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Discover Machu Picchu by Salkantay 9D

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Tour Details

Highlights: Machu Picchu, Cusco, Pisaq ruins and the market, Ollantaytambo Fortress, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Salcantay Mountain, incredible mountain scenery, passes high mountains, quiet trails, local villages and covered mountains of snow, Salcantay alternative Inca Trail.
Trekking through the Salcantay mountains to Machu Picchu
On this journey you will trek from 3,900m / 12,800ft to 2,100m / 6,900ft, crossing through magnificent mountain passes, enjoying huge and mystical snowy peaks, seeing nature in its purest form and exploring more than 15 different ecosystems. since the begging to the end. Moreover, the possibilities for cultural and ethnic exchange are always present with the local natives who still remain closely attached to their heritage and are very willing to share it with an open mind.

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Airport Transfer

Departure Time

Depends on your flight's arrival time

Price Includes

  • All the transport mentioned in the itinerary (tourist bus, etc.)
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Entrance to parks and places of cultural and tourist interest
  • Guided visits and excursions mentioned
  • All transfers
  • Food as indicated in the itinerary
  • Vistadome Class train tickets
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Domestic flights
  • Airport departures taxes or fees
  • Visas
  • Excess baggage
  • Additional nights during the trip due to cancellations of flights
  • Alcoholic beverages or bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Laundry
  • Phone calls
  • Messages
  • Flight reconfirmation
  • Mandatory personal travel insurance
  • Meals that are not mentioned
  • Guide service for Day 2 in Machu Picchu

Recommended To Carry

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Cusco

Upon arrival, reception and transfer to the Hotel Cusco; where you will be welcomed with coca infusion tea (“mate de coca”) that will help you get used to the altitude – free day to take a walk around the ancient capital of the Incas or to acclimatize to the great settings altitude .
• Food: None

Day 2 the city of Cusco through the city

Breakfast at the hotel; free time in the morning
After lunch at 1:30 pm; Tour Cusco including the Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay. Our tour begins in the Plaza de Armas in Cusco. You will enter the Cathedral of Cusco and see the beautiful wood crafts and colonial paintings that contain extensive Inca iconography. Visit the Koricancha (Temple of the Sun) in which the Santo Domingo Convent was built. Legend has it that this temple was completely covered in gold, which impressed the conquerors upon their arrival.
Ascend to the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman and visit the Citadel. This is the royal house where they admired the Sun God, but also worshiped younger gods. Admire this great structure and enjoy the magnificent scenery that brings peace and tranquility. Next, visit Qenqo, the ancient temple of the Puma. Inside you can see a sacrificial altar made of a huge stone. In Tambomachay, you will see the sacred sources of life and health. Pucapucara safeguarded the city gates and the Sacsayhuamán Fortress. The tour ends with a detailed visit of the city of Cusco.
• Food: Breakfast

Day 3Sacred Valley of the Incas

Breakfast at the hotel; Pick up at the hotel at 8:30 am for your full day excursion to the impressive Sacred Valley of the Incas, explore the beautiful landscape of Peru with a full day excursion of the magical Sacred Valley. First, you will visit the city of Pisaq, known for its lively market. This hometown was once where “Forex trading” took place. In this type of operation, clients exchange one good for another instead of using the currency. Visit the Pisaq market, where you can buy wonderfully handcrafted products handcrafted by the locals.
On Sunday, the main attraction is a mass celebrated in Quechua and performed in Spanish. It is the presence of the mayors and their assistants who play traditional musical instruments called “pututos”.
Afterwards, you can enjoy a typical Peruvian lunch (included in the price) before visiting the Ollantaytambo fortress.
Next, we will visit the impressive ruins of the Ollantaytambo fortress. These magnificent ancient ruins serve as great vantage points to gaze out over the valley. Originally the royal domain of Emperor Pachakuteq during the Inca Empire, this site later served as a stronghold for Manco Inca in the final Inca rebellion against the Spanish. In the afternoon return to Cusco – Accommodation at the Hotel Cusco
• Food: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 Cusco / Sayllapata / Soyroccocha

Breakfast at the hotel; Pick up at the hotel at 5:00 am; leaving Cusco by car on the road to Sayllapata 4 ½ hours, until we reach the city of Mollepata, from where we continue to Sayllapata (3600m / 11808ft), where we meet our horsemen and horses. From this point we will start the ascent on foot towards Soraypampa (3800m / 12464ft), where we will have lunch; following a path that goes up to Salcantaypampa with many variations of the level and through which we find small groups of houses, go up for about 2 hours of ascent to our camp in Soyroccocha (4200m / 13776ft), right next to the impressive glacier of the Salkantay. Cabins
• Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
• Total distance: 8 km (4.99 miles)
• Estimated walking time: 5-6 hours
• Maximum altitude point: (4200m / 13776ft)

Day 5 Soyroccocha / Collpapampa

Breakfast; we started a 1 ½ hour climb; We reach the highest point of the Huayracmachay Pass hike (4525m / 14846ft). From this point, we begin to descend towards the so-called cloud forest. After descending to the cloud forest along the route, you can see the remains of an ancient Inca trail, a long easy descent along the Salcantay River; Lunch in Huayracmachay (3850m / 12628ft) arriving late to our second camp in Collpapampa (2890m / 9479ft), a beautiful place with some hot springs to relax. camping
• Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
• Total distance: 12 km (7, 45 miles)
• Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours
• Maximum altitude point: (4525m / 14846ft)

Day 6 Collpapampa / Lucmabamba

Breakfast; We will continue our walk with a fast downhill walk along the Sta. Teresa river, enjoying the increasingly abundant vegetation, passing through waterfalls, passion fruit and coffee plantations. The arid highland landscape begins to transform into a cloud forest full of trees and bromeliads. Following the Santa Teresa river, we will pass the waterfalls in Coripacchi, the settlement in Wiñaypoko then pass La Playa where we will have our lunch and finally we arrive at Lucmabamba (2100m / 6888ft). Cabins
• Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
• Total distance: 10 km (6.21 miles)
• Estimated walking time: 5-6 hours
• Maximum altitude point: (2890m / 9479ft)

Day 7 Lucmabamba / Llactapata / Aguas Calientes

Breakfast, walk to Llactapata (2650m / 8692ft) on the way we can see banana, coffee and avocado plantations. We enter Andean-bear territory and that will probably accompany flocks of parrots. Begin to climb for 2-3 hours up to Q’elloqasa Pass (2860m / 9381ft) from where we have an exceptional view of Machu Picchu, Salcantay and Llaqtapata archaeological site, which have been recently restored; Descent towards the Aobamba River crossing exuberant bamboo forests and more orchards takes us to the hydroelectric plant (lunch) from where we board a train that will take us to Aguas Calientes (40 minutes by train).
We will spend the night in Aguas Calientes hotel
• Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
• Total distance: 7 km (4.35 miles)
• Estimated walking time: 4-5 hours
• Maximum altitude point: (2860m / 9381ft)

Day 8 Wiñay Wayna - Visit Machu Picchu - Return to Cusco

Breakfast; We woke up at 4:00 am an hour later and went up to the Inti Punku (Puerta del Sol) of this fabulous place, we can see the sunrise over the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu (2400m / 7872 feet). From here we descend towards Machu Picchu, 40 minutes later we enter the citadel from the highest point through the “House of the Guardians”. Next, descend to the control point where we will register and leave our backpacks.
Upon arrival, you will participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock (the most important preserved Intihuatana), the royal rooms, the Temple of the Three Windows, houses, warehouses, a large central square; and all connected by narrow roads and passes that are surrounded by terraces carved into the mountainside. After the tour you will have time to wander around the archaeological site at your leisure.
Then, you will have time to do any of the following activities by yourself (not included in the price):
1. Climb Wayna Picchu; For the more adventurous, we suggest you climb the Wayna Picchu from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, being even more surprisingly high and distant.
Buffet lunch at the Lodge Restaurant Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
Train back to Cusco: In the afternoon departure by train to Cusco; upon arrival at the reception and transfer from Cusco to the Hotel – Accommodation at the Hotel Cusco
• Food: Breakfast, Lunch
• Total distance: 4 km (2.49 miles)
• Estimated walking time: 2 hours
• Maximum Altitude Point: 2700m (8829 feet)

Day 9 Depart from Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel; transfer to the airport to take the flight back to Lima
• Food: Breakfast
It includes
Included services
All ground transportation has been mentioned (bus, etc), hotel accommodation with breakfast, entrance to parks and places of cultural interest, guided tours and excursions mentioned, English / Spanish speaking guide to accompany visits and excursions, all transfers , meals, as indicated in the itinerary, Expedition Class train tickets, Horse to carry your personal equipment 9 kilos maximum per hiker (about 19 pounds), all camping equipment for Salkantay trek
Services not included
International flights, domestic flights
Airport departure (US $ 30 per person for international flights and US $ 6.5 for domestic flights) taxes or visa fees, excess baggage, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and personal order, personal equipment, mandatory personal insurance and meals that are not mentioned, entrance to Wayna Picchu, sleeping bag, Tips for the guide, cook and porters.

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