5-Day Tour To Machu Picchu: Salkantay Trek - Cusco

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Days
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  • Departure Time :
    Between 4:30am and 5am Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Cusco hotel
  • Return Details :
    The tour ends in Cusco´s main square.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Salkantay trek is one of the alternative trek that ends in Machu picchu Citadel , this trek permits are not require for this alternative route so resevations can easily be made, on the way we will climb the humantay lake with snow peaks in thesurrounding.


Family friendly

Multiple departure times and locations available

Breakfast included

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Day 1 :Cusco - Mollepata - Soraypampa
Pick up time from 4:30am at your hotel then we will drive from Cusco to Mollepata where we stop for breakfast (not included) after we start our full day hiking (19 km) mostly uphill. After lunch we continue walking 3 hours to reach our first campsite Soraypampa. Needless to say, most of you will be snoring in your tents shortly after a good meal prepared by the cook and served by your guide.

Day 2 :Soraypampa - Salkantay Pass - Chaullay
On this day your guide will wake you up with a coca tea served at the door of your tent to start this long day of trekking. Then we keep walking up until reaching to the highest point of Salkantay mountain at an altitude of 4600m. After taking a break at highest point of the trek it is time to leave the altitude and we will begin walking down for about 2 hours until we see the kitchen tent in order to enjoy our delicious lunch and some tea or coffee. The day is not over yet and we will continue hiking down to lower land and altitudes until we reach the second camp site, Chaullay. This campsite is very lovely because the beer tastes even better!

Day 3: Chaullay- La Playa Sayhuyaco - Santa Teresa
This day is a much easier. We will walk mostly downhill for about 4 hours until reaching Llusca mayo where we will stop for lunch. We will notice that the climate will become much warmer because we are in the high jungle cloud forest, known as Ceja de Selva. In this part there are many small plantations such as coffee beans, banana palms and coca bushes. Then we will arrive to la Playa where we are going to take a van to Santa Teresa to visiting the hot springs. After this we will have dinner and sleep (camping).

Day 4 : Santa Teresa - Hydroelectric - Aguas Calientes Pueblo
This day you have two options: you can either walk from Santa Teresa to Aguas Calientes (11 kilometres total) or do a zip line tour in the morning (with transport to the hydroelectric station) and walk the final 7 kilometres. Whatever option you choose the group will meet again for lunch in at the hydroelectric. Then we will walk 3 hours along the train track to Aguas Calientes where we are going to spend a night at hostel.

Day 5 : Aguas Calientes Pueblo - MachuPicchu - Cusco
At 4am, the group have to wake up to be ready to hike up to Machu Picchu, having the amazing opportunity to see the sun rising after registration in the main entrance of Machu Picchu which is open at 6am. The guide will explain about the Inca history and share everything he knows. After a 2 hours tour, you will have free time to explore the site by yourself or climb Huayna Picchu mountain. By the afternoon you have to come back down to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Ollantaytambo and then bus back to Cusco.

The tour ends in Cusco's main square.


Professional Bilingual guides.

Hotel pick up

Bus from Cusco to Mollepata Marco ccasa (starting point)

4 breakfast, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners

3 nights Camping and 1 Hostel Accommodation.

Sleeping mattresses

Cook, horseman mules (carry up to 5kg per person mules.

Double occupancy tents

First Aid kit

Vegetarian Option or special diet-Free available.


First breakfast, last lunch and dinner

Entry to hot springs in Santa Teresa/Colcalmayo (10 Soles) and Aguas Calientes (20Soles)

Mineral water (boiled water provided with food but you can buy it along the way)

Zip line tour US$ 25

Bus tickets Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu US$12 each way

Huayna Picchu mountain US$ 20 and Machu Picchu mountain US$20

Sleeping bag ( you can hire from us US$ 15)

Walking poles (you can hire from us US$ 15)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Original passport and (student card of your university )

A backpack to carry your personal belongings

Comfortable hiking shoes with ankle protection

Walking sticks

Clothing for the cold, rain, especially at night

Thermal clothing.

Gloves or mittens, scarf, wool socks, wool cap for cold nights

Hiking t-shirts and pants with convertible zippers

Front headlight and additional batteries

Camera and batteries with spare batteries


Sun hat

Personal first aid kit, insect repellent

Rain clothes, or rain poncho

Toiletries, toilet paper, small towel

1 liter of water if you need more can buy along the way

Bathing clothes for bathing in the thermal baths

Extra money for drinks and tips in soles (porters, cooks and guides. (USD $ 30-40)

Money for at least 250 to 200 additional emergency soles. (USD $ 90 )