2018 Machu Picchu PeruLogin to see prices
JULY 8-16, 2018
8 SPOTS TOTAL (COUPLES WELCOME)
A bucket list for many adventure seekers. The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu provides changing landscapes and is a favorite South American trek. The Salkantay Trek is considered one of the best trails to reach Machu Picchu and is becoming more and more popular with tourists but less crowded as other treks in Peru. The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, runs from the high valley up to the mountains and descends into a lush high jungle and on to the ruins. Join our partners at Satori Expeditions, along with 3 other couples, for an adventure of a lifetime.
Attendees: S. & B. Wesley,
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Your initial payment will be $2125 with the remainder automatically charged 60 days before the adventure. If after that date, full payment is due.
Day 1: Cuzco-Transfer to hotel
Upon arrival in Cusco, Peru, elevation 10,000 feet, you will be and transferred to the hotel. After settling in and relaxing at the hotel you can take a tour of the ruins around the city. Before dinner we will have a welcome briefing and gear check to make sure everyone is prepared for our adventure. That evening we will have a guided walk through Cusco on the way to dinner and enjoy the evening lights and energy of this amazing city.
Day 2: Sacred Valley (Hotel)
Sacred Valley Tour: Today we will take our private tour bus and head out for the day to the Sacred Valley. Along the way your tour guide will tell you about the history of the Sacred Valley. We will spend the day exploring the towns, markets and ruins scattered about the valley. This is a very colorful way to start to learn about the history and local culture of the Incas and Peruvian lifestyle.
Day 3: Cuzco – Mollepata – Soraypampa
The Salkantay Trek starts with the transfer from your hotel in Cusco around 0500 hours by bus to Mollepata (only town in Salkantay Trek) approximately 2.5 hour drive. After breakfast the trek starts by ascending towards Cruzpata (3,200 meters) along a slight climb. Sayllapata is a great place for lunch and after lunch we depart around 1400 hours to Soraypampa. This part of the trek allows us to see the little settlements, flora, wild birds and spectacular views of the Humantay snow peak (5,902 meters). This part of the trek takes about 4 hours. Notice this is the only cold camp site of the Salkantay Trek.
Day 4: SORAYPAMPA – ABRA SALKANTAY 4,650 meters- ANDENES
On this day we will trek over a 15,000 foot mountain pass, which is the highest point of our journey. After an early start we hike up the Rio Blanco Valley. At the pass we stop to take in the views of the snow-capped peaks of the Valcabamba Range in every direction, with the south face of the Salkantay towering above us. Afterwards we will enjoy a hot lunch and then descent down to our camp at 12,600 feet. Hiking time 4–6 hours, with a total excursion time of 5-7 hours. The hiking level on this day is moderate to challenging. Horseback support available for anyone who needs assistance.
Day 5: ANDENES – SANTA TERESA OR HOT SPRING
Following our long previous day we enjoy a leisurely breakfast. We then begin our hike downhill above the Salkantay River. Hiking time 3-4 hours. Hiking level moderate
Day 6: HOT SPRING- HIDROELECTRICA – AGUAS CALIENTES
After breakfast, we start our Salkantay hike around 0600 hours. On this day we will start a difficult section of hiking, which will consist of 3-5 hours of hard hiking as the trail takes us to the summit of Llactapata, an Inca site, that gives us the opportunity to see Machu Picchu. A switch-back trail takes us down to the river bank for lunch.
Day 7: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHUPICCHU – CUZCO (Hotel)
On this day we wake up at around 0430 hours and take the bus to Machu Picchu. Once there, we spend a tranquil morning exploring in Machu Picchu with our guide. After your guide shows you around, you can purchase a ticket for Huayna Picchu and climb to the top to experience a spectacular view of all of Machu Picchu, the valleys and mountains that surrounds it, visit the temple of the moon, or the fabulous Inca Bridge. In the afternoon, we meet in the town of Aguas Calientes from where we take the train back to Cusco.
Day 8: CUZCO – FLY LIMA – AT HOME
This morning provides us with a hot breakfast and last-minute shopping in Cusco. We will then prepare to catch our flight home in the late morning or afternoon.
Guest: Cost + 20% ($5,100)
Terms: 50% non-refundable with balance due automatically charged May 1, 2018.
Your adventure includes:
- Trekking guide
- Guide in Cuzco
- Lodging in Cuzco
- Pack animals
- Food and cook on the trail
- Park entrance fees
- Dining tent
- Table and chairs on the trail
- Toilet tent on the trail
- Emergency horse and first aid kit
- Personal clothing and trekking equipment
- Food in Cuzco
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