• inca trail to machupicchu::this trip is terrific option for those who want to experience the beauty and wonder of arriving at machupicchu. on this trek we will find many archaeological sites, cloud forests, waterfalls, an abundant variety of fauna and flora.
  • salkantay to machupicchu::this lovely and varied salkantay trek hike is the soft option from soray since the pass is lower though still a tough 4,750m 15,580ft and then is mostly downhill through forested valleys, above deep ravines, ending at 1,500m.
  • sacred valley tour::it is a setting of picturesque communities, impressive terraces and many important archaeological sites. you will find the fortress of ollantaytambo, pisac with its inca canal 3km long and chinchero.
  • choquequirao::grandiose and mysterious, this abandoned city has lots of parallels with machu picchu and there are a variety of theories about its function. copesco has partially cleared the site and there remains a lot more to be discovered.
  • manu biosphere reserve::we may encounter an agami heron or a sungrebe and brown cappuchin monkeys are usually feeding on fruits nearby. specially constructed piers that jut out into the lake enable us to look for a family of giant otters that live here.
  • ayahuasca ceremony 5d 4n::These ayahuasca ceremonies combine the great experience of the ayahuasca ceremony plus an amazing jungle tour both of them in special locations one in an original healing center called Capitary which facilities were made to relax you after the ayahua
  • Ayahuasca Preparation Ceremony::Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel, then we visit Belen market to know about natural medicine, drinks and handicrafts in  Pasaje Paquito.  After that we visit the Maniti rescue place  trichechus

salkantay to machupicchu 5d 4n

A remote and ancient footpath in the same region of the Inca trail, but less traveled and offering more spectacular views. This route provides a magnificent wilderness alternative for those who wish to escape the more congested trekking routes.
On the trail, we pass through an amazing progression of ecological zones, from sparsely vegetated alpine meadows flanking two spectacular 20,000' glaciered peaks, down through subtropical forest into the Inca salkantay Trail. We arrive later to the "Lost City of the Incas¨, Machu Picchu.

This lovely and varied hike (about 50km) is the "soft option" from Soray since the pass is lower (though still a tough 4,750m (15,580ft) and then is mostly downhill through forested valleys, above deep ravines, ending at 1,500m.

The trek on the second day from Soray goes steeply uphill for half an hour, then comes to a series of zigzags (Siete Culebras is the local name of this stretch). At the top of the seventh switchback the terrain levels out under Salkantay lateral moraine, and drops gently down to the small laguna Soirococha. The pass you see above is, alas, a false one; the main pass is a little further on, but the view of Salkantay looming above you more than compensates for the effort. The real pass at 4,750m is reached after 3-4 hours from the moraine, and is marked by a pile of stones , "well know as Apacheta by the locals", which grows daily as each traveler adds his pebble to thank the APUS for a safe trip.

Then the trail descends to the left -hand side of the valley, becoming indistinct in swampy areas. And then comes a place named Huayrajmachay "eye of the wind", from here we will have a great chance to see the beautiful Pyramid-shape of Humantay behind as you drop below the tree line, know as LA CEJA DE SELVA ("Eyebrow of the Jungle"), and walk through groves of bamboo with many orchids and other flowers and lots of hummingbirds, spectacular waterfalls, a small hot spring at Collpapampa the right place to lock out for the parakeets that abound in this area as well. And then we go to take a local bus in order to get Santa Teresa where we will enjoy the hot springs which is 45 minutes from this town .and then will see Machupicchu and waynapichu mountains and then the last day will see finally the Incan city of Machu picchU

OUR FIXED DEPARTURE DATES 2016 ARE: (we can open a new fixed departure we need just two passangers as minimum let us know and we will advertise on our webpage to join more people to your group)

  • May  11th 16th,17th, 18th 19th, 22th, 26th, 27th, 30, 31stne
  • June 02nd, 3rd ,4th, 06th, 07th, 08th, 10th, 11th,13th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 24th, 25th, 27th, 29th, 31st
  • July 01st ,02nd, 04th, 05th, 07th, 09th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 15th, 18th, 19th, 21th, 24th, 25th, 28th, 29th,  31st
  • August, 01st, 4th, 5th 09th, 13th, 28th, 29th,
  • September 16th, 19th, 24th, 27th, 30th
  • October 05th , 09th, 13th, 15th, 19th, 23rd, 28th, 30th
  • November  11th, 16th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 25th, 29th, 30th
  • December  o1st, 18th, 19th, 2oth ,23rd ,24th, 25,th,27th 28th

unique price 2016 400 dollars minimun 2paxs

 

salkantay to machupicchu 5d/4n

 

 

FIRST DAY : MARCOCAZA TREK -CRUZPATA-SAYLLAPATA - SORAYPAMPA

We pick you up from your hotel at 4:30 a.m .and then we go to the bus station and we drive for about 3 hours to Mollepata. As soon as we are at mollepata while you have breakfast the cook and the horseman will pack all the camping equipment and cooking stuff and we start hiking the first 3 hours will be a little bit uphill to get Cruzpata where we will have lunch with panoramic views of beautiful snow-capped mountains (Humantay; 4120m/13500ft and Salcantay; 6271m/20575ft) - just the start! We will begin our trek towards Soraypampa, our first campsite (3800 m/11750ft; the highest and coldest campsite of the trip) we will be very close to the second highest snow capped -mountain of Salkantay.


SECOND DAY: SORAYPAMPA --SALKANTAYPAMPA-SOYROCOCHA-HUAYRACMACHAY-ANDENES-CHAULLAY OR COLLPAPAMPA (MIGHTY SALCANTAY)

After having breakfast we start walking about 5:30 am ,because this day will be the longest day the first 4 hours is uphill to get highest point of the trail (4650m/15200ft) located halfway between 2 huge mountains; Salkantay on the right and Tucarhuay on the left. From the pass, the views of the 2 snow-capped mountains are incredible. There is a possibility of snow here.
After a 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, chaullay or Colcapampa (3000m/9800ft).


THIRD DAY: CHAULLAY - LA PLAYA - LLACTAPATA-SANTA TERESA (CLOUD FOREST)

After breakfast, at 6.30am, we start walking through the upper jungle crossing the Lluskamayo River and a variety of little brooks to reach La Playa walking about 6 hours. Today we will pass through valleys and have wonderful views of waterfalls, tropical fruits ,plants and as soon as we are at la playa place horses will go back to Mollepata so we take a local bus to drive one hour to get Santa Teresa where will camp (1500m/4905ft) with a warm climate. After a rest, we will go to the hot springs and enjoy the well-deserved soothing water!.


FOURTH SALKANTAY TREK DAY: LLACTAPATA - HYDROELECTRIC TRAIN STATION - AGUAS CALIENTES
We will have breakfast at 8am and leave our camping spot of Lluscamayo. We walk up on a original Inca Trail to Llactapata site where you will get a chance to see Machupicchu far away (one of the most beautiful place to see Machupicchu) then We continue walking, passing a variety of crop plantations, coca, banana etc. until we reach the hydroelectric station. And after the lunch we keep walking about two and half hours along the train road till reaching Aguas Calientes town where we will spend the night in a hostel.
In Aguas Calientes, you can take advantage of the thermal springs in the town (entrance 10 soles) a real treat after finishing the Salkantay Trek
4TH DAY:Total distance: 12 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 5 - 6 hours
Maximum altitude point: 1,600 m (aprox.)
Hostel(aguas calientes) altitude: 1,900 m (aprox.)


FIFTH DAY: MACHU PICCHU!!!

We wake up early morning about 4 am to then to 4:30 to have the breakfast and leave to walk up to Machupicchu which takes one and half hours up to machupicchu but there is another option to catch the first bus which leaves 5:30 to Machupicchu (25-minutes long) in order to appreciate the magnificent city as the sun is rising.
A walking tour (approximately 2 hours) is given by your Guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. If you still have energy you can also climb Huaynapicchu (2720m/8890ft)!!! It takes 45 minutes to reach the top.

You will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes (it can be reached by bus or on foot) to be given your train tickets back to Cusco or ollantaytambo. The first train usually leaves at 15.55 and we will arrive back in Cusco at about 20.20.or the second train which leaves 4:20 and goes to Ollantaytambo where someone will be waiting for you with your guide's name who will take you to take a bus to Cusco.
If desired, an extra night in Aguas Calientes town can be arranged. (Please let us know if you would like to stay an extra night when booking your tour.

Important Notes

What is Included:

*our maximum number of people for each group are maximum 09 Paxs

• Pre-departure briefing hotel-office                                                                                                                                                                                                   
• Collection from your hotel (we pick you up where you are staying from) from 4:30 to 5:00 am
• Private transport to Mollepata ( trailhead)
• Tourist Expeditions Train back to Ollantaytambo( if can be at 6.45 pm or 9:30 pm leaving from Aguas calientes)
• Entrance fee to Machu picchu
• Food: *4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 afternoon snacks (hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn) and 4 dinners
• We have 4 people tents for 2-people so there will be plenty of space to set up your backpacks
• Camping equipment (tent, cooking and eating tents. Chairs and tables )
• Thermarest air Sleeping mattresses
• Cook who is charge of making the food, Horseman , mules or porters (they just carry cooking stuff and camping equipment )                                             plus 6 kilos for your personal belongings.
• 1 emergency horse to ride  just in case somebody need to ride it
• 1 night accommodation in a hostel Aguas Calientes• Oxygen balloon for any emergency
• Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes / boiled water to fill in your water bottle every morning and night, and at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead
• Transfer train station-hotel in Cusco
• First Aid kit and Free Luggage storage. When you go on the trek it is best to leave any luggage that you are not going to need behind in Cusco. Nearly all the hotels in Cusco provide a secure luggage deposit. Put any valuables in their safe. Very rarely do hotels charge for this service especially if you are returning to the same hotel after the trek. If there are any problems with your hotel we can arrange to store your luggage at our Incas Tour  Office.
• *Vegetarian/special diet options available
• NOTE: entrance fee for salkantay trek 2016 is not  being charge now, to anyone  we do not if the minister of cullture will regulate again this anyway our company will assume 30 soles of this entrance fee ( we do not if the price will rise up , last year it was 30 soles only)


What is not Included:

 

• Breakfast on the first day at mollepata and lunch on the last day in machu picchu or Aguas Calientes
• Entrance to the hot springs water ( Santa Teresa (10 soles ) Aguas Calientes(10 soles )
• Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu (optional) US$24 round trip
( one way US$9 and you can Buy it at the Aguas Calientes bus station) 


What you need to bring:

 

• Original passport (and Student card (ISIC) green card). Note ( you have to bring your student card to machu picchu because you are going to be required to show at the control point .
• Travel Insurance card is essential
• Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
• Warm jacket
• Sun hat and gloves
• T-shirts
• Comfortable trousers
• Rain pants
• Bathing suit (for hot springs in Santa Teresa and Aguas Calientes)
• Sun protection cream ( factor 35 recommended ) sun is strong
• Insect Repellent ( for mosquitos ) recommendable 30% deet
• Water bottle.
• Water purification tablets (Micropur recommended)
• Toilet paper
• Personal medication
• Camera and films
• Torch with spare batteries (flashlight) we recommend headlights
• Extra contribution suggested money for tipping horseman, cook and guide. and for any emergency.
Tips: please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish


Optional items to bring:

• Short pants , Plaster and bandages

  • • Walking poles (with rubber tips) they can also be hired from us.

 

OUR ECOTURSM/SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS

 

*Please help us to reduce or eliminate the generation of plastic waste by refilling this bottle in any of the water stations located throughout on the treks. This is part of our efforts towards a cleaner and healthier environment. Sponsored by Incas Tour(The Best Local Outfitter)
No more plastic Bottles on the Salkantay Trek.

Get one of this Bottle for Free at our Office!!!

 

 

* Please help us to stop cutting down trees to make wooden walking stick which are being buying by tourists along the Salkantay trek by hiring metal walking stick in our main office or in any shop here in Cusco. Sponsored by Incas tour (The Best Local Outfitter)

No more Wooden sticks on the Salkantay Trek !!!

 

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