Inca Jungle Trail Machu Picchu – Inca Jungle Trek

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Inca Jungle Trail Machu Picchu Details

Inca Jungle Trail Machu Picchu experience is the best alternative to the four days Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu. This is one of our signature tours which offers a memorable and an authentic experience with our well-trained local experts. 

The experience involves a multitude of activities ranging from mountain biking to river rafting, zip-lining, and more. We will be crossing small Andean communities and Inca Paths where you will get an insight into the Andean way of life and traditions.

Encuentros Peru Adventure takes pride in working with a team of professional tour guides born and raised in the region. Our guides are also trained in first aid medical attention. They are also bi-lingual with good proficiency in the English language. 

It is essential for our guide to share all their knowledge about the history, culture, and traditions. We are one of the preferred tour operators for Inca Jungle Trail Machu Picchu

As your safety is our utmost priority for us, we offer full body protection gear during biking trips. While hiking our local guides will give you instructions on where to go and where not. All the extra optional activities such as zip lining and river rafting will only be done by highly skilled experienced guides.

Do take a moment to check out our reviews on Trip Advisor.

Wondering the difference between Inca Trail and Inca Jungle Trek? Here’s an article.

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

06:00 AM

Inca Jungle Trek Includes

  • Transfer from our office at 6.00am to the Lodge (breakfast point)
  • Mini-bus to Santa María or biking point
  • Bikes and full safety equipment
  • All meals, except on Day 3 (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners)
  • 2 nights’ accommodation (Santa Teresa, and Aguas Calientes)
  • An experienced, bilingual “Adventure Guide”
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Guided Tour in and around Machu Picchu

Inca Jungle Trek Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Last day's lunch in Machu Picchu
  • Any Personal Expenses
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu Mountain

Recommended Things to carry

  • Small backpack
  • Polar jacket or fleece
  • Good trekking shoes or boots
  • Rain poncho (or rain jacket)
  • Bathing suit, sandals, and towels
  • Insect repellent
  • T-shirts and shorts
  • Sun block, sun glasses and hat
  • Flashlight
  • Personal medicine
  • Original passport
  • Travel Insurance
Inca Jungle Trail Machu Picchu

Day 1Cusco - Santa Maria - Santa Teresa

Your Inca Jungle Trail Machu Picchu experience begins with a pickup from your hotel in Cusco at 0600 AM. Then in our private transport, we will drive you along the Sacred Valley of Incas to Abra Malaga Pass. Also known as Abra Málaga this is the starting point of the Inca Jungle Trek. it nestles at 4,316 meters above sea level (14160 ft.) 

The Inca Jungle Trail Machu Picchu experience begins here. Our guide will give you a short briefing and will share safety instructions. Then our crew will give you the downhill mountain bikes with all gears. 

Once you are kitted with all appropriate gears before commencing the three hours of downhill biking to the small town of Humanmarca (about 34 miles or 55 km). 

During the bike ride, you will be witnessing the beauty of snow-capped peaks at a distance. The climate would be varied, changing from dry, cold to humid heat.

From Huamanmarca, we will continue our journey in our minivan for approximately 45 minutes to the town of Santa Maria. At Santa Maria, we will stop for lunch. 

After having lunch, you will have an option of doing rafting (level III and IV, from April to November) in the Urubamba River. It crosses through part of the Inca jungle. The rafting price (100 Soles) is not part of the tour price. 

Please note that according to local regulations it is imperative that you know swimming to be able to do river rafting. 

After the rafting experience, we will take our transport to Santa Teresa. Here we will be accommodating you in a basic room with private bathrooms.

Day 2Santa Teresa - Aguas Calientes

Our crew will be serving you a traditional breakfast. After breakfast, you will have the option of doing canopy zip-lining (100 Soles). 

If not, we will start our trek towards the base town of Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes. It would be a three hours walk through Aobamba Valley until we reach the Intihuana area. Here we will be passing a checkpoint.

Along the way, we will stop for lunch. The route to Aguas Calientes would reward you with a series of waterfalls, hot springs, and sights of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu.

We will be continuing our Inca Jungle Trail along the railway lines for two hours until we reach Aguas Calientes town where we would be spending the night.

Day 3Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

We will start early in the morning from the hotel in Aguas Calientes to reach Machu Picchu. We will try to be early to witness the sun rising over the mortar walls of the renowned Incan citadel of South America.

At 04:30 in the morning we will start hiking uphill from Aguas Calientes. You will have an option of hiking the 1,500 steps built by Incas or alternatively take the 20 minutes bus ride for USD 12. Once inside the citadel, our guide would give you a complete guided tour of Machu Picchu. 

The guide would give you a detailed tour of different sights like important temples, a site used for sacrificing, Incan clock and more. After the guided tour you will have some free time to explore and immerse yourself in the tranquility of lost city of the Incas.

If you have booked to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, our guide will be directing you to the entrance. 

At an agreed time, we will be meeting at the train station in Aguas Calientes where you are boarding the train to Ollantaytambo and onward road transfer back to your hotel/hostel in Cusco.

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Solo Traveller

Fabulous, totally worth- My Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu would not have been any better. Thanks to Jose Luis, our guide.

March 19, 2020


Solo Traveller

Absolutely fantastic. Jose is a specialist in Inka Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu. He knew a lot and was very attentive and fun. Felt more like being with a long known friend.

March 19, 2020


Solo Traveller

After experiencing my tour in Cusco i chose to do Inca Jungle Trail with them. The best for Inka Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu. Jose our guide took a very good care of the group and share many stories and was just another person in the group. I cannot recommend them enough.

March 17, 2020


Couple Traveller

Can totally recommend them. this tour company is run by professionals who know what they do. Jose Luis and his team were very nice on my four days Inca Jungle trek to Machu Picchu.

March 2, 2020
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