THE SALKANTAY TREK

10 Days Lima, Cusco and The Salkantay Trek

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from USD 1215.00

Trip Summary

  • Duration : 10 days / 9 nights
  • Trip style : Active Hiking - Salkantay Trek
  • Starting and Ending point : Lima
  • Highlights : 1 nights Lima, 4 nights Cusco, 1 night Machu Picchu, complete Salkantay Trek package
  • Domestic Flights : LIMA / CUSCO / LIMA
  • Airport Transfer : Our complimentary transfers in and out of the airport in every city is included.
  • Accommodations : Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu tourist class included. Upgrade options available.
  • Price : from USD 1215 Price includes all credit card transaction fees and taxes
  • Trip Code : SALK10D

Peru Trek with Cultural Immersion

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.

SALKANTAY ADVENTURE HIKING TRAIL MACHU PICCHU
SALKANTAY ADVENTURE HIKING TRAIL MACHU PICCHU

Itinerary

Lima, Cusco and Salkantay Trek Adventure10 days / 9 nights

  • Day 1 : LIMA

    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.

    Hotel
  • Day 2 : LIMA — CUSCO

    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 Hotel
  • Day 3: CUSCO — CITY TOUR

    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 Hotel
  • Day 4: CUSCO — SACRED VALLEY — OLLANTAYTAMBO — CUSCO

    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 Hotel
  • Day 5 : CUSCO — SORAYPAMPA — HUMANTAY LAKE — QUISWARNIYOC

    We will leave from Cusco approximately between 5:00 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. A bus will take us to the town of Mollepata (2900 meters above sea level) where we will arrive approximately at 8:00 in the morning, we will stop for breakfast, last minute supplies, leg-stretching or to use the restrooms. We will continue to our trek starting point, Soraypampa (3850 meters above sea level). We will meet with our support staff, load the equipment on horses and mules. Around 9:00 a.m., we will begin our walk toward Humantay Lake. On our way we will have a beautiful view of the majestic Salkantay, other mountains covered with snow, and the Valley of Apurimac River. About 1:00p.m., we will have a traditional Peruvian lunch and dinner at the campsite in Quiswarniyoc at 4000 meters above sea level. After lunch, we will walk to the Salkantay lookup point to watch the sunset. Then back to the campsite for snacks and dinner.

    Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner Distance covered: 13 Km. Trekking time: 5 hours Height gain: +200m Mountain Domes
  • Day 6 : QUISWARNIYOC — CHALLWAY

    Today, nature will change drastically from dry sceneries to snowy peaks and tropical areas. After a nutritious breakfast, we will start the most difficult part of the trek. We will start the hike around 6:30 in the morning. We will hike for about three hours, gradually ascending, until reaching the highest point (4600 meters above sea level). We will appreciate spectacular views of the mountains and the imposing snowy peaks of the Salkantay (6264 meters above sea level) which is known as the second highest point of the Cusco region. On our way down we will visit the amazing 'intense blue' Salkantay Lake. Around 1:00 p.m., we will have our lunch, in the area called Huayracmachay. After a trek of approximately 3 hours, we will arrive to our camp in Challway (2920 meters above sea level). Around 7:00 p.m., we will recuperate from the trek and eat dinner.

    Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner Distance covered: 20 Km. Trekking time: 8 hours Height gain: +630m Descent: - 1710m Four Season Tents
  • Day 7 : CHALLWAY — PLAYA SAHUAYACO — SANTA TERESA HOT SPRINGS

    Around 7:30a.m., we will start our trek. We will walk for about 5 hours toward Playa Sahuayaco and during this period; we will observe a town called Collpabamba, also called the "Forest Cloudy Brow" where waterfalls, fruit-bearing trees, varied flora, and birds can be observed. If we are lucky, we will be able to observe the famous bird called the "Cock of the Rocks". At 12:00 p.m. a local bus will take us to Santa Teresa Hot Springs, where we will have lunch. You will enjoy and relax at the hot pools in the afternoon. Around 7:00p.m., we will have dinner and camping in Santa Teresa.

    Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner Distance covered: 16 Km. Trekking time: 5 hours Descent: - 1370m Four Season Tents
  • Day 8: SANTA TERESA — LUCMABAMBA — LLACTAPATA — HYDROELECTRIC — MACHU PICCHU TOWN

    After an early breakfast, we will take a local transportation to Lucmabamba. Once at the Llactapata entrance, you will start an ascent hike towards the ruins of Llactapata. On the way you will observe coffee plantations, beautiful landscapes as well as diverse flora and fauna. After three hours, you will arrive at Llactapata where you will have an amazing view of Machu Picchu. Here you will have time to rest and enjoy the scenery. A descending trail will take you to the Hydroelectric where you will eat lunch at a local restaurant. The last part of the trek, an approximately 3 hours walk, takes us to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town). Upon arrival, you will be accommodated at the hostel or hotel of your choice (included on this package). You will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant at about 7:00p.m.

    Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner Distance covered: 22 Km. Trekking time: 8 hours Height gain: +490m Hotel
  • Day 9: MACHU PICCHU — CUSCO

    Today, you will start early at around 4:30a.m. to take the bus to Machu Picchu. In Machu Picchu, you will have a guided tour for about two hours. You will be free to explore the Citadel and take more pictures after the guided tour, if you desire, walk up to the Sun Gate or ascent toward Huayna Picchu Mountain (you will need a reservation to access Huayna Picchu). At your convenience walk back down to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town) and catch the train to Ollantaytambo later on (Normally at 6:20 pm. unless you request a different one). From there, a bus will drive you to Cusco.

    Meals included: Breakfast 2 hours Machu Picchu Tour Hotel
  • Day 10: CUSCO — LIMA

    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

Inclusions

  • Transportation
  • Domestic round trip Flight LIMA/CUSCO/LIMA
  • Transportation to Soraypampa (trek starting point)
  • Transportation to Santa Teresa hot springs
  • Bus ticket Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Expedition train ticket Aguas Calientes / Ollantaytambo (VistaDome Train upgrade may be necessary in busy seasons based on availability)
  • Transfer Ollantaytambo train station to downtown Cusco
  • Horses (to carry the tents and cooking equipment)
  • Transfers in/out in every city
  • Accommodation
  • Accomodation in double or triple rooms
  • 1 Hotel night in Lima
  • 4 Hotel nights in Cusco
  • 1 Hotel night in Machu Picchu
  • Salkantay Trek group service package - 3 nights camping
  • Personal pad (double foam)
  • Mountain Domes the third night
  • Four Season Tents (Kailas and ProAconcagua)
  • Meals
  • 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Vegetarian or vegan food available upon request with no extra charge.
  • Expert Staff
  • English/Spanish-speaking professional guide
  • Mountain Cheff (cook) and cooking equipment
  • Informative presentation about the Salkantay Trail in our Cusco office
  • Personal Travel Advisor assigned for you to customize the rest of your Peru Trip
  • Activities
  • Guided visit to Machu Picchu
  • Group Guided visit to the Sacred Valley
  • Cusco group city tour including Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, PukaPukara and Tambomachay
  • Machu Picchu entrance ticket
  • Salkantay Trail ticket
  • Cusco Full Boleto Turistico Pass, gives you access to 16 archaeological sites around Cusco
  • Santa Teresa Hot Springs ticket
  • Weight allowance during the trek: 7 Kilograms or 16 pounds
  • First Aid equipment
  • Important
  • 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 (only to carry 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.
  • Not Included:
  • Single supplement: USD 219.00
  • Additional horse: USD 70.00
  • Personal trekking gear, sleeping bag, tips and gratuities. You can rent a sleeping bag for USD $25.00. All sleeping bags are laundered between each trek. Please request this rental in advance.
NOTE: We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons we may be forced to offer substitutes of same category. We will endeavour to confirm final hotel bookings as soon as possible.
Machu Picchu from Lima Tour
Machu Picchu from Lima Tour

Package Price

10 Days Lima, Cusco and The Salkantay Trek

USD 1215.00

Per adult double occupancy

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