Mountain Lodges of Peru - Hiking the Salkantay Inca Trail

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• Exclusive and remote lodge to lodge trekking
• Machu Picchu - UNESCO - Ancient Wonder of the World

Fact File

• 7 land days
• Maximum 12 travelers
• Start and finish in Cusco
• All meals included
• Activity Level: 5


An exciting adventure of surprising comfort that takes you on an ancient Inca trail called the "Salkantay Inca Trail", the road less traveled to the lost city of the Incas. The route winds through the Cordillera Vilcabamba, a spectacular Andean mountain range, before plunging into forested canyons. Discover a world surrounded by magical moments which will stay with you far beyond your return home. See why the majestic peaks with their emerald-green glacial lakes inspired awe among the natives who consider them gods.

In a way, we are all like the Inca chaskis, the relay runners who delivered messages along the vast web of footpaths that linked Cusco to the far flung corners of the empire. Following in their footsteps, we too are on a mission, though perhaps a more personal, spiritual one. While experiencing the real outdoors and its rugged elements, you can anticipate returning to a refuge for the mind and body within our lodges where you can rest and relax. Each day's trek ends not in a freezing tent but in one of four cozy lodges with hot showers, fine gourmet meals, select wines, goose-down bedding, outdoor jacuzzis, and highly personalized service provided by local staff.

In our Machu Picchu Lodge-to-Lodge experience, trekkers spend two nights at the Salkantay Lodge, and one night at each of three other lodges located along the trail: Wayra Lodge, Colpa Lodge and Lucma Lodge. The last night of the journey is spent in a luxurious hotel in the town of Machu Picchu in anticipation of the grand finale: a visit of Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas.

FROM: $4400 USD



Enjoy boutique lodges, removed from the crowd with great views, comfort, private facilities.

Comfort notes

Very comfortable but physically challenging. 7 days over 9,000 feet

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Cusco to Salkantay Lodge
Day 2: Hike to the Humantay Lake
Day 3: Crossing the Salkantay Pass
Day 4: Descending Into the Cloud Forest
Day 5: Following the Santa Teresa River Valley
Day 6: First Views of Machu Picchu from Llactapata Pass
Day 7: Visit Machu Picchu Sanctuary
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