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Signature Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

12 Days / 11 Nights - $7,495pp

Lima /  Cusco / Sacred Valley / Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

This Vacation Features:
  • All Luxury 5* Hotels & Luxury Hiking Lodges
  • All Private Tours (except Salkantay Trek)
  • All Private Transfers (except Salkantay Trek)
  • Suitable For The Averagely Fit
  • Discounts For Groups of 4+
  • Includes All Flights Within Peru

The Salkantay Adventure goes beyond deluxe lodges and a great trek. It is also a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Andean culture as you learn about the Inca civilization and the extraordinary legacy that they left for generations to come.

Sacsayhuaman - Massive Inca Fortress
Day 1 - Arrive Lima
At Lima Airport we will meet you for your approx. 1 Hour Private Transfer to your Hotel in Lima the 5* Miraflores Park Hotel, Junior Suite with Pacific Ocean Views. Upon arrival, a short briefing for your upcoming vacation and the activities tomorrow.
Day 2 - Lima Tours
Today your Choice of Lima City Tours. We recommend the Lima Gourmet Tour however the choice is yours. Overnight at the 5* Miraflores Park Hotel, Junior Suite with Pacific Ocean Views.
Day 3 - Fly Cusco
Private Transfer to Lima Airport, for your approx. 1 Hour 30 minute flights to Cusco. Upon arrival, a Private Transfer to your Hotel in Cusco, The 5* Palacio Nazarenas Hotel Cusco, Junior Suites. This afternoon a Private Cusco City Tour.
Day 4 - Sacred Valley of the Inca
Full Day Private Tour of The Sacred Valley of the Inca, including both Pisac and Ollantaytambo, the only place where the Inca defeated the Spanish Conquistadors. 5* Palacio Nazarenas Hotel Cusco, Junior Suites.
Day 5 - Salkantay Trek - Cusco to Salkantay Lodge
After leaving Limatambo, we pass through the mountain village of Mollepata where we stop for a short coffee break before ascending a winding mountain road to a place called Marcoccasa. Here, we begin our trek to Soraypampa, on an old route called the “Camino Real” (Royal Path), a beautiful six hour trek.

Day 6 - Hike to Humantay Lake
Hike on the slopes above the lodge to Lake Humantay The hike is optional, but the views are amazing, and those brave enough can even go for a dip. We return to the lodge for lunch, after which you may choose to trade the glacial swim for a relaxing soak in our outdoor jacuzzi.

Day 7 - Crossing the Salkantay Pass
This is the big day! We Hike to the highest point on the trek, the Salkantay Pass at 4,638 m (15,213 ft).  We will keep our eyes out for Andean condors. From the pass we descend towards Wayra Lodge our destination for the evening. A hot lunch is served en route; dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

Day 8 - Descending into the cloud forest
Today we hike along the left bank of the Salkantay River,through increasingly verdant scenery. Upon arrival at Colpa Lodge we are greeted with a Pachamanca meal, a traditional festive Peruvian meal cooked by layering meat and vegetables with hot stones. Afternoon relaxing or exploring the nearby orchid trail.

Day 9 - Following the Santa Teresa River Valley
Today we hike along the Santa Teresa river valley.  We pass through banana, granadilla and coffee plantations. After lunch, we hike another hour before a private vehicle meets us for a short drive to the beginning of the Llactapata Inca Trail (30-minute or so). Dinner and overnight at Lucma lodge.
Day 10 - Machu Picchu!
Today we head uphill for 2-3 hours towards Llactapata Pass (2,736 m/8,974ft), where we come upon a distant but spectacular view of Machu Picchu . We take a short break to explore the Llactapata Ruins. Final descent to the Aobamba River. Short train ride to the Luxury 5* Pueblo Hotel.

Day 11 - Machu Picchu Tours and Return to Cusco
Early morning guided tour of Machu Picchu followed by free time for further exploration or a hike up Huayna Picchu.  Vistdome Train to Cusco.  5* Marriott Hotel Cusco
Day 12 - Transfer to Airport & Fly Home
This morning an early Transfer up river by motorized canoe to Puerto Maldonado Airport to catch your Lunchtime flights to Lima, approx 3 hours, and your connecting International Flights home.
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