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5-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu provided by Amazing Andean Adventures

5-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

5-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
14
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    5 days
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    14
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Enjoy a 5 day 4 night trek to Machu Picchu. One of the 25 best treks in the world by National Geographic Adventure Magazine, the Salkantay is a great alternative to the traditional Inca Trail. You will enjoy a unique experience and visit Machu Picchu to top-off your adventure. A professional guide and transport are included.This trek is open to everybody meaning that there are no permit limitations. We will have horses and mules to carry all your gear, and a chef and porters. It’s a beautiful trek that takes us along the highlands of the Andes into the cloud forest. This trek is located less than sixty miles northwest of Cusco in the Vilcabamba mountain range. Rising to 20,574 feet, Mount Salkantay is an outstanding glacier-capped summit worshipped by local Peruvians. Our classic Salkantay Trek is a custom-designed alternative to the traditional Inca Trail. Off the beaten path, this is a cutting edge experience for adventure travelers looking for a little more privacy and authenticity
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10785P5
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private transportation to the beginning of the trek
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • 1 night in Aguas Calientes hostel
  • 3 nights camping, with all camping equipment included, except sleeping bag
  • Chef during the hike, helpers, horsemen, cargo horses as well as riding horses for the passengers
  • All tours stated in the itinerary are with English-speaking guides
  • Train ride from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo on the Vistadome trains from Peru Rail or Similar
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Humantay Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Banos Termales de Cocalmayo
Exclusions
  • Sleeping bags for the trek
  • Gratuities
Duration
5 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Optional briefing orientation is held the night before departure. We will pick you up from your Cusco hotel the morning of the trek.
  • Airports:
  • Velazco Astete Airport, Cusco Peru
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Please provide a copy of every participants passport after confirmation so we can secure train tickets.
  • Note: There are optional activities including zip line in the rainforest and hot springs on the 4th day. You can contact the local tour operator to arrange these activities
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Inclusions
  • Private transportation to the beginning of the trek
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • 1 night in Aguas Calientes hostel
  • 3 nights camping, with all camping equipment included, except sleeping bag
  • Chef during the hike, helpers, horsemen, cargo horses as well as riding horses for the passengers
  • All tours stated in the itinerary are with English-speaking guides
  • Train ride from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo on the Vistadome trains from Peru Rail or Similar
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Humantay Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Banos Termales de Cocalmayo
Exclusions
  • Sleeping bags for the trek
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Optional briefing orientation is held the night before departure. We will pick you up from your Cusco hotel the morning of the trek.
  • Airports:
  • Velazco Astete Airport, Cusco Peru
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Please provide a copy of every participants passport after confirmation so we can secure train tickets.
  • Note: There are optional activities including zip line in the rainforest and hot springs on the 4th day. You can contact the local tour operator to arrange these activities
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 7 May 2021
A note from 5-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu
Your safety is our number one priority. Safety Protocols are in place & will be followed at all times. You will have private transportation, avoid large crowds, masks will be worn, hand sanitizer available & we will continually monitor & follow local guidelines to maintain the safest environment.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
6 stops
Day 1
Cusco - Humantay lake - Soraypampa
Day 2
Soraypampa to Chaullay
Day 3
Chaullay to Santa Teresa
Day 4
Santa Teresa to Aguas Calientes
Day 5
Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu...
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Natalie C
11 contributions
This was an unforgettable experience. Breathtaking views, challenging hikes, and good food. The tour guide was wonderful at creating a great experience for hikers of all abilities and making sure slower hikers had enough time to make it each day.
Written 21 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you Natalie for writing a review. We enjoyed having you both with us on the Salkantay. We attempt to make sure all our travelers enjoy themselves, the experienced and the perhaps not so experienced. Thanks again for writing a review and for your business, we appreciate it.
Written 22 August 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kinga H
Munich, Germany4 contributions
I had an amazing experience walking the inka trails, Juan is a great guide, super friendly. We had a 3 days walk sleeping on the mountains with breathtking views. Everything was so well organized, and even the weather was super kind to us! I can recommend to all, couples ,groups,private tours! Its not easy but really worth it to approach Machu picchu through this way! Would do it again anytime! <3
Written 12 December 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you Kinga, we are glad you enjoyed your trek. It was a pleasure to meet you and the group. I know you have a choice in tour companies and we appreciate your review and recommendation on Trip Advisor. Please come back to visit us anytime. Sincerely, Juan
Written 31 December 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Amazing Andean Adventures
AdventureTroy
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2019 Choquequirao Adventure with Amazing Andean Adventures
Amazing Andean Adventures did an "amazing" job for our custom 5D trek to Choquequirao - great guide, quality tents/
carolinewasterlain
carolinewasterlain
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Exquisite adventure to Machu Picchu!
We traveled to Cusco this December with a three day private tour planned with Danny. My mom had done a similar tour
Huzefa O
Huzefa O
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Wonderful tour of the city of Cusco
We had the team pick us up from the airport and take us through the various archealogical sites. The knowledge of t
msh0711
msh0711
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Phenomenal visit - Outstanding tour guide and driver!
Erika (our guide) and Adrian (our driver) provided my wife and I with a wonderful trip to Cusco, the Sacred Valley,
CharleneA623
CharleneA623
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Not on bucket list but should be
Every October we take a trip to somewhere warm prior to our dark Artic winter. We traveled with good friends this y
LaurieM1811
LaurieM1811
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Machu Picchu and Cusco City Tour
FANTASTIC!!! From start to finish! Amazing Andean Adventures was in charge for our entire 8 day trip to Peru. Ever
Voyager654234
Voyager654234
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You couldn't travel with a better company in Peru!
It's hard to describe just how meaningful this trip was for my husband and I. We have traveled extensively in forei
Membiela
Membiela
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Great experince!
This tour was a magic experience. Having our lovely and wise guide only for us was the perfect way of getting to kn
JHTexan
JHTexan
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Day trip to Machu Picchu with private guide
We were recommended this company by our neighbor. Ruben/Juan was great with questions and provided a lot of valuabl
Adventure12650022422
Adventure12650022422
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What an Amazing time!
My family and I did the Machu Picchu day tour from Cusco. Juan was our guide, who made all of the arrangements for
Marian K
Marian K
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Amazing Andean lives up to its name
My brother and I booked this, only our second tour EVER (and we are senior citizens!), based on online reviews. It
Tallulah1984
Tallulah1984
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Wonderful guide, fantastic experience
My wife and I booked a private guide for Machu Picchu. Terry was fantastic, providing us with perfect coordination
Maps42848124336
Maps42848124336
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What a great time
I did the 2 day sacred valley tour with 4 friends. From the very beginning they made it very easy to plan the trip,
dMawhinney90
dMawhinney90
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Fantastic Trip!
We used Amazing Andean Adventures for 2 trips during our recent trip to Peru, the first was to Machu Picchu, our ti
SaminMirtorabi
SaminMirtorabi
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"Wonderful experience"
“I know that you must have to do a lot of work behind the scenes to make the trip so enjoyable, and you do it so. I
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