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The Salkantay Trek - Exodus Travels
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The Salkantay Trek

Start and end in Cusco
Tour Operator:
Exodus Travels
Max group size:
16
Physical rating:
Active
Age range:
16 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
33569
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Itinerary

Start and end in Cusco! With the Hiking & Trekking tour The Salkantay Trek, you have a 14 days tour package taking you through Cusco, Peru and 10 other destinations in Peru. The Salkantay Trek includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Cuzco (3400m); afternoon city tour.
  2. Day 2: Full day walking tour of nearby ruins including Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman.
  3. Day 3: Free day in Cuzco.
  4. Day 4:  Drive to Marcocasa; trek to camp at Soraypampa.
  5. Day 5: Optional walk to Humantay Lagoon and climb up to base of Salcantay.* *
  6. Day 6: Cross Inca Chiriasqa Pass and follow glaciated valley to Pampa Cahuana.
  7. Day 7: Follow river to camp at Huayllabamba.
  8. Day 8: Join Inca Trail and cross Dead Woman's Pass (4215m).
  9. Day 9: Over Runcuray Pass (3800m) to ruins of Sayajmarca and Phuyupatamarca.
  10. Day 10: Down Inca steps to Wiñay Wayna and Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate.
  11. Day 11: Guided tour of Machu Picchu; train to Sacred Valley.
  12. Day 12: Explore Ollantaytambo and Pisac; return to Cuzco.
  13. Day 13: Free day Cuzco.
  14. Day 14: End Cuzco.
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    · October 25th, 2013
    A challenging adventure. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?As we performed a ritual thanking the mountains for a safe arrival at Chiriasqa pass at 5000m a condor appeared and flew just above us. Seeing Machu Picchu for the first... Show more
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    · October 14th, 2013
    Wonderful trek, highly recommended. Although the Inca Trail itself is well worth doing it's relatively busy, so to have four days trekking in the high mountains before that with hardly another tourist in sight added so much to the experience.What was... Show more
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  • A
    · September 25th, 2013
    Stunning scenery, a decent 'tough at times' trek, trip of a lifetime.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?I felt the whole trek was inspirational but the most inspirational moment was being camped beside & staring in awe of Mnt... Show more
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  • A
    · September 5th, 2013
    A great itinerary in the High Incas, getting away from the crowds but into the heart of this amazing region. If you like your mountains and a trekking without the tourist (I know this is an irony!) then this is the Peru for you. I also took the Lake... Show more
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  • A
    · July 5th, 2013
    This trip is a great combination of remote high level altitude treking and culture with fantastic scenery, flora and fauna. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Arriving at Sungate and viewing Machu PicchuThe remoteness of Salcantay... Show more
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  • A
    · June 1st, 2013
    A challenging trek with some steep climbs. The 8 days saw us camping and trekking in rain, wind, snow and then beautiful clear blue skies.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Reaching the top of Dead Womens Pass and then a few days later... Show more
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  • A
    · January 2nd, 2013
    This was my first trip with Exodus and I'm booking my next one soon! A fantastic experience, I especially enjoyed camping in the wild. The only people we saw for days were our group, our porters and a few locals. We had a great group, and I really... Show more
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  • A
    · November 6th, 2012
    A fantastic holiday, we were lucky to such a great group. Macchu Pichu was breath taking but it wasn't the highlight of the holiday for me it had to many tourists and loud fat Americans booming about, I enjoyed trekking in the Andes over the high pass... Show more
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  • A
    · October 31st, 2012
    Truly an amazing and unforgettable adventure. The diversity of Peru and its people is inspiring and made for a once in a life time experience. This was my third trip with Exodus and I continue to be impressed by their professionalism, organization and... Show more
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  • A
    · October 13th, 2012
    I spent much of my two weeks in Peru slapping myself to make sure I was awake and that it wasn’t all just a dream. High in the Andes I loved the absolutely breathtaking scenery, the incredible ruins of the ancient Inca settlements, the sincere warmth... Show more
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The Salkantay Trek
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    As a traveller from USA, Canada you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F. As a traveller from England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types A, B, C, E, F.

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    • Typhoid - Recommended for Peru. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Peru. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Peru. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Peru. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Rabies - Recommended for Peru. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Recommended for Peru. Ideally 10 days before travel.
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