5-Day Salkantay Trek and Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco
- 3 nights accommodation
- Professional guide
- Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- Use of all camping equipment (tents, cooking personnel, duffle bag, air mattress, sleeping bag)
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
- Accommodation in Aguas Calientes
- Walking sticks (available for rent)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- Trek difficulty level is moderate
- It is recommended that your bring a: rain jacket, coat, sunscreen, hat, down sleeping bag and hiking shoes
- Note: hikers should have spent at least 2 to 3 days acclimatizing to the higher altitudes in the Cusco region prior to embarking on this trek
- Maximum of 9 passengers per tour
- Recommended travel is between April-November. The months of December-March are rainy season
- Please note: Poroy Station will be closed from 1st January to 30th April 2017. The Vistadome, Expedition and Executive trains will be departing from Ollataytambo or Pachar station, located approximately 1.5 hours from Cusco, during this period. Transfers to the stations from Cusco are included.
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Let me tell you how to use Viator. Close out your browser and forget you ever heard or read about it. I purchased 3 tickets for the salkantey trek to Machu picchu. $900 a piece (Cheapest ones Viator had). We met the other hikers in our group and we're informed they spent between 250-350 a piece.
I definitely recommend this trek to anyone coming to Peru and looking for some adventure. This is the best way to get a sense for the country's incredible natural beauty and fascinating culture and history. Everywhere we went we were met with stunning scenery and warm greetings from locals. The hike itself was tough at times but always rewarding with the view from the top. You do need to be reasonably fit but the guides are good about tailoring the pace to your needs. And Machu Picchu on the last day is just the cherry on top! Totally worth doing - it was the highlight of our trip.