Cola de Mono Canopy is located 2km from the town of Santa teresa, in the Sacsara Valley. It is approximately 15km from Machu Picchu town.
Santa Teresa, is the axis of several important routes leading to Machu Picchu. Therefore, you can visit us on your way to or from Macchu Picchu. Also, if you are doing the Inka Jungle Trail with an agency, make sure to let them know that you want to include the Cola de Mono Canopy (a lot of agencies offer it as an additional).
Latitud: 13° 8’28.70″S
How do I get there?
By private car from Cusco
We can coordinate a private Car from Cusco if requested. The drive takes about 5 hours and the price varies with the number of people.
By train from Cusco
Take a colectivo taxi from the station in Calle Pavitos in Cuzco to Ollantaytambo train station (approx. 1 ½ hours.) From here, the train to Aguas Calientes takes about 2 ½ hours. Depending on which train you catch, you can either stay on the same train to continue to the Hydroelectic station, or change train in Aguas Calientes. The trip from Aguas Calientes to the Hydroelectic station takes about one hour.
On arrival at the Hydroelectric station, take a colectivo taxi to the town of Santa Teresa or directly to the Canopy’s basecamp, which is reached via a signposted turnoff just before you enter Santa Teresa. The trip from the station to the Canopy or to Santa Teresa takes about half an hour.
Also you can contact us and we can coordinate a private car to take you from hidro station to Cola de Mono directly.
By road from Cusco
Take a bus from the Santiago terminal in Cusco, through Ollantaytambo and Málaga pass, over 4300m above sea level, then descending to Santa Teresa. The trip takes about 5 ½ hours.
How do I get back to Cusco?
By private car from Santa Teresa
We can coordinate a private Car back to Cusco if requested. The drive takes about 5 hours and the price varies with the number of people.
By train from the hydroelectric station
Take a collective taxi from Santa Teresa to the Hydroelectric station, and take the train to Aguas Calientes. Buy your train ticket in advance in Santa Teresa – tickets aren’t sold at the station. Trains for Peruvians depart at 8:30 am and 4:35 pm, and for foreigners at 4:35 p.m. Depending on which train you catch, you can either stay on the same train to continue to Ollantaytambo, or change train in Aguas Calientes. The ride from the Hydroelectric station to Aguas Calientes takes an hour. From here, take the train to Ollantaytambo (about 2 ½ hours). From Ollantaytambo you can take a collective taxi to the city of Cusco.
By road from Santa Teresa
Take a collectivo taxi to Santa Maria, one hour away. From Santa Maria, various forms of public transport leave for Cusco every hour. The journey takes around 5 ½ hours.