Inca Jungle Trek tour - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu | Dos Manos


Inca Jungle Trek 4D / 3N

Description

Inca Jungle Trek 4D / 3N A backpacker's alternative to the Inca Trail. This trek is certainly no wilderness treks, but it offers great variety, with day one on bikes and days two and three on foot. It passes through some beautiful regions of cloud forest and wonderful spots for swimming before arriving in Aguas Calientes on the third day and seeing Machu Picchu on the fourth day.

Itinerary

Day 1

You will be collected in the morning and taken to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where we will take a moment to admire the beautiful natural landscape. We will reach Abra Malaga (4,350 m.) at noon and we will start our bike tour going downhill towards the cloud forest and through small villages, fruit plantations and rivers. We will get to Santa Maria in the late afternoon where we will have dinner and spend the night.

Day 2

We will get up early and follow the path along the river after breakfast. During this walk we can see many parrots, hummingbirds, eagles, wild cats, lizards, medicinal plants and fruits (bananas, mangos, oranges, clementine, cocoa, coca plants and coffee plantations) After walking for 6-7 hours (with lunch en route) we will arrive at the Cocalmayo thermal baths, and later at the small town of Santa Teresa.

Day 3

After having breakfast we will continue our trek by the river until Hidroeléctrica train station where we have lunch, and then carry on walking for approximately 2 hours until Aguas Calientes. Here, we check in the hostel and you can enjoy the evening in the town.

Day 4

We will wake up very early head to Machu Picchu. On the way, we will see the sunrise, and visit Inti Punkuo (The Sun Gate). We will enjoy a guided tour of the site. Afterwards we will have some free time to explore the ruins and see other places like Wiñayhuayna, Puente Inca and the Temple of the Moon. We will get back to Aguas Calientes in good time for our train back to Ollantaytambo, from where we get a bus back to Cusco.

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Practical Information

Duration: 4 Days
Accommodation: 3 nights in basic hostels
Price: Contact us for more information
Others: Please note that all itineraries are subject to change

Bring With You
  • Backpack
  • Hiking shoes
  • Warm Clothes
  • Rain jacket or Poncho
  • Flashlight
  • Camera
  • Water Bottle
  • Hat against the sun
  • High factor sun block
  • Insect repellent
  • Snacks (energy bars, chocolates etc.)
  • Swimsuit
Included
  • Professional bilingual guide (English - Spanish) and Cook
  • Pick up from accommodation in Cusco and transfer to Abra Málaga
  • Bicycles, helmet and gloves
  • First Aid kit with oxygen
  • 3 nights' accommodation in basic hostels
  • All meals
  • One way bus ticket Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • Train back to Ollantaytambo (standard Backpacker Service, if you would like to make a change to the service, or request a specific departure time, please let us know)
  • Bus from Ollantaytambo back to Cusco
  • Transfer from the train station back to accommodation in Cusco
Not Included
  • Breakfast on day 1 and lunch on day 4
  • Snacks and Water (can be bought during the trek)
  • Entrance or climb to Wayna Picchu (can be booked with Dos Manos - please let us know in advance)
  • Entrance fees and transport to the hot springs of Santa Teresa and/or Aguas Calientes
  • Probably the most important thing to consider: Tips for porters, guides, cooks
Additional Options
  • Special Discounts apply on fixed departure dates - Click here to check special departure dates.


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