Note that this is not a stand-alone tour offered by ElderTreks. Extensions are optional additions that we offer to extend some of our already great adventures.
• Exclusive and remote lodge to lodge trekking
• Machu Picchu - UNESCO- Ancient Wonder of the World
• 7 land days
• Maximum 12 travelers
• Start and finish in Cusco
• All meals included
• Activity Level: 5
We offer "Adventure at its finest": the opportunity to experience the essence of adventure within the realm of revitalizing comforts. But for us, a great adventure does not end there: for it to be a life-changing experience for our guests, we believe that the experience has to be an adventure on many levels.
This is why our proposal goes far beyond comfortable lodges and great treks... it is a unique opportunity to experience ancient history in the land of the Incas, contemporary manifestations of deep-founded culture, the most interesting and exotic variety of flora and fauna, culinary surprises, the determination of local people to progress, new friends and like-minded souls.
*This is not an ElderTreks operated tour. As such, participants on this tour are not exclusive ElderTreks clients and it may not adhere to ElderTreks' maximum size restrictions of our tours.
We propose an expedition...an exciting adventure of surprising comfort that takes you on an ancient Inca trail called the "Salkantay Inca Trail", the road less traveled to the lost city of the Incas. The route winds through the Cordillera Vilcabamba, a spectacular Andean mountain range, before plunging into forested canyons. Discover a world surrounded by magical moments which will stay with you far beyond your return home. See why the majestic peaks with their emerald-green glacial lakes inspired awe among the natives who consider them gods.
In a way, we are all like the Inca chaskis, the relay runners who delivered messages along the vast web of footpaths that linked Cusco to the far flung corners of the empire. Following in their footsteps, we too are on a mission, though perhaps a more personal, spiritual one. While experiencing the real outdoors and its rugged elements, you can anticipate returning to a refuge for the mind and body within our lodges where you can rest and relax. Each day's trek ends not in a freezing tent but in one of four cozy lodges with hot showers, fine gourmet meals, select wines, goose-down bedding, outdoor jacuzzis, and highly personalized service provided by local staff.
In our Machu Picchu Lodge-to-Lodge experience, trekkers spend two nights at the Salkantay Lodge, and one night at each of three other lodges located along the trail: Wayra Lodge, Colpa Lodge and Lucma Lodge. The last night of the journey is spent in a luxurious hotel in the town of Machu Picchu in anticipation of the grand finale: a visit of Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas.