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Inka Jungle Trail VIP

The Inca Jungle Tour is ideal for people with a passion for adventure with newly recharged energy; what defines this tour is trekking and biking! Also you have chance to do Rafting & Zip-Lining We will go through trails and archaeological sites similar to the ones on the Inca Trail until we arrive to the magical Inca site Machupicchu.

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

Itinerary

DAY 1: Cusco - Santa Maria: Bicycling (55 km-34 miles)

We will pick you up from your hotel (Must to be located in Cusco or Ollantaytambo) at 6:00 a.m. to begin our expedition to Machu Picchu. You will be met at your hotel by your adventure guide, one night before to start this tour. We will take our van Cusco-to Ollantaytambo  (1:45hrs) driving, there we have a shore stop to buy some staff you will need along the tour.  we continue in our private van for 1.20hrs hours until we arrive to the Malaga Pass (4,316 meters above sea level) (14,160 feet above sea level), we looking the snow mountain wich is called the Veronica (5,682 meters above sea level) (18,641 feet above sea level). This is where we begin our bicycle tour down the mountain. Your guide will give a quick informational briefing and provide all riders with the appropriate safety gear before the 3-hour mountain decent (about 34 miles or 55 km) to the town of Huamanmarca. From there, we continue our journey by bus for approximately 30 minutes until we reach the town of Santa Maria, where we have our first lunch and spend the first night in a basic hostel. During this part of the journey, you will experience the beauty of the snow-capped mountains and their fast-changing climate from a dry cold to a humid heat.  Upon arrival to Santa Maria, you will  gon to do river rafting (level  I,II,III   and III+, during April-November) in the Urubamba River, which crosses through part of the jungle.   The river rafting guide will explain you about this activity 1 hour before to leave for this activity ( rafting takes 2.30 hours in total) they will provide all the  safety gear for Rafting.

Lunch – Dinner - Basic Hostel (2 Person per room)

DAY 2: Santa Maria - Santa Teresa: Trekking (11 miles, 18 km)

After a delicious breakfast, we take our private van to the trail head. The first 2 hours of our tour is an ascent, but there will be various stops in order to learn a bit more about the rich variety of flora and fauna that can be found in the region we are in. 

One of these stops will be a family house where we will rest for 20 minutes and supply ourselves with more water and some regional tropical fruit. After resting for a bit, we will cross a section of the Inca Trail that historically connected Machupicchu with the city of Vilcabamba. Here, our guide will explain a bit more about the history of the Incas, as well as the system of communication that existed during that time. At this point, we will also see one of the most impressive views in all of the Huancarccasa Canyon. Afterwards, we will descend to the small town of Quellomayo where we will stop to take our lunch and rest in the near-by hammocks. We then continue 2 more hours on foot to the thermal baths of Cocalmayo, where you will have plenty of time to enjoy the naturally heated water of the baths.  After bathing, we will continue on to the final destination of the day, Santa Teresa, by private van and spend our second night in a basic hostel.

Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner - Basic Hostel (2person per room)

DAY 3: Santa Teresa - AguasCalientes: Trekking (10 miles, 16 km)

After breakfast, we will go to Zip Lining for around 2:30 hours, they will pick you up in the restaurant the you take the van towards base camp of the zip line company then we will   begin the trekking course to AguasCalientes at approximately 7 AM. We will walk for 3 hours in the Aobamba Valley until we reach the Intihuatana sector, where we pass a government control post and continue the trek.  We have lunch along the path and we will have the opportunity to see a series of waterfalls and admire the majesty of the mountains surrounding Machupicchu and Haynapicchu. Here you will also have the opportunity to see an astronomical sundial used by the Incans, as well as other constructions such of the Incan citadel of Machupicchu. After 3 hours of walking, we will arrive in AguasCalientesbeside of the train tracks that lead to the small town.

Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner - Basic Hostel (2person per room)

DAY 4: Machupicchu

This is the most important day of the tour – the day that we arrive to one of the 7 Wonders  places of the World. Our last day of the tour begins very early in the morning in order to be able to watch the sun rise over the Incan citadel of Machupicchu. We begin the ascent from AguasCalientes to Machupicchu at 4:30 AM, by bus  fare to reach the citadel.

Once inside the park, your guide will provide a 2-hour tour of the ruins and most important temples within the ancient city. Afterwards, you will be free to explore Machupicchu  by yourself and maybe even hike Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu Mountain (previous reservations are needed with two months of anticipation, plus a fee of $25. There are only 400 entrance tickets per day to climb these two mountains). On your own time, you will need to return to AguasCalientes by bus in order to take a return train to Ollantaytambo and finally towards Cusco.

Included

  • Pre-departure briefing: You will meet your head guide and group in our office, for an orientation  one night before the tour.
  • The coolest  T-shirts from our company VidalExpeditions.
  •  Private van to Santa Maríaor biking point.
  • Bikes and  full Safety Equipment ( helmet, globes, body protector, knees protector)
  • Meals  (3 Breakfast, 3 Lunches and 3 Dinners).
  • 3 Nights  Accommodations (Santa Maria, Santa Teresa and AguasCalientes).
  • An Experienced, bilingual “Adventure Guide”.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu.  (Huaynapicchu plus: $25 dollars booking two months in advance)
  • Train Ticket (14:30hrs or 18:20hrs)
  • Guided Tour in and around  Machu Picchu.
  • River Rafting ( Class I-II-III-III+)
  • Zip Line  ( 5 cables + suspension bridges)
  • Hot Spring Entrance
  • Bus Round Trip (AguasCalientes- Machupicchu-AguasCalientes)
  • 1 litter of water   Day 2 & Day 3

NOT  INCLUDED:

  • First Breakfast
  • Last lunch in Machu Pichu

WHAT TO BRING?

  • Small backpack.
  • A polar jacket or fleese.
  • 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
  • Original passport.

NOTE: In order to receive detailed information about your trip, including when and where you will be picked up on the first day, you must visit the “Vidal Expeditions” office  one day before embarking on your journey.

KEEP IN MIND:
Please bring your passport and the immigration slip you received upon your arrival to Peru.  Cash is the only acceptable form of payment (Dollars or Soles). The type of change (Dollars or Soles) given for payments made in Soles will be determined by the Agency.

Places to Visit

Santa Maria, Santa Teresa, Machu Picchu

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