Salkantay Trekking Machu Picchu 2024

INCA TRAIL 4-DAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU: ALL-INCLUSIVE DOOR-TO-DOOR SERVICE

FROM: $610.00

INCA TRAIL 4-DAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU: ALL-INCLUSIVE DOOR-TO-DOOR SERVICE

FROM: $610.00

OVERVIEW

The Inca Trail 4 days to Machu Picchu is a renowned and remarkable trekking route, offering a captivating journey through the awe-inspiring Andes Mountains. This physically demanding yet culturally enlightening adventure allows hikers to immerse themselves in the captivating history and heritage of the Inca civilization. Along the trail, travelers are treated to breathtaking views of the Andes, lush forests, and the serene Urubamba River. Exploring the various Inca ruins, including the magnificent Wiñay Wayna, adds an extra layer of fascination. The climax of the trek is the iconic Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The Inca Trail is not only a test of endurance and preparation but also a rewarding experience that brings travelers closer to nature, wildlife, and the rich cultural tapestry of the Andean people. With daily departures and inclusive services, this adventure awaits those seeking a blend of physical challenge, natural beauty, and historical exploration.

Duration

4 Day

Destination

Machu Picchu

ITINERARY

CUSCO – PISCACUCHO (KM 82) - WAYLLABAMBA
  • Pick up in Cusco.

    • Pick-up from your hotel in Cusco from 5:30 to 6:00 am.
    • Drive to the starting point of the trek, Piscacucho, which takes about two hours.

  • Begin hiking

    • Begin the hike along the Urubamba River, passing small villages and archaeological sites.
    • Trek through lush vegetation and scenic landscapes.

  • Camping Wayllabamba

    • Reach the first campsite at Wayllabamba, situated at an elevation of 10,830 feet above sea level.
    • This is a good time to relax and take in the beautiful surroundings before continuing the trek the next day.

IMPORTAND INFORMATION:
  • Total hiking distance: 8.7 miles / 14 km (6-7 hours).
  • Campsite altitude: 3000 meters (high) above sea level
  • Considered: Moderate day (getting used to the Inca Trail)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
  • Accommodation: Camping in tents
  • Weather: Warm and windy
HUAYLLABAMBA - INCA TRAIL HIGHEST POINT - PACAYMAYO
  • Morning Activities

    • Wake up early in the morning.
    • Have a hearty breakfast

  • Hike to the highest point

    • Pass through the impressive Dead Woman's Pass, the highest point of the trek at 13,780 feet.
    • Begin the descent to Pacaymayo

  • Photographic Moment

    • Encounter several Inca ruins along the way, including Runkurakay and Sayacmarca.

  • Chaullay

    • Arrive at Pacaymayo in the late afternoon and set up camp for the night.
    • This is a good opportunity to rest and recover before continuing the trek the next day

IMPORTAND INFORMATION:
  • Total hiking distance: 6.2 miles/10km (6-7 hours).
  • Campsite altitude: 3700 meters (high) above sea level
  • Considered: Top day (you will have survived the two highest passes)
  • Area: Andes and Cloud Forest
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included
  • Accommodation: Camping in tents.
  • Weather: Cold and rainy
PACAYMAYO - PHUYUPATAMARKA - WIÑAYWAYNA
  • Morning Activities

    • Wake up early in the morning.
    • Have a hearty breakfast

  • Hike to Wiñay Wayna.

    • Begin the descent to Wiñay Wayna.

  • Photographic Moment

    • Pass by several Inca ruins
    • Phuyupatamarca, also known as the "Town in the Clouds."
    • Marvel at the beautiful waterfalls and streams along the way.

  • Wiñay Wayna

    • Arrive at Wiñay Wayna in the late afternoon, where you'll set up camp for the night.
    • Take this opportunity to relax and soak in the atmosphere before the final day of the trek.

IMPORTAND INFORMATION:
  • Walking distance: 9.94 miles/16 km (7-8 hours)
  • Campsite altitude: 2.600 meters (high) above sea level
  • Considered: Moderate day, short uphill, then – all downhill!
  • Area: High Cloud Forest
  • Weather: Warm and very humid (chilly weather)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included
  • Accommodation: Camping in tents
MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

The final day of the Inca Trail is the most exciting, as you’ll finally reach Machu Picchu. You’ll start the day early, with a short trek to the Sun Gate, which provides stunning views of Machu Picchu from above. From there, you’ll descend to the ruins themselves, where you’ll have a guided tour.

Machu Picchu is truly awe-inspiring, with its stunning architecture and breathtaking views. After the tour, you’ll have some free time to explore the ruins on your own before taking the train back to Cusco.

 

Wake up early to arrive at the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) in time for sunrise over Machu Picchu.
Descend into the citadel and enjoy a guided tour of the ancient Inca city.
In the afternoon, take the bus down to Aguas Calientes for lunch and a train ride back to Cusco.
 
  • Considered: The most exciting and magical day
  • Area: High Cloud and Subtropical Forest
  • WeatherHot and very humid (bring lots of water)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, included
  • Bus: Tickets for the bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes included
  • Train: Train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo included; train at 14:30 or 14:55
  • Transfer: From Ollantaytambo to Cusco included 1.5-2 hour’s car ride
  • Back in Cusco: You will be back in Cusco around 6:30 pm
  • Morning Activities

    • Wake up early in the morning.
    • Have a hearty breakfast

  • Hike to Wiñay Wayna.

    • Begin the day with a short trek to the Sun Gate
    • Panoramic views of Machu Picchu from above.
    • Descend from the Sun Gate to the ruins of Machu Picchu itself.

  • Photographic Moment

    • Marvel at the awe-inspiring structures and breathtaking views within Machu Picchu.
    • After the tour, you'll have free time to explore the ruins at your own pace and soak in the mystical atmosphere.

  • Chaullay

    • Arrive at Wiñay Wayna in the late afternoon, where you'll set up camp for the night.
    • Take this opportunity to relax and soak in the atmosphere before the final day of the trek.

  • Hike to Aguas Calientes.

    • Prepare to depart from Machu Picchu and head back to Cusco.

  • Train Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo

    • Take the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, enjoying the scenic journey through the Andes

  • Bus Ollantaytambo - Cusco

    • Take the bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco, enjoying the scenic journey through the Andes

IMPORTAND INFORMATION:
  • Considered: The most exciting and magical day
  • Area: High Cloud and Subtropical Forest
  • WeatherHot and very humid (bring lots of water)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, included
  • Bus: Tickets for the bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes included
  • Train: Train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo included; train at 14:30 or 14:55
  • Transfer: From Ollantaytambo to Cusco included 1.5-2 hour’s car ride
  • Back in Cusco: You will be back in Cusco around 6:30 pm

INCLUSIONS

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PRICES

Adult

$ 640 Book with $256
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  • Real local operator (cusco)
  • English, Spanish
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Student

$ 610 Book with $244
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  • Real local operator (cusco)
  • English, Spanish
30% off
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HOW TO BOOK

FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS:

  1. First select the best package for you.
  2. Fill in “Book Online” FORM, select the date, and complete the booking information. Have one person fill it out for the entire group to ensure you’re booked together.
  3. Make a payment online using any debit or credit card, Our system will charge you 40% in advance of the total number of passengers.
  4. When you complete your payment, you will receive an email from our reservations staff, who will ask you for the following information for each passengers (by email and photo).
  • Name and surname
  • Passport Nro
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Sex
  • Phone
 

Optional: You can pay the full tour amount upfront to avoid any future payment concerns. Ask for the total payment link.


The remaining BALANCE is due 48 hours before the tour begins. You can pay in CASH (soles or dollars) or CREDIT CARD (+ 4 %) at the office in Cusco or in your hotel/hostal/apartament.


Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect your investment. Obtain insurance before departing and consider working with a reputable agency for affordable coverage.


Additional Enhancements:
Huayna Picchu Mountain: $30 USD (subject to availability). Check availability at https://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/inicio
Machu Picchu Mountain: $30 USD (subject to availability). Check availability at https://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/inicio
Sleeping Bag Rental: (for the entire trek): $15 USD
Trekking Poles Rental: (one pair for the entire trek): $10 USD
Upgrade Train: Vistadome – Panoramic Train (if you choose the train return option): $35 USD.
Extra night: $20 USD (per person “based 2 people”) $40 USD (Single accommodation)


Important: Book the normal tour with a deposit and pay the remaining balance and any additional upgrades you choose upon arrival in Cusco.

STUDENT DISCOUNT

Student Discount: If your student card meets Peruvian government requirements, reserve the tour with a deposit and pay the remaining balance upon arrival in Cusco. The student discount will be applied at that time.

 

All university cards must be laminated and clearly show the following information:

  1. The name of the university or institute
  2. The student’s first and last names
  3. The current date of the university card
  4. You have to be under 25 years old
 
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What to Pack

Get your backpack ready with the following recommendations!

  • Hiking boots or shoes

  • Hiking socks (wool or synthetic)

  • Long pants (hiking pants or leggings)

  • T-shirts or breathable shirts

  • Fleece jacket or sweater

  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho

  • Swimwear (for hot springs or swimming)

  • Sandals / Flip flops

  • Headlamp or flashlight (with extra batteries)

  • Sunglasses

  • Sun hat or cap

  • Water bottle or hydration system (at least 1.5 liters capacity)

  • Personal medication (if necessary)

  • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, etc.)

Frequent questions

We help you solve any doubts you may have!

The Salkantay trek is an alternative route to the Inca Trail to reach Machu Picchu. It is a multi-day hike that goes through stunning landscapes, including snow-capped mountains, high-altitude passes, cloud forests, and Inca ruins.

The Salkantay trek is considered a moderate to challenging trek. It involves hiking at high altitudes, with the highest point being Salkantay Pass at 4,630 meters (15,190 feet) above sea level. However, the trek is suitable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness and previous hiking experience.

The Salkantay trek typically takes 4 to 5 days to complete. Some tour operators offer longer or shorter itineraries, depending on your preferences and fitness level.

You should pack comfortable and waterproof hiking gear, including sturdy hiking boots, a backpack, warm clothes, rain gear, a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent. It’s also essential to bring a sleeping bag, a water bottle, and snacks or energy bars.

While you don’t need to be an experienced hiker, it’s important to have a reasonable level of fitness to complete the Salkantay trek. You’ll be hiking for several hours each day, often at high altitudes, so it’s a good idea to prepare your body with cardio and strength training before your trip.

While it’s possible to do the Salkantay trek independently, it’s recommended to hire a guide for safety reasons and to learn more about the history and culture of the area. Most tour operators offer guided tours, which also include transportation, meals, and accommodation.

The best time to do the Salkantay trek is from April to October, which is the dry season in the region. During these months, you can expect clear skies, warm days, and cool nights. However, it’s also possible to do the trek during the wet season (November to March), although the trails can be muddy and slippery, and you may encounter more rain and clouds.

The Inca Trail is a famous trekking route in Peru that leads to the ancient city of Machu Picchu. It’s a 4-day hike that follows an original Inca stone path through the Andes mountains, passing through several Inca ruins and offering stunning views of the surrounding landscapes.

The Inca Trail is considered a challenging trek, with steep ascents and descents, high-altitude passes, and rugged terrain. It’s important to have a good level of fitness and previous hiking experience to complete the trek.

The best time to do the Inca Trail is during the dry season, which runs from April to October. During these months, you can expect clear skies, warm days, and cool nights. The wet season, from November to March, can be more challenging due to the rain and mud on the trails.

The Inca Trail is a 4-day hike, covering a distance of approximately 42 kilometers (26 miles). However, there are shorter and longer itineraries available, depending on your preferences and fitness level.

You should pack comfortable and waterproof hiking gear, including sturdy hiking boots, a backpack, warm clothes, rain gear, a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent. It’s also essential to bring a sleeping bag, a water bottle, and snacks or energy bars.

You need to book the Inca Trail through a licensed tour operator, as independent hiking is not allowed. The government limits the number of permits for the trail each day, so it’s essential to book well in advance, especially during the peak season (June to August).

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