NATIVE JOURNEYER: Salkantay Trail + Machu Picchu. Experience Peru!

On this trip, we take you on the mesmerising Salkantay Trail that goes through snow covered mountains, the Salkantay Pass and finally the grand Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

ITINERARY

Day 1 Sacred Valley
• Airport reception and private van transfer from CUZ airport to hotel.
• Awanakancha llama/alpaca ranch and textile arts center.
• Flight of the Condor at Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary.
• Authentic home-cooked meal and cultural presentations with the Amaru, Paru Paru, or Willoq indigenous communities.
• Pisaq archaeological site.
• Hotel in Sacred Valley.
• 2.5 miles / 4 km – 2 hours.
Day 2 Cusco to Salkantay Trail (Mollepata)
• Transfer from Cusco to Mollepata, then pass through Markuk’asa and Soraypampa communities.
• Camping or homestay.
• Lunch and dinner provided.
• 9 miles / 15 km – 6-8 hours.
Day 3 Soraypampa to Challhuay
• Pass through Salkantay Pass (4640 m / 15,000 ft)
• Camping or homestay.
• Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided.
• 9 miles / 15 km – 6-8 hours.
Day 4 Challhuay to Santa Teresa
• Hydroelectric plant and hot springs baths.
• Camping or homestay.
• Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided.
• 7.5 miles / 12 km – 4-6 hours.
Day 5 Santa Teresa to Machu Picchu
• Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
• Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided.
• 7.5 miles / 12 km – 4-6 hours.
Day 6 Machu Picchu
• Machu Picchu Citadel - Wayna Picchu (optional advance purchase) - Aguas Calientes hot springs baths
• Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
• Private transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
• Hotel in Cusco.
• Breakfast provided.
• 2.5 miles / 4 km – 2 hours intermittent walking.
Day 7 Cusco City Historical Tour
• Via private van, walking, or horseback.
• Includes Q’enqo, Tambo Machay, Puca Pucara, Templo de la Luna, Saqsayhuaman, cathedral, and Q’oricancha.
• Hotel in Cusco.
• 1-2 miles / 2-5 km – 1-2 hours intermittent walking for car and horseback tours.
• 3-5 miles / 5-8 km – 3-4 hours for walking tours.
Day 8 Private van transfer from Cusco hotel to CUZ airport.

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