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5-Day Salkantay Eco-Dome Trek to Machu Picchu

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US$1 123,00
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What to Expect

Day 1: Cuzco to Challacancha Transfer - Start Trek

Stop At: Mollepata, 03670, Peru
You will be transferred at 5am from your Cuzco accommodation to Mollepata, a village located 2.30 hrs from Cuzco, for a quick breakfast stop. After one more hour's worth of driving you will reach Challacancha, the starting point of the trek. Hike for three hours before reaching Soraypampa (3,900m) where you will stop and enjoy lunch at the Ecocamp. After lunch, climb to the beautiful Humantay Lagoon for amazing views of the lagoon (4,200m) and of the snow-covered Humantay(5,900m). Afterwards, return to the Ecocamp for dinner and an overnight in the domes.
Duration: 19 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in ecocamp domes

Day 2: Trek to Salkantay Peaks

Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Peru
Wake up at 5am to prepare your luggage and eat a hearty breakfast before the start of the 6:30am hike this morning. After about 40 minutes of trekking uphill, stunning views of the majestic snow-covered Apu Salkantay, the 2nd-highest peak in Cuzco (6,267m), come into view. After appreciating the imposing peak, continue on for another 40 minutes until reaching Salkantay Pampa (4,150m) where we will stop for a small break. Next, we will continue our hike towards 7Vueltas and the pass of Salkantay where the air is thin and it becomes more difficult to breathe until we reach Paso Apu Salkantay (4,650mm), the highest part of the trek. Take a quick rest and enjoy the impressive views before beginning the decent to Huayrac Machac or Huayrac Pampa (4,000m) where we will enjoy a delicious lunch and after a small break we will continue our trek for about 3.30 hours until we reach Challhuay (3,000m) where we will eat dinner and spend the night in the domes.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in ecocamp domes

Day 3: Trek to Playa Sahuaco - Visit Cocalmayo Thermal Waters

Stop At: Banos Termales de Cocalmayo, 4 Km from Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa Peru
Have breakfast at the Ecocamp before trekking through the high jungle for about 4 hours before reaching Winaypocco (2,600m) where we will stop for lunch. Prepare for a very hot and humid trek with many pesky mosquitos due to the high jungle environment. However, it will be beautiful nonetheless with views of many coffee plantations and a variety of tropical plants. After lunch, continue trekking for about 2 hours more along the Santa Teresa River towards the town of Playa Sahuaco (2,200m) where we will then take local transport to Santa Teresa. Upon arrival at Santa Teresa, you will have the option to visit the thermal waters of Cocalmayo. Overnight in a Santa Teresa hostel.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in Santa Teresa hostel

Day 4: Trek to Hidroeléctrica

Stop At: Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), Signposted from main square, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu Peru
This morning enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant and then begin the trek to Hidroeléctrica. Arrive to Hidroeléctrica by car and then walk about 30 minutes to our lunch destination. After our lunch break, we will continue our trek to Aguas Calientes (2,100m) where we will have dinner and stay the night in a 3-star hotel.

Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel

Day 5: Machu Picchu Visit - Return to Cuzco

Stop At: Machu Picchu, 08680, Peru
Get an early start at 04:00 this morning and board the bus for Machu Picchu at 05:30 for a 06:00 arrival to explore the Inca ruins in the early morning light.After exploring this cultural and archaeological marvel, take the bus back to Aguas Calientes for lunch before boarding the train to Ollantaytambo. From here, we will return to Cuzco by bus and your exciting adventure through the Andes ends with a Cuzco City drop-off.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Please contact us to arrange your pick up location at least a week prior to your day of departure
Departure Time
5:00 AM
5 days
  • 4x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • 2 Nights accommodation in eco-dome and 2 Nights in budget hotels
  • Cuzco accommodation pick-up transfer to Challacancha
  • Playa Sahuayaco to Santa Teresa, Roundtrip bus ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Expedition train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, OIllantaytambo to Cuzco
  • Pre-departure briefing and check-in
  • Entry/Admission - Machu Picchu
  • Entrance to Salkantay and Humantay
  • Breakfast on day 1 and lunch on day 5
  • Travel Insurance
  • Roundtrip transportation to thermal waters in Santa Teresa
  • Entrance to thermal waters Santa Teresa
  • Tips
  • Trekking poles
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Banos Termales de Cocalmayo
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • MEALS ON TREK: All of our cooks pride themselves on their delicious specialty menus with the freshest local ingredients available with vegetarian option for every meal (please advise at least 2 days prior to departure).
  • TREK ACCOMMODATION: During the trek single travelers will share a tent with another traveler of the same sex & couples will have a tent to themselves.
  • SUGGESTED PACKING LIST: Bring or Rent in Cuzco: hiking poles, rain pants, rain poncho, trekking boots, sandals, warm socks, sweater, thermals, hat, gloves, sun hat, sun block, sun glasses, flashlight/torch, camera, extra batteries and memory card (there is limited to no electricity available during the trek), waterproof bags for your camera, hand sanitizer, personal first aid kit, water bottle. Bring extra cash for snacks, water, gatorade which doubles or triples in price along the trail.
  • ESSENTIALS: Original passport, visa (if applicable), insurance card and personal medications.
  • PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This hike is demanding, it’s important to be in good physical condition. The Inca Trail elevation changes make the hike strenuous as there are three passes during the hike and you will have 1950 meters of uphill and 2250 meters of descent.
  • PRE-DEPARTURE BRIEFING: There is a mandatory pre-departure briefing at our Cuzco Headquarters one day prior to departure at 5pm, 6pm or 7pm depending on your trek. You will receive detailed information on your excursion, a list of what to bring and confirm your departure details.
  • PRE-DEPARTURE CHECK-IN: Please make sure to check-in with your passport before your pre-departure briefing. We encourage our travellers to check-in at our offices a couple of hours before or any day prior to the briefing , that way we can give everybody personal attention and information regarding booking extras, rental equipment or questions in general. Time schedule for meetings will be: - Inca Trail and Lares 6pm - Salkantay, Inca Quarry, Machu Picchu Jungle, Ausangate, Choquequirao 7pm - Rainbow Mountain, Machu Picchu by Train, Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Full Day 5pm **Travellers who booked their trip using one passport, then renewed or replaced it afterward, must carry the old passport they used to make the booking or a photocopy with them on the trip.**
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
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