INCA JUNGLE TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 4D/3N

Itinerary

DETAILED ITINERARY:

DAY 1:  CUSCO – PISPITAYOC BIKING (optional river rafting)

After picking travelers up from 6:30 to 7.00 am. we head to the sacred valley of the Incas. We will go through picturesque villages and beautiful landscapes. After arriving at Ollantaytambo, we have a break and will continue traveling by bus for 1 hr. until reaching the Abra Malaga near 11 am. (4350 mt.). From this area we will departure with the bikes, descending for 3 hrs. We will go through rural villages, rivers, orchards and streams, reaching  the area Huamanmarca at about 1:30 pm.

Later a private bus will take the group for 30 min. to a town called Santa Maria. After lunch and a short break you have an option to do river rafting. If you dicide to do, we will begin the adventure by rafting for 2 hrs., always accompanied by a professional safety kayak, that will take care of passengers all the time. Those that didn’t book the rafting tour, will go with an assistant guide in our private bus for 20 min. to the next town Santa Rosa. After this we will walk for 45 min. until arriving at the lodge La Choza. The bus will be waiting for those that went on rafting and then they will be taken to Santa Rosa to walk for aprox. 45 min., going to the ecological lodge La Choza, located in a village called Pispitayoc (Lunch-dinner).

DAY 2:  PISPITAYOC (Ecolodge) – SANTA TERESA (Trekking)

After enjoying an outdoor breakfast, we will walk along the riverbanks and start climbing for 30 min. On our way we will see small coffee plantations, fruit trees, etc. In this area it is possible to see many types of plants, orchids and birds, as we will be in the high forest and that is a paradise of biodiversity of the Inca jungle route. After arriving at the top of the mountain we will see the whole valley of Urubamba. The group will descend for 2.30 hr. to arrive  at the village of Qellomayo. Here the lunch will be served. After a break we will trek for 3 hrs. going through farms, rivers, waterfalls until arriving at the hot water springs of Santa Teresa. We will have a break and later the group will continue walking for 40 min. until reaching the town of Santa Teresa, where we will sleep at a familiar house (Breakfast-lunch-dinner).

DAY 3:  SANTA TERESA – AGUAS CALIENTES  (Zip line and Hiking)

After a breakfast at 7 am. we will continue exploring the roads less traveled. We will start at the town of Santa Teresa. The passengers that reserved in advance will do the zipline (later they will be taken by bus to the hydroelectric),  the rest of the group will continue hiking for aprox. 3 hr. until reaching the hydroelectric, where the whole group will rejoin. Here we will have a great lunch. After a break, the journey will continue along the great inca jungle for 3 hr., going through waterfalls, coca and coffee farms until arriving at the town of Aguas Calientes. The group will be taken to the hostel around 4 pm. At night we will all get together in a restaurant to have a great dinner and have a briefing about the trek to Machu Picchu (Breakfast-lunch-dinner).

DAY 4:  AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO (walking and visit to sanctuary)

The group will get up around 4 am. to go to Machu Picchu, following an ascending route through the high forest. We could have the chance to see the sunrise. After passing the control entrance around 6:00 am. the private guide will show us the sanctuary for 2 hrs. Later the group will be free to enjoy Machu Picchu by its own. The passengers that reserved the hiking to Huayna Picchu will have their adventure for around 2.30  hrs. (including going up and down). The path is very steep at some points but it’s worth. This trek is not recommended for people that suffer from dizziness. In the afternoon the group will descend walking to Aguas Calientes to rest or to buy souvenirs, until the train will depart (9.30 pm.) towards Ollantaytambo. There our private bus will be waiting for all the travellers to be transferred to Cusco. We will arrive late at night, around 10.30pm. 
End of our tour in Cuscos main square 
(Breakfast).

Included / No included

INCLUDED: 

  • Transportation from Cusco to Ollantaytambo – Abra Málaga
  • Train Tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • Mountain bikes, helmets and gloves
  • A private bilingual professional guide specialized in the Inca jungle
  • The following meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners (vegetarian options)
  • 2 nights in a local-rural house with basic service (shared room)
  • 1 night of hostel lodging (with private bathrooms and hot water)
  • The entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Complete first aid box

NOT INCLUDED: 

  • Bus up and down from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (US $ 24.00)
  • The breakfast in the first day, the lunch and dinner in the last day
  • All personal care items
  • Tips for the guide
  • Ticket to Huayna Picchu (25USD) or Machu Picchu Mountain (20USD)

WHAT TO BRING: 

  • Original passport or ID
  • Good walking shoes or tennis shoes
  • Sweater and thick jacket
  • Hat or cap
  • A bottle of water
  • Good raincoat
  • T-Shirts
  • Long and short pants
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen with UV forty degrees
  • Lipstick
  • Toiletpaper
  • Personal snacks
  • Binoculars
  • Headlamp / flashlight
  • Sunglasses
  • Plastic bags
  • Personal medications
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Small backpack per person
  • Camera and charger
  • Extra money in Soles

 RECOMMENDATIONS: 

IN MACHU PICCHU

The climb to the SUN GATE is always available and free. This is a nice place with a view of Machu Picchu. If you prefer HUAYNAPICCHU with its dramatic views, this must be booked in advance and costs 25 dollars per person. The climb takes 45 minutes and is moderately difficult. The other option is the MACHU PICCHU MOUNTAIN, 1.5 hours steep climb, very demanding and $ 20 per person. This is probably the most spectacular of all views, but all three options are very nice and will allow you to make very good photos.

As the weather is very cold and damp, your clothes, even wet, will not dry at night. Therefore bring enough spare clothes.

CANCELLATION POLICY

CANCELLATIONS POLICY.

Cancellations regarding the company determines the amount to be deducted by the various expenses incurred in case of cancellation will be deducted as follows:

Cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted by email and include all relevant information and will be answered within before 48 hours.

VERY IMPORTANT:

If a cancellation is received until and including 45 days before the date of arrival in Peru, the total payment will be refunded in full, minus the full administrative costs. (25% of the contract price)

  1. Cancellations 30 – 20 days before departure  you have pay the 50% of the total expenses
  2. Cancellations 20 – 10 days before the departure you have pay the 60% of the total expenses
  3. In case of No – Show or cancellations 6-1 days before  days before the start of your trip  there will be no refund.  you will be required to pay 100% of the total cost.

CHANGES

Itineraries may suffer, for technical reasons of force majeure beyond the control of the operator change without notice.

RESPONSIBILITY

Mapi Travel Agency E.I.R.L. It is a direct operator of  differents  excursions detailed on our website but acts as an intermediary between the user and the different companies whose services are used in the lodgings, airlines, restaurants, transport or other, having no responsibility for the shortcomings, delays, theft, accident or other damages that passengers have third-party services. Our company may change the order of the tour of tours, whenever deemed strictly necessary for security or better success of the service, without removing any services unless the weather or passenger safety (strikes, fires) conditions do not permit. Mapi Travel Agency E.i.r.l will not be responsible for any additional expenses incurred by the passenger as a result of the above causes.

We ask you to report before hiring our services, about any limitation of this nature, in order to recommend the special services.

All our transportation have travel insurance.

Price

PRICE REDUCTION: 

Groups of more than 5 people have a discount. Students with a valid international student card and Children under 17 years old,  you must show their identity card or passport at time of booking

PRICE PER PERSON: $ 380 DOLLARS.

To confirm the reservation, it is necessary to make an advance payment of 50% of the total amount of your tour. This payment can be made through Wester Union (4.5% fee), VISA card (6% fee) or Paypal (8.6% fee). The rest must be paid in our office in Cusco, in american dollars or peruvian soles, in cash only.

Price

USD 380 per person

Duration: 4d/3n
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