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Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu 3 Day Tour

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(5 customer reviews)
Tour Code: BRDM521

Inka Jungle Trek is definitely the way to see Machu Picchu, this tour captures the majestic power of Machu Picchu and fuses it with a variety of extreme sports and unbelievable trekking to give you the most action packed experience you can find.

About this activity

Inca Jungle Trek To Machu Picchu

  • Duration: 3 Day
  • Guide language: English or Spanish (if you choose)
  • Printed or mobile voucher are accepted
  • Minimum age :18, under 18 y.o. can go with parents but they need to sign safety contract
  • 3 hours downhill biking from Abra Malaga 4,300 meters to Huamanmarca 1,200 meters, in addition you are free to join our river rafting which is pure fun.
  • 8 hours walking on next day crossing the high jungle discovering local people, products and short Inca trail which belonged to the original network Incas had, at the end of the day you have the hot springs of Cocalmayo, definitely the highlight at the end of the day.
  • For those who want to do the adrenaline zip-line is the accurate option, we recommend to include this option beforehand and fly from mountain to mountain after the 3 hours walk following the rail tracks to Aguas Calientes town is relaxing and offers great views of the Inca complex.
  • On last day the highlight is Machu Picchu, our guide will explain all the information. 2 hours after you are free to explore.
Full Description

DAY 1 – Cusco – Pispitayoc-Santa Teresa (biking and rafting)
Meals: lunch and dinner

Pick-up at your hotel in the morning and we start our drive towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, passing through beautiful valleys and inspiring scenery. After some hours we will reach Ollantaytambo and have a short break before continuing on by bus until Abra Malaga arriving approximately 10.30 am to 11 am and at an altitude of 4350 meters. It is from here that we will start our adventure with biking descending for about 3 hours whilst passing through rural villages, by rivers and streams and arriving at our destination Huamanmarca at around 1.30 pm to 2 pm.
We are next transferred by bus to Santa Maria (approximately 30 minutes) where we will have lunch and relax for a bit before beginning our rafting part of the trip (for those that choose this as an additional option when booking – this requires an extra payment when booking). The rafting lasts for about 2 hours and there will be a safety kayak accompanying the rafters at all times. Those in the group that choose not to participate in the rafting will be driven for 20 minutes more and then embark on a short trek for 45 minutes until arriving at the lodge La Choza in the village of Pispitayoc. Once the rafters finish the rafting , we will take the transport to Santa Teresa.

DAY 2 – Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes (zip-line and trekking)
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

On the second day morning, after breakfast, we will set off from Santa Teresa and those that have reserved the zip-lining (for those that choose this as an additional option when booking – this requires an extra payment when booking) will be taken by bus to Hydroeléctrica for this activity. Those who are not participating in the zip-line will stay a bit longer in the local village so you can explore before re-join and continue. Everyone will then have lunch and then the tour will continue with a trek along the Inca Jungle trails for a further 3 hours until arriving at the town of Aguas Calientes. Here you will be taken to the hostel at about 4 pm and at night the group will be taken for dinner in a local restaurant then your guide will brief you for the following day tour to Machu Picchu.

DAY 3 – Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
Meals: breakfast

We get ready around 4.00 am to walk uphill from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu – hopefully we can catch a wonderful sunrise at the site. The ticket control entrance should be passed about 6 am and we will enter the site to see one of the wonders of the world. At the ruins your guide will take you on a tour of the site. We will visit enclosures, plazas, sacred fountains, temples, towers and he will explain the different functions of each area such as the agricultural and urban sections. The tour lasts for approx 2 hours and you will then have free time to explore the site yourself.
After spending some hours at Machu Picchu we unfortunately have to leave and the group will make its way down to the town of Aguas Calientes (you can walk or there is also a bus service for an additional cost) in that way our service will be finished.

  • Transport from Cusco to Abra Malaga;
  • Food from lunch day 1 to breakfast day 3;
  • Professional bilingual guide;
  • 2 nights accommodation in basic hostels/lodges;
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.
  • Lunch/dinner day 3;
  • Rafting in Santa Maria, optional USD $30 ;
  • Zip line in Santa Teresa, optional USD $30;
  • Cable car, 5 soles (not optional);
  • Hot Springs in Santa Teresa, optional 10 soles;
  • Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes, optional 10 soles;
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, optional $12 each way;
  • Huayna Picchu ($15) or Machu Picchu Mountain ($15);
  • Train back and transport to Cusco.
Know Before You Go


  • Hiking boots/shoes;
  • Backpack (30 to 40 liters);
  • Comfortable clothing for trekking;
  • Rain gear or poncho (rainy season);
  • Sandals for evenings;
  • Clothing for warm weather;
  • Warm sweater / jacket for 1st morning;
  • Flashlight + extra batteries;
  • Camera;
  • Hat for the sun;
  • Sun block;
  • Sunglasses;
  • Water bottle;
  • Personal medical kit;
  • Insect repellent;
  • Toilet paper;
  • Snacks;
  • Swimsuit;
  • Spending money (soles);
  • Original passport;
  • ISIC card (if applicable);
  • Swimsuit.


We do not recommend the 3 day tour during the rainy season due to landslides on the driving road from Santa Maria to Santa Teresa.

Meeting Point

Pickup in Cusco

Cusco, Peru

Pickup in your accommodation

Cusco, Peru

5 reviews for Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu 3 Day Tour

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I did the 3 day Inca jungle trek tour and absolutely loved it! Very adventure packed. We did the river rafting and hiking. I highly recommend doing all of those and hiking up to Machu Picchu mountain as well to get the view from the top.

Our guides were really wonderful and informative and our group of about 10 people were great as well!

Chloë Sevigny

Fredy our guide was fantastic! He was knowledgeable,he was funny and able to answer any questions we had. Our group had the best time – if you’re thinking of doing an alternative to the inca trail I can’t recommend this enough!

Ying Cheng

The group i was in was small but it was really good, we all got along and our guide Fredy made sure we were always ok, and made us laugh along the way which made it even more enjoyable.


Had an unreal time on this 3 day Jungle Ince Trek with our guide Fredy ! Fredy was very knowledgeable and helpful! All activities well organised and carried out to a high standard. Would recommend the tour to anyone wanting a fun, action packed trek towards Machu Picchu.


We had a really great experience on our jungle trek from Cusco to Machu Picchu. It was the highlight of our month long trip to South America. What made it especially great was our guide Fredy. This 5 star review is especially for him, he is the best tour guide in town!

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