Style Trip: Trekking to Machu Picchu
Place to Visit : Machu Picchu
Lenght : 4 Days / 3 Nights
Frequency : Daily
Group : Min 4, Max 14

This is not only an alternative Camino Inca, it is the most original and exclusive: following paths only recently discovered. The Inka Jungle trail can be done in either 4 or 3 days and is a mixture of both biking and hiking to Machu Picchu. It is suitable for anyone with a sense of adventure and curiosity.

Also known as the jungle Camino Inca or the Inka Jungle trail, this trip is increasingly more popular. the trail you through beautiful landscapes with impressive panoramic views and a wide variety of flora and fauna. You spend a whole day and a night with a local family learning more about their way of life – a very unique opportunity.

Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Abra Malaga - Santa María
We will start the tour off with a transfer from your hotel at 7:30 am. Our destination for the day will be to the small pueblo, Santa Maria (1,430 mtrs). rolling hills and snow capped peaks of the Vilcanota Mountain Range. We will have some opportunities to take some pictures along the way as well. There is also the option, if the weather provides and the group agrees to, to ride for a number of hours by bicycle from the Abra de Malaga Pass. If it is available, it makes all the difference. The 3 - 4 hour downhill ride is exhilarating and relaxing at the same time, and will not be soon forgotten.

When we finally arrive, we will have some free time to rest (or explore) before having dinner and calling it a night.

Day 2: Santa María - Santa Teresa - Cocalmayo Hot Spring
We will begin the day’s trekking after having an energy packed breakfast. We will now be entering the outer jungle, as will be easily noted by the flora and fauna that we will see. Walking through the tropical forest will provide us with many photo opportunities as we will have gorgeous surroundings all around us. We will even have a chance to visit a local Coca Plantation on the way. At the highest point of the trail, we will come across an old Inka Trail, long out of use.

At last, when we arrive to Santa Teresa, we will be able to soothe ourselves in the naturally heated waters of the mineral enriched Hot Baths located there. We will relax there until it is time for Dinner. Afterwards, it will we enjoy a welcome sleep.

Day 3: Santa Teresa - Hydroelectric Town - Aguas Calientes
Day 3 will begin at 6:30 am with a typical breakfast. Today will be an even more tropical climate still as we draw nearer and nearer to the ancient city. We will walk for 5 – 6 hours by the truck road to Hydro-Electric Power Plant, where there is a sacred ceremonial site, IntiHuatana waiting for us, from here we will get Aguas Calientes trekking by the rail way , where we will immediately transfer to our hotel for the night. That night we will share a dinner with our guide as he briefs us on the next day’s plans before going to sleep.

Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Machu Pichu - Aguas Calientes - Cusco
We will wake up extremely early, at 4:00 am, in order to start trekking up the mountain to Machu Pichu in time to catch the sunrise at top. It will be approximately an hour and 45 minutes to reach the top. When we first arrive, our guide will give us a 2 hour guided tour, enlightening us about all of the rich history of the ancient ruins around us. There is so much that our guide can teach us about all that we know about the site so far.

After the guided portion of the tour, you will have some free time to explore the ruins on your own. If you want to climb Huayna Pichu, then it is recommended that you go to the trail head immediately after the tour, because they only allow 400 persons in per day. The round trip walking to the peak of Huayna Picchu is about an hour and a half and it is worth it for the stunning views from the top, but it should be noted that the portion at the top with the stairs (the “stairs part” as it’s lovingly referred to) is moderately hazardous.

INCLUDES:
Professional, speaking English Guide
Collection from hotel to the bus station.
Bus to carrizales where we start biking.
Train back to ollantaytambo and cusco.
Biking equipment (bike, helmet, gloves).
Entrance fee to machupicchu.
Food: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners.
3 nights in a hostal.
First Aid kit.
First class service.

DOESN’T INCLUDES:
Breakfast on the first day and lunch on the last day in aguas calientes
Bus ticket from Aguas calientes to Machu Picchu (optional) one way 12 dollars and round trip 24 dollars.
Entrance to the hot spring in santa teresa (10.00 soles).
Original passport (and *International Student card (ISIC) if applicable).
Travel Insurance is essential.
Walking boots.
Waterproof jacket/rain poncho.
T-shirts.
Comfortable trousers.
Sun hat.
Sun protection cream (factor 20 recommended).
Insect repellent 15% deet.
Toilet paper.
Water Purification tablets (recommended micropur).
Personal medication.
Camera and films.
Shorts.
Plasters and bandages.
Sandals.
Bathing suit (for hot springs in santa teresa).
What we recommended that you Bring:
Day Pack
Good trekking shoes or boots
Rain poncho (or Rain Jacket)
Bathing Suit, Sandals and towels
Insect repellent
T-Shirts and Shorts
Sun block, Sun glasses and hat
Flashlight
Personal Medicine.

INCA JUNGLE TRAIL INFORMATION:
Highlight : a combination of hiking, and a thrilling downhill bike ride, this is a very cool back door entry to the great citadel of Machu Picchu. The tropical Camino Inca is recommended for people wanting something a little different and Camino Inca Travel features a unique opportunity to stay with a coffee growing family!
Location : Cusco - Santa Maria (6 hours from cusco) - Santa Teresa - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Level: Easy / Moderate
Distance: 50 km
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
When to go: The recommended period for this trek is March to October
Altitude: 2,800 masl to 4,600 masl
Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging.
Modality: Trekking, Bikking, Archaeological and Cultural
Note: 1-2 day acclimatization required.
What we recommended that you Bring:
Day Pack
Good trekking shoes or boots
Rain poncho (or Rain Jacket)
Bathing Suit, Sandals and towels
Insect repellent
T-Shirts and Shorts
Sun block, Sun glasses and hat
Flashlight
Personal Medicine.