(4 days /3 nights, 3days/ 2 nights) In the Inca Jungle
IS IT FOR ME? This is not only an alternative Inca Trail to Machu picchu, it is the most original and exclusive, following paths only recently discovered by Americo Jimenez the 15 june 2005, tour guide, as well as variety. It is suitable for anyone with a sense of adventure, curiosity, a little spare energy and no visible signs of vertigo! .
SUMMARY The Inca jungle Trail is a new route offered by BIKINGPERUTREK, which involves biking, machu picchu hike and just being. Our multiple terrain trips, includes recently discovered real Inca paths, archaeological ruins, an 75km bike downhill on brand new mountain bikes, through the mountains from Abra Malaga to the green valley’s below and the jungle base of Santa Maria. The four day, three night trip ends with a dawn view of the valleys below from Machu Picchu…
- DURATION:4 days /3 nights, 3days/ 2 nights
- AVAILABILITY:All Year
Day 1 Downhill Biking. Cusco Santa Maria Jungle.
Inca jungle tour starts picking up the adventurers early in the morning and driven through the stunning Sacred Valley; cradle of the Inca civilization and dropped off at the 4,316m high Abra Malaga. Here bikers will change in to the kit provided by us (gloves, elbow pads, knee pads, helmets and glasses) following a 20 minute briefing by our experienced tour guide.
Then the fun commences… freewheeling down quiet but challenging roads, past changing landscapes and ice capped mountains, you will not want to catch your breath until the first pit stop.
After a quick change and a dousing of insect repellant, it is onwards and downwards towards Huamanmarca, site of a recently discovered archaeological Inca finding.
Your tour guide will provide the historical background and the rest you can fill in for yourselves! Here you will also enjoy lunch. Carry on descending to 1500 meters, while the jungle’s edge rears up and the small and cute town of Santa Maria looms on the horizon.
In Santa Maria you can browse the Internet, buy provisions or just rest your legs and enjoy a cold beer before dinner- traditional Peruvian food, served hot. This night you can have a hot shower at a family run hostel and sleep in either single, double or three – bedroom
Day 2 “Inca Jungle Trek And Zipline” Santa Maria to Santa Teresa (Inka Trail)
Rise at 5.30am, shake off your weary limbs and enjoy the finest indigenous coffee prepared by your landlady for breakfast which is at 6am. Under dawn skies you will catch a bus to the starting point of your walk which gets progressively steeper, until arriving at the welcoming family restaurant in Santa Rosa, where you can relax in hammocks, admiring the coca plantations and take on refreshments while being entertained by the family monkey.
After a short while you will reach a real Inca Trail, which winds around precipitous slopes and sheer drops for approximately half a mile. Be warned this is not for people who suffer from vertigo! The descent continues for just over two hours until you reach Qellomayo. From Qellomayo you will catch a bus to the lodge where you will spend the night. Upon your arrival to your Eco lodge, you will have lunch and for those who love adrenaline, towards the highest South American zip line.
Approximately 2 and half hours of absolute fun and adrenaline, 2500 meters of cables in six sections. After this great experience, back to the charming lodge located in the middle of the jungle. Before dinner and before a good night sleep you will still have time to enjoy the hot springs of Cocal mayo, an amazing place in the middle of nowhere…
Day 3 Inca Jungle Trek LLactapata Or Putucusi
Santa Teresa to Aguas Calientes A choice waits at the outset of the third day: either continue trekking, or choose to fly through the air 150 meters above the ground over rivers and jungle! The zip line option includes transport to the zip line facility and 6 zips. Are you brave enough to lean back into the upside down monkey position? Or spread your wings and dive head first in the incredible superman position.
Make sure you book your zip line ahead of time to ensure the safest, highest, fastest zips (there are several other zip tours of lesser quality).The group will re-form at the Hidrolectrica station for lunch before continuing the trek. Another three hours trekking along the train tracks and the raging river brings you to the tourist town of Aguas Calientes.
Travelers have the option to visit the local hot springs or relax and explore the town before dinner. Make sure you make it an early night to be awake for the ascent to the jewel of the tour: Machu Picchu!
Day 4 Machu Picchu To Cusco
An early rise today, as you will take the first bus to Machu Picchu at 5.30am, reaching Machu Picchu at 6am, which with luck will coincide with a beautiful sunrise! Your guide will leave no stones unturned but feel free to challenge their knowledge of Inca history. Afterwards you have free time to dally with the llamas and show off your photographic skills. Those who still have the will can tackle Wayna Picchu, which actually looks down on Machu Picchu. A frequent bus service takes visitors back to Aguas Calientes, where you will catch the train to Ollantaytambo and then the bus to Cusco
Included in price:
- Pre departure briefing
- Private transport and technical bike support on day 1
- Professional, bilingual guide for the whole tour
- First Aid kit
- 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
- 3 nights accommodation in family run hostels and lodge
- Pick up from your hotel on day 1
- Brand new from suspension mountain bikes
- Gloves, elbow pads, knee pads, helmets and glasses
- Bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
- Entrance fees to Machu Picchu
- Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
- Private transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco and drop off in your accommodation in Cusco
Not included in price:
- Tips & Gratuities
- Items of a personal nature
- Zipline Cola de Mono in Santa Teresa (USD 49.00)
- Entrance to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain (USD 15.00 for adults and USD 10.00 for ISIC holders)
- The first breakfast in the Sacred Valley (USD 8.00)
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New Inca Jungle Trail & Biking To Machu Picchu
4 days |3 nights, 3days | 2 nights
AVAILABILITY: ALL YEAR