The Salcantay Trek EPIC MACHU PICCHU! Experience wild Peru
There are several ways to get to Machu Picchu. All of them are stunning and storied. And you will get to choose the way that works best for you.
The Salkantay Trek is an ancient and remote footpath located in the same region as the Inca Trail where massive snowcapped mountains collide with lush tropical rainforests. It is less travelled than the Inca Trail, with breathtaking vistas! Considered by many the better alternate to get to Machu Picchu. It is also not that heavily regulated with government taxes and fees. Hence, the good price!
The Inca Trail is the "tourist" route. We are doing the 2-day hike, which is the second half of the classic Inca Trek. It is shorter and less difficult than the Salkantay. The view is stunning - mostly rainforest canopy and ancient historic sights.
The Train is just as it sounds. No long hike. Travel by rail and with less effort. This is intended for those with either less mobility or those that wish to glamp it a bit.
Peru is an amazing place with many unbelievable surprises. We are sampling a little bit of everything - from the tall peaks of the Andes, to the majestic Inca ruins, to the Amazon Jungle and not to forget...the famous Peruvian food and the pisco sour!!! This is a trip of a lifetime indeed!
Come enjoy this beautiful country the way you want - be it with a stunning 5-day hike (Salkantay), "The Classic" (Inca Trail) or the luxury way (The Train). We are doing this trip 3 different so we can be more inclusive and welcoming of all. For the Inca and Train option, we are including a bonus, 3-day trip to the Amazon Rainforest!
ALL THREE groups will begin together with a few days in Lima and in Cusco but will reach Machu Picchu - the culmination, in different ways!
Option 1: Machu Picchu via Salkantay Trail
Land Only Price per person, Double (Share) $2175
Land and Air out of LA, Double (Share) $3570
Single Supplement (Hotels only, share during trek) $300
Secure Deposit Link for Salkantay Trail $251
Option 2: Machu Picchu via 2-day Inca Trail and the Amazon Rainforest
Land Only Price per person, Double (Share) $2855
Land and Air out of LA, Double (Share) $4350
Single Supplement $400
Secure Deposit Link for 2-Day Inca Trail and Amazon Rainforest $252
Option 3: Machu Picchu by TRAIN and the Amazon Rainforest
Land Only Price per person, Double (Share) $2795
Land and Air out of LA, Double (Share) $4290
Single Supplement $400
Secure Deposit Link for Train Option and Amazon Rainforest $253
Deposit in addition to RSVP is required to hold your space. Deposit is refundable up to 90 day before start of event.
- Hotels in Lima, Cusco, Aguas Calientes.
- Emergency Insurance during Salkantay Trek portions.
- Guided Sightseeing Tours in Lima, Cusco and Amazon Rainforest
- Breakfast Daily
- Welcome Dinner in Cusco
- Farewell dinner in Aguas Calientes after Machu Picchu
- Meals during Salkantay Trek, Inca Trail and the Amazon Jungle Adventure.
- Hotel/Airport Transfers
- One way Flight from Lima to Cusco and Cusco to Puerto Maldonado (for the Amazon extension)
- Any other meals not stated.
- Any other taxes, gratuities, or other expenses.
- Travel Insurance when not on Trek portion (we can give you a quote for that)
- International Airfare, as well as flight from Cusco or Puerto Maldonado to Lima UNLESS you are opting for air and land group package from Los Angeles.
- AIRFARE FROM OTHER CITIES NOT INCLUDED. REQUEST A QUOTE
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