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Inca Jungle Trail To Machu Picchu – The Less Traveled Hike

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The Inca Jungle Trail is a remote and ancient footpath in the same region of the Inca trail, but less traveled with more spectacular views.

A magnificent wilderness alternative for those who wish to escape the more congested trekking routes or those who are looking for alternative if the traditional hiking Inca Trail has no spaces available.

Book the Inca Jungle Trail with Viator.

Hiking the Inca Jungle Trail To Machu Picchu
Hiking the Inca Jungle Trail To Machu Picchu

Hiking the Inca Jungle Trail To Machu Picchu

Here’s the itinerary for hiking the Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru.

Day 01: Cusco Santa Maria

Have a coffee and leave in the morning — The journey begins leaving Cusco with a panoramic view of the city, and then way Chinchero / Ollantaytambo. There you will take the track on the right bank to rise to a height of 4350 meters above sea level, you will encounter with the Open Malaga. Point too mystical, where payment is made to land very often.

Finally, after about 2 hours approximately biking, you will reach the 1430 meters high Santa Maria. That’s your first day of rest in a lodge. You are in the middle of a humid forest and the magnificent for its fauna and flora.

Day 02: Santa Maria Santa Teresa

You will begin the day’s trekking, but first have an energy packed breakfast. This second day is really impressive! Here begins your journey of approximately seven to eight hours between up and down. But the interesting thing in this trek for the second day is not only part of Inca roads crossed perfectly designed, but also an adventure through the Inca jungle trail.

There you will be surrounded by green nature filled with fruit trees, rivers and exotic animals of the region. That will make you feel full of satisfaction. Among the fauna such as the parrots you will find countless varieties of flora like Coca, Coffee. Combine that with some wonderful hot springs where you can relax after a wonderful walk.

It’s a combination of Inca trail and forest roads. A great day! Then you will arrive to your final destination of the second day at Santa Teresa (1900 m).

Day 3: Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes

Nature, adventure and adrenaline on the third day hike to Machu Picchu. Enjoy the convenience of trekking in the pleasant climate that ranges from 20-30 ° C. Here in this third day of walking you will be six hours of walking. But full of energetic adrenaline. Cross not only landscapes but also other Inca trails that are also called path of nobility. You will have the privilege to enjoy a view from the highest point and it is the best gift of nature to which one can admire the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in the distance. Arrive at Aguas Calientes, where you will establish in your accommodation.

Day 4: Machu Picchu

On your special day, you get up very early (4:00 am) and you will head on foot to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in order to spot the cloud forest and other natural wonders of the dawn. Practically most of the day you will want to visit the archaeological complex, that will make this last day imperishable in the memory. Enjoy as well the mountain of Huayna Picchu (only 400 persons allowed per day). Then return to the town of Aguas Calientes where you could board the train or bus to transport you back to Cusco.

You could also stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes, which would allow you to visit Machu Pichu one more time.

Book the Inca Jungle Trail with Viator.

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