Multi-day trip

From Cusco: Classic Inca Jungle Trek with Return by Train

Activity provider: Haku Travel E.I.R.L
Multi-day trip

From Cusco: Classic Inca Jungle Trek with Return by Train

Activity provider: Haku Travel E.I.R.L

From US$ 300 per person

Descend over 3000 meters by mountain bike, trek through the jungle, and visit Machu Picchu on this route for true adventures.

About this activity

Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 3 - 4 days
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
• Pickup from hotels and hostels in central Cusco. The local partner will contact you to inform the exact pickup time depending on your location. • Please note, pickups from Airbnb or private apartments are not included. If it is your situation, the local partner will coordinate an alternative pickup location.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Travel to Machupicchu in one of the most adventurous ways
  • Walk along hidden paths and discover the area's natural beauty
  • Trek on of the best alternative routes to get to Machu Picchu
Full description
DAY 1: Cusco - Abra Málaga - Huamanmarca - Santa María or Santa Teresa (overnight depending on option chosen) Pickup from your accommodation in Cusco between 6:00 - 6:30 AM. Transfer to the highest point, Abra Malaga at 4316 meters, from where you will descend by bike for 3 hours, passing streams and vegetation until you reach Huamanmarca. Then, you will be transferred to the town of Santa María, to have a typical lunch and free time to explore plants like Coca and coffee with your guide. You can choose to add on a rafting activity available at an additional cost (Level II, III and IV). If you choose the 3-day option, you will continue the route until you reach the thermal baths of Cocalmayo in Santa Teresa, which have medicinal and therapeutic waters. After relaxing, continue in a 40-minute walk to the town of Santa Teresa where you will overnight in a family lodging. If you choose the 4-day option, you will have free time until dinner time in Santa María, and will overnight. DAY 2 for 4-day option: Santa María - Quellomayo - Termas de Cocalmayo - Santa Teresa Start the hike with a gradual climb for 3 hours. This area is tropical and you will appreciate organic products of different varieties such as coffee, cocoa, avocado and medicinal plants. Along the way you will also appreciate natural attractions such as the "El Velo de Nusta" waterfall, and the highest pass of the day, "Pastogrande", at an altitude of 1900 meters. Stop for lunch at Islayunca. Continue to an unexplored waterfall, then walk 2.5 hours so you can enjoy the hot springs of Cocalmayo in Santa Teresa. After relaxing, continue on a 40-minute walk to the town of Santa Teresa where you will overnight in a family lodging. DAY 2 for 3-day option / DAY 3 for 4-day option: Santa Teresa - Hydroelectric - Aguas Calientes After a typical breakfast, you can choose add on a zip line adventure after. In this case, after the activity, you will be taken by transport to the beginning of the trail to Aguas Calientes at Hydroelectric. If you don't add the zip-lining activity, you will be taken by bus straight to Hydroelectric. Then, start a 3-hour trek along the train tracks through the jungle to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, enjoy lunch. After lunch, your guide will show you to your accommodation. Have dinner in a restaurant and plan with the guide for the next day for Machu Picchu visit. Overnight in Aguas Calientes. DAY 3 for 3-day option / DAY 4 for 4-day option: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo - Cusco Get up early in the morning and 4:30 AM to start the walk towards Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. The steep walk up will last approximately 1.5 hours, and the objective is to witness the sunrise from the Inca citadel and be the first to arrive. The walk up to Machu Picchu requires a fair physical condition - you can also choose add on a bus to Machu Picchu at the checkout, if you don't want to do the walk. Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu and the surrounding sites. Enjoy free time to take photos and look around the citadel. If you chose one of the extra hikes to one of the mountains you will split ways with the group to go by yourself to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain — you can choose to add on these hikes at the checkout. Leave Machu Picchu and return to Aguas Calientes at around 11:30 AM (walking or by bus, depending on what you choose). Once in Aguas Calientes, board your train to Ollantaytambo, and take a minivan from there to Cusco. Be back in Cusco around 9:30 - 10:00 PM. The drop-off will be in San Francisco square in the historic center, near the Plaza de Armas.
  • Transfer by shared car/van from Cusco to Santa Maria and from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • Train Ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (Expedition or Voyager)
  • 2 or 3 breakfasts, 2 or 3 lunches, 2 or 3 dinners (depending on option chosen)
  • 2 or 3 nights accommodation in basic hostel/family lodging
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Professional bilingual guide for entire route
  • Professional bikes with hydraulic brake and Shimano accessories
  • Bike equipment: gloves, 7 or 661 integral helmet, Fox armor, 661 knee pads, Fox elbow pads
  • First-aid kit
  • Breakfast on first day and lunch after the visit to Machu Picchu
  • Bus to Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes or vice versa (can be chosen as an add-on at checkout)
  • Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu hikes (can be chosen as an add-on at checkout)
  • Extra activities such as rafting and zip line (can be chosen as an add-on at checkout)
  • Entrance to the Colcamayo hot springs in Santa Teresa (can be paid on site)
  • Travel health insurance
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries
  • Cash
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Flashlight
  • Daypack

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • When booking, please provide the passport details. This information is required in advance in order to confirm your admission ticket to Machu Picchu
  • This tour offers multiple activities, such as rafting, zip-line, biking and trekking, and is appropriate for all adventurers
  • You can add a bus to or from Machu Picchu as an add-on at checkout, for the tour to be less physically demanding for you. Prices are the same if paid on the spot, so if you are not sure when booking, it's possible to decide on the day of the tour
  • The add-on hikes for Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain are subject to availability. The local partner will contact you in case the option you chose is fully booked to offer an alternative or cancellation
  • In high season tickets of the first shift may not be assured. In this case, you will be provided an alternative schedule, which can also result in a change of itinerary
Customer reviews

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5 /5

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This was an amazing experience! Our guide, Carlos, was excellent and looked after us from start to finish. He took us to other spots throughout the trek and took the time to chat through the history and general knowledge of the different areas. The Accomodation and food was great throughout also. We trekked a special route for Haku Travel and it was beautiful and made the 2nd day. The trekking is that good it’s easy to forget about the activities but they were also excellent. 10/10 and I would definitely recommend. Our group was small also so it felt like we got a much more personal experience than what we would’ve got with another tour provider.

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March 29, 2023

It is a very nice tour with hiking, biking (down hill on a road), rafting and ziplining. I like to walk, but not uphill for 4 days, so this was the perfect alternative for me! You have time to relax between activities and do things at your own time. Only thing that was concerning was the state of the bikes, two of them broke down on the way down (50 kmph).

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March 29, 2023

Hat alles sehr gut funktioniert. Die Aktivitäten, Unterkünfte und Essen waren sehr gut. Wir hatten das Glück nur zu zweit zu sein. Aufgrund der Kurzfristigkeit unserer Buchung hat das Team sein Improvisationstalent unter Beweis stellen können und wir haben uns dadurch zusätzlich auf witzige, spannende und schöne Momente einlassen dürfen / müssen. Wir können den Trip auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen. Aufgrund der Kurzfristigkeit unserer Buchung hat leider die Besteigung des Machu Picchu Mountain nicht geklappt. Die bezahlen Tickets werden uns aber sicherlich noch erstattet. Vielen Dank an Emerson, Antonio und alle anderen.

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March 29, 2023

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