The Salkantay Trek


Tour length 14 daysFrom Cusco to Cusco
Hiking & Trekking
In-depth Cultural
Mountain Hikes
Fully Guided
Private Room
Shared Room

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This ultimate Inca Trail trek spends four days trekking deep in the majestic Vilcabamba mountain range before joining the classic Inca Trail for the approach to Machu Picchu. This high route skirts many of the great peaks and passes close to Mount Salkantay (20,574ft/6,271m) and its creaking glaciers. The trek continues through remote villages and crosses the spectacular Inca Chiriasqa Pass to finally join the classic Inca Trail before finishing at the famous Inti Punku (Sun Gate).  This trek also allows plenty of time to explore the Inca temples and fortresses of Cuzco and the Sacred Valley.Our classic Inca Trail trip is designed to give you more time to enjoy the trail by arriving to Machu Picchu in the afternoon for iconic photos and overnight in Aguas Calientes.  We return the next morning, fresh and well rested, for our in-depth tour of Machu Picchu and train back to Cuzco.
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Tour ID 33569
Tour length 14 days
Language English
Group size 16
Age range 16 - 99

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Exodus Travels


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Day 1: Start Cuzco; afternoon city tour
Day 2: Full-day walking tour of nearby ruins including Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman (breakfast,lunch)
Day 3: Free day in Cuzco (breakfast)
Day 4: Drive to Marcocasa; trek to camp at Soraypampa (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 5: Optional walk to Humantay Lagoon and climb up to base of Salkantay (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 6: Cross Inca Chiriasqa Pass and follow glaciated valley to Pampa Cahuana (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 7: Follow river to camp at Huayllabamba (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 8: Join Inca Trail and summit Dead Woman's Pass (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 9: Over Runquracay Pass to the ruins of Sayacmarca and Phuyupatamarca (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 10: Walk down Inca steps to Wiñay Wayna and Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate (breakfast,lunch)
Day 11: Guided tour of Machu Picchu; train to Sacred Valley (breakfast)
Day 12: Explore Ollantaytambo and Pisac; return to Cuzco (breakfast)
Day 13: Free day in Cuzco (breakfast)
Day 14: End Cuzco (breakfast)


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Carbon emission, kg/CO2
(Guests: 1, Nights: 1)
Exploreo will offset your calculated CO2e at no cost.
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From€3,085/ Person
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