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SALKANTAY HIKE CLASSIC 5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS

SALKANTAY HIKE CLASSIC 5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS
SALKANTAY HIKE CLASSIC 5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS

Overview

SALKANTAY HIKE

  • Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa Camp Site.
  • Day 2: Soraypampa Camp Site – Colpapampa Camp Site.
  • Day 3: Salkantay Hike, Colpapampa – Playa Sahuayacu Camp Site.
  • Day 4: Salkantay Hike, Playa Sahuayacu – Llaqtapata – Aguas Calientes..
  • Day 5: Salkantay Hike, Machupicchu Tour – Train back to Cusco.

Itinerary

Day 1: Transportation from Cusco to Mollepata – Soraypampa.

The Salkantay trek begin picking you up at 5:00 am and travel by bus to the district of Mollepata where we will take the breakfast. We will then take a 4 hour hike to Wayracpampa where we will have lunch with the panoramic views of the beautiful snow-capped mountains of Humantay, just the start! We will begin our trek towards Salkantaypampa, our first campsite at 4150m / 13612ft; the highest and coldest campsite of the trip.

  • Campsite: Soraypampa 4150 m / 13612 ft.
  • Distance: 15 km / 9.03 miles
  • Highest point: Salkantaypampa pass 4150 m / 13612 ft.

Day 2: Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Colpapampa Camp Site!!

We will have breakfast at around 5:30 am and begin our hike to the highest pass on this trek at (4650m)/(15200ft), located halfway between 2 huge mountains; Salkantay on the right and Tucarhuay on the left.

From the pass, the view of the 2 snow-capped mountains is incredible. After a rest, we will continue our walk (downhill) through a dramatic cloud forest towards Huayracpunku, where we will have lunch. We hike again after lunch for approximately 3 hours towards the jungle until we reach our second campsite.

  • Campsite: Colpapampa 3000 m / 9800 ft.
  • Distance: 13 km / 8.06 miles
  • Highest point: Salkantay pass 4650 m / 15200 ft.

Day 3: Salkantay Hike, Colpapampa – Playa Sahuayacu Camp Site.

After breakfast, at 6:30 am, we start trekking through the upper jungle crossing the Lluskamayo. Today we will pass through valleys and have wonderful views of waterfalls, tropical fruits and plants. We will camp in the warm climate of La Playa Sahuayacu (2500m) / (8202ft).

  • Campsite: Playa Sahuayacu 2500 m / 8202 ft.
  • Distance: 12 km / 7.44 miles
  • Highest point: Colpapampa 3000 m / 9800 ft.

Day 4: Salkantay Hike, Playa Sahuayacu – Aguas Calientes.

We will have breakfast at 6:30 am and then head for Llactapata, a 3 hour steady climb. Llactapata is an incredible Inca fort from which we will see Machu Picchu! After some photos and rest, we will continue on a 2 hour dowhill hike passing a variety of plantations that produce coca, bananas, etc., until we reach the hydroelectric station.

At about 13:00 pm, we will take the lunch in the station where we will say good bye to all staff, and continue with the hike until Aguas Calientes Town where we will spend a night in the hotel.

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

Day 5: Machupicchu Tour and train back to Cusco.

We 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.

 

Includes / Not include

INCLUDED

  • Professional, bilingual tour guide.
  • Walkin tour in Cusco
  • Private transportation for all transfers.
  • 1 nights of accommodation in a 3 star hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • 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 5
  • 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

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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