Santa María – Machu Picchu (4 days 3 nights)

Santa María – Machu Picchu (4 days 3 nights)

Inka Jungle Trail

Day 01:Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Abra Malaga - Santa Maria:

We will pick you up from your hotel and lead you through the Sacred Valley where we will reach the little and picturesque town of Ollantaytambo. Here you can buy things for the trek that you may have forgotten.
Our Private transport will take us to a higher altitude until we reach the Malaga High Pass at 4,325 m. or 14,000 Ft. We will go a little further and then the guide will give you some instructions about the path, the bikes and use of the equipment.
We will bike down more than 1000 metres over an 80 km trail similar to the one in Coroico (Bolivia). Starting in the highland we will reach the jungle by the end of the day. On the way we stop to have our box lunch close to an Inka site called Wamanmarka. This place will be a nice introduction to Machu Picchu.
During the way you will see how the landscape changes quickly until you get to the jungle close to the little town of Santa Maria. Once we arrive there in the afternoon you will have time to relax. Here we have our first overnight in a hostal. (BL, D).

Day 02: Santa Maria - Santa Rosa - Inka Jungle Trail - Cocalmayo HotSprings -Santa Teresa:

A full day trekking starts after breakfast leading to Santa Rosa town. After this town we will get into the jungle by taking an ancient Inca trail (Qapaqñan) that has been almost forgotten. Walking here will make you feel like an explorer. Part of this trail is very narrow. All the way we will be into the beautiful jungle. There are nice landscapes to photograph with different kinds of plants as coca plantations, coffe beans, cacao and eventually we will encounter the local people too.
After lunch we can enjoy the hot springs of Cocalmayo on the way to Santa Teresa. When we reach Santa Teresa we stay there the second night in another hostal. There will be time to relax while we wait for dinner. (B, L, D).

Day 03: Santa Teresa - Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town):

After a delicious breakfast we continue our trekking going to Aguas Calientes. The first part take us around 3 hours to get to Hidroelectrica where we will have lunch.
After our lunch we will begin our last traject to Aguas Calientes for 3 more hours walking through the trainrail ) for those who are already tired it is optional to take a train from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes).
In this town you will have time to rest, explore the town on your own or go to the hot springs.
Night in a hostel with private bath and hot shower. (B, BL, D).

Day 04: Machupicchu - Cusco:

This last day we need to wake up early in the morning at 4:00 am to have breakfast and then walk up to Machu Picchu for 1 an a half hour. For those who are already tired it is optional to take a bus at 5:30 am to the Archaeological site of Machu Picchu. Inside the site the guide will take you around showing and explaining everything you wish about this beautiful area.
You will have lots of free time to explore the Machu Picchu inka site on your own and for those who has the ticket including huayna picchu, a nice walk up to this mountain. In the afternoon we walk down the site or takethe bus down to Aguas Calientes and from there we will get the train to Ollantaytambo. In Ollantaytambo a transport will be waiting to take us back to Cusco where we end this fantastic tour. (B).


  • Pick up from your hotel on the first morning
  • Professional English-speaking guide (biking and hiking professional)
  • Entrance fees to the archeological sites
  • All meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunchs, 3 dinners)
  • Bike and gear (helmet, gloves...)
  • Basic accommodation during the trekking
  • Train Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo
  • Touristic bus Ollantaytambo - Cusco.
  • First-aid kit

    Not included

  • First breakfast.
  • Last lunch
  • Tips
  • Train Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes.
  • Bus Aguas Calientes - machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes.
  • Huayna Picchu entrance.
  • Hot Springs entrances.
  • What to bring?

  • Original passport
  • International Student Card (ISIC) if in possession
  • Good trekking shoes
  • Walking sticks (no iron tip allowed!)
  • Rain jacket
  • Extra clothes for 2 days (t-shirst, trousers, sweaters...)
  • Hat
  • Sungalsses
  • Sun cream
  • Water for the first hours of the trekking
  • Reusable bottles or flasks with purification pills
  • Insect repellent and personal medicines
  • Camera

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