Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu

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5 Based on 1 Review
  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-16419
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Cusco, Peru
  • Ends Cusco, Peru
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Trek the picturesque Salcantay region with dramatic mountain scenery & enjoy 3 hearty meals a day on trek prepared by our cooks
  • Hike up the Salkantay Pass (4,638m) and admire the amazing views
  • Discover the enigmatic ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Journey to the beautiful Sacred Valley and the village of Ollantaytambo
  • Undertake a trek through lush bamboo forests, orchards and coffee plantations, enjoying scenic lunch stops
Starting and ending in Cusco, the trip "Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu" is a guided trekking and hiking tour that takes 7 days. You will travel through Salkantay, Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes in Peru. "Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Arguably the best short trek alternative to the classic Inca Trail. Arguably the best short trek alternative to the classic Inca Trail. Our Salkantay Trek follows an ancient Inca trail located in the same region as the Inca Trail where dramatic mountain scenery is complemented with lush sub tropical jungle. There are also two very interesting Inca sites on this route one on the drive to the trailhead and another on the last day of the trail. These add a further dimension to this trek which also includes spectacular close up views of Mount Salkantay regarded by the locals as sacred and certainly one of the most stunning snowpeaks in the Peruvian Andes. The highest point on this alternative trek is the Salkantay Pass at 4,638m which is slightly higher than the highest point on the classic Inca Trail at Warmihuañusca Pass at 4,200m. Discover the magnificent ruins of Machu Picchu before returning to Cusco.
  • Day 1 : Depart Cusco and drive to the Sacred Valley
  • Day 2 : Second day in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Day 3 : Commence Salkantay trek
  • Day 4 : Trek to Andenes
  • Day 5 : To Lucmabamba
  • Day 6 : To Aguas Calientes
  • Day 7 : Explore Machu Picchu and return to Cusco
  • Pick up from Cusco hotel on day 1
  • Comfortable and central hotels
  • 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Private internal transportation
  • Expert bilingual guide for each section
  • Sightseeing and site entrance fees as listed (including Machu Picchu entrance fee)
  • The use of a gear pack including sleeping bag, fibre filled jacket, thermarest and headtorch
  • Group camping equipment
  • Pack animals or Porters to carry personal gear
  • Group medical kit
  • International flights and taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Cost of laundry and alcoholic beverages
  • Excess baggage costs
  • Medical treatment
  • Visa costs
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 10 2019
5 - Excellent
An awesome adventure that fulfilled all my expectations and more - great company, awesome food, perfectly suitable adventuring, fantastic scenery etc.
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 14 May 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 14 May 2024, a deposit of 317 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Guides are trained in our COVID-19 response plan that has been developed in line with state government medical provisions.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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