Classic Inca Jungle 4 days
Price: USD $ 199 adult
or USD $ 179 with a Student ISIC Card
Optional entrance fee: Huayna Picchu USD $ 10 - or Machu Picchu mountain USD $ 6
The Inca Jungle Trek is one of the most popular alternative treks to Machu Picchu, and can be done in 4 or 3 days. The IJT is plenty of fun as it is a mixture of both biking and hiking and follows an Inca trail which was discovered recently. On this trek you will stay in basic hostels in small towns along the way so you don’t have to worry about carrying extra gear and getting cold while camping - and yes there are showers along the way! Some hot, some cold!
Proudly we can spread the news that when you book:
The Inca Jungle Trek with the company Backpackers VIP. You will have a bike with one of the best Hydraulic Disc brakes in the world, the Hayes Stroke. “Oh, and nobody else in Cusco or Peru has these brakes on their bikes, but that’s just a detail. www.backpackersvip.com
REPLACED WITH Maras AND Moray BIKING!! NEW!! Biking Maras and Moray - this safer and more enjoyable route combines Inka Jungle with the fabulous bike ride through the Andes to the Sacred Valley.
Day 1 – Biking Maras and Moray – Cusco to Santa Maria
You will be picked up from your hostel and driven 1 hour to Chincheros. After a briefing we start the ride mainly downhill to the Laguna Huaypo where the real deal begins with uphill, downhill and optional single track “shortcuts” for the more experienced biker. In Moray we will stop for lunch and a walk around the Inca ruins before continuing downhill towards the town of Maras and the unforgettable Salt Mines. Then it’s time for the last part – or should we say most fun part! – of the bike ride as we bump down a pure llama track to the river where transport will be waiting to bring you to Santa Maria. In Santa Maria you can browse the internet, buy snacks or just rest your legs and enjoy a cold beer before a dinner of traditional Peruvian food, staying in the family-run hostel Choquequirao.
Day 2: Santa María – Santa Teresa:
You will wake up at around 6.30am, shake off your weary limbs and enjoy the finest indigenous coffee prepared by your landlady for a 6.30am breakfast. Under dawn skies you will begin your walk, which gets progressively steeper, until arriving at a welcoming family restaurant in Santa Maria where you can relax in hammocks, admiring the coca plantations and receive refreshments whilst being entertained by the family monkey. After a short walk you will reach a traditional Inca Trail, which winds around precipitous slopes and sheer drops for approximately half a mile. The descent continues for just over two hours until you reach Qellomayo, a small town, where you will have lunch.
From Qellomayo it is a short walk beside the Rio Vilcanota until reaching the famous hot springs of Colcamayo. Here you can rejuvenate in the hot waters and relax in these natural settings. After relaxing in the hot springs you will carry on to Santa Teresa where you will spend the night (Hostel Machu Picchu).
Day 3: Santa Teresa to Aguas Calientes:
You will wake up and have breakfast at around 7am. After breakfast you will walk to Colpani taking in the views until you reach the restaurant where you will have lunch at the Hidroelectrica. From here it is only about a two and a half hour flat walk to Aguas Calientes, the base town for Machu Picchu.
Included: dinner at a local restaurant before retiring to your hostel with hot water and private bathrooms.
Optional additional activities
Canopy (company “Cola de Mono”) South America`s highest Zip Lines. Approximately 15 minutes from Santa Teresa. Duration roughly 2 hours. Price $55pp
Day 4: Machu Picchu - Cusco.
An early start today as you will walk to Machu Picchu to arrive at 6 a.m. which with a bit of luck will coincide with a beautiful sunrise! Your guide will leave no stones unturned but feel free to challenge their knowledge of Inca history. Afterwards you have free time to dally with the llamas and show off your photographic skills. Those who still have the will can tackle Huaynapicchu, which actually looks down on Machu Picchu.
A frequent bus service takes visitors back to Aguas Calientes, where you will catch the train to Hidroelectrica or Ollantaytambo (times subject to Peru Rail availability) and then the tourist bus (Flamenco) to Cusco.
- Transport from Cusco to San Luis
- Professional bilingüe guide
- Bike with front suspension, best Hydraulic Disc brakes, gloves and helmet
- Food, from lunch on the first day to breakfast on the last day
- Accommodation for 3 nights
- First Aid kit
- Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
- Train back to Ollantaytambo then bus to Cusco.
What do you need to bring
- Breakfast on the first day
- Final lunch in Aguas Calientes
- Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu US$7 each way
- Entrance fee to the hot springs in Santa Teresa
- Wind jacket,
- Solar protection,
- Mosquito repellent
- Swimming suit and towel
- Sandals / flip flops
- Hiking boots
- Change of clothing,
- Small back pack
- 150 soles in extra Money
- Original passport,
- ISIC student ID if applicable