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Salkantay Trail

Salkantay Trail

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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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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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$40.00

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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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 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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$295.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$500.00
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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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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 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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$305.13
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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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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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$659.00
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SALKANTAY TREK 5D / 4N with returns by train or car

SALKANTAY TREK 5D / 4N with returns by train or car

The walk from Salkantay to Machu Picchu is the number one alternative to the classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The impressive mountains Salkantay and Humantay dominate the first two days, as it passes through the landscape of Puna Alta. On the third day, you will descend to the warm cloud forest, to reach the city of Machu Picchu. The impressive magical citadel of Machu Picchu is visited on the fifth day of the walk. The walk from Salkantay to Machu Picchu was recently named one of the 25 best walks in the world, by the National Geographic Adventure travel magazine.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$517.34
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Salkantay trekking

Salkantay trekking

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WHY BOOK TRIP WITH US ? Local Tour Operator based in Cusco 100% Trekking & Expeditions Specialists Small Groups & Big Adventures Guaranteed fixed departures Safety is our #1 Priority Reliable, consistent and timely customer service Sustainable and responsible hiking Fantastic meals and top of the line hiking Gear
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$586.67
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Salkantay Trekking Tour from Cusco 5 Day - Special Offer

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$335.75
$395.00
$59.25 savings
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$395.00
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Ultimate Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 Days

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Ultimate Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 Days

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Salkantay is considered among the finest trekking routes in Peru, but organizing accommodation, meals, and transportation to explore it solo is a challenge. On this tour, follow in the footsteps of the Incas along the Salkantay route with your guide, and reach UNESCO–listed Machu Picchu with all the key logistics covered. Along the way, admire uninterrupted views from the highlands of Peru to the dense forest and soaring peaks.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$531.00
$590.00
$59.00 savings
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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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$650.00
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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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Humantay Lake day trek from Cusco

Humantay Lake day trek from Cusco

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The Humantay Lake is a magical place. A great day trip option for those looking for short hikes around Cusco in Peru. During the trek you get to see beautiful scenery and you will be surrounded by the most holly mountains as Salkantay and Humantay while enjoying your mistycal moment around this incredible turquoise Lake.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.34
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Humantay Lake Full Day Cusco

Humantay Lake Full Day Cusco

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Enjoy the Andean landscape of Peru during this full-day excursion to the Humantay Lagoon. The maximum height is 4,200 meters and has an impressive view of the snowcap of the same name. This is one of the most visited places after the Mountain of colors. We offer you a wonderful day and with all the service you are looking for.
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  • 19 hours
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$55.00
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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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5 Day Classic Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

5 Day Classic Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

The amazing Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu is one of the famous treks in Cusco and the best alternative route to get to Machu Picchu. You will experience untouched natural beauty as you hike through the Andean mountains worshiped by the Incas. This trek will tread through varied terrain, experiencing 15 unique ecosystems, and changing altitudes. If you are thinking to do a hiking trip to Machu Picchu and you want to be off-the-beaten-path and back in touch with nature then this 5 day Salkantay trek is the absolute best option.
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  • 5 days
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$443.74
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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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8-Day Salkantay Trek Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco

8-Day Salkantay Trek Tour to Machu Picchu from Cusco

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Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with an 8-day Machu Picchu trip via the rugged Salkantay Trek. Spend two days exploring the Inca and colonial history in Cusco and nearby Chinchero. Then set off on an unforgettable hike amid Andean mountains and gorgeous valleys. Along the way you'll traverse various climate zones, encounter fascinating wildlife and explore magnificent Inca ruins before arriving at Aguas Calientes. From here, it's an early start to watch the sun rise over Machu Picchu and spend a day discovering this famed Inca Citadel. 
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$999.00
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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
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$489.30
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Salkantay Trekk 5 Days - ||All Included||

Salkantay Trekk 5 Days - ||All Included||

Trek Salkantay is a 51 km long hike with a 6-7 hour trek. It is a path oriented to travelers who like challenges and witness the different microclimates, discover the mysteries of the Andean world and landscapes that the trail has to offer in a single trip to Machu Picchu. Salkantay 5D invites you to discover and enjoy in these 5 days the variety of climates, from the very cold and freezing weather through the Salkantay mountain (4,600) msnm to be able to see in the last day one of the wonders of the new world Machu Picchu.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$420.00
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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 95 Salkantay Trail tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Salkantay Trail costs USD 30.00. Guided Salkantay Trail tours start around USD 30.00 per person. See all 95 Salkantay Trail tickets and tours on Viator.