5-Day Salkantay Trek and Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco
  • 5-Day Salkantay Trek and Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco

    Hike for four days on the Salkantay Trek, a scenic alternative to the more traditional Inca Trail, and visit the amazing ruins of Machu Picchu – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – on the fifth day. Pass imposing glaciers, lush tropical valleys and high mountain jungle terrain, taking in spectacular views of the natural landscape at every turn. You’ll camp under the gaze of Salkantay Mountain, climb to Huayracpampa Pass, hike past stunning waterfalls on the way to Llucmabamba and board the train for Aguas Calientes before touring Machu Picchu!

    Your five-day adventure, round-trip from Cusco, includes a four-day trek with pack mules and three overnight camps with full board. (Hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes is your own expense.) Hiking at high elevation for 5 (8 km) to 8 (12 km) miles per day, be sure to spend at least two to three days acclimatizing to the higher altitudes in the Cusco region prior to embarking on your trek. When not on the trail, you’ll travel by comfortable vehicle, bus and train (expedition option or vistadome option). This tour operates with a maximum of 9 people, ensuring you’ll enjoy a small-group experience with your expert guide.

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "A minimum of 2 people per booking is required"
    "Trek difficulty level is moderate"
    "It is recommended that your bring a: rain jacket, coat, sunscreen, hat, down sleeping bag and hiking shoes"
    "Note: hikers should have spent at least 2 to 3 days acclimatizing to the higher altitudes in the Cusco region prior to embarking on this trek"
    "Maximum of 9 passengers per tour"
    "Recommended travel is between April-November. The months of December-March are rainy season"
    "Please note: Poroy Station will be closed from 1st January to 30th April 2017. The Vistadome, Expedition and Executive trains will be departing from Ollataytambo or Pachar station, located approximately 1.5 hours from Cusco, during this period. Transfers to the stations from Cusco are included."
    "This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"



    • Start Time5:30 AM
    • Start location: Tour departs from most Cusco hotels
    • Duration: 5 days
    • Cancellations and refunds: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
      If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
      If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • Included

    • 3 nights accommodation
    • Professional guide
    • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
    • Use of all camping equipment (tents, cooking personnel, duffle bag, air mattress, sleeping bag)
    • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle

    Not Included

    • Gratuities
    • Accommodation in Aguas Calientes
    • Walking sticks (available for rent)
  • 9/10

    Recommendation passengers 90%
    Rating based on 5 verified reviews

    Our clients

    • John T
      Posted on Sábado, 30 de julio del 2016

      Great Trekking trip. Sandro and team were attentive to our every need. The trek was rigorous and at high altitudes but the scenery was like nothing I've ever seen.All details were handled well and the team was flexible to our needs. Highly recommend.

        General rating: 10/10
    • enrico c
      Posted on Domingo, 03 de julio del 2016

      This tour was amazing!

        General rating: 10/10
    • Jani R
      Posted on Miércoles, 12 de agosto del 2015

      My family 3 teenagers, my husband, and I went on the 5-day Salkantay Trek and Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco. We have been on trips throughout the world and have lived in different cultures. That being said, this trip trumped all of our other vacations/experiences. Our family was finally at a good age to partake in a great adventure - and an adventure we had!! The first day up, I got altitude sickness, which caused us to have to stop and camp beside the glacier the first night, it was beautiful. Sandro, our guide, made sure we were properly equipped extra sleeping bag for the cold night. We awoke every morning with Sandro at our tent door, handing us warm tea. The second day, we made it to the mountain peak and performed the Inca ritual of blowing on 3 coca leaves and building our power stones. This was honestly the highlight of the trip for me. I felt on top of the world, away from all the tourists and one with nature. We then started our trek down to the higher jungle, which held so much beauty and fresh air. An important point is that you don't have to be in top shape to do this trek. Your guide tailors the hike to your group's needs, which is so personal. Day 3 found us camping at a farm with interesting bathrooms and other hikers. Day 4 had us hiking through a coffee farm!! How cool is that. There is a little hut on the trail where the farmer has named the Andean Starbucks, where he was roasting his coffee beans and offering coffee for a small price. Day 5 found us at Machu Picchu! The best part was the hike itself, as we got nightly history lessons from our guide, Sandro. Some things to bring that saved us: snacks for the trail, wet wipes, mosquito repellant, plenty of cash for tips and water along the way, and a well-brimmed hat. If you are a gentleman, forget the baseball cap as your neck will get badly burned. Wear a hat that also covers your neck. Machu Picchu was wonderful, but full of tourists who were more worried about taking selfies.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Trina Tron
      Posted on Miércoles, 17 de julio del 2013
      I definitely recommend this trek to anyone coming to Peru and looking for some adventure. This is the best way to get a sense for the country's incredible natural beauty and fascinating culture and history. Everywhere we went we were met with stunning scenery and warm greetings from locals. The hike itself was tough at times but always rewarding with the view from the top. You do need to be reasonably fit but the guides are good about tailoring the pace to your needs. And Machu Picchu on the last day is just the cherry on top! Totally worth doing - it was the highlight of our trip.
        General rating: 10/10
    • Austin D
      Posted on Lunes, 24 de julio del 2017

      Let me tell you how to use Viator. Close out your browser and forget you ever heard or read about it. I purchased 3 tickets for the salkantey trek to Machu picchu. $900 a piece (Cheapest ones Viator had). We met the other hikers in our group and we're informed they spent between 250-350 a piece.

        General rating: 2/10
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