Alternative Inca Trail: Cusco – Mollepata – Salkantay – Santa Teresa – Machu Picchu: 7 Days / 6 Nights

$270.00
SKU: ITS - 018

DESCRIPTION:

This circuit offers a different way to get to MACHU PICCHU, by little explored Incan trails. The enchanting landscape and natural beauty, along with native flora and fauna, accompany us throughout our adventure, as we´ll pass by mountains and valleys and clearly distinguish more than five ecological levels with their microclimates.

“We believe that loving and understanding nature comes from living in the midst of it”.  

ITINERARY:

DAY 1: CUSCO (ARRIVAL)

Mapa MollepataArrival in Cusco, reception and transfer to your hotel. Free day to get acclimated. Overnight in your selected hotel.

DAY 2: CUSCO – SORAYPAMPA

In the early hours of the morning, we´ll travel by bus to Mollepata, passing by the villages of Izcuchaca and Limatambo. Then, we´ll start our adventure and hike with the support staff, walking towards Soraypampa, observing on the way the differences between ecological levels, as well as the snow-covered Salkantay, Humantay and Soray mountains, with their high Andean landscapes. Finally, we´ll go by Cruzpata and Silcakancha, to get to our campsite in Soraypampa, where we´ll spend the night.

DAY 3: SORAYPAMPA – CHALLWAY

MachupicchuToday, we´ll hike towards the snow-capped peaks of mounts Humantay and Salkantay, observing the local flora and fauna, the Salkantay´s glaciers, as well as the condors with their majestic flight. Later on, we´ll descend towards Huayraqpampa and Challway, where we´ll camp for the night.

DAY 4: CHALLWAY – SAHUAYACO

During the hike, we´ll observe a wide diversity of jungle flora and fauna, as we´ll go by Arrayanniyoc. Then, we´ll get to the jungle´s edge area, where we´ll contemplate the Santa Teresa River, its thermal waters and cataracts of great magnitude. Finally, we´ll arrive at our campsite in Sahuayaco, to spend the night.

DAY 5: SAHUAYACO – AGUAS CALIENTES

SalkantayFollowing our trek, we´ll go by the jungle´s edge area, as we´ll sight coffee, fruit tree, coca and other plantations. From Lucmabamba, we´ll descend towards the train station in Puente Ruinas, where we´ll board the train to Aguas Calientes, to spend the night at a pension. 

DAY 6: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES – CUSCO

Early in the morning, we´ll go up to Inti Punku, to contemplate the sunrise over the Incan city. Then, we´ll go on a guided visit of Machu Picchu. In the afternoon, we´ll board the train back to the city of Cusco. Transfer to your hotel and rest.

DAY 7: CUSCO (DEPARTURE)

Breakfast at your hotel and transfer to the airport or bus station and end of our services.

INCLUDES:

  • Transfers and transportation
  • Train: Aguas Calientes – Cusco
  • Entrance tickets: Places to visit
  • Bilingual professional guide: English – Spanish
  • Cook and assistant
  • Support staff and / or horses
  • Meals from 2nd to 5th Day
  • Complete camping gear
  • Complete first aid set
  • Pension with breakfast in Aguas Calientes
  • Safety storage room: Luggage and valuables.
  • Lodging accomodations in Cusco.

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Train: Puente Ruinas – Aguas Calientes
  • Breakfast on the 1st day
  • Dinner on the 1st, 6th and 7th day
  • Lunch on the 1st, 6th and 7th day
  • Extra support staff and / or horses 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Personal care kit
  • Sufficient changes of clothes: Light and warm
  • Photo and / or video camera with spare batteries and film
  • Sun blocking lotion and insect repellent
  • Hat and / or cap
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sleeping bag
  • Flashlight with spare batteries
  • Sunglasses
  • Plastic poncho
  • Passport
  • Valid student ID (Not over 25 years of age)
  • Water for the first day
  • Water purifying tablets
  • Shots against: Yellow Fever, Malaria and Tetanus.
Price: $270.00

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