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4-Day Machu Picchu Biking and Hiking Tour from Cuzco
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4-Day Machu Picchu Biking and Hiking Tour from Cuzco

By Bamba
About
Make the journey just as impressive as the destination during a 4-day trip to Machu Picchu from Cusco. Suitable for travelers of a moderate fitness level, this action-packed tour features a moderately difficult hike, mountain biking, and the option to upgrade to include white-water rafting and ziplining, making it ideal for thrill seekers.
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$680.00
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Ages 7-77, max of 20 per group
Duration: 4 days
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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Highlights
  • See natural landscapes that most visitors miss on an action-packed tour
  • A guide takes care of all accommodation and transfers so you don't have to
  • Customize your itinerary to include additional activities
  • A good level of fitness is required for this trek

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Cuzco Accommodation Pick-Up
  • Van Cuzco - Malaga High Pass
  • Round Trip Tourist Bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
  • Tourist Train Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo
  • Bus Ollantaytambo - Cuzco
  • Professional Bilingual Guide on trek & Machu Picchu tour
  • 2 nights Basic Guesthouse Accommodation (Santa Maria & Santa Teresa)
  • 1-night 3* Hotel Accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Meals: 3B/3L/3D/3 snacks with typical menus in local restaurants
  • Mountain Biking Equipment (bicycles, helmet and gloves)
  • First Aid Kit & Emergency oxygen bottle
  • Entry/Admission - Aguas Calientes
What's not included
  • Day 1 breakfast and day 4 lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Guide for bus and train transfers (these portions are on your own)
  • Optional Rafting Trip and Canopy Zip-Line
  • Hot Springs Santa Teresa (20 soles)
  • Optional train transfer from hydroelectric station to Aguas Calientes (28 USD)
  • Optional Huayna Picchu Trek (at an extra cost) must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance
  • Optional Machu Picchu Mountain Hike (at an extra cost) must be booked at least 1 week in advance
  • Cuzco Accommodation Drop-off
  • Accommodation in Cuzco
  • Tips (Please remember that tipping is 100% optional and depends entirely on the service you received. It is customary to give tips in Latin America, however it is NOT mandatory. If you do wish to give a tip, these are our recommended guidelines.) Guides: 40-60 soles per guide per trekker
  • Note: In 2017, the Peruvian government may require a trekking permit for the Machu Picchu Jungle Trek. If this is approved, the rates will be around: 133 Soles ($USD 41) Adult and 67 Soles ($USD 22) Student
  • Note: Prices for optional activities are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Please confirm these prices before departing on the trek.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • *Please note that there is a mandatory pre-departure briefing at our Cuzco Headquarters one day prior to departure at 6 PM. You will receive detailed information on your excursion, a list of what to bring and confirm your departure details. Meeting time: 6 PM Bamba Experience is located at: Calle Matara 242, Second Floor. Cuzco, Peru Emergency Contact: Ruth: +51 984 008 440 Sekwanele: +51 961805117
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 11413P35

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
        • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
        • Minimum age is 7 years
        • SUGGESTED PACKING LIST: Bring or Rent in Cuzco: hiking poles, rain pants, rain poncho, trekking boots, sandals, warm socks, sweater, thermals, hat, gloves, sun hat, sun block, sun glasses, flashlight/torch, camera, extra batteries and memory card (there is limited to no electricity available during the trek), waterproof bags for your camera, hand sanitizer, personal first aid kit, water bottle. Bring extra cash for snacks, water, gatorade which doubles or triples in price along the trail. Bathing suit for hot springs in Santa Teresa Village (this activity is available at an additional price).
        • All travellers are required to visit the Cuzco office one day prior to departure for a mandatory briefing on your trek. At this meeting you will receive detailed information on the route, a list of what to bring, confirm your accommodation pick-up for the morning of the trek and be able to ask questions.
        • PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This is a moderately difficult hike, with a few long hiking days combined with multi-sport activities such as mountain biking, river rafting, and/or zip lining. We recommend you to be physically fit for the trip.
        • ACCOMMODATION: Single travelers will share a room with another traveler & Couples will have a private room.
        • Note: Accommodation options are very limited along the trekking route for the first 2 nights in Santa Maria & Santa Teresa villages. Most places have very basic, rustic facilities, rooms often share a bathroom and sometimes do not have hot water. However, we always choose the best available option
        • Monday, Wednesday & Saturday (Daily departures with a group of 4 or more)
        • Important: You must provide the following information upon booking: Full name (exactly as it appears on the passport), Date of Birth, Nationality, Passport Number, Date of Passport Expiry - Must be valid for at least 6 months past the date of travel. Without this information, the local tour operator will be unable to make the booking. Please be aware that your complete and correct passport information must be provided. Absolutely no modifications can be made once your booking has been confirmed. Any changes or discrepancies in the information provided will result in a complete loss of permits and entrance tickets, for which you will be held responsible and will need to pay for again
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • You will have a guide during the trek and on the Machu Picchu tour. However, during your bus and train transfers you will not be accompanied by a guide.
        • If desired, an extra night in Aguas Calientes town can be arranged. (Please let us know whether you would like to stay an extra night when booking your tour.)
        • Brief History of Machu Picchu & Advice: Machu Picchu was (relatively recently) "discovered" by American historian, Hiram Bingham, in 1911 while searching for the legendary "lost city of the Incas". Hiram Bingham and his local guides stumbled across the site which was then covered in thick vegetation which was later cleared revealing the magical mountain-top archaeological site and opening up the possibility for archaeologists to conduct research on the site by 1915. Whether arriving via Inca Trail or entering from Aguas Calientes don't miss the excellent photo opportunities from the following spots: Hut of the Caretaker of the Funerary Rock (a restored building with a thatched roof), Sacred Plaza with views of the Cordillera Vilcabamba in the distance and Rio Urubamba below. Take a short walk out to the Inca Drawbridge (30 minutes) and Inti Punku (45 - 60 minutes) for great views of the site as dawn breaks and the clouds lift over Machu Picchu.
        • DON'T FORGET THE ESSENTIALS: Original passport, visa (if applicable), insurance card, personal medications.
        • Travellers who booked their trip using one passport, then renewed or replaced it afterward, must carry the old passport they used to make the booking or a photocopy with them on the trip.
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

        • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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        • Bamba
          918
          Cusco, Peru
          Joined in June 2011
        • Louisa12345S
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Hike of our Lifes
          Words can't describe how amazing this trip was...The Lares Trek is incredibly beautiful, we were the only hiking group at this point, which felt really special. The route is stunning, we met a lot of very friendly local families on a huge variety of wildlife on the way. The third day we did the Inka Trail, which was much more busy, than Lares, but also super beautiful, the energy there and at Machu Picchu is incredible. The food which was freshly cooked for us by Ivan & Ruddi was sooo delicious, we really did not expect this variety and quality on a hike (thank you guys for taking such great care of us) Also thanks to Jonathan who was our driver and helped with all the setting up, he was super funny and highly professional! The communication with Bamba Travel was amazing, they answered to all of our questions very quickly. Big thanks here to Kwaneli: we rocked up at the agency in Cusco one day before the briefing and she took time to set us down and explain some things, which made us feel so comfortable and very excited for the tour. Now last, but not least to our dear guide Francisco..he has been the best Guide we ever had on any tour!! He is so pure and nice and has an incredible knowledge about the Inkas and gave us so much information about the Quechua communities, traditions, language & philosophy, which we couldn't get enough of. We could tell that he is not just doing his job, he is really speaking from his heart and wanted to share his knowledge with us. He made us all so comfortable and constantly made sure everyone is doing good. Everyone felt very safe hiking with him. He had a question to every answer We were all truly sad that we had to say goodbye and would love to do another tour with him in the future!! Tupananchiskama :)
          Written May 2, 2024
        • 775sondres
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          An amazing experience
          Our guide, porters and chef made our Inca trail experience unforgetable. They took care of us at all times, and provided us everything with we needed. A special thanks to Junior for being an amazing guide, and being so good at educating us about the history! 10/10🙌🏻
          Written April 28, 2024
        • Olav S
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Once in a lifetime experience!
          Awesome experience, good food, Even greater guide. Learned alot! The nature and the trail is a once in a lifetime experience!
          Written April 28, 2024
        • Antonio G
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Lares and Machu Picchu experience
          Once in a life time experience, Francisco made everything amazing. Had a private tour around Lares and Machu Picchu. Flawless experience, would recommend to anyone that is thinking about these experiences. You’ll regret if you don’t! The knowledge and experience that Francisco has is second to none.
          Written April 23, 2024
        • ExperimentJon
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          As much as I’d like to gatekeep this, the 2D Inca Trail is probably the best option for most people
          We had an outstanding time with our guide, Francisco. He was incredibly punctual like a Patek Philippe watch. We are in reasonably good shape and the hike was very moderate with tons of time to take pictures along the way—and whenever we looked tired, Francisco casually stopped to point out the local flora. Our guide was very knowledgeable on the history of the area and funny—really a gem and made the door to door experience a breeze. Highly recommend this 2D tour to anyone who is going to Machu Pichu. It felt far richer than just the tour of the site itself…and without the pain of camping and hiking 4D, if that isn’t your cup of tea. You do need to be able to hike 6-8 hours carrying 2L of water and overnight clothes/electronics but it’s manageable at the moderate altitudes.
          Written April 16, 2024
        • ryannev2023
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing trip
          It was one of the best guided tour I have done in my life and I have done many 😀😀! Francisco is a great guide. He was very good prepared, knew a lot about the machu punch and the Inca trail, but more importantly he was also able to share this in an inspiring and captivative manner. ( and he speaks very good English) He served the different needs of the various group members ( not one size with all), making the hike for all of us what we wanted or needed. The hike and trail are beautiful, not overcrowded, with great views ( and a lot of steps 🤩) We had a great group of porters, who took care of us very well, including 3 delicious meals a day! So if you want to do the Inca trail, there is only one travel agency to go with!!
          Written March 26, 2024
        • 814xank
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Magical Trek to Macchu Picchu
          We had such an incredible experience! What a blessing to have such an amazing guide in Francisco. His knowledge and passion were evident literally every step of the trail! Our porters were the best team and so fun to hang out with. The food was delicious and the vegetarian meals never made me feel left out. Obviously the trek itself was utter magic and the Bamba team made it an even more magical experience than we could have ever imagined!
          Written March 25, 2024
        • 17phoe
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          One of, if not the best experience I have ever done!
          I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a great experience on the Inca trail to Machu Picchu. Junior and John our guides, and the whole chef/porter team were honestly amazing and made the trip great from start to finish. The whole set up was so amazing considering we were hiking on mountains the whole time, from the tents, to the food it was was amazing and we were never left hungry. The daily walking was broken down into enjoyable manageable sections, breaks were taken whenever needed and we visited different Inca sights each day where Junior told us lots of interesting information. If you’re considering booking with Bamba don’t hesitate, they were very professional, safety was always considered and most importantly it was a lot of fun! Thank you to Junior, John and the whole team for making our experience so great.
          Written March 17, 2024
        • Furby076
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A great hiking experience
          We came to hike the Inca trail and it was an amazing experience. It is a very difficult trip, but well worth it. For our trip we had Carlos as our guide. He is a fantastic guy. Polite and helpful. He has a lot of knowledge of the history and culture and his animated explanations made it more exciting. Our chef Alejandro cooked amazing meals. During the trip, while chatting with Carlos, we mentioned we just got married. On our last night they made us home-made chocolate cake to celebrate. How awesome is that, that 1) they could make a cake while camping and 2) he had the ingredients. We never mentioned our marriage when we booked the trip. The food was great and had a lot of variety. They also accommodate special needs (vegetarian, pescatarian, etc) Finally, the porters were amazing. The head porter, Jesus, runs a tight ship and everything is ready to go. Our tents are ready for us, food is timed to come out when we arrive. The trip was hard, but an amazing experience. A few tips 1) when they suggest to get the hiking poles, GET the hiking poles. Just do it. 2) most of this trip are stone "stairs". Some of these "stairs" can be 30 inches high. For sure they are absolutely, not even remotely close, to being uniform. 3) make sure to have 100% waterproof gear (goretex), altitude medicine (before you arrive to Cusco), and layers.
          Written March 12, 2024
        • victoriabG9750VS
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best hike ever!
          Me and my friends had the absolute best time during this inka trail. We went in the rainy-season, so we were expecting quite heavy rain, but we were really lucky, only the second day it was raining, the rest it was shadow/sun. Our tour guide and the assistant guide - Junior and his brother John - was the best guides we could ever hope for. So intelligent, interessted in his job, friendly and funny. We were also lucky enough to make great friends along the way. Saynom-the head chef-made us delicious peruvian three-course lunch and dinners every day-you won’t go hungry. 11/10 experience, would recommend to everyone!
          Written March 10, 2024
        • jonasfjerhad
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing time with great people and wonderful nature
          I had an amazing time with Junior and the entire team. His fun spirit and knowledge about everything from Inca culture to the ecosystem made this trip wonderful. The food was amazing and the team were incredible helpful and positive. I fully recommend Junior, John and Cenon. 10/10
          Written March 10, 2024
        • lukaskH5100EU
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic experience
          Unforgettable experience. The highlight of our trip to Peru by far. For any nature lovers who don’t mind sleeping in a tent in the cloud forest I will most certainly recommended this trail. Great deal of knowledge and passion about Incas culture from our guide who spoke fluent English. And the food that we’ve been served 3x a day!! Wow!! That could as well be the only reason to do this trek again 😊
          Written February 15, 2024
        • MeganSobczyk
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          What a treat!
          We had wonderful time with our guide Cesar and his team of porters! We were well looked after and we’ve learnt so much about the history of the Incas and the Inca Trail. Experience to be remembered, highly recommended!
          Written February 15, 2024
        • elizabethmoragp
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Inca trail!
          Amazing trip! So beautiful! Cesar was an amazing guide, very knowledgeable about the incas and very friendly. The porters and chef were amazing too as was the food! Definitely recommend!
          Written February 14, 2024
        • marikd2024
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best Machu Picchu IncaTrail in town
          It was a great experience with the great guide Cesar! It was a great trail to hike, with several amazing Inca sites on the route. Our guide knows a lot of these sites and we had time to make pictures, ask questions and rest from the hike. Other groups had like 10 minutes and then they had to go on already, some people of these groups doesn’t look happy and it was hard for them. Our guide was excellent as he waited for us and took the time (safety first). I definitively would recommend this company!
          Written February 13, 2024
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        Ben T
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Had an amazing jungle trek to machu picchu. Our guide cesar was very knowledgeable and was great fun. The trek took us on many activities which all ran smoothly and offered opportunities to try new things alongside the rewarding treks!
        Written June 27, 2018
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        Shane B
        8 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Just finished the trek. It was a fantastic few days. The biking, rafting and zip-lining was excellent. Not a huge fan fan of hiking but that was enjoyable. Our guide JC was brilliant, very friendly and knowledgeable. The food and accomadation was very good throughout. I'd recommend this 4 day experience to anybody!!!!
        Written June 12, 2018
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        Jakob E
        Cologne, Germany1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Did the trek with Junior. It was great!
        The trek is physically not too challenging, the activities are lots of fun, nature and the views are awesome. Junior, our guide, was top-notch! Someone you feel safe with, learn a lot and have a bunch of fun. Thanks. Would do it again.
        Written December 22, 2017
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        Emellyrd
        1 contribution
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        Jan 2019 • Friends
        I did the Inca Jungle with Bamba and our guide was Chino who did great job with a lot of activities in this 4 days of full adventure he was very informative and patient with the group wich help us a lot. He was passionate for his job, the organization of the activities was excellent we didn't expect that service, good food, good accommodations, thanks so much Chino and Bamba in general for great experience.
        Written February 17, 2019
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        khalil
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        May 2019 • Friends
        great guide, fed on the way, hike, bike, lots of walking, lots of uphill and some downhill, ziplining, white water rafting. highly recommended for those who are adventurous
        Written June 13, 2019
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        Hey there, Thanks for leaving your review! It's great to hear you had such a fun experience and we really hope you'll travel with us again. Cheers, Conci Happiness Delivery Agent
        Written June 27, 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Rachel M
        Hamilton, UK12 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The jungle tour was a great way for me and my boyfriend to experience Machu Picchu. We like hiking at home in Scotland but also a mix of activities. This was the perfect trip for us. The mountain biking was exhilarating, different to what I expected. The zip lining was really exciting and lasted over 6 lines, rock climbing and a suspension bridge which made it a great morning. The hiking was tough but rewarding, you get your own time with the Inca Trail so feel a part of it all. Hot springs at the end of the day help out sore feet (they are not roasting hot). One thing, don’t expect a hot shower until your last night, you appreciate it even more!
        Vidal was passionate, experienced and knowledgable. He clearly feels a connection with the history of Inca culture and his ancestry. One last thing... we pray to the sun, the mountains and the Mother Earth that if you do the trip you have as good a time as we did. 🍁
        Thank you!
        Written July 24, 2018
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        Janine H
        7 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        We fully recommend this tour. Junior was our guide and he did a fantastic job of keeping us safe but making sure it was an adventure to never forget.
        We biked, hiked and gazed upon magnificent scenery. Junior, with his fantastic English and sense of humor kept us entertained all four days.
        The food was also excellent, every meal
        Written January 15, 2018
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        Dear Janine, Thank you for choosing to travel with us and taking your time to share your kind comments, it helps us to know that we are in the right way. =) Junior is one of our best guides and knows that he helped you to have a safe but unforgettable adventure makes us even proud of his work. We take the opportunity to thank him for his knowledge and professionalism. It is amazing what our cookers do in the middle of the jungle, right?! =D We are incredibly happy to know that you enjoyed your time here in Cusco and we truly hope to see you soon in another incredible adventure with us! All of us from Bamba wish you an amazing day. Cheers! Conceição De Camillis
        Written November 15, 2018
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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