Salkantay Trek Adventure

Scenery | Remote Villages | Machu Picchu

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Salkantay Trek Adventure

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7 days - 6 nights
AUD $ 1,184
p.p. Twin Room Share, Excludes Flights

salkantay trek in the cloudsExperience the Salkantay Trek Adventure to Machu Picchu with this 7 Day Itinerary including pre and post trek stay in Cuzco. If timing allows, we recommend adding another additional night in Cuzco prior to the trek so you are fully acclimatised for the adventure.This is a fantastic alternative to the classic Inca Trail and one of our preferred treks in Peru.

This Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is perfect to experience Peru’s ever-changing landscapes. Day by day you will travel through changing ecosystems and scenery: from sweeping, magical landscapes and snowy mountains to a tropical jungle paradise. Along the way, you will see a wide variety of wildlife, medicinal plants, and flower varieties. Witness, with your own eyes, a living, and ancient, culture in remote villages. You will be hiking through the Cordillera Vilcabamba. This is an impressive mountain range that runs for over 260 km. The snow-capped mountain, Salkantay rises to 6,271 m.a.s.l. in height. Due to the high altitude and steep slopes, you will need a reasonable level of fitness to complete the Salkantay Trek. The most important thing is to be well-acclimatised to the altitude. The highest point you will reach on the trek is 4,650 m.a.s.l.

machu picchu peruSalkantay Trek Key Details

Walking distance: 70 km Total

Rating: Moderately Difficult

Altitude: The trek starts at 3.600 m.a.s.l. and ascends to a maximum of 4.650 m.a.s.l.

Best time to visit: From May to September. October and November will have more rain but still doable. We do not recommend hiking during rainy season.

Observations: All camping equipment and your meals are provided along the route. Trekking poles will be useful and we will provide you a full list packing list before departure.

This itinerary is completely flexible – activities and departure dates will be modified to your personal travel preferences. Contact us for an obligation free quote.


Day 1

Note: This itinerary departs from Cuzco, we would recommend staying in Cuzco for 2 nights before this.
Time at Leisure in Cuzco
Salkantay Pre-departure briefing:
Overnight Cuzco – 3.5* Hotel

Day 2

Breakfast Included at Hotel, Lunch and Dinner Included on Tour
Shared Salkantay Trek 5 Days/ 4 Nights (Day 1)
Overnight in Glass-Topped Sky Camp

Day 3

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included on Tour
Shared Salkantay Trek 5 Days/ 4 Nights (Day 2)
Overnight in Wooden CHOZAS (Andean Huts)

Day 4

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included on Tour
Shared Salkantay Trek 5 Days/ 4 Nights (Day 3)
Overnight Jungle Domes

Day 5

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included on Tour
Shared Salkantay Trek 5 Days/ 4 Nights (Day 4)
Overnight Aguas Calientes – Selected Hostel

Day 6

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included on Tour
Shared Salkantay Trek 5 Days/ 4 Nights (Day 5)
Overnight Cuzco – 3.5* Hotel

Day 7

Breakfast Included at Hotel
Private Transfer from Hotel to Airport
Flight departing Cuzco
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  • All ground transportation as detailed in the itinerary
  • Accommodation in 3 to 4 star hotels (pricing based on a twin share room)
  • Daily Breakfast and additional meals where indicated in the itinerary
  • Tours with an English Speaking guide
  • All Entry Fees for National Parks, Museums or Important Sites on Tours as indicated in descriptions
  • Access to Travel Just 4U Emergency Assistance Line available 24 hours a day

Not Included

  • Flights*
  • Additional Meals or Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips (not mandatory, but they are customary in Latin America)

    *Note that we will quote flights for you when provided with your desired travel dates. Costs will vary depending on your travel dates. 

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