Trekking Arequipa - Salkantay to Machu Picchu
- Duration: 8 days 7 nights
- Activity level: high
- Group size: medium
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN AREQUIPA
Reception and assistance upon arrival at the airport and transfer to the selected hotel. Free day to stroll around on your own.
DAY 2: AREQUIPA - CRUZ DEL CONDOR - SAN JUAN DE CHUCCHO - SANGALLE OASIS
Between 3:00 am - 3:30 am. We will pick you up to go to Chivay, on the way we will stop in Yanque to have breakfast, and then we will continue with a 01 hour trip to La Cruz del Condor. From this point we can appreciate the enigmatic flight of the Andean condor and we can observe the depth of the Canyon, after about 45 minutes we will go to the viewpoint of Pampa San Miguel to start a 3 hour descent into the Canyon to reach the community of San Juan de Chucho for lunch.
5:00 pm. Approximately, we will arrive at the Sangalle oasis to enjoy the swimming pool and spend the night in adobe bungalows.
DAY 3: OASIS - CABANACONDE - CHIVAY - AREQUIPA
We leave at 4:00 am with an ascent of 3 hours at dawn until we reach the town of Cabanaconde to have breakfast and take the bus back to Chivay, we pass through the Yanque village where we will visit the thermal baths.
After lunch we will leave for Arequipa, on the way we will make stops at the volcanoes viewpoint, the National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca. We will arrive in Arequipa at 05:00 pm approximately.
DAY 4: FLIGHT AREQUIPA - CUSCO
Pick up at your hotel in Arequipa and transfer to the airport to take your flight to Cusco.
Reception in Cusco and transfer to the selected hotel.
DAY 5: CUSCO - SORAYPAMPA - CHAULLAY
We will pick you up very early from your hotel to go to Soraypampa. We will have breakfast to start a hike to the Salkantay lagoon, and continue to the highest point of the snowy Salkantay and Humantay, we will appreciate the chain of mountains and gorges.
After a rest, we will make a descent to Huayracmachay, here we will have lunch and then continue to our camp in Chaullay. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 6: CHAULLAY - AGUAS CALIENTES
We have breakfast and continue walking through the jungle, appreciating the flora and fauna until we arrive at the hydroelectric station for lunch.
We continue to Aguas Calientes where we will have dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
DAY 7: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
Pick up at the hotel and departure by bus to Machu Picchu. We will make a 2 hour tour of the most important places of the Inca citadel. We will have free time to take pictures before descending to the town of Aguas Calientes and return to the hotel in Cusco.
DAY 8: INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT
Pick up at your hotel and transfer to the airport for your international flight.
- Transfer in / out
- 02 nights lodging in Arequipa (Hotel Tambos boutique or similar).
- Tourist transportation
- Guide Spanish / English
- 02 breakfasts and 01 lunch and dinner on day 2
- Lodging in bungalows for one night.
- Tourist ticket to the Colca Valley
- Ticket to the thermal baths
- Flight Arequipa - Cusco
- 02 Nights accommodation at El Monasterio de San Pedro Hotel or similar.
- Lunch in Huayracmachay
- Dinner in Chaullay and Aguas Calientes
- Tourist transportation to Mollepata
- Guide Spanish / English
- Camping equipment
- Entrance fees to places to visit
- Bus to and from Aguas Caliente - Machu Picchu
- 01 breakfast, 02 lunches, 02 dinners
- Medical kit and oxygen balloon
- Food not mentioned in the program
- Early check in and late check out.
- International flight.
- Travel insurance.
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