Cusco & Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu | Package of 8 Days - Huaynas Expeditions

We have created an adventure in which you will be able to experience Peru at its best and like never before, Salkantay Trek is an ancient and remote footpath located in the same region as the Inca Trail where massive snowcapped mountains collide with lush tropical rain forests.
In this journey you will trek from 3,900m/12,800ft to 2,100m/6,900ft, traversing across magnificent mountain passes, enjoying enormous and mystical snow-capped peaks, seeing nature in its purest form and exploring more than 15 different ecosystems that we have in this area from beginning to end. Moreover, the chances for ethnic and cultural exchange are ever-present with local natives who still remain closely attached to their heritage and are very willing to share it with open minds

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • All breakfast included in the accommodations
    • 3 night's accommodations in 3 stars hotels.(Double-Occupancy) Hotel in Aguas Calientes, Day 4.
    • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+.
    • Pick-up and transportation from your hotel to the start of the trail.
    • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (round trip)
    • Transportation Ollantaytambo - Cusco.
    • All transfers.
    • All transportation.
    • Chef.
    • Mules to carry cooking,camping equipment and 6 kg of your personal items.
    • Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own).
    • Dining tent with tables and chairs.
    • 4 man tent for every 2 trekkers.
    • Inflatable mattress.
    • Oxygen bottle.
    • First aid kit.
    • Entrance to Machu Picchu.
    • Train ticket Aguas Calientes-Ollantaytambo.
    • Entry/Admission - City Tour Cusco
    • Entry/Admission - Salinas de Maras
    • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trekking
    • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
    • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu
    What's excluded :
    • International flights are not included
    • Insurance is not included.
    • Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us).
    • International and intra flights.
    • Meals where are not stated
    • Gratitudes
    • First breakfast and last lunch at Aguas Calientes.
    • Meals where not otherwise stated as included.
    • Gratitude or tips for your crew (cooks, horse herders, guides)

  • Day 1: Pick up from airport Cusco - City Tour Cusco

    Stop At: City Tour Cusco, Portal de Panes 123, Cusco 08002, Peru
    Upon your arrival to the airport in Cusco, a member of Huaynas Expeditions will be there to greet you and take you to our partner lodge, located in the charming historic district of San Blas. The lodge is centrally located and only a few minutes walk from the Plaza de Armas, the beautiful and bustling town center. This morning will be reserved for resting or free time. In the afternoon we will pick up from your hotel in Cusco at 13:20 - 13:50 hrs to begin your City Tour which consist visiting 4 beautifull incan sites such as Sacsayhuaman, Qénqo, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay.
    Duration: 4 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Lodging: Tandapata Boutique*** - Cusco

    Day 2: Chinchero (Textile Interpretation Center) - Maras - Moray.

    Stop At: Salinas de Maras, Carreta a Maras, Maras 08655 Peru
    To start the Maras Moray and Chinchero Excursion, we will pass by your hotel at 8:30 am. Then, we will go to the picturesque town of Maras and its salt mine, where we will observe the process of selection and collection of salt in its more than 4000 small wells.

    Then, we will continue with our trip to Moray; It is the Inca agricultural experimental center formed by overlapping terraces in the shape of a ring. Each of the terraces has different microclimates where different types of plants were acclimatized.

    Finally. We will return to Cusco, but before arriving, we will stop in the town of Chinchero, where we will be lucky enough to see all the Inca textile processes, washing, spinning, dyeing and weaving of camelid wool. We will also visit the colonial Church and the pre-Hispanic agricultural terraces.

    Our Tour to Maras Moray and Chinchero will end in Cusco at 2:30 pm.
    Duration: 6 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Lodging: Tandapata Boutique*** - Cusco.

    Day 3: First Day Trek: Cusco - Mollepata - Soraypampa

    Stop At: Salkantay Trekking, Triunfo Street 392 - Office 212 - Centro Artesanal Arte Inka, Main Square of Cusco, Cusco 08002, 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, Challacancha. 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: 8 hours

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

    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 6:00 in the morning. We will hike to a place called Pampas Salkantay, then go toward the left side of the snowy peaks of Humantay 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
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Third Day Trek: Challway - La Playa - Lucmabamba.

    Stop At: Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu, Procuradores 362, Cusco 08002, Peru
    Around 6:00a.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 we will have 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
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 6: Fourth Day Trek: Lucmabamba - Llactapata -Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes.

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    Around 6.00am. we will gradually hike up for about 2 hours to finally get to Llacta 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 2 hours. A pleasant 3 hours walk will bring us to Aguas Calientes where we will stay in a Hotel for the night. After having stored our baggage we will go out and have dinner together in one of the many restaurants.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Lodging: Golden Sunrise*** - Aguas Calientes

    Day 7: Fifth Day Trek: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

    Stop At: Machupicchu, Cusco 08003, Peru
    After a very early buffet breakfast at the hotel, we make our way to the bus station for the ride up to Machu Picchu Sanctuary (30 min).
    Our trip leader will give an introductory 2 hour guided tour of the ruins, after this you have the option of climbing the steep staircase of Huayna Picchu, a steep and vertically quite challenging hike that takes about 2 hours which affords great views of Machu Picchu.
    You will also have time to indulge in a few of the following activities on your own if you choose (not included in the price).

    From there other optional activities in Aguas Calientes include a visit to the new local museum or bathe in the hot springs.

    Back to Cusco: You will descend to Aguas Calientes by bus (included) and later board the Expedition train by 4:22pm to the Ollantaytambo Train Station where you will meet our private van and be transferred to your hotel in Cusco arriving around 8:30pm..
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Lodging: Tandapata Boutique*** - Cusco

    Day 8: Free Walking Tour - Transfer to the Airport (End of the Tour)

    Stop At: Free Walking Tour Cusco, office 213, Triunfo 392, Cusco 08000, Peru
    Free morning to relax or free walking tour. The walking tour will visit the following places: -Plaza de Armas / Main Square, which is home to the main cathedral and colonial houses -Plaza Nazarenas / Nazarenas Square -San Blas neighborhood -The twelve angle stone -San Pedro local market In the afternoon, we will transfer you to the airport for your departure to Lima (END OF THE TOUR)
    Duration: 4 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We come and pick you up from the Airport in Cusco.Airports
    • Alejandro Velasco Astete Cusco International Airport (CUZ), Avenida Velasco Astete, Cusco 08006, Peru
    Departure Time :
    5:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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