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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

8 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. You’ll arrive at Santa Teresa – the backdoor of Machu Picchu – where you’ll catch the train to Aguas Calientes for an early-morning visit to Machu Picchu.

8 days

Cusco to Cusco

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Trip Code: SPSK

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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. You’ll arrive at Santa Teresa – the backdoor of Machu Picchu – where you’ll 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: 5 - Challenging

Serious high-altitude hikes, cycling, or other instances of heavy exercise. Come prepared to sweat a bit.

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

8 days

Cusco to Cusco

Sold Out

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Trip Code: SPSK

Need a flight? We can help.

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

Map of the route for Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Places visited

Itinerary

Day 1Cusco

Arrive at any time.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2Cusco

Full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins along with a visit to a Planeterra weaving project in a local community. Visit the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco, an indigenous village for lunch. Shopping opportunities at a local market before returning to Cusco.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your G for Good Moment Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit| Your G for Good Moment Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 3Cusco/Salkantaypampa

Transfer to the start of the trail and begin the Salkantay Trek. Stunning views and Inca ruins fill the days as the hike past the striking peaks of Salkantay, Humantay, and Ausangate, among others. Several high passes are traversed the highest point reaching 4,600m (15,092 ft) before descending into valleys nestled in the mountains. Nights are spent 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.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Salkantaypampa/Andenes

During the second day of the Salkantay Trek reach the highest point of the trek and enjoy the breathtaking views of Umantay and Apu Salkantay.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5Chaullay/Sahuayaco

Continue the trek, passing through the town of Collpabamba en route to Lucmabamba.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6Sahuayaco/Aguas Calientes

The final day of trekking leads to the town of Santa Teresa. Catch the train in the afternoon to Aguas Calientes.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 7Aguas Calientes/Cusco

Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu. Optional visit to the Inca Bridge and return to Cusco in the evening.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 8Cusco

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo
  • Your G for Good Moment: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins guided tour with a visit to a G Adventures-supported women's weaving project (full-day)
  • Lunch at the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco, an indigenous village
  • Trek on the Salkantay route to Machu Picchu with local guide, cooks, and porters (4 days)
  • G Adventures-supported handmade biodegradable soap products for use on the Salkantay Trek
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (4 nts), camping (3 nts).

Meals

7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners
Allow USD130-170 for meals not included.

Transportation

Private van, hiking, train.

Staff & experts

Specialist Salkantay CEO on hike, local guides.

Departures

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Please Contact Us to inquire about dates for next season, or to discuss other tour options.

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

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