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Peru EcoCamp

10 Days / 9 Nights

Package Overview

The Peru EcoCamp Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu: a glamping trek from the Mollepata valley, around Mount Salkantay to the legendary city of Machu Picchu. Hike the celebrated Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, which was selected by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine as one of the world’s 25 best treks. Experience the rich geography of this part of the Peruvian Andes as you hike remote and ancient trails where enormous snow capped mountains give way to lavish forests of tropical fruits and unique orchids as well as visit inga traditional Peruvian coffee plantation. The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu with Peru EcoCamp is an unforgettable experience!

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Package Pricing

Package starting at: $4409.00 PP * Prices based on double occupancy. Prices per person in USD.

Travel Itinerary

Day 1

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Cusco

- Arrive to Cusco, and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight accommodations Antigua Casona San Blas

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Day 2

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- Welcome drinks and a briefing.

DAY AT YOUR LEISURE IN CUSCO

Overnight accommodations Antigua Casona San Blas.

Day 3

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Pincopata Ecocamp

- This first day will give participants time to adapt to the altitude and begin to prepare physically for the following day’s hiking. We will pick you up from your hotel at 8am for the trip to the Condor Viewing Point at Chonta.

- Along the way, we stop and explore one of two archaeological sites: Kuillarumiyocor Tarahuasi. These sites were important ritual sites during the height of the Inca Empire and still hold important significance in Quechua society today.

- While driving further, you will enjoy the landscape of the Limatambo valley, and spot the small farming communities nestled among the valley. On reaching Chonta, we will walk for approximately an hour along a narrow track with spectacular views of the Apurimac Canyon.

- We are almost certain to have the site completely to ourselves, as most tourists tend to visit in the area later in the afternoon.

- At the viewing point, there will be time to relax and observe the condors soaring over the canyon, while a specially prepared lunch box will be served.

- After lunch, we will return to our vehicle and continue to our final destination, Pincopata Ecocamp. Upon arrival at the Ecocamp, you will be welcomed with refreshing drinks prepared with locally sourced fruits, after which you’ll be escorted to your comfortable domes.

- You will have plenty of time to take a hot shower and rest until dinner time, or perhaps enjoy the optional Ecocamp massage service. If resting is not your thing, you can explore the camp’s surroundings.

- Peru Ecocamp offers optional activities, including horseback riding and mountain biking. The day will end with a delicious three course dinner of typical Peruvian cuisine made from the finest natural ingredients.

Overnight accommodations at Pincopata EcoCamp/

Day 4

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Soray EcoCamp

- After breakfast, we’ll drive 15 minutes to the start of our trail at Marcoccasa.

- From here, we will begin with a short uphill walk, before continuing our hike along an aqueduct over looking the spectacular Rio Blanco Valley and surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Humantay and Salkantay Mountains, arriving at Soray Ecocamp in time for a nourishing light lunch.

- During the afternoon, we offer an optional hike to Lake Humantay, nestled at the base of the southern face of the mountain.

- This 1.5 hour hike shows you the breath-taking Glacial Lake of the Humantay Mountain.

- However, if you prefer a more laid – back afternoon, you can schedule a soothing massage or simply take in the breath – taking views surrounding the camp.

Overnight accommodations at Soray Camp.

Day 5

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Humantay EcoCamp

- Today, we'll experience one of the highlights of our trip; crossing the Salkantay Pass (4,664m/15,300ft).

- After breakfast, we’ll start our hike along the valley floor, gradually starting the ascent whilst crossing several small pampas.

- The challenging final climb to the pass will be rewarded with dramatic views of Mount Salkantay’s rocky southern face. At the pass, we’ll have time to celebrate our accomplishment with a delicious picnic lunch before descending to the Salkantay Valley.

- We’ll finish the day at our high Ecocamp in Huayracmachay, with excellent views of Humantay and Salkantay.

Overnight accommodations at Humantay EcoCamp.

Day 6

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Milpo EcoCamp

- We will start today by trekking down for about an hour, before heading gradually up hill to a new trail with impressive views of the Vilcabamba mountain range, including the peaks of Pumacillo and Choquetacarpo.

- The trail then continues up into the high grassy plains as far as the Abra Pass, from where we will be able to gaze up on the impressive north west face of Mount Humantay.

- Here we’ll have lunch with views of the Salkantay and the Manchayhuayco valleys and yet more beautiful mountains, including Camas, Abuela, and Yanama.

- After lunch, we’ll start our hike down to the Humantay River Valley, as far as our next Ecocamp which is located on the banks of a river.

Overnight accommodations at Milpo EcoCamp.

Day 7

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Eco Lodge

- After a nutritious breakfast, we will hike down the valley as far as Totora. Part of the hike will be along a country road before we cross the Santa Teresa River and hike along the left side of the valley.

- This section of our route will take us through the cloud forest where will have plenty of opportunities to see unique birds and orchid species.

- When we arrive at Huiñaypocco, our transport will be waiting to drive us to your lodge where we’ll have a special lunch to celebrate our successful trek.

- In the afternoon we’ll visit the local coffee plantation where the local guide will show us how high land coffee beans are picked, processed and roasted. You will have the opportunity to savor some freshly roasted coffee and even buy some coffee directly from the local farmer.

Overnight accommodations at Eco Lodge.

Day 8

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Aguas Calientes

- Today we’ll wake up to a cup of local coffee and a tropical breakfast.

- There are several options for the morning activities, depending on your interests (Options are hike, zip-lining, or hot springs).

- In the afternoon we will regroup to board the train for the scenic ride to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town), where you’ll have plenty of time to settle into your hotel and explore the small, charming town.

Overnight accommodations at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel.

Day 9

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Machu Picchu

- After breakfast, your local guide will accompany you to the Machu Picchu archaeological site by bus.

- After checking in at the park entrance, we will be escorted by our guide on a full tour of these unique Inca ruins where we will uncover the mysteries of the sacred city of Machu Picchu during an in-depth walking tour.

- Other options during this visit include climbing Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu Mountain. These climbs are physically challenging, but the magnificent views from the peak of both mountains make the effort worth while.

- We will then have lunch at Sanctuary Lodge.

- You then take the bus down to reconnect with your luggage and take the train to Ollantaytambo and then transfer by road to Cusco.

- You will enjoy a nice farewell dinner in town and toast to a fantastic adventure!

Overnight accommodations at Antigua Casona San Blas.

Day 10

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- Transfer to the Cusco aitport for departing flight home.

Additional Package Information

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General Information

  • Capital: Lima
  • Government: Constitutional Republic
  • Currency: Nuevo sol (PEN)
  • Area: 1,285,216 km2
  • Population: 29,496,000 (2010 est.)
  • Language: Spanish (official), Quechua , Aymara
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 81.3%, Evangelical 12.5%, other 3.3%, unspecified or none 2.9%
  • Electricity: Mostly 220V/60Hz (Type A and C North American and Euro plug)
  • Calling Code: +51
  • Time Zone: UTC -5

Points of Interest

  • Cusco
  • Salkantay
  • Aguas Calientes
  • Machu Picchu