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Salkantay Trek

Peru Tour 11 days

Peru Tour is better known as the land of colorful cultures, ancient history and wonders of Mother Nature. Peru is the perfect place to spend your holiday and also your honeymoon, because its very attractive and romantic places. You can trek to Machu Picchu or travel by train through the splendid Urubamba valley which is the home to the awe-inspiring mountains in the world.

Every honeymooner is enchanted by this beautiful land and its natural beauty. You can find in abundance wildlife and floral forests, terraced farms carved off the hillside, gushing rivers and waterfalls and the ever-present aura of the majestic Andes. Peru has it all – colorful cultures, ancient history and friendly people, superb scenery and wonders of Mother Nature at its very best. You can browse through the historical capital Cusco which is a throbbing Cosmo polis city with many Incas and modern architectures.

Peru Tour

Tour in Peru one week, Trek the famous Inca Trail Machu Picchu and travel from Cusco to the Amazon jungle

OVERVIEW

This 11-day Peru Tour shows you a fantastic journey through the historical, cultural and natural treasures of Peru; amazing Country it´s perfect fit for time-crunched travellers desperate to conquer South America in grand style. Visit the incredible Sacred Valley of the Incas before trek the short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, explore the lowlands of the jungle and visit the Uros, Takile and Amantani Island in the highest navigable lake of the world – Titicaca. It’s wonderful tour that takes you to visit the Historical City of Cusco and the nearby Inca ruins.

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES

  • City of Cusco.
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
  • Amazon Jungle Trip – Puerto Maldonado.
  • Lake Titicaca – Puno.

TOUR AT A GLANCE

HIGHLIGHTS: Explore the city of Cusco, the Inca sites and the colonial sites, full-day guide Sacred Valley of the Incas; hike the short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, enjoy Machu Picchu tour; optional climb of Huayna Picchu Mountain; flight to lowlands of the Amazon jungle and explore it with our local Guide; travel by bus through the “Peruvian Altiplanano” and visits the islanders of the Lake Titicaca
TIMING: 11 days and 10 nights.
STARTING POINT: Cusco Airport.
ENDING POINT: Puno Hotel.
DEPARTURE DATES: Daily Departure group service and private service.
TYPE OF TOUR: Adventure, Cultural and History.
TRANSPORT: Bus, train, flight and motorized canoe.

DIFFICULTY: Does involve some narrow trails amongst archaeological site like: Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu and the Amazon Jungle, so sturdy footwear is required to help you enjoy it fully.
TRAIN OPTIONS: Expedition Option: This is the cheapest, but still a very comfortable way of getting to Machu Picchu.
VISTADOME OPTION: Vistadome train is faster, has snack-service, bigger windows and is generally a more comfortable experience; if you prefer this service the let us to know at the booking time (Extra US$30pp).
HOTEL OPTIONS: We use 3-star hotels if you would like higher level, please let us know.
MY OWN ROOM: If you are a single traveler and would prefer to have your own single room throughout this trip, please be sure to advise us during the online booking process (Extra US$ 25).

NOTE: The plane tickets from Lima – Cusco – Lima are not included, the standard cost of a round-trip plane ticket is between USD 140 and USD 250 dollars, we can reserve them in behalf of you if you wish and we include in your budget. You must know if you reserve in advance the price probably will be cheaper.

SHORT TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrival to Cusco

Arrival to Cusco at any time; we will wait for you in the airport to transfer you to your designated hotel.

DAY 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas

Full-day tour: we will visit the local market at Pisac and the Inca ruins of Pisac and Ollantaytambo.

DAYS 3-4: Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

13 km-trek to Machu Picchu on the first day, and explore Machu Picchu on the second day in the afternoon, we will return to Cusco.

DAYS 5-6: Jungle Trip

45-minute flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado and we’ll explore the Peruvian Amazon.

DAY 7: Cusco

Return to Cusco and free afternoon.

DAY 8: Bus journey from Cusco – Puno

Today, we will have a bus tour from Cusco to Puno, visiting stunning places along the route.

DAYS 9-10: Lake Titicaca Tour

Discover the islanders of the Titicaca Lake.

DAY 11: Departure from Puno

Departure Puno at any time.

FULL ITINERARY

DETAILED PERU TOUR ITINERARY – PERU TOUR

DAY 1: Arrival to Cusco

Our Peru Tour begins once you arrive to Cusco at any time; however, we must know your flight details; we will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Enjoy the city (optional city tour in the afternoon).

DAY 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas

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The sacred valley of the Incas – Peru Tour

After breakfast, we’ll head toward the Valley of the Incas; An important cradle of food for the Incas, the Sacred Valley of the Incas is a lush of agricultural region that continues to supply the city of Cusco with much of its production especially corn. Visit the extraordinary Pisac Inca ruins and the colourful artisan market where you can purchase some handicrafts directly from the producers.

The day trip finishes in the picturesque village of Ollantaytambo, we will visit also Ollantaytambo Inca ruins that are known as the best surviving example of Inca urban planning and engineering. It is admired for its huge steep terraces guarding the Inca Fortress and for being one of the few places where the Spaniards lost a major battle during the conquest. We’ll spend the night in this small town before heading out for the start of the hike the next morning.

DAYS 3-4: Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

After breakfast, we’ll head to the train station of Ollantaytambo and take 1 hour and 45min train to Chachabamba or Km 104 (starting point of the 2-day Inca trail to Machu Picchu). Then, we’ll start the trek with gradual climb to Inti Punku or sun gate overlooking the peaks that surround Machu Picchu, then we’ll descend to Machu Picchu and take the bus down to the town of “Aguas Calientes” and have accommodation in the hotel; along the trek, we will pass WiñayWayna (Young Forever) ruins, a grandiose terraced hillside site, with panoramic views of the Urubamba valley. On the next day, we’ll take the first bus up to Machu Picchu and explore the site with the expert local guide before returning to Cusco by train in the evening.

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The short Inca trail to Machu Picchu – Peru Tour

Machu Picchu was discovered by Mr. Hiram Bingham in 1911; it is not mentioned in any of the chronicles of XVI and XVII century of the “Spanish Conquistadores/Conquerors”.

DAYS 5 – 6: Jungle Trip

After breakfast, we’ll transfer you to the airport and flight 45 minutes from Cusco, high in the Andes, to Puerto Maldonado, deep in the lowlands of the Amazon; then travel 2 hours by motorized canoe to our lodge located near Madre de Dios River.

Puerto Maldonado is the region’s principal city and is serviced by air from the capital and from Cusco. The town is placed at the confluence of the Madre de Dios and Tambopata Rivers, and is booming tropical frontier town. Its principal activities are gold mining, agriculture and ecotourism. After a brief stop in the town, we’ll depart on an afternoon boat trip by motorized canoe to our jungle lodge.

The lodge itself combines native architectural style and materials with low-impact eco-friendly technology. Rooms are simple but comfortable, with mosquito netting, flush toilets, shower (no hot water). Here, you will have the opportunity to learn from them not only about the area’s rich flora and fauna, but also about their extensive practical uses for medicinal plants and other forest plant resources, through traditional techniques for building, fishing, and hunting.

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The amazon jungle in Puerto Maldonado – Peru Tour

DAY 7: Cusco

After early breakfast in the lodge, we’ll take the motorized canoe (peke peke) to return to Puerto Maldonado airport and return to Cusco; in the afternoon, you can rest and enjoy coffee around the Main Square of the city of Cusco.

DAY 8: Bus Journey from Cusco-Puno

Today, we’ll travel by tourist bus from Cusco to Puno and enjoy spectacular views of the countryside on this full day of travel through the high “Altiplano”; during the trip, we will stop several times to visit interesting places.

DAYS 9-10: Lake Titicaca Tour

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The Uros island in the lake Titicaca – Peru Tour

At 07:00 a.m, we’ll head to the port and board our comfortable and fully equipped, speed boat to explore the floating Island of Uros which is built with Totora that grows in the shallows of the lake; The Uros began their unusual floating existence centuries ago in an effort to isolate themselves from the Qollas and Inca tribes. Sadly, the Uros language has died out, and today the islanders speak Aymara due to intermarriage with Aymara-speaking clans.

Then, we’ll visit Taquile Island with unique culture style of dress and lifestyle make for a memorable visit. The men of the community do all the knitting, as this is strictly a male domain, while the women do the spinning. High quality, locally knitted goods are available for purchase at various cooperatives on the island; we’ll share their conditioned house one night and the next day we return to Puno arriving there in the afternoon and have accommodation in the hotel.

DAY 11: Departure from Puno

Departure from Puno at any time.

PRICE

COST OF THE TREK

 TYPE OF TRAIN  PRICE PER PERSON
 Expedition  US$ 1,490
 Vistadome class  US$1,520
 Hiram Bimgham class

Discounts:

  • Student Discount: US$20 (Requires ISIC Card to qualify)
  • Under 18’s Discount: US$20

Optional Extras:

  • Sleeping Bag US$40
  • Walking Pole US$12
  • Inflatable Mattress US$30
  • Single Tent Supplement US$45
  • Personal Porter to carry extra 7kg of personal items US$120

PERU TOUR INCLUDES

  • All necessary things for this tour:
  • Transportation: All scheduled transportation; all transfers. Round trip air tickets from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado.
  • Entrance Fee: For all the visited tourist places.
  • Meals: All Breakfasts in the hotels; 1 lunch and 1 dinner in the Inca Trail; and the meals in the lodge.
  • Guide: Licensed bilingual official Tour Guide;
  • Accommodations:  Based on double occupancy: 7 nights ***hotel, 2 nights at the jungle lodge and 1 night with local family.
  • Others Items: Local Guide available for permanent assistance, first-aid kit, oxygen bottle.

EXCLUDED

  • Meals: All Lunches and dinners when you are in cities. You should consider a budget from US$15 to US$25 for each meal in an average restaurant. We will assist you with all local matters.

Experince

Experience for Salkantay Trek

The Salkantay Trek is not a forced march and the pace is always slow, the days generally being shorter than a day hike at home.

We do recommend that you embark on a good fitness programme prior to your trip though, and one that builds up general stamina and specific leg muscle groups. There is nothing like hiking with a rucksack to train for Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, so the best advice is to get out into the hills as often as you can. You are likely to carry about 4 kilos in your day sack so this is a good weight to work with.

If you are going to be using the gym then concentrate on step machines which work on the thigh and calf muscles, and try to build your heart rate up to 50% above resting rate. Any cardiovascular activity is good, but remembers that swimming will not train the correct muscle groups so it must be added to other exercises to be effective. Exercise groups like body pump, Pilates and aerobic are all excellent preparation for a trek like this, especially those which work on core strength, balance and stability.

Support Team

Salkantay Trek Support team

The horses will carry your main bag up to a maximum weight of 7 kgs and cater for all the group needs, including assisting you if you need to go back down the valley. Unless specifically tenting, all accommodation is in tents which are top quality; except the last night will be in a 3-stars category hotel.

We run our Salkantay Trekss from a permanently staffed office in Cusco and our dedicated team provides an excellent service.

All of the guides have been employed for over ten years with us, and they have been trained to our high standards personally by Director and high altitude trekking leaders. They know how to deal with medical emergencies and speak good English. They are very attentive and after so many years have a good understanding of western needs.

WHY BOO A TOUR WITH US?

If you think all the travel companies are same then it is time you change your concept! Yes, we are different and we don’t just say it, we can prove it! We create, organize and guide all by ourselves! Sunrise Peru Trek has been organizing and guiding travel groups since 1999, and every time we travel, the trips just keep getting better and better! We have been turning the dreams of thousands of our visitors into memories by providing first-class services. We are dedicated to offering our customers the best service and support throughout your journey to Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. With professional and experienced team, there is no better travelling companion than Sunrise Peru Trek Team. Let us enlighten you why we are different!

 

SUNRISE PERU TREK pioneered adventure Company for nearly two decades and we remain committed to small, low-impact groups keen to not just see, but experience our range of remote destinations to Machu Picchu We are one of the Peru’s leading tour operators trusted for professional, efficient, and highly hospitable services. We focus on Treks and Adventure tours to Machu Picchu only, which encourages us to polish our itinerary and improve constantly.


Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek