Tour Peru 8 Days: Cusco Salkantay & Machu Picchu

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Cusco Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu

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  • Duración:  8 dias / 7 noches
  • Salidas Diarias:  01:00pm a 00:00Hrs.
  • Ubicación:  Cusco - Perú.
  • Tipo de Excursión:  Recorrido.
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Tour Peru 8 Days: Cusco Salkantay & Machu Picchu

It is an ancient and remote alternative path to the Inca Trail, it has much more spectacular views and with different ecological levels we will walk among lagoons, impressive snow-capped mountains such as Salkantay and Humantay crossing the rivers and subtropical zones of abundant vegetation and fauna. This road is an excellent option for those who want to escape from the most congested routes and in a faster way, or for those who are looking for an alternative when the spaces of the traditional Inca Trail are occupied. This impressive excursion passes under the magnificent mountain Salkantay (6,710 masl / 22,014 ft.), One of the highest and most impressive of the Peruvian Andes. Its first two days will be dominated by the impressive snow-capped mountains of Salkantay and Humantay, as it travels through the high Andean landscape. The fifth and sixth day will descend to the warm cloud forest, to reach Aguas Calientes on the fifth day. The impressive Sacred Citadel of the Incas Machu Picchu is visited during the last day of the program. This excursion is an interesting alternative for those who have not found space on the route from the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The excursion to Salkantay was recently named by the magazine “National Geographic Adventure Travel” among the best 25.

This tour includes the trekking, adventure and cultural theme of Peru, where the development of Peruvian civilization is highlighted in detail, where you can have the opportunity to know the historical events from pre-Inca times to the present, in its most distinguished regions of Peru. the coast and mountain range of Peru, accompanied by a diverse geography, diverse traditions and customs and with it its friendly people.



Tour Peru 8 Days: Cusco Salkantay & Machu Picchu

Tour Day 01: Flight Lima – Cusco

We will be waiting for you at the Airport with your name on a sign, we welcome you and then transport you to your Hotel, which you chose.
We will be there to assist you in what you need, give you information about the tour, pick-up times, departure between others.
Free Day Tour in the city of Cusco.

Tour Day 02: Excursion: City Tour in Cusco and Surroundings

We will start our tour with a guided tour of the Cathedral of Cusco, continue with the Temple of Qoricancha, Saqsayhuamán, Qenqo, Pukapukará and Tambomachay, after lunch we will visit Moray and Salineras.
Hours 13:30 to 18:45 pm
Tour description Salkantay trek 5 days of travel:


We start early in the morning, passing by the hotel to pick it up and transport it to Mollepata small town located at an altitude of 2850 m.s. of temperate climate. From this point we can appreciate the Salkantay snow peak with a height of 6200 m.s.n.m. And we will start our walk appreciating a varied landscape of jungle brow during the tour, where we will have time to have lunch and continue with our walk until we reach Soraypampa where our first camp will be. Our trek for this day is tired, for which we need good trekking shoes, have warm clothes for the night and not carry much luggage.


After our break, we will get up to take our breakfast and continue our journey, on this day a long walk awaits us. We will begin to walk for a moderate climb for two hours until we reach the Abra or “Paso del Salkantay” (4,600 masl). We will take the opportunity to take pictures in front of the Salkantay Snowy. Then we will start descending for two and a half hours to the lunch place in Huayracmachay. After a quick rest, we will continue our trek downhill towards the jungle. After about two hours, we will arrive to Chaullay, where we will spend the night. This day we will appreciate the clearly Andean landscape and a variety of typical jungle-browed orchids.


After breakfast at 06:30 a.m. We continue with the hike through the high jungle, crossing the Lluskamayo river and a variety of small streams. We will pass through magnificent valleys that have wonderful waterfalls, and some tropical fruits and plants, appreciating a variety of coca crops, considered the sacred leaf of our ancestors of the Inca empire which is currently cultivated in tropical areas, this last section will be descent to Sahuayaco Beach and from there to Santa Teresa where we will spend the night.


Our sunrise will be within a tropical area surrounded by nature, there our breakfast awaits us ready to taste and then continue our journey towards Aguas Calientes (also called Machupicchu Pueblo) upon arrival in this town it will take us an approximate time of 7 hours , passing by the well-known center of rest of Hydroelectric, making stops in different places to appreciate simply the landscape and its surroundings full of waterfalls with impressive falls which come from the glaciers, we will also appreciate a view of the terraces of Machu Picchu and Huaynapicchu; arriving in the afternoon to the mentioned town that is popularly known as “Aguas Calientes”, there we will spend the night in a hostel at the foot of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.


At dawn in the morning we will ascend towards the majestic Inca city of Machu Picchu, Later we will have a guided tour for an approximate of 2 hrs. Within the archaeological site we will also visit the most important places of the Agricultural Sector and Urban Sector that are inside the Archaeological Park as well as; the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Inti Watana or Wayranas, the Royal Rooms, the Temple of the Three Windows and the cemeteries within the Urban Sector.
After the tour you will have free time to visit this site on your own, the Inca bridge, Inti Punku, temple of the moon.
If you have the entrance to HUAYNAPICCHU MONTAÑA, you can do it at this time.


If you are interested in making the ascent to Huaynapicchu during the visit to Machu Picchu, keep in mind that there are new regulations and permits have to be purchased in advance. The cost of having an entrance to Machu Picchu, which includes the permits to climb the Huaynapicchu is USD 30.00 extra and we must have this in writing and confirmed at the time of your reservation months before your trip to Peru.
We have the afternoon free in Aguas Calientes.

Tour Day 08: Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

Return by train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo in 2 hours. Transfer by car from Ollantaytambo Cusco in 1 hour and respectively to your hotels for your rest


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Includes in the Peru Tour 8 Days: Cusco Salkantay & Machu Picchu:

  •  1 Nights domo
  • 1 Night camping (quad tent for two people).
  •  1 Night accommodation in hostel with private bathroom, hot water, Wifi, TV and breakfast.
  • Transportation Airport – Hotel  .
  •  Pick up from the Hotel / Lodging.
  •  City Tour in Cusco (includes partial tourist ticket)
  •  Tourist transport from Cusco to Mollepata.
  • horses Man to load the equipment, food, and 5  (includes sleeping and matras), only for 3 days.
  •  Return Tourist Train Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  •  Ollantaytambo return bus to Cusco.
  •  Emergency horse.
  •  Official Tourist Guide throughout the tour.
  •  Entrance to Machu Picchu + HuaynaPicchu
  • Feeding:
  •  Professional chef and camping and kitchen equipment.
  •  Food: 03 breakfasts, 03 lunches, 04 dinners.
  •  Vegetarian option without additional cost.
  •  First aid kit.
  •  Oxygen balloon.

Not Included in the Peru Tour 8 Days: Cusco Salkantay & Machu Picchu:

  • Sleeping bag for the first night, the coldest and the highest point of camping. (You can rent it with us at US $ 25.00 per person for 3 days, Nikko brand – ° 10 Pen).
  •  Breakfast on the 1st day (it must have been taken at your hotel or Mollepata).
  •  Lunch on the 5th day in Aguas Calientes.
  •  Entrances to the thermal waters of Santa Teresa (10 Nuevos Soles) and Aguas Calientes (10 Nuevos Soles).
  •  Extra horse for riding or for any extra backpack.
  •  Expenses not mentioned.

What to Bring in the Peru Tour 8 Days: Cusco Salkantay & Machu Picchu:

  •  It is essential that the trekking backpack is comfortable and robust
  •  Trekking boots must be water resistant (recommended).
  •  Original passport (for the Entrance Control to Machu Picchu).
  •  Student card (ISIC -% Discount) if it is the case.
  •  Clothing that shelters at night.
  •  Rain clothes (rainy season)
  •  Cap or hat, binoculars.
  •  Long pants, we do not recommend that you wear jeans.
  •  Various poles, small towel and personal items.
  •  Sunblock, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, handkerchiefs.
  •  Insect repellent.
  • • Hot water bathing suit in Aguas Calientes (not included in the price).
  • • Snacks: cookies, energy bars, chocolate, fruit, water, etc.
  • • Purifying tablets.
  • • Camera or video camera.
  • • Have cash 150 average soles, in Aguas Calientes there are cashiers that you can use.

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