Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4D/3N

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5 Based on 21 Reviews
  • duration 4 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 18
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-14309
  • 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
  • Hike among 6,000m Andean peaks
  • Cross snowy high passes with incredible views
  • Reach the comfort of Aguas Calientes town
  • See the Machu Picchu site as it opens with a guide
Starting and ending in Cusco, the tour "Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu 4D/3N" is a guided active and outdoor trip that takes 4 days. You will travel through Ollantaytambo, Soraypampa, Colcapampa and 3 other destinations in Peru. "Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu 4D/3N" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Forget the Inca Trail and hike to Machu Picchu along the higher and more beautiful Salkantay Trail! Discover a different side of the great Andes mountain range and get the most amazing views of the mountains by taking this alternative route.
  • Day 1: Cuzco-Soraypampa Camp, Peru
  • Day 2: Soraypampa Camp-Challhuay, Peru
  • Day 3: Challhuay-Aguas Calientes, Peru
  • Day 4: Aguas Calientes-Cuzco, Peru
  • 3B / 3L / 3D plus 2 snacks
  • Pick-up, various transfers
  • Cuzco accommodation pick-up
  • Van Cuzco to Mollepata to Challacancha (starting point of trek)
  • Car transfer La Playa to Santa Teresa to hydroelectric station
  • Round trip tourist bus Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu
  • Bus Ollantaytambo to Cuzco
  • Tourist train Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Professional bilingual guide on trek tour
Included Activities
  • Active adventure
  • Trek
  • Briefing, equipment, snacks, fees
  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Machu Picchu entrance fee
  • Tent for 2 people
  • 2 snacks with typical menus
  • First aid kit
  • Foam sleeping mat
  • Horseman and mules to carry cooking and camping equipment plus a total of 5 kilos for each trekker. (this includes 2.5 kilos for your sleeping bag & mattress plus 2.5 kilos of personal items.)
  • Emergency oxygen bottle
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off (please make your own way)
  • Day 1 breakfast, day 4 lunch and dinner, bottled water
  • Sleeping bag (rental $15 USD for the trek)
  • Guide for bus and train transfers (these portions are on your own)
  • Accommodation in Cuzco
  • Optional services
  • Train transfer from hydroelectric station to Aguas Calientes (30 USD)
  • Huayna Picchu Trek (200 soles) must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance
  • Trekking Permit
  • Tips
  • Guide: 40-60 soles per trekker
  • Assistant guide: 30-40 soles per trekker
  • Horsemen: 60-80 soles for each horseman from the whole group
  • Cook: 150-200 soles for the cook from the whole group
  • Machu Picchu Mountain Hike (200 soles) must be booked at least 1 week in advance
  • The Peruvian government may require a trekking permit for Salkantay. If this is approved, the rates will be around: 133 soles for adult, 67 soles for student
  • All the tips to the guides are optional and not included
  • Optional gratuities
5 - Excellent
Based on 21 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • From Australia
  • On Jan 13 2020
5 - Excellent
Such a great trek to Machu Picchu! The scenery of the snow-capped montains is spectacular and finishing the trek with Machu Picchu was unbelievable. The team was great, very nice! I definitely recommend this trip.
  • Anonymous
  • From United Kingdom
  • On Jan 07 2020
5 - Excellent
What a beautiful adventure among the Andean mountains. The scenery is breathtaking and the trek is worth it. Our guide was amazing and passionate about the Inca ruins and the nature. Food and the tents were great.
  • Anonymous
  • From United Kingdom
  • On Dec 28 2019
5 - Excellent
Great trek among the Andean mountains with a wonderful day in Machu Picchu. Highly recommended.
  • Anonymous
  • From United States
  • On Dec 18 2019
5 - Excellent
Awesome. We loved this salkantay trek and even more thanks to our incredible guide. Definitely recommend this trek.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4D/3N tour. You can cancel the tour up to 63 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 62 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 14 June 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 14 June 2024, a deposit of 20% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 62 days before trip departure.

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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4D/3N 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.


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COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Implemented COVID-19 Protocols
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