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The Inka Jungle tour is a trail that combines adventure sports such as mountain biking, canoeing, zip line and trekking for 4 days to Machu Picchu. The Inka Jungle Trail is the preferred tour by young people from all over the world who arrive in Cusco. in search of adventure and extreme sports.
DAY 1: CUSCO TO SANTA MARIA
We will go to pick you up from your respective hostel. After collecting all the group we will leave Cusco and drive an hour and a half across the spectacular Chinchero plateau and through the Sacred Valley to Ollantaytambo. We will stop at a small local restaurant where you can refresh yourself, get a quick meal or snack, and buy anything you may have forgotten to buy in Cusco. After this we have go back in the bus and drive another hour and a half to Abra Malaga at 4,350 m.a.s.l. There we will provide you all equipment you will need (bike, gloves, elbow pads, knee pads, and helmet), followed by a briefing by our experienced tour guide. Then we mount up for a fun ride all way down hill to Santa Maria at 1,430 m.a.s.l. On the way you will see a lot different landscapes, panoramic views and different micro-climates.We will arrive approximate 4-3 hours, in time for our lunch!
We have a free afternoon to rest or explore the village. As an optional highlight you can choose to join the river rafting tour (100 soles). This will take you on quillabamba river for approximately 2hrs or 25 km and includes class 2 and class 3 rapids.
In the evening you have dinner and sleep in Santa Maria.
DAY 2: SANTA MARIA TO SANTA TERESA
We start with a delicious breakfast and then we prepare for the trekking in the high forest. For that we need some insect repellent and sun cream, and a lot good energies to discover the flora and fauna waiting for us in this expedition. We will pass local plantations on the way to reach the authentic original Inka Trail at the highest point. On the Trail as you view spectacular landscapes and views, you will be trekking into the Inca history. Be warned this is not for people who suffer from vertigo (ask to your guide for especial help or advice to rich 20 minutes of altitude walk)
After leaving the Inka trail we have another one hour and a half to walk in the forest until arrived to Cocalmayo village where we will enjoy our delicious lunch with a local family. Then we have some nap time before trekking on again to arrive in 3 hours at the Cocalmayo Hot Springs. There you can decide with your guide how long you want splash and soak before dinner and sleep in Santa Teresa.
DAY 3: SANTA TERESA TO AGUAS CALIENTES
We will start at around 6 am. After a great breakfast we will get ready to continue walking to Hidroelectrica and then to Aguas Calientes. There is an option in Santa Teresa to do zip line, all participants will be divided into 2 groups - one who booked zip line and the other who did not. Those of you who reserved zip line will be transported to the place where will be organized this activity for about 3 hours approximately . this group will be taken by bus to the area known as the Hidroelectrica. The rest of the group will continue the trek for approx. 3 hrs. more through the valley until reaching the hydroelectric, where the entire group will get together again. Here all of you will have a lunch. After a short break we will continue walking along the train way and enjoying beautiful landscapes. This part will take approx. 3 hrs. We will arrive to the town of Aguas Calientes, around 4 pm. Here, in the hotel with hot water, wi-fi, you will spend the last third night. In the evening we will meet ll together in the restaurant, where will be waiting for you delicious dinner. You will have a briefing with the guide about the fourth day and Machu Picchu.
DAY 4 - MACHU PICCHU / HUAYNA PICCHU TO CUSCO
We will wake up, at 4:00 am, in order to start trekking up the mountain to Machu Picchu in time to catch the sunrise at the top. It will take approximately 1hour and 20 minutes or by the bus up 30 minutes ($.12 USD). Also you have the option to buy your bus ticket one night before if you don’t want this at the last minute. When we first arrive, our guide will take us on a 2 hour tour around the ruins, enlightening us about the ancient City that was once so vibrantly alive, and enriching us with the Inca history. There is much information that our guide can teach us, about all that we have learned about the site archeological site so far.
After the guided portion of the tour, you will have some free time to explore the ruins by your self. If you want to climb Huayna Picchu, a very popular climb with spectacular views, we recommend you to book preferably three months beforehand. (There is daily limit of 400 persons per day allowed to climb, so pre-book if you don’t want to miss out. Cost: $25) The round trip walking to the peak of Huayna Picchu is about an hour and a half. It is definitely worth it for the stunning views from the top! As an alternative to the Huayna Picchu climb you can choose to visit Machu Picchu mountain which gives the ancient Inca townsite its name. This is a new option that lets you see Machu Picchu archeological site from the highest peak. It is less crowded so you don’t have to book early. Cost: $20)
You will need to descend to Aguas Calientes in time to catch the train back to Cusco and Ollantaytambo. You also have the option of staying an extra night in Aguas Calientes, which would allow you more time to explore this remarkable little town with its many markets and restaurants, and you would be able to spend more time in Machu Picchu.
Train from machupicchu to ollantaytambo is about 1 hour 45 minutes, then you need to go out of train station to get bus, after one hour and a half you will be drop in Cusco.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
- Pre-departure briefing
- An Experienced, bilingual “Adventure Guide”
- Use of mountain bikes (in front suspension )
- Full range of safety equipment for biking
- All ground transfer to and from hostels and busses
- Bus to biking point.
- Entrances fee to Machu Picchu
- Guided Tour in and around Machu Picchu
- All meals 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 3 Dinners.
- Accommodations 3 Nights: Santa Maria, Santa Teresa and Aguas Calientes.
- Train tickets to Ollantaytambo (expedition service at 14:30 pm,18:45pm leaving from Aguas calientes).
- Private Van from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
NOT INCLUDED:Entrance fees to Huaynapicchu .( if you take this entrance it will be charge 25 american dollars to the original price).
Machu Picchu Montaña .( if you take this entrance it will be charge 25 american dollars to the original price).
Train tickets from Aobamba(Hidroelectric) to Aguas Calientes.
Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu on day 4.
Zipline and Rafting.
Breakfast on first day and lunch on the last day in aguas calientes
Entrances to the hot spring waters or transportation to get there.
What you need to take
- Original passport
- For students: ISIC card
- Insurance card/certificate
- Walking stick ( Highly Recomemded )
- Hiking boots
- Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
- Warm jacket
- Hat and gloves
- 2-4 t-shirts
- 2 pairs of pants (1 for hiking, 1 for camp)
- Long underwear for sleeping
- Hand sanitizer
- Comfortable trousers
- Sun hat or cap
- Insect repellent
- Toiletries/ Toilet paper
- Personal medication
- Flashlight or headlamp
- Extra money for tips/snacks/beer.
Optional Items To Take:
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Bathing suit for hot springs
SHARED GROUP SERVICE
02 Persons / $.450.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS PER PERSON.
03 Persons / $.440.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS PER PERSON.
04 Persons / $.420.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS PER PERSON.
05 Persons / $.400.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS PER PERSON.
06 Persons / $.380.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS PER PERSON.
08 to More Persons / $.360.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS PER PERSON.
DEPARTURE DAYS ARE ACCORDING TO PASSENGER REQUEST.
GROUP SIZE UP ON YOUR REQUEST for people who want a personalize and exclusive service.
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Private groups include addditional services like nice train (vistadome), Hotel *** in Aguas calientes “la cabaña”, bus up and down to rich Machu Picchu, Rafting in Santa Maria, Zipline in Santa Teresa, walking poles, extra food and wather along the trek.
PRICE PER ADULT PERSON $.620.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS. MINIMUN 2 PAX
PRICE PER STUDENT PERSON $.600.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS. MINIMUN 2 PAX
DEPARTURE DAYS ARE ACCORDING TO PASSENGER REQUEST.
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