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OverviewThis 7-day tour is not your typical Inca Trail and trek. By choosing to take the variant of the Salkantay path is far more quiet and a great alternative to the traditional treks that most tourists do. Come and experience the area in a different way.
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Know More about this tourDay 1: Cusco – Soraypampa
The group is picked up at different hotels to begin a 4 hours bus ride into the Sacred Valley. In Mollepata, where the tour starts, we will subdue horses for our expedition to the Mighty Salkantay (they will be carrying our camping equipments). Afterwards we will be ascending the mountain of Saillapata for lunch. Later we set our campsite in Soraypampa (at around 5:00pm).
Day 2: Soraypampa - Chaullay
Early in the morning we begin a 3 hours trek up to the highest point of the entire expedition, The Salkantay Pass (4.600 m). From there, we reach Wayracpunku for a delicious picnic. The journey will then continue into the high jungle and its beautiful nature. This trek is 5 hours until our campsite in Chaullay.
Day 3: Chaullay - Llaqtapata
After breakfast we will be going to Lucmabamba and walk towards the ruins of Llaqtapata (an ancient watchpoint for the Machu Picchu and its surrounding mountains). Later we will have lunch at this amazing location and have access to lodging on the site (with hot water and accommodations). You will have the rest of the afternoon to enjoy the breathtaking view over the Machu Picchu and explore the ranch.
Day 4: Llaqtapata – Aguas Calientes
The next morning we go down to Ahobamba river where our bus awaits us. Those who reserved in advance and wants additional adrenaline can sign up for Ziplining or go into the famous hot springs of Cocalmayo (30$/each). The rest of the group will be meeting near Hidroelectrica. After relaxing in the hammocks, we continue along train tracks leading directly through the great jungle of Aguas Calientes. At night we join together in a local restaurant for diner and have a briefing about our next day.Day 5 : Inca Trail – (Sun's Gate) – Aguas Calientes
Early in the morning (6:00am) the guide brings you to Chachabamba. Passing over a refreshing waterfall we get to the ruins of WinayWayna. After lunch we continue towards Inti Punku (Puerta del Sol) to enter a majestful scenery of the entire Machu Picchu village. We will be taken the bus back to Aguas Calientesfor the night.
Day 6: Machu Picchu - Cusco
We get ready at 4:00am to climb to Machu Picchu just in time to see the spectacular sunrise (additional bus tickets can be organized)! The group will then follow the guide in the Inca citadel for a 2 hours tour. Later, passengers that reserved in time will be visiting Huayna Picchu (usually 1 month is mandatory) and the others the Old Mountain on the opposite side. At the end of the day (18h20) you catch your train to Cusco and transfert at Ollantaytambo for a bus ride.
Day 7: End of The Tour
You wake up in your confortable hotel's bed and are free to require our service for your next destination.
Inclusions for 7-Day Cusco Adventure Trekking Salkantay
- Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu or the Old Mountain, Llaqtapata lodge
and Inca trail entrance included
- Train tickets back to Cusco
- Ground transportation
- Camping equipments
- 1 night hotel in Cusco
- 2 nights in Aguas Calientes
- Round-trip transfer to Cusco hotel/airport
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Bus down (Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes) on day 5
Exclusions for 7-Day Cusco Adventure Trekking Salkantay
- Extra activities such as : Ziplining & Hot Springs ($30/each)
- Bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu on day 6 ($12/way)
- Special equipment like sleeping bags or walking sticks (respectively 20$ / 15$)
- Hotel upgrades from 2 stars (can be managed through this channel
- Meals (lunch and dinner) in Cusco
- Extra horse to carry your personal belongings
- Personal expenses
- International Flights Tickets
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Adult pricing applies to all travelers
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Not recommended for participants with back problems
Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
Not recommended for pregnant women
A good amount of walking is involved
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not prohibited for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately