Machu Picchu Lodge To Lodge Adventure Packing List
Three, Four or more Day Eco Quechua Adventure
The following is a list of tips that will assist you in planning what to pack for your stay with us. We would like to thank you for visiting the Eco Quechua Lodge and we truly hope to provide you with the most enjoyable experience in our tropical forest Lodge. Our staff is at your service and will be more than happy to answer any question.
How long does it take to get to the Inca Jungle trail hike or river put in?
It will take between 4/2 to 5 hours of driving time to reach the Inca Jungle trail hike or the river put in. We stop for about 40 minutes in route for a Coffee break. Please remember to indícate us within at least 72 hours of your pick up and drop off place.
Who can participate in the activities? Any person who is physically ﬁtted to do soft adventure activities such as whitewater rafting, ziplining tours, hiking… etc. The minimum age to participate in our white whitewater rafting trips is 12 years old. Persons with heart diseases, recent surgeries, pregnant women, or people who are not physically or mentally ﬁtted for this type of activity will not be able to participate in our adventure trips.
Are our lodge facilities non-smoking?
Yes. In accordance with Peruvian law Eco Quechua Lodge is a smoke-free establishment so smoking is not permitted at our lodge.
Is internet service available at the lodge?
Yes, we have free WIFI available in public areas, however, due to our remoteness, the internet connection might go offline suddenly.
Should I bring my personal reﬁllable bottle?
Reﬁll It, Support the Planet
Yes, please. Eco Quechua Lodge contributes to reducing the number of disposable water bottles by using only reﬁllable bottles. If you forgot to bring your bottle you may purchase one at the lodge for an additional cost. We do not sell bottled water at the lodge.
Are alcoholic beverages included?
A superior selection of wines may be purchased with lunch or evening meáis. Additionally, our mezzanine bar. We have a menu of cocktails for an additional charge.
Are mosquitoes and bugs a problem?
We have had very few complaints about bugs from our guests. Our rooms are well-screened, so the important thing is to keep your
room door closed at all times. For late afternoon outings or hikes into the forest, we highly recommend a good dousing of insect repellant.
Should I be concerned about malaria?
The short answer is no. Although the MINSA (National Ministry of health)) does list certain provinces of Peru as posing a possible malaria risk, the truth of the matter is that these are isolated outbreaks occurring in areas far from tourist trafﬁc. We strongly recommend you follow your physician's advice in this matter - but as far as we know, in recent years no tourist has contracted malaria in Santa Teresa district.
Do you require vaccination to visit Peru?
If you are traveling from outside Peru, please consider that you may require vaccination against some diseases found in other parts of the world. There is no risk of yellow fever in Peru, although the Peruvian government requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with a risk of yellow fever. We recommend asking your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.
Should I bring cash to pay for extras?
Yes, please. Payment with VISA is not always available, therefore it is recommendable to bring cash to pay for additional services such as tours, spa treatments, and liquor.
What activities are available at the lodge?
We have 7 unique experiences at Eco Quechua Lodge: Human Marca archeological site, Inca Jungle Hike, Hot Springs, Bird-Watching, Coffee Tour. Llactapata trail & Hidden Waterfall Hike, Machu Picchu Tour.
You can also relax at our Sacsara Spa and enjoy unique dining settings
Do you offer ground transportation to the lodge?
Yes, we do. In fact, you can choose from a range of options that include entry and departure by land, train as well as a combination of car and river transport (additional fee).
Can I get to the Eco Quechua Lodge by car, train, or public transportation?
Yes, you can.
From Aguas Calientes formally called (Machu Picchu pueblo)
By train: (Important buy your tickets 4 to 2 hours in advance)
This is in our opinion the easiest way to get to Santa Teresa. Catch the 35-minute Peru Rail train from the town of Aguas Calientes (Also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo) to the
Train times are as follows:
Aguas Calientes – Hidroelectrica by Peru Rail Expedition Service.
Departs: 06.35 Cost: US$34p/p
Departs: 12.35 Cost: US$34p/p
Departs: 13.35 Cost: US$34p/p
Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes by Peru Rail Vistadome Service.
Departs: 07.54 Cost: US$34p/p
Departs: 14:54 Cost: US$34p/p
Departs: 16:30 Cost: US$34p/p
When you arrive at the Hidroelectrica train station you can take a colectivo (mini-bus) to the Eco Quechua Lodge located at Saucepampa, Sector Sondormocco, Santa Teresa Distr. (approx. a 20-minute drive away) or you can hire a taxi when you arrive.
Follow the same route to return from Santa Teresa to Aguas Calientes but make
sure to buy your ticket in advance in either Santa Teresa or Aguas Calientes.
BY FOOT FROM MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO:
Follow the way near the train tracks out of Aguas Calientes towards the Hidroelectrica station. This route involves a 13km hike.
out of the train rail and takes between 2.5 and 3 hours
Make sure to stay aware at all times as trains do use these tracks.
When you arrive at the Hidroelectrica train station you can take a colectivo (mini-bus)to Eco Quechua Lodge (approx. a 20-minute drive away) or you can hire a taxi when you arrive.
Follow the same route to return from Santa Teresa to Aguas Calientes. by
This is longer, more adventurous, and deﬁnitely worth it. Hiring a taxi to take you from Cusco directly to Santa Teresa.
Approximately 4 hours from Ollantaytambo (S/.150 p/p Approx. US$50 p/p
) and 6 hours from Cusco. Cost S/.216 p/p Approx. US$. 65 p/p. Include stops in the lookout points.
Recommended Hiking clothing and equipment list
Three / Four or more Day Eco Quechua Adventure
- Day pack
- Hiking boots (sneakers are not suitable)
- Full rain gear or poncho
- Lightweight hiking pants (recommended) or shorts
- Breathable dryﬁt shirts
- Comfortable shoes/ﬂip-ﬂops
- Cold-weather jacket
- Long-sleeve ﬂeece/sweater hat for sun and bandana
- Comfortable hiking socks (at least 4 pairs)
- Bathing suit
- Casual mountain wear for evenings Photo/video cameras and chargers
- Trekking poles
- Reﬁllable water bottle (hydration bags are recommended)
Please, NO hard suitcases or wheeled bags and/or backpacks ("soft" luggage) are recommended.
We provide a limited amount of hair dryers at the lodge, due to limited energy supply and environmental concerns.
shampoo and bath gel are provided at the lodge.
Any additional clothing and luggage that you will not be needing on the trek can be stored at your hotel in Cusco.
If you do not have an appropriate-sized duffel bag, we can provide a duffel bag on loan at the pre-trek brieﬁng (the night before departure from Cusco). Please return it to your trip leader after the trek.