Man Ziplining in the Inca Jungle to Machu Picchu - Adventure activities in Cusco (Biking, Rafting, Ziplining)

The Classic Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu

4 Days & 3 Nights
Starting from US$450 per person
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Lodge - Hostel & Domes Accommodation
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Up to 10 People Group Size
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4,350 m / 14,272 ft Max. Altitude
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Moderate to Challenging Difficulty

The Exhilarating Jungle Adventure to Machu Picchu

Malaga Pass - Huamanmarca - Santa Maria - Santa Teresa - Jungle Domes - Llactapata - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
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Lodge - Hostel & Domes Accommodation
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Up to 10 People Group Size
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4,350 m / 14,272 ft Max. Altitude
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Moderate to Challenging Difficulty

The Classic Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu is the ultimate adventure for those with a passion for exciting activities and thrills. What sets this trek apart from the rest is what’s included. Not only will you be hiking, but you’ll also be biking, rafting, and ziplining! We think you’ll agree it’s quite an adventure.

Through stunning landscapes and luscious jungle, you’ll pass by Inca archaeological sites until you reach the small town of Aguas Calientes at the base of Machu Picchu. On your last day, you’ll enter the astounding Inca fortress, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Let the magic of the Incas envelop you and wrap you up in its mystical history as you explore and unravel secrets. Are you up for the challenge?

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  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Before You Go
  • Pricing
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  Overview

If you’re an adventure-lover and looking for something a little different, our Classic Inca Jungle Trail is just what you’re looking for. A breathtaking and exciting journey awaits you with a combination of sports and incredible hiking trails through the Peruvian jungle.

Along the way, you’ll stop at important Inca archaeological sites and learn all about the unique flora and fauna in the gorgeous Andean rainforest. Feel the wind rush past your ears as you bike from the highest point of the trail into the jungle. Enjoy the water splashing on your face as you fight the river rapids. Experience the thrill of ziplining through the thick foliage and listen to nature’s sounds cheer you on. Be in awe of the impressive surroundings as you hike along the trail. This trek has it all.

To end your exhilarating adventure, you’ll spend a day exploring the amazing Machu Picchu and learning all about the fascinating history of the Incas. Contemplate how they were able to build such an impressive construction on a mountain and feel yourself transported back in time to imagine how life was back then.

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 01

    Cusco | Malaga Pass - Huamanmarca - Santa Maria (Biking, Rafting)

    Begin your adventure as you head to the Malaga Pass to ride downhill on bikes for 3 hours. In the afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy some river rafting before spending the night in a hostel in Santa Maria.

  • Day 02

    Santa Maria | Santa Teresa - Cocalmayo Hot Springs - Lucmabamba Camp (Jungle Domes)

    Today, learn all about the local flora and fauna and visit a local family. Cross a part of the original Inca trail and head to Santa Teresa for ziplining and to relax in the Cocalmayo hot springs. Spend the night at our Lucmabamba campsite.

  • Day 03

    Lucmabamba | Llactapata - Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes

    Visit a local coffee farm before making your way up to Llactapata, from where you’ll catch your first glimpse of Machu Picchu. Afterward, you’ll make your way to Aguas Calientes from Hidroelectrica alongside the train tracks to spend the night in a hostel.

  • Day 04

    Aguas Calientes | Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo - Cusco

    Wake up early to explore Machu Picchu before the big crowds arrive and enjoy a 2-hour guided tour. Spend more time by yourself before heading back to Aguas Calientes to catch a train to Ollantaytambo and private transportation back to Cusco.

What's it like

Highlights

  • Enjoy hiking plus biking, rafting, and ziplining on this complete adventure trek.
  • Cruise down the mountain on bikes and see the most amazing views all around.
  • Witness the drastic change from the cold mountain tops to the edge of the jungle.
  • Rush down the river on a raft.
  • Soar through the jungle on a zipline surrounded by luscious foliage.
  • Learn all about the fascinating history of the Incas.
  • Explore the incredible Machu Picchu.

Why Travel with us

  Itinerary
Day 01

Cusco | Malaga Pass - Huamanmarca - Santa Maria (Biking, Rafting)

Highlight of the day: The exhilarating feeling of biking from the mountain tops to the warm and gorgeous jungle.

Feel the Wind Rush Through Your Hair

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Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Meals
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Hostel/Lodge Accommodation
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Moderate Difficulty
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55 km / 34.18 mi Biking Distance
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3 hours approximately Walking Time
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1,200 m / 3,937 ft Minimum Elevation
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4,350 m / 14,272 ft Highest Elevation
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1,200 m / 3,937 ft Accommodation Elevation

Leave Cusco at 5:30 am to start your adventure. We’ll enjoy breakfast in the Sacred Valley before continuing to the Malaga Pass to begin our downhill biking experience. You’ll love feeling the wind in your hair and watch as the views change from misty mountains to lush jungle. You’ll also notice the climate gets much warmer as you descend further. We’ll bike until we reach Humanmarca and then take some private transport from there to Santa Maria for lunch.

In the afternoon, you’ll have the chance to go rafting on the rapids of the Vilcanota River (only between April and December). You’ll receive all the safety equipment necessary to enjoy this thrilling adventure. In the evening, we’ll return to Santa Maria for a great dinner before heading to our hostel for some rest and to recover our energy for tomorrow.

Your jungle adventure begins today when we collect you at 5:30 am from your accommodation. We’ll leave the imperial city of Cusco and head toward the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where we’ll enjoy a spot of breakfast.

Afterward, we’ll continue onto the Malaga Pass (4,350 m / 14,271 ft), the highest point of our trek, and from where we’ll begin our mountain biking. You’ll listen to a brief orientation before getting all your riding equipment. We’ll begin the 3-hour descent on our bikes over 55 km / 34.18 mi.

You’ll feel the wind rush past and watch as the landscape changes from the misty mountains to the beginning of the lush jungle. You’ll pass through small streams and enjoy the change in climate as it gets warmer the further down you get. Along the way, we’ll stop a few times to check the bikes and equipment until we reach Huamanmarca.

From there, we’ll take transport to the town of Santa Maria at 1,200 m / 3,937 ft. We’ll have our lunch here and check into our hostel where we’ll spend the night.

In the afternoon, you’ll have the option to go rafting on the Vilcanota River on category III and III+ rapids. You’ll be safe as we’ll provide you with helmets, windbreakers, and category V lifejackets. Please note that this exciting activity is only available from April to December as the river rises during the wet season. You must be able to swim to participate under Peruvian law.

In the evening, we’ll return to the warm town of Santa Maria to enjoy a tasty dinner, rest in our comfortable rooms, and recover our energies for the next day on our adventure.

Day 02

Santa Maria | Santa Teresa - Cocalmayo Hot Springs - Lucmabamba Camp (Jungle Domes)

Highlight of the day: Relaxing after a long day of hiking and ziplining in the Cocalmayo hot springs in the most amazing setting.

Experience the Heat of the Jungle

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Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Meals
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Jungle Domes Accommodation
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Moderate Difficulty
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7 km / 4.35 mi Walking Distance
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4 hours Walking Time
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1,400 m / 4,593 ft Minimum Elevation
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2,000 m / 6,562 ft Highest Elevation
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2,000 m / 6,562 ft Campsite Elevation

This morning, you’ll wander through the beautiful jungle and learn all about the flora and fauna that surround you. You’ll also spend some time in a local family’s house to learn their customs and traditions. Next, you’ll cross a part of the Inca trail and learn more about the ancient culture’s history. You’ll also enjoy stunning views before heading to our lunch spot.

In the afternoon, you’ll head to Santa Teresa to enjoy some thrilling ziplining before heading to the Cocalmayo hot springs to relax and rest your muscles in the most beautiful setting. After, we’ll take you to our campsite at Lucmabamba to spend the night with the sounds of Mother Nature all around.

After a filling and tasty breakfast, we’ll walk for 45 minutes before heading uphill. On this part of the route, we’ll make several stops to learn a little more about the abundant flora and fauna in the area. We’ll also stop off at the home of a local family to understand their customs and traditions in this region of Cusco.

Later on, we’ll cross a section of the original Inca Trail that used to connect the sacred city of Machu Picchu to the last refuge of the Incas, Vilcabamba. Here, your guide will take the opportunity to teach you about the Inca’s history and their communication system, the Inca trails. You’ll also have the pleasure of taking in some of the most astounding views of the Huancarccasa canyon and see the majestic Salkantay Mountain in the distance.

Afterward, we’ll descend to Huacayupana to have a tasty lunch in a local house before we catch our transport to Santa Teresa. Here, you’ll enjoy another exciting activity as you zipline through the mountainous valley and thick forest. You’ll feel as though you’re flying over the river in a dreamland.

You’re in for another treat after unwinding in the Cocalmayo hot springs, just a 20-minute ride away. You’ll spend a while relaxing in the medicinal hot waters in the most enchanting setting you can imagine. When everyone’s ready, our private transport will take you another hour to our camp at Lucmabamba to spend the night in our Jungle Domes. You’ll enjoy some dinner and drift off to the sound of nature all around.

Day 03

Lucmabamba | Llactapata - Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes

Highlight of the day: Visiting Llactapata and seeing Machu Picchu for the first time.

The Road to Aguas Calientes

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Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Meals
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Hostel Accommodation
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Challenging Difficulty
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25 km / 15.53 mi Walking Distance
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8-9 hours Walking Time
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2,000 m / 6,562 ft Minimum Elevation
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2,800 m / 9,186 ft Highest Elevation
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2,040 m / 6,693 ft Accommodation Elevation

Wake up early to explore the jungle and visit a coffee farm. Here, you’ll learn all about the process and try some fresh coffee made by the locals. After, we’ll head up to the amazing Inca archaeological site of Llactapata, where your guide will tell you all about the place as you catch your first glimpse of Machu Picchu in the distance. You’ll have plenty of time to explore and take some stunning photos. Next, we’ll head down to our lunch spot in Aobamba.

After lunch, we’ll head to Hidroelectrica before making our way to Aguas Calientes. You can opt to take the train at an additional cost of US$ 34.00, or you can enjoy the pretty 3-hour walk beside the train tracks with the Urubamba River as a company. On route, you’ll visit the Intihuatana and learn all about what this important rock meant to the Incas. In Aguas Calientes, you’ll be able to rest in your hotel or explore the town before enjoying a delicious dinner in a local restaurant. Head to bed early as you’ll be up before sunrise.

Just like every morning, you’ll be woken up with a tasty hot cup of coca tea served to you in your Jungle Dome. You’ll get ready for the day before enjoying your last delicious breakfast prepared by our excellent chef. We’ll begin our hike early today, and you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a small section of the original Inca trail, a highly acclaimed trek across the globe.

You’ll be able to explore the tropical forest for some time before we take a walk through an organic farm. This is an excellent place for the coffee-lovers, as the delicious aromas fill the air and you get the chance to try some freshly made coffee prepared by the locals. Coffee is the main form of farming in the area, and many farmers are passionate about their produce and the process that goes into making it. You’ll be able to learn how it’s made from start to finish.

Later, we’ll climb for 3 hours, accompanied by amazing views of the gorgeous Santa Teresa valley below. You’ll soon reach the great Inca site of Llactapata, which sits right across from Machu Picchu. This will be the first time you get a glimpse of the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu. It’s a wonderful place to enjoy and spend time to learn a bit more about the land’s roots and history. You’ll also be able to spot Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain.

You’ll enjoy this site with your guide who’ll tell you all about the history of the Incas who used and worshipped this wonderful ancient land. There’ll be plenty of time to capture some excellent photos to capture and share your memories with friends and family back home.

After Llactapata, we’ll continue our hike for 1.5 hours downhill where we’ll see Machu Picchu with us all the way until we get to our lunch spot, Aobamba. Once we’ve eaten, we’ll continue to Hidroelectrica. From there, you can catch a train to Aguas Calientes if you’re very tired (additional cost of US$ 34.00); otherwise, we’ll continue walking for 3 hours beside the train tracks.

Along this part of the trail, we’ll visit Intihuatana, a famous rock that was used for ceremonial purposes in Inca times and, according to experts, worked together with the larger Intihuatana at Machu Picchu. All the way, we’ll be accompanied by the Urubamba River, rich forest, and chirping of a large variety of birds. If you’ve got a good eye, you’ll likely spot parrots, toucans, and the national bird of Peru, the cock of the rocks.

Once we arrive in Aguas Calientes, you’ll head to your hostel for a shower and relax. You’ll have some time to explore the town if you wish before dinner at a local restaurant. We’ll talk about the big day that lies ahead before you go to bed early to be up before the crack of dawn.

Note: During the rainy season, the hike up the Llactapata Trail isn’t 100% guaranteed due to safety concerns. When there are a lot of heavy rains, this trail becomes very dangerous.

Day 04

Aguas Calientes | Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo - Cusco

Highlight of the day: Without a doubt, exploring the amazing Machu Picchu.

Tour the Incredible Inca Town: Machu Picchu

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Breakfast Meals
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Easy Difficulty
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2-5 hours exploring Activity Duration
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2,430 m / 7,972 ft Machu Picchu Site Elevation
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2,720 m / 8,924 ft Huayna Picchu Mountain Elevation
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3,000 m / 9,843 ft Machu Picchu Mountain Elevation
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Moderate to Challenging / 2-4 hours Optional Activities (Difficulty - Duration)

Wake up before dawn to head up to the mystical Inca city of Machu Picchu by bus. We’ll enter at 6:00 am as one of the first groups inside to enjoy the site as the sun comes up and shines on the huge rocks. You’ll enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the archaeological site and visit the most important areas before having five more hours to explore by yourself or hike up one of the extra mountains to get a spectacular view over Machu Picchu.

Around midday, it’ll be time to make your way back to Aguas Calientes for a bit of lunch before catching your train to Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley. From there, our private transport will take you back to your accommodation in Cusco, and you’ll finally be able to put your feet up and rest.

Today is the biggest day of all and the grand finale of our trek. You’re finally going to visit one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Machu Picchu. We’ll be up bright and early after a refreshing night at the hostel to beat the large crowds at Machu Picchu and enjoy the serenity of the soft morning light as the sun rises and shines on the huge rocks.

The Machu Picchu entrance is open from 6:00 am onwards, and we like to be one of the first groups inside. We’ll board the bus from Aguas Calientes and enter the Lost City of the Incas. Here, you’ll enjoy an informative 2-hour guided tour of all the important sites and see temples, terraces, palaces, priest’s houses, the Intihuatana, the industrial sector, and the farming fields.

After your tour, you’ll have lots of time to explore the site by yourself and hike up Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain if you have pre-booked tickets. Both mountains take around 1.5 and 3 hours up and down, respectively. If you didn’t get tickets, you can still hike up to the Sun Gate or Inca Bridge for fantastic views over the citadel.

You’ll have around 5 hours in total before you need to head back down to Aguas Calientes. You’ll have a little time to grab some lunch in a restaurant of your choice before catching a train between 1:37 pm and 6:20 pm, depending on availability. When you get to Ollantaytambo, our private transport will be waiting to take you back to your accommodation in Cusco.

It’s time to put your feet up and rest for now, but we can assure you that your heart will be flying high in the Andes for weeks, months, and even years to come!

  Inclusions

At Salkantay Trekking, we specify the included and non-included services under all the tour itineraries listed on our website. We take care of all the logistics, but please pay attention to the details, so you don’t miss anything. Some items may be different for specific programs, so please read carefully before booking with us.

What Is Included?

High Quality Service & Safety

  • Pre-departure Briefing

    You’ll meet your trekking guide and group in our office for an orientation before your trek. There, we’ll provide you with the duffle bags, which our team will carry. The meeting will be at 5:00 pm the evening before the trip begins.

  • Experienced Tour Guide

    English and spanish speaking, professionally educated, and official tour guide. Your guide will explain the culture and surroundings along the entire route, including leading your group in ancient ceremonies! He or she will keep you safe, sound, and comfortable on your trek so that you can enjoy your time worry-free!

  • Professional Bicycles

    Bike with front suspension, gloves, and helmet.

  • One Duffle Bag

    On the trek, you can carry your personal belongings up to a maximum weight of 7 kg / 15.4 lb (this weight includes your sleeping bag).

  • Security Transport during the Biking Activity
  • Medical Kit or First AID Kit

    All Salkantay Trekking guides have received specialized training in first aid. We hold mandatory training sessions with our guides every February. Your guide will always carry a first aid kit to face basic emergencies (altitude sickness, travelers' diarrhea, cuts, scrapes, etc.) as well as oxygen. If necessary, we’ll evacuate you from the path as quickly as possible and ensure that you arrive at a clinic for treatment.

  • Customer Service 24/7

    We have telephone service available 24 hours/day for ease of communication with Salkantay Trekking leading up to your trek.

Accommodation

  • Lodge in Santa Maria

    The first night of this trek is spent in a lodge in Santa Maria with a double or triple room.

  • Accommodation in Private Campsites

    Like our ancestors, we’re very considerate of the Pachamama (Mother Earth). For this reason, our campsites and lodges are adapted to the environment to avoid generating negative impacts. We'll spend the second night in our private Jungle Domes Campsite.

  • Comfortable Hostel in Aguas Calientes

    The last night of this trek is spent in a hostel in Aguas Calientes with a double or triple room, private bathroom, hot shower, wifi, breakfast, and luggage storage while you visit Machu Picchu.

Meals

  • 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, and 3 Dinners

    Our chef prepares the best dishes in the middle of the mountain. Our passengers love our food! We respect all diets (vegetarian, vegan, or special menus are available at no extra cost), so let us know if you have any particular allergies or restrictions on your reservation form and remind your guide during the briefing. You’ll enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner, in addition to hot drinks and snacks.

  • Water on the trail

    We’ll provide you boiled, filtered, and cooled water during your trip, from your first lunch to your last breakfast. For this, you need to bring a camel bag or an empty bottle (we recommend a capacity of 2 liters).

  • Wake up tea

    Every morning at the campsite, you'll be woken up with a cup of hot coca tea. Our staff will bring the tea to your tent so that you will be warmed from inside out before you start your day.

  • Tea Time or Happy Hour

    Every afternoon before dinner, the cooks will provide you popcorn, biscuits/cookies, coffee, hot chocolate, teas, hot water, etc. After a long day of hiking, you won't have to wait until dinner to relax, warm-up, and enjoy a bite to eat!

  • Snacks on the trail daily

    Before starting the trip, your tour guide will provide you a cloth bag with local fruits, cookies, chocolate, caramels, etc. Every morning, we’ll refill it so that you can enjoy your snacks during the walk.

  • One cloth snack bag per person

    To avoid the usage of plastic bags that contaminate our environment, we'll give you a cloth bag for your snacks.

  • Products for hygiene

    You’ll be provided with a small towel and soap before each meal to clean your hands.

Transportation

  • Private Transport
    • Day 1: You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and will travel by private transportation to Malaga Pass, the starting point of the biking.
    • Day 2: Private transport from Huacayupana to Santa Teresa.
    • Day 4: Private transport from Ollantaytambo train station to your hotel in Cusco.
  • One-Way Consettur Bus Ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (Day 4)
  • Train Ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (Day 4)
  • Personal Belongings Transportation

Permits & Entrance Tickets

  • Entrance Ticket for Cocalmayo Hot Springs
  • Entry Ticket to Machu Picchu Archaeological Site

What Is Not Included?

  • Walking Sticks

    Walking Sticks (with rubber tips) can be very useful on rough terrain and for ascending and descending. You can rent a set from our company if you’d like.

    US$ 20.00 per person

  • Huayna Picchu Mountain

    You can climb the famous mountain you always see in the photos behind the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. It’s 45 minutes uphill, and coming back down can be scary if you fear heights. You can take this excursion once your guided tour to Machu Picchu ends. The permit must be issued at least one month in advance due to high demand. Consider that there could be changes to protect your integrity, mainly due to weather conditions.

    The ticket for Huayna Picchu Mountain has an extra cost of US$ 30.00 per person.

  • Machu Picchu Mountain

    Machu Picchu Mountain is another of the mountains that surround the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. It offers less steep, wider, and visually less frightening trails than Huayna Picchu, and it takes 1.5 hours to reach the top. This walk requires an entrance ticket which we can secure for you if we have time in advance.

    The ticket for Machu Picchu Mountain has an extra cost of US$ 30.00 per person.

  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes and Dinner in Cusco (Day 4)
  • Train from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes (Day 3)

    In case you feel exhausted or in bad condition after the trek from Chaullay to La Playa, you can take the train from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes.

    US$ 34.00 per person

  • Personal Hiking Clothing and Gear
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for our staff

    Tipping is the norm on any excursion to Machu Picchu. Although we pay good salaries to our entire team, something extra is always welcome, especially considering the hard work they do.

  • Additional costs or delays beyond our control

    Landslides, bad weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to a safety concern, illness, pandemia, government policy changes, political instability, strikes, act of God, etc.

  Before You Go

We want to make your trip to Peru as memorable and as easy as possible. In this section, you'll find speedy answers to all those questions you had about hiking in Peru with Salkantay Trekking in one place. Please read the following information carefully – it will help you with any questions about our services. Please read carefully the following information – it will help you with any questions you may have about our services.

Have another question that we haven’t answered here? Drop us a line and we will get back to you asap!

How many days do I need to acclimate in Cusco before the Trek?

It’s very important to be well acclimated to the altitude before exerting yourself on a trek. We recommend that you arrive in Cusco at least 2 or 3 days before the trek starts to help you adjust and avoid possible problems with altitude sickness while on the trek.

You might have already been in another area of Peru at a high altitude before arriving in Cusco. In that case, we still recommend you have a whole day in Cusco to rest, recover from your travel, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Cusco before departing for the trek.

Here some suggestions for activities to do in the Cusco vicinity before starting your adventure trek:

Briefing or Informative Meeting

All information meetings and briefings are held in our main office in Cusco (or your hotel) at 5:00 pm, one night before the tour begins. These meetings last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. If you’re unable to attend, you must coordinate another time by email, by phone or at the Salkantay Trekking office.

Trek Balance Payment (in Cusco)

The trek has to be paid for in full at most 7.30 pm one day before your departure (generally after the briefing).

It would be much appreciated if you pay the trek balance in cash US dollars or local currency at our office in Cusco. You can withdraw some money from several ATMs along Avenida Sol (either in US dollars or local Peruvian Soles). You can pay by credit card or PAYPAL online, but you will have to pay an 8% service charge, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. We do not accept bank checks or payment of the balance by traveler’s checks.

Duffel Bag or Canvas Case

You’ll receive a canvas case or duffel bag during your briefing. Our staff will carry and hand them to you when you get to each camp. They measure 60 x 24 x 22 cm (23.6 x 9.45 x 8.66 in).

A maximum of 7 kg / 15.4 lb is allowed for each duffel bag, including the weight of your sleeping bag, sleeping mat, clothes, and other personal items.

Can I store my luggage at your office?

Of course! During the trip, your main luggage can be stored at our office (you can organize it with us on the briefing day or by email) or at your hotel, both free of charge.

Any equipment that you won’t need on the trek can be stored safely in your hotel. Nearly every hotel will provide this service. Don’t leave items of value with your bags; put them in the hotel safe and obtain an itemized receipt (in the unlikely case of theft, many insurance companies require that you have a copy of the receipt itemizing everything). It’s best to put items such as credit cards inside a sealed, signed envelope for extra peace of mind.

Pick up of guests

Salkantay Trekking can pick you up from your hotel, as long as it’s in the Historical Center of Cusco. Your guide will coordinate the pickup time in the briefing session, but please keep in mind that the time may vary between 30 and 45 minutes due to traffic.

Cusco is an old city, meaning it has many narrow cobbled streets. Some hotels and Airbnbs may be located on streets without access to cars or on long, steep slopes, making it difficult to transport luggage. We strongly recommend that you book accommodation with good access.

Return to Cusco

Returning from Machu Picchu requires quite a bit of logistics, but don’t worry. Everything is included in your tour!

  • In Machu Picchu, you’ll board a bus that’ll take you for 25 minutes to the small city of Aguas Calientes. The buses are boarded according to arrival.
  • In Aguas Calientes, you’ll board a train to Ollantaytambo (or Poroy). Your guide will give you the train tickets where the boarding time will be shown. Make sure you’re on the platform 30 minutes early. The train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo takes 1:45 hours.
  • Once you arrive at the station, our representative, identified with the Salkantay Trekking clothing, will be waiting to transfer you to Cusco or directly to your hotel. The trip from Ollantaytambo to Cusco takes 1:30 hours.
  • In Cusco, depending on your hotel’s location, we’ll take you to a smaller car from our company (Hyundai H1) to transfer you faster to your hotel.

Note: Your tour includes a One-Way Consettur Bus Ticket Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu, so you can choose to use it from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu or from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes. If you want a round-trip bus ticket, you’ll need to pay an extra of US$ 12.00.

Group Tours

Group tours are made up of different types of people, then physical conditions and ages can vary. By agreeing to be part of a group tour, you also accept that some people may be faster or slower than you. Therefore, each person can go at their own pace on the route. It may be the case that a group wishes to modify the tour; however, the guide will be the one who decides, after consulting with all the participants, if such modifications are possible.

Strikes and demonstrations

Strikes and demonstrations are usually common in Peru, and this may interrupt some of our tours. Roads can be blocked, and train tracks can be taken over. However, we will try to keep your trip as originally planned, even if it means leaving the night before the scheduled date. Under these circumstances, tours may also be canceled. In case of changes or cancellations, everything will be coordinated with you by our operations department. Your safety is our highest priority, and our decisions will be made to protect it.

Lost objects

Please pay attention to where you leave your things and remember to take everything once you leave our transport, tents, or restaurants. You’re the only one responsible for your objects during the tour.

  Pricing

The "The Classic Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu" can leave any day of the week, from March through January. We do not run this trek in February because rainy season & maintenance.

2021 Land Cost

Group Price: US$ 450.00 per person.

Required Pre-payment: US$ 200.00 per person.

Balance (Cusco): US$ 250.00 (Commonly paid in Cusco after the briefing).

This small-group journey is guaranteed to operate with just two guests.

Notice that PayPal charges a fee of 8%, which we ask the client to cover since it's due to the use of its service. This tax is just for online deposits so that you will pay the remaining in cash (the briefing day in Cusco) without charges.

Please, after your deposit, send us the transfer number to sales@salkantaytrekking.com; only after that, we'll be able to confirm your deposit and reservation.

Hostel

All the related treks to Machu Picchu end in or before Aguas Calientes, so you’ll spend the last night in a hostel in the village rather than camping (shared room included in the trek cost). If you’d like to upgrade your hostel or prefer a single room, please consider that there will be an additional cost.

Extras & Upgrades

There are complementary services and upgrades you can include in this trip.

  • Huayna Picchu:  US$ 30.00
  • Machu Picchu Mountain:  US$ 30.00
  • Single Room at Aguas Calientes:  US$ 30.00
  • Extra Night:  US$ 30.00
  • Vistadome Train:  US$ 75.00

Extensions & Offers

There are several extensions you can include to your Peru Adventure.

  • Rainbow Mountain:  US$ 100.00  US$ 80.00
  • Sacred Valley:  US$ 60.00  US$ 50.00
  • City Tour:  US$ 30.00 US$ 20.00

Additional Items

There are additional items you can include in this trip. Below is a quick list of prices.

  • Walking poles (pair):  US$ 20.00

Price Guarantee

Once your booking has been confirmed, we guarantee the price won’t increase, whatever the circumstances. So please, before booking, ensure you’ve read all our important tour information.

Student Discount

US$20.00 off

Student discounts apply to anyone 17-years-old or younger, and we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all documentation to sales@salkantaytrekking.com.

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Inca Jungle Classic 4D
14 years and above
Below 14 years
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Remember |  One of our Travel Experts will contact you soon to confirm the availability of the trip you chose, give you more information, and/or provide you alternative options. Once availability is established, we will ask for a deposit and a completed online registration to confirm your spot on the trek. Please call us at (+51) 958 191 179 with any questions or to confirm availability over the phone.

Note |  Due to the rainy season and trail maintenance, we don't offer this trek during the whole month of february. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, we are working to provide you a better service!

Feel free to reach us via email at sales@salkantaytrekking.com or by calling us directly at (+51) 958 191 179

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Triunfo Street 392, office 212, 2nd floor - Main Square of Cusco, Peru

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