Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days

The Inca Jungle Trek 4 Days to Machu Picchu is one of the best hikes you can do in your lifetime. SAP provides adventure activities such as bicycling, rafting, and zip-lining along the Inca Jungle Trail. This is the greatest option for folks who prefer adventurous hikes.

PRICE FROM USD $190

Inca Jungle Trek at a Glance

Day
01

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

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”.

Day
02

Santa Maria – Inca Trail – Hot Springs – Santa Teresa

On day two, you can explore and study the local flora and wildlife at the most famous part of Inca Trail . Then you can study about Peruvian café culture at the local coffee farm . at the afternoon, have a hot spring bath at “Cocalamayo” before returning to your hotel in “Santa Teresa” town.

Day
03

Santa Teresa – Ziplinng – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes

Day three, you can participate in zipline adventure activities. After the adventurous activities, you may walk along the rail lines or board a train to “Aguas Calientes” city for lodging.

Day
04

Machu Picchu – Cusco

Wake up early in the morning to explore “Machu Picchu” before the crowds gather, then take a 2-hour guided tour. After the incredible guided tour of “Machu Picchu,” you’ll return to “Aguas Caliente” to board a train to “Olliantaytambo” and then private transportation back to Cusco. Option 2: Walk from Machu Picchu to Hydroelectrica and take tourist bus to Cusco.

WHAT'S IT LIKE

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

FULL ITINERARY

Day
01

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

Embark on this 4-day adventure with a convenient pickup from your accommodation in Cusco at around 6 a.m. As we drive through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas.

You’ll have the chance to marvel at the picturesque towns nestled amidst the “Vilcabamba” and “Vilcanota” mountain ranges.

as well as explore the native town of “Chinchero.” After a 2-hour drive we’ll take a break at the historic Inca village of “Ollantaytambo,”. …where you can stretch your legs and take a breather. You may also opt to have breakfast at a traditional Peruvian restaurant in “Ollantaytambo.”

After we stop at “Ollantaytambo,” we’ll keep going to “Abra Malaga” Pass (4350m). There, you’ll get ready 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. You can enjoy this awesome rafting adventure 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
02

Santa Maria – Inca Trail – Hot Springs – Santa Teresa.

After a luxurious breakfast, we’ll travel 45 minutes upward to begin our adventure. We will make Few stops to study the magnificent native flora and wildlife that surround the trail.

We plan to visit the local organic coffee farm in this mountainous area. There, you may learn about Peruvian coffee culture, including coffee harvesting and the many types of coffee and chocolate.

Next, we’ll keep following the traditional Inca trails used by the Incas. We will hike for an hour on the Inca route before walking across farmer trails to “Huaka Yupana” settlement.

In this village, we’ll set up some local Peruvian Andean meals made by the locals. We’ll stay in this village for about an hour and a half. You’ll get to learn about the Andes lifestyle from the locals and take photos with them.

After a traditional Peruvian meal, we will begin our climb in 40 minutes. We come to a hanging bridge to cross the river. After crossing the river, we’ll continue to the spot where we use cable cars to cross another river. This will take us to “Cocalmayo” Hot Springs, where you can relax in the hot springs.

Following the bath , we proceed to Santa Teresa town (1,500 meters). In the town of aguas calientes we have comfy 2-star hotel rooms. where you can sleep, enjoy a nice dinner, and get ready for your next day of fun and exploration.

Day
03

Santa Teresa – Ziplinng – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes

Same as last morning, you will wake up early in the morning and have a tasty coffee cup and breakfast. Then we will start our ZIP LINE activity. The ZIP LINE company will come to the hotel to take you to their fun spot for your next adventure. There you can join for ZIP LINE activities.

After 2 hours of amazing adventurous activities, we will transport you to “Hidroelectrica.” First, we’ll eat lunch there. then we’ll begin our hike along the train tracks to “Aguas Calientes” town.

Once we reach “Auguas Caliente,” we will walk to your accommodations. In there, you can refresh and have your dinner & ready for the next amazing day.

Day
04

Machu Picchu – Cusco

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

You have two options for getting from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu’s main gate.

You have the choice of embarking on a stunning 1.5-hour trek. or opting for a convenient bus excursion, costing approximately $12 for a one-way ticket. The decision is entirely yours, and you can even make it on the day of your Machu Picchu visit. Regardless of which option you choose, your day will commence at 4 a.m. with a hearty breakfast at your hotel in Aguas Calientes.

If you woild like 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 MachuPicchu, 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.

MACHU PICCHU GUIDED TOUR:

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

(Best-Selling Circuit 01 or 02)

As a precaution. 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 by whatsapp . When you arrive at Machu Picchu, our knowledgeable tour guide will lead you on a 2.5-hour tour of the Inca city.

following the route on your ticket. The guide will tell you about the history and importance of Machu Picchu. and there will be time for taking photos and enjoying the beautiful views. 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. Book your Huayna Picchu hike in advance because it sells out fast and costs $60 per person. your guide will take you to the starting point. The trek will take no more than 2 hours, including the round trip duration.

If you’re thinking about hiking in the mountains, we suggest taking the train back to Cusco so you have more time to explore. If you prefer to come back to cusco by car, we suggest staying another 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 car is a more cost-effective alternative, but it leaves less time to see Machu Picchu. Trekking Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu Mountain might limit your time.

To take this route, leave Machu Picchu around midday, hike for three hours to Hidroelectrica. and catch the vehicle by 2:30 PM. It is best to stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes., and drive back to Cusco on the fifth day for a better 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 Cocalamayo Hot Springs
  • 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.

Accommodation

  • 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 at “Santa Teressa”The second night will be spent in a semi-luxury hotel in Santa Teressa, with double rooms and private bathrooms.

    Available facilities include

    • Wi-Fi.
    • Hot water shower.
    • Dinner, Break first
    • Private Bathrooms
  • DAY 3 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.

Meals

  • 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.
    • Opction 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

    Eco Terra Lodge serves a hearty buffet breakfast with a Peruvian native supper.

    • Lunch: At “Huaka Yupana” village SAP, we provide a local family lunch where you may taste an Andean dish.
    • Dinner: In Santa Teresa Town, you may eat at your lodging.
  • On Day 3
    • 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 4

    Breakfast: Aguas Calientes your hotel they will provide a nutrition Breakfast  or box of   Breakfast.

Transport

  • 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 4: transport from “Ollantaytambo” station to Cusco / Train tickets from Aguas Calientes to “Ollantaytambo” (day 4)

What’s not Included?

  • Huayna Picchu Mountain
  • The tickets for Huayna Picchu Mountain  has an extra cost US$ 60.00 PP.
  • (day 3) Train tickets  from Hidroeletrica to aguas calientes.
  • US$36.00 PP
  • (day 4) Lunch In aguas calientes and dinner in Cusco.
  • two way bus ticket from agua calientes to machu picchu (day 4)
  • Personal Hiking cloths and hiking Gears.

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

CLOTHS

  • 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

EQUIPMENTS

  • 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 01 – INCA JUNGLE TREK WITH RETURN BY CAR

ADULT: USD $ 210.00 Pp
STUDENT: USD $ 190.00 Pp (A Valid student ID is required)
CHILD (Minor): USD $ 190.00 Pp, Applies for all age 3 to 17 years
Required pre Payment – US$ 100 (you can do the payments in cusco after the Briefing )

OPTION 02 – INCA JUNGLE TREK WITH RETURN BY TRAIN

ADULT: USD $ 260.00 Pp
STUDENT: USD $ 240.00 Pp (A Valid student ID is required)
CHILD (Minor): USD $ 240.00 Pp, Applies for all age 3 to 17 years
Required pre Payment – US$ 150 (you can do the payments in cusco after the Briefing )

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

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.

EXTRAS & UPGRADES

  • 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

The “Inca Jungle” Trek to “Machu Picchu” is an alternative route to the “classic Inca Trail” that combines hiking, mountain biking, and optional activities like ziplining and rafting. It’s a four-day tour that starts in “Cusco” and ends in “Machu Picchu”.

The trek includes the world-famous Machu Picchu Mountain. Trekking offers amazing views of the Andes and mountain ranges.

Yes, SAP, we provide the professional mountain bikes with front and rear suspension and an 8-speed transmission.

  • Actually, as an adventure trek, all activities are monitored and supervised.

The optimum time to perform the Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu is from April to October, when Cusco, Peru, has its dry season. The weather is more consistent at this season, with sunny days and mild temperatures.

The tallest mountain in the “Inca Jungle” is “Abra Malaga” (4,316 meters). But don’t worry; participants will spend time at lower altitudes during the trip.

There are no permissions required for the “Inca Jungle” Trek.

The Inca Jungle Trek is one of our gentler treks, offered by SAP Adventures. There are always ways to make things easier for yourself throughout the tour. This hike has an Easy to Moderate difficulty rating.

Visit SAP Adventures, our official website. Alternatively, you may visit our office in “Cusco.” We are also available on WhatsApp, TripAdvisor, and by email.

SAP adventures we provide. The Inca Jungle trip costs roughly $300-350 USD, which is an affordable price range.

It is necessary to bring the following items:

  • Hat for the sun.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Raincoat.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Comfortable cotton clothing for different activities.
  • Swimsuit.
  • Towels.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Cash.
  • Photographic camera.
  • Water proof jacket

Yes, you just have to request for private tours in Inca Jungle.

Of course! During your trek, you can store your main luggage at our office or at your hotel; both options are free of charge.

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

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