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The Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu

7 Nights with 3 Nights on Trek

The Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu is a wonderful trek between some of the highest mountains of South America, taking you up mountain passes, with Andean peaks towering all around, and down long valleys of tiny villages. You arrive below the ruins of Machu Picchu. The Inca Capital of Cusco and the Sacred Valley are perfect places to whet your appetite while acclimatising to the altitude pre-trek.

The Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu is a wonderful trek between some of the highest mountains of South America, taking you up mountain passes, with Andean peaks towering all around, and down long valleys of tiny villages. You arrive below the ruins of Machu Picchu. The Inca Capital of Cusco and the Sacred Valley are perfect places to whet your appetite while acclimatising to the altitude pre-trek.

This 3-night trek is a wonderful itinerary on its own, although often used as the back-up option for the busieer Inca Trail when the limited spaces on the more popular trek are full. It includes all the necessary equipment so that you can concentrate on the high-altitude hiking: tents; sleeping bags;  inflatable sleeping mats; pillow; porters for personal gear; all cooking equipment; dining and kitchen tents; water; first-aid kit and more.

The Salkantay Trail takes you up the valley below the enormous mountain and then down through remote Peruvian communities, with stunning mountain scenery at every step of the hike. Your guide and porters will help make the trail easier and more entertaining for you, with much to learn about Peru and the Inca people along the way. The days are spent hiking under clear blue Andean skies, while the cold mountain nights are lit up with glorious starlight. 


  • Destinations: Peru
  • Duration: 7 Nights with 3 Nights on Trek
  • Trip Style: Adventure
  • Activities: Hiking & Trekking

Brazil Adventure Tours provide you with ideas for tours of Brazil and South America, with all being completely flexible with regards to dates, duration or the tours, activities and classes that we can include. Our website tours are our recommendations based on our experience of how to make the very best of your time in South America. We can adjust these details in any way that you wish, with a little advice from us of course. We can combine any of our destinations that you wish to visit into one tour, and for however long you wish to visit them. Any of our Traditional and Adventure tours can also be combined in whichever way you prefer. We are here to organise a tour that suits you after all, not the other way around!

PRICES Simple 3 Star 4 Star Luxury
Per Adult * On Request On Request On Request On Request
Domestic Flights ** N/A


Suggested Hotels Simple 3 Star 4 Star Luxury
Peru

 

* Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changes. ** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved 6 months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made though, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.

Do I require a Tourist Visa to enter Brazil and other countries visited during this tour?

Citizens of many countries require a Tourist Visa to enter Brazil, organised in advance at your nearest Brazil Consulate.
Please check details for visa requirements for your country on our Brazil Tourist Visa page.
Also, for details of your nearest Brazil Consulate in case you do require a Tourist Visa, please visit our Brazil Consulates page.

Do I need any special vaccinations for the areas visited during this tour?

Visitors to Brazil and South America are advised to always check the latest health information from your local doctors or travel clinic.
You may be advised to take a course of Malaria tablets. Yellow Fever Vaccine is highly recommended/essential for the Pantanal & Amazon region, plus the certificate to prove it, and possibly Hepatitis A and B Vaccines.
Please check our Brazil Vaccinations for further information.

What is the best time of year for this tour?

May - June - July - August - September - October