Inca Jungle 3 Days to Machu Picchu
Inca Jungle 3 days, is the tour that Aremika Expeditions offers you to know Machupicchu, this will be a tour full of adventures and beautiful landscapes where we will have the option to make a bike ride, canopy or zip line.
Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu is the best adventure to Visit Machu Picchu, you can choose between the 4 day inca jungle tour or the 3 day tour.
- Day 01: Cusco – Santa María – Santa Teresa (biking and rafting).
- Day 02: Santa Teresa – Machu Picchu Pueblo -Machu Picchu (Zipline – Walk).
- Day 03: Machu Picchu Pueblo – Machu Picchu – Cusco .
- Vacation Style: Holiday, Adventure, Bicycle, Rafting, Zipline.
- Activity Level: Challenging 5/8.
- Group Size: Group 4 to 15 people.
This trek is not only an alternative to the Inca Trail 4 days, but represents a good walk for those hikers who seek direct contact with nature and seek adventure in different activities that only the Inca Jungle.
The Inca Jungle tour includes activities such as mountain biking, hiking, among others; this adventure has the best ending, as we will do a Machu Picchu tour where we will enjoy a beautiful walk through this Inca city.
CUSCO - SANTA MARIA - SANTA TERESA (biking and rafting)
Our adventure begins at 6:30 a.m. when we pick you up at your hotel, we will go in our private transportation for about 90 minutes through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, passing through Chinchero, Urubamba, and Ollantaytambo.
In Ollantaytambo, we will rest for about 15 minutes, and then we will go to Abra Malaga (4350 masl), where we will begin our cycling adventure through the high jungle. Our guides will prepare everything for our protection and will give us the necessary indications.
Our mountain biking activity will last 3 hours until we reach the area of Wamanmarca, we will take a short break and then board our transport to Santa Teresa where we will have our lunch.
Then we can do our rafting activity in the Vilcanota river, as well as enjoy the hot springs in Cocalmayo.
At night we will enjoy a good rest to have plenty of energy for the next day.
SANTA TERESA – MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO – MACHU PICCHU (ZIP LINE - Hike)
Our adventure begins at 7:00 am, after tasting a delicious breakfast, we will have the option to do the extra activity of Zipline.
We will hike for 3 hours until we reach the hydroelectric plant, where we will have time to rest and have lunch. After lunch we will hike for 3 hours in the middle of dense vegetation, accompanied by the train tracks until we reach Machu Picchu Pueblo.
Upon arrival we will go to our hotel to check in and then have the last dinner of our tour, it is important to note that our guide will give us all the necessary indications for the visit to Machu Picchu.
MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
At 4:30 am we will start our hike to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, the hike takes about 2 hours approximately to the entrance gate.
In the time of 2 hours we will have our guided tour of this beautiful Inca city, then we will do some walks and take many pictures.
Once back in the village of Machu Picchu, you will have time to do some free activity, all this before the departure of the train back to Ollantaytambo.
We will board the train, which will take us to Ollantaytambo station, where our transportation will be waiting for us to return to your hotel in Cusco.
Machu Picchu to Cusco
Return to Cusco by Train
You can visit Machu Picchu with more time, in case you plan to hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain you will have all the time you need to do your hikes at your leisure. The return to Cusco is done following the previous route.
Return to Cusco by bus
Following this return option the times will be shorter, and if you have decided to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, you will have to do it in a more hurried way to make the hike to the Hydroelectric at 2:00 pm.
There we will take our private transportation to Cusco which will take us a time of 6 hours.
- Briefing at your hotel the night before the tour.
- Pick up from your hotel.
- tourist transport Cusco – Abra Malaga and Santa Maria.
- Mountain binking with front suspension and hydraulic brakes, full-face helmets, gloves, armor and knee pads.
- 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, .
- 2 nights in hostel.
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.
- Professional bilingual guide service during the 3 days.
- Bus from hydroelectric to Cusco.
- First aid.
- Vegetarian food option.
- Bus Ticket to Machu Picchu (US$ 24.00 dollars), Round Trip
- Breakfast on the first day and lunch on the last day.
- Snacks and additional dishes.
- Entrance to the thermal baths of Cocalmayo S/. 10.00 soles.
- Mineral water during the trip.
- Rafting 30.00 dollars. Canopy o zip line 30.00 dollars.
- Original passport.
- Student card if applicable.
- Small backpack between 30 to 45 liters.
- Rain gear.
- Hiking shoes.
- Several polo shirts.
- Insect repellent.
- Rain poncho.
- Personal Medicine kit.
- Extra money in Soles.
- Extra battery.
Your Travel Guide at a glance
The Inca Jungle trail 3 days
It is one of the most popular alternative treks that reach Machu Picchu, this hike is full of adrenaline and adventure and combines adventure sports such as hiking, mountain biking, zip line and rafting in one of the most important rivers of the Incas.
The hike goes through the Abra Malaga and continues by bike to the village of Santa Maria, in the afternoon we will do rafting on the Urubamba River (difficulty level: III, IV or V depending on the time of year).
On the second day we will hike to the village of Santa Teresa and the hot springs of Cocalmayo, where you can enjoy a relaxing bath.
On the third day we will zip-line and hike from the hydroelectric plant to Machu Picchu.
Tips to do the Inca Jungle trail to Machu Picchu
Before arriving in Cusco, it is important to know that the city has a temperate climate with temperatures fluctuating between 14°C and 35°C throughout the year.
Cusco also has a rainy season (December to March). On the other hand Machu Picchu has a semi-tropical climate, being the jungle has warm and humid days and cold nights. The rainy season in Machu Picchu is from November to March, so you should be careful because the road conditions are slippery.
- Before your trip, it is necessary to exercise for about 1 hour, walking at home or jogging lightly so you can get there and do not have problems with the altitude.
- The best months to do Inca Jungle and visit Machu Picchu are from April to October since it is dry season, where there is no rain.
- The high season (where there are more tourists) is from June to August, this is because in June the Inti Raymi Festival is celebrated as well as the city of Cusco is celebrating its anniversary.
- It is essential to book in advance because if you want to climb Huayna Picchu, there are only 400 spaces available which are separated by shifts.
- Altitude sickness is serious and can ruin your trip. So the biggest mistake you can make is to fly directly to Cuzco (3326m/10,910ft) and expect to do the trek the next day. You need to give yourself a few days to adjust to the altitude.
- It is always advisable to bring a rain poncho, as the weather in Cusco is generally unpredictable.
- Be sure to have your passport stamped with the Machu Picchu stamp, this process can be done at the entrance, in the office just after the entrance.
- Only small backpacks under 20 kg are allowed into Machu Picchu.
- At the entrance gate to Mchu Picchu there is a pharmacy and a medical service available. The service is operated by the Pardo and San Jose Clinic (from Cusco).
- If you are afraid of heights, it is not recommended to climb Huayna Picchu. At the top, the path is very narrow and very steep.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long is Inca Jungle trail to Machu Picchu?
In order to visit Inca Jungle we have options to visit,
Inca Jungle days and Inca Jungle 4 days.
What is special about the Inca Jungle 3 days?
This option of Inca Jungle trek to Machu Picchu is an alternative for those who do not have much time to do the longer route.