SALKANTAY CONDOR TREK & MACHU PICCHU 5 DAYS

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SALKANTAY CONDOR TREK & MACHU PICCHU
5 DAYS

Overview

Highlights

  • This five-day adventure trek combines Chonta with Machu Picchu making the perfect alternative for those unable to book the Inca Trail. Travel to the Chonta Viewpoint to catch spectacular views of the soaring mighty condors in flight. The trail traverses the high Andean plateau, crossing passes as high as 4,750mt-15,585ft for an up-close view of the sacred Inca peak, Salkantay (6,280mt-20,598ft) that is the highest peak in the Vilcabamba Mountain Range. The route then descends into the beautiful Aobamba Valley with its tropical climate and vegetation. Taste fresh roasted coffee at Lucmabama and learn the process of roasting coffee. Finally, we will visit the magical Machu Picchu for a never to be forgotten guided-tour of this architectural marvel. Hidden under the dense foliage of a highland jungle, forgotten by the Incas themselves, Machu Picchu escaped the conquistadors and eluded treasure hunters until Hiram Bingham brought the “Lost City of the Incas” to the world’s attention in 1911. The intricate stonework of these enigmatic ruins is one of the finest examples of Inca masonry. To this day, scholars are in disagreement as to its function and why it was eventually abandoned. Be that as it may, it remains the crown jewel of Inca architecture.

Itinerary at a Glance

Days Destinations The Experience
Day 1 Cusco to Soraypampa See the condor and the sacred mountains of Salkantay
Day 2 Soraypampa to Collpapampa Salkantay pass Hike through the arid highland to the tropical jungle
Day 3 Collpapampa to Lucmabamba Scenary of vegetation, small waterfalls, coffee plantations, spectacled-bird
Day 4 Lucmabamba to Aguas Calientes Scenary of orchids and green surroundings
Day 5 Machu Picchu Hike the legendary Huayna Picchu (OPTIONAL) and make a tour over the citadel and then enjoy a scenic train ride back to Cusco

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