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Join us on the Salkantay trek to the Wonder of the World, Machu Picchu in private or just for your group. The best alternative route to the Inca citadel will take you to the impressive Humantay lagoon and the imposing Salkantay hill through the fascinating cloud forests, and then to the edge of the Peruvian jungle.

Feel the true experience camping with all the comforts in the mountains of the snowy Salkantay and the Humantay lagoon, each night you will spend in comfortable tents that adapt to all types of climates where you can enjoy the tastiest meals in the middle of the mountains prepared by cooks with many years of experience. Your experienced private guides will accompany you all the way to explain the history and nature of the region.

SEE HOW IT IS



HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Enjoy in private just for your group one of the best trekking adventures you will find in Peru and South America.
  • Tour the Salkantay mountain to Machu Picchu in private with the full attention of the guide and all your equipment.
  • Take your time and relax in the medicinal thermal waters of Cocalmayo.
  • Have horses available on the trail if you feel tired.
  • Apart from the Inca Trail, Salkantay is one of the most famous and least frequented routes to Machu Picchu.
  • Visit impressive places such as Humantay Lake and the glorious Salkantay Mountain at your own pace.
  • Witness amazing scenery like waterfalls, cascades, glaciers, mountains, colorful valleys, unique plants and wildlife, and the cloud forest.
  • Explore one of the new seven wonders of the world, Machu Picchu is one of the best experiences in the world.

QUICK VIEW

  • : CUSCO | MOLLEPATA | SORAYPAMPA | HUMANTAY LAGOON
    This morning, enjoy the Humantay Lagoon and enjoy lunch after walking around the Humantay Lake.
  • : SORAYPAMPA | SALKANTAYPAMPA | SALKANTAY SNOWY | CHAULLAY |COLLPAPAMPA Privately trek
    the challenging trail to the Salkantay Pass to see Salkantay Mountain before you head off through the cloud forest.
  • : COLLPAPAMPA | LORETA | THE BEACH | LLUCMABAMBA | COCALMAYO
    You will walk through the exuberant jungle and visit an organic coffee farm, try different types of coffee. In the afternoon you will enjoy a relaxing bath in the thermal medicinal waters of Cocalmayo.
  • : LUCMABAMBA | LLACTAPATA | HYDROELECTRIC | AGUAS CALIENTES
    Walk to the Inca archaeological site of Llactapata in the morning to see Machu Picchu for the first time before heading by train to Aguas Calientes.
  • : HOT WATERS | MACHUPICCHU | OLLANTAYTAMBO | CUSCO
    Tour through the main altars and important places with your private guide through one of the new seven wonders of the World, Machu Picchu. In the afternoon, return to Cusco by 360° train with panoramic windows.
Day 01
Cuzco | Mollepata | Soraypampa | Humantay Lagoon

We will pick you up in our exclusive private transport for your group at your hotel around 05:00 am for your 5 day Salkantay trek. We will drive about 3 hours passing through Anta as the day clears up we will be able to observe the white snow-capped mountains of Salkantay and Verónica, we will arrive at Mollepata. Here we will enjoy a delicious breakfast.

Then we will continue to Soraypampa, where you will meet our team, the cooks and the horsemen, in addition to doing a last review of the equipment, we will begin our trek until we reach Laguna Humantay (4200m / 13779ft). The first part of the path is flat and then uphill until you reach the lake. We will explore it for about 30 minutes and then walk back to Soraypampa, Here our lunch will be ready relax and take time to rest.

After lunch, we will continue hiking to the Salkantaypampa (4150m/13615ft). Salkantaypampa is located in the middle of the valleys of the glaciers, where at night it is very dark and there is no ambient light, which makes it a perfect place to appreciate the constellations in the sky.

NOTE: You will have a horse available on the trek if you feel tired.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (12 kilometers / 7.22 Miles) – (6 to 7 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (3,800 m / 12,467 ft) – (4,200 m / 13,780 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Tents
Day 02
Salkantaypampa | Salkantay Pass | Huayracmachay | Chaulay | Collpapampa

Today you will wake up with the light of the first rays of the day with a very hot tea, after a nutritious breakfast we will begin our walk to climb the Salkantay Pass “we will take the opportunity to walk in a cool morning and before the sun rises, the characteristic heat of The Andes.

We continue our journey to Machu Picchu, walking through the Rio Blanco Valley and surrounding the Humantay Mountain through the Salkantay Mountain. Once at the top, you will appreciate the most magnificent view over the surrounding valleys, as well as the Salkantay mountain (6,271 m / 20,574 ft) next to it, which is the second highest mountain in the Cusco region, considered Apus (Inca Gods). . You will also be able to observe the mountains: Humantay, Tucarhuay and Pumasillo. We will keep our eyes out for Andean condors, often visible in this area.

From the pass we descend towards the ”Huayracmachay”: (‘the cave where the wind lives’) where we will enjoy a delicious lunch, then we will continue the 03-hour walk downhill. Along the way, you will be able to enjoy a magical tropical forest and witness how quickly and dramatically the landscape changes from the Andes to the Amazon. You will see colorful landscapes, unique wildlife and native plants. Finally we will arrive at our campsite on the route. You will be served a hearty meal before bed.

NOTE: You will have a horse available on the trek if you feel tired.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (22 kilometers / 13.67 miles) – (8 to 9 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (3,900 m / 12,795 ft) – (4,630 m / 15,190 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Tents
Day 03
Collpapampa | Loreta | The Beach | Lucmabamba | Cocalmayo thermal baths

Today we will start the day around 6:00 am for hot tea and breakfast before leaving the camp. Then, we will walk through the Santa Teresa valley until we reach our first destination, La Playa. During the tour we will take a more leisurely walk, with more downhills than uphills, while we immerse ourselves in the exuberant landscape of rivers, waterfalls, orchids and various plantations: banana, coffee and avocado.

At La Playa, we will enjoy lunch before heading for an hour to Lucmabamba (2000m/6562ft), where our camp is located. In the afternoon, you will have free time to explore the tropical surroundings and visit an organic coffee farm, later we will take you to the thermal medicinal waters of Cocalmayo to take a refreshing bath and relax after two days of hiking. Later, you will return to Lucmabamba to spend dinner and sleep.

NOTE: You will have a horse available on the trek if you feel tired.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (18 kilometers / 11.18 Miles) – (7 to 8 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (2,900 m / 9,514 ft) – (2,900 m / 9,514 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Tents
Day 04
Lucmabamba | Llactapata | Hydroelectric | Aguas Calientes

After a breakfast, we will continue the last day of our trek. We drive uphill for 2-3 hours towards the Llactapata Pass (2,736 masl), where we find a distant but spectacular view of the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, from the southeast view, few travelers have the opportunity to admire. The magnificent place we took a short break to explore the archaeological site of Llactapata, which had been recently restored.

Lunch is served in a panoramic viewpoint, with a view of Machu Picchu. We then begin our final descent to the Urubamba River through lush bamboo forests, orchards, and coffee plantations.

We arrive at the Hydroelectric Village “Pueblo de la Estación de Tren” Here we board a train to Aguas Calientes It will be an opportunity to enjoy the jungle environment from the windows of the train while traveling to Aguas Calientes Upon arrival, we check into a hotel and then take a celebration dinner with our guide and a final briefing for our next day’s experience.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (25 kilometers / 15.53 Miles) – (6 to 7 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (2,000 m / 6,562 ft) – (2,800 m / 9,186 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Hotel
Day 05
Aguas Calientes | Machu Picchu | Ollantaytambo | Cuzco

After breakfast at your hotel with your private guide you will head to Machu Picchu. You decide if you want to rest a little more or if you want to see the sunrise in Machu Picchu for this you must get up before sunrise to make sure you beat the crowd and have a wonderful sunrise in Machu Picchu.

You will walk with your guide a little from your hotel to take a bus that will take you on a 30-minute trip to the very entrance of the Inca citadel.

After you have been amazed at a unique beauty and have taken your first photographs, our expert private guide will take you on a 2-3 hour guided tour of the site. Machu Picchu is a key center of spiritual energy. Follow your guide through the main streets of this marvel of ancient engineering. Learn about the history and layout of the site as you tour the town square, key religious sites, an elaborate network of agricultural terraces, and intricately designed stone staircases. After spending a few hours at the site, I return by bus to the Aguas Calientes train station. You will have time to select a restaurant of your choice for a bite to eat before boarding the return train. At the time indicated on your ticket, you will board the train that will take you back to Ollantaytambo.

Here our driver will be there to pick you up and take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

  • MEALS: Breakfast
  • DIFFICULTY: Easy
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (02 kilometers / 1.60 Miles) – (2 to 3 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (2,648 m / 8,694 ft) – (2,720 m / 8,922 ft)

IT INCLUDES

Quality and safety service

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • experienced guide
  • Kit – First Aid Kit
  • camping equipment
  • Horse if you feel tired (Days 1, 2 and 3)
  • 24/7 customer support

Accommodation

  • Our comfortable sleeping tents
  • A canvas bag to carry your personal belongings and your sleeping bag
  • Inflatable mattress, blankets and pillows
  • Covers to protect your backpack
  • rain poncho
  • 01 night in a 3-star hotel in Aguas Calientes

Foods

  • Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 4 Dinners
  • Boiled (purified) water all the way
  • wake you up
  • Tea time or happy hour
  • Snacks on the go every day
  • One cloth lunch bag per person
  • hygiene products

Transportation

  • All transfers (Guaranteed)
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Cusco
  • Hydroelectric Train Ticket – Aguas Calientes
  • Bus ticket up and down Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes (Day 5)
  • Train ticket (360° vistadome class) from Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo (Day 5)
  • team of porters
  • Team of Muleteers
  • Horses to carry canvas bag (we will provide you with a canvas bag for your things)

Permits and tickets

  • Entrance ticket to Salkantay Trek
  • Entrance ticket to the Humantay Lagoon
  • Entrance ticket to the Cocalmayo Hot Springs
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes (Day 5)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for our staff

Why should you do the Private Premium Salkantay 5D/4N trek with us?

  • Our porters are treated with respect, we provide them with a fair salary, a decent tent with pads, adequate food and adequate equipment. We care about their health, well-being and the health of their families, and we are also committed to social projects to improve their lives.
  • We are a practical, punctual, reliable travel company that welcomes individuals or groups.
  • At FLY CUSCO PERU, our porters, guides, muleteers, drivers and cooks receive their salary as soon as they finish their job.
  • We do not share our group on the Salkantay trek with other companies.
  • Small groups of 2 to 10 people maximum. This fact differentiates us from other travel companies that travel with larger groups.
  • FLY CUSCO PERU is a 100% locally owned travel company and a currently licensed Salkantay Trek and Inca Trail Salkantay operator.
  • Our tour guides pride themselves on being up-to-date and having a comprehensive ongoing professional development program. We love to show how fascinating and surprising a Salkantay Trek is.
  • Your return train ticket on the last day is at 02:55 pm from Aguas Calientes. Therefore, you arrive in Cusco early, so you will have enough rest to do any tours the next day.
  • All our porters, muleteers, cooks, drivers, guides have been vaccinated against covid-19.

How to book the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu with FLY CUSCO PERU?

To book the Salkantay Trek with us, we will need a deposit of $400 per person. Once we receive your deposit, we will send you a confirmation of your trip and the reservation form to complete. Here you have all the information that has to be filled in the form.

  • Personal information (your full name, exactly as in your passport)
  • Nationality
  • Gender
  • Passport number

What do I need to bring to the Salkantay Trek?

  • We recommend that you take only what is necessary to enjoy your tour and leave the rest of your things at the hotel in Cusco.
  • The original passport.
  • A small 50 liter backpack that allows you to introduce all the things you will take with you
  • A sleeping bag preferably at least 5 to 10 degrees below zero, this can be synthetic or feather, if you do not have one you can rent it from our office.
  • Appropriate clothing for walking, waterproof and comfortable shoes for long walks, shorts and long pants, sports shirts.
  • Warm clothes to be used in the camp (We recommend cotton clothes that are very comfortable to sleep in, a hat and gloves for the cold. Walking socks, sandals to be used when you arrive at the camp, you should also carry bags plastic so you can separate things in the backpack (clean, wet, dirty clothes and others).
  • A canteen with water for the first day of the walk. From the first lunch on day 01 you will be provided with cold filtered boiled water for your canteens.
  • The use of a water bottle is mandatory along the Camino, the authorities will not allow the use or entry of plastic bottles.
  • Personal hygiene items: a small towel, soap, toothpaste and toothbrush, toilet paper, hand sanitizer gel. These last two items are very important.
  • Personal medications, within this list also includes muscle relaxants, pain tablets and blessed for scratches, blisters on the feet that can be generated after several hours of walking.
  • Sun and mosquito protection items, sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hat or caps, and mosquito repellent.
  • Battery-powered headlamps, extra battery for the camera (to be used every night in the camps).

What is the best time to do the excursion?

Peru is a very large country with many different climates, for that reason it would be very difficult to define a good time to visit different places. However, we consider that the best season is from April to November. For the Salkantay Trek, the hottest season is from December to March, but it is also the rainy season. That is why we think that it is more pleasant to do a sunny but cold excursion than a warm but rainy excursion. For this reason, we recommend doing it preferably between May and December. It should be noted that the Salkantay Trek is open every day of the year except in February due to heavy rain.

How many days of acclimatization do I need before starting the Salkantay Trek?

If you come from a country that is less than 500 meters above sea level. We recommend that you spend at least 2 days in Cusco to acclimatize to the altitude before starting the Salkantay Trek.

How long in advance should I make my reservation for the Salkantay Trek?

You must make the reservation at least 15 days in advance. Since the spaces to Machu Picchu are quickly exhausted. If the number of spaces is exhausted, you will have to choose another alternative date. For this reason we recommend you book in advance.

Do I have to make a deposit to guarantee my Salkantay Trek reservation?

Yes, no reservation will be guaranteed unless you have made a payment of a deposit of 400 per person through our 2 payment methods mentioned in our Book Now form. Important: None of the requested deposits include transaction fees.

What about the outstanding balance?

The outstanding balance can be given in cash the day before your trip in Cusco, it can be in dollars or soles, and if you prefer to use PayPal (a service fee of 6% applies). Also, you can pay us only by Visa credit card at our office (5% service fee applies). Let us know which of the payment methods is your preference.
NOTE: Payment must be made 1 day before your trip.

The tour must be paid in full no later than 7:00 pm one day before your departure (usually after the briefing).

Where will the information session take place?

This meeting will be held the night before the departure of the Private Premium to Salkantay Trek and Machu Picchu 5 days 4 nights at 6:00 pm in our office located on Portal de Panes street, office 201 (second floor). Plaza de armas de cusco. We can also coordinate that you carry out this informative talk in the lobby of your hotel, apartment, hostel or family home in Cusco.

How old do I have to be to do the Salkantay Trek? ?

People of all ages (from children, teenagers to retirees) are suitable to complete this trek as age is not a barrier if you have a positive mindset and an active lifestyle.
However, for all people over 60 to 70 years of age, we recommend that you visit your doctor before doing the Salkantay Trek or the Inca trail. You must also bring us the signed authorization from your doctor indicating that you are fit to travel the Salkantay Trek.

Canvas bag or canvas case?

You will receive a duffel bag or duffel bag during your briefing. The porters will carry them along the way and deliver them when you arrive at each camp. They measure 2 ft x 1 ft (64 cm long x 36 cm wide).

A maximum of 7 kg / 15 lbs is allowed for each duffel bag, including the weight of your sleeping bag, mat, clothing and other personal items.

Can I store my luggage in your office?

Of course! During the trip, you can leave or store the things that you will not take on the trek at your hotel where you are staying. Most of these establishments have warehouses where they will store your things (at no extra cost). If you do not trust the place where you are staying, we will gladly store your belongings in our office.

The “Private Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu 5D/4N Premium Service” is available any day of the year. We didn’t do this hike at all in February due to heavy rain.

PRICES:

One traveler: US$ 1200 per person
Two travelers: US$ 1100 per person
Three travelers: US$ 1050 per person
Four travelers: US$ 1000 per person
Five travelers: US$ 950 per person
Six travelers: US$ 900 per person
Seven travelers: US$ 850 per person
Eight or more travelers: US$ 800 per person

PRE-PAYMENT: US$ 400 per person

BALANCE: US$ According to the election (commonly paid in Cusco after the informative talk

Deposit charges

Please note that PayPal charges a 5% fee, which we ask the customer to cover as it is due to the use of their service. This tax is for online deposits only.

price guarantee

This small group tour is guaranteed to operate with only two guests.

We like to think that we trek a little differently than our competitors. We stand by our clients and guarantee that we comply 100% with our prices and our departure dates on all our trips.

Extras and updates

Huayna Picchu Mountain

Huayna Picchu is the mountain that is next to Machu Picchu. It’s a 45 minute hike to the top. Note that going back down is quite steep. So if you have a fear of heights, this may not be a hike you enjoy. You would do this after your Machu Picchu tour and there is an additional fee. Arrangements must be made at least a month or two in advance due to popularity.

You can access this service for an additional payment of US$ 60.00 per person.

student discount

$25.00 discount

Student discounts apply to anyone under the age of 17.

SEE HOW IT IS



HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Enjoy in private just for your group one of the best trekking adventures you will find in Peru and South America.
  • Tour the Salkantay mountain to Machu Picchu in private with the full attention of the guide and all your equipment.
  • Take your time and relax in the medicinal thermal waters of Cocalmayo.
  • Have horses available on the trail if you feel tired.
  • Apart from the Inca Trail, Salkantay is one of the most famous and least frequented routes to Machu Picchu.
  • Visit impressive places such as Humantay Lake and the glorious Salkantay Mountain at your own pace.
  • Witness amazing scenery like waterfalls, cascades, glaciers, mountains, colorful valleys, unique plants and wildlife, and the cloud forest.
  • Explore one of the new seven wonders of the world, Machu Picchu is one of the best experiences in the world.

QUICK VIEW

  • : CUSCO | MOLLEPATA | SORAYPAMPA | HUMANTAY LAGOON
    This morning, enjoy the Humantay Lagoon and enjoy lunch after walking around the Humantay Lake.
  • : SORAYPAMPA | SALKANTAYPAMPA | SALKANTAY SNOWY | CHAULLAY |COLLPAPAMPA Privately trek
    the challenging trail to the Salkantay Pass to see Salkantay Mountain before you head off through the cloud forest.
  • : COLLPAPAMPA | LORETA | THE BEACH | LLUCMABAMBA | COCALMAYO
    You will walk through the exuberant jungle and visit an organic coffee farm, try different types of coffee. In the afternoon you will enjoy a relaxing bath in the thermal medicinal waters of Cocalmayo.
  • : LUCMABAMBA | LLACTAPATA | HYDROELECTRIC | AGUAS CALIENTES
    Walk to the Inca archaeological site of Llactapata in the morning to see Machu Picchu for the first time before heading by train to Aguas Calientes.
  • : HOT WATERS | MACHUPICCHU | OLLANTAYTAMBO | CUSCO
    Tour through the main altars and important places with your private guide through one of the new seven wonders of the World, Machu Picchu. In the afternoon, return to Cusco by 360° train with panoramic windows.
Day 01
Cuzco | Mollepata | Soraypampa | Humantay Lagoon

We will pick you up in our exclusive private transport for your group at your hotel around 05:00 am for your 5 day Salkantay trek. We will drive about 3 hours passing through Anta as the day clears up we will be able to observe the white snow-capped mountains of Salkantay and Verónica, we will arrive at Mollepata. Here we will enjoy a delicious breakfast.

Then we will continue to Soraypampa, where you will meet our team, the cooks and the horsemen, in addition to doing a last review of the equipment, we will begin our trek until we reach Laguna Humantay (4200m / 13779ft). The first part of the path is flat and then uphill until you reach the lake. We will explore it for about 30 minutes and then walk back to Soraypampa, Here our lunch will be ready relax and take time to rest.

After lunch, we will continue hiking to the Salkantaypampa (4150m/13615ft). Salkantaypampa is located in the middle of the valleys of the glaciers, where at night it is very dark and there is no ambient light, which makes it a perfect place to appreciate the constellations in the sky.

NOTE: You will have a horse available on the trek if you feel tired.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (12 kilometers / 7.22 Miles) – (6 to 7 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (3,800 m / 12,467 ft) – (4,200 m / 13,780 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Tents
Day 02
Salkantaypampa | Salkantay Pass | Huayracmachay | Chaulay | Collpapampa

Today you will wake up with the light of the first rays of the day with a very hot tea, after a nutritious breakfast we will begin our walk to climb the Salkantay Pass “we will take the opportunity to walk in a cool morning and before the sun rises, the characteristic heat of The Andes.

We continue our journey to Machu Picchu, walking through the Rio Blanco Valley and surrounding the Humantay Mountain through the Salkantay Mountain. Once at the top, you will appreciate the most magnificent view over the surrounding valleys, as well as the Salkantay mountain (6,271 m / 20,574 ft) next to it, which is the second highest mountain in the Cusco region, considered Apus (Inca Gods). . You will also be able to observe the mountains: Humantay, Tucarhuay and Pumasillo. We will keep our eyes out for Andean condors, often visible in this area.

From the pass we descend towards the ”Huayracmachay”: (‘the cave where the wind lives’) where we will enjoy a delicious lunch, then we will continue the 03-hour walk downhill. Along the way, you will be able to enjoy a magical tropical forest and witness how quickly and dramatically the landscape changes from the Andes to the Amazon. You will see colorful landscapes, unique wildlife and native plants. Finally we will arrive at our campsite on the route. You will be served a hearty meal before bed.

NOTE: You will have a horse available on the trek if you feel tired.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (22 kilometers / 13.67 miles) – (8 to 9 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (3,900 m / 12,795 ft) – (4,630 m / 15,190 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Tents
Day 03
Collpapampa | Loreta | The Beach | Lucmabamba | Cocalmayo thermal baths

Today we will start the day around 6:00 am for hot tea and breakfast before leaving the camp. Then, we will walk through the Santa Teresa valley until we reach our first destination, La Playa. During the tour we will take a more leisurely walk, with more downhills than uphills, while we immerse ourselves in the exuberant landscape of rivers, waterfalls, orchids and various plantations: banana, coffee and avocado.

At La Playa, we will enjoy lunch before heading for an hour to Lucmabamba (2000m/6562ft), where our camp is located. In the afternoon, you will have free time to explore the tropical surroundings and visit an organic coffee farm, later we will take you to the thermal medicinal waters of Cocalmayo to take a refreshing bath and relax after two days of hiking. Later, you will return to Lucmabamba to spend dinner and sleep.

NOTE: You will have a horse available on the trek if you feel tired.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (18 kilometers / 11.18 Miles) – (7 to 8 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (2,900 m / 9,514 ft) – (2,900 m / 9,514 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Tents
Day 04
Lucmabamba | Llactapata | Hydroelectric | Aguas Calientes

After a breakfast, we will continue the last day of our trek. We drive uphill for 2-3 hours towards the Llactapata Pass (2,736 masl), where we find a distant but spectacular view of the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, from the southeast view, few travelers have the opportunity to admire. The magnificent place we took a short break to explore the archaeological site of Llactapata, which had been recently restored.

Lunch is served in a panoramic viewpoint, with a view of Machu Picchu. We then begin our final descent to the Urubamba River through lush bamboo forests, orchards, and coffee plantations.

We arrive at the Hydroelectric Village “Pueblo de la Estación de Tren” Here we board a train to Aguas Calientes It will be an opportunity to enjoy the jungle environment from the windows of the train while traveling to Aguas Calientes Upon arrival, we check into a hotel and then take a celebration dinner with our guide and a final briefing for our next day’s experience.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (25 kilometers / 15.53 Miles) – (6 to 7 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (2,000 m / 6,562 ft) – (2,800 m / 9,186 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Hotel
Day 05
Aguas Calientes | Machu Picchu | Ollantaytambo | Cuzco

After breakfast at your hotel with your private guide you will head to Machu Picchu. You decide if you want to rest a little more or if you want to see the sunrise in Machu Picchu for this you must get up before sunrise to make sure you beat the crowd and have a wonderful sunrise in Machu Picchu.

You will walk with your guide a little from your hotel to take a bus that will take you on a 30-minute trip to the very entrance of the Inca citadel.

After you have been amazed at a unique beauty and have taken your first photographs, our expert private guide will take you on a 2-3 hour guided tour of the site. Machu Picchu is a key center of spiritual energy. Follow your guide through the main streets of this marvel of ancient engineering. Learn about the history and layout of the site as you tour the town square, key religious sites, an elaborate network of agricultural terraces, and intricately designed stone staircases. After spending a few hours at the site, I return by bus to the Aguas Calientes train station. You will have time to select a restaurant of your choice for a bite to eat before boarding the return train. At the time indicated on your ticket, you will board the train that will take you back to Ollantaytambo.

Here our driver will be there to pick you up and take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

  • MEALS: Breakfast
  • DIFFICULTY: Easy
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (02 kilometers / 1.60 Miles) – (2 to 3 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (2,648 m / 8,694 ft) – (2,720 m / 8,922 ft)

IT INCLUDES

Quality and safety service

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • experienced guide
  • Kit – First Aid Kit
  • camping equipment
  • Horse if you feel tired (Days 1, 2 and 3)
  • 24/7 customer support

Accommodation

  • Our comfortable sleeping tents
  • A canvas bag to carry your personal belongings and your sleeping bag
  • Inflatable mattress, blankets and pillows
  • Covers to protect your backpack
  • rain poncho
  • 01 night in a 3-star hotel in Aguas Calientes

Foods

  • Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 4 Dinners
  • Boiled (purified) water all the way
  • wake you up
  • Tea time or happy hour
  • Snacks on the go every day
  • One cloth lunch bag per person
  • hygiene products

Transportation

  • All transfers (Guaranteed)
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Cusco
  • Hydroelectric Train Ticket – Aguas Calientes
  • Bus ticket up and down Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes (Day 5)
  • Train ticket (360° vistadome class) from Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo (Day 5)
  • team of porters
  • Team of Muleteers
  • Horses to carry canvas bag (we will provide you with a canvas bag for your things)

Permits and tickets

  • Entrance ticket to Salkantay Trek
  • Entrance ticket to the Humantay Lagoon
  • Entrance ticket to the Cocalmayo Hot Springs
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes (Day 5)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for our staff

Why should you do the Private Premium Salkantay 5D/4N trek with us?

  • Our porters are treated with respect, we provide them with a fair salary, a decent tent with pads, adequate food and adequate equipment. We care about their health, well-being and the health of their families, and we are also committed to social projects to improve their lives.
  • We are a practical, punctual, reliable travel company that welcomes individuals or groups.
  • At FLY CUSCO PERU, our porters, guides, muleteers, drivers and cooks receive their salary as soon as they finish their job.
  • We do not share our group on the Salkantay trek with other companies.
  • Small groups of 2 to 10 people maximum. This fact differentiates us from other travel companies that travel with larger groups.
  • FLY CUSCO PERU is a 100% locally owned travel company and a currently licensed Salkantay Trek and Inca Trail Salkantay operator.
  • Our tour guides pride themselves on being up-to-date and having a comprehensive ongoing professional development program. We love to show how fascinating and surprising a Salkantay Trek is.
  • Your return train ticket on the last day is at 02:55 pm from Aguas Calientes. Therefore, you arrive in Cusco early, so you will have enough rest to do any tours the next day.
  • All our porters, muleteers, cooks, drivers, guides have been vaccinated against covid-19.

How to book the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu with FLY CUSCO PERU?

To book the Salkantay Trek with us, we will need a deposit of $400 per person. Once we receive your deposit, we will send you a confirmation of your trip and the reservation form to complete. Here you have all the information that has to be filled in the form.

  • Personal information (your full name, exactly as in your passport)
  • Nationality
  • Gender
  • Passport number

What do I need to bring to the Salkantay Trek?

  • We recommend that you take only what is necessary to enjoy your tour and leave the rest of your things at the hotel in Cusco.
  • The original passport.
  • A small 50 liter backpack that allows you to introduce all the things you will take with you
  • A sleeping bag preferably at least 5 to 10 degrees below zero, this can be synthetic or feather, if you do not have one you can rent it from our office.
  • Appropriate clothing for walking, waterproof and comfortable shoes for long walks, shorts and long pants, sports shirts.
  • Warm clothes to be used in the camp (We recommend cotton clothes that are very comfortable to sleep in, a hat and gloves for the cold. Walking socks, sandals to be used when you arrive at the camp, you should also carry bags plastic so you can separate things in the backpack (clean, wet, dirty clothes and others).
  • A canteen with water for the first day of the walk. From the first lunch on day 01 you will be provided with cold filtered boiled water for your canteens.
  • The use of a water bottle is mandatory along the Camino, the authorities will not allow the use or entry of plastic bottles.
  • Personal hygiene items: a small towel, soap, toothpaste and toothbrush, toilet paper, hand sanitizer gel. These last two items are very important.
  • Personal medications, within this list also includes muscle relaxants, pain tablets and blessed for scratches, blisters on the feet that can be generated after several hours of walking.
  • Sun and mosquito protection items, sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hat or caps, and mosquito repellent.
  • Battery-powered headlamps, extra battery for the camera (to be used every night in the camps).

What is the best time to do the excursion?

Peru is a very large country with many different climates, for that reason it would be very difficult to define a good time to visit different places. However, we consider that the best season is from April to November. For the Salkantay Trek, the hottest season is from December to March, but it is also the rainy season. That is why we think that it is more pleasant to do a sunny but cold excursion than a warm but rainy excursion. For this reason, we recommend doing it preferably between May and December. It should be noted that the Salkantay Trek is open every day of the year except in February due to heavy rain.

How many days of acclimatization do I need before starting the Salkantay Trek?

If you come from a country that is less than 500 meters above sea level. We recommend that you spend at least 2 days in Cusco to acclimatize to the altitude before starting the Salkantay Trek.

How long in advance should I make my reservation for the Salkantay Trek?

You must make the reservation at least 15 days in advance. Since the spaces to Machu Picchu are quickly exhausted. If the number of spaces is exhausted, you will have to choose another alternative date. For this reason we recommend you book in advance.

Do I have to make a deposit to guarantee my Salkantay Trek reservation?

Yes, no reservation will be guaranteed unless you have made a payment of a deposit of 400 per person through our 2 payment methods mentioned in our Book Now form. Important: None of the requested deposits include transaction fees.

What about the outstanding balance?

The outstanding balance can be given in cash the day before your trip in Cusco, it can be in dollars or soles, and if you prefer to use PayPal (a service fee of 6% applies). Also, you can pay us only by Visa credit card at our office (5% service fee applies). Let us know which of the payment methods is your preference.
NOTE: Payment must be made 1 day before your trip.

The tour must be paid in full no later than 7:00 pm one day before your departure (usually after the briefing).

Where will the information session take place?

This meeting will be held the night before the departure of the Private Premium to Salkantay Trek and Machu Picchu 5 days 4 nights at 6:00 pm in our office located on Portal de Panes street, office 201 (second floor). Plaza de armas de cusco. We can also coordinate that you carry out this informative talk in the lobby of your hotel, apartment, hostel or family home in Cusco.

How old do I have to be to do the Salkantay Trek? ?

People of all ages (from children, teenagers to retirees) are suitable to complete this trek as age is not a barrier if you have a positive mindset and an active lifestyle.
However, for all people over 60 to 70 years of age, we recommend that you visit your doctor before doing the Salkantay Trek or the Inca trail. You must also bring us the signed authorization from your doctor indicating that you are fit to travel the Salkantay Trek.

Canvas bag or canvas case?

You will receive a duffel bag or duffel bag during your briefing. The porters will carry them along the way and deliver them when you arrive at each camp. They measure 2 ft x 1 ft (64 cm long x 36 cm wide).

A maximum of 7 kg / 15 lbs is allowed for each duffel bag, including the weight of your sleeping bag, mat, clothing and other personal items.

Can I store my luggage in your office?

Of course! During the trip, you can leave or store the things that you will not take on the trek at your hotel where you are staying. Most of these establishments have warehouses where they will store your things (at no extra cost). If you do not trust the place where you are staying, we will gladly store your belongings in our office.

The “Private Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu 5D/4N Premium Service” is available any day of the year. We didn’t do this hike at all in February due to heavy rain.

PRICES:

One traveler: US$ 1200 per person
Two travelers: US$ 1100 per person
Three travelers: US$ 1050 per person
Four travelers: US$ 1000 per person
Five travelers: US$ 950 per person
Six travelers: US$ 900 per person
Seven travelers: US$ 850 per person
Eight or more travelers: US$ 800 per person

PRE-PAYMENT: US$ 400 per person

BALANCE: US$ According to the election (commonly paid in Cusco after the informative talk

Deposit charges

Please note that PayPal charges a 5% fee, which we ask the customer to cover as it is due to the use of their service. This tax is for online deposits only.

price guarantee

This small group tour is guaranteed to operate with only two guests.

We like to think that we trek a little differently than our competitors. We stand by our clients and guarantee that we comply 100% with our prices and our departure dates on all our trips.

Extras and updates

Huayna Picchu Mountain

Huayna Picchu is the mountain that is next to Machu Picchu. It’s a 45 minute hike to the top. Note that going back down is quite steep. So if you have a fear of heights, this may not be a hike you enjoy. You would do this after your Machu Picchu tour and there is an additional fee. Arrangements must be made at least a month or two in advance due to popularity.

You can access this service for an additional payment of US$ 60.00 per person.

student discount

$25.00 discount

Student discounts apply to anyone under the age of 17.

TOUR PRICE

SALKANTAY TREK PRIVATE TREK TO MACHU PICCHU PREMIUM

5D & 4N

Price from: US$900 per Person



Important: After making the payment, please contact us to register your purchase on our website.

+51 922 572 478

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