This new tour is a combination of a downhill mountain bike tour and trekking to Machu Picchu.
Offering spectacular mountain and jungle landscape, wild fruits, mountain biking, waterfalls and more, The Inka Jungle Trail is an exciting and adventurous option for travelers to Machu Picchu. The trip consists of 4 days of biking and trekking through breathtaking and unique countryside while passing through tiny jungle towns before arriving for an early morning sunrise at the ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu.
Departure: 07:45am (day one).
Distance: 4 hours by bus and 4 hours biking.
Location: Alfamayo to Santa Maria in La Convención
Day One: Cusco – Santa María
We'll pick you up at your accommodation at 7:30 a.m. then travel four hours by bus to ABRA MALAGA (4350 m.a.s.l.). From there we will stop to view the beautiful snow-capped mountain of VERONICA, then continue on to CARRIZALES where we`ll stop for lunch before mounting the bikes. The biking section is 4 hours downhill where you will enjoy amazing views of the high jungle and also cross paths with the locals in the villages. We will arrive at SANTA MARIA (1400 m.a.s.l.) and spend the night there.
Day Two: Santa Maria – Hot Springs – Santa Teresa
After a healthy hearty breakfast we’ll be all set for a long day (7-8hrs approx.) of hiking. After walking a bit along a flat riverbed, we will ascend the stoned steps of an old Inka route. Along the way we are likely to encounter diverse animal and plant life such as green parrots, hummingbirds, medicinal plants and fruits. Then we will cross a river in a cable car suspended in the air before lunching in Quellomayo (Optional, not included in the price, 2 soles aditional). After lunch it`s another 2 hours to the hot springs of SANTA TERESA. From there it`s just another 45 minutes to SANTA TERESA, where we’ll spend the night.
Day Three: Santa Teresa - Aguas Calientes
Day three consists of another 5 to 6 hours of hiking and stopping to view some waterfalls before arriving to the town of AGUAS CALIENTES. In the afternoon you will have the option of resting in the hotel or climbing the mountain PUTUKUSI, where you can capture your first glimpse of MACHUPICCHU.
Day Four: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco
We’ll get up very early (4:30 a.m.) in order to catch the sunrise at the archeological site of MACHUPICCHU. After taking the first pictures our guide will give us information about the history and architecture (two hours), and then you’ll have free time (4 or 5 hours) to walk around, explore, and take photos. You aslo have the option of scaling WAYNAPICCHU, which is a mountain that is situated just behind MACCHUPICCHU, offering a spectacular view of the ruins. WAYNAPICCHU takes about an hour to climb and reservations must be made 2 months in advance because a new rule has been enacted that only permits 250 people to scale the mountain each day but we have tickets . If you wish to climb WAYNAPICCHU, there is an additional cost of $10. In the afternoon we will descend to Aguas Calientes where you’ll have time for a meal before boarding the train to return to Ollantaytambo, (we’ll have three different train schedules) and from there our friend will be waiting for us to bring back to CUSCO.
Price per person: US$ 225
Students with ISIC (International Student Card): US$ 205
Hotel passenger pick up.
Bus to Abra Malaga.
Bikes with front suspensions, gloves and helmet.
3 lunch, 3 dinners, 3 breakfast.
2 overnights in country lodge (all Basic services included) and 1 night in Aguas Calientes town hostel (with private bath & hot water).
Entry ticket to the Machu Picchu Complex.
Bilingual Professional guide service (Biking, trek and Machu Picchu).
Train back: Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo (backpacker tourist Train).
Guide assistant (for more than 8 passengers).
First aid kit.
Bus from Ollantaytambo - Cusco.
Round Trip bus ticket to Machu Picchu (optional) US$ 14.00 round trip US$ 7.00 one way.
First day breakfast and last day lunch.
Snacks or additional drinks.
Entrance to hot spring (SANTA TERESA) US$ 3.00.
Entrance to Wayna Picchu ($10 extra)
Important - What you need to take :
Original passport and international student card (ISIC) if applicable.
Standard trekking backpack.
Sport clothing (a pair of each).
Short pants and trekking boots.
Water purifying pills or enough mineral water bottles.
Photo camera or video camera.
Trekking walking pot (optional).
Hat or cap.
Rain, poncho or raincoat.
You can make your reservation through bank transfer or PayPal.
Not included in this price is the tax that PayPal charges. If you have money in a PayPal account, the payment is free; if it comes from a credit card, they charge a tax that you would have to pay.
We have added $6 USD tax as there is a PayPal and Peruvian bank commission charge.