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Inca Jungle Trek

The best Machu Picchu adventure tour!

The Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu is aimed at adrenaline-junkies! This 4-day adventures combines an incredible suite of activities, from mountain biking and hiking to white-river rafting and jungle zip-lining.

The trip culminates with a guided tour of the famous Machu Picchu ruins.

Is this tour right for you?

The Inca Jungle is one of our favourite tours to Machu Picchu. However, if you are only looking to hike then this experience is not for you. The tour is jam-packed with adventure activities, including an epic downhill mountain bike ride, white-river rafting and zip-lining!

Summary

DURATION

4 days

LOCATION

Peru

START & ENDS

Cusco, Cusco

DIFFICULTY

Easy Moderate Challenge Hard

Highlights

  • Adventure-packed experience, including an epic 3-hour downhill mountain bike experience, white-river rafting through Grade III and IV rapids, and zip-lining above jungle tree-tops
  • Fantastic hiking through the cloud forest of the Cusco region
  • Guided tour of the amazing Machu Picchu ruins

VIDEO OVERVIEW

Itinerary

  • DAY 1
  • day 2
  • day 3
  • Day 4

CUSCO TO SANTA MARIA (MOUNTAIN BIKING AND RAFTING)

FOOD

Lunch, Dinner

ACCOMMODATION

Santa Maria Homestay

ACTIVITY

Biking: 3 hours. Rafting: 2 hours

ELEVATION

Cusco (3,350m) to Malaga Pass (4,350m) to Santa Maria (1,250m) 

inc jungle biking
inca jungle rafting

You will be collected around 8:00am from your hotel in Cusco. We'll drive for around 3 hours through the Sacred Valley and up to the high mountain pass of Malaga (4,350 meters), arriving around 11 am. From there we will gear up and get ready to start our amazing 3 hour mountain biking descent through small villages, orchards, and streams, all the while surrounded by stunning glaciated peaks. At around 13:30-14:00 we will reach the town of Huamanmarca where our private bus will take the group to the town of Santa Maria. After a short break, we will begin our 2-hour rafting trip, where you will encounter class III and IV rapids. Throughout the rafting experience you will always be accompanied by a professional safety kayak to watch over the group until leaving the river.

Dates & Prices

Below are our open group dates for the Inca Jungle Trek. If the dates below don't suit, please get in touch as we can open a new group on any day as long as you have at least 2 people in your party.


Please note: January and February are the rainy season and we therefore don't operate treks during this period.

What's Included

Included

  • Expert English-speaking adventure guide + assistant guide for groups of 8+
  •  2 x nights in basic homestays and 1 x night in 3-star hotel in Aguas Calientes 
  • All vehicle transportation + Train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Full suspension mountain bikes, helmets, and gloves
  • Rafting and zipline activity with all equipment
  • All meals as set out in the itinerary (3 x Breakfast, Lunches and Dinners)
  • Entrance permit for Machu Picchu + a guided tour around the ruins

Not Included

  • Personal hiking gear and equipment
  • All drinks other than water
  • Support crew tips
  • Meals that are not described in the itinerary
  • Huayna Picchu entrance fee (Extra: US $35), return bus from Machu Picchu (Extra: US $12), and entrance ticket to the hot springs in Santa Teresa (Extra US $3).
  • Travel insurance
Pre-departure briefing

The evening before departure we ask guests to visit the offices of Inkayni Peru Tours in Cusco at 19:00 for a pre-departure briefing. You will be sent details for this briefing once your trip is booked.

FAQ

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Is advanced mountain biking experience required?

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What immunisations should I get?

What currency is used in Peru?

Are vegetarian, vegan and other special dietary needs available?

How big are the groups?

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Is there a minimum age requirement?

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Got a question?

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Packing List

Clothing
  • 1 x hiking shirt + 1 x long-sleeve hiking shirt
  • Mid-weight fleece jacket
  • Hard shell rain jacket
  • Light insulating down or synthetic jacket / gilet
  • Light gloves
Headwear
  • Sun hat + Sunglasses
  • Beanie for the nights
Footwear
  • Mid-weight hiking boots / hiking trainers
  • 3 x hiking socks
Bags
  • 35-40L daypack (Only pack what is necessary for the 4 days of the trip. The rest of your luggage can be left in a storeroom at your hotel/hostel in Cusco or our office. On the second and third day, you will be carrying your own backpack so don't over pack) 
Other Essentials
  • Original passport (you need this to enter Machu Picchu)
  • Snacks
  • Water bottle / hydration bladder
  • Water treatment tablets
  • Camera
  • Sun cream

Rental Gear

There are a number of good rental gear shops in Cusco where one can rent / buy most items listed above.

Travel Insurance

We highly recommend getting travel insurance for your trip. We recommend World Nomads as they provide comprehensive cover for adventurous activities and are very affordable. Get a quote below.

Accommodation

Night 1: Santa Maria homestay with basic private rooms.

santa maria homestay

Night 2: Santa Teresa homestay
with basic private rooms.

santa teresa homestay

Night 3: Golden Sunrise Machu Picchu Hotel or similar 3 star hotel.

Golden Sunrise Machu Picchu Hotel

LOCAL TOUR OPERATOR

Inkayni Peru Tours

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Inkayni Peru Tours are a fantastic local operator based in Cusco, Peru. The company is run by Edgar, Alex, and Percy, spiritual brothers and natives of the town of Chinchero in the Sacred Valley. Together they are united by their ambition of offering personalised services of great quality, aiming to make every experience unique and unforgettable. With Inkayni Peru Tours you can expect a professional tour to the highest standard!

BOOKING TERMS

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Reviews

What an adventure!

5.0 rating
January 21, 2020

This trip was by far the best adventure tour I have ever been on! The Inkayni team were amazing – so professional, helpful and most importantly fun. I can’t thank them enough for providing such a great tour. And thanks to Mountain IQ too, for all the pre-trip support.

Anna Smythe

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