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Salkantay Trek + Classic Inca Trail 6D/5N

Salkantay Inca Trail 6 Days to Machu Picchu

breakfast on salkantay inca trail 6 days to machu picchu
breakfast on salkantay inca trail 6 days to machu picchu

This Salkantay Inca trail 6 days trek takes you on a less traveled hiking path from the Peruvian Andes to the jungle´s eyebrow, passing by the foot of the impressive mountain of Salkantay (6,271 m/ 20,574 feet) and lesser-known Inca ruins to reach to the 4-day Classic or Traditional Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The Salkantay tour and Inca Trail 6 days combine the best of both worlds – Stunning high mountain trekking near the magnificent Salkantay peak and also give you the opportunity to visit the ancient Inca ruins of the Classic or Traditional Inca trail to reach to the citadel of Machu Picchu through Sun Gate.

the highest point of the inca trail

We offer this combination Salkantay trek plus Classic Inca trail to Machu Picchu for those travelers who wish to get off the beaten path but still experience a wilderness trek and the Classic Inca Trail in the Andes. The Salkantay Inca trail 6 days will give you once-in-a-lifetime experience adventure; in the heart of the Inca Empire. This trek ascent through the steep mountains, beautiful lush green valleys, cloud forests and all the flora and fauna of the Andes.

salkantay inca trail trek to machu picchu
salkantay inca trail trek to machu picchu

On Salkantay Inca Trail 6 Days offers a quiet and rich contemplation of nature, where you will spend the first 3 days on Salkantay trail before entering to the Classic Inca Trail for the last 3 days. The ecosystem and diversity of flora and fauna are incredible on both trails. The Salkantay tour plus Inca Trail is for adventurers and travelers who look for a little more privacy and authenticity with more stunning views. Join us for this Salkantay trekking & Inca trail to Machu Picchu where we´ll show you the gorgeous view of Peruvian Andes.

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Overview of Salkantay Inca Trail 6 Days

  • Name of the tour: Salkantay trail plus Classic Inca trail
  • Trek Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
  • Accommodation: 5 nights camping facilities.
  • Type of tour: Trekking, Hiking & Cultural Adventure.
  • Altitude: Max. Elevation 16,404 feet / Min. Elevation 7,874
  • Total Distance: 80 km / 48 miles.
  • Group Size: (min 2 – max 8 / average 4).
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate & Challenging
  • Departure Day: Any day with two people,
  • Acclimatization: At least 2 days acclimatization recommended in Cusco prior to the trip.
  • Location: This Salcantay trek to Cassic Inca Trail & Machu Picchu begins 3.5 hours drive through Mollepata village.

Highlights of Salkantay Inca Trail 6 Days

  • Explore the highest and most stunning in the Peruvian Andes.
  • Enjoy the view of enigmatic Mount of Salkantay and Humantay.
  • Hike through the quiet and remote Salkantay trail crossing over 5,000 meters high before connecting to Classic Inca Trail.
  • Walk in Peru´s most famous treks, known “Classic Inca trail” visiting and exploring Inca ruins located on the trail.
  • Hike through a fascinating range of bio-diversity ecosystem from highland to jungle.
  • Small groups, Big adventure (min 2 – max 8 / average 4).
  • Visit & explore the legendary of Machu Picchu with a private guide.
  • Book the Salcantay Inca Trail 6 days with direct & official local tour operator based in Cusco, managed by locals.

Detailed Itinerary of the Salkantay Inca trail trek to Machu Picchu 6 Days

Pre-trek briefing

For Salkantay Inca Trail 6 days trek to Machu Picchu, you will have a thorough briefing with your experienced adventure tour guide, the night before your trek. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and you can take this opportunity to ask final questions and make any final preparations.

Day 1: Cusco – Soraypampa – Ichupata

We will pick you up early from your hotel in the morning in a private transportation to drive through the picturesque villages of Pampa de Anta (Zurite, and Ancahuasi) and Limatambo valley toward Mollepata town, where we will have breakfast at one of the local houses. After breakfast, our journey will continue to Soraypampa (3,880 m/ 12,726 feet), where we will begin our Salkantay trail trek to Classic or Traditional Inca trail to Machu Picchu. At Soraypampa, we will meet our support staff “horsemen”, who will pack everything for the trek and load the equipment onto horses. After getting everything packed and finalized, we start hiking up to Humantay Lake, located at the base of Humantay glacier “the stunning turquoise lake”. After enjoying and taking pictures, we will back down to Soraypampa and continue our trekking toward Salkantaypampa, which is our lunch place. From here we have a great vista of the Mount Salkantay. The first day of the trek is gradual uphill to the first campsite, called Ichupata (4,300m / 14,104 feet) when we arrive at the campsite the staff of Peru Spirit Adventure will welcome us to our camp. Then we have a free time to relax, subsequently, we enjoy our afternoon tea followed by delicious dinner. Afterward, we go to sleep in the tent under the beautiful constellations of the southern hemisphere.
  • Walking Distance: 12 km / 7,4 miles
  • Overnight Accommodations: Camping facilities
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner
  • Campsite elevation: 4300m / 14,104ft.
  • Difficulty: Challenging
breakfast on salkantay inca trail 6 days trek to machu picchu
breakfast on salkantay inca trail 6 days trek to machu picchu

Day 2: Ichupata – highest Point – Pampacahuana

We wake you up quite early with a steaming cup of coca tea to start the second day of our trekking and enjoy the breakfast. After breakfast, we begin our hike ascending gradually towards Incachiriasca pass (5,000 m / 16,404 feet), the highest of the entire route. We will be surrounded by snow-capped mountains, deep valleys, and glacial lakes. After hiking for about 3 or 4 hours to the pass, you will enjoy the magnificent view. Where you will take some unique pictures of the Peruvian Andes. Then we start descending towards our lunch place, known Sisaypampa, a great place to observe the big Andean bird, called Condor of the Andes. Followed lunch, we keep descending to the second campsite with the name, Pampacahuana, it is a small community located at (3,700 m / 12,136 feet), next to an original ancient Inca canal, where the Inca harnessed the water from Mount Salkantay to irrigate their crops in the valleys below and which is still used today by local farmers. Due to the altitude, the temperatures can drop below freezing and there may be snow. Keep a good jacket with you. Later on at the campsite, we enjoy our happy hour “afternoon tea” and dinner, subsequently to go to sleep.
  • Hiking Distance: 14km / 8,6 miles
  • Overnight Accommodations: Camping facilities
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner
  • Campsite elevation: 3700m / 12,136ft
  • Difficulty: Challenging
the view from the highest point of salkantay trail and inca trail
the view from the highest point of Salkantay Inca trail 6 days to Machu Picchu

Day 3: Pampacahuana – Paucarcancha – Huayllabamba – Llulluchapampa

After a delicious breakfast, we start hiking through the valley of Pampacahuana community for 3 hours to reach to one of the first archeological site, called Paucarcancha (3,133 m / 10,276 feet). Where we´ll visit and get a comprehensive guided tour of the site. Subsequently, we have lunch nearby of the Inca site. After lunch, here is where we say goodbye to our muleteers and meet our porters who will be with us until we reach Machu Picchu along the classic or Traditional Inca trail. From Paucarcancha, we follow the Cusichaca valley to Huayllabamba (2,866 m / 9,400 feet) the last village of the 4-Days Classic Inca trail. Then we continue 4 hours uphill hike through many ecosystems and cloud forest to reach our campsite, known Llulluchapampa located at (3,800 m/ 12,467 feet).
  • Hiking  Distance: 15km / 9,3 miles
  • Overnight Accommodations: Camping facilities
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner
  • Campsite elevation: 3800m / 12,460ft
  • Difficulty: Challenging
salkantay inca trail 6 days to machu picchu
salkantay Inca trail 6 days to Machu Picchu

Day 4: Llulluchapampa – Pacaymayu – Chaquicocha

Your porters will wake you up with a steaming hot cup of coca tea to enjoy the breakfast. After breakfast, we begin our expedition following an original Inca stone path for 2 hours to reach the highest point of the Classic Inca Trail called, (Dead Woman´s Pass 4,215 m / 13,829 feet). This climb is the most difficult part of the Inca trail. Upon reaching the summit, we take a short break to enjoy the spectacular view before setting off to the Pacaymayu Valley (Hidden River). From Dead Woman´s pass, we continue our walk down for an hour and a half to the lunch spot. After lunch, we begin to ascend for 2 hours again towards the pass of Runkurakay (3,900 m / 12,795 ft). On the way, we will stop at a small Inca site called Runkurakay. After the second highest point, we begin to descend for 1 hour to reach the next Inca site of Sayacmarca, where we stop to rest and explore, then we continue our trekking for 40 minutes until we reach our campsite of Chaquicocha (Dry Lake, 3,600 m / 11,808 feet). It is an excellent place to observe the fascinating Inca constellations of the Southern Hemisphere sky.
  • Hiking  Distance: 16km / 10 miles
  • Overnight Accommodations: Camping facilities
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner
  • Campsite elevation: 3600m / 11,808ft
  • Difficulty: Challenging

Day 5: Chaquicocha – Phuyupatamarca – Wiñay Wayna

This day will be the most impressive day of the Inca trail. We will wake up at approximately 6 am and, after a breakfast, ascend towards the archeological site of Phuyupatamarca (a village in the clouds). From where we´ll have great views overlooking the Urubamba River, and we will get our first view of Machu Picchu Mountain. Continuing on for another 3 hours downhill, we will arrive at our final campsite (Wiñaywayna 2,650m / 8,694feet). On this day we will only hike about 4 or 5 hours, arriving at our final campsite. In the late afternoon, we will go to visit Wiñaywayna Inca site (forever young). We are one of the few companies that provide a guided tour of Wiñayhuayna site. In the evening we will say goodbye our crew. And we then go to sleep.
  • Hiking Distance: 10km / 6,2 miles
  • Overnight Accommodations: Camping facilities
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner
  • Campsite elevation: 2650m / 8694ft
  • Difficulty: Easy
phuyupatamarca inca site
Phuyupatamarca Inca site on Salkantay Inca trail 6 days to Machu Picchu

Day 6: Wiñay Wayna – Sun Gate – Machu Picchu – Cusco

This day is the most important day for you. We will begin our final day by waking up very early, after breakfast, we will hike 1 hour to Intipuncu (sun gate, 2720m / 8923ft) before sunrise. From this point, we will have a magnificent view of Machu Picchu as the sun rises over the Inca city. We will then walk downhill for 1 hour to Machu Picchu ruins. After progressing through the checkpoint, your guide will give a 2-hour tour of the city, after which you will have free time to explore the ancient city by yourself. After a few hours, you will take a bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes, where we will meet up with your guide again for lunch in this village. You will also be provided with your train ticket back to Ollantaytambo, from where you will be driven back to Cusco. Additionally, if you would like to book an extra ticket to Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu Mountain, book in advance. It is an additional cost.
  • Hiking Distance: 5km / 3,1 miles
  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Campsite elevation: 2650m / 8694ft
  • Approximate walking time: 2 hours
machu picchu photo
Salkantay Inca trail 6 days to Machu Picchu – Machu Picchu picture

Salkantay Inca Trail 6 Days trek to Machu Picchu Includes

  • A pre-trek briefing the night before the start of your Salkantay trek + Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
  • One English-speaking guide. 2 guides will be provided if the group is over 9 hikers.
  • Private transport from Cusco to the trailhead.
  • Horses and Horseman guides. Horses are for carrying supplies and 8 kg / 16 pounds of your personal items.
  • 5 nights camping equipment along the Salkantay trail and Inca trail.
  • Salkantay trail entrance fee.
  • Entrance ticket to Inca trail.
  • Machu Picchu admission ticket.
  • Bus ticket down from Machu Picchu to Machu Picchu Pueblo.
  • 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5-afternoon tea, and 5 dinners.
  • 4-person capacity tent, 2 people will be assigned per tent.
  • Foam sleeping mattress.
  • Water supply (boiled) after every meal.
  • Train ticket from Machu Picchu Pueblo to Ollantaytambo train station.
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo train station to Cusco.
  • Dining tent with camp table and chairs.
  • First Aid Kit & Oxygen bottle tank.
  • A duffle bag, to put in it, your personal belonging, which will be carried by pack horses.
  • All local taxes.

Not Included

  • Sleeping bag, (you might rent from us).
  • Hiking poles (you might rent from us).
  • Entrance to the hot spring in Aguas Calientes.
  • Gratuities for the crew (muleteers, porters, cook, and guide).
  • Hotel accommodations in Cusco.
  • Personal expenses (Internet access along the trail, laundry personal taxis).
  • Travel insurance, we strongly recommend you to bring copies with you of travel and health insurance to protect:
    • An insurance of trip cancellation.
    • Travel investment (included with your pre-departure tour).
    • To cover trip cancellation (baggage loss and delay, emerging medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance)
    • Any unexpected situations occurred during the trip and which are beyond our control, including changes in scheduling trains or flights, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, etc. it should be covered by the passenger as an all.
    • If you for physical reasons of health cannot continue the trekking or the tour and will need emergency evacuation then all charges incurred such as transportation, ambulance, doctors, medication, hospitalization, hotel, etc. will be at passenger’s expense.

Packing List for Salkantay Inca trail 6 days to Machu Picchu

  • Original passport & valid International Student Card (ISIC, if applicable), some copies.
  • Travel insurance (and some copies).
  • Sleeping bag (the recommendation is a rating of at least minus 10°c.)
  • Sleeping bag liner.
  • Hiking boots (waterproof). Sneakers are acceptable but expect to get wet
  • Long-sleeved shirts to prevent sunburn.
  • Trekking poles with rubber covers. Without rubber covers, they will be of limited use.
  • Comfortable hiking clothes, including warm clothes for the nighttime.
  • Toilet paper, and face tissue paper.
  • Headlamp or torch.
  • Water bottle or canteen.
  • American dollars and Peruvian soles in cash.
  • Sun hat, cap, and warm hat and gloves for the nighttime.
  • Hiking trousers.
  • Hiking socks.
  • Sunblock and sunglasses.
  • Deep or mosquito repellent.
  • Day Pack: We provide a duffle bag, to put in some personal belonging that will no use during the day, and it will be carried by pack horses, and you will need a small daypack for carrying your water, snacks, camera, rain gear, and layers, sunscreen and bug spray, meds every day. Note: Maximum allowed in Machu Picchu is 25 liters, but the smaller the better.
  • Rain gear: (you need to have a rain gear. From April- Oct is dry season and from Nov-Mar is the wet season. Just keep in mind that it can rain any time of the year in the cloud forest and in the Peruvian Andes the weather is very changeable and unpredictable, it’s also good to have rain pants, as well, as a poncho will not suffice)
  • Personal first-aid kit. We recommend you bring anti-inflammatory tablets (ibuprofen), aspirin for headaches or muscle pain and blister kit.). Also, some recommendations meds of the doctor for parasites and stomach bacterial infections (tablets like Ciprofloxacin for bacteria and Metronidazole, Tinidazole) and for high altitude (altitude sickness) Diamox and Ciprofloxacin.

Price of the tour of Salkantay Inca trail 6 days to Machu Picchu

  • Group Service: From US $ 1,100 per person.

We require a minimum of 3 people for this trek; to open a new departure date. The departure is 100% Guaranteed once booked. We guarantee the perfect experience by arranging this tour for you.

  • Private Service: From US $1,150 per person.

We require a minimum of 2 people for this trek, but you can leave any day you would like. The departure is 100% Guaranteed once booked. Request a Quote: We can customize this private trek just for you. We guarantee the perfect experience by arranging this tour as a private service.

  • Peru Spirit Adventure is direct & official local tour operator based in Cusco, managed by locals; our groups are not shared with third parties.
  • Student discount applies to students holding a valid Green ISIS card – $ 25 off per person.
  • We provide duffel bag, where you put in 8 kg / 17 lb. some belonging that you don’t use in the way of the trek. But (you need to have a daypack to carry everything you will need during the day).

Rentals Items

  • A pair of hiking poles – US $25
  • A sleeping bag – US $30
  • Private tent – US $35

Add optional Items

  • Huayna Picchu Mountain entrance fee (book in advance) – US $ 62 per person.
  • Vistadome Train (One Way), from Machu Picchu Pueblo to Poroy – US $ 35 per person.
  • Original passport & valid International Student Card (ISIC, if applicable), some copies.
  • Travel insurance (and some copies).
  • Sleeping bag (the recommendation is a rating of at least minus 10°c.)
  • Sleeping bag liner.
  • Hiking boots (waterproof). Sneakers are acceptable but expect to get wet
  • Long-sleeved shirts to prevent sunburn.
  • Trekking poles with rubber covers. Without rubber covers, they will be of limited use.
  • Comfortable hiking clothes, including warm clothes for the nighttime.
  • Toilet paper, and face tissue paper.
  • Headlamp or torch.
  • Water bottle or canteen.
  • American dollars and Peruvian soles in cash.
  • Sun hat, cap, and warm hat and gloves for the nighttime.
  • Hiking trousers.
  • Hiking socks.
  • Sunblock and sunglasses.
  • Deep or mosquito repellent.
  • Day Pack: We provide a duffle bag, to put in some personal belonging that will no use during the day, and it will be carried by pack horses, and you will need a small daypack for carrying your water, snacks, camera, rain gear, and layers, sunscreen and bug spray, meds every day. Note: Maximum allowed in Machu Picchu is 25 liters, but the smaller the better.
  • Rain gear: (you need to have a rain gear. From April- Oct is dry season and from Nov-Mar is the wet season. Just keep in mind that it can rain any time of the year in the cloud forest and in the Peruvian Andes the weather is very changeable and unpredictable, it’s also good to have rain pants, as well, as a poncho will not suffice)
  • Personal first-aid kit. We recommend you bring
    anti-inflammatory tablets (ibuprofen), aspirin for headaches or muscle pain and blister kit.). Also, some recommendations meds of the doctor for parasites and stomach bacterial infections (tablets like Ciprofloxacin for bacteria and Metronidazole, Tinidazole) and for high altitude (altitude sickness) Diamox and Ciprofloxacin.
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In 1983 Machu Picchu was recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, the international organization that preserves and protects natural and cultural heritages around the world. UNESCO has been concerned with the increase of visitors to Machu Picchu in the last few years and worries that these crowds are damaging the ruins. They recommended new regulations to decrease the foot traffic in the ruins, which Peru’s Ministry of Tourism and External Commerce (Mincetur) has agreed to. These new regulations will take effect on January 1, 2019. All visitors will now be limited to 4-hour stays. Tickets to Machu Picchu will now be separated into three daily shifts: early morning (6 AM – 9 AM), late morning (9 AM – 12 PM) and early afternoon (12 PM – 3 PM). Within these shifts, visitors must designate a specific hour to visit. This is to regulate foot traffic into the ruins – each hour will be limited to 600 visitors so no more than 2400 visitors will be in the citadel at any time. The new regulations will have a direct impact on hiking the two mountains next to Machu Picchu: Huaynapicchu and Machu Picchu Mountain. In order to enjoy your tour of the ruins and hike Huaynapicchu without rushing, you will need an extra entrance ticket to the ruins extending your time allowed inside. This means that Huaynapicchu tickets will go from $ 35 per person to $ 75 per person. All tours include entrance to Machu Picchu, but in order to hike Huaynapicchu safely, we will need to purchase a second Machu Picchu entrance ticket with the Huaynapicchu permit which will cost a total of $ 75 pp. These new rules will start on January 1, 2019, and will apply to all tours. If you have booked Huaynapicchu with Peru Spirit Adventure and do not want to pay this higher fee, please write us to info@peruspiritadventure.com
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To reserve any of our tours and treks services, the customer must submit his or her personal information and a deposit. The personal information we require is the following: Full name (as appears on passport), Date of Birth, Nationality, Gender, and Passport number.

  • A picture of their passport photo page. A camera phone picture or similar is acceptable.

Once the customer confirms their reservation, we will send an email within 24 hours with a confirmation of their tour or trek and the deposit amount and also, details of the services included and not included in the service price. Once we send this information to the customer, if we do not receive any response from the customer it will be assumed by the company that the customer has accepted all terms and conditions. We provide a full pre-tour briefing at your hotel in Cusco. This gives the customer the chance to ask any questions they may have about the tour or trek itinerary.— ABOUT THE BRIEFING: The night before your tour or trek, there will be a pre-tour talk (briefing) at your hotel in Cusco at either 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm. (exact time will be confirmed by email). Once you receive your briefing time, if we do not hear back we will assume it is confirmed by you. Please take this into consideration when booking your travel plans to Cusco, ensuring you arrive in time for the briefing. If your tour or trek begins on a Monday then the briefing will be scheduled for the Saturday before.

  • Please note that it is difficult to change the briefing time and date at short notice. Therefore, if we receive a request for a briefing change less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled briefing, we most likely will not be able to change the briefing time or date. We will, however, do everything we can to change to try and accommodate the schedule change.

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FINAL PAYMENTS: We accept cash and PayPal for final payments. A client may not depart for the tour or trek until payment in full is received, either in cash or by PayPal.

  • Cash payments are due the day before tour or trek departure and can be paid at the pre-tour or trek briefing. We accept US dollars and Peruvian soles for cash payments. If you will pay in US dollars. Take note. The Peruvian banks are extremely strict about the “quality” of dollars they will accept. Therefore, we have to request that your bills are what they call “unbroken”. Broken bills will not be accepted. Broken means — any tear (even as small as 3 mm) or excessive wrinkling
  • PayPal payments are due one week before the tour or trek departure. a) There is an 8% fee on balance due payments using PayPal. b) If the balance via PayPal is not paid by 3 days prior to trek departure, the PayPal fee will be 10%. Our PayPal email is: info@peruspiritadventure.com
  • All banking fees will be covered by the client

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR TOURS & TREKS:

Notification

  • Notification of cancellation must always be made in writing by the person that made the booking and paid the deposit to peruspiritadventure@gmail.com.

Deposits

  • Your deposit for the tours and treks are 100% non-refundable. If you need to cancel for any reason, as you approach your tour start date, there may be additional cost due. There are no exceptions due to the fact, that PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE expends a great deal of expense purchasing permits, entrance tickets, and making deposits for reservations or services, most of which are non-changeable, non-transferable, and non-refundable by government regulation. We also do not accept medical notes of any kind, as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us.

CANCELLATION FEES

  • Cancellations made 30 days in advance have no charge (with the exception of the non-refundable deposit) with the following exception:
  • Inca Trail treks
  • In the case of cancellation, the customer will not receive a refund of their deposit
  • If the customer cancels between 30 and 10 days before their trek, they must pay 50% of the total trip cost.
  • If the customer cancels between 10 and 3 days before their trek, they must pay 80% of the total cost.
  • If the customer cancels 2 days or less before their trek, they must pay 100% of the total cost.
  • In the exceptional case that a customer decides to leave once they have started the trek, no refund will be given. The customer must also pay any additional expenses they incur such as food, lodging, and transportation. On the last day, the customer will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.
  • If after the tour has started a client cannot participate in the trek or tour (due to sickness, physical problems, etc.) no refund will be given. The customer must also pay any additional costs they incur for transportation, lodging, and food. On the last day, the tourist will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.
  • In the case of natural disaster that prevents a service being completed, the customer will receive a 50% refund.
  • In the case of a natural disaster that requires a change in the trek route, but the trek is still completed, there will be no refund.
  • In the very unlikely circumstance that your service is not completed due to a fault of Peru Spirit Adventure, you will receive a full refund (including your deposit).

INCA TRAIL TOURS

  • PERMITS: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not Peru Spirit Adventure (or any agency).
  • In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Peru Spirit Adventure will replace your trek with an alternative trek.
  • Those who booked PERMITS with a Student ID must bring that ID with them on the trek. If they fail to show this card to the Park Rangers, they will not be allowed entry onto the trail.

CHANGES MADE BY CLIENT

  • Please note that for the Inca Trail, permits are not-changeable, not-transferable, and not-refundable. Dates can never be changed by government policy.

With the exception of the Inca Trail treks, we are generally able to change a trek date.

  • To change the date of your non-Inca Trail trek, there is a fee of US $75 per person if the change occurs more than 30 days prior to trek departure.
  • If the change occurs 21 to 30 days prior to trek departure, the fee is US $100 per person.
  • If the change occurs 10 to 20 days before trek departure, the fee is US $150 per person.
  • Changes less than 10 days prior to trek departure will have varying fees, which can be discussed at the time the change is being made.
  • Changes made must be to another group trek for a minimum of 2 individuals. If a single traveler needs to change dates, and there is not an existing option for that date, the change will not be possible.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

  • We highly recommend travel insurance for all of our customers.
  • Coverage should include baggage loss, accident, emergency air rescue and trip cancellation. Trip cancellation insurance should reimburse you for non-recoverable air or land expenses should you cancel your trip due to personal or family illness, as well as covering any medical or emergency evacuation expenses if you become ill during your trip.
  • In the case of illness or injury on one of our treks or tours, we are trained to provide emergency first aid and arrange transportation to a proper medical facility. However, we are not responsible for the cost of those transportation services or the cost of medical care.

ABOUT YOUR PASSPORT IN MACHU PICCHU, HUAYNA PICCHU AND ON THE INCA TRAIL:

  • Once you book your tour, we send your information immediately to “Machu Picchu Park” in order for permits to be issued as soon as possible.
  • You will need to bring your actual passport for all services. A photocopy will not be accepted.
  • The information we will to Machu Picchu Park includes your full name, passport number, nationality, gender, and age. That information cannot be modified.
    • The only exception is in the case of a changed passport number due to renewal.
      • If your passport number changes between reserving your spot and the start of your trek, you will need to bring your old as well as your new passport to the start of the Trek.
    • If any of the information on your passport does not match the information we were previously provided, you won’t be able to start the trek.
  • If you arrive in Cusco and did not advise us that you have a new passport number, and that your information has changed, Peru Spirit Adventure will not be held responsible. In this situation it will be the responsibility of the customer to pay the extra expense of returning to Cusco or Machu Picchu (transportation, food and other expenses).

TRAVEL IN PERU: Peru Spirit Adventure operates in regions, where standards of accommodation can vary. Transportation and other services might not be like those you would normally have back home. However, we strive with all due care and skill, to provide the best service for our clients. Traveling in Peru requires flexibility, patience, broad-mindedness, good humor and an understanding that changes may be made without notice due to circumstances or occurrences beyond our control. For example: a strike, protest, landslide, bad weather, etc. (Force Majeure). By booking any of our tours & treks, you agree to allow Peru Spirit Adventure to make necessary changes without liability.

FORCE MAJEURE

Force Majeure is any event that PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE cannot with all due care foresee, control or avoid. This covers events such as war or threat of war, riot, civil strike, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, disease, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, fire or all similar events beyond our control. In this case, PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE will not accept liability and reserves the right to change, postpone or even cancel trips. (This is a last option, of course!)

RISKS

By booking any of our adventure trips (Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Lares, Salkantay, Ausangate, Choquequirao, Rainbow Mountain trek and more) you assume the risks associated with personal accidents, medical emergencies, air travel problems etc. For these treks, PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE Agency accepts no responsibility.

FULL TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR ADVENTURE TOURS & TREKS

  • You must advise Peru Spirit Adventure of any medical problems or allergies you may have. You need to be in good physical health, and if your health is questionable, then you should consult a doctor. If you are over the age of 70 years old, then you will need to present us with a current good health medical certificate.
  • You must advise your guide if you wish to leave the group or the camping area for independent walks or sightseeing. If you are experiencing any problems with the services of the guide or tour, please advise the guide in that moment, so that he can resolve any problems.
  • All balances need to be paid in either cash or PayPal (see “FINAL PAYMENTS” section above).
  • In order to receive a student discount, you must send your valid University ID to Peru Spirit Adventure at the time of booking. ID must have your name, photo and valid expiration date. Any card without an expiration date will not be accepted. You will then be required to bring your student card with you on the trek – they will not allow you to pass through the checkpoint without this original card.
  • You will be required to show the original passport (not a copy) that you booked with, at the checkpoint to enter the Inca Trail. If you originally booked with an old passport and then renewed your passport, you must also bring your expired passport along with your new, valid passport to permit entry or they will refuse your entrance to the trail.
  • Cancellations: Your deposit is 100% non-refundable. If you need to cancel for any reason, as you approach your tour start date, there may be additional cost due. There are absolutely no exceptions (we do not accept medical notes of any kind) as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us (see “CANCELLATION FEES” section above).
  • PERMITS: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE (or any agency).
  • All Adventure Treks include transportation to Cusco. The return train route depends on train availability.
  • If you become ill or injured on the trail and are unable to continue, a porter will be provided to accompany you back to an area with emergency assistance capabilities. Helicopter airlifts and medical assistance are at the expense of the trekker. If you are unable to complete the tour due to illness, we will assist you in meeting your group at Machu Picchu to recommence your tour at that point. There will be no refund of the original payment.
  • PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE will take all reasonable care in providing to our clients avoidance of accident, illness, and loss of personal property, and will only employ suitably qualified staff. We accept responsibility for the actions of our own employees. Peru Spirit Adventure cannot, however, be responsible for any action of third parties. You are totally responsible for your own personal property and rented equipment.
  • PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE does not take responsibility for unfavorable weather conditions, natural catastrophe, strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal ítems, etc. It is the client’s responsibility to carry insurance to cover these types of events. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the program due to any of the unforeseen conditions listed above.
  • In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Peru Spirit Adventure will replace your trek with an alternative trek.

VERY IMPORTANT:

  • We strongly suggest spending time at high altitude (above 3000 meters / 9842 feet)- in Cusco or another high altitude area for a minimum of 2- 4 days before undertaking your trip. This is in order to minimize the possible effects of altitude sickness. By drinking plenty of fluids, adding sugar to your drinks, eating food high in carbohydrates, avoiding cigarettes, alcohol, and drinking coca tea (ancient traditional leaf) will help your body acclimatize.
  • We recommend you arrive in Cusco 48 hours or more before trek departure because occasionally we need to leave earlier than scheduled in case of strikes or other events out of our control (see ‘Force Majeure’ section below)

RIGHT TO USE PICTURES

You accept and grant to Peru Spirit Adventure – Tour Operator the right to use your images, photos, and videos that show or describe during your participation in any tour, trekking or adventure, in any advertising of any type, without payment of any additional consideration.

Thanks again for choosing us and we look forward to seeing you in Cusco!

Peru Spirit Adventure Team!

Peru Spirit Adventure

Who is Peru Spirit Adventure? We are a small tour operator company owned by a local Peruvian experts with more than 10 years of experience as a guide. Our office is based in Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes and is located near the central square, Plaza del Armas. Our team is made up of knowledgeable and passionate tour guides from Cusco and Andes with many years of experience Read more

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