Salkantay Trek | Machupicchu | Sacred Valley | City Tour

Salkantay Trek | Machupicchu | Sacred Valley | City Tour. This package is ideal for those who wish to acclimate to Cusco’s altitude for 2 days prior to going on Trek and visit important cites within the city. On the first day.  We will pick you up from the airport and taken to your hotel. After a few hours of rest.  You will go on a half day City Tourand explore landmarks such as Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, Qoricancha museum, Main Cathedral, and a few more cites.

After the City tour. We will drop off at your hotel. That evening you will be given a pre-departure briefing for the full day tour the following day. The second day you will tour the Sacred Valley of the Incas and feel more acclimated to the altitude. At night you will receive your pre-departure briefing for your 5D/4N Salkantay Trek Adventure.

Salkantay Trek Adventure 5D/4N is one of the most popular alternative treks that begins in the high Andes Mountains and ends in the tropical valley of Machupicchu. You will see nature at its finest and deeply admire the various flora and fauna. You will have spectacular views of the Andean glaciers, waterfalls, and walk in different microclimates of the Andes Cordillera and have the chance to see the mythical Condor of Peru. While on the trek you’ll see a different angle of Machupicchu on the 4th day and be able to compare that view on the last day when you arrive. Our trek also includes the Mystical Humantay Lake and the gorgeous Santa Teresa Hot Springs (not all companies include this).Salkantay

Trek | Machupicchu | Sacred Valley | City Tour

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From $739 per person (in Groups of 8 Hikers)

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TRAVEL HIGHLIGHTS:

 100% Operated by Tour Leaders Peru, we never put you with other tour operators.

 Pick up from Airport and Hotel

 Top of the line equipment REI Co-op Half Dome 4 Tent. Only for Two Persons Learn more

 8 kg per person, other companies offer you only 6 kg

 Best English Speakers Tour Leaders, We know Communication is very important in your trip

 Extraordinary Chefs! Don’t get stressed about food and forget your power bar. We serve you a 5-star outdoor restaurant with delicious organic gourmet food in your dining tent.

 Hotel Aguas Calientes Hot Shower, Wifi private room (base on tree stars

 Free and Safe Storage in Cusco and Aguas Calientes while you are hiking and visiting Machupicchu

  Bus Ticket from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes 35 minutes ride.

 Private Camping sites. We avoid the crowds from other explorers

 Cocalmayo/Santa Teresa Hot Springs and hike an original short Inca trail along Salkantay Trek- other tour companies offer only 1 option we include BOTH

 Early Train from  Aguas  Calientes, 2: 55 pm. We arrive in Cusco by 8  pm in case you have other tours os fly back from Cusco to Lima.

Dinner in one of the most renown restaurant

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Cusco + City Tour

When your flight lands in Cusco’s Velasco Astete Airport, we will be waiting for you outside to welcome you and transfer you to your chosen hotel. You will receive the explanation of your entire trip, the tickets/entrances of your contracted services and the necessary information for your stay in Cusco Peru.

You will have the morning free to rest, shop or do any other personal activities. At 1:00 pm we will meet you in your hotel lobby and commence our tour starting with the Main Plaza of Cusco, also known as Plaza de Armas. Here in this plaza we will also visit the Main Cathedral of Cusco still maintained since the Spanish conquest. We then head to Qoricancha Museum (Temple of the Sun). This museum was an important place of worship to the Sun God for the Incas. When the Spaniards entered the city they ordered to paint all the walls with religious motifs to hide any Inca designs. You will enjoy the great history that is described in this place by our expert Tour Leader. After Qoricancha we head to the 4 most important Archaeological sites within the city of Cusco:

Sacsayhuaman: Site of mysterious stone monuments weighing as much as 200 tons! This place is thought to be a fortress in the Inca capital of Cusco. After viewing all the stone structures you will appreciate the strength of this grandiose place.

Tambomachay: Temple of the water. You will observe great structures composed of aqueducts, channels, and several waterfalls.

Puca Pucara: Military construction site.

Kenko: Mother Earth Temple.

Your Tour Leader will give you a thorough explanation of all sites visited and answer any questions you may have. After visiting all the sites stated we will transfer you back to your hotel at approximately 6 pm. You will have a pre-departure briefing for the Sacred Valley Tour the next day.

Day 2: Sacred Valley Full Day

Sacred Valley Tour begins at 8:00 am. We will pick you up from your hotel lobby in our private transportation and begin the tour. The Sacred Valley of the Incas. Was one of the main production points for the richness of Inca lands and is the place where the best grain of maize is produced in all of Peru. You’ll pass different communities until you reach Awanakancha stop. There will be an exposition of llamas, alpacas, and vicunas in their natural habitat. Afterward, you’ll head over to the Archaeological center of Pisaq.  Composed of Inca terraces and Inca architectural structures scattered on slopes. You’ll also visit Pisaq’s main plaza where they sell handmade handicrafts such as woven textiles, jewelry, musical instruments, souvenirs and much more. After exploring Pisaq.

One hour drive in your private transportation will take you to the town of Urubamba where you will have a buffet style lunch of Andean food. We will then continue our tour in the citadel of Ollantaytambo where Inca architecture and design is conserved. Declared as a cultural patrimony of Peru. We will immerse in countless stories and history of Inca times. Our last stop will be in one of the renowned oldest towns called Chincheros. This small town is known as the city of Rainbow.

It is purely an Inca city that the conquistadors wanted to “civilize” to establish their culture, but never fully achieved to do so. In Chincheros, the past persists stubbornly as if the spirit of an Ancient culture clings and refuses to disappear. You’ll observe firsthand how native people to this day continue to dye their textiles like their Inca ancestors. After various pictures and a wealth of new knowledge, you will head back to Cusco and be dropped off at your hotel around 6:30 pm. This concludes your tour.

You will have a pre-departure briefing for your 5D/4N Salkantay Trek at this time

Day 3: Mystical Day: Cusco – Soraypampa—Umantay Lake—Suyrococha Camp Site

We’ll pick you up at 5:00 am from your hotel and travel by bus for 3 hours to Soraypampa. After a short Breakfast, we’ll hike the Salkantay Trek Adventure Machu Picchu to Humantay Lake. This is a site that most companies skip, but we believe this mystical lake is too beautiful to be overlooked. You will see for yourself the enchantment of this lake. From here, we descend back to Soraypampa and have lunch. We continue our trip for another 2 ½ to 3 hours towards Suyrococha campsite. As soon as you arrive your campsite will be set up by your chaskis in advance. Hot drinks will be served followed by dinner. You will have a good night’s rest at the bottom of Salkantay glacier. Be prepared for the second day.

  • Meals: B/L/D snacks, hot drinks, and popcorn
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,219m/13,845ft
  • Minimum Altitude: 3,700m/12,139ft
  • Distance Travelled: approximately 10km/6.2miles
  • Walking Time: approximately 9 hours

Day 4: The Most Challenging Day: Suyrococha—Salkantay Pass (highest point) – Collpapampa Camp Site

We will have breakfast at around 5:30 am and begin our 1-hour hike to the highest pass on this trek located at 4650m/15200ft. You will literally feel amongst the clouds at Salkantay pass. The view of the Cordilleras snow cap mountains is absolutely breathtaking. From here you will descend through different microclimates until you reach Huaraqmach’ay for your lunch break. When the group is finished eating you will continue descending until you reach Collpapampa campsite. You will have free time to relax until dinner is served and afterward a good night’s rest.

  • Meals: B/L/D snacks, hot drinks, and popcorn
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,650m/15,255ft
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,800m/9,186ft
  • Distance Traveled: approximately 17km/10.5miles
  • Walking Time: approximately 11 hours

Day 5: Nature’s Beauty: Collpapampa—La Playa Camp Site– Santa Teresa Hot Springs

Early morning tea wake up call at 5:30 am followed by breakfast. We begin our up and down trek through the beautiful cloud forest. Along the way, you will have the chance to see beautiful flora and fauna, colorful birds, butterflies, waterfalls, coffee and banana plantations and much more while arriving in the high jungle. You will arrive at La Playa campsite and have lunch. Afterward, you will go to the beautiful Santa Teresa Hot Springs by bus. When you return back to La Playa after a few hours of the Hot Springs you will have dinner followed by a campfire with warm drinks.

Note: Round trip transportation and the entrance fee to Santa Teresa Hot Springs is Included in your tour at No extra cost to you!!

  • Meals: B/L/D snacks, hot drinks, and popcorn
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,800m/9,186ft
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,100m/6,889ft
  • Distance Traveled: approximately 11km/6.8miles
  • Walking Time: approximately 7 hours

Day 6: A Glimpse of Machupicchu: La Playa – Llactapata – Aguas Calientes Hotel

We’ll have breakfast around 7:00 am and then begin our trek to Llactapata. On the way you will walk through coffee plantations, visit a local family and taste the world renowned Peruvian Coffee (coffee lovers you are in for a treat!) You will continue your hike until you reach the balcony view of Machupicchu. After some photos and rest, you will continue on a two hour downhill hike to Hydroelectric town. There you will be served lunch. Once your energies are recharged, you will continue your hike for 3 more hours to Aguas Calientes where you will spend the night. Enjoy a nice warm shower and prepare to visit the Lost City of the Incas the next day.

  • Meals: B/L/D snacks, hot drinks, and popcorn
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,800m/9,186ft
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,100m/6,889ft
  • Distance Traveled: approximately 15km/9.3miles
  • Walking Time: approximately 10 hours

Day 7: Unforgettable Day!!! Machupicchu – Cusco

To avoid large lines and crowds we highly suggest you have a very early breakfast (5:00 am) at your hotel before taking the earliest bus to Machupicchu. We recommend everyone to try and be the first ones in line because it fills up incredibly quick. Enjoy the first view of Machupicchu and the sunrise (depending on the weather). Your tour leader will guide you throughout this magnificent site for about 3 hours. Afterward, you will have your own free time to explore this citadel and take numerous photos.

If you book well in advance and have a Huayna Picchu or Machupicchu Mountain ticket, your tour leader will take you to the main entrance where you can explore these sites on your own. Not everyone explores these sites, if interested be sure to mention this when you book your trip. If you choose to not purchase these extra sites, the Inca Bridge or Sun gate are free options located within Machupicchu. Be sure to return to Aguas Calientes on time to board your train. Your tour leader will specify the time after your guided tour. The train ride back to Ollantaytambo is approximately 2 hours followed by a 2-hour drive to Cusco. We will drop you off at your respective hotels in Cusco.

Note: If you wish to stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes let us know when booking your tour. We will organize your transportation back to Cusco. If you decide to change your train ticket or hotel stay at the last minute, TLPA does not cover any price change or transportation back to Cusco.

  • Meals: Breakfast at your hotel
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,400m/7,874ft
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,100m/6,889ft

Day 8: Farewell

We’ll pick you up from your hotel and drop you off at the airport. Thank you for putting your trust in us. We wish you a safe trip back home.

 

 

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How to Book

We are available to speak to you by phone, chat, email or any other form of communication. We highly suggest you contact us directly and confirm with us before your booking. Please fill out our Booking Form and pay the $400 deposit of your tour. Tour Leaders Peru Adventure will email you back that same day with your confirmation. We always send out confirmations. If for some reason you do not hear from us, contact our office and we will resend. We are so happy and ready to take you on this exciting travel adventure. Thank you for trusting in us.

Additional Upgrades

Huayna Picchu

If you want to climb Huayna Picchu make sure to book in advance as there are only 400 permits allowed daily to this location.

$40 per person Please notify us during your booking if you wish to purchase this upgrade

Machupicchu Mountain

Machupicchu Mountain offers even more magnificent views than Huayna Picchu. There are also only 400 permits allowed daily to this location. A 360-degree view of Machupicchu and the surrounding valley and glaciers are seen from this mountain.

US$35 per person Please notify us during your booking if you wish to purchase this upgrade

Inka Bridge

If you did not have the opportunity to book an additional upgrade this one is available for free. It is an hour and half round trip hike.

Sun Gate

If you did not have the opportunity to book an additional upgrade this one is available for free. It is a two-hour round trip hike.

Vistadome Train

From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo: Prices vary from $57.00 to $73.00 per person one-way

Additional Night in Aguas Calientes hotel

Price depends on the season and Hotel availability

Items for rent

  • Single Tent $40 (if you wish to sleep alone)
  • Sleeping Bag $20 per person (minus 5 degrees Celsius)
  • Air Mattress $20 per person (REI inflatable mattress)
  • Professional Walking  Poles $20 per pair
  • Backpacks $25
  • Head Lamp $10
  • Extra kilograms $10/kg (Example 5kg=$50)’

We recommend you bring the following:

  • Backpack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Hiking Boots
  • Walking sticks (available for rent)
  • Warm clothing due to variable temperatures especially at night
  • Headlamp / Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Camera and charger
  • Sun Protection: Hat, Sunscreen, Sunglasses
  • Gloves, Scarf
  • Insect Repellant
  • Rain Poncho / Good rain jacket

PRICE

We are excited to be part of your adventure and lead you to one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Make sure to book your tour in advance. Don’t miss your adventure!

Group Service

From $739  per person

Our tours are personalized and customize for you. Our Tour Leaders have years of experience guiding tourists with different hiking abilities. You can expect a wonderful time with TLP Adventure!

Group Price Per Person 

  • 2 Persons: $1054.00 per person
  • 3 Persons: $952.00 per person
  • 4 Persons: $882.00 per person
  • 5 Persons: $836.00 per person
  • 6 Persons: $782.00 per person
  • 7 Persons: $770.00 per person
  • 8 Persons: $739.00 per person

Note: An initial deposit of $400 is required to reserve your spot. The remaining balance is due 21 days prior to your Tour. We require this deposit in order to buy train and bus tickets, entrance fees to Machupicchu, Sacred Valley Tour, City Tour and to reserve your hotel in Aguas Calientes.

ACCOMMODATIONS

PRICES ARE BASED ON SHARED ROOM OCCUPANCY. SINGLE ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR AN EXTRA FEE ($40). PLEASE INFORM UPON YOUR BOOKING IF YOU WISH TO HAVE A SINGLE ROOM OTHERWISE YOU WILL SHARE WITH ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE GROUP. OTHER HOTELS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUESTS SUCH AS SUMAQ HOTEL, LA CABANA, TIERRA VIVA, CASA ANDINA, EL MAPI, AND ETC. PRICES VARY DEPENDING ON THE SEASON. IF YOU WANT A LUXURIOUS HOTEL THAT IS LOCATED RIGHT NEXT TO MACHUPICCHU THEN THE BELMOND SANCTUARY LODGE MACHUPICCHU IS YOUR BEST OPTION.

*If you book your own hotel there is a $40 discount per person*

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What to bring

  • Backpack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Hiking boots
  • Walking sticks
  • Warm clothing due to variable temperatures especially at night
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Camera and charger
  • Sun Protection, Hat, Sunscreen, Sunglasses
  • Gloves, Scarf
  • Insect Repellent
  • Rain Poncho / Good rain jacket
  • Toiletries, Toilet paper, small towel
  • Bathing suit for the hot springs
  • Trekking pants or similar
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Prescribed Medications
  • Original passport, ISIC international student card if applicable
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks & tips to your staff
  • *Optional: Presents for kids of the villages and communities along the trail such as school supplies, second-hand clothes, toys, etc.