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Salkantay Trek: 5 Days to Machu Picchu
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Salkantay Trek: 5 Days to Machu Picchu

By Tierras Vivas
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$594.88
per adult
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$594.88
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 19-60, max of 12 per group
Duration:
5 days
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English, Spanish


  • Pre-trek briefing (Our guide will visit your hotel a day before the trek for your briefing)
  • Early morning transfer by private bus to Salkantay head trail
  • 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 and 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 and A pillow
  • Duffel bag (for your personal belongings)
  • Tourist train from Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) to Ollantaytambo
  • Tourist bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • A pair of the hiking poles
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
What's not included
  • Breakfast on day 1 and lunch on the last day
  • 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)
  • Tips and other extras not mentioned

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Our guide will be visiting your hotel for your briefing, there he will give you the information, What time he will pick you up?
  • Cuzco Main Square, Del Medio 123, Cusco 08000, Peru
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Plaza Haukaypata, Pl. Haukaypata, Cusco 08002, Peru Our driver will drop you off in your hotel

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 10556P2

  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Minimum age is 4 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

  • 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.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Salkantay Trek: 5 Days to Machu Picchu?
Salkantay Trek: 5 Days to Machu Picchu price starts from $594.88. Discover and book Salkantay Trek: 5 Days to Machu Picchu on Tripadvisor
What is the Salkantay Trek: 5 Days to Machu Picchu cancellation policy?
Salkantay Trek: 5 Days to Machu Picchu 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. Discover and book Salkantay Trek: 5 Days to Machu Picchu on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Salkantay Trek: 5 Days to Machu Picchu?
Salkantay Trek: 5 Days to Machu Picchu is hosted by Tierras Vivas. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Tierras Vivas on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Salkantay Trek: 5 Days to Machu Picchu on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 10556P2

Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
6 stops
Day 1
CUSCO - SORAYPAMPA
Day 2
SORAYMAPA –SALKANTAY- CHAULLAY
Day 3
CHAULLAY - SAHUAYACO BEACH -...
Day 4
SANTA TERESA - HYDROELECTRICA -...
Day 5
AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU -...
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About the operator

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Nomadeeurope
Nomadeeurope
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Short inca trail to Machupicchu
Great company to travel with TV was easy to ask and get response the hike was moderate for us me and and my family
yasminkHan234
yasminkHan234
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Amazing Inca trail
Such an amazing experience on the Inca trail with Daniel (aka Papa Llama) and our amazing porters. I couldn’t recom
I6090BHcristinam
I6090BHcristinam
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2 day Inca trail
Charly was extremely knowledgable and provided a great 2 day inca trail trek. Keep up the good work!
Lily K
Lily K
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Amazing tour with Papa Llama aka Daniel
We did a 4 day 3 night trip on the INCA TRAIL 👣 to Machu Picchu. What an experience 👏. From our amazing guide Dan
JNeeko
JNeeko
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Unforgettable experience 10/10
Incredible experience on the 4 day Inca trail tour with our fantastic guide; Daniel Amache aka Papa Llama! We manag
zergsbane
zergsbane
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Surreal
Absolutely amazing. Ana Maria killed it. Not only was she super knowledgeable but she was also very accommodating (
806oliwiaw
806oliwiaw
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Amazing experience
Inca trail is unforgettable experience and I recommend it to everyone who enjoys a good hike and beautiful views. T
thomasgP5347GX
thomasgP5347GX
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More than a trekking
We did the 4 days of Inca trails and it turned out to be way more than just a trekking. Our guide Nico taught us s
Wanderer64203576249
Wanderer64203576249
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The best way to visit Machu Picchu
We did the Short Inca Trail and Daniel (Papa llama) was our tour guid. We could not get anyone better to guide us t
ernestot902
ernestot902
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Short incan trail to machu picchu with Dany
Peru and Qosqo did not dissapointed the landscapes, scenaries and Machu Picchu itself, me and my partner hiked this
rolandq7358
rolandq7358
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Daniel was the in the short inca trail
The 2 days inca trail was worth to hike the landscapes were mind blowing daniel 100% pure quality than i expected,
truchasp2017
truchasp2017
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Short Inca trail
I had a wonderful time during the short Inca trail we learnt a lot about the incan history, flora, fauna and the am
127Anouk
127Anouk
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Inca Trail with Tierra Vivas was amazing!
We enjoyed our tour with José very much. He was a great guide, explaining everything very well both during the trek
RJeffrey2014
RJeffrey2014
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If we could give our guide Jose Luis 10 stars we would!
If we could give Jose Luis 10 stars we would! He was truly the perfect guide for our one day trek along the Inca tr
ChristineB1235813
ChristineB1235813
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In short/TLDNR: go elsewhere. You will pay less for the same (or better) experience.
Tierras Vivas contracted my tour to another company. TV did not tell me this and Did Not book the same level of acc
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Inka Michael
Cusco Region, Peru31 contributions
Thank you very much for the operation in all these days with you, Dan the Man very passionate, his knowledge is superior to many guides I have met in my life, super professional and above all funny.
the service of the entire crew these days was super friendly and great food.
I loved the level of English, history and passion for this culture I will definitely recommend them to all my friends. Dan the Man I hope to see you soon.
Written August 25, 2022
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NS20152015
The Netherlands7 contributions
Couples
The Salkantay trek is a stunning alternative to the traditional Inca trail. The Salkantay trek is a once in a lifetime experience with beautiful landscape, at high altitudes (Salkantay pass at 4,600m) and mind blowing scenario. We very much appreciated the Tierras Vivas support before and throughout the trek. Our guide Roger was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the trek and the history of traditions. The trek ends in Machu Picchu being beyond imagination!
Written May 28, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for the review about your experience with Tierras Vivas - Sustainable Tourism Operator. We are pleased and happy to know that you enjoyed your hike to Machu Picchu with us. Kind Regards.
Written July 20, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Harsh
1 contribution
Friends
Our guides Diego and Juan de dios went above and beyond in their service. In addition to them, the porter and cooks were absolutely amazing. Each day was clearly laid out, our campsites were ready when we arrived and the food was delicious (I had the vegetarian option). We truly felt as though we were a family with tierras vivas. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to go on a trek to Peru. I will most definitely be going back to them for any future bookings!
Written September 17, 2022
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Hannah Perka
Ojai, CA3 contributions
Such a wonderful trek from beginning to end. Juan de Dios was a fantastic guide. He was so knowledgeable about everything florea, fauna, culture and history history. He was very organized and super fun making the entire trek so enjoyable. Food was amazing they were able to prepare 3 meals a day. I would absolutely book another tour with this company.
Written September 2, 2022
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marlizemau
Dubai, United Arab Emirates9 contributions
Solo
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! #ViajasCuscoPeru#Salkantay5D#Amazing
Written September 20, 2018
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SamuelR377
Santa Fe, NM5 contributions
Couples
First of all, the Salkantay Trek is a beautiful way to get to know the Andes. High mountain lakes, hanging glaciers, orchids in bloom, and lush vegetation...it was spectacular. Highly recommend the trip!

As for Tierras Vivas, we had an excellent experience with them. I cannot say enough about our guide, Yolanda, who made sure we were well taken care of every step of the way. She had an appropriate demeanor about the trek, including helping us understand the role Salkantay and the mountains played in Inka cosmology, and she was a general "fixer" for any hiccups that came up throughout the journey. The food was also very good, and our cook made sure there was enough to eat at every meal.

We had some complexities with our trek, including a side trip to Llactapata--not part of the usual itinerary--and it seemed like Yolanda had not received a lot of information from the main office regarding our trip. Tierras Vivas was able to make everything work for us, including sending more guides for the final day of our trek, and, despite what seemed like some logistical miscommunications, everything worked out excellently.

The biggest plus of Tierras Vivas, in my mind, is the small group of our trek. Whereas other operators were running groups of 20+ people, a very customizable trip was possible because we had a group of only 4! That really made the trip a memorable and personal experience--and for that I highly recommend them!
Written July 23, 2018
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Thank you very much for your review
Written August 13, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Manu
Cologne, Germany1 contribution
- amazing food (super cooks)
- friendly guide with a lot of knowledge and good English skills
- lovely crew in general
- small group
Written September 2, 2022
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Bukk
World4 contributions
Solo
Salkantay trek with tierras vivas in July 2022

Lots of pros and cons, but tldr: I would choose another company next time.

The views on this trek are stunning and difficult mostly the first two days, then it gets easier in terms of walking, but the mosquitoes arrive day 3 with the jungle. The first and second night were really cold but then after a good sweater was enough.
Overall the company feels highly disorganized. It felt like we were learning and improvising a-lot as we went, which is fine if it’s a new company but it has enough reviews to know that they have done this plenty of times. Example, they booked a different ticket for me to machu picchu then the rest of the group. (A two day Inca trail ticket, which has different access to Machu Picchu) It was not my guides fault, but his solution was for me to wait while the others go explore the other mountain.. and I denied because I wasn’t just going to wait around so I explored myself.
I wish I would have known the level of English of the guide before hand. I understand it’s a lot to ask for English speaking guide in Peru, feels entitled, but my intention was to learn and it truly required a lot of patience to exchange information. I actually ended up hiring a different guide while the rest of the group explored the second mountain that they didn’t include in my ticket. The guide was nice but maybe overworked/underpaid? I don’t know.
It was overall a little unprofessional in terms of the help I received. Another example: I needed to buy a bus ticket to go up to Machu Picchu and there was a long, slow moving line and the guide took me to the back and said okay, you buy the ticket, good night. I asked him to wait with me for a bit then let him go because I just felt like I was forcing someone to help me. Thankfully I speak enough basic Spanish to get by but I definitely did not feel supported then.
The guide did run up the hill once’s to get my gloves when I lost them, so really grateful for that. Not all bad, but could definitely improve. Most of the problems that came up were definitely higher up from the company.
The chef was great, the food was delicious. I would say the meals were carb heavy but we were walking so much I didn’t mind. I did ask for a vegetarian diet and one day was served quinoa with very small diced tomatoes and salchichas that looked like tomatoes to me. I ate it and realized closer to the end that it was meat. I told the guide but his response was along the lines of at least you are not allergic or anything. You are okay. Again I think it was lost in translation. For me it’s a spiritual thing so I didn’t feel so good after and definitely did not feel heard.
The horseman who I had the least interaction with was okay but one thing did happen. We were asked to leave our duffel bags inside the tent and they would take them. One day I forgot to put my kindle inside the duffel bag so it was just sitting inside my tent. It’s clear that it’s mine, and I wish he would have just stuffed it in my bag, but instead he put it in his. I had to ask him when I realized it was lost and he said oh ya he has it, but he was going to be leaving the next morning and I can’t say that I would have gotten it back if I didn’t realize in time.
The best interaction I had was someone from the office named Sandra. She personally helped me borrow a day pack and was so kind, so ready to provide any sort of service I needed. Gratitude!!
Overall grateful for the experience, it wasn’t the worst although I pointed out some of the hardest parts. I really enjoyed my time with the other travelers!
I truly think for the price you will pay, you can get a better organized trek especially if you are only English speaking.
Written July 31, 2022
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Elena D.
1 contribution
Friends
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 humor. Every day hi told us about details of the action plan for the next stage. The accompanying team did everything to make us comfortable: woke up whit hot cocatea,fed us deliciously, setting up tents etc. Тhank you so much for everything!!!
Written October 6, 2019
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Travel Guy
3 contributions
Couples
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 experience!
Written June 10, 2019
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edwincaviedes
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.
Written June 13, 2019
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