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Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu – Our best budget version

Biking, Zip Lining, and Hiking the Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu
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Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu – Our best budget version

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Discover our best budget version of the jungle trek to Machu Picchu. This tour is for the adrenaline junkies and thrill seekers. Cycle in a breathtaking downhill route through the sacred valley, glide through the sky in one of Peru’s highest ziplines and wander through newly discovered Inca trails. Once you arrive at Machu Picchu you will learn about its ancient history and its rediscovery by Hiram Bingham in 1911. A true once in a lifetime trip to be remembered forever.

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jungle trek to machu picchuJungle Trek to Machu Picchu and Inca Trail Highlights:

  • Feel the crisp natural air on your face whilst biking 3 hours downhill at exhilarating speed.
  • Be like the Inca’s whilst journeying through newly discovered trails.
  • Soar through the sky on one of the highest ziplines in Peru.
  • Discover the ancient city of the Inca’s, Machu Picchu and watch the sunrise over one of the new 7 wonders of the world.

 

Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu – Itinerary Overview:

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

Day 1 | Cusco to Santa Rosa: Leave your hotel in Cusco and arrive at Abra Malaga where you will enjoy an exhilarating downhill bike ride to the archeological site of Huamanmarca. After discovering this amazing ancient site, arrive at Santa Rosa where you will stay for the night.

Day 2 | Santa Rosa to  Santa Teresa: Trek along your first Incan Trail that leads to the highest zip line in Peru. Relax in the Cocalmayo hot springs overlooking the valley, before resting up for the night in a comfortable hostel. 

Day 3 | Santa Teresa to Aguas Calientes via Llactapacta Pass: Wander a remote Inca Trail towards Llactapacta Pass where you will see Macchu Picchu for the first time from above. Enjoy lunch with this once in a lifetime view, then take the train to Aguas Calientes to rest up for tomorrow’s main event – the site itself!

Day 4 | Aguas Calientes to Cusco via Machu Picchu: Wake up early for the short bus ride to Machu Picchu. Explore the ancient ruins with our 2 hour guided tour. After some free time to wander and take photos, you will then need to choose from 3 options on how to return to Cusco.

 

Important Information:

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

 

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

 

Don’t Miss Out: Book Now, Pay Later!

Simply pay an initial deposit and pay the rest later.

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  • Departure
    Cusco - Peru
  • Departure Time
    7:00 am
  • Return Time
    8:00 pm
  • Include
    Transport
    Entries
    Accommodation
    Tour guide
    Meals
    Activities described in the itinerary
  • Not Included
    Domestic flights
    Travel Insurance
    Tips
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Day One: CUSCO - OLLANTAYTAMBO - ABRA MALAGA - HUAMANMARCA - SANTA ROSA

Biking on the Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu You will be collected from your hotel bright and early in the morning. You will then be driven through the amazing sacred valley where you will catch your first glimpse of the unbelievable landscape you will see throughout your journey. The first stop will be in Ollantaytambo for a quick breakfast. You will then be driven up to 4316m on Abra Malaga. The guide will give a safety briefing and hand out all necessary safety equipment. You will then begin your invigorating downhill bike ride down the winding roads of the mountain. These roads are very quiet and pass some amazing snowy peaks, a truly unique and exhilarating experience. This journey brings you down to 1196m where you will discover Huamanmarca. Your tour guide will then take you around this newly discovered archeological site and teach you all about its interesting history. Lunch will also be eaten in this fascinating site before getting back on your bikes and descending down to 1500m at Santa Rosa. Here you will be taken to your accommodation for the night, the peaceful Ecoterra Lodge, surrounded by striking nature and green mountains. You will have the rest of the afternoon to relax or even take an optional rafting tour before being served dinner and resting up for the night.
  • Biking Time: Approximately 3-4 hours 
  • Biking Level: Easy
  • Option: Guests who do not wish to bike may be transported to Santa Rosa by vehicle
  •  Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Ecoterra Lodge
  • Transport: Private tourist transport
  • Activities: All the ones described in the itinerary accompanied by a professional tour guide
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Day Two: SANTA ROSA - SANTA TERESA - COCALMAYO HOT SPRINGS - ZIPLINE

Hiking the Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu On day 2 you will rise nice and early before the sun and enjoy a nutritious breakfast. You will then drive to Santa Rosa where you will begin the first Inca trail. This newly discovered Inca Trail takes you along windy sloped cliff edges for around half a mile. This is not the faint hearted or those suffering from vertigo or other such conditions. You will then continue descending for around 2 hours to reach Quellomayo. From here you will continue to Santa Teresa, where you will arrive at your accommodation for the night. After finishing lunch you will then have the option to complete one of the highest zip lines in Peru. This is included in the tour but is your choice. The four sectioned zipline is around 1 hour of adrenaline filled fun and spans around 2000 meters. You will then head back to Santa Teresa to enjoy Cocalmayo hot springs in a beautiful remote area overlooking the valley. Then you will be served a delicious dinner and are free to rest for the night.
  • Trekking time: Approximately 6 hours
  • Trekking level: Moderate to strenuous
  • Option: Included ziplining is optional
 
  •  Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Hostel with private bathroom, hot water and wifi.
  • Activities: All the ones described in the itinerary accompanied by a professional tour guide
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Day Three: SANTA TERESA - LUCMABAMBA - INCA TRAIL - TRAIN TO AGUAS CALIENTES

pie experiences Group Hiking the Inca Jungle Trek to machu picchu After an early breakfast, you will take private transport to Lucmabamba. After you arrive you will begin trekking another newly discovered Inca Trail. We are one of the only companies to offer this trek, making it incredibly peaceful. You will see an abundance of nature whilst walking through this amazing jungle terrain including parrots and other beautiful birds. This trek can be quite strenuous but you will be rewarded for the effort you have been putting in by a view of Machu Picchu from the top of Llactapata. Here you will enjoy a picnic lunch with one of the new 7 wonders of the world as your scenery! You will then complete your walk with a 2 hour downhill trek to the train station. You will board the train where you will depart to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes, you will enjoy a traditional Andes dinner in a local restaurant. Then you will be taken to your hostel, where you can retire to your rooms with ensuites and hot water.
  • Trekking time: Approximately 5 hours
  • Trekking level: Moderate to Difficult
 
  •  Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Hostel with private bathroom and hot water.
  • Activities: All the ones described in the itinerary accompanied by a professional tour guide
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Day Four: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

Hiker at Machu Picchu following Inca Jungle Trek to machu picchu You will wake to take the first bus to Machu Picchu at 5.30am. This will drop you off at Machu Picchu just before dawn, making for the most unbelievable sunrise you will ever see. As the sun rises over the mountains and the valley you can take in this ancient wonder of the world, and snap some unforgettable scenes with your cameras. Afterwards you will be guided around the site for around 2 hours learning everything there is to know about Machu Picchu, not missing a single stone! You will then have some free time to hang out with the local llamas and take as many photos as you like. This will be the end of your tour and you have 3 options to travel back to Cusco:
  •  Option 1: Catch the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo at 4.30pm. You will then be taken by private transfer to your hotel in Cusco. This takes 3 hours in total and arrives in Cusco around 7.30pm. Price: US$99 extra 
  • Option 2: Take the train from Aguas Calientes to hidroelectrica, then take the tourist bus directly to Cusco. This arrives in San Fransisco Plaza in Cusco around 9pm. The journey takes around 5 hours in total. Price: US$69 extra
  • Option 3: Return to hidroelectrica by foot. Then take the tourist bus directly to Cusco. It will arrive at San Francisco Plaza in Cusco around 9pm. This Journey will take around 7 hours in total. Price: US$30 extra
  •  Meals: B
  • Entrances to Machu Picchu
  • Activities: All the ones described in the itinerary accompanied by a professional tour guide
  • Bus up and down to Machu Picchu.

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