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GOTOPERU is absolutely fantastic! I booked a 5-day tour with 3 friends and the entire staff was so accommodating, especially because 2 of the friends... JENNIFER X 5 / NEW YORK - USA

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We have a wide variety of Peru tours for you to choose from. You'll find ancient citadels, coastal metropolises, enchanted lakes, bellowing canyons, top-notch hotels, and world-renowned gastronomy in Peru, so come and see for yourself. Visiting Machu Picchu and other world-famous ruins in addition to the Amazon Rainforest, Pacific Ocean, and Andes Mountains is possible in a single trip. For those who have always wanted to see some of the world's most fascinating places, this is the perfect opportunity to do just that!

Itinerary

Day 1: Salkantay trek day 1

We will pick you up from your hotel at 5:00 am, and you will go in a bus for two hours to Mollepata (2,800m, or 9,116 ft). This journey through Limatambo Valley is quite gorgeous. We'll eat breakfast when we get to Mollepata, then move on to Markokasa. Here, the muleteers and mules will be waiting for us to start our 4-hour-long trip up Salkantay to Soraypampa (3,825m/12,371ft). Once there, we'll stop for lunch before continuing on to Humantay Lake, which will take us around two hours to ascend before returning to Soraypampa. Along the route, you'll get your first glimpse of the holy peak Salkantay (6,271m/20,574ft). In Soraypampa, we'll eat dinner and stay the night.

Day 2: Salkantay trek day 2

Breakfast will be served this morning at 5:00 a.m. After that, we'll start the two-hour climb up to Salkantay Pass (4,650m/15,091ft). At the summit, we'll take a break to gather our breath and take in the glaciated presence of Salkantay (6,271m/20,574ft) and other snow-covered peaks like Humantay and Tucarhuay, perhaps even catching a glimpse of avalanches barreling down them. We will begin our descent into the high jungle after taking some time to enjoy this stunning terrain, travelling through desolate windswept plains and catching glimpses of the Cordillera Vilcabamba mountains along the way. The Colpapampa camp site (2,900m/9,514ft), where there will be more vegetation and wildlife, is where we will end the second day of the Salkantay Trek. Meal and overnight stay.

Day 3: Salkantay trek day 3

At 6:30 am, we'll start our hike through the high Inca Jungle after breakfast. We will soon cross several minor creeks as well as the Lluskamayo River. As we travel through valleys, we will see the unusual local flora and animals as well as breathtaking waterfall views. For lunch, we'll make a stop in Playa-Sawayaco (2,250m/ 7,381ft). After that, we'll ride in a van to Santa Teresa (1,900 meters/ 6,233 feet). Here, we'll pitch our tents and then unwind in the Cocalmayo hot springs.

Day 4: Salkantay trek day 4

After breakfast, we'll start the hike through the Santa Teresa valley to the hydroelectric power plant, where we'll have lunch. With a view of Machu Picchu and the three main Inca sacred mountains in the region—Huayna Picchu, Putucusi, and Salkantay—we will resume our trip.

We will spend the night in the town of Aguas Calientes (1,900m/6,233 ft), which we will reach after six hours of walking.

Day 5: Salkantay trek day 5

We'll get up at 4:00 in the morning—another early start. We can assure you that this is better. Then we'll begin to ascend to the fortress of Machu Picchu. We will come together and begin the two-hour guided tour once we reach the checkpoint. After that, you will have free time to explore Huayna Picchu (for an additional cost and advance registration required), climb Machu Picchu Mountain, and other locations our guide has suggested. Finally, we will travel back to Ollantaytambo by train and then to Cusco by bus.

5 days

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