Peru & Salkantay Glam Tour- 12 Days

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We have crafted the perfect a beautiful and complete adventure through Peru most representative attractions such as Machu Picchu, Humantay Lake and Lake Titicaca.
  • Vacation style

    Trekking, Cultural, Nature

  • Holiday type

    Luxury

    5

  • Activity level

    Moderate

    5/10

  • Group size

    Private

PERU & SALKANTAY GLAM TOUR- 12 DAYS

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 & Signatures approach leaves our travellers with unforgettable memories.

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At every stage of your holiday, from inception to conclusion, a View Peru and Signatures hand will be there to guide you.

WE ARE THE OPERATORS

View Peru and Signatures is the Operator of all your experiences in Peru and Bolivia, This ensures a seamless holiday experience.

DAY 1
LIMA ARRIVAL (D)

Once you have arrived to the city of kings, a View Peru representative will welcome you at Lima airport, from where you will be transfer in a comfortable ride to your hotel.
On the way, our representative will review your itinerary and will be gladly answering to any question you may have. You will have plenty of time to settle at your luxurious hotel and rest until is time for diner.

By the evening, you will be taken to enjoy the fantastic dinning of Lima and when you have finish you will be transfer to your hotel to rest for your next adventure ahead.

DAY 2
WELCOME TO CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY (L, D)

Upon arrival, you will be welcome by your guide and then transfer to the Sacred Valley, the perfect place to accustomed to the high altitude as this one is lower than Cusco city.

Our adventure begins with our first stop in the village of Pisac to visit its cheerful and colorful market.

This market used to be a trading place for the communities but nowadays the locals bring their products such as textiles, alpaca wool, jewelry, carved gourds and so much more, this is the perfect opportunity purchase some souvenirs for your love ones at home. Later, you will enjoy an exquisite lunch in a fine restaurant in the Sacred Valley.
After you have finished lunch we will then visit Ollantaytambo a cobblestone town that shelters the magnificent fortress that has the same name and where your expert guide will have introduced you into the Incas ancient world.

By the evening we have made arrangements for you to eat in an exclusive restaurant to enjoy of the delicious Peruvian gastronomy. Afterward, the rest of the evening is yours to rest and enjoy it at your leisure.

DAY 3
MARAS & MORAY HORSEBACK RIDING (B, L)

After you have enjoyed a delicious breakfast, we will start with our exciting program of the day as we move toward the ranch. Once there our companions of the day will join us, the guides and of course the horses, after your important briefing on safety and basic horseback riding instruction we will start riding on Maras Salt mines direction, there we will have the opportunity to see how is the salt collect by hand.
Later, we must keep riding up until we reach Maras village to check the San Francisco de Asis church, one of the first churches built in Peru. We will reach soon the perfect stop to enjoy our picnic lunch with the views of a snowcapped mountain right in front of us. After lunch, we will ride through Maras and head toward our next stop Moray. An incredible place that used to be an agricultural laboratory in the Incas time, of course your knowledgeable guide will give you a deeper explanation on the matter.

After this last visit it is time to get back to the ranch and from there you will be transported to your luxury hotel to enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to relax and perhaps you choose to indulge yourself in a massage session or a delicious dinner out.

DAY 4
CUSCO – SORAYPAMPA - SOYROCOCHA (L, D)

We will start our today’s adventure with an early pick up from your Cusco hotel. Once you had enjoyed breakfast (or perhaps you will request a box breakfast from your hotel), our expert guide will welcome you and escort you in our private transportation and transfer you through the northwest part of Cusco. After the 3.5 hours we will head Soraypampa town (3920 mts/12860.9 ft). Upon our arrival, our guide will provide us the final instructions in order to start our exciting trek. If you are interested in Humantay Lake then it is possible to accomplish this visit in 3 hours approx. (roundtrip) but please take in mind that later you will have to walk faster in order to reach our campsite on time. The trek begins winding through an amazing valley, it goes up for 3.5 hours to get an overwhelming panoramic view of the snow-capped peaks and surroundings. We will appreciate the Salkantay (6271 mts/20574.2 ft) which means “Wild Mountain” and the Humantay (5862 mts/19232.3 ft) or “Head of the Gods”, as well as endemic flora and fauna characteristic of the area that you will be able to capture with our cameras. Then we will reach Salkantaypampa (4154 mts/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 mts/14698.2 ft) Before dinner, you will indulge into a well-earned hot shower and then, our massage tent is ready for a session of relaxing massages that will ease your body and mind. Then, it is time to visit our dining tent for a fantastic gourmet dinner prepared with organic food from the region by our high-class chefs. After dinner, your heated tent will be waiting for you to enjoy your first night under the tranquility of the Andes’ sky in your comfortable bedroom tent.
● 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 5
SOYROCOCHA – SALKANTAY PASS – COLLPAPAMPA (B, L, D)

● 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.
Continuing our escapade and after an early and delicious breakfast, we will begin our second day hike which will be a challenging day as we will cover more distance and hike for 1.5 hours towards Salkantay Pass (4638 mts/15216.5 ft) once we reach it, the Salkantay Mountain (6271 mts/20574.2 ft) will welcome us with its stunning presence and give us marvelous landscapes ideal for taking superb photos. As a reward and to celebrate this milestone, we will toast with a well-deserved glass of champagne. If you are interested and are an experienced hiker, there is another turquoise water lagoon called Salkantaycocha which takes 01-hour roundtrip hike and offers exclusive and isolated panorama.
As we keep on the trail, there will be a noticeable increase of the abundant and lush colorful endemic vegetation of the area, therefore the quantity of mosquitoes will also increase; so remember to apply your repellent periodically. The descent will continue for 3.5 hours until we reach our lunch place, Wayracmachay (3906 mts/12814.9 ft) where we will recover our strength with a savory gourmet lunch and refreshing beverages.
Next, we will head to our campsite for another 4 hours, along the way we will see some interesting sites such as Andenes and Chaullay, where is possible to appreciate a vast vegetation of wild orchids, bromeliads and other flora species proper of the area. By the time we reach our luxury Collpapampa campsite (2870 mts/9416.0 ft) we will enjoy the magnificent warm climate of the cloud forest. For a second time, our hot shower and massage tent will be at your disposal, when it is time for our dinner you can share your fantastic photos with your guide and then relish on your cozy bedroom tent for a restful and soundly sleep.

DAY 6
COLLPAPAMPA – PLAYA SAHUAYACO (B, L, D)

Following our restorative sleep, it is time to enjoy another one of a kind experience, having a 30-40 mins. yoga session leaded by our expert therapists shrouded on the mystery of the valley and gorgeous nature. Then, 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. After exiting the thick forest, we will 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 mts/8694.2 ft) and Lluscamayo (2420 mts/7939.6 ft) that own plantations of diverse products like bananas, passion fruit and others. We will also encounter some local families and have the possibility to speak with them and learn about their lifestyle. Lastly we will arrive to our final campsite named Playa Sahuayaco (2100 mts/6889.8 ft) just to find our well-organized staff waiting with our gourmet lunch. After finishing the luscious lunch, we will have plenty of time to take a hot shower before your already-known relaxing massage. Once you are ready, 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, for bringing all of the outstanding quality service throughout this exciting experience. Cheers! or, as we say here Salud!
● 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 7
PLAYA SAHUAYACO – AGUAS CALIENTES (B, L, D)

● 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.
We expect that you had enjoyed all the fascinating hike so far, and this day will require the final effort of waking up early to have a succulent breakfast at 05:00 am approx. and the follow the largest portion of the hike.
Proceeding with the trail, we will take a 20 mins ride in a private transportation to Lucmabamba (2062 mts/6765.1 ft) where an authentic inca trail is waiting to be rediscovered by us! This 3.5 hours uphill trail towards Llaqtapata archaeological site (2736 mts/8976.4 ft) are almost fully covered by the typical vegetation of the forest, once we reach the site we will appreciate part of Machu Picchu citadel and the surrounding mountains from a totally different perspective. Unveil all its ancient secrets accompanied by your specialized guide and take some beautiful photos on the process. Then, it is time to have a delicious lunch with exceptional views at the picturesque Llaqtapata Lodge Viewpoint (2570 mts/8431.8 ft) which is conveniently located nearby the archaeological site, we will be delighted with homemade meals whose vegetables and fruits are locally grown directly by them. Also due to its location, you will be able to have the most splendid views of Veronica Mountain, Vilcanota River and more. Afterwards, we will head down for another 2 hours to Hydroelectric train station (1771 mts/5810.4 ft) where we will have some rest before continuing hiking parallel to the train tracks for another 3 hours in order to reach Aguas Calientes town. The flora and fauna abounds along this trail where you can glimpse the variety of orchids and other greenery vegetation.
Finally, and after our tremendous 4 days excursion, we will reach Aguas Calientes town (2070 mts/6791.3 ft) and be escorted to our luxury 5 stars hotel. Once you had settled at your hotel and coordinated with your guide the pick-up time for the following day, it’s time for a well-deserved dinner and to have a restful sleep in a luxurious room.

DAY 8
AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO (B, L, D)

Early in the morning, our knowledgeable guide will pick you up from your hotel in order to catch the bus up to the citadel for a 30 mins ride. Sometimes and especially in high season (April to July) we will have to be patient as the queues to go up to this World Wonder will be longer than expected, but with the help of your qualified guide and a bit of good humor there is nothing impossible!
Seeing the impressive Machu Picchu citadel (2430 mts/7972.4 ft) will definitely worth all the effort that we invested the previous days. Our knowledgeable guide will teach us about the magnificent theories about the purpose of Machu Picchu, the history of its buildings and of course, about the millenary culture of the Incas. 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 a la carte lunch at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Hotel part of this fabulous programmed. Later embark on your delightful tea time which is included within your service with the Hiram Bingham train company, reminisce about your wonderful day as you wait 30 minutes before departing back to Aguas Calientes. To conclude this journey, you will have a lasting experience as you board the Hiram Bingham train. Upon arrival, our View Peru 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, lunch, Hiram Bingham tea time and dinner on board.

DAY 9
CUSCO WALKING TOUR & BAR CRAWL (B, L, D)

Is has come the time to stroll the beautiful streets of Cusco, by the late morning you will be escorted to the Main Square where your knowledgeable guide will explain more details of the design and history of the Cathedral and surroundings.

Afterward, we will move to Regocijo Square and San Francisco Convent while you learn different aspects in time of Cusco history.
The next stop is the well-known San Pedro Market, a cheerful market where you can wonder around its various stalls. After your guide explanation, you will have some free time to wonder at your leisure and do not miss on the opportunity to purchase some souvenirs for your loved ones at home.

By the evening, you will be taken to a special Bar Crawl, to visit 3 establishments and very famous restaurants in Cusco. You will enjoy the night learning about its history and different strains. The tour starts at Pachapapa, then you will jump another great Asian mix restaurant called Kion to taste more amazing cocktails and the night will end at Calle del Medio to have another Pisco drink accompanied by delicious snacks.

DAY 10
CUSCO – PUNO (B, L)

Today you will have an early breakfast, and once you have finish a representative will be waiting for you to take you to the train station for you to board your Luxury Train to Puno.

This will be fascinating ride that will take you through Altiplano, which is vast plateau that covers areas over Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, and Chile. On the way, you will be enchanted to watch from afar and their wild nature many llamas and alpacas; also the train will stop in La Raya (4319masl) the highest point of our journey for you take some photos of the never ending landscapes.
Once you arrived in Puno, you will be taken to your hotel with views of the Titikaka lake. The rest of the evening is yours to relax at your own leisure.

DAY 11
KAYAK IN TITICACA LAKE (B, L)

After you have enjoyed a delicious breakfast at your hotel, we will pick you and take you to the Esteves Port, there you will be provided will all the professional gear required to start with today’s adventure. Once everything is settle your certified and experienced guide will give you an important introduction on safety and basic paddling information
Then, it is time for you to carefully hop on your kayak and venture on the Lake. This activity will let you enjoy of Titicaca Lake from a different perspective, as we immerse further, we may be able to see the beautiful Bolivian snowcapped mountain from afar.

As we reach the last portion of our adventure, we will start heading toward Uros island. While we paddle there we can witness first hand of all the biodiversity of the lake. Lots of birds, flora and fauna for instance. Also, we will encounter a rock formation island that has a peculiar form. Once we reach the Uros island, the locals will welcome you into their homes and show you the activities of the island and their lifestyle. After this incredible experience we must head back to the port and to your hotel for you to rest.

DAY 12
FAREWELL (B)

Today, after you have enjoyed your delicious breakfast and at the most suitable time a View Peru representative will be waiting for you to transfer you to the Juliaca airport to catch your flight back to Lima to connect with your international flight home.

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