Inca Jungle +llactapata Trek 4D/3N

Daily Tour 4Days / 3 Nights
Abra Malaga, 08700, Perú Trekking Tours

During the tour we will enter a cold to a warm climate in the forest. We will be surrounded by typical vegetation of the jungle, where visitors will be immersed in a world of adventure and will see different natural attractions.

This tour combines downhill mountain biking and a jungle trek to Machu Picchu. This tour does not require lengthy advanced booking.


INCLUDED
  • Transportation from Cusco – Abra Málaga
  • Train tickets aguas calientes – ollantaytambo or  bus ( hidroeléctrica – cusco )
  • Mountain Bikes, Helmets and Gloves
  • A Private Bilingual Professional Guide
  • The following meals: Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners (Vegetarian Options Available)
  • 2 Nights in a Local-Rural House with Basic Service (Shared Room)
  • 1 Night of Hostel Lodging (Private Bathrooms and Hot Water)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Entrance to machupicchu
  •  zipline  & rafting

NOT INCLUDED
  • first breakfast
  •  last lunch
  • tips , extra expenses
  • bus to cocalmayo hot springs and entrance to cocalmayo

 


what to bring for this tour

  • Rain poncho, waterproof jacket
  •  original passport
  •  t-shirts , shorts
  •  trekking shoes and sandals
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses
  • Bottled water
  • Personal medication
  • insect repelent
  • day pack
  • extra money
  • swimwear and towel  ( for rafting and hot springs )

DAY 01: CUSCO – ABRA MÁLAGA – SANTA MARIA.

We will start the pick up of each passenger from the respective hotels in Cusco from 6:30 to 7:00 am and later a meeting with the Guide to give him a small Briefing before leaving the city of Cusco. then we will go to the Sacred Valley of the Incas passing through the towns of Iscuchaca, Huarocondo, Pachar, Ollantaytambo where we will make our first stop to take advantage of our latest purchases while having breakfast on behalf of each passenger. We will continue with the trip to the Malaga pass (4,316 masl) passing this point we will descend about 15 minutes more by car according to the guide’s instructions due to possible fog and rain in the area, when we reach the starting point our guide will give you a talk about safety and prevention for about 10 minutes, then we will provide the complete equipment for this type of activity, such as a full face helmet, gloves, knee pads and a reflective vest. Later we will begin the descent by bicycle for approximately two and a half hours, a total of (53 km approx.), until we reach the Archaeological Park of Huamanmarka, where we finish the tour with the bicycle and we will have a 10-minute guided tour. During the trip we will experience the beauty of the snowy peaks and the tropical forest —where our Peruvian Amazon begins—, crossing small streams, and we will enjoy the change from cold to tropical climate. During the journey there will be several stops to review bicycles and equipment. Once we finish our activity with the bicycle, we will go to Santa María (1,200 masl), where we will have our first lunch included in the tour. In the afternoon you will have the option of doing River Rafting (Canoeting) on ​​the Vilcanota River for a total of 2 hours (15 minutes of safety information and equipment for each participant, 60 minutes of rafting on the river, 40 minutes of return to Santa Maria). This river offers rapids from category I to III+. For this activity, a helmet, windbreaker and category V life jacket are included. This activity is available between the months of April to December, and according to the Peruvian government it is mandatory to know how to swim to perform the

Includes for this day:

• Transport to Abra Málaga: – 3.5 hours by mini bus from Cusco
• Bike time: – 2.5 to 3 hours approximately.
• Cycling distance: 55 km / 34.18 miles
• Maximum altitude: 4316 meters ASL / 14160 feet ASL
• Minimum altitude: 1200 meters ASL / 3937 feet ASL
• Degree of Difficulty: Easy
• Meals: Lunch and Dinner.
• Accommodation: Hostel. (2, 3 people maximum per room)

 

DAY 02: SANTA MARÍA – WANKAR Q’ASA INCA TRAIL – ZIP LINE – COCAL MAYO THERMAL BATHS.

After an energizing breakfast, we will be ready to do the first day of trekking towards Waka Yupana total 5 hours of trekking then we will take a transport for 30 minutes towards Santa Teresa where we will have lunch and in the afternoon the Zip Line. The first 2 hours we will start our very easy walk from Santa María to the beginning of the trail that goes uphill for 2 hours. We will pass through the cultivation fields of coca, coffee, yuccas, achote and tropical fruits of the area. Along the way we will have several stops to take breaks and learn a little more about the rich flora and fauna of the area with our guide. We will also stop at the house of a local family, where we will learn a little more about their customs and traditions. Later we will cross a section of the original Wankar Q’asa Inca Trail. that formerly connected the Sacred City of the Incas Machu Picchu with the last Inca refuge Vilcabamba, in the same way here our guide will explain a little more about the history of the Incas and also the communication system they had in those times. At this point we will also have some of the most impressive views of the entire Wankar Q’asa canyon. Then we will descend for 1 hour to the Waka Yupana sector where our transport awaits us to take us to Santa Teresa where we will enjoy a comforting lunch. After having enjoyed lunch we will do the Zip Line with one of the most trusted operators in the area. This activity is optional and lasts approximately 2 hours. we will enjoy this adventure activity that consists of cables anchored from one mountain to another, where a person slides by means of a pulley hooked to a waist harness. The tour lasts approximately 2 hours and the departure and arrival points are ground or aerial platforms installed on rock. The maximum speed of sliding down the cables is 60 km/h. After our Zip Line experience, we will go to the Thermal Baths of Cocal Mayo, a magical place with crystal clear waters and water wells with perfect temperatures to relax the whole body. Dinner and overnight in Santa Teresa.

Includes for this day

• Walking Distanceta: 10 Kilometers
• Walking time: 4 – 5 hours approximately.
• Adventure activity: Zip Line 2 hours (optional)
• Minimum altitude: 1200 meters ASL / 3937 feet ASL
• Maximum altitude: 1500 meters ASL / 4921 feet ASL
• Climate: hot during the day and warm at night
• Degree of Difficulty: Easy
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
• Accommodation: Hostel. (2, 3 people maximum per room)

DAY 03: SANTA TERESA – LLACTAPATA – HYDROELECTRICA – AGUAS CALIENTES

Our day starts early with an energizing breakfast around 5:30am. Today is one of the most remarkable days of the whole adventure. At 6:00 am we take local transportation for 45 minutes to Lucmabamba. Here you will explore the tropical forest and visit an organic coffee farm where you will have the opportunity to taste fresh coffee – freshly roasted. During your visit to the agricultural field, you will get a brief informative introduction to the history of coffee in the region, as well as its importance to the area. Then you will continue with the trek to Llactapata along an original Inca trail that connects to Machupicchu for approximately 2.5 hours. On the way to Llactapata, you will see impressive views of the Santa Teresa Valley. In Llactapata you will get your first glimpse of Machu Picchu. From this top, it is easy to see some sacred mountains such as the snowy Salkantay, Veronica, the main archaeological sites of Machu Picchu as well as the Huayna Picchu Mountain. We will explore this Inca site with the guide, and he will continue to tell the story of the Incas who used and worshiped this land. Of course, you will have plenty of time to take as many photos as you like to capture these memories and share them with your friends back home! After visiting Llactapata, we will continue our 2-hour downhill hike. On this part of the trail, you will always be able to see Machu Picchu until we arrive at the Hidroelectrica train station for lunch. One of the most impressive sites in this area is the 300 meter high natural waterfall that generates electricity for the entire Cusco region! After lunch, we will arrive at Intiwatana, a famous ancient rock used as a sundial in the time of the Incas. According to history, Intiwatana worked together with the famous stone clock at Machu Picchu. The people used these two stones to measure and read the winter solstice, which was the beginning of the new agricultural season for the Incas. After passing this interesting Inca site, we will arrive at the train tracks that lead to the town of Aguas Calientes. Here you will have two options: 1) If you are exhausted, you can take the train to Aguas Calientes ($34.00 extra). 2) If you are still eager to walk, you can walk from Hidroeléctrica to Aguas Calientes for about 3 hours. along the train track. Next to the road, there is a pleasant path that we will cross the warm paradise of the cloud forest.

Includes for this day

• Local transport trip to Lucmabamba: 45 minutes
• Walking time: 9 hours
• Walking distance: (22 km.)
• Initial elevation: 1500 meters ASL / 4921 feet ASL
• Llactapata Elevation: 2700 meters ASL / 8858 feet ASL
• Aguas Calientes Elevation: 1900 meters ASL / 5902 feet ASL
• Difficulty: Moderate
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
• Accommodation: Hostel. (2, 3 people maximum per room)

Day 4: aguas calientes  – Machupicchu – Cusco

Wake up in the morning at 5:00 am and at 5:30 am we go to the most important archaeological site Machu Picchu, we take the first bus and after approx. 25 minutes we arrive at the checkpoint and entrance to Machu Picchu once inside we go to the top of Machu Picchu to start guiding approx. 2 hours, then you will have free time to enjoy machupicchu, after that, depending on the time of your return ticket, you will go down to Aguas Calientes and the guide will help you give instructions so as not to have problems to return to Ollantaytambo and the station of Ollantaytambo in the transport service. be waiting to take you to the city of Cusco, arriving approx. 11:00 p.m.

Includes for this day

• meals: breakfast
• transportation: train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
• Transportation: Ollantaytambo – Cusco
• Machupicchu Elevation: 2400 meters ASL / 8858 feet ASL
• Aguas Calientes Elevation: 1900 meters ASL / 5902 feet ASL
• Difficulty: Moderate
• entrance to Machupicchu

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