Cusco Tours
5-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

5-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

By Amazing Andean Adventures
per adult
Lowest price guarantee

Ages 7-68, max of 14 per group
Duration: 5 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Private transportation to the beginning of the trek
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • 1 night in Aguas Calientes hostel
  • 3 nights camping, with all camping equipment included, except sleeping bag
  • Chef during the hike, helpers, horsemen, cargo horses as well as riding horses for the passengers
  • All tours stated in the itinerary are with English-speaking guides
  • Train ride from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo on the Vistadome trains from Peru Rail or Similar
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Humantay Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Banos Termales de Cocalmayo
What's not included
  • Sleeping bags for the trek
  • Gratuities

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Optional briefing orientation is held the night before departure. We will pick you up from your Cusco hotel the morning of the trek.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Velazco Astete Airport, Cusco Peru
      Additional pickup options
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
      • Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco, Santo Domingo 259, Cusco 08002, Peru
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 10785P5

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
        • Please provide a copy of every participants passport after confirmation so we can secure train tickets.
        • Note: There are optional activities including zip line in the rainforest and hot springs on the 4th day. You can contact the local tour operator to arrange these activities
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

        • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

        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: 10785P5

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        Day 1
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        Day 2
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        Day 3
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        Day 4
        Santa Teresa to Aguas Calientes
        Day 5
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        About the operator
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        • Amazing Andean Adventures
          Cusco, Peru
          Joined in April 2014
        • 202pritin
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Our tour guide Danny was extremely knowledgeable, very pleasant and we enjoyed thoroughly. Terri was the organizer and she was professional, gave us all the relevant information and followed up about the trip arrangements at every step. The only drawback was the accommodation provided at Aguas Calientes which was not good.
          Written May 30, 2024
        • SueJ127
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Dream Trip of a Lifetime
          Truly the trip of a lifetime. We asked Juan for a once-in-a-lifetime, first-class experience and that is exactly what he delivered. Every detail was perfect. We were accompanied by our amazing guide Danny. His love and knowledge of the Inca people, history and culture was amazing. Our driver Raul navigated expertly in his spotless, comfortable van. Every hotel was luxurious. We enjoyed the Peruvian food and a Pisco Sour to finish off our days. Taking the Hiram Bingham luxury train to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu, was awesome. Juan and his team truly made our Machu Picchu adventure a dream come true!
          Written May 11, 2024
        • SanTan68
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Trip of a lifetime!
          This was a trip of a lifetime for my friends and I. Every detail was carefully planned and arranged by Juan to get the most of each experience. From transportation to hotels we truly felt at ease with each travel step. Hotels were 5 star and food was delicious. Our driver, Raul, was very skilled in the Peruvian ways of the road. We felt safe in his clean and comfortable van. Danny, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable about the Incan and Spanish culture and taught us so much about the way of life centuries ago. He really could take you back to the time of the grandeur of the Incan Empire. He also taught us about Pachamama, Earth Mother, and she indeed smiled down upon us on this trip.
          Written May 10, 2024
        • rebeccarL9615XV
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Juan is the best!
          Juan was our tour guide and he is the absolute best. He answered every one of our questions and was deeply knowledgeable. Taking this tour early in our trip was a fantastic idea because it gave us a lot of knowledge for the remainder of the trip. I would recommend Juan to everyone!
          Written March 19, 2024
        • 787lavanyas
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing tour experience!
          Incredible tour of Cusco, Sacred Valley and Macchu Picchu. Juan, our guide, was reliable, knowledgeable and so fun to be around. He really made the touring interesting for our entire family which includes two teen boys. We were so glad to have gone with Amazing Andean Adventures and highly recommend them to anyone. They were also very flexible with changes we needed for our itinerary and helped us every step of the way.
          Written January 8, 2024
        • dkp249
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Experience!
          We booked this tour last-second(within 48 hours) for better history and explanation of what we were seeing. The guys at Andean Adventures met us the night before to get our bus tickets ahead of time and explain everything. The tour itself was great! Our Guide was very helpful and explained a lot of things that we would never have know about Machu Pichu if we hadn't gotten a guide or watched a documentary. Definitely recommend getting a tour guide!
          Written November 26, 2023
        • NewYorkKnitter
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Linda's Peruvian Adventure
          This was a trip of a lifetime. It was an educational and culinary delight. Rueben went above and beyond with details the entire trip. I would definitely hire him again and highly recommend him to friends.
          Written October 21, 2023
        • Italianvisit
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent Peru Experience!
          My husband and I had an amazing adventure in Peru and attribute much of the trip’s success to our guide, Ruben Aguirre. Accommodations in Lima, Cusco, and Puno were great choices. Travel among the areas was orchestrated perfectly, maximizing a stress free experience. Ruben was an excellent organizer and maintained a necessary rigid schedule kindly and pleasantly. In fact he was delightful and introduced us to local foods and treats as he taught us about his culture. The Machu Picchu experience was extraordinary and not easy. Ruben’s encouragement was integral to the successful climb and his information critical to the appreciation of the experience. Thank you and thank you Ruben!
          Written September 27, 2023
        • S9191KUgeorgem
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Machu Pichu and the essence of Peru.
          Our trip exceeded our expectations. Ruben made us feel as if we were the most important people on the trip. The views were phonaminal and we didn't feel rushed. The background information made our understanding deeper. You could tell he knew and loved this country. Our experiences covered so many different areas. The food, the people, the beauty were explained and shown so fully. He brought us to places where we met real artists and artisans. We found beautiful pieces we are proud to display. Several were his work. We would gladly go again.
          Written September 9, 2023
        • nicholasgV2837WJ
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Machu Picchu Tour was Incredible!
          The Machu Picchu tour was a dream come true! The whole experience was seamless, from the well-organized itinerary to the passionate guides who made history come alive. Machu Picchu itself was like stepping into another world, with ancient ruins against stunning landscapes. The focus on preserving the site and being eco-friendly was great to see. From the trail to the Sun Gate, every moment was awe-inspiring. If you're up for a unique adventure that's a perfect mix of culture and nature, I highly recommend this tour. It's something I'll cherish forever!
          Written August 15, 2023
        • sfierr01
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great time
          What a great time. My family and I did the short inca trail tour in June. The guide, Juan was very good and took his time with us. We have always wanted to hike the inca trail and we are so glad we found Amazing Andean Adventures. highly recommend them
          Written July 27, 2023
        • Christine H
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Truly amazing Andean Adventure Special private tour to Cusco, Machu Pichu, Sacred Valley and Lima
          My 18 yo daughter and I traveled with Carlos and a driver throughout the Sacred Valley in June 2022. We were nervous about doing a private tour but from the minute he met us at the Cusco airport we felt safe and comfortable. Carlos got to know our needs, interests and concerns within the first hour. He was very knowledgeable about the culture, sites, history, and made excellent recommendations for our vegetarian diets. Juan recommended the special Tour in lieu of the Luxury tour and we were not disappointed. All of our accommodations were more luxurious than we expected or needed. Carlos helped us avoid crowds and lines and made sure we got excellent photos. I cannot say enough about what a perfect trip this was. My only recommendation is to be aware of the physical demands in the sacred valley prior to going. I would love to take another trip with Amazing Andean Adventures.
          Written July 18, 2023
        • R5559IRcaroliner
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A trip customized for us
          Our tour was made especially for us . We were a group of 3 who wanted to see Arequipa and Machu Picchu and everything in between within 10 days. The guides were so knowledgeable and friendly and showed us places we didn’t know existed. And the drivers were amazing!! I can’t wait to go back and I will for sure reach out to AAA
          Written June 23, 2023
        • sarahwR8448CT
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Memorable Trip
          From beginning to end, Amazing Andean Adventures exceeded all expectations. The service provided from initial planning, finalizing details/itinerary, and the best part exploring Peru was an awesome experience. We opted to do a customized tour where we spent 12 days/11 nights in the beautiful country, visiting Arequipa where the condors soared and had amazing views of volcanoes in the city. We made our way to Cusco, where we visited more archaeological sites, great food and of course had to stop to see Machu Picchu. Our tour guides and drivers were so nice, personable and knowledgeable. We felt very safe in the areas we stayed in. We met great people and hope to return again for another visit. Tips: stay hydrated/drink water, eat light, carry hand sanitizer and tissue/toilet paper, have coin soles on you for the bathroom uses, in the month of May its good to have layers for clothing and wear comfortable shoes. Listen to your tour guides of areas to stay away from, just like in any city/town. We really appreciated all the inside tips from our tour guides and hotel staff. If you are thinking about visiting, just do it, you won't have any regrets and so happy we finally made this dream trip come true. Highly recommend Amazing Andean Adventures!
          Written June 10, 2023
        • 11Abkr
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Informative & comfortable private tour.
          Danny was an excellent tour guide, providing rich information on the history of the area and Incas. Freddy was a great driver. The tour and ride was easy going and comfortable. Danny spoke great English and was patient when I practiced Spanish. You could tell he has a deep appreciation and love for his history and culture. That made the trip all the more impressive when we got to the different sights. He really wanted us to experience the culture and made sure we got to try Chicha on our tour (muy delicioso, by the way!). Yes, I recommend this tour.
          Written June 8, 2023
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles2 reviews
        Very good

        Natalie C
        11 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This was an unforgettable experience. Breathtaking views, challenging hikes, and good food. The tour guide was wonderful at creating a great experience for hikers of all abilities and making sure slower hikers had enough time to make it each day.
        Written August 21, 2018
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        Thank you Natalie for writing a review. We enjoyed having you both with us on the Salkantay. We attempt to make sure all our travelers enjoy themselves, the experienced and the perhaps not so experienced. Thanks again for writing a review and for your business, we appreciate it.
        Written August 22, 2018
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Kinga H
        Munich, Germany4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        I had an amazing experience walking the inka trails, Juan is a great guide, super friendly. We had a 3 days walk sleeping on the mountains with breathtking views. Everything was so well organized, and even the weather was super kind to us! I can recommend to all, couples ,groups,private tours! Its not easy but really worth it to approach Machu picchu through this way! Would do it again anytime! <3
        Written December 12, 2017
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        Thank you Kinga, we are glad you enjoyed your trek. It was a pleasure to meet you and the group. I know you have a choice in tour companies and we appreciate your review and recommendation on Trip Advisor. Please come back to visit us anytime. Sincerely, Juan
        Written December 31, 2017
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