Machu Picchu Jungle Trek 5D/4N (Biking, Zip-Line & Rafting)
Our handpicked jungle adventure is a thrilling journey en route to Machu Picchu.
Dare to race down on a bike into the jungle, go white water rafting and fly down zip-lines.
Trek through breath-taking ruins and villages, and experience unforgettable scenic nature along this alternative route of the Inca Trail.
- Enjoy thrills with zip-lines and a downhill bike ride
- Immerse yourself in the Andean jungle
- Trek though Inca ruins on your way
- Visit spectacular Machu Picchu with a guide
Max group size:
- - 4 Nights in different accommodations
- - Pick Up, Van, Bus and Train
- - 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
- - Active, multi-sport adventure
- - Bilingual guide on trek & Machu Picchu tour
- - Extra equipment and fees
Day 1: Cuzco, Peru
Upon arrival, please find your own way to your accommodation!
The rest of the day is free for you to explore Cuzco on your own.
Day 2: Cuzco, Peru
Today we leave Cuzco between 6:40 – 7:00am to journey by road in a van making our first stop after 1.5 hours in Ollantaytambo where we can have a quick breakfast and buy some snacks.
Then we continue driving for another 1.5 hours up to the Malaga High Pass (4,350 meters) where our guide will provide us with a safety briefing before we begin our adventurous 2.5 hour bike ride down into the lush and humid jungle. We will see Huamanmarca Archaeological site along the way, cruise through fruit plantations and over rivers, before arriving to Santa Maria village (1,400 meters) at around 2:00-2:30pm. Here we will depart on a scenic 2.5 hour rafting adventure that takes us down class III & IV rapids on the Urubamba River (also known as Vilcanota River).
Enjoy your night at a basic, rustic guesthouse in Santa Maria. (If you choose not to participate in the rafting adventure you can walk around the town on your own this afternoon.)
Day 3: Santa Teresa Village, Peru
After an early morning breakfast, we will begin our day of hiking through the jungle mountains to observe beautiful pristine landscapes, abundant flora and fauna and friendly local people. Have lunch halfway during the trek and relax breathing fresh mountain air.
In the afternoon we will arrive to Santa Teresa village (1,680 meters) where we will stay overnight in a guesthouse.
(Optional hot springs at an extra cost).
Day 4: Aguas Calientes, Peru
Fly through the treetops on a 2-hour morning canopy excursion on South America’s highest and Peru’s first canopy zip-line.
Traverse over 2,500 meters of cables with the longest ride covering 400 meters and the highest at 150 meters. Take an easy 3-hour hike along the train tracks from Santa Teresa to Hydroelectric Station where you will stop for lunch. Continue 3 more hours on foot to reach Aguas Calientes town (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). There are internet cafes, cafes with board games and cards, plenty of shops and places to relax there.
Overnight in a hotel tonight for a well-deserved shower and good night’s sleep.
Day 5: Cuzco, Peru
We will catch one of the first buses (05:30 am) to Machu Picchu (25-minute ride) in order to appreciate the magnificent city in the early morning light as the mist dissipates.
A walking tour (approximately 2 hours) is given by your guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city on your own. If you still have energy you can also climb the Huayna Picchu Peak (to be booked in advance at an extra cost).
Return to Aguas Calientes by bus. If time allows, visit the local marketplace next to the train station and shop until the train whistle blows, signalling your return to Ollantaytambo.
From Ollantaytambo, you will take a bus back to Cuzco arriving around 08:00pm. You will be dropped off at the Plaza San Francisco.
Please make your own way to the accommodation of your choice.