Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, Peru

October 4-11, 2025
Trip Price: $2,465 p/p

Rainbow Mountain 3-day add-on Oct 11-13 ($595)

Join us for a private group Trek along the Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu! We believe this fully supported 50-mile adventure is the best way to cross Machu Picchu off your bucket list. We spend two days in the walkable town of Cusco before the hike, to acclimate to the altitude and soak in the culture and history of this high-altitude Andean capital. We’ll return to the same Cusco hotel after the trek to celebrate before we depart!

This custom, private tour creates a full trip around visiting Machu Picchu.  We’ve taken care of every detail and will support you every step of the way- from packing to training to airport transfers and Cusco recommendations.

This trip begins and ends in Cusco (CUZ).  There are often more flight options if you book to Lima (LIM) from your home US city, and then book a domestic jumper from Lima to Cusco separately.

** Your place on this trip cannot be confirmed without your passport.  Please send a photo of your passport to fun@legittrips.com upon booking.  Wait for us to confirm your place before proceeding with booking airfare or any other trip planning.**

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

Legit Trips Owner, Kristen answers our FAQs about this Trek

October 4-11, 2025 

(optional Rainbow Mountain add on Oct 11-13

DEPOSIT $750

TOTAL $2,465 per person

All trips are priced as double occupancy.  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. A solo lodging option is available for the hotel nights in Cusco (3) for this trip.

After you pay your deposit, you may pay the balance of $1715 anytime up to 90 days prior to trip departure, or we can set up equal monthly installments.  IE: $190/mo x 9 months. Email us for payment options.

  • 4 Nights hotel stay- 3 nights at a 4-star boutique hotel in Cusco walkable to Plaza De Armas, and 1 in Aguas Calientes (for a hot shower before visiting Machu Picchu the next morning)
  • 3 Nights on-trek glamping: 1 night in a Sky Dome, 1 night in an Andean Hut, 1 night in a Jungle Dome (cots and pillows provided!)
  • Round-trip airport transfers between Cusco airport and hotel
  • 5-day, 4-night guided Salkantay Trek with local guides, chefs and porters (includes entry to Machu Picchu citadel and add-on tickets for Huchuy Mountain if desired)
  • Half-day, private guided Cusco City Tour:

    Start this half-day tour at Cusco’s main square, which was called Huacaypata (Warriors Square) by the Incas.
    Admire the city’s cathedral that was built between 1560 and 1664 with the red granite stones from the Inca Fortress of Sacsayhuaman. The cathedral is without doubt one of the most impressive buildings in Cusco.
    Next, you continue to Koricancha and the Convent of Santo Domingo. Wandering through the streets of what once was the capital of the Inca Empire, you feel like you are traveling through time.
    Then, head to the nearby ruins,  Sacsayhuaman Fortress with its immense temple walls made out of huge stones constructed in a zigzag pattern.

  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners on the Trek
  • 1 Welcome Dinner in Cusco at a local Peruvian restaurant
  • Daily breakfast in Cusco- Day 2 and Day 8 buffet at hotel, Day 3 boxed breakfast to-go
  • Transportation from and back to Cusco for Trek
  • Machu Picchu permits and Salkantay Trail entrance fees are included
  • Cocalmayo Hot Springs entry 
  • Additional hiking items are available for rent as needed, locally in Cusco (trekking poles, sleeping bags, etc)

    Legit Trips Owner, Kristen answers our FAQs about this Trek

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.

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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 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

2 Nights in Cusco Hotel

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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
 Optional visit to Hot Springs

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

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Day 7

THE MOST IMPORTANT DAY – MACHU PICCHU!

Touring Machu Picchu:
2-hr guided tour- Circuit 2
Optional Huchuy Mountain entry included

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.

Legit Trips Owner, Kristen answers our FAQs about this Trek

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