Salkantay Trekking Machu Picchu 2024



FROM: $255.00


Embark on a captivating journey through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu on our 2-day tour, and immerse yourself in the beauty and magic of these ancient Inca ruins. Witness the breathtaking sunrise over the majestic mountains as you explore the ruins of Machu Picchu with our knowledgeable guide. Spend 2.5 hours uncovering the mysteries of this mystical site before enjoying free time to wander, capture photos, and soak up the incredible atmosphere. In Aguas Calientes, indulge in a leisurely lunch or explore the charming town. Finally, board the train back to Cusco, concluding an unforgettable experience. Optional climbs to Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu offer even more awe-inspiring vistas. Join us and discover the wonders of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu on this extraordinary journey.

This enhanced conclusion summarizes the highlights of the tour while providing key details about the itinerary and logistics.


2 Day


Machu Picchu


Unforgettable Journey: Exploring the Sacred Valley, and Aguas Calientes
  • Pisaq

    • Visit Pisac's archaeological center.
    • Discover the advanced architecture of the Incas.
    • Learn that it was a "real farm" belonging to Inca Pachacutec, featuring platforms, domestic structures, and aqueducts.
    • Explore the handcraft market for unique souvenirs.

  • Lunch at Urubamba

    • Enjoy a buffet of traditional Peruvian food.
    • Learn about Urubamba's historical significance as an agricultural center.

  • Ollantaytambo

    • Visit the fortress, an important military, agricultural, and religious center of the Incas.
    • Marvel at the massive carved stones and overlapping terraces.
    • At this point those who have a train connection to Aguas Calientes Machu Picchu can stay.

  • Chinchero

    • Explore Nuestra Señora de Monserrat, a church built over Tupac Yupanqui palace in 1607.
    • Visit Andenería and its market.

  • Return to Cusco, concluding the Sacred Valley Tour

  • The duration of each archaeological site visit is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours.
  • Transportation will be provided by car between the sites, and walking will be required only within the archaeological sites.
Machu Picchu - Cusco
  • Pick up in Cusco.

    • A transfer from Machu Picchu GATEWAY will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 4:00 AM.
    • You will be driven for approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to the train station in Ollantaytambo.

  • Take a Train

    • Board the train at either 6:10 AM or 6:40 AM for a 1.5-hour journey to Aguas Calientes, the base town of Machu Picchu.

  • Breakfast

    • Upon arrival, meet the guide from Machu Picchu GATEWAY with a sign or your names.
    • Take 20 to 40 minutes of free time to grab coffee, snacks, or use the restroom.

  • Bus to Machu Picchu

    • Join the line to take a 30-minute bus ride from Aguas Calientes to the main gate of Machu Picchu.
  • Photography Moments

    • Enter Machu Picchu with the tour guide.
    • Enjoy a guided tour of the Inca city, lasting approximately 2.5 hours.
    • Explore the important sites and capture the stunning views.

  • Take a Bus

    • After the tour, take the bus back to Aguas Calientes, where you'll have some time to buy lunch or explore the town.

  • Take a Train

    • Head to the train station to catch the train back to Ollantaytambo.
    • The train departs around 14:30 or 14:55, and the journey takes 1.5 hours.

  • Transfer to Cusco:

    • Arrive at Ollantaytambo train station and meet the transfer from Machu Picchu GATEWAY.
    • Enjoy a 1.45-hour drive back to Cusco.

  • Hotel Pick-up: 4:00 AM
  • Train Departure from Ollantaytambo: 6:10 AM or 6:40 AM
  • Machu Picchu Entrance Time: 9:00 AM or 10:00 AM
  • Train Departure from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo: 14:30 or 18:20
  • Arrival in Cusco: Around 6:30 PM at your hotel.





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  • Real local operator (cusco)
  • English, Spanish
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  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
Machu Picchu Mountain: $30 USD (subject to availability). Check availability at
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: 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



We have a wide multimedia gallery where you can see photos of our groups of passengers on adventure routes such as the Salkantay Trekking of 4 and 5 Days as well. One of the most famous routes that is Machu Picchu by Bus (Acceso Amazonico) for 2 and 3 Days in addition to one day tours such as the Rainbow Mountain Full Day.

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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Aino Rajantie
Trustworthy company. Made my trip to visit Machu Picchu very easy.
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Marcelo Vivas
El servicio que brinda la empresa es excelente y a un costo bajo. Están a disposición del pasajero las 24hs para ayudarte en lo que necesites. El traslado en Bus de Cusco a Hidroeléctrica para ir a Machu Picchu fue muy bueno, con un conductor amable y responsable. Abonamos un almuerzo para la llegada a Hidroeléctrica que fue muy rico y abundante. Se respetaron los horarios pactados, nos guardaron el equipaje para que no carguemos con tanto peso y al regreso lo devolvieron en las mismas condiciones. Son muy profesionales. Recomiendo.
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Paola Celis
Recomiendo 100% esta agencia para ir a Hidroeléctrica desde Cusco. Mi experiencia fue excelente! Nos contactaron por WhatsApp desde el momento uno para confirmar que se había efectuado el pago, responder nuestras consultas y brindarnos información. Tuvimos una reprogramación del vuelo que nos impedía llegar al punto de encuentro a horario y muy amablemente buscaron la solución, enviándonos una persona de su agencia al aeropuerto para buscarnos y alcanzar el bus que ya había salido. Realmente nos sentimos muy aliviados y cuidados porque nos escucharon y nos ofrecieron la solución. También nos guardaron una mochila (para no hacer el camino con la mochila más pesada) y nos la acercaron después a nuestro hotel en Cusco. El servicio es realmente muy profesional y la atención muy cordial. Hicieron que todo sea fácil! Gracias por cuidar tanto al turista!
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Yoshira Yukico Huari Cutipa
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Jair Ccoya Apaza
Mi experiencia ha sido realmente sobresaliente. Desde el momento en que reservé mi viaje desde Cusco a Santa Teresa y Machu Picchu, todo fue excepcionalmente claro y fácil. El proceso de reserva fue rápido y eficiente, y el soporte que recibí fue inmediato y amigable. Lo que más me impresionó fue la modernidad de las unidades. Viajar en un autobús tan cómodo y equipado con la última tecnología hizo que el viaje fuera aún más placentero. El servicio fue impecable, y la atención al cliente durante todo el trayecto fue ejemplar. Recomendaría Hidroeléctrica Bus a cualquier persona que esté planeando un viaje a Machu Picchu. Son muy profesionales, las unidades son modernas y la atención al cliente es excepcional. Definitivamente, esta será mi opción preferida para futuros viajes a la región.
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