauna and visit Wamanmarka, a marvelous archaeological site. It is here where we’ll meet a local family, who will teach you about the harvest of coffee and coca, and where we’ll spend the night.

After an exquisite fresh breakfast, our second day will be full of adventures, visiting the Vilcanota River, and the village of Santa Teresa (1,850 m). If we have enough time we can explore the hot springs of Cocalmayo. Then, we’ll reach the hydropower station, and trek towards Aguas Calientes (2,005 m).

Finally, on our last day, we’ll drive towards our crown jewel, Machu Picchu, where our guide will explain everything about the life in the citadel, along with its cults and ceremonies. After a 2 hours guided tour, you’ll get the rest of the afternoon free to explore this fantastic place. So you can climb Huayna Picchu (must be booked in advanced) or simply take in the breathtaking sceneries. To end our trip we’ll drive to Aguas Calientes, then take our train to Ollantaytambo and then back to Cusco.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity. Request to book this trip, and live an incredible adventure in Peru.

Check this Alpamayo and Huascaran guided expedition , if you’re looking for a mountaineering trip.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

On top of the guide fee, the price includes: information meeting in our offices with your guide 1 or 2 days before the start of the trek at 19h, to be confirmed when booking; private transport from Cusco to the Col de Malaga; emergency transport during activities; MTB with front suspension, gloves and helmet; entrance to the hot baths of Santa Teresa; meal during the excursion (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners); 1 night at the premises, in Manarura; 1 night inn, Santa Teresa (all basic services included); 1 night in a private room in a hotel in Aguas Calientes (Marco Wasi, Inka Tower or similar depending on availability); entrance to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu; bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu; bilingual Spanish-English professional guide (for a French-speaking guide, please contact us in advance!); return train Aguas Claintes - Ollantaytambo; shuttle from Xtreme Tourbulencia from Ollantaytambo to your hotel in Cusco. The price does not include: first day breakfast and last day lunch; bus ride from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes (US $ 12.00). You can also do the descent on foot, about 1 hour of descent.


Itinerary

Day 0: PRE-TREK BRIEFING

You will have a thorough briefing with your guide 1 or 2 days before your Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days 2 Nights. Your guide will meet you at our office in Cusco and you can take this opportunity to ask questions and make any final preparations.

Day 1: : CUSCO – SANTA MARÍA – SANTA TERESA (BIKING AND RAFTING)

We will begin our Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days 2 Nights at 7:00 am with a pick up from your hotel. On our way out, we’ll pass by the towns of Chinchero, Urubamba, and
Ollantaytambo, all belonging to the Sacred Valley. The adventure begins at Abra Málaga a 4,316m / 14,160 ft high pass, with its impressive view of the snowcapped Huacay Willca (Mt. Veronica). Here we will receive our biking equipment, bicycles and safety instructions.
We will then begin our bike descent, crossing different ecological zones such as Puna and Cloud Forest, both having a huge range of flora and fauna. After 3 hours of biking downhill, we will finish our bike journey at the archaeological remains of Huaman Marq’a. Here we will take the van again and drive 25 minutes to the town of Santa Maria (approximately 1,200m / 3,937ft). From this town we will continue by bus 40 more minutes until Santa Teresa village where we will spend our first night, leaving our baggage in the hostal we have an option to go to the hot springs.
• Highest altitude: 4,350m /14,272 ft
• Distance: Approximately 55 kms

Day 2: SANTA TERESA – MACHU PICCHU TOWN (TREKKING AND ZIP LINE)

This morning after breakfast we will continue our trip to the Hydroelectric (power plant). This part of the trek is called the waterfall day where we’ll pass many cascades and specially one falling from 45 m above being the smallest. Once we reach the Power Plant
and have some rest and get lunch, we will continue our trip two more hours as we reach to our final destination today to Machu Picchu pueblo known as “Aguas Calientes” town (At the foot to citadel of Machu Picchu) arriving here at 4.30:00pm approximately.
• Total Walking Time: Approximately 5 to 6 hours
• Distance: Approximately 10 km
• Highest Altitude: 2,040 m / 6,692 ft
• Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
• Weather: Warm, sunny, and humid.
• Optional: Zip-Line (US$ 30.00 p.p)

Day 3: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

After breakfast we will board the bus which will take us to the biggest energetic center of the Incas, “Machu Picchu”. As part of our itinerary the same professional tour guide from the Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days 2 Nights; will teach you about all the history of this
mysterious and mystical place. We will visit the Sun Temple, Royal palace, Main Temple, Three Windows Temple and Sun Dial. It will be an unforgettable experience. After the guided tour, you will have free time to explore on your own.
If you have booked Wayna picchu, you will need to coordinate with your guide for Machu Picchu visiting depending on your scheduled time to the mountain, for people not hiking any of the mountains there are some other optional activities on your own (not included in the price):
• Visit the Sun Gate: You will have an opportunity to walk (approx. 2 hours up and
down) up to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) to see Machu Picchu from a different angle.
• Hike to the Inca Bridge: The Inca Bridge offers a dose of adventure for your next Machu Picchu visit. However in this case, the adventure is a little less strenuous,
but a lot more death defying, not for people with vertigo.
Train back to Cusco: In the afternoon you will return to the train station in Aguas Calientes for the trip back to Ollantaytambo. Upon your arrival to train station you will be transferred by car to your hotel in Cusco.
• Meals: Breakfast
• Lowest Elevation: 2,040 m/ 6,691 ft

 

About the guide

Peru Expeditions is a Guide Agency and Tour Operator based in Huaraz, Peru.

It's a family-owned travel agency, which was founded more than 35 years ago, and is now managed by IFMGA-guide Juventino and his son, Eric.

We organize trekkings and mountain expeditions in Cordillera Blanca, and all around Peru.

Languages

| English

Certificates

AGMP | IFMGA

Residence

Huaraz


What people are saying about this trip

Matt LAIRD

5.00

November, 2021

Our guide was William and he is the one that really made the trip great!


 

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