Salkantay Alpine Trek to Machu Picchu - 9 Days/8 Nights
Alpine Salkantay Trek with Iconic Machu Picchu Finish
Transport from and to Airport in Both Lima and Cusco
Two Nights in Hotel of your Choice in Lima, Two Nights in Hotel of Your Choice in Cusco, and Accommodation on Trail During Trek
Opening day half-day Lima Gastronomic Tour OR Lima City Tour
Salkantay Trekking Permits & Machu Picchu Entrance Fees
Train Ticket for Return to Cusco from Aguas Calientes (Expedition Line)
On Trek, All Meals Included
Rates available upon request
Day 1 - Lima
International flight arrival to Lima. Private airport transfer to your hotel with hotel lobby welcome greeting, Peru orientation, and welcome gift from Dargui Tours' travel adviser (Welcome may be following morning depending on time of arrival). Overnight stay.
Day 2 - Get to Know Lima (optional day)
After included hotel breakfast, morning or afternoon half-day tour (4 to 5 hours).. Tour is an optional Lima City Tour or Peruvian Cuisine Gastronomic Tour.
Lima City Tour will showcase the mixture of Spanish colonial sites near Downtown Lima along with the modern design of Miraflores and San Isidro. The Gastronomic Tour will introduce you to the staples of Peruvian Cuisine throughout several districts of the city. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 3 - Arrival & Welcome to Cusco
Early morning reception and transfer to Airport and transfer to your Hotel in Cusco. Free morning. Because of the high altitude it is advisable that you take a short rest to acclimatize.
Optional free afternoon in Cusco to rest and acclimatize or private half-day Cuzco Tour. Your tour will highlight Cusco’s historic past and blend of Incan and Spanish architecture. The excursion features walk-thru tours of the Cathedral and the ruins of Koricancha .You will also explore the four main ruins just outside the city: the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Kenko, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay. Return to hotel in Cusco for overnight stay.
Day 4 - Start of Your Trekking Journey
Early morning reception, introduction and transfer in private van to begin your journey. After three-hour transfer, arrival to the trailhead and first breakfast by trek chef. After first glimpse of large mountains of the Andes, we'll be off on our intrepid Peru trekking adventure by about 8:30. For two hours, a gradual uphill hike along the Salknatay Valley with glacier views and views of the Salkantay River. Pushing uphill for one more hour, arrival to the Suyroccocha Lagoon for lunch. Take this break to rest at nearly 4,200 meters to soak in the views, and continue your expedition. towards Salkantay Pass for arrival to the highest point of our expedition and a hot cup of coca at the top of the pass.. Take in the views of Salkantay Peak and clouds lifting over the valleys below.
After soaking up the views and taking in the thin Andean air, your last two hours will be downhill to our first campsite at Wayracmachay. Enjoy the back side of the mountains and the last bit of sunlight and possibly condors above. Camp will be ready upon arrival and dinner will follow after a cup of cocoa or coffee. Guides will give you a bit more info on the constellations above before settling down for the night.