Glamping the Luxury Salkantay trek for 5 days is a great way to experience adventure and nature in Peru. Relish being pampered, taking hot showers, indulging in massages, feasting on Peruvian gourmet meals prepared by our professional chef, observing spectacular scenery, sleeping comfortably in your bedroom tent, while immersing in an unforgettable experience while trekking to the breathtaking Machu Picchu to discover the world of the Incas. Enjoy the Salkantay trek in Peru, in style, comfort, and luxury with View Peru`s specialized staff.
A special adventure awaits you; discovering impressive places, and delving into culture and history.
Today is the start of a luxurious adventure in Peru! After breakfast, (or box breakfast from your hotel), our professional local guide will greet you, and escort you in our comfortable private transportation for a drive of 3.5 hours until we reach the town of Soraypampa (3920 mt.). If you are interested in visiting Humantay Lake, it is possible to accomplish this hike in 3 hours, roundtrip, with a prior announcement to our guide. The trek begins winding through an awesome valley and overwhelming panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks and surroundings for more than 200 minutes. We will appreciate the stunning sites of Salkantay (6271 mt.) and Humantay (5862 mt.). Finally, we will reach Salkantaypampa (4154 m. / 13628.6 ft), where we can unwind and enjoy our sumptuous lunch, which will be waiting for us. After lunch, we will continue hiking for another 2.5 hours towards our luxury campsite, Soyrococha (4480 m. /14698.2 ft.). Before dinner, indulge in a hot shower, and afterward, take pleasure in a soothing massage in nature. Then it´s time for an exquisite gourmet dinner using organic ingredients prepared by our specialized chef. Finally, get tucked in your heated bedroom tent, and lay in comfort, for a well-rested sleep under the twinkling stars in Peru.
A brilliant day begins, encountering beauty during the Luxury Salkantay Trek.
With an energizing breakfast, we will continue our escapades of a demanding day on the Salkantay trek of Peru. Hike for 1.5 hours towards the Salkantay Pass (4638 mt..), and be welcomed by the Salkantay Mountain (6271 mt.) and its stunning landscapes. Celebrate this milestone, toasting with champagne. Experienced hikers can add Salkantaycocha (1-hour round trip) to the trail and notice the lush vibrant endemic vegetation of the flora and fauna. Descend for 3.5 hours until you reach our lunch place, Wayracmachay (3906 mt.) to savor a delicious meal prepared by our chef. Next, we`ll take the 4-hour path to the campsite, hiking for 4 more hours featuring interesting sites such as Andenes and Chaullay, home to beautiful wild colorful orchids, bromeliads, and other flora species. Finally, we will reach our luxury and warm Collpapampa campsite (2870 mt..) in the beautiful cloud forest of Peru. Rejoice in a hot shower and calming massage. Complete your day with a delectable gourmet dinner, served in the dining tent by our waiter. Then a peaceful sleep under the starry skies in your bedroom tent.
A magical awakening in nature surrounded by the Peruvian Cloud Forest.
This morning delight in a nourishing breakfast to prepare you for the 5 hours hike through the most beautiful day of the trek, where you will observe the lovely flora and sprawling plantations of Peru. Our hike will keep descending into a thick cloud forest that will surround us with beautiful orchids, bromelains, and other fascinating and exotic flora. Come upon a secluded valley filled with vast coffee, cacao, and fruit plantations as we pass through the farming villages of Wiñaypoco (2650 mt.) and Lluscamayo (2420 mt..). On our trail, we will meet some local Peruvian families and have the possibility to peek into their lifestyles. Finally, we will reach our campsite, Playa Sahuayaco (2100 mt.) to find our well-organized staff waiting with our exquisite gourmet lunch. After a delightful lunch, indulge in a hot shower before your soothing, rejuvenating massage. Now, it’s time for a private tour of the coffee plantations by our well-versed guide. Take a whiff of the aromatic coffee and sip it gently to taste its freshness and distinct flavor on your palette. Following a wonderful time, we will return to our luxury campsite to feast on a savory delectable Peruvian gourmet dish prepared by our chef using fresh ingredients from the region. This is the last evening with our View Peru staff so toast to a successful achievement hiking the Luxury Glamping Salkantay trek in Peru under the special care and treatment of our friendly and professional staff. Sleep peacefully under the Peruvian skies.
Hike the final leg of the Luxury Glamping Salkantay Trek, engaging in dazzling moments.
Today your supreme effort is required. Start with a succulent breakfast at approximately 05:00 am to energize you for the last leg of the Salkantay Trek in Peru. Proceeding with the trail, we will take a 20-minute ride in private transport to Lucmabamba (2062mt.), where an authentic Inca trail awaits you! We start hiking for 3.5 hours on an uphill trail towards the Llactapata ruins (2736 mt.), which are covered by endemic vegetation. Upon reaching the site, observe a side of the magical Machu Picchu looming ahead of you. Then enjoy a lovely gourmet lunch with extraordinary views from the Llaqtapata Lodge Viewpoint (2570 mt.) where you will see the breathtaking sight of the snow-capped mountains of Veronica and Vilcanota. Following an appetizing lunch, head down for 2 hours to the Hydroelectric train station (1771 mt.), where we will take a short rest and then board our train to Aguas Calientes for approx. 45 minutes, or continue hiking to the town of Aguas Calientes for another 2 hours. Finally, we reach Aguas Calientes town (2070 mt.) with your guide who will escort you to your luxury hotel with many amenities. Coordinate with your guide the pick-up time for the following day’s visit to Machu Picchu. Enjoy a delicious dinner and sleep heavenly in comfort in your luxurious hotel.
A dream come true, explore the enigmatic Machu Picchu, with its astonishing beauty and mystery that will captivate your senses!
Early in the morning, our guide will meet you in your hotel and walk together to wait your turn to ride the shuttle bus up to the citadel, for a 25-minute ride. The incredible sight of the striking Machu Picchu citadel (2430 mt.) will definitely be worth all the effort. Our well-versed guide will provide outstanding theories about the purpose, history, and mystery of the magical Machu Picchu of Peru. Once you have fully relished in its beauty and taken many impeccable photos, we exit the park. Optional: If you are up to it, hike the steep climb to the top of Huayna Picchu for dramatic views. Otherwise, enjoy a scrumptious Peruvian lunch a la carte at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge. Later, take the bus to Aguas Calientes, to proceed to board the train of your choice, Vistadome or Hiram Bingham. Upon arrival at the Poroy station, our View Peru Representative will collect you in our private vehicle and take you to your hotel in Cusco.
**Elvis made it on the Salkantay Trek**
Last week we had a terrific trek. Our destination was the Salkantay mountain. We were very happy with Elvis, our tour guide. He could not be more friendly, well-informed and ready to fulfill any of our requests. Perfect service! The porters and cooks did an outstanding job too and made sure we were always comfortable. Listening to Elvis’s story about how he is connected to the Incan culture and history in an open way was so special. Besides, we had a great time on the hike with spectacular views. We loved this experience from the beginning to the end.
**Luxury for mom and daughter**
We decided to celebrate my birthday with my daughter in a luxurious way with View Peru. A 5-day and 4-night adventure was about to start. I felt very comfortable booking with View Peru as it was very simple and we got all the information we needed about the trek beforehand. This was my first time trekking or even camping, but every stage of the trip was planned carefully meeting every of our needs, with luxury in every second of the trip. Our private trek was just for the two of us with a 9-people team supporting our adventure. The tent was completely equipped and the camp bed allowed us a deep and restful sleep. I have no more than compliments for the food. Huge variety of flavors and enough to fill your body and soul. We could not ask for a better service as we had a helpful and high-toned person in every step of the trip. Our guide, Elvis, deserves the best compliments for his knowledge in history and his expertise to overcome bad moments and altitude sickness. If you are looking for an outstanding experience in trekking, you found it. The best sights made by man, luxury at its best, a five-star service. That is View Peru.
**Seamless service. Outstanding food**
This adventurer has already been to Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama. But this time, Peru was the best adventure trek ever. Seamless service, outstanding tour guide and an experience that will remain in my memory. The trip starts with a short briefing the day before the hike (better you have 1 or 2 days of prior acclimation) so you can be sure of all you will require in the trek. Be sure that no question will remain unanswered and everybody will end up cheered up and excited. They had everything planned beforehand and so all our worries faded away. The guide in charge of us was Elvis, a man with no other goal than providing us the best times of our lives. He was clever at tailoring our trip based on our friendly conversation with him. He even considered our fitness level to make sure we don’t end up worn out in the middle of the trek. Elvis also learned our preferences so his speech was full of interesting facts for a history lover like me. We all found the food no less than tasty and of course, he knew exactly when we needed to sit down to appreciate the most breathtaking landscapes. I felt uncertain about the food and the arrangements, but Elvis cleared all those worries up. Again, food deserves a little more praise. Our guide chose the chef carefully because he understands how important food is. Words are not enough to describe how pleased our taste buds were during the 5 days. Each of the three meals took us to different places in Peru. Appetizers and drinks were like no other, with a story behind. Delightful entrees for our palates and sight. Can you imagine a gourmet fest, wild nature and camping gear together? Amazing, just like Elvis. Ask for him, he will be waiting for you and also for me if I decide to go further in Peru expecting excellence in every trip. Thank you, View Peru.
**12 days in Salkantay and Peru**
I did a 15-day tour with View Peru & Signatures. First, I have to praise the organization skills of the company as no detail was out of schedule at any time. I started with a day tour in Lima. The beach was not far from my hotel room and a short-walk away from Miraflores, they couldn’t book a better place. The VP representatives are great. Next, we flew to Cusco and had two days to get used to the altitude, rafting and biking adventures included. I have nothing but compliments about them. The mountain bike guide, Alex, was fantastic. The 5-day and 4-night Salkantay trek finished in Aguas Calientes and later in Machu Picchu. The adventure was incredibly outstanding. Elvis, the tour guide, explained thoroughly Inca nature, history, culture and philosophy in a really easy way. He knew how to manage our physical skills in the trek and the impact of the altitude on us. The first night, the tents were located below the Salkantay glacier, very close to the Salkantay pass. Incredibly haunting. Other groups hiked at a faster pace and missed camping in this place. I am more than pleased I didn’t miss it. My mind was blown away with chef Jose and assistant Leandro. We had 5-star meals every day in a remote land and each time ending with mint or celery tea to ensure a good digestion. Éverybody in the staff worked hard for our benefit so we did no more than carrying our daypack and enjoying the day. The trip ended with a bus to Puno (10 hours long but good views of Peruvian landscapes) and some days in Titicaca Lake. The VP staff made it again to Taquile Island, excellent service. Marco was the one who put all our needs in the best itinerary. I upgraded my accomodation and got a suite in the Midori, in Cusco. I don’t regret it at all. View Peru deserves my recommendation for any travel in those destinations. Good job!
The plan was to hike with View Peru for 5 days. Our guides were Elvis Roque and Joel Ascue, and we had the best adventure ever. We really had low expectations of the trip when we checked the price, assuming a standard service, however it was totally the opposite. Everything was included. Our main effort was hiking and carrying our water bottle and a few layers of clothes. For any who is into backpacking, letting others carry all the camping gear like the sleeping bag or the camp stove is luxury. What about food? Outstanding. You will not find better quality meals in the wilderness. Our eyes were also joyful to see the Salkantay from the campsites in the first camp, a lush valley in the second one and a river view in the third. We got tired after the hike, but the tents were already set up for our comfort. We were also granted basins with hot water to wash ourselves before dinner. That is luxury. Kind reminders of drinking water and putting insect repellent made us feel fully cared by our guide Elvis. Not to mention his deep knowledge about the past of Peru and the Incas. We were all at ease as we spoke and inquired about the Incas at any time. Perfect timing and scheduling, we have no complaints on the organization of the tour. He even arranged a rest time in the hot springs for the group! I would have no doubts on recommending this company to anyone who wants to enjoy amazing landscapes, a well-supported trek, very knowledgeable tour guides, and luxury, of course.