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Salkantay 5-Day Trek To Machu Picchu
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Salkantay 5-Day Trek To Machu Picchu

By Bamba
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Ages 7-77, max of 16 per group
Duration: 5 days
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English, Spanish


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Cuzco Accommodation Pick-Up
  • Van Cuzco to Mollepata to Challacancha (starting point of trek)
  • Car Transfer La Playa to Santa Teresa
  • 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: 4B/4L/4D/3 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.
  • Emergency oxygen bottle
  • Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 4
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Aguas Calientes
What's not included
  • Airport Pick-Up / Drop Off
  • Sleeping bag
  • Day 1 Breakfast, Day 5 Lunch, Bottled Water
  • Guide for bus and train transfers (these portions are on your own)
  • Optional Hot Springs Santa Teresa (20 soles)
  • Optional Bus transfer from Santa Teresa to the Hydroelectric Station (10 soles)
  • Optional Train transfer from Hydroelectric Station to Aguas Calientes (28 USD)
  • Optional Huayna Picchu Trek (at an extra cost) must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance
  • Optional Machu Picchu Mountain Hike (at an extra cost) must be booked at least 1 week in advance
  • Accommodation in Cusco
  • 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 wish to give a tip, these are our recommendations.) 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
  • Note: In 2017, the Peruvian government may require a permit for Salkantay. If this is approved, the rates will be around: 133 Soles ($USD 41) Adult and 67 Soles ($USD 21) Student
  • Note: Prices for optional activities are subject to change at any time without prior notice.

Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up from accommodation in Cuzco *Please note that there is a mandatory pre-departure briefing at our Cuzco Headquarters one day prior to departure at 6 PM. You will receive detailed information on your excursion, a list of what to bring and confirm your departure details. Meeting time: 6 PM Bamba Experience is located at: Calle Matara 242, Second Floor. Cuzco, Peru Emergency Contact: Ruth: +51 984 008 440 Sekwanele: +51 961805117
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 11413P9

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • PRE-DEPARTURE BRIEFING: There is a mandatory pre-departure briefing at our Cuzco Headquarters one day prior to departure at 5pm, 6pm or 7pm depending on your trek. You will receive detailed information on your excursion, a list of what to bring and confirm your departure details.
  • PRE-DEPARTURE CHECK-IN: Please make sure to check-in with your passport before your pre-departure briefing. We encourage our travellers to check-in at our offices a couple of hours before or any day prior to the briefing , that way we can give everybody personal attention and information regarding booking extras, rental equipment or questions in general. Time schedule for meetings will be: - Inca Trail and Lares 6pm - Salkantay, Inca Quarry, Machu Picchu Jungle, Ausangate, Choquequirao 7pm - Inca Trail Express, Rainbow Mountain, Machu Picchu by Train, Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Full Day 5pm Bamba Experience is located at: Calle Matara 242, Second Floor. Cuzco, Peru Hours of Operation: 10:00-14:00 and 16:00-20:00 hrs Daily Tel: +51 84 205234 Emergency Tels: Darwin +51 9984 44933 - +51 9842 85801, Anderson +51 9231 25342
  • Accommodation Options: Single travelers will share a tent/room with another traveler & couples will have a tent/room to themselves. Day 4: Single travelers will share a room with another traveler & couples will have a private room.
  • 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).
  • Departure dates for trek: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday (Daily departures with a group of 4 or more). No Departures in January and February due to unfavorable climatic conditions.
  • 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 Expiry - Must be valid for at least 6 months past the date of travel. Without this information, the local tour operator will be unable to make the booking. Please be aware that your complete and correct passport information must be provided. Absolutely no modifications can be made once your booking has been confirmed. Any changes or discrepancies in the information provided will result in a complete loss of permits and entrance tickets, for which you will be held responsible and will need to pay for again.
  • Typical Meals on the Trek On all of our Inca Trail Treks and Alternative Treks to Machu Picchu we search for the best cooks who put forth their best effort to provide you with the best tasting meals on the mountain. All of our cooks pride themselves on their delicious specialty menus with the freshest local ingredients available. Every meal is prepared fresh with plenty of variety and an abundant quantity of food including a vegetarian option for every meal (please advise prior to departure). Here is an idea of what you will be eating during your trek. Vegetarian Option Available Upon Request (please advise at least 2 days in advance). BREAKFASTS: Hot porridge, quinoa or oats, fried eggs, egg omelet or pancakes with fresh bread, fried bananas and boiled water for hot tea, coca, coffee, chocolate and milk. LUNCH & DINNER: First Course: Quinoa, corn, noodle, asparagus, mushroom or vegetable soup, stuffed avocado or potatoes Second Course: Chicken breast, beef stew, quinoa, fried rice, hamburgers, fried chicken, spaghetti bolognese, typical dishes: aji de gallina (chilli pepper chicken), escabeche de pollo (marinated chicken) or ajiaco de olluco (spicy potato stew). Deserts: Fried plantains, chocolate pudding, chocolate or vanilla cake and boiled water for hot tea, coca, coffee, chocolate and milk. SNACKS: Boiled water for hot tea, coca, coffee, chocolate and milk with popcorn, cookies, crackers.
  • SUGGESTED PACKING LIST: Bring or Rent in Cuzco: hiking poles, rain pants, rain poncho, trekking boots, sandals, warm socks, sweater, thermals, hat, gloves, sun hat, sun block, sun glasses, flashlight/torch, camera, extra batteries and memory card (there is limited to no electricity available during the trek), waterproof bags for your camera, hand sanitizer, personal first aid kit, water bottle. Bring extra cash for snacks, water, gatorade which doubles or triples in price along the trail. Bathing suit for hot springs in Santa Teresa Town (this activity is available at an additional price).
  • DON'T FORGET THE ESSENTIALS: Original passport, visa (if applicable), insurance card, personal medications.
  • Travellers who booked their trip using one passport, then renewed or replaced it afterward, must carry the old passport they used to make the booking or a photocopy with them on the trip.
  • You will have a guide during the trek and on the Machu Picchu tour. However, during your bus and train transfers you will not be accompanied by a guide.
  • If desired, an extra night in Aguas Calientes town can be arranged. (Please let us know whether you would like to stay an extra night when booking your tour.)
  • As of June 11, 2022, all travelers over 18 years old must have three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. That means two regular doses plus a booster. Passengers from 12 to 17 years old must prove they are vaccinated with two doses. If they do not have a complete scheme, they must present the negative result of an RT-PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before boarding in their country of origin.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

How much is Salkantay 5-Day Trek To Machu Picchu?
Salkantay 5-Day Trek To Machu Picchu price starts from HK$5,558.69. Discover and book Salkantay 5-Day Trek To Machu Picchu on Tripadvisor
What is the Salkantay 5-Day Trek To Machu Picchu cancellation policy?
Salkantay 5-Day Trek To Machu Picchu cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Salkantay 5-Day Trek To Machu Picchu on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Salkantay 5-Day Trek To Machu Picchu?
Salkantay 5-Day Trek To Machu Picchu is hosted by Bamba. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Bamba on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Salkantay 5-Day Trek To Machu Picchu on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Salkantay 5-Day Trek To Machu Picchu?
On average, this experience will take approximately 5 days. Discover and book Salkantay 5-Day Trek To Machu Picchu on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 11413P9

Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
6 stops
Day 1
Cuzco to Mollepata to...
Day 2
Trek to Challhuay or Colcapampa...
Day 3
Trek to La Playa & Transfer to...
Day 4
Trek to Hydroelectric Station &...
Day 5
Explore Machu Picchu & Return to...
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Chefkiel
Chefkiel
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Very nice
Anderson, our guide, was really funny and tried to make it as exciting as it can be for us during the rafting. The
J9Emilias
J9Emilias
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A satisfying hike
I did this Inca trail trek that I always wanted, it was one of my best wishes come true, the weather is the only on
camerontaylor975
camerontaylor975
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Awesome Experience with a Fantastic Company’
Excellent company - would highly recommend. Food was incredibly delicious (Walter the Chef!), and Alvin and Toro we
986erikk
986erikk
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Travel the Andi high mountain and meet those that live there. Followed by the amazing Inca trail.
The Andi high mountain has its own calm and charm that i would very much recommend. On the way you meet those that
joeydavidsontravel
joeydavidsontravel
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4-Day inka trail
The porters and guide made this experience what it was, the guide frank was very knowledgeable and inclusive of the
moae920
moae920
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Best guide ever!!
Recommend this experience to anyone. The trek itself was absolutely amazing but would not have been close to as goo
NOXID13
NOXID13
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PERCY IS A LEGEND!!!
Percy made our entire trip incredible! From his knowledge of the environment, the plant life, animal life, Inca his
johnmL2097IB
johnmL2097IB
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Four day Inca Trail
The chef and porters made this experience a lot more pleasant then it would have been otherwise. The guides were kn
454christofs
454christofs
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Very personable experience thanks to guide Francisco
We were lucky and only our party of 3 was hiking with our excellent guide Francisco. The porters and the cook Benny
RadicalJohnny
RadicalJohnny
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Inka Trail 20/10... Absolutely blown away
This 4-day trek was literally the experience of a lifetime. With the exception of getting engaged, this trip was th
ashraf123mazen
ashraf123mazen
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Fantastic experience, thank you Panchito and team
The whole experience was great, our guide Francisco was great, very knowledgeable, very friendly and approachable.
K1151NZnicks
K1151NZnicks
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TERRIBLE. Untrustworthy. They lied to me, never provided the service, and didn't refund me yet
NO NO NO NO NO - RUN IN THE OTHER DIRECTION. This is a scam - pure and simple. Here's a detailed account of what ha
EstherKnuckey
EstherKnuckey
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Incredible Machu Picchu 4 day trek
This trek was one of the best experiences of my life. The scenery is absolutely stunning on the way to Machu Picchu
JoshuaMC123
JoshuaMC123
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Inca Trail 10/10
Francisco was a great guide for our 4 day inca trail trek. He set a great pace and gave us loads of insight and inf
T7667OGtylerl
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Fabulous Guide
Francisco was a fabulous tour guide! He was especially knowledgeable and passionate about the Incan culture. He gav
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Oliver R
1 contribution
Apr 2018 • Friends
The whole experience is so well organised and fully in control by the members of the staff and very professional guides, cooks and carriers. They taught us so much about Peruvian/Inkan/ketyuan culture, nature, food and the way of life in the highlands and in the Amazonian jungl. The trekking is tough and the altitude sickness can be tricky but the guide will do everything to help and guide with their great experience.
Our guide was Edwin who did all he could to make it the best experience of our life. While the cook Melquiades did nice traditional food and woke us up with tea,.
We became great friends with our guides as they are not only great and professional at their work but also great people who will help you with everything and make it a nice and safe journey towards one of the most amazing places that the Machu Picchu is.
We are so thankful for having Edwin and Melquiades as they made it a great trip for the three of us. As we were only three friends doing the trip together we grew closely together and had an amazing experience with our guides.
The Salkantay trek and the company and guides are highly recommendable!

Kind regards,
Lukas, Nicolai and Oliver from Denmark
Written 15 April 2018
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Jonas
12 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
We had a fantastic trip in a small group consisting of 3 participants, our guide Anderson and our chef Jorge. It was a tiring but equally impressive trip. The whole tour was very well planned and everything worked smoothly. Our guide Anderson told us a lot about the flora and fauna along the way, the history of the inca and the life in peru today. He always paid attention to all team members. The food in the trip was always delicious. We saw so many beautiful landscapes on this Trek. And at the last day we were one of the first in the morning (6 p.m.) arriving at Machu Picchu, without many tourists and a beautiful sunrise - an unforgettable experience. Thanks to our tour-operator Bamba and especially to our Guide Anderson and our chef Jorge.
Written 2 October 2019
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Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review, we are thrilled to hear that enjoyed this awesome experience. We are so glad you like Anderson's work! We’ll pass along the kind words to him and his team. We hope you think of us as your first option for your next adventure, we will be glad to help. Best regards, Pedro Ferraez
Written 17 October 2019
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23Alexandra23
Dortmund, Germany2 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
We did the 5 days Salkantay Trip. This tour was excellent! The nature landscapes during the hikes were amazing. We did the trip with a small group of 5 people.
The team from Bamba was excellent! Our Tourguide Edwin was very ambitious about the trek. He told us a lot interesting Facts during the hike. Especially the tour at Machu Picchu was very interesting. He knew a lot about it.
The rest of the team was also very nice and helpful. Mr. Grimaldo cooked very good Food. He cooked very tasty vegetarian Food, especially for me.

I can highly recommend to do this trip with Bamba and especially with Edwin and mr. Grimaldo.
Written 12 August 2018
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martinbornemann84
Dortmund, Germany2 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
We took the 6days/5nights tour with Edwin. It was a great experience, as the whole Team from Bamba looked after us very well, cooked perfect food (thanks to Mr Grimaldo) and was very supportive. The landscape was just beautiful. Our guide gave many Information during the trip. Especially at Machu Picchu, we enjoyed his personal tour through the inca village and got (thanks to him) a great impression of this historical, amazing spot. We really recommend this trip and would book this tour, and especially this guide, again.
Written 12 August 2018
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Jenny H
Chicago, Illinois, United States2 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
So glad our friend sparked our interest to go on this trip. Before the hike, I thought the main highlight of the trip would be getting to Machu Picchu but all the scenery we encountered throughout the trek surpassed what we saw in one day at Machu Picchu. I truly feel like our tour guide (Vidal) made this experience far more memorable. He did a great job keeping the group together but also was able to challenge each individual. He had a wealth of information about the history of the mountains, jungle, culture and Machu Picchu. He was great at keeping the trip moving without feeling rushed along. He encouraged us to go off the trail a little bit to see certain sites while keeping an eye on my mother and father in law who would have struggled on the path we took. The trail we took was surprisingly quite. At times it seemed like we were the only group out there. The trek was by no means easy and altitude sickness is a real thing. I got some headaches throughout the trek but nothing major. Try your best to acclimate (we only had 2 days to do so) before starting the trek. On the trail, you have a chef and two helpers that move along on the trail ahead of your group. The food was surprisingly good being that they had to pack everything we would eat for the 5 days. You will not be hungry on this trip! Typically I am a snacker and each meal you had a 4-5 course meal that was healthy and filling at the same time. I have already recommended this trip to a friend and cant wait to hear all about her experience.
Written 29 July 2019
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Jeremy H
3 contributions
17 - 21 June
Everything was arranged impeccably well by the team at Bamba and managed efficiently and painlessly by our guide Diego.
It always felt like there was a plan and that we were being well looked after. Diego provided insightful and interesting commentary along the way but also left us to enjoy the walk and the scenery at our own pace.
The food prepared by Adrian was delicious and filling and it was unbelievable what he was able to provide in camping conditions.
The facilities along the way were fine. There was always somewhere to buy water and snacks. There were good toilets at every campsite and we even managed to have a warm shower on the afternoon of our second day.
Overall it was a great experience and I would highly recommend Bamba and Diego to anyone considering this trek.
Written 24 June 2019
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Sarah S
1 contribution
Apr 2019 • Friends
Me and my friend went to Peru for the incatrail and had the best time of our life. Ceasar and Luis were our tourguides and made this hike special, we felt like a family, had fun +they informed us about the Inca sights very well. The Organisation was amazing and the food omg this was just amazing, the best food we had while traveling in Peru. Unbelievable what they made possible. I would highly recommend it!!!
Written 11 April 2019
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Rob
1 contribution
Nov 2019 • Couples
Great experience to do the 5 day trekking! Salkantay trek has amazing views and continuously changing surroundings! The guide Anderson knows so much about the wildlife, history and culture that it was a big addition to our experience. So big shout out to him for the awesome time he gave us! Also Carlos was amazing with his delicious cooking skills, which resulted in a 3 meal course for lunch and dinner with local products!

Overall very good trip, which is more that worth your time and everything well arranged!
Written 13 November 2019
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Désirée
4 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
We did the 5-day trek to Machu Picchu. It was a wonderful and unforgetable experience in a small group of 3 persons + guide, cook and horseman. Our guide Anderson showed us so much of flora and fauna, explained us the life of the inca, peruanian history, culture and lifestyle until today and was always caring for our group-members. Also our cook jorge made us happy after long terms of walking with great tasting local and healthy food. We had a great time together, eventhough it was sometimes exhausting to walk that far in this altitude. Never will forget this trip, always would do it again. Thanks to Anderson and the other group-members.
Written 2 October 2019
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Hello! We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this review. Our company values put customer satisfaction as top priority and we are committed to our customers. Its customers like you that make our job wonderful. Your kind comments will be forwarded to Anderson and his team, this motivates them to keep doing a great job. We look forward to serving you again. Best regards, Pedro Ferraez
Written 15 October 2019
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Rosi_87
Berlin, Germany3 contributions
It was our first time in Peru and we loved it. The people and landscape are very colorful and lovely. The 5day Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu was one of the best experience we had. It was powerful, emotional, amazing and enjoyable. Bamba experience Cusco was very well organized, especially our Guide Junior made this Trek unforgettable. He told us many things about the country, nature, culture and the spirit of „pachamama“. Junior was very kind and not pushing us by walking in this high altitude. The food on the trek was great. We loved it and we highly recommend him and bamba experience cusco for everyone who will learn something about the Andes and the culture. We will take the spirit with us!
Thanks a lot to junior and bamba for this adventure!
Vicky & Christian
Written 1 October 2019
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Hello! We are so grateful for your kind words. Thanks for sharing your review with us and the community. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again. We wish you the best, Pedro Ferraez
Written 15 October 2019
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