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Tour Inca Trail through Salkantay to Machu Picchu 5D/4N

5 D / 4 N
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An economical alternative to get to Machu Picchu, the Salkantay Machu Picchu route, is considered one of the best by NatGeo, and the level of difficulty is similar to that of the Classic Inca Trail. This will be an exciting adventure for those who like to enjoy the flora and fauna at its best and walk surrounded by beautiful landscapes such as snow, mountains and more.

First day: Cusco, Mollepata and Soraypampa.

We will depart from the city of Cusco, by bus, at approximately 5:30 am towards the town of Mollepata (2900masl), where we will arrive at 8:30 a.m. we will continue to Cruzpata, where we will meet with the staff that will accompany us during our crossing.. Atabout 9am we will start our trek to Soraypampa, located above 3850msnm, on the route we can enjoy beautiful scenery, snow-capped mountains such as the Salkantay and the valley of the Apurimac River. At the end of 13 hours we will enjoy a delicious lunch and then we will visit Lake Humantay, a wonderful lake and then we will return to the campsite where the tents will be ready as well as dinner.

Second day: Soraypampa, Salkantay and Chaullay

After breakfast we will prepare to continue our trek to the Pampa de Salkantay and we will cross the left side of the Umantay mountain, which is next to the Salkantay peak, at 12 o'clock we will reach the highest point, Salkantay pass Humantay, located at 4500masl, from the place we can see snow-capped mountains, glaciers and if possible spot an avalanche and after an hour we can have lunch and then continue with our walk to Chaullay, where we will camp.

Third day: Chaullay and Santa Teresa.

Around 5 in the morning we will start our walk towards Sahuayaco Beach, on the route we will pass through the town of Collpapampa, in whose cloudy forest we can find waterfalls, fruit trees, variety of flora and birds. Upon our arrival to Playa Sahuayaco we will board a local bus, which will take us to the town of Santa Teresa. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to visit the thermal baths and spend the night there.

Fourth day: Santa Teresa and Aguas calientes.

After breakfast we will visit the town of Santa Teresa and then we will walk to Hidroelectrica, on the route we will observe a great variety of plantations of coffee, banana, coca and other tropical fruits. Once we arrive to Hidroeléctrica we will have lunch and after a short rest we will continue towards Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu town, on the route we will see waterfalls, variety of flora and fauna, some constructions and Inca terraces. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes we will settle in the lodgings.

Fifth day: Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu and Cusco.

Very early we will start our hike to the Inka citadel of Machu Picchu, for an hour and a half. When we reach the citadel of Machu Picchu, we will go through the control, we will visit the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the solar clock, the royal rooms, the Temple of the Three Windows and the cemeteries, approximately for two hours. Then you will be given free time, to take a walk around the citadel, in the afternoon we will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes and go to our lodging, to take the bags, and arrive at the train station with due anticipation to return to the city of Cusco and then we will transfer you to your hotel.

  • Transfer by bus from the hotel in Cusco - Molletapa.
  • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish).
  • Meals (04 breakfasts, 04 lunches and 04 dinners).
  • Horses (only for equipment).
  • Train tickets Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) - Cusco (Ollantaytambo).
  • Entrance ticket to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
  • Bus ticket from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs.
  • Kitchen tent.
  • Tents.
  • 01 hostel night in Aguas Calientes
  • First breakfast.
  • Last lunch (in Aguas Calientes).
  • Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
  • Sleeping bag.

To book the tour you only have to pay an advance, the remaining balance is paid in the City of Cusco, Peru to your travel assistant.

SERVICE

FOREIGNER

PERUVIAN

Adult

Student

Adult

Student

Inca Trail through Salkantay to Machu Picchu 5 days 4 nights

USD 310.00

USD 285.00

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Recommendations:

  • Carry small backpack with clothes for 5 days.
  • Personal hygiene items.
  • Wear comfortable shoes we recommend trekking shoes.
  • Carry personal medicines and original passport.
  • Water bottle and purifying tablets.
  • Rainproof clothes in the rainy season (October to March).
  • Warm clothes for the first and second day.
  • Swimsuit (if you wish to visit the thermal baths).
  • Insect repellent.
  • Caps for the sun.
  • Toilet paper, small towel.
  • Snacks: Cookies, chocolates, etc.
  • Horses (to carry tent, food and kitchen equipment)
  • walking stick
  • Carry sleeping bag.
  • Flashlight, camera and batteries.
  • Sunscreen.

Additional Information.

Country

Peru

Duration

5 days 4 nights

Region

Cusco

Activity

Hiking, Handicraft Shopping, Climbing Bird watching

Train

Perú rail

Type of package

Tours + Train

Start point of the Tours

Your hotel in Cusco

Category

Cultural Tourism, Adventure Tourism, Ecotourism, Gastronomic Tourism

Frequency of departure

Daily

Attractions

Hot springs of Machu Picchu town, Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, Flora and Fauna.

                         

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