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Trip to Machu Picchu through the 4 Days Salkantay trek (10D/09N)

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    This adventure tour and hike is
    basically for travelers who loves
    the strenuous hiking, nature,
    story, culture and tradition.
    During this whole trip, you will be
    able to explore the most attractive
    sites along the City tour, Sacred
    Valley, Biking tour to Maras Moray
    and explore the sanctuary of Machu
    Picchu. The name of Salkantay is
    from Sallka, a Quechua word
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Trip to Machu Picchu through the 4 Days Salkantay trek 10D/09N (Lima – Cusco & Tour to the Sacred valley - Biking tour to Maras Moray & Salt Mines 5 Days Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu (Machu Picchu mountain: optional climb) City tour in Cusco - Lima


Machu Picchu: World famous Citadel built by the Incas - Lima - Cusco & Sacred valley -Bike Maras Moray -5D Salkantay trek to MAPI -City tour in Cusco -Lima

This adventure tour and hike is basically for travelers who loves the strenuous hiking, nature, story, culture and tradition. During this whole trip, you will be able to explore the most attractive sites along the City tour, Sacred Valley, Biking tour to Maras Moray and explore the sanctuary of Machu Picchu.

The name of Salkantay is from Sallka, a Quechua word meaning wild, uncivilized, savage, or invincible, and was recorded as early as 1583. The name is thus often as “Savage Mountain) directly to the north of Salkantay lies Machu Picchu, which is at the end of a ridge that extends down from this mountain. Viewed from Machu Picchu`s main sundial, the Southern cross is above Salkantay`s summit when at its highest point in the sky during the rainy season, The Incas associated this alignment with concepts of rain and fertility, and considered Salkantay to be one of the principal deities controlling weather and fertility in the region west of Cusco.

Come with us and enjoy this incredible and majestic hiking!!


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

  • Spend the first night at sea level, Lima airport hotel
  • Explore this lovely tour to the Sacred valley
  • Discover the most attractive sites of Cusco city
  • Explore the terracing in Maras Moray and salt Mines by BIKE
  • Be one of the luckiest trekkers 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

This short trip can be organized with the following hotels and they are subject to the space availability: Or can be Upgrade to 4 and 5 ***** hotels in everywhere, please look the link Hotels in Peru.

Day 1: Arrival to Lima & Spend the night at the comfortable hotel located at the airport

Upon your arrival to the airport (Arrival details: To be confirmed) you will only need to walk 5 minutes to find your Hotel Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima   for evening accommodation.

Please show them your original passports and ask your booking made in your names through South Adventure Peru Tours.

Day 2: Lima - Cusco & Private tour to the Sacred Valley - Zoo of Cochahuasi - Alpaca Farm - Pisac market & Ruins - Urubamba - Ollantaytambo - Chinchero - Cusco (B - Buffet lunch)

Upon your arrival to Cusco (Flight details: to be confirmed) our guide and representative 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 Awana Kancha 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 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 and on the way back to Cusco we will stop by the colorful village of Chinchero, where we will find the ruins of the Tupac Inca Yupanqui Royal House, we will appreciate its well preserve Inca wall in the main square and you will visit the beauty Colonial Temple with invaluable portraits, built over Inca Bases and finally, arrives to Cusco and transfer back to Hotel around 6:00pm (Dinner on your own)

Day 3: A full Day Biking tour to Moray Agriculture terracing & Maras -Salt Mines - Cusco (B -Box -lunch)

Pick up from your hotel in private vehicle for your 1 hour and 20 minute ride to the village of Chinchero where you and your guide will start your ride. Passing the lagoon of Huaypo, you'll arrive at the Archaeological Park of Moray, where you stay for about 20 minutes to enjoy the beauty of nature and the unusual Inca terraces. This part of the tour is very attractive because of its rolling hills. Continuing our trip, you arrive at the village of Maras where a tasty picnic will be waiting. Peru has one of the largest networks of Inca remains and following the innumerable trails that connect with the most amazing sites in the Cusco, passing through remote villages out of the reach of motorized vehicles, and having the chance to get know local Andean communities and learn their amazing life style. Mountain Biking is a relatively new sport in Peru, but new routes are rapidly being opened up, many of which offer excellent opportunities to ride. After another hour downhill rides, you will feel the peace of the Andean countryside, and enjoy your freedom. You continue your ride to the terraces of salt pans below Maras (with an optional tour) and then again a downhill (approximately 40 minutes), arriving in the Sacred Valley (Pichingoto, Tarabamba) At the end of our Bike tour, you will enjoy a delicious Box-lunch with plenty of fruits and energy bars. Afternoon, you will return and drop off at your Hotel (Dinner on your own)

Day 4: Cusco - Mollepata - Sayapata - Humantay Lake - Soray Pampa (First campsite located over 3950 m.a.sl) Walking hour’s approx.6 hours / Distance approx...12 Km (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.

Day 5: Soray Pampa - Apacheta Pass - Chaullay (Second campsite located over 2920 m.a.s.l) Distance of walking approx... 14 Km / Hours of walking 7 hours (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.

Day 6: Chaullay - La Playa Sahuayaco - Santa Teresa (Third campsite: 2350 m.a.s.l) Distance of walking approx...11Km / Hours of walking: 5 hours (B-L&D)

After our delicious buffet breakfast, we start to walk through Collpa Pampa and the Playa Sahuayaco and during this period , we will observe a town called Collpa Pampa , 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.

Day 7: Santa Teresa - Lucmabamba - Llactapata - Hydroelectric - Train service to Aguas Calientes 2,040 m.a.s.l (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.

Tips:

After your dinner, try to sleep early and be ready for the glorious day in Machu Picchu the next day ... No alcohol & discos for now!!!

Hotel Options for this evening below:

Day 8: Private Guided tour to the WONDER of the world “Machu Picchu “& Huayna Picchu (Machu Picchu Montaña: Optional) (B & Box-Lunch)

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)

Day 9: Private City tour (Tambomachay / Pucapucara / Qenqo / Saqsayhuamán / Cathedral & Qoricancha (Optional visits to Inca Museums, San Blas area & the market of San Pedro) (B) 

After your delicious breakfast, pick up to 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!. Afternoon, transfer back to your Hotel (Meals on your own)

Day 10: Cusco - Lima (B)

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

Our tour & hike Includes:

  • All transfer service IN/OUT Airport - Hotel - Airport by PRIVATE vehicle
  • Assistance by English speaking staff from the beginning till your return.
  • 01 Night of accommodation at Wyndham at the airport in Lima
  • 04 Nights of accommodation at the Hotel in Cusco
  • 01 Night of accommodation at the Hotel in Machu Picchu
  • Private tour to the Sacred valley with local markets and ruins
  • Full Day biking tour to Maras Moray & Salt Mines
New bikes with full suspension, equipment, gloves and helmet
  • Private City tour in Cusco and outskirts
  • Buffet breakfast at every hotel (Vegetarian: optional)
  • Big tourist ticket or boleto turístico for City tour & Sacred valley (Valid for 10 Days)
  • Entrance to the Cathedral & Qoricancha (City tour)
  • 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 Inka Rail OR Peru 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)
  • Lunch on Day5 after the guided tour in Machu Picchu
  • 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%

Our Short trip do NOT Includes:

  • 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$15
  • Upgrade to Vista dome (Luxury train) US$ 55 for Machu Picchu - Cusco
  • 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 US$ 45 x 2 people)
  • Personal porter to carry your personal belongings (9 Kilos US$ 90 / 18 Kilos US$ 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 Valid for Trips through December 31, 2017

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