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Salkantay Trek (5 Days) provided by Minka Peru Expeditions

Salkantay Trek (5 Days)
5
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AU$548.03
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About
A new and good alternative of trekking, for before the adventure and those people who did not find a place for the Inca Trail – classic of Machu Picchu. This alternative leads us to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu with landscapes between Lakeons, mountains like the skies of the Humantay and Salkantay, a route of our ancestors where we can appreciate a progression of the diverse ecological floors, crossing by mighty rivers, in the mountain range we visited Thermus-Natural Waters; entering the region of the eyebrow of forest of abundant tropical vegetation, appreciating flowers of different colours, birds like the Colibri and parrots of the humid forests. The last day of trekking very early we will visit the Lost City of Incas – Machu Picchu and that same day in the evening we return to Cusco.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 157427P3
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Hotel Pickup with in the historical center of Cusco
  • Ticket to enter Machu Picchu
  • One night accommodation in hostal
  • Transport - Cusco - Ollantaytambo - and back
  • Tour guide
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Entry/Admission - Soray
  • Entry/Admission - Candarave
  • Entry/Admission - Salcantay
  • Entry/Admission - Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes)
  • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees to Waynapicchu. (Optional USD 30)
  • Extra horse to ride or for any extra backpack
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and back
Duration
5 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will be picking you up from your hotel within the historic centre of Cusco. Please Note: This service doesn't include pick up in private residencies, example; Airbnb or hotels that are outside the historic centre.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Hotel Pickup with in the historical center of Cusco
  • Ticket to enter Machu Picchu
  • One night accommodation in hostal
  • Transport - Cusco - Ollantaytambo - and back
  • Tour guide
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Entry/Admission - Soray
  • Entry/Admission - Candarave
  • Entry/Admission - Salcantay
  • Entry/Admission - Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes)
  • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees to Waynapicchu. (Optional USD 30)
  • Extra horse to ride or for any extra backpack
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and back
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will be picking you up from your hotel within the historic centre of Cusco. Please Note: This service doesn't include pick up in private residencies, example; Airbnb or hotels that are outside the historic centre.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
6 stops
Day 1
Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa
Day 2
Soraypampa – Colpapampa
Day 3
Colpapampa – Playa
Day 4
Playa – Aguas Calientes
Day 5
Machu Picchu - Cusco
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12 contributions
Salkantay trek w/ Gabriel
Sep. 2019 • Couples
Where should we start... This trek was life changing!

From our first registration on their website to the end of the trip, every detail was thoughtout carefully with Llama Path. Staff were always helpful, reassuring and kind.

Our first meeting with the guide, Gabo, was very reassuring. He immediately instilled a lot of confidence in us with his professional and firm, yet friendly demeanor. His knowledge of the Andean culture, including anthropology, archeology and even spirituality, was as deep as the valleys of the Andes. Thank you my wawqi for our deep conversations.

To say that we ate like kings on this trek would be an understatement. Our chef Dennis and his assistant Issac took care of our hungry stomaches with delicious New-Andean dishes, and amazed us with their capabilities in a remote mountain kitchen.

We were also impressed by the way the company treats their porters. Each are given fair wages and working conditions, and are treated as well as the trekkers. We were further impressed by Llama Path’s commitment to the local community, providing schooling and programs for employee’s families. Sustainability was a very important factor in choosing Llama Path for our trek.

The Salkantay trek was an incredible journey, made even more memorable by Llama Path. Thank you for the once in a lifetime experience!

Avo and Chantal
Written 18 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Donna Edwards
2 contributions
Stunning Scenery, outstanding service and in depth knowledge
Aug. 2019
From the moment we were picked up at the airport the staff at Minka Peru was professional, patient and knowledgable. The trek to Machu Picchu through Salkantay was rugged, challenfging and the kind of trek that took my breath away at every turn (sometimes it was the elevation but mostly it was the beauty). Our guides took care of every detail on the trip and the chasques (porters) provided heart warming service, carrying everything from the camp, our belongings and all the food beating us to each camp so all was set up as we arrived. We would highly recommend Minka Peru.
Written 19 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Minka Peru Expeditions
Q5155DMfelipev
Q5155DMfelipev
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7 Color mountain! Amazing
This experience was awesome 1 The place is incredible 2 The tour was excellent, on time, good advice (horse recomme
AA5397
AA5397
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Best Family Day Trip!
We could not have asked for a better tour guide. Our full day adventure was riddled with a few trials due to my fat
Gabriel W
Gabriel W
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Long day but worth it
Our guide was excellent. Be prepared for the hike. It’s about 4 miles and takes 1.5 hours going up and 1 hour to go
Ana Maria M
Ana Maria M
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Worth the hike
The hike to Humantay lagoon is totally worth it if the weather is good, also, getting up there was very satisfying
DerekQuoc
DerekQuoc
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Great hike, not worth 15:30 hours.
Overall our guide was fantastic, the view is stunning, and the food was great. However a few things could be improv
jullondono429
jullondono429
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Spectacular
Spectacular location and Fredy is an amazing guy, we had a great day, the complete tour was fantastic
Flipside927
Flipside927
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Worth the hike!
We had a private tour with Fredy. The whole trip was very organized. Breakfast and lunch that was included in the t
mikerogers1
mikerogers1
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A beautiful site to see...but too long of a day
The Humantay Lagoon experience was beautiful to say the least. The experience to get there and back was a little di
Voyager24219933663
Voyager24219933663
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Humantay Lake
Favorite place in Peru for me! Great company and great good! The driver and guide took great care of us. I would re
Delosh10
Delosh10
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Alpaca valley!
The drive through the country and small villages was great. Freddy was professional and knowledgeable. The food was
Joseph R
Joseph R
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Great experience!
This tour was great! They picked up on time and were very informative. The trek up to the lake is quite difficult,
T2721JLsarahp
T2721JLsarahp
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Mom and son trip
This was a great activity. We were contacted via WhatsApp and greeted at our hotel for pickup. Driven to the garage
Kayla W
Kayla W
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Fun Nature Hike through the mountains up to the Humantay Lagoon
My group and I had such a great time with our group! Freddy was a great guide and took time to check on everyone th
melissawedyer
melissawedyer
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The Best
Quite an unique tour. It was nice to be guided by Fredy a local from the region with an extensive knowledge and
aviatorram
aviatorram
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The Best
This couldn’t have been more organized tour. Fredy from Minka was very well organized and took initiative in organi
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