Cusco – Salkantay Trek 7D/6N

Type of Service
02 people as minimum and 07 people as maximum (customized service)
Difficulty
Moderate
Frequency
The whole year
Availability
Every day

Explore the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu which will take you through a variety of Andean ecosystems and the high jungle, on this trek we will have the opportunity to visit the humantay lagoon, the snowy Salkantay, we will also be able to observe a great variety of flora and fauna wild. Find the best tour and activities to Machu Picchu with us «Machu Picchu Viajes Peru».

Places to visit :

  • City tour Cusco
  • Sacred Valley
  • Salkantay trek
  • Llactapata
  • Machu Picchu
  • Huaynapicchu Mountain
  • Aguas Calientes (thermal baths)
From $ 900 / per person
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Duration 7 Days - 6 Nights
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Itinerary

  • Day 01 Cusco: City Tour Excursion
  • Day 02 Cusco: Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Day 03: Cusco – Mollepata – Sayllapata – Soraypampa (Salkantay Trek)
  • Day 04: Soraypampa – Paso Salkantay – Huayraqmachay – Chaullay (Salkantay Trek)
  • Day 05: Chaullay – Colpapampa – Sahuayaco – Lucmabamba (Salkantay Trek)
  • Day 06: Lucmabamba – Llactapata – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes. (Salkantay Trek)
  • Day 07: Machu Picchu – Cusco.
  • Day 08: Cusco – Lima

DAY 01.- CUSCO –  EXCURSION (CITY TOUR)

Arriving to Cusco to the airport we wait and transfer you to your hotel in Cusco,  once at the hotel you will have chance to try an aromatic coca-leaf tea for the height of the city, and then you can relax and have lunch before the tour of the city.

1:30 PM City Tour:  we will meet you at your hotel lobby to begin our tour, we will visit the Temple of the Sun or Koricancha, the Plaza de Armas, the main streets, the San Pedro Market, we will also see the 02 ruins near the city, the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman and finally “Kenko”, at 6:00 pm transfer to the hotel.

Night hotel in Cusco.

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DAY 02.- CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS

The tour starts in Cusco at 7:30 AM, your guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby in Cusco, then we will travel by our private car to the sacred valley of the inkas for around 45 minutes, on the way we will stop in strategical viewpoints we will be able to see the Sacred Valley and get into the Inca history, once we arrive to Pisaq we will visit the famous typical craft market then, we will drive towards the ruins of Pisac, where we will see impressive agriculture terraces on the mountain and beautiful Inka temples, after exploring we head to the town of Urubamba (one hour drive) we will meet for lunch at a local Andean restaurant. This meal is not included in the tour,  they usually offer a buffet lunch (it cost $ 20 USD per person).
After lunch will drive next to the Urubamba River towards the town of Ollantaytambo. Once we reach Ollantaytambo we will visit the Inka City, and the important area of Incan construction, built during the Inca’s heydays, where descendants of the Incas are still living in the inkas houses.
On the way back to Cusco, we’ll visit the picturesque village of Chinchero where there are the remains of the “Royal Hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui”. You will admire its well-preserved Inca Wall in the Main Square and visit the beautiful colonial temple with interesting frescoes on the portico, this temple was built on the foundations of an Inca building. Here we can also visit its artisan market and enjoy the demonstration of the natural dyeing of wool and tissues.

Once the visit is completed, we’ll return to Cusco, we’ll arrive to the city at approximately 06:30 p.m.

Hotel night in Cusco.

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DAY 03.- CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SAYLLAPATA – SORAYPAMPA (SALKANTAY TREK)

On this third day our adventure to Machu Picchu begins along the Salkantay Trek, for which we will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco between 5:00 am in our private transportation. We begin our adventure in the direction of Mollepata which we pass on our 3 hour journey by van towards the trail in Soraypampa 3800 km. When we arrive at Soraypampa, you will enjoy a hot breakfast prepared by our chef. After breakfast, you will give our riders your travel bag and you will be ready to start your trekking adventure of the Salkantay Trail to the Humantay lagoon. This hike takes about 1.5 hours and will take you to the base of Humantay Mountain where you can enjoy the beautiful crystal clear blue waters of the Humantay lagoon. After some time to be mesmerized by the beauty of such an incredible creation of nature, you will begin the trek back to the starting point to enjoy a hot lunch.

After lunch we will have a walk of approximately 2 hours to our Salkantaypampa camp that is located very close to the Salkantay snow-capped mountain from where we can enjoy very beautiful views of the glaciers. In salkantaypampa it will be the place where we will spend the night.

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DAY 04.- SORAYPAMPA – SALKANTAY PASS – HUAYRAQMACHAY – CHAULLAY (SALKANTAY TREK)

After a succulent breakfast, we’ll prepare ourselves for our trek doing different stretching exercises, this will be a good long hard day, we’ll get to the highest point of our tour, we have 04 hours of ascent from Soraypampa to Salkantay Pass (4,600 masl) during the ascent, we will enjoy different lagoons and appreciate the change of ecological floor Quechua area to the high mountain area, if the weather favours us, we could enjoy the majestic Apu Salkantay (6,500 meters) which is one of the most important mountains in geography department of Cusco and one of the most important in the Inca culture, after an explanation of the area by our specialized tour guide and giving time for the passenger to enjoy their snacks mountains (from the agency), we will start the descent to the village of Huayracmachay where we will have lunch, after a deserved nap, we’ll continue our descent to the village of Chaullay, place where we’re gonna spend the second night in the latter part of the day, we will enjoy the geographical shift between cold and dry area where we were in the days to the moist tropical zone, we will also enjoy the change in the flora and fauna, we will see different types of birds as well as different orchids, we will reach the point of camping at around 05:00 p.m . Like yesterday, we’ll have teatime and then dinner and overnight.
Chaullay night camp.

Night Camping in Chaullay

DAY 05.- CHAULLAY – COLLPAPAMPA – SAHUAYACO – LUCMABAMBA (SALKANTAY TREK)

After breakfast, you will visit the Inca archaeological site of Paucarcancha before continuing with your hike. This day you will arrive at an original section of the Classic Inca Trail. While trekking, you will be captivated by the breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys and mountains. In addition, we will also have a bit of the famous Inca Trail visiting the famous Inca archaeological site of Llactapata. This site is known to have been an Inca town characterized by its houses, water channels and many agricultural terraces that gently border the mountainside. From Llactapata, we will hike for approximately 1 hour and then stop for lunch.

After lunch in the area called “the Beach” (la playa), We will continue the walk for 1 hour more until we reach our camp Lucmabamba where we will spend the night, in the afternoon we will make an exploration of the area to visit and know the plantations of coffee and coca.

Night Camping in Lucmabamba.

DAY 06.- LUCMABAMBA – LLACTAPATA – HIDROELECTRICA – AGUAS CALIENTES. (SALKANTAY TREK)

Very early after breakfast (approximately 5:00 am) we will begin the ascent for an hour of walking to the Inka citadel of Machu Picchu, in this way we can be one of the first groups within the Inka city which will allow us to enjoy the majestic sunrise, then we will have a tour in Machu Picchu through the most important Inka temples and palaces inside the citadel of Machu Picchu, together with your guide for approximately 02 hours, then you will be able to explore the mysterious Inka city for own account. (Optional climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu extra cost $ 70 USD per person).
At the appropriate time we will descend from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes to board our return train to Ollantaytambo and from there by car to Cusco, our average time to arrive in Cusco will be 8:00 PM, to then transfer them to their respective hotels.

DAY 07.- MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO

This day finally we visit Machu Picchu, after breakfast, your guide will meet you by you hotel lobby and you go to the bus stop to board the bus, we will drive for about 30 minutes to reach the citadel of Machu Picchu we pass the control where you show your ticket and passport, you will have a private, guided tour, to visit the most important places in Machu Picchu such as the Main Plaza, the Sun Temple, the Sacred Sundial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and cemeteries, the tour will be for more than two hours, After the visit, you will have free time to visit Machu Picchu on your own (optional, climb the Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu mountain, this costs an additional $ 35 USD per person). You can also hike to the Sun Gate or the Inka Bridge, for these 02 places there are no additional payments.
At the appropriate time, we will take the bus and descend from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes usual train departure to Ollantaytambo is in the afternoon, followed by car two hours drive to your hotel in Cusco.

Hotel night in Cusco.

DAY 08.- CUSCO – LIMA

At the appropriate time, pick up from the hotel and transfer to the airport to take your flight back to Lima.

End of the services.

What’s Included?

It includes

  • Transfers airport – hotel airport.
  • Excursion: City Tour (transport, tour guide, and tickets).
  • Excursion: sacred valley (transport, tour guide, and entrances).
  • Excursion: Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu.
  • Private transfer to Mollepata and Marqocasa, the starting point of the trekking.
  • Professional tour guide in English and Spanish.
  • Entrance to Salkantay and citadel of Machu Picchu.
  • Horses to carry all the equipment, tents, food, kitchen equipment, restaurants and tents, and passenger luggage (8 kilos maximum).
  • Food 4 breakfasts, 4 appetizers, 4 lunches and 4 dinners.
  • Boiled water after breakfast, to refill your water bottles (one liter per person).
  • Lunch with hot drinks such as tea and coffee coke. Appetizers every morning or snacks.
  • Oxygen and first aid kit.
  • Vegetarian and special diets on request.
  • All the equipment, including tents for the staff.
  • Return train to Ollantaytambo and then by car to Cusco.
  • Hotel 01 night in Aguas Calientes.
  • Hotel 03 nights in Cusco.

Not Included

  • Food lunches and dinners (except those of the Salkantay trek).
  • Optional buffet lunch Sacred Valley $ 20.00 USD (at the request of the client).
  • Optional buffet lunch in the town of Aguas Calientes $ 27.00 USD (at the request of the client).
  • Sleeping bag can be rented at our office for the 4-day walk.
  • Air flights Lima – Cusco – Lima (optional extra cost of $ 230.00 USD).
  • Entrance to Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu Mountain ($ 35 USD optional).
  • Entrance to the thermal baths (S / .10 soles optional

Recommendations to bring

  • Bring original passport “With expiration date not less than 7 months”
  • Carry a sleeping bag (can be rented at the agency).
  • Carry hiking boots and sandals (very important).
  • Carry trekking poles (can be rented at the agency).
  • Carry coats: layers of varying temperatures, especially at night. Thermal/gloves/scarves: woolen socks/woolen hat for cold nights, shirts for the whole trek
  • Carry a headlamp (very important).
  • Carry a camera and extra batteries.
  • Carry sunscreen/hat and sunglasses.
  • Carry a personal medical kit.
  • Carry insect repellent.
  • Carry rain gear: a good raincoat and rain pants and a plastic rain poncho.
  • Carry toilet paper.
  • Carry a small towel.
  • Extra money for drinks and gratuities, souvenirs, etc. (soles or dollars).
  • bring swimming suit for the hot springs.
  • Carry a water bottle

Price and Options

OPTION 1
$900 REGULAR PRICE 900 PER PERSON

(HOTELS 3***)

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OPTION 2
$1035 REGULAR PRICE 1035 PER PERSON

(HOTELS 4****)

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Packing List

ESSENTIALS:

  • Passport
  • Valid, STUDENT CARD (if you booked as a student)
  • Immigration Card (given on the plane as you enter Peru)
  • Good daypack (the smaller, the better)
  • Water storage or water canteen: Water reservoirs like Camelbaks are encouraged – but enough for at least 1-2 liters.
  • Comfortable shoes (lightweight with good soles), “goretex waterproof for rainy seasons”.

IN YOUR LUGGAGE:

In the train there is a limit of 7 to 8 kilograms as maximum, we recommend bringing only important things.

  • 2-3 long sleeve shirts
  • 2 pants
  • 3 sets of undergarments.
  • 3 sets of socks
  • 1 Fleece
  • 1 Rain jacket and pants “only for rain seasons”
  • 1 sun hat
  • Sandals “In case you want to visit the hot spring in Machu Picchu town”
  • Small Quick Dry towel.
  • Batteries Charger for your phone and cameras.

TOILETRIES:

  • Sunscreen
  • Face moisturizer
  • Bug spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Toiletpaper
  • Personal medication
  • First aid kit: band-aids, moleskin, etc.

INSIDE YOUR DAYPACK FOR VISIT OF MACHU PICCHU:

Daypacks can be any size, but we always recommend the smallest ones, Because, Inside Machu Picchu, no bag larger than 25L will be allowed in. If larger, you will need to store it outside citadel gates.

  • Water canteen:
  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear
  • Camera or Phone Camera
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste
  • Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips

Additional Information

VISTADOME TRAIN FIRST CLASS OR INCA RAIL 360º TRAIN : For an additional payment of $30 USD per person, you can upgrade your tour package to the Vistadome class train or the Inca Rail 360º train for the return journey from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo. The upgrade is subject to the availability of trains on the dates you wish to travel.

  • To climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, there is a limit of spaces per day, we recommend to request the ticket in advance.
  • Once the tickets for the mountains are exhausted, there are not option to get a new ticket.
  • The cost to climb Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu mountain is $ 25.00 USD per person, it has to be increased to the total cost of the tour package.
  • People who do the Inca Trail and want to climb to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, they have to make an extra payment of $ 75.00 USD.
  • IMPORTANT: Before request the ticket to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, check availability in the following button.
mountain huayna picchu
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Info Important

  • Hotel booking is subject to the availability of spaces.
  • The cost of the tour packages are based on a double or matrimonial room. For an individual room, an extra payment has to be made.
  • We can also arrange a travel itinerary according to your requirements and the places that you want to visit. These can be with hotels of categories 3*, 4* & 5 *.
  • For more inquiries write us to the email: machupicchuviajesperu@gmail.com

WHY CHOOSE MACHU PICCHU VIAJES PERU?

  • We are a local tour operator based in Cusco with 15 years of experience as a Tour operator 100% Cusquenian Company.
  • We have all the Authorizations and licenseds by the Peruvian government as proof that we are an official tour operator.
  • We have the Best Tour guides (Fluent English and Spanish): We are so proud of our guides! They are highly professional, licensed and have degrees by the Peruvian government and speak fluent English and Spanish. They are very knowledgeable and passionate for Incan heritage and history.  Our guides are dedicated to continuous personal and professional development. They do research to ensure that you receive accurately and recognized theories in Incan and Andean cultures.
  • Small groups & Personalized and High quality service (Groups between 4 to 8 people as maximum), This fact alone sets us apart from other companies that operate with bigger groups.
  • No hidden prices or Surprises/ We Never Pass you onto another operator as most travel agencies do here. We will depart even if you are a group of 02 persons (Departure of tours are 100% guaranteed).
  • We never share services with other companies as most travel agencies do here to Minimize cost
  • We are a Sustainable and eco-friendly tour company, Machu Picchu Viajes Peru has always believed that we should “give back” to the communities we pass through on our treks. Therefore, as part of our commitment in responsible tourism, we socially support and employ from these communities.
  • We are committed to social projects and improving living conditions for the children of Peru.
  • Our dream as a locally based company is to create small personalized tours & treks strictly and only operated by local professional staff catering in Personalized and High-quality service.
  • We treat to our team of porters the best with a HOUSE for them to sleep in and proper equipment, wages, and health insurance for everyone
  • Master Chefs The best in the Cusco region
  • The food provided on our treks is the best( buffet Style and plenty of food)
  • The best Camping Equipment for the Inca Trail and alternative treks (spacious tents 4 season aluminum poles tents, Eating & Cooking tents, Portable table & chairs, comfortable mattresses and more…)
  • Our tourist transports are exclusively for our services which are completely reliable, comfortable, safe and with all authorizations that are in order.

“Machu Picchu Viajes Peru” knows how important it is to trust in a reliable honest operator to create your adventure of a lifetime while in Peru. Check out our reviews and certificates of excellence on, (Tripadvisor) .

Rates special dates:

Rates for Holy Week, Inti Raymi, National Holidays & Christmas and New Year, increase by 10% to the rates published on the website.

  • Holy Week: April 07-11.
  • Inti Raymi: June 20-25.
  • National Holidays: From July 28 to 31.
  • Christmas and New Year: From December 23, 2018 to January 1.

What will you live in the Tour Cusco and Salkantay Trek 7 Days

  • We will do a guided visit in a city tour of the city of Cusco and its surroundings.
  • You will enjoy nature and a walk through places covered with snow that are part of the Andean mountain range.
  • This is an off the beaten path experience for adventure travelers looking for a little more privacy and authenticity.
  • We will be in front of the Vilcabamba mountain range and it gives rise to the formation of this incredible walk.
  • The walk to this beautiful place will make you feel a sense of peace and tranquility thanks to its natural beauty.

What Our Clients Say In Tripadvisor

At Machu Picchu Viajes Perú our goal is to create the best possible experience for all our clients. Proof of our effort are our recommendations.

Cameron C
Cameron C
25/04/2023
Lovely trip Absolutely amazing trip with this group... and I suggest Sandro with everything, he was beyond knowledgeable and helpful past where he had to or most would, if you are booking tours in peru for any type of trip use this
Sergio F
Sergio F
20/04/2023
Machu Picchu 2023 El tour con la guía Tatiana estuvo excelente, Tatiana se supo adaptar al grupo, sus explicaciones fueron muy claras y didácticas.Muy recomendable!!
Fabian L
Fabian L
20/04/2023
Hermosa visita. Didactica y amena Muy amable, paciente y didáctica. Una hermosa experiencia. Hermoso paseo.Fuimos con amigos y disfrutamos mucho todas las explicaciones historicas
Mariano L
Mariano L
20/04/2023
60's group-birthday celebration at Machu Picchu We were a group of 7 friend celebrating our 60th's in Cusco. Tatiana, the appointed guide, approached us the day before the visit to brief us about the tour and to align expectations. Tatiana showed a deep knowledge, big patience and a great sense of humor in dealing with 7 big boys. She is the main responsible in makung our visit to Machu Picchu a wonderful and unforgettable experience.
Chuangyi L
Chuangyi L
23/03/2023
Meaningful and fantastic experience The tour guide is bravo and patient, and yet knowledgeable. He will answer all the questions related to the local culture if you do that. And the schedule is not tired at all but overall it is satisfying. Great memory and meaningful experience at Peru.
Gordon
Gordon
23/03/2023
Great experience with Sandro Sandro is the best tour guide I’ve ever met. He can explain every question you ask and he is passionate at his work. Gorgeous experience!
Stella Z
Stella Z
17/03/2023
Beichen Zhai This is a very very very gooooood and amazing trip with Domingo and Benjamin. They are professional, kind, friendly, and knowledgeable! They care about us everyday . If I have chance to be with my parents come Cusco again I will definitely choose this agency! I really hope that one day we will meet!!!
Regina M
Regina M
14/03/2023
Tour Valle Sagrado, Moray y Machu Picchu Contrate con la agencia el tour Valle Sagrado, Moray y Machu Picchu y el servicio fue excelente, me brindaron un tour privado y estuvo genial. La atención que me brindaron por WhatsApp fue muy buena resolvieron mis dudas y estuvieron al pendiente de todo.El transporte en excelentes condicones, limpio y el chofer Edwin muy amable.El guía Saul nos brindó una excelente atención e información, nos explico con detalle cada punto del recorrido, aprendimos mucho de los lugares que visitamos.Nos sentimos muy seguras en todo el recorrido.Recomiendo la agencia ya que cumplen con lo que solicitas y ofrecen.
Papla
Papla
10/03/2023
¡Increíble experiencia en el tren! Tuvimos la increíble oportunidad de viajar en el tren Expedition con show de canto y baile en vivo.Nuestro guía Juan Carlos fue muy amable y paciente en Machu picchu.Lo recomiendo al 100%.
Patricia B
Patricia B
23/01/2023
Empresa y guías súper, súper, súper recomendables!!!! Fue una experiencia única!!!! En estos dos días hemos conocido muchísimos restos arqueológicos de la civilización Inca y sobre su historia. Los guías Sandro y Benjamin son dos genios!!!! Todo el tiempo estuvieron a nuestro lado, atentos a nuestros requerimientos y siempre dispuestos a dar un poco más. Nos fuimos con la sensación de haber aprendido muchísimo y de haber conocido a full el Cusco. Son 1000% recomendables!!!!

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