Salkantay route to Machu Picchu

You are not able to find availability for the Inca Trail? Do not worry, we present you the Salkantay hike, the road that will take you to visit the impressive city of Machu Picchu without the crowds of people along the way. This is a more landscape orientated option, of the same length hike, but quieter we are sure you will really enjoy.

Trip Highlights

  • 24 hours personal assistance during your trip.
  • Buffet lunch at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge hotel.
  • Customization of your travel experience.
  • All tours with entrance fees and professional English speaking guides.
  • Cancellation policy.

Schedule by Day

  • Day 1 Lima
    • Upon your arrival, reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
    • Overnight at selected hotel at Lima.
  • Day 2 Lima - Cusco
    • Transfer to Lima airport to take the flight to Cusco city.
    • Transfer to the hotel.
    • Afternoon City Tour:
    • • Visit the city declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. The tour will start at the temple of Koricancha, an ancient Inca palace where the order of the Dominicans built an incredible church that can still be seen there. Then visit the Main Square, where the Cathedral and the beautiful Church of the Society of Jesus, among other colonial buildings, are located. Continue to the San Cristóbal colonial chruch to enjoy a spectacular view of the city. Afterwards you will go on to the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, an Inca building known for its massive walls of hewn stone, also Qenko and Puca Pucara archaeological complexes.
    • Hike Briefing meeting at the hotel's lobby.
    • Overnight at selected hotel at Cusco.
    • Included: Breakfast.
  • Day 3 Sacred Valley
    • Half day visit to Ollantaytambo, a military, religious and agricultural center of the Incan Empire. The fortress is located on top of a mountain to allow them to protect the whole valley from invaders. From the highest spot you will be able to appreciate the narrow roads along with the channels that remain unaltered since Incan times.
    • Overnight at selected hotel at Cusco
    • Breakfast and lunch.
  • Day 4 Cusco – Salkantay Trek
    • Departure from Cuzco to Soraypampa in a 3 1/2 hours trip.
    • You will walk to Huaracmachay and have lunch.
    • In the afternoon, you will continue your trip to Rayampata where you will camp.
    • Camp overnight.
    • Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Day 5 Salkantay Trek
    • Today you will walk to the site called Chaullay.
    • The day will be unforgettable because you will see a wealth of flora and fauna along the way, looking at several varieties of orchids and waterfalls. Then, you will reach the camping area at "Playa".
    • Camp overnight.
    • Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Day 6 Salkantay Trek – Machu Picchu
    • Today you will pass Cochapampa comunity and descend to the jungle.
    • Then, you will follow the Salkantay river course, looking at the variety of crops such us coffee, banana, avocado, pineapple.
    • You will visit and see Machu Picchu from an unusual point of view and continue descending to reach the Hydroelectric where you will take the train to Machu Picchu town.
    • Overnight at selected hotel at Machu Picchu.
    • Included: Breakfast, lunch.
  • Day 7 Machu Picchu - Cusco
    • The day will be dedicated only for visiting the marvel of Machu Picchu. After the guided visit, you will have the enough time to explore this archeaological site by your own. In the afternoon, you will take the train back to Cusco.
    • Overnight at selected hotel at Cusco.
    • Included: Breakfast, lunch.
  • Day 8 Cusco - Lima
    • Transfer from the hotel to the airport to take the flight to Lima.
    • Arrival and board the connecting international flight back home.
    • Included: Breakfast.


  • 1 night of accommodation in Lima at standard hotel.
  • 3 nights of accommodation in Cusco at standard hotel.
  • 1 night of accommodation in Machu Picchu.
  • 2 nights camping.

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