Salkantay Journey and organic coffee 4 days

Homestay Journey

Description

This treck is considered by National Geographic one of the most popular and famous hikes of the 25 best hikes in the world. It connects you with the Magic City of Machu Picchu It allows you to see Apu Salkantay (6,271 m) from really close by, impressing views of Andean nature and an exuberant tropical jungle surrounded by several fruits like passion fruit, avocados, custard apple, jungle tomatoes and infallable organic coffee to enjoy.

Important



Day 1 CUSCO – MOLLEPATA - SORAYPAMPA (3,850 m) CHALLHUAY (2,900 m)

We leave Cusco very early at 3 o’clock at night (3 a.m.), by private transport destination Mollepata and Soraypampa, where we will have breakfast and at the same time, meet with our team of horse carriers. Then, we will start our hike on a path leading uphill, accompanied by our experienced guide and a porter with an emergency horse that can be helpful, should there occur any mishaps during the trajectory. We continue until we arrive at the highest point (the Salkantay pass, 4,629 m) from where you will be able to observe the enigmatic Salkantay mountain and a panoramic view of the chain of mountains that are surrouding it. Next, we will descend to Huayraqmachay where our Chef awaits us with a picknick lunch. After lunch, we will continue our hike descending to the Challhuay camp, where we will spend the night in tents. You may bring personal belongings weighing up to 7 – 8 kg.

  • Guide: Private bilingual guide for the track
  • Transport: Private transport from Cusco to Soraypampa
  • Horses to transport hiking materials and personal belongings up to 7 – 8 kg.
  • Emergency horse
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Lodging: 2 person tents with small mattresses
  • Entrance fee: Salkantay

Day 2 CHALHUAY - PLAYA SAHUAYACO and the organic coffee routes

Descending to the tropical forest. After breakfast, we have to say goodbye to our team of horseman, who were a great help in facilitating our hike. Today, our walk starts with an easy descent. We will be surrounded by ambush, bamboo, orchids and fruits, and will be accompanied by the river until we arrive at the Homestay of Playa Sahuayaco, where our Chef awaits us with a delicious picknick lunch. We may take a nap before we resume our walk to the organic coffee tuta (plantation), where a specialist will explain to us the various types of coffee they cultivate in the area, and the whole process of coffee production. After the presentation, we may participate in hand brewed coffee tasting and enjoy a cup of exquisite organic coffee. Dinner and lodging at the Homestay family.

  • Guide: Private bilingual guide
  • Transport: Local transport to bring the hiking material and personal belongings (7-8 kg)
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Lodging: with a Homestay family
  • Activity: organic coffee route

Day 3 PLAYA SAHUAYACO – LLAQTAPATA – HIDROELECTRICA - AGUAS CALIENTES

After breakfast, we say goodbye to our Homestay family and start our hike very early today, so we can enjoy dawn in the tropical jungle until after a climb, we reach the archeological site of Llaqtapata. After our visit, we continue with a descent to Hydroelectric and we will have lunch there, prepared by our Chef. As it is the last time we see him during this hike, we will say goodbye to our Chef and take the train to Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the night in a hotel.

  • Guide: Professional bilingual guide
  • Transport: Train from Hydroelectric to Aguas Calientes
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner in Aguas Calientes
  • Lodging: Hotel Tierra Viva*** or similar

Day 4 AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU – POROY - CUSCO

We have to leave the hotel very early in the morning to take the bus to the Magical City of the Incas, which is considered a jewel of Inca architecture with agricultural terraces, neighborhoods, squares, streets, an astronomic observatory etc. Constructed upon the slopes of the mountain, in the middle of nature, it is considered one of the miracles of today’s world. UNESCO has also recognized it as a part of our common Natural and Cultural Heritage, as it was an important religious, political and administrative center in the epoch of the Inca. The altitude is about 2,450 m. After exploring this Magical City, you may like to explore the mountain of Huayna Picchu. From the top of this mountain you can enjoy an impressing overview of the entire City of Machu Picchu. It is advised to make reservations months in advance, so please do not hesitate to contact us, if you like to include Huayna Picchu. We will return to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Ollantaytambo or Poroy, where our driver is waiting to take us back to the hotel in Cusco.

  • Guide: Private bilingual guide to Machu Picchu
  • Transport: Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (two- way ticket)
  • Train from Aguas Calientes to Poroy
  • Private transport from Poroy to Cusco
  • Meals: Breakfast at the hotel
  • Entrance fee: Machu Picchu

Include

  • Guide: Professional bilingual tour guide
  • Transport: Private transport from Cusco to Soraypamp
  • Horse carriers and horses for the transport of hiking materials
  • Horse carriers and horses for personal belongings up to 7 – 8 kg.
  • An emergency horse
  • Train from Hidroeléctica to Aguas Calientes
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and back
  • Train from Aguas Calientes to Poroy
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner as mentioned in the programme
  • Lodging: 2 person tents (day 1)
  • Small mattresses
  • Lodging in Homestay Playa Sahuayaco (day 2)
  • *** Hotel in Aguas Calientes (day 3)
  • Activity: Visit to an organic coffee brewer
  • Entrance fees: Salkantay, Machu Picchu

Not includes

  • Transport: A vistadone train (USD 25 extra)
  • Flights from Lima to Cusco, and Cusco to Lima
  • Meals: Lunch in Aguas Calientes and dinner in Cusco on day 4
  • Snacks and alcoholic drinks
  • Lodging: Hotel in Cusco
  • Hiking Materials: Sleeping bag
  • Hiking stick
  • Entrance fee: mountain Huayna Picchu (USD 20 extra)
  • For rent
  • A sleeping bag (4 days) USD 20
  • Hiking sticks (4 days) USD 15
  • Water resistent hiking shoes
  • Poncho against the rain
  • Wind jacket
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sun blocker
  • Sunglasses
  • Extra pair of shoes
  • Sandals
  • Lantern/ lamp
  • (Battery) Charger
  • Small, personal rucksack

prices and discounts

A mínimum group size would be 2 persons. The bigger the group, the lower our cost per person: please, find our prices and discounts below!

  • Price per person (based on 2 pp) USD 850
  • Price per person (based on 3 pp) USD 700
  • Price per person (based on 4 pp) USD 600
  • Price per person (based on 5 pp) USD 550
  • Price per person (based on 6 pp) USD 500
  • Price per person (based on 7 pp or more) USD 480