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This was one of the best trips I’ve ever taken thanks to Puma Expeditions!! My husband and I traveled with a group of 9 total on our trip to Cusco, our main guide Jorge was excellent leader for the group! It was a trip filled with education and exploration. Our guide for our 2 days Machu Picchu adventure was Miguel. He was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the Inca history.

Thanks to everyone at Puma Expeditions for the trip of a lifetime!!

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ITINERARY:


DAY 1: CUSCO - SAYLLAPATA - SOYROCOCHA


At 6:00 AM we'll pick you up from your selected hotel. We'll leave by our private transport to Mollepata 9,186.32 ft, beautiful scenic journey through Limatambo, stopping for panoramic views of the Apurimac Valley, where you can have a breakfast in a typical restaurant. After that we'll drive for 1hr until our trail head called Sayllapata (10,498 ft),  there  we'll meet our arrieros “horsemen“ and  trek staff, 2 1/2 hrs hiking through traditional Andean communities like Cruzpata, Challacancha , unspoiled Andean villages to Soraypampa (3750 meters), where we'll have the lunch. Then after 4 hours we’ll arrive to our first campsite, Soyrococha ( 13,779.53 ft).

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DAY 2: SOYROCOCHA - HUAYRAQMACHAY - COLLPAPAMPA


The second day we'll ascent to the highest point of our trek, Salkantay Pass (15,091.86 ft) from this point we can appreciate the special views of the Mountain Salkantay, a stunning snow capped mountain (20,574 ft), 3 hours walking with spectacular views of the mountains Humantay and Huayanay, small lakes and morraines arriving to our lunch site, Huayraqmachay ( 12,139.11 ft), then we'll go down for 3 1/2 hrs until our second campsite, Collpapampa ( 8,530 ft).

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DAY 3: COLPAPAMPA – PLAYA - LUCMABAMBA


The third day, the group will walk for 5-6 hrs, downhill easy hike, we will be introduced to a high Jungle niche called Ceja de Selva where coffee, coca and fruits plantations 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 in Playa (7,381.89 ft) for Lunch. After La Playa we will walk to Lucmabamba where we have our third campsite.

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DAY 4: LUCMABAMBA – LLACTAPATA - HIDROELECTRICA - AGUAS CALIENTES.


After breakfast , we TOOK THE Inca trail that lead us for about 4 hrs until the archaeological site of Llactapata. From here have the opportunity to see the Lost city of Machu Picchu and other mountains in the area. Then we will walk for 2 hours downhill to Hidroelectrica Train station (Km 116), where we have our last camping lunch. Then continue walking for two and a half more hours to Aguas Calientes (6,561.68 ft). Hostel accommodation in Aguas Calientes.

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DAY 5: MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO


Early wake up in order to take the bus to the Citadel of Machupicchu, guided tour for 2 hours and plenty of free time to explore more, optional time to Climb the mountain Huayna Picchu, Temple of  the Moon, or the Sun gate, after that you have to take the bus to go down to Aguas Calientes and wait for the train to return, arrive in Cusco and transfer to the hotel.

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Includes:


+Transportation to and from: Cusco - Sayllapata Poroy train station - Cusco Hotel

+Vistadome train Service: Aguas Calientes - Poroy train station

+ Entrance fee: Machu Picchu

+ Bus ticket: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes

+Local bus: Playa - Santa Teresa

+Hotel: Double accommodation in Aguas Calientes (4th day)

+Guide: Professional English and Spanish speaking guide; 2 guides for groups over 12 people

+Cook: In charge of meal preparation

+Horsemen and horses: Carry tents, cooking equipment and also carry backpacks, sleeping bags and mattresses (Max. 8 kilos / 17 lbs per person)

+Emergency Horse: Just in case someone needs help

+Meals:4 Breakfasts/4 Lunches/4 Dinners/Snacks and afternoon tea


+Equipment: tents (2 people in each 3-person-capacity), sleeping pad, dinner tent, toilet tent, kitchen tent, tables and chairs, table settings, first aid kit, including


+Emergency oxygen bottle.


Does not Include


- Breakfast the 1st day, usually hotels offer this service

-  Sleeping bag

- Santa Teresa Hot springs ($8.00), this is optional

- Tips (Optional)


Extras


- US$20 Sleeping bag rental(-10°C) for the whole trek

- US$20 Single tent accommodation

- US$12 therm-a-rest mattresses



Group Service Prices 2020

 

Price per person:  USD 650.00

Overview

Salkantay - Santa Teresa - Machu Picchu

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5 Days Salkantay Trail Pilgrimage to Machu Picchu

This trek go through the dramatic Cordillera Vilcabamba is a wonderful alternative for those who want to take a less-traveled and exceptionally beautiful route to Machu Picchu. It’s called the “guardian” that stands between the mountains and the jungle. Crossing over a pass between the peaks of the immense mountains, Salkantay (20,570.87 ft) and Humantay (19,914 ft), you will get to see some spectacular views of the glacial monsters and the sprawling valleys that they stand over. The great thing about this particular trek, that none of the other treks can offer (including the Inca Trail)  is that you get to see so many different

microclimates in such a short amount of time. You will start on day 1, in the high plateau area of the Andes. In the second day, you will go up to an altitude of 15,255.91 ft and then down into the lush outer rim of the jungle on the other side of the mountains. You can actually see the microclimates.

You will encounter numerous wild tropical fruit and coffee plantations as well as an abundance of wild flowers and exotic birds. Down in the valley, we take an ancient, original Inca trail up through a fertile cloud forest replete with Quehuna trees, orchids, moss, waterfalls and rivers, making for a gorgeous tropical atmosphere.

Clothing:


Fleece pants or tights

Mid weight thermal underwear tops and bottom, synthetic or wool

Hiking pants

Hiking shorts

Long-sleeve shirts

T-shirts

Underwear and casual socks

Hiking socks

Liner socks, synthetic

Swimming suit


Clothing accessories:


Cap

Fleece hat

Bandana

Footwear

Sturdy hiking boots, waterproof, lightweight, broken-in, aggressive tread


Travel Accessories:


Bottle of water or Camelback

1 roll of toilet paper

Sunglasses and retainer strap

Sun block and lip balm

Toiletry kit

Small Washcloth

Personal first-aid kit

Hand sanitizer gel

Insect repellent

Several Ziploc plastic bags


Extra:


Money for drinks, tips and souvenirs