Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu
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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

The Salkantay Sacred Valley Trek - Tour Extension

5 Days / 4 Nights
From 860
* flights not included

Summary

Enjoy the 88 km-long Salkantay Trail that will lead you to Machu Picchu through the Salkantay Pass, one of the most breathtaking trails in the Peruvian Andes. The Salkantay trail is a great alternative to the classic Inca trail in the Sacred Valley, and it includes the tour of Machu Picchu.

Note: This is a tour extension, combine this trek with one of our full package tours.

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Tour Highlights

  • Trekking & camping in the Peruvian Andes Mountains

  • Scenic mountains and views

  • Tour of Machu Picchu

Included

  • All transfers to/from Cusco, including train
  • All tours, transfers, and entrance fees
  • Porters, cooks, guides on the trail
  • All camping and cooking equipment, including tents and sleeping pads
  • All meals prepared by camp cooks
  • English-speaking guide
  • Emergency medical kit, including oxygen bottle
  • 1-Night accommodation in Aguas Calientes

Not Included

  • Sleeping bag (it can be rented in Cusco or beforehand)
  • A backpack for personal belongings
  • Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
  • Strong footwear, ideally trekking or sport shoes
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
  • Sunblock
  • Insect repellent - minimum recommended 20% DEET
  • Snacks and water bottle
  • Original passport (better in a ziploc plastic bag)
  • Tips for porters, guides, and cooks
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Day 1Cusco to Sayllapata to Soyrococha

View down Apurimac Valley

At 6:00 AM we’ll pick you up from your selected hotel. We’ll leave by our private transport to Mollepata (2800 meters). We will enjoy a beautiful scenic journey through Limatambo, stopping for panoramic views of the Apurimac Valley, where you can have a breakfast in a typical restaurant. After that we’ll drive 1hour to our trailhead at Sayllapata (3 200 meters), where we’ll meet our “arrieros” (horsemen) and trek staff. For 2 1/2 hrs, we will hike through traditional Andean communities like Cruzpata, Challacancha, and Soraypampa (3750 meters), before stopping for lunch. After another 4 hours, we’ll arrive at our first campsite at Soyrococha (4200 meters).

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Day 2Soyrococha to Huayraqmachay to Colpapampa

Day 3Colpapampa to La Playa

Day 4La Playa to Lucmabamba to Aguas Calientes

Day 5Machu Picchu Tour & Return to Cusco

Estimated Tour Price Without Flights

Prices vary according to several factors including: season, number of people traveling, shared vs private excursions, when you book and rooming arrangements. These are from prices based on low season.

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Hotel
Luxury

From Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Aguas Calientes Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel
Hotel
Superior+

From Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Aguas Calientes Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo
Hotel
Superior

From 905 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Aguas Calientes Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo
Hotel
Standard

From 860 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Aguas Calientes El Mapi
Hotel
Luxury

From Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Aguas Calientes Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel
Hotel
Superior+

From Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Aguas Calientes Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo
Hotel
Superior

From 960 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Aguas Calientes Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo
Hotel
Standard

From 860 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Aguas Calientes El Mapi
Hotel
Luxury

From Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Aguas Calientes Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel
Hotel
Superior+

From Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Aguas Calientes Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo
Hotel
Superior

From 1075 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Aguas Calientes Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo
Hotel
Standard

From 860 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Aguas Calientes El Mapi
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