Peru Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu - Luxury Lodge Edition - AdventureTripr


Peru Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu - Luxury Lodge Edition

duration: 10 days

difficulty: Moderate

group size: 12

experience: Intermediate


Out of all the treks to Machu Picchu, few can compete with the Salkantay trek in terms of scenery. It’s a spectacular route, passing through jungles and mountain passes, and dotted with azure lagoons. At the heart of the trek is Salkantay Mountain, which at 20,574 ft/6,271 m is the highest peak in the Vilcabamba mountain range and the twelfth-highest in Peru.  


This trek traverses the flank of this sacred mountain, offering some of the most awe-inspiring views in Peru. It’s one of the more challenging alternative routes to Machu Picchu, simply because of the high altitude. Unlike the standard five-day Salkantay trek, this route goes on to join the classic Inca Trail, giving you the best of both worlds: the stunning scenery of Salkantay, including Humantay Blue Lagoon, and the Inca ruins found along the classic Inca Trail.  


Due to the altitude of this trek, it is highly recommended that you spend at least 2 days acclimatizing at higher altitudes. As such we have designed this itinerary such that you spend 2 days in Cusco before embarking on your trek.  

The cancellation policy for this trip varies from our standard cancellation policy. Please see the cancellation policy specific to this trip.  

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Day 1: Arrival to Cusco

Arrive in Cusco and transfer to your hotel with private transportation provided by your guides. Your guide will meet you at 2 pm for a city tour of Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire. Discover Spanish churches and mansions that sit alongside Inca remains, visit the local market of San Pedro and their array of products from handicrafts to vegetable products, fresh juices, and items for traditional Andean ceremonies. In the evening, enjoy the multiple restaurant options available and try traditional or fusion cuisines.  

Meals included: None  

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On day 1, for 2 days

You will be staying in at the JW Marriot, or similar 5* hotel in Cusco in a standard room on double occupancy basis  



Admission fees
Guide fees
Luggage transfers
Airport transfer
Local guide
Some meals


Alcoholic beverages
Travel insurance
Personal gear

Do not forget to arrange for the requisite passport, visa and travel insurance, if you are booking an international trip.

We try our best to ensure accurate and up-to-date guide information, but in some cases this may change due to emergencies or other unforeseen guide scheduling challenges. In any case, another highly-rated, certified guide with similar experience would lead your trip and you will be kept informed of any such case.

Cancellation Policy

Once the trip is confirmed, the following cancellation policy applies:  

- Any cancellation done 61 days prior to the departure day gets a full refund minus a $600 non-refundable deposit  

- If you cancel 60 to 31 days before departure, you have the right to a 50% refund.  

- If you cancel with less than 30 days before departure, you will not receive any refund.  




Highly Recommend!!

Nitya Gupta

If you are looking for adventure trips across the globe, look no further and check out our very own Seattlite Preeti Suri 's company AdventureTripr. Our 12 day trip was absolutely flawless with top of the line customer service, experienced and well rounded guides, some of the best locations to stay, food to die for, a solid training plan to prep and overall a very smooth, personalized and authentic experience. Preeti, Thank you for attention to detail, your personal commitment and a customized exceptional experience. We had the most precious time! Lifetime of memories and cheers to many more🥂



Sharmila Rathinam

A big thank you to AdventureTripr and Preeti Suri for such an amazing experience hiking in Peru with every step of the way planned and taken care of so we could have a fabulous time!!! Loved the concept of hiking from luxurious lodge to lodge as we ascended and descended the Salkantay pass!! Thank you Preeti Suri for all your guidance and support!!!

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