From USD
Duration 5 days / 4 nights
Dificulty moderate
Type adventure


A paradise in the mountains! Experience the Salkantay Trek tour to reach Machu Picchu. An unforgettable journey to a magical land. Doing the Salkantay Trek is a unique experience that will become one of the best adventures of your life. In fact, according to Unesco, this hike is considered one of the best that can be done in South America. Thus begins the adventure through the mountains. The connection with nature is felt from the beginning, since the Salkantay Trail offers a very diverse and rich trail where you can enjoy the geography of this Andean country. In addition, it is an adventure where very contrasting experiences converge, with the icy cold of the mountains and the humid heat typical of the Andean jungle. Reaching Machu Picchu from this route involves a 5-day experience, but it is a journey that will be worth it! Along this route you will have to trek on trails at altitudes of over 4,630 meters above sea level and then descend and cross low areas with altitudes of approximately 1,500 meters above sea level. This is a “classic adventure” tour that you cannot miss. If you have already decided to live this incredible adventure, discover below what you will visit during each day of this wonderful tour to the famous Inca sanctuary of Peru.


Pick up from your hotel at the coordinated time (if the hotel is near the main square of Cusco), otherwise we will coordinate a meeting point.


  • Spanish or English.


DAY 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa

  • Walking distance: 12 km // Starting elevation: 3,350 m.a.s.l. // Elevation of campsite: 3,920 m.a.s.l.
  • Difficulty of trekking: Moderate // Lodging: Campsites.

It begins with the pick up from the hotel in Cusco (5:00 am) and transfer in tourist mobility to the village of Mollepata where we will have a stop to have breakfast and introduce all our team who will accompany us throughout the trek. Then we will move to Marqoq’asa where we will start the hike to the viewpoint where we can see 2 valleys (Mollepata, Marqoq’asa).

Then we will continue the hike to Soraypampa where we will have a well deserved lunch and then ascend for 1 hour-30 minutes to reach the Humantay lagoon (4,220 m.a.s.l.). After appreciating this beautiful place we will descend to Soraypampa.

DAY 2: Camp from Suyroccocha to Challway (Chaullay)

  • Distance on foot: 22 km // Starting elevation: 3,800 m.a.s.l. // Elevation of the campsite: 2,750 m.a.s.l.
  • Difficulty of trekking: Challenging // Lodging: Hut camps.

The second day you will have more hiking trail than on foot. While you work a little harder to get to the summit, the views at the top are even more amazing than we can see. Then it’s a pure downhill trail with full rocks, descending into a more reachable rainforest area at the far end of Salkantay Mountain.

A glass of hot Coca tea is served in their tents to soothe the cold morning. We prepare all our gear to begin this beautiful day of hiking to the Salkantay pass and experience the cloud forest and subtropical jungle day.

DAY 3: Challway to La Playa camp

  • Walking distance: 18 km // Starting elevation: 2,750 m.a.s.l. // Elevation of campsite: 2,400 m.a.s.l.
  • Difficulty of trekking: Easy // Lodging: Campsites.

It is a beautiful mountainous landscape in the morning, a natural green trail and reach up to La Playa; with some river tributary of the main river of the Sacred Valley of the Incas: The Urubamba.

Most of the time we will be near the white river of Salkantay, encountering on our hike a lot of wild strawberries (of course, if in season). Wild flowers, orchids, some birds, fruit passions, avocados, coffee trees, bananas, pineapples, etc. abound. The hike will last approximately 5 hours; the campsite is in the settlement of La Playa.

DAY 4: Llactapata Pass – to Aguas Calientes village

  • Walking distance: 18 km // Starting elevation: 2,450 m.a.s.l. // Elevation of campsite: 2,000 m.a.s.l.
  • Difficulty of trekking: Moderate to challenging // Lodging: Hotel.

We leave La Playa very early in the morning to avoid the humid sunstroke, to do some trekking towards our last pass of the whole trip. We follow the original Inca trail from Lucmabamba to Llactapata Pass, crossing the Santa Teresa Valley with a wider variety of landscapes (green nature and a quiet Inca trail).

Arriving at the Patallacta ruins, we have the first view of Machu Picchu and all the Andes mountains in the area which are incredible sights. We also explore the Llactapata Incan site. We then descend through lush bamboo and coffee forests (Aobamba Valley) along a trail back to Hydro (2 hours of extreme descent to the river bank).

From the Aobamba River, the road to Hydro is an easy walk to the village of Aguas Calientes “the last two and a half hours we follow the train track”.


  • Machu Picchu elevation point: 2,430 meters above sea level.
  • Difficulty of the activity: Moderate to challenging // Duration of the activity: Minimum of 2 to 5 hours exploring.

Breakfast and early transfer to go by tourist bus to Machu Picchu, the trip takes about 30 minutes. During the trip we will have an incredible view of the landscapes of the Sacred Valley of Urubamba and the Amazon jungle that gives you a small hint of how much Peru has to offer.

Upon arrival at Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas”, you will have a pleasant guided tour to visit the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sundial “Intiwatana”, the Royal Quarter, the Temple of the Three Windows and several cemeteries.

Then, at the appropriate time, you will go down to the town of Aguas Calientes to take the train that will take you back to the village of Ollantaytambo and then we will take the mobility to Cusco.

Reception at the train station and transfer to your accommodation.

End of service.


  • Briefing with your guide.
  • Professional tour guide.
  • Second tour guide for groups of 9+.
  • Transportation (to the starting point of the trek “en Soraypampa”).
  • Horses / mules and indigenous horsemen to carry (camping equipment: tents, dining and kitchen tents, table, stools, cooking utensils, stove, gas container, cutlery, plates, food and fresh vegetables).
  • 1 train ticket from Machu Picchu Pueblo to Ollantaytambo Village (Inca Rail / Peru Rail).
  • 2 bus tickets from Aguas Calientes town to Machu Picchu Park (round trip).
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.
  • Guided visit to Machupicchu (2 hours) and extra time for you.
  • 3 nights camping.
  • Spacious tents and sleeping mat.
  • 1 night in a hotel.
  • We provide a duffle for personal items.
  • A chef.
  • Food: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners.
  • Meals include: Pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice; all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for hiking (vegetarian, vegan or special diets on request).
  • Tea time before dinner (tea, coffee, coconut, cookies, popcorn).
  • Boiled water provided from the second day (to drink).
  • Wake up coca tea in your tent.
  • Buckets of hot water for washing in your tent every day.
  • Biodegradable hand cleaning gel and soap.
  • Oxygen Tank & First aid kit.
  • All local taxes.


  • Sleeping bag.
  • Energy snacks (will be very useful: chocolate bars, dried fruits, etc.).
  • Breakfast day 1 / Dinner day 4 / Lunch day 5.
  • Hydroelectric train – Aguas Calientes (US $ 24 – only if you can’t walk any more).
  • Access to Waynapicchu Mountain.
  • Gifts, souvenirs.



  1. 100% recommended: Clothes, shoes and hiking poles.
  2. The tours and activities carried out by this Operator have a low level of risk and difficulty and provide the necessary safety.
  3. Any material loss or accident is under the responsibility of the client.
  4. Service is subject to variation without previous notice, due to weather conditions (rains, floods, floods, etc.), strikes and/or demonstrations and any other event that does not allow the normal development of the itinerary.
  5. Any cancellation of the service for the reasons indicated above, does not apply refund.
  6. In such case, the Operator may carry out a contingency plan with an alternative tour.
  7. The Itinerary may vary at the discretion of the operator, always to ensure the safety of the traveler and the best development of the service as a whole.
  8. If you decide to leave before the end of the service, there will be no refund.
  9. If you bring or buy snacks during the tours, preferably light snacks (dried fruits, cookies and water).
  10. If you do not attend the day of the service, it will be considered as “Done” with no claims, postponements or refunds.


  • Machu Picchu Tour Services S.A.C. is an agency that operates its tours directly and also hires the services of other operating companies according to the type of service requested by the client, to ensure the best possible service. These service providers are independent of the company and have been previously approved, the company has no direct control over them.
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  • The company will provide the passenger with all tickets and/or booking confirmations through the passenger’s e-mail address provided in the booking form.
  • The services provided through the company’s system are intangible, therefore if the passengers for any reason do not take the services on the scheduled date and time, they will be responsible for the total cost of these.
  • Situations beyond our control that cause the operation of our tours to not develop normally due to strikes, protests, political movements, in case of declaration of a state of emergency, border closures, accidents, flight cancellations, weather conditions, or any other public act beyond the control of the company, which could not be foreseen, possible solutions will be suggested to try to operate the scheduled program, however customers accept and acknowledge that the company has no responsibility for the non-provision of the services offered. Likewise, in these cases, the value of the contracted service will not be refundable.


  • The company is not responsible for cancellations made by the client 45 days or less before the start date of the contracted service, which will be penalized with 100% per passenger.
  • Failure to appear on the day and at the time indicated for the provision of the contracted service has a penalty of 100%.
  • If the client does not pay the total balance of the trip within the agreed time, there is no refund of 50% of the deposit paid for administrative expenses per passenger.
  • For any cancellation, by the client, between 70 and 45 days before the start date of the contracted service will be penalized with 50% of the value of the program per passenger.
  • For any cancellation, by the client, between 90 and 70 days before the start date of the contracted service, a penalty of US $ 25 will be applied for administrative expenses per passenger.
  • For any rescheduling, by the client, 45 days or less before the start date of the contracted service, the request will be accepted as long as the client has no outstanding balances to pay, and there is no fare difference for the new rescheduling date.
  • The clients accept that Machu Picchu Tour Services S.A.C. has no responsibility for the non-provision of the services offered in case of adverse weather conditions or natural disasters that cannot be foreseen. Likewise, it recognizes that there will be no responsibility in case of political movements, accidents, declaration of state of emergency, border closures, strikes or any other public act beyond the control of Machu Picchu Tour Services S.A.C. that could not be foreseen. In these cases, the value of the contracted service will not be refundable.
  • Refunds will only be effective when the client requests it more than 90 days before the start date of the contracted service or when the company is unable to provide the contracted service, in the latter case, the company will not pay more than 100% of the amount paid by the client. Refunds will be provided in a period of no less than 30 working days and no more than 120 working days, discounting transaction costs, if any.
  • In the event that the passenger does not decide to complete any of the contracted services, the difference will not be refundable.

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