It is said that somewhere deep in jungle near Cusco the ruins of the Great Paititi, the lost Inca City and preserved within its walls, the treasures that the Inca elite hid before the Spanish conquest. But to this day the exact location is unknown. It is through this jungle that we will journey on our way to Machu Picchu.
The Lost Jungle trail is an excursion of either 4 days / 3 nights and has the perfect mixture of adventurous biking, jungle trekking and river cruising culminating in the arrival at the breath-taking Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
The adventure that awaits you consists of 72 km’s of high-speed downhill mountain biking, starting at 4568 meters above sea level and will have you twisting and turning around mountain bends and through deep ravines all the while giving you the perfect opportunity to admire the gushing waterfalls and abundant nature until we reach 1400 meters above sea level.
Day 1: Cusco – Quebrada Onda (downhill biking)
Pick up from your hotel at 5:30am. We drive by car towards Calca (2,900m) in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where we enjoy breakfast. After breakfast we carry on driving for about 40 mins, till we reach Abra Amparaes (4,568m).
Here we start with the adventures biking , which lasts about 5-6 hours. Along the way, we can enjoy views over the Highlands of the Andes including the animals who live in this region, like Alpacas and Lamas. We can also see traditional textiles in natural colors and come across rocks with paintings, beautiful waterfalls, rivers and small valleys. We can enjoy an amazing view over the jungle from Yanatile. In the afternoon we arrive to the small village of Quebrada Onda (1,100m) where we have dinner and overnight in a hostal.
Day 2: Quebrada Onda – Q’ellouno “Cháhuares” (7- hours walking)
We get up early and we take our transport and drive for approx. 1,5 hours till Cháhuares (800m). We have breakfast then we start our hike towards the sacred Mountain of Uruswaya.
Along the way we can observe cafe and coca plantations, fruit trees, medical platns,waterfalls and phantastic views of the jungle below. At the end of our hike we will visit a zoo, with Ozelot (jungle cat), Pumas, Parrots, Dear, Monkeys and turtles. We have dinner and overnight in a camp.
Optional: campfire and the ceremony of Mother Earth.
Day 3: Echarati- Aguas Calientes (agricultural activity and 3 hours hiking)
We have an early start and after breakfast we start our agricultural activity. During the next 3 hours we will learn something about the processing of coffee, coca and more (lunch). Afterwards we will go by transport to Quillabamba Sanbaray (1,100m) to visit pool and another small zoo. After that we continue to the visit Maranura, the Hacienda Chinche and the little colonial chapel, which is made of stone and adobe. Then we go by cay to Hydroelectrica, where we start our approx. 3 hours walk to Aguas Calientes. We have dinner and overnight in a hostel.
Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
It is an early start, in order to walk up to the Sanctuary and to enjoy the sun rising over Machu Picchu. The walk will take us about 1,5 hours. We will enjoy a 2 hour guided tour, to visit the most important archeological sites. The rest of the day we will have for leisure. Optional: Huayna Picchu, entrance fee: 10 US$. Return by train and bus to Cusco. End of tour.
Included in price:
- Pick up from hotel
- Bike and equipment
- Meals (3B, 3L, 3D)
- 2 overnight stays in a hostel, 1 overnight stay in camp (tent, mattress, sleeping bag)
- Professional Tour Guide
- Entrance ticket for Machu Picchu
- Train ticket: Ollantay tambo – Cusco return
Price Lost Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu:
- Breakfast first day, lunch last day
- Entrance fees for the zoo and others
- Bus ticket Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu, return US$ 19, 50
- Extra food and drinks
We recommend bringing:
Original Passport, light back pack or day pack, comfortable clothes, hat or a cap, sunglasses, sun block, mosquito repellent, bathing suit, towel, rain poncho, torch, warm clothes, spending money
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Lost Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu
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