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Peru Salkantay Trail Trek and Machu Picchu Adventure

A 10-Day adventure luxury journey

Welcome to your trip of a lifetime! Explore the historic treasures of Peru on this luxury vacation in comfort, style, and awe-inspiring natural grandeur.

10 Day Sample Itinerary

Trip at a Glance

The extraordinary awaits!

Day 1

Arrival in Lima and connect to Cusco flight

Day 2

Adventure Day at Lake Piuray – biking, kayaking or stand up paddling

Day 3 - 7

Commence the Salkantay Trail Trek

Day 8

End your Salkantay Trail Trek in Aguas Calientes

Day 9

Explore Machu Picchu including Huayna Picchu hike
Travel from Aguas Calientes to Cusco onboard PeruRail Vistadome Train

Day 10

Flight Cusco to Lima

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Day 1: ARRIVE LIMA

Welcome to Peru!

Welcome to Peru! On arrival, you will connect to your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. You will have time to relax and acclimate to the altitude before your tour.

Later this afternoon, join your guide for a walking tour of Cusco. Our visit will consist on a journey through centuries to know the history of Cusco, the capital of the Incas, considered the “navel of the world”.

  • Travel: You and your travel companions will be met at the airport and personally escorted to your accomodations
  • Accommodations: El Mercado Cusco
  • Meals Included: None today
Day 2 CUSCO

Your adventure to Piuray Lake

Today, you will be transferred to Tica Tica Arc, where you will begin your biking adventure to Piuray Lake. Start biking downhill and then experience traversing beautiful woods until reaching some of the local Andean villages, where you will get a glance into the daily lives of the indigenous people. Continue your ride through the Andes as you admire spectacular views of the landscapes around the old Inca capital. The ride continues until you reach Piuray Lake. Here you will enjoy a picnic lunch by the lake.

Afterwards, you can enjoy a kayaking or paddle board experience on the lake before returning to Cusco.

This evening, you will be briefed on your upcoming Salkantay Trek.

  • Accommodations: El Mercado Cusco
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch Today
Day 3 - 8 CUSCO / SALKANTAY TRAIL TREK

Experience The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu in style

This trekking experience will take you on a historic section of Inca trail through 15 different eco-systems.

You will traverse a mountain pass over 15,000 feet, explore villages where locals still maintain age-old traditions and re-discover the mystical beauty of Machu Picchu, the crown jewel of the Inca Empire.

During the first five nights of your trek, you will stay in cozy lodges. All our guest rooms are stocked with down comforters and amenities. The eco-minded architecture effortlessly mixes traditional heritage with contemporary design.

Your 7 day trek includes

  • Transportation from hotel in Cusco to Soraypampa on the first day of the program and from Ollantaytambo back to hotel in Cusc on the last day of the program.
  • Six nights lodging as specified in the itinerary.
  • All meals during the trek as indicated.
  • Service of a bilingual guide (Spanish/English) during the seven-day program.
  • Transportation of personal belongings on the trek by pack horses/mules and/or porters.
  • Guided visit to Machu Picchu Sanctuary (including entrance and transportation to site).
  • Transportation (Train to Aguas Calientes, and Ollantaytambo).
  • At the lodges we provide filtered and sparkling water, tea and coffee, juice and soft drinks free of charge.

 

  • Accommodations: Salkantay Lodge, Wayra Lodge, Colpa Lodg, Lucma Lodge,Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Today
Day 9 MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO

Last day of Salkantay Trail trek

At dawn, you begin your journey to Machu Picchu with a short and rollicking uphill bus ride. Prepare to be awed by the imposing and skillful architecture of the Watchtower, the Temple of the Sun, and the royal Inca residences, among many others.

Your imagination will soar as you contemplate the history of Machu Picchu and its mysterious origins. Some may even choose a hike to Huayna Picchu, the iconic towering mountain often seen in photographs. (Huayna Picchu Mountain permits are subject to availability at time of reserving this trek). Enjoy lunch before being assisted to the train station for your trip to Cusco aboard the Vistadome Train. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

  • Accommodations: El Mercado Cusco
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Today
Day 10: CUSCO / LIMA / DEPART PERU

End of your 10-day trip

Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lima. Upon arrival, you will connect with your departure flight from Peru.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Interested in this trip?
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With the help of our travel specialists, create a perfect trip planned around your specific interests, tastes and preferences. We will provide helpful tips and honest advice based on first-hand knowledge of the destination.


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