INKA JUNGLE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Inka Jungle tour?
The tour Inka Jungle is a tour of four days that allows you to travel with travelers from other countries walk an ancient Inca circuit performing adventure sports and experiential tourism, and includes access to Machu Picchu including alternate mountains: "Old Mountain" or "Huaynapicchu" (according to availability).
It is the adventure tour for excellence in Cusco, combines adventure sports like biking (mountain bike), rafting (boating), zipline (zip line) and trekking (walk) for 4 days to reach Machu Picchu, through beautiful landscapes , snowcapped mountains, valleys and forests abounding.
The tour requires a minimum acceptable physical condition but especially a few nerves because it includes downhill (descent) cycling, canoeing on the Urubamba river, rope sliding and hiking trails horseshoe. The Inka Jungle tour unlike other as the Inca Trail, Salkantay Trekking or Choquequirao Trek, is not so demanding and is geared to travelers of any age but with a spirit of adventure.
The groups are formed without restriction of nationality, age, and are between 10 to 12 per group (average). During the tour there is one high point, the “abra” (step) from Malaga to 4350 m.s.n.m., arriving by bus and from where begins the downhill biking (only in dry season).
The tour lasts for 4 days and 3 nights, although it can also be done in 3 days (for the same price) but in this case overrides the second day (walk) crossing of the original Inca trail. The Inka Jungle tour starts around 6:30 am (approximately) and therefore requires participants to ensure and confirm their presence in Cusco at least one day before. The return to Cusco is scheduled for the afternoon or evening, depending on the chosen package.
Can I book Inca Jungle without a passport?
Sudamerica travelers can book with their ID and must present when entering Machu Picchu. Tourists from other countries will have to book and present their passport to tourist attractions. It is noteworthy that must present the same document with which they made their reservation.
What is the best time of year to do the tour?
The best time for any tourism in Cusco is from late March to late November. This is the peak tourist season (no rain) and therefore recommend booking on average three (3) months in advance.
What is the average age of the participants?
Most participants are young people from different parts of the world and on average 25 years. But there are also travelers of all ages who do the tour without problems, from the very young (15 years) to adults between 40 and 60 years.
Does inka jungle tour is done throughout the year?
It is open 7 days a week, every day of the month, including holidays; but between January and March (rainy season) the Inca Jungle tour may be altered route, sudden drastic cancellations and schedule changes and mode of transport. All this because the safety of participants is a priority.
What should I bring on the tour?
It depends on the season. For high season (April to November) there is very hot during the day, so we recommend bringing light clothing for some sections of the tour. Also bring some clothes to keep warm during the beginning and end of the route (Cusco) as Cusco is located at a higher altitude and cold in the mornings and evenings. Instead, after the first hours and toward the jungle, you can feel a warm climate and light clothing is recommended but covering most of the body to prevent insect bites. Waterproof rainy season (December to March) or windbreaker clothing are essential.
Good hiking shoes that allow walking many hours continuously without damaging the feet and protect your feet wet and difficult for some sections (Goretex).
- Toilet paper
- Moist towelettes and / or liquid soap
- Sunscreen (cream) and lip balm
- Sunglasses with sunscreen
- Insect repellent
- Camera or video
- Set batteries or batteries
- 1 spool of thread
- Rain Cover for your backpack
- Small inflatable pillow
- Small Knife
- Small mirror
Do you need good physical condition for the tour?
It is recommended to be suitable for hiking for more than 6 continuous hours, also have practice in handling bike (downhill) is the minimum recommended. In case you do not have experience handling bike you can coordinate with the guide to avoid this sport and can accompany the group from the bus accompanying the first tranche. You can also request bicycling only the last part of the route (safer).
Can I buy food and water during the journey?
Yes, in some sections of the road you can buy bottled water, snacks and seasonal fruits, but of course at a somewhat higher price than is in the city of Cusco.
What kind of food will have on the tour?
Food based on typical dishes of Peruvian cuisine. Fruits like apples, oranges, peaches, tangerines, avocados, bananas. It also offers alternatives for vegetarians and coeliacs (to coordinate the prior with tour guide at the beginning).
How and where are the bathrooms along the tour?
Usually lunch and dinner hours we will be lodging with conventional bathrooms. If you feel the need to go to the bathroom being in full walk, then you should go for a moment off the way, look for a suitable and safe place (away from cliffs and streams), make a hole to deposit feces, then cover with soil and / or stones and collect the paper used in a bag and then deposit it in the trash.
What kind of pack need to pair this tour?
For this trip it is recommended to carry a backpack of 25-60 liter clothing required only for 4 days tour. Other luggage must be left in your hotel / hostel in Cusco otherwise may be left in our office. It is important to take only what is necessary for the 4-day trip as during the trek (2nd and 3rd day) have to carry our backpacks.
We use accommodation or camp?
Our package includes 3 nights accommodation.
- The 1st night we will stay in bedrooms for maximum 4 people per room. It includes a private bathroom and cold shower.
- The 2nd night we will have bedrooms for 4 persons per room includes a private bathroom and hot shower.
- The 3rd night we will have double and triple rooms includes a private bathroom, hot shower and Wi-Fi.
- Note: private rooms required for the first or second night you can apply at our office before starting the tour.
Do I need to have enough experience to biking?
On this tour we have a total of 3 hours in 95% downhill bike on a paved road which makes this tour uncomplicated. That is only need a intermediate experience.
How I can access the mountain Huayna Picchu or Machupicchu?
To climb some of these mountains reserve a ticket in advance is required. Huaynapicchu has an extra cost of USD $ 15 per person and reservations are recommended 3 or 4 months in advance. Machu Picchu mountain has an extra cost of USD $ 10 per person and reservations are recommended with 1 or 2 months in advance. Want to book one of the 2 mountains contact our reservations area.
How is the weather during the tour?
The first two hours (bike ride) will be cold as we will be at a high altitude, after this small section and for the rest of our tour the weather will be hot and humid (even overnight) the temperature in the morning it goes 18 to 25 degrees (up to 30 ° in the months of June, July and August) at night the temperature is 10 ° min and Max 18º, so it is recommended to wear light clothing.
What payment methods can I use?
You can make a deposit on website to confirm reservation (it is important to confirm space available before making the deposit). The balance will be paid in our office in the city of Cusco, this payment can be made in soles or dollars (no credit cards accepted).
Beware: on certain occasions will not be necessary to make the deposit, the agency will communicate if the deposit is necessary or not at the time of booking.
How I can return to Cusco at the end of the tour?
Train: to return by train there are two options from Machu Picchu Pueblo to Cusco (average 04 hours), and the other option of Machu Picchu Pueblo to Ollantaytambo (average 02 hours). Here we arrange minivan to transfer you back to your hotel in Cusco (average 02 hours). Price of train tickets varies according to its schedule.
All our adventure packages to Machu Picchu as Lares Trek, Salkantay Trek, Inca trail includes train tickets. You can reserve this trail with us on our web site :RESERVE