Inka Jungle Trail 3 Days / 2 Nights


Program:  Adventure, Cultural, Archaeological, multisport.
Duration:  3 Days / 2 Nights.
Departures:  Every day
Season:  All year.
Difficulty:  Moderate.
Group Size:   Min 2 / Max 10 persons.

Itinerary

Day 1:  Cusco- Santa maria- Santa Teresa : Biking   55Km   (Rafting OPTIONAL: 100 Soles from April-Nov)

The tour will begin with a pick-up from Hotel at 6:30am. (one day before the tour please we will go to your hotel  to do all the coordinations and the payment) The starting point of our adventure  . We will make our way through the beautiful rolling hills on our way to the small village, Chinchero, which has a nice perch overlooking the Sacred Valley at about 2700 masl.

After descending into the valley and making our way to Ollantaytambo, we will make a brief stop and then begin a 46 km ascent to Abra Malaga (4350 masl).  That is where we will start our down hill adventure on our bicycles.  If the weather is not suitable though (due to rain or snow), we will continue along for another 30 minutes to the next stop, Carrizales.  We will rest here for a bit and have some lunch, before beginning our descent in the hot valleys of the high jungle.

It will be a scenic 3 hours descent, as we pass through small, rustic villages, past some fruit groves, and over ravines and streams. During the ride, we'll also make 2 stops at the archaeological sites of Inkatambo (“Lodging Place” in Quechua), which was the Inka fortress that guarded the route from the jungles to the highlands (a route which has now been paved) and also Huamanmarka (“Land of Falcons”), an extensive set of ruins that includes a main plaza, a sacred temple, an urban sector, administrative areas, river side agricultural terraces and a religious & ceremonial center (Ushnu). arriving to Santa Maria there is  option of  river Rafting (extra tour)

Each of the guided tours will last for about 30 minutes.  After which, we’ll eventually come to the small village, Santa Maria, at about 5 pm where will catch a local bus to Santa Teresa (an hour long ride).  That is where we will have some dinner and spend the night in a hostal.

Day 2:  Santa Teresa - Aguas Calientes : Trekking  16Km  (Zip Line-canopy OPTIONAL: 100 Soles)

After a 6:00 am wake-up, we’ll have a typical breakfast and continue on our trek. Zip Line (optional extra tour)  Today, we will be walking in the direction of the Hydroelectric Power Plant for about 2.5 hours.  During this portion of the trek, we will be regaled with numerous stunning waterfalls.  For those who choose to, there is the option of having a refreshing swim in one of them as well. 

Once we reach the Hydro-Electric Plant, we’ll visit a small archaeological site nearby that has an “Intiwatana” (Sundial).  After the short tour of the site, we will have a break and some lunch in view of the dam before continuing on to the final destination of the day….Aguas Calientes, where will arrive to at approx. 5:30 pm.  We will immediately transfer to the hotel to rest and drop off our things. 

You will be free to visit the artisan & handicraft market on your own until 7:00 pm, when we'll have our final dinner along with our guide so that we can receive a briefing of the next day’s events at Machu Pichu.  We will try to get to sleep early in preparation.

Day 3:  Machu Pichu

We’ll wake up at 4:00 am and begin trekking up the mountain at about 4:20 am so that we can be one of the first groups to arrive to the Citadel.  The guided tour will start at 6:30 am and will last for two hours, after which you will have multiple free hours to explore the entirety of the immense and mystical Machu Pichu on your own. If you are planning  to ascend Huayna Pichu is better to book in advance( minimun two months, it is plus $15 dollars)  because they will only allow in 400 persons per day.  We will take an evening train back to Cusco or Ollantaytambo.  End of service.

price tour 2013: US$ 220

Included in the Tour:

  • Transfer from your hotel at 6:30 am.
  •  Private car to Santa Maria or biking point
  •  Bikes and full Safety equipment
  •  Local transport from Santa Maria to Santa Teresa
  • All meals, except on Day 3 (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners)
  • 2 Nights accommodations
  • An experienced, bilingual Adventure Guide
  • Entrance fee to Machu Pichu
  • Guided tour of Machu Pichu
  • Our Safety Equipment: Fox Jacket

Not Included:

  • Bus in Machu Picchu (USD $9.00 extra)
  • Train return to Cusco or Ollantaytambo:  www.perurail.com  www.incarail.com
  • Last lunch in Machu Picchu
  • admittion to hot spring: ($ 2.00)

Recommended Items to Bring:

  • Small back pack.
  • Trekking shoes or boots
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sandals and towels (for those who want to swim)
  • Poncho or rain jacket
  • Sun block, sun glasses and a hat
  • Flashlight
  • Camera and batteries.