8 DAY SALKANTAY TREK

DAY 01: Arrival in Cusco (-/-/-)

Arrival to Cusco with a transfer to your hotel; a welcome meeting will be organized by your guide for a quick briefing of the tour. The rest of the day can be spent exploring Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, set in the Andes Mountains. Discover Spanish churches and mansions that sit alongside Inca remains and enjoy the vibrant nightlife or sampling Peruvian restaurants.

Optional Tour:

City Tour with visit to Cathedral – Cost per person $ 30 (Not Incl. Entrance Fee).
you’ll have a full Cusco city tour, starting at the city center viewing the Incan foundations of many buildings, the famous Cathedral, and the Temple of the Sun. You will also visit the typical market of San Pedro. In the end, you will visit the hills around Cusco to get a full tour of four ruins: Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay.
Classic Cooking Class – Cost per person $ 40.
With an approximate duration of 3 hours, this service starts at 11 am, picking up the user from their hotel on the way to the house of the chosen cook. Once in the place, the tourists receive a brief explanation of the activities they will carry out, and they will receive the appropriate clothing for the class. What we will do next is practical cooking classes where tourists learn the preparation of traditional plates of the city, presented by experienced chefs, who teach various conventional recipes. In this service, all the ingredients are already at home. Lunch/Dinner at the cook’s house: We want all the tourist to feel immersed in the local culture, for this, each chef has prepared various stories and experiences that are transmitted in the table and surrounded by local people (the cook and his family) while tasting the food made in the cooking class. 
Folklore Show and Dinner – Cost per person $ 25.
Head to the Tunupa restaurant, located just the central Plaza de Armas of Cusco (3 minutes walking from Hotel), and get ready for a fabulous buffet dinner. There is a large selection of typical dishes, meat, fish, vegetables, and desserts they are amazing and delicious dishes. The night is more enjoyable when the traditional dance show begins and you can get involved with folk, traditional, classical music, and sweeten your ears with the Andean instruments: Quena, charango, flute, zampoña. If you wish, you can also share the dance floor with the dancers and get a great experience.

Services Included:

Regular Transport: Cusco Airport – Hotel (20 minutes).

Overnight Jose Antonio Hotel. Accommodation in Standard Room with private bath

DAY 02: Full day Sacred Valley tour (B/L/-)

From your hotel, we’ll head to the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas. Our first stop is Pisac, founded during Colonial times; you will be able to appreciate the mixture of tradition. Here you will have the opportunity to test your bartering skills, interact with the local craftsmen and purchase hand-made souvenirs.  After the visit, we will have a great buffet lunch with an emphasis on locally grown organic products in the town of Urubamba. After lunch, it’s time to visit Ollantaytambo. The narrow streets along with their canals have not changed much from the time of the Inca Empire. The last visit will be the Chinchero market. Chinchero is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. At the end of the tour. We drop you off at your hotel in Cusco. 

Services Included:

Regular Services: Full day Sacred Valley (9 hours approx.).

Overnight: Jose Antonio Hotel. Accommodation in Standard Room with private bath

DAY 03: Salkantay Trek – Soraypampa Camp (B/L/D)

Soraypampa is the highest and coldest campsite of the trip at 12750ft.

On day one, we pick you up at 5am and travel by bus to Mollepata. Then, we take a 3 hours hike to Cruzpata, where we have lunch with panoramic views of the beautiful snow-capped mountains of Humantay (4120m/13500ft) and Salkantay (6271m/20575ft). We begin our trek by heading towards our first campsite Soraypampa, taking in the beautiful landscape along the way.

Services Included:

Regular Transport: Cusco – Mollepata

Tour Guide: Spanish/English.

Horsemen and mules: They carry cooking and camping equipment.

Overnight: Soraypampa Camp.

DAY 04: Salkantay Trek – Mighty SALKANTAY!! (B/L.D)

We will have breakfast at around 5:30am and begin our hike to the highest pass on this trek. It is located at 4650m/15200ft and halfway between two huge mountains; Salkantay on the right and Tucarhuay on the left. From the pass, the views of the two snow-capped mountains are 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. After lunch, we will hike for approximately three 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.

Services Included:

Tour Guide: Spanish/English.

Horsemen and mules: They carry cooking and camping equipment.

Overnight: Challway or Andenes Camp.

DAY 05: Salkantay Trek – Cloud Forest (B/L/D)

After breakfast, at 6:30am, we start trekking through the upper jungle crossing the Lluskamayo River through a series of small brooks and creeks. We pass through valleys and have wonderful views of waterfalls, tropical fruits and plants. We will set up camp in the warm climate of La Playa (2500m/8202ft). After a rest, we will go to the hot springs and enjoy a well-deserved soak in soothing the waters. A real treat after finishing the trek! (Optional).

Services Included:

Tour Guide: Spanish/English.

Horsemen and mules: They carry cooking and camping equipment.

Overnight: La Playa Camp.

DAY 06: Salkantay Trek – Llactapata – Aguas Calientes (B/L/D)

On day four, we will have breakfast at 6:30am and then head for Llactapata, a three-hour steady climb. Llactapata is an incredible Incan fort from which we will 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 more until Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the night.

Optional: In Aguas Calientes, you can take advantage of the hot springs in the town. Entrance is 10 soles.

Services Included:

Tour Guide: Spanish/English.

Overnight: On request. Accommodation in Standard Room with private bath.

DAY 07: Machu Picchu in its Glory- the BIG DAY! (B/-/-)

Wake up early for breakfast before our guide will pick you up from your hotel at 5:40 am to begin the short bus journey to the gates of Machu Picchu where you will watch the sunrise. After entering the Citadel begin a guided walking tour (approximately two hours) of the citadel complex. After this experience, enjoy some free time to explore the mysterious city as you please.

Optional Service:

Wayna Picchu – Cost per person $ 30
There is time for those whit enough energy to climb Wayna (Huayna) Picchu (at your own expense). For many people climbing Huayna Picchu is one of the highlights when visiting Machu Picchu. Wayna Picchu is the mountain behind Machu Picchu. The climb itself is interesting as you will see how the Inca did cut out some steps out of the rocks and as you wind around the side of a mountain will see Machu Picchu from different angles.

Then, you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes for lunch later we will board the train back to Poroy. Upon your arrival at the train station, we will pick you up and take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

Services Included:

Bus Tickets Consetur: Aguas Caliente – Machu Picchu – Aguas Caliente (Per route: 25 minutes)

Tour Guide: Spanish/English

Entrance Fee: Machu Picchu City.

Train Tickets: Aguas Calientes – Poroy (Expedition Train – 3.5 hours)

Regular Transport: Poroy Train Station – Hotel in Cusco (30 minutes).

Overnight:  Jose Antonio Hotel. Accommodation in Standard Room with private bath

DAY 08: Transfer out, Bye Cusco!

After breakfast enjoy your last day at leisure before transferring to the airport for your return flight home via Lima.

Services Included:

Regular Transport: Hotel – Cusco Airport (20 minutes) – Assistant SPS/ENG.

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Transfers as mentioned.

Accommodation as mentioned.

Meals as mentioned.

All national park fees, entrance fees, taxes, permits and vehicles as applicable to the above itinerary.

Services of professional English-speaking guides at all times.

Safe drinking water during the hike.

24/7 support and emergency line available throughout the itinerary.

National and International flights.

Evacuation: in the event of a serious medical injury, we will coordinate with your travel insurance company to arrange evacuation.

Meals and drinks other than those mentioned in the itinerary.

Tips and gratuities.

Optional excursions.

Items of a personal nature such as souvenirs and telephone calls.

Travel insurance.

Group price $960p.p minimum of 2 people

Singel suplemente $250