The best route to Machu Picchu, an Amazing Cultural & Adventure Experience in Cusco, Peru

The Imperial Salkantay Trek

8 Days & 7 Nights
Starting from US$800 per person
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Private Camps & Hotel Accommodation
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Up to 12 People Group Size
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4,630 m / 15,190 ft Max. Altitude
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Moderate to Challenging Difficulty

The Ultimate Cusco Tour

Cusco - Sacred Valley - Humantay Lake - Salkantay Pass - Machu Picchu
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Private Camps & Hotel Accommodation
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Up to 12 People Group Size
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4,630 m / 15,190 ft Max. Altitude
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Moderate to Challenging Difficulty

Cusco is a beautiful city that was once the capital of the Inca empire, which means it has a lot of history and many interesting sites to visit to learn all about ancient cultures. The city boasts an eclectic mix of Inca and European architecture and you’ll want to see as much as possible while you’re here. Most visitors come to Cusco to visit Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. If you have the time, an adventurous trek to the ancient citadel will make your trip to Peru one to remember for a lifetime.

Are you looking to visit the Imperial city of Cusco and struggling to plan your itinerary? Well, our Salkantay Imperial 8 day tour is the perfect choice! Not only do you get to visit all the important spots in the city but you’ll also take a day trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Once you’ve acclimatized, it’s time to set off on the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu for the ultimate experience. This is the best tour to see everything Cusco and the surrounding area have to offer plus go on an adventure to Machu Picchu.

Cusco, Sacsayhuaman, Sacred Valley, Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, and Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 Days Map Day by Day The Imperial Salkantay Trek Map
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If you’re looking for the ultimate vacation in Cusco that includes everything, our 8-day Imperial Salkantay is the best choice. Come and explore the historical city in the company of our knowledgeable guides and venture on the exciting Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu with like-minded travelers from across the world. This package is an excellent option whether you’re traveling alone, with a partner, or in a group.

Upon arrival in the city of Cusco, you’ll set off on a city tour to stop at all the important sites in and around the city. Your first couple of days will be relaxing to help you acclimate to the high altitude. On day 2, you’ll be heading out to the Sacred Valley of the Incas to see many archaeological sites that had significant meaning hundreds of years ago as well as see how the colorful textiles are made.

On day 3, you’ll be setting off on your 5-day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. Along the way, you’ll be surrounded by the most stunning scenery and see beautiful sights, such as Humantay Lake, Salkantay Mountain, the cloud forest, and the lush jungle in the Amazon. You’ll also stop off at the incredible archaeological site of Llactapata and get your first glimpses of Machu Picchu.

On day 7, you’ll finally make it to the astounding Inca citadel and enjoy a guided tour before exploring for yourself. As you walk inside, you’ll feel an overwhelming sense of awe as you look out over the amazing structures and picture what life was like all those years ago. You’ll learn all about its secrets and witness the fantastic architecture that the culture is so well-known for. In the evening, you’ll head back for your last night in Cusco before you leave on the last day.

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 01

    Cusco’s Cathedral - Qoricancha Temple and Santo Domingo Convent - Saqsayhuaman - Qenqo - Puka Pukara - Tambomachay

    Arrive in the imperial city of Cusco and rest in the morning. In the afternoon, enjoy a city tour of all the important sites and learn about the history of the city.

  • Day 02

    Cusco | Qorao - Pisac (Pisac) Market - Pisac archaeological site - Urubamba - Ollantaytambo archaeological site - Chinchero - Cusco

    Head out of the city to the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas on a tour of some of the most fascinating archaeological sites and other interesting places.

  • Day 03

    Cusco | Mollepata - Challacancha - Soraypampa - Humantay Lake - Sky Camp

    Begin your trekking adventure today as you start the Salkantay Trek and take a hike up to the truly beautiful Humantay Lake for some of the best views you’ll ever see.

  • Day 04

    Soraypampa | Salkantaypampa - Salkantay Pass - Huayracmachay - Chaullay - Andean Huts

    The toughest day of your trek is today as you take on the difficult hike up o the Salkantay Pass where you’ll be rewarded with spectacular scenery. In the afternoon, head down through the cloud forest to the start of the Amazon jungle.

  • Day 05

    Chaullay | Colpapampa - Loreta - La Playa - Lucmabamba - Jungle Domes

    Head deeper into the jungle today and enjoy learning all about coffee and how they produce it in the region. Spend the night in our jungle domes surrounded by the sounds of nature.

  • Day 06

    Lucmabamba | Llactapata - Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes

    This morning, make your way to the impressive archaeological site of Llactapata and see Machu Picchu in the distance. In the afternoon, you’ll walk the final stretch to Aguas Calientes to spend the night in a comfy hotel.

  • Day 07

    Aguas Calientes | Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo - Cusco

    The big day has arrived! Explore the magical Inca fortress that is Machu Picchu with your guide and learn all about the key points. Take some time to continue wandering around by yourself before heading back to Cusco.

  • Day 08

    Cusco | Cusco Airport (or Bus Station)

    Bid farewell to the capital of the Inca empire as we take you to the bus station or airport for your transport home.

What's it like


  • Visit the most important sites in and around the city of Cusco - the capital of the Inca empire.
  • Learn all about the fascinating culture of the Incas and their influence on society today.
  • Enjoy the best alternative route to the Inca Trail, the Salkantay Trek - also voted as one of the 25 best treks in the world by National Geographic.
  • Hike up to the absolutely beautiful Humantay Lake that looks like a jewel in the mountain surrounded by the white, snowy background.
  • Stare in awe at the imposing Salkantay Mountain and surrounding snowy peaks.
  • Sped nights amid beautiful nature and let its sounds send you off into blissful slumber.
  • Soak up the stunning landscapes in the Andes and the Amazon and pot unique flora and fauna from the region.
  • Explore the magical Machu Picchu and discover its secrets.

Why Travel with us

Day 01

Cusco’s Cathedral - Qoricancha Temple and Santo Domingo Convent - Saqsayhuaman - Qenqo - Puka Pukara - Tambomachay

Highlight of the day: Enjoying the most important sites in the city of Cusco.

Touch Down in the Imperial City of Cusco and Explore the Sites

Arrive in the historical capital, Cusco. We’ll whisk you off to your hotel for you to freshen up and get settled in before we take you on a half-day city tour. This excursion is very relaxed and you won’t have to exert yourself too much on the first day. It’s the perfect way to acclimatize to the altitude.

On the tour, you’ll visit some of the most important sites and landmarks in the city and learn all about the history. You’ve likely heard that Cusco was home to the Incas, which you’ll hear a lot more about, but there were also many cultures before them since 1,000 BC to be exact. The attractions you’ll visit on your city tour are:

  • The Cusco Cathedral
  • Qoricancha Temple and Santo Domingo Convent
  • Sacsayhuaman
  • Q’enqo
  • Puka Pukara
  • Tambomachay

Welcome to the imperial, Inca capital city of Cusco, also known as the cultural capital of Peru! Upon arrival, we’ll take you to your hotel to check in, drop off your luggage, and freshen up. You’ll have some time to rest before you find somewhere for lunch.

After lunch, and once you’re ready, we’ll take you on a laid-back half-day tour of this stunning city to help you acclimate at the high altitude (3,400 masl/11,155 fasl).

You’re in for a treat as you learn all about this historical place, which is the oldest continuously inhabited city in all the Americas. People have lived in Cusco since around 1,000 BC, and they regarded it as the center of the surrounding culture, which was known as Qosqo back then. It’s been a place of great importance and played a big role in every civilization that lived in the area throughout history, beginning with the native people of Peru, long before the Incas who we often associate the region with nowadays.

Once the Inca empire arrived in Peru and beyond, Cusco became the hub of the powerful and far-reaching reign. After the Incas, the Spaniards also used the city as a colonial and regal capital.

On your half-day city tour, you’ll learn a lot more about the history of Cusco and see some of the most important landmarks and archaeological sites in the city. The attractions you’ll visit on the tour include:

The Cusco Cathedral: One of the most iconic landmarks in Cusco is the cathedral that sits in the main square and boasts incredible artistic value. It’s a colonial monument and was built on top of the Wiracocha Inca Palace. Inside the cathedral, you’ll find many detailed and refined carved wooden works, such as the choir, pulpit, and altars. There are also many beautiful paintings from the Cusquenian School of Art (including a Last Supper painting in which Christ and His disciples eat cuy – guinea pig!) and stunning pieces of embossed silver.

Qoricancha Temple and Santo Domingo Convent: This religious center was of great importance to the Incas and was built to worship the sun, which was the ultimate deity to the ancient civilization. Inside the temple, you’ll spot smaller temples dedicated to various celestial bodies, including the sun, moon, and stars. As you step outside, you’ll see beautiful regal gardens and fountains. What really catches your eye is the combination of outstanding Inca architecture and Spanish colonial architecture. There are also more pieces from the Cusquenian School of Art on display.

Sacsayhuaman: 2km from the city center is this fortress that was built with enormous carved rocks that join together harmoniously. You’ll notice there are three overlapping platforms that have an average length of 360 meters. Some stones tower over you at 9 meters tall! Take some time to walk around and appreciate the fantastic architecture while enjoying the most spectacular view of Cusco city below and the surrounding mountainous landscape.

Q’enqo: Another 1.4km from Sacsayhuaman is Q’enqo, which was an Inca ceremonial center. The most prominent feature of this complex is an open space known as the amphitheater. Hundreds of years ago, you’d have found Inca mummies in the various niches around the site. The amphitheater is only half its original height today.

Puka Pukara: The name of this site means ‘red fortress,’ mainly due to the reddish tint, which is a result of a large amount of iron in the rocks. Many believe that the fortress was perhaps an old storage area (Tambo) that served both as a resting and guarding spot to protect Tambomachay. In this complex, you can appreciate impressive architecture, fountains, aqueducts, and several Inca enclosures.

Tambomachay: The last stop on the afternoon tour is this fascinating complex where you can observe finely carved stones, waterfalls, and aqueducts to carry water coming from nearby springs and hot springs. For this reason, Tambomachay is associated with the water cult. In front of this construction, there’s a tower that’s believed to have served as a guarding post and communication tower.

Day 02

Cusco | Qorao - Pisac (Pisac) Market - Pisac archaeological site - Urubamba - Ollantaytambo archaeological site - Chinchero - Cusco

Highlight of the day: Exploring the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Tour the Amazing Sacred Valley of the Incas

Take a day trip out of the city today to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The landscape here is stunning with rolling hills and the winding river running through the middle. It’s easy to see why the place meant so much to the Incas. First off, at 8:30 am, you’ll head to Pisac, where you’ll visit the colorful market and archaeological site. From the ruins, you get the most spectacular view over the valley. After, we’ll take you to the town of Urubamba to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch of many Peruvian delicacies.

In the afternoon, your next stop is in Ollantaytambo, which is a very quaint Inca town with wonderfully preserved structures and layout. We’ll take you on a tour of the unique archaeological site that overlooks the main square before heading off to our final stop in Chinchero. Here, there’s a small archaeological site to visit and a quaint church. However, the main attraction is seeing how the local women weave amazing textiles and learning all about how they make the natural dyes. Finally, it’ll be time to head back to Cusco before 7 pm so you can grab some dinner before bed.

Today, you’ll be heading out of the city to the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas to visit some historically rich towns and interesting archaeological sites. We’ll start the trip by picking you up from your accommodation in Cusco at 8:30 am and heading toward the town of Pisac. Along the way, we’ll stop off at Qorao and Taray lookouts, from where you get stunning views over the valley to take some memorable photos.

When we reach Pisac, we’ll have time to explore and learn about the archaeological site and the town’s famous traditional market. This is a great opportunity to do some souvenir shopping as you check out the colorful items on offer. Afterward, we’ll continue on to the town of Urubamba where we’ll enjoy a delicious buffet lunch of a variety of Peruvian dishes.

Once we’re full and have replenished our energy, we’ll head on to Ollantaytambo, a classic Inca town. The small town is the most well-preserved layout of a typical, Inca-built city with its narrow, cobbled streets and stone walls. Its conservation allows for the enduring legacy of the Incan people to live on for us today. Here, we’ll visit the unique archaeological site that overlooks the main square and see high terraces, temples, water sources, and more. The views around the site are astounding and you can even spot the glacier of Veronica Mountain in the distance.

The last stop today is in Chinchero where we’ll meet some of the town’s most talented women in textile-making who’ll show us how they create such masterpieces. The Cusco region is well-known for its stunning, colorful textiles, and in Chinchero, you’ll learn how each color of wool is naturally dyed, how the intricate cloths are woven, and the symbolism held by the traditional designs you find in their beautiful creations. In the town, you’ll also visit the archaeological site and a pretty colonial church.

Finally, you’ll head back to Cusco and be dropped off at your accommodation at around 6:45 pm to put your feet up and rest before your exciting adventure begins in the morning.

Day 03

Cusco | Mollepata - Challacancha - Soraypampa - Humantay Lake - Sky Camp

Highlight of the day: Looking out over the beautiful Humantay Lake.

Hike to the Jewel in the Mountains - The Stunning Humantay Lake

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Lunch and Dinner Meals
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Glass-Topped Sky Camp Accommodation
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Moderate to Challenging Difficulty
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3 km / 1.86 mi Walking Distance
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3,800 m / 12,467 ft Starting Elevation
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4,200 m / 13,780 ft Highest Elevation
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3,900 m / 12,795 ft Campsite Elevation

You’ll be setting off on your 5-day adventure today when we collect you bright and early from your accommodation. We’ll head to the small town of Mollepata for some breakfast before continuing to Challacancha to start our morning hike. We’ll walk around 3 hours to reach Soraypampa where our Sky Camp is located. You’ll enjoy your first delicious meal cooked by our cooking team before having some time to settle into your igloos and have a rest.

In the afternoon, you’ll be hiking up to the naturally beautiful Humantay Lake. The hike is only 3 km up and down but takes around 3 hours to the high altitude. Once you reach the top, you’ll have time to soak up the gorgeous scenery and appreciate the blue jewel of a lake against the snowy white mountains behind. You can take some memorable photos before we head back down for dinner and a wonderful sunset. As you drift off to sleep, you can look at the stars and constellations in the Andean sky.

Your adventure in the mountains begins today as we collect you from your accommodation at 4 am and take you to Mollepata in our private transport. Don’t worry about the early wake-up call as we provide cozy blankets for you to get more rest on the first 2-hour drive. In Mollepata, we’ll have a bit of breakfast (optional) before continuing on to Challacancha to start the day’s trek.

Before we begin walking, you’ll meet the rest of the trekking team and we’ll do a last equipment check. Once we get going, you’ll enjoy a relatively flat walk to Soraypampa (3,900 masl/12,795 fasl) for 3 hours, which is where we spend our first night. Along this first section, you’ll notice that a lot of the route follows a restored Inca water channel, which local farmers still use today. This is a 7 km stint overall.

When you arrive in Soraypampa, you’ll see our spectacular Sky Camp awaiting you. You’ll be able to settle into your igloo after a delicious buffet lunch prepared by our cooking team. Once you’ve had some time to rest, we’ll be making our way up to the incredibly stunning Humantay Lake (4,200 masl/13,800 fasl).

This round trip takes about 3 hours across 3 km. It might not seem far on paper, but at this high altitude, it’s much more difficult to walk quickly. Pace yourself and you’ll make it to the top without any issues. At the lake, you’ll have plenty of time to take in the amazing scenery and snap some photos. Not many places in the Andes are quite as picturesque as the pretty turquoise waters glistening against the Humantay glacier as a backdrop. It’s like you’re in a dream.

When you get back to camp, you’ll be able to fill up on another tasty meal and watch the sun go down in great company. It’s difficult to describe the energy, but you can find peace within and really unwind. When you turn in for the night, you’ll be able to observe the gorgeous Andean night’s sky through the glass roof of your igloo.

Day 04

Soraypampa | Salkantaypampa - Salkantay Pass - Huayracmachay - Chaullay - Andean Huts

Highlight of the day: Defeating the Trail of the Seven Snakes up to the Salkantay Pass.

Defeat the Trek to the Salkantay Pass and Descend Through the Cloud Forest

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Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Meals
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Wooden Camping Chozas - Andean Huts Accommodation
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Challenging Difficulty
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22 km / 13.67 mi Walking Distance
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3,900 m / 12,795 ft Starting Elevation
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4,630 m / 15,190 ft Highest Elevation
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2,900 m / 9,514 ft Campsite Elevation

Today is the most challenging day of the hike. You’ll need to be up at 5:30 am for a nutritious breakfast before setting off on the 4-hour uphill hike to the Salkantay Pass. The ascent is tough but when you reach the top, you’ll get the most wonderful views of the towering Salkantay Mountain and surrounding stunning landscape. Take some time to rest and enjoy the scenery before you start to head downhill to the lunch spot. You’ll be entering the upper Amazon jungle and walking through the cloud forest.

After a filling lunch, you’ll be on your way again and head deeper into the jungle. You’ll notice how the scenery changes dramatically from the snowy mountains in the morning to the lush rainforest in the afternoon. The climate will also change dramatically. In the early evening, we’ll finally arrive at Chaullay, where our Andean Huts campsite awaits for you to enjoy a tasty dinner before spending the night surrounded by the sounds of nature.

Today is the most challenging day, but you’ll be rewarded with some of the most stunning scenery. You’ll need to be up early at around 5:30 am to enjoy an energizing breakfast to give the boost you need to get you going. Then, we’ll begin the trek up to the highest point of the trail, the Salkantay Pass (4,630 masl/15,190 fasl). We’ll hike slowly for 4 hours up a 7 km ascent along a winding trail.

Once we reach the top, you’ll be tired but will be rewarded with incredible views of the Salkantay Mountain (6,271 masl/20,574 fasl) and the stunning surrounding valleys. You’ll also spot other snowy peaks of the Humantay, Tucarhuay, and Pumasillo mountains. Salkantay is the second-highest peak in the Cusco region and was one of the Inca gods called ‘Apu.’

After spending some time appreciating the views, a 7 km downhill walk awaits you with an excellent lookout halfway down to get some excellent views of the valley. This will lead you to our lunch spot at Huayracmachay (3,850 masl/12,631 fasl) where you’ll enjoy some tasty dishes and have a little time to rest.

In the afternoon, we’ll enter the upper part of the Amazon jungle, which is also known as the cloud forest due to the thick cloudy fog that surrounds you. This stretch is 8 km long and takes about 3 hours.

On this part of the hike, you’ll notice how the landscape changes dramatically from the Andes to the Amazon. The jungle welcomes you with beautiful landscapes decorated with many colors, unique wildlife, and native plants. You’ll also feel the climate get much warmer as you descend further.

At the end of today’s long hike, we’ll arrive at our Andean Huts campsite in Chaullay (2,900 masl/9,514 fasl) for some well-deserved rest. You’ll get to enjoy another fantastic meal before resting in your hut surrounded by the sound of the rushing river and local wildlife.

Day 05

Chaullay | Colpapampa - Loreta - La Playa - Lucmabamba - Jungle Domes

Highlight of the day: Observing the jungle wildlife and learning all about coffee at the plantations.

Journey Into the Jungle and Observe Wonderful Wildlife

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Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Meals
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Jungle Domes Accommodation
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Moderate Difficulty
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18 km / 11.18 mi Walking Distance
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2,900 m / 9,514 ft Starting Elevation
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2,900 m / 9,514 ft Highest Elevation
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2,000 m / 6,562 ft Campsite Elevation

We’ll set off at 6 am today and hike towards La Playa through the beautiful Santa Teresa valley. Enjoy spotting rivers, waterfalls, flora, and fauna along the way as we head deeper into the luscious jungle. We’ll pass through a village called Collpampa before crossing to the other side of the valley to get to La Playa. You’ll have some time to rest before walking thirty more minutes to Lucmabamba, our camp and lunch spot.

In the afternoon, we’ll enjoy exploring the surrounding jungle before visiting a coffee plantation. This is the main farming industry in the region and you’ll learn all about the process before savoring some freshly made coffee from local farmers. On our way back to camp, we’ll also spot some orange and avocado plantations. In the evening, you’ll enjoy a delicious meal before settling in for the night in our Jungle Domes to drift off to the sounds of Mother Nature.

You’ll need to be up early again to set off at 6 am after a nutritious breakfast. This morning, we’ll be hiking towards the small town of La Playa amidst the Santa Teresa valley. Enjoy your surroundings and soak up the luscious landscape along the 5-hour hike. Some of the sights you can expect to see include rivers, wild orchids, and plantations of coffee, bananas, and avocado - all common produce in the region. You’ll also be able to sample the tasty passionfruit and granadilla fruits along the way.

On route, we’ll pass through a village called Collpampa before heading to the bottom of the mountain to pass over to the other side of the valley. On this side you’ll spot waterfalls, birds, fruit trees, and plenty of other flora and fauna to accompany you on this tropical hike.

Once we arrive in La Playa, we’ll have a while to rest before walking another 30 minutes to our lunch spot and campsite in Lucmabamba (2,000 masl/6,562 fasl).

After eating, you’ll have some time to explore the jungle and visit an organic coffee farm. Whether you love coffee or not, the aroma that fills the air is heavenly. You’ll get to sample some of the local coffee freshly prepared by the locals. In this region, coffee is the main farming industry and the locals cultivate acres of the plants to export to the US, Asia, and Europe.

Before heading back to camp for the night, we’ll also stop at some orange and avocado plantations. After, you’ll enjoy a great meal before resting in our Jungle Domes for the night. Let the sounds of nature help you drift off after another tiring day.

Day 06

Lucmabamba | Llactapata - Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes

Highlight of the day: Visiting the Llactapata archaeological site and catching your first glimpse of Machu Picchu.

Explore Inca Sites and Catch a Glimpse of Machu Picchu

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Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Meals
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Comfortable Hotel Accommodation
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Challenging Difficulty
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25 km / 15.53 mi Walking Distance
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2,000 m / 6,562 ft Starting Elevation
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2,800 m / 9,186 ft Highest Elevation
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2,040 m / 6,693 ft Accommodation Elevation

Wake up early again to set off on the hike to Llactapata. You’ll walk around 3 hours to get there and then enjoy exploring this fascinating archaeological site with your guide who’ll tell you all about the site’s history and what it meant to the Incas. From here, you get your first glimpse of Machu Picchu citadel and the Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountains. You’ll then head downhill for an hour and a half to our lunch spot in Aobamba.

In the afternoon, we’ll continue to Hidroeléctrica train station, where you can opt to take a train (US$ 34 extra) or hike for 3 more hours to Aguas Calientes. If you opt to walk, you’ll visit the important rock of Intihuatana and learn about its importance. Your hike will be through the warm forest alongside the railroad. When you reach Aguas Calientes, you’ll check into your hotel, explore the town a little, and then head to a local restaurant for dinner. Make sure you go to bed early as you’ll be up before sunrise in the morning.

You’re getting closer and closer to the Inca citadel, and today you’ll be eager to get going once you’ve enjoyed a hot cup of coca tea in your dome and filled up with a delicious breakfast. We’ll set off early and walk along a part of the original Inca trail that’s well-known across the globe.

After climbing for 3 hours surrounded by amazing views of the Santa Teresa valley, we’ll reach Llactapata archaeological site (2,700 masl/8,858 fasl). This place is right in front of Machu Picchu and you’ll get your first glimpses of the site in the distance. Llactapata is truly a wonderful place to enjoy as a group and learn all about the land’s history and roots from your knowledgeable guide. They’ll tell you all about the history of the Incas who worshipped the land. In addition to the citadel in Machu Picchu, you’ll see Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain. You’ll have lots of time to take photos here to share with friends and family when you get back home.

After, we’ll continue hiking for another hour and a half downhill until we reach our lunch spot at Aobamba. Enjoy refueling and resting for a while before heading on to Hidroeléctrica train station (1,800 masl/5,906 fasl). In this place, you’ll see an impressive 250-meter tall waterfall that generates electricity for the entire city of Cusco!

If you feel exhausted at this point, you can opt to take a train the rest of the way to Aguas Calientes (US$ 34 extra). Otherwise, you can walk alongside the railway for 3 hours to the town at the base of Machu Picchu.

Just a few minutes after leaving Hidroeléctrica, we’ll get to the Intihuatana. This is a famous rock that was used as a ceremonial table during the Inca period. Experts believe that it worked in harmony with the larger and more famous Intihuatana at Machu Picchu. Both stones were used to measure and read the winter solstice, which marked the beginning of a new farming season for the ancient culture.

On your walk beside the railroad, we’ll use a lovely path that passes through the warm paradise of the cloud forest. This same trail is the one traveled by the American professor Hiram Bingham who rediscovered Machu Picchu after being lost for centuries.

After 3 hours, we’ll get to Aguas Calientes and go to our hotel. In your room, you’ll have a private bathroom, hot shower, wifi, breakfast, and luggage storage while you’re at Machu Picchu. You’ll have the chance to rest a little or explore the quaint town before dinner. The town is nice and quiet as there are no cars.

At 7 pm, we’ll meet for dinner at a local restaurant and speak a little about how our final day will pan out before heading to bed early. You’re going to wake up before dawn tomorrow, so an excellent night’s sleep is essential.

Note: During the rainy season, the hike up the Llactapata Trail is not 100% guaranteed due to safety concerns. When heavy rains are frequent, this trail becomes very dangerous.

Day 07

Aguas Calientes | Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo - Cusco

Highlight of the day: Visiting the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and exploring the site with your knowledgeable guide.

Visit the Magical, Mystical Machu Picchu

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Breakfast Meals
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Easy Difficulty
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2-5 hours exploring Activity Duration
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2,430 m / 7,972 ft Machu Picchu Site Elevation
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2,720 m / 8,924 ft Huayna Picchu Mountain Elevation
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3,000 m / 9,843 ft Machu Picchu Mountain Elevation
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Moderate to Challenging / 2-4 hours Optional Activities (Difficulty - Duration)

Wake up before dawn today to ensure we’re one of the first groups to enter Machu Picchu. We’ll board a bus in Aguas Calientes that takes us up to the entrance to go inside at 6 am. The incredible citadel will take your breath away when you first look out over the stunning fortress. Your guide will take you on a 2-hour tour of all the important sites before you have a few more hours to explore by yourself. If you have pre-booked tickets, you can hike up Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain to get amazing views over Machu Picchu.

A little after midday, it’ll be time to head back down to Aguas Calientes. You’ll have a little time to eat some lunch in a restaurant of your choice before we board the train to Ollantaytambo. We book tickets between 1:37 pm and 6:20 pm, depending on availability. Once in Ollantaytambo, our private transportation will pick you up and take you back to your hotel in Cusco at around 8 pm. You can now rest in your hotel in Cusco and reflect on your exciting adventure.

It’s the day you've been waiting for since you arrived in Cusco. You’re finally going to see the UNESCO World Heritage Site and World Wonder, Machu Picchu! You’ll need to be up before the sun today to beat the crowds and enjoy the site with few visitors. You’ll also get to see the morning sun coming up and casting a beautiful golden glow over the fortress. The entrance checkpoint opens at 6 am, so we want to be there before so we can get in early.

In Aguas Calientes, we’ll board the bus to Machu Picchu and enter the Royal Inca city as one of the first groups. Once inside, take some time to appreciate the amazing views in front of you and feel the magic of the Incas give you goosebumps. You’ll enjoy a 2-hour guided tour through the beautiful ancient city and visit all the important spots, including temples, terraces, palaces, priests’ houses, the Intihuatana, the industrial sector, and the farming field. You’ll be astounded by the Inca’s engineering ingenuity, which is still partly a mystery today.

Without modern tools or even metals to work with, the ancient civilization who built the city was incredible at organizing this community sustainably and perfectly on the side of a mountain. They even brought water in canals and aqueducts through its streets for the people to use. When Hiram Bigham visited with a guide over one hundred years ago, the site was unrecognizable and covered in thick vegetation and in a terrible state. Since then, it’s been cleaned and restored and is now protected and treasured the world over.

After your guided tour, you’ll have a few more hours to explore the site yourself. Alternatively, if you have pre-booked tickets, you can climb up to Huayna Picchu (2,720 masl/8,924 fasl) or Machu Picchu Mountain (3,000 masl/9,843 fasl), each of which takes 1.5 and 3 hours to hike up and down. From both, you get a stunning view over the citadel. You can also opt to hike up to the Sun Gate (2,720 masl/ 8,924 fasl), the main entrance to the Inca Trail, or the Inca bridge (no tickets required for either option).

In total, you’ll spend over 7 hours at this magical city before it’s time to hike back down to Aguas Calientes. You’ll have a bit of time to grab a spot for lunch before heading to the train station for your ride home. We book tickets between 1:37 pm and 6:20 pm, depending on availability. Once you arrive in Ollantaytambo, our private transportation will pick you up and take you back to your hotel in Cusco at around 8 pm.

It’s time to rest your feet now and relax after your exciting adventure. We can assure you that your heart will be soaring for weeks, months, or even years to come!

Day 08

Cusco | Cusco Airport (or Bus Station)

Highlight of the day: Bid Farewell to Cusco.

Say Goodbye to Imperial Cusco

Your amazing trip to Cusco is over for now, but we’ll be waiting for you to visit again one day! Our team will transfer you to the airport or bus station for you to continue your vacation or head home. We hope to see you again soon!

Today, you’ll wake up, have breakfast, and pack your bags, as it’s time to say goodbye to the imperial city of Cusco for now. We’ll organize a time to collect you and take you to the airport or bus station to continue your vacation or head back home.

This isn’t a forever farewell and we’re sure you’ll be longing to come back to relive all the special moments, learn more about the ancient city and cultures, and try out more of the excellent restaurants and their delicious cuisine. So, it’s not goodbye, but rather see you soon!


At Salkantay Trekking, we specify the included and non-included services under all the tour itineraries listed on our website. We take care of all the logistics, but please pay attention to the details to avoid missing anything. Some items may be different for specific programs, so please read carefully before booking with us.

What Is Included?

High Quality Service & Safety

  • Pre-departure briefing

    You will meet your trekking guide and group in our office for an orientation before your trek. At this time, we will provide you with the duffle bags, which our horses will carry. The meeting will be at 5:00 pm the evening before the trip begins.

  • Day 1: City Tour Half Day
  • Day 2: Sacred Valley Tour Full Day Tour
  • Day 3 - 7: Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu
  • Day 8: Transfer to the Airport
  • Experienced Guide

    All our guides are graduates of the professional career of Tourism of the National University San Antonio Abad of Cusco. We choose them for their professionalism, experience, responsibility, seriousness, unbridled passion for exploring, and sincere desire to share in our culture and history proudly. He or she will keep you safe, sound, and comfortable on your trek so that you can enjoy your time worry-free!

  • Medical Kit or First Aid Kit

    All Salkantay Trekking guides have received specialized training in first aid. We hold mandatory training sessions with our guides every February. Your guide will always carry a first aid kit to face basic emergencies (altitude sickness, travelers' diarrhea, cuts, scrapes, etc.) as well as oxygen. If necessary, we’ll evacuate you from the path as quickly as possible and ensure that you arrive at a clinic for treatment.

  • Private Camping Equipment

    We have dining rooms and a kitchen on each campsite. In addition, all our equipment, like tables, chairs, cooking equipment, etc., will be carried by our horses.

  • One Duffle Bag

    There, you can carry your personal belongings up to a maximum weight of 7 kg / 15 lbs (this weight includes your sleeping bag).

  • Extras included in our service

    We believe that attention to small details is what sets us apart from other local companies. You’ll receive a cover to protect your backpack on the road and a rain poncho.

  • 24/7 Customer Service

    We have telephone service available 24 hours a day for ease of communication and preparation with the agency leading up to your trek.

  • Satellite phones

    Our main priority will always be the tranquillity of our clients. All of our guides are prepared for emergencies in the mountains; however, being a phone call away from any doctor, hospital, or friend helps you feel more secure. For this reason, each Salkantay Trekking guide has a satellite phone that can be used anywhere on the mountain to call anywhere in the world.


  • Personal Accommodation in Private Campsites

    Like our ancestors, we are very considerate of the Pachamama (Mother Earth). Therefore, our campsites and lodges are adapted to the environment to avoid generating negative impacts.

  • Hotel in Cusco

    3 Hotel Nights in Cusco (2 nights before the hike and 1 night after the hike).

  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes

    The last night of the Salkantay trek is spent in a hostel in Aguas Calientes with a double or triple room, private bathroom, hot shower, wifi, breakfast, and luggage storage while you visit Machu Picchu.


  • Meals in Cusco
    • Day 1, 2, and 8: Breakfast at your hotel in Cusco
    • Day 2: Lunch in the Sacred Valley Tour
  • Meals in the Salkantay Trek

    4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, and 4 Dinners

    Our chef prepares the best dishes in the middle of the mountain. Our passengers love our food! We respect all diets: vegetarian, vegan, or special menus are available at no extra cost, so let us know if you have any particular restrictions on your reservation form and remind your guide during the briefing. You’ll enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner, in addition to hot drinks and snacks.

  • Water

    We will provide you boiled, filtered, and cooled water during your hike, from your lunch in Soraypampa to your breakfast in Lucmabamba. For it, you need to bring a camel bag or an empty bottle (we recommend a capacity of 2 liters).

  • Wake up tea

    Every morning at the campsite, you’ll be woken up with a cup of coca tea. Our staff will bring the tea to your bed so that you’re warmed from the inside out before you start your day.

  • Tea Time or Happy Hour

    Every afternoon before dinner, the cooks will provide you popcorn, biscuits, coffee, hot chocolate, teas, hot water, etc. After a long day of hiking, you won’t have to wait until dinner to relax, warm-up, and enjoy a bite to eat.

  • Snacks on the trail daily

    Every morning we’ll give you snacks so you can enjoy them during the walk. Your tour leader will provide you a cloth bag with local fruits, biscuits, chocolate, caramels, etc., at the beginning of each day.

  • One cloth snack bag per person

    To avoid the usage of plastic bags that contaminate our environment, we will give you a cloth bag for your snacks.

  • Products for hygiene

    You’ll be provided with a small towel and soap before each meal to clean your hands.


  • Private Transport
    • Day 1: A representative of Salkantay Trekking will be waiting for you at the Cusco Airport (or Bus Station) to take you directly to your hotel.
    • Day 1: Private transport to the tour in cusco (after the lunch)
    • Day 2: Private transport for the Sacred Valley Tour.
    • Day 3: You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and travel by private transportation to Challacancha, the trek’s starting point.
    • Day 7: Private transport from Ollantaytambo train station to your hotel in Cusco.
    • Day 8: Private transfer from your Cusco hotel to the Airport or Bus Station.
  • Train Ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (Day 7)
  • One Way Consettur Bus Ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (Day 7)
  • Personal Belongings Transportation
    • On day 3, 4 and 5, cargo mules carry all the camping equipment and your baggage allowance (7 kg / 15.4 lb).
    • On day 6, your duffle bag will be transported by car and train.

Permits & Entrance Tickets

  • Entrance Ticket to Salkantay Trek
  • Entrance Ticket to Machu Picchu Archaeological Site

What Is Not Included?

  • Sleeping Bag

    You can rent one from our company if you don’t have your own. Our sleeping bags are effective and durable to protect you from temperatures as low as -18ºC (0ºF). They are mummy-form and include a sleeping liner. The bags are cleaned after every use and have a maximum usage of 30 trips.

    US$ 25.00 per person

  • Walking Sticks

    Walking Sticks (with rubber tips) can be very useful on rough terrain and for ascending and descending. You can rent a set from our company if you’d like.

    US$ 25.00 per person

  • Huayna Picchu Mountain

    You can climb the famous mountain always seen in the photos behind the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. It’s 45 minutes uphill. Going down can be scary if you fear heights. You can take this excursion once your guided tour to Machu Picchu ends. The permit must be issued at least one month in advance due to high demand. Consider that there could be changes to protect your integrity, this, mainly due to weather conditions.

    The ticket for Huayna Picchu Mountain costs US$ 60.00 per person.

  • Machu Picchu Mountain

    Machu Picchu Mountain is another of the mountains that surround the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. It offers less steep, wider, and visually less frightening roads than Huayna Picchu, and it takes 1.5 hours to reach the top. This walk requires an entrance ticket which we can assure you if we have time in advance.

    The ticket for Machu Picchu Mountain costs US$ 60.00 per person.

  • Boleto Turistico or Cusco Tourist Ticket

    This ticket is necessary and allows you admission to many of the most popular attractions in Cusco and the surrounding region, including archaeological sites and museums (applies to Day 1 and 2).

    US$ 45.00 per person

  • Cusco’s Cathedral Entrance Ticket
    • Adult: PEN 40.00 (US$ 12.00)
    • Students and Children (11-17): PEN 20.00 (US$ 6.00)
    • Children (under 10): Free
  • Qorikancha Entrance Ticket
    • Adult: PEN 15.00 (US$ 5.00)
    • Students and Children (11-17): PEN 8.00 (US$ 3.00)
    • Children (under 10): Free
  • Train from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes (Day 6)

    In case you feel exhausted or in bad condition after the trek from Lucmabamba to Hidroelectrica, you can take the train from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes.

    US$ 35.00 per person

  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes and Dinner in Cusco (Day 7)
  • Personal Clothing and Gear
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for our staff

    Tipping is usual on any excursion to Machu Picchu. Although we pay good salaries to our entire team, something extra is always welcome, especially considering their hard work. Typically, group participants collect their tips to hand out to the horsemen and chefs together.

  • Additional costs or delays beyond our control

    Landslides, bad weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to a safety concern, illness, pandemia, government policy changes, political instability, strikes, act of God, etc.

  Before You Go

We want to make your trip to Peru as memorable and as carefree as possible. In this section, you’ll find the answers to all the questions you have about traveling with Salkantay Trekking in one place. Please read the following information carefully – it will help you with any questions about our services.

Have another question that we haven’t answered here? Drop us a line and we will get back to you asap!

Is it for me?

The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is an excellent alternative for the Inca Trail trek and better suited for more adventurous trekkers who can handle higher altitudes and longer distances. Ascending to reach the famous Salkantay Pass (4,630 m / 15,190 ft) is not too strenuous nor very steep since it is at the beginning of the trek. Still, it does require stamina and a little time in Cusco to acclimatize to the altitude before beginning the trek.

How many days do I need to acclimate in Cusco before the Trek?

It is very important to be well acclimated to the altitude before exerting yourself on a trek. We do recommend that you arrive in Cusco at least 2 or 3 days before the trek starts to help you become acclimatized and avoid possible problems with altitude sickness while on the trek.

Suppose you have already been in another area of Peru at a high altitude before arriving in Cusco. In that case, we still recommend you have a whole day in Cusco to rest, recover from your travel, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Cusco before departing for the trek.

Here some suggestions for activities to do in the Cusco vicinity before starting your adventure trek:

The Briefing

This meeting will take place the night before the trek’s departure at 5 pm at our office which is located at Triunfo Street 392, Office 212 (second floor). We are 1 block from the Main Square (Plaza de Armas) of Cusco.

What about the balance?

The tour has to be paid for in full at most 7.30 pm one day before your departure (generally after the briefing).

It would be much appreciated if you pay the tour balance in cash US dollars or local currency at our office in Cusco. You can withdraw some money from several ATMs along Avenida Sol (either in US dollars or local Peruvian Soles). You can also pay online with PAYPAL or NIUBIZ (credit or debit card), but you will have to add an additional 5% fee charged for the use of their secure payment gateway. We do not accept bank checks or payment of the balance by traveler’s checks.

Duffle Bag for Salkantay Imperial Trek 8 Days

The evening before you start your trek, we will provide you with a duffle bag to pack your clothes for the 5 days of your Salkantay Trek. Your weight allowance is up to 7 kg / 15.4 lb. Our horses will carry your duffle bag for you together with the food and camping gear. It is important to be aware that you will not have access to your items in the duffel bag until the end of each day, as the horsemen and horses will always be ahead of the group.

During the trip, you need a day backpack big enough to carry your personal belongings such as a warm jacket, raincoat, camera, sunscreen, snacks, water, etc. Usually, a 30 to 50-liter backpack is sufficient.

Can I store my luggage at your office?

Of course! During the hike, you can store your main luggage at our office (you can organize it with us on the briefing day or by email) or at your hotel, both free of charge.

Any equipment that you will not need on the trek can be stored safely in your hotel. Nearly every hotel will provide this service. Don’t leave items of value with your bags; put them in the hotel safe and obtain an itemized receipt (in the unlikely case of theft, many insurance companies require that you have a copy of the receipt itemizing all the items). Best put items such as credit cards inside a sealed, signed envelope for extra peace of mind.


Salkantay Trekking can pick you up from your hotel, as long as it’s in the Historic Center of Cusco. Your guide will coordinate the pickup time in the briefing session, but please keep in mind that the time may vary between 30 and 45 minutes due to traffic.

Cusco is an old city; therefore, it has many narrow cobbled streets. Some hotels and Airbnbs may be located on streets without access to cars or on long, steep slopes, making it difficult to transport luggage. We strongly recommend that you book accommodation with good access.

Return to Cusco

Returning from Machu Picchu requires quite a bit of logistics, but don’t worry. Everything is included in your tour!

  • In Machu Picchu, you’ll board a bus that’ll take you for 25 minutes to the small city of Aguas Calientes. The buses are boarded according to arrival.
  • In Aguas Calientes, you’ll board a train to Ollantaytambo (or Poroy). Your guide will give you the train tickets where the boarding time will be shown. Make sure you’re on the platform 30 minutes early. The train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo takes 1:45 hours.
  • Once you arrive at the station, our representative, identified with the Salkantay Trekking clothing, will be waiting to transfer you to Cusco or directly to your hotel. The trip from Ollantaytambo to Cusco takes 1:30 hours.
  • In Cusco, depending on your hotel’s location, we’ll take you to a smaller car from our company (Hyundai H1) to transfer you faster to your hotel.

Group Tours

Group tours are made up of different types of people, then physical conditions and ages can vary. By agreeing to be part of a group tour, you also accept that some people may be faster or slower than you. Therefore, each person can go at their own pace on the route.

It may be the case that a group wishes to modify the tour; however, the guide will be the one who decides, after consulting with all the participants, if such modifications are possible.

Strikes and demonstrations

Strikes and demonstrations are usually common in Peru, and this may interrupt some of our tours. Roads can be blocked, and train tracks can be taken over. However, we will try to keep your excursion as planned, even if it means leaving the night before the scheduled date.

In case of changes or cancellations, all situations will be coordinated with you by our operations department. Your safety is our highest priority, and our decisions will be made to protect it.

Lost objects

Please pay attention to where you leave your things and remember to take everything once you leave our buses, tents, or restaurants. You’re the only one responsible for your objects during the tour.


Private & Exclusive Campsites

Sky Camp

Our incredible Sky Camp is located in front of the impressive mountains Humantay and Salkantay. This campsite allows for the perfect union of sky and earth. It allows you to sleep calmly under a deep, blue sky starred with an exceptional view of the constellations. At the same time, you can enjoy all the comforts of a first-class vacation home.

  • Location: Soraypampa
  • Altitude: 3,900 m / 12,795 ft
  • Igloos: 26
  • Capacity: 2 people per Igloo
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Andean Huts

Like in the times of our ancestors, our commitment is to our Pachamama (Mother Earth) and the Apus (Mountains). Our campsite ANDEAN HUTS is adapted to the natural environment without generating any audiovisual impact, constructed of the elements, surrounded by the mountains and rivers, and under the shine of the stars.

  • Location: Chaullay
  • Altitude: 2,900 m / 9,514 ft
  • Andean Huts: 20
  • Capacity: 2 people per Andean Hut
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Jungle Domes

From the comfort of our domes, you can be in intimate contact with the surrounding nature, hearing the wind or the rain or gazing at the stars through the central dome from your comfortable bed. The conceptual design of our domes invites you to see one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world from your window.

  • Location: Lucmabamba
  • Altitude: 2,000 m / 6,562 ft
  • Igloos: 16
  • Capacity: 2 people per Dome
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation in Aguas Calientes

Selected Hotels

We offer a set of well located hotels with very comfortable and tasteful decorated rooms. You will find them impecable, clean rooms and beds, adequate toilets and showers. A perfect place to rest before the great day!

  • Location: Aguas Calientes
  • Altitude: 2,040 m / 6,693 ft
  • Type: Double, Matrimonial, and Triple
  • Meals: Breakfast

"The Imperial Salkantay Trek" can leave any day of the week, from March through January. We don’t operate this itinerary in February because of the rainy season & maintenance of the route.

2022 Land Cost

Group Price: US$ 800.00 per person

Required Pre-payment: US$ 400.00 per person

Balance (Cusco): US$ 400.00 (Commonly paid in Cusco after the briefing).

This small-group journey is guaranteed to operate with just two guests.

Notice that PayPal charges a fee of 5%, which we ask the client to cover since it's due to the use of its service. This tax is just for online deposits so that you will pay the remaining in cash (the briefing day in Cusco) without charges.

Please, after your deposit, send us the transfer number to; only after that, we'll be able to confirm your deposit and reservation.


All the related treks to Machu Picchu end in or before Aguas Calientes, so you’ll spend the last night in a hotel in the village rather than camping. This 3-star hotel is included in the trek cost and consists of a matrimonial room. If you would like to upgrade your hotel, please consider that there will be an additional cost.

Extras & Upgrades

There are complementary services and upgrades you can include in this trip.

  • Huayna Picchu:  US$ 60.00
  • Machu Picchu Mountain:  US$ 60.00
  • Huchuy Picchu Mountain:  US$ 45.00
  • Single Supplement (Hotel at Aguas Calientes):  US$ 30.00
  • Extra Night at Aguas Calientes:  US$ 50.00
  • Vistadome Train:  US$ 60.00

Extensions & Offers

There are several extensions you can include to your fascinating Peru Adventure:

  • City Tour:  US$ 30.00 US$ 20.00
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas:  US$ 60.00 US$ 50.00
  • Andean Textiles, Moray & Maras Salt Mines:  US$ 60.00 US$ 50.00
  • Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain:  US$ 100.00 US$ 80.00
  • Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain:  US$ 100.00 US$ 80.00
  • Pallay Punchu Rainbow Mountain:  US$ 100.00 US$ 80.00
  • Waqrapukara Tour:  US$ 100.00 US$ 80.00
  • Ausangate Seven Lakes:  US$ 100.00 US$ 80.00
  • Qeswachaka Inca Bridge:  US$ 100.00 US$ 80.00

Additional Items

There are additional items you can include in this trip. Below is a quick list of prices.

  • Sleeping bag::  US$ 25.00
  • Walking poles (pair):  US$ 25.00

Price Guarantee

Once your booking has been confirmed we guarantee the price will not increase, whatever the circumstances. Before booking please ensure you have read our important tour pricing information

Student Discount

US$20.00 off

Student discounts apply to anyone 17-years-old or younger, and we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all to

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Note |  Due to the rainy season and trail maintenance, we don't offer this trek during the whole month of february. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, we are working to provide you a better service!

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