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Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu

5 days, Cusco to Cusco

Adventurers on the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu in Peru
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Salkantay has been dubbed the most spectacular peak in the Peruvian Andes. On this trip, you’ll trek in the shadows of this impressive mountain, interact with its inhabitants, and explore its forgotten ruins. Catch the train to Aguas Calientes for an early-morning visit to Machu Picchu.

5 days

Cusco to Cusco

From$4367HKD
was $5459
Valid on May 29 2022
Trip Code: SPST

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Salkantay has been dubbed the most spectacular peak in the Peruvian Andes. On this trip, you’ll trek in the shadows of this impressive mountain, interact with its inhabitants, and explore its forgotten ruins. Catch the train to Aguas Calientes for an early-morning visit to Machu Picchu.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Active

Hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for outdoor types.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 4 - Demanding

Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 6

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

5 days

Cusco to Cusco

From$4367HKD
was $5459
Valid on May 29 2022
Trip Code: SPST

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Special Offers

Expires on Jun 01, 2022 03:59 UTC
Promo Code G22GAV020ADV09

Creating ripples that change lives

The Ripple Score is an honest evaluation of how often we use local businesses and services to create each tour. With this score you can see the percentage of our local expenses that stay in the communities you visit. Learn more

Ripple Score

100

Map of the route for Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu

Places visited

Itinerary

Day 1Cusco

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Cusco/Salkantay Trek

Depart Cusco and transfer to the start of the trail to begin the Salkantay Trek. Stunning views and Inca ruins fill the days as you hike with views of the striking snow-capped mountains of Vilcabamba mountain range. Traverse high passes the highest point reaching 4,600m (15,092 ft) before descending into valleys nestled in the mountains. Spend the nights camping under the stars. Enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery and breathtaking views as the trek descends from the heights of the Andes to the lush subtropics surrounding Machu Picchu.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your G for Good Moment Handmade Biodegradable Soap Products

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3Salkantay Trek

Continue the trek downhill, passing through the town of Collpabamba on the way to Chaullay. Hike along the Sahuayaco River through lush cloud forest to your campsite for the evening, Playa Sahuayaco.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Salkantay Trek

Hike to the Inca site Llactapata, where you can catch your first glimpse of Machu Picchu. Catch the train in the afternoon to Aguas Calientes.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 5Machu Picchu/Cusco

Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu then return to Cusco where the tour ends upon arrival.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Handmade Biodegradable Soap Products
  • Trek on the Salkantay route to Machu Picchu with a local guide, cooks, and porters (3 days)
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (2 nts), camping (2 nts).

Meals

4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Allow USD85-110 for meals not included.

Transportation

Private van, hiking, train.

Staff & experts

G Adventures Representative in Cusco, specialist Salkantay CEO on hike.

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Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu

| 5 days - Cusco to Cusco - from $4367 HKD