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Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu

5 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Cusco
Arrive at any time.

Arrive Cusco at any time. There are no planned activities so check into the hotel and enjoy the city. Our best advice for exploring Cusco is to wear a comfortable pair of shoes, arm yourself with a city map, and set off to explore! Meet the group at the welcome meeting, check for the start time on the welcome note at the hotel.

Day 2 Cusco/Salkantay Trek
Depart Cusco and transfer to the start of the trail to begin the Salkantay Trek. Stunning views and Inca ruins fill the days as you hike with views of the striking snow-capped mountains of Vilcabamba mountain range. Traverse high passes the highest point reaching 4,600m (15,092 ft) before descending into valleys nestled in the mountains. Spend the nights camping under the stars. Enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery and breathtaking views as the trek descends from the heights of the Andes to the lush subtropics surrounding Machu Picchu. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Salkantay Trek
Continue the trek downhill, passing through the town of Collpabamba on the way to Chaullay. Hike along the Sahuayaco River through lush cloud forest to your campsite for the evening, Playa Sahuayaco. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Salkantay Trek
Hike to the Inca site Llactapata, where you can catch your first glimpse of Machu Picchu. Catch the train in the afternoon to Aguas Calientes. (B, L)

Day 5 Machu Picchu/Cusco
Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu then return to Cusco where the tour ends upon arrival. (B)
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All This Included
Salkantay has been dubbed the most spectacular peak in the Peruvian Andes. On this trip, you’ll trek in the shadows of this impressive mountain, interact with its inhabitants, and explore its forgotten ruins. Catch the train to Aguas Calientes for an early-morning visit to Machu Picchu.
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  • Trek on the Salkantay route to Machu Picchu with a local guide, cooks, and porters (3 days)
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hotels (2 nts)
    Camping (2 nts)
  • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners.
  • Transportation: Private van, hiking, train.
  • Local guide throughout.
Highlights
  • Conquer the Salkantay Trek in the Andes
  • Explore Inca ruins and Machu Picchu
  • Trek through beautiful Andean scenery.
Accommodations
Hotels (2 nts)
Aguas Calientes, Peru: Hotel Humantay (or similar)
Cusco, Peru: Cusco Pardo Hotel (or similar)

Camping (2 nts)
Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 6
  • Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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