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Salkantay Trek y Machu Picchu

Includes visits to

> Machu Picchu
> Aguas Calientes
> Salkantay
> Mollepata
> Soraypampa
> Chaullay
> Hidroeléctrica


Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa – Abra Salkantay – Chaullay

You will be picked up from your hotel at 4:00 AM to leave to Mollepata. At Mollepata you will have a small stop for 30 to 45 minutes for breakfast. After breakfast you will start to walk from Soraypampa to Wayraqmachay where you will have lunch. After lunch you will continue to Abra Malaga at 4400 meters above sea level. At the summit you can see the with snow covered Verónica and Salkantay mountain tops. After an arduous hike of approximately 150 minutes you will arrive at Chaullay where you will have dinner and stay the night.

Day 2: Chaullay – La Playa – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes

Before starting the seconds’ day hike, you will have breakfast in Chaullay. After breakfast you will start walking, along the way you will see lush plantations such as coca. The coca leaf was a sacred plant for the Incas and used in religious ceremonies. Currently, the coca leaf is still consumed, valued and respected in the Andean and Amazonian areas. Here you will have a stop for lunch. After lunch you will continue to walk until arriving at Hidroeléctrica. There are two option to go from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes; walking or taking the train. When you arrive at Aguas Calientes you will have dinner and spend the night.

Day 3: Machu Picchu – Hydroelectric – Cusco

It is worthy and recommended to arrive early to Machu Picchu in order to appreciate the spectacular sunrise. Therefore, you will get on the bus to Machu Picchu at 5.00 AM. When you arrive at Machu Picchu, you will have a guided tour of 2 hours around the most important points of the archeological site. At the end of the guided tour you will have some time to discover Machu Picchu by yourself. In the late afternoon, you will return by train to Ollantaytambo where private transport will await you to take you back to Cusco.

Tour Description

Salkantay was an important element worshiped by the Incas. Nowadays, doing the Salkantay Trek and Machu Picchu are most popular combination of tourism in Cusco. You will connect with the beauty and charm of the snow-capped mountains, and learn about the medicinal and native plants of the region. You will live an ancestral experience with the roots and culture of the Andean Communities. The 3 days/2 nights trip to Machu Picchu is a pleasant trip where you will enjoy beautiful landscapes, valleys and mountains covered by snow, flora, fauna and rivers that descend from the top of the mountains with very crystalline waters, which will make your trip to the Inca city of Machu Picchu an unforgettable adventure.
The historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu is a large Inca citadel, built on top of a mountain in the fifteenth century. Machu Picchu is a set of temples, platforms and water channels; its construction was built with megalithic blocks of rock. It is internationally recognized as one of the seven world wonders and a cultural heritage of humanity. Machu Picchu was an important political, religious and administrative center of the Inca era.


The tour includes

> 02 breakfasts
> 02 lunches
> 02 dinners
> Camping equipment
> Horses to carry equipment
> Lodging in Aguas Calientes
> Entrance to Machu Picchu
> Train ticket Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
> Return bus Ollantaytambo – Cusco
> Bus from Cusco – Mollepata
> Professional bilingual guide

The tour does not include

> Entrance ticket to Salkantay
> Entrance ticket to the Wayna Picchu mountain
> Walking sticks
> Sleeping bag (night 1).
> Breakfast on day 1 in Mollepata
> Lunch and dinner on day 3 in Aguas Calientes
> Bus ticket Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu
> Train ticket Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes

It is highly recommended to bring your passport, a small backpack, bottled water, hiking shoes, waterproof cloth during the rainy season, sunscreen, mosquito repellent and extra money.


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