Trekking in Peru along The Salkantay Trail is one of those gems of South America that many travellers still don't know about, and this ten-day Peru Trekking Adventure is the ideal way to experience its mountains, hidden paths, ancient towns and so much more. Be captivated by Cusco's colonial-era centre, with ancient cultures and stunning architecture, also meet the locals that make Peru one of the world's friendliest countries.
While the classic Inca Trail offers a gorgeous hiking trail and eye-catching ruins like Winay Wayna, Humantay and Santa Teresa hot springs are a dream to explore, and adrenaline-fuelled Machu Picchu is just moments away.
For an off-track trip in South America that's full of adventure, the Salkantay Trek with Lima and Cusco is right up there to offer a unique opportunity to experience ancient history in the Land of the Incas.
Lima, Cusco and Salkantay Trek Adventure 10 days
Upon your arrival in Lima we will pick you up from the airport of Lima and we will take you to your hotel located in Miraflores where you will spend the night. You will have the remainder of the day to relax or walk around.
Early in the morning we will drive you to the airport of Lima to take a flight to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco, we will drive you to your hotel located in downtown Cusco. You will have the remainder of the day to relax and get used to the altitude of Cusco. Meals included: Breakfast
At 2:00p.m., you will start a guided city tour which includes a visit to the Cathedral, the Temple of Qoricancha, and the Inca ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay. You will learn about the Inca culture as well as some aspects of the conquest of the Inca's Empire and the colony. At about 6:00p.m., you will be back at your hotel. Meals included: Breakfast
At about 8:30a.m., you will start a guided tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will enjoy the amazing sceneries of the Urubamba River and the valley as well as the ruins and marketplace of Pisac. After lunch, which is included on the package, we will take you to the Andean town of Ollantaytambo for a guided tour of the incredible Inca ruins of the town. At about 7:00p.m., you will be back in Cusco. Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch
Right after an early breakfast we will depart from Cusco by bus at approximately 5:00a.m to the town of Mollepata (2900 meters above sea level) where we will arrive approximately at 7:30 in the morning. Afterwards, we will continue to our trek starting point, Soraypampa (1.30 hr ride). During the trip we will have panoramic views of the Apurimac River Valley surrounded by the Salkantay and other snow-covered mountains. After our support staff loads the equipment on horses and mules (around 9:00 am), we will begin our walk to Humantay Lake (3 hours hike), a lake in the mountains. About 1:00pm, we will have a local lunch. After a nutritious meal, we will hike toward the Salkantay lookup point and then back to Quiswarniyoc campsite where your dinner will be awaiting you. Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
After breakfast, we will start hiking the most difficult part of the trek, beginning around 6:30am. We will hike, gradually ascending, until reaching the highest point (4600 meters above sea level) at 9.30 in the morning, you will be able to appreciate the spectacular view of the mountains and the imposing snowy peaks of the Salkantay (6264 meters above sea level), known as the second highest point of the Cusco region. Around 1:00 pm, we will have our lunch at a place called Huayracmachay. After a trek of approximately 3 hours, we will arrive at our camp in Challway (2920 meters above sea level), where you can rest and enjoy dinner. Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Around 7:00a.m. and after breakfast, we will start our hike. We will walk for about 5 hours toward Playa Sahuayaco passing through a small town called Collpabamba, also called the "Forest Cloudy Brow" where fruit-bearing trees, waterfalls, birds as the "Cock of the Rocks" and varied flora. At 12:00 p.m. a local bus will take us to Santa Teresa Hot Springs, where we will have lunch. After lunch, we will go to the hot springs, the most relaxing part of our tour. Here you will have dinner and camping. Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
After an early breakfast, we will take the same local transportation to the Llactapata ruins entrance. An ascent hike will take us to the ruins of Llactapata. On the way up, you will observe diverse flora and fauna with beautiful landscapes. After three hours uphill, we will arrive at Llactapata where you will have an amazing view of our main destination, Machu Picchu. The scenery will leave you speechless. A descending trail will take you to the Hydroelectric where you will have lunch at a local restaurant. The last part of today's trek, an approximately 3 hours walk, takes us to Aguas Calientes town. Upon arrival, you will be accommodated at the hostel or hotel of your choice (included on this package). Dinner will be at a local restaurant at 7:00p.m. Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Today, you will start very early at around 4:30a.m. to take the bus to Machu Picchu. You will have a guided tour in Machu Picchu, for about two hours. After this, you will be free to explore the Citadel and take pictures, if you desire walk up to the famous Sun Gate. You can also ascent toward the Huaynapicchu Mountain if you have booked it in advance. At your convenience you will head down trough stairs that will seem endless until you arrive back to Aguas Calientes. At 6:20p.m. (depending on availability), you will be taking a train to Ollantaytambo and then drive you to Cusco. Meals included: Breakfast
Today, we will pick you up from your hotel and we will drive you to the airport of Cusco in order to take a plane to Lima. End of our services. Meals included: Breakfast
Note: Horses will carry the heavy gear (tents, cooking equipment, food, etc). If you are considering bringing some photography equipment or other heavy accessories, or just simply don't want to carry anything, please request an additional horse for an extra USD 95.00 (up to 30kg), this way you will freely enjoy the hike. (This is highly recommended if you have never hiked over 10000 feet). Cooks handle all the kitchen chores.
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