Inca Jungle Trek 4 days adventure trip from Cusco to Machu Picchu with multiple activities, Biking, river rafting, Trekking. Experience the Mountain Biking to Maras Moray, River Rafting in the Urubamba, hiking the lost Inca Trails in the thick Andean Jungle, and finally visit Machu Picchu.
Inca Jungle Trek is a fantastic alternative route to Machu Picchu, combining mountain biking, white water rafting, and hiking. This action-packed adventure takes you into the Peruvian jungle, along a beautiful section of the original Inca Trail, and finishes in Machu Picchu – one of the most incredible locations on the planet. You will experience various stunning landscapes, including; the Andean mountain range, cloud forest, the Urubamba River, and the jungle. You will also have time to explore local banana, coffee, and avocado plantations. With such a unique and varied itinerary, it’s not hard to see why the Inca Jungle Tour is now one of the most popular routes to Machu Picchu. If you’re searching for a multi-sport adventure and want to experience as much of Peru’s incredible scenery as possible – this is the ideal tour for you.
Highlights of the Inca Jungle Trek
- Book with Confidence and Flexibility
- Best multi-sport tour to Machu Picchu
- Enjoy the thrilling mountain biking down to the Sacred Valley
- Adrenaline-filled river rafting on class III and IV rapids
- Trek along off the beaten lost Inca Trails
- Visit Machu Picchu and return on the panoramic train
Price per person: 490.USD
To book the Inca Jungle Trek, you need to make an initial payment of 200.USD per person, the remaining balance can be paid online, in installments, or Cusco with any credit card at no booking fees at all.
All travelers under 17 will have a $40. If you are 25 years old or under at the time of traveling, you can get the 40$ discount with your student ID. Please advise by email to give you a code for the discount.
Day by day summary of Inca Jungle Trek
Day 1: Cusco – Salineras – Pispitayoc (Biking and Rafting).- Pick up from your hotel at 7.am and drive Cruzpata, where you will start descending on a mountain bike to the town of Maras, visit Salineras, and reach the Sacred Valley. The van will take you to the city of Santa Maria for the White water river rafting. Spend the night in a rustic Lodge.
Day 2: Pispitayoc – Hotsprings – Santa Teresa.- Wake up early with a cup of fresh homemade coffee in the middle of the Peruvian jungle and prepare for the 7-hour hike along the lost Inca trails to Santa Teresa. On the way, you will stop at the hot springs of Cocalmayo. Spend the night is a local hotel
Day 3: Santa Teresa -Llaqtapata – Aguas Calientes.- After breakfast, you will take a van to transfer you to Lucmabamba and start the 8-hour hike to Aguas Calientes. Along the way, you will hike an Inca Trail, visit Llaqtapata to catch the first glimpse of Machu Picchu, pass by Mandor farms. Spend the night in a 3-star hotel in Aguas Calientes.
Day 4: Machu Picchu (Lost City of the Incas).- The most crucial tour day starts early with breakfast and catching the first buses to Machu Picchu. Explore the most important buildings, temples, and palaces, and take some time for yourself before taking the panoramic train back to Cusco. Drop off at your hotel around 7.30 pm.
Included in the Inca Jungle Trek
- Complimentary Airport picks up.
- Safety briefing that is held the day before the tour.
- Pick up and drop off from your hotel.
- All transportation is Included during the tour.
- Entrance Ticket to all the places we visit
- Professional English-speaking Tour Guide
- One night in a rustic lodge on day 1
- One night in a basic hotel on day 2
- One night in a 3-star hotel in Aguas Calientes
- Comfortable mountain bikes, helmets, and gloves
- Rafting equipment with professional guides
- Three breakfasts, three lunches, and three dinners
- Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu
- Round trip bus to Machu Picchu
- Vistadome train back to Ollantaytambo
- Transportation back to your hotel
- First Aid Kit
Not Included in the Inca Jungle Trek
- Huayna Picchu Mountain
- Machu Picchu Mountain (Different from Machu Picchu citadel)
- Trekking poles
- First breakfast and last day lunch at Aguas Calientes
- Travel Insurance (Strongly recommended)
Covid-19 measures to keep you safe during traveling
- Face masks are required for travelers and staff in public areas
- Hand sanitizer is available to travelers and staff at all times
- Printed materials such as maps or vouchers will be avoided.
- 100% online payments with no booking fees at all
- Flexible bookings during COVID – 19 outbreak
Day 1: Cusco – Salineras – Pispitayoc (Biking and Rafting)
Pick up from your hotel at 7:00 am and drive for 1 hour to Cruzpata, where you will start mountain biking across the fields of potatoes and wheat, enjoy the breathtaking view on the Andes, visit the Village of Maras, and Explore the Salineras as you go down into the Sacred Valley. You will then take our transportation for a 2-hour drive to the Village of Santa Maria for lunch.
After enjoying lunch, you will have a safety briefing and start the 1.5 hours of rafting in the Urubamba River. The rapids are class III and IV; the tour guides for the river rafting are different as we use specialized professional tour guides familiar with the region’s waters. After rafting, you will have a 30-minute hike to the resting place. Dinner and spend the night in a rustic lodge.
- Biking time: 3.5 to 4 hours
- Rafting time: 1.5 hours
- Meals: Lunch and dinner
- Accommodation: Rustic Lodge
Day 2: Pispitayoc – Hotsprings – Santa Teresa
Wake up in the middle of the Peruvian jungle to the beautiful sound of the tropical birds. After breakfast and a cup of fresh homemade coffee, you will spend some time exploring the local coffee, Coca leaf, banana, and pineapple plantations. Afterward. Start hiking across a stunning and lost original Inca Trail (different from the Classic Inca trail) that connected Machu Picchu with Vilcabamba (The last Capital of the Incas). Along the way, pass avocados, maniocs, oranges, mangos, cacao, coffee, and coca shrubs. After about a 4 hours hike, you will arrive at Quellomayu, where lunch is served in a local restaurant. It’s then another 4-hour walk upstream along the Urubamba River to the hot springs of Cocalmayu (pure volcanic water). The water here is believed to be medicinal and is suitable for your bones and muscles, and relieves stress and headaches. After a relaxing soak in the hot pools, you will take a bus to Santa Teresa town. Spend the night in a basic hotel with a hot shower, wifi.
- Distance: 15 km / 9.3 miles
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
- Accommodation: Hotel in Santa Teresa
Day 3: Santa Teresa -Llaqtapata – Aguas Calientes
After breakfast in Santa Teresa, get ready for the most beautiful day of your TreXperience! First is a 1-hour drive to Lucmabamba (2,000m/6,600ft), where you will join an original Inca trail, built in the 15th century and became lost together with Machu Picchu rediscovered a few years ago. The hike takes around 3-hours up to Llaqtapata, another great Inca site located right in front of Machu Picchu, where you will have the first glimpse of Machu Picchu. Explore and enjoy the spectacular views of Machu Picchu and the Andes. It’s then a relatively easy 2 hour downhill trek to the hydroelectric station where you will enjoy a well-earned lunch. After lunch, you will start the final hike to Aguas Calientes along the train track. This part of the trek is full of history as you will visit the Mandor Farms, seen by Hiram Bingham III in the 1911 expedition. Upon arrival at AC around 5.00 pm, your guide will take you to your hotel, where you will have some time to rest and freshen up. In the evening, enjoy a final dinner together, plan for the next day, and spend the night in the hotel.
- Distance: 14 km / 8.6 miles
- Duration: 9 hours
- Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
- Accommodation: Hotel
- Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging
Day 4: Machu Picchu (Lost City of the Incas)
On the most important day, wake up very early to prepare for the highlight of your TreXperience. After breakfast in the hotel, take the first buses up to Machu Picchu, arriving at the sky brightens with the first ones.
You will start exploring the citadel and visiting the most important places, palaces, and temples. Next, you will have free time to discover by yourself or climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (Different and not Included in the Machu Picchu citadel ticket). Once you finish Machu Picchu, you must take the bus down to AC, have lunch (not included), and take the Vistadome train back to Ollantaytambo; from Ollantaytambo, our private transportation back to Cusco. Drop off at the door of your hotel around 7:30 pm.
- Duration of the Tour: 3 hours
- Meals: Breakfast (hotel)
- Difficulty: Easy
What to take to the Inca Jungle Trek
It’s Important to know that we do not have porters on this tour, and you are responsible for carrying your equipment, clothes, and personal items. In case you don’t have enough space in your daypáck, we can arrange to transfer your stuff by car at no cost, but only in places where it is possible.
- Original Passport
- Student ID (if you booked as a student)
- Water storage: 2-3 L (Camelbaks are encouraged)
- Comfortable hiking shoes
- Toilet paper, Toiletries
- Rain gear, Sun Protection
- Clothes for four days
- Quickdry towel, battery Charger
- Personal medication, band-aids, moleskin
- Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tip
Optional hikes after Machu Picchu tour:
Huayna Picchu – tickets cost an additional $75 per person. To book this mountain, you need to book far in advance; climbing takes 2 hours round trip.
Montaña Climb – tickets cost an additional $75 per person. You need to book in advance. It is the highest mountain around Machu Picchu with a total of 3 hours hike round trip.
Important to Know before booking the Inca Jungle Trek:
- Minimum of 2 people per booking.
- It would be best if you carried all your equipment.
- We can send your stuff by car and walk only with what you need.
- No porters in this tour.