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4 Days 3 Nights
Availability : daily departures
Machu Picchu
Min Age : 11+
Max People : 42

The Inca Jungle tour is a wonderful journey full of magic, ideal for people with a passion for adventure and adrenaline, where you will have the opportunity to go down by bike, rafting, zip line, walk through the forest of the high jungle of Cusco and relax in the hot springs of Cocalmayo, all this while touring the beautiful landscapes and being part of the history of the ancient Inca civilization until you reach the historical wonder of “Machu Picchu”. In this journey, we can learn from the great biodiversity of flora and fauna. In conclusion, an excellent tour to learn more about Peru and its wonders.

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.


  • 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.


On this first day of our Inca jungle to Machupicchu, begins with the pick up of our tourists, depending on where your hotel is located in the city of Cusco could be between 6:30 am to 7:30 am, to start to go through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to Ollantaytambo (2,792 masl), where we will have a 30 minute stop. On the way, we can see the beautiful panoramic views of the Andes and then arrive at Málaga Pass (4316 meters above sea level), the arrival point where we unload the equipment and short safety talk from our guides before starting the descent by bicycle during 2 hours approximately.
If you don’t like the idea of ​​going downhill on a bicycle, you can travel comfortably sitting in our minivan behind the group that is cycling. During the adventure, we will pass through small towns, rivers, fields of coffee, tea, citrus, bananas, etc., the last 20 minutes of the descent are strong because the route is flat. At the archaeological site of Huamanmarca, we finish the descent and keep the bicycles and equipment to reach the town of Santa Maria (1,204 masl), where we will have lunch and around 4 in the afternoon we will begin rafting with rapids of level 2 and 3 in the Vilcanota River for 2 hours, then we will have dinner and sleep in a lodging house.

Time: 3 and a half hours by bus to Abra Málaga – 2 hours of descent by bicycle.
Meals: Lunch and dinner.
Cycling distance: 60 km Approximately.
Maximum height: 4,350 m.a.s.l. Málaga Pass.
Minimum height: 1,204 m.a.s.l. Santa Maria.
Climate: Cold at the beginning of the tour and warm at noon .


On this second day, we will get up around 6:00 am to enjoy a delicious breakfast, to continue our journey walking. This day of securely will be the most demanding of the entire excursion. We will start with a walk for 2 hours following the river upstream during this section we will see small plantations of coffee, cocoa, coca, fruits, as well as a variety of orchids and birds typical of the high jungle, which is a biodiversity paradise of this route, and then begin to climb the mountain along a narrow road with lots of vegetation until we reach the highest point where we can observe the valley and depend on the weather the Salkantay glacier (6,271 meters above sea level). Then the group will descend until we reach the village of Quellomayo where we will have our lunch and a light rest, then we will continue walking until we reach a bridge and the cable car to cross the Vilcanota river, then we will pass through a tunnel, to finally have a relaxing bath in the hot springs of Cocalmayo for 2 hours. In the end, we will walk for 40 more minutes to reach the city of Santa Teresa (1,500 m.a.s.l.), where we will have dinner and spend the night.

Time: 8 hours approximately.
Food: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Walking distance: 16 km Approximately.
Maximum height: 1320 m.a.s.l. Lookout point.
Minimum height: 1,204 m.a.s.l. Santa Maria .
Climate: Warm weather.


Today we will start the day with a lot of energy our guide will give you some indications after having breakfast. Passengers who have booked the Zipline in advance will do so for a time of 2 hours, at the end they will be taken by minivan to the hydroelectric, the rest of the group will continue the walk for approximately 3 hours until the hydroelectric. in This place the whole group will join again to taste our lunch and have a short rest. Immediately our Inca jungle to Machu Picchu continues, this time along the train tracks until we reach the town of Aguas Calientes, at night we will meet in a restaurant to enjoy a great dinner and spend our last night at the hotel that was booked.

Time: 6 hours Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes.
Food: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Walking distance: 16 km Approximately.
Maximum height: 2050 m.a.s.l. Aguas Calientes.
Minimum height: 1500 m.a.s.l. Santa Teresa.
Climate: Warm weather.


This day is probably the most anticipated by all, to visit Machupicchu we have several entry shifts can be at 6-7-8- or 9 in the morning, depending on the date of the tour’s prepayment we can book the ticket as much as early as possible
Depending on the time of the entrance ticket to Machupicchu, we will get up to have breakfast.
To go to Machupicchu from Aguas Calientes, we have two alternatives:
1.- Go by Bus (24 US$ dollars round trip, not included)
2.- Go walking, in approximately 2 hours.
At Machu Picchu entrance our guide will gather the entire group and take you through all the most important archaeological sites such as; the temple of the sun, the house of the guardian, the temple of the three windows, the house of the Inca, among many more. Other options could be to climb the Huayna Picchu mountain or Machu Picchu mountain (if you have tickets booked in advance, “it is not included”) or walk to the Sun gate (Inti Punku), but you should keep in mind that you are going return to Cusco by minivan and for this, you have to return to Hydroelectric walking to board your minivan towards Cusco. An ideal time to start walking back is approximately 11:00 am or 11:30 from Machupicchu to arrive at Hidroeléctrica at 14:30 pm and have enough time to eat something and board the minivan at 3 in the afternoon at most.

Food: Breakfast
Walking distance Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu: Approximately 5 km.
Walking distance Machupicchu – Hydroelectric: Approximately 12 km.
Maximum height: 2850 m.a.s.l. Machupicchu.
Minimum height: 2050 m.a.s.l. Aguas Calientes.
Climate: Warm or cold depending on the weather season.


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