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Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu (4 Days)

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Tour Details
Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu

Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu is a flagship tour of Treks in Cusco. This experience is second to the Classic four days Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The “trek” is full of adrenaline activities from start to end. It combines hiking, zip lining, mountain biking and rafting with a hike through a part of the Inca Trail along the tropical forest before reaching Aguas Calientes town.

On this four days Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu, you will also be visiting some lesser known archeological sites along the way. Our guides have an extensive knowledge about these sites and will share some astonishing facts.

We start the experience with a downhill biking at about eighty five kilometres from Abra Malaga Pass. All our bikes and equipments are frequently serviced and are well maintained.

Why Treks In Cusco?

We are one of the few local tour operators to operate this tour. Treks in Cusco has exclusive guides for Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu. Our guides have an extensive knowledge, information and experience and have been doing Inca Jungle Trek for years. We can assure you that you will be in safe hands from start till you get back to Cusco.

At Treks in Cusco we offer our guests a memorable experience. We use high quality and sturdy camping equipments. We have exclusive camping areas with all necessary facility to give you the most from the experience. Our chefs are locals who have excellent culinary skills and are familiar with both Peruvian and international cuisine.

Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu is not only one of the most popular alternative to Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. It is also one of the most adventurous experiences offering a mixture of extreme adventure with bike descents, rafting and treks through beautiful landscapes terminating in the citadel of Machu Picchu.

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

0600 AM

Price Includes

  • Professional Speaking English Guide
  • Private Transportation until Sayllapata (The beginning of the Trail)
  • Professional Chef
  • Food
  • Complete Camping Equipment (2 person tents, Dining Tent, Kitchen Tent)
  • Tables and Chairs
  • Mattress
  • Horsemen: in charge of the horses
  • Horses, to carry all the equipment
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transfers
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco

Price Excludes

  • Access to Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountains
  • Entrance Fees to Hot Springs
  • Lunch on the last day
  • Any Private Expenses

Recommended To Carry

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Purification tablets for the water (Micropur)
  • Original Passport in hermetic plastic bag, it can get wet
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Sun cream
  • Sunglasses
  • Flashlight
  • Heavy Clothes (Hat, Scarf, Wind Breaker, Poncho, Gloves)
  • Hiking Boots
  • Hiking poles
  • 4 pairs of socks (Feet can get wet, is really important to have dry and warm socks)
  • In the rainy season it is important to have your personal things in plastic bags
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal Things
  • Snacks
  • Camera + Film
  • Tips

Day 1Cusco – Malaga Pass - Santa Maria

You will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco at around 0650 in the morning. We will then be driving through the Sacred Valley of Incas to San Luis. It is a small town at 3200 metres. From here we will start the downhill mountain biking experience. Here you will change into the biking kit provided (gloves and helmet). Our guide will give you a detailed briefing and instructions for twenty minutes. Then the fun part – freewheeling down quiet but challenging roads, past changing landscapes, you will not want to catch your breath until the first picnic stop in Alfamayo. It is about three hours from the starting point (Abra Malaga pass). Here you will be having lunch looking at the panoramic views.

After a quick change and a dab of insect repellant; it is onwards and downwards towards Huamanmarca. Huamanmarca is a site recently discovered archaeological complex. Your tour guide will give you a detailed tour of the site. We will then continue trekking down to 1500 meters, while the jungle’s edge rears up to the small but charming town of Santa Maria. Here you can browse the internet, buy snack or just rest your legs and enjoy a cold beer before a dinner of traditional Peruvian food. Here you will stay in a family run hostel and sleep in either single, double or triple rooms.

  • Meals included: Lunch and Dinner
  • Type of accommodation: Hostel
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,350 m
  • Minimum Altitude: 1,850 m
  • Distance travelled: 50 km approx.
  • Approximate biking Time: 3-4 hours

Day 2Santa Maria – Qellomayo – Santa Teresa

You will wake up at early morning at 6.30am, shake off your weary limbs and enjoy the finest indigenous coffee prepared by your landlady for a 6.30am breakfast. Under dawn skies you will begin your walk, which gets progressively steeper, until arriving at a welcoming family restaurant in Santa Maria where you can relax in hammocks, admiring the coca plantations and receive refreshments whilst being entertained by the family monkey.

After a short walk you will reach a traditional Inca Trail, which winds around precipitous slopes and sheer drops for approximately half a mile. The descent continues for just over two hours until you reach Qellomayo, a small town, where you will have lunch.

From Qellomayo it is a short walk beside the Rio Vilcanota until reaching the famous hot springs of Colcamayo. Here you can rejuvenate in the hot waters and relax in these natural settings. After relaxing in the hot springs you will carry on to Santa Teresa where you will spend the night.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Type of accommodation: Hostel
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,150 m
  • Minimum Altitude: 1,950 m
  • Distance travelled: 19 km approx.
  • Approximate walking time: 7-8 hours

Day 3Santa Teresa – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes

You will wake up and have breakfast at around 7am. After breakfast you will walk to Colpani taking in the views until you reach the
restaurant where you will have lunch at the Hidroelectrica. From here it is only about a two and a half hour flat walk to Aguas Calientes, the base town for Machu Picchu.
Included is dinner at a local restaurant before retiring to your hostel with hot water and private bathrooms.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Type of accommodation: Hostel
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,150 m
  • Minimum Altitude: 1,950 m
  • Distance travelled: 18 km approx.
  • Approximate walking Time: 7-8 hours
  • Optional additional activities

Canopy South America’s highest Zip Lines. Approximately 15 minutes from Santa Teresa. Duration roughly 3 hours. Price USD 40 per person.

Day 4Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

At around four in the morning, we will get ready to hike up to Machu Picchu citadel. The route is through the jungle. We will try to be among the first group to enter to witness the sunrise. You will then have a complete guided tour for two hours.

After the tour, you will have some free time to walk around the citadel before descending down to Aguas Calientes.

Here you will be taking the train back to Ollantaytambo where our representative will meet you and transfer you to Cusco.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,350 m
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,150 m
  • Distance travelled: 10 km approx.
  • Approximate walking Time: 4-5 hours
5 Reviews
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Oriane Powell

Solo Traveller

Had the most amazing 4 days in the Macchu Picchu region ! Everything was well organized so that we had nothing to worry about from the beginning to the end of the tour, and everything is included in the price ! Our guide Carlos was super nice, interesting, funny and motivating ! He is very experimented and knows everyone on the way to Machu Picchu which allowed us to have great degustations in the jungle ! The accommodation is quite basic but he arranged so that couples could stay together and friends could stay together too ! We met a lot of amazing people during those 4 days and couldn’t recommend more ! Competitive price for an amazing adventure.

May 23, 2020


Solo Traveller

This was by far the best experience i had. Carlos and his team were just amazing with tremendous amount of knowledge and passion in what they do.
They provided pretty much all travel kits and the bikes were well maintained and were in excellent condition.

The accommodation, food everything was just impeccable.

April 14, 2020

Kalyani Hariharan

Couple Traveller

I found Treks in Cusco to be reliable and efficient. The tour guide was very goot and knowledgeable. They provided all travel gears and equipments. All equipments were sturdy and well maintained. The campsites were clean and well equipped. I am extremely convinced and can totally recommend them.

February 12, 2020


Solo Traveller

I can highly reccomend this tour. They are total professionals with excellent team of guides, porters and cooks. I felt very comfortable and well taken care.
They provided all gears and equipments which were well maintained. As a solo female traveller i never felt intimidated. I highly recommend this tour and this company.

February 4, 2020

Kevin Richardson

Couple Traveller

This was the most memorable experience I had on my trip to South America. Each moment on this trip was very challenging in a positive manner. The biking part on the first day was typically interesting. All gears and equipments were provided by the agency and they were simply well maintained and were sturdy. This was indeed an experience of a lifetime.

February 3, 2020
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