Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, Peru

May 22-29, 2023. 
Trip Price: $1,995 p/p

Join the Legit Trips experience as we travel to Machu Picchu and take you on one unforgettable trek. This is one of our most popular trips and provides an immersive adventure, exploring the magical town of Cusco and learning from our local Peruvian trekking guides along the Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu.

Join us for a private group adventure of the Salkantay trail and Machu Picchu! The best way to cross Machu Picchu off your bucketlist. Our trip will be private just for Legit Trips guests and we’ll be providing our signature fun along the way! 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!

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 [email protected]

Itinerary subject to change based on discretion of trip leader or tour operator, due to weather or other extenuating circumstances.

May 22nd – May 29th, 20232 Days acclimating in Cusco: May 22nd-23rd, TREKKING: May 24th-28th , Departure Day: May 29th

 

DEPOSIT $650

TOTAL $1995 per person

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 of $1345 anytime up to 90 days prior to trip departure, or we can set up equal monthly installments.  IE: $150/mo x 9 months (June-Feb). Email us for payment options.

  • 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.

We recommend a travel insurance plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected.
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Fun Facts About Machu Picchu

150+ Buildings

Machu Picchu is made up of more than 150 buildings ranging from baths and houses to temples and sanctuaries.

Elevation

Located at 7,000 feet above sea level , Machu Picchu is the most visited tourist destination in Peru and was built in 1450 AD.

Discovery

Machu Picchu was only known locally until a Yale Professor re-discovered the site in 1911. His book, The Lost City of the Incas, was based on his findings.

Well Preserved

Machu Picchu is one of the most well-preserved Inca cities and an archeological gem, as it wasn't destroyed during the Spanish Conquest like other ancient cities.

Day 1 & 2

Arrivals to Cusco
private transfer waiting for you at the airport

2 Acclimatization Days for altitude adjustment

Group Dinner Night 1 in Cusco
Trek briefing Night 2 in Cusco

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Day 3

The Trek Begins! Depart at 5am

CUSCO | MOLLEPATA –
CHALLACANCHA – SORAYPAMPA
(HUMANTAY LAKE)

7.5 miles of hiking this day

Overnight in Sky Domes 

Day 4

SORAYPAMPA | SALKANTAY PASS –
WAYRACPUNKU – CHAULLAY.

Hiking Distance: 13 miles
Hiking Difficulty: Challenging

About 10 hours of hiking this day

Overnight in Andean huts

Day 5

CHAULLAY | COLLPAPAMPA – LA
PLAYA – LUCMABAMBA.

Hiking Distance: 11 miles
Hiking Difficulty: Easy

About 7 hours of hiking this day

Overnight in Jungle Domes

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Day 6

LUCMABAMBA | LLACTAPATA –
HIDROELECTRICA – AGUAS
CALIENTES

Hiking Distance: 11 miles
Hiking Difficulty: Moderate

Overnight in Aguas Calientes hotel
 Optional visit to Hot Springs

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Day 7

THE MOST IMPORTANT DAY – MACHU PICCHU!

Touring Machu Picchu:
2hr guided tour
plus 3 hours to explore on your own

Bus & Train back to Cusco
Overnight in Cusco Hotel

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Day 8

Departures from Cusco

Private transfer will return you to the airport

Safe travels!

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IS MACHU PICCHU ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

We’d love to have you on our private trek along the Salktantay Trail.

NOT SURE YOU’RE UP FOR THE HIKE? 


We’d be happy to discuss options for train, bus, and horse to make the journey easier.

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