Experience Cusco and Machu Picchu in a tour like no other!
It is the recommended option for couples, families and groups of friends who prefer privacy or a more comfortable experience while still having an adventure. Although it may seem demanding, this tour is done by people of all ages without any complications.
Planning to explore Machu Picchu, but want an exciting, personalized experience along the way? The Inca Jungle Adventure Tour is a 4-day private circuit. It combines hiking along ancient Inca trails and adventure sports such as mountain biking, rafting, and zip-lining.
Once you reach Machu Picchu, you will have a 3 hour guided tour and time to discover the ancient citadel for yourself. Additionally, you have the chance to hike up one of two mountains: “Montaña Vieja” or “Huayna Picchu”
The Private version of this tour is tailored to your desires, allowing you to do the tour in your own small group. (2-8 people) As a private tour, you will have substantial upgrades to all services provided. (transportation, lodging, food, etc)
Families, couples, and groups of friends who desire privacy and an adventure tailored to your needs will find this option perfect. Although it may appear rigorous this adventure is done by people of all ages, both young and old, without any complications.
Minimum number of participants: 2
Day 1: CUSCO - SANTA MARIA (BICYCLE AND CANOE
The tour starts around 6:00 am with the pick up and transportation of the guests in direction to the passage, Abra Málaga (14110 ft/4300 m asl) This is where we will begin the descent by bicycle. After approximately 3 hours of descending across beautiful views and fruit fields we arrive at the town of Santa Maria. Here we will enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we have the opportunity to raft (+$30 at booking) for about 3 hours in one of the best stretches of the Vilcanota River. This is incredibly enjoyable, however we only offer it during the dry season in Cusco (April-December).
In the evening we stay at a comfortable hostel where you have commodities like Internet and hot water and can enjoy a beautiful view of Cusco Region’s spectacular high jungle.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Maximum altitude: 14110 ft (4300 m) asl
Minimum Altitude: 3940 ft (1200 m) asl
Distance traveled: Approx. 13 miles (21 km)
Day 2: SANTA MARIA - SANTA THERESA (TREKKING AND THERMAL POOLS
Waking up around 6:00 am, after breakfast we will start the trek along a beautiful section of the original Inca Trail. This part of the tour is not to be missed as we will be able to appreciate the old Inca trail. well preserved and still used by local people.
During this trek we will cross waterfalls, rivers, and fruit plantations typical of the area. We will also be able to witness the diverse flora and fauna of the Cusco Region: different species of exotic birds, a wide range of orchids, and various bananas, oranges, avocados, coffee, etc. We will be in the “jungle eyebrow” of the Amazon, one of the richest and biologically diverse areas on the planet.
In the afternoon we arrive at the thermal baths of Cocalmayo, where we enjoy hours in this famous resort of medicinal thermal waters. After this relaxing therapy we are transported to our lodging, located in the town of Santa Teresa. This night is used by most to enjoy a “pisco sour” in one of the small but cozy Pubs of the village.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Maximum altitude: 5580 ft (1,700 m) asl
Minimum Altitude: 4200 ft (1,280 m) asl
Distance traveled: 7.5 miles (12 km)
Day 3: SANTA THERESA - AGUAS CALIENTES (TREKKING AND ZIPLINE
The third day is about the scenery and history surrounding Machu Picchu. We follow our guides as they describe the details of the route made by the great expeditionary who discovered Machu Picchu.
But first, in the morning you can do the zip line (+$31 at booking) one of the most exhilarating experiences on this tour.
After having enjoyed the scenery and a brief rest we will descend to a point called “Hidroeléctrica”, where we have lunch and then continue the trek for approximately 3 hours, enjoying splendid waterfalls, glaciers, coca plantations, old bridges, among others. This walk follows the route of the train until we arrive at Aguas Calientes. Called “Machu Picchu Pueblo” this is where we will stay, in comfortable local lodging at the foot of the marvel.
That night we will meet in a restaurant where we will have dinner and plan the next day’s visit to the archaeological wonder Machu Picchu.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Maximum altitude: 6690 ft (2040 m) asl
Minimum altitude: 525 ft (1600 m) asl
Distance traveled: 10 miles (16 km)
Day 4: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO (ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMPLEX
Around 4:00 am we will get ready to ascend to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu with an upward hike (1500 steps approximately). The guide does not accompany us on this section: so they will coordinate details and wait for us at the entrance of Machu Picchu.. After entering the Machu Picchu at around 6:00 am, hopefully we can witness the sunrise. Once inside we will have a guided tour done by our guide who will share all kinds the historical knowledge with us for about two hours. After this our guide bides us farewell and leaves us inside the archaeological complex so that each participant has time to explore and take photographs. Travelers who planned ahead and were able to purchase a ticket for one of the additional mountains, Huaynapicchu or Old Mountain (+$15 at booking), will enjoy a spectacular aerial view of the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu at its best. This tour normally takes about 3 hours, but is worth the effort as the scenery is indescribable.
In the afternoon we will descend to the village of Aguas Calientes to buy handicrafts and get ready for the return trip to Ollantaytambo, where we will meet up and climb to the bus that will take us back to Cusco. That is the end of our Inca Jungle Tour.
Maximum altitude: 8170 ft (2490 m) asl
Minimum Altitude: 6690 ft (2040 m) asl
Distance traveled: 1.5 km
Your “Inca Jungle Adventure” tour will end this day in Cusco at Plaza San Francisco. If you would like to stay in the Cusco region or Peru longer and explore more, feel free to contact us. We are happy to modify our tours so that they meet your tastes and expectations.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Our tours are customized for small groups starting from a minimum of 2 persons, unless it is specified otherwise in the description of the tour.
We can provide a tour guide in these languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Polish, etc. as required.
All our tours are aimed for people in good physical and mental condition. Some tours require better physical condition than others, please check the tour details. Before booking the tour you are obligated to mention any health problems, including allergies, you have had in the past.
All road transportation within Peru is included in our tours. Both the “Standard” and “Premium” price of the tour includes private transfers by car (depending on the amount of participants in your group, the size of the car will differ) and in some cases by bus and/or by train. In the case of the tours to the ruins Machu Picchu there is a public, touristic train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo; and a public, touristic bus from Aguas Calientes to the ruins of Machu Picchu.
International flights are not included. Depending on the tour you choose, some domestic flights may be included if specified. Always, before booking your tour please carefully check and review the chosen tour’s page with the “Included” or “Not Included” lists located near the bottom of the page.
If you would prefer to travel by public transportation and decrease the cost of your tour we are able to accommodate this in the case of private group. Please before booking, ask for this option.
The price of the “Standard” tour includes accommodation of double rooms in hostels, except in some parts of certain tours where you will be provided with a homestay.
NOTE: hostels are not hotels.
The price of the “Premium” tour includes accommodations of double rooms in 3* hotels, except in some parts of certain tours where you will be provided with a homestay.
NOTE: 3* hotels in Peru are likely to be more basic than the equivalent of European or North American standards.
Homestays are very basic and usually will not provide a suite bathrooms or hot water. Hostels in some trails/parts of the tours are very basic; however, most include private bathrooms, but with no hot water.
We are able to provide single rooms and a higher standard of hotel for an extra fee – please let us know if this is your preference at the time of your booking. Where an itinerary states that you will be staying in a ´basic hostel´or ´homestay´ it is unlikely that there are other accommodation options. If you would prefer not to stay in these places then we can adjust the tour accordingly, but this will mean missing out on that particular location. Similarly, we are able to provide accommodation exclusively in hostels and homestays, which will result in a decrease of the tour fee and will provide you with deeper, local experiences. Please advise us of any desired changes as soon as possible before booking.
Breakfasts are generally included in the accommodation. Unless otherwise specified in the tour itinerary, lunch and dinner are not included in the tour price.
Our prices are “all inclusive” as much as possible. Nevertheless, some excursions, visits or activities cannot be included in order to adapt and accommodate appropriately to each traveler.
Please read carefully the “Included” and “Not Included” information located near the bottom of each tour page, and consult the ´Itinerary´ tab for information about optional/non-included excursions.
The prices of our tours may vary during the high tourist season (April to November) when some rates can increase.
For Machu Picchu, there is a discount of USD $20 for students who send us a scanned copy of their Student University card via email during the booking process and who then bring their original, valid Student University card with them for the trip (without a valid Student University card, you would not only lose the discount, but also the possibility to explore the ruins since you would not get permission for entrance). Peruvian citizens have to indicate DNI number during booking process and bring valid DNI for the tour to receive the discount of USD $20. Peruvian students have to send a scan of their student card during the booking process and bring a valid document with them for the tour. In both of the above-mentioned situations, if you do not show the valid document(s) at the entrance to Machu Picchu, you will not be granted entrance and will not have the chance to explore the ruins .
In all of our tours that take more than 2 days, a Boleto Turistico is included. It is a special kind of the ticket that provides access to a number of attractions in the Cusco Region including the ruins at Pisac, Chinchero, Moray and Ollantaytambo as well as certain sites within Cusco city. The Boleto Turistico is valid for 10 days.
RESERVATIONS & PAYMENT
To book any tour, first we need to confirm its availability for your specific date. Then we need to receive an advance reservation payment (65% of the total price) according to the current price of the tour. We will also need to have your full details including your full name (including surname), passport number, nationality and date of birth (no errors). If there are any errors in the above mentioned details the company is not responsible for any invalid tickets due to misinformation from the participant. This information is necessary to book the appropriate entrance tickets on your behalf and if there are any errors with the information you provide, the tickets are invalid. In order to reserve tours we need a copy of each participant’s passport valid for at least 6 months after the planned travel date. Please note that your reservation is not confirmed until we receive these elements.
We require clients to pay the remainder of the fee one day before the start of the tour.
From the date of reservation payment (65% of the total price) until 29 days before the tour begins: Cancellation fee of 30% of the paid amount.
From 28 days before the tour begins until 15 days before the tour begins: Cancellation fee of 50 % of the paid amount.
From 14 days before the tour begins or in the case of a no-show: Cancellation fee of 100% of the paid amount.
Cancellations are deemed to be executed when a written email cancellation confirmation from the client to the agency is received. Cancellation deadlines and fees may vary depending on group size, route and dates.
Any additional charges incurred (including, among others, bank transfers of payment) will be covered by the client and will be discounted from the reservation payment.
VACCINATIONS & INSURANCE
Before traveling, you should always check current information about required vaccines and contact your doctor that is specialized in this field. We recommend you to take the vaccine against yellow fever at least one week before your travel, especially if you are planning to visit the Peruvian jungle.
Please note that to participate in any of our tours you have to have valid travel insurance, which can sometimes require insurance from high risk and adventure activities if you are going to do them. Please check the regulations and exclusions of your insurance company, especially if you are planning on trekking in the high mountains or doing adventure sports. Travel insurance is not included in the price of our tours.
LIMITED RESPOSIBILITY & FORCE MAJEURE
FORCE MAJEURE is any event that DASPE TRAVEL E.I.R.L. could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid or predict. This includes among others events such as weather conditions, physical condition of the participants or their behaviors like: drinking alcohol, taking forbidden substances, and other unpredictable situations, including: loss, theft, injury, accidents, strikes, protests, any flight/train/buses delays or cancellations, any flight/buses/train problems, political disputes, war or threat, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, disease, disaster or adverse weather conditions, fire or all similar events beyond our control. In all of these cases of FORCE MAJEURE, DASPE TRAVEL E.I.R.L. will not accept any liability or responsibility and reserves the right to change, postpone or even cancel, even in the last moment, any part of the tour or the whole tour package. In these kind of situations, DASPE TRAVEL E.I.R.L. is not liable or responsible for additional expenses that the client may incur. In all these cases there are no refunds.
In the case of any FORCE MAJEURE, it may be necessary to leave a day or even 2 days earlier than scheduled so that we are able to comply with other services. In this case, an increment will be charged to cover costs incurred.
By booking any of our adventure trips (Inka Trail to Machu Picchu, Salkantay, Ausangate, Inka Jungle, Choquekirao, Lares, Vilcabamba trek, Santa Cruz trek, etc.) you assume and accept the risks associated with them. For these risks and any of their associated damages incurred by the client DASPE TRAVEL E.I.R.L. will not accept any liability or responsibility. In all these cases there are no refunds.
ACCLIMATIZATION TO HIGH ALTITUDE
For all of our adventure tours in Arequipa, Cusco or Puno region (biking, trekking, climbing or similar) we strongly suggest staying at high altitude (above 9840 feet / 3000 meters – in Cusco or another high altitude city/place) for at least 3 to 4 days before undertaking the trip. This is in order to minimize the effects of possible altitude sickness. Also, you can help your body acclimatize by drinking plenty of liquids, adding a bit more sugar to your drinks, eating food rich in carbohydrates, avoiding cigarettes / alcohol and drinking muña and coca (ancient traditional leaf) tea. Please before coming to the places with high altitude, ask your doctor about this topic and all possible medicine/medication you can take in the case of any problems caused by high altitude.
CHECK SOME IMPORTANT POINTS
Avoid unforeseen complications by arriving at the tour departure location at least one day before the beginning of the tour. Check requirements about passports and visas for entering Peru in advance.
WHAT TO BRING
Here you will find some recommendations for what kinds of items you may need on the tour:
- A lightweight water & windproof jacket with hood
- Sandals or thongs/ flip flops
- Wide-brimmed hat or cap
- Lip balm, sun block with high UV factor
- Antibacterial hand cleansing gel
- Wet wipes
- Toilet paper
- Travel plug adaptor with a USB port
- Personal medication, if required
- Insect repellent
- Small backpack for day trips
- Warm jacket and pullover
- Gloves, hat and scarf
- Comfortable trekking trousers
- Flash light
- Original and copy of your passport