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The knowledge of the guides was brilliant and really made the trip a great success. The effort they put into everything from our safety to dessert was amazing - I am very impressed. This walk was above and beyond all of my expectations!

Chris Horn - Australia - March 2010 | Australia
 
 

Salcantay Trek to Machu Picchu

12/08/2016

Salcantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Have you heard about the Salcantay Trek to Machu Picchu?

The Salcantay trek to Machu Picchu is giving the Inca Trail a run for its money...with spectacular views of Mount Salcantay, high in the mystical Andes. The trail has far less trekkers than its famous friend and does not require the same, and often sold out, trekking permits. No permits, less people and the same destination - Machu Picchu. 

The challenging hike over the Salcantay Pass (4640m) rewards trekkers with an awe-inspiring close-up view of the sacred Salcantay Mountain, a sight which often evokes a deep emotional connection between you and your natural surroundings. Book Now >>

If alternative trails are your thing and you want to break away from the 'llama pack', check out these four incredible alternative treks in the majestic Andes. All of these treks include an early morning visit to the enigmatic site of Machu Picchu.

Salcantay trek High Inca trail High Inca trail

For those looking for even more isolation, we recommend this unforgettable traverse of the Vilcabamba Range. It follows remote trails via ancient cloud forest and high passes to the 'lost' ruins of Choquequirao. The magnificent trek then continues to Paltallacta, providing a stunning and rarely seen view of Machu Picchu from the opposite side. 

Inca Rivers Trek

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