Inca Jungle Backpacker Trek to Machu Picchu 3D/2N
This is an amazing backpacker Jungle Adventure!
Get some adrenaline through this 3-day trip that offers high-altitude mountain biking and trekking to reach Machu Picchu, with optional rafting and zip-lining activities.
Enjoy the beauties of the Peruvian jungle and the different villages.
Discover the culture of the Incas through a guided tour of the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu and explore this incredible city.
- Immerse yourself in the Andean jungle
- Visit spectacular Machu Picchu with a guide
- Hike through Andes mountain villages & discover Machu Picchu
Max group size:
- - 2 nights Hostel Dorm
- - 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinner
- - Transport included
- - Professional Bilingual Guide on trek & Machu Picchu tour
- - Handy extras and accessories
Departures:Contact our sales team for the latest dates.
Day 1: Cuzco, Peru
Your day starts at 6:30 am with a 1.5 hours drive to Ollantaytambo, where you can take a quick breakfast and buy some snacks for the rest of the road to the Malaga High Pass.
Once you get there, you will be providing a safety briefing with your guide before you begin an adrenaline-pumping 2.5-hour bike ride down into the lush Peruvian jungle. You will see the stunning and remote Huamanmarca archaeological site while cruising through fruit plantations and over rivers before arriving at Santa Maria village. Then you will have free time.
You will finish your day with a drive to Santa Teresa where you will rest in a hostel dorm.
Note: Accommodation options are very limited along the trekking route for the first 2 nights in Santa Maria & Santa Teresa villages. Most places have very basic, rustic facilities. Rooms often share a bathroom and sometimes do not have hot water.
Day 2: Aguas Calientes, Peru
Take an easy 3-hour hike along the train tracks from Santa Teresa to Hydroelectric Station where you will stop for lunch.
Then, you will continue 3 more hours on foot to reach Aguas Calientes town, where you will find internet cafes, cafes with board games and cards, plenty of shops and places to relax.
(Most people hike this portion of the trek but there is an optional train ride from Hydroelectric Station to Aguas Calientes if you’re feeling tired).
Overnight in a hostel tonight for a well-deserved shower and good night’s sleep.
Day 3: Machu Picchu, Peru
Today you will walk up to Machu Picchu and enjoy 2 hours guided tour of the ancient citadel. After this, you can explore the mysterious city on your own.
You can choose one of the optional activities like climb the Huayna Picchi Peak (to be booked in advance at an extra cost) before you walk back down to Aguas Calientes.
If time allows, visit the local marketplace next to the train station and shop until the train whistle blows, signalling your return to Ollantaytambo.