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Machu Picchu Jungle Adventure

5 days from $1,226

$92 Deposit

An action-packed mini adventure in Peru!

See iconic Machu Picchu
Trek through the jungle
Experience awesome Peru!
Group size: Varies

Trip Highlights

  • Bike down jungle slopes to Santa Maria village
  • Ride thrilling river rapids on the Urubamba River
  • Get off the beaten track
  • Enjoy a full-day jungle trek to Santa Teresa village
  • Glide through the tree-tops on a zip-lining adventure!
  • Explore legendary Machu Picchu at sunrise!

Trip Summary

Jet over to Peru and enjoy a whirlwind adventure, jam-packed with exciting adrenaline activities! Kicking off in Cusco, this trip includes a 3000m mountain bike descent, a river rapids adventure, an Andes woodland hike and a forest canopy zip-lining experience. Your adventure culminates in sunrise at the legendary Incan site of Machu Picchu. Tour this amazing wonder before heading back to Cusco, where your tour ends!

This is a small group adventure trip and group sizes vary from 1 to 6; this trip does not require a minimum number of travellers to go ahead, as such it is possible that you may be the only traveller on your chosen departure date. 

Independent Travel Style:

This is an independent style trip, rather than a traditional tour, which means you'll have all of your accommodation, all included activities, transfers and more arranged for you, while also having independence to explore South America's amazing cultures! The trip also includes loads of incredible cultural experiences, and unique local guides for different excursions, so you'll be able to dive into the local cultures throughout the trip! You won't have a set group or single guide throughout the full trip, and transfers between destinations will be unguided, but you'll get to meet other like-minded travelers on each included activity, and be given all the information & instructions you'll need before you go.  

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Day 1: Welcome to Peru! Arrive in Cusco

Arrive into Cusco and spend the day relaxing after your flight and exploring the local area. We’ll get together at a pre-departure meeting at our accommodation at 6pm tonight. Then get some shut eye before the adventure begins tomorrow!

Day 2: Cusco to Santa Maria Village

We’ll depart Cusco before 7am and travel to Ollantaytambo for breakfast. We’ll then journey on to the Malaga High Pass, which is 4,350 metres above sea level! Our route back down is by bicycle, and we’ll whizz through the jungle on two wheels, passing archaeological sites, fruit plantations and bubbling rivers. On arrival in Santa Maria village, we’ll embark on an exciting rafting adventure down the Urubamba River. Lunch and dinner included.

Day 3: Trek to Santa Teresa Village

We’ll wake up early today to begin a full-day trek through jungles and mountains. The views are incredible and we’ll meet some super-friendly people along the way. Tonight, we’ll stay in stunning Santa Teresa Village. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 4: Ziplining and Trekking

A thrilling activity awaits us this morning! We’ll climb up into the canopy of the forest and fly through the treetops on a series of zip lines. This afternoon, we’ll trek along the Santa Teresa train line to Aguas Calientes, where we’ll enjoy hot showers and a good night’s sleep! Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 5: Machu Picchu

A very early morning today, as we catch a 5:30am bus to legendary Machu Picchu to see the sunrise. We’ll then take a 2-hour tour of this incredible ancient civilisation with an expert guide. You can then head back to Aguas Calientes in your own time. The rest of the day is free to relax and explore. Tonight, we’ll travel back to Cusco, arriving at about 10:30pm. This trip ends on arrival. Breakfast included.

Please note activities and itineraries are subject to change. 


  • Completely guided tour, with knowledgeable guide
  • 4 nights of accommodation
  • Pre-departure meeting
  • Mountain bike, helmet and gloves
  • River rapids rafting experience
  • Canopy zip-line adventure
  • Machu Picchu visit
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners
  • All transport between included activities
  • 24-hour emergency support

  • Flights
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport transfers
  • Optional Activities
  • Some meals


4 nights of accommodation are included. 1 night will be spent in a mixed dorm hostel in Cusco, 2 nights will be spent in simple guesthouses in Santa Maria and Santa Teresa, and 1 night will be spent in a 3* hotel in Aguas Calientes.

3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners are included on this trip. You will need to purchase the rest of your meals yourself. This is a great chance to experience Peruvian culture by interacting with local people and trying authentic regional food.


Your trip begins with a welcome meeting in Cusco in the evening of day 1 which is your programme start date, please arrange to arrive into Cusco on this date. Your trip will finish in Cusco at approximately 10:30pm on day 5 which is your programme end date, we recommend that you arrange an extra night of accommodation for this day and arrange your onward travel for the day after your programme end date. Contact us for more details.


The minimum age to join this trip is 18. There is no upper age limit, so expect a diverse mix of travellers on this programme.

Group Size
This is a small group adventure trip and group sizes vary from 1 to 6; this trip does not require a minimum number of travellers to go ahead, as such it is possible that you may be the only traveller on your chosen departure date. 

British citizens do not require visas to travel to Peru if they are staying for under 180 days. Visa rules may change, so it is your responsibility to stay up to date with the current visa laws of the countries you are visiting and adhere to them.

Do I Need To Be Physically Fit For This Trip?

This trip requires a moderate level of fitness as it combines hiking days with energetic adventure activities such as mountain biking and zip-lining.

Will I Have To Share A Room?

If you are a solo traveller, you will share a room with another traveller. If you are travelling as a couple, you can request a private room; there may be an additional cost for a private room, please contact us for details.

What Should I Pack?

Some essentials include: waterproofs, hiking boots, warm clothes, sun cream, sunglasses, extra water bottles and swimming costume.

How Many People Will Be On My Trip?

The group size on this trip varies from 1-6, there is no minimum number and the trip will go ahead with just 1 traveller. As such it is possible that you may be the only traveller on your chosen date.


Due to Covid-19, many of our partners and suppliers across the globe are putting in place new procedures and policies regarding health and safety in response to the outbreak. These new measures will adapt and change as the state of travel evolves, and the policies and procedures will vary depending on each trip. Some changes that you may experience on our trips are:

Updated safety & hygiene procedures
Health and safety measures will be adapted by our partners and suppliers, dependent on local laws and restrictions.

Different transport & accommodation
You may find yourself on transport or in accommodation that would not typically be used, such as hostels that are more secluded, or on more private transport. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.

Arrival meetings
Most trips include a meeting on arrival with the guide or local team to discuss the trip, and this is an opportunity for you to ask any questions. You should arrive in time to attend these briefings.

Emergency support 24/7
We have a UK based 24/7 emergency phone line if you have a genuine urgent matter that you need attending.

Knowledgeable & Trained Staff
We can help answer any questions or concerns you may have before you depart. Whilst travelling the guide or local team on our trips are there to help, and to ensure the smooth running of our trips.

Medical care
Should you require medical assistance whilst travelling, the local team or guide will be able to help you get to a point of care. Medical facilities and standards can vary across the glove, so you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place.

Varying group sizes
To begin with, many trips will run with amended group sizes, so you may find smaller groups than would be typical. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.

Whilst there may be changes on our trips, it is vital that you make travelling safer for yourself, your travel companions, the local staff and guides, and the people of the country you are visiting. You should follow all local laws and restrictions, and follow the guidance of the local team. In addition, you can help make travel safer by bringing and using your own face coverings/masks and hand sanitiser, social distance where appropriate, wash your hands frequently, and cover your face when coughing or sneezing.


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