Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu – Inca Jungle Trek 4 Days

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Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu offers exciting activities and adrenaline experiences from start to end. Inca Jungle Trek 4 Days is more than just a “trek”. It includes many activities like downhill mountain biking, zip line, and white water rafting.

You will be hiking through the original Inca path in the lush tropical jungle and will be visiting some of the notable Inca archaeological sites. Accompanied by our local English-speaking tour guide, you will also be visiting different farms. The region is home to many tropical fruits and coffee plantations.

Most of our campsites on this Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu are tucked in the cloud forest. Each morning you will be waking up to the sound of chirping birds.

The last day of the experience is dedicated to a visit to Machu Picchu. Our local travel expert will be sharing many astonishing facts about the Inca citadel on two hours guided tour.


Inca Jungle Trail is truly a lifetime experience. Get the most of it by signing up with us. We are a licensed tour operator. This is one of our signature tours. We have dedicated English-speaking local tour guides with years of experience in guiding Inca Junge Trek tours.

Safety is our utmost priority. Our guides are trained in first aid. We use state-of-the-art equipment and travel gear. Our bikes are serviced after each tour. We have a ZERO INCIDENT record.

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Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu Includes


  • Cusco Hotel transfer
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (optional)
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Mountain Bike and Biking gears
  • Rafting gear
  • Meals during the trek
  • Hotel accommodations during the trek

Does Not Include

  • Souvenirs
  • Snacks
  • Tips
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Travel insurance.

Day 1Cusco - Abra Malaga Pass - Santa Maria

We will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco at 0530 AM. Then in our private transport, we will be driving you through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, so you won’t need to purchase additional bus tickets. During our trip, we will stop briefly to have breakfast.

Then, we will continue driving to Abra Malaga Pass. At 4350m / 14271ft, this is the highest point of the Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu. Our guide will be giving a detailed safety briefing and will be handing you over your bike and kits. 

You will then do a short test ride. 

Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu

All set! We will begin with three hours of downhill biking. We will be covering 55km/ 34.18 miles. Our transport will be trailing with extra bikes and equipment to offer immediate assistance if needed. 

You will be witnessing a drastic change in weather as you will be biking down from snow-capped Andean peaks to lush tropical jungle. We will have a few stops along the way. 

Once in Humanmarca, we will be taking the transport to Santa Maria 1,200m/ 3937ft. We will be having lunch here and will check in to the lodge where we will spend the night. 

After lunch, you will have the option to do white water rafting on the Vilcanota River. It has category III+ rapids. Our experienced crew will be giving you a detailed safety briefing. We will also give you all gears including Category V life vests. 

For added safety, Peruvian law states that you must be able to swim to do river rafting. Also, we operate this during the dry season, from April to November. The water level rises during the rainy season. 

Later in the evening, we will be returning to our lodge amidst the tropical weather in Santa Maria. We will be serving you a delicious dinner.

Day 2Santa Maria - Santa Teresa - Ccocalmayo - Lucmabamba

We will be waking you up to a delicious and nutritious traditional breakfast. The second day of the Inca Jungle trek to Machu Picchu begins with a hike up the hill through the tropical jungle. We will be stopping at a local family home to get an insight into the local traditions and customs. 

We will then cross a section of the original Inca Trail, Qhapaq Ñan that linked Machu Picchu to the last refuge of the Incas, Vilcabamba. Our local expert will be explaining to you about the Inca’s History and their famous road network in South America, Qhapaq Ñan. 

You will be rewarded with many jaw-dropping views on the way. We will be hiking along the Huancarccasa Canyons with a sight of the mighty Salkantay Mountain at a distance. 

We will then hike down to Huacayupana. Here we will be having lunch at a local family house. After lunch, we will be taking our transport to Santa Teresa. 

We will be doing Zip Lining in Santa Teresa. It goes right above the dense forest.

We will then embark on a 20-minute drive to Ccocalmayo, home to natural hot springs. The water here is known to have medicinal benefits. Hotsprings of Ccocalmayo is perfectly located overlooking the mountain.

After a refreshing bath, we will be taking the transport to Lucmabamba camp. We will be serving you dinner before calling it a day. 

Day 3Lucmabamba - Llactapata - Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes

We will be waking you to a cup of freshly brewed coffee from the region or coca tea. This will be followed by a delicious breakfast. We will be leaving Lucmabamba early in the morning to hike on one of the most popular treks in the world, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. 

We will be visiting a coffee farm here where farmers will show the whole process of farming coffee. This region is famous for coffee production. They export in large numbers to North America, Europe and Asia. 

We will then hike up the hill for three hours with a stunning view of Santa Teresa valley to the Llactapata archaeological site. It was built by the Incas overlooking Machu Picchu citadel. You will be getting the first view of Machu Picchu citadel snuggled between Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountains, from here. 

Our travel expert will be giving you a detailed tour of the complex and will share some facts about the Inca civilization. You will then have some free time to explore the citadel and soak in the views of Machu Picchu. 

We will then hike down the hill for an hour and a half with a view of Machu Picchu citadel, to Aobamba. This is where we will be stopping for lunch. After lunch, we will be driving you to Hidroelectrica. 

From here you will have two options to reach Machu Picchu pueblo, Aguas Calientes. 

  1. You can take a train. It will cost an additional 34 USD each
  2. You can enjoy hiking through the railway tracks and enjoying the tropical climate. 

If you choose to hike, then please note that it takes three hours. You will be retracing the footsteps of Hiram Bingham III, the renowned American professor who rediscovered Machu Picchu. 

Once in Aguas Calientes, we will be accommodating you in an ensuite hotel room for the night. 

Day 4Machu Picchu – Cusco

Early in the morning, after breakfast, we will be taking the 25 minutes bus ride up the hill to visit Machu Picchu citadel. Our tour guide will assist you in entering the citadel. 

The two hours guided tour of the Lost Inca city begins with a detailed introduction of the citadel. You will witness the golden rays of the sun shimmering on the mortar walls of the Inca citadel. You will be visiting the main square, remains of the royal quarters and Inca temples, ceremonial sites and more. 

After the tour, if you have booked to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, our guide will be directing you to the respective trailhead.

Alternatively, you can visit Sun gate or Intipunku. It is a short hike (45 minutes each way – 1.5 hours in total for both hikes) and requires no permit. Those hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu enter the citadel through here. 

After a full-day tour, you will be taking a bus back down to Aguas Calientes. You will have some free time to explore the town or have lunch. Later in the evening, you will be taking the train back to Ollantaytambo. 

Our representative will meet you at the train station and will drive you back to your hotel in Cusco. We will be reaching Cusco by 09:30 PM.

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The trekking in Machu Picchu was amazing thanks to Booking Inca Jungle!

June 24, 2022