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Alternative trek to Machu Picchu ruins.
High mountain trek gets you close to the glaciers of Salkantay.
Experience a variety of eco-systems from high passes to sub-tropical jungle.
Wonderful first view of Machu Picchu from Llactapata.
The Salkantay trek was definitely one of the highlights! We barely saw anyone for the first 3 days so we really felt like we were on an adventure.
T. McGrath, Salkantay
Cusco-Mollepata, trek to Soray, camp (L,D)
Hike Soray to Chaullhuay, first pass at 4,600m, camp (B,L,D)
Chaullhuay to Playa, camp (B,L,D)
Trek from Playa to Aguas Calientes, hostel (B,L)
Machu Picchu guided tour. Train/bus to Cusco, tour ends (B)
Transfer to trek, large dome tents for 2 people, basic camping mat, dining tent with tables and chairs, kitchen tent, basic toilet facilities & a tap at each camp, English-speaking guide, cook and equipment, horsemen and horses (to carry tents, food, cooking equipment and 7kg of personal luggage), meals whilst on trek, first-aid kit, entry and guided tour of Machu Picchu, bus to and from site, train ticket back to Ollantaytambo/Cusco.
First breakfast, last lunch and dinner, sleeping bag, tips, items of a personal nature, hot spring entry (USD 5), flights
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Join a small group of like-minded travellers on a guided trip.
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Prices From $955 / £764 per person
Dates: From March 2020 to December 2020
Duration: 4 days
Capacity: 16 people
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Dates: From March 2019 to October 2019
Duration: 6 days
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Duration: 5 days
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Dates: From January 2019 to December 2020
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Duration: 7 days
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The trip was fantastic.
I think the trip was a life changing experience for some and everyone had nothing but positive things to say about it. The accommodation was of good standard and in a good central location.
It was more challenging than just doing the Inca Trail and that is what I wanted.
Thank you very much for organizing it and putting up with a lot of emails from the team/myself.
L Power, UK, 2017
» Salkantay 5-day Camping Trek
I got engaged on the 2nd day at Salkantay Pass which was a huge highlight and the team made such an effort to celebrate it with us.
It was absolutely amazing! It was tough at times but totally worth it. Your team in Peru were amazing, they were very professional.
Our guide, Percy was very passionate, knowledgable and very patient with me at times we reached high altitude. He never rushed on ahead, he kept our small group together and kept the atmosphere and energy high. His sense of humor and personality is great! The chef, Alberto made amazing food and such a variety! The horsemen of course were lovely and very caring towards their animals.
Thank you for all the thorough information and instant replies, it was exactly as you explained.
I just wanted to send this email as a thank you and it has most certainly been the highlight of our Peru trip!
L Draper, UK, 2017
» Salkantay 5-day Camping Trek
@ecocamp_travel Wow wish we were there!
2nd September, 2020 10:07 am
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