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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 Trekking Tour from Cusco 5 Day - Special Offer

Salkantay Trekking Tour from Cusco 5 Day - Special Offer

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This tour and trek is full of beautiful landscapes and visits to the Humantay lake, Salkantay, Santa Teresa, Colcalmayo (thermal baths), Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes), Machu Picchu archeological site (wonder of the modern world) and Huayna Picchu or Mountain (optional).
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$395.00
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$395.00
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Full-Day Trek to Humantay Lake from Cusco with Guide

Full-Day Trek to Humantay Lake from Cusco with Guide

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Trek through the Andes to the azure waters of Humantay Lake on this full-day trek from Cusco. Learn about the importance of the lagoon to the Inca people who originally inhabited the area through a guide's commentary. See local flora and fauna on a hike through the valleys around the lake and enjoy lunch before returning to Cusco.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$450.00
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$450.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$550.00
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Salcantay Trek to Machu Picchu in 5 Days

Salcantay Trek to Machu Picchu in 5 Days

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Machu Picchu is perhaps the best-known archeological site in South America, but it is also surrounded by lush valleys, mountains, rivers, and other ruins worth visiting. This tour takes five days to hike Mount Salcantay, eventually following an ancient Inca road toward Machu Picchu, while saving you the trouble of planning a trekking adventure. Meals, horses, camping equipment, and entrance fees to Machu Pichu are included.
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  • 5 days
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$516.00
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$516.00

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$550.00
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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days All-included

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days All-included

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The mythic Salkantay trek brings you in the Peruvian mountains, passing by the Salkantay and Humantay peaks to finally arrive in the Inca's Wonder, Machu Picchu.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$246.16
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All Inclusive - 2 Days Humantay Lake & The Salkantay Pass - Private Service

All Inclusive - 2 Days Humantay Lake & The Salkantay Pass - Private Service

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Enjoy Peru’s breathtaking sceneries, ancient cultures and rainforests. The Tour 02 Day Humantay Lake – Private Service is a tour that will take you through the most picturesque landscapes and native people of the Limatambo area. Discover with us one of the hike on trend, which for its natural beauty has become known worldwide. On the way you can enjoy the fantastic landscapes, as well as the magnificent snowy peaks of Humantay and Salkantay. You will have the pleasure of being at the foot of one of the most emblematic snows of the city of Cusco. You can rest under the starry sky of the Andes that will captivate you with its spectacular constellations, a great adventure of ecotourism given in the highest parts of nature. Let Mother Nature guide you through the most spectacular places and get the peace of mind of making this unique experience in the Andes.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$489.30
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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 days All-included

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 days All-included

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The mythic Salkantay trek brings you in the Peruvian mountains, passing by the Salkantay and Humantay peaks to finally arrive in the Inca's Wonder, Machu Picchu.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$271.80
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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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$710.00

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$307.70
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Salkantay Trek 5 Days / 4 Nights

Salkantay Trek 5 Days / 4 Nights

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There are three main routes to Machu Picchu. There's the popular Inca Trail, the lesser traveled Lares Trek, and the one we chose, The Salkantay Trek. Each of these has a variation of days and you basically just start further up in the trail, or make a shortcut to trim off one day.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$290.00
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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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$600.00
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Private Tour to Humantay Lagoon from Cusco

Private Tour to Humantay Lagoon from Cusco

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Hike to the Humantay Lake during this private one-day trek from Cusco. Climb to see this scenic lagoon, known for its turquoise color. Learn about the culture and history of the Peruvian Andes during the journey from your private guide. Hear stories about the sacred place of the Humantay Lake in Incan mythology over a buffet lunch.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.21
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$450.00
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5-Day All-Inclusive Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu

5-Day All-Inclusive Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu

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Enjoy an adventure like no other on the remote Salkantay Trail, enjoying a 5-day hiking adventure to the celebrated Inca city of Machu Picchu. This ancient Inca-era footpath offers an alternative to the famous Inca Trail, spanning a spectacular range of 15 different ecosystems from 6,900 feet (2,100m) to 12,800 feet (3,900m) including everything from lush rainforests to rugged high-altitude mountain passes. Along the way you'll also have the chance to interact with friendly Peruvian locals and stop at fascinating archaeological ruins from the Inca civilization. Your Salkantay trek also includes a professional guide, most meals, accommodation, entrance fees and transportation.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$659.00
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11-Day Semi-Private Tour: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Salkantay Trek and Machu Picchu

11-Day Semi-Private Tour: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Salkantay Trek and Machu Picchu

Cusco, UNESCO–listed Machu Picchu, and the Sacred Valley of the Incas count among Peru’s must-see sites of interest, but organizing accommodation, meals, and transportation to hit the highlights solo takes time and effort. On this hiking tour, follow in the footsteps of the Incas along the Salkantay route—with all the key logistics covered. With your guide to lead, discover ancient ruins, bubbling hot springs, and pristine jungle.
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  • 11 days
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$1,449.00
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4-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

4-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

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Get off the beaten path to Machu Picchu during this 4-day, 3-night trip along the higher, more scenic and less-traveled Salkantay trekking route. Over the course of this 4-day trip you’ll enjoy incredible vistas of snow-capped Andean peaks, and cross a mountain pass at 15,200 feet (4,650 meters) before eventually descending back into the jungle landscapes at lower altitude. Cap it all off with your final day at Machu Picchu, the unforgettable ‘Lost City of the Incas,’ with a 2-hour tour of the site and time to explore on your own. Your Salkantay trekking experience also features hotel pickup, two nights of camping and one night of hostel accommodations, bus and train transfers, three days of meals and two snacks, entrance fees and a horseman and mules to help carry gear.
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  • 4 days
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$722.00
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4-Day Salkantay Trek

4-Day Salkantay Trek

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Adventurous travelers who want to make the pilgrimage to Machu Picchu but avoid the crowds of the popular Inca Trail should consider this off-the-beaten-path alternative. The Salkantay Trek takes you through majestic mountains and ends with spectacular views of Machu Picchu. Plus, while spots on the strictly-permitted Inca Trail sell out months in advance, the lesser-known Salkantay Trek is open to last-minute bookings, making it ideal for spontaneous travelers.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$550.00
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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu(Return by Train)

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu(Return by Train)

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Located northwest of Cuzco, Nevado de Salkantay, the cordillera’s tallest peak rises to 6,271 metres above sea level. The name Salkantay means ‘Savage Mountain’ and it is a strikingly beautiful single peak providing a great focal point for this route. The trek normally takes 5 days and is popular with trekkers wanting to combine a quieter, less trodden route with a visit to the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu. One of the reasons the Salkantay trail is so popular is the incredible diversity of the views and ecosystems. Voted among the top 25 best treks in the world the walk is dominated by the 20,500-feet-high Mount Salkantay and cuts through the beautiful Mollepata Valley and passes Salkantay at an altitude above 15,000 feet before traversing around the mountains to arrive at Aguas Calientes. The trek is only a little more difficult than the Inca Trail, and horses are used to carry food and equipment.
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  • 5 days
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$333.34
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Humantay Lake Full Day and see Salkantay snowy

Humantay Lake Full Day and see Salkantay snowy

Spend the day hiking through the Andes to reach the beautiful turquoise waters of Lake Humantay. Reach heights of 14,000 feet (4,250 meters) as you hike from Soraypampa to the lagoon. Enjoy free time to explore the area, take a dip in the glacial waters, and learn about the history of the area from your guide. Enjoy a delicious lunch in the town of Mollepata before heading back to Cusco.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.03
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Camino Salkantay Machu Picchu 5 dias 4 noches

Camino Salkantay Machu Picchu 5 dias 4 noches

El camino salkantay es un antiguo y remoto sendero alternativo al Camino Inca, posee vistas mucho más espectaculares y con diversos pisos ecológicos, donde observaremos, laguna del nevado Humantay, cruzando por los ríos y zonas tropicales de abundante vegetación y fauna. Este camino es una excelente opción para aquellos que desean escapar de las rutas más congestionadas y de una forma más aventurera.
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  • 5 days
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$500.00
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Private Full Day Trip to Humantay Lake from Cusco

Private Full Day Trip to Humantay Lake from Cusco

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Avoid the crowds and enjoy a personalized experience on this private guided tour to Humantay Lake from Cusco. Hike through the valleys of Salkantay Mountain toward the turquoise waters of Humantay, one of the most important lakes in Incan mythology. Includes breakfast and lunch.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.00
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5 Day - Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu - Group Service

5 Day - Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu - Group Service

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Make a 5-day, 4-night pilgrimage to the sacred site of Machu Picchu along the rugged-but-beautiful Salkantay trekking route. Hike amidst towering, snow-capped mountain peaks and travel through sky-high mountain passes reaching 15,200 feet (4,650 meters). You’ll also traverse diverse terrain of cloud forests and jungle on your way to Machu Picchu, where you’ll enjoy a dramatic sunrise visit and guided tour on your final day. This Salkantay trek also features hotel pickup, bus and train transfers, four days of meals and snacks, camping equipment, three nights of camping and one night of hostel accommodation and horsemen and mules to carry gear.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$680.00
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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. See all 77 Salkantay Trail tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Salkantay Trail costs USD 30.77. Guided Salkantay Trail tours start around USD 30.77 per person. See all 77 Salkantay Trail tickets and tours on Viator.
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