Inca Trail
An adventure through the path of the Sun

Salcantay Trek

The Inca trail is unquestionably the most known of the hikes in Peru to get to Machu Picchu. But there is an alternative, slightly different and above all without the limitation of availability and open all year long (except in February), the Salcantay trek. It must not be considered as a last resort solution because it is only an alternative. Differences of this trek are: longer, higher, less crowded, more "immense" landscapes, less archaeological ruins.

For its growing success and because we know that it meets the wishes of the most demanding ones, we have created a website dedicated to it: salcantay.info, where you will find all the necessary information and the possibility to book online.

Treks comparative

  2-day Inca trail 4-day Inca Trail Salcantay Trek
Duration 2 days 4 days 5 days
Availability Every day of the year except in February, subject to availability Every day of the year except in February, subject to availability Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday of the year except in February, without limit.

Price

US$ 620 all included US$ 690 all included US$ 520 all included
Departure point Cuzco Cuzco Cuzco
Arrival point Machu Picchu Machu Picchu Machu Picchu
Total walking distance 7.5 miles (12 km) 28 miles (45 km) 36 miles (58 km)
Difficulty
Equipment porters - Porters Horses
Maximal altitude   13858 ft (4224 m) 16174 ft (4930 m)
Accommodation 1 hotel (Aguas Calientes) 3 campsites 2 luxury dome
1 campsite
1 hotel (Aguas Calientes)
Visit of Machu Picchu
Return to Cuzco by train