An Adrenaline Filled Adventure Through The Jungles Of Andes To Machu Picchu
Cycle from Abra Malaga Pass that stands at 4,316m down a mountain
Discover the beautiful archeological city of Ollantaytambo that is tucked in the Sacred Valley
Trek through the jungle region of the Peruvian Andes while seeing coffee and fruit plantations
Relax in the Cocalmayo natural hot springs that offer stunning views of the Urubamba River and the mountains
Zip line through the natural beauty in the Peruvian Andes
Have an adrenalin filled experience by river rafting in the Urubamba River
If you are traveling to Cusco from anywhere outside of Peru, you will have to transit through Lima. Lima has direct connections with major cities in the USA and Canada through Delta, United, American, LATAM, Air Canada and with Europe through KLM, Air France, British Airways, Iberia and LATAM. From …
If you are traveling to Cusco from anywhere outside of Peru, you will have to transit through Lima. Lima has direct connections with major cities in the USA and Canada through Delta, United, American, LATAM, Air Canada and with Europe through KLM, Air France, British Airways, Iberia and LATAM. From other Latin American countries, LATAM and Avianca offer good connections. Cusco is very well connected with Lima by air with ~40 daily flights operated by LATAM and Sky Airlines Peru. The flight takes ~90 minutes and is typically priced at USD ~60.
An Airport Express bus (typical fare USD ~8 one way) connects Lima city centre with Jorge Chávez Airport in regular intervals, from 06:00 to 22:00 hours. Taxis cost USD ~15 one way. From Cusco airport to city centre, taxis are the best option (typical fare USD 3.5 - 5). We recommend established cab companies only. Lima to Cusco by bus is not a good option as it’s a long (~1100km), mountainous route and takes ~24 hours. From Arequippa you can take a bus to Cusco which typically takes 10.5 hours to cover ~512km and the fare is in the range of USD 15-30.
This adventure attracts adrenalin seekers who are looking to do extreme sports such as mountain biking, zip lining, and river rafting while hiking to Machu Picchu. The Inca Jungle trail is unique for combining visiting historical sites with exploring the natural beauty of the Andes as it passes through the Jungle portion of the Andes.
Key considerations before departing on the Inca Jungle Trail are packing for the weather and acclimatizing to the high altitudes of Peruvian Andes. The trek leads hikers through the jungle region of the Andes. This micro climate could have many insects and it is important to bring a repellent. This trek also has the option to visit hot springs and go river rafting, hence bringing a bathing suit is essential. Even though the majority of the hike is not at a very high altitude, biking down from Abra Malaga Pass at 4,316 for a few hours could cause some adventurers to experience altitude sickness. It is best to acclimatize to the high altitudes by spending a couple of days in the city of Cusco prior to embarking on the Inca Jungle Trail trek.
At present Cusco is a safe city with limited or no criminal activities. Local population is generally friendly and police are cordial to deal with. It is however recommended that you keep your belongings safe. - Police: Tourist Police of Peru, known as DIRTUR (Directorate of Tourism and Ecology) is located in the Túpac Amaru square in the Wanchaq district of Cusco - Emergency Numbers: Emergency Central – 105, Fire Station – 116, Medical Emergencies – 117 - Hospitals (Attention for accidents and sickness, general practice intern and all emergencies) Antonio Lorena Hospital Address: Plazoleta Belén 1358. Emergency: Telephone: 22-6511. Telephones: 22-6511 / 22-9616 / 24-5218. Hospital Regional Del Cusco Address: Av. de la Cultura s/n. Emergency: Telephone: 22-3691 Telephones: 51-84-227661 / 23-1131 - Medical Clinics (for sickness, certain emergencies and accidents) Essalud Clinic - Add: Av. Anselmo Alvarez s/n, Ph: 51-84-234724 Clinic Centro Médico Pardo - Add: Av. de la Cultura 710, Ph: 62-4186 Clinic Cusco - Add: Av. Los Inkas 1012, Emergency: 65-0162 / 22-3190, Ph: 51-84-240645 Clinic Panamericana - Add: Av. de la Infancia 508 - Wanchaq, Emergency: 65-1888, Ph: 51-84-249494 Clinic Paredes - Add: Lechugal Street 405, Ph: 51-84-225265
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