The famous Salkantay Trek (or Salcantay Trek), recently named among the 25 best walks in the world by National Geographic Adventure Travel is a trek open to all without any limitation of space or permits. Connecting the city of Cusco to Machu Picchu, Salkantay Trek is an ancient and remote footpath located in the same region as the Inca Trail where massive snowcapped mountains collide with lush tropical rain forests. Located less than fifty kilometers northwest of the city of Cuzco in south central Peru by the Cordillera Vilcabamba and rising to 6271 meters above sea level (20,574 feet) Mount Salkantay is an excellent ice cap summit worshiped for thousands of years by local Indians. The name Salkantay is a Quechua word meaning “Savage Mountain”. Our classic Salkantay trek is an alternative custom-designed for the traditional Inca Trail. It is off the beaten path, this is a cutting edge experience for adventurous travelers looking for a little more privacy and authenticity. With most spectacular views, the Salkantay trek offers the solitude and quiet contemplation this sacred path deserves
4:30 Hotel Pick morning, we will begin our journey by bus tour through high Andean villages, approximately at 9 am we will arrive at Mollepata where we will begin our trek to reach three Cruces, where we have lunch with a spectacular view of the valley Limatambo, we continue our trek to Markokasa. Choquekiclla, and from this point we can see the Apus Salkantay and Humantay approximately 4:30 p.m. arrive Soraypampa (3500 meters or 20,671pies), where we camp.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
This day pass to the feet of Apu Salkantay, we can see lovely geography area just below us. In a place called Paso Salkantay Inka we will have a ceremony, in which will request permission to pass and have a fabulous and unforgettable trip. This ceremony is known as Payment to Earth or Pachamama (Jaywarikuy), lunch at a place called Huayrac, begin to descend towards Challhuay pampa. Following both the Salkantay river course, at this point we will have the opportunity to see the most beautiful landscapes Andean, will spend the night. (2900 m approx.)
The road is already more stable, have the opportunity to enjoy the scenery behind this part, the Andean High Jungle makes our most memorable trip, we will see many species of flowers, including orchids and ferns, birds of different colors, have the opportunity to taste some fruits such as passion fruit, orange, banana and others, After lunch in the area called the Playa, depart for Santa Teresa, where we will camp.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ..
We begin our passing a beautiful waterfall trip, reaching Hydropower. Lunch, then continue heading to Machu Picchu Pueblo through Mandor and Waterfall, also known by its botanical gardens showing beautiful and colorful flowers, arrivo to Machu Picchu Pueblo place and spend the night in a comfortable hotel. Optional night visit to the hot springs of the people “payment for admission $ 4 of income”.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
(6:00 am) After breakfast we take the bus (OPTIONAL WALK) to take us to the Inca city of Machu Picchu, in this way can be one of the first groups within the city Inka which allow us to enjoy a beautiful sunrise, then we will have approximately 2-hour tour of the most important enclosures with his guide, then you can explore the mysterious city at your own pace.
If you could confirm their entry to the sacred mountain of Wayna Picchu, you will have time to climb Wayna Picchu (2720m / 8923ft)! It takes 45 minutes to reach the top, this ride is extra and optional.
A certain time took the bus to return to the village of Aguas Calientes. You will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes.
Return train (Ollantaytambo) and Cusco bus. We will be in Cusco at approximately 22:30 AM.
WAYNAPICCHU: this income is extra and optional, income is restrictedonly 200 people can enter7:00 am and another 200 people at 10 am. so if you wanthave your right of entry must confirm in advance your excursion: Additional cost US $ 15.00.
To qualify as a student, you must have a valid card ISIC card (student card Worldwide). scan and copy send an email at the time of booking.
We offer a discount of $ 20 per student
For children under 16 we offer a discount of $ 20 (scan copy of passport and sent via email).
Children under 7 a discount of $ 50.00. (Scanned passport copy and send via email.