"Embark on an Epic Adventure: Conquer Salkantay!"
4 Days From $ USD 580.00
"Embark on an Epic Adventure: Conquer Salkantay!"c
4 Days From $ USD 580.00
The Salkantay Trek is a popular alternative route to reach the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru. It offers a more adventurous and scenic experience compared to the traditional Inca Trail. One unique way to enjoy this trek is by opting for a glamping experience in the Sky Lodge Domes.
The Salkantay Trek itself is a multi-day hiking journey that takes you through diverse landscapes, including snow-capped mountains, high-altitude passes, cloud forests, and lush valleys. It typically takes around 4 to 6 days to complete, depending on the specific itinerary and pace. Along the way, you’ll witness stunning natural beauty, encounter local communities, and learn about the rich history and culture of the region.
The Sky Lodge Domes are an innovative accommodation option located near the village of Soraypampa, which serves as the starting point for the Salkantay Trek. These transparent geodesic domes are suspended on the side of a cliff, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Each dome is equipped with comfortable beds, dining area, and a private bathroom with hot water. Staying in these domes allows you to enjoy the beauty of the night sky while being immersed in the natural surroundings.
Glamping in the Sky Lodge Domes adds an extra touch of luxury and comfort to your Salkantay Trek experience. After a day of hiking, you can relax in the cozy domes, enjoy delicious meals prepared by the staff, and unwind in the peacefulness of the mountains. Waking up to the sunrise and the stunning vistas from your dome is an unforgettable experience.
It’s important to note that the Salkantay Trek, including the glamping experience in the Sky Lodge Domes, requires a certain level of physical fitness and acclimatization to the high altitude. It’s recommended to prepare yourself adequately and consult with a reputable tour operator who can provide guidance and support throughout the trek.
Overall, the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu by glamping in Sky Lodge Domes offers a unique and luxurious way to explore the Peruvian Andes, combining adventure, natural beauty, and comfort in an unforgettable journey to one of the world’s most iconic archaeological sites.
Duration: 4 Days – 3 Nights
Group Size: (02 – 10ppl Average – 16ppl Maximum)
Departure: Daily Departure, and we recommend to book well in advance to get Machu Picchu Ticket
Meals included: 3 Breakfast, 3 lunch, 3 dinner
Vegetarian/vegan: Food available upon request at no extra charge
Starting Point: We will come and Pick you up from your Hotel in Cusco
Ending Point: Drop-off at your hotel in Cusco
Departure: Upon Request. If you are a group of 02 we depart (No matter if you have paid as large group service). We NEVER pass our people onto another operator as most agencies do here.
Acomodations: 02 Nights at Sky Lodge Dome, 01 Night Hotel
Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu Permits: Salkantay Trek Permits & fee Included and Visit of Machu Picchu on day 4.
Free storage: Available, you can leave the rest of your stuff in our free storage in Cusco
High Season: From april to october
Places to visit on Salkantay Trek: Mollepata, Soraypampa, Humantay Lake, Salkantay Pass, Chaullay, Loreta, Llactapata, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu
Please note: that due to the dynamic nature of travel, it’s always a good idea to check the latest information, regulations, and availability before planning your trip on the Machu Picchu.
The Salkantay Trek is a popular alternative to the classic Inca Trail in Peru, offering stunning mountain scenery, diverse ecosystems, and a challenging yet rewarding hiking experience. When combined with glamping in the Sky Lodge Domes, it creates a unique and luxurious adventure. Here are some highlights of the Salkantay Trek by glamping in Sky Lodge Domes:
1. Scenic Beauty: The Salkantay Trek takes you through breathtaking landscapes, including snow-capped mountains, lush valleys, and high-altitude passes. You’ll witness the majestic beauty of the Andes and experience the awe-inspiring views of Mount Salkantay, one of the most sacred peaks in Inca mythology.
2. Remote and Less Crowded: Compared to the Inca Trail, the Salkantay Trek is less crowded, providing a more tranquil and immersive experience in nature. You can enjoy the serenity of the trail, surrounded by pristine wilderness and far-reaching vistas.
3. Challenging Hiking: The Salkantay Trek is known for its physical demands, making it a great choice for adventure enthusiasts. You’ll navigate diverse terrain, including steep ascents, high-altitude passes, and descents through cloud forests. The trek offers a sense of accomplishment as you conquer each challenging section.
4. Glamping in Sky Lodge Domes: The Sky Lodge Domes are the epitome of luxury in the wilderness. These transparent geodesic domes are on the mountain view, providing panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. They offer comfortable beds, cozy interiors, and even a transparent ceiling for stargazing at night.
5. Unique Accommodation Experience: Spending the night in a Sky Lodge Dome is a truly unforgettable experience. You’ll have the opportunity to sleep under the stars, surrounded by nature’s beauty. The domes are designed to provide a comfortable and cozy environment, allowing you to relax after a day of trekking.
6. Gourmet Dining: Despite being in a remote location, the glamping experience in the Sky Lodge Domes doesn’t compromise on culinary delights. You can enjoy delicious meals prepared by professional chefs, featuring both local and international flavors. It’s a fantastic way to refuel and indulge in exceptional dining experiences.
7. Cultural Encounters: Along the Salkantay Trek, you’ll have the chance to interact with local communities and learn about their rich culture and traditions. You may visit traditional Andean villages, meet local farmers, and gain insights into their way of life.
Overall, the combination of the Salkantay Trek and glamping in Sky Lodge Domes offers a perfect blend of adventure, luxury, and natural beauty. It’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of Peru while enjoying the comforts of a unique and upscale accommodation experience.
We pick you up from your hotel Between 4:30 a.m to 5:00am to drive for about 2 and half hours to Mollepata where we stop to have breakfast and after we will keep driving to challacancha where we start hiking and as Soon as we are at challacancha the cook and the horseman will pack all the camping equipment and cooking stuff and we start hiking the first 25 minutes will be a little bit uphill to get the Water Channel where we will have a nice place with panoramic views of beautiful snow-capped mountains (Humantay; 4120m/13500ft and Salkantay; 6271m/20575ft) – just the start! We will begin our Salkantay trek towards Soraypampa our first Salkantay Trek camping spot (3800 m/11750ft; the highest and coldest campsite of the trip) we will be very close to the second highest Salkantay snow capped -mountain of Cusco. Then after Lunch we will go to Humantay Lake and explore around and the we will walk down to our best campsite of soraypampa.
1ST DAY: Total distance: 15 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 7-8 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3,800 m (aprox.)
Campsite altitude: 3,800 m (aprox.)
After having our Salkantay Trek breakfast we start walking about 5:30 am, Because this day will be the longest day the first 4 hours is uphill to get the highest point of the Salkantay Trek (4650m/15200ft) located halfway between 2 huge mountains; Salkantay on the right and Tucarhuay on the left. From the pass, the views of the 2 snow-capped mountains are incredible. There is a possibility of snow here.
After a rest, we will continue our walk (downhill) through a dramatic cloud forest towards Huayracpunku, where we will have lunch. We hike again after lunch in the direction of the start of the jungle until we reach chaullay or Colcapampa (3000m/9800ft).
2ND DAY:Total distance: 19 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 8 – 9 hours
Maximum altitude point: 4,650 m (aprox.)
Campsite altitude: 2,750 m (aprox.)
After breakfast, at 6.30am, we start walking through the upper jungle crossing the Lluskamayo River and a variety of little brooks to reach La Playa walking between 5 to 6 hours. Today we will pass through valleys and have wonderful views of waterfalls, tropical fruits ,plants and as soon as we are atLoreta la playa we will have our lunch and then we take a local transportation from la playa to Hidroelectrica which takes 2 hours and then we will start walking from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes fro 2 and half hours.
3RD DAY:Total distance: 16 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 7-8 hours
Maximum altitude point: 2,750 m (aprox.)
altitude: 1,900 m (aprox.)
Salkantay trek important day ,We wake up early morning about 4 am to then to 4:30 to have the breakfast and leave to walk up to Machupicchu which takes one and half hours up to machupicchu but there is another option to catch the first bus which leaves 5:30 to Machupicchu (25-minutes long) in order to appreciate the magnificent city as the sun is rising.
A walking tour (approximately 2 hours) is given by your Guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. If you still have energy you can also climb Huaynapicchu (2720m/8890ft)!!! It takes 45 minutes to reach the top.and after enjoying machupicchu you have to go down to aguas calientes to take the train back to ollantaytambo and then bus back cusco.
and those who return by bus they will have to walk back from Machupicchu to Hidroelectrica to take the bus back(you must be between 2:30pm to 3:00pm)
4TH DAY:Total distance: 4 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 1- 2 hours
Maximum altitude point: 2,700 m (aprox.)
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Glamping Salkantay Trek to Machupicchu 4 Days 3 Nights
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When visiting the cities:
Are there services for tourists with special needs in Peru?
In Peru we believe in the idea of “Tourism for Everybody”. This is why many public and private organizations have been working for years to ensure that their services are equally accessible for the differently-abled.
We advise you to contact your service provider in advance to ensure that your accessibility needs will be met.
What’s the weather like throughout the year?
Peru is a very large country that is crossed by the Andes and has a vast Amazonian region, so you are likely to notice differences from one place to the other, which may be more or less intense depending on the month of your visit. It hardly ever rains on the coast, where there are usually two seasons:a warm season and a cold season.
Unlike the coastal area, the mountains and the jungle have a warmer rainy season running from mid November to late March, and the least warm season occurs between April and mid November.
Below is a weather table by city:
|Abancay||2,378(7,802 fasl)||25°C (77°F)||12°C (54°F)|
|Arequipa||2,335 (7,661 fasl)||24°C (75°F)||5°C (41°F)|
|Ayacucho||2,761 (9,058 fasl)||24°C (75°F)||11°C (52°F)|
|Cajamarca||2,720 (8,924 fasl)||21°C (70°F)||5°C (41°F)|
|Cerro de Pasco||4,338 (14,232 fasl)||22°C (72°F)||4°C (39°F)|
|Chachapoyas||2,334 (7,657 fasl)||22°C (72°F)||13°C (55°F)|
|Chiclayo||29 (95 fasl)||33°C (91°F)||17°C (63°F)|
|Cusco||3,395 (11,138 fasl)||17°C (63°F)||2°C (28°F)|
|Huancavelica||368 (1,207 fasl)||20°C (68°F)||3.4°C (38°F)|
|Huancayo||4,107 (13,474 fasl)||17°C (63°F)||0°C (32°F)|
|Huánuco||1,912 (6,273 fasl)||24°C (75°F)||18°C (64°F)|
|Huaraz||3,091 (10,141 fasl)||18°C (64°F)||9°C (48°F)|
|Ica||406 (1,332 fasl)||30°C (86°F)||8°C (46°F)|
|Iquitos||104 (341 fasl)||36°C (97°F)||17°C (63°F)|
|Lima||133 (436 fasl)||25°C (77°F)||13°C (55°F)|
|Moquegua||141 (463 fasl)||25°C (77°F)||17°C (63°F)|
|Moyobamba||860 (2,822 fasl)||36°C (97°F)||22°C (72°F)|
|Piura||29 (95 fasl)||35°C (95°F)||16°C (61°F)|
|Pucallpa||154 (505 fasl)||38°C (100°F)||24°C (75°F)|
|Puerto Maldonado||183 (600 fasl)||34°C (93°F)||21°C (70°F)|
|Puno||3,827 (12,556 fasl)||19°C (6°F)||2°C (34°F)|
|Tacna||562 (1,844 fasl)||28°C (82°F)||6°C (43°F)|
|Trujillo||34 (112 fasl)||30°C (86°F)||16°C (61°F)|
|Tumbes||6 (20 fasl)||38°C (100°F)||19°C (66°F)|
How much money should I expect to spend on my trip?
This answer depends on your personal preferences and the level of comfort you desire.
Bartering is generally accepted in Peru, with the exception of larger stores and restaurants. In larger cities prices in general may be higher, particularly in Lima, and may increase during festivities such as the National Holidays (July), Easter (April) or Christmas due to higher demand for services such as bus and air transportation.
Below is a price list of products and services that you may use as reference in order to prepare a travel budget.
|Reference product or service||US Dollars|
|Mineral water bottle 1.5 Lt (51 fl. oz.)||1.40|
|Medium soda pop 0.50||0.50|
|Blank video tape||8.50|
|Pair of sneakers||30.00|
|Public internet booth or cybercafes (1 hour)||1.5|
|Train Cusco – Machu Picchu (return)||30.00 (backpackers)
|Bus (one way)||5.00|
|Flight to Cusco (return)||140.00|
|Lodging per night (very basic)||5 – 10|
|Lodging per night (2 star)||20 – 40|
|Lodging per night (3 star)||50 – 90|
|Lodging per night (4 and 5 star)||over 90|
Other frequently Asked Questons about Treks and tours
What to Bring
Each web page has a specific list of what to bring for your trek and the list supplied here might not apply to you. However, remember that the weather in the Andes can be very unpredictable and you should be prepared for bad weather. Peru is located in the southern hemisphere meaning the winter extends from June to August. In the summer months daytime temperatures can be hot & sunny, but the nights can be very cold. During winter it can be cold and rainy during the day and particularly cold at night. It is usual to encounter some rain all year round so we recommend buying a cheap poncho in Cusco for about US $1. We also recommend bringing thermal underwear in order to combat the cold. It’s recommended to wear the thermal underwear in the evening and early morning. When packing try to bring a range of layers so that you can take off or add clothes as required in the ever changing Andean weather.
Please see each page for specific notes in regard to the equipment that is carried on each tour. Generally, the following items are ‘normal’ unless specified on the tour page.
Hiring Extra Equipment
We hire sleeping bags (rated for -5, -10 and -15 celsius temperatures) , thermarest (inflatable mattresses), walking poles, and extra horses for luggage.
Which sleeping bag to choose? Do you feel the cold – then opt for the -15 bag. Our foam mattresses (included in the price) are more than adequate but a thermarest inflatable mattress provides a lot more luxury! Walking poles – guides advise that two poles are better than just one as they provide much more balance, especially on steep descents (ie Llactapata on the Salkantay route and the Choquequirao and Choquequirao to Machu Picchu sections.) Please check our booking form for current prices.
Luggage Storage & Load Limits
Do you need an extra luggage mule/or riding mule?
We include in the price of your tour 8kg (15lbs) of luggage each person. We LOAN you a duffel bag which you can put this 8kg in. The reason for this is that duffel bags strap onto mules much better than backpacks/your luggage and its better that our custom designed duffels get dirty than your luggage (also if your backpack has a fancy harness then it can get damaged on the mules). If you think that you are going to need more than 7kg (plus the things that you carry in your day pack) then you might like to consider hiring an extra mule. Each mule can carry about 20kg of equipment so its usually shared between 2 or 3 people. Most people find that 7kg is more than adequate if they pack normally or a little conservatively. We strongly recommend that you leave the bulk at of your luggage at your hotel in Cusco – all hotels or hostals should provide you with luggage storage as a courtesy service.
Included in the price of your tour is 1 emergency riding horse. If you have in your group younger children, or older people, people who are not very fit, or people who have never hiked in the mountains before, you might consider paying for an extra mule. This is especially if you think that someone in your group will utilize the horse a lot!
We need to charge extra for the following:
For backpacker trains the timetable is 2.30pm and 6pm, and you return to Cusco approximately 4-5 hours later. A representative of the agency will meet the train in Ollantaytambo and transfer you back to your hotel in Cusco. We apologise in advance if we cannot get either of these times, if we cannot we have endeavored to do so. Some people want early trains, some people like later trains, and its impossible to anticipate people’s preference. Please also note that in high season (normally July-August) the trains to Machu Picchu and back again are completely over-subscribed and its difficult to get tickets, even with several weeks notice. (this is why we are inistent that you send your passport details asap!) In the case that Bioandean Expeditions is not able to obtain train tickets for you we will provide a car that returns via the Abra de Malaga to Cusco. (approx 6 hours of travelling).
We generally recommend that you start out from Cusco with 1-2 litres of water. You should also bring a refillable water bottle with you. (Any bottle you buy from the shop will do but we recommend a hardy plastic bottle) During the day, when you are hiking you can fill up from streams, on the advice of your guide. You should use purification tablets for this water. (Micropur tablets can be bought in Cusco or you might like to ask in your camping shop at home. Some people recommend iodine tablets). In the evening, your cook will boil water for your use and you can fill up your bottles every morning before setting out. As people have different requirements for water (ie some people drink a lot and others less) it is important that you take responsibility for ensuring you have enough water each day. You need to communicate your needs (via the guide) to the cook.
Cooking & Meals
Our cooks serve hygenically prepared food that features Peruvian and Western dishes. If you are a vegetarian or have specially dietary requirements and/or allergies, please specify on your booking form and remind us at your briefing. Water is boiled for three minutes before being used for cooking and raw vegetables, if served, are washed in boiled/ purified water.
For photos of some example meals, please see our Bioandean Expeditions meals page
There are few opportunities for bathing on our treks. However, in the evening and morning, please ask your cook to warm some water for you to wash your hands and face. There are cold water shower facilities on the Salkantay and Choquequirao trek.
Depending on the tour you take, we provide toilet tents at each of the campsites or you can use the existing facilities. During the day, your guide carries a pick or lightweight shovel. Should you need to use this, please ask them. Ideally, you should relieve yourself at least 70 metres from any water source and also a good distance from the trail. Remember also to bring plenty of toilet paper but follow international leave no trace rules and carry it out… (Please no white flags along the route!)
Medical Kit Each trip departs with a basic medical kit and an oxygen bottle. We advise that if you have your own medications and needs that you bring these. We do not include altitude tablets in our kit. Please note that the blister care that we have is Peruvian style (band-aids and cotton wool) – we do not have second skin or Western style blister treatments.
Each trip departs with a basic medical kit and an oxygen bottle. We advise that if you have your own medications and needs that you bring these. We do not include altitude tablets in our kit. Please note that the blister care that we have is Peruvian style (band-aids and cotton wool) – we do not have second skin or Western style blister treatments.
How much money should I take?
Please review what is included in your trek in order to estimate what you should take. Along the way you can buy snacks and souvenirs, mostly of a non expensive nature. (Though if you decide you want to drink a lot of PowerAde, it does add up!) Most people also like to enjoy a nice meal and some drinks in Aguas Calientes on the night you arrive from your trek. Aguas Calientes is generally more expensive than other parts of Peru, so expect things to cost more there. Finally, bring money to tip your staff and your guides. (Please see below) There is an ATM in Aguas Calientes, but don’t rely on it working so we suggest you take ample to cover your expenses while there.
Tips vary and depend on the traveller’s satisfaction with the quality of the service rendered. Although our staff are paid just above local industry rates, and we include all meals and transportation, they do appreciate tips. Tips also provide incentive for staff to work harder.
Deciding how much to tip the porters, the cook and guide is a difficult moment at the end of the trek and can be made more difficult when members of the group have different cultural understandings about tipping. (Some countries tip, other countries don´t tend to tip).
Generally speaking, if the group have been pleased with the service then try to ensure that (minimum) each porter/muleteer takes home an extra 20-30 soles per day of trek, cook 40-45 soles per day of trek, and the guide as you feel is appropriate. (these amounts are shared between all members of the group, and are not individual tips. if your trip is 9 days then the group as a whole would tip 10 soles x 9 days. Even if the muleteers were only with you for 2 days on the shorter treks, please calculate their tip based on your entire trip length. Ie the Expreso Salkantay is 4 days, and the muleteers will take at least 1 day to return home, even though they are not directly in your service). A recent, higher estimation follows: between $10 and $20 a day for guides, between $5 – $10 a day for cooks and drivers, and $3-5 a day for the muleteers. Again, that should be divided between everyone on your tour, is PER person, and multiplied by the full length of your tour. We believe that ultimately, tipping the guide and cook should be dependent on the quality of the service that you received. At no stage should you feel obliged to tip!
Trekking in the Andes is generally pretty safe. There is minimal theft – it does sometimes occur on the more touristed routes (ie Salkantay). Be cautious, not paranoid! We do recommend always sleeping with your valuables (ie money belt, passports) near your heads or in your sleeping bag. Your camera and day packs should be kept between you or near your heads – never near the flap of your tent. Shoes should be stored inside!
What is the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu?
The Salkantay Trek is a popular alternative trekking route to Machu Picchu in Peru. It offers a more challenging and adventurous experience compared to the classic Inca Trail. The trek takes you through diverse landscapes, including snow-capped mountains, high-altitude passes, lush jungles, and ancient Inca ruins, culminating in the breathtaking views of Machu Picchu.
What is glamping?
Glamping is a combination of “glamorous” and “camping.” It refers to a luxurious camping experience that combines the comforts and amenities of a hotel with the immersive experience of being in nature. Glamping accommodations often include spacious tents or domes equipped with comfortable beds, stylish furnishings, private bathrooms, and sometimes even additional services such as gourmet meals, hot showers, and electricity.
What are Sky Lodge domes?
Sky Lodge domes are a unique glamping accommodation option located along the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. They are transparent, All are along the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu in Peru. These pods offer panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, providing an unforgettable experience for adventurous travelers. Each dome is equipped with comfortable beds, cozy furnishings, and transparent walls and ceilings to allow guests to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area.
How can I book a Salkantay Trek with Sky Lodge domes?
To book a Salkantay Trek with Sky Lodge domes, you can contact a reputable tour operator or travel agency that offers this specific package. They will assist you in organizing the trek, securing permits, arranging transportation, and booking the accommodation at the Sky Lodge domes. It’s recommended to book in advance, especially during the peak tourist season, as availability can be limited.
Is the Salkantay Trek suitable for all fitness levels?
The Salkantay Trek is considered moderately to highly challenging and requires a good level of physical fitness. The trek involves hiking at high altitudes, traversing steep mountain passes, and walking for several hours each day. It’s recommended that participants have prior hiking experience and engage in regular physical exercise to prepare for the trek. It’s also advisable to acclimatize to the altitude in Cusco or other high-altitude destinations before starting the trek.
What should I pack for the Salkantay Trek with Sky Lodge domes?
When packing for the Salkantay Trek, it’s important to pack light but include essential items. Some recommended items to pack include hiking boots, comfortable and breathable clothing, a warm jacket, rain gear, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a reusable water bottle, insect repellent, toiletries, a headlamp or flashlight, a camera, and any necessary medications. It’s also advisable to bring some cash in small denominations for tips and any additional expenses along the way.
How long does the Salkantay Trek with Sky Lodge domes usually take?
The duration of the Salkantay Trek can vary, but it typically takes around 4 to 6 days to complete. The trek covers a distance of approximately 75 kilometers (46 miles), starting from Mollepata and ending at Machu Picchu. The exact itinerary and pace may vary depending on the tour operator and the specific package you choose.
What is the best time of year to do the Salkantay Trek with Sky Lodge domes?
A8: The best time to do the Salkantay Trek is during the dry season, which runs from May to September in the Peruvian Andes. During this time, you can expect clear skies, mild temperatures during the day, and colder temperatures at night. The weather is generally more stable, and there is less chance of rain, which can make the trekking conditions more enjoyable. However, it’s important to note that weather conditions can still be unpredictable, and it’s advisable to be prepared for changes in temperature and occasional rain showers even during the dry season.
Are permits required for the Salkantay Trek with Sky Lodge domes?
No official permits are required specifically for the Salkantay Trek itself. However, if you plan to visit Machu Picchu, you will need to obtain permits for the entrance to the archaeological site. These permits are limited and should be secured in advance, especially during the peak tourist season. Your tour operator or travel agency will typically handle the permit arrangements for you as part of the overall package.
Is it possible to combine the Salkantay Trek with a visit to Machu Picchu?
Yes, the Salkantay Trek is often designed as a multi-day trek that culminates with a visit to Machu Picchu. After completing the trek, youwill usually take a train or bus from the town of Aguas Calientes to the entrance of Machu Picchu. From there, you can explore the ancient ruins with a guide or on your own. Combining the Salkantay Trek with a visit to Machu Picchu allows you to experience the natural beauty of the Andes while also immersing yourself in the historical and cultural significance of the famous Inca site.
Frequently Asked Questions about Peru
Welcome to our FAQ section. This page might be helpful if you haven’t been able to find the information you needed on our website. We hope these FAQ about Peru have been helpful.
How far is Peru from my home?
In order to provide you with useful references we have created a table including the approximate arrival flight times.
|Country||City||Approx. flight time|
|United States||Dallas||7 hours 12 minutes|
|United States||Houston||6 hours 45 minutes|
|United States||Los Angeles||8 hours 35 minutes|
|United States||Miami||5 hours 45 minutes|
|United States||Atlanta||7 hours|
|Argentina||Buenos Aires||4 hours 15 minutes|
|Chile||Santiago||3 hours 25 minutes|
|Spain||Madrid||11 hours 30 minutes|
Flights with stopovers
|Country||City||Approximate flight time|
|United States||New York||8 hours 35 minutes / via San José|
|United States||San Francisco||10 hours / via Los Angeles|
|United States||Washington||9 hours / via Newark|
|Germany||Dusseldorf||18 hours 40 minutes / via Madrid|
|Germany||Frankfurt||15 hours 30 minutes / via Madrid|
|France||Paris||14 hours 50 minutes/ via Miami|
|Italy||Milan||14 hours 50 minutes / via Madrid|
|Italy||Rome||15 hours 10 minutes / via Madrid|
|UK||London||15 hours 10 minutes / via Madrid|
|Japan||Tokyo||20 hours 35 minutes / via Los Angeles|
Do I need a visa to visit Peru?
Citizens of most American and Western European countries are not required visa to enter Peru. Citizens of Bolivia, Ecuador and Chile do not require passports or visa to visit certain regions of Peru. Contact the Peruvian diplomatic representative in your country for further information. Addresses and phone numbers are included in the website of Peru’s Ministry of Foreign Relations: www.rree.gob.pe
If the purpose of your visit is tourism, the maximum length of your stay will be 90 days (you can apply for extensions with the immigration authority)
All travelers must carry a valid passport, or a safe-conduct issued by the Peruvian immigration authority.
Is it safe to travel in Peru?
Reality shows that it is very safe. You may have read or heard on TV, websites or newspapers about terrorism, crime and economic and political instability. But the truth is that terrorism has been defeated a long time ago; Peruvians live in peace and work very hard every day to build and democratic and safe society. We can assure visitors that all they need to do is follow the normal precautions taken in order to visit other destinations.
To confirm the tour/trek we need you to send us your personal information: Full Names, Passport Numbers, Nationalities, Ages, Gender as well as a deposit to secure the trip/tour.
For Tambopata National Reserve (Puerto Maldonado) – Manu National Park We do require a Non-Refundable US$100 deposit per person.
For Inca Trails Treks We do require a Non-Refundable US$200 deposit per person.
For Alternative Treks(Salkantay Trek, Inca Jungle, Lares Trek, Choquequirao) We do require a Non-Refundable US$100 deposit per person.
For Tambopata National Reserve (Puerto Maldonado) – Manu National Park We do require a Non-Refundable US$100 deposit per person.
For Peru Package Tours/Treks We do require a Non-Refundable US$400 deposit per person.
As soon as you had sent us all your personal information as well as the deposit we will send you a Trip Confirmation by email.
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