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Salkantay / Machu Picchu Dynamic Trail

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Dynamic Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu (04 Days / 03 Nights)

This is an alternative trail to go to Machu Picchu , which combines several altitudinal levels, with uphill hikes up to 4,600 m .a.s.l., and impressive views of the snow-capped Mount Salkantay ( 6,271 meters of altitude).

The tough, but also beautiful landscape takes us to places among snow-covered mountains and high Andean areas, to descend to inter-Andean and subtropical valleys, visiting surroundings, beaches, rivers, microclimates, typical villages, thermal baths and archaeological sites.

In addition, the Andean and tropical fauna and flora turn this hike into an unforgettable experience which ends with the visit of Machu Picchu .

PROGRAM: Dynamic Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu

DAY 01          Cusco / Mollepata / Soraypampa / Chaullay
  • 5:00 a.m.: Departure from your hotel, on a tourist bus, to the Soraypampa area, passing by the locality of Mollepata
  • Contact with the horsemen, equipment logistics, camping accessories and horses
  • Tough and at the same time, fascinating hike, passing by the highest point on the route; the Salkantay Mountain Pass ( 4,600 m .a.s.l.), with impressive views of Mounts Salkantay ( 6,271 meters of altitude), Humantay and Huayanay
  • Lunch in the area
  • Downhill hike to the area of Chaullay ( 2,950 m .a.s.l.)
  • Installation of the campsite and dinner.
DAY 02          Chaullay / Playa (Sahuayaco) / Santa Teresa
  • Breakfast
  • Hike passing by the Ccolpapampa Thermal Baths, Arrayanniyoc, tropical forests, with abundant flora and fauna, observation of beautiful species of orchids, in an interesting ecosystem
  • Arrival in Sahuayaco (Playa)
  • Lunch
  • Transfer on a minibus, to the village of Santa Teresa ( 1,645 m .a.s.l.)
  • Installation of the campsite and dinner
  • Recreation and relax at Cocalmayo´s Thermo-medicinal Baths, in a natural paradise.
DAY 03          Santa Teresa / Hidroeléctrica / Aguas Calientes
  • Very early breakfast
  • 7:00 a.m.: Hike to the village of Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes), on hanging bridges, oroyas and surrounded by abundant nature
  • Lunch in the area of Intiwatana (Hidroeléctrica), at Km. 122 of the railway
  • Guided visit of the Archaeological Compound of Intiwatana
  • Hike along the railway tracks, parallel to the Vilcanota River
  • 3:00 p.m.: Arrival in the village of Machu Picchu and accommodation at a hotel
  • Recreation at Aguas Calientes´ Thermal Baths (Optional and on your own account)
  • Dinner on your own account
  • Discotheque (Optional and on your own account).
DAY 04           Excursion to the Incan City of Machu Picchu / Return to Cusco by train
  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Uphill tourist bus ride to the Incan City of Machu Picchu, Wonder of the Modern World, located among abrupt mountains and almost inaccessible places, presenting a set of houses, squares, stairways, towers, walls, water fountains, ceremonial places, such as the Intiwatana (Solar observatory), sacred temples and benched terraces, with an incredible urban harmony, displaying the Incan engineering’s high level of development.
  • Tourist bus ride down to Aguas Calientes
  • Buffet lunch (Optionally, you can have lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge, near the entrance of the Incan City . In that case, we’ll change the return bus schedule)
  • 4:43 p.m.: Departure of the tourist train from Machu Picchu , to Cusco
  • 8:13 p.m.: Arrival at Poroy’s train station and transfer to your hotel.


  • Bus transportation to Soraypampa
  • Bilingual official tour guide
  • Cook and horsemen
  • Horses (For the gear only)
  • Tents, dining and kitchen tents (Matresses)
  • Transportation Sahuayaco (Playa) / Santa Teresa
  • Entrance fee Cocalmayo´s Thermal Baths
  • Up and down bus ticket in Machu Picchu Pueblo
  • Guided excursion to Machu Picchu and entrance fees
  • Tourist train ticket Machu Picchu Pueblo / Cusco
  • Transfer train station / hotel
  • Full meals during the hike (Vegetarian option)
  • 01 hotel night in Machu Picchu Pueblo
  • 01 buffet lunch and 01 breakfast
  • Support with communication logistics
  • First aid kit, oxygen tank and emergency ropes.

Does Not Include:

  • 19 % VAT tax (For Peruvians only)
  • National and international flight tickets
  • Airport taxes (TUAA) USD $ 06.05, to board national flights and USD $ 30.25, for international flights
  • Non-programed food, extras, snacks, alcoholic drinks, phone calls, laundry shop, tips, etc.
  • Horses (On rent for personal equipment)
  • Sleeping bag (On rent)
  • Services not established in this program
  • Additional nights due to flight or train cancellation, or that of other services, for reasons beyond the company’s control.

Take Along:

  • Standard backpack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Adequate clothes for cold and heat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Waterproof poncho for the rain
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Cap, flashlight and sunglasses
  • Canteen, mineral water, water purifying tablets and snacks
  • Repellent and sun blocking lotion
  • Personal hygiene kit
  • Photo camera, camcorder and batteries
  • Extra money in Soles.


Superior USD$382

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