Inca Jungle Trek 4 days

4 Days

Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days adventure that embark on an exhilarating 4-day, 3-night journey through the heart of the Inca Jungle, culminating in a breathtaking visit to the mystical Machu Picchu. Our Inca Jungle Trail Adventure combines adrenaline-fueled activities such as biking, rafting, zip-lining, and hiking, allowing you to experience the diverse beauty and rich history of the region. From awe-inspiring Inca ruins to verdant coffee, coca, and fruit plantations, this unforgettable adventure offers a unique blend of natural wonders and cultural treasures. Immerse yourself in the rejuvenating natural hot springs of Colcamayo, a perfect reward after an action-packed day.

Overview

At Salkantay Trekkers, your safety and happiness are our top priorities. Our professional guides possess extensive knowledge of the area and are committed to providing exceptional service, ensuring your journey is nothing short of remarkable.

The downhill biking experience is suitable for all levels, as our team provides full-suspension bikes and comprehensive biking gear, including full helmets, elbow pads, knee pads, and full-body armor. A riding session before the journey ensures you feel confident and comfortable on the trail. The zigzagging paved road is both exciting and safe, with bikers keeping to the left to accommodate passing cars. Our support vehicle remains nearby throughout the biking portion, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the adventure without carrying your personal belongings.

To fully enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience, we recommend following the training suggestions provided in our “Before You Go” pre-departure information. This ensures you are physically prepared for the journey and ready to make the most of your Inca Jungle Trail adventure.

The Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu is a memory you’ll cherish forever, perfect for thrill-seekers and history enthusiasts alike. Begin planning your unforgettable adventure today and let us help you make it a reality.

4 DAY INCA JUNGLE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Thrilling Mountain Biking: Descend from the Andes to the Amazon, experiencing the diverse landscapes and vibrant ecosystems that make this region so unique. Our expert guides ensure a safe and unforgettable ride, suitable for all skill levels.
  • Exhilarating River Rafting: Feel the adrenaline rush as you tackle Class 3.5 rapids in Santa Maria, guided by our experienced team members who prioritize your safety and enjoyment throughout this thrilling adventure.
  • Exciting Zip-lining in Santa Teresa: Soar above the lush jungle canopy and marvel at the breathtaking scenery below during an unforgettable zip-lining experience in Santa Teresa, led by our knowledgeable and attentive staff.
  • Expert-guided Machu Picchu Exploration: Discover the secrets of the ancient Inca citadel with our experienced guides, who will provide fascinating insights into the history and significance of this iconic World Heritage site.
  • Hiking a Section of the Original Inca Trail: Follow in the footsteps of the Inca civilization as you traverse a portion of the authentic Inca Trail, connecting you to the rich history and remarkable engineering of this ancient empire.

Itinerary

We’ll pick you up from your hotel around 6 AM and drive you through the awe-inspiring Sacred Valley of the Incas. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the Vilcabamba and Vilcanota mountain ranges, as well as the charming small towns that dot the Sacred Valley landscape.

After a 2-hour drive, we’ll stop in the ancient Inca town of Ollantaytambo, where you will have breadfast included and you can stretch your legs and use the facilities. From there, we’ll continue driving up to the Abra Malaga Pass, situated at an altitude of 4,350 meters (14,271 feet). This is where our exhilarating downhill biking adventure to Santa Maria town, located at 1,430 meters (4,691 feet), begins.

Upon arriving at Abra Malaga, you’ll receive all the necessary biking gear and participate in a training session to ensure a successful and enjoyable ride to Santa Maria. The biking journey begins high in the Andes, offering majestic views of the snow-capped Veronica peak. Our route takes us from Abra Malaga to the fascinating Inca site of Huamanmarca, where we’ll stop for lunch and explore the small yet remarkable ruins.

After our visit to Huamanmarca, we’ll hop back in the car and continue to Santa Maria, where an exciting white river rafting adventure awaits in the afternoon. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to appreciate the stunning landscape that surrounds us.

Once we arrive in Santa Maria, you can check into your accommodations, take a shower, and relax before dinner. In the evening, we’ll gather at a local restaurant in town for a delicious meal and a chance to share stories from our action-packed day.

Tour Details:

- Biking distance: 65 km, approximately 3 to 4 hours of downhill biking
- River Rafting Adventure: 1 to 1.5 Hours of Exhilarating Fun
- Difficulty: Moderate day (full of Adventure)
- Weather: Warm and windy during the day, with very warn nights
- Accommodations: Hotel nigh in Santa Maria
- Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Begin your remarkable hiking day with a hearty breakfast at a local restaurant around 6:00 AM. Today’s journey is one of the most memorable parts of the entire adventure. We’ll start with a 45-minute hike along the car route before entering the original Inca trail, which historically connected Machu Picchu with Vilcabamba, the last Inca capital.

As we traverse this ancient path, we’ll marvel at the stunning plantations of bananas, coca, yucca, and coffee that line the route. Our 3-hour hike on the original Inca trail offers magnificent views of the Vilcanota Valley and panoramic vistas of the hills adorned with various jungle plantations.

We’ll stop at the charming village of Quellomayo for lunch at one of the local restaurants. Here, you can relax, recharge, and explore the surroundings before continuing our hike along the Vilcanota River. The 3.5-hour trek takes us to the rejuvenating Colcamayo hot springs, a natural and outdoor oasis perfect for soothing tired muscles. Enjoy a couple of hours at the hot springs before we continue our journey to Santa Teresa.

A 45-minute hike from the hot springs brings us to our final destination for the day, Santa Teresa. We’ll spend the night at a cozy hostel and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant, where you can share stories and reflect on the unforgettable experiences of the day.

Tour Details:

- Hiking distance: 22 km, approximately 7 to 8 hours of hiking
- Difficulty: Moderate day (full day hike)
- Weather: Warm and Tropical, with very warn nights
- Accommodations: Hotel nigh in Santa Teresa
- Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Rise and shine at 6:30 am, fuel up with breakfast, and get ready for an action-packed day. Around 8:00 am, the zipline company will pick you up and transport you to the zipline base. After a brief orientation, embark on a thrilling 2-hour adventure across four different ziplines and a suspension bridge.

Once you’ve had your fill of ziplining excitement, take a 1-hour car ride to Hidroelectrica for a well-deserved lunch. Post-lunch, embark on a scenic 3-hour hike along the train tracks to Aguas Calientes town. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and recharge.

At 7:00 pm, indulge in a delicious dinner at a local restaurant before heading back to the hotel for a good night’s sleep. Wake up early the following day, eager to explore the magnificent Machu Picchu.

Tour Details:

- Zipline Adventure: Experience 4 Unique Ziplines and 1 Thrilling Suspension Bridge
- Hiking distance: 11 km takes 3 to 3.5 hours
- Difficulty: Moderate day (full of Adventure)
- Weather: Warm and Tropical very warn nights
- Accommodations: Hotel nigh in Aguas Calientes
- Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Arriving at Machu Picchu’s Main Gate from Aguas Calientes: To reach Machu Picchu’s main gate from Aguas Calientes, you have two options. You can either embark on a scenic 1.5-hour hike or take a convenient bus ride that costs $12. The choice is yours, and you can even decide on the same day you plan to visit Machu Picchu. Regardless of the option you choose, your day will begin bright and early at 4 am with a delicious breakfast at your hotel in Aguas Calientes.
If you choose to WALK from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, your journey will begin at around 4:30 am. You’ll start by walking from your hotel in Aguas Calientes to Puente Ruinas, which takes approximately 30 minutes. Puente Ruinas serves as the first checkpoint, where you’ll need to present your Machu Picchu tickets and original passports to gain entry. Once you’ve passed the Puente Ruinas checkpoint, you’ll embark on an uphill hike to Machu Picchu, climbing approximately 1,700 steps. This ascent typically takes between one hour to one hour and 20 minutes. Upon reaching the main gate of Machu Picchu, you’ll meet up with your group and guide to enter the site and begin your unforgettable exploration of this ancient Inca citadel.
If you opt to take the BUS from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, you’ll need to purchase a bus ticket in town, either the night before or on the same morning. Each one-way bus ticket costs $12. Once you have your ticket, join the queue to board the first buses, which depart from Aguas Calientes at 5:30 am. The bus ride takes approximately 30 minutes to reach Machu Picchu. Upon arrival at Machu Picchu, you’ll meet up with your group and guide around 6 am to enter the site and begin exploring the remarkable ancient Inca city together.

MACHU PICCHU GUIDED TOUR:

Our program includes a Machu Picchu ticket, with the primary circuit options being either circuit 01 or 02. If there is no availability for the first choice, we will include circuit 03 or 04. Ticket availability depends on the time of booking, so if you prefer the primary circuit options, we recommend booking well in advance. For more information about the different circuits and ticket details, please visit our website or contact us directly. Upon arrival at Machu Picchu, our experienced tour guide will lead you on a 2.5-hour guided exploration of the Inca city, following the circuit outlined in your ticket. The guide will share insights about the history and significance of Machu Picchu while allowing time for photographs and taking in the breathtaking views. You’ll visit the most iconic locations within the site during the tour.
At the conclusion of the guided tour, you will have some leisure time to explore and relax on your own. If you have arranged to hike Huayna Picchu (which must be booked ahead of time, as it is a popular option that sells out quickly and costs $60 per person), your guide will direct you to the starting point. The hike will take no more than 2 hours to complete, with a round-trip time.
Alternatively, you may choose to hike Machu Picchu Mountain instead of Huayna Picchu. This hike is more challenging and takes a minimum of three hours for the round-trip (at an additional cost of $60 per person).
For those considering either of the mountain climbs, we recommend opting for the train return to Cusco to allow more time to explore the mountains. If you prefer to return by car, we suggest spending an additional night in Aguas Calientes and departing by car on the sixth day from the Hydroelectric station. This will give you ample time to fully experience the beauty of the mountains and make the most of your journey.
After immersing yourself in the wonders of Machu Picchu and exploring its surroundings, it’s time to make your way back to Cusco. We offer two convenient options for your return journey: by car or by train. Both options ensure a smooth and comfortable trip to Cusco.
If you choose to return BY CAR, you will need to begin your walk from Machu Picchu to Hidroelectrica around 10:30 am. This trek typically takes 3 to 3.5 hours to complete. It is essential to reach Hidroelectrica by 2:00 pm in order to board the car, which is scheduled to depart at 2:30 pm. The car journey from Hidroelectrica to Cusco takes approximately 6 hours, and you can expect to arrive in Cusco around 9:30 pm. Upon arrival, you will be dropped off in the city center of Cusco.
If you opt to return BY TRAIN to Cusco after visiting Machu Picchu, you have two options for getting to the town of Aguas Calientes. You can either walk down for 1.5 hours, or take a bus that takes just 30 minutes but costs 12 dollars. Once you arrive in Aguas Calientes, you’ll have time to explore the town and have lunch before returning to your hotel to gather your belongings and head to the train station. The train to Ollantaytambo is available at either 2:30 pm or 2:55 pm, depending on availability, and the journey takes 1.5 hours, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscapes. Upon arrival in Ollantaytambo, a transfer arranged by Machu Picchu Reservations or with your name on it will be waiting to take you back to Cusco, a 2-hour journey, arriving around 6:30 pm and dropping you off in the city center

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Inca Jungle 4-Day Adventure: Comprehensive Inclusions for an Unforgettable Experience
  • Entrance Ticket to Machu Picchu: Gain access to the iconic Inca citadel and explore its fascinating history and stunning architecture.
  • Pre-departure Inca Jungle Trail Briefing: Attend a detailed presentation by our professional tour guides at 7:45 PM at the office, the day before your adventure begins.
  • English/Spanish-speaking Professional Guides: Receive expert guidance and insights throughout your journey from our bilingual and knowledgeable tour guides.
  • Guided Visit to Machu Picchu: Benefit from our experienced guides who will bring the history and mystery of Machu Picchu to life.
  • Transportation to the Inca Jungle Trailhead: Start your adventure seamlessly with our organized transportation.
  • 3-Night Hotel Accommodation: Rest and recharge during your journey in comfortable hostel accommodations.
  • Daily Meals: Enjoy 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 3 dinners throughout your adventure, ensuring you have the energy to explore and experience each day.
  • Activities included: Biking, rafting, and zipline
  • Return Transportation Options: Choose between a train at 14:30 / 14:55 or a car at 2:00 PM from Hidroelectrica.
  • Exciting Activities: Immerse yourself in adrenaline-pumping experiences, including biking, rafting, and zip-lining, led by our expert team.
  • Vegetarian Food Options: Accommodate your dietary preferences with vegetarian meal options available upon request at no extra charge.
  • First Aid Equipment and Oxygen Bottle: Stay safe and prepared with access to essential first aid equipment and an oxygen bottle for emergencies during your journey.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Last lunch
  • Entrance tickets to the thermal baths (10 soles per person)
  • Tips
  • Drinking water
How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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