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The best of the Andes: Cusco & Salkantay, Trek to Machu Picchu and Puno

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The best of the Andes: Cusco & Salkantay, Trek to Machu Picchu and Puno

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12 Day with The best of the Andes: Cusco & Salkantay, Trek to Machu Picchu and Puno

  • Sacred Valley
  • Salkantay Trek
  • Machu Picchu
  • Titicaca Lake

Feel the magic that reverberates in the sacred Inca city of Cusco. Pass through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas, interact with the living ancient culture in Titicaca Lake & Salkantay trek to machu Picchu

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Duration 12D / 11N

15,190 ft.

MAX. ALTITUDE 15,190 ft.

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LEVEL Moderate

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BEST OF THE ANDES, SALKANTAY  TREK TO MACHU PICCHU & PUNO

  • Visit the most important places in Cusco, such as Qoricancha “Temple of the Sun”, the Inca Museum, Chinchero, the terraces of Moray, and the Sal Mines of Maras with the company of our tour guide.
  • After have been acclimatized in Cusco, you will be ready to start with the 5-Day Salkantay Trek, explore a land where gods are hidden in mountains and stones, where the sons of the sun are dressed with gold and mortals with scissor hands dance for whole days, a millenary culture chosen by gods.
  • Navigate the Titicaca Lake, considered the highest navigable lake in the world, reaching 12500 ft. During the tour, you will go through the floating inhabited islands of the Uros and the island of Taquile.
  • The best of the Andes brings together the best destinations in Peru, designed for nature-loving travelers, a unique opportunity to visit the enigmatic City of Cusco, the land of the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu citadel, and Titicaca Lake.

Highlights

12 Day with the Best of the Andes: Cusco & Salkantay, Trek to Machu Picchu and Puno

Cusco and Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is a great opportunity for you to explore one of the best places in the world that has it all, magic, history, nature, and culture; four elements that forge the spirit of the earth of the sun.

Overview 12 day with the Best of the Andes: Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu:

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DAY 1: CUSCO ARRIVAL – MUSEO INKA – KORICANCHA

  • Walking Distance – 3 km / 1.86 miles.
  • Starting Elevation – 3350 m. / 10990 feet.
  • Highest Elevation – 3350 m. / 10990 feet.
  • Campsite Elevation – –.
  • Difficulty: Easy
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DAY 2: CHINCHERO (TEXTILE INTERPRETATION CENTER)- MORAY – MARAS (SALT MINES)

  • Walking Distance – 49 km / 30.44 miles.
  • Starting Elevation – 3350 m. / 10990 feet.
  • Highest Elevation – 3755 m. / 16600 feet.
  • Campsite Elevation – –.
  • Difficulty: Easy
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DAY 3: CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA – HUMANTAY LAKE (L)(D)

  • Walking Distance – 12 km / 7.45 miles.
  • Starting Elevation – 3350 m. / 10990 feet.
  • Highest Elevation – 4200 m. / 13779 feet.
  • Campsite Elevation – 3900 m. / 12795 feet.
  • Difficulty: Challenging
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DAY 4: SORAYPAMPA – CHALLWAY (B)(L)(D)

  • Walking Distance – 22 km / 13.7 miles.
  • Starting Elevation – 3900 m. / 12795 feet.
  • Highest Salcantay Elevation – 4630 m. / 15190 feet.
  • Campsite Elevation – 2920 m. / 9514 feet.
  • Difficulty: Formidable
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DAY 5: CHALLWAY – LA PLAYA – LUCMABAMBA (B)(L)(D)

  • Walking Distance – 18 km / 11.19 miles.
  • Starting Elevation – 2920 m. / 9514 feet.
  • Highest Elevation – 2920 m. / 9514 feet.
  • Campsite Elevation – 2000 m. / 6561 feet.
  • Difficulty: Moderate
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DAY 6: LUCMABAMBA – LLAPTAPATA -HIDROELECTRICA – AGUAS CALIENTES (B)(L)(D)

  • Walking Distance – 17 km / 10.6 miles.
  • Starting Elevation – 2000 m. / 6561 feet.
  • Highest Elevation – 2702 m. / 8858 feet.
  • Campsite Elevation – 2050 meters ASL / 6571 feet ASL (Aguas Calientes hotel).
  • Difficulty: Mild
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DAY 7: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO (B)

  • Activity Overview: Private Tour in Machu Picchu with optional hike “Huayna Picchu” or “Machu Picchu Mountain”
  • Walking Distance – 2 km / 1.25 miles.
  • Starting Elevation – 2050 m. / 6571 feet.
  • Highest Elevation – 3350 m. / 10990 feet.
  • Campsite Elevation – –.
  • Difficulty: Easy
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DAY 8: FREE DAY

  • Walking Distance – –.
  • Starting Elevation – 3350 m. / 10990 feet.
  • Highest Elevation – –.
  • Campsite Elevation – –.
  • Difficulty: – –.
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DAY 9: DEPARTURE TO PUNO (ROUTE OF THE SUN)

  • Walking Distance – 386.6 km / 240.2 miles.
  • Starting Elevation – 3350 m. / 10990 feet.
  • Highest Elevation – 4335 m. / 14222 feet.
  • Campsite Elevation – –.
  • Difficulty: Easy
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DAY 10: UROS (FLOATING ISLANDS) – AMANTANI ISLAND (L) (D)

  • Walking Distance – 38 km / 23,61 miles
  • Starting Elevation – 3827 m. / 12556 feet.
  • Highest Elevation – 4050 m. / 13287 feet.
  • Campsite Elevation – –.
  • Difficulty: Easy
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DAY 11: TAQUILE – PUNO

  • Walking Distance – 15 km / 9.32 miles
  • Starting Elevation – 4050 m. / 13287 feet.
  • Highest Elevation – 4050 m. / 13287 feet.
  • Campsite Elevation – –.
  • Difficulty: Easy
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DAY 12: PUNO – JULIACA – FINISH THE TOUR

  • Walking Distance – 38 km / 23,61 miles
  • Starting Elevation – 3827 m. / 12556 feet.
  • Highest Elevation – 3827 m. / 12556 feet.
  • Campsite Elevation – –.
  • Difficulty: Easy

Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO NAVEL OF THE WORLD - MUSEO INKA Y QORICANCHA

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Firstly, shuttle from the airport to the hotel. So, the rest of the morning will be reserved for resting to adapt to the altitude, approximately 3400 meters (11,000 feet). Then, in the afternoon we will visit the Inka Museum, home of thousands of years of Andean culture. Here we will become more familiar with the origins and beginnings of Andean civilizations.

Continuing with the tour, we will move onto the temple of Qoricancha Cusco, the famous Sun Temple of Qosqo. During, its construction they had already achieved the greatest advances of their time, and this temple may have been the exact representation of the center, or “Navel of the World”. Therefore the center of the world, as dictated by the pre-hispanic Andean cosmovision.

  • Lodging: Ayni Cusco Hotel *** or similar.

ROUTE DETAILS:

  • Min. Elevation: 3,350 m / 10,990 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 3,350 m / 10,990 ft
  • Campsite Elevation: —
  • Walking Distance: 3 km / 1.86 mi
  • Walking time: 2 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Weather: Sunny and cold
  • Meals:
  • Accommodation: Ayni Cusco Hotel *** or similar.
DAY 2: CHINCHERO (TEXTILE INTERPRETATION CENTER)- MORAY - MARAS (SALT MINES)

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We will pick you up from your hotel around 8 AM and head to Moray. The drive is about 1 hour and 20 minutes and is absolutely beautiful. You will drive through the snow-capped peaks of the Andes, through lush yellow fields of wheat, and past some villages.

Finally, we arrive to the fascinating display of terraces in Moray. Moray boasts three amphitheater-like terraces made by the Incas. These terraces, which are carved deep into the earth in a bowl shape, were thought to be used to determine the optimal conditions for growing crops.

After that, in village Maras, we visit a former salt-producing center that is thought to date back all the way to pre-Inca times. Therefore, there are over 3000 salt pools all carved into the mountainside, being filled daily by a little stream of water.

The last place to visit will be Chinchero. Here we can admire the well-preserved Inka walls of the main square as well as the many altars. Moving on we will participate in a wonderful introduction and learning experience to the art of Andean textiles.

  • Lodging: Ayni Cusco Hotel *** or similar.

ROUTE DETAILS:

  • Min. Elevation: 3,350 m / 10,990 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 3,755 m / 16,600 ft
  • Campsite Elevation:
  • Walking Distance: 49 km / 30.44 mi
  • Walking time: 7 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Weather: Warm and cold
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Ayni Cusco Hotel *** or similar
DAY 3: FIRST DAY TREK: CUSCO - MOLLEPATA - SORAYPAMPA (L)(D)

DAY 3 TO 7: 5 DAY SALKANTAY TREKKING – Best of the Andes

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Firstly, we will leave from Cusco approximately between 4:30 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. A bus will take us to the town of Mollepata (2900 meters above sea level). Then, we will arrive around 8:00 am, we will stop for last-minute supplies, leg-stretching, or to use the restrooms. We will continue to our trek starting point, Sayapata.

Consequently, we will meet with our support staff, and they will load the equipment on horses and mules. So, around 9:00 am we will begin our walk toward Soraypampa (3850 meters above sea level). During the trip, we will have panoramic views of the majestic Salkantay, other mountains covered with snow, and the Valley of Apurimac River. Then, around 1:00 pm, we will have a Peruvian lunch. After that, we will continue hiking toward Humantay Lake for 3 hours approximately. Absolutely, this is a beautiful lake in the heart of the mountains. Finally, we will come back to our camp where the tents will be ready for you as well as your dinner.

  • Lodging: Campsite in Soraypampa.

ROUTE DETAILS:

  • Min. Elevation: 2,900 m / 9,514 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 4,200 m / 13,779 ft
  • Campsite Elevation: 3,900 m / 12,795 ft
  • Walking Distance: 12 km / 7.46 mi
  • Walking time: 6 hours
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Weather: Cold and windy
  • Meals: Box breakfast, lunch, dinner (Plus snack and afternoon tea)
  • Accommodation: Camping in Soraypampa
DAY 4: SECOND DAY TREK: SORAYPAMPA - CHALLWAY (B)(L)(D)

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Today, nature will change drastically from dry sceneries to snowy peaks and tropical areas. After a nutritious breakfast, we will start the most challenging part of the trek. Subsequently, we will start the hike around 7:00 in the morning. We will hike to a place called SalkantayPampa. Then, go toward the left side of the snowy peaks of Humantay located next to the Apu Salkantay. At midday, we will be on the highest point ( 4600 meters above sea level) Salcantay pass.

Certainly, we will appreciate spectacular views of the mountains and the imposing snowy peaks of the Salkantay (6264 meters above sea level), which is known as the second-highest point of the Cusco region. Then, we will have our lunch in the area called Huayracmachay. After a trek of approximately 3 hours, we will arrive at our camp in Challway (2920 meters above sea level). Finally, around 7:00 p.m, we will recuperate from the trek and eat dinner.

  • Lodging: Campsite in Challway.

ROUTE DETAILS:

  • Min. Elevation: 2,920 m / 9,514 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 4,630 m / 15,190 ft
  • Campsite Elevation: 2,920 m / 9,514 ft
  • Walking Distance: 22 km / 13.67 mi
  • Walking time: 9 hours
  • Difficulty: Formidable
  • Weather: Cold and windy
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner (Plus snack and afternoon tea)
  • Accommodation: Camping in Chaullay
DAY 5: THIRD DAY TREK: CHALLWAY - LA PLAYA - LUCMABAMBA (B)(L)(D)

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Firstly, we will start our trek at 7:00 am, and we will enjoy the beautiful sunrise. Consequently, we walk for about 5 hours toward Playa Sahuayaco. During this period, we will observe a town called Collpabamba, also called the “Forest Cloudy Brow,” where waterfalls, fruit-bearing trees, varied flora, and birds can be observed. If we are lucky, we will be able to find the famous bird called the “Cock of the Rocks‘ — the national bird of Peru Once. Likewise, at Playa Sahuayaco we’ll have lunch. After that, we are going to hike a couple of hours more to get to Lucmabamba, which is our last campsite, and also the beginning of the Inca trail of Llactapata.

  • Lodging: Campside in Lucmabamba.

ROUTE DETAILS:

  • Min. Elevation: 2,000 m / 6,561 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 2,920 m / 9,514 ft
  • Campsite Elevation: 2,000 m / 6,561 ft
  • Walking Distance: 18 km / 11.19 mi
  • Walking time: 6 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Weather: Warm and hot
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner (Plus snack and afternoon tea)
  • Accommodation: Camping in Lucmabamba
DAY 6: FOURTH DAY TREK: LUCMABAMBA - LLAPTAPATA -HIDROELECTRICA - AGUAS CALIENTES (B)(L)(D)

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Firstly, at around 8.00 am we will gradually hike up for about 2 hours to finally get to LlactaPata, a beautiful archeological site that has connections to the Inca sites Machupicchu and Sayacmarka. So, we will have plenty of time to explore this nice Inca site. Then, start our descent to HidroElectrica (power plant) which will take us about 1 ½ hours. Certainly, a pleasant 3 hours walk will bring us to Aguas Calientes where we will stay in a hotel for the night. After having stored our baggage we will go out and have dinner together in one of the many restaurants.

  • Lodging: Aguas Calientes Golden Sunrise Hotel *** or similar.

ROUTE DETAILS:

  • Min. Elevation: 1,890 m / 6,200 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 2,702 m / 8,858 ft
  • Campsite Elevation: 2,050 m / 6,571 ft
  • Walking Distance: 17 km / 10,56 mi
  • Walking time: 7 hours
  • Difficulty: Mild
  • Weather: Warm and hot
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner (Plus snack and afternoon tea)
  • Accommodation: Golden Sunrise Machu Picchu Hotel *** or similar
DAY 7: FIFTH DAY TREK: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO (B)

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This last day starts very early. We will wake you up at around 5.00 am to have our breakfast. Then, we’ll take one of the first buses to Machu Picchu. There are two good reasons to be at the entrance of Machu Picchu very early:

1. It is well worth the effort to get up early, we’ll find the Inca city quiet.  You will have plenty of time to take photos and enjoy the sunrise in Machu Picchu.

2. Our guide will give you a tour around Machu Picchu telling you about the history of Machu Picchu and the most important temples and altars. After that, if you still have plenty of energy you should climb Huayna Picchu Mountain. This is the steep mountain dominating the background of Machu Picchu.

Usually, we take the bus at around 1:00 pm. The bus ride takes around 25 minutes and your guides will give you the ticket. Make sure that, before you leave Machu Picchu by bus, the guides give you the time and location of the restaurant where the group meets in Aguas Calientes. Finally, you will get your train and bus tickets back to Cusco in the restaurant in Aguas Calientes.

  • Lodging: Ayni Cusco Hotel *** or similar.

ROUTE DETAILS:

  • Min. Elevation: 2,050 m / 6,571 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 3,350 m / 10,990 ft
  • Campsite Elevation:
  • Walking Distance: 2 km / 1.25 mi
  • Walking time: 2 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Weather: Hot and very humid (bring lots of water)
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Ayni Cusco Hotel *** or similar
DAY 8: FREE DAY

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Likewise, free day to explore the old capital of the Inca Empire, the legendary navel of the world. For example, Colonial churches, multiple parks, and squares, and colonial mansions were built atop perfectly constructed original Inca walls. Also, artesian stores are full of souvenirs of all kinds – weavings, jewelry, stonework, and more! And of course, local restaurants with the best of Andean cuisine!

  • Lodging: Ayni Cusco Hotel *** or similar.

ROUTE DETAILS:

  • Min. Elevation: 3,350 m / 10,990 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 3,350 m / 10,990 ft
  • Campsite Elevation: —
  • Walking Distance:   —
  • Walking time:
  • Difficulty:
  • Weather: Sunny and cold
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Ayni Cusco Hotel *** or similar
DAY 9: DEPARTURE TO PUNO (ROUTE OF THE SUN) (L)

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We will depart from the bus terminal and head towards Puno. Certainly, this special journey by bus allows us to visit the many diverse locations along the way on the route of the sun. So, there will be planned stops to visit the following:

Andahuaylillas (the Sistine Chapel of the Americas; this temple is one of the best examples of the fusion between Catholic and Andean religions)

Raqchi: A Inka temple dedicated to the god Wiracocha. This is the only known temple dedicated to the God Wiracocha, creator of the Universe.

La Raya: Midway point on our journey and the highest point on the road – 4335 m.s.n.m. The impressive views here allow us to admire the rugged high altitude. This is the geographic border between two cultures, the Quechua of Cusco and the Aymara of Puno.

Pucara: This ceremonial center is one of the oldest and most important of the high plains, well known for its lithic structures and tombs.

  • Lodging: Puno Qalasaya Hotel *** or similar.

ROUTE DETAILS:

  • Min. Elevation: 3,300 m / 10,826 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 4,335 m / 14,222.4 ft
  • Campsite Elevation:
  • Walking Distance: 386.6 km / 240.2 mi
  • Walking time: 11 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Weather: Warm and cold
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch
  • Accommodation: Puno Qalasaya Hotel *** or similar
DAY 10: UROS (FLOATING ISLANDS) - AMANTANI ISLAND (L) (D)

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A full day of boat excursion afloat Lake Titicaca tour. Firstly, we will visit the ancient culture of the Uros and step foot on their floating islands. So, the islanders will give us a presentation about their lifestyle on their man-made islands. Certainly, built using the totora reed which grows among the shores of the lake. We will learn about their existence on these small islands and how they have adapted to their conditions.

After that, we will arrive to the island of Amantani. Here we will meet the Quechua families that will offer us a cosy homestay style lodging and prepare us traditional food for lunch. Then, we will make the short ascent to the two hilltops of the island while observing the daily lifestyle of the local people. From this point, we will visit two ancient pre-Inka temples, Pachatata and Pachamama (father & mother cosmos). Finally, in the evening after dinner, the community members will hold a small welcoming party for us.

  • Lodging: Amantani (HOME STAY).

ROUTE DETAILS:

  • Min. Elevation: 3,827 m / 12,555.8 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 4,050 m / 13,287.4 ft
  • Campsite Elevation:
  • Walking Distance: 38 km / 23,61 mi
  • Walking time: 1 hour
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Weather: Warm and cold
  • Meals: Lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: Amantani Island (Home stay)
DAY 11: TAQUILE - PUNO

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After breakfast on Amantani, we will board the boat again to make the short trip to the neighboring island of Taquile. So, here we will ascend the beautiful stone paths to the community, a small and quite shy population. However, not to mention very hard-working and wise, a culture full of art and tradition. Also, Taquiles’ people are cheerful and proud of their origin and culture, happy to share with us the beautiful atmosphere of island life upon the immense lake Titicaca Peru.

  • Lodging: Puno Qalasaya Hotel *** or similar.

ROUTE DETAILS:

  • Min. Elevation: 3,827 m / 12,555.8 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 3,827 m / 12,555.8 ft
  • Campsite Elevation:
  • Walking Distance: 15 km / 9.32 mi
  • Walking time: 30 min
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Weather: Warm and cold
  • Meals: Breakfast, dinner
  • Accommodation: Puno Qalasaya Hotel *** or similar
DAY 12: PUNO - JULIACA – FINISH THE TOUR

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Finally, a brief transfer from Puno to the neighboring city of Juliaca (End the tour).

ROUTE DETAILS:

  • Min. Elevation: 3,827 m / 12,555.8 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 3,827 m / 12,555.8 ft
  • Campsite Elevation: —
  • Walking Distance: 47.7 km / 29.64 mi
  • Walking time: 1 hour
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Weather: Sunny and cold
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation:

What's Included?

INCLUSIONS BEFORE AND AFTER THE SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU:

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PROFESSIONAL AND TRAINED STAFF

  • Tour leader during the whole trip.
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide.
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PERMITS AND ENTRANCE

  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu (Circuit 2).
  • All entrances.
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ACCOMMODATION

  • 04 nights accommodations in 03-star hotels in Cusco.
  • 02 nights accommodations in 03-star hotels in Puno.
  • 01 night Homestay in Amantani.
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FOOD AND WATER

  • 7 breakfasts are included in the accommodations.
  • 2 lunches (01 Buffet lunch, 01 homestay lunch).
  • 2 dinners (01 Buffet dinner, 01 homestay dinner).
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TRANSPORT

  • All transfers.
  • Transportation.
  • Bus to Puno (Route of the Sun).
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OTHER

  • All tours.
  • Tours to Uros, Amantani, Taquile Islands (Puno).

INCLUDES FOR THE 5-DAY SALKANTAY TREK PERU:

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BRIEFING

  • 1 or 2 days prior to the trek you will have a briefing with your tour guide to receive key details about the 5-day Salkantay trek.
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PROFESSIONAL AND TRAINED STAFF

  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide.
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+.
  • Professional Cook.
  • Muleteers with mules (Will carry cooking, camping equipment, and your personal duffel bag).
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EQUIPMENT

  • EUREKA and DOITE camping equipment (4-man tent for every 2 trekkers).
  • The dining tent is well equipped.
  • Duffle bag (duffle bag for your belongings).
  • Double-thickness foam sleeping mattress (you need to carry).
  • Inflatable pillow (you need to carry).
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EMERGENCY KIT

  • First aid kit.
  • Oxygen bottles.
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PERMITS AND ENTRANCE

  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu (Circuit 2).
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ACCOMMODATION

  • 3 nights in comfortable and spacious tents.
  • 1 night in a hotel of 3 stars in Aguas Calientes.
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FOOD AND WATER

  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Afternoon Snacks, and 4 Dinners.
  • If you have a dietary request (vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free, etc) or allergy please advise us upon booking and reconfirm the day of our briefing.
  • Wake-up tea: Every morning our staff will bring tea to your tent.
  • Boiled water for the trekking (day 1 is on your own) – bring a camelback or a bottle to refill with water.
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TRANSPORT

  • Door-to-door service.
  • Consettur Bus (Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu – round trip).
  • Return train Aguas Calientes — Ollantaytambo on Voyager Train (Inca Rail) or Expedition Train (Peru Rail).
  • Return transportation Ollantaytambo — Cusco.
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OTHER

  • A mule will carry your personal items up to 7 kilos (including the sleeping bag + mattress + pillow: 2kgs and a half to 3kgs).

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International flights.
  • Intra-flights (Lima – Cusco / Juliaca – Lima).
  • Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us). US$ 25.00.
  • Trekking poles (Can be hired from us). US$ 15.00.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain US$ 85.00.
  • Meals where are not stated.
  • Tips.
  • Travel Insurance (We highly recommend insurance for your entire trip).

Packing List

PACKING LIST FOR THE 5-DAY SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU:

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ESSENTIALS

  • Original Passport
  • Valid Student Card (if you booked as a student)
  • Water storage: Water bottles or Camelbaks are recommended.
  • Money in cash (Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sun hat
  • Snacks
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CLOTHES

Horses will carry up to 7 kg of your personal items. This must include your sleeping bag and air matt (if you bring/rent one). From us these two items weigh 2.5 kg.

  • 2-3 wicking t-shirts
  • 2 hiking pants
  • 4 sets of undergarments & hiking socks
  • Warm, down jacket: gets very cold at night
  • Wool hat
  • 1 Fleece
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Comfortable shoes for camp
  • Comfortable hiking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Quickdry towel.
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EQUIPMENT

  • Sleeping bag (rent from us)
  • Trekking poles (rent from us)
  • Battery Charger (power bank)
  • Plastic bags (to keep clean)
  • Duffle bag (we will provide you)
  • Good daypack (smaller is great)
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RECOMMENDED

  • Face moisturizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • First aid kit: band-aids, moleskin, etc.
  • Camara
  • Earplugs
  • Rain gear
  • Flashlight

Prices

12-DAY CUSCO, SALKANTAY TREK, MACHU PICCHU, AND PUNO – SMALL GROUPS

NUMBER OF PAXS PRICE PER PERSON ACTION
2 or More People US$ 2199.00
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OUR GROUP SIZE: Small Groups not more than 10 people.

Departure Dates

FAQS?

Is the trek difficult? Do I need to be in good physical condition?

All our treks (Inca Trail, Salkantay, Ausangate, Lares, etc) are moderately difficult, lengthy, and traverse rough mountain terrain. We kindly recommend that if you plan to conquer any of these routes treks to Machu Picchu travel to be in relatively good physical condition, plus acclimatization.

How far in advance should I acclimatize for the Cusco Machu Picchu Puno tour package?

This means arriving to Cusco at least 02 days prior to your trek departure to adjust to the altitude. During the last two months leading up to your tour package best of the Andes – Salkantay trek Peru & floating islands of Uros, we suggest a regular and moderate exercise routine to improve endurance and stamina. We wish for you to have the best experience possible!

Are vegetarian, vegan, and/or other special diet needs available?

Of course! Without any additional costs! When you make your reservation, please inform us of any dietary needs or requirements, including allergies!

That is to say, Vegetarian foods will be absent from all meats, chicken, or fish. We will assume that eggs and cheese or other lactose products are OK.

What will the meals be like during the Salkantay trek to Peru & floating islands of Uros?

Most of our main meals are buffet-style, leaving you the option to avoid anything undesirable to you.

Above all, if there are any food items or veggies that you cannot stomach, perhaps onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, etc, upon your request we will ask our chef to leave them out or separate this item.

So, we can also attend lactose-intolerant or gluten-intolerant diets. We cannot accept individuals with serious allergic or life-threatening reactions.

I have a food allergy. May I still participate?

Certainly, Every day we receive many clients with food allergies to nuts, wheat, etc. Please inform us in detail of your condition upon making your reservation for the Cusco Machu Picchu Puno – Salkantay trek Peru & floating islands of Uros.

And if I have a severe allergy – Cusco Machu Picchu Puno tour package?

Therefore, We kindly ask that you declare the severity of your reaction and any medication that you take in case of an emergency.

However, If your allergy is severe, we ask that you be accompanied by a friend or individual conscious and fully responsible for your situation and ready with any medication.

WE CAN NOT ACCEPT CLIENTS WITH LIFE-THREATENING ALLERGIES

When must I arrive in Cusco or arrive to your office?

We require that all clients arrive to Cusco at least 48 hours before the start of your trek, although 03 nights before is ideal. Certainly, You must pay your remaining balance two days before your departure for your package Salkantay trek Peru & floating islands of Uros. This will assure that all individuals are acclimatized and adjusted to the high altitude conditions to begin their trek comfortably. Please note that your remaining balance must be paid in cash in our office and cannot be paid before your arrival.

What are the office hours – best of the Andes tour package?

Likewise, Our office hours are Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm, 4:00pm – 8:00pm. (Please aim to arrive 7:30 pm at the latest!)

You can check it in our Terms & Conditions

Are hiking sticks or poles necessary?

For this trek Salkantay trek Peru more than any other, we do recommend hiking sticks, especially for those with any known knee problems. Above all, the poles will assist your balance and reduce the impact on your knees while you are doing the Cusco Machu Picchu Puno & Salkantay trek Peru.

Certainly, Inkayni Peru Tours will rent hiking sticks for $15

Where can I store my baggage that I don't need for the trail?

Can I leave my belongings in your office?

On the other hand, Any baggage that is not necessary for your trek may be stored in your hotel in Cusco (most hotels offer this service free of charge). Therefore, In the case that your hotel may not provide this service, we will store your baggage safely in our office free of charge for your tour package Salkantay trek Peru & floating islands of Uros.

What is the weather like during the trek?

Most importantly, The best time for making the trek with good weather is between April – October when there are minimal rainfall and clear skies. The driest months are June – August, which is winter in the Andes.

When is the rainy season in Cusco Machu Picchu Puno tour package?

Certainly, January to March is summer in Peru, which means the rainy season for Cusco and especially the Salkantay trek Peru, which is located mostly in the tropical cloud forest.

Where do I have to be the morning of the start of my trek and where will I finish at the end?

When the tour starts and ends – Cusco Machu Picchu Puno?

Certainly, We will pick you up from your hotel to begin your trek Salcantay pass, and upon finishing, we will also leave you at your hotel.

I wish to have a train company or train option different to that which Inkayni Peru Tours offers, is this possible?

If you wish to change your train company or option (such as Vistadome de Peru Rail, to Ollantaytambo or the whole route to Poroy), or your departure time for the best of the Andes. Consequently, there will be additional fees may apply. You must speak with one of our sales agents to inquire about availability and the additional costs.

Extra Services?

SERVICE

PRICE

Hire of sleeping bag 5 season $25.00
Walking stick highly recommended! $15.00
Single supplement $450.00
Additional night at 3 star hotel $85.00

Why Inkayni

Why book with Inkayni?

Inkayni Peru Tours is a local tour operator exceptionally recommended by its clients, guidebooks, forums, and others. Our principal objective is to provide the best service, achieve the maximum satisfaction of our customers, and assume the responsibility as guardians of Nature in all our undertakings.

  • Experienced and Professional Team: Get assistance and support from our team, a group of specialists highly qualified to organize your trek to Machu Picchu.
  • Eco-friendly Local Tour Operator: We respect and protect the environment and the local communities that we visit. We use biodegradable products, recycle waste, support local businesses, and donate to social projects.
  • Door-To-Door Service: Pick-up and drop-off are included at no additional cost from your hotel or Airbnb located mainly in the surrounding area of the Historic Center of Cusco.
  • Delicious Andean Fusion Food: During your expedition to Machu Picchu, taste delicious foods prepared by our highly recommended chefs for this kind of experience to Machu Picchu. If you have any dietary request or allergy let us know.
  • High-Quality Camping Equipment: Included kitchen tent, dining tent with tables and chairs, portable private toilet, and comfortable 4 people Eureka Tent (2 people per tent).
  • Comfortable Sleeping Pads: Included double thickness foam sleeping mattress, and inflatable pillow.
  • Labor Welfare: We take care of all our staff, and fully comply with the salary and insurance of our porters, cooks, horsemen, and additional staff.

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