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Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu - Alpaca Expeditions

Machu Picchu is a dream destination for many. If you’re interested in visiting this historic sight, then you may already have done some research and found that the Salkantay Trail is a fascinating alternative trail to the Inca Trail. You’re sure to find the most exquisite sights along this trek, which has fewer slopes and…

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Salkantay Trek - Alpaca Expeditions

Located more than 7000 feet above sea level among the Andes Mountains, Machu Picchu is one of the world’s most-visited tourist sites. Located in Peru, Machu Picchu encompasses more than 100 separate flights of stairs, hundreds of buildings ranging from houses to sanctuaries, with fables saying that the location was an astronomical observatory. What is…

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Salkantay Trail - Alpaca Expeditions

Connecting Cusco to the Citadel of Machu Picchu, the Salkantay Trek is approximately 55 miles long. Beginning at the village of Mollepata, the trail is filled with lush jungle, Andean peaks, and rich forests. Showcasing one of the most beautiful mountains in the Andes, the Salkantay Trail does not disappoint. Salkantay Trail Difficulty A moderately…

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salkantay trek 5 days

Of course this is our most popular question – what will the weather be like on the trek? While we can’t answer this specifically, we can give you the general guidelines of weather in this region and on your particular trek. The most important thing to know is there are only two seasons in Cusco:…

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The Majestic Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu - Machu picchu tours

  The Salkantay Trek is the #1 Alternative Trek to the Inca Trail for several very good reasons.  The landscapes are absolutely magnificent and nature abounds, encompassing five different ecosystems which you will pass through during this trek. You will start with snow-capped glacial mountains dominated by Apu Salkantay at nearly 21,000 feet above sea…

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We don’t normally publish reviews written about us on TripAdvisor on this blog, but I thought our recent trekker’s review included so many good details that could help with anyone planning a trek through the Andes and also give you an idea of the type of service Alpaca provides to our customers.  When I contacted…

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New JW Marriott at Gateway of Machu Picchu is built on grounds of Colonial Monastery and features ancient Inca artefacts Marriott International continues to grow its world-class luxury JW Marriott hotel brand with the opening of the 153-room JW Marriott Cusco. The much anticipated hotel stands at an altitude of 11,154ft above sea level, the…

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