Salkantay Trek 5 Days 4 Nights

Phisical Demand:


Tour Code:



5 Days

Start In:


Ends In:

Cusco main square


Tour Activities:

community living, Mountaineering, In Place guide, History lecture, Landscapes

Group type:

Shared Group

Tour Attractions:

Santa Teresa, Machu Picchu, Mollepata, Chaullay, Aguas Calientes


Camping site


4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

Trip Advisor or Viator Price = $600USD

With Local Tour operator $490 USD

Salkantay Trek 5 Days 4 Nights

Join us and enjoy a lifetime Amazon tour Peru in Tambopata visiting the Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick A macaw clay lick is one of the most impressive wildlife shows in the world, making it a must-see for nature-loving travelers and families. The humid jungle air is filled with the screeches of macaws as they perch in the trees atop the cliffs, swooping down to feed on the clay. You cannot ask for a unique and more satisfying experience in the Amazon rainforest.


We start the day picking you up from your hotel from 6.00 in the morning, then we take you on a tourist bus passing through the towns of Izcuchaca and Limatambo arriving at Mollepata (2,900 masl) where we will be at approximately 9.00 AM here we will have breakfast for then board our vehicle and go to Soraypampa (3900masl) where we will be arriving at 11.00 pm here we will take our lunch, being also our first camp, we rest and after eating we will go to the beautiful Humantay lagoon whose ascent is approximately less than 2 hours where we will reach the impressive lagoon, (4,220 masl) here we can appreciate the turquoise color of the lagoon and the snowy Apu Humantay. We begin to descend for an hour to our camp in Soraypampa for tea time which is approximately at 17.00 pm then we will have our delicious dinner prepared by our chef, finally we will go to our tents to rest.


At 5:00 am we will have a nutritious breakfast to start our walk, we start from Soraypamapa to the highest point of Abra Salkantay (3 hours) where we can appreciate the imposing snow-capped mountains, Humantay, Tucarhuay, Pumasillo and Salkantay (4650 masl) passing through Salkantaypampa and Soyrococha where we will appreciate a small lagoon, we will begin the descent to Huayracmachay (3 hours) (3800 masl) where we will take our lunch then we will continue the walk where you will notice a dramatic change in the landscape, this hike is really impressive Then we continue down to Chaullay (3 hours) (2900 masl), where it will be our second camp, we will have our hot drink and snacks for dinner and rest in our tents.


We will have our breakfast at 06.00 am, then we will walk for approximately 6 hours, all through our jungle eyebrow with ascents, descents and plains, in this way we will appreciate coffee plantations, orchids, begonias, bromeliads and many natural plants used for natural medicine, arriving at our lunch point in Playa Sahuayaco where we will have our “buffet” lunch, finally we will board a bus from Sahuayaco to the next camp in Playa, Santa Teresa district. Arriving at this place we will have the option to visit the thermal baths located in Cocalmayo - Santa Teresa (highly recommended for swimming and relaxing in these crystalline and hot waters, admission tickets and consumptions are not included in our package), we return to our camp to 06.00 pm, to have our tea, snacks, then have dinner and rest.


The sunrise will be within a tropical area of lush vegetation, there our breakfast awaits us ready to taste, we continue our walk observing spectacular panoramas of the river and the cloud forest of Santa Teresa towards Hydroelectric where we have lunch in a chosen restaurant, after this , we will continue our trek through the tropical zone and along the side of the railway to the town of Aguas Calientes to settle in the hostel and wait for dinner at 6.30 pm. Overnight

Around 3:30 a.m., we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco to make the trip to the colorful mountain. The initial trip will take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. First, we will pass through the CUSIPATA district where we will stop for 30 minutes to have breakfast. From there, we continue with our trip for 1 hour until we reach the beginning of our walk. Here, we will pause for a talk about how our tour will be. We will begin our walk at the slopes of the Ausangate mountain range. We will have an ascent of approximately 2 hours to the highest point of the Rainbow Mountain. During this trip we will have the opportunity to see the different types of South American camelids (relatives of the camel). Upon reaching the rainbow mountain, we will have time to appreciate and take pictures of the beautiful landscape.

Finally, we continue our journey with a descent of 1 hour and a little more, back to where the trek began. Here, our vehicle will be waiting for us to return to our restaurant where we can enjoy 1 hour of lunch. After this, we will return to Cusco, arriving at 3:30 pm approx.

NOTE: After visiting the Rainbow Mountain there is the option to visit the Red Valley. You have to walk 30 minutes more approximately and you must pay 20 extra soles for entering the area.

RECOMMENDATION: Remember that, although the walk is approx. 3 hours, if you are not well acclimatized you may have difficulties during the trip.

Best hike of my lifeSee this tour photo Experiences!

Operator Details:

03 nights accommodation

Round-trip airport transfer

Local English-Spanish speaking guide

Breakfast (3) Dinner (3) Lunch (3)

Entrance to the Tambopata national reserve

Motorized boat

Rubber boots

First aid kit

Rubber boots


Drinks bought at the bar


Domestic Flights

Transportation from/to Cusco

Extra snacks and drinks

Do I need a visa to travel to Peru? The following countries do not require a tourist visa from Peru to enter: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Switzerland, South Africa, New Zealand, Netherlands, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Australia. Check with the Peruvian Embassy in your country to find out more detailed travel requirements. Is it customary to tip in Peru? It is a good way to show appreciation for the excellent service. You can budget $ 5 – $ 10 / day for your guide and $ 2-5 / day for your driver. How is internet access in Peru? High-speed Internet access is available in most hotels and cybercafes in major cities. Do not hesitate to ask us before booking if Internet access is a priority for you. While I am in Peru can I use my cell phone? First, you must have a GSM phone that has a chip (triple or quad band that uses the 850 or 1900 MHz band). Then you need a plan that allows international roaming Roaming is very expensive, please check with your operator before traveling to choose a better option. Do I need power adapters? Peru has 220 volts, 60 cycles of electricity, so 110 volt devices may require a converter (check the input voltage on each device). Don’t forget a 2-pin to 3-pin adapter if you have 3-pin devices. How are the bathrooms in Peru? In large cities and hotels, toilets are washable. However, in some of the most remote areas, especially when hiking through the Andes, you are likely to also find squatting baths. You should always carry toilet paper and hand sanitizer just in case. How much will it cost for a …? (In USD) Short bus trip: 50 cents. 1 hour of Internet in a cyber café: $ 1.00 Beer bottle: $ 3.00 Street food / snack: $ 2.00 Lunch in a popular restaurant per person: $ 5.00 Dinner at a popular restaurant per person: $ 8- $ 12. Can I drink the water in Peru? You should not drink tap water in Peru. You can use the water to shower, wash your hands and wash the dishes with a strong antibacterial soap as long as you let them dry completely before using them. We recommend not brushing your teeth with tap water. Drink bottled water How will I pay in Peru? Do I need to change my money? Credit cards are generally accepted in restaurants and hotels in major cities such as Lima Arequipa and Cusco. In the Amazon, the Andes and other rural areas, you may not find an ATM or stores that accept dollars, be sure to change part of your money before leaving the city. Most small stalls where you can buy food and souvenirs only accept cash. Do I need to buy travel insurance before going to Peru? You should definitely! Buy travel insurance before going on vacation.

If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 7 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel between 7 and 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. Learn more about cancellations.

What Time Does This Tour Depart From Cusco And Arrive Back In? The tour stars at 6.00 am on the 1st day and it last at 7.30 pm on the 4th day What To Bring For This 5 Days Salkantay Trek Tour? Salkantay trek tour Essential list excursion Your Passport You’ll of course need your passport to get into Peru, but you’ll also need your passport when you start the visit. Proper Hiking Attire The temperature will vary quite a lot during the day and at night, and the heat of your own body will increase during intense walks and will fall while you relax. You need clothes that can handle all these situations. You should bring long-sleeved shirts, and also a light jacket. You should also have some clothes for cold weather at night, including gloves and scarves, especially if you are designing your Salkantay Trail packing list for the coldest months of the year. Swimwear for a visit in Cocalmayo Santa Teresa where you can swim and enjoy these wonderful hot springs. Proper Footwear/ Walking sticks Whether you choose to wear hiking boots or a hybrid of footwear / hiking boots, make absolutely sure that they are waterproof The boots provide more support for the ankles while the shoes are significantly lighter. Make sure that everything you are wearing fits well and that it is somewhat worn, since the blisters on a five-day walk are nothing fun. Walking sticks it helps a lot in the walk and to keep the balance better, in Cusco you can rent for an economical price Other Waterproof Goods A poncho or a rain jacket, as well as some plastic bags to separate your wet clothes from the dry ones, are essential for your Salkantay Trail packing list. Sleeping Bag We recommend a bag of four seasons, regardless of the time of the year in which you will visit Peru. Toiletries toothbrush/toothpaste sunblock chap-stick toilet paper deodorant soap Sandals Even if you don’t end up bathing/swimming, it can be useful to relax and allow your feet to breathe a little at night. Water Bottles/Snacks you’re more than likely to find yourself thirsty or with some hunger pangs as you trek throughout the day. These will help to keep you going until it’s time to stop for a meal. Flashlight (torch) This item is easy to forget but is a necessity for navigating around your campsite after dark. Simply put, it’s a must for any trekking packing list. First-Aid Kit/Personal Medications Basic medications for stomach problems and the like as well as any medications that you specifically need to take should also of course not be forgotten. Batteries, Memory Cards Whatever else You’ll Need for Your Electronic Goods. Cash You’ll pass a few small, locally-run stores over the course of the trail It also comes in handy if you decide to tip your guides/muleteers, cooks.

Currencies accepted: S/. Sol $/. Dollar Vaccinations: There are no vaccines required to enter Peru. If you decide to take medicines. These are suggested indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel. For HEPATITIS B Recommended for Peru. Normally 2 months before travel. For RABIES Recommended for Peru. Normally 1 month before travel. For YELLOW FEVER Recommended for Peru. Normally 10 days before travel. Electricity: Depending on the accommodation in the jungle, electricity hours are limited during the day, most hotels offer several hours in the evening, usually until 10 pm, allowing travelers to charge their personal items. What is including: The cost includes Admission tickets for city tour, cathedral an koricancha, train tickets from Cusco to Aguas Calientes, from Aguas Calientes to Cusco, bus ticket up and down to Machupicchu, admission tickets to machupicchu, guide, transfer to and from your hotel. The price does not include: Hotels and tips.

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