The tropical Inka Jungle Trail is a new route offered by our company which involves biking, trekking and all around adventure! Recently discovered authentic Inca paths, archeological ruins, and amazing views make this excursion an unforgettable experience.
Biking and trekking in the forest for the first few days, your trip ends with a view of the valleys below from Machu Picchu at sunrise.
At 6:00am we will start the tour with a transfer from your hotel to Alfamayuc. Our destination for the day will be the small village of Santa Maria at 1,430 meters. On our way, we’ll be able to see sloppy hills and snowcapped peaks of the Mountains. We will have some opportunities to take some pictures along the way as well. We will arrive in Alfamayuc and go on riding for a number of hours by bicycle to Santa Maria. The 3 - 4 hour downhill ride is exhilarating and relaxing at the same time.
When we arrive, we will have some free time to rest or explore before having dinner. Overnight will be at a local hostel.
We begin the day with a healthy breakfast, and then we will walk through the tropical forest for a short period along the road before taking a trail through coffee and coca plantations and passing through farms which grow tropical fruits. After climbing for a while we will connect with a "tropical Inca trail", an original Inca Path.
There are great views along this section as we descend down some impressive Inca stairs while admiring the canyon of the Vilcanota River. Please note, this is VERY challenging for those with vertigo or a fear of heights! There will be many photo opportunities on the way. We will also have a chance to visit the local Coca Plantation. At last, when we arrive in Santa Teresa, we will be able to enjoy the hot springs which is optional (not included in price). We will relax there until it is time for dinner. We will spend overnight in a nice local hostel in Santa Teresa.
After breakfast, we will head to Lucmabamba, where we’ll start climbing to reach the Patallacta archaeological ruins and follow a large tract of real Inca trail. From this point you can see the Inca city of Machu Picchu. We then descend for 1 hour, to a beautiful waterfall, reaching Hidroelectrica.
After having lunch, we will continue heading to Machu Picchu Pueblo and visit the Mandor Waterfall. We will spend the night in a comfortable hotel in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo). In the evening you can take the opportunity to explore the Hot Springs Village.
We will have breakfast and then take the bus (8am) up to Machu Picchu. A walking tour of approximately 2 hours is given by your guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves.
If you have energy you can also climb Huayna Picchu (2720m/8890ft)! (It takes about 45 minutes to reach the top.) Optional evening visit to the Hot Springs: entrance fees US$4.We’ll take the Expedition train back to Ollantaytambo and a bus to Cusco. We'll be in Cusco approximately at 10pm.
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