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Cusco I Cruzpata I Maras Salineras I Ollantaytambo I Abra Malaga I Alfamayo I Wamanmarca I Santa Maria I Colcamayo I Santa Teresa I Loreta I Lucmabamba I Hidroelectrica I Aguas Calientes I Machu Picchu

4 Day Inca Jungle Trail – Inca Jungle Peru

Inca Jungle Trail to Machupicchu is perfect for those who love multi adventure tours. The Inca Jungle Trail is an alternative route to Machu Picchu, offering a more adventurous and diverse experience compared to the traditional Inca Trail. It combines various activities such as hiking, biking, and zip-lining, making it a popular choice for adventure seekers.

Trip Length:
4 Days 3 Nights
Total Distance:
Physical Level:
3300 m.a.s.l - 4217 m.s.n.m
Tour Type:
Biking Rafting Zip Lining Trekking Nature & Culture
Group Size:
02 Min - 08 Max

The Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu is an adventurous and alternative route to reach the iconic Machu Picchu in Peru. It offers a combination of activities such as mountain biking, hiking, zip lining, and rafting, making it a thrilling and diverse experience.

The trail typically starts in the high-altitude town of Cusco and takes you through various landscapes, including mountains, cloud forests, and jungle regions. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to explore remote villages, interact with local communities, and witness the natural beauty of the Peruvian Andes.

Inca Jungle Trek 4 Days to Machu Picchu Overview:

  • TOUR NAME: Inca Jungle Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu + SKY LODGE DOMES (Biking Salt Flats Maras – Rafting Urubamba Sta Maria – Zip Lining Sta Teresa)
  • 100% LOCAL COMPANY: fully licensed Inca Jungle Trail Operator, Highly Recommended! Check out our reviews on Trip Advisor & Youtube what our Passengers say about us
    1) – Mountain Biking Includes:
    Support Transportation, Mountain Bike, Helmet, Gloves and MTB Body Armor Protection
    2) – River Rafting Includes: Rafting Boat, Paddle, Jacket Life, safety Support kayaker
    3) – Zip Lining Includes: Safety Equipment Trolley, Harness, Carabiner, Brakes & Helmet
  • STARTING POINT: Pick-up from Cusco & Sacred Valley Hotel/Airbnb. From 6:00 am to 6:30 am
  • ENDING POINT: Drop-off in Cusco at Hotel/Airbnb 6:30 pm
  • DEPARTURE: Daily. If you are a group of 02 we depart (No matter if you have paid as large group service). We NEVER pass our people onto another operator as most agencies do here in cusco
  • PHYSICAL LEVEL: Level 3. Inca Jungle Trail requires some physical preparation and we Also recommend to Aclimatize 2 days befor we begin the Inca Jungle Trail
  • MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: 4,630 m / 15,228 ft
  • TRANSPORTATION: Touirst Bus/Van to Cruzpata Chequereq Where we start our Biking Tour. bus to Sta Maria .Tourist Expedition Train Back from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and Bus back to Cusco
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: 1 night in Green Eco SKY LODGE DOMES ( Private Campsite of Domes at Loreta La Playa), 1 night in hotel in Santa Maria, 1 night in the hotel (Aguas Calientes)
  • MEALS: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 1 tea times + wake-up teas
  • INCA JUNGLE TRAIL TO MACHUPICCHU: Machupicchu entrance fee Included. (Based on Availability). (Circuits to Visit Machu Picchu)

Inca Jungle Trek 4 Days to Machu Picchu Summary:

The journey typically starts with a thrilling downhill bike ride from the high-altitude Abra Malaga pass, descending into the lush jungle. As you make your way through the dense vegetation, you’ll have the opportunity to spot a variety of flora and fauna, including orchids, hummingbirds, and possibly even monkeys. In addition to hiking, you’ll also get a chance to experience exhilarating activities like zip-lining across the canopy of the jungle, which provides a unique perspective of the surrounding landscape. There may also be opportunities for river rafting or soaking in natural hot springs.

The Inca Jungle Trail eventually leads to the town of Aguas Calientes, situated at the base of Machu Picchu. From there, you can either hike or take a bus up to the iconic ancient city of Machu Picchu itself. Exploring the magnificent ruins of Machu Picchu is the ultimate reward after the adventurous journey.

Overall, the Inca Jungle Trail offers a thrilling and diverse experience, combining outdoor activities, stunning scenery, and the chance to immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of the region. It’s a great option for those seeking a more adventurous route to Machu Picchu.

Inca Jungle Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu Short Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Cusco – Cruzpata – Maras Salt Flats – Abra Malaga – Sta maria  Loreta (Sport activities to do Biking & Rafting)
  • Day 2: Santa Maria  – Colcalmayo Hot spring – Zip lining – Loreta La Playa (Zip Lining) (Sky Lodge Domes) Coffee Experience.
  • Day 3: La Playa Loreta – Inca Trail Llactapata Incan Site – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes ( Hiking on Inca Trail to Get Llactapata to see Machupicchu from a distance)
  • Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Inca Jungle Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu Highlights:

  • Sleep in comfort under the stars in our Ecofriendly Sky Green Eco Domes located in private campsite atLoreta Campsite. Best Campsites Along the the Trail
  • Day 1: Private Hotel in Santa Maria
  • Day 2: Private Loreta La Playa Campsite at our Green Eco SKY LODGE DOME
  • Day 3: Aguas Calientes Hotel
  • Hike the Original Inca Trail to LLactapata Incan site to see Machupicchu.
  • Enjoy the scenic views of Malaga Pass & Snow Mountain
  • Enjoy Local Coffee Experience at our Sky Lodge Dome
  • Make a small ritual for the Andean gods and learn about Incan religion
  • Enjoy our friendly customer service and experienced top guides
  • Eat delicious, freshly prepared Peruvian cuisine (Buffet Peruvian Style Food)
  • Hike through the different types of landscapes and Sceneries, such as cloud forests, highlands, grassy hills, and Andean valleys
  • Reach 4400 and start a unique experience of riding a mountain bike and raft along the Urubamba River
  • Explore Machu Picchu and the surrounding area with expert and knowledgeable tour top guides
  • Please, Note: We need at least 02 of you and Leave any day you suit. All Departures 100% Guaranteed If You’re Booked, You are Going !!! To Confirm and Secure the Inca Trail Permits. Send us the filled out booking form as well as a deposit of 30% and you are ready to go…



Cusco – Cruzpata (Chequereq) – Ollantaytambo – Abra Malaga – Huamanmarca – Sta Maria (Biking & Rafting)

On the first day of the Inca Jungle Trail, adventurers depart early from Cusco to Cruzpata, where they gear up for a thrilling bike ride to the Maras Salt Flats. This leg of the journey, starting at 6:00 AM, offers breathtaking views of the Andes as travelers cycle through diverse landscapes. By 10:00 AM, participants explore the ancient salt extraction pools at Maras before continuing their ride to Abra Malaga, enjoying the transition from mountainous terrain to lush cloud forests. Post-lunch, the adventure takes to the waters with an exhilarating rafting session on the Urubamba River starting around 2:30 PM, culminating in Santa Maria. After drying off, the group checks into their local accommodations around 5:00 PM. The evening concludes with a traditional Peruvian dinner at 7:00 PM and a brief outlining the next day’s activities, including more trekking and a visit to thermal baths. The night winds down with some free time for relaxation or exploration in the quaint town of Santa Maria, preparing for another day of adventure.

Physical Level

1, Easiest


Sta Maria – Cocalmayo Hot Springs – Sta Teresa - Loreta Sky Lodge Dome (Trekking, Zip Lining & Coffe Experience)

We will wake up in the middle of the Peruvian jungle with the beautiful sound of tropical birds. After breakfast and a cup of freshly brewed homemade coffee, you will spend some time exploring the local coffee, coca leaf, banana and pineapple plantations. Afterwards. We will start walking along an impressive and lost original Inca Trail (different from the Classic Inca Trail) that connected Machu Picchu to Vilcabamba (the Last refuge of the Incas). Along the way, we spot avocados, cassava, oranges, mangoes, cocoa, coffee and coca bushes. After approximately 4 hours of hiking, you will arrive at Quellomayu, where lunch will be served in a local restaurant. Then it is another 2 hour hike upstream along the Urubamba River to the hot springs of Cocalmayo (Natural Medicinal Waters). The water here is believed to be medicinal and is good for your bones and muscles, and relieves stress and headaches. After a relaxing swim in the hot water pools, you will take a bus to the town of Santa Teresa where we will go on our zip lining adventure. An adrenaline filled experience that you will enjoy to the fullest and then continue on a 45 minute ride to our Sky Lodge Dome in Loreta Playa Sahuayaco where you will enjoy a coffee tour experience with a tasting of one of the best coffees in the world! Here we will spend the night.

Physical Level

1, Easiest


Loreta (Sky Lodge Dome) – Lucmabamba – Hydroelectrica – Aguas Calientes (Trekking & Nature)

After breakfast at Loreta (Sky lodge Dome) we start a 20 minute hike to Lucmabamba (2,000 m / 6,600 ft), where we will join an original Inca trail, built in the 15th century and lost along with Machu Picchu rediscovered a few years ago. The hike takes about 3 hours to Llaqtapata, another great Inca site located right in front of the Inca city of Machu Picchu, where you will have the first view of Machu Picchu. We will explore and enjoy the spectacular views of Machu Picchu and the Andes Mountains. Then, we will start descending 2 hours to the hydroelectric station, where we will enjoy a well-deserved lunch. After lunch, we will begin the final hike to Aguas Calientes along the train track. This part of the hike is full of history, as you will visit the Mandorpampa Gardens, seen by Hiram Bingham III on the 1911 expedition. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes around 5:00 pm, our guide will take you to your hotel, where you will have time to rest and refresh yourself with a well-deserved shower. In the evening, we will enjoy a final dinner together, and then our guide will brief you for our visit to Machu Picchu the following day. Night at the hotel and rest!

Physical Level

1, Easiest


Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Cusco (Trekking & Cultural Experience)

Early in the morning, you will have breakfast before starting the final day of your journey. The day begins with a climb to the entrance of the renowned Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, also known as the Lost City of the Incas. By arriving early, you will be among the first visitors of the day, allowing you to avoid the crowds. Accompanied by a bilingual tour guide, you will explore the extensive ruins for approximately 2 hours, receiving a comprehensive explanation of their historical significance and their place within the Inca Empire. After the guided tour, you will have some free time to wander around and explore on your own.

Machu Picchu is the most famous of all Inca ruins, recognized worldwide, yet interestingly, it is not mentioned in any of the writings of the Spanish Conquistadors. It is believed to have been constructed around the mid-15th century and was rediscovered by American historian Hiram Bingham in 1911. The guided tour of this captivating site is an unforgettable experience.

During the tour, you will visit various significant areas within Machu Picchu, including the Main Square, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Circular Towers, the Sacred Sun Dial, and the Burial Grounds. After the excursion, you have the option to hike up the mountain behind Machu Picchu, called Huayna Picchu, where you can enjoy stunning views of the entire complex. However, please note that there is a daily limit of 400 people allowed to hike Huayna Picchu, so it is necessary to inform us in advance if you wish to do this.

After your free time at the site, you can descend to the town of Aguas Calientes for a late lunch or to enjoy a dip in the hot springs (not included). In the afternoon, you will take the train back. There is a frequent bus service available to take visitors from Machu Picchu back to Aguas Calientes, where you will catch the train to Ollantaytambo. From there, you will continue your journey back to Cusco by tourist bus. Please note that the train schedule may vary, and availability from Peru Rail should be confirmed, with possible departure times at either 2:30pm or 6:30pm

Physical Level

1, Easiest

Inca Jungle Trail Includes:

  • Pivate Tourist Transportation Cusco – Malaga Pass – Alfamayo
  • Pick up from your hotel by your guide.
  • Professional bilingual Tour guide English/Spanish.
  • Entrance Fee to Machu Picchu.
  • Mountain full suspension MOSSO or KONNA Bike ,Helmet and gloves
  • Rafting Equipment: River Boat, Helmet, Jacket life as well as the Zip Lining Equipment
  • Local Transportation from Sta Maria to Loreta where the Lodge is (Sky Dome Lodge)
  • Food service in the Lodge (3 breakfast, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 snacks) – nutritionally balanced menu: Buffet style. Plenty of food you will never be hungry with us!
  • Vegetarian (vegan) food on request at no extra cost! All dietary requirements from vegans, lacto-allergies and general dislikes can be catered for so long as prior warning is given when booking the trip
  • First Aid Kit
  • 01 Oxygen tank
  • 1st Night Private Hotel: 01 Night in Santa Maria (Twin Bed room, 3 beds room, 04 beds room)
  • 2nd Night Private Campsite: 01 Night in Green Eco Sky Lodge Dome at La Playa Loreta Coffe Camp
    PLEASE NOTE: The DOME 6 Meters diameter has Confortable Beds, Blankets, Pilows Private Shower, Bathroom (Acomodation is upon request) (Twin Bed room, 3 beds room, 04 beds room) and our domes use Solar Energy and Solar Water heater is base don weather. And we only use biodeagradable things and we Support Sustainable, Responsible & Ethical Tourism.
  • 3rd Night Private Hotel: 01 Night in Aguas Calientes (Twin Bed room, 3 beds room, 04 beds room)
  • Tourist Expedition return train to ollantaytambo
  • Bus back from Ollantaytambo to Cusco and dropp off at the hotel.
  • Pre trek Orientation – briefing A day before we do the Trek. (Hotel or Office) Let us know once you are at the office or by email.
  • Water for Driking: we will supply with filtered and boiled water and your bottles will be filled at each meal time. Please, bring enough water for the 1st day only.
  • Free “I survived” T-shirt and certificate (only for PEOPLE who successfully complete the trek!!!)

Inca Jungle Trail Doesnt Include: (Please, No hidden costs or surprises)

  • Meals: Breakfast on Day 1 and Lunch on Day 4

DISCOUNTS (to apply discounts. Please send us an email at

  • UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD (Students must be below 25 years) : US$20. Please send us a a scanned copy of the student card at the time of booking.
  • Under 17 years old: US$20 Please send us a copy of passport at the time of booking.
  • Under 12 years old: US$20  Please send us a copy of passport at the time of booking.
  • Group of 5 or more: US$10 per person. All you need is to book the trek together at the same time.


  • Huaynapicchu Mountain (Based on Availability): US$30 Based on Availability (Let us at the time of booking)
  • MachuPicchu Mountain (Based on Availability): US$30 Based on Availability (Let us at the time of booking)
  • Upgrade to Vistadome Train (First Class Train) (Includes Private Transportation From Ollantaytambo to Cusco) USUS$70
  • Extra Night in Aguas Calientes US$30 per person (Twin Bed room, 3 Beds room & 4 Beds Room with Private shower & Bathroom)
  • A night in Cusco at our Quechuas Guesthouse: from US$20 per person / Twin Bed room (Before we do the tour/trek or after the tour/trek)


  • Goose Down sleeping bag (Mummy style): US$30 for the entire trip
  • (Black Dimond) Walking Poles Rubber Tips Included: US$20 for the entire trip
  • Day Pack 20 – 30 liters (Rain cover included): US$15 for the entire trip


  • BRIEFING for all our treks is a Night before we do the trek at 6:30pm in our office, But if you want us to come to your Hotel let us know in advance.(You will get a chance to meet you guide and as well as to give you your duffel bags)
  • STORAGE Most Hotels have storage where you can leave the rest of your stuff while you hike to Machupicchu, But if they dont have a place you can leave your stuff in our storage with no extra cost. (Let us know at the time of briefing)

We need at least 02 of you and Leave any day you suit. All Departures 100% Guaranteed If You’re Booked, You are Going !!! To Confirm and Secure the Inca Trail Permits. Send us the filled out booking form as well as a deposit of 30% and you are ready to go…

4 Day Inca Jungle Trail to Machupicchu by Glamping Sky Dome (Prices for 2024 & 2025)

Availability: Daily Departures All Departures are 100% Guaranteed. If You’re Booked, You are Going, We wont Cancel your Trip !!!

How to Book?: Send us all Your Personal information as well as a Deposit of 30% and the Final Balance will be paid once you are in Cusco.

Group Service: Price per person: US$460

(You will be joined into a formed group of people who come from different countries/Nationalities): From 04 Persons to 08 Persons (Maximum)

Private Service: Price per person: US$580

Recommended for Honeymooners, Families with children & Groups of Friends (02 Persons Minimum)

If you are a group of 02 we depart (No matter if you have paid as GROUP SERVICE). We NEVER pass our people onto another operator as most agencies do here in cusco.

What you need to bring on Inca Jungle Trail:

Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack, whichever is easiest for you to carry. A good size daypack is also essential.

List of things you must bring:

  • Original Passport (and some copies) If you have changed your passport Bring a couple of copies of the one that you have used to purchase the inca trail permit.
  • Travel insurance  is essential (and some copies)
  • Airline tickets (and some copies)
  • US$ cash and Credit or debit card (see personal spending money)
  • Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required
  • Camera and Memory cards
  • Rechargeable batteries and adapters
  • Reading/writing material
  • Binoculars
  • Cover for backpacks
  • Pocketknife.
  • Fleece top
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Small towel and swim wear
  • Shirts/t-shirts
  • Sun hat
  • 2 pairs of shorts
  • 2 pairs of long trousers *zipp off
  • 1 pair hiking pants/track pants
  • Hiking boots/ sturdy walking shoes (with ankle protectors)
  • Knee-length socks (to be used with rubber boots, if provided at the jungle lodge)
  • Sport hiking sandals
  • Sun block
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries (biodegradable)
  • Watch or alarm clock
  • Water bottle
  • Purifying tablets or filter (Micropur recommeded)
  • Insect Repellent (for mosquitos)25 % of deet at least you can also by in cusco.
  • Flashlight (head light recommended)
  • Money belt
  • Sleeping silk liner (for sleeping bags)
  • Wool hat, mitts or gloves (preferably waterproof)
  • Rain poncho, plastic bags for your personal stuff to keep dry
  • Sleeping bag (it can be hired form us) we have goose down or syntetic sleeping bag
  • Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhoea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)

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Formato de Reserva
Salkantay survivors We did the 5 days-salkantay trek to Machupicchu uin the rain season february, everything was awe-some, food, landscapes, tour services, the amazing guide Fernando, this guys Is actually amazing i recommend to him to every-body
Spencer O
Spencer O
5 Day Salkantay Hike to Machu Picchu It was a great time. Really enjoyed the experience with friends, something to cherish for the rest of my life. If you go I highly recommend you ask for Fernando. He was our guide for the entire trip. Extremely knowledgeable and made the experience that much more memorable. He started the trip as a guide and by the end became a friend, the time you spend on the trek, you really want someone who fits with your group and I can't imagine a better person who could fit better in anyone's group. As well, the trek itself was difficult but very enjoyable, something to push yourself to your limits. Every day was extremely rewarding, not to mention the hot springs was well worth it.
Best Peru Experience Had an amazing trip. Fernando the tour guide was the highlight, and made our experience fantastic. I would recommend the trip simply for the quality of the guide.
Tyrell T
Tyrell T
Spectacular hike We had the opportunity to do the Inca trail to Machu Picchu with (QUECHUA EXPEDITIONS). Fantastic and absolutely recommended. They offer a very interesting package both for the price and for the service. Our guide Fernando Illapa taught us a lot about Inca history and the Andean way of life. He and our cook were very attentive and cordial throughout the experience. Our food was amazing and the camping equipment in perfect condition.
D r
D r
an unforgettable experience It was a wonderful experience. From the beginning Wayra gave us all the information, always attentive and answering all our questions. During the trip we had Fernando Illapa as our guide. We must say that he is a great professional, thoroughly knowledgeable about the path and with a great sense of humor and a lot of patience, which made everything easier in the most demanding moments of the Inca trail. The accompanying team is very organized and I must say that the food exceeded our expectations. Dishes that could well be served in a restaurant and extremely abundant. We did the road with my husband and there were very difficult sections of great physical demand, but the impressive landscapes and discovering archaeological sites along the way make it worth it. We were also fortunate to have excellent travel companions. An unforgettable experience with the help of a professional team that paid attention to all the details.
Agnieszka Z
Agnieszka Z
A must in Peru The whole experience was amazing! The trek can be tough but it’s doable even for not super fit people. The views are breathtaking! Thanks a lot to our super nice guide Jose and amazing chef Armando who made the whole tour even better.
we would do it again The trip and itinerary that they organized for us was incredible! Very organized, excellent guide named Fernando Illapa, who made us feel at home. Very attentive, smiling and charismatic. Everything was a dream trip. We visited the mountain of seven colors, we did the 4-day Inca trail, we went to the Puerta del Sol, to MachuPicchu, wayna picchu, to the hot springs of Machupicchu town, gampling; Anyway, we did everything and it was an unforgettable trip.
Zach S
Zach S
Una muy buena experiencia, gracias Hay muchas opciones de trekking para el Camino Inka, ¡pero no busques más que aquí! Cada persona en la organización es amable, profesional y servicial. ¡Nuestro guía, Fernando, fue fantástico! Fue informativo, paciente y nos guió de manera experta a lo largo del hermoso Camino Inka a Machu Picchu sin un solo problema. ¡Tener un guía que hable perfecto inglés y español es extremadamente necesario y tiene la experiencia para hacer que tu experiencia sea inolvidable!
Zach S
Zach S
What an otherworldly experience. We had an amazing experiencies with a great team in the inka trail, in Cusco there are many trekking options for the Inka Trail, but look no further than here! Every person in the organization is friendly, professional and helpful. Our guide, Fernando, was fantastic! He was patient and expertly guided us along the beautiful Inka Trail to Machu Picchu without a single problem. Having a guide who speaks perfect English and Spanish is extremely necessary and has the experience to make your experience unforgettable!
Rachel Z
Rachel Z
INCREDIBLE!! This tour company is truly the best. They took amazing care of us ensuring that we had everything we needed and made sure to help provide what we forgot to bring. The guide - Fernando - was so kind and knowledgeable. If you’re looking to hike to Machu Picchu this is the place to book!!! I can’t recommend them enough we had and amazing time.

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