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Heart of the Mountains (9 Days / 8 Nights)
Lima-Cusco-Salkantay Trek with Machu Picchu-Cusco-Lima.



Day 1: Lima/City tour

Upon arrival in the Lima Airport. A representative will be waiting for you with a customized sign with your name and take you to your hotel. Morning free to relax. In the afternoon your trip starts with a tour of the city centre containing Government Palace, Basílica Cathedral , City Hall Palace. You will also visit the church of San Francisco, with its enviable collection of old books and a network of catacombs open to the public, as well as other churches and monuments. The tour continues through the residential areas of San Isidro, Miraflores and modern Lima. you will stop briefly at the Parque del Amor (very popular with couples on St. Valentine´s day). Overnight at the Hotel in Lima.

Day 2: Lima / Cusco - City Tour

Breakfast in the Hotel. Transport from hotel to airport. Arrival at Cusco, a representative will be waiting for you with a customized sign with your name and take you to your hotel. At 1:30pm pick up from the Hotel; guided sightseeing tour in Cusco such as: the Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun), which displays the best Inca stonework in the city, and the Cathedral in Cusco's Main Square with its magnificent colonial art. Go to the outskirts of the city to see the Inca ruins. Saqsahuaman, the amphitheatre of Qenqo, the fortress of Pukapukara and the spring shrine of Tambomachay. Overnight at the Hotel in Cusco.

Day 3: Mollepata-Soraypampa

We will leave from Cusco at 5:00 a.m. and take a three hour bus ride to Mollepata. Upon arrival we will meet our horsemen for the journey. After walking three hours we will arrive at Markoccasa, lunch, and rest for an hour before beginning our walk to Soraypampa. In this part of the trek we will be able to see just ahead of us the first snow cape of Huamantay in its entire splendor. Here, our crew will meet us with cups of hot Coca tea and shortly afterwards, dinner.

Day 4: Soraypampa-Chaullay

After breakfast we will set off at 6:30 a.m. to begin a four hour climb up to the first pass of the mountain, Salkantay. At the peak of the mountain, which is located at around 4630m/15250 feet we will spend some time so we may take pictures of the grand and beautiful view of a large mountain range. When you have snapped all those incredible photos we will descend the mountain for 4 hours on a rather pleasant path to Chaullay, where we will find our campsite at 2950m/9735 feet

Day 5: Chaullay - Playa-Santa Teresa

Leaving very early in the morning after our breakfast we will walk to Colpabamba. In this part of the trip we will walk down a narrow path, passing by various species of orchids and other types of plants representative of the area, cornfields, and fruit orchards. All in all this leg of the journey will take five hours after which we will arrive at La Playa where we will camp or take a small truck to the town of Santa Teresa located about an hour away at 1650m/5429feet.

Day 6: Santa Teresa-Hidroelectrica-Aguas Calientes

We will awake and after breakfast we will begin a three hour walk to arrive at the hydroelectric area that is also a small town. Here we will stop to eat our lunch. Finally we will arrive at Aguas Calientes after three hours walk (there is also an option to bypass the walk and take the train) where we will stay the night in a hotel.

Day 7: Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu-Cusco

We´ll have early breakfast. Then at 5:30 am we will catch the first bus to Machu Picchu in order to appreciate the magnificent city as the sun is rising. A walking tour (approximately 2 hours) is given by your Guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. If you still have energy you can also climb HuaynaPicchu (2700m/8890feet) it takes 45 minutes to reach the top.

Day 8.Free day in Cusco by yourself

Breakfast at the Hotel; free time in Cusco by yourself

Day 9 Cusco/Lima

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport in order to board the regular flight to Lima. Arrival and international flight conexion.

Included / Not Included

What is Included? What is not included?
  • All excursions mentioned in the program
  • Professional guide English/Spanish
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Train Tickets to Cusco
  • Bus up/down to Machu Picchu
  • Bus ticket to Puno(Inka Express Company)
  • All Transfers
  • Entrance Fees
  • 24 Hour support by our local staff
  • Double or single room in the selected hotel with breakfast
  • Domestic flights from (LIM/CUS/LIM)
  • International Flight tickets
  • Airport taxes
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance