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Salkantay Trek 9 Days & Amazon Tambopata National Reserve

Salkantay Trek 9 Days with Amazon Tambopata combined with an Amazon Tambopata National Reserve Exploration

9 Days from $ USD 1350.00

Salkantay Trek 9 Days & Amazon Tambopata National Reserve

Salkantay Trek 9 Days & Amazon Tambopata National Reserve

Salkantay Trek 9 Days with Amazon Tambopata combined with an Amazon Tambopata National Reserve Exploration

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9 Days from $ USD 1350.00

Price
$ USD 1 350.00
Duration
9 Days
Physical Level
Demanding
Altitude
3300 mnsn
Accomodation
Glamping
Departures
Daiy Departures
Cusco

Overview

Salkantay Trek 9 Days with Amazon Tambopata

The Salkantay Trek 9 Days is one of the most exciting adventures Peru has to offer. This journey will take you through a varied range of landscapes, from lush tropical jungles to high snow-capped mountains, culminating in the impressive slopes of snow-capped Salkantay.

Every day offers new surprises in the form of majestic mountains, crystal clear lakes, roaring waterfalls and lush flora and fauna that surround you. Without a doubt, this hike is a paradise for nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts.

One of the wonders of the Salkantay Trek 9 Days is the opportunity to interact with local communities along the way. During the journey, you will have the opportunity to learn about the traditions and daily life of the people who live in this remote region of Peru.

The hospitality of these communities is touching, and you will be able to taste authentic local dishes prepared by expert local hands. It is a unique opportunity to experience Andean culture in its purest form.

Throughout the hike, the view of the snow-mountain Salkantay dominates the horizon. This majestic 6,271 meter high peak is a constant presence and a source of inspiration.

The panoramic views of the mountains and glaciers are simply stunning, and the photo opportunities are endless. Photography lovers will be in their element, as every corner offers a new perspective on Peru’s natural beauty.

The Salkantay Trek 9 Days with Amazon Tambopata is also a responsible eco-adventure experience. Sustainable and environmentally friendly tourism is promoted along the route. The motto is “leave only footprints”, and respect for nature and local communities is encouraged. It is an opportunity to connect with the Earth and appreciate its fragility, while promoting its conservation.

At the end of this unforgettable hike, you will have written a new chapter in your travel story. The Salkantay Trek 9 Days is an experience that challenges you, inspires you and allows you to connect with nature in a deep and meaningful way.

It is a testimony to your bravery, your perseverance and your admiration for the beauty of the Peruvian Andes. Without a doubt, it is one of the most amazing adventures you can undertake in Peru.

Salkantay Trek 9 Days with Amazon Tambopata the BEST Alternative

To get a clearer picture of the amazing and unforgettable experiences that await in Peru, just check out the opinions of real travelers. Their stories offer a glimpse into the wonders this country has to offer, from the majesty of Machu Picchu (https://www.machupicchu.gob.pe) to the immense diversity of Peruvian cuisine.

From desert landscapes to lush jungles, Peru is a land of contrasts that invites you to discover and explore in every corner in this Amazon Tambopata & Salkantay Trek 9 Days.

Trip Details

Details in Salkantay Trek 9 Days with Amazon Tambopata

  • STARTING POINT: We will come and Pick you up from Airport/Bus Terminal or Hotel
  • ENDING POINT: Drop-off in Cusco at Hotel/Airbnb 10:30 pm
  • DEPARTURE: Daily. If you are a group of 02 we depart (No matter if you have paid as a large group service). We NEVER pass our people onto another operator as most agencies do here in Cusco.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Hike, Bus & Train
  • ACCOMMODATIONS on Salkantay Trek 9 Days: Hotel
  • Salkantay Trek 9 Days permits and fees: Salkantay Trek Permits & Machupicchu entrance fee Included.
  • Amazon Tambopata & Salkantay Trek 9 Days: 03 Nights at Glamping Bungalow-Jungle Lodge + Excursions & Exploration where nobody goes.
Price From
$ 1350.00
Food

8B, 8L, 8D

Travel Asistants

Loal Guide
Private Conductor

Transport

Bus, and Boat

Group Size

Accomodation

Glamping

Physical Level

Demanding

Travel Map

Itinerary at a Glance

  • DAY 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Challacancha – Humantay Lake – Soraypampa (Sky Lodge Dome)
  • DAY 2: Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Huaracmachay – Chaullay (Sky Lodge Dome)
  • DAY 3: Chaullay – LLuscamayo – Loreta La Playa Sahuayaco (Sky Lodge Dome)
  • DAY 4: Loreta – Lucmabamba – Llactapata – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes (Hotel)
  • DAY 5: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo – Cusco
  • DAY 6: Eco Tambopata Natural Reserve
  • DAY 7: Sandoval Lake
  • DAY 8: Native Family and Rustic Fishing.
  • DAY 9: Parrots and Parakeet’s Clay Lick (Cachuela)– Puerto Maldonado

Highlights

Highlights about Salkantay Trek 9 Days with Amazon Tambopata

  • Visit two stunning lakes: Humantay Lake and Salkantay Lake.
  • Hike the Original Inca Trail to the LLactapata Incan site for a view of Machupicchu. (https://www.machupicchu.gob.pe)
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the snow-capped Salkantay Mountain.
  • Participate in a small Andean ritual and learn about Incan religion.
  • Receive friendly customer service and guidance from our experienced top guides.
  • Indulge in delicious, freshly prepared Peruvian cuisine with a buffet-style meal.
  • Traverse diverse landscapes and sceneries, including cloud forests, highlands, grassy hills, and Andean valleys.
  • Reach a peak elevation of 4,600 meters (15,000 feet) at the Salkantay Pass.
  • Explore Machu Picchu and its surrounding area with our expert and knowledgeable tour guides.
  • Embark on one of National Geographic’s 25 “World’s Best Treks.”
  • Enjoy the benefits of small group and personalized services.
  • Receive 24/7 travel support.
  • Discover unexplored places that few others visit.

Note About Salkantay Trek 9 Days with Amazon Tambopata: We require a minimum of two participants, and you may depart on any day that suits you. All departures are guaranteed once you book with us. To confirm and secure your Machupicchu entrance fee, Inca Trail Permits, Hotel Arrangements, and other requirements, please fill out the booking form and provide a 40% deposit.

Itinerary

DAY 1

Cusco – Mollepata – Challacancha – Humantay Lake – Soraypampa (Sky Lodge Dome)

The Amazon Tambopata & Salkantay Trek 9 Days is an adventure-packed journey that begins with an early morning transfer from your hotel in Cusco. Here are some of the highlights of the trip:

  • Transfer: You will be picked up between 0430 and 0500 in the morning for a two-hour drive to Mollepata. You can rest in the vehicle to arrive fresh for the trek.
  • Breakfast: At Mollepata, we will stop for breakfast at a local restaurant where our local expert will share some essential tips for the trek.
  • Trek Start: We will then drive to Challacancha to begin the trek. Our support crew, chef, and muleteers will meet us here to assist us.
  • Soraypampa: We will start with a gradual uphill hike to Soraypampa at 3900 m/ 12795ft, which houses our Signature Skydomes.
  • Skydomes: Our luxurious sky domes offer seamless comfort during your stay.
  • Trek Route: We will hike through a flat surface with a sight of different Andean glaciers at a distance. We will also pass through a restored Inca Canal which the locals still use today.
  • Lunch: After arriving at our signature campsite, our crew will welcome you with a cup of freshly brewed Peruvian coffee or tea. Once you have settled into your Skydomes, we will meet for lunch, where our Andean chefs will serve a freshly cooked meal using ingredients from the Cusco region.
  • Lake Humantay Hike: After lunch, we will hike up the hill to the turquoise glacier lake, Lake Humantay, which nestles at 4200 meters above sea level (13780 feet). The round trip takes around three hours, and our guide will explain its prominence in the Andean mythology.
  • Dinner and Sunset: After witnessing the sunset, we will return to the campsite where our crew will serve dinner.
  • Sky Dome Sleep: You can settle in your Sky Dome and fall asleep under the constellation of stars shining in the dark Andean sky.

Note: The trek is highly personalized, and we recommend trekking at your own pace to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Andes.

Day 1 Trek Summary:

  • Total distance: 15 km (approx.)
  • Estimated walking time: 7-8 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 3,800 m (approx.)
  • Campsite altitude: 3,800 m (approx.)

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DAY 2

Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Huaracmachay – Chaullay (Sky Lodge Dome)

Get ready for another breathtaking day on the Salkantay Trekking adventure. As you wake up in your cozy SkyDome, you’ll be greeted by the stunning sunrise over the majestic Salkantay Peak.

Start your day with a hot cup of coffee or tea and a hearty Andean breakfast, packed with protein to give you the energy you need for the day’s hike.

Today’s trek will take you to the highest point of the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu: the Salkantay Pass, located at an altitude of 4630 meters (15190 feet). Get ready for a challenging but rewarding hike as you take in the stunning views of the Andean mountains and valleys.

Salkantay Pass:

Our next adventure on the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu promises to be nothing short of epic. As the sun rises, the golden rays will beam through the walls of your SkyDome, illuminating the mighty Salkantay Peak. You’ll start the day with a traditional Andean breakfast, packed with protein to energize you for the upcoming trek.

We’ll be taking the iconic “Trail of the Seven Snakes”, named after the seven switchbacks that lead to the summit. This section of the trek can be challenging due to the altitude, but we’ll take it slow so you can catch your breath and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Andean peaks.

Salkantay Peak is the second-highest peak in the Cusco region and is considered a sacred entity in Andean mythology. The locals call it “Apus”, meaning “Father” in Quechua, and perform sacred rituals, including K’intu, which involves seeking blessings using three Coca Leaves. Our guide will share these rituals with you.

Once we reach the summit, we’ll have plenty of time to admire the views of Humantay, Taucarhuay, and Pumasillo peaks. After you’ve had your fill of the views, we’ll hike down the hill for another 7 kilometers (4.35 miles) to our lunch camp in Huacarmachay (3850 meters/12631 feet).

Our lunch camp is situated in a valley surrounded by snow-capped peaks, where our crew will serve a freshly cooked Andean meal.

After lunch, we’ll leave the Andes behind and enter the Peruvian Amazon Jungle. We’ll cover the 8-kilometer (4.97-mile) stretch at a normal pace in three hours.

As we descend the hill, you’ll witness a drastic change in the topography, and it will get slightly warmer. Our tour guide will explain the different plant, animal, and bird species, most of which are native to the region.

Once we reach our campsite in Chaullay (2900 meters/9514 feet), our crew will assist you to your respective Sky Dome, where you’ll spend the night. We’ll meet for dinner to cap off another memorable day on the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu.

Day 2 Trek Summary:

  • Total distance: 19 km (approx.)
  • Estimated walking time: 8 – 9 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 4,650 m (approx.)
  • Campsite altitude: 2,750 m (approx.)
salkantay trekking map - Salkantay Trek 9 Days
Salkantay Trek 9 Days
DAY 3

Chaullay – LLuscamayo – Loreta La Playa Sahuayaco (Sky Lodge Dome)

At 6:00 AM, our crew will gently knock on your Skydome door to wake you up. Once you’re up, we will provide you with a cup of coffee followed by breakfast.

The third day of the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is comparatively easier. Our trek will take us through Santa Teresa Valley, which is a home to different farms. We will be crossing the Lluscamayo river and hiking towards La Playa for about six hours.

The trail is decorated with several waterfalls, and the region is famous for its avocado, banana, and coffee farms. Trekking enthusiasts have often spotted the Peruvian national bird, the Andean Cock of the Rock, in this area.

We will be stopping for lunch at our campsite in La Playa where our crew will serve lunch. After that, we will visit some of the farms in the area, where we will give you a guided tour. Alternatively, you can choose to unwind in the natural hot springs of Ccocalmayo in the evening.

We will serve dinner later in the evening, and then you can retire to your respective Sky Domes for a good night’s sleep.

Day 3 Trek Summary:

  • Total distance: 16 km (approx.)
  • Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours’
  • Maximum altitude point: 2,750 m
  • Campsite altitude: 1,600 m
DAY 4

Loreta – Lucmabamba – Llactapata – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes (Hotel)

Breakfast will be served at 0800 AM. Following that, we will start our hike through a section of the Original Inca Trail, where you will have a magnificent view of Machu Picchu in the distance. This viewpoint is considered one of the most beautiful spots to see Machu Picchu from.

We will then trek up the hill to reach one of the most stunning Inca complexes, Llactapata, situated at an elevation of 2700m / 8858 ft. From here, you will have a closer view of Machu Picchu complex.

Llactapata is the first Inca archaeological site on the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu that we will visit. Our knowledgeable local expert will take you on a guided tour of the complex, immersing you in the history and Andean culture.

Afterward, we will hike downhill for about an hour and a half while enjoying the sight of Machu Picchu peak in the distance. We will pause for lunch in Hidro Electrica, situated at an altitude of 1800 meters / 5096 ft. The place is named after an artificial waterfall that generates electricity.

After lunch, you will have two options:

You will have two options to get to Aguas Calientes from Hidro Electrica. The first is to embark on a three-hour hike along the railway tracks, retracing the footsteps of Hiram Bingham III who rediscovered Machu Picchu.

This scenic route takes you through the tropical jungle, with stunning views at every turn. Alternatively, you can take a 45-minute train ride to Aguas Calientes at an additional cost of 35 USD.

If you choose to hike, you will also have the opportunity to see Intihuatana, a sundial rock that the Incas used to read the winter solstice. This rock worked together with the stone in the Machu Picchu citadel, which you will be visiting the following day.

Once you arrive in Aguas Calientes, we will check you into an ensuite hotel room for the night. In the evening, we will gather for dinner. Aguas Calientes is known for its hot springs, so you can take a refreshing dip in the thermal waters to relax and unwind.

Day 4 Trek Summary:

  • Total distance: 12 km
  • Estimated walking time: 5 – 6 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 1,600 m
  • Hotel (Aguas Calientes) altitude: 1,900 m
Salkantay Trek 9 Days
Salkantay Trek 9 Days
DAY 5

Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

After having breakfast at the hotel, our next destination is the Machu Picchu citadel. To reach this historic site, we’ll embark on a 25-minute bus journey up the hill early in the morning. It’s essential to have your original passport with you, as it will be cross-checked against your Machu Picchu ticket at the entrance gate.

As you step into the citadel, the morning sun will gradually illuminate Machu Picchu’s walls, creating a stunning golden spectacle as the clouds gently unveil this ancient wonder. Our knowledgeable guide will provide you with a brief overview of the Inca empire before we commence our exploration of various significant areas within the citadel. This will include visits to the ceremonial site, the farming sector, and the remnants of the royal quarters.

After the guided tour, you’ll have some free time to relish the breathtaking views of Machu Picchu. For those who have arranged to hike to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu peak, our guide will direct you to the appropriate trailhead. Alternatively, you can choose to hike to the Sungate, which offers a panoramic view of Machu Picchu citadel and does not require an additional entrance fee.

Once we’ve thoroughly absorbed the splendor of this site, we’ll exit the citadel and take a bus back down to Aguas Calientes. In Aguas Calientes, you’ll have some leisure time for lunch or to explore the charming town.

Later in the evening, we’ll board a train heading to Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival at the train station, our representative will be there to meet you. From there, you’ll be transported back to your hotel in Cusco, where we will catch our overnight bus at 8:30 pm bound for Puerto Maldonado.

Day 5 Trek Summary:

  • Total distance: 4 km
  • Estimated walking time: 1- 2 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 2,700 m
Salkantay Trek 9 Days
Salkantay Trek 9 Days
DAY 6

Eco Tambopata Natural Reserve

Upon your arrival in Puerto Maldonado, whether by flight or bus, our dedicated team will be eagerly awaiting to provide you with a warm welcome and assist you in getting settled.

Our first task is to ensure your smooth registration at our office, where we will also securely store any excess luggage you might have.

Following this, we’ll make our way to the Capitania port, embarking on an exciting motorboat journey that will take us along the Madre de Dios River for approximately 40 minutes, ultimately leading to our destination, the Amazon Garden Lodge. Upon your arrival, we’ll greet you with a refreshing welcome drink to kick off your adventure.

The day’s excitement commences with an invigorating climb up a tower and stairway, which leads to a treetop platform. Here, you’ll encounter an impressive zip-line that stretches nearly 200 meters, offering not only awe-inspiring panoramic vistas but also a thrilling rush of adrenaline as you gracefully glide through the air, secured by top-quality harnesses.

Upon reaching the far end, a suspended log walkway, extending 75 meters and suspended 27 meters above the ground, will guide you to the second zip-line, measuring 160 meters and returning you to the tower. Following this exhilarating experience, we’ll return to the welcoming embrace of the Amazon Garden Lodge.

After a satisfying lunch, we’ll embark on a serene kayaking excursion on the river. You’ll be equipped with premium life jackets, and for added safety, a motorboat will accompany us. This leisurely activity, classified as level one, will take us to Monkey Island, where you’ll have the chance to observe a variety of playful monkeys, including capuchin, Camarines, and squirrel monkeys.

These agile creatures will entertain us with their acrobatics as they swing through the treetops and gracefully descend the trunks of towering trees to accept food from our outstretched hands.

Our day’s adventures will draw to a close at the Amazon Garden Lodge. However, for those eager for more, there’s the option to participate in nocturnal activities such as caiman spotting.

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DAY 7

Sandoval Lake

Following a delectable breakfast, we will ensure each traveler is well-equipped with lunch and snacks before we embark on a boat journey to reach the control point of Tambopata National Reserve Zone. A 1.5-hour trek through the vibrant rainforest will lead us to the renowned Sandoval Lake.

We will be immersed in the grandeur of ancient trees, tangled vines, and a rich tapestry of colorful flowers and wildlife, including giant otters, birds, butterflies, turtles, and fish. We’ll spend several hours peacefully paddling in a canoe across the serene waters of this magnificent lake, widely regarded as one of the most picturesque in the region.

Subsequently, we’ll make our way back to the Amazon Garden Lodge for a nourishing dinner and a well-deserved rest.

9.-day Salkantay Treks

DAY 8

Native Family and Rustic Fishing.

We will embark on a journey downstream on the magnificent Madre de Dios River for an hour to reach the Native Community of Ese´Ejas, the largest Ese Eja community with around 200 families.

During our visit, we will have the opportunity to explore the culture, language, customs, clothing, and dances of two families involved in the “Rescuing Cultural Values” project situated on Gamitana Island.

In our modern society, we tend to overlook ancestral cultures and traditions. The Ese´Eja culture offers a glimpse into the customs and way of life of indigenous people.

It allows us to connect directly with a people of ancient warriors and hunters and to learn from their ancestral ways. We will have lunch at 1 pm.

In the afternoon, we will have the chance to engage in rustic fishing in the Madre de Dios River. With some luck, we might catch species such as pictus catfish, smallmouth, armored catfish, and red-eye piranha. We will return to the lodge in the evening for dinner and rest.

9.-day Salkantay Treks
9.-day Salkantay Treks
DAY 9

Parrots and Parakeet’s Clay Lick (Cachuela)– Puerto Maldonado

Parrots and parakeets gather at salt licks and clay walls to consume nutrient-rich clay that helps them digest and neutralize toxins and acids from the flowers, fruits, and seeds they eat.

We will observe this natural phenomenon in the Madre de Dios region of the Amazon rainforest early in the morning.

After this amazing experience, we will return to the lodge for breakfast and leave for Puerto Maldonado at 11:30 am. You will have free time to explore the city before boarding the overnight bus back to Cusco, arriving at approximately 7:30 am.

9.-day Salkantay Treks
9.-day Salkantay Treks

Inclusions

Included

Included in Salkantay Trek 9 Days with Amazon Tambopata

Bus Transportation

  • Cusco – Puerto Maldonado
  • Puerto Maldonado – Cusco

Amazon Tambopata & Salkantay Trek 9 Days (Glamping Sky Lodge Dome)

  • Salkantay Trek 9 Days English Guide
  • Horseman & Horses to Carry 6kg of personal Stuff the Entire Trip We will Provide you a Duffel Bag at the time of your briefing (Orientation)
  • Cook in charge of all meals, Porters: to carry camping equipment, portable tables, and chairs, food, and kitchen/cooking equipment
  • Inca Trail Permit along with Entrance to Inca Trail and Machupicchu, as well as porters, permit.
  • 03 Night in Sky Lodge Domes
  • Transportation Cusco to Challacancha (Trailhead), Return Tourist Expedition Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, and Bus back to Cusco.
  • Meals: Breakfast (04), Lunch (04), Dinner (04), Morning Snack (03), Afternoon Snack (03)
  • Transfers– 03 Nights at Glamping Sky Lodge Domes (Salkantay Trek)
    – 03 Nights at Bungalow-Jungle Lodge (Tambopata National Reserve)
    – 01 Night at Aguas Calientes
    – 02 Night Overnight Bus

Tambopata National Reserve ( Bungalow-Jungle Lodge)

  • Puerto Maldonado Jungle Tour 4 days all Included
  • Bus Terminal Transfers
  • Pre-departure Tambopata jungle trip briefing at the hotel/office
  • Qualified naturalist native jungle English/Spanish-speaking guide
  • Cook who is in charge of making the food /cooking equipment
  • Camping equipment/tents and mats (in case we camp in the jungle)
  • Transportation by private bus from Puerto Maldonado/Airport to Port of Capitania/Puerto Maldonado Airport
  • Transportation by private boat: Puerto Maldonado / Peru Amazon Garden Lodge / Puerto Maldonado
  • Overnights in lodges
  • Mineral water all the time
  • Meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Tambopata Reserved zone(Lago Sandoval Lake)entrance fee
  • Vegetarian option…send us your requirements, please.
  • Entrance to the Ecological Reserve.
  • First Aid Kit (bring your personal Medication)
  • Transfers/Bus Terminal/Lodge.

No Included

No Included in Salkantay Trek 9 Days with Amazon Tambopata

  • Breakfast day 1, Lunch & Dinner Day 5, Lunch & Dinner Day 9
  • Entrance to Salkantay & Humantay Lake

What to Bring

For the five days of Salkantay treks, you need personal trekking gear and a sleeping bag. If you do not have a sleeping bag is possible to rent one from us also if you like trekking poles, you can rent them from us. The rest needed for this trek we provide.

Here is a general packing list for the Salkantay trek that you can use as a reference:

Clothing:

  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Hiking socks (wool or synthetic)
  • Long pants (hiking pants or leggings)
  • T-shirts or breathable shirts
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Swimwear (for hot springs or swimming)
  • Sandals / Flip flops
  • A towel

Gear:

  • Backpack (20-30L)
  • Sleeping bag (rated to 0-5 degrees Celsius/32-41 degrees Fahrenheit). If you do not have one, you can rent one from the company
  • Headlamp or flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Trekking poles (optional but recommended), if you do not have one pair you can rent from the company
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Water bottle or hydration system (at least 1.5 liters capacity)
  • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, etc.)
  • Personal medication (if necessary)

Optional:

  • Camera or phone for taking pictures
  • Portable charger or power bank
  • Book or Kindle for reading during downtime
  • Snacks (such as energy bars, trail mix, or dried fruit)
  • Cash in soles (for buying souvenirs or optional activities)
  • Also, keep in mind that the weather can be unpredictable in the Andes, so it’s recommended to dress in layers and bring both warm and waterproof clothing or rain ponchos.

DOCUMENTS YOU MUST CARRY DURING THE TREK

  • Original Passport
  • Original student card if you have applied for a student discount.

NOTE: Salkantay Treks Peru provides a duffle bag in which you can pack up to 7 kilograms of your personal belongings, which will be carried by horses during the trek. During the trek, you will carry a small backpack with the necessary items for the day hike. The rest of your belongings can be packed in the duffle bag, which will be accessible at each campsite.

Pricing List

Availability Salkantay Trek 9 Days & Amazon Tambopata: Daily Departures All Departures are 100% Guaranteed. If You’re Booked, You are Going, We won’t Cancel your Trip !!!

How to Book?:

Send us all Your Personal information, as well as a Deposit of 40%, and the Final Balance will be paid once you are in Cusco.

We want you to have a Memorable Lifetime Experience Trip!

and if you choose Bed & Breakfast you will stay in our Quechuas Guesthouse Homestay. Private rooms with private showers and bathrooms (in Cusco only) and includes Shuttle transportation to go to the town square

Double Room, Matrimonial(Twin Beds Room) Occupancy.
Prices shown Below are per person, based on Twin bedroom occupancy and in US$ Dollars.

Group Service: Price per person: US$1350

(You will be joined into a formed group of people who come from different countries/Nationalities): From 04 Persons to 16 Persons (Maximum)

Private Service: Price per person: US$1650

Recommended for Honeymooners, Families with children & Groups of Friends (02 Person Minimum)


Group Price

 

 

Number of persons Price per person
Price Per person (Max 12 participants) $100.00 Inquire Now

Booking Note


Recommendations

Prepare yourself physically for the Salkantay Trek 9 Days with Amazon Tambopata

  • Before the trek, make sure you are in good physical shape. Performing cardiovascular exercise and resistance training can help you better acclimate to altitude and fatigue.
    Bring the right equipment:
  • Wear clothing appropriate for mountain weather, including layers to adapt to changes in temperature.
  • A good pair of hiking boots is essential for keeping your feet comfortable and dry.
  • A comfortable and resistant backpack is crucial for carrying your belongings.

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  • Water and snacks for the Salkantay trek 9 Days:
  • Carry enough water and some energy snacks to stay hydrated and energized during the hike.
    Get used to the altitude:
  • Arrive in Cusco a few days before starting the hike to acclimatize to the altitude. Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol.

Respect for the environment on Salkatay Route:

Respect nature and local communities throughout the walk. Don’t leave trash and follow sustainable hiking principles.

You take the photographs you want on Salkantay Trek 9 Days with Amazon Tambopata

Bring a camera to capture the stunning landscapes, but don’t forget to enjoy the moment and live the experience instead of just seeing it through the lens.


Valid Student ID for Machu Picchu

To get the student discount, travelers should have a Valid ID with the following:

  • 25 years or less at the time of entering Machu Picchu. Older than 25 can not enter as a student
  • The ID must have the Name of the university, name, and photo of the student
  • The ID must have a valid expiration date

Invalid Student IDs

Student IDs are not eligible for a discount when:

  • Traveler is older than 25
  • Expired ID
  • Student Id without expiration date
  • ISIC cards are not valid.

Travel Guide

The Salkantay trek is your trek into a world of stunning landscapes, majestic mountains and authentic experiences that will be etched in your memory forever.

Salkantay Trek 9 Days with Amazon Tambopata
Salkantay Trek 9 Days with Amazon Tambopata

The Salkantay hike is an unrivaled challenge only for nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts. This route will take you through diverse ecosystems, from the jungle to the high mountains, ending your walk on the slopes of the impressive Salkantay snow-capped mountain.

In the city of Cusco you will have the opportunity to acclimatize to the altitude of Cusco, which will prepare you to face challenges along the route. Enjoy the fresh mountain air, breathe deeply and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime.

The landscapes you will find on the Salkantay hike are simply spectacular. From glacial lakes to rainforests, roaring waterfalls and snow-capped peaks, every day will surprise you with a new natural wonder. And, of course, the majesty of the snow-capped Salkantay will always be present.

On this journey, you will have the opportunity to meet local communities and learn about their Inca ancestral traditions. You will appreciate the hospitality of the people of this region and you will taste authentic dishes prepared by expert local hands.

Salkantay Trek 9 Days & Amazon Tambopata National Reserve
Salkantay Trek 9 Days & Amazon Tambopata National Reserve

Our agency promotes sustainable and environmentally friendly tourism. Throughout the walk, we take care of nature and respect the communities that host us. Leave only footprints and carry with you indelible memories.

You will discover this magical corner of Peru, on this walk you will discover natural beauty mixed with cultural wealth. Your trip will be a testimony of courage, perseverance and admiration for nature.

Are you ready for the challenge? Join us on the Salkantay trek and prepare for a unique experience that will leave you breathless every step of the way. We guarantee that at the end of this trip, you will have created unforgettable memories and a deeper connection with the nature and culture of the Peruvian Andes. Book your adventure today!

Inca Trail Avaialability, (Oficial Inca Trail Permits 2024)

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Frequently Asked Questions

We recommend leaving any luggage that is not necessary for the trek at your hotel. Most hotels in Cusco offer a safety deposit service where you can store your belongings, and many do not charge for this service if you are returning to the same hotel after your trek.

However, if your hotel does not offer this service, we also have a place where you can store your luggage with us. Please let us know if you need this option.

Our guides are equipped with a basic first aid kit to address minor medical issues such as traveler’s diarrhea, cuts, and scrapes. Every year, they undergo training in Red Cross First Aid and emergency response.

Over the years, our guides have successfully led more than 300 trekkers along the Inca trail, and we have encountered very few instances where someone was unable to complete the hike. In rare cases where a trekker cannot continue, they are escorted back to Cusco for medical attention and are usually able to rejoin the group in Machu Picchu via train a few days later.

However, in the event of a serious medical emergency, travelers may need to be evacuated to modern medical facilities in Cusco. Our guides and porters have established protocols in place for such situations.

We provide our clients with all necessary camping equipment including sleeping tents (3-people-capacity tents with 4 season Aluminum poles accommodating 2 people each), dining tents, tables, chairs, toilet tents, cooking equipment, water purifiers, air Thermarest mattresses, and other camping gear.

To ensure the best quality, we regularly evaluate and replace older equipment with newer and better-performing gear. Our outfitter in Peru sources the highest quality camping equipment available.

We suggest that you carry only the essentials that you will need during the hike such as water, snacks, camera, and film. The porters will carry all your other supplies, including camping gear, clothes, and sleeping bags.

It’s best to leave any unnecessary luggage at your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley to prevent the porters from being overloaded. We also ask that you limit your personal belongings to 12 lbs for the hike, and if you have an extra porter, they can carry your personal belongings.

Depending on the pottering service you choose, you can have a full porter (12kg), half porter (6kg), or a porter to carry your sleeping bag and pad (4kg).

Our Quechuas Expeditions Tours guides are some of the most experienced and best guides in the area. They are native to the Cusco/Sacred Valley region and speak fluent English, Spanish, and Quechua, the native language. They have 5-10 years of experience leading Inca trail hikes and receive annual training in emergency response and first aid.

Our guides are knowledgeable in the history, spirituality, culture, and ecology of the area, and they receive excellent reviews from our clients. They come highly recommended by Lonely Planet and Trip Advisor, and you can find more information about them on our Testimonials page.

Our Amazon Tambopata & Salkantay Trek 9 Days trip are accompanied by a cook who prepares delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. We offer a mix of local specialties and international favorites to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.

You can check our Inca Trail menu, and if you have any dietary restrictions, let us know in advance, and we’ll try our best to accommodate your needs.

We also provide plenty of food, so you will never go hungry during the trek.

To reduce plastic waste, we encourage travelers to bring their own refillable bottles. Our team boils water, treats it with iodine, and then filters it with our portable filters (usually Katadyn or PUR). You can fill your water bottles in the morning and at every meal.

Unfortunately, trek permits are non-refundable and non-transferable due to current regulations. We cannot replace canceled passengers with new ones.

For the Amazon Tambopata & Salkantay Trek 9 Days, we usually purchase permits within a few days of receiving your deposit. If you want us to confirm your trip immediately, you can send your deposit via Western Union, which is the fastest and safest way in Cusco, Peru. We can receive the money in minutes and confirm your trip shortly after.

How to Book

TO BOOK THE SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU 5 DAYS, FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS:

  1. Choose a reputable, government-authorized tour operator.
  2. Click the “Book Online” button, select the date, and complete the booking form. Have one person fill it out for the entire group to ensure you’re booked together. Keep your passport handy for accurate information.
  3. Make a payment online using any debit or credit card. There’s a 2.9% fee for online payments, which customers must cover.
  4. To secure your Salkantay Trek 9 Days & Amazon Tambopata National Reserve, provide a $180 deposit per person. This helps obtain necessary permits and tickets from the Peruvian government.
  5. Optionally, you can pay the full tour amount upfront to avoid any future payment concerns.
  6. If you choose to pay only the deposit, the remaining balance is due 24 hours before the tour begins. You can pay in cash (soles or dollars) at the office in Cusco or by card (3.9% fee). You can also pay the balance online with any card (2.9% fee).

By following these straightforward steps, you can easily book your Salkantay Trek 9 Days & Amazon Tambopata National Reserve experience and focus on preparing for your adventure.

Payment: You can pay for Salkantay Trek 9 Days & Amazon Tambopata National Reserve online using any debit or credit card. A 2.9% fee applies to online payments, which customers must cover. To book Salkantay Trek 9 Days & Amazon Tambopata National Reserve, a $180 deposit per person is required to secure permits and tickets from the Peruvian government. You can choose to pay the full tour amount upfront to avoid future payment concerns. If you pay only the deposit, the remaining balance is due 24 hours before the tour starts. Pay the balance in cash (soles or dollars) at our office in Cusco, or by card with a 3.9% fee. You can also pay online using any card with a 2.9% fee.

Passport Requirements: Ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond your planned entry date to Peru. If it’s set to expire within 6 months, renew it before traveling. If your passport expires within 6 months but you want to secure Salkantay Trek 9 Days & Amazon Tambopata National Reserve and Machu Picchu tickets, book the tour and update your passport details with us after renewal. Failure to do so may result in permit and ticket forfeiture.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect your investment. Obtain insurance before departing and consider working with a reputable agency for affordable coverage.

Deposit: The $180 deposit per person for the Salkantay Trek 9 Days & Amazon Tambopata National Reserve tour is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Remaining Balance: If you only pay the deposit, the balance is due 24 hours before the tour starts. Pay in cash (soles or dollars) at our office in Cusco or by card with a 3.9% fee. You can also pay online with any card and a 2.9% fee.

Student Discount: If your student card meets Peruvian government requirements, reserve the tour with a deposit and pay the remaining balance upon arrival in Cusco. The student discount will be applied at that time.

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