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Salkantay Trek: 5 Days to Machu Picchu

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What to Expect
This legendary Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu (or Salkantay Trek) has been chosen as one of the 25 best Treks in the World, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine. It is a hike easy to access by everyone, with no limitations or permits required (for the moment). Joining the city of Mollepata, Cusco with Machu Picchu, the Salkantay Trek is an antique and out-of-the-way pathway situated in the same area as the Inca Trail surrounded by huge snow-capped mountains and an abundant tropical rainforest.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Cusco
Duration
5 days
Inclusions
  • Pre-trek briefing (Our guide will visit your hotel a day before the trek for your briefing)
  • Early morning transfer by private bus to Challacancha
  • Accommodation: Campsites (3 nights) and a Hotel in Machu Picchu (1 night)
  • Meals: 4x breakfast, 4x lunch, 4x dinner and 4x afternoon hot beverages (please advise us in advance if you are a vegetarian; this option is for no extra additional cost)
  • Professional bilingual tour guide
  • Professional cook
  • Horseman
  • Horses to carry food, camping and cooking equipment and 7 kg of each passenger's stuff
  • An emergency horse which can be ridden if you are feeling ill or if are a little slower
  • Water every day (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
  • Camping equipment: Personal double tents (4 person tent which allows for greater comfort, and also storage of backpacks)
  • Inflatable mattress (Term-a-Rest Mattress)
  • A sleeping bag (for up to -5°C)
  • A blanket per person
  • A pillow
  • Day Pack Rain Covers
  • Rain Ponchos
  • Duffel bag (for your personal belongings)
  • A T-shirt of the Salkantay Trek Map
  • Tourist train from Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) to Ollantaytambo
  • Tourist bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
Exclusions
  • Breakfast on day 1 and lunch on the last day
  • International and domestic flights nor airport departure taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu ( U$25)
  • A shuttle bus between Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes Town ($12 - one way, $24 - a round trip)
  • Gratuities
  • Other extras not mentioned
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Minimum age is 19 years
  • If you are a vegetarian, please advise at time of booking
  • Note: If you suffer from altitude sickness, please bring any necessary medicine and/or consult with your doctor before the day of your tour
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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This tracking was my first experience. And it was very successful. Self-testing, beautiful nature, completely unusual way of life. The team that accompanied us greatly helped us on the trip. Guide Edy is a very attentive, responsive and patient person. With a good sense of
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I did the Salkantay 5-day Trek 2 weeks ago and had an amazing time! The views were amazing and so was the overall experience. Most notably, the 5-star food and our wonderful guide Alvina. She was incredible and helped us out with everything we possibly needed. Thanks for a great
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Response from edwincaviedes, Manager at Salkantay Trek: 5 Days to Machu Picchu
Responded 12 Jun 2019
Thank you for giving us a review about your touring experience with our company, we are pleased and happy to know that you enjoyed your tour to 5 Day Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu Trek.
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My group of four friends and myself just underwent the five day trek starting 5/23 in Cusco and ending 5/27 in Machu and could not have been more thrilled with our experience. Our guide, Adner, was incredible and we could not have asked for a better guide to lead and teach us.
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Response from edwincaviedes, Manager at Salkantay Trek: 5 Days to Machu Picchu
Responded 29 May 2019
Thank you for giving us a review about your touring experience with our company, we are pleased and happy to know that you enjoyed your tour to Salkantay Trek.
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We had an amazing trek with Viejas Cusco Peru, they are a no frills company that does the Salkantay at a very reasonable price! Great guides, Jose and Reuben, delicious food and absolutely breath taking scenery! It was one of the best trips I've ever done! Highly recommend!
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My sister, her boyfriend and I did the Salkantay Trek through Tierras Vivas and we were all so impressed by the hardworking crew. Edmar, our guide, had a lot of pride fro his home country of Peru and was thorough in explaining the landscape and Inca culture. He was very
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