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Salkantay Trek: 5 Days to Machu Picchu provided by Tierras Vivas

Salkantay Trek: 5 Days to Machu Picchu

Recommended by 90% of travelers
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6 stops
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Important Information
5 days
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
  • 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
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
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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Elena D. wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution
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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Date of experience: September 2019
Travel Guy wrote a review Jun 2019
2 contributions3 helpful votes
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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Date of experience: May 2019
Response from edwincaviedes, Manager at Salkantay Trek: 5 Days to Machu Picchu
Responded Jun 13, 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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Erin C wrote a review May 2019
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania52 contributions7 helpful votes
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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Date of experience: May 2019
Response from edwincaviedes, Manager at Salkantay Trek: 5 Days to Machu Picchu
Responded May 30, 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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marlizemau wrote a review Sep 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates9 contributions3 helpful votes
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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Date of experience: August 2018
Emily G wrote a review Aug 2018
Denver, Colorado12 contributions2 helpful votes
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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Date of experience: August 2018
About the operator

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In good hands with Tierras Vivas!
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We had an amazing time with Yu Ben as our guide. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the Incas and throu
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Highlight of our Peru trip!
Our tour with Tierras Vivas with definitely the highlight of my group's trip to Peru! We initially booked the 2 day
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Couldn't have asked for more!
This is a long-overdue review for our 2-day Inca Trail trip in August 2018. This tour company and our guide Alvina
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Great experience in Machu Picchu while also trekking through a hidden, secluded Inca Site in the Andes. We initia
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We did the classic incatrail to machu Picchu. It was incredibly beautiful. The nature, the landscapes and the mount
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We had an amazing experience booking with Tierras Vivas and were lucky enough to get our tour guide, Efraim, all to
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Great adventure
This was a great experience. Jennifer (the guide) was attentive and very knowledgeable. Andres, Leo, Adriel and Ped
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It was a great experience from start to end.
Efrain is a wonderful guide. He knew a lot about the inca history. He was very enthusiastic to teach us a little bi
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Amazing experience, worth every penny!
Efrain is the most amazing guide you can get. We had the best two day tour with him and got to learn so much. Machu
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Great tour
Our group had the most amazing time with Efrain. He was very informative, gave us a really good tour of the trail a
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My sister and I booked this tour because we wanted to experience all of Machu Picchu and not just the main ruins. T
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Amazing Experience on the Inca Trail with Marco M
I did the classic Inca trail to Machu Picchu in 3 days/2 nights, which was a faster pace than usual. This trek was
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Once of a Lifetime Experience with a terrific guide and company!!!
Marco was a superb team leader! As the least in-shape of our three hikers, Marco made sure I was able to complete t
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Key Details
  • Humantay Lake, Salkantay Trail, and 3 more
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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