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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, Peru

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 trail.

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!

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

May 23-30th, 2020: 2 Days acclimating in Cusco: May 23-24, TREKKING: May 25-May 29, Departure Day: May 30

October 10-17th, 2020: 2 Days acclimating in Cusco – October 10-11, TREKKING: Oct 12-17th, Departure day: Oct 17th

  • 3 Nights accommodations in 3*+ hotels, 2 in Cusco, 1 in Aguas Calientes
  • 2 nights in specialty glamping along the Trek- 1 night glass topped houses, 1 night hobbit houses
  • 2 nights camping, last night of camping overlooks Machu Picchu! An experience you can only have by camping.
  • RT hotel transfers from Cusco airport
  • 5D, 5N Salkantay Trek
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day for the trek along with a happy hour of tea and snacks. A snack will be provided each morning for you to enjoy along the hike. 
  • Drinking water while on the trail
  • Transportation from and back to Cusco for trek
  • Entrances to Machu Picchu, permits, camping equipment etc. are all included.
  • Additional hiking items are available for rent- trekking poles and sleeping bag

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.

Deposit $500

Total Trip Package $1800

*flexible payment options available for balance- to pay monthly or in a few equal installments

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 and Trek Briefing
 on Night 1 in Cusco

Depart for Trek 3pm Day 2, no hiking this day
Overnight in Glass Topped Cabanas

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Day 3

The Trek Begins!

SORAYPAMPA CAMPSITE – HUMANTAY LAGOON – SALKANTAY PASS – WAYRACPUNKO

Hiking Distance: 11 miles
Hiking Difficulty: Moderate

Overnight Private Camp

Day 4

WAYRACMACHAY – CHAULLAY – CCOLLPAPAMPA LORETA

Hiking Distance: 11 miles
Hiking Difficulty: Moderate

Overnight at Hobbit Houses with hot showers and outdoor jacuzzi tub!

Day 5

LORETA – LA PLAYA SAHUAYAKU – LUCMABAMBA COFFEE FARM – LLACTAPATA

Hiking Distance: 7.5 miles
Hiking Difficulty: Easy

Coffee Farm Visit
Overnight Camping with Machu Picchu Views!

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Day 6

LLACTAPATA LOOKOUT – WATERFALLS AT HIDROELECTRICA – MANDOR HIRAM BINGHAM FARM – AGUAS CALIENTES

Hiking Distance: 8.5 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
2.5hr guided tour
Optional additional hiking, otherwise
addtl 3 hours exploring 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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