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Salkantay 5-Day Trek To Machu Picchu
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5-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu with Optional Hot Spring Bath
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The Apu Salkantay is a snow covered mountain , considered a God for communities. He is caring their crops , their children and provides water that is synonymous with life.
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Cusco 08002, Peru
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lonely Planet and many guides seem to rate Salkantay trek as something more demanding than other treks to Machu Picchu. While I don't know how easy other treks might be, I tell you Salkantay trek is not something you should be reluctant to do because...More

Thank kchae
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This trek was amazing. the 15,500 ft. top elevation was a little challenging but when we made the walk over to the lake WOW!!!! The we were treated to a house sized chunk of glacier breaking off and sliding down the mountain safely away from...More

Thank devin g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently returned from the 2 day 1 night inka trail. Richard our guide was a true gentleman, tailored the pace to us and was very knowledgeable. Slight downside was the accomodation not having any hot water.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Salkantay Trek was amazing. I did the 4 day trip and it was plenty of time. The views were incredible, the weather perfect and our guide Richard Castillo was awesome. He helped keep spirits high and taught us a lot about the Incan culture....More

Thank rrhutchinson11
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My family went on the Salkantay trail in August 2017. We are not seasoned trekkers and found the trail challenging, yet enjoyable at the sametime.

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Thanks to the agency Patch Expeditions, for organizing our dream trip, javier a person who always communicates with us for all the underage of the trip thanks a thousand thanks

Thank dusancharles
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Did the Salkantay Trail with Alpaca Expeditions and was amazing. You must be in decent shape as the hike is difficult. This trail is very rewarding getting to over 15K feet and walking over 10 miles per day which is mostly up and down. The...More

Thank cdeems
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

My sister and I did 5 day salkantay trek. Ricardo was our guide, he is excellent human and a very kind man. He took care of us, with good food nutrition,information and historical facts all through the trip, with lots of Peruvian warmth culture and...More

Thank yycpurpleunicorn
Reviewed 14 August 2017

In overall a great experience. Leo was my guide and he made sure I had the best possible experience. He is very knowledgeable and thought me many things about Peru and their culture. This is a moderate difficulty trekking but Leo let me go at...More

Thank ichaves25
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Our group was well taken care of. They had the logistics figured out and the days went smoothly. ST did a great job at guiding us on this trek. I would have liked more historical input along the way. I could have used less 'evangelism'....More

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8 January 2017|
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Response from FiftyishDad | Reviewed this property |
We booked directly in Peru. Price was less than 1/2 cost as out of country; you can also book through Peru base service. All these services use the same guide services. We paid only $240 pp while others on our exact same... More
20 November 2016|
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Response from Tommy B | Reviewed this property |
Gooday mate! We did it in October because we're doing a tour of SA and that just happened to be the time we went through Cusco. We did Salkantay over Inca because you have to book that months in advance and we didn't (also... More
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2 July 2016|
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Response from Nicke153 | Reviewed this property |
I did the Salkantay trail in May with Valencia travel guides. There were many self guided trekkers on the trail hiking to machu picchu. You will encounter many farms and small villages along the way that will let you camp on... More