7 Day Inca Jungle Adventure with mountain bike, rafting & trek
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN CUSCO
Upon your arrival to the airport in Cusco, a Inkayni Peru Tours staff member will be there to greet you and take you to our partner hotel, located in the charming historic district of San Blas. The lodge is centrally located and only a few minutes’ walk from the Plaza de Armas, the beautiful and bustling town center.
This day will be reserved for resting to adapt to the altitude, approximately 3400 meters (11,000 feet).
Meet your expedition group at 5:00pm.
Tandapata Boutique *** or Similar.
DAY 2: CHINCHERO – MARAS SALT MINES & MORAY.
We will pick you up from your hotel around 8 AM and head to Moray. The drive is about 1 hour and 20 minutes and is absolutely beautiful. You will drive through the snow-capped peaks of the Andes, through lush yellow fields of wheat, past some villages.
Finally you will arrive to the fascinating display of terraces in Moray. Moray boasts three amphitheater-like terraces made by the Incas. These terraces, which are carved deep into the earth in a bowl shape, were thought to be used to determine the optimal conditions for growing crops.
When you are done exploring Moray you will head to the salt mines of Maras, which is about 2 miles away. This village is known as a former salt-producing center that is thought to date back all the way to pre-Inca times. There are over 3000 salt pools all carved into the mountain side, being filled daily by a little stream of water.
The last place to visit will be Chinchero. Here we can admire the well-preserved Inka walls of the main square as well as the many altars. We will also visit the beautiful colonial church, unique for its interior artwork and imagery. Moving on we will participate in a wonderful introduction and learning experience of the art of Andean textiles; throughout the afternoon we will become acquainted with the wisdom of Andean weavings as maintained since long before Inka times.
If you want to see something really different from ruins, this is your tour! The area is amazing and spectacularly beautiful. Once you are done with the visit, you will head back to the city in time to enjoy some lunch on your own.
- Places that are visited:
- Textile center in Chinchero.
- Salt Mines in Maras.
Tandapata Boutique *** or Similar.
DAY 03-06 INKA JUNGLE ADVENTURE:
DAY 3: CUSCO – SANTA MARIA (34 miles, 55 km) (BIKING AND RAFTING)
Our transportation will pick you up around 7:00 am (Time to be reconfirmed). After 3 hours approximately by bus, we will arrive at the high mountain pass of Malaga ( 4,316 meters above sea level) (14,160 feet above sea level). ), around 10 am, where will start our descent on mountain bikes, descending for about 3 hours, passing through small villages, orchards, rivers and streams, reaching the town Huamanmarca around 1:30 pm. We continue our journey by bus for approximately 30 minutes until we reach the town of Santa Maria, where we have our first lunch and spend the first night.
After a short break and lunch, we will begin the rafting trip for the next 2 hours, encountering class III and IV rapids, always accompanied by a professional safety kayak to watch over the group until leaving the river.
Lodging: SANTA MARIA -HOME STAY.
DAY 4 : SANTA MARIA – SANTA TERESA: TREKKING (14 MILES, 23 KM)
Wake up call around 6:00 a.m. for a typical breakfast while immersed in nature, then departing for our trek, walking along the banks of the river before climbing for 30 minutes, eventually meeting up with the original Inca trail. On our way we will see small coffee plantations, fruit trees, and an abundance of flora and fauna such as birds and orchids. This ecosystem belongs to the high montane forest and is one of the richest in biodiversity in the tropics. At the highest point we will have a view of the valley of the lower Urubamba River. From here we descend about 2.5 hours until arriving at the village of Qellomayo for lunch. After a rest we will continue hiking for 3 hours, traversing farms, waterfalls and rivers until arriving at the Cocalmayu hot springs. After a relaxing bath, from here we will walk 40 minutes to the town of Santa Teresa for tonight’s dinner and lodging.
Lodging: SANTA TERESA -HOME STAY.
DAY 5 : SANTA TERESA – AGUAS CALIENTES: HIKING AND ZIP LINE (10 miles, 16 km)
We will start our day around 7 am to continue exploring the Urubamba River valley. Those who reserved in advance will visit zip line in Santa Teresa. Afterwards our bus will take us to the area known as the hydroelectric. Here we will break for lunch before catching the short train ride through the final stretch to the town of Aguas Calientes below the mountain of Machu Picchu. Tonight we will stay in one of the hotels in town. In the evening we will meet in a local restaurant for dinner and a briefing about tomorrow’s excursion to Machu Picchu.
Hatun Samay *** or Similar.
DAY 6: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
Our final day will begin very early. We will wake you up around 5 am for breakfast and then take one of the first buses up to the mountain Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is at its finest at dawn. The Inca city is quietest very early in the morning and with the best lighting for fantastic pictures and enchanted views of the surrounding landscape. There will be a short guided tour around the city to explain some of its history and visit the most important features. Finishing the tour you will have free time to continue to explore.
Once you feel that you have seen every corner of Machu Picchu, you may return by bus to Aguas Calientes.
In the evening we will return by train to Cusco.
Tandapata Boutique *** or Similar.
DAY 7: CUSCO CITY
This morning you may relax or join us for a walking tour around the downtown area. The tour will visit the following places:
- Plaza de Armas / Main Plaza, which is home to the main cathedral and colonial houses
- Plaza Nazarenas
- San Blas neighborhood
- The twelve angle stone
- San Pedro local market
In the afternoon there will be a transfer to the airport for your departure to Lima.
Deal Fine Print
- Price is based on two sharing so you’ll need to buy two.
- Valid for travel on selected dates between 03rd Nov 2017 – 28th Dec 2018.
- International and domestic flights are not included.
- Entrance to Huayna Picchu are not included.
- US $300 fee to travel solo (Single suplement)
- No cancellations or changes once your booking is confirmed.
- Subject to availability; please book early to secure your preferred dates.
Includes & Not Includes
INCLUDES BEFORE & AFTER THE INCA JUNGLE:
- 03 night’s accommodations in 3 stars hotels.
- All breakfast included in the accommodations
- All transportation.
- Professional English Speaking Tour Guide.
- All entrances fee.
INCLUDES FOR THE INCA JUNGLE:
- All Transportation.
- All Transfers.
- Full suspension mountain bikes, helmets and gloves
- Rafting and all equipment
- Zip line
- 3 Breakfast, 3 Lunches and 3 Dinners).
- 2 Nights’ Accommodations at Home stay (Santa Maria, Santa Teresa ).
- 01 night’s accommodations in 3 stars hotels in Aguas Calientes.
- An Experienced, bilingual “Adventure Guide”.
- Entrance to Machu Picchu.
- Guided Tour in and around Machu Picchu.
- Bus to Machupicchu.
- Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco
- Our Safety Equipment
- Single Supplement US$300 (solo travelers)
- Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.
- International and intra flights.
- Meals where are not stated
- Huayna Picchu entrance fee
- Entrance ticket to the hot springs in Santa Teresa, Extra US$05.00 per person
Things to Brings
What you need to bring:
- Original Passport
- ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
- Walking boots
- Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
- Warm jacket
- Hat and gloves
- Comfortable Trousers
- Sun hat
- Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
- Insect repellant
- Toiletries and hand sanitiser
- Personal medication
- Camera and film
- Torch with spare batteries