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Salkantay trek Superior vs Cheaper

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Salkantay trek Superior vs Cheaper

Planning on visiting Machu Picchu by trekking Salkantay Mountain?, The Salkantay cost offered is very expensive and do you want the best prices for the Salkantay Trek?

Tierras Vivas has created the Superior and Cheap Salkantay Trek and you can choose the best alternative for you trekking to Machu Picchu.

Tierras Vivas gives you the chance of a lifetime with two tour packages to choose from. Here you will see their similarities and differences to help you decide which one of them is more suitable for you.

What is differences between Superior and Cheap?

The Salkantay Trek is only a route and the same trail. Only difference are our quality brand new camping equipments. On the Salkantay Superior service; we will provide the all personal equipment such sleeping bag, hiking poles, duffel baf for your personal belonging, etc, etc. and you will visit the Humantay Lake and Llactapata ruins. But in the Salkantay Cheapest Service, you need to bring all personal equipment or rent and pay extra and you will visit Humantay Lake and Santa Teresa Hot spring.

Salkantay Trek Superior

It is all inclusive and the campsite is different, the following:

Salkantay by Llactapata ruins – Inca Trail

  • Cusco – Mollepata – Challcancha – Soraypampa 
  • Soraypampa – Huayracmachay – Chaullay
  • Chaullay – Playa – Aobamba
  • Aobamba – Llactapata – Aguas Calientes
  • Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu

The most important aspects to take into consideration are:

  • Our tents are for 4 peoples and only you will use 2 travellers
  • The sleeping roll mattress is Therma a rest mattress (Inflatable)
  • Our group is mim 2 peoples and maximun 8 peoples
  • Our guide speak Englsh or Spanish
  • The water is included, every camping, our cook will provide the water, it is very important to take the bottle water,
  • It is included the coca tea in the morning and 3 afternoon tea
  • It is included the emergency horse
  • Included the duffel bag, sleeping bag (-5 grade), pillow, blanket, day pack, rain poncho.

What is included on the Superior?

  • Pre-trek briefing (Our guide will visit your hotel a day before the trek for your briefing);
  • Early morning transfer by private bus to Challacancha – the initial point of the trek;
  • Accommodation: Campsites (3 nights) and a Hotel in Machu Picchu (1 night);
  • Entrance fee to the red of Salkantay and Machu Picchu;
  • Meals: 4x breakfast, 4x lunch, 4x dinner and 4x afternoon hot beverages (please advise us in advance if you are a vegetarian; this option is for NO extra additional cost);
  • Snack every morning;
  • Professional bilingual Tour Guide (a group of up to 8 participants receives 1 Guide, a group over 8 persons receives 2 Guides);
  • Professional Cook;
  • Horseman;
  • Horses to carry food, camping and cooking equipment and 7 kg of each passenger’s stuff; 
  • An emergency horse which can be ridden if you are feeling ill or if are a little slower;
  • Water every day (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own);
  • Camping equipment: Personal double tents (4 person tent which allows for greater comfort, and also storage of backpacks);
  • Inflatable mattress (Term-a-Rest Mattress); 
  • A sleeping bag (for up to -5°C);
  • A blanket per person
  • A pillow
  • Day Pack Rain Covers;
  • Tables and chairs, a cooking tent with cooking equipment, dining and toilet tents and bottled gas;
  • Rain Ponchos;
  • Duffel bag (for your personal belongings);
  • A T-shirt of the Salkantay Trek Map;
  • A shuttle bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes Town;
  • Tourist train from Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) to Ollantaytambo;
  • Tourist bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco;
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.

Salkantay Trek Cost

The price to enjoy this wonderful experience is of $500.00 USD per person and Student U$ 480 per person

Salkantay Cheap

By choosing the Salkantay Trek Cheap Costyou can do the trek in 5 days like the Superior one but doing different activities. You will take a drive to the trailhead – Challacancha, hike to Soraypampa and Umantay Mountain and finally camp in Soray. You’ll hike to Salkantay Mountain, have lunch and continue to Colpapampa. You have to wake up early to walk down to La Plata Sahuayaco. You will take a bus to Santa Teresa and visit the hot springs. You’ll continue the trek to the Hidroelectrica. Then hike past the Urubamba River to the hydroelectric or Hidroelectrica. You’ll hike to Aguas Calientes. Then, you will hike the last path to get to Machu Picchu. After this guided visit at the legendary citadel you’ll return to Cusco by train.

Features of the Cheap cost

  • Our tent is double and if you are solo travel, you will need to share with other trekker or you can pay the extra U$ 30 for single tent
  • The sleeing roll mattress is sintetic
  • Our group is minimun 8 people and maximun 25 peoples
  • Our guide is bilingual English and Spanish
  • The water is not included, you can by in the all campsite, there are small local market and you can buy.
  • It is included the 2 afternoon tea and happy afternoon
  • It is not included the emergency horse, you can rent on the second day 

What is included on the Salkantay Cheap?

  • Our guide will visit you hotel a day before the trek for your briefing between 18:00
  • Early morning transfer by tourist bus to Challacancha – head trail;
  • Accommodation: Campsites (3 nights) and a Hostel in Machu Picchu (1 night);
  • Entrance fee to the red of Salkantay and Machu Picchu;
  • Meals: 4x breakfast, 4x lunch, 4x dinner and Hot drinks in the evening (please advise us in advance if you are a vegetarian; this option is for NO extra additional cost);
  • Professional bilingual Tour Guide;
  • Professional Cook;
  • Horseman;
  • Horses to carry food, camping and cooking equipment and 5 kg of each passenger’s stuff; 
  • Personal double tents
  • Sleeping mattress – Syntetic
  • Tourist train from Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) to Ollantaytambo;
  • Tourist bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco;
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle..

Salkantay Cost : U$ 360 per person and student U$ 340

Tierras Vivas Travel Agency is more than pleased to provide the best service to its customers. This is why we offer the very best tour packages and what is more important important information so you can choose the greatest experience of your lives.

When is the best time to hike the Salkantay Trek?

The best season is during the dry season, which covers the months April to the end of September. In October the rains begin and you can find Machu Picchu covered by clouds. If you travel in June, we recommend you to book the Inti Raymi 2020 Tour that takes place in June 24th, and also hike the Palcoyo Mountain Tour, which is an incredible Rainbow Mountain located in the Andes. 

Trails other than Salkantay Trek

Many are the routes that take you to Machu Picchu, but none is like the Inca Trail Tours, the most famous pedestrian path in the Americas. After flying from the capital of Perú, Lima, you will arrive in Cusco to walk for four days along a path through forests and dense fog, millenary stone steps and discovering the ruins of ancient fortifications and Inca cities, and all the time enjoying majestic views. 

If you want to visit Machu Picchu, we recommend you to book your Machu Picchu Ticket in advance, so you will enjoy your Vacation in Machu Picchu without any problem. 


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