within various ways to reach the sacred city of the Incas such as: the Inca Trail, Salkantay to Machu Picchu, bus trip or train trip. Above it comes one of the most wonderful tours the “trip to Machu Picchu through the Inca jungle“, which combines bus trip and a walk to hot waters, through the flora and fauna of the Inca valley.
For those who love adventure and sports there is the Inca Jungle to Machu Picchu, an adventure tour that is becoming increasingly popular.
The Inca Jungle, is a new alternative with endless adventures that make the four-day journey to Machu Picchu, this full of emotions.
Although it is not essential, to do the Inca Jungle the best thing is to have experience in some sporting activities such as cycling, rafting or zipline among others, as having a good physical condition will benefit you on the tour.
The tour departs from the city of Cusco to Ollantaytambo, where is the first attraction “the archaeological center Ollantaytambo, which is the last place to buy the things you need for the trip.
After a two-hour drive through the Abra Málaga, which is 4,230 meters above sea level and is the highest point on the route, the descent begins by bicycle for a little more than two hours.
During the descent you will be able to appreciate changes of landscapes (flora and fauna). also enjoy the glacier Veronica, know the archaeological remains of Huamanmarca, until you reach the town of Santa Maria.
Santa Maria, is the second stop (first stop was Ollantaytambo). you can rest, lunch and leave things at the hotel.
Next activity is the Urubamba river rafting (if your travel agency offers this activity). Although the river has grade II rapids, it also has some grade III rapids, it is important to be attentive to the techniques and safety taught by the guide.
In rainy seasons the river increases its course, reaching grade V difficulties, so it is not recommended to do such activities.
Second day of the trip to Machu Picchu through the Inca jungle.
The second day of the tour begins with a substantial breakfast, to face the walk along the Inca Trail. with a nourished local vegetation, with coffee plants, coca leaves, seeds that are used in the elaboration of pigments, as well as a great diversity of local fruits.
During the tour you can appreciate different types of birds, and a variety of landscapes formed by streams and waterfalls, all characteristic of the place.
The day’s tour culminates in the hot springs of Cocalmayo, near the town of Santa Teresa.
Third day of adventures to Machu Picchu.
For the third day is the zipline or canopy, offers the possibility of reaching the hydroelectric station in a way full of adrenaline, although many prefer the additional route which is the cheapest way to get to Machu Picchu. After lunch there are about three hours of hiking next to the train track to get to Aguas Calientes.
On the fourth day, although it is already a more traditional tour, it is still just as exciting, as you can enjoy the success of having arrived there.
After an hour and a half of zigzag stair climbs, you will reach the city of Machu Picchu, where there will be a guided tour of approximately one hour to then take the photos you want and enjoy the place freely.
Something to keep in mind is that many travelers make additional reservations to visit Machu Picchu mountain or Huayna Picchu mountain. The total time available to be in the city of Machu Picchu is three hours.
The trip through the Inca jungle can be the most exciting and unforgettable adventure of your life. Get informed and plan your vacations in one of the seven wonders of the modern world.