Active: Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu (SPST)
Countries Visited: Peru Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
Trip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinationss No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 4 - You might encounter a few high-altitude hikes or other more strenuous activities. Pro tip: Put down that pastry, buster.
Group Size: Max 16, Avg 6
Meals Included: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Conquer the Salkantay Trek in the Andes, explore Inca ruins and Machu Picchu, trek through local communities and beautiful Andean scenery.
Salkantay has been dubbed the most spectacular peak in the Peruvian Andes. On this trip, you'll trek in the shadows of this impressive mountain, interact with its inhabitants, and explore its forgotten ruins. Catch the train to Aguas Calientes for an early-morning visit to Machu Picchu.
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|Offer valid through 9/30/2018|
|Day 1||Cusco||Day 1 Cusco|
Arrive Cusco at any time. There are no planned activities so check into the hotel and enjoy the city. Our best advice for exploring Cusco is to wear a comfortable pair of shoes, arm yourself with a city map, and set off to explore! Meet the group at the welcome meeting, check for the start time on the welcome note at the hotel. Additional Notes: We highly recommended arriving at least one day prior to the tour in order to acclimatize to the altitude prior to the trek. A full day spent in Cusco (3249m), taking it easy and drinking plenty of water, is usually enough time for most people to acclimatize. Please note that hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Peru (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting with G Representative
|Day 2||Wayraqmachay||Day 2 Cusco/Wayraqmachay (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Depart in the morning from Cusco towards Soraypampa for the start of the Salkantay trek. Additional Notes: Enjoy G Adventures-supported handmade biodegradable soap products, for use on our treks. The purpose of this G Adventures for Good project was to empower local CusqueNa women to start their own business while lessening the environmental impact. Planeterra provided $10000 of seed funding for two young entrepreneurs to register their biodegradable products in order to sell to the tourism industry. "Esencia Andina" is now a successful business that produces biodegradable soaps, detergents, and natural products for use by travellers, guides, porters, and cooks on our treks. G Adventures is their biggest client, purchasing hundreds of their products per month! Included Activities: Salkantay Trek - Day 1 Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s))
|Day 3||Sahuayaco||Day 3 Wayraqmachay/Sahuayaco (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Continue the trek downhill, passing through the town of Collpabamba on the way to Chaullay. Hike along the Sahuayaco River through lush cloud forest to your campsite for the evening, Playa Sahuayaco. Included Activities: Salkantay Trek - Day 2
|Day 4||Aguas Calientes||Day 4 Sahuayaco/Aguas Calientes (1B, 1L)|
Hike to the Inca site Llactapata, where you can catch your first glimpse of Machu Picchu. Catch the train in the afternoon to Aguas Calientes. Included Activities: Llactapata Hike
|Day 5||Cusco||Day 5 Aguas Calientes/Cusco (1B)|
Rise early to take advantage of viewing Machu Picchu in the early morning light. This is the best time to view the Lost City of the Incas. Join the local guide for a detailed interpretation of the site and Inca history without the pressure of other tour groups that arrive at midday. Later in the afternoon return by train to Ollantaytambo and transfer by van to Cusco, arriving in the evening. Additional Notes: Please note the tour ends upon arrival in the main square and does not include a post night in Cusco. If you wish to book a post night please contact a GCO or your agent for assistance. Included Activities: Machu Picchu Guided Tour Transport: Local bus (0.25 hour(s)) Local bus (0.25 hour(s)) Train (1.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours)
Local Flights: N/A
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, 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 our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.