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5 Day Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu - Private Service provided by Valencia Travel - Day Tours

5 Day Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu - Private Service

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
The Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu 5 Days is the most spectacular alternative trek to Machu Picchu and unlike the Classic Inca Trail, there are no permit limitations.  National Geographic Adventure Magazine rated the Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu 5 Days as one for the 25 Best Treks in the World. Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu 5 Days, through incredible landscapes where lowland jungle gives way to highland alpine settings and glaciated mountains, the most impressive of which is the snow peak Salkantay.  If you have missed to sign up on time for the Inca trail, the Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu 5 Days, is your best option to get to Machu Picchu. There are also excellent hot springs at the end of your trek.
Full Map
9 stops
Day 1
Salkantay Trek – Soraypampa Camp
Day 2
Salkantay Trek – Mighty...
Day 3
Salkantay Trek – Cloud Forest
Day 4
Salkantay Trek – Llactapata –...
Day 5
Salkantay Trek – Machu Picchu
Important Information
5 days
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Professional bilingual tour guide.
  • Assistant guide.
  • Pick up from hotel.
  • Return transportation (bus to start of trail and tourist train back to Ollantaytambo)
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs.
  • Cook.
  • 4 man tents (per 2 people)
  • Sleeping mattresses.
  • Horsemen and mules (they carry cooking and camping equipment and up to 5 kilos of tourists' belongings)
  • 1 night's accommodation in Aguas Calientes.
  • Extra oxygen.
  • First-Aid kit.
  • is the Expedition (to Ollantaytambo or Poroy). Train times will only be confirmed once full amount of tour is paid. The earliest train you can take is the 1pm and latest is the 9:20pm. Valencia Travel agency will organize your transport back to Cusco (by taxi or by bus)
  • Entry/Admission - Soraypampa Camping
  • Single room and tent $ 112.00
  • International and domestic flights
  • Airport departure taxes or visa fees
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Laundry
  • Phone calls
  • Radio calls or messages
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please Note: Train times are subject to change depending on timetables and availability. If organized in advance, the train can be upgraded to Vistadome (larger windows than the Expedition train) for an additional cost
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Joseph H wrote a review Oct 2018
2 contributions
Couldn't believe how great the team was. Our guide, Alestan, got us to the sites at the perfect time every day. We beat the crowds and the clouds. We couldn't believe how great the chefs were. Unbelievably talented and we even through an extra kink into it by being Gluten Free.
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Date of experience: October 2018
AnjuMal2018 wrote a review Sep 2018
New Brunswick, New Jersey1 contribution1 helpful vote
Words cannot express scenery, camaraderie, weather- overall most wonderful experience on this trip. One of the biggest reasons this got to be even more wonderful was the excellence we got from Valencia's staff right from the time they picked us from Cusco airport to when they
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Date of experience: August 2018
Nick H wrote a review Sep 2018
1 contribution
Can't speak highly enough about my trek with Valencia. Most importantly, Oscar was our guide and he was the best guide we could have hoped for. Physically fit, an experienced mountaineer, highly educated with a seemingly unending knowledge of Peru and it's many cultural nuances,
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Date of experience: September 2018
Ritika N wrote a review Sep 2018
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Our guides were Aldo and Renee. Both fabulous...funny, courteous, helpful, friendly and went above and beyond their call of duty to make our trip enjoyable. The chef prepared very tasty food daily and managed dietary restrictions well. Highly recommend Valencia!!
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Date of experience: August 2018
Kayte K wrote a review Aug 2018
1 contribution
Incredible guide, best food I've ever had- great customer service, great with food accommodations! Great trip!
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Date of experience: June 2018
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Valencia Travel - Day Tours
Great, honest tour provider.
First off, the directions: their offices are on the 3rd floor of a cluster of office that can be reached by a door
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What an excellent experience! We were a group of 8 girls, all at different ability levels and hiking pace, and had
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Hiking the Inca Trail
An excellent adventure, top rate guide, Chef, and camp crew! The Chef excelled at producing different tasty vegetar
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MachuPicchuPeru G
was awsome!
wonderfull trip, all the people kind to me, my first time in latin america and was nice experience, all the placed
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Great half day tour
We were picked up at 9:00 am to go to Maras Salt Mines first and then Moray. Our driver, Jeffrey, was very good des
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4 day - camino inca
we had a wonderfully outstanding and easy experience with Valencia. I would highly recommend Valencia if you are lo
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Amazing 4-Day Inca Trail Hike
Valencia Travel made the four-day trek an amazing adventure. The tour guides and the food were well above expectati
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Awesome guides, porters and chefs
From Andre’s greeting us at the airport to Alex guiding us during the hike and the awesome porters and chefs made a
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Inca Trail
Valencia travel hosted our Inca trail experience. We hiked over 3 mountain passes and camped overnight 3 nights. Ou
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4 day Inca trail
I would highly recommend this company if looking to hike the Inca trail. They handled everything seamlessly from tr
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Private tour of Peru
We used Valencia Cusco to arrange our private 10 day guided tour throughout Peru for 4 adults in October. We were
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Inca Trail 4 day 3 night
The trip was absolutely amazing! Our guides Alex and Roland were so good and full of great facts and good laughs. T
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The best!
We had such a great time hiking the Inca Trail. Valencia Travel is an amazing company with awesome employees. The g
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Great Experience on the 2 day Trek
We really enjoyed our 2-day 1 night hike to Machu Picchu. I found the company to be organized and reliable. Our gui
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Amazing Journey!
Our Guide Rene' was so kind, patient, and a wealth of encouragement♡. Our Porters were so entertaining and we felt
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Key Details
  • Mollepata, Soraypampa Camping, and 6 more
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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