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Salkantay 5-Day Trek To Machu Picchu
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5-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu with Optional Hot Spring Bath
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The Apu Salkantay is a snow covered mountain , considered a God for communities. He is caring their crops , their children and provides water that is synonymous with life.
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Cusco 08002, Peru
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

So much to say about this trek. It is challenging and long, so be ready. The high pass below Salkantay is tough to get up, but well worth it. The lowland portions through the jungle are heavy mosquito territory, so wear long sleeves. An amazing...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is an amazing hike that takes you past mountains of over 5000 meters, to the cloudforest and finishes in Machu Picchu.

Thank tcampbell461
Reviewed 11 July 2017

THis was a great trek which then joined the Classic Inca trail. Camp looking at Salkantay and on a clear night the view of the Milky Way was just stunning. the trek goes over the Inca Chiriasqa Pass which is just under 5,000m - so...More

Thank MountainGoat2010
Reviewed 6 July 2017

One of the most sacred and historic trail hikes ever made available to mankind - when will you go? You must go!

Thank WmnAud
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Such a beautiful route! Do the 5D trek, because you miss some of the most beautiful parts (and the hot springs!) if you only go on the 4D one.

Thank laerkerk
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Our guide, Socrates, ... yes. Socrates was amazing. This hike is not for the faint of heart. it's tough, but doable. Peru in general has some of the best landscapes in the world, but this trek in particular has been one of my favorites.

Thank Rarygeaves
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This was a fantastic trekking experience. The scenery was varied from crossing high mountain passes to descending through the cloud forest. One of the highlights was seeing Machu Picchu from across the valley. The lodges were very comfortable and the food was great. We encountered...More

1  Thank Gillian P
Reviewed 19 June 2017

A spectacular scenery, reaching the 4.700 mts near the Salkantay Mnt., descending afterwards to a gorgeous pre-rain forest.

Thank Luís M
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This was a very tough hike for someone my age, 61. But I am glad I did it. It was tiring but exciting and challenging.

1  Thank jnbenedict1
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We are too old to camp and Mountain Lodges of Peru made this hike available to us. While the hike can be strenuous, it was fulfilling and memorable. Out tour guides identified important local plants and wildlife. We understand others comments about what the horses...More

1  Thank John M
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7 January 2017|
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Response from FiftyishDad | Reviewed this property |
We booked directly in Peru. Price was less than 1/2 cost as out of country; you can also book through Peru base service. All these services use the same guide services. We paid only $240 pp while others on our exact same... More
20 November 2016|
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Response from Tommy B | Reviewed this property |
Gooday mate! We did it in October because we're doing a tour of SA and that just happened to be the time we went through Cusco. We did Salkantay over Inca because you have to book that months in advance and we didn't (also... More
Esther R
1 July 2016|
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Response from Nicke153 | Reviewed this property |
I did the Salkantay trail in May with Valencia travel guides. There were many self guided trekkers on the trail hiking to machu picchu. You will encounter many farms and small villages along the way that will let you camp on... More