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Briefing in our office, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. of the day before the trip, detailed explanation of the tour with our guide.
Recommendation: Arrive 24 hours before the trip at the office of Conde Travel.
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.
We will begin our adventure by picking up each passenger from their respective hotels before embarking on a 3:30 hour bus ride. Halfway through the trip, we will stop in Mollepata at an altitude of 2900 m.a.s.l. for a 30 minute rest, then we will continue our journey directly to the last bus stop 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 we will go to our Salkantaypampa camp from where we can enjoy the beautiful views of the snowy peak of Salkantay, and in the afternoon we will enjoy an afternoon tea and a delicious dinner.
Early in the morning we will have our breakfast and then we will start a 3-hours trek until we will reach the highest point of our expedition, the Salkantay Pass (4600 m.a.s.l.). From there, we walk towards Wayrac Machaq, to have our lunch. Then, trekking 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. This walk will take about 5 hours to reach our camp in Chaullay for dinner and rest.
Early in the morning the group will have breakfast. Continuing with the program you will walk for 3 hours, you will appreciate that the road is surrounded by impressive mountains and abundant vegetation, our next objective will be the hydroelectric, where we will have lunch and after a short rest we will continue the walk of approx. 3 hours until arriving to the town of Aguas Calientes. The group will return to the lodge in Aguas Calientes and in the evening everyone will arrive together for dinner.
Optional: On this day there is an alternative way to visit the archaeological complex called Llactapata for an extra charge
We are ready around 4:00 am to go up to Machu Picchu, the trek will follow an ascending path crossing the high jungle, just in time to see the spectacular sunrise. After passing the control entrance around 6:00 am our group will have a private guided tour for 2 hours in the Inca citadel, later the passengers will be free to enjoy Machu Picchu by themself. In the afternoon, according to the train’s departure time, the group will descend walking to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Ollantaytambo, where everyone will be picked up and transferred to Cusco.
The group must be at the train station at least 30 minutes before departure. The Salkantay trekking ends when you arrive at your accommodation.
You can enjoy breakfast at your accommodation before a driver transports you to the airport for your departure flight or the bus station for your next destination
Salkantay trek is another of the Inca roads that leads to Machupicchu and also other wonders such as choquequirao and vilcabamba discovered approximately 20 years ago.
In Salkantay Trek we find adventure activities, local people who are dedicated to the agriculture that works the coffee, the coca among other products of the zone also we found medicinal and exotic plants and also we found types of birds.
It is called the ALTERNATIVE TRAIL because it is another way to get to Machu Picchu besides the already famous Inca Trail, which is in great demand and must be booked 8 months in advance.
The Salkantay Trek is the only alternative road specialized in adventure for different activities such as cycling, rafts, zip lines, hiking.
Machu Picchu is an archeological center that preserves the remains of an Inca city, built in a green environment of mountains and rivers, a mystical and mysterious place; in addition, it is a patrimony of humanity and one of the most desired destinations in the world.
It is located at 2,400 m. a. s. l. in a cloud forest between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon rainforest of Peru.
To get from Lima to Machu Picchu you must travel to the city of Cusco by plane or bus.
It is possible to go all the year, the minimum temperatures vary between 8 ºC and the maximum around 20 ºC.
There are 2 seasons in Machu Picchu: the dry season and the rainy season. The first one takes place between April and October, it is characterized by little rain and a sunny climate. The rainy season runs from November to March and is characterized by constant rains.
On trains to Machu Picchu you can only take hand luggage that should not exceed 5 kilos (11 pounds).
Yes, it can be visited by people of all ages. However, in order to ascend Huayna Picchu mountain, it can only be visited by people older than 12 years old.
Public access is from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Machu Picchu is home to almost 150 amazing constructions, these are some of the places that stand out:
• The Temple of the Sun.
• The Intihuatana.
• The Temple of the 3 Windows.
• The Temple of the Condor.
• The Hall of Mirrors.
• The Ladder of the Fountains.
• Huayna Picchu Mountain.
• The Temple of the Moon.
• The Door of the Sun (Intipunku).
• The Main Square.
• The Royal Tomb.
• The Sacred Rock.