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  • Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
  • Min. People: 2 / Max. People: 8
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Availability: Always Available
  • Depart: Cusco
  • Destination: Machu Picchu

The Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu is an exclusive 4-day tour that combines a beautiful trekking experience with adventurous activities, such as mountain biking, rafting and ziplining. This alternative Inca Trail with integrated activities lets you appreciate the natural landscape a lot more! Join us on our next Inca Jungle Adventure and visit the sacred Inca citadell of Machu Picchu.

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Highest Altitude: 4,300m / 14,107ft
  • Hiking Distance: 18 km / 11 miles


We will pick you up from your hotel at approximately 7:30 am, driving through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. After a 4.5 hour drive, we will reach the highest point of the Malaga Pass (4,316m/ 14,160ft), where we start our bicycle adventure. Our team provides you with the needed equipment (gloves, elbow pads, knee pads and helmets) and our experienced guide will do a little briefing with us. Then the fun begins, descending by bike for 2-3 hours, enjoying spectacular views and picturesque villages. We continue until we arrive in the village of Huamán Marca for a well-deserved lunch break.  After a delicious lunch and some time to rest, we are ready to continue the adventure doing rafting level tree, not too dangerous but not too boring. (Please remember that rafting is only available during dry season.) Later, we will take our private transportation to Santa Maria. Along the way, we will observe notice the different vegation of the cloud forest. Today, we will stay overnight at a hotel in Santa Maria.


After a large breakfast, we will begin our today’s 9-hour trek, passing by several coffee, coca and avocado plantations, tropical fauna, and beautiful local communties. After lunch break, we will reach the original Inca Trail, which winds around precipitous slopes and sheer drops. We will then go to the hot springs of Cocalmayo where we will enjoy a relaxing hot soak in the thermal baths. In the evening, we will enjoy a delicious dinner and stay at our hotel in Santa Teresa.


On this day, we will have breakfast at 6:30 am and then fly through the treetops on a 2-hour morning excursion on South America’s highest and Peru’s first canopy zip-line. Traverse over 2,500 meters of cables with the longest ride covering 400 meters and the highest at 150 meters. We then continue our hike for three hours towards Hidroeléctrica where we rest and have lunch at a local restaurant. After a 2-hour walk we arrive at Aguas Calientes, the little village at the bottom of Machu Picchu. We will enjoy dinner with the group and stay overnight at a hotel in Aguas Calientes.


The grand finale! We will wake up very early this morning for our visit to famous Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. This complex is considered a jewel of the Inca architecture. It is a complete town with different quarters, squares, alleys, buildings, astronomical observatories and terraces. The city was rediscovered on July 24, 1911 by the US researcher Hiram Bingham. We will have a guided tour to see and learn about the Machu Picchu site, a Wonder of the World. After the guided tour, you will have free time to take photos and discover this magical place by yourself.

For those who have previously selected to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain, you will do so at your designated time (1st group: 6am to 8am, 2nd group: 9am to 11am).

In the afternoon, we will return to Aguas Calientes and take the train to Ollantaytambo, leaving at 14:55 pm. On the way back, we can enjoy the incredible landscape of the Sacred Valley. Upon arrival at the train station, we will take our final return bus back to Cusco.




  • First and second night at the campsite. Instead of sleeping in small tents, we set up our spectacular and comfortable campsites just for you.
  • Last night accommodation in Aguas Calientes in a Standard Hotel. This will be a nice, clean and safe hotel with Wi-Fi, take-away breakfast, and a private bathroom with hot water included. You can also upgrade to a higher quality hotel.


  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary 3x Breakfast, 3x Lunch, 3x Dinner).
  • Professional cook and cooking equipment. Dining tent and kitchen tent for the cook to freshly prepare your meals.
  • Our meals can be accommodated for any dietary requirements such as vegetarian or vegan. Please let us know in advance if you have certain preferences, so we can plan ahead.
  • A hot cup of Coca Tea every morning.
  • Boiled water provided for drinking water at the campsites (which you can carry in your own reusable water bottle).


  • Private transportation from your hotel in Cusco to the starting point (Abra Malaga).
  • Transportation to the Hot Springs of Santa Teresa.
  • Transportation from Santa Teresa to Hidroeléctrica.
  • Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Transportation from Ollantaytambo back to your hotel in Cusco.


  • English/Spanish speaking professional guide, plus an assistant guide for groups over 12.
  • Horse and horsemen, who carry camping equipment, food and kitchen utensils. 
  • All our trekking guides have a minimum of 3 years of guiding experience and are certified. They carry a first aid kit with them, as well as an extra oxygen bottle in case of emergencies. 
  • We provide duffel bags at your briefing for your personal items (up to 5kg per person).
  • Sleeping bag included.


  • Briefing: You will have a meeting with your guide in our office to go over all the details regarding your tour. The orientation will be between 5:00-7:30 pm at our office in Cusco the day before departure.
  • Entrance to Hot Springs in Santa Teresa included.
  • Zip lining activity included.
  • Rafting activity included.



  • Dinner on the last day.


  • Trekking poles (additional $20.00 per person).
  • Tips for your guide, cook and porters.
  • National or international flights.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Other activities not mentioned in this itinerary.


  • Aguas Calientes Hotel Upgrade: Please let us know in advance, so we can arrange everything for you.
  • Optional visit of Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain: $60.00 per person. Let us know at the time of booking as it requires a separate permit.
  • Trekking poles (additional $20.00 per person).

What is the difference between Inca Jungle and Inca trail?

The Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is more about trekking along the original Inca Trail and focuses on the Incan history, culture, mystique, and tradition. The Inca Jungle Trek includes less trekking, but more adventure activities along the way. Besides, the altitude of the Classic Inca Trail Peru is higher with plenty of mountain views, while the Inca Jungle Adventure Trek includes a longer part in the Peruvian jungle. 

The Classic Inca Trail starts at an altitude of  2,600 meters, you descend up to 4,200 meters before descending to the Inca citadell of Machu Picchu. This means that you trek through much more diverse climates and environments. The Inca Jungle Trek is flatter (mostly between 1,000-2,000 meters) before climbing up to Machu Picchu on the final day.

What should I pack for the Inca Trail?

  • One personal daypack (a 30 to 50 L backpack is sufficient). Before your trek we will give you one extra duffle bag from our office to carry your extra clothes and personal items (max. 5kg).
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Small coins in Peruvian Soles (Bathrooms are free at the campsites but cost 1 Sol along the route. Keep small change on hand too for water bottles, snacks, and toilet paper.)
  • Rain jacket or rain poncho
  • Strong footwear (Waterproof trekking boots recommended.)
  • Sleeping bag (also available for rent)
  • Flashlight/headlamp and batteries
  • Enough clothes for the whole period of the trek (long-sleeve trekking shirts, short-sleeve shirts, leggings or trekking pants, shorts, underwear, hiking socks, a rain poncho or rain jacket, gloves, beanie, a hat with a brim, hiking boots, and sandals to rest your feet at the campsites.
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Additional snacks (remember that we supply you with plenty of food already.)
  • Original passport (mandatory for entrance to Machu Picchu.)

How can I prepare for the hike and prevent altitude sickness?

The best way to prepare yourself for this trekking experiencee is easy: spend at least 2 to 3 days at a high-altitude place like Cusco, so your body gets used to the high altitude. If you have already been to a high altitude destination before arriving to Cusco, we still recommend you spend at least one full day in Cusco to rest, recuperate from your trip, and enjoy the beautiful views of the city before your trek.

Additionally, taking good care of your body helps deal with the extra pressures that altitude creates. We recommend you to eat healthy food, drink lots of water and stay away from alcohol. Chewing coca leaves, drinking coca tea helps to alleviate any discomfort associated with the altitude.

More Details about the Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain Add-On

The entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain are additional add-ons that you can choose to purchase besides the Machu Picchu visit that is already included in this trek. You can visit one of these mountains after your Machu Picchu visit to see the Inca Citadel from the top.

Please send us an email asking about availability. Then, if available, you can select which mountain you would like to climb when you make your reservation online. Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain are an additional 60 USD.

What is Huayna Picchu Mountain?

Huayna Picchu Mountain is home to the Temple of the Moon and is the famous mountain peak seen behind the ruins in all the classic photos of Machu Picchu. Huayna Picchu is an approximately 45 minute climb with more ruins at the top and offers an incredible view of the Machu Picchu ruins. The visit to Huayna Picchu takes approximately 2 hours. Huayna Picchu Mountain is an additional 60 USD.

What is Machu Picchu Mountain?

Machu Picchu Mountain is an additional hike within Machu Picchu that offers a much higher view of the ruins and overlooks the entire valley. Machu Picchu Mountain is an additional 60 USD.

I’ve made my reservation, now what?

Congratulations, adventure awaits you! We sent you a confirmation e-mail with more details about your trekking adventure. The day before your departuer at 6:00 pm, please stop by our office at

392 Triunfo St. Office 218, Cusco

to receive a briefing. Our professional guide will tell you everything about your trek and clarify last questions you may have.

What is the weather like during the Inca Trail?

In general, the Andes Mountains are known for their unpredictable weather, so please come prepared for both warm and cold temperatures, and rainy and dry conditions. We have two main seasons in the Andes Moutnains, the rainy season (November-March) and the dry season (April-October).

During the rainy, warmer season temperatures average around 15°C / 60°F during the day and 5°C / 40°F at night. However, these temperatures may feel a lot colder to you.

During the dry season the weather is sunny and clear, and on average 20° C / 70 °F during the day but much colder at night, around -3 °C / 26 °F.

What type food is served on the trek?

We serve a variety of local superfoods and traditional Peruvian dishes with rice, chicken, beef, salad, potatoes, vegetables, delicious soups and fruits. Everything will be freshly prepared by our local chef.

We have a lot of vegetarian travellers and our cooks have some great options for them to enjoy their meals. We can cater for or all other types of dietary requests with adequate preparation and clear communication.

Do I need hiking experience to complete this trek?

Prior hiking experience is recommended but not required. Our guides are trained to assist hikers of all fitness levels and all trekking experience levels so you will never be left behind. Most important of all is to acclimate yourself to the altitude before your trek.

Can I leave extra luggage in your office?

Yes, you can leave extra luggage in our office free of charge.

What are the minimum and maximum group sizes?

The minimum group size is 2 people for a private tour, and the maximum group size is 15 people. There will be an assistant guide for groups over 12.

What are your cancellation and refund policies?

Please feel free to read our Terms & Conditions and let us know in case you have any questions regarding our cancellation policy. 

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Cristian S

Group Traveller

Blown away!! 😀
The tour exceeded my expectations on every level. Communication was always super easy with our guides and the K.B. Adventures team (before, during and after the trek). The views are breathtaking, everything was super organized, the food was great, and Big Willy (our guide) was super helpful and knowledgeable. If you want a special trek with jungle views, don’t hesitate to book! Thanks to all the team!

October 1, 2021