where you can see the Andes Mountains with their beautiful snowfalls and the Inca architectural part, for which it is necessary to make a reservation well in advance since this program is in great demand to seek new travelers for new experiences. inca jungle trek o inca jungle.
|Duration: 6 Days||Altitude: 2,430 – 3,399 m.a.s.l.||Acomodation: Hotel|
|Difficulty: Low||Season: All year|
DAY 01: CUSCO
Arrival in the city of Cusco, reception and transfer of an employee of our agency to the selected hotel. Rest of the day free to acclimatize to the altitude of 3,350 m.s.m.l. Briefing at the Hotel to give the last recommendations of the Tour around 18:00.
** Accommodation in Cusco.
DAY 02: CUSCO – ABRA MÁLAGA – ALFAMAYUC – SANTA MARÍA (CYCLING)
At approximately 7:30 am, the Inca Jungle tour, picking you up from your hotel, passing through the sacred valley of the Incas, crossing the snow-capped mountain of Abra Málaga at 4,350 meters above sea level and descending to the place called Alfamayuc , there we prepare to begin our descent on mountain bikes and, including the safety equipment, we begin a 45 km descent by road.
This day is very fun, because we go through different climates, with cold, rain and sun, and the best thing is that on the way you will find streams where you will bathe for them.
This descent takes us to the city of Santa María, at 1,430 m.s.m., upon arrival, we will have the lunch, rest, then in the afternoon we will have rafting, then rest, dinner.
afternoon free to rest and have dinner and spend the first night in a local family refuge.
DAY 03: SANTA MARÍA – QELLOMAYO – SANTA TERESA (RAFTING)
The second day is the most intense, since we will cross part of the original Inca highway that connects the Inca city of Machu Picchu with other Inca cities such as Vilcabamba “The last refuge of the Incas.” We have to walk from Santa María to Santa Teresa, we leave at 8 am and arrive at our destination at 5:30 pm, we will have many stops along the Inca trail, in total the trekking is about 8 hours.
Walking through the jungle, we will climb mountains, cross rivers, sweat, get wet and our guide will give us information about the typical plants of the region.
We will cross hoses, avocados, papayas and coffee plantations and coca leaves, the sacred leaf of the Inkas and that is legally cultivated with permission from the Peruvian government.
The best thing about this day will be that for an hour and a half we will walk along an original Inka path. The Inca roads are built with stones and cross the mountains.
The views are incredible and this road passes through the highest point that is accessed during the walk. We stopped to rest in a “tambo”, which was the crossing point of the chaskis “the messengers of the Inka Empire.” After about 7 hours of walking, we arrive at the hot springs of Santa Teresa, «Qolcalmayo or Cocalmayo».
A true paradise, the environment is truly spectacular and the pools with water at about 30o and that we will enjoy.
Then we continue our trip to the city of Santa Teresa, located 20 minutes from the site. Immediately the accommodation and ready to enjoy a good bath.
DAY 04: SANTA TERESA – HIDROELECTRICA – MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO
We will wake up around 6:00 in the morning to enjoy a comforting breakfast, we will visit the Canopy, where we will do this adventure activity that consists of cables anchored from one mountain to another, where a person slides through an attached pulley to a belt. The tour lasts approximately 2 hours and the departure and arrival points are land or air platforms installed in rock.
The maximum speed of a cable is 60 km / h. After our experience in Canopy, we will take a walk through the Santa Teresa Valley to the hydroelectric plant for approximately 2:30 hours, enjoying the landscape bordered by mountains and nature, arriving at the hydroelectric plant,
we have lunch comfortably to continue our walk to the Aguas Calientes town for approximately 3 hours, along the banks of the river and following the railway line of the train until reaching the town of Aguas Calientes.
On this hike, you can see the vegetation and wildlife of the area. It is exciting to get to Aguas Calientes, on this day you can see the mountain of Machu Picchu, which will go up the next day, you just want the quick hours to finally see it. Upon arriving in the city of Aguas Calientes-Machupicchu village, we will settle in the hotel and then have dinner in a tourist restaurant in the village.
DAY 05: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
At approximately 4:00 in the morning, during this period, we climb the last stretch of the Inca Trail to reach the Inca city of Machu Picchu, we arrive at approximately 6:00 in the morning, during this period, we can enjoy the beautiful sunrise in Machu Picchu, in addition to being one of the first groups, we will make sure that our visit to Machu Picchu is unforgettable, we will have a guided visit to the most important environment of the Inca city of approx.
Two hours later, you can explore the mysterious city of Machu Picchu at your own pace and discretion. We take the bus back to the city of Aguas Calientes and, at a coordinated time, you will meet your guide to take the tourist train to the Ollantaytambo station and then go to the bus that will take us back to the city of Cusco.
** Accommodation in Cusco.
DAY 06: CUSCO
Breakfast at the hotel. At the agreed time, transfer on board for our departure flight.
The itineraries are subject to change, depending on the time of reservation, the fields are provided by INC (institution that administers and regulates the Inca Trail).
The train Included in all tours is the tourist (to / from Ollantaytambo), the train schedule is confirmed only one day before the start of the trip, if you join another group before the start of the tour, we cannot guarantee that you will travel the same train with the rest of the group. inka trek
- Transfer in / out of Cusco
- 02 nights of accommodation in Cusco with breakfast.
- Shared services with bilingual professional orientation (Spanish or English).
- Transportation Cusco – Alfamayuc. (Start of the bike)
- Cycling with mountain bikes and all their equipment.
- Canopy Tour – Zipline «
- Tickets to Machu Picchu.
- 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners.
- First aid box
- Bus ticket to the city of Aguas Calientes.
- 02 nights in a basic hotel in the towns of Santa María and Santa Teresa.
- 01 nights in Aguas Calientes.
- Train ticket back to Cusco in Peru Rail or Inca Rail (depending on availability)
TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE
- National or international plane tickets.
- Services not detailed in the program.
- Lunch in Aguas Calientes (4th day).
- Sleeping bag.
- Extra conveyor.
- Life insurance
- Additional nights due to bad weather.
- Personal care items.
- All rates are in US dollars (optional for currency exchange) and are programmed per person.
- The rates valid for Peruvians only include VAT.
- All our rates are subject to availability and changes.
- The deposit is non-refundable.
- There is no refund of deposit when the visitor decides to leave the trip.
- All passengers must carry the following documents: Passport and student card, when applicable.
- Passengers must have their travel insurance that covers the following: Personal Accidents, Medical Expenses and Loss of Property.
- The first deposit of 50% will be within 24 hours. He confirmed the availability of spaces, since the Inka Trail has a higher demand for visitors.
- The remaining balance of 50% will be paid 20 days before your adventure tour.
- All trips canceled 15 days prior to departure will be subject to cancellation retention charges for services already paid.
What is Inca Jungle?
The Inca Jungle is one of the alternative options to get to know one of the Wonders of the World. It is a tour of up to 4 days and 3 nights, ideal for adventurers who like to do extreme sports.
In the package that we offer you, you will not only practice Rafting but you will have the opportunity to do Cycling, Hike, Zip Line, as well as getting to know beautiful landscapes, try native fruits of the place, you will be able to observe the diversity of flora and fauna, coffee plantations, change of geography of the mountains to the edge of the jungle and network of Inca roads.
What do we offer you in your package?
We offer you the Inca Jungle tour to Machu Picchu of 4 and 6 days, both packages have the same service and objective.
What places can you visit within our package?
Places to visit:
- Open Malaga (cycling)
- Santa Maria (Rafting)
- Santa Teresa (Zip Line and Cocalmayo Thermal Baths)
- Hydroelectric (Hike)
- hot waters and
- Macchu Picchu
How is the weather on the Inca Jungle Tour?
The weather in the Inca jungle trail is changeable, the first day, the weather is very hot in Santa Maria, Santa Teresa, hydroelectric and Aguas Calientes. All these localities are located below Cusco and are not higher than 2400 meters above sea level.
The temperature throughout the year is between 10 ° C and 25 ° C.
Only in the cycling part you will need a warm bag and a waterproof jacket.
How difficult can the bike tour be?
It is not that difficult and not challenging, however we recommend that passengers have some experience with the bike. Then, with the recommendation of our tour guide, you will have a great time with our Inca jungle tour.
Did you know that within our itinerary we will do rafting?
Yes, and we do them in Santa María (Inca Jungle Tour to Machu Picchu).
We also offer rafting, in places.
- Huambutío – Písac (Sacred Valley of the Incas)
- Calca – Urubamba (Huarán – Sacred Valley of the Incas)
- Ollantaytambo – Chilca (Sacred Valley of the Incas). It can be combined with the Inca Trail.
What is rafting?
Rafting is an adventure sport that has been practiced for a long time. Historically, rafting served as a means of transportation for people and/or food. During World War II there were some inflatable boats that were used by the inhabitants of that time in their spare time, it was thus that rafting through time became better known, becoming recognized as a sport in the 1972 Olympic Games in Germany. , in Munich.
Today, rafting is known throughout the world and is practiced in the same way, this sport is suitable for most audiences, however, one of the tips for practicing rafting is to have the equipment and trained personnel to guide the entire course of the activity.
What is the best season for rafting?
The recommended season for rafting in Cusco is from May to October. During the months of July and August you can practice the different levels of Rafting because the water flow is lower throughout the year. While, during the months of December and April, you can practice Rafting with a higher level of difficulty, because it is the rainy season.
Cycling during our Inca Jungle tour
Cycling is one of the sports with which it can be done. During the first day of our Inca Jungle package, you must go up to a place located at 4,330 meters above sea level.
Rafting during the Inca Jungle
It takes place in Santa María in the waters of the Vilcanota – Urubamba river in the company of an expert guide, the canoeing level. And it is advisable to do it between the months of April to October.
Hike or Trekking to Machu Picchu in the Inca Jungle
The trek from Santa María to Santa Teresa runs through ancient Inca trails, likewise the other trek point is Santa Teresa, Hidroeléctrica and ending in the town of Machu Picchu town.
When is the best time to visit Machu Picchu?
The best time to visit Machu Picchu on the Inca trail through the jungle is between March and December.
Machu Picchu data
There are many curious facts about Machu Picchu, which we want to share with you. We are sure that after reading this article you will begin to schedule your visit. So Enjoy!
- Machu Picchu is located at an average altitude of 2,400 meters above sea level and has a total area of 325.92 kilometers.
- Machu Picchu is a Quechua word that means “Old Mountain”.
- Its imposing architecture comprises around 140 structures that make up the entire citadel.
- The Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu mountains are part of a large orographic formation known as Batolito de Vilcabamba, in the Central Cordillera of the Peruvian Andes.
- Machu Picchu is one of the new seven wonders of the world, along with imposing architectures such as the Great Wall of China or the Taj Mahal.
- It is presumed that it was built by the Inca Pachacútec around the year 1460.
- It was forgotten until the North American Hiram Binghan arrived on an expedition and spread its existence throughout the world in 1911. However, other Peruvians already knew of its existence.
- The archaeological zone is only accessible by the Inca roads that reach it (the well-known Inca Trail), or by the Hiram Bingham road (which ascends the slope of Machu Picchu hill from the train station in the town of Aguas Calientes.
- Machu Picchu was declared a “Historical Sanctuary of Peru” in 1981.
- Machu Picchu was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983.
- The Intihuatana was built as an astronomical clock and calendar.
- So you already know more about this beautiful Inca citadel. We hope that soon you will be encouraged to know and be part of its majesty.
History of Machu Picchu
The history of Machu Picchu says that mountain populations from the Vilcabamba and Valle Sagrado regions inhabited the Picchu ravine.
In the Middle Horizon period there is a demographic explosion by groups not historically documented but possibly linked to the TAMPU ethnic group of Urubamba and it is believed that these towns could be part of the Federation that were rivals of the first Inca of Cusco.
Machu Picchu attractions
Machu Picchu is simply spectacular, each space within it is fascinating, and no matter where you look, you will be amazed. But within the Inca city there are attractions that stand out from the rest, either because of their architectural beauty, their natural beauty, or the intense desire that is generated by wanting to be in them. Here is the list of the most spectacular attractions of Machu Picchu. You will see all these attractions during the Machu Picchu day trip from Cusco.
The terraces or platforms are representative structures of the Inca Empire, they were a very significant advance for the agriculture practiced by the Incas, with which they managed to generate microclimates at different levels of the slopes of the mountains where they used to be built. Machu Picchu had to be a self-sustaining city, so an agricultural sector was assigned in the Inca city, this is where you can see the beautiful platforms next to some Colcas (reservoirs).
Water is essential for the functioning of any city. Machu Picchu has a whole system of fountains that supplied the city with fresh water and that are still in operation until now. Among all of them, the Escalera de Fuentes stands out, an amazing work of hydraulic engineering, made up of 16 artificial waterfalls carefully carved and carved, located between the Temple of the Sun and the Royal Palace.
When you visit the Inca city of Machu Picchu, you will be able to see a mountain that happily rises to the side of Machu Picchu, it is the Putucusi mountain or happy mountain. This attraction is little known by visitors, due to the difficulty involved in making the journey to its top and the time it takes, but once there the views are incredible and Machu Picchu can be seen from a different angle. Unlike the other mountains of Machu Picchu, no special ticket is needed to climb Putucusi; still. The climb is demanding so it is an adventure not suitable for everyone.
The Temple of the Condor is one of the most striking and surprising in Machu Picchu, the Incas accommodated a natural rock formation that was carved in the shape of wings along with another sculpted stone that forms the head and neck of a condor. This construction is a three-dimensional representation of the sacred bird of the Incas, a symbol of power and fertility, and which is part of the Inca trilogy of the condor, the puma and the serpent.
Royal Palace and Acllahuasi
In the residential sector of Machu Picchu you can see two enclosures that are built in a special way. The Royal Palace is a house made with fine masonry and is the largest in the place, as well as having a privileged location. The Acllahuasi was probably a place where virgins dedicated to religion lived, it is an enclosure of several blocks built with great detail and with the particularity of having only one access to it, in one of the blocks of the place is the Hall of the Mortars where two circular vessels also known as Water Mirrors are carved.
Machu Picchu Mountain
It is the mountain on which the citadel of Machu Picchu sits, walking through it will allow you to observe incomparable landscapes of the entire sanctuary, and once on its top you will be able to see the Inca city and its surroundings in a unique way. path. You need the ticket Machu Picchu + Mountain to visit it. Although it is a somewhat strenuous walk, it can be done by everyone, since its trails are wide and not very steep. This mountain is the ideal alternative for those who do not dare to climb the Huayna Picchu mountain or for those who could not find a place for it.
The Temple of the Sun is an attractive structure with a circular tower located in the religious sector of Machu Picchu, it is made of granite built in the imperial Inca style. Inside the temple there is a ceremonial altar carved in rock, on its walls there are two windows from where you can see the sunrise during the summer and winter solstices exactly. Inside the temple there is a rectangular patio where you can see 9 niches with a door with security rings. The tower of the Temple of the Sun sits on a huge rock in which there is a small cave covered by fine masonry, it is believed that it was a mausoleum, where the mummy of the Inca Pachacuteq could have even been.
The Sacred Square
In this place you can find two of the most outstanding structures of Machu Picchu. The Main Temple, which is a three-walled enclosure with finely carved blocks and is believed to have been the most important temple in the city. And the Temple of the Three Windows, a beautiful lithic structure consisting of three polygonal walls, built with huge pieces of stone perfectly assembled with great art and skill, three beautiful trapezoidal-shaped windows and two niches stand out, one on each side, all three windows would have been located there for a magical-religious reason.
The Intihuatana is the best known lithic piece of Machu Picchu and without a doubt the most enigmatic. It is a sundial, it is sculpted in one piece, and on its different faces it casts shadows, in relation to the movement of the sun and the different seasons of the year, with this artifact the Incas made precise observations and measurements of the weather. Many of the visitors come to it to fill themselves with the energy it emanates.
The Huayna Picchu mountain is undoubtedly the most desired and popular attraction of Machu Picchu, it is the only mountain that is seen in all the classic photos of Machu Picchu, climbing it is an incredible adventure. When you see the mountain from below it looks very steep and climbing it can generate intense vertigo, but reaching its top can mean the best moment of your life, the sensations from there are many and the views will be fabulous and unforgettable. And it is not the only thing, since the Huayna Picchu mountain is also the Temple of the Moon, as well as several Inca constructions from where you can see the entire sanctuary. Remember that to climb this incredible mountain you must purchase the Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu Ticket, but you must do it at least two months in advance, as it is highly requested.
Machu Picchu Tickets
If you are planning your 1-Day Trip to Machu Picchu from Cusco and do not know where to start, we inform you that the first big step is to secure the entrance ticket to the Inca City. This ticket entitles you to enter the main attractions of the Wonder of the World. But what else does this famous ticket include? And what is not included?
The City of Cusco
The city of Cusco or known as the Empire of the Incas is the main tourist destination in Peru and one of the most important tourist sites in South America.
The city of Cusco is considered a magical city because when you arrive and take a walk around the Plaza de Armas or Main Square, one is amazed by its mysticism, culture, its colonial churches and much more.
In Cusco you can do the City Tours, so you can get to know a little more about Cusco, the sacred valley of the Incas, and more.
The City of Cusco is located on the valley of the Huatanay River, in the southern highlands of Peru, and is known as the “navel of the world” (Qosco in Quechua) and considered the cradle of the Inca empire.
Cusco was the center of a vast network of roads, the most important being the Inca trail to Machupicchu that runs throughout Peru until it reaches Machupicchu. These roads went to each of the four regions that formed the “four parts of the world or Cuatro Suyos”, according to the Andean worldview.
The city of Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca empire, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983 and is undoubtedly one of the most important tourist destinations in the country.
We have price alternatives that accommodate all budgets, prices per person, expressed in US Dollars.
Make your quotes and reservations by email [email protected], you can also communicate with one of our sales executives at the telephones detailed below, we will be happy to assist you.
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HOW TO BOOK THE TOUR?
To start the reservation process, please send us the following information:
- Name and surname:
- Passport number:
- Date of Birth:
- Very important – We need the address and information about the hotel that you are staying at, in the city of Cusco, to be able to pick you up at the time when the tour starts.
To confirm reservations it is required to pay 50% in advance and the other 50% can be paid upon arrival at your destination.
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