INCA JUNGLE - MACHU PICCHU TOUR
Price from U$440 - with rafting included $490
Inca jungle tour, become one of the best multi-sport tours of Machu Picchu, in this tour we combine biking, trekking or rafting from the Peruvian Andes down to the Amazonian rain forest, finishing the trip in Aguas Calientes on the second day (Town bellow Machu Picchu), and have the hole last third day to see Machu Picchu complex and if you like climb Huayna Picchu the highest peak behind Machu Picchu citadel.
Departure: 8:00 am.
Duration: 3 days.
Location: Andes and Amazon rain forest.
Season: All year.
Inca Jungle - tour itinerary
DAY 1 CUSCO-CARRIZALES-SANTA MARIA
The same as some other Machu Picchu tours, our private vehicle will pick you up from your hotel at 8:00 am. Our bus journey take us through the Andean villages of Poroy, Chichero and Maras until, we arrive to the Sacred Valley (Urubamaba) and then to continue to Ollantaytambo, here we have a little stop where passengers can have breakfast or buy the last supplies for the Inca jungle tour. We start going uphill until Malaga path (14,500 ft 4,350 meters above sea level) which is the highest place of the tour, here the scenery is spectacular, snow capped mountains, waterfalls and a lot of Andean communities. One more hour driving and you will arrive to Carrizales which is the beginning of the tour. Before we start biking, we will try the bikes, this will be followed by a briefing about the route and some other safety precautions. Scenery changes while we are going downhill, from the cold Andean mountains to warm rain forest. The first hour is downhill through paved road and the rest of the trip changes to death road, crossing small rivers, small up and down hills not difficult, banana, papaya and other jungle plantations, we arrive to Santa Maria, small town in the rain forest. There after we take a public car that will take us to Santa Teresa where we are going to rest for today. Overnight at Santa Teresa. (1 lunch-1 dinner).
DAY 2 SANTA TERESA-HIDROELECTRIC- CALIENTES
Today we take a local bus for about 30 minutes until Lucmabamba which is the beginning of the trek. The scenery changes as you are walking through a very well preserved Inca trail road, after 3 hours walking up hill, we arrive to the complex of, Llactapata (known also as Patallacta) that means Town of hill side, originally discovered by Hiram Bingham at the same time as Machu Picchu. Some explorers say that this place could be bigger and more important than it is.
There are many other tours of Machu Picchu that will take you to see this complex, but you can only see Machu Picchu from a different angle if you take this tour. At his place you can take a rest and take some pictures of the scenery. It will take two more hours downhill until Machu Picchu Hydroelectric, after lunch we will walk for 2 more hours and 30 minutes until Aguas Calientes (town bellow Machu Picchu). There is an option to take the train from Hydroelectric to Aguas Calientes, it takes 20 to 30 minutes, but the train ticket is not included in the price (8 $ train ticket from Hydroelectric to Aguas Calientes). At Aguas Calientes, we will check in to a lovely hostel for a nice warm shower and good rest. (1 breakfast-1 lunch-1 dinner).
DAY 3 AGUAS CALIENTES-MACHU PICCHU-CUSCO
From all our Machu Picchu tours this day is very important, because we will see this astonishing complex. We recommend to start our trekking early in the morning. The idea is to arrive to Machu Picchu to see the sun rise that for many of our clients this is a wonderful natural spectacle. Walking from Aguas Calientes take 2 hours and 30 minutes more or less, until Machu Picchu. Our guide will take you around the area for two hours guided tour in the wonders of this impressive complex. Machu Picchu citadel is only located about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Cusco the Inca capital, it was never found by the Spanish and consequently not plundered and destroyed, as it was in the case with many other Inca sites. Over the centuries, the surrounding jungle grew over much of the site, and few knew of its existence. On July 24 1911, Machu Picchu was discovered by Hiram Bingham.
After the guided tour there will be plenty of time to take pictures, walk around the places that we like the most and then, we meet with the rest of the group at Aguas Calientes to catch the train to Ollantaytambo, and from there take a bus to the hotels in Cusco.
Private bus from Cusco to Carrizales, 1 nights simple accommodation, 1 night hostel, meals: (2 breakfast 2 lunches and 2 dinners), English speaking guide, entrance fee to Machu Picchu, bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes, train in back packer service to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco, all biking gear with suspension and disk brakes, helmets, knee and elbow protection.
What´s not included?
First breakfast, last lunch and dinner in Aguas Calientes ( day 3 ), bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and entrance fees to hot springs in Santa Teresa or Aguas Calientes, train ticket from hydroelectric station to Aguas Calientes.
What to bring
Hiking shoes, mosquito repellent, couple t-shirt, hat or cup, swimsuit, towel, sandals, shorts, photo camera, things you consider necessary during this Inca jungle trail.
Inca Jungle Notes
The equipment that we use for this Inca Jungle tour are very good, the bicycles have suspension, disc brakes and 27 gear change. The accommodation we use are clean a safe small lodges and guest houses.
You can upgrade you hostel in Aguas Calientes, to a higher category, ask for more information.
Peru tour - map
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Peru tour - prices and hotels
Our trip prices are based on double occupancy Hotel Rooms and Lodges. If you are travelling alone and wish to share, we will assign a same-sex roommate if one is available, but if for example there are 5 in the group and he/she does not have any one to share, we will pay the expenses to cover the hotel room price. If you wish to have your own room, you need to pay extra to cover the expenses of the room. If you wish you can always upgrade your hotel category, ask for more informationAll the services in this tour package including food, buses and hotels are good, safe and clean. The hotels and hostels are very nice and they are always located in safe places in all the cities that you will visit.
In the price of $440, we include hotel 3 stars, you can see more about the hotels that we use by clicking at the links below,
To upgrade your hotel category, look prices bellow,
5 star hotel
4 star hotel
3 star hotel
King size bed
Two bed room