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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5D/4N provided by Vicuna Adventures

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5D/4N

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Overview
The Salkantay trail is the most popular alternative to the Classic Inca Trail. As well as being considerably less crowded, it also offers a more challenging hike over a greater distance. This extra challenge is rewarded with climbs to some of the most spectacular mountain vistas, trekking through an exciting variety of different landscapes, visits to iconic Inca ruins and the experience of camping in some of the most remote but beautiful locations in the Andes. Using the vast experience of our professional guides, we have created this brand new itinerary that reaches areas of the trail far less trodden than many others, whilst still including all of the highlights of other more standard Salkantay treks. We believe that taking the path less travelled really adds to the unique and unforgettable experience of a trek in the Andes.
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6 stops
Day 1
CUSCO – SORAYPAMPA – SOYROCOCHA
Day 2
SOYROCOCHA – COLLPAPAMPA
Day 3
COLLPAPAMPA – LA PLAYA
Day 4
LLACTAPATA – HIDROELÉCTRICA –...
Day 5
AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHUPICCHU –...
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Duration
5 days
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • English-speaking tour guide (additional tour guide for groups of 8 people or more)
  • Pre-departure briefing at your hotel 1 or 2 days before your salkantay Trail
  • Pick up from your hotel and transportation to Soqma village trail head
  • Four-person tent for every 2 people
  • Inflatable mattress
  • Kitchen tent
  • Dinning tent with tables and chairs
  • Toilet tent
  • Chef
  • Horses to carry all the equipment (food, tents, chairs, table, etc)
  • Horse to transport 8 kg of your personal gear
  • Duffel bag for your personal gear
  • Emergency horse in case we need it
  • Four breakfasts, four lunches, and four dinners
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit
  • Expedition train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • One-night hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes (double room)
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Roundtrip bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Entry/Admission - Centro Historico De Cusco
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
Exclusions
  • Sleeping bag (can be rented from us)
  • Day 1 Breakfast
  • Day 5 Lunch in Aguas Calientes, after you tour Machu Picchu on your own
  • Gratuity for the crew (guide, chefs and Horse Man.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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A. Lowell wrote a review Jan 2020
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First off, I have to note that the Salkantay trek, while the views were absolutely stunning and looked like something out of an oil canvas painting, was physically difficult because of the altitude difference. I'm a decently fit guy, but it got the best of me - I took the option
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Sabino S, Owner at Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5D/4N
Responded 24 Jan 2020
Dear akeenh: We really love to share this unforgettable moments with a really amazing team, it was our pleasure to show you Salkantay trek, and we hope that you came back home with lovely memories. We hope to see you in other opportunity to show you more of Peru. With warm regards, Sabi.
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Sonia Vargas wrote a review Sep 2019
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Sabino loves his country, he's proud of its history and culture and he makes you share that love through his explanations and the way he carefully plans the trips for his passengers. He and his crew are amazing!! Rosa is filled with knowledge and energy, Julio cooks everything
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Sabino S, General Manager at Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5D/4N
Responded 30 Sep 2019
Hello dear friend! Thanks a lot for your words, i really appreciated them. Each words motivates me to do the things better and give the best for my customers, all the Vicuna Adventure team Rosa,Julio, Erwin,Ernesto and me are very grateful with you, Thank you so much for choose Vicuna Adventures, and of course we really love to plan your next trip with us, we promiss you an unforgettable experience, showing you the best of Cusco!! Looking forward to see you in your next trip! With warm regards!
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Kate B wrote a review Jun 2019
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My friends and I hiked the 5 day 4 night Salkantay trail led by Sabino. The hike was gorgeous! Day 1 was tough, but worth it- the campsite we ended at was gorgeous. Day 2 and 3 are into the rain Forrest where we learned about the land and the plants as we passed through. Day 4
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Sabino S, General Manager at Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5D/4N
Responded 1 Jul 2019
Dear Kate: Thank you a lot for your review, we really appreciate your words, it motivates our team to do the things better and better. it was a pleasure to show you the Salkantay trail, and that you had enjoyed your trek. Thanks for recommend us !! Best regards!
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Anne wrote a review Jun 2019
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We hiked the Salkantay trek with Sabi, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Sabi is knowledgeable, organized, and he provided ample (and delicious) provisions. The views were stunning and though I was exhausted, I came away wanting to do it all over again.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Sabino S, General Manager at Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5D/4N
Responded 1 Jul 2019
Dear Anne: Thanks a lot for writing us, we really love to read each line you wrote, and we are very happy that you has a better experience. We hope to see you in other opportunity to show you more of Cusco. See you in your next visit !
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Emma wrote a review May 2019
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My friends and I did the 5d/4n Salkantay Trek with Sabino. We had a fantastic experience. Sabino did a wonderful job of making the trek unique and helping us get a bit of space from the many other groups on the trail. The first day we hiked much further than other groups but
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from Sabino S, General Manager at Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5D/4N
Responded 29 May 2019
Dear Friend: Thanks a lot for your review, i appreciate your words. Salkantay trail is one of the most amazing trails In Cusco. and i really loved that you had enjoyed your tour with Vicuna adventures! Thanks a lot ! Sabino Silva.
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Breathtaking!
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Key Details
  • Centro Historico De Cusco, Salkantay Trail, and 3 more
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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