Salkantay Trek 4 Days to Machu Picchu. Private Service Tour

Tour 2023

Overview

Afther hiking over the glaciers mountains, We visit Santa Teresa tropical valleys. The farmer from these towns are dedicated to coffee plantations and more other sweet fruits like passion fruit, oranges, papayas, bananas and honey bee farming. Our visitors will have the opportunity to visit some families to share a little bit their culture and also interact with local people, tasting some exotic beverages and traditional food, especially the fresh avocados.

During your Salkantay trek, on the third day you will have hike an authentic inca trail with more than 500 years old and lead you to Llaqtapata archaeological site, from here our visitors will have a unique impressive Machupicchu view  inside the Andes mountain range and Salkantay glacier again.

Trip Details

Highlights

Salkantay 4D

Experience the best of Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu with Us, lower down is why you should book to SalkantayTrek with Us.
Kenko Adventures Will provide a dufle bag per person for your personal ítems for your Trek.

We Provide autentic camping experience with profesional camping equipment like: sleeping tents, dinning tent, table, inflatable pats per person, a pair hiking poles per person, table cutlery, portable bathroom, and more¡¡¡
Kenko Adventures let you have a great experience Suporting and helping the locals, we are renting Treir horses and hiring The Local peolple as horsemen.
Enjoy a amazing hike though colorfull Humantay lake and Camping on top of the Real Andes Mountains and snow capped peaks like Salkantay mountain and Huamantay Mountain then hike down to tropical forest valley to have a coffe experience and special local drinks and local food, do not forget to try the best abocado by Lucmabamba village.

While Our Custumers are hiking on Salkantay Trek they are going to be able to hike a part of the traditional Inca Trail to Llaqtapata Inca site on day 3, where we Will see Machu Picchu and the beautifull Andes mountains. 
We Will be able to get Machu Picchu for Sunerise on last day and if you book in advance you can do the Inca bridge for free.
Our custumers Will have 3*** hotel in Aguas Calinetes town.
We have a professional experienced chefs making a nice a Delicious peruvian local food and we have a variety options for vegetarian options and vegan people.
Profesional authentic local peruvian english speaker tour guide

Kenko Adventurres tours are hiring the horsemen and horses from those communities so if you come with Us 100% that we Will suport those local people. 
Making nicer Our custumers experience we included the Vistadome service Train on the way back in all Our tours and no Upgrade and we Will be back in Cusco city around 7 pm.
We Will provide oxigen tank and first aid and one riding horse for your safety. 
 

Briefing

We Will meet you at your hotel or Airbnb a day before your tour departure at 6 pm for your pre information about the tour and you can get recomendations for your hike to Machu Picchu.

Salkantay 4D Itinerary Overview

Day 01: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa – Humantay lake - Soyrococha
Day 02: Soyrococha - Salkantay pass - Wayraqmachay – Colpapampa – Lucmabamba
Day 03: La Playa Sahuayacu – Llaqtapata – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes
Day 04: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo – Cusco.
 

Itinerary

Itinerary of 4 Days

We start at Cusco city,  We picking you up from your hotel approximately at 04:30 am by Our tour guide and our private transportation, for a short ride to Mollepata town (2 hrs.) Upon or arrival, we will stop to have our first breakfast and use the restrooms, afterwards we will continue through some hours until reach Soraypampa and from here we will initiate our hike with impressive views of Humantay and Salkantay mountains and to visit the Humantay Lake before lunch.

This first portion of the hike is gradually ascending towards Humantay lake then hiking down through a ancient path until reach Salkantaypampa, called this way due that it is located on the foothills of Salkantay snowcapped mountain. Then, we will continue til reach Soyrococha for Our firts camping place next to Salkantay Mountain in which we will have stunning views of surrounding glaciers mountains, and then relaxing time. Our team will prepare your hot shower (you need towels) then enjoy a relax time to share appetizers hot drinks and dinner.

Difficulty Day
Moderate
Hiking distance
10 kilometers
Maximun Altitude
4400.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
3300 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
04:30 am ~ 06:00 pm
HikingTime Day
08:00 am

We will start with our special tent service and a hot coca tea which is good for the altitude, and then you will have breakfast in our dining tent.

After breakfast we will hike till reach Salkantay pass (maximun 1 hour) then we will have the amazing pics.of Salkantay Mountain we will have a hot tea on top to enjoy the views then will continue in downhill next to the chinchillas or wild rabits then we will arrive to the Wayraqmachay village for lunch after this brake we will go in downhill enjoying a lot of wildlife as many types of orchids, varieties of trees, bamboos, different types of wild birds and moreover! Then we will reach to Colpapampa in wich we will get a car to drive Us to lucmabamba for camping. and enjoy Our dinner for the second night. 

Difficulty Day
Moderate
Hiking distance
15 kilometers
Maximun Altitude
3800.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
2000 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
06:00 am ~ 06:00 pm
HikingTime Day
08:00 am

Day 3 will be interesting as after having our delicious breakfast, fill our bottles, camelbacks and take our snacks to start our hike. We will depart from Lucmabamba village ascending Llaqtapata archaeological site which will take 6 kilometers approx. Once in Llaqtapata we will have the stunning view of Machupicchu inca citadel as well as Huayna Picchu mountain and the greatest Andes mountain chain.

For further information, Our local tour guide will lead you during these 4 days and keep you informed about the place and thearchaeological sites. Finishing this tour, we will descend another 2 hours until reach Machupicchu Hydroelectric, here we will appreciate some water falls, coffee plantations, bananas and more.

Then we will have our lunch there and some time for a short nap before boarding our train (45 mins) towards Aguas Calientes town in which you will have a 3 stars hotel accommodation. This evening you will have dinner at a touristic restaurant and have the briefing to plan your agenda for tomorrow and be able to see the sunrise at Machupicchu before your guided tour.

Difficulty Day
Moderate
Hiking distance
11 kilometers
Maximun Altitude
3000.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
2000 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
06:00 am ~ 06:00 pm
HikingTime Day
06:00 am

We advise you to wake up very early in order to board one of the first buses to reach Machupicchu and appreciate the impressive sunrise over for your best unique experience. Then you will have a private guided tour for about 2.5 hours including a lot of information about our Inca culture, considered one of the most important in South America with an ample extension in this continent.

You will have a extra tour to see the Sungate of Machu Picchu or the Inca Brigde, wich are located inside Machu Picchu with amazing views of Machu Picchu. 

Once you had finished your guided tour and taking the beautiful Machupicchu postal photo, you will have time to rest and make the visit to some important places as Huayna picchu or Machu Picchu mountains (we advise you to request the ticket at booking time) or walk to Sun Gate, or Inca bridge in Machupicchu.

Following your experience, for your return you will board the bus back to Aguas Calients and then from here you will board expedition class train at 14:55 pm back to Ollantaytambo train station; upon your arrival, our transfer will be waiting for you to return back to Cusco city and your respective hotels, arriving by 19.00 pm approx.

Difficulty Day
Easy
Maximun Altitude
3300.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
2000 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
05:00 am ~ 07:00 pm
HikingTime Day
12:00 am

Inclusions

Equipment : 01 oxygen tanks and first aid kit in emergency cases.
Other Services : 01 Riding Horse for emergency ( in case our clients feel very tired or to take photos. )
Food and Meals : Bottle of wine for the last day
Tour Services : Briefing service  ( 2 or 1 day before your tour by your guide. )
Tour Services : Chef and cook assistant specialized in gourmet and traditional meals in our region
Food and Meals : Drinkable water and snacks during the tour.
Other Services : Extra porter service to help you with your belongings
Equipment : Heating during all trek duration for cold nights
Equipment : Hot shower service during your trek
Accommodation : Hotel at Aguas Calientes 3 stars ( We included Ferre Hotel Machu Picchu or Inti Punku Hotel.If you want to get a 4* or 5* hotel let us know to help you to get one a good one. )
Entrance Fee Tickets : Machu Picchu Citadel
Food and Meals : Meals as specified on the itinerary (B, L, D)
Transport Services : Pick up from Cusco Airport and transfer to your hotel in Cusco ( (Flight information is required). )
Equipment : Portable toilet during all trek duration
Tour Services : Private walking tour in the Machu Picchu Citadel.
Tour Services : Professional English speaker tour guide.
Equipment : Professional trekking equipment.
Transport Services : Round trip bus tickets from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes.
Entrance Fee Tickets : Salkantay Trekking route. ( check Salkantay Trekking )
A1 Service : Superior private service. ( Our Superior quality service offers private tours and small groups with personalized service, we take care details and we create the best unforgettable experiences in our client lives through our wonder Machu Picchu and our beloved region Cusco. Superior private service. )
Transport Services : Transportation from Cusco until starting trekking point.
Other Services : We guarantee your departure, when you book with Us
Entrance Fee Tickets : Huayna Picchu - (45 min walk) ( check Huayna Picchu Availability. )
Food and Meals : Last lunch in Aguas Calientes (  (you can make a better choice here as there are a lot of different options) )
Equipment : Sleeping bags ( (can be rented at our office). )
Food and Meals : The first breakfast (  (usually all Cusco hotels include breakfast). )
Tips : The tips for sevices of guides, porters, etc

Prices Options

Prices for Salkantay Trek to Machu: Picchu: 4 Days - Group Service

The Salkantay Trek to Machu: Picchu: 4 Days service is available only by group service (from 2 persons). Then, we need minimum 2 persons to open this service for you.

Max Group Size : 8
Our price: USD $ 0.00 per 1 person.
Our price: USD $ 600.00 per person for 2 people.
Our price: USD $ 569.00 per person for 3 people.
Our price: USD $ 499.00 per person for 4 people or more. The best price!
Reservation price: USD $ 250 per person

FAQS

Can I store my luggage at your office?

Of course! During the Cusco Machu Picchu Tour your main luggage can be stored at our office or at your hotel, both are for free. Please don´t pack anything you will need for your hike.

Do I need my original passport for the Cusco Machu Picchu tour?

Yes, you have to get your original passport and it is very important and it have to be the same passport number that you sent to us at book time, and also train ticket, other entrances and reservations Will have the same document. The rangers will check when you enter Machu Picchu. The train company will also check your passport before to board you’re the train.

In case you are changing your Passport or you lost and you get a new one, go ahead and send us your new passport information to secure your permit, and we can change it and when you get to our country no surprises and everything Will be fine.

How do i get the student ISIC card discount?

The ISIC Student can get Discount..

You must have a valid current internationally accepted ISIC card in your name.

They could apply for the ISIC Card at https://www.isic.org/

You must provide a copy of your ISIC card at your booking time.

Send us a copy at info@kenkoadventures.com.

How do I qualify for the student discount? (-$20)

According to our government Laws you must be under 18 years of age at the time of your trek, tour, or visit to Machu Picchu (students 18 & above need ISIC cards). For example, if you book a trek at the age of 17 but you turn 18 before you do your trek, you do not qualify for a student discount.

  • Students from 12 to 17 years old, they get discount of $20.
  • Children from age of 2 to 12 they get discount of $20.
  • Children from the age of 0 to 2 they are free.

All students must send a copy of their passport at booking time to get the discount.

We need a copy at info@kenkoadventures.com

How is the climate in Cusco?

The climate in our country is very variant and does not consider the normal 4 seasons. Here, in just one day we can see all of the seasons! And this is why we recommend our visitors to be prepared for any occasion, either for rain or sunny days.

A very important factor which alter our world is global warming, which has evolved into a high risky contributor due to the glaciers melting in Peruvian Andes, and it also affect the normal development of our weather.

Nonetheless, something that is very marked in our country and in some cities here in the Andes is that we only have 2 main seasons during the year:

Dry Season: We consider the dry season from the end of April until the end of September, in this period the first rains will start. For this reason, this is the best time to visit our region and our amazing Machu Picchu and also avoid any inconveniences.

Rainy Season: This season starts on October until the end of April approximately, so during this time it is advised to all of our visitors to pack their belongings into waterproof bags, as in our region it can be sunny the first 2 hours and then have a heavy rain.

We know that there are extreme climates worldwide, but this must not stop us from our longing and desire to explore the world, to discover marvelous cultures and interact with them. Be welcomed to Perú and Machu Picchu.

How to book the tour? First, to book our day tours and Machu Picchu Tours or trekking tour

We need you to fill out our booking form with your personal information by clicking on BOOK NOW.

Please be ready with the next information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group).  We cannot purchase an entrance to Machu Picchu or the train without the following information:

Personal information (your full name, exactly as on your passport):

  • Gender
  • Passport number
  • Full name
  • D.OB. (dd / mm / yyyy)
  • Nationality

Huayna Picchu Mountain

This mountain is located inside Machu Picchu Archaeological Park, which is located at 300 meters more than Machu Picchu Inca Citadel; here it takes approximately just 45 minutes hiking up and other 45 minutes hiking down. This Mountain conserves some archaeological remains as the Moon Temple and other precincts that are interconnected with authentic trails, steps, tunnels and natural formatted caves which made the view more interesting. Without any doubt, this is one of the best attractions of Machu Picchu; the Huayna Picchu Mountain offers a 360 grades view and a stunning view of Machu Picchu Inca Citadel, Machu Picchu
Mountain and the famous Sun Gate (Inti Punku). Currently our government through Ministry of Culture, maintain the visitors income controlled per day, only 400 tickets are offered per day and divided in 2 groups of 200 each. The first schedule starts from 7:00 to 08:00 am and the second from 10:00 to 11:00 am, for this reason its demand is growing day by day and if any of our visitors is interested in this hike, then it is necessary to make a booking at least with 3 months in advance in order to guarantee their visit to this extraordinary place.

Important information for your tour

Have a look carefully the next information; it will help you answer any of your questions about our service and tours in Cusco and Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu Mountain

This mountain is located inside the park as well, and is only 1:20 hrs away hiking by your own. Once you reach the summit, you will take impressive photos with panoramic views of the entire valley in which is situated Machu Picchu inca citadel, you will also have impressive views of the Andes Mountain range and the glaciers that protect this unique ecosystem.

The demand to obtain permits for this hike is quickly growing up, for this we advise a minimum of 2 months in advance to book the tickets, as there is a limit for visitors per day to experience this amazing hike. This hike has 2 schedules, the first from 07:00 am to 08:00 am and the second from 09:00 am to 10:00 am with a limit of 200 people per group.

May I change the departure date after the tickets have been bought?

“No”. Once the tickets have been bought the government does not allow any changes, so we can’t change any departure date. Tickets are not transferable nor refundable unfortunately.

*** If you cancel your Cusco Machu Picchu Tour, the deposit is not refundable at all!

Note

Kenko Adventures guarantees the visit to these attractions in any of our tours if you make the booking early enough in advance.

Second, we require a deposit of US $ 250.00 per person

In order to purchase your entrance to Machu Picchu and train ticket.  You can make you deposit by  PAYPAL Online or you can do a deposit in our Bank account at Interbank.

Bank account number: 4203107104602.

The briefing

We use to visit at your hotel 6 pm or if you prefer during the day 9am to 1pm or 3pm to 5pm, please you could send us an email with details to get your briefing time Will be ready any time for our clients.

Welcome to Cusco

You will be welcomed at Cusco airport and we drive you to your hotel, please send us the information about flight details at least 14 days prior to your trek or tour. Look out for our representative holding an KENKO ADVENTURES logo at the arrival terminal. It can be done on any date that is best suited to you!

What about the balance?

It could be greatly appreciated if our clients pay in cash at your briefing time at the hotel (US dollars or Peruvian soles) here in Cusco. We have many cash machines in the historical center to withdraw money. You can also pay by PAYPAL online.

Packing List

Packing List

Kenko Adventures Peru is going to give you a duffel bag for your hiking tour at briefing time mostly a day berofe prior to the trek. The duffel bag accommodates up to 6 kg of your personal items and a sleeping bag. Our Porters or horses will carry those bags, camping equipment and food. The maximum weight allowed by Peruvian law to be carried by a Porter is 23 kg (this consists of 18 kg of load + 5 kg of Porter's personal items). Things excessing the maximum weight are carried by you unless you hire an Extra Porter. You have to bring a small daypack to pack your personal ítems for the day hike as water bottle, a camera and sun protection cream as you will have access to your dufle bags carried by the Porter sor horses at Lunch time and at the campsites because Porters always go ahead the group but the group is going to join for lunch and you can get your dufle bags.

Appropriate guear for Inca Trail or alternative hikes to Machu Picchu

We higltly recomend hiking pants and long sleeved T-shirts during the day, fleeces and waterproof jackets. It traveller are coming during the rainy season so we Recomend (rain poncho or jacket and/or rain pants) as the weather changes very frequently. We over camping nights we recomend warm clothing is required, down jackets can be useful. About Machu Picchu tour day is warm  and some times very hot climate, so we recmend you covertible hiking pants to swtch as a shorts, so the most important things that you should bring for Machu Picchu hiking tours is:
 

Antibacterial hand gel
Binoculars
Camera
Clothes in layers
Insect repellant - DEET 20 strongly recommended.
Passport
Personal medication
Plastic bags for rain situations
Pocket money in Soles or USD dolars
Sandals or flip-flops
Sleeping bag
Small pack towel and hand towel
Sun glases
Sun hat
Sun scream
Swimsuit
Toilet paper
Torch (flashlight)
Warm clothes for overnights
Water bottle to be refil in campsites
Water purifier
Waterproof clothes
Waterproof hiking shoes
Wet wipes

Highlights

Salkantay 4D

Experience the best of Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu with Us, lower down is why you should book to SalkantayTrek with Us.
Kenko Adventures Will provide a dufle bag per person for your personal ítems for your Trek.

We Provide autentic camping experience with profesional camping equipment like: sleeping tents, dinning tent, table, inflatable pats per person, a pair hiking poles per person, table cutlery, portable bathroom, and more¡¡¡
Kenko Adventures let you have a great experience Suporting and helping the locals, we are renting Treir horses and hiring The Local peolple as horsemen.
Enjoy a amazing hike though colorfull Humantay lake and Camping on top of the Real Andes Mountains and snow capped peaks like Salkantay mountain and Huamantay Mountain then hike down to tropical forest valley to have a coffe experience and special local drinks and local food, do not forget to try the best abocado by Lucmabamba village.

While Our Custumers are hiking on Salkantay Trek they are going to be able to hike a part of the traditional Inca Trail to Llaqtapata Inca site on day 3, where we Will see Machu Picchu and the beautifull Andes mountains. 
We Will be able to get Machu Picchu for Sunerise on last day and if you book in advance you can do the Inca bridge for free.
Our custumers Will have 3*** hotel in Aguas Calinetes town.
We have a professional experienced chefs making a nice a Delicious peruvian local food and we have a variety options for vegetarian options and vegan people.
Profesional authentic local peruvian english speaker tour guide

Kenko Adventurres tours are hiring the horsemen and horses from those communities so if you come with Us 100% that we Will suport those local people. 
Making nicer Our custumers experience we included the Vistadome service Train on the way back in all Our tours and no Upgrade and we Will be back in Cusco city around 7 pm.
We Will provide oxigen tank and first aid and one riding horse for your safety. 
 

Briefing

We Will meet you at your hotel or Airbnb a day before your tour departure at 6 pm for your pre information about the tour and you can get recomendations for your hike to Machu Picchu.

Salkantay 4D Itinerary Overview

Day 01: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa – Humantay lake - Soyrococha
Day 02: Soyrococha - Salkantay pass - Wayraqmachay – Colpapampa – Lucmabamba
Day 03: La Playa Sahuayacu – Llaqtapata – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes
Day 04: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo – Cusco.
 

Itinerary

Itinerary of 4 Days

Day 01: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa – Humantay lake - Soyrococha

We start at Cusco city,  We picking you up from your hotel approximately at 04:30 am by Our tour guide and our private transportation, for a short ride to Mollepata town (2 hrs.) Upon or arrival, we will stop to have our first breakfast and use the restrooms, afterwards we will continue through some hours until reach Soraypampa and from here we will initiate our hike with impressive views of Humantay and Salkantay mountains and to visit the Humantay Lake before lunch.

This first portion of the hike is gradually ascending towards Humantay lake then hiking down through a ancient path until reach Salkantaypampa, called this way due that it is located on the foothills of Salkantay snowcapped mountain. Then, we will continue til reach Soyrococha for Our firts camping place next to Salkantay Mountain in which we will have stunning views of surrounding glaciers mountains, and then relaxing time. Our team will prepare your hot shower (you need towels) then enjoy a relax time to share appetizers hot drinks and dinner.

Difficulty Day
Moderate
Hiking distance
10 kilometers
Maximun Altitude
4400.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
3300 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
04:30 am ~ 06:00 pm
HikingTime Day
08:00 am
Day 02: Soyrococha - Salkantay pass - Wayraqmachay – Colpapampa – Lucmabamba

We will start with our special tent service and a hot coca tea which is good for the altitude, and then you will have breakfast in our dining tent.

After breakfast we will hike till reach Salkantay pass (maximun 1 hour) then we will have the amazing pics.of Salkantay Mountain we will have a hot tea on top to enjoy the views then will continue in downhill next to the chinchillas or wild rabits then we will arrive to the Wayraqmachay village for lunch after this brake we will go in downhill enjoying a lot of wildlife as many types of orchids, varieties of trees, bamboos, different types of wild birds and moreover! Then we will reach to Colpapampa in wich we will get a car to drive Us to lucmabamba for camping. and enjoy Our dinner for the second night. 

Difficulty Day
Moderate
Hiking distance
15 kilometers
Maximun Altitude
3800.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
2000 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
06:00 am ~ 06:00 pm
HikingTime Day
08:00 am
Day 03: La Playa Sahuayacu – Llaqtapata – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes

Day 3 will be interesting as after having our delicious breakfast, fill our bottles, camelbacks and take our snacks to start our hike. We will depart from Lucmabamba village ascending Llaqtapata archaeological site which will take 6 kilometers approx. Once in Llaqtapata we will have the stunning view of Machupicchu inca citadel as well as Huayna Picchu mountain and the greatest Andes mountain chain.

For further information, Our local tour guide will lead you during these 4 days and keep you informed about the place and thearchaeological sites. Finishing this tour, we will descend another 2 hours until reach Machupicchu Hydroelectric, here we will appreciate some water falls, coffee plantations, bananas and more.

Then we will have our lunch there and some time for a short nap before boarding our train (45 mins) towards Aguas Calientes town in which you will have a 3 stars hotel accommodation. This evening you will have dinner at a touristic restaurant and have the briefing to plan your agenda for tomorrow and be able to see the sunrise at Machupicchu before your guided tour.

Difficulty Day
Moderate
Hiking distance
11 kilometers
Maximun Altitude
3000.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
2000 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
06:00 am ~ 06:00 pm
HikingTime Day
06:00 am
Day 04: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

We advise you to wake up very early in order to board one of the first buses to reach Machupicchu and appreciate the impressive sunrise over for your best unique experience. Then you will have a private guided tour for about 2.5 hours including a lot of information about our Inca culture, considered one of the most important in South America with an ample extension in this continent.

You will have a extra tour to see the Sungate of Machu Picchu or the Inca Brigde, wich are located inside Machu Picchu with amazing views of Machu Picchu. 

Once you had finished your guided tour and taking the beautiful Machupicchu postal photo, you will have time to rest and make the visit to some important places as Huayna picchu or Machu Picchu mountains (we advise you to request the ticket at booking time) or walk to Sun Gate, or Inca bridge in Machupicchu.

Following your experience, for your return you will board the bus back to Aguas Calients and then from here you will board expedition class train at 14:55 pm back to Ollantaytambo train station; upon your arrival, our transfer will be waiting for you to return back to Cusco city and your respective hotels, arriving by 19.00 pm approx.

Difficulty Day
Easy
Maximun Altitude
3300.00 m.a.s.l.
Minimun Altitude
2000 m.a.s.l.
Start End Time
05:00 am ~ 07:00 pm
HikingTime Day
12:00 am

Inclusions

Equipment : 01 oxygen tanks and first aid kit in emergency cases.
Other Services : 01 Riding Horse for emergency ( in case our clients feel very tired or to take photos. )
Food and Meals : Bottle of wine for the last day
Tour Services : Briefing service  ( 2 or 1 day before your tour by your guide. )
Tour Services : Chef and cook assistant specialized in gourmet and traditional meals in our region
Food and Meals : Drinkable water and snacks during the tour.
Other Services : Extra porter service to help you with your belongings
Equipment : Heating during all trek duration for cold nights
Equipment : Hot shower service during your trek
Accommodation : Hotel at Aguas Calientes 3 stars ( We included Ferre Hotel Machu Picchu or Inti Punku Hotel.If you want to get a 4* or 5* hotel let us know to help you to get one a good one. )
Entrance Fee Tickets : Machu Picchu Citadel
Food and Meals : Meals as specified on the itinerary (B, L, D)
Transport Services : Pick up from Cusco Airport and transfer to your hotel in Cusco ( (Flight information is required). )
Equipment : Portable toilet during all trek duration
Tour Services : Private walking tour in the Machu Picchu Citadel.
Tour Services : Professional English speaker tour guide.
Equipment : Professional trekking equipment.
Transport Services : Round trip bus tickets from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes.
Entrance Fee Tickets : Salkantay Trekking route. ( check Salkantay Trekking )
A1 Service : Superior private service. ( Our Superior quality service offers private tours and small groups with personalized service, we take care details and we create the best unforgettable experiences in our client lives through our wonder Machu Picchu and our beloved region Cusco. Superior private service. )
Transport Services : Transportation from Cusco until starting trekking point.
Other Services : We guarantee your departure, when you book with Us
Entrance Fee Tickets : Huayna Picchu - (45 min walk) ( check Huayna Picchu Availability. )
Food and Meals : Last lunch in Aguas Calientes (  (you can make a better choice here as there are a lot of different options) )
Equipment : Sleeping bags ( (can be rented at our office). )
Food and Meals : The first breakfast (  (usually all Cusco hotels include breakfast). )
Tips : The tips for sevices of guides, porters, etc

Price & Options

Prices for Salkantay Trek to Machu: Picchu: 4 Days - Group Service

The Salkantay Trek to Machu: Picchu: 4 Days service is available only by group service (from 2 persons). Then, we need minimum 2 persons to open this service for you.

The Salkantay Trek to Machu: Picchu: 4 Days service is available only by group service (from 2 persons). Then, we need minimum 2 persons to open this service for you.

Max Group Size : 8
Our price: USD$ 0.00 per 1 person.
Our price: USD$ 600.00 per person for 2 people.
Our price: USD$ 569.00 per person for 3 people.
Our price: USD $ 499.00 per person for 4 people or more. The best price!.
Reservation price: USD $ 250 per person

Can I store my luggage at your office?

Of course! During the Cusco Machu Picchu Tour your main luggage can be stored at our office or at your hotel, both are for free. Please don´t pack anything you will need for your hike.

Do I need my original passport for the Cusco Machu Picchu tour?

Yes, you have to get your original passport and it is very important and it have to be the same passport number that you sent to us at book time, and also train ticket, other entrances and reservations Will have the same document. The rangers will check when you enter Machu Picchu. The train company will also check your passport before to board you’re the train.

In case you are changing your Passport or you lost and you get a new one, go ahead and send us your new passport information to secure your permit, and we can change it and when you get to our country no surprises and everything Will be fine.

How do i get the student ISIC card discount?

The ISIC Student can get Discount..

You must have a valid current internationally accepted ISIC card in your name.

They could apply for the ISIC Card at https://www.isic.org/

You must provide a copy of your ISIC card at your booking time.

Send us a copy at info@kenkoadventures.com.

How do I qualify for the student discount? (-$20)

According to our government Laws you must be under 18 years of age at the time of your trek, tour, or visit to Machu Picchu (students 18 & above need ISIC cards). For example, if you book a trek at the age of 17 but you turn 18 before you do your trek, you do not qualify for a student discount.

  • Students from 12 to 17 years old, they get discount of $20.
  • Children from age of 2 to 12 they get discount of $20.
  • Children from the age of 0 to 2 they are free.

All students must send a copy of their passport at booking time to get the discount.

We need a copy at info@kenkoadventures.com

How is the climate in Cusco?

The climate in our country is very variant and does not consider the normal 4 seasons. Here, in just one day we can see all of the seasons! And this is why we recommend our visitors to be prepared for any occasion, either for rain or sunny days.

A very important factor which alter our world is global warming, which has evolved into a high risky contributor due to the glaciers melting in Peruvian Andes, and it also affect the normal development of our weather.

Nonetheless, something that is very marked in our country and in some cities here in the Andes is that we only have 2 main seasons during the year:

Dry Season: We consider the dry season from the end of April until the end of September, in this period the first rains will start. For this reason, this is the best time to visit our region and our amazing Machu Picchu and also avoid any inconveniences.

Rainy Season: This season starts on October until the end of April approximately, so during this time it is advised to all of our visitors to pack their belongings into waterproof bags, as in our region it can be sunny the first 2 hours and then have a heavy rain.

We know that there are extreme climates worldwide, but this must not stop us from our longing and desire to explore the world, to discover marvelous cultures and interact with them. Be welcomed to Perú and Machu Picchu.

How to book the tour? First, to book our day tours and Machu Picchu Tours or trekking tour

We need you to fill out our booking form with your personal information by clicking on BOOK NOW.

Please be ready with the next information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group).  We cannot purchase an entrance to Machu Picchu or the train without the following information:

Personal information (your full name, exactly as on your passport):

  • Gender
  • Passport number
  • Full name
  • D.OB. (dd / mm / yyyy)
  • Nationality

Huayna Picchu Mountain

This mountain is located inside Machu Picchu Archaeological Park, which is located at 300 meters more than Machu Picchu Inca Citadel; here it takes approximately just 45 minutes hiking up and other 45 minutes hiking down. This Mountain conserves some archaeological remains as the Moon Temple and other precincts that are interconnected with authentic trails, steps, tunnels and natural formatted caves which made the view more interesting. Without any doubt, this is one of the best attractions of Machu Picchu; the Huayna Picchu Mountain offers a 360 grades view and a stunning view of Machu Picchu Inca Citadel, Machu Picchu
Mountain and the famous Sun Gate (Inti Punku). Currently our government through Ministry of Culture, maintain the visitors income controlled per day, only 400 tickets are offered per day and divided in 2 groups of 200 each. The first schedule starts from 7:00 to 08:00 am and the second from 10:00 to 11:00 am, for this reason its demand is growing day by day and if any of our visitors is interested in this hike, then it is necessary to make a booking at least with 3 months in advance in order to guarantee their visit to this extraordinary place.

Important information for your tour

Have a look carefully the next information; it will help you answer any of your questions about our service and tours in Cusco and Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu Mountain

This mountain is located inside the park as well, and is only 1:20 hrs away hiking by your own. Once you reach the summit, you will take impressive photos with panoramic views of the entire valley in which is situated Machu Picchu inca citadel, you will also have impressive views of the Andes Mountain range and the glaciers that protect this unique ecosystem.

The demand to obtain permits for this hike is quickly growing up, for this we advise a minimum of 2 months in advance to book the tickets, as there is a limit for visitors per day to experience this amazing hike. This hike has 2 schedules, the first from 07:00 am to 08:00 am and the second from 09:00 am to 10:00 am with a limit of 200 people per group.

May I change the departure date after the tickets have been bought?

“No”. Once the tickets have been bought the government does not allow any changes, so we can’t change any departure date. Tickets are not transferable nor refundable unfortunately.

*** If you cancel your Cusco Machu Picchu Tour, the deposit is not refundable at all!

Note

Kenko Adventures guarantees the visit to these attractions in any of our tours if you make the booking early enough in advance.

Second, we require a deposit of US $ 250.00 per person

In order to purchase your entrance to Machu Picchu and train ticket.  You can make you deposit by  PAYPAL Online or you can do a deposit in our Bank account at Interbank.

Bank account number: 4203107104602.

The briefing

We use to visit at your hotel 6 pm or if you prefer during the day 9am to 1pm or 3pm to 5pm, please you could send us an email with details to get your briefing time Will be ready any time for our clients.

Welcome to Cusco

You will be welcomed at Cusco airport and we drive you to your hotel, please send us the information about flight details at least 14 days prior to your trek or tour. Look out for our representative holding an KENKO ADVENTURES logo at the arrival terminal. It can be done on any date that is best suited to you!

What about the balance?

It could be greatly appreciated if our clients pay in cash at your briefing time at the hotel (US dollars or Peruvian soles) here in Cusco. We have many cash machines in the historical center to withdraw money. You can also pay by PAYPAL online.

Packing List

Packing List

Kenko Adventures Peru is going to give you a duffel bag for your hiking tour at briefing time mostly a day berofe prior to the trek. The duffel bag accommodates up to 6 kg of your personal items and a sleeping bag. Our Porters or horses will carry those bags, camping equipment and food. The maximum weight allowed by Peruvian law to be carried by a Porter is 23 kg (this consists of 18 kg of load + 5 kg of Porter's personal items). Things excessing the maximum weight are carried by you unless you hire an Extra Porter. You have to bring a small daypack to pack your personal ítems for the day hike as water bottle, a camera and sun protection cream as you will have access to your dufle bags carried by the Porter sor horses at Lunch time and at the campsites because Porters always go ahead the group but the group is going to join for lunch and you can get your dufle bags.

Appropriate guear for Inca Trail or alternative hikes to Machu Picchu

We higltly recomend hiking pants and long sleeved T-shirts during the day, fleeces and waterproof jackets. It traveller are coming during the rainy season so we Recomend (rain poncho or jacket and/or rain pants) as the weather changes very frequently. We over camping nights we recomend warm clothing is required, down jackets can be useful. About Machu Picchu tour day is warm  and some times very hot climate, so we recmend you covertible hiking pants to swtch as a shorts, so the most important things that you should bring for Machu Picchu hiking tours is:
 

Antibacterial hand gel
Binoculars
Camera
Clothes in layers
Insect repellant - DEET 20 strongly recommended.
Passport
Personal medication
Plastic bags for rain situations
Pocket money in Soles or USD dolars
Sandals or flip-flops
Sleeping bag
Small pack towel and hand towel
Sun glases
Sun hat
Sun scream
Swimsuit
Toilet paper
Torch (flashlight)
Warm clothes for overnights
Water bottle to be refil in campsites
Water purifier
Waterproof clothes
Waterproof hiking shoes
Wet wipes

Reviews for 4 Days

Pashepherd

A group of friends and I did the Salkantay trek with Elvis last year and it was amazing! The guides made the experience even more enjoyable as we felt safe and had such a laugh with them! They made sure everything was sorted for us, were so knowledgeable and the food we had was delicious! I hope to return to Peru again in… ...

Kati S

Amazing trip 100% worth the 4 day hike and better than just taking the train to Machu Picchu. Our guide Primo was full of knowledge and kept us happy and fed. Coolest thing I’ve ever done. The guide and porters are definitely worth the money since they carry all your belongings up and down 8000-13400 ft. If possible I would recommend getting to Machu Picchu more towards the afternoon because the main view was cloudy, but still visible. Also… ...

Maryaam

My friends and I trekked the Salkantay route to Machu Picchu September 2013 with Elvis as our guide. Elvis was so knowledgeable about the culture, climate, plants, language, and trek. The trek was… ...

Free warm jacket for my litle friend!

Kenko Adventure Peru founder decided to add a social proyect in all Our tours that means, if you are booking a tour with Us, you automatically are donating a warm jacket for Our litle kids that have very hard living in very cold conditions near by the Andes Mountain

f you are booking a tour with Us, you automatically are donating a warm jacket

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