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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!!
DAY 1: CUSCO -
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).
DAY 2: SOYROCOCHA -
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).
DAY 3: COLPAPAMPA – PLAYA -
The third day, the group will walk for 5-
DAY 4: LUCMABAMBA – LLACTAPATA -
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.
DAY 5: MACHUPICCHU -
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.
+Transportation to and from: Cusco -
+Vistadome train Service: Aguas Calientes -
+ Entrance fee: Machu Picchu
+ Bus ticket: Aguas Calientes -
+Local bus: Playa -
+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-
+Emergency oxygen bottle.
Does not Include
Group Service Prices 2020
Price per person: USD 650.00
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-
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.
Fleece pants or tights
Mid weight thermal underwear tops and bottom, synthetic or wool
Underwear and casual socks
Liner socks, synthetic
Sturdy hiking boots, waterproof, lightweight, broken-
Bottle of water or Camelback
1 roll of toilet paper
Sunglasses and retainer strap
Sun block and lip balm
Hand sanitizer gel
Several Ziploc plastic bags
Money for drinks, tips and souvenirs
|Machu Picchu 1 Day|
|Machu Picchu 2 Days|
|City Tour 1 Day|
|Sacred Valley Tour 1 Day|
|Maras Moray Chincheros|
|Southern Valley 1 Day Tour|
|Rainbow Mountain 1 Day|
|Humantay Lake 1 Day|
|River Rafting Full Day|
|Inca Trail to Machupicchu 4 Day|
|Inca trail to Machupicchu 2 Days|
|Choquequirao Trek 4 Days|
|Lares Trek 4 Days|
|Salkantay Sta.Teresa Machupicchu 5 Days|
|Manu Reserved Zone 7 Days|
|Manu Reserve Zone 5 Days|
|Manu Cultural Zone 2 Days|
|Manu Cultural Zone 4 Day|
|Manu Cultural Zone 6 Days|
|Las Piedras Amazon 5 Days|
|Las Piedras Amazon 4 Days|
|Birding in the Rainforest 7 Days|
|Support the Local People|
|List of Birds-Plants-Mammals|
|Tips for Your Trip|
|Peru Photo Gallery|