PERU TRAVEL PLANNER
Cusco & Machu
Salkantay Adventure Budget 8 days
ADVENTURE BUDGET 8 DAYS
||8 Days and 7 Nights
||Daily departures from Cusco Peru
||Cusco City tour and Nearby ruins,
Full day tour to Sacred valley visiting markets of Pisac and Chincheros
with Ollantaytambo fortress
Full day Rafting Tour on Urubamba River
You will leave an unforgettable experience on the Salkantay Trek which
is an ancient and remote footpath located in the same region as the Inca
Trail where massive snowcapped mountains collide with lush tropical rain
forests that ends on Machu Picchu
||YES, feel free to ask for extra
services or modifications.
Price per person from
USD $ 965
based on double occupancy
DAY 1: CUSCO CITY TOUR
Upon arrival to Cusco Airport. Reception and transportation to the Hotel
where you will receive an aromatic coca tea to stimulating for the height,
will have the free morning to rest and also we suggest you have a light
lunch either at your hotel or in one of the surrounded; in the afternoon we
will depart on a guided city tour, where tourist have the opportunity to
visit 6 places (entrance to the archaeological centers and museums
including) we will visit the Main square, Cathedral, the Koricancha (temple
of the sun) and in addition we will make a route bordering archaeological
centers like Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Q'enko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay,
tour finishes 6:30pm approximately at the main square in order you can take
dinner in one of the exquisite restaurants in the area, then overnight. (No
*City tour: from 1.45pm to 6:30pm approx. (Pickup from the hotel starts at
*Optional Buffet Dinner with Folkloric Show: Adding $30 per person
DAY 2: RAFTING FULL DAY
We will pick up you at 8:50 am from your hotel in Cusco.
Our private transportation will take us to our camping ground at "Cusipata
river camp”, where we can leave our baggage. Here you will enjoy, hot
showers, toilets, sauna and a comfortable dining area.
Our Professional River guides will provide you with all the proper Rafting
equipment such as helmet, wet suit, spray jacket, paddle and self bailing
After a comprehensive safety talk you will drive 10 minutes more to Chuqui
them we will be running exiting class II & III+. You will spend about two
hours floating time, Afterwards, we drive back to CUSIPATA RIVER CAMP “where
a good hot lunch will be serve and you can enjoy a relaxing SAUNA. Our
return to Cusco should be around 5.30pm. Overnight (B,L)
*OPTIONAL TOUR: You can do ZIP-LINE over 4 cables across the Urubamba
River each cable with 100 to 120 mts. , you will spend 20 minutes
Supplement Optional Tour: US$24 per person
• Transportation to the river and back
• All the rafting equipment, such as helmets, life jackets, spray jackets,
wet suits, paddles & Raft.
• Professional River guides
• Lunch , we can accommodate to a vegetarian diet upon request
• Photos and video upon request with an additional charge
• Safety Kayaker
YOU SHOULD BRING:
• A complete set of dry clothing
• A pair of sandals or tennis shoes for the river that will get wet.
• Sun Block
• A small towel
• A bathing suit to wear under the wet suit
• A Good positive mental attitude
SALKANTAY TREK - 5DAYS AND 4 NIGHTS:
DAY 3: CUSCO - SORAYPAMPA
06.00 am. Departure by our private transport to Mollepata 2900 mts. A
beautiful scenic journey through Limatambo, with stops for panoramic views
of the “Apu Salkantay. One can see awesome chains of magnificent snow capped
mountains and the lush Apurimac River Valley.
After we arrive to our trailhead, called Mollepata 3000 asl. we meet our
Arrieros “ horsemen “ and trekking staff, (Cook, and Assistants). We trek
for about 3hrs before lunch through traditional Andean communities like
Cruzpata, Challacancha where we stop for lunch. We continue walking for
approx 3 hrs through unspoiled Andean villages to Soraypampa 3850 mts, our
(Walking distance approximately 20 km.) , (B ,L, D)
DAY 4: SORAYPAMPA - CHAULLAY
After an early breakfast we start trekking from approx 07:00am for 3 hours
to start our ascent of the Apacheta pass 4590mts. From this point we can
appreciate the spectacular views of the Mountain Salkantay ,a stunning snow
capped mountain (6264mts) the second highest peak in Cusco’s region, and
also the mountains Humantay and Huayanay, white river, small lakes and
2 hrs downhill to lunch in Huayracpunku, and then a further 2-3 hrs downhill
walk to Camp in Rayan-niyoc at 2890mts or Camp at Chaullay 2920mts for
experienced trekkers . To be decided by the guide depending on the groups
abilities and weather and walking conditions.
( Walking distance approximately 21 Km. to Chaullay) , (B, L, D)
DAY 5 : CHAULLAY - LA PLAYA
We start the trek 07:00 am. 3 hours easy hiking to Uscamayuc, where we will
be introduced to a high Jungle niche called “Ceja de Selva”, we will see
different kind of plants, fruits, flowers, birds etc. here coca and banana
crops can be observed, time to shower in a waterfall, take amazing pictures,
with luck we can observe the famous Peruvian National Bird " Gallito de las
Rocas " stop at Wiñaypoq’o for Lunch + free time to rest .
3 hour walk to our last campsite in La Playa 2350 mts .A small village is
located here with electricity and a shop!
(Walking distance approximately 18 km.) , (B, L, D)
DAY 6: LA PLAYA - AGUAS CALIENTES
Approx 07:30 am we begin our trek to the village Lucmabamba, here we see the
remains of an Inka trail, we follow this rising trail, from which we will
see plantations of coffee, banana, passion fruit and a lovely view of the
Santa Teresa Valley. We follow the Inka trail climbing up for 4 hrs to
Llactapata 2700mts. From here, we can see Machu Picchu (Inca city) and enjoy
some free time to rest, 2 hrs. Downhill to the hydroelectric plant 1870mts.
where we have the last lunch with all staff. At 15:20 pm. we will take 45
minute train journey to Aguas Calientes town 2000mts. Special Dinner and
great beds in your hotel, optional hot spring baths.
(Walking distance approximately 12 km.)
* Walking poles recommended for the 2 final hours downhill. (B, L)
DAY 7 : MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO
Early bus for 25 minutes to the Machu Picchu city, guided tour for 3 hours
and plenty of free time for further exploring, photos and optional climb of
the mountain Huayna Picchu, Temple of the Moon, or the Gate of the Sun. n
according time, we will go down to the Aguas Calientes town, to return to
Cusco. Reception at the train station and transfer to the Hotel where it
passed the night (B).
DAY 8: TRANSFER OUT
You will be picked up from the hotel after breakfast to take the bus service
to the airport (B).
THE SERVICE INCLUDES:
familiar with the trail and customs of the area, who will help you
understand the environment and be in contact with it.
-Warm meals during the trip. Meal schedule is as follows:
-Breakfast, snack, lunch, tea, dinner.
-Personal tents.(Eureka, with double floor)
-Kitchen tent (Eureka, with floor).
-Dining tent (Eureka with floor)
-Cooks and kitchen personnel
-Transport from train station to hotel
-First aid Kit
-Assistant guide (depends on number of travelers) -Entrance ticket to Machu
SERVICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
-Lunch on the 9th day and dinner on day 8th
WE RECOMMEND BRINGING ON THE TRIP
-Down sub-zero sleeping bag
-Rain poncho (plastic)
-Hat for sun protection
-Change of shoes for evening (sneakers, sandals)
-T-shirts -Thick socks
-Personal medications recommended by your doctor.
The high temperature`s 25 ºC and the low temperature`s 5 ºC.
The coldest month is June and down to 5 ºC.
END OF SERVICES
Temple of the Sun
Map of the trail
INCLUDED IN THE FEE
All hotel and lodge accommodations based on double or single occupancy. All
scheduled transportation. All transfers. All scheduled excursions with English-speaking
guide services. All entrance fees. Meals as specified in the itinerary. B=Breakfast;
IMPORTANT: For a better service, the company informs you that it has
autonomy to change the Hotels mentioned in the itinerary with another one of
similar category if therefore sees it by advisable taking into account
justifiable availability of spaces or other reasons, if this it is the case you
will be notified ahead of time.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE
International and domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees,
excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight
cancellations, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks,
insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages,
reconfirmation of international flights and items of personal nature.
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