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Inka Jungle To Machupicchu 4d/3n


Trip Overview

Duration : 4 Days / 3 Nights.
Departures :  Fixed departures every Monday & Wednesday
Group Size :  4  – 12 persons.
Frequency : All year.


Day 1:  Cusco – Huayopata – Santa María :

Distance Biking:   45Km  

We will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco at 7:00 a.m., our destination being the town of Santa Maria  which is 1430 m.a.s.l., along the way we will passy by picturesque towns, see some snow-capped peaks of the Vilcanota Mountain Range, like the Pitusiray, Sawasiray and La Veronica mountains. Until we reach the Ollantaytambo village after 1 and a half hours of riding, we will then have a short stop, then continue up to the Abra de Malaga Pass at 4350 m.a.s.l, where we can take some pictures of the area and continue riding for 15 minutes downhill where we stop to get ready for the 3 hour downhill biking. All the way down we will have a great view of the high jungle. We will descend almost 3000 meters until we reach the town of Huayopata where we will stop in a local family house for lunch. In the afternoon we have a tour with a local tour guide who will take us through local activities, coca plantation and process, cacao, local fruit production and also have the chance some of them. This tour lasts for around 2:30 hours then we will be ready for afternoon tea and dinner at around 7 p.m., when the family from the house is together.

Optional: River rafting in the afternoon.

Day 2: Huayopata – Santa María – Santa Rosa – Cocalmayo- Santa Teresa

Distance: 16Km

Max elevation: 1,750 mts altitude

After breakfast we will be picked up at the family lodge in Huayopata by a small van in so that it can take us to the beginning of the Santa Rosa trail, where we will start the trek. We begin by entering the outer jungle, easily recognized by the flora and fauna. As we walk through tropical forest, we are able to see the gorgeous surroundings that will let us see the diversity and take some pictures. On the trail we will see the local coca plantation, and many banana trees. Before  we arrive at the highest point of the trail, we will stop at some small local houses like Cacao Pampa and Casa del Mono, where we can see some animals. After this we will find the inca road on the ridge of the mountain with a spectacular view of the Santa Teresa river and valley until we reach the “El Mirador” inca site where we will rest before continuing down to Qellomayu where we will have our lunch. In the afternoon we continue by the right back of the Qellomayu river passing by some brides until we cross the river by Orya. We will then reach the Cocalmayo hot springs where we will have time to relax in the pools and then continue to Santa Teresa to sleep in our hotel.


Day 3:  Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes :

trekking  16Km    

Zip line-canopy optional:  

We will start the day with an energetic breakfast at 6:30 am. Today we’ll be in an even more tropical climate  as we get closer to the ancient city. We will walk for approximately 5-6 hours by the truck road headed to a Hydro-Electric Power Plant. Here we can find the IntiHuatana sacred ceremonial site waiting for us. From here we will get to Aguas Calientes by hiking in the afternoon, once we arrive in Aguas Calientes we will immediately go to our hotels for the night. We will have dinner with our guide as he briefs us for the next day’s plans before going to sleep.

Day 4: MachuPichu

We wake up really early at 4:00 am so that we can hike up to the Machupicchu in time to catch the sunrise at the top. It will take around an hour and 45 minutes to reach the top. As soon as we arrive, our guide ill take us on a 2 hour tour around the ruins, enlightening us about the ancient city that was once alive, and telling us all of the Inca’s history.

After the guided tour, we will have some free time to explore the ruins on our own. If you want to climb up to the Huayna Picchu mountain, it is recommended that you book that in advance, preferably 3 months prior to the tour, this is an additional cost of $15. There is a limited amount of 400 people a day to climb up the Huayna Picchu, so we recommend that you pre-book so that you don’t miss out. The round trip climbing up and down the Huayna Picchu is an hour and a half. It is definitely worth it for the breathtaking and beautiful view from the top of the mountain! It’s important to know that the part at the tip with the stars, (the “stairs part” as it is lovingly referred to) is moderately dangerous, especially if the weather has been wet.

In the afternoon we go back down to Aguas Calientes to take the return train to Cusco or Ollantaytambo. There is also an option of staying an extra night in Aguas Calientes.



  • Transfer in /out
  • Private car to Santa María or biking point
  • Bikes and  full Safety Equipment
  • All meals (3 Breakfast, 3 Lunches and 3 Dinners).
  • 3 Nights Accommodations (Santa Maria local family, Santa Teresa hotel and Aguas Calientes hotel).
  • An Experienced, bilingual Guide
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu.
  • Guided Tour in the trail and  Machu Picchu.
  • Bus up and down to aguas calientes and Machupicchu
  • Expedition train back to Cusco

Our Safety Equipment: Fox Jacket

Not included:

  • Extra meals
  • Tips
  • Entrance to WAYNA PICCHU $ 15 US in the 4th day


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