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Salkantay Trail, a remote trekking route in the same Andean region as the Inca Trail, offers travelers spectacular scenery. Trekkers pass soaring mountains, picturesque villages, lakes, and lush jungle. While Inca Trail tours are typically booked far in advance, Salkantay offers another (more affordable) way to reach Machu Picchu.

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Salkantay Trek 5 Days / 4 Nights

Salkantay Trek 5 Days / 4 Nights

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Most people who walk to Machu Picchu follow the very popular Inca Trail. This guided hike takes you along the lesser-known, and less-crowded, Salkantay Trek. The five-day, four-night trip takes you along original Inca paths and through cloud forest. Along the way you'll learn about local culture and enjoy delicious food.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$290.00
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$290.00

5-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu with Optional Hot Spring Bath

5-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu with Optional Hot Spring Bath

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Head to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu on the 5-day Salkantay Trek. Traverse various climates including the impressive snow-capped mountains of Salkantay and Humantay Mountains as well as the lush jungle of the cloud forest. Explore the ruins of Machu Picchu with your tour guide and learn about the Inca Empire before returning to Cusco. The Salkantay Trek is a great alternative to the crowded Inca Trail.
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  • 5 days
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$479.00
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$479.00

Classic Salkantay Trek 4-Day

Classic Salkantay Trek 4-Day

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The 5-day Salkantay trek is an alternative to the popular Inca Trail, which can often be crowded. Hike past ancient Inca ruins, through the Cloud Forest, and past the towering Andes Mountains as you make your way to Machu Picchu. This trek offers a look at the unique biodiversity of Peru as you navigate different climates and explores the rich history of the great Inca Empire.
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  • 4 days
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$550.00
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$550.00

Salkantay 5-Day Trek To Machu Picchu

Salkantay 5-Day Trek To Machu Picchu

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Take up the challenge of this rugged 5-day, 4-night trip to Machu Picchu along the Salkantay trekking route. This rigorous hike offers stunning views of both snow-covered Andean peaks and lush jungle, plus a trip through a mountain pass at 15,200 feet (4,650 meters). You’ll also get up close with Peruvian indigenous communities as you explore villages like Soraypampa and Santa Teresa, before finishing your trek at the unforgettable Machu Picchu with a guided tour. This Salkantay trek also features hotel pickup, guide three nights of camping and one night of hostel accommodation, bus and train transfers, four days of meals and three snacks, entrance fees and horseman and mules to help carry gear.
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  • 5 days
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$710.00
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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu in 4 Days

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu in 4 Days

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Embark on a multi-day hike to Machu Picchu from Cusco along the Salkantay Trek, a less crowded though-just-as-spectacular alternative to the Inca Trail. With horses to carry your gear you'll begin your 4-day journey at the Soyrapampa trail head, crossing the highest point in your hike—the 15,060-foot-high (4,590-meter) Apacheta path—on your initial ascent. From there you'll spend days meandering through lush jungle and past gushing waterfalls, alongside village coffee plantations and across high-altitude meadows and camping overnight beneath the stars before arriving at the famed Inca citadel.
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  • 4 days
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$550.00
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Hiram Bingham Luxury Train to Machu Picchu
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Hiram Bingham Luxury Train to Machu Picchu

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Travel back in time aboard the elegant Belmond Hiram Bingham train, enjoying the ultimate in luxury train transportation on a day trip to the world-famous Machu Picchu. Climb aboard the train’s richly appointed 1920s Pullman cars to enjoy fabulous views of the Andes, white tablecloth dining, and high-end wine. Then explore Machu Picchu with an expert guide, followed by afternoon tea at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge. This VIP Machu Picchu experience also includes welcome drink at the station, appetizers, lunch and dinner, full drink service, entrance fees at the site, live on-board entertainment, and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 13 hours
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$1,105.00
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ATV Tour to Moray, Maras and Salt Flat in the Sacred Valley from Cusco

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ATV Tour to Moray, Maras and Salt Flat in the Sacred Valley from Cusco

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Peru’s Sacred Valley lies in the Andean Highlands—a landscape of rugged mountains, open plains, and soaring cliffs—and reaching the remote sites is a challenge. Choose a morning or afternoon half-day safari, and tackle the rough ground by powerful all-terrain quad bike. With your guide to lean the way, reach historic sites including Moray and Maras with ease, enjoy sweeping views across the Peruvian countryside, and learn of life here under Incan rule.
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  • 5 hours
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Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco

Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco

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Travel for a few hours from Cusco through the rugged mountain countryside of Peru to reach the aptly named Rainbow Mountain, striped with colorful mineral deposits and located far off the beaten path. Hike with a guide to the summit for a once-in-a-lifetime wilderness adventure, or rent a horse (own expense) for easier access to the same incredible views.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco
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Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco

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Spend a day exploring the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu during this all-inclusive day trip leaving from Cusco. Discover this renowned mountaintop Inca site with a guide, learning about its construction, history, and what daily life was like for its residents. The trip’s relaxed, non-strenuous pace is a great option for first-time visitors, families, and solo travelers alike, and features three different train ride options. The trip also includes round-trip hotel transport, transfer from Cusco to Machu Picchu (via train and bus), and the site entrance fee.
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  • 14 hours
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$341.00
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2-Day Tour: Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu by Train

2-Day Tour: Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu by Train

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Discover the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu on this 2-day tour. Visit key sites such as Pisac, Urubamba, and Ollantaytambo and discover their individual archaeological sites with your guide. Spend the night at Aguas Calientes, the village at the base of Machu Picchu, and rest up before catching the sunrise at the famous Inca citadel the next day.
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  • 2 days
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$479.00
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Half-Day City Tour of Cusco Including Tambomachay

Half-Day City Tour of Cusco Including Tambomachay

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Get a comprehensive tour of the main Incan sites around Cusco on this half-day excursion. Visit all the highlights and landmarks, including Tambomachay, Puccpucara, Quenqo, Sacsayuaman, and Koricancha. Hotel pickup in the historic center of Cusco available; travel via air-conditioned coach.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.00
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Pisac Inca Market, Platerie and Ollantaytambo Living Inca town

Pisac Inca Market, Platerie and Ollantaytambo Living Inca town

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Uncover the fascinating architecture and culture of the ancient Incas during this full-day tour covering the highlights of Peru’s Sacred Valley from Cusco. Check out the market in Pisac, stopping on Sundays to observe its famous mass. Then visit the Inca settlement at Ollantaytambo and explore the ruins of its fortress and the Temple of the Sun, a mysterious structure composed of giant 12-foot (3.5-m) stones. Your Sacred Valley tour also includes a guide, lunch, and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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Private Tour: Rainbow Mountain from Cusco

Private Tour: Rainbow Mountain from Cusco

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Avoid the crowded tour buses on this day trip to one of the most popular natural attractions in the Cusco area. Ride in the comfort of private transportation out to Rainbow Mountain, stopping for an included breakfast and lunch, and learn about the history and culture of the region from your informative guide as you go.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.00
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Peruvian Cooking Class and Local Market in Cusco

Peruvian Cooking Class and Local Market in Cusco

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Explore a local market in Cusco, then take a workshop on Peruvian cuisine during this 4-hour culinary experience. Learn about the functions of traditional Andean kitchens and local specialties from a professional Peruvian chef. Tastings, meal, and drinks included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00
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Horseback Riding Tour to the Devil's Balcony from Cusco

Horseback Riding Tour to the Devil's Balcony from Cusco

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Explore local Andean communities and ancient Inca ruins in the countryside outside Cusco during this horseback riding adventure. Learn about the daily rhythms of local life, observing farming techniques along with alpaca and sheep herding as you pass these tiny districts. You also discover Inca temples, soaking up the ancient energy of these spiritual sites, and visit the ‘Devil’s Balcony,’ a natural cave once used as an Inca shrine. Your horseback ride near Cusco also includes a guide, horseback riding gear, snacks and water, and round-trip transport from your hotel to the ranch.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.67
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Humantay Lake Tour from Cusco

Humantay Lake Tour from Cusco

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Get a taste for Peru’s high-alpine scenery and ancient Inca customs during this full-day hike to Lake Humantay from Cusco. Ascend to this scenic body of water located at 13,779 feet (4,200 meters), learning about its sacred place in Inca mythology during your climb. An included buffet lunch back at base camp is an added bonus.
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  • 12 hours
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$42.00
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Cusco Rafting and Zipline Adventure

Cusco Rafting and Zipline Adventure

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Embark on a thrilling outdoor adventure that combines white-water rafting with zip-lining and satisfies your need for speed. Depart Cusco for Oropesa, where you can ease your butterflies with a bite of the town's iconic bread before hitting the Vilcanota River. Tackle Class III and IV rapids and battle intense waves as you make your way downstream, enjoying the remarkable scenery of the surrounding Andes as you go. Afterward, soar through the sky on an exhilarating zip ride.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.00
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Half Day Cusco City Tour and Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman

Half Day Cusco City Tour and Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman

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Marvel at the architectural and archeological majesty of Cusco on a half-day tour of the city’s most significant sites. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, visit fascinating ruins of Qenqo; the sacred temples of Puca Pucara, and the ecclesiastical structure of the Cusco Cathedral. Admire exquisite architecture and gain insight into Peru’s alluring history on this enriching excursion.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$79.00
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$79.00

Cusco Airport Arrival Transfer

Cusco Airport Arrival Transfer

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Begin your Peruvian vacation with comfort and convenience with a stress-free arrival airport transfer from Cusco. Skip crowded taxi lines and avoid navigating confusing public transport systems with this shared transfer from Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport to your hotel. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, these transfers accurately coincide with your flight and guarantee a tranquil arrival into Peru.
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  • 10 minutes
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$12.30
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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5

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As one of most sought-after routes to reach the majestic Machu Picchu citadel, the Salkantay trek is a once in a lifetime experience. At the highest point of the trek, the Salkantay pass will take us over 4600 meters above sea level. As we descend to Challway, we will quickly observe a change in the landscape, from an arid terrain to a one that is green and fertile. Finally, we will arrive at Machu Picchu for a visit of the most important archaeological center of South America.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$300.00
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Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu 5 Days, 4 Nights (alternative Inka Trail)

Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu 5 Days, 4 Nights (alternative Inka Trail)

"Salkantay" is the tutelary Apu (Mr. peak) of Cusco with 6271 m. altitude. with this trip you’ll cross beautiful Andean places and we have the opportunity to observe Condors and Alpacas in their natural habitat. On this trip you will reach the beautiful and great Salkantay Mountain (6271 m), you can take a bath in natural hot springs from the depths of the earth, to see the Condor, various fruit trees and a variety of orchids, even better you can try the Peru tastiest coffee, enjoying the beautiful view of Machu Picchu from our campsite. Salkantay trek is one of the greatest attractions of Cusco. The Cordillera Vilcabamba, where the massif of Salkantay is located, it’s a beautiful and secluded area, dominated by the Apu Salkantay it has many high snowy peaks, such as Tucarhuay (5,910 m.s.n.m.), the Veronica (5,682 m.s.n.m.) and Huacayhuilca (5,361 m.s.n.m.), among others, where you will meet new friends and Visiting the most important place of the route the Santuary of Machu Picchu
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  • 5 days
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$310.00
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$310.00

4-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu From Cusco

4-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu From Cusco

Take the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, an alternative to the famous Inca Trail, and head off the beaten path. This 4-day, 3-night trek reaches peaks of over 4,600 meters before dipping back into the jungle and passes through remote villages and beautiful scenery before reaching the final destination of Machu Picchu. Explore the citadel with a guided tour and some free time before heading to Cusco.
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  • 4 days
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$450.00
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$450.00

From Cusco Salkantay trekking 2 days with Humantay Lake

From Cusco Salkantay trekking 2 days with Humantay Lake

The guides are friendly and fun. We will provide you an unforgettable experience We will help you in everything You will know 2 famous places
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$151.48
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Alternative Inca Trail - Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu 5 Days, 4 Nights

Alternative Inca Trail - Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu 5 Days, 4 Nights

This is a great alternative Inka Trail to Machu Picchu. with this trip you’ll cross beautiful Andean places and we have the opportunity to observe Condors and Alpacas in their natural habitat. On this trip you will reach the beautiful and great Salkantay Mountain (6271 m), you can take a bath in natural hot springs from the depths of the earth, to see the Condor, various fruit trees and a variety of orchids, even better you can try the Peru tastiest coffee, enjoying the beautiful view of Machu Picchu from our campsite. Salkantay trek is one of the greatest attractions of Cusco. The Cordillera Vilcabamba, where the massif of Salkantay is located, it’s a beautiful and secluded area, dominated by the Apu Salkantay it has many high snowy peaks, such as Tucarhuay (5,910 m.s.n.m.), the Veronica (5,682 m.s.n.m.) and Huacayhuilca (5,361 m.s.n.m.), among others, where you will meet new friends and Visiting the most important place of the route the Santuary of Machu Picchu
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  • 5 days
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$307.70
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Should I book Salkantay Trail tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Salkantay Trail can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Salkantay Trail 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Salkantay Trail costs USD 12.30. Guided Salkantay Trail tours start around USD 12.30 per person.
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