Biking Down to Santa Maria

Inca Jungle Adventure 04 Days

Casa del Guardian
Machu Picchu made to Measure

Have a plan to visit Machu Picchu through adventure activities (¿?); oh, your chance lost by Inca Trail space; you have doubts which one adventure is best on route to Machu Picchu (¿?); without a doubt, Inca Jungle Adventure to Machu Picchu is the best option, since activities on road are varied: cycling, rafting, hiking along a Inca Trail, crossing river in oroya (metal basket), enjoying thermal baths, going on a zip line, those are some guaranteed activities in one adventure. We know your answers are positive, this is your option: Inka Jungle Adventure to Machu Picchu develops into middle of the jungle; highly recommended per people who already made done this adventure. On afternoon of previous day we have an informative session about details, chores and characteristics of adventure: places for overnight, food, clothes, times and routes.

Inca Jungle Itinerary

FIRST DAY: our Guide pick you up very early from your place in our mobility with prepared bikes and equipment; first of all, we leave for Ollantaytambo where we have possibility to use bathrooms and buying some snacks; next, we continue trip to place known as “Abra Málaga” pass which gives us access to jungle area; then, we descent from vehicle and prepare our bikes to begin downward journey to Alfamayo, Huyro and others village until reach Santa María, 95% of route is in descent, at the same time mobility is pending to each one performance, having possibilities who wants to finish with bike at time considers appropriate (this activities are totally recreational, isn’t a competition). At midafternoon we begin our rafting adventure on Vilcanota River closely to Santa Maria; towards the night, group activities and overnight.

Qhapap Ñan Inca Trail

SECOND DAY: after breakfast, we restart our adventure, today’s activity is trekking, route is along a section of original Inca Trail into jungle brow; en route we would find a generous vegetation expressed in a lot of plants and trees, some of those 

Malaga Pass
Qhapaq Ñan Inca Trail

are, fruit trees where stand out: bananas, mangoes, oranges, papayas, avocado and others local trees, also with fruits; then, we would visualize e a variety of birds, such as: parrots, hummingbirds and others; the bird who stand out if we are with great fortune, we would find Cock of the rock or “Gallito de las rocas” which is a representative bird of Peru; after, we have lunch in a family restaurant located into middle of jungle, after that, we continue our hike to Cocalmayo thermal baths, on route we have to cross  Willkamayu or Vilcanota river through an OROYA which is a metal basket suspended in a cable; finally our route continue to Santa Teresa village, not before take a time to enjoy Cocalmayo thermal baths. Santa Teresa is our second night at a local lodging.

Inca Jungle Walking

THIRD DAY: today would be a very exciting day; initially we have to choose one of following options: A), hike to Llaqtapata which we have go along Sacsara river and climb to this place; B), go on Zip line to same place; once we are all together in 

Llaqtapata Lookout or viewpoint we have the first visualization of Machu Picchu Sanctuary across the distance; then, we walk down to a place known as hydroelectric where we have lunch and continue our destination to Machupicchu town not before select one of following options A); trip by train and B); walking along riverbank and flat area per 11 km; finally we spend our third night there.

Visit Machu Picchu

FOURTH DAY: the previous day we coordinate most opportune schedule of the group based on passengers who may have extra income to Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain; initially, quite early we go to access site outdoor of Machu Picchu Sanctuary; then, registering our income we go up to “Guardian House”, where our Guide makes an integral presentation taken advantage its panoramic and qualify position in there, we could obtain best memorable photographs of the group, as well as classic ones picture, basically this is nectar of the trip; after, our guide develop a tour to sites as: main 

Cocalmayo Hot Springs
Zip line in Santa María

square, Intihuatana, mortars room, three windows temple, Condor´s temple and many other places for two hours average time; after that, we have free time per a single activities or routes such as: (1), go to Inti Punku or Sun’s Gate which represents access site to Machu Picchu Sanctuary by the Inca Trail; (2), make way to Inca Bridge; (3),climb up to Machu Picchu mountain, which is highest point over the site it has a great goddess view for surroundings including Willkamayu river; (4), climb up to Wayna Picchu, best plus activity into Machu Picchu the Sanctuary, is a huge mountain shown in classic pictures; (5), self-tour again to important sites you consider as well taking care and avoid exit circuit because our entrance fee ticket expires after for hours.

According to our train schedule, we return to Ollantaytambo train station where our transport awaits back to Cusco city; in the other hand, we have possibilities to return by Hydroelectric, in this case have to arrive there before at 14:30 hrs about where expect you, our transport to Cusco city.

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