salkantay trek

The Salkantay Trek

The Alternative Inca Trail

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The Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu

Four-day Trek to Machu Picchu for £650pp

The Salkantay trek is our most popular alternative to the Inca Trail, and although it really started life as an alternative for when people couldn't secure a permit for the "classic" Inca Trail, in recent years this trek has become something of a favourite and many people now rate the Salkantay trek as better than the Inca Trail.

We rate it as a little tougher than the classic trek, and it takes you a little higher, but the reward is some of the best high-altitude trekking in South America, with views of stunning snow-capped peaks and glaciers before you drop down into the humid semi-tropical environment around Machu Picchu itself.

Trek Itinerary

  • Day One: Start the Salkantay Trek
  • Day Two: Salkantay Pass
  • Day Three: Santa Teresa
  • Day Four: First sight of Machu Picchu
  • Day Five: Guided tour of Machu Picchu

"The itinerary you put together for us was perfect. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous holiday - thank you so much."

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