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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5D/4N provided by Vicuna Adventures

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5D/4N

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5D/4N
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About
The Salkantay trail is the most popular alternative to the Classic Inca Trail. As well as being considerably less crowded, it also offers a more challenging hike over a greater distance. This extra challenge is rewarded with climbs to some of the most spectacular mountain vistas, trekking through an exciting variety of different landscapes, visits to iconic Inca ruins and the experience of camping in some of the most remote but beautiful locations in the Andes. Using the vast experience of our professional guides, we have created this brand new itinerary that reaches areas of the trail far less trodden than many others, whilst still including all of the highlights of other more standard Salkantay treks. We believe that taking the path less travelled really adds to the unique and unforgettable experience of a trek in the Andes.
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  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 75464P14
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • English-speaking tour guide (additional tour guide for groups of 8 people or more)
  • Pre-departure briefing at your hotel 1 or 2 days before your salkantay Trail
  • Pick up from your hotel and transportation to Soqma village trail head
  • Four-person tent for every 2 people
  • Inflatable mattress
  • Kitchen tent
  • Dinning tent with tables and chairs
  • Toilet tent
  • Chef
  • Horses to carry all the equipment (food, tents, chairs, table, etc)
  • Horse to transport 8 kg of your personal gear
  • Duffel bag for your personal gear
  • Emergency horse in case we need it
  • Four breakfasts, four lunches, and four dinners
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit
  • Expedition train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • One-night hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes (double room)
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Roundtrip bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Entry/Admission - Centro Historico De Cusco
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
Exclusions
  • Sleeping bag (can be rented from us)
  • Day 1 Breakfast
  • Day 5 Lunch in Aguas Calientes, after you tour Machu Picchu on your own
  • Gratuity for the crew (guide, chefs and Horse Man.
Duration
5 days
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • All the hotels where you stay, Cusco or Sacred Valley.
  • 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
  • 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 moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • English-speaking tour guide (additional tour guide for groups of 8 people or more)
  • Pre-departure briefing at your hotel 1 or 2 days before your salkantay Trail
  • Pick up from your hotel and transportation to Soqma village trail head
  • Four-person tent for every 2 people
  • Inflatable mattress
  • Kitchen tent
  • Dinning tent with tables and chairs
  • Toilet tent
  • Chef
  • Horses to carry all the equipment (food, tents, chairs, table, etc)
  • Horse to transport 8 kg of your personal gear
  • Duffel bag for your personal gear
  • Emergency horse in case we need it
  • Four breakfasts, four lunches, and four dinners
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit
  • Expedition train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • One-night hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes (double room)
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Roundtrip bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Entry/Admission - Centro Historico De Cusco
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
Exclusions
  • Sleeping bag (can be rented from us)
  • Day 1 Breakfast
  • Day 5 Lunch in Aguas Calientes, after you tour Machu Picchu on your own
  • Gratuity for the crew (guide, chefs and Horse Man.
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • All the hotels where you stay, Cusco or Sacred Valley.
  • 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
  • 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 moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
6 stops
Day 1
CUSCO – SORAYPAMPA – SOYROCOCHA
Day 2
SOYROCOCHA – COLLPAPAMPA
Day 3
COLLPAPAMPA – LA PLAYA
Day 4
LLACTAPATA – HIDROELÉCTRICA –...
Day 5
AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHUPICCHU –...
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A. Lowell
2 contributions
Fantastic Experience!
Jan 2020
First off, I have to note that the Salkantay trek, while the views were absolutely stunning and looked like something out of an oil canvas painting, was physically difficult because of the altitude difference. I'm a decently fit guy, but it got the best of me - I took the option of taking the horse once - no shame!

Secondly, Sabi was a joy to have as a guide. He had every single detail mapped out from start to finish and made our group experience remarkable. He and his staff are some of the friendliest and warmest people I have ever met. The cooks blew us away with every meal, and the porters always had our tents pitched and waiting for us at every stop. Sabi is super knowledgeable of Peruvian and Incan culture and his retelling of the histories is never boring. He is also an excellent photographer! We really enjoyed our time with him. Thank you so much, Sabi!!!
Written January 23, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sabino S
Dear akeenh: We really love to share this unforgettable moments with a really amazing team, it was our pleasure to show you Salkantay trek, and we hope that you came back home with lovely memories. We hope to see you in other opportunity to show you more of Peru. With warm regards, Sabi.
Written January 24, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sonia Vargas
1 contribution
Who thought Peru could be so magical!!!
Sep 2019 • Family
Sabino loves his country, he's proud of its history and culture and he makes you share that love through his explanations and the way he carefully plans the trips for his passengers. He and his crew are amazing!! Rosa is filled with knowledge and energy, Julio cooks everything like a master cheff, Erwin and Ernesto took the best care of us and made us feel like we where glamping, not camping. This trip was one of the best I have experienced, and I know it wouldn't have been the same if Sabino wouldn't have been the one who planned it and made it happen. I hope I have the chance to travel with Vicuña Adventures again <3 Excellent service, 5 baby alpacas
Written September 29, 2019
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Sabino S
Hello dear friend! Thanks a lot for your words, i really appreciated them. Each words motivates me to do the things better and give the best for my customers, all the Vicuna Adventure team Rosa,Julio, Erwin,Ernesto and me are very grateful with you, Thank you so much for choose Vicuna Adventures, and of course we really love to plan your next trip with us, we promiss you an unforgettable experience, showing you the best of Cusco!! Looking forward to see you in your next trip! With warm regards!
Written September 30, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kate B
1 contribution
Stellar tour, food, and service!
May 2019 • Friends
My friends and I hiked the 5 day 4 night Salkantay trail led by Sabino. The hike was gorgeous! Day 1 was tough, but worth it- the campsite we ended at was gorgeous. Day 2 and 3 are into the rain Forrest where we learned about the land and the plants as we passed through. Day 4 was all downhill (physically!) to Aguas calientes. And day 5 was at Machu Pichu!! Sabino was extremely knowledgeable, patient and fun to adventure with. He kept us at a different cadence than the touristy groups so we had the trails to ourselves. The service was great and the food along the way was delicious- it was a 4-5 course meal for breakfast lunch and dinner. Great food! Plenty of water! And good company!

10/10 would recommend to a friend!
Written June 28, 2019
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Sabino S
Dear Kate: Thank you a lot for your review, we really appreciate your words, it motivates our team to do the things better and better. it was a pleasure to show you the Salkantay trail, and that you had enjoyed your trek. Thanks for recommend us !! Best regards!
Written July 1, 2019
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Anne
1 contribution
Amazing Trek!
May 2019 • Friends
We hiked the Salkantay trek with Sabi, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Sabi is knowledgeable, organized, and he provided ample (and delicious) provisions. The views were stunning and though I was exhausted, I came away wanting to do it all over again.
Written June 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sabino S
Dear Anne: Thanks a lot for writing us, we really love to read each line you wrote, and we are very happy that you has a better experience. We hope to see you in other opportunity to show you more of Cusco. See you in your next visit !
Written July 1, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Emma
2 contributions
Stunning trek, wonderful service!
Apr 2019 • Friends
My friends and I did the 5d/4n Salkantay Trek with Sabino. We had a fantastic experience. Sabino did a wonderful job of making the trek unique and helping us get a bit of space from the many other groups on the trail. The first day we hiked much further than other groups but ended up having the whole campsite to ourselves - it was such a treat, and the most stunning campsite I've ever stayed at. The team supporting us was fantastic. We had plenty of delicious food, enough water and snacks, and an upbeat team.
Sabino made a wonderful guide. His English is outstanding and his knowledge of the area is incomparable. He gave us space to have time by ourselves, but ensured we were never truly alone. Sabino knows so much about the landscape too - he pointed out all sorts of fruits, flowers and birds along the way.

I would absolutely recommend Vicuna Adventures to friends. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Written May 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sabino S
Dear Friend: Thanks a lot for your review, i appreciate your words. Salkantay trail is one of the most amazing trails In Cusco. and i really loved that you had enjoyed your tour with Vicuna adventures! Thanks a lot ! Sabino Silva.
Written May 29, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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