Duration 8 Days and 7 Nights
Departures Daily departures from Cusco Peru
Activities 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
Customizable YES, feel free to ask for extra services or modifications.
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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 help your body and heart with the altitude, you will have the morning free to rest and we also suggest you to have a light lunch either at your hotel or in one of the restaurants near the hotel; in the afternoon you 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 restaurants in the area, then overnight. (No meals included).
NOTES:
*City tour: from 1.45pm to 6:30pm approx. (Pickup from the hotel starts at 1:15pm)

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 raft.
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 approximately.
Supplement Optional Tour: US$24 per person

INCLUDES:
• 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 – 5 DAYS 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 first campsite.
(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 moraines.
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).

*SALKANTAY INFORMATION

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)
-Bath tent.
-Kitchen tent (Eureka, with floor).
-Dining tent (Eureka with floor)
-Cooks and kitchen personnel
-Tables
-Benches
-Packhorses
-Riding horses
-Transport from train station to hotel
-First aid Kit
-Oxygen tank
-Mattress
-Duffel bag
-Assistant guide (depends on number of travelers) -Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu

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)
-Thick sweater
-Thick jacket
-Sun block
-Hat for sun protection
-Sun glasses
-Hiking boots
-Change of shoes for evening (sneakers, sandals)
-T-shirts -Thick socks
-Water bottle
-Flashlight
-Camera
-Personal medications recommended by your doctor.
-Insect repellent

THE TEMPERATURE
The high temperature`s 25 ºC and the low temperature`s 5 ºC.
The coldest month is June and down to 5 ºC.

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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; L=Lunch; D=Dinner.

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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