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  • 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 Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu 5D/4N (Start Trek On Day 2) tour is a guided trekking trip that takes 5 days. You will travel through Cusco in Peru. Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu 5D/4N (Start Trek On Day 2) 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 to Machu Picchu.
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“The trip is well organized. Transportation is good and clean, driver friendly and good experienced. Although I thought we would go first to Bonampak as described, we went first to Yaxchilan. We stopped on the way to have local breakfast. Clean place, clean toilets. Arriving at the river we took the boat to the site, possibility to get an experienced guide which I would recommend. After that we went for lunch which was ready for us. No waiting as we ordered what we want before leaving to Yaxchilan. (very efficient)
Continued to Bonampak, where we arrived at 4.00 pm. The murals closes at 4.30 pm and the site at 5.00 pm. So not so much time to visit. The guide was in a rush everything had to be quick and the rooms where the murals are, the guard pointed every time at his watch that we needed to look quick. No time to get in a second time or take more time to have a good look at the murals. That was a bit disappointing of the last part of this tour. I would have liked tot stay a bit longer in Bonampak.”
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Milhouse Cuzco offers a prime central location, just 200 mts away from Plaza de Armas. It lies in a colonial-style house and is the ideal place to visit Cuzco and its surroundings. All major tourist attractions are within easy walking distance.
Cuzco to Mollepata to Challacancha, Trek to Soraypampa Camp (3,920m) (L/D)
Today we pick you up between 5:00 - 5:15 am and travel by tourist-class bus to Mollepata (2,900m) where you can stretch your legs and buy snacks. Continue by car to Challacancha where we will make final preparations and double check our equipment. Embark on a 3-hour walk that will take us to Soraypampa (3,920m) where we will have lunch with panoramic views of beautiful snow-capped mountains. Hike up to Laguna de Humantay (approx. 1.5 hours each way) for more incredible views of the Andes mountains and then return to camp for the night. Our first campsite is located at 3,920m and is the highest and coldest campsite of the trip. Take some time to rest up, and enjoy your first night immersed in nature. Have dinner and go to sleep early.
Inclusions: Accommodation pick-up, Transfer Cuzco - Challacancha, 1N Camping, Meals 1L/1D (14km, 6hrs)
Trek to Challhuay or Colcapampa Camp via High Pass (4,650m) (B/L/D)
We will have breakfast at around 6:00 am and begin our 4-hour walk to the highest pass on this trek (4,650m) located halfway between 2 huge mountains; Salkantay on the right and Humantay on the left. (Optional horse rental available to reach high pass for 100 - 120 soles). From the pass, the views of the 2 snow-capped mountains are incredible with a possibility of snow here. After a 2-hour downhill hike, a well-deserved lunch will be served at Huayracpampa, followed by another 3-hour trek to our campsite at Challhuay or Colcapampa as we near the beginning of the high jungle region at 2,900 meters.
Inclusions: 1N Camping, Meals 1B/1L/1D (22km, 910hrs)
Trek to La Playa, Transfer to Hydroelectric Station, Trek to Aguas Calientes (B/L/D)
After breakfast at 6:30 am, we start trekking for the day through the upper jungle crossing the Santa Teresa River and a variety of little brooks. Today we will pass through valleys and have wonderful views of waterfalls, tropical fruits and plants. We will have lunch at La Playa (2,200m) and continue by car to Santa Teresa town (1,700 meters) with a warmer climate. From here we will take another car to Hydroelectric Station (40 minutes) and then walk 3 hours to Aguas Calientes. There are internet cafes, cafes with board games and cards, plenty of shops and places to relax. Optional train transfer from Hydroelectric Station to Aguas Calientes is available for an extra cost.
Inclusions: Car La Playa - Santa Teresa Town - Hydroelectric Station, 1N 3* Hotel Aguas Calientes, Meals 1B/1L/1D. (24km, 9hrs)
Explore Machu Picchu & Return to Cuzco(B)
Catch one of the first buses (05:30 am) to Machu Picchu (25-minute ride) in order to appreciate the magnificent city in the early morning light as the mist dissipates. A walking tour (approximately 2 hours) is given by your guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city on your own. If you still have energy you can also climb Huayna Picchu (to be booked in advance at an extra cost). Return to Aguas Calientes by bus. Take the train back to Ollantaytambo and a bus to Cuzco. You will be dropped off late in the day at the Plaza San Francisco.Upon arrival you will need to make your own way to your accommodation.
DESCRIPTION OF MACHU PICCHU GUIDED SITE VISIT: The one and only, the most spectacular (and not to mention most popular) archaeological site in all of South America. Your guide will take you on a 2-hour tour of Machu Picchu walking you through the most important sites and covering the history of the place. Then you will have free time to explore on your own and take pictures at your leisure. When you decide to head back down to Aguas Calientes, there are buses departing every 15 minutes from the entrance or you can take the walking trail down if you feel like another 1 hour stair stepping downhill to Aguas Calientes town.
Take and OPTIONAL hike up the steep peak named Huayna Picchu, which is located inside the Machu Picchu archaeological site. This sometimes muddy peak takes about 45 - 60 minutes to hike up and awards you with unforgettable views of Machu Picchu from a coveted perspective. Keep in mind that if you want to take this optional hike, you must now purchase your ticket at least 2 weeks in advance for an additional cost in order to get one of the 400 passes (200 people are allowed up at 7:00am and 200 more at 10:00am). Please send us an email directly to request this extra ticket.
Inclusions: Round trip Bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu, Train Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo, Bus Ollantaytambo - Cuzco, 2-hour Machu Picchu Guided Visit, Meal 1B
what’s included
accommodation
  • 1 Cuzco Junior suite
  • Camping 2 nights and 3-star Hotel 1 night
  • 2 nights in shared camping tents
  • 1-night 3-star hotel at Aguas Calientes
meals
  • 3 Cuzco Lunch(es)
  • 1 Cuzco Breakfast(s)
  • 3 Cuzco Lunch(es) unch(es)
  • 1 Cuzco Breakfast(s)reakfast(s)
transport
  • 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
  • Tourist train Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Bus Ollantaytambo to Cuzco
extras
  • Briefing, equipment, snacks, fees
  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Machu Picchu entrance fee
  • Foam sleeping mat
  • Tent for 2 people
  • 2 snacks with typical menus
  • 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.)
  • First aid kit
  • Emergency oxygen bottle
what’s excluded
  • 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 (Prices for optional activities are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Please confirm these prices before departing on the trek)
  • Train transfer from hydroelectric station to Aguas Calientes (30 USD)
  • Huayna Picchu Trek (48 soles) must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance
  • Machu Picchu Mountain Hike (48 soles) must be booked at least 1 week in advance
  • Trekking Permit
  • 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
  • Tips (Please remember that tipping is 100% optional and depends entirely on the service you received. It is customary to give tips in Latin America, however it is NOT mandatory. If you do wish to give a tip, these are our recommended guidelines)
  • 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
  • Optional gratuities
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A deposit of 201 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 89 days before departure. For any departures within 22 November 2019 full payment is required.

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The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5D/4N (Start Trek on Day 2) tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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For this Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5D/4N (Start Trek on Day 2) 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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5D/4N (Start Trek on Day 2) tour. You can cancel the tour up to 90 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 89 days of departure.
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