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Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu – Private Package

Biking, Zip Lining, and Hiking the Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu
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Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu – Private Package


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Explore the fascinating landscapes of the Sacred Valley on the Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu. On this adventure, you will bike, hike, and zip line your way from the high mountains to the green valleys and jungle below. Follow ancient Incan paths, as you discover ruins and the colorful culture that surrounds Machu Picchu. This hike to Machu Picchu is an adventure you won’t soon forget!

Highlights of the Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu:

Follow in the footsteps of the Incas on thInca jungle adrenaline-filled Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu.

Fall under a spell of nature and adventure in the stunning Sacred Valley.

Experience challenging roads and an adrenaline rush from riding the highest zipline in Peru.

Gain new perspective on Machu Picchu as it becomes a living part of you in every sense.

Explore the ancient city of Machu Picchu at dawn and discover the mysterious secrets for yourself.

Itinerary Overview:

Click through to “Tour Plan” to see the full itinerary for the Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu.

Day 1 | Cusco to Santa Maria: Depart Cusco to Abra Malaga where you will enjoy an exhilarating downhill bike ride to the beautiful town of Santa Maria. Along the way, you’ll visit the archaeological site of Huamanmarca and experience diverse landscapes.

Day 2 | Santa Maria to Santa Teresa: You will trek along an Incan Trail, zip along the highest zipline in Peru, and take a dip in the hotsprings at Cocalmayo before a relaxing night in an Eco Lodge.

Day 3 | Santa Maria to Aguas Calientes via Llactapacta Pass: Wander a remote Inca Trail towards Llactapacta Pass where you will enjoy an exclusive preview of Machu Picchu. Take the train to Aguas Calientes to rest up for tomorrow’s main event – Machu Picchu!

Day 4 | Aguas Calientes to Cusco via Machu Picchu: Rise early for the short bus ride to Machu Picchu. At the ruins, explore with a guided tour and hike to Huayna Picchu (optional). Return back to Aguas Calientes by bus, before taking the train to Ollantaytambo and a private transfer back to Cusco.

Important Information:

We recommend you book this tour at least 2 months in advance


Travel voucher & contact details:
You will receive an electronic voucher via e-mail once your booking is confirmed.


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Simply pay an initial deposit and pay the rest later.

You must pay the balance of your trip no less than 30 days before the departure date, or at the time of booking if less than 30 days before departure.

If full payment has not been received before 30 days prior to check-in the booking will be automatically cancelled and your deposit will be forfeited.

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  • Departure
    Cusco - Peru
  • Departure Time
    7:00 am
  • Return Time
    8:00 pm
  • Include
    Activities described in the itinerary
    Tour guide
  • Not Included
    Travel Insurance
    Domestic flights

Day One: Cusco to Santa Maria

Biking on the Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu Beginning your adventure with the Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu, you will be picked up early morning and driven through the stunning Sacred Valley; the cradle of the Inca civilization. Once you reach the 4,316m high Abra Malaga your guide will brief you on the finer details of the trip before suiting up with protective equipment. Then it is time to let the fun begin... freewheeling down quiet but challenging roads, past diverse landscapes, and ice capped mountains. Stopping for a rest, you will shed some layers quickly and keep cruising onwards and downwards towards Huamanmarca; site of a recently discovered archaeological Inca findings. Your tour guide will provide the historical background and the rest you can fill in for yourselves! Here you will also enjoy an energizing lunch. Carry on, descending to 1,500 meters, while the jungle's edge rears up and the small and cute town of Santa Maria looms on the horizon. In Santa Maria you can connect to wifi to share photos from your wild ride, buy provisions or just rest your legs and enjoy a cold beer before a warm traditional Peruvian meal. Overnight in Santa Maria.  
  • Biking Time: Approximately 4 hours 
  • Biking Level: Easy
  • Option: Guests who do not wish to bike may be transported to Santa Maria by vehicle
  •  Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Homestay
  • Transport: Private tourist transport
  • Activities: all the ones described in the itinerary accompanied by a professional tour guide

Day Two: Santa Maria to Santa Teresa

Hiking the Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu Rise before the sun, shake out your weary limbs, and enjoy the finest indigenous coffee and a healthy breakfast. Under dawn skies you will take a bus, then a short trek along a trail until arriving at a family restaurant in Santa Rosa, where you can relax in hammocks, admire the coca plantations, and enjoy refreshments while being entertained by the family monkey. After walking for a short while you will reach a real Inca Trail, which winds around precipitous slopes with many sheer drop offs for approximately half a mile. Be warned this is not for people who suffer from vertigo! The descent continues for just over two hours until you reach Quellomayo. From Quellomayo you will catch a bus to the lodge where you will spend the night. Upon your arrival to your Eco Lodge, you will have lunch and afterwards for those who love adrenaline head towards the highest zip line in Peru. This zip line offers approximately two and half-hours of absolute fun and adrenaline, with 2500 meters of cables in six wild sections. After this great experience, you'll head back to the charming lodge located in the middle of the jungle. Before dinner you’ll have time to enjoy the hot springs of Cocalmayo, an amazing place in the middle of nowhere.
  • Hiking Time: Approximately 3 hours
  • Hiking Level: Easy to moderate
  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Transport: Private tourist transport
  • Activities: all the ones described in the itinerary accompanied by a professional tour guide

Day Three: Santa Teresa - Llactapata Pass - Aguas Calientes

pie experiences Group Hiking the Inca Jungle Trail Wake early and have breakfast before taking private transport to Lucmabamba, where there is another recently discovered Inca Trail. We are the only tour company to walk this part of the Inca Trail, so for three and a half hours you will feel like Adam and Eve walking amidst parrots in this tranquil Garden of Eden. You will be rewarded greatly for your efforts with a view of the majestic Machu Picchu from the top of Llactapata, flanked by the overwhelming peak of Salkantay. Gaze down on the other tourists who took the classic Inca Trail as you enjoy a refreshing picnic in this scenic spot. Later, it is only about a two-hour walk down to the train station where you will depart for Aguas Calientes. Nestled beneath Machu Picchu, you will taste the Andes in a local restaurant before retiring to your cozy accommodations with hot water and private bathrooms.
  • Hiking Time: Approximately 5 hours
  • Hiking Level:  Moderate to difficult
  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Hostal
  • Transport: Train service
  • Activities: all the ones described in the itinerary accompanied by a professional tour guide

Day Four: Machu Picchu - Cusco

Hiker at Machu Picchu following Inca Jungle Trail You will get an early rise today to take the first bus to Machu Picchu at 5:30a.m. Arriving at the majestic ancient complex just before dawn, you will have a great chance to witness an out of this world sunrise of the mountains and valleys below. After, explore the ruins on your own and discover this wonder of the world with a guide for two hours. You will leave no stone unturned as you learn about the ancient city and its rediscovery by Hiram Binham in 1911. Afterwards you have free time to hang out with the llamas and try to capture the pure beauty of the site with your camera. Those who still have energy can set off for Huayna Picchu, which actually looks down on Machu Picchu. As your adventure comes to an end, you will retrace your steps bus then by train to Ollantaytambo. Taking a private bus to Cusco you will be dropped off at your designed accommodations.
  • Hiking Time: Approximately 3 hours
  • Hiking Level: Easy
  • Meals: B
  • Transport: Train service & tourist transport
  • Activities: all the ones described in the itinerary accompanied by a professional tour guide
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu citadel
  • Bus up & down to Machu Picchu
  • Train service from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Private transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco

Tour Location

Inca Jungle Trek  

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  • Michelle Badato
    April 12, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    First and foremost, a big thank you to Henry! Our amazing tour guide and soon become our best buddy & familia! For 3 days we did the inca jungle trail which included biking riding, hiking, zip lining, swimming in the hot springs, and more hiking, walking and trekking. On the 4th day we reached Machu Picchu and it was amazing!!!!

    The adventure took the princess out of me, as it was out of my comfortable zone – it was challenging, hot, so many mosquitos, and I got sick on the first day – but I solidered on – and it was all thanks to Henry! Thank you for taking care of me!

    We had a small group of 5 people and it was perfect. The accommodation and restaurant places were at a top standard that delivered great service.

    PIE Peru has organised this excursion so well, as we were always the first group of people to experience activities: For example,

    – On the first day, we got to the top of the mountain and saw the clouds move away. Amazing!
    – On the second day, we did the trek and we were the first group to arrive at the jungle house with the monkey, jungle food and trying on the inca clothes.
    – On the fourth day, I was very happy to wake up at 4am, to wait in line for the bus – and to be the first people at Machu Picchu!

    If you do this tour, be sure to get everything on the packing list. And pack light and bring a small bag.

    You can do these excursion with other companies – but you wont beat this great experience because it was with Henry!

    A big thank you to PIE Peru for setting up this excursion! It was the time of my life.

  • thomas bushell
    April 12, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    I recently took part in the Inca Jungle Trail with Pie experiences. After a life long dream of wanting to visit Machu Picchu, I was looking for a tour operator which offered more than just the traditional Inca Trail trek, and so I was able to find exactly what I was looking for in what Pie offered. For the more adventurous person like myself, I was able to take part in a variety of activities such as bike riding down a mountain road, ziplining over the jungle canopy, undertaking several treks through the high jungle and of course going to the Machu Picchu site itself on the last day. I cannot speak more highly of both Pie experiences and of our guide Felip who was with us for the duration of the tour, which only added to the amazing experience I had during my time in Peru.

  • Taylor Davies
    April 12, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    My friend and I did the 4 day trek and could not have asked for a better experience. Our guide Henry was a real pro, I always felt like we were in good hands with him. Everything we did from biking, hiking, zip-lining, accomodations, & meals were better than I could have expected (minus a few cold showers). If you are looking for an adventurous way to explore some of Peru’s beautiful history & land, then I recommend choosing PIE experiences!

  • Marcel Harrison
    June 6, 2017 at 11:16 am

    I thoroughly enjoyed my tour with yourselves, and the guide (Juan de la Cruz) was friendly, knowledgeable, organised and outgoing!
    All activities were safe and enjoyable with appropriate instruction was given!
    The accommodation was better than I had expected having gone on another tour with another operator, a few years back, where the accommodation was basic to say the least!

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