07 Day – Inca Jungle Adventure with Mountain Bike, Rafting, Zipline & Trek

Highlights

07 Day – Inca Jungle Adventure with Mountain Bike, Rafting, Zipline & Trek

Inca Jungle Adventure to Machu Picchu 7 Days / 6 Nights – Ideal to combine culture, nature and tradition, including a meeting with local people that will reveal the ancient textile practice and show us the complex art of Andean fabric. Descend to the Inca rainforest around 4 days and navigate the epic adventure of biking, rafting, hiking and zip line. During our exploration we will discover archeological sites, beautiful valleys and sacred mountain glaciers, culminating our trip in the majestic city of Machu Picchu.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN CUSCO

DAY 2: CHINCHERO – MARAS SALT MINES & MORAY.

DAY 3: CUSCO – SANTA MARIA (34 miles, 55 km) (BIKING AND  RAFTING)

DAY 4 : SANTA MARIA – SANTA TERESA: TREKKING (14 MILES, 23 KM)

DAY 5 : SANTA TERESA – AGUAS CALIENTES: HIKING AND ZIP LINE  (10 miles, 16 km)

DAY 6: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

DAY 7: CUSCO CITY

Itinerary

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.

Lodging: Cusco Tandapata Boutique Hotel *** 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:
  • Chinchero.
  • Textile center in Chinchero.
  • Moray.
  • Salt Mines in Maras.

Lodging: Cusco Tandapata Boutique Hotel *** 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.

Lodging: Cusco Hatun Samay Hotel *** 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.

Lodging: Cusco Tandapata Boutique Hotel *** or similar.

DAY 7: DEPARTURE.

Free morning to relax. In the afternoon there will be a transfer to the airport for your departure to Lima.

What´s Included

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 hostel (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 (One way)
  • Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco
  • Our Safety Equipment

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Single Supplement US$270 (solo travelers)
  • Tips.
  • 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 US$35
  • Entrance ticket to the hot springs in Santa Teresa, Extra US$05.00 per person

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

  • Original Passport
  • Current University Card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • 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

Dates & Prices

January 2018
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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.

FAQS?

¿Are the departure dates guaranteed. ¿Is there a minimum for group bookings?

The only events that may jeopardize your travel dates are natural disasters or other circumstances that may put your safety at risk. Otherwise, our departures are 100% guaranteed as long as there is a minimum of 2 people.

What type of backpack is necessary for the trip?

For this trip, we recommend a backpack that can hold between 25-60 kilograms (55-132 lbs) with clothes that are only necessary for the 4 days of the trip. The rest of your luggage will be left in a storeroom at your hotel/hostel in Cusco or in our office. It is extremely important to only bring what is necessary for the 4 days that you will be trekking because on the second or third day, you will have to carry your backpack.

Is advanced cycling experience necessary?

On the tour, there is a total of 3 hours of downhill biking. 95% of the road is downhill and paved. Therefore, the cycling part of the tour is not difficult. Only basic to intermediate experience is required.

Please consult with your physician or local travel clinic regarding your visit to South America. Vaccinations for tetanus, diphtheria, and poliomyelitis. If you are visiting the Amazon, a yellow fever vaccination is recommended. Be aware of illnesses such as malaria and dengue, which are best prevented by using repellent. Illnesses are more common in the Amazon than in the Andes mountains.

Why do I need to send a deposit?

We use your deposit (non-refundable) to pay the basic fees to make your reservation official. These fees include entry tickets to reserve space, porters (non-refundable by national law), and a government tax of 18%.

In regards to hotel reservations, we are required to pay penalties for cancellation depending on the date.

The deposit is also used to assure availability and book personnel for all tours and treks, such as chefs, porters, and even reserve horses.

How may I pay my deposit ?

Deposits must be paid using the methods indicated below.

a) PAYPAL:

You can use the PayPal option from our website and follow the steps. Please note that PayPal charges 6% tax for this transaction that is included automatically in this option.

In case you decide to make the deposit directly from your account, don’t forget to add the 6% tax. You can send the deposit to this account:
sales@inkayniperutours.com

b) VISA:

If you use the VISA option from our website and follow the steps. Please note that VISA charges 5% tax for this transaction that is added automatically in this option.

c) WESTERN UNION

You can pay in their offices (they have offices Internationally) or online (http://www.westernunion.com/):
1. Receiver’s first name: Alex Marco
2. Receiver’s last name: Huaman Levita
3. Receiver’s city /Town: Cusco
4. Country: Peru
If using this method, please send an email confirming the amount of the deposit and the tration number (MTCN) you have been given.
NOTE: The client will assume all transaction fees.

How can I pay my final balance ?

Final balances for treks must be paid in cash (US$ or Peruvian Soles) in our office in Cusco at least 48 hours before your trek. If your arrival in Cusco has been delayed, you are responsible for informing our agents either by email or phone.

If we do not receive final payment before the deadline and do not receive any message due to a delay, we reserve the right to cancel the reservation and travel plans.

Are vegetarian, vegan, and/or other special diet needs available?

Of course! Without any additional costs! When you make your reservation, please inform us of any dietary needs or requirements, including allergies!

Vegetarian foods will be absent of all meats, chicken or fish. We will assume that eggs and cheese or other lactose products are OK.

Most of our main meals are a buffet-style, leaving you the option to avoid anything undesirable to you.

If there are any food items or veggies that you cannot stomach, perhaps onions, tomatoes, mushrooms.. etc, upon your request we will ask our chef to leave them out or separate this item.

We can also attend lactose-intolerant or gluten-intolerant diets. We cannot accept individuals with serious allergic or life-threatening reactions.

I have a food allergy. May I still participate?

Every day we receive many clients with food allergies to nuts, wheat, etc. Please inform us in detail of your condition upon making your reservation.

We kindly ask that you declare the severity of your reaction and any medication that you take in case of emergency.

If your allergy is severe, we ask that you be accompanied by a friend or individual conscious and fully responsible of your situation and ready with any medication.

WE CANNOT ACCEPT CLIENTS WITH LIFE-THREATENING ALLERGIES

When must I arrive in cusco or arrive to your office?

We require that all clients arrive to Cusco at least 48 hours before the start of your trek, although 03 nights before is ideal. You must pay your remaining balance two days before your departure for your trek. This will assure that all individuals are acclimatized and adjusted to the high altitude conditions to begin your trek comfortably. Please note that your remaining balance must be paid in cash in our office and cannot be paid before your arrival.

Our office hours are Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm, 4:00pm – 8:00pm. (Please aim to arrive 7:30pm at the latest!)

Money in Peru

Peru use de Nuevo Sol (S), wich has traded at S2.50 to S3.50 per US dollar (US$) for several years although you should keep an eye on current events.
Prices in this book are generally qoutes in nuevos soles, though some are listed in US dollars.

Carrying cash, an ATM card or traveler´s checks, as well as a cridit card that can be use for cash advances in case of emergency, is advisable.

When receiving local corrency, always ask for billetes pequeños (small bills), as S100 bills is hard to change in small towns or for small purchases. Carry as much spare change as posible, especially in small towns.

Publics bathrooms often charge a small fee for use and getting change for paper can be darnn near imposible.

The best places to exchange money are mormally casa de cambio (foreing exchange bureaus), which are fast, have longer hours and often give slightly better rates than banks.

Many places accept US dollars. Do not accept torn money as it will likely not be aceppted by Peruvians.
It is best not to change money on the street as counterfeits are a problem.

Do you know what voltage the sockets have (110 or 220)?

What are the standars plugs?

Electrical current is 220V, 60HZ AC, Standard outlets accep round prongs, but many places will have dual-voltage outlets which take flat prongs. Even so, you may need and adapter with a built-in surge protector.

What should we pack?

Peru is a diverse country in natural and cultural resources so you only need a passport to enter the country and enjoy their wealth and take some precautions you might help discover.

Weather

Peru has tree main climatic zones: the tropical Amazon jungle to the east. the arid coastal desert to the west. and the Andean mountains and highlands in between . In the Andes, wich have altitudes over 3500m. average daily temperatures fal, below 10°C (50°F) and overnight temperatures can dip will bellow freezing. Travelers flying straight to Cuzco (3250m), or their hight altitude cities, should allow several days to aclimatize since altitude sickness, or soroche can be a problem.

April to November is the dry season in the mountain and altiplano (Andean Plateau). the wettes months are from Decenber to March. It rains al the time in the hot and humit rainforest, but the driest months there are from April from November. However, even during the wettest months from December to March, it rarely rains for more than a few hours at a time. Along the arid coastal strip, the hot summer months are form December trought March.

Some parts of the coastal strip see rain rarely, if at all. From April to November, Lima other areas by the Pacific Ocean are enclose in garua (coastal fot, mist or drizzle) as warmer air masses off the desert and drifts over the ocean wheren the cold Humboldt current hits.









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