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Lima, the City of Kings, the City three times Crowned, was founded by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535, on the banks of the Rímac River, over a valley inhabited by local cultures. Enjoy the best experience in Peru and start your trip with the most beautiful and historical city in Peru.Today this great city, is the capital of the Republic of Peru and it is a great metropolis with more than 8 million inhabitants, in permanent transformation of modernity thanks to the economic boom of the country, being one of the fastest growing economies in the country. world. Its historic center houses treasures of colonial and republican architecture and has been declared a World Heritage Site by the beauty and richness of many of its buildings, adorned with Moorish style balconies, temples and beautifully decorated churches and colonial mansions.
After your visit in the city of kings, explore the natural beauty of Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu, one of the most incredible ways to visit Machu Picchu. This hiking route crosses the imposing snowy Salkantay and then reaches the Wonder of the World. Would you like to know Machu Picchu with this adventure surrounded by amazing landscapes? Know everything you need to know about the Salkantay trek. Ready for your next incredible adventure?
Departure Point: We pick you up from your hotel in Cusco.
Departure Time: 05:00
Briefing Point: Our guide will visit your hotel 2 or 1 day before the trek
Briefing Time: Between 17:00 – 18:00
Return Point: Our driver will drop-off in your hotel or Airbnb department of Cusco
On this day our representative staff wil be waiting for you at the airport to transport you to your Hotel. Then you will have the day free to explore Lima by your own.
On this day our staff will be waiting for you at the airport to transport you to your Hotel. Also you will have the day free to acclimate for the next day. We suggest you to visit some interesting atractions around Cusco as Sacsayhuaman, Qoricancha, the Cathedral. You can take for this trips a city tour in Cusco (extra service).
The Salkantay trek is a hiking trail that takes you to the Inca City of Machu Picchu. The total distance of the walk is approximately 70 kilometers (5 days of route). Also known as Salkantay, snow capped peak of Peru located in the department of Cusco; It constitutes one of the main elevations of the Cordillera de Vilcabamba, an extension of the Eastern Cordillera, a mountain branch of the Peruvian Andes. It reaches an altitude of 6,271 meters. It presents two summits covered by snow, known as China Salkantay and Salkantay female, separated by a port that opens to the Santa Ana Valley in the province of Urubamba. Both the mountain pass and the fluvial course that is born there are called Salkantay. This river pours its waters into the Urubamba on its left bank.
Remember that you can choose visit Santa Teresa or continue with the classic path through Llactapata.
Very early in the morning (5:30 am) we will take our breakfast to transport us in the first bus that will take us to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu for approximately 30 minutes. Then we will have our guided tour for about 2 hours where the guide will take us to the most important places of the citadel, after our visit we will have the rest of the hours free to take pictures and tour by our account in Machu Picchu (time It depends a lot on the train schedule given since it has to be half an hour before the departure of your train in the station), the other option is to go up Huayna Picchu or Mountain (not included) to appreciate the impressive view of the whole citadel. Finally we will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes to then go to the station and wait for our train that will take us back to the town of Ollantaytambo and then by bus to Cusco.
Hope you have the best experience with us, this is the end of our service. Thanks for choosing Tierras Vivas.
Single room & Tent: Please note that if you have booked the “Single room & tent” option for this trek, you receive your own single tent for all nights.