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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4D/3N

The Salkantay trek 4 days is located in the Vilcabamba mountain range; west of Cusco city and it is one of the most beautiful roads in the Andes and one of the best Inca trail alternative trek to Machu Picchu, and this amazing trek runs beneath the magnificent Salkantay mountain (6,271 m / 20,569 feet).

The tour of Salkantay trail goes from the highlands, passing through a multitude of microclimates, various landscape, getting until (4,650 m/ 15,258ft.), and then descent into Peruvian cloud forest and rainforest. This Salkantay trekking is all about getting away from the overcrowded of the Classic Inca Trail and getting out into the Andes. The Salkantay trek was recently named on the National Geographic Ultimate Adventure bucket list.

Besides, on this trek, you have an amazing view of the rugged Salkantay snow-capped peak (which means Untamed) and Humantay Mountain. The Salkantay trek 4 days includes a good hotel on the third night in Aguas Calientes and a private tour in Machu Picchu. This Salkantay trekking is designed for those travelers with limited time in the Cusco area, but still looking for a real adventure experience in the Andes.

Peru Spirit Adventure organizes daily departures for this unforgettable hike. By the way, the Salkantay Mountain has been worshiped by Quechuas (Andean people) as a god for centuries. Therefore, mountains have played a central role in the astrology and spirituality of Andean cultures. Nowadays it is the second highest peak in Cusco region. The scenery on Salkantay trek 4 days is truly magnificent. Join us and get a lifetime experience with an expert professional guide.

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Overview of Salkantay trek 4 Days

  • Name of the trek: Salkantay trail
  • Trek Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
  • Accommodation: 2 nights camping facilities / a hotel on the third night in Aguas Calientes,
  • Type of Trek: Hiking & camping adventure.
  • Altitude of the trail: Max. elevation 14,415 feet / Min. elevation 6,560 feet
  • Group Size: (min 2 – max 8 / average 4).
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate & Challenging
  • Departure Day: Any day with two people, we offer affordably priced tours for 2 people so that you can depart when it suits you best.
  • Acclimatization: At least 2 days acclimatization recommended in Cusco prior to the trip.
  • Location: This Salcantay trek begins 3.5 hours drive through Mollepata village west of Cusco, Peru and begins hiking at Soraypampa.

Highlights of Salkantay trail

  • Explore the highest and most stunning in the Peruvian Andes.
  • Hike through the quiet and remote Salkantay trail crossing over 4,650 m highest point before descending into the cloud forest.
  • Hike through a fascinating range of bio-diversity ecosystem from highland to jungle.
  • Harvest, roast, prepare and enjoy your own organic coffee from local coffee farms on day 2.
  • Visit the picturesque ruins of Llactapata and get an amazing view of Machu Picchu.
  • Small groups, Big adventure (min 2 – max 8 / average 4).
  • Visit & explore the legendary of Machu Picchu with a private guide.
  • Book the Salcantay trail with direct & official local tour operator based in Cusco, managed by locals.

Detailed itinerary of Salkantay trek 4 days

Pre-trek briefing 

For Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu 4 days, 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 – Huyracpampa

The Salkantay tour will start early with pickup at your hotel at 4 am by private transport. Upon leaving Cusco city, we will head through the plateau of Anta and Lima Tambo village to Molletapa town (2,900 m / 9,514 feet), after driving 2 hours. We will stop to use the bathroom. Then we continue driving for 45 minutes to reach the trailhead, called Soraypampa (3,880 m / 12,726 feet). Where we will meet our muleteers and mules. While the muleteers pack our duffel bags up, we will enjoy our breakfast with a beautiful view of the snowcapped mountain of Humantay and Salkantay. After breakfast, we will begin our trekking towards Machu Picchu. The first 3.5 hours of the hike will be a gradual uphill climb until lunch, stopping to view the amazing Vilcabamba mountain range and Salkantay peak. Followed lunch, we will continue one more hour uphill until the highest point of Salkantay trail. After cresting the highest point, we hike downhill for 2 hours to reach the first campsite, known Waracmachay (3900 m. / 12795feet). The downhill trek, while a bit slippery, will allow you a beautiful sunset view before reaching the campsite. Once we get to the campsite the staff of Peru Spirit Adventure will welcome you to your camp and show you to your tent. Then you will have time to take rest and dress with a warm jacket before happy hour. After we will have a happy hour with hot chocolate, milk, coffee, a variety of tea and followed by dinner, and briefing for the second day. If the weather allows, you will get to enjoy the blue sky and see the Inca constellation, eventually, we will go to take a rest and have sweet dreams in the quiet spot.
  • Hiking Distance: 15 km / 9.3 miles.
  • Hiking Time: 7 hours approx.
  • Overnight Accommodations: Camping facilities.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea time, dinner.
  • Campsite elevation: 3900M / 12795ft.
the view in soraypampa on salkantay trek 4 days
the view in Soraypampa on Salkantay trek 4 days

Day 2: Huyracpampa – Ccollpapampa – Lucmabamba

We will wake you up early with a steaming cup of coca tea, to help start the day, you will then pack your staff for a day and enjoy the breakfast observing the sunrise over the mountains. Just right after 45 minutes hiking down, we will be getting to the lush high jungle. As we keep going down, we will see some orchids, native flowers, and birds such as hummingbird so on. In the morning, we will hike 4 hours to reach the lunch spot called “Colpapampa”. After Lunch, we continue our trekking for about 4.5 hours to the second campsite. The path is mostly flat with some hilly road along the bank of the river through the jungle. Also, we will have a chance to taste some fruit on the way like “granadilla”, is a local fruit a family of passion fruit and see many different types of plants, flowers, coffee trees, and banana crops. Once reaching to the campsite, called Lucmabamba, which is located at an altitude of (2,100 m / 6,889 feet), we will have free time to take a rest. The campsite on this day is lower than other campsites and a bit warmer. Later on, we will have a delicious afternoon tea and dinner. The second day is the longest day.
  • Hiking  Distance: 21 km / 13 miles.
  • Hiking Time: 9 hours approx.
  • Overnight Accommodations: Camping facilities.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea time, dinner.
  • Campsite elevation: 2100M / 6889ft.
salkantay trek 4 days to machu picchu
salkantay trek 4 days to Machu Picchu

Day 3: Lucmabamba – Ruins of Llactapata – Machu Picchu town

After an early wake-up call, we enjoy a final breakfast prepared by the tour’s cook, we will start climbing for around 3 hours to the Llactapata Inca site (2700 meters / 8858ft.). From there, you will have the first glance of Machu Picchu in about 5-km/ 3.11-mile away surrounded by an amazing view of the mountain. After taking some photos, we start descending for 2.5 hours until Hidroelectrica, which is the lunch spot, we will have our last lunch prepared by our chef. After lunch, we will board the train for 1 hour trip to Aguas Calientes. Upon arriving Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town), we will go to the hotel to make the check-in. Later on, you will have free time to take a rest and take shower. Then we´ll have dinner (this dinner is not included) and briefing for the next day. After the last dinner together, we will go to sleep because the next day, we will wake-up early in order to visit the sacred city of Machu Picchu
  • Hiking Distance: 16 km / 9.9 miles.
  • Hiking Time: 5 Hours approx.
  • Overnight Accommodations: Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
  • Aguas Calientes elevation: 2000m/6561ft.
tour to salkantay trail trek 4 days to machu picchu
tour to Salkantay trail trek 4 days to Machu Picchu

Day 4: Private Guided Tour In Machu Picchu

After having an early breakfast at the hotel, we will go to make a line to take one of the first buses up to Machu Picchu. We will go by bus approximately 30 minutes to Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary. The gate to Machu Picchu opens at 6 am. Please also make sure you bring your original passport if you would like to get a Machu Picchu stamp. Assuming the weather cooperates, you will get a great view of the sunrise over the city. After receiving a 2-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu, you will have plenty of time to explore the site for yourself. Additionally, if you have previously booked a hike to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountains, your guide will show you where to start to hike. Please note that these two additional mountains need to be pre-arranged, as additional permits are required at an additional cost. Alternative free hikes are the Inca Bridge or Sun Gate. Once you are done visiting, you will make your way back to the bus and head down to Aguas Calientes for lunch. Finally, you will take the train back from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, from where we will transfer you back to Cusco and drop you off at your hotel.
  • Hiking Distance: 0 km / 0 miles, we will go by bus. 8 km/ 4.9miles.
  • Meals: Breakfast at your hotel.
  • Machu Picchu ruins elevation: 2400m/7874ft.
salkantay trek 4 days tour to machu picchu
salkantay trek 4 days tour to Machu Picchu

Salkantay Trek 4 Days Includes

  • A pre-trek briefing the night before the start of your Salkantay trekking.
  • One English-speaking guide. 2 guides will be provided if the group is over 9 people.
  • 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.
  • An emerging horse that escorts us along the way.
  • Camping equipment along the Salkantay trail.
  • Round trip bus ticket to Machu Picchu ruins.
  • Train ticket from Hidroelectrica to Machu Picchu town.
  • Entrance fee to Salkantay trail.
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu Inca citadel.
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 snack, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners, all of which are prepared by our cook and his assistant
  • Afternoon tea (Happy hour).
  • 4-person capacity tents. 2 people will be assigned per tent.
  • Foam sleeping mattress.
  • Water supply (boiled) after every meal.
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo train station to Cusco.
  • Dining tent with camp tables and chairs.
  • A duffle bag, to put in your personal belonging, which will be carried by pack horses.
  • First Aid Kit & oxygen bottle.
  • 1-night hotel of 3 stars in Aguas Calientes.
  • All local taxes.

Not Included on Salkantay Trek 4 Days

  • 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, cook, 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 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.

Price of the tour of Salkantay trek 4 days to Machu Picchu

  • Private Service: From US $720 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.

  • Group Service: From US $ 690 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.

  • 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 / 16 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).

Optionals

Rentals Items

  • A pair of hiking poles – US $15
  • A sleeping bag – US $20
  • Private tent for 2 nights – US $30

Add optional Items

  • Huayna Picchu Mountain entrance fee (book in advance) – US $25 per person
  • Machu Picchu Mountain entrance fee (book in advance) – US $ 25 per person.
  • Upgrade to the Vistadome Train (One Way) – US $ 35 per person.
  • An extra day at Machu Picchu.
What to bring for the tour of Salkantay 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.
  • 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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We use PayPal for sending deposits, that way you can use your credit card. There is a 6% fee for deposits using PayPal (for the international transfer). We also use Western Union for sending deposits, Deposits through Western Union have variable fees. The deposit amount depends on the type of itinerary you will book, as follows;

  • For all trek and multi-day tours, we require a deposit of $250 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
  • For the Rainbow Mountain tours & hikes we require a deposit of $100 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
  • For the Humantay Lake Day Trip, we require a deposit of $100 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
  • For the Sacred Valley Tours & Trips, we require a deposit of $100 USD (for the group) — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
  • For the Cusco Half Day Tours, we require a deposit of $50 USD (for the group) — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
  • For large groups, we accept wire transfer for deposits and final balances due. If you would like more information about the wire transfer option, please email us at peruspiritadventure@gmail.com

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

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  • 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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