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Salkantay Trek + Jungle Expeditions + Titicaca Lake Tours 14 Days / 13 Nights

This amazing trek runs beneath the sacred Salkantay mountain (6.271m/20569ft), one of the highest and most stunning in the Peruvian Andes, passing through Quechua communities and lesser-known Inca ruins, to finally reach Aguas Calientes on the fourth day. The impressive Sacred Inca city of Machupicchu is visited on the last day of the program. This itinerary is an interesting alternative for those not having found spaces on the Inca Trail trek to Machupicchu.

Trip Overview

  • Day 01: LIma – City Tour (Overnight Lima)
  • Day 02: Lima Puerto Maldonado/Ecolodge/Monkey Island
  • Day 03: Ecolodge/ Sandoval Lake
  • Day 04: Ecolodge / Parrot’s Clay Lick /PueMaldonado / Cusco
  • Day 05: Cusco City Tour (Overnight Cusco)
  • Day 06: Sacred Valley Tour: (Overnight Cusco)
  • Day 07: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa
  • Day 08: Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Huyracmachay Chaullay
  • Day 10: La Playa –  Llactapata – Hydroelectrica – Aguas Calientes
  • Day 11: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu -Cusco
  • Day 12: Cusco to Puno
  • Day 13 Puno Lake Titicaca full day
  • Day 14: Transfer to Airport

Price: Sale: $..00 USD per person

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Itinerary

Day 01: Lima – City Tour (Overnight Lima)

Arrive in Lima and transfer to your hotel. If arriving during the day, your hotel will be in the neighborhood of Miraflores, with good shopping and restaurants, and you’ll have an included city tour in the afternoon.

Day 02: Lima Puerto Maldonado/Ecolodge/Monkey Island

Transfer to the Lima airport to take flight to Puerto Maldonado When you arrive to Puerto Maldonado, our guides or staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the centre of the town where you can experience the exotic local market depending on the arrival time of the flights we may have the first lunch here or while travelling to the lodge or in the lodge. We take our private bus along the Madre de Dios River for approximately 1 hour to our Ecolodge. A cool welcome drink awaits you will be shown to your bungalows to settle in.
In the afternoon we will take a 30 minute boat journey to Monkey Island where you appreciate a great diversity of monkeys such the: spider, capuchin, tamarines y squirrel monkeys as well as racoons, capybaras and a rich variety of birds. We return to our Ecolodge for a traditional dinner. Night time activities are available each night.

Day 03: Ecolodge/ Sandoval Lake

After a great jungle breakfast, we take a 2 hours walk to the famous Sandoval Lake, passing through virgin forest, home to beautiful flora and fauna including Giant Otters, birds, alligators, turtles, and variety of fish. We will spend few hours in canoes on this lake, one of the most beautiful lakes in the region. Afterwards, we may take a short visit on the traditional farming areas to see the production of regular supplies.

Day 04: Ecolodge / Parrot’s Clay Lick /PueMaldonado / Cusco

Very early departure to witness the spectacle of the Parrot’s Clay Lick and sunrise on the rivers as we journey 1 and half hours to the Clay-Lick wall before hundreds of green parrots congregate at first light each morning. We will generally be able to spend about one hour here before re-boarding the boat to enjoy breakfast on our return to Puerto Maldonado. Check in 2 hours before your flight on to Cusco

Day 05: Cusco City Tour (Overnight Cusco)

Transfer to Puerto Maldondado airport  and Morning flight over the Andes to Cuzco. After checking into your hotel, we’ll head to the Plaza de Armas, the center of old Cuzco, then climb up to the ruins of Sacsayhuaman above town for great afternoon views over the city. Depending on your arrival time, there may be time for shopping or more sightseeing in the afternoon.

Day 6: Sacred Valley Tour: (Overnight Cusco)

Travel through the Sacred Valley and visit the towns and Inca ruins of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo. Get a chance to learn a little about the local people, their way of life and their traditional weaving techniques and then after exploring Chincheros we will be back to cusco (Overnight Cusco)

Day 7: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa

We pick you up from your hotel at 4:30 a.m. to drive for about 3 hours to Mollepata where we start our Salkantay trek . As soon as we are at mollepata while you have breakfast the cook and the horseman will pack all the camping equipment and cooking stuff and we start hiking the first 3 hours will be a little bit uphill to get Cruzpata where we will have lunch with panoramic views of beautiful snow-capped mountains (Humantay; 4120m/13500ft and Salkantay; 6271m/20575ft) – just the start! We will begin our Salkantay trek towards Soraypampa, our first Salkantay Trek camping spot (3800 m/11750ft; the highest and coldest campsite of the trip) we will be very close to the second highest Salkantay snow capped -mountain of Cusco.
1ST DAY:Total distance: 15 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 7-8 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3,800 m (aprox.)
Campsite altitude: 3,800 m (aprox.)

Day 8: Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Huyracmachay Chaullay

After having our Salkantay Trek breakfast we start walking about 5:30 am ,because this day will be the longest day the first 4 hours is uphill to get the highest point of the Salkantay Trek (4650m/15200ft) located halfway between 2 huge mountains; Salkantay on the right and Tucarhuay on the left. From the pass, the views of the 2 snow-capped mountains are incredible. There is a possibility of snow here.
After a rest, we will continue our walk (downhill) through a dramatic cloud forest towards Huayracpunku, where we will have lunch. We hike again after lunch in the direction of the start of the jungle until we reach our second Salkantay Trek camping spot of chaullay or Colcapampa (3000m/9800ft).
2ND DAY:Total distance: 19 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 8 – 9 hours
Maximum altitude point: 4,650 m (aprox.)
Campsite altitude: 2,750 m (aprox.)

Day 9: Chaullay Pampacahua – La Playa Lucmabamba (CLOUD FOREST)

After breakfast, at 6.30am, we start walking through the upper jungle crossing the Lluskamayo River and a variety of little brooks to reach La Playa walking about 6 hours. Today we will pass through valleys and have wonderful views of waterfalls, tropical fruits ,plants and as soon as we are at la playa place horses will go back to Mollepata on taking the same Salkantay Trek .so we camp at la Playa Sahuayaco
3RD DAY:Total distance: 16 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours
Maximum altitude point: 2,750 m (aprox.)
Campsite altitude: 1,600 m (aprox.)

Day 10: La Playa –  Llactapata – Hydroelectrica – Aguas Calientes

We will have breakfast at 8am and leave our camping spot of Lluscamayo. We walk up on a original Inca Trail to Llactapata site where you will get a chance to see Machupicchu far away (one of the most beautiful place to see Machupicchu) then We continue walking, passing a variety of crop plantations, coca, banana etc. until we reach the hydroelectric station. And after the lunch we keep walking about two and half hours along the train road till reaching Aguas Calientes town where we will spend the night in a hostel.
In Aguas Calientes, you can take advantage of the thermal springs in the town (entrance 10 soles) a real treat after finishing the Salkantay Trek
4TH DAY:Total distance: 12 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 5 – 6 hours
Maximum altitude point: 1,600 m (aprox.)
Hostel(aguas calientes) altitude: 1,900 m (aprox.)

Day 11: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu -Cusco

Salkantay trek important day ,We wake up early morning about 4 am to then to 4:30 to have the breakfast and leave to walk up to Machupicchu which takes one and half hours up to machupicchu but there is another option to catch the first bus which leaves 5:30 to Machupicchu (25-minutes long) in order to appreciate the magnificent city as the sun is rising.
A walking tour (approximately 2 hours) is given by your Guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. If you still have energy you can also climb Huaynapicchu (2720m/8890ft)!!! It takes 45 minutes to reach the top.and after enjoying machupicchu you have to go down to aguas calientes to take the train back to ollantaytambo and then bus back cusco.
5TH DAY:Total distance: 4 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 1- 2 hours
Maximum altitude point: 2,700 m (aprox.)

Day 12: Cusco to Puno

We transfer from your hotel to the bus station so today you will travel by bus from 7:00 am until 18:30 that you will arrive to Puno so your private guide will wait for you in the bus station in puno to transfer you to your hotel.

Day 13 Puno Lake Titicaca full day

After the breakfast,we pick you up from you hotel and transfer to the port of Puno to take our private tourist motor boat and to direct towards the wonders floating islands of the Uros to us, those millenarian inhabitants who in spite of the time today remain living in artificial islands of totora, known as the tribe of the water, because they must construct its own Islands periodically, adding new layers of “Totora”. Its homes and boats are made of that same material. After view we will continue the route to the Island of Taquile, place where the form of typical and rustic experience was appraised, the place is colorful and landscaping, where they even maintain its customs, ritual, religious and folkloric traditions, in the town of Taquile we will taste of a typical lunch with fresh fish (Pejerrey), in hours of afternoon we will return to the city of Puno and then to the hotel

Day 14: Transfer to Airport

Early morning flight From Juliaca to Lima. International flights may depart any time after 12pm

Included / Not Included

Terra Quechua Peru What is included

Domestic Airfares

  • Lima – Puerto Maldonado Airfare
  • Puerto Maldonado – Cusco Airfare
  • Juliaca – Lima Airfare

Lima Tour:

  • City Tour
  • Includes Tourist bus, English Guide & Entrance fees

Puerto Maldonado:

  • Ecolodge (Double Occupancy)
  • Puerto Maldonado Jungle Tour 3 days all Included
  • Airport Transfers

Hotel Nights( breakfast included ) (Lodging)

  • Lima: 01 nights of hotel accommodation
  • Salkantay: 03 nights Camping
  • Puerto Maldonado: 03 Lodges
  • Aguas Calientes: 01 Night
  • Cusco: 03 nights of hotel accommodation
  • Puno: 02 nights of hotel accommodation

Cusco Tours:

  • City Tour & Sacred Valley
  • City Tour: Includes Tourist bus & English Guide (Tourist Attractions to see: Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara, Tambomachay)
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas (Awanacancha, Pisaq, Ollantaytambo & Chincheros)

Salkantay Trek 5days and night

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private transportation to Challacancha (starting point of the trek)
  • Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks. Our tents are 3-season, highly maintained to ensure an excellent performance in field. Eureka Timberline 4 Outfitter tents are employed when double accommodation is requested and Eureka Timberline 2XT for single travelers
  • One inflatable sleeping pad per person
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Kitche ten
  • English speaking professional and official tourist guide (2 guides for groups of over 10 people)
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • Pack animals (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment) – days 1 to 4
  • Pack animals to carry personal gear up to a maximum of 7kg per person (sleeping bag) – days 1 to 4
  • 1 emergency horse every 6 persons – days 1 to 4
  • Wranglers – days 1 to 4
  •  Accommodation for all our staff
  •  Meals (04B, 04L, 04D + daily morning snack + daily tea service except last day). Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost
  • One textile snack bag per person, to avoid the usage of plastic bags that contaminate our environment
  • Filtered boiled water from lunch time on 1st day onwards
  • Bio-degradable personal hand soaps
  • Bio-degradable dishwashing detergents used by our kitchen staff
  • Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes / boiled water to fill in your water bottle every morning and night, and at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • 1D Machupicchu entrance fee
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco (Expedition, Vistadome or Hiram Bingham service, upon request) (*)
  • Transfer train station-hotel in Cusco
  • 24-h guest service: please ask for the emergency number available during your time of visit

Transfers:

  • Private Cuzco Airport Transfers
  • Private Lima Airport Transfers
  • All Transfers Hotel Terminal/Airport Transfers

Puno Tour:

  •  Tour Bus from Cusco – Puno(Includes: Tourist Bus, Guide, Buffet Lunch, Entrance fees to the tourist places)
  • – 1 Full Day Lake Titicaca Islands Tour(Includes: Motorized boat, Guide, Meals: Lunch (01) Entrance fee to the islands: Uros & Taquile)

Terra Quechua Peru – What is not Included

  • International Airfares.(Please Give us Details of you Flight Tickets to pick you up from the airport) Flight Number & Company Name.)
  • All airport departure tax – Lima International Departure tax is approximately US$35 and Lima Domestic Departure tax is approximately US$8
  • Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
  • The Cuzco Visitor’s Ticket (known as Boleto Turistico – Tourist Pass 130 soles) – which includes entrance to the ruins in and around Cuzco and the Sacred Valley, and many churches and museums in Cuzco.
  • Meal Budget : Allow approx. US$10 US$15 for every meal not included.
  • Sleeping bags US$5 per day & hiking poles US$ 4 per day (02 poles/black diamond or Leki) can be easily rented from us. Let us know.
  • Tips for the guides, porters and other staff.
  • Lunch and dinner whilst staying at hotels. City tours of Lima and Cusco.
  • Alcoholic drinks, tickets for the hot springs at Aguas Calientes
  • Travel Insurance and things of a personal nature – laundry and telephone calls, personal taxis, souvenirs etc.
  • We will gladly arrange additional accommodation for you before or after your trip: In Lima/Cuzco/Machu Picchu.
  • Travel and health insurance.(bring copies with you please): Terra Quechua Peru highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect your   travel investment. Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance. Terra Quechua Peru will assist in obtaining all necessary documents for you to be refunded by your insurance company.
  • Any unexpected situations occurred during the journey and which are beyond our control, including changes in scheduling trains or flights, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, etc.. shall be covered by the passenger as a whole. Also, if you for physical reasons of health cannot continue the trek or walk, and will need emergency evacuation then all charges incurred such as transportation, hotel, ambulance, doctors, medication, hospitalization, etc.. will be at passenger’s expense.

Terra Quechua Peru: What we recommend that you bring

  • A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
  • Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended
  • Sandals or jogging shoes for a higher comfort while at camp
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping
  • Flashlight/headlamp and batteries
  • Camera and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
  • Sun block
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
  • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 10% DEET – no malaria risk has been reported
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Toilet paper
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc. Please note that we do provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. This recommendation applies for all clients being used to a specific snack, as it may happen that it is not included in our selection
  • Water container and water for the first morning. Important notice: plastic water bottles are no longer allowed into Machu Picchu. Plastic water containers (ie. Nalgene) or metal ones are recommended
  • Optionally: water- sterilizing tablets in case you pick up water from streams or rivers along the route. Otherwise, we provide filtered boiled water, which is safe to drink and has not reported any health problem so far
  • Small towel
  • Swimsuit (if you wish to go to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
  • Cash in soles 300
  • Original passport
  • Original International Student Identity Card (in case you have applied for a student discount)
  • Optional: walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required in order not to damage archaeological sites)

Appropriate clothing along this hike

  • Hiking pants and T-shirts are recommended during the day, complemented by sweaters, fleeces and waterproof jackets. It is very convenient to have light raingear available in the daypack (rain poncho or jacket and/or rain pants) as the weather changes easily and rains can suddenly occur. At night, warm clothing is required, down jackets can be useful, otherwise a fleece and a jacket. During the fourth day (if sunny) and in Machupicchu, convertible hiking pants are useful, as can be switched into shorts if necessary. Machupicchu has a warm climate, getting only cold at night. The rest of necessary implements are included in the “What we recommend that you bring” list.

Climate

  • Cusco’s climate is divided into two differentiated seasons: the rainy season, from November to April (the heaviest rainfalls occurring usually between January – March); and the dry season, from May to October. The dry season is colder, so temperatures can drop to below 0 degrees at night.
  • Along the Salkantay route, temperatures range from 10-20ºC during the day if it’s sunny, to 05-10ºC during the day if not sunny and can drop below freezing at night. In Aguas Calientes/Machupicchu, at lower altitude, temperatures are usually warmer though warm clothes are still recommended at night.

Prices and Avaylability

Group size: 02min – 10max.
Price information: Price per person 2017
Prices per person depend on the group size, the larger the group the lower the price per person.

GROUP  SERVICE PRICE  2017 – 2018
Number of People for group :
Prices shown below are per person, based on double occupancyin US$ Dollars.
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GROUP SIZE: UPON REQUEST (Minimum 02 people) Prices per person based on two sharing a room / Tent.
Itinerary described based on shared services. And if you want a Private Service Upon request!
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Whilst we expect that the tour will run as per the itinerary, participants should accept that there is the possibility of changes being necessary subject to local conditions eg. strikes and natural disaster these changes may be at the discretion of your tour company.
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To Upgrade to Vistadome Large Windows (First Class Train) Train Back From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and then Private Bus back to Cusco.  adding US$60 per person.
o Upgrade to Vistadome Large Windows (First Class Train) Train Round Trip from Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo and then Private Bus back to Cusco. adding US$120 per person.

Available discounts (these discounts are not cumulative)

  • Students: US$ 20.00 (students require a valid International Student Identity Card. Please note that Youth Travel Cards are not valid)
  • Teenagers: US$ 20.00 (up to 15 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)
  • Children: US$ 40.00 (up to 7 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)

Departure dates: Departures are available along the year although due to weather conditions, the recommended period for this trek is April to November. All private service departure dates are adapted to your request.

OUR FIXED DEPARTURE 2017

October:  18th,21st,24th,26th,27th,30th
November: 3rd,7th,9th,10th,12th,14th,15th,18th,21st,24th,26th,27th,30th
December: 1st,2nd,5th,8th,10th,13th,16th,18th,19th,20th,21st,23th,24th,25th

OUR FIXED DEPARTURE 2017

January: 11th,15th,17th
Fefruary:
March:
15th,18th,21st,24th,26th
April: 5th,8th,10th,13th
May:
June:
13th,16th,18th,19th,20th
July:
August:
September:
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November:
December:

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Terra Quechua Peru offer daily departures on the Inca Trail (excluding February when the trail is closed).

Since 2000 the Inca trail has been regulated by the country of Peru. This has provided many wonderful things, like clean trails and camping sites, but it has also limited the amount of people on the trail each day. Now only 500 people are permitted on the trail every morning – this includes hikers, guides, porters and cooks. If your date is not available, do not fret, there are many wonderful treks to Machu Picchu – just as beautiful as the Inca trail and not as crowded.

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AVAILABILITY

JANUARY 2017
SOLD OUT
FEBRUARY 2017
INCA TRAIL IS CLOSED
MARCH 2017
SOLD OUT
APRIL 2017
SOLD OUT
MAY 2017
SOLD OUT
JUNE 2017
SOLD OUT
JULY 2017
SOLD OUT
AUGUST 2017
SOLD OUT
SEPTEMBER 2017
SOLD OUT
OCTOBER 2017 AVAILABLE
NOVEMBER 2017 AVAILABLE
DECEMBER 2017 AVAILABLE

It is strongly recommended to book your Inca Trail at least 4 months in advance as permits can quickly sell out.

Terra Quechua Peru will create amazing expeditions to Machu Picchu, with great guides, chefs, and the unmatchable, unstoppable 'green machinne' Porters, as well as the best equipment tents, sleeping bags, matresses and pillows.