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8 Day Apu Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu - Group Service

Cusco, Peru

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Highlights

  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Airport transfer
  • Breakfast included
  • Vegetarian meal option available

Overview

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Cuzco

Stop At: Cusco Cathedral, Cusco, Cusco Region
After your arrival, you will then spend the remainder of the day at your leisure while exploring Cusco's nightlife or sampling some of its many restaurants.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: OPEN DAY at leisure

Stop At: Cusco Cathedral, Cusco, Cusco Region
Optional: Full day Sacred Valley tour (Highly recommended).
You will be provided breakfast which is included and picked up from your hotel at 8:15am. This will be a full day excursion to the Urubamba Valley, visiting the colorful native marketplace in Pisac. Where you can appreciate the mixture of colors, traditions and have an opportunity to test your bartering skills, interact with the local craftsmen and purchase their hand-made souvenirs. Pisac is located at the entrance of the Sacred Valley. The Valley is approximately 31km/19miles from Cusco and at an altitude of 2,970m/9,700 ft. After Pisac, we will head towards Urubamba, where we will have a delicious lunch buffet at Tunupa restaurant.
Then, we continue through to Ollantaytambo, the oldest continuously occupied town in the South American continent. The narrow streets of Ollantaytambo, along with its canals, have not changed much from the time of the Incan Empire. They preserved their ancestral inheritance and give you a feeling of what it was like to live during those times. The last visit will be the Chinchero marketplace. Chinchero is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow! Its major attraction in tourism, is its colorful Sunday market, which is less tourist-orientated than the market at Pisac. At the end, we return you to the Plaza de Armas in Cusco around 6:30 pm. The night is free for you to eat in any restaurant of your choosing; although we always have plenty of suggestions should you require them.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: The Salkantay trek adventure begins

Stop At: Cusco Cathedral, Cusco, Cusco Region
Mollepata - Soraypampa
On day 3, we pick you up at 5:00am and travel by bus to Mollepata. We will hike for about three hours to Cruzpata, where we will have lunch enjoying panoramic views of the beautiful snow-capped mountains of Humantay (4120m)/(13500ft) and Salkantay (6271m) / (20575ft). Our trek will begin towards Soraypamapa, our first campsite at (4000m)/(12750ft). This is the highest and coldest campsite of the whole trip!
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Mighty Salkantay!!

Stop At: Cusco Cathedral, Cusco, Cusco Region
We have breakfast at around 5:30am and begin our hike to the highest pass on this trek at (4650m)/(15200ft), located halfway between two huge mountains; Salkantay on the right and Tucarhuay on the left. From this pass, the view of the two snow-capped mountains is incredible! There is a possibility of snow here. After a rest, we will continue our walk downhill through a dramatic cloud forest towards Huayracpunku, also known as Huayracmachay, where we will have lunch. We hike again after lunch for about 3 hours towards the jungle until we reach our second campsite, Colcapampa (3000m)/(9800ft). We may reach the other campsites of Challway or Andenes (depending on the pace of the group).
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 5: Cloud Forest.

Stop At: Cusco Cathedral, Cusco, Cusco Region
After breakfast (at 6:30am), we start trekking through the upper jungle crossing the Lluskamayo River and a series of small brooks and creeks. We shall pass through valleys and have wonderful views of waterfalls, tropical fruits and plants. We will arrive to our campsite where we will spend the night. The climate is warm in La Playa which is at(2500m)/(8202ft). After a rest, we will go to the hot springs (optional) and enjoy a well-deserved soak in the soothing waters. A real treat after finishing the trek!
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 6: Llactapata – Aguas calientes

Stop At: Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
We will have breakfast at 6:30am and then head towards Llactapata, a three hour steady climb. Llactapata is an incredible Incan fortress, from which you can see Machu Picchu! After some photos and rest, we will continue on a two-hour downhill hike passing a variety of plantations that produce coca, bananas, and more until we reach the hydroelectric dam for lunch. Then, we will walk a couple of hours until reaching Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the night at the hotel.
Optional: In Aguas Calientes, you can take advantage of the hot springs in the town, (entrance fee is 10 soles).
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 7: Machu Picchu in its all its glory

Stop At: Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
You will have breakfast and then your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel (approximately 5:40am). You will take the bus up to majestic Machu Picchu to catch the sunrise and begin your walking tour (2 hours) with your guide. After this, you will have time to explore the mysterious city by yourselves. You will meet with your tour guide in Aguas Calientes (by bus or on foot) to have lunch and be given your train tickets back to Cusco. Please, leave enough time so you can catch your train. It is a 20 minute bus ride from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes and all buses leave when they are full. You are required to be at the train station in Aguas Calientes, 20 minutes before train departure. In Ollantaytambo, you will have a bus waiting to return to Cusco.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 8: Bye bye Cusco

Stop At: Cusco Cathedral, Cusco, Cusco Region
You will be provided with breakfast in the hotel and we will pick you up and take you to the airport for your flight home.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Information

Includes:
  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • Hotel accommodation (Casa Andina or similar)
  • All breakfast at hotels
  • Professional guide
  • One night accommodation at Aguas Calientes
  • Round trip bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Train back to Ollantaytambo station
  • All transfers
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 afternoon snacks (hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn) and 3 dinners
  • Water
  • Dining tent, table, chairs
  • Professional chef and porters
  • Horsemen and mules
  • 4-man tent (per 2 people)
  • Foam mattress (carried by the horses)
  • Oxygen bottle and first aid kit
  • Entry/Admission - Cusco Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Cusco Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Cusco Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Cusco Cathedral
Excludes:
  • Single Supplement $232.00 USD(solo travelers)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Travel Insurance
  • Laundry services
  • Sleeping bag (can be rented)
  • Walking stick (can be rented)
  • Entrance ticket to the hot springs (15 soles)
  • First breakfast and last lunch at Aguas Calientes.
  • Meals that are not stated otherwise
  • Entrance fees for the walking tour
  • Sacred valley tour and entrance fees
  • Gratitude for your crew (cooks, horsemen, guides, etc)
  • Entry/Admission - Cusco Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes)
  • Entry/Admission - Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes)
  • Entry/Admission - Cusco Cathedral
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • A minimum of 4 people per booking is required
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Note: Each hiker is responsible for carrying their own personal belongings, sleeping bags or extra rentals
  • to carry personal belongings up to 5 kilos

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Departure Time:
5:00 AM
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