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Find out in this section exactly what is encompassed within each day of the Inca Jungle Trek. Along with the map there is detailed routing, elevations and distances for each moment.

Day 01: Cusco to Santa Maria

Starting in Cusco at 3,399 m (11,152 ft) you will drive to the starting peak of Abra Milagra at the highest point of this trek, 4200m (13,779ft). This high mountain pass that separates the Andean snowy Peaks with the Amazonian rainforest is the beginning of your 45km downhill mountain biking ride. You will then descend through the canopy. After taking a detour to visit the site of Huamanmarca you will reach your destination in Santa Maria at 1,430m (4,691ft).
After lunch your 5km intense Rafting experience will commence on the Urubamba river.

You cover approx 76km / 47miles within 6 hours of active participation.

Day 02: Santa Maria to Santa Teresa

Today is a pure trekking day, starting in Santa Maria at 1,430m ( 4,691ft) the trek ascends into the mountains. Stopping in the town of Quellomayo for lunch. Passing the Urubamba River you will finally arrive in Santa Teresa at 1,550m (5,085ft) where the thermal baths can be located.

Hiking time should take approx 6 hours covering 16km in distance over the day.

 

Day 03: Santa Teresa to Aguas Calientes

Traveling from the town of Santa Teresa you will enjoy your Zip wire experience taking you 250 meters in the air to be among the amazonian canopy. Over 6 different zip wires you will cover a distance of 2,500 meters (8,202 ft) with the longest stint being 1000meters on its own and reach speeds of 70kph.

There is also an option to scale a 50m rock slab with accompanied waterfall. Afterwards you head to the Hydroelectric dam located next to the railway tracks to Machu Picchu. Following these tracks you will eventually reach, after a 3 – 4 hour hike, Aguas Calientes that lies within the valley at 2,040meters (6,692ft).

Distance covered is approx 11km (6.8miles) and will take between 5 and 7 hours.

Day 04: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu Return to Cusco

Waking up within the valley you will travel up the mountain to Machu Picchu standing at 2,430m (7,972ft). Spending the day there and hiking back down to town belonging to it below to final travel back to Cusco, ascending 969 meters along your way.

Time of the depends of your time slot at Machu Picchu and the train you have booked back to Cusco.

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