Salkantay Trek Extended Package
Cusco, Peru4.9 (14 reviews)
- Circle Amazing Mount Salkantay
- Most Scenic Trek to Machu Picchu
- All-inclusive Extended Package
- Dramatic, Glaciated Peaks
- Cloud Forests & Alpine Valleys
- Charming Quechua Culture
- Fantastic Peruvian Cuisine
- An Entire Day at Machu Picchu
- Premier Camping Accommodations
- Guides Choice Trip
This extended version of our classic Salkanta Trek includes pre-trek and post-trek amenities, airport pick-up and drop-off, and wonderful acclimatization activities so you can focus 100% on enjoying Peru (see classic version). This trek will take you through unique and varying landscapes, from cloud forests to grassy highlands and where sub-alpine passes meet colossal, snow-capped mountains. This trek is for the adventurous. Since ancient Incan times, Mount Salkantay has been considered sacred and the protector of the Quechua people. The name Salkantay derives from the Quechua language and means “Savage Mountain”. Mount Salkantay (20,574 feet) is the highest peak in the Vilcabamba Mountain Range and in the Cusco area of the Southern Peruvian Andes.
The Salkantay trek begins on the south side of Mount Salkantay and Machu Picchu and circumnavigates the mountain and ancient ruins to the town of Agua Calientes. It contains parts of the original Inca trail and provides mysterious and magical feelings associated with the history of the Inca. This wonderful Peru trek is simply unforgettable!
$3400 Per Person
$250 Single Supplement
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
This trip requires significant elevation gains and losses on rocky trails, and tops out at 15,255 feet. The higher elevations make the trekking more difficult and necessitate training for most guests to be well prepared.
Up to 10 mi
Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:
- Hiking uphill or downhill with a 10-20 lb backpack for 7-8 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on variable, uneven terrain
- Hiking at high elevations of 15,000+ feet
SOLITUDE LEVEL 3
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Peru hike a solitude 2. You can expect to have hours of solitude at a time while hiking.
For our Peru treks you will need to arrive in Cusco, Peru on the day the trip begins earlier than 3 P.M. Your guide will rendezvous with you at the airport and transport you to our hotel. An orientation meeting, dinner and accommodations are included on Day 1. Your return flight should be scheduled for the final day of the tour leaving at any time.
Flights to and from Cusco are the guest’s responsibility. Multiple airlines operate flights into Cusco, and nearly all connect through Lima. You can reach Lima from many U.S. and European international airports. Some of the primary U.S. departure cities include Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Minneapolis, Chicago, New Orleans, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, and Los Angeles. The duration of nonstop flights to Lima is 5-9 hours. The duration of flights from Lima to Cusco is 80 minutes.
Make the most of your time in Peru with an add-on day hike around Cusco! Explore a stunning alpine lake with amazing turquoise water (Lake Humantay); or one of the most unique and breathtaking mountains in the world with rainbow-colored soils that make for spectacular photography (Rainbow Mountain).
Travel in perfect company by booking a private trip exclusively for your group!
Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.
Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations.
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 2 People: Rate x 2.5
- 3 People: Rate x 2
- 4-5 People: Rate x 1.5
- 6-10 People: Rate x 1.15
- 11-12 People: Rate x 1
*all rates are per person and single supplements apply