Machu Picchu Backpacker Jungle Trek 4D/3N
Explore the amazing Andean jungle and visit the spectacular archaeological site of Machu Picchu on this exciting 4-day trip.
Get the opportunity to ride a bike and hike through the lush Andean jungle and marvel at the abundant local fauna and flora.
Explore traditional villages and enjoy a guided tour of the awesome archaeological site of Machu Picchu.
- Hike through the beautiful jungle mountains
- Discover the local villages of Santa Maria and Santa Teresa
- Explore the incredible archaeological site of Machu Picchu
Max group size:
- - 3-night accommodation in basic hostel dorm
- - Transport included
- - 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
- - Professional bilingual guide on the trek and for Machu Picchu tour
- - Handy extras and accessories
Departures:Contact our sales team for the latest dates.
Day 1: Cuzco - Santa Maria Village, Peru
Today, you will be picked up at your accommodation in Cuzco between 6:40 and 7:00 am for a 1.5-hour drive to Ollantaytambo where you will have a quick breakfast and buy some snacks before continuing your way for another 1 hour and 30 minutes to the Malaga High Pass (4,350 m). There, you will receive a safety briefing with your guide before enjoying a 1.5-hour bike ride through the lush jungle. Get the opportunity to visit the Huamanmarca archaeological site before heading towards Santa Maria Village (1,400 m) at around 2:00- 2:30 pm.
Enjoy your afternoon at your leisure and get some rest or opt for an optional rafting activity, you will go down class III & IV rapids on the Urubamba River for 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Overnight in a rustic guesthouse.
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. However, we always choose the best available option.
Day 2: Santa Maria Village - Santa Teresa Village, Peru
Enjoy a trekking day through the jungle mountains and get some incredible views of the magnificent landscape, abundant wildlife, and the local people.
After the lunch break, you will continue your way to Santa Teresa Village (1,680 m) where you will spend the night in a basic rustic guesthouse. You will be offered the option to relax in the Hot Springs (at an extra cost).
Day 3: Santa Teresa Village - Aguas Calientes, Peru
Today, you will have the option to go on a Canopy Zip-Line activity (at an extra cost) for 2 hours on South America’s highest and Peru’s first canopy zip-line. Then, you will hike for 3 hours along the train tracks to Hydroelectric Station where you will have lunch before walking for 3 other hours to Aguas Calientes. There, you will find many cafes, shops and places to relax.
There is an optional train ride from Hydroelectric Station to Aguas Calientes (at an extra cost) if you feel too tired.
Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cuzco, Peru
You will start your day early as you will take off on a bus at 05:30 am to the incredible city of Machu Picchu (25-minute ride).
You will get the chance to enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of this spectacular archaeological site, you will learn more about the history of this mysterious city. You will then have time to explore this unique place on your own. You will also be able to climb the Huayna Picchu Peak inside the Machu Picchu archaeological site (to be booked 2 weeks in advance at an extra cost).
You will finally take the bus back to Aguas Calientes where you can visit the local marketplace if you have time. From there, you will go back to Ollantaytambo and then take a bus to Cuzco, arriving around 08:00 pm.
You will be dropped off at the Plaza San Francisco.
Please make your own way to the accommodation of your choice upon arrival.