Cusco, Peru

Salkantay Classic Trek to Machu Picchu

4 Days | Trekking and Community Lodge

Trek the spectacular Salkantay route to Machu Picchu, staying in locally-run lodges along the way! Your guides and hosts will all be people from the area who will show you how their culture, traditions, and ancestral history work in harmony with the flora and fauna of the area.

Right for You?

Duration

4 Days / 3 Nights

Travel Style

Active Adventure and Connect with Nature

Languages

English and Spanish

Physical Activity

Challenging workout

Location

Mountains and Rural Communities

Connect

Wifi: Available
Cell: Limited

Refugios Salkantay

Locally Owned Community Association
Starts at:

$220/person

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Speaks: English and Spanish

Highlights

  • Trek the spectactular and less-traveled Salkantay route
  • Stay in beauiful family-run lodges along the way and connect with friendly locals
  • Enjoy home-cooked meals and hot showers after long days on the trail

Details

Schedule

6am departure from Cusco

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
All year

Group

2-6 Travelers

What's Included

Lodging

3 Nights Community Lodge and Family Homestay

Activities

Trekking and Community Lodge
Note: you will hike the Salkantay route to Aguas Calientes and then visit Machu Pichhu on your own.

Guide

Local guide (not bilingual)

Room

Private Room and Private Bathroom

Food

All meals included
From lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 4

Transport

Walk and Private car

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Your Local Host

Refugios Salkantay

Locally Owned Community Association

Refugios Salkantay is an association of small, local communities - Soray, Huaracmachay, Chalway, and Lucmabamba - that provide guides, trekking services and lodging along the Salkantay route to Machu Picchu. Each family contributes what they are able to, depending on their income and abilities, and they are proud to have formed the operations team purely with people from the local area and community. Together, they offer travelers a unique way to experience the beauty of the region while also sharing and preserving their heritage.

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Getting There

Transport options

Get picked up (included)
You'll get picked up from your lodging in Cusco and brought to the starting point for the trek.