We are an official Inca Trail tour operator based in the lovely city of Cusco, Peru. We are completely dedicated to the satisfaction of our clients. We offer tours and treks to Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Salkantay, Lares Valley and more!
Saturday, August 15, 2015
8 Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu
This 8 day trek including airfare takes you through amazing landscapes near the skirts of Mount Salkantay while heading towards Machu Picchu. 8 DAY SALKANTAY TREK LINK
DAY 1- FLY TO CUSCO
Board your overnight flight from Miami to Cusco. After your arrival, you will join your guide for a briefing regarding your trek.You will then go on a city tour of Cusco to enjoy the many sites this city has to offer.You will have the night to relax and explore at your leisure. Meals are not included on this day.
Pisac - known for its indigenous markets held every Sunday
Urubamba - this is where we will have lunch
Ollantaytambo- the oldest occupied town within the South American continent
Chinchero - also known for its indigenous markets
Towards the end of the tour, we will return you to the main square in Cusco around 6:30 pm. The night is free to explore at your leisure.
DAY 3 - THE ADVENTURE BEGINS
In the morning, we will pick you up and travel by bus to Mollepata. We continue with a 3 hour hike to Cruzpata, where we'll have lunch while admiring the beautiful snow capped mountains of Humantay and Salkantay. We keep going until we reach our first campsite of Soraypampa, which is the highest and coldest campsite of our trip. DAY 4 - MIGHTY SALKANTAY
After having breakfast, we begin our hike towards the highest pass on our trek, located between the two mountains of Salkantay and Tucarhuay. After resting, we continue walking downhill through the cloud forest towards Huayracpunku, also known as Huayracmachay. We will have lunch here and then continue our trek for 3 more hours until we reach our second campsite called Colcapampa. There is the possibility of reaching other campsites along the way including Challway.
DAY 5 - CLOUD FOREST
After having breakfast, we begin our trek through the upper jungle crossing the Lluskamayo River. We will pass through valleys and near amazing waterfalls while seeing a variety of tropical fruits and plants. We will set up our camp at a site called La Playa. After resting, we will take a soak in the soothing waters of the nearby hot springs.
DAY 6 - LLACTAPATA TO AGUAS CALIENTES
Early in the morning, we will hike for three hours to reach Llactapata, which is an Incan fortress from which we can see Machu Picchu! After taking photos and resting, we continue for two hours downhill passing many plantations the produce coca and bananas. For lunch, we will stop at the Hydroelectric dam. After lunch, we will walk for a couple of hours until reaching Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the night. There is the option to go to the hot springs. Entrance is 10 soles.
DAY 7 - MACHU PICCHU
After having breakfast, we will catch a bus to Machu Picchu in order to view the sun rising over the citadel. Your guide will then give a 2 hour tour of the site, after which, you will be able to explore this ancient citadel by yourselves. There is the option of hiking Wayna Picchu. You have to book this hike in advance. Let your booking agent know. In the afternoon, you will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes to have lunch and receive your return train tickets to Cusco. Please do arrive early in order to catch your train back to Cusco. The train stops in Ollantaytambo, you will have a bus waiting to return you to Cusco.
DAY 8 - FLY TO LIMA
You will have the morning to enjoy Cusco before being transferred to the airport in the afternoon. Once in the airport, you'll catch your flight to Lima.
DAY 9 - DEPART FOR MIAMI
Today, you'll take your connection flight from Lima to Miami