8-Day Salkantay Trek Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco

We have created an incredible adventure through the least crowded places in southern Peru, in which you can experience the trek to the Salkantay mountain at its best and like never before.

The combination of the ancient trails and the archaeological sites, accompanied by the abundant and typical vegetation of the high Andean parts and the Cusco jungle eyebrow, make this trek one of the most exceptional.

per adult from

$1,259

NZD

Duration

8 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Before Salkantay Trek:
    • All transfers
    • All transportationd
    • All tours
    • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
    • 3 night's accommodations in 2 star hotels (Hotel in Cusco : Tandapata boutique and Taypikala hotels)
    • Hotel in Aguas Calientes (Waman hotels)
    • All breakfast included in the accommodations
    • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide.
    • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
    • Chef
    • Mules to carry cooking and camping equipment
    • Pick-up and transportation from your hotel to the start of the trail
    • Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
    • 4 man tent for every 2 trekkers
    • Hotel in Aguas Calientes on Day 4
    • Inflatable mattress
    • Oxygen bottle
    • First aid kit
    • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (round trip)
    • Transportation Ollantaytambo-Cusco
    • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
    What's excluded :
    • Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us)
    • Single Supplement US$400 (solo travelers)
    • Travel Insurance - you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip
    • International and internal flights.
    • Meals not otherwise specified
    • Gratuities for cooks, horse herders, guides (recommended)
    • Huayna Picchu Entrance fee
    • Entrance ticket to hot springs
    • First breakfast and last lunch at Aguas Calientes

  • Day 1: CUSCO NAVEL OF THE WORLD – MUSEO INKA Y KORICANCHA

    Pass By: Qorikancha, Avenida El Sol, 3rd block, Cusco Peru
    This morning will be reserved for resting or free time. In the afternoon, we will visit the Inka Museum, home of thousands of years of Andean culture. Here we will become more familiar with the origins and beginnings of Andean civilizations. Continuing with the tour, we will move onto the temple of Qoricancha, the famous Sun Temple of the ancient Inca capital, that was and remained the pinnacle of organization, architecture, and religion of Inka civilization.

    During its construction, they had already achieved the most significant advances of their time, and this temple may have been the exact representation of the center, or “Navel of the World” and, therefore, the center of the world, as dictated by the pre-hispanic Andean cosmovision.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Tandapata Boutique Hotel *** or similar.

    Day 2: FREE DAY (OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES)

    Pass By: Cusco, Cusco, Cusco Region
    OPTION 1. – HALF DAY CITY TOUR (EXTRA US$25)

    We will pick you up around 2:00pm at the start the tour.

    The places to visit are:

    Koricancha.

    Sacsayhuaman.

    Qenqo.

    Pukapukara.

    Tambomachay.

    OPTION 2. – FULL DAY SACRED VALLEY (EXTRA US$50)

    We will pick you up around 8:00am

    The places we will visit are:

    Pisaq

    Pisaq Market.

    Ollantaytambo.

    Chinchero.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Tandapata Boutique Hotel *** or similar.

    Day 3: FIRST DAY TREK: CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA (L)(D)

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    We will leave from Cusco approximately between 4:30a.m. and 5:00a.m. A bus will take us to the town of Mollepata (2900 meters above sea level) where we will arrive approximately at 8:00 in the morning, we will stop for last minute supplies, leg-stretching or to use the restrooms. We will continue to our trek starting point, Sayapata.

    We will meet with our support staff, and they will load the equipment on horses and mules. Around 9:00 a.m., we will begin our walk toward Soraypampa (3850 meters above sea level). During the trip we will have panoramic views of the majestic Salkantay, other mountains covered with snow, and the Valley of Apurimac River. About 1:00p.m., we will have a Peruvian lunch. After lunch, we will continue hiking toward Humantay Lake for 3 hours aproximately, this is a beautiful lake in the mountains. We will come back to our camp where the tents will be ready for you as well as your dinner.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Campsite.

    Day 4: SECOND DAY TREK: SORAYPAMPA – CHALLWAY

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    Today, nature will change drastically from dry sceneries to snowy peaks and tropical areas. After a nutritious breakfast, we will start the most difficult part of the trek. We will start the hike around 7:00 in the morning. We will hike to a place called Pampas Salkantay, then go toward the left side of the snowy peaks of Umantay located next to the Apu Salkantay. At midday, we will be on the highest point ( 4600 meters above sea level).

    We will appreciate spectacular views of the mountains and the imposing snowy peaks of the Salkantay (6264 meters above sea level) which is known as the second highest point of the Cusco region. Around 1:00 p.m., we will have our lunch, in the area called Huayracmachay. After a trek of approximately 3 hours, we will arrive to our camp in Challway (2920 meters above sea level). Around 7:00p.m., we will recuperate from the trek and eat dinner.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Campsite.

    Day 5: THIRD DAY TREK: CHALLWAY – LA PLAYA – LUCMABAMBA

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    Around 7:00a.m., we will start our trek and we will enjoy the beautiful sunrise. We will walk for about 5 hours toward Playa Sahuayaco and during this period; we will observe a town called Collpabamba, also called the “Forest Cloudy Brow” where waterfalls, fruit-bearing trees, varied flora, and birds can be observed. If we are lucky, we will be able to observe the famous bird called the “Cock of the Rocks’.the national bird of peru Once at Playa Sahuayaco lunch. After lunch we are going to hike couples hours more to get at lucmabamba which is our last camp site also the beginning of the inca trail of Llacta pata.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Campsite.

    Day 6: FOURTH DAY TREK: LUCMABAMBA – LLAPTAPATA -HIDROELECTRICA – AGUAS CALIENTES

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    Around 8.00am. we will gradually hike up for about 2 hours to finally get to Llapta Pata a beautiful archeological site which has connections to the Inca sites Machupicchu and Sayacmarka. We will have plenty of time to explore this nice Inca site and will then start our descent to Hydro-Electrica (power plant) which will take us about 1 ½ hours. A pleasant 3 hours walk will bring us to Aguas Calientes where we will stay in a hostal for the night. After having stored our baggage we will go out and have dinner together in one of the many restaurants.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 7: FIFTH DAY TREK: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO (

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    This last day starts very early. We will wake you up at around 5.00 am have breakfast and then take one of the first buses to Machu Picchu. There are two good reasons to be at the entrance of Machu Picchu very early:

    1.- It is well worth the effort to get up early as the Inca city is quietest in the early morning and you will have plenty of time to take photos and enjoy the sun rise over Machu Picchu.

    2.- Our guide will give you a tour around Machu Picchu telling you about the history of Machu Picchu and the most important temples and altars. Of course he will also take you to the classical view point (sacred Rock Hut), this vantage point offers a terrific view of the whole Inkan city. After that, if you still have plenty of energy you should climb Huayna Picchu Mountain. This is the steep mountain dominating the background of Machu Picchu.

    From the top of Waynapichu you have an absolutely stunning and breathtaking view of the complete Machupicchu area. It takes 1 hour to climb Waynapichu and 1 to 1 ½ hours (depending if you want to make a detour to the great cavern) to return down. Once you feel that you have seen every corner of Machupicchu you will take a bus down to the village of Aguas Calientes to have lunch.

    Usually we take the bus at around 1:00 pm. The bus ride takes around 25 minutes and your guides will give you the ticket. Make sure that, before you leave Machu Picchu by bus, the guides give you time and location of the restaurant where the group meets in Aguas Calientes. You will get your train and bus tickets back to Cusco in the restaurant in Aguas Calientes.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Tandapata Boutique Hotel *** or similar.

    Day 8: FREE DAY-FLY TO LIMA

    Pass By: Alejandro Velasco Astete Cusco International Airport (CUZ), Avenida Velasco Astete, Cusco 08006, Peru
    Free morning to relax, this afternoon transfer to the airport for your departure to Lima.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    When you arrive in Cusco, one member of Inkayni team will be waiting for you in the airport or bus terminal. About tours, we will pick you up from your hotel we previously booked for you.Airports
    • Alejandro Velasco Astete Cusco International Airport (CUZ), Avenida Velasco Astete, Cusco 08006, Peru
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 10 years
    • Not recommended for participants with back problems, heart disease or other serious medical conditions
    • Important: Upon booking, please contact the email address on your voucher to advise of any specific requirements and flight information
    • What you need to bring:
    • Original Passport, ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
    • Clothes: Walking boots, Waterproof jacket / rain poncho, Warm jacket, Hat and gloves, T-shirts, comfortable trousers
    • Other items: Sunscreen (factor 35 or higher), insect repellent, toiletries and hand sanitize, personal medication, camera and film, torch with spare batteries
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • The activities in each trip are monitored continuously, with particular emphasis on compliance with the rules of prevention, control, and response to any possible eventuality. Both the public and private sectors are implementing all the necessary biosecurity protocols for our visitors.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Inkayni Peru Tours

Activity ID: V-8047P1

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