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Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days / 2 Nights

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 through 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 – Abra Malaga – Santa Maria – Santa Teresa.

We will pick up from hotel sor hostels between 6:30 to 6:45am to have a meeting with the guide. Then, we Will leave the Cusco City and head towards the beautiful Sacerd Valley, Chinchero, Yanahuara and Ollantaytambo. Here, we Will have our first stop to enjoy our breakfast (not Incluided).

Continue the journey to Abra Malaga Pass (4350m / 14,271ft), where you’ll gear up and receive a biking tutorial. Kick off your exhilarating 60km downhill ride with a breathtaking view of the snow-capped Veronica peak. Cycle through the Andes, making a stop at the Huamanmarca Inca site for lunch and exploration.

After immersing yourself in the rich history, hop back in the car and head to Santa Maria for an adrenaline-pumping 1.5-hour white river rafting adventure. Take in the captivating landscape as you navigate the rapids. Once rafting is complete, return to town and catch a local car for a 1-hour ride to Santa Teresa.

Upon arrival in Santa Teresa, check into your hotel and unwind. If you’re up for it, head to the nearby hot springs to rejuvenate and relax for a couple of hours, surrounded by the soothing warmth and natural beauty. Later, return to Santa Teresa town to savor a delicious dinner and rest up for the night at your hotel.

  • Biking distance: 60 km, approximately 3 to 4 hours of downhill biking.
  • River Rafting Adventure: 1 to 1.5 Hours of Exhilarating Fun.
  • Difficulty: Moderate day.
  • Weather: Warm and windy during the day.
  • Accommodations: Hotel nigh in Santa teresa.
  • Meals Included: Lunch and dinner.

Day 2: Santa Teresa – Hidroelectrica – Machu Picchu Town.

After our delicious breakfast, get ready for an action-packed day. Around 8:00 am, the zipline company will pick you up and transport you to the zipline base. After an orientation, embark on a thrilling 2-hour adventure across four different ziplines and a suspension bridge. Once you’ve had your fill of ziplining excitement, take a 1-hour car ride to Hidroelectrica for our lunch.

After lunch, we will start to trek to the town of Aguas Caliente, passing through the area called Intihuatana, a small archaeological site. Here our guide will teach us about this site. Along the journey, we will have the opportunity to take in the majestic Machu Picchu mountains and other constructions at the top of the mountain.

We will end the walk at roughly 16:00 hrs in the town of Aguas Calientes where we will spend the second night in hotel.

  • Zipline Adventure.
  • Hiking distance: 11 km takes 3 to 3.5 hours.
  • Difficulty: Moderate day.
  • Weather: Warm and Tropical very warn nights.
  • Accommodations: Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 3: Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

On our last day, you will get up very early to visit one of the 7 wonders of the World – ¨Machu Picchu¨. At 5:30 am. We will go directly to the line to wait for the first buses to Machu Picchu.

We will arrive at the gate when the sky lights up and ascend to the top of Machu Picchu, while taking in the impressive views of the city. On a clear morning, the sunrise over Machu Picchu is magnificent; This moment is unforgettable.

Our tour guide will take you on a 2-3 hour guided tour, where we will visit the Sun Temple, Royal palace, Main Temple, Three Windows Temple and Sun Dial. It will be an unforgettable experience.

If you have booked Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, 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).

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.

Inclusions

Included:

  • A pre-trek briefing the night before the start of your Inca Jungle trek.
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning of the trek departure.
  • Professional english speaking tour guide.
  • Entrance fee to Machu picchu.
  • Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu picchu – RT.
  • Transportation to the start of the Inca Jungle Trek.
  •  Biking equipment (vest, full-face helmet, gloves, knee pads and reflective vest).
  • Excellent Meals (2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 2 Dinners).
  • Vegetarian, vegan or special diet meals upon request.
  • 1 night hostel in Santa Teresa.
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes.
  • Train from aguas calientes to Ollantaytambo or Poroy.
  • Transfer to Cusco.
  • Biking, rafting and zipline activities.
  • Assistant Guide (for more than 9 passengers).
  • First Aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • All local taxes.

Not Included:

  • First breakfast and Lunch and dinner on the last day.
  • Snacks and side dishes.
  • Ticket to the hot springs of Santa Teresa S/15.00.
  • Mineral water during the trip.
  • Oroya S/5.00.
  • Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu Mountain:  USD75.00.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tip for your guide and Driver.

What do you need to bring:

It is recommended to carry only the luggage necessary for the days of the trek. Large backpacks with unnecessary equipment should be left in Cusco, at the hotel or at the main office.

  • A good daypack: Eagle Creek Afar Backpack –appropriate packs to carry your personal belongings.
  • Original passport.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Swimwear for the hot springs of Aguas calientes Town.
  • Lighter trekking boots.
  • 3 pairs of trekking pants (not jeans): 1 hiking, 1 cotton–which is just enough. Please spray both pairs with an insect repellent before the trip.
  • Layers for variable temperatures especially at night.
  • 1 rain jacket: The first night the temperature can be as – 5 degrees Celsius/41 degrees Fahrenheit. The rain jacket can be helpful, because there are rainy days even if we are in dry season!.
  • 1 warm/Winter jacket.
  • Thermals: wool socks, gloves, scarf, and woolen hat for cold nights.
  • 3 pairs of underwear and 4 pairs of socks.
  • 3 t-shirts, 2 long sleeve shirts.
  • 1 good sleeping bag liner that is super lightweight and easy to pack. 
  • Travel-size tissues and wet wipes.
  • Iron tablets and pills for altitude sickness. 
  • Sun protection cream (SPF 35 or higher recommended).
  • Bug spray.
  • Re-usable plastic or metal water container or a hydration pack such as Camel back.
  • Water (only for first day hike). Then we will provide you with water throughout the hike.
  • Camera and film
  • A headlamp to navigate camp in the evenings and pre-dawn mornings with spare batteries.
  • Bandages or moleskin.
  • Flip flops to change into at night.
  • Toiletries.
  • Medication (Imodium AD or something for your stomach. 
  • Plastic bags for dirty and wet clothes.
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks, & tips to your staff
  • Additional Notes.

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 2024 through January 2025. All prices quoted are $USD

Price: $429 Per person

* We need a minimum of 3 people to run the tour in group service. We guarantee that your tour will be limited to a maximum of 8 people.

Discounts:

  • 18 to 25 years old: $25 USD Information required on student card: name of university, student name, photo of student, expiration date etc. A copy of the card is required at booking for government approval for discount.
  • Under 18 years old: $25 USD Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
  • Under 11 years old: $30 USD  Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.

 Optional Extras (Need to Book in Advance):

  • Machu Picchu Mountain climbing:  USD 75.00 (Need to book in advance).
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 5.00 (Need to book in advance).

Upgrades:

Hotel Upgrades:

  • Inkaterra (5 star hotel) – US $580 per person per night (double occupancy)
  • Sumaq Machu Picchu hotel (4 star hotel) – US $245 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 $585 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.

Cancellation By

Terms

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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