Machu Picchu Hiking Trip with Meredith Ewenson
May 12th-19th, 2024
Come along for an immersive hiking adventure as we trek along the Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. On this unforgettable journey through Peru, we’ll hike through the Andes Mountains to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, explore markets and the mountain town of Cusco, indulge in some delicious food and learn all about the Inca people through our guide. Option for a 3 day Rainbow Mountain add on, email Fun@LegitTrips.com for more info.
Join Meredith for a private group adventure of the Salkantay trail and Machu Picchu! The best way to cross Machu Picchu off your bucketlist. This is a fully supported 40 mile trek along the Salkantay Trail as we travel to Machu Picchu. Two days in Cusco before the hike to acclimate to the altitude are included as well as a hotel night in the end to relax before we depart! Option for a 3 day add on that includes Rainbow mountain.
Trip begins and ends in Cusco (CUZ). But there are often more flight options if you book to Lima from your home city, and then book a domestic jumper from Lima to Cusco.
Please speak to a Legit Trips travel guide before booking your flights for this trip – email Fun@LegitTrips.com
Itinerary subject to change based on discretion of trip leader or tour operator, due to weather or other extenuating circumstances.
May 12th- 19th, 2024: 2 Days acclimating in Cusco: May 12th-14th, TREKKING: May 14th-18th, Departure Day: May 19th
May 19th-May 21st, 2024: Rainbow Mountain Add On
EARLY BIRD PRICE $2385 – only 5 spots available
Optional Rainbow Mountain ADD ON – $650
All trips are priced as double occupancy. When available, solo supplements may be offered. If you are traveling solo, it doesn’t mean you need to pay a solo supplement, we’re happy to pair you with a roommate whenever possible.
After you pay your deposit, you may pay the balance anytime up to 90 days prior to trip departure, or we can set up equal monthly installments. Email us for payment options at firstname.lastname@example.org
- 4 Nights hotel stay- 3 nights at 4* boutique hotel in Cusco, 1 in Aguas Calientes
- 3 Nights on-trek glamping: 1 night in a Sky Dome, 1 night in an Andean Hut, 1 night in a Jungle Dome
- Airport arrival transfer from Cusco airport to hotel
- 5D, 4N guided Salkantay Trek with local guides, chefs and porters
- 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners on the Trek
- Drinking water while on the trail
- Transportation from and back to Cusco for Trek
- Machu Picchu permits and Salkantay Trail entrance fees are included
- Additional hiking items are available for rent as needed, locally in Cusco (trekking poles, sleeping bags, etc)
As soon as you put a deposit down for this trip, we begin submitting permits for Machu Picchu specifically with your name and passport information on them. Spots with our trekking operator and permits for Machu Picchu are non-refundable. Thus, we are not able to honor any refunds or transfers on this particular trip. Thanks for understanding.
Fun Facts About Machu Picchu
Day 1 & 2
Arrivals to Cusco
private transfer from the airport
2 Acclimatization Days:
Group Dinner Night 1 in Cusco
Day 2 Half-day Cusco City Tour
Trek briefing Night 2 in Cusco
The Trek Begins! Depart at 5am
CUSCO | MOLLEPATA –
CHALLACANCHA – SORAYPAMPA
Hiking Distance: 6.2 miles
Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging
Elevation change: 700ft gain, 0ft loss
(Optional hike to Humantay Lake, additional 985ft gain/loss)
Overnight in Sky Domes
SORAYPAMPA | SALKANTAY PASS –
WAYRACPUNKU – CHAULLAY
Hiking Distance: 13 miles
Hiking Difficulty: Challenging
Elevation change: 2,400ft gain, 5,675ft loss
About 10 hours of hiking this day
Overnight in Andean huts
CHAULLAY | COLLPAPAMPA – LA
PLAYA – LUCMABAMBA.
Hiking Distance: 11 miles
Hiking Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation change: 0ft gain, 2,850ft loss
About 7 hours of hiking this day
Overnight in Jungle Domes
LUCMABAMBA | LLACTAPATA –
HIDROELECTRICA – AGUAS
Hiking Distance: 15.5 miles
Hiking Difficulty: Challenging
Elevation change: 2850ft gain, 2,500ft loss
Overnight in Aguas Calientes hotel
Optional visit to Hot Springs
THE MOST IMPORTANT DAY – MACHU PICCHU!
Touring Machu Picchu: 2hr guided tour
plus 2-3 hours to explore on your own
Bus & Train back to Cusco
Overnight in Cusco Hotel
Departures from Cusco
Private transfer will return you to the airport
IS MACHU PICCHU ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?
We’d love to have you on our private trek along the Salktantay Trail.
Should the need arise (injury, sickness, etc), we can arrange travel by train, bus, or horse.
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