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Max. Altitude:

5860 m.s.n.m

Group Size:

15 person(s)

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Group

Transportation:

Van, Bus, Train

Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu – Biking, Rafting & Trekking

The Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu is a truly unique adventure with Mountain Bike, Rafting, Zip Line & Trekking that goes off the beaten track! You travel through several micro-climates in the Andes Mountains through the beginning of the cloud forest, the rainforest, and along the Urubamba River, ending at one of the world’s 7 wonders: the Citadel of Machu Picchu.

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$547USD Per Person

4 Days / 3 Nights

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DAY 1: CUSCO – OLLANTAYTAMBO – ABRA MALAGA – SANTA MARIA (Biking and rafting)

Our adventure starts at 6 am! The guide will pick you up at the Cusco hotel in our private van for the drive to Ollantaytambo where you have time for breakfast. Then drive uphill to reach Malaga pass, (4,350m/14,357ft). We have a few minutes to prepare our biking equipment and ourselves before we start our 3-hour journey, cycling downhill towards Santa Maria (1,500m/4,950ft).

Enjoy the different microclimates such as the highland, cloud forest, rainforest and the two stunning archaeological sites of Incatambo and Wamanmarca. In the afternoon, raft in the Urubamba River for two hours, then back to our countryside lodge for tea, appetizers and dinner.

  • Meals included: Lunch – Dinner
  • Accommodation: countryside lodge
  • Minimum Altitude: 1500m/4,950ft
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,350m/14,357ft
  • Difficulty: Moderate/Challenging

DAY 2: SANTA MARIA – COCALMAYO – SANTA TERESA (Trekking)

Today after an early breakfast, walk for seven hours through the rainforest, enjoying a myriad of fruit plantations such as avocados, maniocs, oranges, mangos, cacao, coffee and coca shrubs. We arrive at Quellomayu for lunch. Then we walk up a moderate hill through a portion of the original Inca trail towards the hot springs of Cocalmayu. Once we arrive, we will enjoy the medicinal hot springs great for relaxing after our long walk. Afterwards we drive to Santa Teresa where we spend the night at our country lodge.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Country lodge
  • Minimum Altitude 1500m/4950ft
  • Maximum Altitude: 1,900m/6,270ft
  • Distance: 14kms approximately
  • Difficulty: Moderate

DAY 3: SANTA TERESA – LLACTAPATA – HYDROELECTRIC – AGUAS CALIENTES (Trekking)

Today is the toughest and most beautiful day of our trek. After breakfast, we drivefor 30 minutes to Lucmabamba (2,000m/6,600ft), where we start walking up a moderate hill for 3 hours through portions of the original Inca Trail and the cloud forest towards the Puncuyoc Pass.

We then walk downhill for about 20 minutes to Llactapata 2,700m/8,907ft, an Inca site located straight in front of the Citadel of Machu Picchu! The panoramic views from this place are breathtaking. You can see different angles of the Citadel of Machu Picchu, the mountains of Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu and the Aobamba canyon where another section of the Inca Trail is visible.

For the next couple of hours we walk downhill, arriving at the hydroelectric plant for lunch. Afterwards we hike for couple of hours through the National Park of Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes, or if you prefer take the train, enjoying the amazing location of the Citadel of Machu Picchu!

At Aguas Calientes, after we check into our hotel, there will be time for sightseeing or shopping in this picturesque little town. We enjoy dinner together in a restaurant before we turn in for the night.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 3* Accommodation: Hotel Ferre´ Machu Picchu
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,000m/6,600ft.
  • Maximum Altitude:2,850m/9,407ft
  • Distance: 16kms approximately
  • Difficulty: Moderate

DAY 4: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

This is the day you’ve been waiting for! After an early breakfast at your hotel, take one of the first buses up to Machu Picchu, so that you can be there to witness the sunrise. It is a truly extraordinary site and not something you’ll want to miss! The guide will give you a tour, which takes about two hours. See most of the important parts of Machu Picchu Citadel. You will also learn about how Machu Picchu is divided into three sectors: agricultural, residential and religious.

After your tour, those who have booked in advance for an extra hike up Huayna Picchu will have time to enjoy those views on their own. When you have had your fill of the exceptional views of Machu Picchu, take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included). Depending on your train departure time, you may also have time for some shopping, sightseeing or a visit to the museum or hot springs.

The Expedition train will take you back to Ollantaytambo at 2:55pm or 3:20pm, following the spectacular Urubamba River. Close to Aguas Calientes, the canyon is narrow and the river has many beautiful sections of whitewater. You can also see Wiñay Wayna from the train, if you look up high on the steep canyon wall! Back at Ollantaytambo, your driver will meet you at the exit from the train station to take you back to your hotel in Cusco in our private vehicle. You can expect to arrive at your hotel by 7:00pm.

  • Meal included: Breakfast
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,040m/6,727ft
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,440m/8,052ft
  • Difficulty: Easy

***IMPORTANT:

  • You can upgrade to the Vistadome Train for the same times, 2:55 or 3:20, 4:22, or 4:43pm. The cost is $67 USD.
  • Early trains can be organized by request and it has to be done at booking time.

WHAT IS INCLUDED FOR THE INCA JUNGLE TREK TO MACHU PICCHU:

  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu and the other Inca sites
  • Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Train from hydroelectric plant to Aguas Calientes
  • Private guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • 2 Bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and return to Aguas Calientes
  • River rafting on the scenic Urubamba River
  • Professional English speaking guide with experience in mountain biking and trekking
  • Expedition Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo with private van connection to Cusco
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Two overnights in a countryside lodge.
  • Private hotel room in Aguas Calientes
  • Bikes with front suspension and all safety equipment
  • All private transport
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED FOR THE INCA JUNGLE TREK TO MACHU PICCHU?  

  • Huayna Picchu Mountain – $75 USD
  • Hot springs in Cocalmayo (optional 10 soles)
  • OPTIONAL UPGRADES (hotel, train and others)
  • Walking Poles – $15
  • Last dinner
  • Tips for the crew, guide, cook and porters of ORANGE NATION

**Huayna Picchu is an optional trek within Machu Picchu Citadel which does not include a guide. The climb is usually done on your own after your tour of Machu Picchu Citadel. If you would like the extra hike to be guided, please request in advance. There is an extra cost for this extra guided tour.

PRICE -$497 USD per person

***This tour requires a minimum of 3 person for booking.

***This tour can only be done at certain time of year due to weather conditions (it cannot be done January and February). Any other month check with Orange Nation if there are any conditions of weather that might prevent the tour from being done.

DISCOUNTS

  • 18 to 25 years old: $30 USD. Information required on student card: name of university, student name, photo of student, expiration date etc. A copy of the card is required at booking for government approval for discount.
  • Under 18 years old: $30 USD. Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
  • Under 11 years old: $40 USD. Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
  • Group of 5 or more: $30 USD. – All you need is to book the trek together at the same time.

EXTRAS

  • Walking poles: $15 USD per pair per trek (professional poles that can be extended)
  • Additional night in Aguas Calientes – From:$60 USD (depending on availability)
  • Vistadome Train upgrade: $67 USD per person (For the return to Cusco (Poroy) at 14:55 or 15:20)
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain : $75 USD per person (Please request when you book your Trek)
  • Single supplement : $40 USD 3* for solo travelers

**Huayna Picchu is an optional trek within Machu Picchu Citadel which does not include a guide. The climb is usually done on your own after your tour of Machu Picchu Citadel. If you would like the extra hike to be guided, please request in advance. There is an extra cost for this extra guided tour.

WHY CHOOSE ORANGE NATION?

Orange Nation is a family owned travel agency and a local tour operator based in Cusco with personal experience over many years of trekking. Orange Nation is a 100% Cusqueñian Company without any shareholders.

Our dream as a locally based company is to create small personalized tours & treks strictly and only operated by local professional staff catering in PERSONALIZED and HIGH QUALITY SERVICE.

We take pride in our reputation as a RESPONSIBLE & SUSTAINABLE tour operator. Our staff are our extended family. We ensure they are supported financially by offering them a fair salary. We are so proud of our team! Without them, we wouldn’t be able to offer the best service and lifetime experiences to our clients.

SMALL GROUPS

To ensure a more personalized service for our guests, at Orange Nation we have a policy that our groups will not exceed 8 people. This fact alone sets us apart from other companies that operate departures with bigger groups.

OUR TOP TOUR GUIDES

We are so proud of our guides! They are highly professional and speak fluent English. They are very knowledgeable and passionate for Inca heritage and history. Our guides are dedicated to continuous personal and professional development. They do research to ensure that you receive accurate and recognized theories in Inca and Andean culture. Our crew is fun loving, great sports and well-educated. They all hold degrees in one of the following: Archeology, Tourism, Botany, History or Anthropology.

OUR EQUIPMENT

Our team (Guides, cooks, horsemen) and our equipment are what really makes Orange Nation stand out from all the competitors…. For all our adventures we hike we include the following items:

  • OUR TENTS: Enjoy a good night’s sleep in our 4 season EUREKA Timberline tents. All our tents are 4 person tents, but ONLY sleep 2, leaving lots of room to spread out comfortably and store your duffel bags. They also include a little vestibule in front, giving you some extra outdoor space to leave your boots and walking sticks so you don’t have to bring in dirt.
  • OUR MATS: They are used to separate and insulate you from the ground.
  • AIR MATTRESSES: They can be rented for US$15.
  • OUR KITCHEN & DINING TENTS: The dining tent is used as our meeting room at meal time. It’s a place to enjoy our meals and the company of fellow trekkers.
  • OUR TABLES & CHAIRS: The interior of the dining room includes tables and chairs with two doors on each side, which are adaptable to weather conditions.
  • DUFFEL BAGS: Will be provided at briefing time the night before the trek.
  • MORE: Pillows, backpack rain covers, survivor t-shirts, hot shower and the biochemical camping toilet are provided on trek.

OUR SERVICE PROJECTS

Orange Nation has always believed that we should give back to the communities we pass through when on our treks. Therefore, as part of our commitment to responsible tourism, we always do many service projects and hire locally.

Orange Nation is so proud to be able to support these beautiful people, not only employing them work but also to keep things at grassroots, to share in their homes and with their families. This makes us happy to have this holistic approach with our highland employees and their families!

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Christian B

10/10 Amazing experience

If you’re thinking about which agency to use, look no further- Ray and Jimmy went well above and beyond and made this a memorable, safe, fun, and professional experience.

Ray is the most knowledgeable guide I’ve ever had in any country for any excursion - during both the Short Inka Trail and the actual tour of Machu Picchu, Ray’s expertise shined through in his ability to give us a detailed background on every aspect of the history, climate, nature, flora, animals.. anything!

Likewise, Ray and Jimmy were truly the friendliest, kindest hosts that I could have imagined our group having.

Thank you both so much and I will definitely book with you again if (when) I come back!

Jan 2023 • Friends
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Matt A

Awesome experience!!

Did the 2 day Inca trail with Ray and Jimmy they were great and knowledgeable. Ray not only guided us along trail to Machu Picchu but also was an excellent photographer and taught us the history. It was a group of 10 and we had a great time. Even everything going on in Peru, we always felt in good hands.

Jan 2023 • Friends
Rius

Short Inca Trial (2-Day)

This tour was the perfect experience for our (group of 10) short trip to Peru. The trail was sometimes challenging, but the views and history made it all worth it. Ray and Jimmy were our guides and imparted sooo much knowledge about the history of Peru, Inca, and beyond. I would definitely recommend!

Jan 2023 • Friends
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Daniela Rabito

It was perfect! On the first day we had a great time exploring the Sacred Valley and see the main attractions and learn about the history of this beautiful place.

I would definitely recommend the short Inka trail, I think it was the best way to get to know Machu Picchu and the surrounding area. We arrived at Machu Picchu when most of the crowd was gone and it felt really special.

Abril 2023
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Brittany Skulkety

You won’t regret booking with this tour company, especially if Liz Montesinos is your guide. My boyfriend and I did the 4 day Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain (private) tour. The tour covered everything; from transportation, hotels, meals, tickets and entrance fees, to stops at local places we would’ve never known to go or check out. We did a private tour because for us we felt this would help us get the most out of our time and experience in Peru

Dic 2022
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M B

Best mix of adventure, history and nature: Sacred Valley & Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

4-day trekking option seemed too intense for us, but we still wanted to experience the entrance to Machu Picchu through the ancient Inka trail, so we opted for Orange Nation’s combination of Sacred Valley & Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. I couldn’t be more happy about our decision.

Dic 2022
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Sakeb

We booked and paid the deposit to Orange Nation / Sam travel for the 4 day Inca Trail and Machu Pichu trip back in 2019. But we couldn't travel in 2020 and 2021 - but the company honoured our agreement and so we came back in 2022.

Dic 2022
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Brittany Nicole
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You won’t regret booking with this tour company, especially if Liz Montesinos is your guide. My boyfriend and I did the 4 day Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain (private) tour. The tour covered everything; from transportation, hotels, meals, tickets and entrance fees, to stops at local places we would’ve never known to go or check out. We did a private tour because for us we felt this would help us get the most out of our time and experience in Peru. This tour had so many incredible things and places packed into 4 days.

September 16, 2022
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Ray Besos
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My girl and i did the Machu Pichu trek tour with Orange Nation. It was seriously the most amazing experience that we'll never forget. Gorgeous views! The long trek was worth the amazing view. The tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. We considered other tours but chose Orange Nation because we liked the idea of smaller groups and this was definitely worth it. I will be using Orange Nation again next year when I come back to Peru!

November 29, 2018
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Juliet Julz
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Wow, what a wonderful trekking experience! My trip to Peru was amazing thanks to this awesome tour that i took with Orange Nation. I did multiple tours with this company. I'm a solo traveler and everyone in my group was always still friendly and did not make me feel left out. I loved going off the beaten track with this company. It's much better to pay extra to go off the path for the quality experience of this amazing guided tour They definitely helped guide us and gave us a quality experience with a small group and paid special attention to each one of us. I highly recommend using Orange Nation for your next tour in Peru!

November 29, 2018

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