Our classic Salkantay Trek is a customized alternative to the usual Inca Trail. Not on the usual gringo trail path, this is an innovating adventure for travelers looking for action, and yet a little more solitude. With more impressive views, the Salkantay to Machu Picchu trek gives you privacy and time for reflection in wonderful surroundings.
The legendary Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu (or Salcantay Trek) has been chosen as one of the 25 best Treks in the World by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine. It is a hike easily accessible to everyone, with no limitations or permits required (at least for the moment). Starting at the city of Cusco, the Salkantay Trek is an antique and unique pathway situated in the same area as the Inca Trail with high snow covered mountains and an abundance of tropical rainforest.
It is one of the most interesting and important Inca Trail alternatives due to its amazing flora, ecosystems, remote Andean villages, and great views of the snow-capped Salkantay Mountain. This trail finally reaches Aguas Calientes, located at the foothill of the historical and archaeological site of Machu Picchu. From here we take an early morning hike up to Machu Picchu for an amazing sunrise. Our English speaking guide will then give you a grand tour of Machu picchu - a once important city of the Inca people.