Trip to Machu Picchu through the Salkantay trek

8 Days City Tour Hiking BT013

Information

This trip and hike is basically for travelers who were NOT able to get the entrance to the Inca Trail at the time, it comes combined with daily tours such as City tour in Cusco, Sacred valley and Tour to Maras moray & Salt mines. Salkantay or Salkantay (In Quechua) is the highest peak of the Vilcabamba mountain range, part of the Peruvian Andes. It is located in the Cusco Region, about 60 km (40 mi) west - northwest of the city of Cusco.

It is the 38th highest peak in the Andes, and the twelfth highest in Peru. However, as a range highpoint in deeply incised terrain, it is the second most topographically prominent peak in the country, after Huascaran. Salcantay`s proximity to Machu Picchu makes trekking around it an alternative to the oversubscribed Inca Trail this is known as the Salkantay trek.

Book this wonderful and fascinating hike and join us!!

Important note: Due to the high demand and limit of entrances to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Montaña even to MACHU PICCHU, we strongly recommend you book in advance before sold out... There are only 400 entrances per day, this climbing depends much of weather conditions especially from January to March is not recommendable for rainy season (Cost for entrance to Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Montaña US$ 15 each

Trip Highlights

  • Discover the most attractive sites of Cusco city
  • Share your experience with the Andean people along your Sacred valley
  • Explore the terracing in Maras Moray and salt Mines
  • Be one of the luckiest trekker on the 5 Days Salkantay
  • Visit the spectacular Incan ruins and archaeological sites along the way
  • Embark on the adventure of a lifetime and spend 5 Days trekking the famous Salkantay hike
  • Explore the spectacular Sacred site of Machu Picchu and scale the mountains that rise above the clouds
  • Visit the ancient ruins of the Incas on this remarkable tour
  • Spend the 5 glorious days and 4 nights trekking along the breathtaking Salkantay hike
  • Climb the Ancient stone steps of the trail, weaving between the switchbacks of the staggering mountains
  • Be one of the first to arrive at Machu Picchu at sunrise
  • Be one the explorers into the wonder of the world, Machu Picchu
  • Climb the staggering mountain and rise to peaks that rest above the clouds
  • Be one of the first hikers to climb to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Montaña
  • Enjoy a beautiful journey by train Machu Picchu - Cusco
  • Enjoy our delicious and tasty Peruvian food
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  • Place of Departure
    Cusco - Cusco - Cusco

Itinerary

  • 1
    Arrival to Cusco & Private City tour (Tambomachay / Pucapucara / Qenqo / Saqsayhuamán / Cathedral & Qoricancha)

    Upon your arrival to the airport of Cusco (Your flight details: to be confirmed in advance) our tour guide and representative will be waiting for you with an small board written your names and then you will be transferred to our office to get further information about your trip and get some COCA tea which will help you to avoid the altitude sickness.. 


    At 1:00 or 2 pm, you will start with this famous traditional tour involves the visits, first 

    Tambomachay (Temple of the Water) a center of adoration and worship of water. 

    Puca Pucara (Reddish place) that was used as a military control center...

    Q`enqo (Labyrinth) A religious center dedicated to the adoration.

    Saqsayhuamán (Majestic place with impressive works in stone which some up to 120 tons)

    Main Cathedral (Marvel of the religious) 

    The Koricancha (Temple of the sun) afternoon, you will be drop off to your Hotel in Cusco. 

    Optional visits to: 

    San Blas area or Barrio de San Blas, one of Cusco's oldest neighborhoods. 

    Inca Museum installed in the Admiral's House, an important monument of colonial architecture. The museum keeps the main Inca archaeological collection in Peru Inca culture that reflects and other archaeological cultures of the region of Cusco. 

    San Pedro Market (One`s of the Biggest market of Cusco) On the walk to it you’ll generally notice more and more street vendors and ladies in traditional dress sitting on the side of the streets selling nuts, popcorn and other small bags of dried foods. You’ll spot more and more local shops (tiendas) selling the most random of things all in the one tienda. If you’re looking for an alpaca jumper, a freshly made juice, a bag of nectarines, some plantains to fry, buttifaras (ham sandwiches served on French bread) or some cheesy gifts for your parents or friends back home you’re definitely on your way to the right place!. (Meals on your own)

    Normal

    City Tour

    10H

    Conventional

    3 Star

    Van

  • 2
    Private tour to the Sacred Valley - Zoo of Cochahuasi - Alpaca Farm - Pisac market & Ruins - Urubamba - Tour to Maras Moray and Salt Mines - Ollantaytambo & Cusco (B - Buffet lunch)

    At 8:00am, you will be picked up from your Hotel by our English speaking guide to start with the lovely tour to the Sacred valley or if you arrive to the airport around 9 am, our guide will be waiting for you holding an small board, written your names and then, you will be transferred to our office to get further information about the trip and pay the remainder balance while you will be informed, our staff will served you COCA tea to avoid the altitude sickness. At the appropriate time, you start with this lovely Sacred Valley (great option to acclimatize) the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, where you'll board our private coach for a drive to the Sacred Valley. This mountainous region of Peru offers mystical awe-inspiring sights to discover...The tour includes the visits the small zoo of Cochahuasi where you can observe the flight of the CONDOR`S, Andean pumas, fox, deer’s, parrots, macaws and variety of animals and birds and then you will visit Awanancha or (Alpaca farm) which is a weaving center with the goal to keep alive the traditional textile arts. Here you can see four members of the camelids family – llama, alpacas, vicunas and guanacos. Alpaca have thick wool and is the most commonly used while the vicunas are small and delicate with fur considered the finest. You can meet these fours camelids, learn about the harvesting of the different wools and the natural dying techniques and have change to see native weavers from different areas showing their weaving style and dress afterwards, we continue with visit to the Andean native markets and ruins of Pisac .This mountainous region of Peru offers mystical awe-inspiring sights to discover... along with farms and villages that welcome you with a taste of daily life. Enjoy a tasty BUFFET lunch for at the restaurant (variety of dishes and vegetarian optional) after the lunch, the tour continues with the visits to Inca site of Moray. This is a fascinating, unique ruin; a fabulous amphitheater of terracing that was used as an agricultural experimental site by the Incas by taking advantage of the microclimates produced by the varying altitude to breed new varieties of their crops. We shall also visit the Village of Maras, and The salt pans which have made it famous. The tour continues towards Ollantaytambo, an archaeological site that the Incas built as a fort and includes a temple, agricultural terraces, and an urban area. There are two distinct sectors: Araqama Ayllu, the religious and worship zone, and Qosqo Ayllu, the residential area. Ollantaytambo was an important administrative center with probable military functions due to the walls and towers. There are also traces of ancient roads and aqueducts. The town of Ollantaytambo is called a Living-Inca-Town, since the inhabitants maintain very old practices and customs... Afternoon, you will be drop off at the (Hotel Tunupa Lodge) (Hotel El Albergue) or Hotel Pakaritampu after check in, free time to explore on your own.

    Medium

    Hiking

    10H

    Conventional

    3 Star

    Bus

  • 3
    Cusco - Mollepata - Sayapata - Umantay Lake - Soray Pampa - Campsite (B-L&D)

    After your delicious breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up between 4:30am to 5:00am and then, you will be transported in our private vehicle straight to Mollepata (2900 meters above sea level) which is the beginning of the famous hike. You will be accompanied by your English speaking guide and upon your arrival to the last destination of our transport, you will have free time to take some coffee in one local restaurants while our porters will coordinate to carry all the equipment. In this small village, you can also do the last minute supplies, leg-stretching or to use the restrooms at a local places. The mules will load our entire equipment, we will also have some horse of emergency, in case that it is needed along the hike. We will continue our journey till Soray Pampa (3850 meters above sea level) during this famous hike, we will have fantastic landscape and the majestic Salkantay Mountain, and other snowcapped mountains and the Valley of Apurimac River. On the way to our first campsite, we will stop for our delicious and tasty buffet lunch prepared by our professional cook. Afterwards, we will walk uphill to Humantay LAKE, a marvelous lake located into the canyon and finally, we will return and get our campsite where the tents will be ready to rest. Around 7:00pm, dinner will be ready accompanied with hot drinks.

    Advanced

    Hiking

    10H

    Conventional

    Camp

    Bus

  • 4
    Soray Pampa - Apacheta Pass - Chaullay - Campsite (B-L&D)

    Today is considerate one of the most unforgettable and hardest, but it worth it because you will walk up till the highest point and then, you will enjoy nature. After your delicious breakfast, you will start with this difficult part of the trek. We will pass the Salkantay pampa where you will take a small break and then, we continue towards the left side of the snowy peaks of Umantay located next to the Apu Salkantay. Finally, we will get the highest point (4600 meters above sea level) from where, we will appreciate the spectacular views of the snowcapped mountains and the imposing peaks of Salkantay (6264 m.a.s.l) knowns as the second highest point of the Cusco region. On the way down to our second campsite, we will have lunch break for around 1 hour. After around 4 hours of walk down, we will get our second campsite of Chaullay located into the high jungle (2920 m.a.s.l) Around 7:00pm, dinner will be ready accompanied with hot drinks.

    Advanced

    Hiking

    7H

    Conventional

    Camp

  • 5
    Chaullay - La Playa Sahuayaco - Santa Teresa - Campsite (B-L&D)

    After our delicious buffet breakfast, we start to walk through Collpapampa and the Playa Sahuayaco and during this period, we will observe a town called Collpapampa, also called (Forest cloudy brow) where we will be introduced to the high jungle zone called Ceja de Selva. Here we will see different kinds of Plants, fruits. Flowers, bird`s etcetera plus coca and banana crops can be observed. On the way to this campsite, we will pass a fantastic waterfall where you will have time to shower and take amazing pictures, and with luck we can observe the famous Peruvian National bird “Gallito de las Rocas” We stop at Lluscamayo (2400 m.a.s.l) for buffet lunch and free time to take relax before the 4 hours walk to our last campsite which is Santa Teresa (2350 m.a.s.l) A small village located here with electricity and shop. This campsite is interesting because you will have plenty of time to enjoy the hot pools. Dinner will be ready accompanied with hot drinks.

    Advanced

    Hiking

    5H

    Conventional

    Camp

    Bus

  • 6
    anta Teresa - Lucmabamba - Llactapata - Hydroelectric - Train service to Aguas Calientes (B-L&D)

    Around 8:00am after enjoyed the delicious buffet breakfast, you will begin with this great hike to the village of Lucmabamba where we see the remains of an Inka trail. We follow this rising trail, from which we will see the coffee, banana and passion fruit plantation and the lovely view of the Santa Teresa valley. After climbing for 4 hours to reach Llactapata (2700m.a.s.l) we will have free time to take relax and observe the mountain of the sanctuary of Machu Picchu (Inca citadel) and some of this archaeological site from afar. A descending trail of 2 HOURS, will take us to Hydroelectric plant (1870 m.a.s.l) where will have opportunity to eat your packed food provided by our cook in the last campsite. Around 4:30pm, you will catch the train straight to Aguas Calientes (it takes 45 minutes of journey) upon your arrival to this lovely town, you will be immediately transferred to Hotel for check in for the night there.

    Advanced

    Hiking

    10H

    Conventional

    3 Star

    Train

  • 7
    Private Guided tour to Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu (Machu Picchu Montana: Optional) (B)

    This day, is one of the most important and interesting days during your whole trip, you will be picked up from your Hotel very early (BEFORE the BIRDS SING) our guide will meet you at your hotel between 4:30 to 5:00am to aboard the first touristic and shared bus to drop off you at the main door where you have to show your original PASSPORTS and ISIC Cards (if applicable) at the check point, and then try to be the first visitors inside of the wonder of the world Machu Picchu and the archaeological sites you will have complete guided tour during 2 to 3 hours of this spectacular mystical place.

    The GUIDED tour basically includes walk through the different sections such as: The Urban sector, the agriculture sector, and the religions zone was used by the Inca Culture. After the guided tour in Machu Picchu, you will have free time to explore by yourself, walk at your own space, a lot of selfies and to meet other tourists into the sanctuary. According with the time and to your physical conditions, you can coordinate with the tour guide to climb to HUAYNA PICCHU or Machu Picchu Mountain from where you can have the best panoramic view for photos of all Machu Picchu and of deep green canyon surrounding the sacred Inca Citadel. Do not forget that this entrances, must be booked in advance and pay US$ 15 extra. Afternoon and depending on your train schedule back to Cusco, you will have to take the bus down to Aguas Calientes to catch the train back to Cusco. After the guided tour, our guide will give you all the instructions for your bus down and train back to Cusco. Upon your arrival to Poroy station, you will be meeting again by our staff and then transfer back to your Hotel. (Dinner on your own)

    Normal

    Hiking

    10H

    Conventional

    3 Star

    Train

  • 8
    Cusco – Lima (B)

    After your buffet breakfast or afternoon, pick up and transfer to the airport.

    Normal

    Hiking

    1H

    Conventional

    Not Include

Maps

Include

  • All transfer service IN/OUT Airport - Hotel - Airport by PRIVATE vehicle
  • Assistance by English speaking staff from the beginning till your return.
  • Private City tour in Cusco and outskirts
  • Private tour to the Sacred valley with local markets and ruins
  • Private tour to Maras Moray & Salt Mines
  • Buffet breakfast at every hotel (Vegetarian: optional)
  • 03 Nights of accommodation at the Hotel in Cusco
  • 01 Night of accommodation at the Hotel in Machu Picchu
  • Buffet lunch in the Sacred valley (Optional: vegetarian food as free)
  • English speaking guide (Other languages, upon the request of our customers)
  • Private transport Cusco - Mollepata (Starting point)
  • Train ticket Machu Picchu - Cusco (By Expedition or Inka Rail)
  • Train tickets Hydroelectric plant to Aguas Calientes town
  • Private transport Train station - Hotel of Cusco
  • Entrance to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu
  • Porters to carry food and camping equipment
  • Experienced cook and cook equipment
  • Hot drinks such as coffee, tea, popcorn, biscuit
  • Tents (4 capacity) 2 people per tent with plenty space for backpacks
  • Sleeping mattresses (singles only)
  • All meals along the hike (Vegetarian: optional)
  • Water supply (Boiled) after every lunch and dinner or breakfast
  • Dining tent with camp tables, chairs and kitchen tent
  • Porters insurance and accommodation for our porters
  • Bus tickets Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
  • Private guided for each tour even in Machu Picchu
  • Blankets and small pillows for the comfortable sleep
  • Personalized service in a private transport (Full equipped)
  • Mineral water for every daily tour
  • Free first Aid kit and oxygen if is necessary for altitude sickness
  • Peruvian taxes or IGV 18%

Not Include

  • International and domestic airfares, local flights can be purchase upon customers request
  • Entrance fee to the thermal baths in Aguas Calientes which is 10 soles or $3
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary, only in extended trips
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Montaña US$25
  • Entrances to the sites along the Sacred Valley and City tour, must be paid at the time
  • Entrances to Salt Mines and must be paid at the time
  • Entrance to the Cathedral & Qoricancha ( City tour )
  • Upgrade to Vista Dome (Luxury train) Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu - Cusco US$ 65
  • Alcoholic drinks and airport taxes
  • Additional nights of accommodation but can be arranged according to your request
  • Travel insurance if something happens during your trip
  • Tip for guide and assistance staff which is optional
  • Guided tour to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Montaña (Additional cost $ 45 x 2 people)
  • Personal porter to carry your personal belongings (9 Kilos $ 90 / 18 Kilos $ 180)
  • Breakfast on Day 1 but you will have at the hotel before your picked up
  • Sleeping bag, can be hired in our office (US$ 35 for whole trip)
  • Walking poles, can be hired in our office (A couple of sticks US$ 40)

Prices

Type Service Cost
Cost Per Person USD$ 1,045.00
Private Guided USD$ 1,433.00

For groups of 4 or more people will have a 5% discount (do not include additional)

Extra Services

Vistadome (Luxury train service) + USD$ 68.00 /person
Upgrade 4 Star Hotel + USD$ 210.00 /person
Hiram Bingham (VIP train service) Upon customers request and subject to available
Upgrade 5 Star Hotel Upon customers request and subject to available
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All prices include taxes.
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