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Trek Salkantay to Machu Picchu 4 days

Hike the challenging Salkantay and conquer breathtaking Andean landscapes in an unforgettable adventure.
Duration: 05 days
Group: 02 passengers
From: $ 520.00
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Embark on an exciting 4-day adventure through the Salkantay Trek in Peru, culminating in majestic Machu Picchu. Trek through rugged mountains, cross cloud forests and explore ancient Inca remains before marveling at the grandeur of Machu Picchu. An unforgettable journey.
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Details of the 4 day Salkantay tour

Throughout this fascinating Salkantay trek, you will walk along ancient trails that the Incas used to walk, revealing secrets of their civilization. You will also immerse yourself in the impressive biodiversity of the rainforest, where you will appreciate the beauty of the unique flora and fauna. Finally, you will culminate this unique experience at the iconic, Machu Picchu, where an amazing view of the Inca ruins and surrounding landscapes awaits you. This 4-day trek offers you the opportunity to connect with the history, nature and culture of Peru in a way you will never forget.

  • Day 1: Cusco - Mollepata - Marcoccasa - Soray Pampa - Laguna Humantay
  • Day 2: Soray Pampa - Paso de Salkantay - Chaullay
  • Day 3: Chaullay - Lucmabamba - Llactapata - Hidroeléctrica - Aguas Calientes
  • DAy 4: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo - Cusco
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Itinerario del tour Salkantay 4 dias

Paso De Laguna Humantay
Soray Pampa

Day 1: Cusco - Mollepata - Laguna Humantay

We leave Cusco at 5:30 am in private transport to reach Soraypampa, on our way we will have beautiful views of the snowy Salkantay, Umantay and pallata, we will be arriving at the village of Mollepata where we will have breakfast. Then we will take our way back to Soraypampa, here we will meet the muleteers and begin the trek through a beautiful valley surrounded by majestic snow-capped mountains, such as the Nevado Humantay and the imposing peak of Salkantay,

We will cross different valleys, discovering a little of the life of the local farmers, before arriving at the Humantay lagoon that has beautiful turquoise waters, at the bottom of the lagoon is the imposing mountain of Humantay, after lunch and take pictures and rest, we will have to go down to our first camp in Soray Pampa. Our cook will be waiting for you with hot drinks, snacks and dinner. The first night will be a bit more demanding due to the altitude.

Cusco (3400 m) - Mollepata (2800 m) - Marcoccasa (3400 m) - Soray Pampa (3900 m)

  • Private vehicle Cusco - Soraypampa
  • Guide in Spanish
  • Entrance to Salkantay
  • Travel time: 3 hours
  • Walking time: 4-5 hours
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Climate: temperate during the day and cold at night
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Paso De Salkantay
Paso de Salkantay

Day 2: Soray Pampa - Paso de Salkantay - Chaullay

Very early, a coca tea in bed, then breakfast and get ready to walk, the first part is flat and gradually begin to climb until we reach the Salkantay pass (4650 m) through a steep and quite rocky trail, our effort will be rewarded with an exceptional view of the snowy Salkantay Peak. This morning will be the most demanding in terms of hiking. Upon reaching the summit we will take time to take pictures and admire the scenery.

We will then descend through a different ecosystem with lush vegetation. We will arrive at Wayracmachay, to take our lunch, then we continue descending until we reach our next campsite in Chaullay and have dinner. Tonight will be warmer than the previous night.

Soray Pampa (3900 m) - Chaullay (2900 m)

  • Walking time: 8 to 9 hours
  • Guide in Spanish
  • Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
  • Night in Camp
  • Weather: hot and there may be mosquitoes
  • Weather: hot and there may be mosquitoes
  • We will have a good breakfast and lunch
  • We will have dinner
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Llactapata Camino A Aguas Calientes
Llactapata

Day 3: Chaullay - Llactapata - Aguas Calientes

In this place we will take a vehicle that will take us to Lucmamabamba (2000 m), where we will begin to walk until we reach the archaeological site of Llactapata, where we will have lunch, then we will begin to descend to the hydroelectric, then our walk will be a little calmer next to the railway, but accompanied by a landscape of Amazon jungle, where we will have to appreciate the coffee plant, banana and avocado, many animals, birds and insects. Until arriving to the town of Aguas Calientes. Overnight at the hotel at the foot of Machu Picchu, in Aguas Calientes.

Chaullay (2900 m) - Aguas Calientes (2040 m)

  • Duration: 4 hours.
  • Climate: hot during the day with mosquitoes and cold at night.
  • Guide in Spanish
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Driving time: 1:30 hour
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Tour Salkantay Y Machupicchu 4dias
Machu Picchu

Day 4: Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo - Cusco

This day, after breakfast, we head to the bus station and depart for Machu Picchu. We will see the spectacular citadel of Machu Picchu, the "old mountain", considered a jewel of Inca architecture: with neighborhood squares, houses, agricultural areas, roads, observatories, places of worship, etc. built on a narrow ridge lined with cliffs: an impressive spectacle that changes with the progression of the sun. It was discovered on July 24, 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham. We will have a 2-hour guided tour, where we will visit the most representative sites of the Inca citadel of Machupicchu. We will walk through the alleys of the citadel, its neighborhoods, its squares, its royal houses, its agricultural areas, its trails and its observatories. After the tour, we return to Aguas Calientes and then we go to the train station to leave for Poroy and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Aguas Calientes (2,040 m) - Machu Picchu (2,450 m) - Ollantaytambo (2.800 m)

  • One-day excursion: private service with guide in Spanish
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu and collective transportation to and from Machu Picchu
  • Train Aguas Calientes / Ollantaytambo
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Night in hotel 3

OPTION.

HUAYNA PICCHU - 55 USD.

Huayna Picchu is the mountain you see in almost every photo. From its 2700 m it offers an impressive view of the citadel. The ascent is quite demanding, it is done by a steep path, it is necessary to be in good physical condition and above all not to be prone to vertigo.

The entrance hours are: 7 am, 8 am, 9 am, and 10 am. Reservations are required and must be purchased at the same time as the entrance to Machu Picchu.

MACHUPICCHU MOUNTAIN - 55 USD.

Less known and frequented than Huayna Picchu, The highest part is at 3082 m and offers a spectacular panorama of the Inca city, but also of the surrounding mountains. To reach it, it takes about 2 hours of climbing, mainly steps, the last stretch is quite steep, but not as steep as the Huayna Picchu.

The entrance hours are: 7 am and 8 am. Reservations are required and must be purchased at the same time as the entrance to Machu Picchu.

  • It is possible to do the guided tour of Machu Picchu first and then the ascent to Huayna Picchu or Machupicchu Mountain.

Huchuypicchu Mountain - 42 USD.

It is the smallest mountain of easy access, only about 10 to 15 minutes walk and when we reach the top we have a good view over Machupicchu.

The entrance hours are: 7 am, 8 am, 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 12 am, 13 pm and 14 pm. Reservations are required and must be purchased at the same time as the entrance to Machu Picchu.

Inca Bridge - 42 USD.

A nice walk along an Inca trail that was built in an incredible way, because there are places that one can not imagine how the Incas did to stick a stone to the rock of the mountain, there is a lot of vegetation.

The entrance hours are: 7 am, 8 am, 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 12 m, 13 pm and 14 pm. Reservations are required and must be purchased at the same time as the entrance to Machu Picchu.

  • Time of visit: about 3 hours for the sanctuary of Machu Picchu
  • Time of transport: 02 hours by train and 02 hours by bus to get to Cusco (bimodal)
  • Altitude: Aguas Calientes (2005 m) - Machu Picchu (2400 m) - Cusco (3400 m)
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When would you like to visit Peru?

Discover Peru on one of our scheduled departures. Unique and cultural experiences await you in this incredible destination.

  • Price per person based on 02 people

Possibility to do the trek in 05 days (please contact us for more information).

Group price
minimum 2 persons
Private price
per person
520 USD 792 USD
Sin vuelo Con vuelo
(Lima - Arequipa y Cusco - Lima)
Hotel
2 estrellas
Hotel
3 estrellas
Hotel
2 estrellas
Hotel
3 estrellas
$ 1350 $ 1540 $ 1585 $ 1770

Reservation policies.

Reservations are made in advance, especially during holidays and high season. Reservations are only accepted through the established means.

Means of payment

  • Paypal (payment by credit or debit card)
  • We travel (payment by credit or debit card)
  • Global 66 (transfer)

Transaction Fees.

for the first two payments by credit or debit card, PayPal. Consult other payment methods without surcharge.

Change and cancellation policies.

The rescheduling of the tours are admitted with due anticipation, except for the tours to Machu Picchu. No-show will result in the total loss of the service. The cancellation or withdrawal of the service will not be entitled to a refund.

What is included in the trip

Includes:

  • Briefing with your guide 1 or 2 days before the departure of the trek around 18h, to be confirmed at the time of booking.
  • Transfers included:
    • Transfer from hotel to Mollepata village (Marcoccasa)
    • Transfer from Chaullay to Lucmabamba (Day 3)
    • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and return
    • Transfer from Ollanta - Cusco
    • Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, then transfer to your hotel in Cusco
  • Night in private room in 2* hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu site
  • Professional guide in Spanish
  • Private camping in dome the first night, with bathrooms and showers
  • Quality camping equipment
  • Camping equipment, food tent, kitchen, with shelter tent and toilet
  • Meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks). Please inform the agency if you have any allergies or special dietary requirements such as vegetarian.
  • Cook and cooking equipment.
  • Mules and muleteers to carry camping equipment and personal effects (maximum 7kg/15lb per person)
  • Emergency horse
  • First aid kit and oxygen bottle
  • Cold and boiled water throughout the trek.

It does not include:

  • Breakfast on the first day and lunch in Aguas Calientes on the last day.
  • Transportation from Lucmabamba to the village of Santa Teresa
  • Hot springs in Santa Teresa (optional)
  • Hot springs in Aguas Calientes (optional)
  • Sleeping bag (if you don't have one, you can rent one directly at the place or through the agency)

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