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Luxury Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Peru, Machu Picchu
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Available Departures: Apr, May, Jun, Jul

10 days from

US$6,100

without flights
Walk & Trek
Guided Group
MODERATE MODERATE

A luxury lodge trekking holiday through the Peruvian Andes to Machu Picchu

Trip Code: SAL
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Suitable for most people in good health, holidays at this grade include only limited amounts of activity.

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Suitable for reasonably fit individuals, such as weekend walkers and cyclists. There can be the occasional more difficult day.

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Physically challenging holidays, where you need to be prepared before you go.

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10 - 12 TOUGH

Our toughest holidays, involving many long days, often in isolated areas. A high level of fitness and previous wilderness and mountain experience is essential.

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Luxury Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Highlights
  • Tackle the beautiful Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu whilst staying in luxury mountain lodges
  • Rest weary limbs at the end of each day with the lodges' luxury facilities including hot tubs, cosy fireplaces and optional massages.
  • Wander past glacial peaks, dramatic valleys and rare wildlife 
  • Enjoy superior hotels in Cusco and Aguas Calientes

At a Glance
  • Group Size 2 to 12
  • 6 days trekking
  • max. altitude - 4638 metres
  • Join In Cusco

Accommodation & Meals
  • 9 Breakfasts
  • 7 Lunches
  • 6 Dinners
  • 4 nights Hotel
  • 5 nights Luxury Lodge
Overview

Of all the classic trekking routes through the Sacred Valley into Machu Picchu, only one offers unparalleled luxury to the discerning traveller. The Salkantay Trek follows an ancient pre-Inca trade route and passes by the eponymous snow-capped mountain, delivering a wild and remote experience. Salkantay (6271m) is widely considered to be one of the most spectacular of all Andean peaks and with its glaciers stands sentry, high over the mountain passes. With wood-burning stoves and hot tubs with dramatic views, our luxury lodges await the weary trekker at the end of each day. Chefs prepare regionally inspired gourmet meals and there is even the option for a relaxing massage at most of the lodges (at additional cost). After a hot shower, it is a sublime experience to sink into goose-down bedding and be enveloped by the dark and silence of the mountains. Each lodge features only six rooms, each with ensuite, making this an exclusive and intimate experience. Making full use of these scenically-located lodges, we hike for 6 days through this pristine mountain region, home to rare wildlife and imbued with the Quechua culture. The climate will distinctly change as you move through the 15 different eco-systems, from the cold crisp high-altitude mountain air to the hot, steamy jungle climate. Your reward for tackling the challenging Salkantay trek is the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. It isn’t hard to share the sense of awe that Hiram Bingham must have felt when he discovered the ruins, virtually reclaimed by vegetation, in 1911. The site sits high above the Urubamba valley, surrounded by deep precipices and steep mountains that had protected its secrets so effectively for centuries and mists rise from the valley to add to the sense of beauty and mysticism. This holiday also enjoys a private guided tour of Cusco and the surrounding area and stays in superior hotels in the city.

explore international

Explore International. This holiday is part of our Explore International range. 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!

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.

Why KE?

If you want to trek to Machu Picchu, but in comfort and style, this is the holiday for you! Deluxe lodge accommodation, with real fires, fine dining and hot tubs make this a wonderful way to explore the Andes on foot. Upgraded hotels in Cusco have been specially selected for this itinerary and we include an exclusive, private tour of Cusco to round off your trip!

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Itinerary

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

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

Meals

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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

Meals

B L D

Ascent

985 M

Descent

470 M

Time

5 hours trekking

Distance

13 KM

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

Meals

B L D

Ascent

530 M

Descent

530 M

Time

4 hours trekking

Distance

6 KM

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

Meals

B L D

Ascent

900 M

Descent

870 M

Time

7 hours trekking

Distance

14 KM

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

Meals

B L D

Ascent

155 M

Descent

1201 M

Time

3 - 4 hours trekking

Distance

9 KM

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

Meals

B L D

Ascent

800 M

Descent

800 M

Time

5 hours trekking

Distance

15 KM

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

Meals

B L D

Ascent

980 M

Descent

1300 M

Time

5 hours trekking

Distance

13 KM

Today we visit Machu Picchu, the site that was lost to the jungle but rediscovered in 1911 by the Yale academic, Hiram Bingham. Declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1983, Machu Picchu exceeds all expectations. Perched high on an inaccessible hilltop the citadel is protected by huge cliffs and the raging Urubamba River. The bus transfer up to the site takes around 20 minutes and saves us from the relentlessly steep climb. A local guide will give us an interpretive tour of Machu Picchu and we will have ample time to soak up the mystical atmosphere of this incredible site. 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 return back down to Aguas Calientes in time to catch an 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

B L

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.

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Essential Information

We've compiled some of our Frequently Asked Questions to help you learn more about this amazing trip.

  • 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 on twin share basis
  • Luxury lodge accommodation during the trek on twin share basis
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Cusco
  • A guided visit to Machu Picchu
  • Meals as described in the Meal Plan

  • 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

Cusco Airport transfers are provided for all clients.

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.

It is not recommended to drink untreated water from the taps. If you are on a trekking or cycling holiday, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled, filtered or provided in large jerry cans or 5 litre bottles. Additionally you should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a Water-To-Go bottle) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single use plastic bottles.

There are a huge variety of restaurants in Cusco catering for every budget and palate. If you want to seek out some traditional Peruvian fare you should be sure to sample some Ceviche (the word ceviche comes from the indigenous Quechua word 'siwichi', meaning fresh fish); this healthy, zesty and fresh dish is one of the most popular dishes in Peru. Also worth tasting is Lomo Saltado, a beef and vegetable dish cooked in a wok, which blends both Peruvian and Chinese ingredients. Drink recommendations include Mate de Coca (Coca Tea), a herbal tea made from the dried leaves of the coca plant and said to prevent altitude sickness and, of course, Pisco Sours! No trip to Cusco would be complete without sampling this alcoholic cocktail, which is made by mixing the peruvian liquor, Pisco, with egg white, ice, lime juice and angostura bitters. Throughout the trek, all meals will provided by the lodges. Prepare to indulge yourself! The lodges all have their own inventive gourmet menus, which will provide a refreshing take on the region’s most iconic dishes. All the offerings are locally sourced – from the organic coffee blends to healthy snacks! 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. 

 

New for 2020: alcohol is now included whilst staying at our luxury lodges.

Whilst we can cater for vegetarians, albeit sometimes with a more limited choice, we cannot always provide special diets.  Due to the nature of some of the trips that we operate and the countries in which we operate them, it can be very hard (and sometimes impossible) to cater for a wide range of dietary choices and you may have to supplement your diet with food/snacks from home.  If you have specific dietary requirements please do speak to our sales team and they will be able to advise you whether or not we will be able to offer your specific choice.  Please note that we are unable to provide separate menus and cannot accept liability for any problems arising from special dietary requirements or intolerances.

Whilst in Cusco we will spend 3 nights at the elegant El Mercado hotel (or similar). The El Mercado is an charming property located just a stone's throw from the Plaza de Armas, the main square of Cusco.

Formerly part of the old farmers' market, El Mercado has been designed to incorporate some of the elements of the market, in its original décor, which mixes the best of colonial and contemporary architecture, its relaxed atmosphere and innovative cuisine.

During our trek we will stay at four beautifully-appointed mountain lodges, which are truly one of a kind. Each has been created with traditional Incan building techniques and is designed to blend perfectly with the surrounding environment. At each of our intimate 6-room lodges, you will enjoy hot showers, fine gourmet meals, select wines, goose-down bedding, massages, outdoor hot tubs and highly personalised service from the local staff.

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.

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

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

New regulations for visiting Machu Picchu came into force in 2022.

Daily visitor numbers are limited and visitors must be accompanied by a guide on one of five designated 'circuits' that are walked in a one-way direction, with a maximum of 4 hours allowed with in the site.

A ticket, issued by the Peru Ministry of Culture, and included in your trip cost, needs to be purchased in advance of your visit. The ticket will stipulate an entry time and one of the 5 circuits. KE will aim to book the most comprehensive Machu Picchu tour available.

Tickets are linked to your name and passport number and usually sell out 2-3 months in advance. It is therefore important for you to supply us with your passport details at the time of booking to allow us to secure the required tickets.

If you are completing the Inca Trail, a set Machu Picchu circuit is included with your Inca Trail Permit.

IMPORTANT: If you change passport between booking and travelling, you must bring your old passport with you, as your ticket will be linked to the passport details you booked with.

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

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 single traveller payment.

For this holiday you should take one piece of luggage, which should be a soft and sturdy duffel bag, and one day pack.  Your bag on trek will be carried by porters or pack animals and should not weigh more than 15kg. Alll you will have to carry in your day pack will be items such as a water bottle, waterproofs and camera. It is possible to leave extra baggage at the hotel in Cusco. Please note that baggage allowance on internal flights in Peru is 20kgs and that this limit is usually strictly enforced. For international flights please check your baggage allowance with your airline.

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.

The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required, and you should have at least 2 blank pages for each country that you visit.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Please ensure that you check for the latest advice before travel. For the most up to date information on entry requirements, please visit the UK Government website.

Visa Peru

UK and USA passport holders do not require a visa for short stays. When passing through immigration you will need to request a copy of your TAM Migration form. You will need to retain this document and keep it safe, as you will be asked to produce it before you depart Peru.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THOSE TRANSITING THROUGH THE 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$21 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. You will be required to have a passport with an integrated chip. Note that if you have travelled to Cuba, Iran, Syria or North Korea since March 2011* you will have to apply for a visa rather than the Visa Waiver Programme (* a full and up to date list of countries can be found on the US government website here.)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THOSE TRANSITING THROUGH CANADA

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

 

If you have a severe allergy please inform the KE office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy free environment on KE trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by KE leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Zika virus has been confirmed as active in this country. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites. The mosquitoes that transmit ZIKV are unlikely to be found above 2,000m altitude. For more information, visit the website of the National Travel Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) at https://travelhealthpro.org.uk

 

Vaccinations

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

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.

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.

As a reputable tour operator, KE supports the British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office's ‘Travel Aware campaign to enable British citizens to prepare for their journeys overseas. The 'Travel Aware' website provides a single, authoritative source of advice for all kinds of travellers and we recommend that prior to travel, all KE clients visit the official UK Government website at travelaware.campaign.gov.uk and read the FCDO Travel Advice for their chosen destination. 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 FCDO advise against travel for any reason, we will contact everyone booked to travel to discuss the situation.  We receive regular updates direct from the FCDO and are in constant touch with our contacts on the ground.  If you have any questions about government travel advice, please call our office.

KE do not encourage the use of single use plastic items. We are ensuring that our agents all over the world are working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We are leading by example in our KE office by reducing our plastic use.

  • 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.

It is an essential condition of joining a holiday with KE Adventure Travel that you have a valid travel insurance policy to cover the cost of medical treatment and to protect the value of your holiday in the event of cancellation.  When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary.

For appropriate insurance cover we recommend Campbell Irvine Direct.  Please go to our Travel Insurance page for further information and to get a quote.

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) (we encourage re-filling water bottles rather than single use plastic)

  • Water purification tablets

  • 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 

  • Camera

  • Reusable cloth bag for shopping (to avoid plastic bags)

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Extensions

Extension Details

Lake Titicaca Train Extension (2016 only)

4 Days

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. 

We travel on the famous orient express train from Cusco to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. After an overnight in Puno we travel to the reed islands of the Uros people. Here we watch them harvesting and weaving the reeds. We overnight in a traditional village house on the islands being hosted by families. This gives us a great insight into the livelihood of these pre-Incan people. We return the following day by boat to Puno and then transfer to the nearby airport of Juliaca. This extension starts in Cusco and ends in Juliaca. Lake Titicaca is a ‘must see’ on a holiday in this region.

Extension Code: LAKL

Extension Itinerary

Transfer to Cusco train station 0700hrs for a full day Orient Express train journey (which includes a lunch) to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. We are met by our local guide and transfer to Hotel Casa Andina or similar.

Meals

B L

Small boat journey (3 hours) on Lake Titicaca to visit 'floating' totoras reed islands home to the Uros people. We continue to Taquile island where we spend the night in local villagers house.

Meals

B L D

The following morning we spend more time on the island, famous for its unique weavings. We have lunch on the island and return by small boat to Puno, and stay again in the Hotel Casa Andina or similar.

Meals

B L

Early morning drive - approximately one hour - to Juliaca airport where KE extension package services end. Flight to Lima not included.

Meals

B
Whats Included
  • Train from Cusco to Puno
  • 2 nights at a 3-star hotel in Puno and 1 night home-stay
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • English-speaking local guide
  • All land transport required by the itinerary.
What's Not Included
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Miscellaneous personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • Souvenirs etc
Extension Details

Peru Rainforest Extension

4 Days

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.

Extension Code: RAIN
Sharing Price from
US$910
Single Traveller Price from
US$1,140
Single Room Supplement from
US$270
Deposit Per Person from
US$200

Extension Itinerary

Arrive in Puerto Maldonado. We transfer by road, boat (on Tambopata River), and on foot (4-5 hrs in total) to your jungle lodge. To account for this, you should land into Puerto Maldonado no later than 1pm.

Meals

L D

Wildlife Reserve. Jungle walks and river trips. Overnight at the jungle lodge.

Meals

B L D

Wildlife Reserve. Jungle walks and river trips. Overnight at the jungle lodge.

Meals

B L D

Transfer to Puerto Maldonado airport for return flight to Cusco or Lima. (Services end at Puerto Maldonado airport.)

Meals

B
Whats Included
  • Associated transfers
  • All transport required by the itinerary
  • 3 nights accommodation at a jungle lodge
  • Full programme of guided walks and activities
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
What's Not Included
  • Internal fights
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Miscellaneous personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • Souvenirs etc.
Extension Details

Galapagos Islands Cruise

7 Days
Situated over 600 miles from the mainland of South America, the remote archipelago of the Galapagos Islands needs little introduction. The Galapagos Islands are considered to the crown jewels of the natural world, achieving near mythological status following visits by Charles Darwin. It was on his second visit aboard HMS Beagle in 1835 that Darwin's scientific studies introduced the world to the theory of evolution. The islands teem with life, much of which seem totally unphased and perhaps curious of visitors. Of the thirteen major islands, on five have any form of human habitation. The environmental footprint is kept to an absolute minimum, allowing you, the visitor, a chance to explore the incredible biodiversity of these famous islands untouched by human development.Expect close encounters with blue-footed boobies, frigate birds, albatross, giant tortoises, seals, turtles and dinasaur-like lizards amongst many, many other examples.
Extension Code: GALP
Sharing Price from
US$5,105
Deposit Per Person from
US$2,400

Extension Itinerary

Arrive in Quito any time.

We take an early flight to San Cristobal Island, stopping off for refuelling at Guayaquil. In the afternoon, we board our boat, the Monserrat, and visit Isla Lobos, to be greeted by sea lions frolicking in the waves. We will explore this island on foot and perhaps by panga to view the sea and shore birds nesting and feeding. There will be an opportunity to snorkel in the waters of Isla Lobos too.

Meals

B L D

We visit Cerro Brujo on San Cristobal Island. Here we can observe sea lions, marine iguanas and seabirds. In the afternoon we visit the giant tortoise breeding area in the highlands. Later we set sail for Bahia Gardner, a sheltered cove off Espanola Island.

Meals

B L D

Today we visit the magnificent, white sandy beach of Gardner Bay, home to colonies of sea lions and birds. There will be a chance to snorkel the turquoise waters and spot large schools of tropical fish, including yellow-tailed surgeonfish, king angelfish and bump-headed parrot fish. We may even be lucky enough to spot white-tipped reef sharks, napping on the bottom! We then visit Punta Suarez, one of the most wildlife-rich landing spots in the Galapagos. Here we can observe many nesting birds including the waved albatross.

Meals

B L D

Upon landing at Punta Cormorant and Floreana Island, we visit the amazing multi-coloured beaches. We observe flamingoes and other shore birds feeding in the lagoon. Penguins and marine iguanas can also be spotted on the water's edge. We then move on to Champion Islet where we have another chance to snorkel with sea lions and, if we're lucky, turtles and rays. Afterwards, we visit Post Office Bay where we learn all about its unique history. English whaling vessels placed a barrel here in the 18th centuary where it functioned as a rather unusual post office!

Meals

B L D

We disembark at Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station. Here we can observe many species of tortoise and land iguanas at the Fausto Llerena Breeding Centre. We learn about the conservation work and scientific research that is undertaken on this remote archipelago. We than catch our flight back to the mainland, and Quito.

Meals

B

Depart anytime.

Meals

B
Whats Included
  • Return Internal flights from Quito to Baltra and associated airport transfers in the Galapagos Islands
  • Double or twin berth cabin on full board basis (according to itinerary)
  • Cruise on a Tourist Class boat (according to itinerary)
  • Galapagos guide
What's Not Included
  • Galapagos National Park entrance $100 per person ($200 from 1 Aug 2024) payable locally in cash

  • Transit control card $20 per person (must be paid locally in cash)

  • Tips of local staff

  • Miscellaneous expenses - drinks and souvenirs etc

Extension Details

Lake Titicaca by Train

4 Days
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.  We travel by luxury train across the altiplano from Cusco to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Note: Train operates on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays only.
Extension Code: LAKA

Extension Itinerary

Transfer to Cusco train station 0700hrs for a full day PeruRail Titcaca train journey (which includes a lunch) to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. We are met by our local guide and transfer to Hotel Casa Andina or similar.

Meals

B L

Our guide will meet you at your Puno hotel early in the morning. First we enjoy a 2hr motor boat excursion on Lake Titicaca to visit 'floating' totoras reed islands home to the Uros people. We continue on to Amantani Island where we will stay overnight at the house of a local islander and enjoy the hospitality of a typical Amantani home.

Meals

B L D

After breakfast we have some time to explore this colourful island. In the later morning we take a motor-boat to Taquile Island, also inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives where we can learn about their fine hand weaving techniques, passed down through the generations. To reach the town we'll have to climb a stairway of 567 stone steps! In the afternoon we return to Puno and check into our hotel.

Meals

B L

Early morning drive - approximately one hour - to Juliaca airport where KE extension package services end. Flight to Lima not included.

Meals

B
Whats Included
  • Train from Cusco to Puno
  • 2 nights at a 3-star hotel in Puno and 1 night home-stay
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • English-speaking local guide
  • All land transport required by the itinerary.
What's Not Included
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Miscellaneous personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • Souvenirs etc
Extension Details

Lake Titicaca by Bus

4 Days

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.  We travel by comfortable tour bus across the altiplano from Cusco to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. 

Extension Code: LAKT

Extension Itinerary

Transfer to Cusco bus station for the 0650am departure of the Inca Express deluxe bus service (which includes a buffet lunch en route) to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. The bus stops on the way at several places of interest, including Andahuaylillas with its Baroque churches and La Raya, the highpoint of the route. We are met by our local guide and transfer to Hotel Casa Andina or similar.

Meals

B L

Our guide will meet you at your Puno hotel early in the morning. First we enjoy a 2hr motor boat excursion on Lake Titicaca to visit 'floating' totoras reed islands home to the Uros people. We continue on to Amantani Island where we will stay overnight at the house of a local islander and enjoy the hospitality of a typical Amantani home.

Meals

B L D

After breakfast we have some time to explore this colourful island. In the later morning we take a motor-boat to Taquile Island, also inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives where we can learn about their fine hand weaving techniques, passed down through the generations. To reach the town we'll have to climb a stairway of 567 stone steps! In the afternoon we return to Puno and check into our hotel.

Meals

B L

Early morning drive - approximately one hour - to Juliaca airport where KE extension package services end. Flight to Lima not included.

Meals

B
Whats Included
  • Bus from Cusco to Puno
  • 2 nights at a 3-star hotel in Puno and 1 night home-stay
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • English-speaking local guide
  • All land transport required by the itinerary.
What's Not Included
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Miscellaneous personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • Souvenirs etc

Reviews

5 out of 5 from 2 reviews

Beautiful scenery, luxury lodgesm ★★★★★

My husband, his son and myself very much enjoyed this trip. We were taken care of very well, and the three exhausting plane journeys from Edinburgh to Cusco and four on our return were worth suffering in order to take part in the trip. We had a wonderful personal city tour with a very interesting guide who spoke excellent English on our first day in Cusco. I would reccomend take by diamox before arriving and drinking lots of water to aid acclimatisation. We felt quite exhausted that day, but ver y much enjoyed the tour. The trek was excellent and we were well taken care of in the lodges, though my husband’s son suffered from food poisoning which we believe may have been caused by the Guinea pig meat he ate at one of the lodges. I would reccomend that future travellers should carry Imodium, dyrelite and appropriate antibiotics, all of which can be purchased in pharmacies in Cusco. We enjoyed using the hot tubs in the lodges after our daily treks: don’t forget your swimming clothing. The hot tubs were surrounded by beautiful scenery. The walks were varied and fairly easy for anyone who is reasonably fit. We enjoyed taking photos of the many and varied flowers and butterflies en route. Most of our group were Americans. They were highly educated people and interesting to talk to, but they didn’t want to contribute to a tip kitty collection, preferring to give separate tips to the guides. We really enjoyed the views from Wymapicchu mountain, overlooking, Machupicchu. It is well worth making the effort to make this climb, though it is steep and those afraid of heights should avoid it.
By Sarah EDINBURGH | 04 January 2018

Hiking the Andes in style. ★★★★★

For the committed hiker this is the ONLY way to experience Machu Picchu. The fantastic lodges and the professionally trained staff made this an adventure never to forget. If anybody is on the fence my suggestion is pull the trigger sooner than later. Enough said.

By Jay Dallas | 21 January 2017

Traveller Reviews
5 out of 5 from 2 reviews

Beautiful scenery, luxury lodgesm
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
My husband, his son and myself very much enjoyed this trip. We were taken care of very well, and the three exhausting plane journeys from Edinburgh to Cusco and four on our return were worth suffering in order to take part in the trip. We had a wonderful personal city tour with a very interesting guide who spoke excellent English on our first day in Cusco. I would reccomend take by diamox before arriving and drinking lots of water to aid acclimatisation. We felt quite exhausted that day, but ver y much enjoyed the tour. The trek was excellent and we were well taken care of in the lodges, though my husband’s son suffered from food poisoning which we believe may have been caused by the Guinea pig meat he ate at one of the lodges. I would reccomend that future travellers should carry Imodium, dyrelite and appropriate antibiotics, all of which can be purchased in pharmacies in Cusco. We enjoyed using the hot tubs in the lodges after our daily treks: don’t forget your swimming clothing. The hot tubs were surrounded by beautiful scenery. The walks were varied and fairly easy for anyone who is reasonably fit. We enjoyed taking photos of the many and varied flowers and butterflies en route. Most of our group were Americans. They were highly educated people and interesting to talk to, but they didn’t want to contribute to a tip kitty collection, preferring to give separate tips to the guides. We really enjoyed the views from Wymapicchu mountain, overlooking, Machupicchu. It is well worth making the effort to make this climb, though it is steep and those afraid of heights should avoid it.
By Sarah EDINBURGH | 04 January 2018

Hiking the Andes in style.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

For the committed hiker this is the ONLY way to experience Machu Picchu. The fantastic lodges and the professionally trained staff made this an adventure never to forget. If anybody is on the fence my suggestion is pull the trigger sooner than later. Enough said.

By Jay Dallas | 21 January 2017

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  • Departure Reference: SAL /06/24/
  • This trip begins on Mon 22 Apr and ends on Wed 1 May
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  • This trip begins on Thu 25 Apr and ends on Sat 4 May
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  • This trip begins on Sat 27 Apr and ends on Mon 6 May
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  • This trip begins on Wed 8 May and ends on Fri 17 May
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  • This trip begins on Sat 11 May and ends on Mon 20 May
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  • This trip begins on Mon 20 May and ends on Wed 29 May
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  • This trip begins on Wed 22 May and ends on Fri 31 May
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  • This trip begins on Sat 25 May and ends on Mon 3 Jun
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  • This trip begins on Tue 28 May and ends on Thu 6 Jun
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  • This trip begins on Sat 1 Jun and ends on Mon 10 Jun
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  • Departure Reference: SAL /17/24/
  • This trip begins on Wed 12 Jun and ends on Fri 21 Jun
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  • This trip begins on Tue 18 Jun and ends on Thu 27 Jun
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  • This trip begins on Sat 29 Jun and ends on Mon 8 Jul
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  • This trip begins on Mon 1 Jul and ends on Wed 10 Jul
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  • Departure Reference: SAL /22/24/
  • This trip begins on Mon 8 Jul and ends on Wed 17 Jul
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  • Departure Reference: SAL /23/24/
  • This trip begins on Wed 10 Jul and ends on Fri 19 Jul
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  • Departure Reference: SAL /24/24/
  • This trip begins on Sat 20 Jul and ends on Mon 29 Jul
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  • Departure Reference: SAL /25/24/
  • This trip begins on Mon 22 Jul and ends on Wed 31 Jul
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  • Single Supplement Price: US$2,910 - Includes 4 hotel nights and 5 lodge nights.

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Land Only Information

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' for further details.

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

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Changes to flights

Please be aware that the flight industry is experiencing a high level of service fluctuation and changes to your flights may occur. This may also require amends to the transfers and joining arrangements. Thank you all for continuing your patience and understanding.


Single Traveller Supplement

This holiday is priced on a 2 person sharing basis. If you are travelling by yourself and do not request a 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 single traveller payment.

Payment Terms

Please note that final payment for the Luxury Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu Trek is due 12 weeks prior to departure.

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