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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can leave extra luggage in our office free of charge.
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.
Please feel free to read our Terms & Conditions and let us know in case you have any questions regarding our cancellation policy.
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!