ATV 10: INCA JUNGLE TRAIL (4D-3N)

Departure       :  7:30 a.m., on fixed departure dates
Duration        :  Four days and three nights
Location        :  La Convencion, Urubamba, Department of Cusco
Season          :  All year round.

DESCRIPTION:

1st DAY: At 7:30 a.m., we’ll pick you up at your hotel and will take you to the bus station, to go to the Málaga Mountain Pass, where we’ll arrive at 12:30 p.m. Then, we´ll start a 4 hour downhill mountain bike ride to Santa Maria.

2nd DAY: At 5.30 a.m., we’ll be ready for our first trekking day in the jungle. The first three hours will be steep, so we’ll start early. Afterwards, we’ll have easy hiking, just going across the forest and walking by fruit and coca plantations. We´ll also cross rivers, walking by Incan trails and visiting some archaeological sites. In the afternoon, after 7 hours of trek, we’ll arrive at the Hot Water Springs and one hour later, in the village of Santa Teresa, at 1,990 m. above sea level.

3rd DAY: At 9:00 a.m., we’ll start our second day of trekking, to end it around 3:00 p.m., in Aguas Calientes. After hiking for 3 hours on dirt roads, we’ll walk another two, along the railroad tracks. Tonight, we’ll sleep in a hostel, with private bathroom.

4th DAY:  At 5:30 a.m., we’ll start our hike to Machupicchu’s Archaeological Complex, to have a chance to see the sunrise there. Later, we’ll have a 2 hour guided tour of the Historical Sanctuary. Then, you’ll have enough time to visit Huayna Picchu and other places. You´ll also be able to choose between going back to Cusco by train, at 4:00 p.m. or on the next day, at 5.45 a.m.

INCLUDES:

  • Local bus from Cusco to Santa Maria
  • 4 nights in hostels
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Bottles of water during the trip
  • English and Spanish speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • Train back to Cusco.

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • First lunch, as well as lunch and dinner in Aguas Calientes (4th day)
  • Bus tickets to Machupicchu and back.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Hiking shoes
  • Mosquito repellent
  • A couple of t-shirts and a hat or cap
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Camera, with spare film and batteries.