SHORT INCA JUNGLE
TOUR OVER VIEW
- Tour Type: Adventure, History,Culture
- Activities: Biking, Rafting, Zip Line, Hiking, Machu Picchu
- Difficulty: Easy /Moderate
- Considerations: Permit Required (We’ll obtain it after you book with us)
- Climate: Warm, Tropical
- Duration: 4 days/3 days
- Meals: All Inclusive
This shorter version of the Inca Jungle trek is also available as a three-day tour; it does exclude the second-day hike, which removes from your schedule 4 days hike, ist ideal if you don’t have a more restricted time scale or budget. However, you will still e enjoy an adventure-filled journey to Machu Picchu, biking, rafting, hiking, and ziplining along the way during this 3-day, 2-night trek, and you will explore a full day of Machu Picchu. This action-packed trip is a twist on the traditional hiking paths to Machu Picchu, allowing you to enjoy various fun outdoor activities.
day 01: Cusco to
We will pick you up from your Hotel at 5:00 am. From there, we head towards the sacred valley of the Incas, enjoying spectacular scenery and picturesque villages. After a short break in Ollantaytambo, we will continue driving for approximately 1 hour, and we will arrive at the Abra Malaga mountain 4,200msl, the starting point of the downhill biking. After safety preparations by our professional tour guides, we will descend for three hrs, passing through small villages, orchards, rivers, and streams, stopping briefly in the town Huamanmarca and continuing to (Santa Maria), where we will have a delicious lunch. After a break, we are ready to continue with the exciting adventure and adrenaline of rafting, through rapids 3 and 4, for about three hours. Once we finish the river rafting, we will take a bus to Santa Teresa (1-hour drive) and check in at the hostel for the night. Dinner will be served at a local restaurant in Santa Teresa.
Facts and Figures:
- Biking Time: 3 Hours/ 45 km Approx
- Highest Altitude: 4,300msl,
- Rafting: 2 Hours, level III
- Accommodation: Lodge
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, Coffee
day 02: SANTA TERESA TO AGUAS CALIENTES
After breakfast we will take a thrilling adventure flying through the air, 150 meters above the ground. This adventure includes 5 zip-lines on some of the highest, fastest and safest zip lines out there! Adventurers are securely harnessed and attached by pulley to the double cable anchored in 2 different mountains and canyon. You will zip line from one mountain to the other fast enough to feel likeyou are flying. There are 2,500 meters of cable in five sections. The longest section is 600m long and the highest is 180m high. The maximum speed reachable is 70km/h. You can chose to fly them straight or show off the dare devil within by diving head first or upside down…be creative! After our thrilling morning, we will drive to Hydroelectric, where we will have lunch. In the afternoon we will continue our journey, walking near the train rail to get to Machupiccu town (Aguas Calientes). We will have dinner and stay our last night in a hostel, at the foot of the great Machupicchu.
Facts and Figures:
- Activities: Zipline 3 Hours
- Hiking Distance: 4 Hours – 4.97097 Lies
- Highest altitude: 2,200m
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
- Accommodation: Hotel
DAY 03: MACHU PICCHU TO CUSCO
Today is our longest hiking day, crossing two high mountain passes. We will steadily ascend to Warmiwañusqa, which is the hardest and longest climb on the Inca Trail at 4,200m (13,692ft). At the top, we stop to revel in our accomplishment, before enjoying our descent to the Pacaymayo River. We then ascend up the second pass (4,050 M/13, 200 ft) to the ruins of Runkuraqay. From here, we walk down to the ruins at Sayacmarca (3,850m/12,551ft), passing a dry lake and the first glimpses of the cloud forest, overlooking the Aobamba Valley. Lunch will be at Chaquicocha, a beautiful mountain within the cloud forest. We continue hiking along the mountain ridge, with beautiful views of Mt. Salkantay and Mt. Pumasillo., until we reach Phuyupatamarca, where we camp for the night.
Facts and Figures:
- Hiking Distance: 2 Hours
- Highest altitude:
- Considered: Moderately, easy
- Meals: Breakfast
All of our guides are native to the region and have a true passion for teaching others about their culture and heritage. They have all studied English, as well as several other languages, to ensure that communication is clear on your adventures with us. All our guides are experienced with Adventure tours and our other high-altitude treks. They will support you and ensure that you are safe and happy throughout your trip.
We are a fully licensed certificate and one of the few tour operators authorized to both books your permits and operate on the Inca Jungle Adventure. The tickets are registered in your name with a specific date and cannot be modified after confirmation and will be purchased by us and looked after by your guide until the time they are needed. These included the bus, train, and entrance fees to Machu Picchu!
Our local chefs cook delicious, nutrient-rich meals that honor your food restrictions while surprising you with Peruvian and international flavors. Prepare for a superb culinary experience to accompany this unforgettable expedition. Food is typically served family-style three times a day: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
We always choose the best accommodations for all our clients, and for this 3-day adventure, we include two nights Hotel. The first night we will stay in Santa Teresa near the Hot Springs of Cocalmayo and the following night in Aguas Calientes. Aguas Calientes include a hot shower, Wi-Fi, breakfast, etc
Your transportation from Cusco to and from this trek is included. You will be picked up directly from your hotel in Cusco and taken to the start of your trek in Ollantaytambo. After your return riverside journey on the train, you will reach the train station, where you will be picked up by a van to take you back to your hotel in Cusco.
Every guide is first aid trained, and carries a first-aid kit and oxygen for basic medical problems (traveler’s diarrhea, elevation sickness, cuts, scrapes, etc.). In case of emergencies, every guide is equipped with a satellite phone which will allow for a quick exit off the trail to get you directly to a clinic for treatment, if needed.
Your mountain biking experience is run directly through Southern Peru Explorers as we have our own fleet of bikes for your use. You will be geared up in full body protection including a full face helmet from top brands such as Fox and Seven and gloves!
Our wild white water rafting allows you to tackle the rapids of the Urubamba river. With your raft guide at the rear giving support, instruction, and guidance, you will be completely safe and looked after whilst you mix frantically paddling to get through rapids of 3 and 4
Our fast-paced Zipline adventure runs 150m in the canyon. With 6 Zip wires and an Indian Jones-style swing bridge, you will get your fill of thrills. You will feel truly safe and looked after by all the instructors as you are given a comprehensive safety brief, support, and guidance at the beginning and end of each zipline!
We understand that traveling involves taking extra luggage, especially if you are on an extended vacation; we provide free storage to all our customers who are on tour to Machu Picchu or other tours; for this reason, we offer to store your luggage during your scheduled treks with us.
Briefings are usually one day before starting the tour at our office, also you can set the time or place you want to meet with our staff. Our guides will explain complete and detailed information before venturing out on this four-day trip, and you will also have an opportunity to ask for all details you want to know before we go!
We believe it´s the attention to small details that separates us from our competitors. Every adventurer receives a day pack cover to protect their things while hiking, free T-shirts, had or a rain poncho. We will work hard to create your best experience to remember for a lifetime!
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2 People $550.00
3 People $510.00
4 People $490.00
5 People $440.00
6 People $420.00
+7 People $400.00
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