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Salkantay Trail and Lake Titicaca Trek

Starts: Cusco, Peru
Finishes: Juliaca, Peru

Visit: Cusco, Ollantaytambo, Molino, Urb Libertad, Huayracmachay, Palo Blanco, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Puno, Isla Campanario, Juliaca

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Trekking

Overview

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This 12 day Peruvian adventure begins with time to explore Cusco and the Sacred Valley, takes in a classic 5-day trek beneath the snow-capped peak of Salkantay (6270m), and visits Machu Picchu, before finally concluding on the waters of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America. Taking a day in Cusco to acclimatize to the higher altitudes, we will explore all of the main sights before heading across the altiplano to the Sacred Valley where we will visit the Ollantaytambo and the Maras Salt Pans before starting our trek. Our trail through the Cordillera Vilcabamba will take us on a scenic journey through some of Perus most beautiful and diverse landscapes. As we traverse around Mt Salkantay (approaching Machu Picchu in the opposite direction to the Inca Trial), we will pass through small traditional Andean communities, cocoa and coffee plantations, high altitude jungles, passing forgotten Inca ruins along the way.

We will also cross the Salkantay Pass (4600m) where we will get some exquisite Andean views! Being less well-known than the 'Inca Trail' the Salkantay Trail also offers tranquil camping spots and peaceful paths. At the end of our trek we will take a short train transfer to Aguas Calientes, from where we spend a day at Machu Picchu to discovering all the secrets of this most magnificent of Inca ruins before we round-off this incredible journey at Lake Titicaca. High on the Andean altiplano, on the border between Peru and Bolivia, this is the largest navigable lake in the world and we will visit the traditional Uros communities who have made their home on floating totora reed islands and spend time touring the waters of South America's most incredible lake.

Highlights

    • Explore Cusco, Machu Picchu and all the highlights of the Sacred Valley
    • Trek the scenically stunning Salkantay Trail through the quiet Cordillera Vilcabamba
    • Visit the fabulous floating reed Islands of the Uros at Lake Titicaca
    • A fantastic of-the-beaten-track trekking holiday in Peru with a cultural twist

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 145782
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private##Private
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Cusco, Peru
Finishes: Juliaca, Peru
Duration: 12 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • A professional and qualified Tour Leader
  • All accommodation as described Meals as per the meal plan
  • Cusco Airport transfers on Day 1 of the holiday
  • A single timed transfer to Juliaca Airport on Day 12 of the holiday
  • All land transport required in the itinerary
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Cusco
  • A visit to Machu Picchu with guide
  • When camping a full service including food and all equipment (excluding personal equipment)
  • Inflatable sleeping mat while camping

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $2,160 ($180/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Peru Cusco, Sacred Valley, Maras, Ollantaytambo, Mollepata, Salcantaypampa, Salcantaycasa, Huayracmachay, Playa Grande, Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Uros Islands, Juliaca
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Judith  

High quality of support for the trekking well integrated with learning about the history. Demanding because of the height but paths were generally good and days not too long.

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