Salkantay - Santa Teresa - Machu Picchu trek: 5D/4N

  • Tour Description


    Day 1: Mollepata - Soraypampa
    We pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and travel by private vehicle to Mollepata Village. A 3 hour walk will take us to Cruzpata, where we will have lunch with panoramic views of beautiful snow-capped mountains (Humantay 4120m/13500 ft. and Salcantay 6271m/20575ft, the highest and coldest campsite of the trip). Along the way we will take in the beautiful landscape.

    Day 2: Fabulous Salkantay!!.
    We will eat breakfast at around 5:30 a.m. and begin our walk to the highest pass on this trek (4650m/15200ft) located half way between two huge mountains -Salcantay on the right and Tucarhuay on the left. The views of the two snow-capped mountains from the pass are incredible. There is a possibility of snow here.
    After a short rest, we will continue our walk (downhill) through a dramatic cloud forest towards Huayracpunku, where we will have lunch. We hike again after lunch in the direction of the start of the jungle until we reach our second campsite, Colcapampa (3000m/9800ft).

    Day 3: Cloud Forest
    After breakfast at 6:30 a.m., we begin trekking through the upper jungle, crossing the Lluskamayo River and a variety of little brooks to reach La Playa, our lunch stop. During this day we will pass through valleys and have wonderful views of waterfalls, tropical fruits and plants. After we reach our camp site in Santa Teresa (1500m/4905ft) with a warm climate, we will go to the hot springs and enjoy the well-deserved soothing water!

    Day 4: Aguas Calientes
    After breakfast at 8:00 a.m., we will leave our campsite and Santa Teresa. We will cross the Santa Teresa bridge and follow the upward route of the river. We continue walking, passing a variety of crop plantations, including coca and banana, until we reach the hydroelectric station. At about 4 p.m. we will catch the train to Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the night.
    In Aguas Calientes you can just relax or enjoy the thermal springs in town, a real treat after finishing the trek! (Admission to the thermal springs is not included in tour price.)
    Overnight at the Presidente hotel in Aguas Calientes

    Day 5: Machu Picchu!!!!!!
    After breakfast at 5:30 a.m., we will catch the first bus to Machu Picchu (25 minute ride) in order to appreciate the magnificent city as the sun is rising and before other tour groups arrive.
    Your guide will give you a walking tour (approx. 3 hours). Then you are free to explore this mysterious city on your own. After visit Machupicchu you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes take the train to Poroy train station and transfer you to your hotel in Cusco.

    Professional, bilingual Tour Guide
    Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the train station
    Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
    4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 afternoon snacks (hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn) and 3 dinners (breakfast on day 01 and dinner and lunch in Aguas Calientes town are not included)
    Dining tent with tables and chairs
    2-person tent
    Inflatable sleeping mattress
    Horseman and mules (they carry cooking and camping equipment and up to 08 kilos of tourist’s belongings)
    Extra oxygen
    First Aid kit
    Vegetarian/special diet options available
    Bus Up and Down(day 5)
    Inca rail train from Aguas calientes to Poroy train station.

    What you need to take:
    Original passport and Student card
    Insurance card is essential
    Sleeping bag (not included)
    Walking boots
    Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
    Warm jacket
    Hat and gloves
    Comfortable trousers
    Sun hat
    Sun protection cream
    Insect Repellent
    Water purification tablets
    Personal medication
    Camera and film
    Flashlight with spare batteries

    Optional items to take:
    Walking stick
    Plasters and bandages
    Extra money
    Bathing suit for hot springs in Santa Teresa.

    To book the package tour, it is required all the members of the group:
    Full names, ages, date of birth, nationality and passport numbers.  

    About the payment: to secure the package tour, we will need 50% of the total payment, it can be sent through: bank to bank or Western Union(we will give you more details once we settle and agree about our services), the balance will be paid once you arrive in Cusco.    

    Cancelation policy:
    There are no cancelation fees for hotel, hike, entrances, trains, buses because the previous mentioned bookings are done at least 02 months ahead.

    Trekking Tips !!!.