Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu 3 Days

The Inca Jungle Trail: Three Days to Machu Picchu is a popular trip for those with limited time in Peru. This 3-day, 2-night Inca Jungle Trek is an unforgettable experience. SAP ADVENTURES offers adventure activities including biking, rafting, and zip-lining along the Inca Jungle Trail. This is the greatest option for those who enjoy adventurous walks.

USD $340

Inca Jungle Trek at a Glance


Thrilling Cusco Adventure: 50km “Malaga Pass” Biking and 2-Hour “Santa Teresa” River Rafting Experience

Begin your journey by heading to the “Malaga Pass” to go downhill on bikes for three hours. In the afternoon, you may go river rafting before spending the night at a resort in “Santa Maria.”


Santa Teresa – Ziplining – Hidroelectriva – Aguas Calientes

Wake up early with a cup of fresh handcrafted coffee in the Peruvian rainforest and prepare for ziplining activities at Santa Teresa, followed by a visit to Machu Picchu National Park, lunch, and a three-hour hike down the railroad track to Aguas Calientes.


Machu Picchu – Cusco

The most important tour day begins early with breakfast and boarding the first bus to Machu Picchu( Optional ).  Explore the most notable sites, temples, and palaces, and spend some time to relax before returning to Cusco via panorama train. Drop off at your hotel at 7:30 p.m.



  • Raft down the river.
  • On this adventure journey, you may do hiking, biking, rafting, and zip-lining.
  • While climbing the Inca Trail, learn about Peruvian coffee culture as well as the surrounding flora and fauna.
  • Be a witness to incredible breakthroughs.
  • Learn about Inca history.
  • Discover the Inca Palace in Machu Picchu.



Cusco – Abra Malaga – Biking – Rafting – Santa Maria – Lodge

The Inca Jungle Tour The 3-days adventure is being picked up from your accommodation in Cusco around 6 a.m. and driving through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas. Marvel at the picturesque towns of the “Vilcabamba” and “Vilcanota” mountain ranges and the native town of “Chinchero.” After a 2-hour drive, Stretch your legs and take a rest at the historic Inca village of “Ollantaytambo.” (Breakfast may be had in a native Peruvian restaurant in “Ollantaytambo”. )

After stopping at “Ollantaytambo,” we continue the journey to “Abra Malaga” Pass (4316m), where you’ll gear up and receive a biking tutorial. Begin your thrilling 50-kilometer downhill ride with a stunning vista of the snow-capped “Veronica Peak.” Cycle over the Andes.

Next We’ll provide private transportation from “HumanMarka” to Santa Maria (1200 m). We’ll eat a great meal at the Eco Terra Lodge, powered by SAP Adventures, where we’ll stay the night.

In the afternoon, SAP offers rafting on the Vilcanota River. Also, our tour guide will offer safety equipment such as helmets, wind brakes, and Level 5 life jackets. This wonderful adventure rafting sport is only offered from April to December; during the wet season, the river rises.

Participants must be able to swim, according Peruvian Law.

In the evening, we will return to “Santa Maria” and “ECO TERRA LODGE” to have a delicious meal. After supper, we’ll relax in our comfy accommodations and recharge for the upcoming day.


Day 2: Santa Teresa – Ziplining – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes

Starting with day two, Rise and shine at 6:00 with a coffee cup provided by “ECO TERRA LODGE.” In “Santa Maria ”, have breakfast and prepare for an action-packed day. Around 6:30, SAP  we provide private transport around 1h from  “ECO TERRA LODGE.”  To  zipline base.  Following a brief instruction, go on an exciting 2-hour experience that includes four distinct ziplines and a suspension bridge.

After you’ve gotten your fill of ziplining adventure, take a 1-hour drive to “Hidroelectrica” for lunch. After delicious lunch, take a picturesque three-hour hike along the railroad tracks to “Aguas Calientes” town.

At 19:00, have a fantastic meal at a local restaurant at “Aguas Calientes” town  before returning to the hotel for a restful night’s sleep. Get up early the next day, anxious to tour the majestic Machu Picchu.


Machu Picchu – Cusco

Arriving at Machu Picchu’s Main Gate from Aguas Calientes:

There are two methods for getting from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu’s main gate. You may either go on a gorgeous 1.5-hour trek or take a simple bus excursion for roughly $12. (one way ) The option is yours, and you may even make your decision on the same day you plan to visit Machu Picchu. Regardless of the option you select, your day will begin at 4 a.m. with a great breakfast at your hotel in Aguas Calientes..

If you want to walk from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, your adventure will begin about 4:30 a.m. Begin by walking from your accommodation in “Aguas Calientes” to “Puente Ruinas,” which takes around 30 minutes. Puente Ruinas is the first checkpoint, where you must submit your Machu Picchu tickets and original passports to obtain admission. After passing the “Puente Ruinas” checkpoint, you will begin an upward journey to Machu

Picchu, with roughly 1,700 steps. This ascent usually takes between one hour and one hour and twenty minutes. When you arrive at Machu Picchu’s main gate, you’ll meet your group and guide to enter the site and begin your incredible tour through this historic Inca fortress.


Our itinerary includes a Machu Picchu ticket, with the major circuit options being circuit 01 or circuit 02.

(Best-Selling Circuit 01 or 02)

Just in case. If the first choice is not available, we will include circuits 03 or 04. Ticket availability is dependent on the time of booking, therefore if you prefer circuit 1 or 2, we recommend reserving well in advance.

For additional information on the various circuits and ticket details, please visit our website or contact us personally. Upon arriving at Machu Picchu, our knowledgeable tour guide will conduct you on a 2.5-hour guided tour of the Inca city, following the route stated in your ticket. The guide will provide information about the history and significance of Machu Picchu while giving time for photography and admiring the beautiful vistas. During the whole Machu Picchu trip, you will see the most renowned spots on the site.

Following the guided tour, you will have some free time to explore and relax on your own. If you have planned to trek Huayna Picchu (which must be reserved ahead of time because it is a popular option that sells out quickly and costs $60 per person), your guide will lead you to the starting location. The trek will take no more than 2 hours, including the round trip duration.

For anyone contemplating either of the mountain treks, we recommend taking the train back to Cusco to have more time to explore the mountains. If you want to return by automobile, we recommend staying an extra night in Aguas Calientes and departing on the fourth day from the hydroelectric station. This will allow you plenty of time to enjoy the grandeur of the highlands and make the most of your trip.

Option 1: Returning to Cusco via Train

Taking the train back to Cusco offers a lovely route and extra time to visit Machu Picchu. Especially if you intend to tackle Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, which might take many hours. Be at the Aguas Calientes train station by 4:22 PM to board the train, which will arrive in Cusco at 8:30 PM. Alternatively, catch the later train at 6:20 PM, which arrives in Ollantaytambo in 1 hour and 45 minutes. From there, you’ll take a 2-hour vehicle travel to Cusco, arriving about 10:30 p.m.

Option 2: Return to Cusco by Car

Returning to Cusco by vehicle is a more cost-effective alternative, but it leaves less time to see Machu Picchu. If you intend to trek Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, time may be restricted. To take this route, depart Machu Picchu by midday, trek for three hours to Hidroelectrica, and meet the vehicle at 2:00 PM. It is advised that anyone planning these climbs spend an extra night in Aguas Calientes and return to Cusco by automobile on the fifth day for a more satisfying experience.

Tearms and conditions

Due to Landlides & bad wether conditions the itinerarry will be changed for your own safety concern also illness , pandemia , govermet police changes political instability , strikes .act of god ,ect 

What’s Included?

Permits & Entrance Tickets

  • Biking Tickets (day 1)
  • Rafting Tickets in Santa Maria (Day 1)
  • Zip Lining tickets (Day 3)
  • Entrance Tickets Machu Picchu  (CIRCUIT 1 or 2 )
  • High Quality Service & safety 

Pre – departure Briefing

  • Attend our full briefing at 6:00 p.m. the day before your departure at the Sap Adventures office to ensure you’re trekking-ready. Can’t make it in-person? Not an issue. Simply contact us via WhatsApp at +51960827076 to schedule a virtual briefing. To ensure a smooth setup, please contact us at least 48 hours in advance to schedule a bespoke session with your tour guide.

Experienced Guides

  • Our trips are guided by certified bilingual (English and Spanish) tourism guides. All guides working with SAP  are Peruvian government-licensed and have graduated from recognized Peruvian colleges or tourist schools. This guarantees that you receive informed and expert advice throughout your trip.

Professional Bicycles & Equipment’s

  • Mountain Bicycles with front Suspensions, Gloves, Full Face Helmet, Security Transport During the Bike & Rafting activity.

Medical Kit

  • SAP guides have specific training in first aid and CPR. They also carry a first aid package for situations including altitude sickness, travelers’ diarrhea, and scrapes. In addition, if required, we will promptly evacuate you off the path and transport you to a clinic for treatment.

24/7 Customer Service

  • Our WhatsApp and local phone services are accessible 24 hours a day.
  • In any emergency, our guides can reach us via satellite phone.


  • Day 1: Comfortable Eco Terra Lodge in Santa Maria.

    The first night you will stay in this incredible Eco Terra Lodge powered by SAP Adventures.

    Eco Terra Lodge has 15 semi-luxurious rooms and a restaurant/bar. At night, you can engage in jungle campfire activities with your traveling companions.

    Available services include

    • Wi-Fi.
    • 24-hour bar service Restaurant (they provide a variety of meal options at an accessible price range).
    • Hot water shower.
    • Dinner, Breakfast.
    • Private Bathrooms.
  • Day 2 Comfortable Hotel in “Aguas Calientes”

    The final night of this incredible adventure is spent in the Aguas Caliente hotel baths.
    Available services include

    • Wi-Fi.
    • Hot water shower.
    • Dinner, Breakfast
    • Private Bathrooms
    • luggage storage while  you visit  to Machu Picchu.


  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 3 dinners
  • Day 1
    • Breakfast: Before you leave Cusco, your Cusco accommodation will provide an early breakfast or box of breakfast.
    • Option 2: SAP, we’ll stop at the service facility near “Ollantaytambo.” There, you may purchase and enjoy your BreakFast.
    • Lunch and Dinner: At Eco Terra Lodge, powered by SAP, our chefs will arrange a huge variety of lunch and dinner.
  • On Day 2
    • Breakfast: At Santa Teresa’s lodge , they will prepare Early Breakfirst
    • Lunch: Around Hidroelectrica SAP, we provide a  lunch at a nearby restaurant.
    • Dinner: In Aguas Caliente, you may dine at a local restaurant.
  • On Day 3
    • Breakfast   –  aguas calientes your hotel they will provide a nutrition Breakfast  or box of   Breakfast.


  • Day 1, On day 1, you will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and will travel by SAP private transportation to “Malaga Pass” (the starting point of the biking).
  • Day 3: transport from “Santa Teresa” lodge to “Hidroelectrica” .
  • Day 3: transport from “Ollantaytambo” station to Cusco.

What’s NOT Included?

  • Travel insurance
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain
  • The tickets for Huayna Picchu Mountain  has an extra cost US$ 60.00 PP .
  • (Day 2) Train tickets  from Hidroeletrica to aguas calientes.
  • US$36.00 PP
  • (Day 3( Lunch In Aguas Calientes and dinner in cusco .
  • two way bus ticket from agua calientes to machu picchu (day 4)
  • Hot springs in Aguas Calientes, additional (20 soles)
  • Personal Hiking cloths and hiking Gears.
  • Tips for our staff.

What’to Pack?

  • Passport & water proof cover for passport
  • Extra money in soles
  • Personal medications
  • Water bottle or camel back
  • Sunscrean
  • Insect Repellents
  • Personal Care Products


  • Hiking Boots
  • Light Footwear
  • Trekking Socks
  • Trekking Pants
  • Short
  • Long sleeve T-Shirts
  • Warm Jacket
  • Raincoat or Rain Poncho
  • Sun hat
  • Neck Gaiter or Buff


  • Trekking Poles
  • Backpack   (15 – 25 L)
  • Camera and chargers
  • Power Bank
  • Snacks
  • Towel
  • Fashlight
  • Swmming kit

Price for the Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu

Price per person:

  • Option 1 – Adults US$ 280 (By Car Transport to cusco )
  • Option 2  -Adults US$ 340 (By Train Transport to cusco )

For Students & Childrens –   US$ 20 Off  

NOTE-  Student IDs are not eligible for a discount when

  • Traveler is older than 25.
  • Expired ID.
  • Student ID without expiration date.
  • ISIC cards are not eligible . 


Hotel upgrades, such as shared rooms, single rooms, or 2- to 4-star hotels, are available for an additional cost. We recommend that you request for additional information.


  • Huayna Picchu – US$ 60.00.
  • 360 Train ( aguas calientes – Ollantaytambo ) US$ 70.00.
  • Extra night in Aguas Caliente –  US$ 50.00.
  • Walking Poles (Pair) US$ 10.00 (You can Rent by SAP).

Frequently Asked Questions

What is best trek Inca Jungle 4 Days or 3 day ?

The Inca Jungle  three days trek  We intended for individuals with limited time in Peru. 4 days is for individuals who enjoy adventurous hikes. Below , you may compare the two Treks .

Our guides are all Cusco locals who speak good Spanish and English. Many of them speak Quechua, Peru’s native language. With degrees in tourism and at least two years of experience, they are full of enthusiasm, knowledge of the natural flora and wildlife, and Inca monuments, as well as a wealth of Andean stories and legends.

The size of your group depends on the day’s activity. The maximum size of our group service is fourteen people, and the minimum is two to three people. For groups of over eight people, we also employ an assistant guide to help out (the assistant guide is a fully qualified guide but may lack some of the experience of the main guide or still need to improve his/her English skills.)

Yes, you must be moderately fit and exercise frequently to complete this trek! Your first day will be spent biking downhill on the road, while the second day will be spent walking several kilometers through “Andean flat” terrain. In the months preceding the trek, try walking ten kilometers per day or joining a fitness club. It is also critical to be well acclimated to the altitude. Try to spend at least three or four days in Cusco (3350m/11,047ft) before beginning the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu.

If you intend to renew or change your name on your passport between booking your trek and beginning your trek, you may book your trek or tour using your current passport number or name, but you must send us a copy of your old passport and a copy of your new passport as soon as you have them. We can then make the necessary changes with the government before your arrival. The additional cost to make the change is $25 per person. (This will cover any changes to the number or name on your Inca Trail Permit, Machu Picchu Entrance, or train.)


If you do not notify us of the change or do not wish to pay the fee, please bring both original passports (old and new). You can enter Peru with your new passport, but you must show your old passport to the government in order to visit the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, or take the train. If you are unable to do so, government officials will deny you permission to begin your trek. Every name and number must match!!

The Expedition train departs for Cusco at either 7:00 or 8:20 p.m. We can also book an earlier train (2:55 pm, 4:35 pm, or 6:20 pm) for you at an additional cost of $25. The train we will book is dependent on availability and will be confirmed during your briefing. There is also an option to upgrade to the Vistadome train for an additional US $65 per person. Please let us know your preference when booking the tour. Unfortunately, none of the trains go directly to Cusco; instead, they travel to Ollantaytambo or Poroy. In either case, we will transport you back to your Cusco hotel via bus.

If you do not want to take the train you had originally booked, you may still be able to change your return train ticket. You must take your train ticket to the Aguas Calientes train station and request that the return ticket be changed to an early one. You will probably be asked to pay an additional administration fee, which will vary depending on the train service and departure time. Changing the ticket is subject to the availability of seats on the train.

All of the hostels have clean and private bathrooms. However, bathrooms along the trail are limited and may require a fee (usually 1 sol) to use them. If you need to use the restroom between sites, please do so away from the trail and water sources; you can dig a hole or cover your feces with a rock, and then take the paper with you in a bag to deposit in one of the several bins along the way.

Ziplining is offered as an optional activity on this tour. It is included in the price of your trek and costs an additional US $30 per person. River rafting is not available during the three-day Inca Jungle Trek.

The hostels offer three types of rooms: matrimonial (one double or queen size bed), double (two beds), and triple (three beds). If you travel alone, you will only share a room with other people of the same gender. A private room can be made available for an additional fee. Each room includes a private bathroom.

No, you can place your daypacks in the support vehicle, which will follow us down the road. However, you will not be able to access the packs while riding. As a result, if you have an extremely small or light backpack that will not interfere with your riding ability, you may want to use it to store sunscreen, water, or other necessities. (There are water bottle holders on the bikes).

The first day’s bike ride will take about three hours and cover approximately 55 kilometers.

To avoid altitude sickness during the trek, we recommend spending time in Cusco or the Sacred Valley beforehand. If you’ve never been to high altitude before, we recommend starting with a day in the Sacred Valley, which is lower altitude than Cusco city.

Beginning on July 1st, 2017, visitors can enter Machu Picchu between the hours of 06:00 and 12:00 or 12:30 and 17:30. Because of this restriction, we strongly advise that you reserve your tour well in advance, particularly if you want to travel from May to September, when traveler demand is at its highest. Tickets for the Machu Picchu entrance and the train are frequently sold-out weeks or months in advance.

Yes, all of our tour guides carry an oxygen bottle with them on the trail and will provide oxygen as necessary.

Yes, the tour package includes entrance to Machu Picchu. However, if you want to add any extra activities, such as climbing Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, it will cost an additional $20 per person; however, please keep in mind that the $20 is only valid before we book your entrance fees. If you want to add this extra climb after we’ve booked the ticket, it will cost you $65 per person.

We will provide you with tea, coffee, and other beverages during mealtimes. During the trek, you may need to buy water directly from the locals, which is possible every two hours. Remember that the price of water will be higher than in the city.

No, your tour does not include transportation to or from the airport. Please plan accordingly.

No, your tour does not include transportation to or from the airport. Please plan accordingly.

Note – you can organized with us on the breafing day or by Whatsapp ,Email a day before .

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