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Inca Jungle trail Vip 4 Days / 3 Nights

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Santa Maria, Santa Teresa, Machu Picchu
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The Inca Jungle Tour is ideal for people with a passion for adventure with newly recharged energy; what defines this tour is trekking and biking! Also you have chance to do Rafting & Zip-Lining We will go through trails and archaeological sites similar to the ones on the Inca Trail until we arrive to the magical Inca site Machupicchu.

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  Overview

If you are looking for an adrenaline rush in Cusco this Inca Jungle tour is for you—a variety of activities with a lot of adventure. Ride a bike down the Jungle road, which is comparable to the Dead route in Bolivia but more fun and a diverse landscape. Raft down the Urubamba River—the rapids are perfect for beginners yet fun for experts. Hike through and enjoy exploring the jungle. Zip-line on one of the longest zip-line in South America. End this exhilarating trip by exploring the majestic Machu Picchu!

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day01

    Cusco - Santa Maria: Bicycling (55 km-34 miles)

  • Day02

    Santa Maria - Santa Teresa: Trekking (11 miles, 18 km)

  • Day03

    Santa Teresa - Aguas Calientes: Trekking (10 miles, 16 km)

  • Day04

    Machupicchu

  Itinerary
Day 01

Cusco - Santa Maria: Bicycling (55 km-34 miles)

Shuttle to Abra Malaga:3.5 hour by bus from Cusco
Biking time:  2.5 to 3 hour approximately.
Maximum Altitude: 4,350masl. / 14,271 feet
Minimum Altitude:1275masl. / 4180 feet
Difficulty: Easy
Meals: Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Private room (Hostel)
Adventure: Absolutely¡ River rafting Class I-II-III

We will pick you up from your hotel (Must to be located in Cusco or Ollantaytambo) at 6:00 a.m. to begin our expedition to Machu Picchu. You will be met at your hotel by your adventure guide, one night before to start this tour. We will take our van Cusco-to Ollantaytambo  (1:45hrs) driving, there we have a shor stop to buy some stuff you will need along the tour. We continue in our private van for 1.20hrs hours until we arrive to the Malaga Pass (4,316 meters above sea level) (14,160 feet above sea level), we looking the snow mountain which is called the Veronica (5,682 meters above sea level) (18,641 feet above sea level). This is where we begin our bicycle tour down the mountain. Your guide will give a quick informational briefing and provide all riders with the appropriate safety gear before the 3-hour mountain descent (about 34 miles or 55 km) to the town of Huamanmarca. From there, we continue our journey by bus for approximately 30 minutes until we reach the town of Santa Maria, where we have our first lunch and spend the first night in a basic hostel. During this part of the journey, you will experience the beauty of the snow-capped mountains and their fast-changing climate from a dry cold to a humid heat.  Upon arrival to Santa Maria, you will  gon to do river rafting (level  I,II,III   and III+, during April-November) in the Urubamba River, which crosses through part of the jungle.   The river rafting guide will explain you about this activity 1 hour before to leave for this activity ( rafting takes 2.30 hours in total) they will provide all the  safety gear for Rafting.

Day 02

Santa Maria - Santa Teresa: Trekking (11 miles, 18 km)

Walking Distance:  15 km./9.3miles
Starting Elevation: 1275masl. / 4180 feet
Campsite Elevation: 1500masl. / 4921 feet
Difficulty: Easy
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation:Private roomHostel
Adventure: Absolutely, hot spring, cable car.

After a delicious breakfast, we take our private van to the trail head. The first 2 hours of our tour is an ascent, but there will be various stops in order to learn a bit more about the rich variety of flora and fauna that can be found in the region we are in. 

One of these stops will be a family house where we will rest for 20 minutes and supply ourselves with more water and some regional tropical fruit. After resting for a bit, we will cross a section of the Inca Trail that historically connected Machupicchu with the city of Vilcabamba. Here, our guide will explain a bit more about the history of the Incas, as well as the system of communication that existed during that time. At this point, we will also see one of the most impressive views in all of the Huancarccasa Canyon. Afterwards, we will descend to the small town of Quellomayo where we will stop to take our lunch and rest in the near-by hammocks. We then continue 2 more hours on foot to the thermal baths of Cocalmayo, where you will have plenty of time to enjoy the naturally heated water of the baths.  After bathing, we will continue on to the final destination of the day, Santa Teresa, by private van and spend our second night in a basic hostel.

Day 03

Santa Teresa - Aguas Calientes: Trekking (10 miles, 16 km)

Walking Distance:  11 km. / 6.miles
Starting Elevation: 1500masl. / 4921 feet
Campsite Elevation: 2000masl / 6561 feet (AguasCalientes hotel)
Difficulty: Moderate
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Private roomHotel 3 stars
Adventure: Absolutely, Zip Line. (6 cables,)

After breakfast, we will go to Zip Lining for around 2:30 hours, they will pick you up in the restaurant the you take the van towards base camp of the zip line company then we will   begin the trekking course to Aguas Calientes at approximately 7 AM. We will walk for 3 hours in the Aobamba Valley until we reach the Intihuatana sector, where we pass a government control post and continue the trek.  We have lunch along the path and we will have the opportunity to see a series of waterfalls and admire the majesty of the mountains surrounding Machupicchu and Haynapicchu. Here you will also have the opportunity to see an astronomical sundial used by the Incans, as well as other constructions such of the Incan citadel of Machupicchu. After 3 hours of walking, we will arrive in Aguas Calientes beside of the train tracks that lead to the small town.

Day 04

Machupicchu

Walking Distance:  By Bus
Starting Elevation: 2000masl. / 6561 feet
Machu Picchu Elevation: 2400masl. /7874 feet
Difficulty: Easy
Meals: Breakfast
Adventure: Absolutely

This is the most important day of the tour – the day that we arrive to one of the 7 Wonders  places of the World. Our last day of the tour begins very early in the morning in order to be able to watch the sun rise over the Incan citadel of Machupicchu. We begin the ascent from AguasCalientes to Machupicchu at 4:30 AM, by bus  fare to reach the citadel.

Once inside the park, your guide will provide a 2-hour tour of the ruins and most important temples within the ancient city. Afterwards, you will be free to explore Machupicchu  by yourself and maybe even hike Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu Mountain (previous reservations are needed with two months of anticipation, plus a fee of $25. There are only 400 entrance tickets per day to climb these two mountains). On your own time, you will need to return to AguasCalientes by bus in order to take a return train to Ollantaytambo and finally towards Cusco.

  Inclusions

At Vidal Expeditions we are transparent and provide the specific details of what is included and excluded in our tours. We know this is very important so that you know what exactly to bring and you don’t miss anything. We provide this information to ensure that you have an incredible experience during your trek.

WE INCLUDE

Vidal Expeditions Team Provide

  • Pre-departure briefing

    Once you book the tour with us, you will get a notification about the pre-departure briefing, where you will meet with your adventure guide and the tour group in our office the night before your Inca Jungle trail departure. During this briefing, you will receive important details of this adventure.

  • Professional Adventure Guide

    All our tour guides have a great reputation in customer service, our tour guide have graduated with tourism career from National University San Antonio Abad of Cusco, they have also studied English in a private language institute. Through to their patience, responsibility, knowledge, passion for trekking and proud to have been born in the land of the Incas, we ensure our guides provide an excellent experience for you when you explore the Magic Machu Picchu.

  • Permit for Machu Picchu

    Once we receive your details and the deposit for your tour, we purchase all the necessary tickets for your trek and these permits will be for a specific date and will be in your name. unfortunately, this information can’t be modified under any circumstance once confirmed, only your passport number it can be update, however for this change you must to bring both you old and new passport.

  • Accommodations

    At Vidal Expeditions we included private accommodations 3 nights along our Inca Jungle trail, these are safe and clean lodges located along the route, each room of our lodges has private bathroom with a hot water and clean towel, you also will be available to recharge your cameras, phones, etc. But remember the electrical outlets are different than you are used it is mostly USA and South American standard outlets. If you want to spend an extra night in Aguas Caliente town or Machu Picchu town please contact to Vidal Expeditions team.

  • River Rafting and Zipline

    To make of this adventure unforgettable we include these activities full of adrenaline. White river rafting in Urubamba river with a category of I, II, III and III+, great for beginners and experienced people and our Zipline over a canyon with a unique view.

  • Hot Spring and Cable Car Tickets

    We know the small details are important for you during your trip and Vidal Expeditions makes everything possible to provide an excellent service where you don’t need to be worry about these things

Transportations

  • Private Transport

    We included all the transportations during your tour, we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and take you to the beginning of the biking, the bus returning from Ollantaytambo to Cusco will drop off you at your hotel.

  • Train Ticket

    In the Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu, we include the returning train ticket after you have explored Machu Picchu on the last day. The train ticket will be one of the available train schedules of 14:20hrs, 14:55hrs and 16:20hrs.

  • Bus Ticket

    We include the Bus round trip from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes the day 4 to go to explore the lost city of the Incas Machu Picchu.

Equipment

  • Biking Equipment

    Vidal Expeditions been leading tours to Machu Picchu with a suitable biking equipment to make of your trip an experience of the life time. Our bikes and biking gears are very safe and professional for this kind of activities we include from suspension bike, DH helmet, body armor, knee pads and globes.

  • Rafting and Zipline Gears

    We know very well about these activities and have professional instructors with the right equipment to make of these activities 100% safe, they have been working for a long time on river rafting and Zipline and they have years of experience to show you our wonderful landscape along the tour.

  • Medical First Aid Kit

    All tour guides of Vidal Expeditions are very well trained in First aid. They received training courses every 6 months how to assist to someone who is in an emergency situation. Also, they are trained how to supply a balloon oxygen in the case if someone requires it.

Meals

  • Meals

    At Vidal Expeditions, we know food is such an important part of any vacation and getting the right fuel on an active holiday is crucial… We include 3 breakfast, 3 lunch and 3 dinner. And of course, we cater to all dietary restrictions Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten free and others just let us know. Our team is well-trained to prepare the best food ever you’ve had with local and organic ingredients.

  • Water

    Vidal Expeditions will provide you water the second day and third day a litter per day, however you will be available to buy more water along the trail, there are some local shops but remember to bring your container bottle or camel bag enough size for a few hours, 2 litters are what we recommend.

WE NOT INCLUDED

  • Walking Sticks

    Hiking with trekking poles has its benefits, protect your knees while you are hiking downhill, especially on ancient Inca trail which are many stairs up and down, trekking poles help you during the ascent, increased stability, if you don’t have a pair of trekking poles you can rent them from our office.

  • First Breakfast

    We do not provide breakfast on the day of your departure. However, most hotel offers breakfast during your stay there. In case your hotel does not provide breakfast, we will stop at a restaurant near to Ollantaytambo where you will be available to purchase a breakfast.

  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes

    Lunch on the las day at Aguas Calientes is not included in this tour. However, you and the group can enjoy the last lunch together in a restaurant recommended by your tour guide.

  • Travel Insurance

    We recommend to buy a travel insurance before to leave your country in case something happen along your visit to Peru

  • Tips for our team

    Tips are not included. Tipping the team is usual on any excursion to Machu Picchu, although we pay good salaries to our entire team, tips are welcome as a token of your appreciation for the team hard work

  • Huayna Picchu

    Huayna Picchu is the mountain which stands next to Machu Picchu. It is really famous hike normally takes 45 minutes hike up to the top by narrow steps steep with a great view of Machu Picchu citadel. If you would like to hike Huayna Picchu after your tour to Machu Picchu there is an extra cost of $75.00US Also, this booking must be done at least 3 months in advance due the popularity.

  Recommendations

WHAT TO BRING?

  • Small backpack.
  • A polar jacket or fleese.
  • Good trekking shoes or boots.
  • Rain poncho (or Rain Jacket)
  • Bathing Suit, Sandals and towels
  • Insect repellent
  • T-Shirts and Shorts
  • Sun block,
  • Sun glasses and hat
  • Flashlight Personal Medicine
  • Original passport.

NOTE: In order to receive detailed information about your trip, including when and where you will be picked up on the first day, you must visit the “Vidal Expeditions” office  one day before embarking on your journey.

KEEP IN MIND:
Please bring your passport and the immigration slip you received upon your arrival to Peru.  Cash is the only acceptable form of payment (Dollars or Soles). The type of change (Dollars or Soles) given for payments made in Soles will be determined by the Agency.

  Faqs

VIDAL EXPEDITIONS FAQs

Here some frequently asked question about the Inca Jungle trail to Machu Picchu

PREPARING FOR THE INCA JUNGLE TRAIL

BOOKING

At Vidal Expeditions, we like to make the booking process as easy as possible; once you decided to do the Inca Jungle trail, we will send to you a booking form where you need to complete all the required details on the form. We need these details to book your entrance tickets and train ticket; you will also need to pay a deposit of $200USD per person. Once we receive your deposit, we immediately book a spot for the Inca Jungle trail once we have done with it, we will send you your invoice and confirmation that all the booking process has set up satisfactorily.

WHERE TO STAY IN CUSCO?

Cusco is a big city you can find a place to stay in Cusco that satisfies your needs; hotels ranging from 2 stars to 5 stars, there are also Airbnb places where you can feel as home. However, keep in mind that Cusco streets are narrow especially near to the main square and some streets are pedestrian with some stairs, if the place you are staying is not accessible by car, we will notify you of your pick up and drop off location of the tour. You may also choose stay in the Sacred Valley near Urubamba city or Ollantaytambo. In this case your pick-up time for the tour will be 1.20 hour late than Cusco. If you need recommendations on where to stay please contact us.

CAN I SPEND AN EXTRA NIGHT IN AGUAS CALIENTES?

Yes! It is possible; we can book your train ticket back to Ollantaytambo a day later at no additional cost. The train departs at 14:30 or 14:55. If you need us to book your hotel or another visit to Machu Picchu let us know but this will be at an additional cost. If you do choose to spend one more night in Aguas Calientes, make sure you contact us at the Vidal Expeditions office at least one month in advance, so we can purchase your train ticket for the right day.

ALONG THE INCA JUNGLE TRAIL

IS THERE ELECTRICITY ALONG THE TRAIL?

Yes! On the Inca Jungle trail there will be places where you can charge your cellphone at our lodges and restaurants. Most lodges and restaurants in Peru, now have the standard US outlet along with the South American outlet. There also may be Wi-Fi connections in some lodges and restaurants

HOW CHALLENGING IS THE BICKING SEGMENT?

As long as you know how to ride a bicycle you will be fine on the biking segment during the first day along the Inca jungle trail. Our guides will give you a safety talk at the beginning of the bicycle ride, they will make sure that you are taken care of and will provide rest stops along the ride. Our car will stay behind the group the entire time to make sure everything goes well.

CAN I JOIN THE RIVER RAFTING AND ZIPLINE IF I DID NOT BOOK IN MY PACKAGE?

Yes! Don’t worry, if you did not book the extra activities of river rafting and zip lining when you booked your package. You will have a chance to pay for these activities at the base camp. Just let your tour guide knows and they will help you out.

DO YOU NEED HIKING BOOTS?

Definitely! it is always recommendable to wear a light hiking boots if possible. Ones with ankle support are extra helpful, especially for the inexperienced hiker. The trail will involve hiking up and down stairs created by the Incas, hiking on uneven surfaces and crossing rivers that may be slippery. The extra ankle support of your hiking boots will help prevent twisting your ankles.

SHOULD I USE WALKING STICKS?

It is not necessary to use walking/hiking sticks since the hike of the second day and third day are not strenuous. However, if you are unexperienced hiking on the mountains, we recommend you use walking stick to help you to keep balance especially during the downhill sections.

SHOULD I NEED SOME VACCINES FOR THE INCA JUNGLE TRAIL?

No, this part of the jungle is far away from the Amazon and is considered rainforest area or semitropical. There will be mosquitos in the region but these mosquitos do not carry any diseases. We do recommend you bring insect repellent to keep the mosquitos away.

WHERE DO I STORE MY LUGGAGE?

Most hotels in Cusco provide storage for your luggage free of charge, if you have extra luggage which you not need to bring on the trail. If you are planning to change your hotel after your trek, we can storage your luggage at the Vidal Expeditions office. Please get in touch with our team for more information.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AS FAR AS WEATHER?

The weather in Cusco and the surrounding areas in the Andes is unpredictable. Even if the weather forecast says it will be 100% sunny it is possible that it may still rain. This is why this is an impossible question for us to answer. Historically April through September is the dry season, November through February is the rainy season and March and October are bridge months - a mixture of both. But unfortunately, the clouds do not follow these rules in the last few years. It is best to be prepared for both sun and rain no matter when you come. As far as temperatures go, that is more consistent throughout the year. Mornings and evenings are always cold. Make sure to bring a fleece jacket for the mornings and a down jacket for the evenings. Once the sun is up, you will be comfortable hiking and touring Machu Picchu in short sleeves. Long pants (yoga or hiking) are encouraged to help from the mosquitos which can be a nuisance in Aguas Calientes.

  Pricing

From: USD 480.00 per person

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