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SALKANTAY TREK

SALKANTAY TREK

$765 per person

This trip puts a twist on the traditional Machu Picchu experience. Instead of following the Inca Trail to reach the ancient citadel, you’ll take a route that runs past the Vilcabamba mountains, where the peaks are saw-blade sharp. Salkantay is the tallest in this range, and its tip is usually daubed in snow. Sights along the route include coffee farms, Incan ruins and waterfalls.

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5 days
9+ Age
  • Highlights
    Vilcabamba Mountain Range, Salktantay Valley, Llactapata, Machu Picchu
  • Duration
    5 days
  • Start Point
    Cuzco
  • Finish Point
    Cuzco
  • Trip Style
    Adventure
  • Included
    3 camping nights, 1 hotel night
    Train from Machu Picchu
    Camping equipment
    Meals during the trek
    Entrance fees
    Accredited Tour Guides
    Tours and Transfers
  • Not Included
    Domestic airfare
    Travel Insurance
    Personal porters
    Sleepings/trekking poles
    Tips
    Meals not mentioned
    International airfare

PRICE PER PERSON

 

US$795

US$840

US$1025
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Day 1: CUZCO - SORAYPAMPA -SALKANTAYTAMPA - SALKANTAY PASS - WAYRACMACHAY

Transfer to the base camp of Soraypampa, where the trek begins. You’ll hike for about seven hours a day. All meals, camping equipment and camping mats are included for the first four days. Sleeping bags, trekking poles and personal porters are not included, but are available on request.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

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Day 2: WAYRACMACHAY - CHAULLAY - CCOLLPAPAMPA LORETA (PRIVATE CAMPSITE)

Today the route of your trek will chisel through valleys where your only audience will be the sky. The route passes through remote Wayracmachay, Chaullay and Ccollpapampa La Playa, before you arrive at Sahuayaku, where you’ll camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

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Day 3: LORETA - LA PLAYA SAHUAYAKU - LUCMABAMBA COFFEE FARM - INCA TRAIL - LLACTAPATA

Today your trail will take you past Lucmabamba coffee farm and the ancient Incan site of Llaqtapata. The weather-worried walls of this site were once home to an Inca chieftain and his family. Tonight, you’ll camp in sight of Machu Picchu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

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Day 4: LLACTAPATA MIRADOR - HYDROELECTRIC WATER FALLS & MANDOR HIRAM BINGHAMS FARM - AGUAS CALIENTES

Continue your off-the-beaten track journey through the Peruvian valleys to Aguas Callientes. You’ll pass the Mandor Waterfalls today, where water spills out of the rock face , framed by orchids and banana trees.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

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Day 5: MACHU PICCHU - AGUAS CALIENTES - CUZCO

Today you’ll visit Machu Picchu. This ancient Incan citadel strikes a pose at the peak of the Andes, 2,430 metres above sea level. Your guide will introduce you to sights like the ritual baths, Palace of the Princess and Temple of the Sun.

Meals: Breakfast.