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7 days - All Inclusive
Cusco Peru
Min Age : 18+
Max People : 10
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Overview

Adventurous are you ready to say yes to a new adventure? If you want to live an authentic adventure experience through the jungle while traveling the road to Machu Picchu, the Inca Jungle is your best option. It is a 7-day tour that combines sports, adventure, and Inca archeology performing different sports; descend by bicycle, rafting and trekking routes along the paths of the Inca Trail; hot spring baths or zip lining in Santa Teresa.

Physical Rating:

Moderate

Age Requirement:

Min. 18 – whatever years old.

All travelers under the required minimum age must travel with their parents or guardians.

Group Size:

Min. 1 – Max. 10

Departure & Return Location:

Cusco, Peru

06:00am – 21:00pm

Places to visit:

Cusco, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, and Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain

Tour Includes
  • Airport drop off
  • Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Pre-departure briefing
  • All breakfast, some lunches, and dinner
  • Bilingüal professional guide (English/Spanish)
  • Mountain biking
  • White water rafting
  • Zip lining
  • Orientation walk
  • Drinking water
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Guided tour in Machu Picchu 2hrs
  • "Palccoyo" Rainbow Mountain trek
  • Train: Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo
  • All transfers between destinations
  • Peru Bucket Lis souvenir t-shirt
  • Optional cooking & Pisco lessons
  • Optional salsa dance lessons in Cusco
  • Optional: "Big night out" 1hr open bar in Cuzco
  • Round Tourist bus: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes

NOTE: Water will be provided throughout the Inca Jungle activity (from the second day to the fourth day)

Tour does not include
  • Last day’s lunch in Aguas Calientes
  • Snacks or additional drinks
  • Tips for your guides and porters.
  • Entrance to the hot springs (SANTA TERESA) 10 soles

Note: Tips are always optional; Our guides, porters and cooks receive a salary according to Peruvian laws, but if you wish to value their efforts and good work, feel free to do so; an economic incentive from you is always welcome. To find out how much you could award as part of a personal thank you, please click the link in Terms & Conditions. # 22, here you will find a standard referring to tips.

Tour Detail

Shared tour: Please note, that you may meet many people from other groups who booked only the Inca Jungle activity, with us and coincided with you on the same departure day, and join us.

Meals Included: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners, including vegetarian and vegan options – just let us know in advance.

Accommodation: SOLO travelers joining group tours will be paired in twins or groups in a shared dorm room at the hotel, tents, or lodge with someone of the same sex for the duration of the tour.

Room Upgrade: If you want privacy for the duration of the tour you can UPGRADE your own at the time of booking. The price per night has a cost of 30 USD per night. (suggested 4 days for 120 USD), this option does not work in the Inca Jungle.

Service Level: Standard. Comfortable private twin rooms mixed with based shared lodges with character. Private transports mix with trains.

Itinerary

Day 1Cusco

Arrive early and spend some time exploring the city. Check for the start time on the welcome note at the hotel and meet the group at the welcome meeting.

Welcome to Cuzco, Peru

Get ready to start your adventure heading to Cuzco city and explore the imperial city. Cuzco, which in the Quechua language means ‘navel of the earth’ or ‘Centre’ has been the capital of the Inca Empire. You prepared a lot for this day and in the end, it arrived … let yourself be surprised by the magnificent Inca architecture with Spanish influences. Cuzco is a magical city time to relax and explore.

Your adventure begins in the afternoon around 6.00 pm, where there will be a briefing before departure. We will collect certain information, some insurance details, and next to kin details. So be sure to bring these details with you! Let us know if you are going to be late, send us an email or inform the accommodation as soon as possible.

After the meeting, we will be going together to have a group dinner to know each other and try some Pisco Sours which is a welcome drink.

Accommodation:
Selina hotels or similar (twin bedroom if there is another single traveler of the same sex or single room if you are the only a SOLO male or female traveler)

Meals included:
Dinner

Day 2Cusco - Abra Malaga – Biking - Rafting - Santa Maria

You waited this day for so long and finally, it’s here! This trek will be like no other. It’s more than just a trek full of stunning scenery, The Inca Jungle is not just a tour, it´s an experience. This is the most amazing and exciting trip to Machu Picchu.

The Inca Jungle waits for you with its majestic and impressive landscapes, streams, and more!

Between 7.00 am – 8.00 am our private transport and the staff will pick you up from our hotel. At 8:00 am the bus heads towards Abra Malaga (4350 m.a.s.l.) which is the point of departure with the bikes, we will descend for 3 hrs. passing through small villages, orchards, rivers, and streams, reaching the town Huamanmarca (1250 m.a.s.l.) around noon. approx. While descending it´s possible to see the vast changes in flora and fauna and the effect of oxygen level and altitude.

In Huamanmarca lunch will be served, a buffet restaurant that mainly uses local ingredients and prepares unique dishes. After a short break, we´ll head towards Santa Maria where you will decide if you want to be part of the rafting group or not: The ones who decided to continue with the rafting will be picked and brought to the rafting camp, where they will receive a briefing and instructions. Safety is a priority, so you will be handed out all the protective gear necessary, during the rafting a safety catamaran and cataraft will always accompany us. The rafting guides are well trained and have tons of experience on the river. Depending on the season the river will be between class III and III+, in case the river will be class IV or higher for security reasons we will cancel the rafting.

For people who prefer not doing the rafting tour will go with an assistant guide on our private bus for 20 min. to the next town of Santa Rosa, from this point, we will walk 45 mins. approx. until reaching the Ecolodge called “La Choza”, there they will have the chance to pick coca leaves coffee beans, and maybe some other fruits or vegetables.

At the end of the rafting adventure, the bus will be waiting for the group to take them to the town of Santa Rosa where they as well will start the hike towards our jungle lodge La Choza. La Choza is a unique chance to enjoy the pure jungle in its best way, the guest family who receives you there still does things in according to tradition, in a way you can say it´s traveling back in time for 200 years. Don´t worry though, there are rooms with bunk beds and normal mattresses for you to rest your night on, accompanied by an orchestra of jungle sounds.

Once arrived, it’s time to start your adventures with lots of activities along the beautiful landscape! This day is not challenging at all. It will help you to get used to the terrain and use this day as a small warm-up for the next few days. Enjoy pure nature with its mountains, rivers, and fields!

Private transfer: Ollantaytambo- Abra Malaga (45min)
Enjoy the beautiful landscape traveling by minibus.

Activities:
Biking and rafitng

Meals included
Breakfast, lunch and inner

Day 3Pispitayoc – Colcamayo - Santa Teresa - Hot springs

Early in the morning around 7am we will enjoy a good typical breakfast and a good cup of homemade coffee in the middle of nature. Around 8.00 am we will start walking along the banks of the river and begin to climb for 30 minutes towards an original Inca trail. In this area you can find many Inca trails, but the one we will walk along is the only one that is still in good condition in this area.

On our way, we will see wild fruits, like pineapple, pacay, avocado, and many more. The area is surrounded by many types of birds and orchids; this ecosystem belongs to the high forest and is one of the richest in terms of biodiversity of the Inca jungle. Once on top, we will see the whole valley of the lower Urubamba. The group will walk down the mountain for approx. 2hr30min until arriving at the village of Qellomayo, to have lunch and regain some of your energy.

After the meal, you will have free time to relax in a hammock and give your legs some rest. After a break, we continue walking for 3hrs. crossing farms, waterfalls, and rivers (one river you will have to cross with a cable car). At around 4.00 pm the group arrives at Cocalmayo or better known as the hot water springs of Santa Teresa.

Cocalmayo offers several relaxing crystal clear hot springs, each with its temperature. The sound of the river and the stars at night time make it perfect scenery. After the hot springs, the group will continue to walk for about 40min until reaching the town of Santa Teresa where you will check into a nice comfortable lodge. After dinner, you all are invited to visit one of the bars to hang out with the other members of the group.

Meals included
Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Optional activity
Cocalmayo hot springs

Day 4Santa Teresa - Zip Line – Hydroelectric - Aguas Calientes

Around 7. 00 Am., after breakfast, we will get ready to continue exploring the roads that were followed by the first expeditionary that discovered Machu Picchu and another important archaeological complex.

The next journey will start in Santa Teresa. Here people will decide if they continue with the zip line (and later this group will be taken by bus to the area known as the hydroelectric), or continue with a trek of 3hrs. approx. through the valley until reaching the hydroelectric while another group is doing the zip line.

Here in the hydroelectric is the place where the entire group will get together again and we will enjoy a great lunch. After a break, we will continue walking along this great Inca Jungle tour for 3hrs. enjoying beautiful waterfalls, going through coca and coffee farms along the railway until arriving at the town of Aguas Calientes around 4.00 pm. Here the group will spend the night in a hostel.

At night we all will get together in a local restaurant to enjoy a great dinner and have a briefing about our next excursion to Machu Picchu and the group will receive some snacks.

Meals included
Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Activity included
Ziplining

Day 5Machu Picchu-Cusco

Finally, on the last day of our Inca jungle tour, we will wake up around 4:00 am. After which we will prepare to head to Machu Picchu. We will take the tourist bus that will take us to the famous citadel on an ascending road through the high jungle, after checking in at the control entrance around 6:00 am. we will have a private guide inside the sacred Inca site that will last approximately 2 hours, then after the tour, you will have time to enjoy and explore Machu Picchu on your own in the afternoon. We meet again in Aguas Calientes town for lunch around 1 pm, and then we head to the train station to take the train back to Ollantaytambo town (1hr45mins), upon our arrival at the station, our bus will be waiting for us to take us back to Cusco (3hrs approx.).

Tourist bus: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes (20min each way )
Take a seat, relax, and enjoy the ride

Train: Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo 1hr45mins (118km)
Take a seat, relax, and enjoy the view

Private transfer: Ollantaytambo – Cuzco (2hr 30min approx)
Enjoy the beautiful landscape traveling by minibus

Accommodation
Selina or similar

Meals included
Breakfast

Day 6Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain tour

No words are needed for this new natural wonder of Peru “The Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain” is another hidden treasure that Peru has. This beautiful landscape is surrounded by a huge red landscape and stone forest that gives a mystical appeal to the place that makes it one of the most beautiful places in the world and that it is a perfect place for nature lovers and trekking.

6:00 am– Pick up from your hotel or hostel. Once we have collected all travelers, we will travel for two hours to the town of Checacupe.

8:00 am– On arrival in Checacupe we will stop to enjoy breakfast and visit the ancient Inca bridge, rebuilt regularly by the local indigenous people. We will then continue on the journey to Palcoyo.

10:30 am– As we arrive at our starting point, we begin the (approx.) 1-hour hike to the summit, reaching an altitude of 4900 meters. From here, we enjoy the incredible views of the colored mountains, and the impressive mountain range that surrounds you, including the great Ausangate, capped with snow and standing a proud 6384 meters high. Your guide will share the historical importance of the mountains you see and share local Andean traditions with you.

12:30 pm– Once the group has taken pictures, soaked in the history, and enjoyed the awesome colors in the mountains, we will continue to trek for approximately 1 hour to the stone forest, where we can marvel at the natural local beauty and the strength of Pachamama. Here, we will also enjoy a box lunch, provided as part of the tour. We continue to explore a little longer before returning to Cusco.

7:00 pm– Arrival in San Francisco square, and the end of the tour.

 

Private transfer: Cuzco – Palcoyo (3hr)
Enjoy the beautiful landscape traveling by minibus

Private transfer: Palcoyo – Cuzco (3hr)
Enjoy the beautiful landscape traveling by minibus

Accommodation
Selina or similar

Meals included
Buffet (Breakfast & Lunch) 

Optional Activity:

NIGHT OUT! Let us celebrate together with an incredible trek and Machu Picchu together. Let’s explore one more time together what Cuzco has to offer by night…bars, clubs with special drinks with your new travel companions. We will show you how the locals party! The night is ours. BYE BYE free drinks.

Day 7Departure day

Departure day. Leave at any moment and TIME TO SAY “HASTA LUEGO!” Muchas gracias por tu visita a Peru and for being a part of Peru Bucket List!

Meals included:
Breakfast

What You should bring: Inca Jungle

  • Original passport
  • For students: ISIC card
  • Insurance card / certificate
  • Walking stick (Highly Recommended)
  • Hiking boots
  • Warm jacket
  • 2-4 t-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sunscreen & Insect repellent
  • Toiletries / Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Light backpack (maximum 6 kg)
  • Extra money for tips /snacks / drinks
  • Sandals / flip flop
  • Swimwear/bathing suit for hot springs
  • Small travel towel
  • Shorts (Longer shorts are recommended)
  • Water – at least 2 liters for the first 4 hrs., until lunch time of the first day
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho (rainy season: November-April)
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Terms & Conditions

Our Booking Policies

if you are booking the 7 Days Inca Jungle & Palccoyo rainbow Mountain  with Peru Bucket List, we will require a payment of 100% of the full amount at the time of booking,  minimum of 96 hrs. before the trek starts. For any last minute booking pleasde send us a messages to our Whatsapp number +51 997 804 498, we may have places left for you.

Non-Refundable, Non-Transferable Deposits for the Inca Trail trek

All deposits are fully non-refundable and non-transferable.

In the event that you wish to cancel your trek for any reason or perhaps transfer to another person, we comment that unfortunately it is not possible to do so in any of the cases; Since all of these are governed by the regulations imposed by the Peruvian government authorities, which are very strict and do not accept any change or transfer. But if you need a letter to your insurance company to help you recover some of the costs, we will be happy to provide.

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