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Inca jungle trail to Machu Picchu – the less traveled hike

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

A great wilderness alternative for those looking to avoid the congested trekking routes or for those looking for an alternative when spaces are not available on the traditional Inca hiking trail.

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Hiking the Inca Jungle Trail to Machu PicchuHiking the Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu

Hiking the Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu

Here is the route for the trek on the Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru.

Day 01: Cusco Santa Maria

Drink coffee and go in the morning – The trip starts from Cusco with a panoramic view of the cityand then way Chinchero / Ollantaytambo. There, take the path on the right bank to rise to an altitude of 4,350 meters above sea level. There you will meet the Open Malaga. Point too mystical where payment is made to land very often.

Finally, after about 2 hours of approximate cycling, You reach the 1430 meter high Santa Maria. This is your first day of rest in a lodge. You are in the middle of a damp forest and are great for its fauna and flora.

Day 02: Santa Maria Santa Teresa

You start the day’s trek, but have an energetic breakfast first. This second day is really impressive! This is where your journey of about seven to eight hours between ups and downs begins. But the interesting thing about this hike for the second day is not only part of the perfectly designed Inca streets, but also one 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. This will make you feel full of satisfaction. Among the fauna such as the parrots, you can find innumerable types of flora such as coca, coffee. Combine this with some wonderful hot springs to relax in after a wonderful walk.

It is a combination of the Inca Trail and forest roads. A good day! Then you reach your final destination of the second day in Santa Teresa (1900 m).

Day 3: Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes

Nature, adventure and adrenaline on the third day hike to Machu Picchu. Enjoy the comfort of trekking in the pleasant climate between 20 and 30 ° C. On this third day of hiking you will be walking for six hours. But full of energetic adrenaline. In addition to crossing landscapes, you’ll also cross other Inca trails, also known as the Path of Nobility. You have the privilege of enjoying a view from the highest point and it is nature’s best gift to turn to Admire the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu in the distance. Arrive in Aguas Calientes where you will settle in your accommodation.

Day 4: Machu Picchu

On your special day, get up very early (4:00 a.m.) and you will Walk to the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu to discover the cloud forest and other dawn natural wonders. Practically most of the day you want to visit the archaeological complex that will make this last day memorable. You can also enjoy the Huayna Picchu mountain (only 400 people allowed per day). Then return to the town of Aguas Calientes, where you can board the train or bus to travel back to Cusco.

You could also spend an extra night in Aguas Calientes to visit Machu Pichu again.

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