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From 2 to 3 Passengers
$ USD 890.00

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From 4 to 8 Passengers
$ USD 790.00

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From 9 to 16 Passengers
$ USD 690.00

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What to Pack

  • Mask and face shield
  • Original passport and copies (student card if you are students)
  • Specialized waterproof mountain hiking shoes (with ankle protectors)
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts (polo shirts)
  • Pants with zipper over boots or comfortable pants (no jeans)
  • Rain pants
  • Swimwear (for the hot springs in “Machu Picchu town”)
  • Sunscreen (factor 25+ is recommended)
  • Insect repellent (for mosquitoes, 15% deet)
  • Water bottle
  • Water purifying tablets (Micropur recommended)
  • Toilet paper and wet wipes
  • Personal medication or personal medicine box
  • Camera and extra rechargeable batteries
  • Flashlight with spare batteries
  • Extra money to give tips (optional for cook and guide). And for any emergency

Frequently Asked Questions Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu with Sky Domes (4 Days / 3 Nights)

What is the Salkantay Trek?

The Salkantay Trek is a popular alternative route to Machu Picchu, located in the Peruvian Andes. It offers a unique blend of scenic beauty, cultural insights, and outdoor adventure.

How long is the Salkantay Trek?

The Salkantay Trek typically takes 4-5 days to complete, covering a distance of approximately 60 km (37 miles).

What is the difficulty level of the Salkantay Trek?

The Salkantay Trek is considered a challenging trek, with steep ascents and descents, high altitude, and varying weather conditions. Good physical fitness and acclimatization to high altitude is recommended.

What is the highest point of the Salkantay Trek?

The highest point of the Salkantay Trek is the Salkantay Pass, which stands at an altitude of 4,600 meters (15,091 feet) above sea level.

What is the best time to do the Salkantay Trek?

The best time to do the Salkantay Trek is during the dry season, which runs from May to September. The weather is generally sunny and clear, with less likelihood of rain or snow.

What is included in a Salkantay Trek package?

A typical Salkantay Trek package includes transportation, guide, porter, meals, camping equipment, and entrance fee to Machu Picchu.

Do I need a guide for the Salkantay Trek?

While it is possible to do the Salkantay Trek independently, it is highly recommended to hire a guide due to the remote and challenging nature of the trek. A guide can provide safety, local knowledge, and cultural insights.

What should I pack for the Salkantay Trek?

Essential items for the Salkantay Trek include a good quality backpack, comfortable hiking shoes, warm clothing, rain gear, sunblock, hat, sunglasses, water bottle, and personal first-aid kit.

Can I do the Salkantay Trek without camping?

Yes, there are options to stay in basic lodges along the route instead of camping. However, camping is the most popular and authentic way to experience the Salkantay Trek.

How much does the Salkantay Trek cost?

The cost of the Salkantay Trek varies depending on the type of package and services included. On average, a basic package can cost around $300-$500 per person.

Reviews about Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu with Sky Domes (4 Days / 3 Nights)

George O
George O
2022-11-06
Value for money The zip line and the rafting were both enjoyable experiences. They were loads of fun. To top it all, after the rafting experience one can then warm-up in an home-made Sauna!
Tjay1
Tjay1
2022-09-15
Great Fun, Brilliant Day Out We had an excellent day with these guys! The rafting was brilliant, friendly staff, good equipment, clear instructions, great setting and scenary, fun zip line, good food, on time... recommended!
Necia S
Necia S
2022-08-02
The perfect activity The River was fantastic and our guide made it just an over the top experience! We laughed so much! I highly recommend booking with them!
Jonathan S
Jonathan S
2022-07-28
Amazing rafting trip What an incredible experience! I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is considering it. Rafting on the Apurimac River was beautiful and the rapids were exhilarating. Our guides Willy and Gabriel were also absolutely amazing. They were both very experienced and made us feel safe throughout the experience. Plus, they were genuinely friendly and fun to hang out with. They even sent us photos and videos from their GoPro after the trip! Overall, this is a top tier tour company and I feel more than comfortable recommending it to everyone!!
Alex In Wanderland
Alex In Wanderland
2022-07-20
Rafting Apurimac with Amazonas Explorers The Apurimac is sporty with incredible scenery. In 3 days, other than camping, I don't think we ever went more than 10 minutes between rapids. Six portages and watching one where the guides sent the rafts down unmanned, a wave caught the 6 man raft and tossed it upside down onto rocks several feet above the river level, glad I wasn't in it. You don't want to do anything stupid here, it's a long way to the hospital. The only other people we saw were 3 gold miners sluicing with 5 gallon buckets, who told us it was a 3 day walk for them to get from the top of the canyon down to the river. At the top of the canyon before driving down to the river my i-phone read 13,400 feet elevation.Our outfitter was Amazonas Explorers, the guides professional and food good. The rafting equipment was top notch with foot pockets, which you need.Amazonas Explorers organized another 14 days of Peruvian sight seeing, from Paracas on the coast, through Cusco and the sacred valley, and on to the Tambopata eco-lodge in the amazon. Everything was on time, all of the employees were extra friendly and the guides spoke excellent english, put us up in excellent hotels, good food, just a first class organization. I asked the different guides how long they've worked there, and almost all of them had been with the company for 10-15 years We sprang for the private guides and transportation, good choice. One other thing, the airport at lake titicaca went down for maintenance at the last minute and after some frantic emails, Amazonas Explorers changed the itenerary. got us different hotels and kept the ball rolling, the only extra cost was for changing Latam tickets. I was impressed they were able to pull that off during high tourist season and didn't soak us for it. Hat tip for that.
Choosewhatever
Choosewhatever
2022-06-21
Excellent rafting for beginners This activity included river rafting, lunch and ziplining. The river rafting was an incredible experience with class 1-3. This was ideal for our family with teens. The teens had never been rafting before so it was a fun experience for them without much danger. We were followed by a safety raft in case any went overboard. Américo was a great river guide and gave great instructions on what needed to be done. After rafting there were showers and bathrooms available as well as a sauna. We were then treated to a nice lunch followed by ziplining. I had never ziplined across a river so it was a great experience even though the climb up to the first line was not very safe. If you are doing this activity with children I highly recommend skipping the ziplining. Unlike other eating trips we have done there was no one trailing along to take pictures although there was a GoPro mounted on the raft. There was also no one to take pictures during the ziplining.
Courtney P
Courtney P
2022-05-14
HIGHLY RECOMMEND -- AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!! SO MUCH FUN!!! Cannot recommend this experience enough! Everyone was very informative, approachable, patient, and tons of fun to work with! As first-time rafters, we had no idea what to expect. After an ~1:40h drive to the lodge we received information regarding what to expect and safety measures. Everyone was given gear and then we headed out to the river, where we spent ~2h (which was the perfect amount!). Our guide Willy was absolutely awesome -- he made sure everyone had a GREAT time all the while ensuring everyone felt safe. Views were spectacular. After rafting we had time to spend relaxing in the sauna (!!) and showers before a tasty, traditional Peruvian lunch in the lodge. Zip line was a fun "bonus" activity at the end!
Dave
Dave
2022-04-29
Brilliant 2 day rafting and rainbow mountain experience We did the 2day/1night whitewater rafting and rainbow mountain tour. The rafting was great fun and had bilingual safety talks and guiding. The rainbow mountain tour was beautiful. Our guide, Juan Carlos was exceptional, being both our rafting leader and our guide for rainbow mountain. Cusipata river lodge was very comfortable and the food was very good.
Diego Aviles Sanchez
Diego Aviles Sanchez
2021-09-20
Rafting y Montaña de Colores Estuvimos dos dias, rafting y el tour de la montaña de colores, el raftin seguro y con todas las charlas de seguridad, llegamos a la montaña de colores bien temprano cuando todavia no habia ucha gente, la combinacion perfecta
Diomer B
Diomer B
2021-06-01
RAFTING CON AMERICO Hicimos Rafting por dos horas. Americo fue nuestro guía y la pasamos de ptmr. 5 estrellas buen servicio demasiado recomendable

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