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Inca Jungle Trek Llactapata 4 Days 3 Nights

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4 Days 3 Nights
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Cusco
Machu Picchu

The Inca Jungle trail through Llactapata is a new route on the way to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, this impressive route through the jungle begins with a bicycle descent from Abra Malaga. The adventure continues the next day with a zip line ride and then you will have a bath in the hot springs of Cocalmayo. The next day we will go up to the archaeological site of Llactapata, where you can see the Inca city of Machu Picchu, and immediately we will go to the town of Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo. This day will be the most remembered because after three days we will go up to Machu Picchu and enjoy each of the places such as the main temple, the Inti Huatana, the temples of the sun, and the moon, among many more attractions.

The tour Includes:

  • Pick up from your hotel.
  • Tourist bus transport Cusco - Malaga Pass and accompanying to Santa María.
  • Bicycles, helmets, gloves, Windbreaker Vest, Knee pads, Elbow pads.
  • Zipline or Canopy, in the company VERTIKAL ZIP LINE (see a video on youtube).
  • Rafting, in the company SEGUNDOs RAFTING.
  • Food (with the exception of the last lunch and dinner).
  • 01 Night in LODGE with a private Bathroom.
  • 01 Hostel night in Santa Teresa with Private Bathroom.
  • 01 Hostel night in Aguas Calientes with Private Bathroom.
  • Entrance ticket to Machupicchu.
  • Return train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Return minivan from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Entrance ticket to the Hot Springs.
  • Professional bilingual guide service during the 4 days.
  • Assistant guide (for more than 16 passengers).
  • First aid kit.
  • Informative talk with the guide 1 day before your trip.
  • Permanent assistance of the agency.
  • Travel advisor in Peru.

Not Included:

  • Lunch and dinner on the last day.
  • Bus ticket to get up and down from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes (the US $ 24.00).
  • Snacks and additional dishes.
  • Extra drinks like; mineral water, beer, coke, etc, during the trip.
  • Cable car.
  • Air flights
  • Hotel in Cusco.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Walking sticks.

TO MACHUPICCHU TRAVEL RECOMMENDS TO CARRY:

  • Passport (very important).
  • Jacket for the Cold.
  • Sportswear for 4 days.
  • Swimwear.
  • Hiking shoes
  • Flip flops.
  • Camera.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Hat or cap.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Rain jacket or plastic poncho.
  • Extra money (soles).
  • Standard travel backpack (approximately 21 liters).
  • Sunscreen.
Itinerary

Day 1 CUSCO - OLLANTAYTAMBO - ABRA MALAGA - SANTA MARIA

The 4 day Inca Jungle tour is a truly unique adventure combining biking, rafting, and trekking that goes “off the beaten track”. This Inca Jungle road begins between the Andes mountains at the Abra Malaga pass, we will begin the descent by bicycle towards the jungle through cloud forests, waterfalls, small streams, we will also have the opportunity to visit the archaeological site of Huamanmarca for later continue descending until we reach the town of Santa Maria in this place we can enjoy our lunch. In the afternoon we can take a boat and challenge the rapids of the Urubamba River for two hours, then we will return to our accommodation in Santa Maria for dinner and overnight in a country house.

Time: 3 and a half hours by bus to Abra Malaga – 4 to 5 hours downhill by bike.
Accommodation: Country House.
Meals: lunch and dinner.
Distance by Bicycle: Approximately 60km.
Maximum height: 4316 masl Abra Malaga.
Minimum height: 1500 masl Santa Maria.
Weather: Cold at the beginning of the tour and warm at nightfall.
Note: Rafting is optional in Santa Maria; for this service, you must add US$ 30 directly to the operator.

Day 2SANTA MARIA – COCALMAYO HOT SPRINGS – SANTA TERESA

After breakfast, we will continue the hike up through the Inca jungle, where our guide will explain to us at each stop the plants, orchids, tea and coffee plantations as well as the different wildlife that inhabit this impressive place; The ascent will continue until reaching the highest point of the road where we will be able to appreciate the Urubamba valley and the river of the same name. Then we will begin to descend to the town of Qellomayo, where the bus will be waiting for us to take us to Santa Teresa where we will have our lunch ready at the very charming Ecological Inn, in the afternoon we will enjoy the hot springs of Colcalmayo, which is 15 minutes from the town of Santa Teresa.

Time: approximately 8 hours.
Accommodation: Country House.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Walking Distance: 15km Approximately.
Maximum height: 2650 meters above sea level.
Minimum height: 1430 masl Santa Teresa.
Warm weather.
Note: The entrance to the thermal baths of Cocalmayo is optional, for this service you must add US$ 10 per person.

Day 3SANTA TERESA - LLACTAPATA - HYDROELECTRIC - AGUAS CALIENTES

Today is perhaps the hardest day of the Inca jungle trail. After breakfast, we take the 30-minute bus to Lucmabamba where we begin a 3-hour hill climb through portions of the original Inca trail and cloud forest to the Puncuyoc Pass. We then walk downhill for about 20 minutes to Llactapata, at 2,700 meters above sea level, an Inca site located in front of the Citadel of Machu Picchu. The panoramic views that exist from this place are really impressive; Here you can see the Citadel of Machu Picchu from different angles, as well as the Huayna Picchu mountain, the Machu Picchu mountain, and the Aobamba canyon where you can see another Inca trail. For the next two hours, we walk down the hill, arriving at the hydroelectric plant for lunch. Then we will continue walking for a couple of hours through the railroad tracks until we reach the town of Aguas Calientes, the night we will meet in a restaurant to enjoy a wonderful dinner and we will spend our last night in the hotel that was reserved.

Time: 6 hours Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Walking distance: 15km Approximately.
Maximum height: 2050 masl Aguas Calientes
Minimum altitude: 1500 masl Santa Teresa.
Warm weather.

Day 4AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO.

We will wake up very early to take the bus that will take us to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Already in Machu Picchu, we will have a guided tour for approximately two hours through the sites of great importance such as the temple of the three windows, the temple of the sun, the intihuatana, the house of the Inca, among many attractions. Afterward, you will have free time to continue exploring Machu Picchu. At the end of the tour, we will return to the town of Aguas Calientes to take our return train from the station in Aguas Calientes to the Ollantaytambo station, where our bus will be waiting for you to bring you to the city of Cusco.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch.
Time in Machu Picchu: 2 hours maximum.
Maximum height: 2850 masl Machu Picchu.
Minimum altitude: 2050 masl Aguas Calientes.
Climate: Warm or cold depending on weather
Note: The time of entry to Machu Picchu will depend on the type of ticket that was reserved, remember that there are two types of entrance tickets to Machu Picchu. The entrance of the first group is from 6:00 am to 12:00 noon, the second group of income is from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm.

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