Cuzco, Peru: Salkantay Trekking and Machu Picchu Adventure - April 29 - May 6, 2018

Cuzco, Peru: Salkantay Trekking and Machu Picchu Adventure - April 29 - May 6, 2018

Cuzco, Peru: Salkantay Trekking and Machu Picchu Adventure - April 29 - May 6, 2018

Cuzco, Peru: Salkantay Trekking and Machu Picchu Adventure - April 29 - May 6, 2018

Cuzco, Peru: Salkantay Trekking and Machu Picchu Adventure - April 29 - May 6, 2018

Cuzco, Peru: Salkantay Trekking and Machu Picchu Adventure - April 29 - May 6, 2018

Cuzco, Peru: Salkantay Trekking and Machu Picchu Adventure - April 29 - May 6, 2018

Cuzco, Peru: Salkantay Trekking and Machu Picchu Adventure - April 29 - May 6, 2018

Trip Dates

April 29 - May 6, 2018

Trip Style Trip Style


Bohemian Comfort - Authentic and true immersive experience! Sleep in tents, eat simple, delicious and healthy food and get cozy and intimate with your fellow Betties! Might have to arrange somethings on your own such as ground transportation or do a more extensive preparation than you might in other trip styles*


Convenient Comfort – Minimum effort on your part! Sleep in a room which you might share with one other Betty, eat prepared meals that are hearty and healthy and prepare minimally as the rest is provided. In most cases, ground transportation is included*


Luxury Comfort - Just show up and the rest is covered. Sleep with comfort in a nice bed with luxury linen, eat gourmet food, drink wonderful wine and get plenty of rest before your full day of adventure. Ground transportation is included and all of your gear is provided*

*Air transportation is not included in Bold Betties adventures

Adventure Rating Adventure Rating


This is a great entry level trip for newcomers or Betties looking build confidence outdoors. Expect 2-5 hours of activity a day on mostly flat or slightly hilly terrain with the occassional steep and/or uneven trail. You'll travel approximately 4-6 miles per day and experience moderate elevation/altitude changes.


Moderately difficult featuring more hills and mountain terrain, but still accessible for Betties inexperienced in outdoor adventure. Expect 4-6 hours of activity covering up to 10 miles a day. Expect steep and uneven trails and altitudes up to 10,000 ft.


Challenging adventures for Betties who are fit adventurers and possess a basic skill set for the outdoors. Expect 5-8 hours of activity per day over a variety of exposed terrain and steep uneven trails. Distances up to 12 miles per day and altitudes up to 14,000 ft.


Designed for the most experienced Betties who are do adventures on a regular basis. You'll be taken to remote locations over exposed, uneven and challenging terrain, requiring 10+ hours of activity per day and distances of 12+ miles. Altitudes could exceed 14,000 ft.

Adventure Type Adventure Types

Social
Active
Educational
Skill Building
Combination
N/A

Active

Available Spots

13

Price

$ 1,349.00

The Salkantay Trek is a trek in Peru and an alternative to the traditional Inca Trail for reaching Machu Picchu. The trek crosses the Salkantay Pass at 4600m, descends into the cloud forest and passes the Inca ruins Llactapata, with a view of Machu Picchu.

We start the trip in Cusco, sightseeing and preparing for the trek. We then head a couple hours outside of Cuzco to the trailhead. The trek is not as popular as the Inca Trail (The Bold Betties 2017 Peruvian Adventure), but it just as beautiful. We are planning on trekking for 5 days and 4 nights with 3 star lodging

This trek was named among the 25 best Treks in the World, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine. The part around Mount Salkantay has some outstanding views and the descent is noted to be less steep than other trails.

INCLUDED: 

  • All pick-ups from the airport to/from hotel
  • All hotel accommodations (3 star)
  • All breakfast include in the accommodations
  • Free walking tour (we recommend to tip the guide as it's free)

Salkantay trail 5 days includes the below:

  • Professional, bilingual tour guide.
  • Pick up from your hotel.
  • One night accommodation at Aguas Calientes.
  • Private transportation to the trail head, along the sacred valley with nice
  • Transportation by Train back to Ollantaytambo train station.
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo train station back to Cusco.
  • Round trip bus ticket to Machu Picchu.
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.
  • Entrance fee to Salkantay.
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 afternoon snacks (hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn) and 3 dinners
  • Water (You will only need water for the first morning then we will provide you hot or cold boiled water).
  • Dining tent with table and chairs.
  • Professional chef.
  • Horse to carry personal belongings up to 5 kilos.
  • Horseman and mules (to carry the camping gear and food).
  • 4 person tent (shared occupancy)
  • Foam mattress (Carried by the horses)
  • Oxygen bottle.
  • First Aid kit.

Trip Overview:

April 29: ARRIVE TO CUSCO.

OPTIONAL HALF DAY CITY TOUR

  • Overnight: Hotel

April 30: OPEN DAY AT LEISURE

Tonight we will have the Salkantay trek briefing at 7:00pm at the hotel lobby.

  • Overnight: Hotel

May 1: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS

Today we pick you up at 5:00 am and travel by bus to Mollepata. We will then take a 3 hour hike to Cruzpata where we will have lunch with the panoramic views of the beautiful snow-capped mountains of Humantay (4120m)/(13500ft) and Salkantay (6271m)/(20575ft) – just the start! We will begin our trek towards Soraypamapa, our first campsite at (4000m)/ (12750ft); the highest and coldest campsite of the trip, taking in the beautiful landscape along the way.

  • Overnight: At the campsite

May 2: MIGHTY SALKANTAY

We will have breakfast at around 5:30 am and begin our hike to the highest pass on this trek at (4650m)/(15200ft), located halfway between 2 huge mountains; Salkantay on the right and Tucarhuay on the left. From the pass, the view of the 2 snow-capped mountains is incredible. There is a possibility of snow here.

After a rest, we will continue our walk (downhill) through a dramatic cloud forest towards Huayracpunku, also known as Huayracmachay, where we will have lunch. We hike again after lunch for approximately 3 hours towards the jungle until we reach our second campsite, Colcapampa (3000m)/ (9800ft). We may reach the other campsites of Challway or Andenes (depends on the pace of the group).

  • Overnight: At the campsite

May 3: CLOUD FOREST

  • Overnight: At the campsite

May 4: LLACTAPATA – AGUAS CALIENTES 

Optional: In Aguas Calientes, you can take advantage of the hot springs in the town, (entrance 10 soles).

  • Overnight: Hotel

May 5: MACHU PICCHU IN ITS GLORY – BIG DAY

  • Overnight: Hotel

May 6: FLIGHT HOME

After breakfast, we will take you back to the airport according your flight itinerary (Please be ready between 2 and 2:15 hours prior to your departure time).

 

NOT INCLUDED: 

  • Single supplement fee:  US$449 (for the solo travelers or the odd numbered in your travel group).
  • Sleeping bags
  • Inflatable mattress
  • Walking sticks
  • For Salkantay – first breakfast and last lunch are not included
  • Extra Horse
  • Gratuity,  (tip)
  • Meals where not stated
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional tours: (Half Day City Tour and Full Day Sacred Valley Tour).

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OPTIONAL ITEMS TO TAKE AND CAN BE HIRED FROM US

  • Wayna Picchu  (60 US$) *Limited spots available, please request it at least 2 months in advance*
  • Sleeping bags (35 US$)
  • Inflatable mattress (25 US$)
  • Pair of walking sticks (20 US$)
  • Rain Poncho (10 US$)
  • Extra horse (70.00 US$)
  • Extra night hotel  (US$ 100)

TRIP COST: $1349

Non-Refundable Deposit:  $350

 Remaining Balance: $999 Due Feb 15th, 2018

Cancellation Policy:

60% Refundable until February 28th, 2018

Non refundable on or after March 1st, 2018

We highly recommend travel insurance as we cannot issue refunds outside of the stated policy outlined above

 

Disclaimer

While it is our intention at Bold Betties to adhere to the event as described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to the nature of Bold Betties events, adventuring and travel can be unpredictable. Our itinerary overview is a general guide regarding the event and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. These changes can be made with regards to safety, attendee capabilities, time constraints, weather and various other reasons.

Cuzco, Peru: Salkantay Trekking and Machu Picchu Adventure - April 29 - May 6, 2018

April 29 - May 6, 2018

$ 1,349.00