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Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days / 2 Nights

This is the most amazing and exciting trip to machu Picchu with bike and trek

Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days 2 Nights, we can discover more adventures among the mountains, valleys, rivers and crossing smalls villages, coca plantations, coffee and a lot of kind of fruits, walking on the old real inca trail which connect to the city of the Incas, we will take also a relaxing bath in the hot spring which is good for rheumatism, this trip definitely is considered one of the adventure route to machu Picchu.

Overview

Overview:

There are many alternative trek to Machu Picchu and one of the most exciting treks is the Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days 2 Nights. The trek is often quite popular amongst backpackers due to its cheap price as well as the fact that it combines trekking with many other fun activities. Below we give you guys an idea of a day by day itinerary of what theInca Jungle Trek 3 Days 2 Nights entails.

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Trip style: Archaeological, Cultural, Landscape, Ecological, Camping
Activities: Biking, rafting, zip line, trekking and visit Machu Picchu.
Departures Dates: Every day from March to January
Visited Places: Cusco – Abra Malaga – Santa Maria – Santa Teresa – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes.

Itinerary

Itinerary

Pre-trek briefing:

You will have a thorough briefing with your guide 1 or 2 days before your Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days 2 Nights.

Your guide will meet you at our office in Cusco and you can take this opportunity to ask questions and make any final preparations.

Day 1: Cusco – Santa Maria – Santa Teresa (Biking and Rafting)

We will begin our Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days 2 Nights at 7:00 am with a pick up from your hotel. On our way out, we’ll pass by the towns of Chinchero, Urubamba, and Ollantaytambo, all belonging to the Sacred Valley. The adventure begins at Abra Málaga a 4,316m / 14,160 ft high pass, with its impressive view of the snowcapped Huacay Willca (Mt. Veronica). Here we will receive our biking equipment, bicycles and safety instructions.

We will then begin our bike descent, crossing different ecological zones such as Puna and Cloud Forest, both having a huge range of flora and fauna. After 3 hours of biking downhill, we will finish our bike journey at the archaeological remains of Huaman Marq’a. Here we will take the van again and drive 25 minutes to the town of Santa Maria (approximately 1,200m / 3,937ft). From this town we will continue by bus 40 more minutes until santa Teresa village where we will spend our first night, leaving our baggage in the hostal we have an option to go to the hot springs.

  • Highest altitude: 4,350m /14,272 ft
  • Distance: Approximately 55 kms
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Weather: Windy, possibly chilly on the road.
  • Optional: Rafting (US$30.00 p.p)

Day 2: Santa Teresa – Machu Picchu Town (Trekking and Zip line)

This morning after breakfast we will continue our trip to the Hydroelectric (power plant), This part of the trek is called the waterfall day where we’ll pass many cascades and specially one falling from 45 m above being the smallest. Once we reach the Power Plant and have some rest and get lunch, we will continue our trip two more hours as we reach to our final destination today to Machu Picchu pueblo known as “ Aguas Calientes” town (At the foot to citadel of Machu Picchu) arriving here at 4.30:00pm approximately.

  • Total Walking Time: Approximately 5 to 6 hours
  • Distance: Approximately 10 km
  • Highest Altitude: 2,040 m / 6,692 ft
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Weather: Warm, sunny, and humid.
  • Optional: Zip-Line (US$ 30.00 p.p)

Day 3: Machu Picchu – Cusco

After breakfast we will board the bus which will take us to the biggest energetic center of the Incas, “Machu Picchu”. As part of our itinerary the same professional tour guide from the Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days 2 Nights;  will teach you about all the history of this mysterious and mystical place. We will visit the Sun Temple, Royal palace, Main Temple, Three Windows Temple and Sun Dial. It will be an unforgettable experience. After the guided tour, you will have free time to explore on your own.

If you have booked Wayna picchu, you will need to coordinate with your guide for Machu Picchu visiting depending on your scheduled time to the mountain, for people not hiking any of the mountains there are some other optional activities on your own (not included in the price):

  • Visit the Sun Gate: You will have an opportunity to walk (approx. 2 hours up and down) up to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) to see Machu Picchu from a different angle.
  • Hike to the Inca Bridge: The Inca Bridge offers a dose of adventure for your next Machu Picchu visit. However in this case, the adventure is a little less strenuous, but a lot more death defying, not for people with vertigo.

Train back to Cusco: In the afternoon you will return to the train station in Aguas Calientes for the trip back to Ollantaytambo. Upon your arrival to train station you will be transferred by car to your hotel in Cusco.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Lowest Elevation: 2,040 m/ 6,691 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 2,440 m/ 8,052 ft

Includes

Incluided:

  • Pick up at your hote in Cusco
  • Meals 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Professional english speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fee to Machu picchu and other Inca places
  • Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu picchu
  • Transport Cusco – Abra Malaga and attendance until arrival in Santa Maria (during the biking tour)
  • Biking equipment (bike, Helmet, gloves)
  • 1 nights in a hostel in Santa Teresa
  • 1 night in hotel with private bathroom and hot water
  • Train from aguas calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Transfer Ollantaytambo – Cusco
  • Assistant Guide (for more than 9 passengers).
  • Vegetarian food option without additional group contained
  • First aid kit

Not Incluided:

  • First breakfast and Lunch and dinner on the last day
  • River Rafting: US$30.00
  • Zip Lining: US$30.00
  • Snacks and side dishes.
  • Ticket to the hot springs of Santa Teresa S/15.00.
  • Mineral water during the trip
  • Oroya S/5.00
  • Extra hikes within Machu Picchu: Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain – please note if you choose this option we cannot guarantee a spot will be available. We recommend booking well in advance for these hikes.
  • Extra time slot in Machu Picchu (in 2019 the government split the entrance ticket into three time slots. We include the first one 6-10am)
  • Travel interruption & travel medical/evacuation insurance (required)
  • Tip for your guide(s) are optional but highly encouraged if you enjoy your trek

What do you need to bring

  • Small day Backpack
  • Clothes for warm and cold climate
  • Rain gear or rain poncho
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Trekking shoes or boots
  • Slippers or sandals for showers and hot springs
  • Long and short sleeved t-shirt
  • Bathing clothes
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent and sunglasses
  • Disinfecting alcohol and gel, water bottle and purification tablets
  • Camera, flash light with batteries wrapped in plastic bags
  • Toilet paper
  • Snack and dry fruits
  • Personal first aid kid
  • Original passport and ISIC card if is applicable

Prices

Prices:

Permits are needed for your chosen start date. Tour prices are based on the number of people in a group. Prices are valid from March 2020 through January 2021. All prices quoted are $USD

  • 2-3 Trekkers:  $425 per person
  • 4-5 Trekkers: $400 per person
  • 6 or more Trekkers: $370 per person

Discounts:

  • Student Discount: US$20.00 Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD at the time of the trek or who is 17-years-old or younger. For those using a University Student Card our under 17-years-old, we need to see a copy of their card or passport at the time of booking to receive the discount.Please send all to info@cuscojourneys.com.

 Optional Extras (Need to Book in Advance):

  • Machu Picchu Mountain climbing:  USD 25.00 (Need to book in advance)
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 25.00 (Need to book in advance)

Upgrades:

Hotel Upgrades:

The hotel is 2-star and is based on sharing a room – either double, matrimonial, or triple. There is a single room surcharge of $30 if you are booking alone. Rooms all include private bathrooms, with hot showers and wifi. We can also upgrade your hotel if you prefer something fancier. Please remember that the service you receive in Aguas Calientes may not be comparable to that in Cusco. Below is a list of possible upgrade options, although we can usually work with most hotels in Aguas Calientes.

  • Belmond Sanctuary Lodge (5 star hotel) – US $580 per person per night (double occupancy)
  • Sumaq Machu Picchu hotel (4 star hotel) – US $345 per person per night (double occupancy)
  • Hotel Santuario – Machu Picchu (3+ star hotel) – US $65 per person per night (double occupancy)

Train Upgrades:

  • Vistadome train -US $65 for trip from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (Need to book in advance).
  • Hiram Bingham train (deluxe) -US $485 for trip from Aguas Calientes to Poroy (Need to book in advance).

Terms & Conditions

By booking or participating in a tour and any related products or services (a “Tour”) with Cusco Journeys, you agree to these Terms & Conditions.

Booking:

  1. Your booking is confirmed and a contract exists when the Tour Operator or your travel agent issues a written confirmation after receipt of the applicable deposit amount. Please check your confirmation carefully and report any incorrect or incomplete information to the Tour Operator or authorized agent immediately. Please ensure that names are exactly as stated in the relevant passport.
  2. You will pay a deposit which is completely non-refundable in any situation. There are no exceptions.
  3. You will be required to show the original passport (not a copy) that you booked with, at the checkpoint to enter the Inca Trail. If you originally booked with an old passport and then renewed your passport, you must also bring your expired passport along with your new, valid passport to permit entry or they will refuse your entrance to the trail.
  4. The only acceptable ID to receive a Student Discount is your University Card with a clear expiration date that must be the same year as trek. IDs with expiry dates the following year, even though clearly valid, will not be accepted by the Peruvian government. You must submit a copy of this card at time of booking.

Cancellations:

  1. Cancellations: In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 40% is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing (we do not accept medical notes of any kind) as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us.. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:

ONCE BOOKED, DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. CHART BELOW OUTLINES WHAT FURTHER FEES WILL BE DUE.

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91 days or more before departure we will retain 50% of your deposit.
90 – 30 days before departure we will retain 75% of the total tour cost.
29 – 0 days before departure we will retain 100% of the total tour cost.

Inca Trail Tours:

  1. Permits: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not Cusco Journeys (or any agency).
  2. In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Cusco Journeys will replace your trek with an alternative trek.
  3. Those who booked PERMITS with a Student ID must bring that ID with them on the trek. If they fail to show this card to the Park Rangers, they will not be allowed entry onto the trail.

Medical Information:

  1. You must advise Cusco Journeys of any medical problems or allergies you may have. You need to be in good physical health, and if your health is questionable, then you should consult a doctor. If you are over the age of 70 years old, then you will need to present us with a current good health medical certificate.
  2. You are responsible for assessing whether a Tour is suitable for you. You should consult your physician to confirm your fitness for travel and participation in any planned activities. You should seek your physician’s advice on vaccinations and medical precautions. The Tour Operator does not provide medical advice. It is your responsibility to assess the risks and requirements of each aspect of the Tour based on your own unique circumstances, limitations, fitness level and medical requirements.
  3. Cusco Journeys reserves the right to deny you permission to travel or participate in any aspect of a Tour at any time and at your own risk and expense where the Tour Operator determines that your physical or mental condition renders you unfit for travel or you represent a danger to yourself or others.
  4. Pregnancy is considered a medical condition and must be disclosed to the Tour Operator at the time of booking. The Tour Operator may refuse to carry pregnant women over 24 weeks. The Tour Operator may refuse to carry anyone with certain medical conditions if reasonable accommodation or alternatives cannot be arranged.
  5. It is strongly encouraged to purchase Travel Insurance to protect you in case of medical emergency or any tour cancellations.

Tours and Treks:

  1. All balances need to be paid in either cash, Western Union, Transfer Bank or PayPal (in full) prior to the briefing which will be held the night before your tour. Visa incurs a 5% service fee and if you need to use another card, it must be through PayPal which incurs a 5.5% service fee.
    You must advise your guide if you wish to leave the group or the camping area for independent walks or sightseeing. If you are experiencing any problems with the services of the guide or tour, please advise the guide in that moment, so that he can resolve any problems.
  2. All Adventure Treks include transportation to Cusco. The return train route depends on train availability.
  3. If you become ill or injured on the trail and are unable to continue, a porter will be provided to accompany you back to an area with emergency assistance capabilities. Helicopter air lifts and medical assistance are at the expense of the trekker. If you are unable to complete the tour due to illness, we will assist you in meeting your group at Machu Picchu to recommence your tour at that point. There will be no refund of the original payment. However, we will prepare a document to certify illness which can be presented for your travel insurance.
  4. Cusco Journeys will take all reasonable care in providing to our clients avoidance of accident, illness, and loss of personal property, and will only employ suitably qualified staff. We accept responsibility for the actions of our own employees. Cusco Journeys cannot, however, be responsible for any action of third parties. You are totally responsible for your own personal property and rented equipment.
  5. Cusco Journeys does not take responsibility for unfavorable weather conditions, natural catastrophe, strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal ítems, etc. It is the client’s responsibility to carry insurance to cover these types of events. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the program due to any of the unforeseen conditions listed above.
  6. Cusco Journeys may modify your itinerary where reasonably required in its sole discretion.
  7. Group tours might be as large as 16 participants. Groups are open to everyone no matter skill or age. By accepting a Group Tour you acknowledge that others might change the speed and timing of the tour.
  8. All tours are done in English.

Delays:

  1. Any costs, whether direct or incidental, incurred by the Customer as the result of delays caused by bad weather, trail conditions, river levels, road conditions, transportation delays, sickness, government intervention or other contingencies which are beyond the control of southern explorations will not be reimbursed.

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