Nevado Salkantay

Days 1 - 3

The highest peak in the Peruvian Andes’ Vilcabamba mountain range, Salkantay is famous for its proximity to Machu Picchu and its incredible alternative trekking route to the ancient site. To take the route known as the Salkantay trek, hikers begin at Cusco and make their way through a snowy mountain pass before descending into the lush jungle and then arriving at the most sought after destination in South America. This alternative has many advantages, such as its significantly lower number of hikers, a quick and easy booking process (it is even possible to book on the day), and even arguably better scenery. The trail includes an option to passes the exquisite bright blue Humantay Lagoon, and the wonderful rock-sculpted thermal pools known by many as the best on the continent, with spectacular views of the mountains.

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Days 3 - 4

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Days 4 - 5

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Nevado Salkantay

Days 5 - 6

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Machu Picchu Pueblo

Days 6 - 7

Perched high up in the Andes, Machu Picchu Pueblo is a riverside town known for its proximity to the famous Machu Picchu ruins. This cloud-forest town is encircled by towering forested cliffs and boasts an endless array of hotels, restaurants, markets and labyrinthine streets. Machu Picchu Pueblo, also known as Aguas Calientes, serves as an excellent base to explore the renowned ancient archaeological site of Machu Picchu. Visitors can enjoy various other activities, including having a relaxing massage after a long day of exploring, taking a stroll through lush rainforest to the Mandor Waterfalls, embarking on an adventurous hike up the Putucusi Mountain or soaking in the relaxing thermal baths with the Andes as your backdrop. Don’t miss the Machu Picchu Museum and Botanical Gardens, displaying the area’s history and diversity of indigenous flora.

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