We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ultimate Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5D

Select Date and Travellers
From
US$ 595.00
Date
2 travellers
Highlights
    What to Expect
    Itinerary

    Day 1: CUSCO – SORAYPAMPA – HUAYRACPUNKU

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    We will pick you up from your hotel between 4:30 and drive you to Soraypampa (3900 m). After a delicious breakfast, we will start your Salkantay TreXperience! It’s a 4 hour walk up to Soyrococha (4400 m / 14430 ft) where our chef will be waiting to serve you the highest lunch in the area. After lunch, we will continue climbing for one more hour to reach Salkantay Pass (4650 m/ 15255 ft). From the top it will be another 3 hour downhill hike to the campsite at Wayracmachay (3800 m/ 12467 ft). Your tent, a snack and a hot drink will be waiting for you. You will then have some time to rest and have dinner before a well-earned night sleep.
    • Campsite Altitude: 3.800 m -/12467 ft
    • Highest altitude: 4,650 m / 15255 ft
    • Distance: 15 km / 9.32 miles
    • Duration: 8 hours
    • Meals: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea & dinner
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Difficulty: Moderate to challenging

    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Camping

    Day 2: Day 2: WAYRAMPUNKU – CHALLWAY – LUCMABAMBA

    Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
    We will wake you up bright and early with a hot cup of coffee or cocoa tea. We will enjoy the breathtaking. After breakfast, we will start descending from the highlands to the cloud forest. We will arrive at Colpapampa located at 2770 meters. Here we will take a break to have lunch and also say goodbye to our horsemen. The second part of your TreXperience starts with a 4 hour gradual up and downhill until we get to La Playa located at 2070 meters.
    • Campsite Altitude: 2,400 m/ 7874 ft
    • Highest altitude: 3.800 m/ 12467 ft
    • Distance: 24 km/ 14.91 miles
    • Duration: 9 hours
    • Meals: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea & dinner
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Difficulty: Moderate

    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Camping

    Day 3: LA PLAYA – LLUCMABAMBA - LLACTAPATA

    Stop At: Llaqtapata, Machu Picchu Peru
    Today is the most beautiful day. After enjoying a delicious breakfast we will make our way to Lucmabamba (2000 m / 6600 ft) where we will visit a coffee farm and join an original Inca trail, built in the 15th century. We will hike uphill for approximately 3 hours until we reach Llaqtapata; another extraordinary Inca ruin located right in front of Machu Picchu. Here we will take some time to explore. We will reach the campsite at approximately 1:00pm to have lunch. Then you can enjoy some free time to relax and unwind. Since this place will be our campsite.
    • Campsite Altitude: 2,000 m / 6560 ft
    • Highest altitude: 2600 m / 8528 ft
    • Distance: 14 km / 8.6 miles
    • Duration: 9 hours
    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Difficulty: Moderate

    Duration: 6 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Camping

    Day 4: LLACTAPATA – HYDROELECTRIC – AGUAS CALIENTES

    Stop At: Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), Signposted from main square, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu Peru
    Waking up right in front of Machu Picchu it's worth getting up early to sit and watch the sun reveal the outstanding beauty of your surroundings with a hot cup of coffee of coca tea. After breakfast, it is a relatively easy 2 hour downhill trek to the hydroelectric and 3-hour walk along the railway to Aguas Calientes. Once in Aguas Calientes, your tour guide will take you to your hotel where you will have some time to rest, spend the night in the hotel.
    • Campsite Altitude: 2,000 m/ 6560 ft
    • Distance: 14 km / 8.6 miles
    • Duration: 6 hours
    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Difficulty: Moderate

    Duration: 6 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: 3- star Hotel

    Day 5: MACHU PICCHU (LOST CITY OF THE INCAS)

    Stop At: Machu Picchu, 08680, Peru
    On our final day we have to get up very early to prepare for the highlight of your TreXperience; visiting Machu Picchu - the Lost City of the Incas. On a clear day you can watch the spectacular sun rise over Machu Picchu. This is truly an unforgettable sight. Your guide will take you on a 2 to 3 hour comprehensive tour of the city before leaving you in Machu Picchu to explore on your own or climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (tickets must be booked as far in advance as possible). Your guide will explain how to take the bus from Machu Picchu back to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included) and then take the train and bus back to Cusco. The TreXperience Team will meet you off the train and return you safely to your hotel.
    • Highest altitude: 2700m / 8858ft
    • Distance: 6km / 3 miles
    • Duration: 2 - 3 hours
    • Meals: Breakfast (hotel)
    • Difficulty: Easy

    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Not Included
    Show More
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cusco
    Departure Time
    4:30 AM
    Duration
    5 days
    Return Details
    All our tours will finish in Cusco unless special request
    Inclusions
    • 1x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • Pre-departure briefing the night before at 6.30pm
    • Pick up from your hotel
    • Bus ride from Cusco to Soraypampa to start the Trek
    • Bus up and down to Machupicchu
    • Pick up from Ollantaytambo to Cusco on the last Day
    • Personal porter for your personal staff up to 7kgs
    • Porters to carry food and equipment
    • Horse, horsemen and emergency horse
    • Chef to prepare all meals
    • Professional English speaking Local Tour Guides
    • Second guide for groups of 8+
    • All meals included in our tours except last day lunch in Machupicchu
    • 4 man tents for every 2 people
    • Sleeping pad
    • One night Hostal In Aguas calientes/ hot shower
    • Medical kit in all our tours
    • Drinkable water
    • Hot water for washing
    • Hand towels
    • sheets
    • Pillows
    • Rain Ponchos
    • All Taxes included
    • Expedition train back to Cusco
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Snacks
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
    • Entry/Admission - Llaqtapata
    • Entry/Admission - Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes)
    • Entry/Admission - Machu Picchu
    Exclusions
    • Sleeping Bag (Can be rent from us)
    • Inflatable mattress (can be rent from us)
    • Trekking poles (can be rent from us)
    • Huayna Picchu Mountain (need to be booked in advance)
    • Machu Picchu Picchu Mountain (need to be booked in advance)
    • Tips for our staff: please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip as you wish.
    Show More
    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Infant seats available
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • 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
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
    Reviews (46)
    There are newer reviews for Ultimate Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5D
    See the most recent reviews
    Filter reviews
    44 results
    Traveller rating
    43
    1
    0
    0
    0
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    LanguageEnglish
    Traveller rating
    43
    1
    0
    0
    0
    Show reviews that mention
    All reviews julio cesar custom experience coffee tour salkantay trek guide ray great experience coca tea cake each morning his team visiting peru machu picchu recommend this trip peruvian culture every meal his knowledge small group
    Selected filters
    FilterEnglish
    Updating list...
    6 - 10 of 44 reviews
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    It was an absolutely fantastic trip! Our guide, Hubert, was very warm, friendly, informative and encouraging. All of the support staff were excellent and the food was delicious (we still can’t believe that they were able to create such amazing meals from a small stove...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Mobile531580
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We would highly recommend Trekexperience to anyone wanting to do a trek to Machu Picchu. We have just returned from a 5 day Salkantay trek, and couldn’t be more satisfied with the service provided by the team. There was only two of us on the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Frankipia
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Excellent trek overall: the sceneries were breathtaking, our guide Walter took great care of us (finding the optimal pace for everyone, adapting the program to our (reasonable) whims, sharing interesting bits of history along the way as well as carefully crafted jokes), the cook Ramón...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank HanBrice
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We did a salcantay treck in 3 days (we had already done Machu Picchu) instead of 4. Trexperience did their best to organize that custom experience, and to solve the few problems that arose. Our guide Walter was perfect, friendly and very professional. His team...More

    Thank francoisj501
    Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

    Charlie was an amazing tour guide. His knowledge, attitude, and upbeat personality made the trip even more incredible. Julio Caesar's food was amazing, and I will have difficulty eating anything else for the remainder of my time in Peru.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Aidan M
    View more reviews
    Questions & Answers
    Ask a question
    nelsonsandrar
    12 May 2019|
    Answer
    Response from nelsonsandrar |
    What to bring
    0
    Votes
    Key Details
    Why Book on TripAdvisor?
    • Low Price Guarantee
    • Secure Payments
    • 24/7 SupportCall: 000-0800-100-6999