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5 Days/4 Nights
Cusco
Machu Picchu
Min Age : 10

Amazing new route, another  great alternative to have a magic experience to reach Machu Picchu site avoiding the crowds; this trek is perfect for you! instead of our private Inca Trail tour, consider our Luxury Salkantay trek is an antique and secluded trail located in the oposite side as the classic Inca Trail, encircled by the Sacred Mountains or Apus (Guardians of the Andes) and prolific cloud rainforest. Be ready to go through various climates, villages, and even an original Inca trail to Llaqtapata hidden in the profuse mountain vegetation.

This program will definitively amaze you with its varied attractions from camping nearby the breathtaking Salkantay Pass to a complete guided visit to coffee plantations. Above that, the final night you will be pampered at hotels of your selection.

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Tour Details

Vacation style: Trekking, Cultural, Nature
Holiday type: Luxury
Activity level: Moderate
Group size: Private

Departure & Return Location

Hotel located in Cusco city (Ask for hotels located outside Cusco city)

Departure Time

05:00 AM. Aproximate time, this will be reschedule during the treking orientation.

Price Includes

  • A private, hand-crafted and fully personalized Luxury trek from start to finish.
  • Professional english-speaking
  • Specialized massage therapists for every camping night (1 for every 4 customers)
  • 03 nights of ultra-luxury camping.
  • 01 night in a hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • 01 Yoga session very early in the morning of third day.
  • All entrance fees and permits required including one-way ride in the Hiram Bingham train
  • All meals cooked on the spot by our well-trained chef with fresh ingredients (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner).
  • All overland private transportation for customers.
  • Separated private transportation for our staff members and camping equipment.
  • Private Chef, chef assistant and waiter
  • Fully trained muleteers hailing from local communities to carry the main luggage (all the equipment and cooking stock)
  • Private extra muleteer for your personal stuff (10 kg/22.1 lb. in total).
  • 01 emergency horse
  • Duffle bags for your belongings
  • Bedroom tent: Eureka Copper Canyon (maximum of triple use)
  • Air bed and camping cot.
  • Bed duvets, sleeping bags, cotton sheets, blankets, pillows, cotton and silk robes.
  • Dining tent and chairs: Eureka Copper Canyon, Kingcamp KC 2808 chairs.
  • Porcelain or ceramic crockery, glassware and unique stone or wood plates.
  • Hot Shower Tent: Light Speed including cotton towels for body, face and hands.
  • Portable chemical toilet: Cleanwaste toilet system and toiletries.
  • First aid kit and oxygen bottle.
  • All the required Peruvian taxes (IGV)

Price Excludes

  • Walking sticks (if you request them in advance, we can provide you a pair of standard walking sticks per customer)
  • Extra transportation required along the trek due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Cusco Hotel accommodations.
  • Meals not mentioned.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended)
  • Gratuities.

Suggestions & Restrictions

  • In order to provide you a superb personalized attention, it is vital that you send us your rooming list distribution in advance.
  • On day 3 of the trek is not recommended for those whom are afraid of heights as there are certain portions of the path that are narrower and face to the riverside high altitude.
  • Please consider that our prices from 2 people onward are based on double and triple accommodation, if you would like to have a single tent then the supplement will be of $ 249.00 per person.
  • Train stations and train schedules are subject to availability, also due to rainy season Poroy train station is closed from January to April of each year.
  • The walking sticks are not included, but if you prefer we can arrange to provide you a pair of basic poles (Standard Brand) without any charges; you just need to ask in advance to your travel specialist.
  • If you would like to climb to Huayna Picchu Mountain, please take in mind that is an unguided hike. If you are interested, please consult with your travel specialist as we need to check availability far in advance.
What to Expect
  • EXPERTISE We have a expert team of travel specialists, who have all turned their passion for travel into a vocation. Between them, they have visited nearly every corner of Peru and Bolivia.
  • FLEXIBILITY We curate tailor-made, truly individual travel experiences for our clients. View Peru approach leaves our travellers with unforgettable memories.
  • 24/7 ASSISTANCE At every stage of your holiday, from inception to conclusion, a View Peru hand will be there to guide you.
  • WE ARE THE OPERATORS View Peru is the Operator of all your experiences in Peru and Bolivia, This ensures a seamless holiday experience.
Itinerary

Day 1CUSCO – SORAYPAMPA - SOYROCOCHA (L, D)

Prepare for the beginning of a special adventure that starts today; discoveries, impressive places, culture and history

Start the adventure in Cusco. Once you enjoy breakfast (or box breakfast from your hotel), our expert guide will welcome and escort you in our private transportation. After 3.5 hours, reach the Soraypampa town (3920 m. / 12860.9 ft.) If you are interested in Humantay Lake then it is possible to accomplish this visit in 3 hours roundtrip with prior announcement to the guide.

The trek begins winding through an amazing valley and overwhelming panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks and surroundings for more than 200 minutes. We will appreciate the Salkantay (6271 m. / 20574.2 ft.) and the Humantay (5862 m. / 19232.3 ft.) Then we will reach Salkantaypampa (4154 m. / 13628.6 ft) where our exquisite lunch is ready for us.

We will keep hiking for another 2.5 hours towards our luxury campsite called Soyrococha (4480 m. /14698.2 ft.) Before dinner, indulge into a hot shower and then, our massage tent is ready for you. It is time for a fantastic gourmet and organic dinner. Your heated tent will be waiting for you to enjoy your first night.

● Trek starting time: 09:30 am
● Arrival to campsite: 17:00 pm
● Minimum altitude: Soraypampa Town (3920 masl / 12860.9 ft.)
● Maximum altitude: Soyrococha campsite (4480 masl / 14698.2 ft.)
● Distance covered: 7 kms/4.4 mls (6 hours walking approx.)
● Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging.
● Meals included: Snacks, lunch, tea time and dinner.

Day 2SOYROCOCHA – SALKANTAY PASS – COLLPAPAMPA (B, L, D)

An early sunrise to continue our walks and discoveries and toasting for what has been achieved to finally have a well-deserved relaxation

Continuing our escapade and breakfast, we will begin a challenging day. Hike for 1.5 hours towards Salkantay Pass (4638 m. / 15216.5 ft.) and be welcomed by the Salkantay Mountain (6271 mts/20574.2 ft) and marvelous landscapes. Celebrate this milestone, toasting with champagne. Experienced hikers can add Salkantaycocha (1-hour round trip) to the trek.

Notice the lush colorful endemic vegetation of the area and descend by 3.5 hours until you reach our lunch place, Wayracmachay (3906 m, / 12814.9 ft.)
Next, the 4-hour way to the campsite for 4 more hours features interesting sites such as Andenes and Chaullay, home of orchids, bromeliads and other flora species. By the time we reach our luxury and warm Collpapampa campsite (2870 m. / 9416.0 ft.) in the cloud forest. Again, our hot shower and massage tent will be at your disposal. Finish your day with a delicate dinner and peaceful starry night.

● Wake-up time: 05:30 am
● Trek starting time: 07:00 am
● Arrival to campsite: 17:30 pm
● Minimum altitude: Collpapampa campsite (2870 masl / 9416.0 ft.)
● Maximum altitude: Salkantay Pass (4638 masl / 15216.5 ft.)
● Distance covered: 17 kms/10.6 mls (9 hours walking approx.)
● Difficulty: Challenging.
● Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time and dinner.

Day 3COLLPAPAMPA – LLUSCAMAYO – PLAYA SAHUAYACO (B, L, D)

With a magical awakening, we will begin the walk descending from heights but raising our emotions

Very early we will take a hot shower, a boost of energy with our nourishing breakfast and be ready for the 5 hours hike through the most beautiful day of the trek, where you will admire the magnificent flora and sprawling plantations. Our hike will keep descending into a thick cloud forest that will surround us with orchids, bromelains, and other amazing and exotic flora. Come upon a secluded valley filled with expansive coffee, cacao and fruit plantations. During this journey, we will pass through the farming villages of Wiñaypoco (2650 m. / 8694.2 ft.) and Lluscamayo (2420 m. / 7939.6 ft.) that own plantations of diverse products. We will also encounter some local families and have the possibility to learn about their lifestyle.

Lastly, arrive at our final campsite named Playa Sahuayaco (2100 m. / 6889.8 ft) just to find our well-organized staff waiting with our gourmet lunch. After finishing the luscious lunch, take a hot shower before your already-known relaxing massage. Now, it is time for a complete private tour of coffee plantations by our knowledgeable guide. Right after we will move on for the fabulous gourmet dinner served in our dining tent. Being this the last night with all of our crew, we suggest to share a final toast with them.

● Wake-up time: 05:45 am
● Trek starting time: 08:30 am
● Arrival to campsite: 13:30 pm
● Minimum altitude: Playa Sahuayaco campsite – 2100 masl/ 6889.8 ft.
● Maximum altitude: Collpapampa campsite – 2870 masl/ 9416.0 ft.
● Distance covered: 15 kms/9.3 mls (5 hours walking approx.)
● Difficulty: Easy to Moderate.
● Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time and dinner.

Day 4PLAYA SAHUAYACO – LLAQTAPATA – HYDROELECTRIC - AGUAS CALIENTES (B, L, D)

Finally, and with the best sunrise, very early we begin our walk now not so high but always with beautiful discoveries

This day will require the final effort. Start with a succulent breakfast at 05:00 am approx. Proceeding with the trail, we will take a 20 mins ride to Lucmabamba (2062 m. / 6765.1 ft) where an authentic inca trail is waiting for you! This 3.5 hours uphill trail towards Llaqtapata ruins (2736 m. / 8976.4 ft.) are almost fully covered by endemic vegetation. Once we reach the site we will appreciate part of Machu Picchu citadel. Then, it is time to have lunch with exceptional views at the Llaqtapata Lodge Viewpoint (2570 m. / 8431.8 ft.) Enjoy homemade meals and have the most splendid views of Veronica Mountain, Vilcanota River and more. Afterwards, head down for another 2 hours to Hydroelectric train station (1771 m. / 5810.4 ft.) where we will have some rest and continue hiking to Aguas Calientes town.

Finally, reach Aguas Calientes town (2070 m. / 6791.3 ft) and be escorted to your hotel. Coordinate with your guide the pick-up time for the following day, and enjoy dinner and a restful sleep.

● Wake-up time: 04:30 am
● Trek starting time: 06:00 am
● Arrival to Aguas Calientes: 17:00 pm
● Minimum altitude: Hydroelectric (1771 masl / 5810.4 ft.)
● Maximum altitude: Llaqtapata archaeological site – (2736 masl / 8976.4 ft.)
● Distance covered: 22 km. /13.7 mi. (8.5 hours walking approx.)
● Difficulty: Challenging.
● Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time and dinner (only included with your hotel accomodation on luxury and premium categories)

Day 5AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO (B, L)

Our most expected day has come, prepare for the magic of the trip, to the most important Inca Citadel of all the Americas; get ready for one of the experiences you can never forget

Early in the morning, our guide will pick you up from your hotel in order to catch the bus up to the citadel for a 30 mins ride. Seeing the impressive Machu Picchu citadel (2430 m. / 7972.4 ft) will definitely be worth all the efforts. Our knowledgeable guide will teach us about the magnificent theories about the purpose of Machu Picchu, the history and its beauty. Once you have fully enjoyed and take all the perfect photos you will have some time to explore the site at your own leisure.

To end your time at Machu Picchu, enjoy a delightful lunch at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Hotel. Later you will take the bus departing back to Aguas Calientes, to proceed boarding your train. Upon arrival, our View Latin America representative will collect you in our private vehicle and take you to your hotel in Cusco.

● Pick up time: 07:00 am
● Tour starting time: 08:00 am
● Arrival to Cusco: 21:56 pm
● Minimum altitude: Aguas Calientes Town (2070 masl / 6791.3 ft.)
● Maximum altitude: Machu Picchu citadel (2430 masl / 7972.4 ft.)
● Difficulty: Easy.
● Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

TOUR PRICE

Price per person in US$, based according to the group size. and depending on the grade of exclusivity.

Grades of Exclusivity

Luxury

Premium

Superior

Deluxe

Based on 2 people

$4.479

$3.729

$3.312

$3.043

Based on 3 people

$3.647

$2.913

$2.555

$2.372

Up to
4 people

$3.302

$2.576

$2.229

$2.122