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Salkantay Trek 7 days 6 nights

Salkantay Trek 7 days 6 nights
Salkantay Trek 7 days 6 nights

Overview

OVERVIEW Salkantay trek

  • Day 1: Landing in Cusco and a hotel night.
  • Day 2: Walking tour in Cusco and hotel night.
  • Day 3: Cusco – Soraypampa Camp Site – Wayraqmachay Camp Site.
  • Day 4: Salkantay Hike, Wayraqmachay – Colpapampa – Playa Sahuayacu.
  • Day 5: Salkantay Hike, Playa Sahuayacu – Llaqtapata – Aguas Calientes.
  • Day 6: Salkantay Hike – Machu Picchu – Train back to Cusco.
  • Day 7: Transfer to the airport.

Itinerary

 

Day 1: Landing in Cusco and hotel night.

Our reprensentative will wait for you at the airport with your name in a banner or with company’s logo, after pick you up he or she will transfer you until your hotel that usually is located in main area of cusco city or Cusco’s downtown, the transfer will take you just 15 minutes, the rest of this morning is for aclimatizate your body to the high altitude.

Day 2: Walking Tour in the Ancient Capital of the Incas!!

Your Tour guide will pick you up from your hotel later than breakfast time, the time will be confirmed for you during your pick up frm the airport a day ago, you will able to visit the principal attractions of the city such as:

  • Cusco Main Square
  • Sanit Peter local market
  • 12 angle stone
  • San Blas neighbornhood
  • Nazarenas Square
  • Temple of the Sun

Day 3: Salkantay Hike, Cusco – Soraypampa – Wayraqmachay Camp Site.

The day will begin very early with your hotel pick up, you will be tranfer by our team until Mollepata town where you will have your breakast (not included), and after breakfast you will drive more than 1 hour until the starting point of the trail Soraypampa, there you will meet your complete team, chefs and horsemans. Before get the top of the trail you will have your lunch in a beatiful place Soyrococha, after lunch. You will get the hights point of the trail The abra or the Pass of Salkantay Mountain “the savage mountain”, our campsite today will be Wayraqmachay.

  • Campsite: Wayraqmachay 3800 m / 12467 ft.
  • Distance: 13 km / 8.06 miles
  • Highest point: Salkantaya pass 4650 m / 15200 ft.

Day 4: Salkantay Hike, Wayraqmachay – Playa Sahuayacu Camp Site.

Your longest day will start very early with your breakfast, after breakfast you will go down until the lunch spot, Colpapampa where you will have the oportunity to talk with local people and learn something about them, after lunch you will continue go down until our campsite Playa Sahuayacu, this day will be full of sorprises becauase you will decend from the Andes until the rain forest or jungle forest, from cold weather to hot weather..

  • Campsite: Playa Sahuayacu 2500 m / 8202 ft.
  • Distance: 17 km / 10.500 miles
  • Highest point: Wayraqmachay 3800 m / 12467 ft.

Day 5: Playa Sahuayacu – Llaqtapata – Aguas Calientes.

This day is very interesting because you will visit your first inca site Llactapata, you will start the climbing up around 8 am, and get the inca site around 11 am, after spend time in this inca site with an spectacular view of Machu Picchu, you will go down until Hidroelectric where you will have your lunch, after lunch you will follow the train rail until Aguas Calientes where you will spend the night in a Hotel.

  • Distance: 19 km / 11.78 miles
  • Highest point: Llaqtapa 2760 m / 9052 ft.

Day 6: Salkantay Hike – Machu Picchu, Train back to Cusco

You will have breakfast at 5:00 am and then catch a 25 minute bus ride, at approximately 5:30 am to Machu Picchu, in order to appreciate the magnificent city during its sunrises.

A walking tour, approximately 2 hours, is given by your guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourself.

You will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes, it can be reached by bus for lunch and to receive your train tickets back to Cusco.

The train usually leaves at 2:55 pm and we will arrive to Ollantaytambo at 4:40 pm and then will take the bus to Cusco and will arrive to Cusco at 7 or 8 pm.

Day 7: Transfer to the airport

Our representative will pick you up from you hotel to take you to the airport in order to catch your flight to Lima or to another city.

 

Includes / Not include

INCLUDED

  • Professional, bilingual tour guide.
  • 3 nights of accommodation in a 3 star hotel (2 in Cusco and 1 in Aguas Calientes)
  • Walkin tour in Cusco
  • Private transportation for all transfers.
  • Assistant guide.
  • Pick up from hotel.
  • Return transportation (bus to start of trail and tourist train back to Ollanta).
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.
  • 1 Bus ticket up to the Machu Picchu world heritage site.
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 afternoon snacks (hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn) and 3 dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs.
  • 4 man tents are provided for 2 people only.
  • Sleeping mattresses.
  • Horseman and mules (they carry cooking and camping equipment)
  • 1 night’s accommodation in Aguas Calientes.
  • Extra oxygen.
  • First-Aid kit.
  • Spare blanket per tent.
  • Toilet tent
  • Hot portable shower

NOT INCLUDED BUT YOU CAN GET FROM US

  • Entrances to Huayna Picchu Mountain (need to book in advance)
  • Entrances to Machu Picchu Mountain (need to book in advance)
  • Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us)
  • Personal porter up to 7 kgs or 14 kgs
  • Walking sticks (can be rented from us)

NOT INCLUDED

  • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 7
  • Water, (during the first 4 hours, after that, our team will provided you)
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Laundry

Features hotels

Trip Preparation

TRIP PREPARATION

What to bring:

  • Original Passport
  • ISIC card if you are a student
  • Strong walking or hiking shoes
  • Bottle of water or camel bag
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Wind breaker
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellent
  • Extra batteries
  • Toiletries and hand sanitizer
  • Personal medication
  • Cameraand film
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Lipstick
  • Toilet paper
  • Altitude sickness pills

Travel and Getting Around:

Most of the cities are navigable by walking or taxi. Taxis are the easiest and most direct way of getting around. Rides can be arranged by your hotel reception desk.

Language:

Spanish is the most widely-spoken language in Peru. Whether you’ve never spoken, Spanish before, or need to brush up your skills, it is best to know some phrases as you’ll find fewer English speakers outside of the tourist areas. Some things to know, or have handy:

  • Basic phrases
  • Airport travel
  • Taxi travel
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Travel Visa:

Citizens of the United States of America, Canada, and Mexico do not require a visa for visiting Peru (only a passport is required). Please check if you have a different citizenship as there may be additional visa requirements here: http://www.rree.gob.pe/servicioalciudadano/Documents/VisasXExtranEnero2012.pdf

Money:

Peru’s national currency is the Peruvian Sole. There are plenty of ATM in Peru, from which you can withdrawal Peruvian soles or US dollars, there are also ATM in many supermarkets. You can also change your US dollars at the “casa de cambio” (money exchanges houses), which always give better rates than a local bank. Most stores will accept Peruvian Sole, or Visa credit card. Some smaller stores may accept Peruvian Sole only. Be aware, any bills with a rip or tear in them are not accepted due to problems with counterfeiting.

Weather:

Peru has three main climatic zones: The tropical Amazon Jungle to the east, The Arid Costal Desert to the west; and the Andean Mountains and Highlands in the middle of the country. Peru’s climate varies depending on where you visit. On the coast it is usually quite hot although during the winter (April-August) it can get chilly early in the morning and at night. In the Andes there are two main seasons – wet and dry. The wet season runs from November to April and is wet but usually warmer overall. The dry season runs from May to October and has hot clear days but cold nights. The only one thing you can say about the weather in Peru is that it is difficult to accurately predict. You can beautifully clear hot days in the middle of the wet season and hail storms in the dry season – it’s one of the beauties of Peru.

Clothes:

In each city (Lima, Arequipa, Puno, Cusco, Aguas Calientes), there are places where you can do the laundry or if you want you can do it at the Hotel.

Vaccinations:

Yellow fever vaccination is recommended for all travelers older than 9-months of age going to areas above 2,300 meters in elevation, in the following: the entire regions of Amazonas, Loreto, Madre de Dios, San Martin, and Ucayali.

Politics

Hotels:

All the hotels during your trip have different check-in schedules. You have the option to schedule an earlier check in, but are subject to availability. Usually, early check-in in these hotels have an extra cost around 50 % than the real price. The Hotels on this itinerary are confirmed but are subject to change according to their availability. If there is a change in your hotel, Kaypi Peru Tour will notify you of this change and guarantee a booking of the same level or category.

General hotel check-in times for hotels in each city are as follows:

  • Lima: Check in 13:00 pm, Check out 12:00 am
  • Puno: Check in 10:00 am, Check out 09:00 am
  • Cusco: Check In 11:00 am, Check out 10:00 am

Travel Requirements and Additional Information

Reservation is required for all travel with Kaypi Peru Tours. Inclusions/airfare/airline are subject to availability. All travelers must be 18 years of age to check in to hotels. Not all tours are handicapped accessible; please contact Kaypi Peru Tours at (888) 503- 8285 to confirm. You must disclose any handicap needs before your tour as there are many parts of Peru that are not handicap accessible. A valid passport is required for all travelers in your booking. Check the State Department’s website for entry/exit requirements

Air Travel

Additional fees may apply for some departure dates. Baggage fees may apply and vary by carrier. Airfare includes carrier and government taxes & fees. Airfare is nonrefundable after booking. The airlines have the right to cancel or modify the itinerary due to bad weather conditions, mechanical problems or air traffic.

Additional Fees and Cancellations

All cancellations subject to fee up to the Groupon voucher price. There is an additional $200 fee to travel solo (7-day) or $400 fee to travel solo (10-day).

Refund Policy

Kaypi Peru Tours offers refunds commensurate with the policies of suppliers engaged for personal travel, including tours, air and cruises. Payments made for Group Tours are nonrefundable.

Please note that Kaypi Peru Tours reserves the right to accept and cancel reservations for travelers who join escorted groups at our discretion. Every attempt will be made to balance the group with the best interests of all travelers in mind. If during the reservations process, our team anticipates a negative outcome will result to fellow travelers or the tour may potentially be disrupted by a fellow traveler, the reservation will be cancelled and any penalties incurred will be the responsibility of the client.

Disclaimer of Liability:

Kaypi Peru Tours acts merely as an agent for suppliers in selling travel-related services, or in accepting reservations or bookings for services that are not directly supplied by this travel agency (such as air and ground transportation, hotel accommodations, meals, tours, etc.). Please note that all payments made to Kaypi Peru Tours and/or partner organizations are entirely non-refundable. Kaypi Peru Tours shall not be responsible for breach of contract or any intentional or careless actions or omissions on part of such suppliers, which result in any loss, damage, delay or injury to you or your travel companions or group members. Unless the term “guaranteed” is specifically stated in writing on your tickets, invoice or reservation itinerary, we do not guarantee any of such suppliers’ rates, bookings, reservations, connections, scheduling or handling of personal effects.

The travel agents and guides shall not be responsible for any injuries, damages, or losses caused to any traveler in connection with any terrorist activities, social or labor unrest, mechanical or construction failures or difficulties, diseases, local laws, climatic conditions, criminal acts or abnormal conditions or developments, or any other actions, omissions, or conditions outside the travel agent’s control. Travelers assume complete and full responsibility for, and hereby release the agent from any duty of, checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of each destination, and all safety or security conditions at such destinations, during the length of the proposed travel. Please note that Kaypi Peru Tours reserves the right to accept and cancel reservations for travelers who join escorted groups at our discretion. Every attempt will be made to balance the group with the best interests of all travelers in mind. If during the reservations process, our team anticipates a negative outcome will result to fellow travelers or the tour may potentially be disrupted by a fellow traveler, the reservation will be cancelled and any penalties incurred will be the responsibility of the client.

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