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5-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu with Optional Hot Spring Bath provided by Machupicchu USA

5-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu with Optional Hot Spring Bath

5-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu with Optional Hot Spring Bath
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Pre-briefing about the trek to Salkantay with the Guide
  • Tourist transportation to the Trail-head
  • Local certified Tour Guide along the Salkantay trek
  • Masterchef and cooking equipment during the Salkantay trek
  • 3 nights camping - 1 night hostel in Aguas Calientes downtown
  • Tourist transportation from Ollantaytambo - San Francisco Plaza Cuzco.
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu
  • 18:20h Perurail train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Drop-Off Near San francisco Cusco downtown
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
Exclusions
  • Sleeping bags ($30) and Walking sticks($20) available for rent in Cusco
  • Extra expenses: first day Breakfast, Lunch and dinner on the last day
  • Train from Hidroelectrica to Machu Picchu town $34(tourist usually hike this part)
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes town to Machu Picchu and vice-versa ($24) (tourists usually hike this part)
  • Entrance tickets to Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain.
  • Note: Your extra luggage can be stored at your hotel or our office during your trip
  • Entrance fee Humantay Lake 5$
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
Duration
5 days
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Once you have booked your hotel in Cusco let us know ahead for the briefing at your Hotel
  • 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
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Pre-briefing about the trek to Salkantay with the Guide
  • Tourist transportation to the Trail-head
  • Local certified Tour Guide along the Salkantay trek
  • Masterchef and cooking equipment during the Salkantay trek
  • 3 nights camping - 1 night hostel in Aguas Calientes downtown
  • Tourist transportation from Ollantaytambo - San Francisco Plaza Cuzco.
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu
  • 18:20h Perurail train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Drop-Off Near San francisco Cusco downtown
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
Exclusions
  • Sleeping bags ($30) and Walking sticks($20) available for rent in Cusco
  • Extra expenses: first day Breakfast, Lunch and dinner on the last day
  • Train from Hidroelectrica to Machu Picchu town $34(tourist usually hike this part)
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes town to Machu Picchu and vice-versa ($24) (tourists usually hike this part)
  • Entrance tickets to Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain.
  • Note: Your extra luggage can be stored at your hotel or our office during your trip
  • Entrance fee Humantay Lake 5$
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Once you have booked your hotel in Cusco let us know ahead for the briefing at your Hotel
  • 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
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jan 27, 2022
A note from 5-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu with Optional Hot Spring Bath
Our company is taking biosecurity protocols to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Bring yourself! - Take with you a quick test discard of covid19.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
6 stops
Day 1
CUZCO – SORAYPAMPA – HUMANTAY...
Day 2
SORAYPAMPA – SALKANTAY PASS –...
Day 3
CHAULLAY – SANTA TERESA. (MEALS:...
Day 4
LUCMABAMBA - LLACTAPATA -...
Day 5
EXPLORE THE MAGICAL CITADEL OF...
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4.5
13 reviews
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Pierrick L
2 contributions
Couples
Macchu Picchu USA is not a tour operator. Our first surprise came when we reached Cusco and tried to visit their HQ because they were not responding: it is located within a shopping center where no one heard of them. After reaching back through TripAdvisor Customer Support, we finally managed to meet « the guide » which turned out to be a glorified salesman that did not accompany us for the trip.
The fake guide promised to arrange a meeting with the group before the tour left but did not deliver - cancelling 1h before.
The tour did not go as described: incomplete Macchu Picchu visit, no zipline contrary to what was advertised, no handling of our luggage for the last day of walking contrary to what advised. The tour itself was great but handled by another travel agency, KB tours, which I would recommend if you travel to Cusco.
When we informed Macchu Picchu USA of those issues, they proposed to arrange a free tour for us but that we had already done. When informed we already went, they stopped answering our messages.
An expensive and unreliable middle man. Go directly to one of the agencies that actually walk the Macchu Picchu treks and avoid paying a hefty margin to incompetents middle man that have no clue what they’re selling.
Written December 5, 2021
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611denisa
We are very surprised by your comment, we are direct operators in Cusco. We also take you through the Inca trail of Llactapata which was an extra service that we have not charged. If you check not many lead this way. We have informed you of everything that happened on the tour, in addition there was a strike on those days and we made it possible for the strike to be suspended, otherwise you would not have been able to know Salkantay, we made it possible by negotiating with the local government in Cusco .. But you can criticize and say that we did not make much effort. I think we were honest and conscientious in giving you a free tour but you didn't accept the offer. Our company is dedicated and committed to offering the best possible service and we apologize for any incident. Greetings Michael.
Written December 10, 2021
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Lacmer Kaur
11 contributions
My son was travelling for 4 months in South America and when he asked if I'd like to accompany him to trek and see Machu Pichu I jumped at the chance. The trek was superbly agonised and the food was amazing! I wouldn't say it was easy for a 54 year old but my son and the group and guide we were with kept me going. Worth every day of waking up at 4:45am with a cup of cocoa tea delivered to you! Our guide, Felix, was so knowledgeable about all the history, land and culture so we were well educated along every step of the way.
We had the add-ons, with the poles, sleeping bags and the extra day hike to Rainbow Mountain. Totally recommend it to anyone that wants to do it in style and enjoy it!
Written January 28, 2020
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BearAdventures
12 contributions
Our guide Nilton was part of a sister company called KB Adventures. He was very enthusiastic and helpful along the entire route, took time to check on the group and ensure we were all in good stead. I thoroughly enjoyed this trek. Day 2 is by far the toughest / longest but it all evens out. We were fed well and as a plant based machine I felt very looked after and was rarely hungry - that coupled with pre bought nuts and some delicious chocolate from San Pedro market kept me fuelled up. MachuPicchu USA guide was very informative and was able to help with surplus bags and logistics whilst on the trek.

Thank you for all the incredible memories!
Written November 25, 2019
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Phillip S
Cleveland, OH6 contributions
If you're going to do the Salkantay, I highly recommend booking through Machu Picchu Reservations and asking for Carlos and Huevito. They were both extremely knowledgeable, fun to talk to, and always looking for ways to engage everyone. I've heard some horror stories about other booking services and guides. Trust me: this was the best money I've ever spent. You won't regret it.
Written November 22, 2019
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Sabina Grigore
Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania3 contributions
Couples
We have booked this trip as part of our honeymoon and we don't regret it! It was a great experience!
Our guide was Raul Bueno and we had a wonderful time together. He provided great info, was funny and make our group interact really great. The fact that he woke us up with coca tea every morning was really an added bonus! Thanks, Raul!
We were 10 in the group, only couples and all of us in the same age range - the fact they have grouped us together was the best. We had a really great time.
The information provided, the explanations and the accommodation were really good. And about the food - it was EXCELLENT! Our group chef, Freddy, did wonders!
Thank you, all, for making this experience an unforgettable one!
Written October 10, 2019
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efren C
Many thanks for your review we are so happy to take you on this adventure.
Written October 11, 2019
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Fabian Frieden
Bern, Switzerland1 contribution
Couples
Our guide was juan, very funny and well organized. Two or three times we had a inca-history-lesson with him. The overnight-places are very cute and adventurous and the tents were in good shape. The food was always amazing. Every morning you get waken up by some assistants with tea.
Overall it was so exiting and we recommend it a lot
Written July 25, 2019
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efren C
Thank you for your review, you're are always welcome in Cusco.
Written October 5, 2019
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Säry B
2 contributions
Friends
The hardest, but also the best thing I've ever done! We had a really great guide (Rojelio). Everything was well organized. I was happy that I booked the trip with tripadvisor, because with it, almost everything was included. Not included is the first breakfast, and the last lunch and dinner as well the optional hot spring bath. At the end of the trip we had a train back to cusco (also included). It was a really expensive train. I wish that more money goes to the local people instead giving money out for a expensive train. Overall...just great!
Written June 21, 2019
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MadaSkaZoo
Reykjavik, Iceland11 contributions
Friends
Together with my friend, we booked 5 days 4 nights Salkantay trek. We were 18 in the group and had 2 guides - Edgar and Zenovio. While we were booking the tour they promised us a pick up from our hostel, but when we came to the briefing the day before they told us that it will be easier and as a part of teamwork we should get there by foot. Since I hate when sb is promising me things and not doing it, we had to argue about the transport and in the end we got it, but had to bargain about it. Also guides started talking about the tips before the service started which I found annoying.
But when we started the hike I must say that the first bad impression disappeared. Both guides were friendly, responsible, took good care of us and Edgar spoke English, Zenovio is learning it and tried his best. With my friend, we were always at the back walking slower and the group was always waiting for us and there was one guide walking with us at the end. The food buffet was exxcelent, always a lot of food and always delicious. The accommodation is also good, the first night in the cabins with a beautiful view, 2 nights in the tents and the last one in the hostel warm water and wifi. The only thing I can complain about is when you get to MP at 6 a.m you have only 4 hours there in total, which for me was not enough to just relax, sit and stare at the ruins. They told us that the bus from Hydroelectrica leave at 2 but when we got there we waited almost an hour for the driver and we could spent this time at MP. But the overall experience was great. Muchas gracias por experiencia muy linda Edgar and Zenovio! Oh, and when you will survive this trek, they get you a survivor t-shirt - nice souvenir.
Written June 18, 2019
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741niting
13 contributions
Solo
Amazing views and well organized event, with lot of options. Great Guide, our Guide was billy and he was really good, I did zip line in last day before Matchu Pitchu... it was great.
Written June 13, 2019
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David S
Ottawa, Canada1 contribution
Family
Overall - an awesome trek!!
Carlos & the porters took excellent care of us, always explained what was going to happen next.
had a few nice surprises - excellent meals, shower & hot tub in the jungle, excellent tour of coffee farm, blanket and warm hot water bottle on a cold night!!
It truly showed that Carlos cared deeply about us, Peru, Alpaca Expeditions - go Green Machine go !!
Nothing but good things to say - keep up the great work!!
Alpaca - you are lucky to have people like Carlos, Edison, Teofilo, Oscar, Andreas (horseman)
Teofilo is an excellent cook - meals were fantastic !!
He is so good he could be the chief cook for any of the big hotel chains here in Canada. The food was that good !!
molto grazie !!
Written May 2, 2019
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leighnpct
leighnpct
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Decent
Good for the price but herded like sheep. Didn’t give us time to buy salt . But sites are amazing!! !
FarAway26379235649
FarAway26379235649
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Private transportation and guide
We had already purchased our Machu Picchu and train tickets and were looking for transportation to/from the train s
James C
James C
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Surprise private tour - incredibly friendly staff
We did the 4 day salkantay option and were expecting a group of 10 to 12 people. On arrival we had 2 of us, another
Eve420
Eve420
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Nice way to contribute to the Amantani community
We stayed with a local family on Amantani Island for 1 night. The boat ride was 3 hours from Puno. On the way, ther
danceadream
danceadream
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Beautiful place... very bad service, we will show you how to do this on your own for a better price
This was a horrid experience. When you go to Peru, you go for MP and the rest is sort of a nice add on. This compan
Sonam W
Sonam W
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I am had a trip towards Taktsang, scare place of Guru Rimpochoe
I am providing service to traveler and adventures to reach all over Bhutan. Our agent provide assistance to people
David S
David S
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Half Day Was Enough
Relaxing, low stress and able to see everything you needed to for a half day lake tour, We opted out of the ride ba
Plix1979
Plix1979
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i would have put zero star if possible
stay away from this guy!!!! he is not a tour operator, he is a guy who has not got a clue on how to treat customer!
rajablis
rajablis
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Great experience!
This company has great and friendly stuff, who will always help you to have an amazing experience.Highly recommende
kymima
kymima
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4 Day Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu - Wonderful!
Everything about our trip was fabulous. Efren from MachuPicchuUSA was so organised. We communicated online to boo
clarkat44
clarkat44
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Peru sightseeing
One of my goals in life is to visit the seven wonders of the world. This place worth the money and vacation time to
Mavis L
Mavis L
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The most organized agent that you can trust
Being a frequent traveler, I have been to many countries and joined numerous tours. I will say Efren from Machu Pic
zohrashahalimi
zohrashahalimi
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Absolutely Amazing!
Excellent! I loved everything about this trip. Starting from MachuPicchuUSA! they are great! Efron is organized, ef
carlytcraig
carlytcraig
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AMAZING trip!!!
My family and I had an amazing day tour of Machu Picchu - our private tour of Machu Picchu was very special. Ephram
lawanda106
lawanda106
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My my did you say MACHU PICCHU ?
There not a lot of things in this world that will take your breathe away but this is one. Start your journey on the
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