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3 - Day program

Salkantay Lodge Getaway

Follow the path of the Salkantay Trek to our flagship lodge at Soraypampa for three days of magnificent views and exciting explorations of a fascinating Inca archaeological site, a glistening glacier lagoon, and a high-mountain pass under the snow-capped Salkantay glacier peak.

ITINERARY

Join us for a thrilling exploration of Salkantay from our flagship lodge’ at Soraypampa.

Our lodge getaways will be available every other day in January and February, and periodically throughout the rest of the calendar year.  Please note that reservations for High Season departure dates will open only 60 days prior.

DAY 0 EVENING BRIEFING IN CUSCO

Meet your guide and fellow travelers for some pre-trip details and Q&A’s.

Location: El Mercado
Calle Siete Cuartones 306, Cusco
+51 1 421-7777

  • Approximately 45 minutes.
DAY 1 THE ROAD TO SORAYPAMPA

Day 1 is an exciting mix of culture and adventure. The day begins with a visit to the Inca archaeological site of Quillarumiyoq, followed by an afternoon hike to Salkantay Lodge. Late afternoon at leisure to enjoy the dazzling sunset over Salkantay Peak.

/ Early morning pick-up in Cusco
/ Visit to the Quillarumiyoq archaeological site
/ Lunch at El Pedregal in Mollepata
/ Afternoon hike to Soraypampa (12,690’/3,869m)

  • Challacancha - Soraypampa
  • Approximately 3 hours
  • Easy to Moderate

Overnight: Salkantay Lodge (12,690’ / 3,869 m)
Meals: L, D

    DAY 2 A VIEW FROM THE TOP: JOURNEY TO THE SALKANTAY PASS

    Day 2 is a big day! After an early morning departure from the lodge, you will circle the Humantay glacier during your hike up the Rio Blanco River Valley to the breathtaking Salkantay Pass. Savor the views of the Salkantay glacier peak & Vilcabamba mountain range as you marvel at how far you have traveled.

    / Early breakfast at lodge
    / Hike to the Salkantay Pass (15,213’/4,636m)
    / Lunch en route
    / Late afternoon at leisure

    • Salkantay Lodge – Salkantay Pass (round-trip)
    • Approximately 6 hours
    • Challenging

    Overnight: Salkantay Lodge (12,690’ / 3,869 m)
    Meals: B, L, D

      DAY 3 TRANQUILITY AT HUMANTAY GLACIER LAKE

      Day 3 brings a unique opportunity for adventure and reflection. A vigorous morning ascent up the sloping hills adjacent to the Soraypampa plateau is rewarded with a stunning first view of the turquoise waters of Lake Humantay. Take some time to meditate in the tranquility of this magical spot and participate in a traditional Pachamama ceremony to honor Mother Earth.

      / Early breakfast at lodge
      / Hike to Lake Humantay (round trip)
      / Pachamama ceremony
      / Lunch at lodge
      / Afternoon drive back to Cusco (drop-off at hotel)

      • Salkantay Lodge – Lake Humantay (round-trip)
      • Approximately 5 hours
      • Moderate

      Meals: B,L

        RATES
        2019 / 2020


        3-Day Salkantay Lodge Getaway

        US$499

        Machu Picchu Extension

        US$499



        DEPARTURE DATES

        Reservations for the Salkantay Lodge Getaway open 60 days prior to each published departure date from March through December. Please contact an MLP travel specialist for more details.



        2019 SERVICES INCLUDE:

        ● All transportation services for the duration of the standard itinerary.
        ● Two (02) nights lodging in Salkantay Lodge.
        ● All meals except breakfast on Day 1 and dinner on Day 3.
        ● Bilingual MLP guide (English/Spanish) for the duration of the standard itinerary.
        ● Wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi) at Salkantay Lodge.
        ● All gratuities for MLP personnel (excluding guides—to be determined at your discretion).

        2019 DETAILS:

        ● 3D/2N round-trip itinerary starting in Cusco.
        ● Rate is per person based on shared accommodations.
        ● Full program cost must be paid upon booking.
        ● Limited departure dates available.
        ● Requested single room: 25% supplemental cost added to the standard rate.
        ● Guaranteed departures with a minimum of two (2) guests.
        Cancellation policy:
        ● 60 – 30 days prior to departure date: 50% refund.
        ● Fewer than 30 days prior to departure date: No refund.
        ● Please review our full Terms and Conditions.

        Some terms may have changed for 2020, please check the details below.




        EXTEND YOUR SALKANTAY EXCURSION WITH A VISIT TO MACHU PICCHU

        MLP offers an additional Machu Picchu excursion including an overnight in the Sacred Valley and a half-day guided visit to Machu Picchu.

        ITINERARY

        ● Afternoon departure from Salkantay Lodge on Day 3 of the Salkantay Lodge Getaway
        ● Scenic drive to our hotel in the Sacred Valley
        ● Morning train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (approximately 1.5 hours)
        ● Shuttle bus ride to Machu Picchu (approximately 20 minutes)
        ● Guided tour of the Machu Picchu citadel (approximately 2 hours)
        ● Afternoon train to Ollantaytambo followed by a scenic sunset drive back to Cusco

        RATE
        2019/2020
        $499 USD

        Please note: This program is only available as an extension of our 3-day Lodge Excursion program.