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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

price from $580.00 american dollars per person
05 Days
Availability : All year

The Tour Salkantay Trek 5 Day – Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is an ancient and remote footpath located in the same region as the Inca Trail where massive snowcapped mountains mingle with lush tropical rain forests.

Considered to be one of the best treks in the world, the Salkantay Trek offers a variety of Peru ecosystems; from deserts and jungles to mountain passes, 

Full Itinerary:

  • DAY 1: CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA – HUMANTAY LAGOON

We start with the pick up from your hotel in Cusco at 4:30 am. We will drive together with the group to Mollepata (approx. 3 hours), where we will have a breakfast.( No include) We will then drive one more hour to Challacancha (3380 meters/ 11,090 feet), the starting point of our hike. The beginning of the trail will take us through some beautiful valleys. After a three hour hike, we arrive at our campsite in Soraypampa (3,900 meters/ 12,800 feet) around 1:30 pm. We will have time to relax and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by our cook.

After lunch, we will finally visit the famous Humantay Lagoon! After 1.5 hours of hiking, we will arrive at the lagoon (4,220 meters/ 13,850 feet) with incredibly blue-green water and the snowy Humantay Mountain peak behind it, making it one of the most impressive places in the Andes Mountains. We will take some time to admire the breathtaking views and then descent to our campsite in Soraypampa. Arriving at approximately 5:00 pm, we will have tea and dinner, and spend the night in our tents

Hiking Distance: 12 km/7.4 miles

  • DAY 2: SORAYPAMPA – SALKANTAY PASS – COLPAPAMPA

At 5:00 am we will enjoy a breakfast so that we have a lot of energy for our hike today. Starting our trek from Soraypampa, we will ascent for 3 hours to the highest point of Abra Salkantay, where we enjoy breathtaking views of the snow capped high Andes Mountains of Salkantay, Humantay, Tucarhuay, and Pumasillo (4,650 meters / 15,250 feet).

Passing through Salkantaypampa and Soyrococha, we will discover a beautiful small lake and then begin our descent towards Huarachmachhay for 3 hours (3,800 meters / 12,470 feet). There, we will have lunch and continue our descent for 3 more hours until we reach our campsite in Colpapampa (2,900 meters / 9,500 feet). We will have tea and a delicious dinner prepared by our cook. Tonight we will sleep in our comfortable domes at the campsite.

Hiking Distance: 22 km/13.47 miles

  • DAY 3: COLPAPAMPA – PLAYA SAHUAYACO

After a rejuvenating night’s sleep, we start day 3 of our Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu with a delicious breakfast. We begin our 5 ½ hours hike through the Peruvian jungle, passing over many ascents and descents. This part of the trek marks the cloud forest, where we will discover several coffee plantations, orchids and many natural plants used for medicines.

We will arrive at our lunch point Playa Sahuayaco to rest a little. Here you have the option to visit the thermal baths located in Cocalmayo, Santa Teresa (not included). We will return to our campsite at 6.00 pm for tea and a freshly prepared dinner.

Hiking Distance: 14 km/8.7 miles

  • DAY 4: PLAYA SAHUAYACO – LLACTAPATA – HIDROELECTRICA – AGUAS CALIENTES

Today, we will enjoy the sunrise in a lush landscape of rivers, waterfalls, orchids, and many plantations, including banana, avocado, and coffee. We will have a nutricious breakfast and get ready for the next part of our trekking adventure: we will finally hike along a part of the original Inca Trail.

We will walk up along the Inca Trail, enjoying the beautiful views of the Santa Teresa Valley. After a 2.5 ascent, we will arrive at the Inca archaelogical site of Llactapata. Our local guide will share his knowledge about the history of this place. Besides, we will get the chance to get our first glimpse of Machu Picchu Mountain and Huayna Picchu Mountain. We will go downhill for lunch and then continue our hike to Hidroeléctrica.

You can choose to walk to Aguas Calientes for around 3 hours, or opt to board a train for $32.00 extra. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, we will enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant in the village on the bottom of the magnificent Wonder of the World. Tonight, we will be staying at a hotel overnight.

Hiking Distance: 18 km/11 miles 

  • DAY 5: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

The grand finale! We will wake up very early this morning for our visit to famous Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. This complex is considered a jewel of the Inca architecture. It is a complete town with different quarters, squares, alleys, buildings, astronomical observatories and terraces. The city was rediscovered on July 24, 1911 by the US researcher Hiram Bingham. We will have a guided tour to see and learn about the Machu Picchu site, a Wonder of the World. After the guided tour, you will have free time to take photos and discover this magical place by yourself.

For those who have previously selected to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain,( no include ) you will do that at your designated time (1st group: 6am to 8am, 2nd group: 9am to 11am).

In the afternoon, we will return to Aguas Calientes. We will have some time for lunch (not included), which is the perfect opportunity to explore the local restaurants. We then take the train to Ollantaytambo, On the way back, we can enjoy the incredible landscape of the Sacred Valley. Upon arrival at the train station, we will be picked up by our transfer staff and brought back to the hotel in Cusco.

INCLUDED:

  • Pre-departure briefing: You will meet your guide and group in our office for orientation. Here we provide you with duffle bags that will be on horseback during the trek horse-back during the trek
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+.
  • Professional Cook
  • Horses to carry all equipment and 6 kg of your personal items
  • Pick-up and transportation from your hotel
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Afternoon, and 4 Dinners. If you have a dietary request (vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free, etc) or allergy please advise us upon booking and reconfirm the day of our
  • Briefing
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • 4 man tent for every 2 trekkers
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes 
  • Double thickness foam sleeping mattress
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First aid kit
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Train ticket Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
  • Transportation Ollantaytambo-Cusco.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us). US$25.00
  • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 5.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain US$55.00
  • Tips.
  • Travel Insurance (We highly recommend insurance for your entire trip)

WHAT TO BRING FOR SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU:

  • Original Passport
  • Hiking boots
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho.
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 50 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitizer.
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film
  • Torch with spare batteries or Headlamps

AUSANGATE TREK – RAINBOW MOUNTAIN – MACHUPICCHU

price from $850.00 american dollars per person
05 Days
Availability : All year

Full Itinerary:

  • DAY 1: CUSCO – UPIS 

We will pick you up from your hotel early in the morning for a GORGEOUS three hour drive to our starting point in Tinqi. You’ll meet our staff and hit the trail for 2 hours on an easy, steady incline until we get to the lunch spot for our first amazing meal of the trek.

Three more hours of this steady pace will bring us to the first campsite in Upis. You have the option to visit the hot springs in Upis if you bring a swimsuit!

  • DAY 2: UPIS – APARA PASS – PUKA QOCHA

After breakfast, we’ll start the 3 hour climb to our first mountain pass – the Arapa Pass (4850m/15908 ft).

We’ll spend a little time here to celebrate our accomplishment before rewarding our legs and lungs with a descent to our next campsite.

We will reach camp at Puka Qocha where the chef will be waiting with Andean happy hour and dinner.

  • DAY 3: PUKA QOCHA – YANA QOCHA

After breakfast, we’ll start the 2 hour trek around the Ausangate glacier to the Puka Pass (16,370ft) where we’ll find the most beautiful turquoise, crystal clear lake surrounded by llamas, alpacas, and the snow-capped peak of Ausangate – the second highest mountain in Peru.

Just when you think it can’t get more beautiful, we’ll start to descend for 2 hours and find our first views of the famous rainbow mountains until we get to lunch.

With a full stomach, we’ll hike for another 1.5 hours to the 3rd and final mountain pass – Warmisaya (14,370ft).  We can spend as much time as we want here before hiking the last 30 minutes to our campsite.*

*Before dinner, if the weather is nice, you will have the option to do an additional 1.5 hour round trip hike to Rainbow Mountain for sunset.

  • DAY 4: YANA QOCHA – RAINBOW MOUNTAIN –OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHUPICCHU TOWN

We’ll start the day off early with a 30 minute hike to Rainbow Mountain.  We’ll have the site to ourselves for the morning and can spend as much time here as we want.

When we are ready to go, we will take the off-the-beaten-path trail through the spectacular red valley for 2 hours and will be treated to stunning sights around every corner.

After reaching our lunch spot in Vinicunka, we will take a van for 3.5 hours to Ollantaytambo ando then we will continúe by train to Machupicchu Town where we do overnight and dinner

  • DAY 5:  MACHUPICCHU – RETURN TO CUSCO

We start the last day of our adventure to one of the 7 wonders of the world, we will have breakfast early remember that we still have a walk of around 2 hours ascending some steps to the sanctuary, or we can take the bus that will take us to the Inca city of Machupicchu (optional), The archaeological park is open from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We will make the visit at the time coordinated with the guide, we will have approximately 2 hours a visit to the most important sites with your guide through the most important places 

The way back is the same 1 hour and 30 minutes’ walk back to Aguas Calientes or we can take the bus to the town of Aguas Calientes (optional) You will have free time to have lunch there (not included) according to the train schedule ( appear 30 minutes before) which we will take to Ollantaytambo where the transport will wait to move to Cusco as it was coordinated and organized according to the chosen program and itinerary.

INCLUDED:

  • Pre-departure briefing: You will meet your guide and group in our office for orientation. Here we provide you with duffle bags that will be on horseback during the trek horse-back during the trek
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Professional Cook
  • Horses to carry all equipment and 7 kg of your personal items
  • Pick-up and transportation from your hotel
  • Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own).
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Afternoon Snacks, and 4 Dinners. If you have a dietary request (vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free, etc) or allergy please advise us upon booking and reconfirm the day of our
  • Briefing
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • 4 man tent for every 2 trekkers
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes 
  • Double thickness foam sleeping mattress
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First aid kit
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Train tickets
  • Transportation Ollantaytambo-Cusco.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us). US$25.00
  • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 5.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain US$55.00
  • Tips.
  • Travel Insurance (We highly recommend insurance for your entire trip)
  • WHAT TO BRING FOR AUSANGATE TREK TO MACHU PICCHU:
  • Original Passport
  • Hiking boots
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho.
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitizer.
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film
  • Torch with spare batteries or Headlamps

Vilcabamba Trek to Machupicchu

price from $880.00 american dollars per person
05 Days
Availability : All year

Vilcabamba trek to Machu Picchu is a hidden treasure for more than 500 years, since this route was not affected by civilization and tourism, this trek covers many kilometers of original and very well preserved Inca trail, landscapes, nature, snow-capped mountains, peculiar flora and fauna, it will make like 500 years back.

This Vilcabamba Trek is designed for lovers of walking and culture, without a doubt it will be the experience of a lifetime, especially if you do not want to meet many tourists along the way, Inkas Destination recommends taking this new route to reach the new one. Wonder of the world Machu Picchu.

Full Itinerary:

Day 1: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Abra Malaga – Santa Maria – Huancacalle – Copesco Camp

We will pick you up very early in the morning at 3:00 am and we will have a tour in our private transport for around 6 hours until we reach the town of Huanca Calle, on the way we will pass through the Sacred Valley and a small stop at Malaga at 4316m or 14160 ft. To continue with the descent to the Lucumayo valley to the town of Santa María at 1200m, 3936ft. We will have a delicious breakfast and then we will continue driving for two more hours to the town of Huanca calle 3350m 10988ft, in this place we will meet our muleteers and horses and we will prepare everything to start the trek 

We will visit the archaeological remains of Vilcabamba, Vitcos and the waca (energetic place) of Ñustahispana after this visit we will begin our hike to the Collpa camp, at 3900m, 12792ft.

Day 2: Collpa – Samarina – Choquetacarpo Pass – Lazunapampa

This second day in the morning (6:00 am), after an energetic breakfast, we will begin our hike, this day the Hike will be on the Original Inca Trail and very well preserved from 3900 masl (12792 ft) to 4600 masl (15088 ft) that is the Choquetacarpo pass, from this point we will have a spectacular view of the snow-capped mountains, and then begin to descend to the place of lunch, then continue for about 3 hours to our camp at Lazunapampa 3940 masl (1923ft).

Day 3: Lazunapampa – Quelcamachay – Llutupampa – Yanama – Playa – Santa Teresa

After a delicious breakfast we will begin our walk (6:00 am), this day we change the landscapes of the Puna for forests, throughout the walk we will continue to see different snow-capped mountains of the Vilcabamba mountain range, in addition to several waterfalls.

Arriving at Yanama (3850 masl or 12628ft) we will be able to see different types of birds, especially parrots. In this place we will have our lunch and our transportation to the town of Santa Teresa (1600msnm or 5248ft). In 2 hours we will arrive at the camp, and then visit the thermal baths of Qocalmayo and relax for a good time.

Day 4: Santa Teresa – Machu Picchu 

After breakfast at 7:00 am, the hike of approximately 2 hours to the hydroelectric plant begins, where we will have lunch, after lunch we will continue the walk to the town of Aguas Calientes. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Aguas Calientes- Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

At 4:30 am we will start Hiking to the archaeological remains of Machu Picchu, we will have the guided tour for about 2 hours and then you will have free time to explore on your own. Return to Ollantaytambo by train and then in a transport to Cusco.

Included:

  • Private transportation from the hotel to Huancacalle.
  • Collective transportation from Yanatile to Hidroeléctrica train station
  • Tourist train from the Hidroeléctrica train station to Aguas Calientes.
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu up and down.
  • Tourist train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and collective tourist bus to the city.
  • Accommodation in Huancacalle (Basic accommodation) and Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu, Continental or similar).
  • Ticket to enter Machu Picchu.
  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English).
  • The high quality camping equipment (we use professional tents, D for 2 people. Mattresses, dining tents with tables, chairs and sanitary facilities).
  • Meals during the excursion (breakfast, lunch, dinner, optional vegetarian meal).
  • Cook and assistant.
  • Horses and mules, for all our camping and personal client equipment (up to 7 kilograms).
  • Emergency horse.
  • First aid kit and oxygen bottle.

Not Included:

  • Breakfast during the first day.
  • Lunch the day before in Aguas Calientes.
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu down.
  • Sleeping bag (If you don’t have a sleeping bag, we can rent one for you).

What to bring?

  • Backpack with rain protector.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Clothing for hot and cold weather such as a waterproof jacket.
  • Rain pants and lightweight pants.
  • High mountain shoes for a long and difficult trip.
  • Shower sandals.
  • Wool or synthetic socks and a sweater.
  • Polo / Short sleeve T-shirts.
  • Rain poncho and a hat.
  • Short trusa (for the hot springs in the town of Aguas Calientes).
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent, alcohol sanitizer gel, tablets, toiletries, and toilet paper.
  • Photographic camera.
  • Flashlight and batteries.
  • Chocolate bars and dried fruit.
  • Original passport,
  • extra money for contingencies.
  • Since the weather can be very cold and humid, take extra clothes for change since it is difficult for them to dry out.

INCA TRAIL TO MACHUPICCHU

price from $850.00 american dollars per person
05 Days
Availability : All year

Full Itinerary:

DAY 1: CUSCO TO Km 82 (WITH A PRIVATE BUS) – Km 82 TO WAYLLABAMBA (12 Km)

Firstly, Pick up from your hotel is very early in the morning (between 6.00 am, and 6:30 am). Once we’ve left Cusco by private bus we’ll drive through the famous Sacred Valley (Chinchero, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo) and will arrive after about 2 ½ hours at “km 82”, which is the start point of the trail. Certainly, On our way from Cusco to km 82, our bus usually stops for around 40 minutes in Ollantaytambo to allow our customers to have breakfast or to buy something else (snacks, drinks, etc.). After that, Having arrived at km 82 at around 10:30 am you are going to cross the Urubamba river and follow the left bank of the river for about 1 ½ hour.

The first little climb will be to Wilka Rakay. Subsequently, from here there is a spectacular view of the Inca site Patallapta and the Kusichaca Valley. The subsequent descent down to the Kusichaca river is straightforward. On the way to our first campsite, there are great views of the Urubamba mountain range with the snow-capped peak Veronica (5’750 m, Wakay Wilka). Then, We’ll follow Kusichaca Valley for approximately 7km up to Wayllabamba (3,000 m/9,842 ft), where we will spend our first night.

Lodging: Campsite in Wayllabamba

DAY 2: WAYLLABAMBA TO PACAYMAYU (12 Km)

After an energetic breakfast, we will start climbing up for about 1 hour to Tres Piedras (The Three Stones). A little farther, we will enter into the beautiful cloud forest. After having trekked for around 2 hours through spectacular vegetation, we will reach the tree lines and Llulluchapampa at 3’750m. Here we will stop to have a short break with some tea or coffee and some sandwiches to regain your strengths. You’ll need them for the next 1 ½ hours of hiking that will bring us to the highest point of the Inca Trail hike– Abra de Warmihuañusca or dead woman pass (4’200 m).

The predominant flora of this part of the inca trail is the vast grassy land that you’ll cross when getting closer to the pass. So, Once we have reached the summit of the pass, we’ll celebrate all together for having completed the most challenging part of the Inca Trail trek. The following 2-hour descent will bring us to the base camp in Pacaymayo (3’600m) where we will spend the second night.

Lodging: Campsite in Pacaymayu

DAY 3: PACAYMAYU TO PHUYUPATAMARCA (10.5 Km)

The third day starts with a 40 minutes hike up from Pacaymayo to Runkurakay. These small ruins occupy a commanding position overlooking Pacaymayo valley and offering a lovely view. Another 45 minutes hike will bring you to the top of the second pass, Abra Runkurakay (3’950m). The descent down to Sayacmarka (3’500m) takes around 1 hour.

From here, the trail descends into the magnificent cloud forest full of orchids, hanging moss, ferns and native flowers. It takes 30 minutes passing by the small Inca site Conchamarka and then reaching Chaquicocha (3’550m), where we will have lunch. On the way to Phuyupatamarka pass (3’700 m) where we will spend our last night also from here is possible to look at the snow-capped peaks Salkantay, Veronica, Pumasillu and even Machu Picchu Mountain.

Lodging: Campsite in Phuyupatamarka

DAY 4: PHUYUPATAMARCA TO MACHU PICCHU (10 Km)

On the fourth day, we will wake up very early to have breakfast to be able start our hike to Machu Picchu the descent to Inty Pata another archeological site will take us around 2 hours that was the most significant agriculture sector that is located on the hillside and is facing to the east. After we visited we will go to visit another archaeological site which is Wiñay Wayna that was found recently in 1941. From Wiñayhuayna it will take us around 1 hour to get the sun gate (Inti Punku) from here you will see magnificent Machu Picchu for the first time.

It is around 40 minutes to walk down to Machu Picchu and to get to the classical viewpoint, from here you will be able to overlook and admire the entire Machupicchu citadel. That is to say, This is also the spot where you can take the famous classic postcard picture. We can stay here for hours overlooking the citadel of Machu Picchu.

Now we have to descent to Machupicchu town by bus that the closest city to Machu Picchu and we spend the last night in the hotel because the next day we go back to visit Machu Picchu.

Lodging: hotel

DAY 5: MACHU PICCHU

The last day of 5 day inca trail trek, we will go up to visit Machu Picchu Inkan city very early in the morning for the sunrise or the sun shining the Inkan complex of Machu Picchu after that we will do our guided tour of Machu Picchu with your guide. The journey takes approximately 2 hours.

Finally, after the guided tour in Machupicchu we can climb up to the famous mountain Huayna Picchu (If you have the extra permits) the ascent from the base to the mountain top takes 40 or 50 minutes round trip 2 hours and from the top we can overlook all the sacred geography of Machu Picchu and the sacred river, also from this viewpoint we can look the sacred snow-capped mountains that are surrounding to Machu Picchu. Once you feel that you have seen every corner of Machupicchu we will take a bus down to the town Aguas Calientes the bus trip takes just 25 minutes that would the place where we can have our lunch, and then we board the train to go back to Cusco.

NOTE: Huayna Picchu mountain will be optional just for the hikers who are feeling physically well. The others can walk around the Inka complex.

What’s Included

Included:

  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide.
  • Chef.
  • Porters to carry cooking and camping equipment.
  • Pick-up from your hotel.
  • Transportation by bus to Km82.
  • Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco.
  • Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own).
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Afternoon  and 4 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as
  • Vegetarian food,
  • Please let us know.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs.
  • Sleeping Mattress
  • Personal porter to carry 6kg of personal ítems 
  • Comfortable and very spacious four-person tent (two people use one tent).
  • Oxygen bottle.
  • First aid kit.
  • Entrance to the Inca Trail and two days Machu Picchu.
  • Return bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes. 2 Days Tickets
  • Accommodation in Aguas Calientes 1 night.

Not Included:

  • Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us).
  • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 5.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain US$85
  • Tips.
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

What to bring?

  • Original Passport
  • Hiking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 55 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitizer
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film
  • Torch with spare batteries

About Us

We are a local company that through turism,we get to show visitors to our amazing country all it has to offer, as well as making it hugely beneficial to the local people.

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