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4-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Cusco, Peru

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icon4 days  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more


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.
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Vegetarian meal option available
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Pre-departure briefing
Cuzco Accommodation Pick-Up
Van Cuzco to Mollepata to Challacancha (starting point of trek)
Car Transfer La Playa to Santa Teresa to Hydroelectric Station
Round Trip Tourist Bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
Tourist Train Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
Bus Ollantaytambo to Cuzco
Professional Bilingual Guide on trek & Machu Picchu tour
Camping Accommodation during trek (including Basic Sleeping Pad & tent for 2 people)
1-night 3* Hotel Accommodation at Aguas Calientes
Meals: 3B/3L/3D/2 snacks with typical menus
Horseman and mules to carry cooking and camping equipment plus a total of 7 kilos for each trekker. (This includes 3 kilos for your sleeping bag & mattress plus 4 kilos of personal items.
Foam Sleeping Mat
First Aid kit
Emergency oxygen bottle
Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 4
Lunch (3)
Breakfast (3)
Dinner (3)
Airport Pick-Up and Drop-Off(please make your own way)
Day 1 Breakfast, Day 4 Lunch and Dinner, Bottled Water
Sleeping Bag (Rental $15 USD for the trek)
Guide for bus and train transfers (these portions are on your own)
Optional Services
Train transfer from Hydroelectric Station to Aguas Calientes (30 usd)
Huayna Picchu Trek (48 soles) must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance
Machu Picchu Mountain Hike (48 soles) must be booked at least 1 week in advance
Accommodation in Cuzco
Trekking Permit
The Peruvian government may require a trekking permit for Salkantay. If this is approved, the rates will be around:
133 Soles Adult
67 Soles Student
Tips (Please remember that tipping is 100% optional and depends entirely on the service you received. It is customary to give tips in Latin America, however it is NOT mandatory. If you do wish to give a tip, these are our recommended guidelines.
Guide: 40-60 soles per trekker
Assistant Guide: 30-40 soles per trekker
Horsemen: 60-80 soles for each horseman from the whole group
Cook: 150-200 soles for the cook from the whole group
Prices for optional activities are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Please confirm these prices before departing on the trek.

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please contact us at least two weeks before your departure date so we can arrange pickup from your central Cusco accommodation.

Departure Time

5:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Accommodation Options: Single travelers will share a tent/room with another traveler and couples will have a tent/room to themselves.
  • Physical Requirements: This hike is demanding, it is important to be in good physical condition. There are important temperature changes associated with altitude changes (from 4000 meters to 2000 meters).
  • Important: You must provide the following information upon booking: Full name (exactly as it appears on the passport), date of birth, nationality, passport number, date of passport expiration.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bamba Experience Inc

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during 4-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu?
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

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