Machu Picchu Hike

  A couple visited Peru in August 2017

“Hello, We like to hike to the Machu Picchu from Cusco. We are interested to do the Lares trail as a 2nd option of the Inca trail that is fully booked for those date. We live in Las Vegas Nevada, we both like to hike at the Red Rock Canyon.
We will start this trip skiing in Chile, I looked in many online site that propose different hike and I am completely overwhelmed, hope you can help us. Our date can be flexible by 1 or 2 days”


Evelyn Casallo, a local specialist from Peru, helped this traveler put together a customized itinerary based on Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu - 5 Days.

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5D/4N Salkantay trek

Day 1: Cusco - Mollepata - Soraypampa - Salkantaypampa
Day 2: Salkantaypampa - Apacheta - Collpapampa
Day 3: Collpapampa - Lucmabamba
Day 4: Lucmabamba - Hidroelectrica - Machu Picchu
Day 5: Machu Picchu - Cusco

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My name is Evelyn and I am your travel specialist based in Cusco, Peru.

We would love to take you on one of our treks.

The 4-day Lares trek to Machu Picchu departs only in a private service and you can choose the date that suits you the best. The trek is 3 days, on the 4th day we will head to Aguas Calientes, where you will spend the night and on the 5th we will visit the archeological site, returning to Cusco the same day.
The price is US$ 1404 per person based in 2 people, it includes transportation to the start of trek, all meals, camping equipment, double occupancy tents with Thermarest sleeping pads, English speaking guide, pack animals for carrying your luggage. It also includes a guided tour in Machu Picchu on day 4, lunch that day and transportation from train station to hotel.
It does not include your hotel accommodation on the third night and your return train ticket.

Also, I would recommend the 5-day Salkantay trek as an alternative option of the Inca Trail, this trek is really beautiful, you will be in contact with nature, hike through the Andes, observe many different microclimates along the way and visit Machu Picchu on the last day.

Our groups depart every Sunday and we can take you on Sunday September 3rd. I hope this date suits you.

The price of the Salkantay trek in a group service is US$ 826 per person and includes transportation to the start of trek, all meals, camping equipment, an English speaking guide, pack animals who will carry the gear (8 kilos x person, we will provide duffle bag) and a first aid kit. It also includes entrance fee into the citadel on day 5, a guided tour, lunch that day and transportation from the train station to your hotel in Cusco.

It does not include: hotel in Machu Picchu Village on the 4th night and return train ticket. If you wish we can help you booking these services, just let me know your preference.

Please note that these treks are intermediate level treks, for which we advise you to stay at least 2 days of acclimatization in the Cusco area, if you are in good physical condition, you should have no troubles.
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