Luxury Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

A luxury lodge trekking holiday in the Peruvian Andes

10

days

Trek

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Holiday Overview

Highlights

  • A deluxe lodge-to-lodge trek to Machu Picchu
  • Close-up views of glacial peaks and dramatic valleys
  • Superior hotels in Cusco and Aguas Calientes
  • Includes a full-day guided visit to Machu Picchu

This superior trekking holiday allows us to make the most of Peru's scenic Vilcabamba Massif, using upgraded hotels and luxury lodges throughout. Heading northwards from Mollepata to Aguas Calientes, a pre-Inca trade route passes close to snow-capped Salkantay (6271m), the biggest peak in the Peru Cordillera Vilcabamba. Providing a brilliant way to approach Machu Picchu, this trekking route is served by 4 superb lodges, each with wood-burning stoves, a hot tub, great food and tasteful twin-share rooms with en-suite facilities including hot showers. Making full use of these scenically-located lodges, we hike for 6 days through a pristine mountain region, home to rare wildlife and imbued with the Quechua culture. Highlights include crossing the Andes at the Salkantay Pass (4683m) and the unusual view of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu from the south-west as we climb to the Llactapata Pass on the last morning of the trek. With a couple of days sightseeing in Cusco and the Sacred Valley and a day to explore Machu Picchu, this holiday in Peru is Andean trekking in style!

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Explore International. This is one of our Explore International holidays. Participants on these trips can book through KE or through one of our international partners. This helps us to gather together sufficient numbers of like-minded adventurers to get your holiday up and running quickly. Led by an English-speaking guide, the cosmopolitan nature of these groups can be an important part of the experience!

Is this holiday for you?

This holiday offers a variety of trekking conditions, from the farmland and coffee plantations of the lower valleys to high and windswept Andean passes. Most of the walking is on well-defined tracks and we are able to relax each night in our superb lodge accommodation. There are a couple of quite tough days - but overall the trekking is straightforward and not sustained. We have allowed a couple of nights in Cusco to allow us to begin the process of acclimatisation, followed by two nights and a potential rest day at the first of the lodges on our route to continue this important process.

Brief Itinerary

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  • Meet at the group hotel in Cusco. Transfers from Cusco Airport are provided.
  • Acclimatisation day in Cusco. A guided tour of the city's main sights incluing Sacsayhuaman.
  • Drive to start of the trek at Marcocassa. Walk the Camino Real to Salkantay Lodge (3869m).
  • Day walk from Salkantay Lodge to Lake Humantay with time to relax in the afternoon.
  • Cross the Abra Salkantay Pass (4638m). Descend to Wayra Lodge at Huayraccmachay (3906m).
  • Follow the Salkantay River to Colpa Lodge (2870m) where we enjoy a Pachamanca Peruvian dinner.
  • Trek along the Santa Teresa Valley. Drive to the Llactapata Trailhead and walk to Lucma Lodge (2135m).
  • Trek to Llactapata Pass (2736m) for distant views of Machu Picchu. Descend to Aguas Calientes.
  • Full day guided visit to Machu Picchu. Return to Cusco by train and vehicle.
  • Departure day. Cusco Airport transfers are provided.
2016
Sat 12 Mar - Mon 21 Mar Code SAL /02/16/ Adult$4,340 Status Guaranteed Book now
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  • This tour begins on Sat 12 Mar and departs on Mon 21 Mar
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  • Single Supplement $1,920 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

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Mon 14 Mar - Wed 23 Mar Code SAL /03/16/ Adult$4,340 Status Guaranteed Book now
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  • This tour begins on Mon 14 Mar and departs on Wed 23 Mar
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

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Tue 15 Mar - Thu 24 Mar Code SAL /04/16/ Adult$4,340 Status 1 more to guarantee Book now
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  • This tour begins on Tue 15 Mar and departs on Thu 24 Mar
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

    The holiday price shown above is based on 2 people sharing. If travelling alone there maybe a supplement to pay.
Fri 18 Mar - Sun 27 Mar Code SAL /05/16/ Adult$4,340 Status Limited Availability Book now
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  • This tour begins on Fri 18 Mar and departs on Sun 27 Mar
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

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Sun 20 Mar - Tue 29 Mar Code SAL /06/16/ Adult$4,340 Status Limited Availability Book now
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  • This tour begins on Sun 20 Mar and departs on Tue 29 Mar
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

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Mon 21 Mar - Wed 30 Mar Code SAL /07/16/ Adult$4,340 Status Limited Availability Book now
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  • This tour begins on Mon 21 Mar and departs on Wed 30 Mar
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

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Tue 22 Mar - Thu 31 Mar Code SAL /08/16/ Adult$4,340 Status Limited Availability Book now
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  • This tour begins on Tue 22 Mar and departs on Thu 31 Mar
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

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Fri 25 Mar - Sun 03 Apr Code SAL /09/16/ Adult$4,340 Status Limited Availability Book now
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  • This tour begins on Fri 25 Mar and departs on Sun 03 Apr
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

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Sun 27 Mar - Tue 05 Apr Code SAL /10/16/ Adult$4,340 Status Limited Availability Book now
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  • This tour begins on Sun 27 Mar and departs on Tue 05 Apr
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

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Mon 28 Mar - Wed 06 Apr Code SAL /11/16/ Adult$4,340 Status Limited Availability Book now
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  • This tour begins on Mon 28 Mar and departs on Wed 06 Apr
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

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Tue 29 Mar - Thu 07 Apr Code SAL /12/16/ Adult$4,340 Status Guaranteed Book now
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  • This tour begins on Tue 29 Mar and departs on Thu 07 Apr
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

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Thu 31 Mar - Sat 09 Apr Code SAL /13/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Limited Availability Book now
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  • This tour begins on Thu 31 Mar and departs on Sat 09 Apr
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

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Mon 04 Apr - Wed 13 Apr Code SAL /14/16/ Adult$4,980 Status 2 more to guarantee Book now
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  • This tour begins on Mon 04 Apr and departs on Wed 13 Apr
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

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Tue 05 Apr - Thu 14 Apr Code SAL /15/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Guaranteed Book now
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  • This tour begins on Tue 05 Apr and departs on Thu 14 Apr
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

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Sat 09 Apr - Mon 18 Apr Code SAL /16/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Limited Availability Book now
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  • This tour begins on Sat 09 Apr and departs on Mon 18 Apr
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Wed 13 Apr - Fri 22 Apr Code SAL /17/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Limited Availability Book now
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  • This tour begins on Wed 13 Apr and departs on Fri 22 Apr
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Wed 20 Apr - Fri 29 Apr Code SAL /19/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Limited Availability Book now
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  • This tour begins on Wed 20 Apr and departs on Fri 29 Apr
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Fri 22 Apr - Sun 01 May Code SAL /20/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Limited Availability Book now
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  • This tour begins on Fri 22 Apr and departs on Sun 01 May
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Sun 01 May - Tue 10 May Code SAL /22/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Sold Out Call Us
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  • This tour begins on Sun 01 May and departs on Tue 10 May
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Tue 10 May - Thu 19 May Code SAL /27/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Limited Availability Book now
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  • This tour begins on Tue 10 May and departs on Thu 19 May
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Tue 21 Jun - Thu 30 Jun Code SAL /38/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Limited Availability Book now
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  • This tour begins on Tue 21 Jun and departs on Thu 30 Jun
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Thu 23 Jun - Sat 02 Jul Code SAL /39/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Limited Availability Book now
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  • This tour begins on Thu 23 Jun and departs on Sat 02 Jul
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Mon 04 Jul - Wed 13 Jul Code SAL /41/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Limited Availability Book now
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  • This tour begins on Mon 04 Jul and departs on Wed 13 Jul
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Wed 06 Jul - Fri 15 Jul Code SAL /42/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Limited Availability Book now
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  • This tour begins on Wed 06 Jul and departs on Fri 15 Jul
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Mon 11 Jul - Wed 20 Jul Code SAL /43/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Guaranteed Book now
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  • This tour begins on Mon 11 Jul and departs on Wed 20 Jul
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

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Wed 13 Jul - Fri 22 Jul Code SAL /44/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Limited Availability Book now
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  • This tour begins on Wed 13 Jul and departs on Fri 22 Jul
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

    The holiday price shown above is based on 2 people sharing. If travelling alone there maybe a supplement to pay.
Fri 15 Jul - Sun 24 Jul Code SAL /45/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Guaranteed Book now
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  • This tour begins on Fri 15 Jul and departs on Sun 24 Jul
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

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Mon 18 Jul - Wed 27 Jul Code SAL /47/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Limited Availability Book now
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  • This tour begins on Mon 18 Jul and departs on Wed 27 Jul
  • This departure has limited availability. Don't delay - secure your place today with a deposit of $1,000
  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

    The holiday price shown above is based on 2 people sharing. If travelling alone there maybe a supplement to pay.
Wed 20 Jul - Fri 29 Jul Code SAL /48/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Limited Availability Book now
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  • This tour begins on Wed 20 Jul and departs on Fri 29 Jul
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

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Wed 03 Aug - Fri 12 Aug Code SAL /51/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Limited Availability Book now
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  • This tour begins on Wed 03 Aug and departs on Fri 12 Aug
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

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Mon 08 Aug - Wed 17 Aug Code SAL /53/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Limited Availability Book now
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  • This tour begins on Mon 08 Aug and departs on Wed 17 Aug
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

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Thu 18 Aug - Sat 27 Aug Code SAL /55/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Limited Availability Book now
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  • This tour begins on Thu 18 Aug and departs on Sat 27 Aug
  • This departure has limited availability. Don't delay - secure your place today with a deposit of $1,000
  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

    The holiday price shown above is based on 2 people sharing. If travelling alone there maybe a supplement to pay.
Sun 21 Aug - Tue 30 Aug Code SAL /56/16/ Adult$4,980 Status 2 more to guarantee Book now
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  • This tour begins on Sun 21 Aug and departs on Tue 30 Aug
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

    The holiday price shown above is based on 2 people sharing. If travelling alone there maybe a supplement to pay.
Mon 22 Aug - Wed 31 Aug Code SAL /57/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Guaranteed Book now
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  • This tour begins on Mon 22 Aug and departs on Wed 31 Aug
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

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Wed 24 Aug - Fri 02 Sep Code SAL /58/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Guaranteed Book now
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  • This tour begins on Wed 24 Aug and departs on Fri 02 Sep
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

    The holiday price shown above is based on 2 people sharing. If travelling alone there maybe a supplement to pay.
Tue 30 Aug - Thu 08 Sep Code SAL /59/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Limited Availability Book now
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  • This tour begins on Tue 30 Aug and departs on Thu 08 Sep
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

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Wed 31 Aug - Fri 09 Sep Code SAL /60/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Limited Availability Book now
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  • This tour begins on Wed 31 Aug and departs on Fri 09 Sep
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

    The holiday price shown above is based on 2 people sharing. If travelling alone there maybe a supplement to pay.
Wed 07 Sep - Fri 16 Sep Code SAL /62/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Limited Availability Book now
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  • This tour begins on Wed 07 Sep and departs on Fri 16 Sep
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Thu 15 Sep - Sat 24 Sep Code SAL /65/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Limited Availability Book now
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  • This tour begins on Thu 15 Sep and departs on Sat 24 Sep
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    The holiday price shown above is based on 2 people sharing. If travelling alone there maybe a supplement to pay.
Sat 17 Sep - Mon 26 Sep Code SAL /66/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Limited Availability Book now
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  • This tour begins on Sat 17 Sep and departs on Mon 26 Sep
  • This departure has limited availability. Don't delay - secure your place today with a deposit of $1,000
  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

    The holiday price shown above is based on 2 people sharing. If travelling alone there maybe a supplement to pay.
Wed 21 Sep - Fri 30 Sep Code SAL /67/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Limited Availability Book now
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  • This tour begins on Wed 21 Sep and departs on Fri 30 Sep
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

    The holiday price shown above is based on 2 people sharing. If travelling alone there maybe a supplement to pay.
Mon 26 Sep - Wed 05 Oct Code SAL /68/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Guaranteed Book now
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  • This tour begins on Mon 26 Sep and departs on Wed 05 Oct
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

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Tue 27 Sep - Thu 06 Oct Code SAL /69/16/ Adult$4,980 Status 2 more to guarantee Book now
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  • This tour begins on Tue 27 Sep and departs on Thu 06 Oct
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

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Wed 28 Sep - Fri 07 Oct Code SAL /70/16/ Adult$4,980 Status 1 more to guarantee Book now
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  • This tour begins on Wed 28 Sep and departs on Fri 07 Oct
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Sun 02 Oct - Tue 11 Oct Code SAL /71/16/ Adult$4,980 Status 2 more to guarantee Book now
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  • This tour begins on Sun 02 Oct and departs on Tue 11 Oct
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Thu 13 Oct - Sat 22 Oct Code SAL /74/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Guaranteed Book now
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  • This tour begins on Thu 13 Oct and departs on Sat 22 Oct
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Mon 17 Oct - Wed 26 Oct Code SAL /75/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Guaranteed Book now
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  • This tour begins on Mon 17 Oct and departs on Wed 26 Oct
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Wed 19 Oct - Fri 28 Oct Code SAL /76/16/ Adult$4,980 Status 2 more to guarantee Book now
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  • This tour begins on Wed 19 Oct and departs on Fri 28 Oct
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

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Sat 22 Oct - Mon 31 Oct Code SAL /77/16/ Adult$4,980 Status 2 more to guarantee Book now
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  • This tour begins on Sat 22 Oct and departs on Mon 31 Oct
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Mon 24 Oct - Wed 02 Nov Code SAL /78/16/ Adult$4,980 Status 1 more to guarantee Book now
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  • This tour begins on Mon 24 Oct and departs on Wed 02 Nov
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Tue 25 Oct - Thu 03 Nov Code SAL /79/16/ Adult$4,980 Status 2 more to guarantee Book now
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  • This tour begins on Tue 25 Oct and departs on Thu 03 Nov
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Wed 26 Oct - Fri 04 Nov Code SAL /80/16/ Adult$4,980 Status 2 more to guarantee Book now
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  • This tour begins on Wed 26 Oct and departs on Fri 04 Nov
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Sat 29 Oct - Mon 07 Nov Code SAL /81/16/ Adult$4,980 Status 2 more to guarantee Book now
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  • This tour begins on Sat 29 Oct and departs on Mon 07 Nov
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Mon 31 Oct - Wed 09 Nov Code SAL /82/16/ Adult$4,980 Status Guaranteed Book now
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  • This tour begins on Mon 31 Oct and departs on Wed 09 Nov
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Sat 05 Nov - Mon 14 Nov Code SAL /83/16/ Adult$4,340 Status 2 more to guarantee Book now
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  • This tour begins on Sat 05 Nov and departs on Mon 14 Nov
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Wed 09 Nov - Fri 18 Nov Code SAL /84/16/ Adult$4,340 Status 2 more to guarantee Book now
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  • This tour begins on Wed 09 Nov and departs on Fri 18 Nov
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Fri 11 Nov - Sun 20 Nov Code SAL /85/16/ Adult$4,340 Status 2 more to guarantee Book now
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  • This tour begins on Fri 11 Nov and departs on Sun 20 Nov
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Mon 14 Nov - Wed 23 Nov Code SAL /86/16/ Adult$4,340 Status Guaranteed Book now
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  • This tour begins on Mon 14 Nov and departs on Wed 23 Nov
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Thu 17 Nov - Sat 26 Nov Code SAL /87/16/ Adult$4,340 Status 2 more to guarantee Book now
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  • This tour begins on Thu 17 Nov and departs on Sat 26 Nov
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Sat 19 Nov - Mon 28 Nov Code SAL /88/16/ Adult$4,340 Status 1 more to guarantee Book now
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Sun 20 Nov - Tue 29 Nov Code SAL /89/16/ Adult$4,340 Status 2 more to guarantee Book now
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  • This tour begins on Sun 20 Nov and departs on Tue 29 Nov
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Mon 21 Nov - Wed 30 Nov Code SAL /90/16/ Adult$4,340 Status 2 more to guarantee Book now
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  • This tour begins on Mon 21 Nov and departs on Wed 30 Nov
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Tue 22 Nov - Thu 01 Dec Code SAL /91/16/ Adult$4,340 Status 2 more to guarantee Book now
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  • This tour begins on Tue 22 Nov and departs on Thu 01 Dec
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Fri 25 Nov - Sun 04 Dec Code SAL /92/16/ Adult$4,340 Status 2 more to guarantee Book now
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  • This tour begins on Fri 25 Nov and departs on Sun 04 Dec
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

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Tue 29 Nov - Thu 08 Dec Code SAL /93/16/ Adult$4,340 Status 2 more to guarantee Book now
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  • This tour begins on Tue 29 Nov and departs on Thu 08 Dec
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

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Fri 02 Dec - Sun 11 Dec Code SAL /94/16/ Adult$4,340 Status 2 more to guarantee Book now
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  • This tour begins on Fri 02 Dec and departs on Sun 11 Dec
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Sun 11 Dec - Tue 20 Dec Code SAL /95/16/ Adult$4,340 Status 2 more to guarantee Book now
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  • This tour begins on Sun 11 Dec and departs on Tue 20 Dec
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Tue 13 Dec - Thu 22 Dec Code SAL /96/16/ Adult$4,980 Status 2 more to guarantee Book now
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  • This tour begins on Tue 13 Dec and departs on Thu 22 Dec
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Fri 16 Dec - Sun 25 Dec Code SAL /97/16/ Adult$4,980 Status 2 more to guarantee Book now
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  • This tour begins on Fri 16 Dec and departs on Sun 25 Dec
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

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Sun 18 Dec - Tue 27 Dec Code SAL /98/16/ Adult$4,980 Status 2 more to guarantee Book now
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  • This tour begins on Sun 18 Dec and departs on Tue 27 Dec
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

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Wed 28 Dec - Fri 06 Jan Code SAL /99/16/ Adult$4,980 Status 2 more to guarantee Book now
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  • This tour begins on Wed 28 Dec and departs on Fri 06 Jan
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  • Single Supplement $2,085 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

    The holiday price shown above is based on 2 people sharing. If travelling alone there maybe a supplement to pay.
The LAND ONLY dates and prices are for the itinerary joining in Cusco, Peru. For clients making their own flight arrangements, Cusco Airport is the most convenient for transfers to the group hotel. Please refer to the 'Joining Arrangements and Transfers' section of the trip dossier for further details.

Flights SHOULD NOT be booked until you have received your booking confirmation and the trip is showing 'Guaranteed to Run' or 'Limited'.


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Map & Itinerary

The Route

  • airport
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  • trip direction
  • peaks
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Holiday Itinerary

  • Meet at the group hotel in Cusco. Transfers from Cusco Airport are provided.

    Arriving in the former Inca capital of Southern Peru, we are met by our guide or a KE representative who will arrange the transfer to the group’s comfortable hotel. After checking in we are free to explore this utterly charming city. The group hotel is a short walk away from the main square - the Plaza de Armas, where there are numerous cafes, restaurants and craft shops as well as the stunning architecture left behind by both the Inca and Spanish colonial empires that made Cusco their capital city. As we are now at an altitude of 3200 metres, we will want to take it easy in order to acclimatise to the rarefied air. In the evening, we can relax in one of the excellent restaurants that overlook the square.

    • Accommodation Hotel

  • Acclimatisation day in Cusco. A guided tour of the city's main sights incluing Sacsayhuaman.

    A day for acclimatisation in Cusco. We have a relaxing walking tour of the city. Every small street or alley-way that we enter and every corner that we turn, brings another surprise, in the form of superbly constructed Inca walls or the rather more extravagant Spanish Colonial churches and palaces. The city, once capital of the extensive Inca Empire, has seen many changes since Pizarro took control of the city (with apparent ease) in 1535. The highlight of this tour is our visit to the impressive fortress citadel of Sacsayhuaman, which is set high above Cusco. The afternoon is free for further independent exploration. In the evening, we will meet our trekking guide who will give us a briefing about the days ahead. Overnight at the group hotel.

    • Accommodation Hotel

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  • Drive to start of the trek at Marcocassa. Walk the Camino Real to Salkantay Lodge (3869m).

    After an early breakfast, there is a 7am pick up at the hotel for the drive to the start of our trek. En route we take a short break to visit the Inca ruins of Tarawasi near the town of Limatambo (approx. 1.5 hrs from Cusco). After leaving Limatambo, we pass through the mountain village of Mollepata, where we stop for a short coffee break, before a further half-hour drive on a winding mountain road takes us up to the place called Marcoccasa. Here, we begin our trek to Soraypampa on an old route called the ‘Camino Real’ (Royal Path), stopping off for a picnic lunch on the way. This is a good opportunity for everyone to acclimatise, whilst enjoying a beautiful 5-hour trek. Our first night’s accommodation, Salkantay Lodge, takes its name from the majestic peak at the head of the valley. Mount Salkantay is the second most sacred peak in Inca mythology and the highest in the region at 6270 metres. After a warm welcome by our friendly staff, we are shown to our rooms and have time to wash-up, before tea and cookies. The trip leader will hold a briefing by the fireplace, followed by aperitifs and dinner. Altitude at Salkantay Lodge is 3869 metres.

    • Accommodation Luxury Lodge

    • Ascent 985m

    • Distance 13km

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    • Meals bld

    • Descent 470m

    • Time 5 hours trekking

  • Day walk from Salkantay Lodge to Lake Humantay with time to relax in the afternoon.

    To assist with our acclimatisation and to enjoy this wonderful area, we have a free day at Salkantay Lodge. There is the option of a 4-hour guided walk on the slopes above the lodge, which will take us up to Lake Humantay, fed by the hanging glaciers of Mount. Humantay. This walk offers amazing views and those brave enough can even go for a dip. We return to the lodge for lunch, after which you may choose to trade the glacial swim for a relaxing soak in the outdoor jacuzzi. Afternoon at leisure. We spend a second night at the Salkantay Lodge with gourmet food and warm, comfortable beds. In the evening, the guide will brief us on the itinerary for the following day and the gear we will need.

    • Accommodation Luxury Lodge

    • Ascent 530m

    • Distance 6km

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    • Meals bld

    • Descent 530m

    • Time 4 hours trekking

  • Cross the Abra Salkantay Pass (4638m). Descend to Wayra Lodge at Huayraccmachay (3906m).

    This is the big day and we have an early start! Our trek takes us up into the Rio Blanco Valley and makes a loop around the peak of Humantay, with our high point at the pass known as the Abra Salkantay (4638m). At the pass, we stop to take in the views of the snowcapped peaks of the Vilcabamba Range in every direction. The glaciated south face of Salkantay is most impressive, towering above us. We will also keep our eyes peeled for Andean condors, which can often be seen in this area. From the pass, we descend towards Huayraccmachay and our overnight accommodation at Wayra Lodge, whose name means ‘the place where the wind lives’. During today’s walk a hot lunch will be provided. Altitude at Wayra Lodge is 3906 metres.

    • Accommodation Luxury Lodge

    • Ascent 900m

    • Distance 14km

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    • Meals bld

    • Descent 870m

    • Time 7 hours trekking

  • Follow the Salkantay River to Colpa Lodge (2870m) where we enjoy a Pachamanca Peruvian dinner.

    On this day we enjoy a leisurely breakfast at Wayra Lodge. Then, we continue our descent along the left bank of the Salkantay River, through increasingly verdant scenery. We can feel the warm air rising from the jungle, accompanied by colorful butterflies and striking orchids. Upon arrival at Colpa Lodge we are greeted with a ‘Pachamanca’ meal, a traditional festive Peruvian meal cooked by layering meat and vegetables with hot stones and then covering the whole thing up to bake. Colpa Lodge is located on an open plateau at the confluence of 3 rivers. The outdoor jacuzzi has panoramic views of lush green mountains. We spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring the nearby orchid trail. Altitude at Colpa Lodge is 2870 metres.

    • Accommodation Luxury Lodge

    • Ascent 155m

    • Distance 9km

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    • Meals bld

    • Descent 1201m

    • Time 3 - 4 hours trekking

  • Trek along the Santa Teresa Valley. Drive to the Llactapata Trailhead and walk to Lucma Lodge (2135m).

    Today we hike along the Santa Teresa river valley, through more populated rural areas. We pass through banana, granadilla and avocado orchards and coffee plantations (said to be one of the best organic coffees in the world). A hot picnic lunch is served by the river. After lunch, we hike another hour before a private vehicle meets us for a short drive to the beginning of the Llactapata Inca Trail. From the head of the newly restored Inca trail we easily make our way to Lucma Lodge, set in an avocado orchard. The altitude at Lucma Lodge is 2135 metres.

    • Accommodation Luxury Lodge

    • Ascent 400m

    • Distance 8km

    • Meals bld

    • Descent 730m

    • Time 5 hours trekking

  • Trek to Llactapata Pass (2736m) for distant views of Machu Picchu. Descend to Aguas Calientes.

    After a hearty breakfast, we tackle the last day of our trek. We head uphill for 2 to 3 hours towards the Llactapata Pass (2736m), where we are treated to a distant but spectacular view of Machu Picchu from the southeast, a view few travellers ever get to see. We take a short break to explore the recently restored Llactapata Inca ruins and enjoy our lunch at a scenic viewpoint. We then begin our final descent to the Aobamba River through lush bamboo forests, orchards and coffee plantations. Aguas Calientes (1900m), the gateway to Machu Picchu, is just a short and scenic train ride away. Upon arrival, we check in at our excellent hotel and have a celebration dinner with our guide.

    • Accommodation Hotel

    • Ascent 980m

    • Distance 13km

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    • Meals bld

    • Descent 1300m

    • Time 5 hours trekking

  • Full day guided visit to Machu Picchu. Return to Cusco by train and vehicle.

    An early morning start to catch the first bus back up to Machu Picchu. This ensures that we have a good amount of time to explore the site before the crowds arrive on the first morning train from Cusco. We will be accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide, who will bring the citadel to life for us. We will also have enough time to go exploring on our own. After the tour of the main buildings and structures with our expert guide, we can walk to the Inca Bridge, discover hidden corners of the ruins, or just soak up the atmosphere of one of the most famous places on earth. We will spend a full day in the citadel before catching the bus back down to Aguas Calientes in time to catch the afternoon train back to Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley. From here we transfer by bus over the pass and down into Cusco where we check into our hotel. We will no doubt wish to enjoy an evening meal in one of Cusco’s many excellent restaurants.

    • Accommodation Hotel

    • Meals bl

  • Departure day. Cusco Airport transfers are provided.

    KE Land Only package services end after breakfast. Complimentary group transfers to the airport are provided Why not extend your holiday in Peru to include a visit to the Amazon Rainforest, an excrusion to Lake Titicaca or a trip to Colca Canyon to watch condors. We can also arrange flights to Ecuador and cruises around the Galapagos Islands. Contact our office for further details.

    • Meals b

Holiday Information

  • An experienced English-speaking local leader
  • Cusco Airport transfers (on designated group arrival and departure days only)
  • All land transport required in the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation in Cusco and Aguas Calientes
  • Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Cusco
  • A visit to Machu Picchu with guide
  • All meals except lunches and dinners in Cusco
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cusco Airport departure taxes
  • Salkantay Trail fee of $50 payable locally
  • Tips for local staff
  • Lunches and dinners when in Cusco
  • Miscellaneous personal expenses - drinks and souvenirs etc

When staying at hotels in Cusco, you will purchase your lunches and evening meals directly. These meals will be taken in local restaurants, cafes and bars, which serve excellent and varied cuisine. Throughout the trek, all meals are provided. Lunches will be prepared by the cooks on the spot and will consist of hot soup, gourmet sandwiches or a hot lunch, snacks and salads. Additionally, you will be handed a 'snack-pack' to carry in your day pack with dry fruits, peanuts, chocolates and fresh fruits. At the lodges, our trained cooks provide excellent meals, a mixture of traditional Peruvian food, sourced locally, as well as meals with an international flavour.

When in Cusco, there is a wide range of dining options and it makes sense to allow you to explore these options. So, your holiday price does not include meals other than breakfasts when staying in this city. You will pay directly for a total of 2 lunches and 3 dinners (see itinerary for details) and you should allow approximately US$10 - 15 per meal. Whilst trekking and staying in lodges and at the hotel in Aguas Calientes, a full service including all meals is provided.
Cusco Airport transfers are provided for all clients arriving and departing on the group days.
On arrival in Cusco, the group will spend 2 nights in a comfortable, centrally located, 4-star hotel. There will be a third night at this hotel at the end of the holiday. There will also be a night at a very good standard of hotel in Aguas Calientes. Whilst trekking the Salkantay Trail, there are 5 nights in 4 different luxury lodge. All accommodation is allocated on a twin sharing basis. If you are travelling by yourself you will be paired up with another single client of the same sex. Depending on availability, it may be possible to pre-book single rooms throughout the holiday. For additional hotel prices and single supplement costs please refer to the dates and prices page of the trip on our website.

View the gallery below for images of the style of accommodation used

There is a charge of US$50 for entrance to the Salkantay Trail. This is payable locally.

A typical day starts with breakfast at the lodge. Your baggage will be given to the porters or muleteers during breakfast. We will start walking in the pleasant cool of the morning and usually walk for about 3 hours until we find a place for our lunch stop. Lunch usually takes an hour or so and offers a chance for a little siesta! We aim to reach our next night's accommodation well before dusk. Dinner is served in the lodge and is a delicious three-course meal. The cooks never fail to impress! During dinner is a good time to socialise and to talk over the events of the day. We are usually in bed by 9.00 pm - plenty of time to re-charge the batteries before the next day's walk.

When in Cusco and during the Salkantay Trail trek the group will be accompanied by professional, English-speaking local tour guides.

We estimate that $350 will be sufficient to cover your requirements including the above mentioned meals, the $50 Salkantay Trail fee, as well as expenses such as tips for drivers, trek crew and local guides. Soft drinks, wine and beer are available every night and if you intend to partake you should budget accordingly. There is no need to purchase local currency (Peruvian Soles) prior to travelling. It is possible to withdraw your money in local currency from ATMs in Cusco. If you are bringing your travel money with you we recommend you bring it in the form of US dollars in cash as this provides for the easiest exchange and in emergency can even be used to purchase goods. Credit cards can be used to purchase goods and to pay for meals in Cusco.

Tipping is common in Peru, however you must remember that it is voluntary, and how much you give depends on how you feel about the service you have received. Airport baggage carriers are the only exception and tipping is compulsory. These people are unwaged and make a living by carrying your luggage. The general rule is 1 or 2 soles per bag. For hotel staff, tipping is not expected, but is welcome. For hotel porters 1 or 2 soles per bag is reasonable. Drivers of standard taxis do not usually expect a tip. As with most countries, it is usual to tip in restaurants and 10% is expected for good service. For the support crew on trek (guides, cooks, porters etc.), it is recommended that each client contributes around £50 to 60 to a group tipping pool.

Single traveller - possible additional cost

This holiday is priced on a 2-person-sharing basis. If you are travelling by yourself and do not request single room occupancy, we will make every effort to pair you up with another single traveller of the same sex. If this proves not to be possible, you will be liable for an additional payment of £900.

Please note that baggage allowance on internal flights in Peru is 20kgs and that this limit is usually strictly enforced. Your baggage on trek will be carried by pack animals or porters. The packed weight of your trek bag whilst trekking should be no more than 15 kgs. Travel clothes and any other items not required for the trek may be left at the group’s hotel in Cusco.

All KE clients will receive a FREE KE trek bag.  These have been specially made to stand up to the rigours of adventure travel.  Your KE bag will be posted to you when your trip is guaranteed to run or on receipt of your booking if the trip is already guaranteed.  If you have travelled with us before and already have a KE trek bag you can select an alternative free gift in the booking process.

This holiday involves going to high altitude. During the course of your trip you will reach altitudes in excess of 3500 metres. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatise successfully. Before coming on this holiday you should read the advice on trekking at high altitude on our website which can be viewed via the link below. You can also talk to one of our trekking experts if you have any concerns about altitude. www.keadventure.com/page/altitude.html

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

You must bring the following items:

  • Hiking boots

  • Trainers / sandals

  • Socks

  • Walking socks (2 or 3 pairs)

  • Trekking trousers

  • Travel clothes

  • Waterproof over-trousers

  • Waterproof jacket

  • Underwear

  • Thermal baselayer shirts (2 short sleeve, 2 long sleeve)

  • Casual shirts and/or T-shirts

  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper

  • Warm jacket (down)

  • Lightweight thermal gloves

  • Warm gloves

  • Warm hat

  • Daypack 30 litres

  • Headtorch with spare batteries

  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc)

  • Water bottles 1 Litre (x 2)

  • Washbag and toiletries

  • Small towel

  • Sunhat

  • Sunglasses

  • Swimwear

  • Basic First Aid Kit. Including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, Insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).

The following items are optional:

  • Trekking poles (strongly recommended)

  • Antibacterial handwash

  • Pen-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)

  • Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)

  • Camera

For each holiday there is a minimum number of participants required to enable it to go ahead. Once the minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from 'Available' to 'Guaranteed to run'. You can check the trip status for each departure in ‘Dates and Prices’ table. Other than in exceptional circumstances, we will not cancel a trip once it has achieved this guaranteed to run status and so you are free to proceed with your international flight booking and other travel arrangements.

A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required. The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice. If you are travelling outside the EU you should have at least 2 blank pages in your passport.

Visa Peru

UK and USA passport holders do not require a visa for short stays. Keep the immigration paper given to you on arrival in a safe place, as you will need to show this on departure.

Transit via USA

You will require an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation), and you must get this before boarding any US-bound aircraft or ship, or entering on a land border. The fee is USD$14 and you should apply for it at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/. With the ESTA complete, the majority of British Citizen passport holders can enter the US under the Visa Waiver Programme, VWP. As of 1st April 2016 you will be required to have a passport with an intergrated chip. Note that if you have travelled to Iraq, Syria, Iran or Sudan in the last 5yrs you will have to apply for a visa.

NOTE: This is required if you are transiting through the USA 

Transit via Canada

From 15 March 2016

All citizens (except for USA citizens) will require an eTA (Electronic Travel Authorisation), and you must get this before boarding any Canada-bound aircraft or ship, or entering on a land border. The fee is CAD$7 and you should apply for it at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta-start.asp

NOTE: This is required if you are transiting through Canada

You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended in the UK e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary. On holidays to more remote areas you should also have a dentist check up. A good online resource is Travel Health Pro.

You should attend your doctor and dentist for a check-up. Your doctor will have access to the most up to date information on the required vaccinations for the country you are visiting. In general we recommend vaccinations against the following: Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, & Hepatitis ‘A’. Malaria prophylaxis is not recommended for this trip unless you intend to visit the rainforest as an extension to your trip. A good online resource is the National Health Travellers website at fitfortravel.nhs.uk

We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at:

http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/

It makes a lot of sense to undertake some additional exercise before coming on a trekking trip. The fitter you are, after all, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. Our treks can be physically demanding, but more as a result of altitude and terrain than distances walked. You should gradually increase your exercise leading up to departure and in the month before setting off, we suggest that you try to fit in a number of long walks in hilly country.

As a reputable tour operator, KE supports the British Foreign & Commonwealth Offices ‘Know before you go’ campaign to enable British citizens to prepare for their journeys overseas, and we recommend that all KE travellers take a look at the FCO Travel Advice for their chosen destination on the official FCO website: www.fco.gov.uk. North Americans can also check out the U.S. Department of State website: www.travel.state.gov for essential travel advice and tips.

KE treat the safety and security of all clients as the most important aspect of any trip we organise. We would not run any trip that we did not consider reasonably safe.  Should the FCO advise against travel for any reason, we will contact everyone booked to travel to discuss the situation.  We receive regular updates direct from the FCO and are in constant touch with our contacts on the ground.  If you have any questions about government travel advice, please call our office.

The climate of Peru is very varied across different regions. There are three major influences on the climate of any particular region, these being: its general geographical position as part of equatorial South America, its proximity to the cooling effect of the Humbolt current and most significantly, its altitude. The climate of the Andean valleys which corresponds to the region between 3000 and 4000 metres is characterised by hot wet summers and cool dry winters. The Southern Hemisphere winter season in the Andes runs roughly from April through to October and this is the optimum period for trekking in this part of Peru. At this time we can expect the days to be warm and generally sunny, with temperatures between 12 and 20°C. Above 3500 metres, during this season, the night-time temperatures will fall below freezing. At our highest locations the outside night-time temperatures may drop as low as minus 5°C at any time and in mid-winter (July and August) temperatures may dip to minus 10ºC overnight.

  • Lost City of the Incas. Hiram Bingham

  • Exploring Cusco. Peter Frost

  • Inca Kola. Matthew Paris

  • Inca Gold. Clive Cussler

  • Field guide to the birds of Machu Picchu. Walker

  • The last days of the Incas. Kim MacQuarrie

  • Conquest of the Incas. John Hemmingway

  • Into the forests of the night. John Simpson

  • Realm of the Incas. Max Milligan

Peru: 100K Topographical Survey Maps IGN (Peru Survey). 1:100.000

Peruvian Survey mapping, by the Instituto Geografico Nacional, is of very high quality and at a good scale for following the route on the ground. Contours are given at 50 metre intervals and spot heights are also shown. The legend includes settlements, roads, etc, plus a great deal of terrain and vegetation detail.

Extend Your Holiday

Peru Rainforest Extension

Visit Tambopata National Reserve, a haven of pristine Amazon wilderness where the river provides access to an uninhabited and vast 2.5 million acre area, home to the Amazon’s five top predators – Jaguar, Giant Otter, Black Caiman, Harpy Eagle and Anaconda. It is a short flight to Puerto Maldonado, and then a ride in a motorised canoe to our jungle lodge. Highlights are the macaw clay-lick, otters, monkeys and an array of colourful birds.

Tambopata National Reserve

From $700 per person

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Lake Titicaca Extension

Forming part of the border between Peru and Bolivia, this sacred lake of the Incas at an elevation of 3830 metres was where the god Viracocha rose and created the sun, moon, stars and the first people. It is the largest navigable lake in the world. There are several islands in the lake including the ‘floating’ Uros Islands which are man-made from reeds and are home to a pre-Incan people who live a simple traditional life. Lake Titicaca is a ‘must see’ on a holiday in this region.

Lake Titicaca Excursion

From $1030 per person

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Galapagos Islands Extension

The Galapagos Islands are said to be the crown jewels of the natural world. These paradise islands have a mythological status following Charles Darwin’s visit in 1835. Blue-footed boobies, frigate birds, albatross, giant tortoises, seals,turtles, dinosaur-like marine and land iguanas are just a few of the species you will encounter. Part of the magic of the Galapagos is getting up close to the wildlife that has lost all fear of man. Please call us for an accurate quote for your departure.

Galapagos Islands Cruise

From $3290 per person

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Arequipa and the Colca Canyon

The city of Arequipa lies below the edge of the Altiplano in Southern Peru. This ‘White City’ is surrounded by impressive volcanoes and is a rich mixture of indigenous and Spanish influences. Nearby is the natural wonder of the Colca Canyon, one of the world’s deepest canyons and home to many Andean Condors. The area is also well known for its vibrant indigenous culture and locally produced handicrafts. A visit is a great way to experience Southern Peruvian culture.

Arequipa and the Colca Canyon

From $760 per person

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