Inca Jungle Trail 3 Days to Machu Picchu is a Thrilling 3-Day Adventure Tour. Embark on an exhilarating 4-day adventure tour along the Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu, combining thrilling activities such as biking, rafting, zip-lining, and hiking. Explore fascinating Inca ruins, coffee and coca plantations, and fruit orchards while enjoying the rejuvenating natural hot springs of Colcamayo. With our clients’ safety and satisfaction as our top priority, we provide professional service and knowledgeable guides to ensure an unforgettable experience.

The Inca Jungle Trail is designed for adventurers seeking a unique, action-packed journey to Machu Picchu. The biking segment is primarily downhill on a zigzagging paved road, making it accessible for most participants. To maximize enjoyment, it is advisable to be in good physical condition and follow our pre-departure training suggestions provided upon booking.

Throughout the tour, our guides will ensure your safety by conducting a thorough riding session, equipping you with full suspension bikes and biking gear, including helmets, elbow pads, knee pads, and full-body biking armor. As you bike, our support car will follow, allowing you to focus on the adventure without carrying your personal belongings.

The Inca Jungle Trail is perfect for those craving an unforgettable adventure, offering a blend of thrilling activities, captivating sights, and a rich cultural experience, all culminating in the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu. Don’t miss this opportunity to create lasting memories while exploring the wonders of the ancient Inca civilization.

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING OUR MACHU PICCHU EXCURSIONS: Each of our tours to Machu Picchu includes a standard entry ticket, which typically corresponds to CIRCUIT 02, subject to availability at the time of booking. In the following links, you can check the real-time availability of the tours, as well as obtain specific details about the tickets and the various circuits of Machu Picchu. Additionally, you will find extra options that you can add to your travel package to enhance your experience.

  • Experience exhilarating mountain biking from the Andes to the Amazon region, witnessing diverse landscapes and stunning views.
  • Embark on thrilling river rafting in Santa Maria, navigating level 3.5 rapids for an adrenaline-pumping adventure.
  • Soar through the skies on a breathtaking zipline experience in Santa Teresa, offering an unforgettable bird’s-eye view of the surrounding scenery.
  • Explore the majestic Machu Picchu, accompanied by expert guides who will bring the history and culture of this ancient wonder to life.
  • Trek along a section of the original Inca Trail, following in the footsteps of the Incas and immersing yourself in the rich history of the region.
  • Enjoy personalized service throughout your adventure, ensuring a memorable and satisfying experience tailored to your needs and preferences.
  • Start Point: Cusco, hotel pick-up at 6:00 to 6:30 am
  • End Point: Cusco, hotel drop-off Cusco city center – Plaza regocijo
  • Pick-up & Drop-off: Available in the Sacred Valley (Ollantaytambo)
  • Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
  • Departure: Daily departures
  • Group Size: Up to 15
  • Machu Picchu Ticket: Included in the package -Check details here-
  • Free Storage: Available -Details here-
  • High Season: April to October
  • Activities Included: Biking, Rafting, Ziplining, and Hot Springs Experience




Per person

Group Size:

Max: 15 People per group

Physical Level:


Tour location:

Cusco - Peru

Tour type:

Combined Activities


03 B, 02 D, 02 L


Daily Departures


DAY 1: Thrilling Cusco Adventure: 60km Abra Malaga Biking and 1.5-Hour Santa Teresa River Rafting Experience

Embark on a thrilling Cusco adventure as we whisk you away from your hotel around 6 am and drive through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas. Marvel at the picturesque towns, Vilcabamba and Vilcanota mountain ranges, and the native town of Chinchero. After a 2-hour drive, stretch your legs and take a break in the ancient Inca town of Ollantaytambo.

Continue the journey to Abra Malaga Pass (4350m / 14,271ft), where you’ll gear up and receive a biking tutorial. Kick off your exhilarating 60km downhill ride with a breathtaking view of the snow-capped Veronica peak. Cycle through the Andes, making a pitstop at the Huamanmarca Inca site for lunch and exploration.

After immersing yourself in the rich history, hop back in the car and head to Santa Maria for an adrenaline-pumping 1.5-hour white river rafting adventure. Take in the captivating landscape as you navigate the rapids. Once rafting is complete, return to town and catch a local car for a 1-hour ride to Santa Teresa.

Upon arrival in Santa Teresa, check into your hotel and unwind. If you’re up for it, head to the nearby hot springs to rejuvenate and relax for a couple of hours, surrounded by the soothing warmth and natural beauty. Later, return to Santa Teresa town to savor a delicious dinner and rest up for the night at your hotel.

Tour Details:

  • Biking distance: 65 km, approximately 3 to 4 hours of downhill biking
  • River Rafting Adventure: 1 to 1.5 Hours of Exhilarating Fun
  • Difficulty: Moderate day (full of Adventure)
  • Weather: Warm and windy during the day, with very warn nights
  • Accommodations: Hotel nigh in Santa teresa
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner


  • Included Machu Picchu Tickets: The price of the Salkantay Trek, regardless of the chosen option, be it return by car or train, includes a ticket to visit Machu Picchu. Typically, this ticket grants access to Circuit 02 of Llaqta Machu Picchu, subject to availability at the time of your reservation. If Circuit 02 is not available, we’ll arrange for an alternative such as Circuit 01, 04, or 03. For more details, [click here], and ensure you don’t miss out on the unforgettable visit to Machu Picchu.
  • Pre-Tour Briefing: Ensure you’re trek-ready by attending our detailed briefing at 6:00 pm the day before your departure, held at the Machu Picchu Reservations office. Can’t make it in person? No problem. Just contact us at +51974217700 to set up a virtual briefing. For a seamless setup, please reach out at least 48 hours in advance so we can arrange a personalized session with your tour guide.
  • Experienced Guides: Our tours are led by official bilingual (English and Spanish) tourism guides. All guides working with Machu Picchu Reservations are licensed by the Peruvian government, having received their qualifications from recognized universities or tourism institutes in Peru. This ensures you receive knowledgeable and professional guidance throughout your journey.
  • Machu Picchu Guided Tour: Your package includes a scheduled 3-hour visit to Machu Picchu. Within this, we offer an extensive 2.5-hour guided tour by one of our expert guides. Designed to enrich your understanding of this historic site, the tour adapts to your ticket’s entry time and circuit. After the engaging exploration, enjoy 30 minutes of personal time to absorb Machu Picchu’s beauty before continuing your journey.
  • Private Group Transportation: Our service includes private transportation for your group from Cusco to the starting point of the biking at abra Malaga 4300m. You’ll travel in a comfortable tourist vehicle from the city of Cusco directly to Abra Malga at 4300m, Where you will stop to get ready to start biking since it is at this point you will begin the descent by bicycle for about 3 hours. This journey by car takes approximately 3 hours, offering a convenient and efficient way to start your trek with ease and comfort.
  • Accommodations on the Inca Jungle Trail: During your adventure on the Inca Jungle Trail, we include 02 nights of accommodation in the towns of Santa Teresa, and Aguas Calientes. We offer comfortable and welcoming rooms, tailored to your needs, whether double, triple, or matrimonial. Each room is equipped with hot showers and a private bathroom, ensuring your rest is as rejuvenating as your journey is thrilling. With these amenities, we guarantee a comfortable and relaxing stay as you immerse yourself in the beauty of the Inca trail.
  • Included Meals: Comprehensive Dining Plan for Your 3-Day Inca Jungle Tour: On your 3-day Inca Jungle Tour, we provide a complete meal plan designed to keep you energized and content. Start each day with one of 03 nutritious breakfasts, keep your energy up with 02 invigorating lunches, and conclude your evenings with 02 delightful dinners. All meals are served in local restaurants, featuring dishes made with fresh, regional ingredients to offer you a taste of the area’s culinary culture. We also recognize and accommodate dietary preferences. Whether you’re vegetarian or vegan, we provide suitable options at no extra cost. Rest assured, with our dining plan, you will enjoy well-balanced, delicious, and energizing meals throughout your entire adventure.
  • All Activities Included: Comprehensive Adventure Package on the Inca Jungle Trail: Our Inca Jungle Trail prices are all-inclusive, meaning every thrilling activity is part of your package without any additional fees. Enjoy biking, zip-lining, and rafting as integral and exciting parts of your adventure. These activities, among the most exhilarating aspects of the Inca Jungle Trail tour, are fully included, ensuring you have an unforgettable experience without the worry of extra costs. Dive into the adventure and let the adrenaline-pumping moments enhance your journey!
  • Return Trip Options from Machu Picchu: Regardless of your choice between BY CAR AND BY TRAIN, we include the return trip after your Machu Picchu visit.
    • Train Option: Your train ticket is typically for 2:30 pm, 2:55 pm, or 3:20 pm, depending on availability. To catch the train, return to Aguas Calientes either by a one-hour walk or a $12 bus ride. Spend some time exploring the picturesque town, having lunch, and relaxing. Arrive at the train station 30 minutes before departure. The train journey takes around 1.5 hours to Ollantaytambo, where a Machu Picchu Reservations transfer with your name awaits. You’ll then travel by car back to Cusco for an additional 2 hours, with a drop-off at Plaza Regocijo, marking the end of your tour. You can expect to be back in Cusco around 6:30 pm
    • Car Option: If you choose the car option, start a 3-hour walk from Machu Picchu to the hydroelectric station, beginning no later than 11 am. This walk involves an initial 30-40-minute descent and approximately 1.5-2 hours of flat terrain along train tracks. Arrive at the hydroelectric station by 2:30 pm to catch the 3 pm car. The car journey lasts around 6-7 hours, returning you to Cusco at about 10 pm, with a final stop at Plaza Regocijo in Cusco’s center.
  • Vegetarian and Vegan Dining: We offer the choice of vegetarian and vegan meals, and we can also accommodate dietary restrictions such as gluten-free options. These changes do not incur any additional cost; just let us know when making your reservation.
  • Emergency Provisions: In anticipation of urgent scenarios, the facility ensures that during tours, the tour guide is equipped with an essential oxygen bottle and a comprehensively stocked first aid kit for immediate assistance.

Not Included

  • Last Lunch: Plan for one meal on your own, as the final lunch after your visit to Machu Picchu is not covered in our package. This offers you the flexibility to explore the local cuisine according to your tastes.
  • Entrance to the Thermal Baths: If you wish to unwind in the Santa Teresa thermal baths, there is a small entrance fee of 10 soles per person payable on-site. This allows you to decide on the spot whether you’d like to indulge in this relaxing experience.
  • Tips: Gratuities for guides and staff are not included and are entirely at your discretion, allowing you to reward excellent service as you deem appropriate. Please note that tipping is voluntary and not mandatory.
  • Drinking Water: To stay hydrated during your journey, you can purchase bottled or mineral water along the way from small local shops. This ensures you have easy access to water throughout your adventure.

By understanding these exclusions, you can better prepare for your trip and enjoy a smooth and delightful journey on the Inca Jungle Trail.



To undertake the Inca Jungle Trail, you only need to carry essential items in your backpack. There is no luggage transfer service, but this is generally not an issue as you won’t need many items. It’s important to note that during activities like biking, zip-lining, and rafting, backpacks are left in secure locations while you participate in the activities. You will only need to carry them during the walking sections. However, if you prefer not to carry anything, you can coordinate with the guide to arrange transportation for your backpack at an additional cost, although this is rarely necessary as the walks are relatively easy and don’t require you to carry much. Below, we detail the essential items you should bring for the Inca Jungle Trail.

Packing List for the 3-Day Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu:


  • Passport: Mandatory for identification and site access.
  • Student ID: (Mandatory): Required if you booked the tour as a student, as you will need to present the original at the entrance of Machu Picchu to validate your student status.
  • Backpack: A 25 to 30-liter capacity to hold essentials such as clothing, camera, sunscreen, valuables, and a jacket.


  • Headwear: Wool hat or beanie for warmth and a sun hat for protection.
  • Gloves: Essential for comfort during cooler times.
  • T-Shirts (2 – 3): Opt for long sleeves for better coverage.
  • Layering Items: A sweater and fleece to adapt to changing temperatures.
  • Pants (2 pairs): Durable and comfortable, leggings recommended for hiking.
  • Hiking Shoes: Ensure they are well-fitted and broken in.
  • Wool Socks (1 – 2 pairs): Crucial for warmth and moisture management.
  • Rain Gear: Waterproof jacket and pants or a poncho, crucial for unpredictable weather.
  • Bath Linen and Towel: For thermal baths and personal use.
  • Footwear: Sandals or flip-flops for campsite relaxation.

Toiletries & Health:

  • Basic Toiletries: Toothbrush, toothpaste, and other personal hygiene items.
  • Sun Cream: High SPF to prevent sunburn.
  • Insect Repellent: Essential for avoiding bites and discomfort.
  • Medication: Personal prescriptions and basic first aid.


  • Snacks: Energy-boosting items like chocolate, cereal bars, and nuts.
  • Cash: Extra, preferably in Soles, for incidental expenses.

Pro Tips:

  • Pack Light: Choose multi-functional items and avoid unnecessary extras.
  • Prepare for Variances: The trail can have diverse climatic conditions.
  • Stay Informed: Check recent trail reports for specific advice.

Remember, an efficient pack contributes to a more enjoyable experience. Ensure you’re prepared, but not overloaded. Wishing you a memorable journey on the Inca Jungle Trail!


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3 Days - 02 Nights
$230.00 Per person (Group service)
Amazing trek with the best guide I did the Inca trail to Machupicchu for 4 days and 3 nights, with Salkantay Trekkers Peru. Our organization was excellent I joined a group of 6 people. We had the briefing one night before our departure where our guide Jose gave us full information and some suggestions. The service was very good, with all the staff that we went from the first day between them it is worth mentioning the service of our Cheff and our porters who were the people who took our travel luggage. The whole group saw the desire to work as a team, and in a professional manner. Our Guide Jose very kind and attentive with all the group of tourists and the staff of the Agency. I had the best travel experience with this group and very organized, I congratulate the whole group for making me part of this unforgettable experience. I recommend this travel agency in Cusco, for those people who are interested in traveling to Machu Picchu.
Belen F
Belen F
El mejor!! Machu Picchu mi Excursión con ellos. Organizaros perfectamente. Salimos a tiempo y la guía fue informativo y servicial. Disfrutamos cada momento de la excursión y nos sentimos en manos seguras. Lo recomiendo para cualquier excursión en Cusco y alrededor de la ciudad.
Sreeram Hariharan
Sreeram Hariharan
Servicio impresionante Fui a Salkantay Trek con la agencia. Estaba bien organizado y las guías son conocedores e informativos.

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