This adventure will leave you wanting more!
Minimum Age: 12 Year(s)
The Inca Amazon trail is one of the most important trails for food supply and transfer of the sacred coca leaves, which are considered important in their daily lives. This trail connects Machu Picchu with the rainforest of Vilcabamba, which was the last capital city of the Incas. This trail has also been used as one of the most important commercial trade trails between the Incas and the people form the rainforest. As we know they never have been enemies, they kept a commercial trade between them. This is not just an alternative Inca Trail trek. You will have the experience of hiking as our ancient people did.
Day 1: Cusco â€“ Ollantaytambo â€“ Abra Malaga â€“ Humanmarca
Today you will be collected from your hotel early in the morning (07:00) by your guide; you will drive out of the city into the Sacred Valley of the Incas towards Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival at Ollantaytambo (08:30 approx) you will break for a fulfilling breakfast before continuing by road to Abra Malaga, the starting point for your trek. On arrival at Abra Malaga (4,316m) you will have some time to enjoy the breathtaking view of Apu Veronica while you are introduced to your trekking guide.
Day 2: Santa Rosa â€“ Santa Teresa trekking
Today you will wake to the myriad sounds of the forest, starting early you will be able to enjoy some of the finest indigenous coffee at the campsite before preparing for the start of the days trekking. Leaving the camp you will trek further into the cloud forest with your guide who will highlight some of the interesting features of the flora and fauna along the trail. The trail from the camp will take you through tropical forest and past a plantation; your guide will encourage you to try some of the tasty tropical fruit as you pass the many fruits bearing trees found here. After a short while, you will reach the trail that the ancient jungle tribes used to trade with the Incas at Machu Picchu. The trail ascends the mountain to the House of the Monkey where you will be treated to a spectacular view of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. From here the trail takes a snaking path along the side of the valley ascending and descending ancient stone steps and crossing short flat sections until you reach the home of a local family where you will break for lunch.
Day 3: Colcamayo â€“ Lucmabamba â€“ Aguas Calientes
Today you will have an early start once again, made easier by the fresh coffee and opportunity to take a dip in the thermal baths once again. Once you have taken breakfast at the camp, you will prepare for the next leg of your journey, private transfer to Lucmabamba. You will board the vehicle and take the hour long drive to Lucmabamba where you will intersect the Incan Jungle trail. Here you will disembark the vehicle and begin the days trekking.
Day 4: Aguas Calientes â€“ Machu Picchu â€“ Ollantaytambo â€“ Cusco
Today you will wake to the sound of the river that flows through the town; you will wake early (05:30) to ensure that you are among the first visitors of the day. Leaving the town of Aguas Calientes you will take to the path that leads to the citadel, winding up the mountain this trail will bring you to the gates of these ancient ruins. On arrival at the gates your guide will assist you in passing through the check point as quickly as possible before leading you on a two to three hour guided tour of the site.