Book your SALKANTAY TREK having this plan Salkantay Trek Machupicchu Plus Jungle 9 Days 8 Nights being the best option to enjoy Peru and Hiking Salkantay at the bottom with amazing views and some beautiful lake and also this Salkantay mountain is one of third highest snow peak mountain in SouthAmerica being the top 6200 masl.
So the pass of Salkantay is 4600 masl (ft 15,091) and also you can have some walk for 30 minutes to see one small lake which is beside the snow capped mountain of Salkantay and then dawn hill hiking to the following camp sites and arriving to the beginning of the amazon jungle where you will see plenty plantation of coffee bush and avocado trees too and the end visiting one of the new seventh wonder in the world MAchupicchu.
Then ready to fly to the Amazon jungle Puerto Maldonado where you will be greeted by our staff and then we take you to the port of the Madre Dios River from where we will ride our boat for 45 minutes then being accommodated in some beautiful eco lodge and then the following days doing some tour like looking for the wild life in this tour named Salkantay trek Machupicchu plus jungle 9 days 8 nights.
The low jungle amazon Puerto Maldonado is very beautifuland being this place one of the right place to see some wild life and mega trees like wooden vines and palm trees some of them with some edible fruit and also here is the properly river which named Rio de Madre de Dios having 350 meters of wide and the deepest part can be 20 meters even more during the rainy season.
So the river has native fishes and plenty wild life like turtle and alligators then capybaras and also monkeys and a lot type of birds from small to big ones and bats then tarantulas and a lot of rare insects and then being connected to the jungle and then by the end we ride you to the airport of Puerto Maldonado from where you ride your flight to Cusco city. this is the way we have our package tour, named Salkantay trek Machupicchu plus jungle 9 days 8 nights.
1 : Start the Salkantay Trek – Mollepata – Soraypampa(Camping).
2 : Soraypampa – Chaullay (Camping).
3 : Chaullay – La Playa (Camping).
4 : La Playa – Llactapata – Aguas Calientes (Overnight Aguas Calientes).
5 : Visit Machupicchu Full day (Overnight Cusco) 6 : Transfer to Cusco Airport (Overnight Puerto Maldonado Lodge)
7 : Jungle Exploration (Overnight Puerto Maldonado Lodge)
8 : Jungle Exploration (Overnight Puerto Maldonado Lodge)
9 : Transfer to Puerto Maldonado Airport to Cusco (End of the Service)
We pick you up from your hotel at 4:30 am then we ride about 3 hours to Mollepata where we start our Salkantay trek so as soon as we here we have some breakfast then we start our hike through dirt road for 3 hours and the half hours to the lunch place with the view to some beautiful snow capped mountains, like Salkantay and Humantay.
After lunch we hike 3 hours through beautiful valley of Salkantay trek and having nice gentle road with views to these snow mountains and arriving to our campsite named Soraypampa located at 3600 masl(11,811ft) so if we have some enough time at the camp we can take you to some nice lake, which is 1 hour and the half round trip then dinner by 7:30pm at the camp
• Estimated walking time: 7-8 hours
• Maximum altitude point: 3,800 m (aprox.)
• Campsite altitude: 3,800 m (aprox.) (Camping)
So today we pick you up at 4:am then some breakfast and start hinking as soon as you finish your breakfast, because this day will be the longest day the first 4 hours is uphill to get the highest point of the Salkantay trek (4650m/15200ft) located this pass between 2 huge mountains and enjoy these magic mountain and plenty photos.
Then we start hiking just downhill through nice valley towards Huayracpunku where we have some lunch and then we hike through the beginning amazon jungle until we reach our second Salkantay Trek camping spot of chaullay or Colcapampa (3000m/9800ft).
Day 2: Total distance: 19 km (aprox.)
. Estimated walking time: 8 – 9 hours
. Maximum altitude point: 4,650 m (aprox.)
. Campsite altitude: 3000 masl (aprox.) (CAMPING)
After breakfast by 6:am we start walking through the upper jungle crossing the Lluskamayo River and a variety of little brooks to reach La Playa walking about 6 hours so today we pass through valleys and have wonderful scenic views of waterfalls and nice hike road shaded by trees and see tropical fruits, like avocado trees and camping in this nice place full of coffee plantation.
After lunch free afternoon time and you can play futball with the local people or you can taste the local coffee grown by peasant people and have explanation about coffee process.
. Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours
. Maximum altitude point: 2,750 m (aprox.)
. Campsite altitude: 1,600 m (aprox.).(Camping)
We wake you up by 4:30 am then some breakfast and time to hike through original road uphill for 4 hours and arriving to the pass and place called Llactapata, which is an Inca building and view to Machupicchu and its famous mountains and see also some snow capped mountain.
Then hike downhill for 2 hours and see some waterfalls and cross some suspension bridge then arriving to the lunch place and afterward we hike alongside of train lines, through Machupicchu valley shaded by trees and get the overnight in this ecological town.
. Estimated walking time: 5 – 6 hours
. Maximum altitude point: 1,600 m (aprox.)
. Hostel(aguas calientes) altitude: 1,900 m (aprox.).(HOTEL)
After Salkantay hiking today is important day so in this case we will wake you up at 4:30am to have some breakfast and ride the bus for 30 minutes up to Machupicchu and as soon as we get here we take you to the view point of Machupicchu and then have tour for a couple hours with the experienced adult tour guide.
Then you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves so if you will have some energy left you can also climb Huaynapicchu mountain (2720m/8890ft)!!! And it takes 45 minutes to reach the top and after enjoying machupicchu we need to go down to Aguas Calientes town to take the train back to ollantaytambo and then bus back Cusco and drop you off at your place.
Total distance of hiking: 4 km (aprox.) Optional
Estimated walking time: 1- 2 hours
Maximum altitude point: 2,700 m (aprox.)
Transfer to the Cusco airport to take flight to Puerto Maldonado When you arrive to Puerto Maldonado so our staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the center of the town where you can experience the exotic local market depending on the arrival time of the flights we may have the first lunch here or while travelling to the lodge or in the lodge.
We take our motor boat along the Madre de Dios River for approximately 40 minutes to our Eco lodge then a cool welcome drink awaits you and then we show you, your bungalows to settle in.
In the afternoon we will take a 30 minute boat journey to Monkey Island where you appreciate a great diversity of monkeys such the spider and capuchin and tamarinds y squirrel monkeys as well as raccoons and capybaras and a rich variety of birds. We return to our Eco lodge for a traditional dinner.
After a great jungle breakfast, we take a 2 hours walk to the famous Sandoval Lake, passing through virgin forest, home to beautiful flora and fauna including Giant Otters, birds, alligators, turtles, and variety of fishes. We will spend few hours in wooden canoes on this lake whcih being one of the most beautiful lake in the region.
And afterward we walk the way back to the port of the river where we take our motor boat the way back to the eco lodge then later some dinner.
Jungle breakfast then we will travel a further 1 hour down river to the Taricaya project of specialized trails where your guide will show you amazing ecosystem up close (canopy and after that we enjoy coming down from the trees using our zip lining) during which your guide will teach you along an array of trails.
We will further amaze you with the marvels of the jungle through a gentle hike and learn to recognize bird’s calls and then footprints and plants in this tour package named Salkantay Trek Machupicchu plus jungle 9 days 8 nights.
Very early departure to witness the spectacle of the Parrot’s Clay Lick and sunrise on the rivers as we journey 1 and half hours to the Clay-Lick wall before hundreds of green parrots congregate at first light each morning.
We will generally be able to spend about one hour and the parrots show up only until before the sunrise and then ride our motor boat the way back to our lodge for some good breakfast.
Check in 2 hours before your flight on to Cusco (Overnight Cusco Hotel).
The end of out trip Salkantay trek Machupicchu plus jungle 9 days 8 nights.
Most people automatically assume the weather condition in South America, while is the high altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night.
. We recommend you, to put your personal belongings in plastic bag in the duffel bag or backpack, which is easies for you to keep your things dry. A good size daypack is also essential.
• Duck tape and original Passport (and some copies)
• Airline tickets (and some copies)
• Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required
• Windproof/waterproof jacket
• Sun hat
• 2 pairs of shorts
• 2 pairs of long trousers *zipp off
• Hiking boots/ sturdy walking shoes
• Knee-length socks (to be used with rubber boots, if provided at the jungle lodge)
• Sun block
•Flashlight (head light recommended)
• Rain poncho and plastic bags for your personal stuff to keep them dry
• Sleeping bag (it can be hired from our company)
Credit cards and debit cards are very useful for cash advances. Visa cards are the most widely accepted cards. While ATMs are widely available, there are no guarantees that your credit cards or debit cards will actually work in Peru. Check with your bank. You should be aware that to purchase products or services on a credit card a fee of 5%-10% usually applies. Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money. A combination of US$ dollar cash, travellers cheques and cards is best, although you will usually be charged a commission or given a less-favourable exchange rate for travellers cheques. Always take more rather than less for this trip Salkantay trek Machupicchu plus jungle 9 days 8 nights.
Please be advised that slightly torn notes, notes that have been heavily marked or are faded may be difficult to exchange. It is best to bring notes in fairly good condition, in denominations lower than 100 US$ (or equivalent).
Note: That common clothing, batteries, film, medications, and such toiletries as toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, deodorant and feminine hygiene items are available in Peru. It is best to bring from home such items as prescription meds, eyewear and care, extra-large clothing, shoes, unusual film and camera batteries. Also note that most digital camera memory cards can be downloaded and burned onto a CD in internet cafes in any large city.
Rain is possible at any time of year, especially in high mountains and cloud forest, and one should always be prepared. The climate in sites we will visit is as follows:
Cuzco: days are warm if sunny, slightly chilly and cloudy. Nights are cold in Cuzco.
Lima: warm to hot days, cool evenings, almost never any rain. Often overcast.
Inca Trail: variable depending on altitude, from hot to very cold, with rain always a possibility.
Machu Picchu: lower and warmer than Cuzco, with rain possible all year round.
Puno: days are warm if sunny, slightly chilly if cloudy. Nights are cold in Puno.
For your international flights, please check with your airline. Within Peru, you are allowed 20 kilos (44 lbs) of checked baggage, as well as one carry-on and another small, purse-like item. The carry-on size regulations are the same as international carry-on size regulations
Automatic cash points are available in Lima, Cuzco and Puno. Visa, MasterCard, Plus, and Cirrus are the most common usable types of cards. Traveler’s checks (American Express is best!) or a Visa or MasterCard for cash advances are also options. Do not bring MoneyGrams or International Money Orders, as they are extremely difficult to exchange. Banks and exchange houses are available in Lima, Cuzco and Puno. For currency, U.S. dollars are recommended and most easily exchanged. Please note that cash must be untorn. It can be older-looking, but even the slightest tear on an edge will make it un-changeable. Acceptable bills come out of the ATMs in country.
Expect to spend about US$3-10 on a meal, US$2 on a beer, water or soft drink in Peru. Shopping prices are usually lower than people expect. Alpaca sweaters, for example, run between $5 and $30.
Note: For Salkantay trek Machupicchu plus jungle 9 days 8 nights we do some discount for this year 2017