Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days

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Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days

Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days OVERVIEW Is this hiking right for me? AT A GLANCE DAY 1: Cusco – Málaga – Santa Teresa (Bike tour) DAY 2: Santa Teresa – Lucmabamba – Hydro – Aguas Calientes DAY 3: Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and Guided Tour Why you will love this Inca Jungle 3 Days […]

3-Days Inca Jungle Trek along the Inca Trails to Machu Picchu

Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days is one of the splendid short options for the enjoyment of Inca Trails inside the jungle through the buffer zone of Machu Picchu through the towns of Santa María, Santa Teresa, and Aguas Calientes. We start the Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days with the cycling circuit on the first day between the Malaga Pass to Huamanmarca within the cloud forest “SOUTH JUNGLE PERU.”

Why take the Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days circuit? We shorten the Days to enjoy other exceptional vacation wonders in or outside the Cusco region to have more time on your next week-long vacation.


Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days OVERVIEW

Is this hiking right for me? AT A GLANCE

DAY 1: Cusco – Málaga – Santa Teresa (Bike tour)
DAY 2: Santa Teresa – Lucmabamba – Hydro – Aguas Calientes
DAY 3: Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and Guided Tour

Why you will love this Inca Jungle 3 Days

  • Explore the 3-Day Inca Jungle Trek in all its amazement
  • We are direct operators in the adventure of Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days; you will always be hiking with Kondor Path Tour.
  • Travel is one of the greatest human freedoms ever.


THE DETAILED ITINERARY of Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days to Machu Picchu

Riding a bike through the Andes and gradually entering the jungle of Cusco is incredible to breathe fresh air and then ride the Inca Trail of Lucmabamba to have the first view of Machu Picchu. From the Lucmabamba mountain, in the Patallacta sector, you can glimpse Machu Picchu and the Aobamba valley. On the last day of exploring, the Inca citadel was built entirely of stone on top of the mountain and surrounded by the meandering Urubamba River. Its natural cliffs protect Machu Picchu, there are eight paths to reach the citadel, but we will take the best of the best to have a complete visitor experience.

DAY 01: Trip from Cusco to Malaga – Bike Tour to Huamanmarca – Local trip from Santa Maria to Santa Teresa

The Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days starts at 06:30 to travel from Cusco to the Sacred Valley until reaching the MÁLAGA Pass. The experience of biking inside the CLOUD FOREST begins below the Malaga Pass. You spend about 20 minutes by car following the main road until you find the right location within the subtropical zone with adequate temperature.


  • Our adventure guide talks about the proper use of bicycles in this tourist circuit for the best enjoyment of the whole group. We provide bicycle equipment such as a protective vest, full-face helmet, gloves, knee pads, and a reflective safety vest FOR THE SECTION FROM THE VIEWPOINT FROM MALAGA PASS TO HUAMANMARCA.

The time of bicycle experience is 02 hours and a half (45 km/27.9 miles) until reaching the outskirts of the ruins of Huamanmarca “in the area; there is also the population of HUAMANMARCA.” In Huamanmarca, we load all the bicycles onto the vehicle to continue the trip to the town of SANTA MARIA, the “place of lunch and coffee zone.”

We start a new trip by local transport from SANTA MARIA to SANTA TERESA to our basic tourist accommodation in the afternoon.

HOW COULD WE MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO RELAX IN THE THERMAL BATHS OF COCALMAYO? We go in the afternoon to splash and relax in the hot springs of Cocalmayo. The trip takes around 18 minutes. We stayed for approximately 02 hours. Many visitors mention that the thermal baths after the Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days experience are the best because of the low presence of sulfur and the correct temperature. They have an incredible view of the area, really the best of the best.

Summary of the adventure in bicycle and thermal baths of Cocalmayo

  • Start time of the land trip from Cusco to Malaga Pass: 06:30 am
    • Travel time: 3.0 hours (Cusco – Abra Malaga)
  • Distance by bike: 45km. / 27.9 miles
    • Cycling time: 2.5 hours and a half, approximately
  • Climate: Cold at first and then hot
  • Trip start time from Santa Maria to Santa Teresa (1203m/3946ft.): At 13:30
    • Travel time from Santa Maria to Santa Teresa: 60 minutes “local transport”
  • Accommodation: Basic Hostel in Santa Teresa (1575 meters/5,167 feet)
  • Travel time from Santa Teresa to the thermal baths of Cocalmayo: 15:30
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,349 meters / 14,268 feet
  • Minimum altitude: 1203 meters above sea level. / 3,946 feet
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

DAY 02: Hike the Inca Trail from Lucmabamba to Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes overnight

As its name indicates, Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days today, we have the LUCMABAMBA INCA TRAIL trek to have a spectacular view of Machu Picchu from the top of Llactapata. We start the activities at 06:00 with the local trip towards Lucmabamba “beginning of the walk.”

We start hiking along the Inca trails, crossing several coffee plantations until we reach the upper part of the jungle. We have an incredible view of Santa Teresa in the distance with the COLCAPAMPA valley before turning the hiking Pass. After passing the MOUNTAIN PASSES, we enter the AOBAMBA VALLEY. From the ruins of Llactapata, we have the first panoramic views of the enigmatic Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. All landscape and panoramic photos are welcome; the area deserves them.

We descend the mountain until we reach the Aobamba stream to walk along its banks to get to the Hidroeléctrica train station. We board the train service to Aguas Calientes in the afternoon, bordering the MOUNTAIN AND THE CITADEL OF MACHU PICCHU “the train ride is spectacular.”

Brief description of the Inca Trail Lucmabamba to AGUAS CALIENTES with the first view towards Machu Picchu from the Aobamba Valley

  • Start time of the trip from Santa Teresa to Lucmabamba: At 06:00
    • Travel time: 45 minutes
  • Start time of the walk: 07:00
  • Walking distance: 19 km / 11.8 miles
  • Walking time: 07 hours and a half
  • Difficulty Level: Challenging to Moderate and Easy
  • Lowest elevation: 1,811 meters/5,941 feet.
  • Highest elevation: 2,814 meters/9,232 feet
  • Hotel: Aguas Calientes (02-star hotel)
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch (Local Rest, in Hydro), and Dinner (Tourist Rest, in AC.)

DAY 03: Hike from MAPI GATE to Machu Picchu Inca Citadel along the Inca Trail – Machu Picchu Guided Tour

According to the new changes in the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, the entrance tickets to Machu Picchu are at specific times. We chose to enter at 08:00 am, but IF THE GROUP OF VISITORS requires us to enter at another time, please describe it when making the RESERVATION of the Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days.

We board the shared tourist bus service from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu at 07:00. The guided tour of Machu Picchu begins at the Inca watchman’s house or ceremonial rock sector, where we have an incredible view of the entire Inca citadel. The guided tour takes 02 hours to discover the functionality of Machu Picchu and the sacred temples. In the afternoon, we board OUR TRAIN SERVICE TO THE POROY STATION. At the Poroy station, our private transport awaits us for the transfer to the city of Cusco; We will leave you at the hotel of each explorer.


  • Breakfast at the hotel at 06:00
  • Bus service to Machu Picchu (up and down)
  • Two-hour guided tour inside the archaeological park of Machu Picchu
  • In the afternoon, board your train service to the POROY train station.

Train service information: [Inbound journey]

  • Train company: PERU RAIL
  • Service: MACHU PICCHU – POROY (03 hours and 50 minutes of train ride).
  • Class: EXPEDITION 34
  • Departure: 15:20
  • At Station: 14:50 – Otherwise, you may not be allowed to board.
  • Poroy arrival: 19:05
  • Cusco arrival by transport: 19:35

When you get to the POROY train station, be met at the train arrivals area. Just look for a KONDOR PATH TOURS sign with your name.” Group name: Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days 🙂


INCLUSION for Inca Jungle Hike 3 Days

  • Outdoor activities with unforgettable experiences.
    Experienced local guide during the three days of the expedition.
  • The following meals: 03 breakfasts, 02 lunches, and 02 dinners (vegetarian options).
  • ONE DAY-1:
    • Tourist transport from Cusco to Ollantaytambo – Abra Málaga – Santa Teresa.
    • A Bike with front suspension, gloves and helmet, and safety equipment.
    • Local transportation from Santa María to Santa Teresa and Cocalmayo Hot spring
    • Entrance passes to enter the thermal baths of Cocalmayo for 02 hours
    • 01 night in Santa Teresa (Local Hostel – shared room) WIFI – hot water.
  • ON DAY-2:
    • Jungle transportation service from Santa Teresa to Lucmabamba
    • One night in Aguas Calientes – El Presidente Hotel 02 stars (with a private bathroom and hot water).
  • ON DAY-3:
    • Bus service (up and down)
    • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu at 08:00
    • Guided tour in Machu Picchu for two hours.
    • Train service by PERURAIL: Inbound Journey: MACHU PICCHU to POROY; Class: EXPEDITION 34 at 15:20
    • Private transfer from POROY to CUSCO
  • A first aid kit.
  • All local taxes

Is it not included in the Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days circuit?

  • Private room in Santa Teresa or Aguas Calientes
  • Water and snacks for excursions
  • Hydroelectric train service to Aguas Calientes $51 (optional)
  • Tips for the entire crew (guides and driver, etc.) everything is well received with all love for the services of Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days 02 nights

Travel Facts

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Frequently asked questions about the Inca Jungle

What is the weather like on the Inca Jungle tour?

The weather in the Inca Jungle changes a lot, especially on the first day; however, the weather is hot in Santa Maria, Santa Teresa, and Aguas Calientes.

All these towns are at a lower altitude than Cusco and are not above 2400 meters above sea level. The temperature varies during the year between 10°C and 25 °C. On the biking section, you should wear a raincoat.

What is the best time to visit Machu Picchu?

The best time to visit Machu Picchu through the Inca Jungle is between March and November.

How difficult is the Inca Jungle biking tour?

Although it may seem like it, this biking section is not difficult, but we always recommend that our passengers experience riding a bike. All this to have a better experience. However, we recommend our passengers have some biking experience.

Do I need the experience to do the Inca Jungle?

No biking, rafting, or ziplining experience is necessary. But if you decide that you can’t handle any more activities, you can let our guide know and do other activities, take an alternative route, or rest.

When should I book the Inca Jungle Trek?

While it is true that the Inca Jungle Trek never sells out, it is necessary to make your reservation in advance to buy your tickets to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.

These tickets sell out quickly, and booking is necessary approximately two months before departure. It is also essential to organize your trip with other activities and organize everything well.

How much does it cost to enjoy the hot springs?

In Santa Teresa – Cocalmayo, you will find the best hot springs in the area; it only costs 10 Soles or 3.5 US dollars.

How difficult is the Inca Jungle hike on the second day?

It is not that difficult. It is a medium-exercise hike. However, we recommend taking only what you need for the trek. A light backpack is more comfortable for hiking in this area.

How much money do I need to bring for the Inca Jungle?

For this Inca Jungle adventure tour, 300 soles or 100 US dollars. This is because sometimes you may need money for water, snacks, extra drinks, or any emergency.

How challenging is the Inca Jungle adventure from Machu Picchu Pueblo or Machu Picchu?

It is a one-and-a-half-hour hike. The first part is 30 minutes flat, then a 1-hour climb to Machu Picchu.

What time does Machu Picchu open and close?

The lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu, opens at 6:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm.

How long do people usually stay at Machu Picchu?

Typically people stay at Machu Picchu for 5 hours and then prefer to go to Aguas Calientes for lunch or spend some time in town.

Do you serve vegetarian food at the Inca Jungle?

You can read our Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Picchu Differences

Can I leave my luggage at the Inca Jungle offices?

Of course, you can leave your luggage in our offices. You can bring it to your briefing or get it when you are picked up for your trek. The driver will take it back to our offices. You can also arrange to be dropped off at your hotel once you return from the Inca Jungle Trek.

Why do I have to come to the briefing?

For the Inca Jungle tour, it is essential to meet your professional guide; during this briefing, your guide will give you the necessary information about the trek, and you will be able to complete the reservation payment, make some additional payments, and make some final arrangements.

How much should I tip the Inca Jungle Trek team?

Tipping is at your discretion but is always appreciated.

How many people will be in my Inca Jungle group?

Groups are usually 10 to 12 people. This also depends on the time of year. The maximum is 12 people, and the minimum is 2.

What is the difference between private and shared tours? Why should I choose the private option?

When traveling on our private tour option, the tour will be more at your pace than that of your friends or family. This tour is perfect for couples, families, or groups of friends. You will have your cook and guide, meaning the hike is more personalized and tailored to your needs.


Cost Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days 02 nights to Machupicchu

PRICES PER PERSON [USD] 2023. We carry out the Inca Jungle Trek 3 Days as a private service.

  • 02 participants $. “Prices reduce if there are more people in your group.”
  • 03 participants $.
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  • 08 participants + $.

* Kondor Path Tours operates the Inca Jungle Hiking Trail for 3 days and 02 nights 😊

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