|Short trip, under 3 weeks, to tourist areas||hepatitis A -diphtheria / tetanus -yellow fever|
|Travel over 3 weeks, in addition||typhus -evt. hepatitis B|
|Longer stays, in addition:||hepatitis B -evt. rabies (dog madness) - tuberculosis|
|COVI - 19||3 Vaccines|
This trip to Salkantay is as challenging as the Inca trail of 4 days and 3 nights. The landscape is incredibly beautiful, as we reach up to 4600 masl in a 3 km flat, with a view to the jungle where we start to descend. We come to the low jungle and we can see different plantations of coffee, bananas and other fruit trees. We continue our trip to the city of Machu Picchu. It is very important to emphasize that this trip is quite challenging and suitable for good hikers. The Salkantay landscape is beautiful and highly recommended.
Arrival Peru-Lima in the evening local time There you will be met at the airport and driven to the hotel We spend the night in Lima.
Today we travel to Cusco Transfer from the hotel to the airport Fly Lima - Cusco flight trip takes 1h 10 min There you will be met by a guide who makes a private transport to the Urubamba valley about 1h 30min I think it is better to spend the night down in the Urubamba Valley because it is lower than Cusco which is at 3400 m above sea level. Urubamba Valley is located at 2900 m above sea level Accommodation Urubamba Valley.
Today there will be a tour of the Urubamba Valley with a visit to the market in Pisac and the famous Inca ruins Olliantaytambo. You will have a guide with you throughout the trip New accommodation in the Urubamba Valley
We leave Cusco about 3:30 to 5:00. A bus takes us to Mollepata (2900 meters above sea level) where we arrive at 8:00 in the morning, we stop at the last minute to use the toilets. We continue to our starting point, Soraypampa (3850 meters above sea level). We meet with our support staff, and they will load the equipment on horses and mules. Around 9:00 we will begin our trip to Humantay Lake. On the way we will have a beautiful view of the majestic Salkantay, other mountains covered in snow and the valley of the Apurimac River. at 1:00, we will have a Peruvian lunch in a place called Salkantay Pampa. After lunch we will walk to our first campsite, Soyrococha, where we will also have dinner.
(walk 10 hours) Today, nature will change drastically from arid landscapes to snow-capped peaks and tropical areas. After a hearty breakfast, we start the most difficult part of the walk. We start the hike around 8:00 in the morning. We will walk for about an hour and a half, gradually ascending, until we reach the highest point (4600 meters above sea level). We will appreciate the spectacular views of the mountains and the impressive snow-capped peaks of Salkantay (6264 meters above sea level) which is known as the second highest point in the Cusco region. On the way down we will visit the wonderful intense blue Salkantay Lake. Around 12:30 we will have our lunch, in the Huayra Mackay area. After a walk of about 3 hours, we arrived at our camp in Challway (2920 meters above sea level). Around 7:00, we will return from the trip and have dinner.
At 7:00 we will start our trip and we will enjoy the beautiful sunrise. We will walk for about 5 hours towards Playa Sahuayo and during this period; We will observe a town called Collpabamba, also called Forest Cloudy Brow where waterfalls, fruit-bearing trees, varied flora and birds can be observed. If we are lucky, we will be able to observe the famous bird called «Rock of the Rocks». Once in Playa Sahuayo, we have lunch Overnight at a hotel in Aguas Calientes village (2000 meters above sea level). Here you have the opportunity to go to thermal hot springs. We have dinner at 19:00.
An early start to get up to Machu Picchu when the sun rises, a walk of approx. 1.5 h. There will be a guided tour inside Machu Picchu of approx. 2 h. There we will visit most of the most important ruins. In the afternoon we take the train back to Cusco. Overnight in Cusco.
In the morning there will be a city tour We will visit the famous Inca ruins Sacsahuaman, quenke, puka pukara we visit the beautiful cathedral of Cusco and not least the sun temple Qoricanca. In the afternoon there is free time Accommodation Cusco.
Flights from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado (jungle) Transport from the airport to the boat that takes us down the river Madre de Dios about 2h, until we arrive at the lodge where we will spend the next few days. Lunch It will be a walk to Choche Caiman, a small pond, where we can see caimans and many bird species. In the evening it is possible to join a small boat trip to look for caimans and other animals that live along the riverbank. The lodge is of a nice standard with a private bathroom in each cottage.
After breakfast there will be a walk to Lago apu Victor. Here we will be able to see different bird species, turtles and if we are lucky we can see giant otters. Back to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, the trip goes out to the monkey island to see several different monkeys. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Today we will paddle through a beautiful swamp area where we will see many different birds, butterflies, turtles and if we are lucky we will spot the anaconda. We walk through the jungle on the way back where we see the jungle's giant trees and many beautiful flowers. (walk about 5km) Lunch In the afternoon there is free time to enjoy the swimming pool or lie in the hammocks by the river bank.
Transfer back to the airport Fly Puerto Maldonado to Cusco In the afternoon it is free in Cusco Accommodation Cusco
Transport from the hotel to the bus station Today we travel from Cusco to Puno by bus about 9h on the bus it is with an English speaking guide, we stop at some tourist places and a stop to eat a lunch buffet This is a great trip that I recommend Transport from the bus station to the hotel Accommodation Puno.
Today it will be a full day trip out to Lake Titicaca First you visit the floating islands of Urus and then you take the boat on to the island of Taquile There you go up to the top of the small village where we will have lunch We will get a great view of Lake Titicaca from there After lunch you go down to the boat and then return to Puno Accommodation Puno.
Transfer from the hotel to the airport Fly To Lima Transport to the hotel Accommodation Lima.
Transfer to the airport in the afternoon.