The Inca Jungle Trail 4D / 3N combines different outdoor activities, such as biking, rafting, zip line and trekking, culminating in Machu Picchu citadel This fabulous experience will be lived with the team of Let´s go Inca Trail, with our guides specialized in this field, knowing the route for years of travel and with vast experience.
|Season||From January to December|
The Inca Jungle Trail is a new route offered by let'sgoincatrail.com, which involves cycling, trekking, rafting, canopy or zip lining. Our tour of several places, recently includes new roads of the Inca Path recently discovered, the archaeological ruins, Desender with a bicycle for 4 hours downhill, through the mountains of Málaga Pass. Enjoy the green valleys and the jungle of Santa Maria. This trek is one of the favorites for many travelers.
Welcome dear travelers!!! To start the adventure we will pick you up 5:30 a.m. We will leave the Imperial City of Cusco to head towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Here we will have the first buffet style breakfast. We will continue with the trip to the Málaga Pass (4 350 masl) (14 160 ft), the starting point of our biking tour. After the informative talk of our guide, we will provide you with the complete equipment for this type of activity.
We will start the descent by bicycle for three hours (55 km), until we reach the town of Huamanmarca. During the trip we will experience the beauty of the snow-capped mountains and the tropical forest -where our Peruvian Amazon begins-, crossing small streams, and we will enjoy the change from cold to tropical weather. During the journey there will be several stops to review bicycles and equipment. We will arrive at the town of Santa María (1 200 masl), where we will have our lunch. First night of hotel. In the afternoon we have the option of rafting on the Vilcanota River (US $ 35 per person). This river offers category III and III + rapids. For this activity we will give you helmet, windbreaks and category V life jacket. This activity is available between the months of April to December, and according to the Peruvian government it is mandatory to know how to swim to perform it.
After a delicious breakfast, we will be ready to make the first day of trekking to Santa Teresa. The first two hours of our tour will be on the rise. On the way we will have several stops to learn a bit more about the rich flora and fauna of the area in which we will find ourselves. We will also stop at the home of a local family, where we will learn a little more about their customs and traditions. Later we will cross a section of the Inca Trail that formerly connected the Sacred City of the Incas Machu Picchu with the last Inca refuge: Vilcabamba. Here our guide will explain a little more about the history of the Incas and also the communication system that they had in those times (the route of the Incas).At this point we will also have some of the most impressive views of the Huancarccasa canyon: the majestic Salkantay snowy peak. Then we will descend to the town of Quellomayo, where we will enjoy a delicious lunch and a restful rest in the hammocks of our restaurant. We will continue with the last two hours of walking to the thermal baths of Cocalmayo, where we will have a good time to enjoy this very special and pleasant place. When the whole group is ready, our private transport will take you to the town of Santa Teresa, where we will spend our second night.
We will start the zip line activity with one of the highly trusted operators in the area (extra cost). This activity is optional and lasts approximately two hours. Breakfast. Then we will have a transport to the hydroelectric power station, where the government control is located, to enter the Machu Picchu National Park (Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary).
At this point we will start our trekking to the town of Aguas Calientes, passing through the area called Intihuatana, a small archaeological site where the guide will give us an explanation. Then we will continue to Inka Rakay, where we will enjoy our lunch. In the whole journey we will have the opportunity to contemplate the majestic Machu Picchu mountains, Huayna Picchu and other constructions at the top of the mountain. We will finish the walk in the town of Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the third night
This is the most important day of the tour to know one of the seven wonders of the world. The tour will start very early, to be able to appreciate the sunrise in the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Our day will start with the option to walk or take the bus (US $ 12). Once inside the archaeological park, your guide will provide you with a two-hour tour inside the Inca city of Machu Picchu and its most important temples, such as the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Three Windows, etc. Then you will be free to explore Machu Picchu on your own, and if you booked in advance, go up to Huayna Picchu (height: 2,800 meters above sea level) or Machu Picchu mountain (height: 3 082 meters above sea level). You have to make these reservations in advance There are only 400 entries per day to climb one of these two mountains. We also recommend taking advantage of this place to relax, meditate and rest, taking advantage of the magical and spiritual energies of this great wonder.Later you will return to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Ollantaytambo to finally arrive at Cusco
The best time to do the Inca Jungle Trek is dry season, which is important in the excursion, is from mid-April to October. The tourist station when the place is full of tourists is from June to August. We recommend you the seasons through of April, May, September and October months, when visits are few and the climate is dry. The rainy season is from December to May. Sometimes the precipitations are strong for two or three hours each afternoon, as well as the possibility of light rains that continue for long periods. In this period, the conditions of the trek become difficult and the water currents become impassable. The high season (March - September) means that you must make your reservation up to three months in advance, while in the low season (October - February) you can probably make the reservation normally up to three weeks before the required date.
For this trek is recommended to be able to walk for more than 6 continuous hours. Likewise, having a practice in bicycle handling (downhill) is the minimum recommended. In the case that you do not have experience driving a bike you can coordinate with the guide so that you avoid doing this sport and you can accompany the group from the bus that accompanies that first section. You can also request to cycle only the last part of the route (more secure)
Acclimatization is necessary in Cusco, one or two days before starting the tour. For a good acclimatization it is necessary to rest as much as possible, eat little, drink plenty of liquid; especially the coca leaves tea that has known healing and digestive properties. Adequate acclimatization prevents affecting the "soroche" or altitude sickness, which could cause numerous health problems.
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