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Salkantay trek to Machupicchu – 7D/6N

Durations

7 Days

Difficulty

Challenging

Min Age

18

Description

This tour is full of beautiful landscapes and visits to the city of Cusco, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Ollantaytambo, Humantay Lake, Salkantay, Santa Teresa, Colcalmayo (hot springs), Machu Picchu Town (Aguas Calientes), Machu Picchu Citadel ( wonder of the modernworld).

Itinerary

You will have the morning free before we pick you up for the CITY TOUR in Cusco, at 1:45 pm. First, we will visit Qorikancha (The Temple of the Sun) and Santo Domingo Convent, as well as several of the impressive archeological remains of the city such as Sacsaywaman, Qenqo, Pukapukara and Tambomachay. Our tour will end in the main square. At this time, you may want to enjoy a delicious dinner at one of the many nearby restaurants. Alternatively, we can make arrangements to drop you off at your accommodation.
Coordinate with the guide what you want to do.

We will have breakfast and leave for the Sacred Valley of the Incas at 8:30 am, where you will see the small town of Pisac including its local market with artisan products and plaza. We continue our journey along the bank of the Vilcanota River towards Urubamba where you will have a buffet lunch. Then, we’ll travel to Ollantaytambo to the Inca archeological remains. We will return to Cusco through Chincheros, another tourist center and colonial city, to visit the church and the square. We return to Cusco at the end of the day and you will spend the night at your accommodation.

Early pick up in your hotel, enjoy a breakfast in Mollepata then start your trek in Soraypampa (3900 m.a.s.l.), where we will meet our horsemen and horses, who will carry all the camping equipment and begin our hike to the Humantay lake (4200 m.a.s.l.).

After the visit to the Humantay lake we will return to Soraypampa where our cook will be waiting for us with lunch, then you’ll go to our basecamp Salkantaypampa from where we can enjoy the beautiful views of the snowy peak of Salkantay, and enjoy an afternoon tea and a delicious dinner

Wake up with a cup of coca tea and enjoy breakfast with fantastic views of the mountains, then reach the highest point Salkantay pass at 4600 m.a.s.l in 3 hours. From there, we will walk towards Wayrac Machaq, to have our lunch. Then, we will continue into the high jungle where we will observe large trees with their arms extended over the streams, all full of bromeliads and orchids. and downhill until the 2nd campsite.

Early wake up and have breakfast; we start hiking along the cloud forest for 3 hours. Observe the fantastic landscape of rivers, and waterfalls; after lunch, 3 hours more arrive at Lucmabamba campsite where you can enjoy activities in coffee plantations and process. 

* If you would like you can go to Cocalmayo hot springs that is located 30 min from our campsite (not including extra transportation and entrances) let as to to organize this extra activity.

Wake up with a great breakfast and start hiking to Llactapata from where you can have a great view of the landscape and Machu Picchu then you’ll walk downhill to Hydroelectric for lunch and continue hiking another 3-hrs to Aguas Calientes. Tonight you’ll spend in a Hotel.

After breakfast, we take the early buses up to Machu Picchu for the sunrise. Explore the best of Machu Picchu with your private tour guide. Once you finish, you will take the  train and bus back to Cusco.

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To help you plan your trip, we have put together a list of what's included and what's not included in your tour package. This will give you a clear understanding of what to expect and help you make any necessary arrangements before your journey begins.

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