Salcantay Trek to Machu Picchu in 5 Days
Duration: 5 days
Restrictions: The minimum age to participate in this activity is 13 years . The maximum age to participate in this activity is 65 years . The maximum number of people to participate in the activity is 10 per booking . A minimum of 2 people per booking are required to participate in the activity.
- Pick up from Hotel (Only the ones close to Downtown Cusco)
- Transportation from Cusco to Mollepata
- Professional guide
- 4 breakfasts- 4 lunches- 4 Dinners
- Horses (equipment, food, and 5 kilos of customer’s luggage)
- Transport from La Playa to Santa Teresa
- Camping equipment
- Entrance to Machupicchu
- 1 night in hostel in Aguas Calientes
- Touristic train return ticket to Ollantaytambo
- Personalized assistance
- Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
- Not included Pick up from hotels not in Downtown (Extra charge) , Gratuities (optional) , Termal baths , First breakfast , Lunch on the last day. , Bus service in Machupicchu (up/down) , Sleeping bag , Service and extra expense , Transportation from Santa Teresa to Cocalmayo thermal baths
1 nigth in hostel in aguas calientes
From: $ 609.00
Travel agency in Lima Peru. Rate in american dollars
Telephones: +511-2495291 – +5112495116/ wsp +51992193358 wsp +51944573396
About the activity:
Experience the sacred landscapes of the Incas on a 5-day trek to Machu PIcchu. Hike though the Mollepata Valley and across the peaks of mountains such as Tocto (4,900 meters). Descend to the lush subtropics and meet up with an ancient Inca road. Then, follow it to the ruins of Llactapata near the ancient city of Machu Picchu. Hike along the Urubamba River to Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes) at the base of Machu Picchu. Wake early to climb the steep paths to the ancient citadel, and watch a beautiful sunrise at the top.
Day 1: Cusco – Soraypampa (bus and trek)
Depart Cusco at 05:00 and drive for 3 hours to the village of Mollepata. Then, take a 4-hour walk through the flora and fauna of the Mollepata Valley. Enjoy a typical lunch, and continue with a 3-hour trek to the first campsite of your trip, located in the heights of Soraypampa. Upon arrival, enjoy a chef-prepared regional meal before you retire for the night.
Day 2: Soraypampa – Colpapampa (trek)
Wake early and enjoy a hearty breakfast to set you up for an exciting day of hiking ahead. Cross the slopes of the mountains, climbing from an altitude of 3,400 meters above sea level to 4,650 meters above sea level. See stunning glaciers, including the large glacier at Salqantay. After a good meal, continue to the campsite at Collpa Bamba for your second night of sleeping under the stars.
Day 3: Colpapampa – La Playa – Santa Teresa
Wake at 06:00 and enjoy a good breakfast before continuing through the rainforest to the small town of Playa. Experience the startling contrast between the little town and the rainforest you just walked through. Then, rest your legs a while as you take a local bus to Santa Teresa. Relax in a hot spring and spend your final night camping under the stars.
Day 4: Santa Teresa – Machu Picchu Pueblo (trek)
Enjoy breakfast at the campsite before hiking past the many waterfalls of a route that takes you to the hydroelectric power plant. Enjoy lunch at the power plant before the 2-hour trek to Machu Picchu Pueblo (“Aguas Calientes”) at the foot of the citadel.
Day 5: Machu Picchu – Cusco
Awake at 04:30 for the 1.5-hour climb up the steep path to Machu Picchu, and arrive in time to see the sunrise. Benefit from 2 hours of private guidance in the Machu Picchu citadel. Then, wander freely until noon to take photographs, walk or climb to the summit of Wayna Picchu or stroll to the Intipunku or Inka Drawbridge. Return to Machu Picchu Pueblo at the time provided on your itinerary (14:26, 18:03, 19:00 or other time).
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
You will have a brief a day before the trek start in your hotel at 19:00 hrs.
You can pay extra directly to our guides for:
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.