The Inca Jungle Trail – 4 Days
The Inca Jungle Trail is Peru’s best known hike & bike trail, combining a stunning mix of Inca ruins, mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest and rich subtropical jungle. Over 250 species of orchid have been counted in the Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary, as well as numerous birds such as hummingbirds, fowl and the majestic Andean Condor. The star of the Sanctuary is the spectacled bear – a shy, herbivorous animal that is extremely rare and close to extinction.
Essentially the Inca Jungle Trail is a mountainous jungle, hiking and biking trail, leading to the sacred Inca city of Machu Picchu. The 70 km is usually covered in 4 days, arriving at Machu Picchu at daybreak on the final day before returning to Cusco by train in the afternoon.
The trail is rated moderate and any reasonably fit person should be able to cover the route. It is fairly challenging nevertheless, and altitudes of 4600m are reached, so ensuring that you are well acclimatized is important.
Day 1: Down Hill Mountain Biking.
We depart at 8 am by local bus towards Malaga Pass where we will initiate our excursion on bicycles, on the way we will be able to observe the Urubamba river, changing to different climate levels and vegetations. Arriving to Amaybamba for lunch & and to appreciate the archaeological site. We continue the route to Santa Maria where we will spend the night.
Day 2: Trekking.
After breakfast we begin trekking on the old inca trail tawards Quellomayo entering subtropical jungle crossing the Urubamba river arriving to the natural hot springs!
After a relaxing bath we trek to Santa Teresa where we spend the nigh in a basic hostal.
Day 3: Trekking.
Breakfast. Today is the longest day. Walking through creeks and crossing rivers, ( vilcanota )
to the Hydroelectric Dam in time for lunch. Viewing the mountain Machu picchu from a distance at a complete different angle! Arriving to Aguas Calientes ( Machu picchu Town ) in the afternoon. Spend the night in a comfortable hotel.
Day 4: Machu Picchu.
Breakfast. Rise early to take advantage of viewing Machupicchu in the early morning light,This is the best time to view the lost city of the incas.
Your guide will provide a detailed interpretation tour of the incas history.
Free time to explore this great city.
Afternoon train to Cusco.
Includes: All Services!
entrance fee to machupicchu
hostels and hotel
1 bus ticket up to machupicchu
and first aid kit. (good luck!!)[/list]