This is not only an alternative Inca Trail, it is the most original and exclusive: following paths only recently discovered. The Inka Jungle trail can be done in either 4 or 3 days and is a mixture of both biking and hiking to Machu Picchu. It is suitable for anyone with a sense of adventure and curiosity.
Also known as the jungle inca trail or the Inka Jungle trail, this trip is increasingly more popular. the trail you through beautiful landscapes with impressive panoramic views and a wide variety of flora and fauna. You spend a whole day and a night with a local family learning more about their way of life – a very unique opportunity.
The Jungle Inca Trail tour starts very early, between 5:30 to 6:00 a.m. (to comply with the timetable established), with the gathering of participants in the hotel where they are or in a central point (those staying away from historical Center). After the pick of the participants we start towards the “Sacred Valley” of the Incas (Urubamba Valley) and reach the village of Ollantaytambo around 8:30 am where passengers can have breakfast (not included) and provision of water, fruit , snacks or other they need for the first stage of the tour. Then we will head for an hour and a half to the highest point of the journey, step or “open Malaga” to 4,330 m.s.n.m. From this point and preconditioning with safety equipment (helmets, vests) begin the descent (Down Hill) with bicycle towards the low forest, where we can see picturesque landscapes and natural attractions as the altitudinal we go through. We will pass near some canyons, ghost towns, orchards and picturesque streams. After about 2 hours of downhill biking, always accompanied by our private transport (load our luggage and safety in case of emergency), we arrive at the village of Huamanmarca, at approximately 1:30 pm, where after molting clothes and a short rest we will have a hearty buffet lunch in a restaurant with typical Peruvian food.
After this we will be transported to the town of Santa Maria where we will begin a new adventure with travelers who have booked the rafting or boating (not included). Those who previously booked rafting ($ 30 USD) will be transported to the base of operations near the Urubamba River, where prior technical talk and use of safety equipment (helmets and life jackets) will enter the river in our raft accompanied by the guide and by a catamaran that will oversee the adventure. This section has a difficulty III – III + (medium risk) with exciting rapids and some turbulence but all controlled and supervised by experienced guides (certified extreme sports) knowledgeable about the geography, climate and local environment. During rainy season (January-March) and in the case of risk due to the rising river and change in the degree of difficulty IV or more, passenger safety activity will be canceled and passengers will be refunded the payment done previously.
At the end of the rafting, finishing the afternoon, the whole group will meet our eco lodge where we have a delicious dinner and then spend the first night surrounded by greenery and accompanied by an orchestra of jungle sounds.