4-Day Classic Machu Picchu Inca Jungle Trek
Day 1: Cusco - Huyro: Biking, Rafting and Coffee Tour
Stop At: Conde Travel, Av. Ayahuayco L-O-5 Plaza de Armas del Cusco Final Av. Arcopata, Cusco 084 Peru
After breakfast, we will travelling through picturesque villages and beautiful landscapes until reaching the Abra Malaga Mountain(4350 m.a.s.l.). We will depart, descending on top scale mountain bikes for 3 hours going though rural villages, rivers, orchards and streams reaching the Huamanmarca where if we want we can buy water and snacks to finally reach the town of huyro where we will enjoy our exquisite lunch once our lunch is over our private bus will take the group to Santa María,place where we will start the rafting part once the rafting is finished the group returns to the town of huyro.
Duration: 3 hours
Accommodation included: cochapata
Day 2: Day 2: Huyro - Pasto Grande - Inca Jail - Cocalmayo - Santa Teresa (Trekking)
Stop At: Banos Termales de Cocalmayo, 4 Km from Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa Peru
After breakfast, our private transportation will take us to the PASTO GRANDE where we start walking for 4 hours along a high forest observing small coffee and cocoa plantations and fruit trees among the abundance of flora and fauna. In this area it is possible to see many types of plants, orchids, birds and other wild animals. We are witnesses of the mysterious beauty of the high forest, a paradise of biodiversity in the Inca jungle. Almost reaching the top is the archaeological center of Inca Carcel where the Incas punished people who did not comply with the rules of the Inca society, our guide will provide detailed information about this place in this place we can also rest and recharge energies Once we recharged the energies we continue our walk through the Inca road to the community of pumachaca where our exquisite and nutritious lunch made with fruits and tubers awaits us. Once our lunch is over, we continue our walk towards the hot springs of Cocalmayo where we will relax our muscles and where if we want we can enjoy refreshing beers, finally our private transport will take us to our lodging in the town of Santa Teresa.
Duration: 30 minutes
Accommodation included: Cajamarca Hostel
Day 3: Day 3: Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes
Stop At: Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), Signposted from main square, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu Peru
We will continue exploring the roads less traveled. We will start at the town of Santa Teresa. The passengers that reserved in advance will do the zipline (later they will be taken by bus to the hydroelectric), the rest of the group will continue hiking for aprox. 3 hr. until reaching the hydroelectric too, where the whole group will rejoin. Here we will have a great lunch. After a break, the journey will continue along the path for 3 hr., going through waterfalls, coca and coffee farms until arriving at the town of Aguas Calientes. The group will be taken to the hostel around 4 pm. At night we will all get together in a restaurant to have a great dinner and have a briefing about the trek to Machu Picchu.
Duration: 20 minutes
No accommodation included on this day.
Day 4: Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
Stop At: Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Peru
The group will get up early to go to Machu Picchu, following an ascending route through the high forest, we could have the chance to see the sunrise. The guide will show us the sanctuary for 2 hrs. aprox. Later the group will be free to enjoy Machu Picchu by its own.
Duration: 2 hours
Pass By: Centro Historico De Cusco, Cusco 08002 Peru
We return by walking (2 hours) Aguas Calientes to Hydroelectric where our bus (3 pm) waits to return to the city of Cusco, arriving around 9:00pm. Note: There is possibility to spend one more night in Machu Picchu town paying $30 extra, and return next day (if you want to climbing Huayna picchu or Mountain Machu Picchu).
No accommodation included on this day.
- 4x Breakfast
- 3x Dinner
- 3x Lunch
- Accommodation included: 2 nights
- Briefing the evening before the trip in our office, explaining all tour details
- Transportation from Cusco to Ollantaytambo – Abra Málaga
- Mountain bikes, helmets and gloves
- A private bilingual professional guide specialized in the tour
- Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
- 1 night in Conde Ecolodge - Pispitayoc (shared room)
- 1 night hostel in Santa Teresa ( wifi - hot water)
- 1 night of hostel lodging in Aguas Calientes (with private bathrooms and hot water)
- Pick-up service
- A complete first aid box
- Entry/Admission - Banos Termales de Cocalmayo
- Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
- The lunch and dinner in the last day
- All personal care ítems
- Tips for the guide
- Bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu (12$/way)
- Rafting ($30)
- Ziplining ($30)
- Huayna Picchu or the Old Mountain ($30)
- Llactapata - minimum 2 persons ($55) (You skip Santa Teresa lodging for a 2h30 additional walk through Llaqtapata ruins in a nice lodge situated in Machu Picchu's valley - visible on the other side. Accomodation with utilities included with transportation to and from activities)
- (Cocalmayo Hot Spring) is possible to pay on the site
- Entry/Admission - Conde Travel
- Entry/Admission - Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants to complete booking.
This was an incredible experience that I will treasure for the rest of my life. All organizational aspects of the trip were great, and Jonathan was a good guide. The only thing that was somewhat annoying was the amount of rest that was provided. At times it felt like we were sitting around more than walking. However, considering all the experiences that we still ended up with, the trip was excellent.
Everything that we did in the journey itself was amazing and Pablo was an amazing guide. If you take part in the journey I recommend you take part in all the extras white water rafting, ziplines, and hiking Hiyanu Pichu. We were lucky for the first two days in that we only had a group of 3 myself, my wife, one other traveler, and our guide. Due to this, though, we were able to stay at an Ecolodge looking down on a glorious valley view breathtaking. The second day of hiking was light with a siesta built in but the walk on the Inka trail was magnificent once again, props to Pablo for taking pictures and great explanations. The hot springs were a much needed respite after the day of hiking. The hostels nights 2 and 3 left something to be desired especially the hostel in Aguas Calientes but the 3 am hike to Machu Picchu was the experience of a lifetime. After the hike we had a lot of down time in Aquas Calientes which is pricey, watch out for service charges at restaurants but the PeruRail ride was great. All in all, the trip was intimate and exciting, allowing us to make several friends along the way. This trip is a bit pricier online in advance than booking in the city, but we were also the only people with a reservation in advance long enough to hike Machu Hiyanu. Though you cant reserve a specific guide, Pablo was by far the most professional and reliable guide Ive ever had.
The route was good, but the organization could have been better. Our pre-departure meeting was first delayed, then improvised in Spanish, after me and my friend had been to the agency twice on the same day. the pick up the next day was one hour late, despite the fact that the agency assured us we would have been the first ones to be picked up, since our hotel was out of the city center. generally pick ups in Peru were quite punctuals, that was the only time we had to wait. when the driver arrived, he didnt greet us or apologized for the wait. at the time of booking we were assured we would sleep the first night in a shared room, but the other nights in double rooms. We ended up sleeping the first night in a room for 5 people, and the other nights in a triple room. we had booked and pre-paid the additional excursion to huayna picchu, but when we got to the agency we were told that it was sold out, but we could do an other trek instead which was way harder. Board and lodging was ok. I totally recommend the trip itself, but with a better operator.
The tour in itself was fun. It was a great trip and I got experience something amazing while hiking along the way. However, logistics were not clear. Conde travel and since then, updated their packages but there were expenses along the way that were not told to us ahead of time which was stressful.
Conde Travel was extremely unprofessional and did not show up. Viator does not want to help solve the problem.
The tour itself was fantastic and one of the best experiences of my life! Everything was really well organized through Condetravel and we had the best group and guides! The tour is not for the weak as there is a lot of physical activity, but the guides kept a pace everyone could keep up with. As far as food goes, I opted for vegetarian options, but they could not accommodate that since you are staying with families in remote areas who eat meat from their farms, but you can get by. Sleeping accommodations were basic, but comfortable. Keep a LOT of bug spray on you for this trek. No wifi at all for most of the trek. Highly recommend going with this company. Here are my words of advice: I highly recommend booking this tour directly with Condetravel as it is half the price with the exact same itinerary. Some of the people on the tour with me booked the day before we left without problem. This tour has activities like water rafting, biking, and ziplining, all of which are NOT included in this viator price. When the guide asked me to pay for the biking, I threw a fit because I paid so much more than everyone else and did not have all this included like they did. They were kind and gave me the full package without trouble, but you may not be so lucky so I would not book this tour online.