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Salkantay, Condors, & Machu Picchu - EcoCamp

8 Days / 7 Nights

Package Overview

The Salkantay, Condors & Machu Picchu Tour is for the adventurous person who wants to enjoy the scenery and experience one of the greatest attractions of the Cusco region during their limited time in Peru. Taking different paths and avoiding the more crowded trekking trails, this route offers breathtaking natural scenery combined with historical and archaeological sites. This tour offers two levels of hiking: easy/moderate and moderate/challenging. You will be able to choose either option at anytime.

Agent Commission Starting At: $355.90

Package Pricing

Package starting at: $3559.00 PP * Prices based on double occupancy. Prices per person in USD.

Travel Itinerary

Day 1

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Cusco

- Upon arrival in to Cusco airport you are personally met and transferred to your hotel in Cusco.

- There will be welcome drinks and a briefing.

Overnight accommodations Antigua Casona San Blas.

Day 2

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- There will be 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 8 AM for the trip to the Condor Viewing Point at Chonta.

- Along the way, we stop and explore one of two archaeological sites: Kuillarumiyoc or 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.

- 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 a refreshing drink 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 horse back 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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Pincopata EcoCamp

- After breakfast, we will begin our trek from the bottom of the valley gradually starting to ascend while crossing several small pampas.

- The challenging final climb to the Abra Pass will be rewarded with spectacular views of Salkantay's snowy and wild south face. At the pass we will have time to celebrate our accomplishment before descending to a warmer spot to enjoy our lunch.

- After we will return to Soray. We will then board our transport back to our comfortable Ecocamp Pincopata.

- Here, we will enjoy a marvelous dinner to bid farewell to our days of hiking and end the day stargazing around a cozy bonfire.

Overnight at Pincopata EcoCamp.

Day 6

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Sacred Valley, Aguas Calientes

- We begin with breakfast at the camp and then travel through small Quechua villages in the Sacred Valley to the archaeological site of Moray, passing through the typical Andean farming village of Chincheros on the way.

- At Moray, we can observe the extensive circular terraces where the Incas once experimented with adapting plants to new climates. We leave Moray and hike on a path for 2 hours to the colonial Andean village of Maras where we enjoy a typical Peruvian lunch.

- From here, we begin our descent to the Salt pans, which have been harvested for hundreds of years. Surrounded by the incredible views of the fertile valley below and the snow-capped peaks of the Cordillera Urubamba, we continue hiking to the Urubamba River, where our vehicle will be waiting to take us to Ollantaytambo.

- Here, we board a train that will take us to the village of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo).

Overnight accommodations at Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel.

Day 7

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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 8

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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
  • Sacred Valley
  • Machu Picchu