Machu picchu Jungle Lodge Adventure

3Days / 2Nights

 

“Adventure into the past with a hiking, hot springs and exploration of the Peruvian jungle and the ancient city of Machu Picchu”

 


 

 

ITINERARY

Day 1  |  Cusco – Eco Quechua Lodge

6:00 – 6:30 am: Early morning pick-up in your hotel lobby by an Eco Quechua Adventures representative. Transportation service through the amazing Sacred Valley with stops in various archaeological ruins along the way and fantastic photo opportunities. We cross over the 4,316m high Malaga Pass at the base of massive glaciers, arriving in Santa Maria in time for lunch. After, we prepare ourselves for an afternoon hike along the Inca jungle trail, reaching Eco Quechua lodge at the end of the day where you will enjoy a special candlelit dinner in our riverfront restaurant. (L,D)

Day 2   |    Eco Quechua Lodge – Coffee Tour – Llactapata Inca Trail – Eco Quechua Lodge

After an early start and a hearty breakfast, we take our vehicle aprox. 30 minutes to the beginning of the Llactapata Inca Trail. We walk gradual up to the coffee farm where local coffee experts will teach you about sustainable growing practices and coffee’s vital role in Santa Teresa´s social and economic evolution.  After  tasting the result of the plant to cup process, we head up hill for 2-3 hours towards Llactapata pass (2, 700 m/8, 900ft). Where we come upon a distant but quite special view of Machu Picchu from the southwest, one which few tourists ever glimpse. An added value are the Llactapata Ruins, which have recently been restored. Lunch is provided at the check out point, in view of Machu Picchu. We then begin our final descent to the Aobamba River through lush bamboo forests and more orchids and coffee plantations (2-3 hour descent). After, you can head to the hot springs for a well deserved treat after your hard work or simply relax in a hammock at the lodge, listening to the birds and  the  sound of the river, or get a massage.

(Total hiking time: 6-8 hours. Hiking level: moderate to challenging). B/L/D

Day 3   |  Eco Quechua Lodge – Machupicchu – Cusco

After  breakfast you can relax a bit before heading to the station for your train to Aguas Calientes, a short (30 minutes) scenic  train ride  away.

Today is spent exploring the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu with your tour leader. In the afternoon, we return to Aguas Calientes to board the train for our journey back to Cusco. We get off at Ollantaytambo and change to motorised transport arriving into Cusco in the early evening. (Breakfast in your hotel; recommended to purchase a box lunch before heading to Machu Picchu.) B/.
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Your Eco Quechua Lodge To Lodge Adventure Includes:

  • Transportation from Cusco and drop off in Cusco.
  • Eco Quechua Inca Jungle trail trekking tour or ground transportation to the lodge (depending on preference).
  • Service of a bilingual guide (Spanish/English) from day 1 to the last day of the tour.
  • All meals except breakfast on the first day and the last lunch at Aguas Calientes.
  • Your stay at Eco Quechua Lodge
  • Transportation to the Colcamayo (Santa Teresa) hot springs and entrance fee.
  • Llactapata Inca Trail
  • Coffee tour.
  • Guided visit of Machupicchu Sanctuary (includes entrance fee and transportation to the site).
  • Train transportation (Hydroelectric station to Aguas Calientes, and Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo).
  • At the lodge we provide filtered water, local coffee, tea and local organic seasonal fruits free of charge.
  • In an effort to reduce plastic waste on the trail and
    at the lodge we encourage guests to use refillable water bottles. For this purpose we provide an ample supply of the highest-quality filtered water.

Not Included:
Meals not specified, tips, optional tours,other expenses and services not specified on this itinerary.

Packing List

  • Day pack
  • Broken-in hiking boots (sneakers are not suitable)
  • Full rain gear or poncho
  • Lightweight hiking pants (recommended) or shorts
  • Breathable dryfit shirts
  • Comfortable shoes/flip-flops
  • Cold-weather jacket
  • Long-sleeve fleece/sweater
  • hat for sun and bandana
  • Binoculars
  • Headlamp
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable hiking socks (at least 4 pairs)
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • Bathing suit
  • Casual mountain wear for evenings
  • Photo/video cameras and chargers
  • Trekking poles
  • Refillable water bottle (hydration bags are recommended)

Baggage Specifications

PACKAGES_1Please, NO hard suitcases or wheeled bags and / or backpacks (“soft” luggage) are recommended.

We provide a limited amount of hair-dryers at each lodge, due to limited energy supply and environmental concerns.

shampoo and bath gel are provided at the lodge.

Any additional clothing and luggage that you will not be needing on the trek can be stored at your hotel in Cusco.

If you do not have an appropriate sized duffel bag, we can provide a duffel bag on loan at the pre-trek briefing (the night before departure from Cusco).

Please return it to your trip leader after the trek.