Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu
Awakening in a new place, at the foothills of the Andes mountains in Peru with new people, will be the best moments of your life.
- • Humantay Snowy and Lagoon
- • Salkantay Snowy
- • Santa Teresa
- • Macchupicchu
In our 5-day tour, we will live unforgettable moments of adventure, pass through high and low mountains, walk along the most beautiful trails and places never seen before.
To begin this great adventure you will be picked up at the hotel at 5:00 am to start the journey to the Apurimac river valley by bus; the road is asphalted until Limatambo, from there it is not, for which it will be a 1-hour journey until arrival in Mollepata, where we will have breakfast. From this point we will begin our great adventure trek for 5 hours towards the valley of the Blanco river, which originates from the snowmelt of the mighty Salkantay and the Huamantay. Once we arrive in Soraypampa, we will have enough time to hike one more hour to the Turquoise lagoon and the snowy Huamantay, unique landscapes in Peru, and then return to our camp in Soraypampa.
Our next stop will be Urubamba (2.871 meters asl), where we will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch and prepare to continue with our tour. Then we will head to the village of Ollantaytambo (2.792 meters asl), called "Living Inca City" because it is the only typical inca village that is still inhabited; in this place you will also be impressed by the extraordinary Inca urban planning which is still working and being used by the current population. The streets of Ollantaytambo will impress and delight you, for a fact, it is a journey back into time to the Inca past as it was, a beautiful highlight of this VIP package. Next we go to the last but not least important point, Pisac (2.900 meters asl), one of the most important agricultural and spiritual centers of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The archaeological complex, from which you can see the mighty Vilcanota river and much of the Sacred Valley, will leave you pleasantly surprised; then we will go to one of the most popular and inexpensive craft markets in the Cusco region. Finally our comfortable transportation will leave us in Cusco city at approximately 7:00 pm after a fascinating tour of the Peruvian Andes and a travel through Inca and colonial history. Many reasons to book your ideal VIP vacation package in Peru!
EXTRA ACTIVITY: No time is available.
To start our hike of approximately 7 hours, this second day we will have a very good breakfast at 5:00 am, prepared by our expert cooks, since the trail is difficult, of demanding adventure, for the very fact that we will go to meet the Apu Salkantay located at an amazing 6.275 meters asl, where you will have a brief explanation by the guide about its importance and other topics of interest. The Salkantay is the point of connection with our Inca ancestors and with the energies of the mountains, and of course we will pass through wonderful landscapes unique in geography, then arrive at our next destination, the Chaullay camp.
EXTRA ACTIVITY: No time is available
After a restful breakfast we will continue with a 6-hour ascent hike; this day we can all relax also, as the trek will be through the Cloud Forest and afterwards downhill until Rosalinas beach, from where we will take a bus (not included) that will take us to Santa Teresa, which is a small tropical village located on the banks of the Vilcanota river. Once there, after a long hike of adventure, the package includes enjoying a healthy and relaxing bath in the hot springs of Cocalmayo.
EXTRA ACTIVITY: Visit the hot baths of Cocalmayo (10.00 soles not included)
This day we will be more relaxed, with enough time to rest and to have a delicious breakfast; on the way you will realize that the hike is becoming less demanding since the route gets flat and light by the valley of the river Vilcanota towards the Hydroelectric of Machupicchu; by the old train route this adventure section lasts approximately 4 hours, and in the afternoon we will arrive at the village of Aguas Calientes, to a lodge where you can enjoy a restful time after your hike.
EXTRA ACTIVITY: In the morning you can do zipline (at an extra cost).
Early in the morning at 5:00 am we will start the trek to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World: Machupicchu; after entrance we will begin the tour which lasts approximately 2 hours, led by a professional guide. Then you will have enough time to continue enjoying Machupicchu at your own pace, after which you must head back to Aguas Calientes to take the train to Ollantaytambo, from where we will pick you up in a minivan to reach the city of Cusco, where our amazing adventure package will finish.
EXTRA ACTIVITY: No time is available
NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS FLEXIBLE FOR YOU TO MAKE CHANGES ACCORDING TO YOUR TIME AND NEED.
|1||Classic Travel||$ 169.00 USD|
|2||Luxury Travel||$ 369.00 USD|