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4-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu provided by Bamba

4-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

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5 stops
Day 1
Cuzco to Mollepata to...
Day 2
Trek to Challhuay or Colcapampa...
Day 3
Trek to La Playa, Transfer to...
Day 4
Explore Machu Picchu & Return to...
Important Information
4 days
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Cuzco Accommodation Pick-Up
  • Van Cuzco to Mollepata to Challacancha (starting point of trek)
  • Car Transfer La Playa to Santa Teresa to Hydroelectric Station
  • Round Trip Tourist Bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
  • Tourist Train Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Bus Ollantaytambo to Cuzco
  • Professional Bilingual Guide on trek & Machu Picchu tour
  • Camping Accommodation during trek (including Basic Sleeping Pad & tent for 2 people)
  • 1-night 3* Hotel Accommodation at Aguas Calientes
  • Meals: 3B/3L/3D/2 snacks with typical menus
  • Horseman and mules to carry cooking and camping equipment plus a total of 7 kilos for each trekker. (This includes 3 kilos for your sleeping bag & mattress plus 4 kilos of personal items.
  • Foam Sleeping Mat
  • First Aid kit
  • Emergency oxygen bottle
  • Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 4
  • Airport Pick-Up and Drop-Off(please make your own way)
  • Day 1 Breakfast, Day 4 Lunch and Dinner, Bottled Water
  • Sleeping Bag (Rental $15 USD for the trek)
  • Guide for bus and train transfers (these portions are on your own)
  • Optional Services
  • Train transfer from Hydroelectric Station to Aguas Calientes (30 usd)
  • Huayna Picchu Trek (48 soles) must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance
  • Machu Picchu Mountain Hike (48 soles) must be booked at least 1 week in advance
  • Accommodation in Cuzco
  • Trekking Permit
  • The Peruvian government may require a trekking permit for Salkantay. If this is approved, the rates will be around:
  • 133 Soles Adult
  • 67 Soles Student
  • Tips (Please remember that tipping is 100% optional and depends entirely on the service you received. It is customary to give tips in Latin America, however it is NOT mandatory. If you do wish to give a tip, these are our recommended guidelines.
  • Guide: 40-60 soles per trekker
  • Assistant Guide: 30-40 soles per trekker
  • Horsemen: 60-80 soles for each horseman from the whole group
  • Cook: 150-200 soles for the cook from the whole group
  • Prices for optional activities are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Please confirm these prices before departing on the trek.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Accommodation Options: Single travelers will share a tent/room with another traveler and couples will have a tent/room to themselves.
  • Physical Requirements: This hike is demanding, it is important to be in good physical condition. There are important temperature changes associated with altitude changes (from 4000 meters to 2000 meters).
  • Important: You must provide the following information upon booking: Full name (exactly as it appears on the passport), date of birth, nationality, passport number, date of passport expiration.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Veerle V wrote a review Dec 2019
Voorburg, The Netherlands3 contributions
Amazing trip! Junior was the best guide I had so far. His knowledge, humor and kindness really made this trip. The food made by the chef was delicious. The trek was with a small group so the tour guide junior was able to adjust the trek to our wishes.
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979sara wrote a review Dec 2019
Västerås, Sweden2 contributions
Me and my husband was very happy with the trip we did with our amazing guide Percy, the cook Geraldo and the horse care taker Florian. Together they where a wonderful team to have on the hike!
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Date of experience: December 2019
Bryan W wrote a review Nov 2019
Fishers, Indiana7 contributions4 helpful votes
Chino was our guide and Bennie was our chef. They along with the porter team made this trip special. Attended to all the different needs of the group with ease. Chino taught us so much about Peruvian culture, the land, history of Incas and so much more. I would highly
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Tom wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution
An excellent few days. The Salkantay trail was stunning and Machu Picchu just as we ha imagined, if a little crowded. The whole experience was made perfect by our guide Francisco who was incredibley knowledgeable about local geography and plants and introduced us to Inca culture
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from bambaAdventuresTeam, Customer Service Representative at 4-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu
Responded Sep 3, 2019
Hello! We are glad to hear that you guys had a wonderful time with us and our local team, your comments will be forwarded to them. It was a big pleasure for us organizing your trip, and we hope to hear from you soon. If you want to embark on a new adventure please think of us as your first option we will be glad to help you. Best regards, Pedro Ferraez
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Jacob L wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We went on this beautiful trek with the guide Nico and cook Jorge. The food was basic (we were in the middle of nowhere in the mountains), but it was native and good - made with pride and respect. The guide was perfect and provided us with good stories and lots of information
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Response from bambaAdventuresTeam, Customer Service Representative at 4-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu
Responded Sep 3, 2019
Hello! We are glad to hear that you guys had a wonderful time with, your comments will be forwarded to Nico and his team. It is great for us to hear that you learned about the fantastic Inca culture and we hope you recovered very soon, we are happy to hear that our team took care of you. It was a big pleasure for us organizing your trip, and we hope to hear from you soon. If you want to embark on a new adventure please think of us as your first option we will be glad to help you. Best regards, Pedro Ferraez
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About the operator

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Junior was an excellent guide!
The food was OUTSTANDING! The porters were very helpful. Junior was excellent and the views were phenomenal!
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Great hike through the highlands and a day at Machu Picchu at the end
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Well organised private tour
We organised this trip with Bamba through a third party and received very straight forward instruction. On the day
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Well organized tour of the beautiful Rainbow Mountain
My fiancée and I had been wanting to do this trek since our last visit to Peru in 2018. We had a previous good expe
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Unforgettable Experience- thank you!
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Amazing experience - Lovely people!!
My boyfriend and I booked this knowing that it was going to be a group of probably 10 others. We were picked up fro
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Nienken v
Excellent tour guide CHINO
We did the inca trail with our amazing guide Vídal who was really professional so far in our trip to South America,
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One of the best experiences of my life
If you’re reading these reviews to help you decide whether or not to do this hike, stop thinking and book this with
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Frederika W
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We had a fantastic experience hiking the last part of the Inca trail and visiting Machu Picchu with Willy. We had a
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My four day Inca Trail with Bamba was excellent. The views were exquisite, and our guide Diego was very knowledgabl
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Had an amazing experience through the Incan trail. At first I had some difficulties due to some lack of preparation
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Key Details
  • Humantay Lake, Salkantay Trail, and 2 more
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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