Trekking to Llactapata - Machu Picchu 3d/2n

Book with us Llactapata Trek 3 days and 2 nights — in this tour, you will discover the beauty of the Amazonian part of Cusco, walk along a section of the Inca Trail to reach the archaeological site of Patallacta, where you will be able to observe the stunning mountains of Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu, and Salkantay. Additionally, you will explore the famous Urubamba River canyon, and finally, you will end your trek at the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

🏳️Guide English, Spanish
👪Group size10 to 16 pax.
⛳Total trekking distance22 km (13.5 mi)
📈Maximum altitude2,700 m.a.s.l. (8,858 ft)


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Day 1: Cusco – Santa Teresa – Cocalmayo Hot Springs – Lucmabamba

Distance: 215 km (133.6 mi)  | Travel time by vehicle: 7 h approx.

  • 6:30 Meeting point
    • Pick you up from your hotel — if applicable.
    • Read the Details and Notes Tab so there are no misunderstandings.
  • Cusco to Santa Teresa.
    • By vehicle, around 6 hours.
    • Santa Teresa is a small town located at 1,550 m.a.s.l. (5,085 ft).
  • 13:00 Lunch at Santa Teresa.
    • Local lunch.
  • 14:00 Santa Teresa to Cocalmayo Hot Springs.
    • By vehicle, around 15 minutes.
    • Enjoy the hot springs for about 2 hours.
  • 16:00 Cocalmayo Hot Springs to Lucmabamba.
    • By vehicle, around 30 minutes.
    • Dinner in Lucmabamba.
    • Camping at Lucmabamba: 2,100 m.a.s.l. (6,889 ft)
  • Overnight in Lucmabamba.
Day 2: Lucmabamba – Llactapata – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes

Trekking distance: 22 km (13.5 mi) | Trekking time: 8 h aprox. | Difficulty: Challenging 

  • 5:40 Wake up and pack your belongings.
  • 6:00 Take your breakfast.
  • 7:00 Start your 3 hour trek uphill along the original Inca trail until you reach the ruins of Llactapata.
    • Llactapata: 2,700 m.a.s.l. (8,858 ft).
    • Stunning panoramic views of Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu and Salkantay Mountain.
  • 11:00 Keep trekking; but this time downhill until you reach the Hydroelectric Plant.
    • The walk from Llactapata to the hydroelectric plant lasts about 2 hours.
  • 13:00 Lunch at the hydroelectric.
  • 14:00 Hydroelectric Plant to Aguas Calientes city: About 3 hours.
    • Optional: If you wish, you can also take the train from the hydroelectric plant to reach Aguas Calientes.
    • Aguas Calientes is a small city located at 2,040 m.a.s.l. (6,693 ft).
  • 17:00 Arrival at your hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • 19:00 Group dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Overnight in a hotel in Aguas Calientes.
Day 3: Aguas Calientes – Visit of Machu Picchu – Cusco

There are 2 options to climb the ruins of Machu Picchu:

  • Option 1: By bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu ruins.
    • 4:00 Have your breakfast at your hotel.
    • 5:30 Take your bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu ruins: Approx. 30 minutes bus ride.
    • 6:00 Arrival at the entrance gate of Machu Picchu and meet with your group and Guide.
    • 6:15 Start your guided tour of Machu Picchu ruins: Approx 2 hours.
  • Option 2: Hike from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu ruins.
    • 4:00 Have your breakfast at your hotel.
    • 4:30 Start your walk from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu ruins: Around 1.5 hours.
    • 6:00 Arrival at the entrance gate of Machu Picchu and meet with your group and Guide.
    • 6:15 Start your guided tour of Machu Picchu ruin: Approx 2 hours.

There are 2 options to return to Cusco:

  • Option 1: By train (Aguas Calientes—Ollantaytambo) and by bus (Ollantaytambo—Cusco).
    • Return from Machu Picchu ruins to Aguas Calientes.
      • By bus: Approx 30 minutes.
      • By foot: 1.5 hours.
    • You have to be in Aguas Calientes no later than 13:00.
    • Lunch.
    • You have to be at the train station half an hour before your train departure time.
    • You will have the train ticket for 14:30 or 14:55 (depending on the availability).
    • Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo by train:  Approx. 1 hour and 40 minutes.
    • 16:40 approx. Arrival at Ollantaytambo.
    • 17:00 approx. Your bus leaves Ollantaytambo city towards Cusco.
    • 18:30 approx. Arrival at Cusco.
    • The bus will drop you off near the Plaza de Armas. If you book a private tour, we will drop you off at your hotel.
  • Option 2: By bus from the hydroelectric plant to Cusco.
    • At the latest at 9:30 take your return bus from Machu Picchu ruins to Aguas Calientes.
    • 10:30 Start your trek from Aguas Calientes to the hydroelectric plant: Approx. 3 hours.
    • 14:00 Arrival at the hydroelectric .
    • 14:30 Your bus departs the hydroelectric plant to Cusco.
    • 21:30 Arrival at Cusco.
    • The bus will drop you off near the Plaza de Armas. If you book a private tour, we will drop you off at your hotel.


The prices shown in the table are:

  • Per person in US dollars ($).
  • Prices are indicative and depend on: Number of people, tour date, and nationality.
  • Children have discounts.
  • Group = shared service with other tourists.
  • Pple. = people.


Pple.Type of travellerTour with return to Cusco by busTour with return to Cusco by train


Pple.Tour with return to Cusco by train
If your group is bigger, contact us.

Who are considered students and how to request the discount?

The student price is available for all students worldwide as long as they meet the requirements set by the Peruvian government. This discount applies when purchasing tickets for Machu Picchu.

Requirements and details:

  • Your student identification must be original and issued by your university, made of PVC material (water-resistant plastic card).
  • The student ID must have the following information printed on it:
    • Student’s name
    • Student’s photo
    • University information
  • The student identification card must display a valid expiration date, which is typically valid for one year. For instance, if you visit Machu Picchu in 2024, the expiration date on your ID should be 2024 or 2025. If you’re visiting Machu Picchu in 2024, the allowed maximum expiration date is 2025.
  • The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is not valid for the discount, even if it meets the requirements mentioned earlier.
  • The only valid document for the student price is the original student ID that meets the criteria set by the Peruvian government. No other documents are accepted.
  • The student discount is available only for students who are under 25 years old.

To request the student price, please send photos of both sides of your student identification to [email protected] before making the payment. If sent later, we won’t be able to apply the discount.




IncludedGroup |
Pre-departure briefing at our office in Cusco
Professional guide
Transportation from Cusco to Lucmabamba
Tickets for Machu Picchu ruins
Professional chef and kitchen equipment
Meal: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
A duffel bag to pack 7 kg of your belongings
1 night of camping
1 night in a hotel in Aguas Calientes
Return transportation to Cusco
First aid kit
Sleeping bag
Trekking poles
Travel insurance
Day 2: Train tickets from Hydroelectric to Aguas Calientes (optional)
Day 3: Bus tickets from Aguas Calientes—MachuPicchu—Aguas Calientes
Day 3: Lunch in Aguas Calientes and dinner in Cusco
Tickets for Huayna Picchu, Machu Picchu Mountain, Inca Bridge, etc.
Additional costs or delays beyond our control


Day 1: Cusco – Santa Teresa – Cocalmayo Hot Springs – Lucmabamba

IncludedGroup |
Pick up at your hotel
Lunch and dinner
Professional guide
Tourist vehicle
A duffel bag to pack 7 kg of your belongings
Professional chef and kitchen equipment
Accommodation: Camping in Lucmabamba
Sleeping bag
Trekking poles

Day 2: Lucmabamba – Llactapata – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes

IncludedGroup |
Coca tea before your breakfast
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Professional guide
A duffel bag to pack 7 kg of your belongings
Professional chef and kitchen equipment
Accommodation: Hotel in Aguas Calientes
Train tickets from Hydroelectric to Aguas Calientes (optional)
Trekking poles

Day 3: Aguas Calientes Visit of Machu Picchu Cusco

Breakfast at your hotel
Professional guide
Tickets for Machu Picchu ruins
Guided tour of Machu Picchu ruins (circuit 2 only)
Return transportation to Cusco
Bus tickets from Aguas Calientes—MachuPicchu—Aguas Calientes: $24 pp
Lunch and dinner
Trekking poles
Tickets for Huayna Picchu, Montaña Machu Picchu, Puente inca, etc.
Drop off at your hotel in Cusco

Description of what is included

Pre-departure briefing

A day before departure, you’ll meet up with your trekking guide and the group to get all the details and orientation for the trek. At this meeting, you’ll also receive the duffel bag. Check meeting details below:

  • Duration: Approx. 35 minutes.
  • Location: Preferably at our office in Cusco, otherwise at your hotel.
  • Date and Time: One day before your trek, at 19:00

If you can’t attend the meeting at this time, please arrange an alternative time via email, phone, or at Inkan Milky Way office.

Duffel bag

We’ll provide you with a duffel bag the day before your departure (during the briefing). This duffel bag will be used to pack your clothing for the 5-day trek, and you can pack up to a maximum weight of 7 kg (15.4 lb), which will be transported by horses during the hike (this weight includes your sleeping bag). You’ll have access to them at each campsite.

During the trek, you’ll need a daypack, ideally sized between 15 to 25 liters, to carry your personal belongings: Jacket, rain poncho, camera, sunscreen, water, snacks, etc.

Experienced professional guide

  • They graduated from the Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad del Cusco and other educational institutions.
  • They all have completed first aid courses.
  • They are 100% responsible, professional, and eager to share their local culture.
  • They speak decent English and Spanish.

First aid kit

Your guide will always carry a first aid kit and an oxygen tank to handle basic emergencies such as altitude sickness, traveler’s diarrhea, scratches, etc. If necessary, we will evacuate you from the trail to a clinic as soon as possible for medical attention.

Satelital phone

Our top priority is always your safety, that’s why all our guides are trained for mountain emergencies. Each of them carries a satellite phone, which can be used anywhere on the mountain to contact a hospital, doctor, or friend. Calls will only be made for medical emergencies.

Accommodation: 1 nights of camping

During the first three nights of the trek, you’ll be camping at designated campsites and lodges that are designed to blend into the natural environment, ensuring minimal negative impact (visual pollution).

Accommodation: 1 night in a hotel in Aguas Calientes

On the final night of this trek, you’ll stay in a double or triple room hotel in Aguas Calientes. The accommodation includes a private bathroom, hot water shower, Wi-Fi, breakfast, and luggage storage while visiting Machu Picchu. If you book a private tour, the hotel features will remain the same unless you opt for a luxury hotel, in which case the price may vary.

Meal: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners

Our chef will prepare the best meals for you right in the mountains, and we offer various options such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc., at no extra cost. Please, inform us in advance about any dietary restrictions in the booking form and remind your guide during the briefing.

Day 1: Vehicular transportation from Cusco to Lucmabamba

We’ll pick you up from your hotel and you will travel to Lucmabamba (starting point of the trek). The vehicle is modern with air conditioning.

Transportation of duffel bag and camping equipment

  • Remember, you can only pack 7 kg (15.4 lb) in your duffel bag.
  • Your duffel bag and camping gear will be transported by train on day 2.

Day 3: Tickets for Machu Picchu ruins

In this Salkantay trek, we include the following type of entrance ticket: Machu Picchu Llaqta 1, 2, 3, or 4 — however, you will only visit circuit 2, which allows you to see almost all of Machu Picchu and take the classic photo. You don’t need to see more.

Day 3: Return transportation to Cusco

There are two options, you choose the one that best suits you:

  • By train and bus (bimodal) — recommended:
    • Board the Expedition PeruRail train in Aguas Calientes bound for Ollantaytambo.
    • Your guide will provide you with the train tickets indicating the boarding time.
    • Board your bus at Ollantaytambo, the bus will bring you back to Cusco city.
  • By bus:
    • Walk from Aguas Calientes to the hydroelectric plant and board your bus headed to Cusco.
    • Your guide will provide you with the bus tickets.

Description of what is not included

Sleeping bag

If you don’t have your own, you can rent one from our company. Our sleeping bags are effective and durable, capable of protecting you from low temperatures like -18°C (-0.4°F). Our sleeping bags are cleaned after each use.

Price: $10 for a sleeping bag for the entire trek.

Trekking poles

Our rubber-tipped trekking poles are highly useful for rugged terrains with inclines and declines. If you don’t have one, we offer rentals.

Price: $10 per Trekking poles for the entire trek.

Montaña Huayna Picchu:

It’s the famous mountain you always see behind the Machu Picchu archaeological site in photos, the route to this place is rugged and very steep. It will take you 1 hour to climb, 30 minutes to explore the area, and about 45 minutes to return to Machu Picchu ruins — in total, you will need at least 2.5 hours, but this will also depend on your physical condition.

Please, note that there might be changes about your visit to this place to protect your safety, mainly due to weather conditions.

Ticket price: $60

Montaña Machu Picchu

It’s the large mountain located opposite Huayna Picchu. This mountain offers less steep, wider trails, and visually less daunting paths than Huayna Picchu. The hike to the top takes about 1.5 hours.

Ticket price: $60

Puente inca (Inca bridge)

It’s located about a half-hour walk from the Machu Picchu ruins. The path is wide, flat, and super easy.

Ticket price: $60

Huchuy Picchu

It’s the smallest mountain located within the Machu Picchu ruins, requiring approximately 1 hour to reach the top.

Ticket price: $60

How do I visit Huayna Picchu, Montaña Machu Picchu, Puente inca or Huchuy Picchu?

If you wish to visit any of the additional attractions (Huayna Picchu, Montaña Machu Picchu, Puente inca, or Huchuy Picchu), please inform us at least 1 month in advance and make the additional payment for the ticket.

  • At the end of your guided tour of Machu Picchu ruins, your guide will show you the path to visit this place.
  • If you want a guide to accompany you to the additional attraction, there will be an extra cost.
    • $70 per person based on one person.
    • $35 per person based on two people.
  • It’s not mandatory to hire a guide to visit this place.

Day 2: Train tickets from Hydroelectric to Aguas Calientes

You can take the train from the hydroelectric plant to Aguas Calientes in case you feel quite tired after your walk from Llactapata to hydroelectric plant.

You will buy the train ticket at the hydroelectric plant. Sometimes payment is made inside the train (everything will depend on the train staff), bring cash in US dollars or Peruvian soles.

Train ticket price: $35.

Day 3: Bus from Aguas Calientes—MachuPicchu—Aguas Calientes

The last day of the Salkantay trek offers two options to reach the Machu Picchu ruins:

  • On foot: Approx. 1.5 hours (one way).
  • By bus: Approx. 30 minutes (one way).

If you prefer to take the bus, you can buy the bus ticket a day before once you arrive in Aguas Calientes (coordinate this issue with your guide).

Bus ticket price: $24 (round trip)

More details:

Day 1: Cusco – Santa Teresa – Cocalmayo Hot Springs – Lucmabamba

DetailsGroup | Private
Schedule5:00 to 17:00
Distance215 km (133.6 mi)
Bus travel time7 hours
Initial altitude3,399 m.a.s.l. (11,152 ft)
Highest altitude3,399 m.a.s.l. (11,152 ft)
Campsite altitude2,100 m.a.s.l. (6,889 ft)

Day 2: Lucmabamba – Llactapata – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes

DetailsGroup | Private
Schedule6:00 to 19:00
Trekking distance22 km (13.5 mi)
Trekking time8 hours
Initial altitude2,100 m.a.s.l. (6,889 ft)
Highest altitude2,700 m.a.s.l. (8,858 ft)
Campsite altitude2,040 m.a.s.l. (6.693 ft)

Day 3: Aguas Calientes – Visit of Machu Picchu – Cusco

DetailsGroup | Private
Schedule with return to Cusco by bus4:00 to 21:30
Schedule with return to Cusco by train4:00 to 18:30
Trekking time3 to 4 hours
Initial altitude2,040 m.a.s.l. (6,693 ft)
Altitude of Machu Picchu ruins2,430 m.a.s.l. (7,972 ft)
Altitude of montaña Huayna Picchu (optional)2,720 m.a.s.l. (8,924 ft)
Altitude of montaña Machu Picchu (optional)3,000 m.a.s.l. (9,843 ft)
Train car capacity52 pax.

Accessibility: Not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

What do I bring?

  • Basic:
    • Valid original passport (you will only need it to enter Machu Picchu ruins).
    • Extra cash in US dollars or Peruvian soles preferably.
    • Personal medication.
    • Sunscreen factor 70 or more.
    • Water bottle or camelBak.
    • Insect repellent.
    • Personal care products.
  • Clothing:
    • Boots or hiking shoes (preferably waterproof).
    • Light footwear or sandals.
    • Trekking pants.
    • Trekking socks.
    • A pair of thermal pants.
    • Shorts.
    • Long sleeved t-shirts.
    • Waterproof jacket.
    • Raincoat or rain poncho.
    • Waterproof or woolen gloves.
    • Sun hat to protect the neck and face.
    • Woolen hat for the cold.
    • Sunglasses with UV protection.
    • Neck gaiter or buff.
  • Equipment:
    • Medium trekking backpack (15 – 25 liters).
    • Sleeping bag (-15°C), if you don’t have one we will rent you.
    • Trekking poles, if you don’t have them we will rent you.
  • Recommended:
    • Camera and charger.
    • Power bank.
    • Swimsuit.
    • Towel.
    • Headlamp with extra battery.
    • Snacks: energy bars, candies, chocolates, nuts, etc.

Not allowed at Machu Picchu ruins:

  • Performing flights with paragliders, drones, or any type of small aircraft.
  • Backpacks, bags, or purses larger than 40x35x20 cm (16x14x8 inches).
  • Walking sticks, umbrellas, sunshades, camera supports or extensions (tripods), and selfie sticks.
  • Accessing with baby strollers.
  • Climbing or leaning on Inca walls.
  • Touching, moving, or extracting lithic elements.
  • Not respecting the established circuits and routes.
  • Engaging in prohibited acts will result in the immediate expulsion of the visitor without the right to a refund.



Before you go to this trek

The best time to do this trek

Visit it during the dry season, which lasts from April to November in Cusco. May and October offer the best weather conditions.

Is Llaqtapata trek for me?

The Llactapata hike is a wonderful alternative to the Inca Trail and Salkantay Trail; It is best suited for travelers seeking adventure at lower altitudes and shorter distances.

Acclimatization in Cusco before starting the Llaqtapata trek

Usually, you’ll need at least two days in Cusco to acclimatize to the altitude before starting the Llaqtapata trek to avoid potential altitude sickness issues during the hike.

The minimum age to do this trek

There isn’t a strict age limit, but children under 12 might not fully enjoy the hike. If you have kids, they should be able to walk for at least 1.5 hours without needing to be carried.

Llaqtapata trek with children

Children over 12 years old who are in good physical shape and accustomed to walking long distances can undertake the Salkantay trek.

Llaqtapata trek on my own

It’s possible to do the Llaqtapata trek independently, but it can be risky as the trail isn’t well-marked at all points. Hiring a travel agency like Inkan Milky Way has the advantage of experienced guides who know the route well.

The difficulty level of the Llaqtapata trek

The hike to Llactapata is considered moderate and doable, although you still require good physical condition and acclimatization.

The highest part of Llaqtapata trek

The highest point of this trek is Llactapata, situated at 2,700 m.a.s.l. (8,858 ft). When compared to the classic Salkantay trek, it is significantly lower, making it less demanding. The Llactapata trek to Machu Picchu is perfect for nature enthusiasts and ideal for travellers who prefer to avoid altitude sickness at higher elevations.

Cell phone coverage during the Llactapata trek

Cell phone coverage is sporadic during the trek, and there’s no possibility of charging your phone. One of the trek leaders will carry a satellite phone that can be used anywhere in the mountains to make emergency calls worldwide, solely in case of a medical emergency.

Climate in this trek

The terrain and altitude make it varied. The temperature is typically mild to warm throughout the year, as you will also be exploring the Amazonian part of the Cusco region.

Store your luggage in our office

During the trip, you can store your main luggage in our office; you can arrange this with us on the day of the briefing at our office. You can leave your luggage safely and free of charge with us.

Alternatively, you can leave your luggage at your hotel. Most hotels offer this service; however, avoid leaving valuable items in your luggage. Store them in the hotel safe and obtain a detailed receipt.

Group tours: Who will I travel with?

They’re made up of different kinds of people, nationalities, cultures, physical conditions, and various ages. By accepting to be part of a group tour, you’re also acknowledging that some people might be faster or slower than you. Therefore, everyone can go at their own pace on the route.

Lost objects

Please, pay close attention to your belongings and remember to take all your personal items before starting the hike. You are solely responsible for all your belongings during the journey.

Tips (gratuity)

Leaving a tip during a trip to Machu Picchu is customary; guides, cooks, and porters expect it. Despite their good pay, a little extra is always appreciated for their hard work. Usually, all collected tips are shared among the entire team.

Group tours vs private tours in Salkantay

If you book a private tour, you’ll receive 100% personalized attention throughout the trek. You can adjust the language, train schedules, and accommodation location in Aguas Calientes. The other aspects of the tour will be similar to the shared group tours (10 to 16 pax).

Pick-up & schedules

  • Day 1:
    • The pick-up time from your hotel will be arranged one day prior to the event.
    • We’ll pick you up if your hotel is located in the historical center; otherwise, we’ll coordinate another meeting point.
    • There will be an pre-departure briefing with our guide at our office in Cusco a day before your trek.
  • Days 1, 2 and 3:
    • All trek start and end times are approximate.
    • We’ll coordinate all the trek’s start details with your guide one day in advance.

Tren Expedition

  • It’s a train carriage owned by PeruRail.
  • Capacity of the train carriage: 52 pax.
  • Spacious train carriages with comfortable seats and ambient music onboard.
  • Luggage spaces are shared.

Aguas Calientes = Machu Picchu Pueblo

Aguas Calientes is the colloquial and popular name for the contemporary town known officially as Machu Picchu Pueblo. This town is the closest one to the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu.

Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu ruins

  • This bus ride lasts 30 minutes approx.
  • The buses leave every 10 minutes approx.
  • The buses have a capacity of up to 35 passengers.

What is Machu Picchu Llaqta 1, 2, 3 or 4 ticket?

  • It’s the classic Machu Picchu ticket that allows you to explore a significant portion of this attraction.
  • This ticket is included in this package.
  • The guided tour of Machu Picchu will cover only circuit 2, which includes about 85% of the Machu Picchu ruins.

  • If you wish to visit any additional attractions, please contact us at least 1 month in advance.
  • The entrance ticket price for any of the additional attractions is $60. (the guide is not included).
    • Huayna Picchu.
    • Montaña Machu Picchu.
    • Huchuy Picchu.
    • Puente inca.

Type of vehicle and seats

  • All vehicles are:
    • 100% tourist, super comfortable.
    • Authorized by the Ministry of Transportation of Peru.
  • You reserve a seat on the bus; not necessarily a specific seat number.
  • Travel companions or couples sit together to 99%, very rarely the other way and if it happens, it’s part of the dynamics of this excursion.


We are an upfront team: As a traveler, you have the right to information before making a purchase. We don’t hide any information from you. The more informed you are, the better you’ll enjoy your trip.

Operativity – closed dates of Salkantay

The Salkantay trek is closed in the month of February every year due to the rainy season and trail maintenance. We do not offer the Salkantay trek throughout the month of February. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

This tour is subject to change without prior notice due to weather conditions, strikes, or any other events that may affect the normal operation of the tour.

Additional costs

There may be additional costs incurred without prior notice due to political instability, strikes, landslides, etc.


There might be delays in the trek without prior notice due to political instability, strikes, weather, etc.

Itinerary modification

There could be changes in the itinerary (places to visit along the route) without prior notice due to landslides, security reasons, strikes, political instability, illnesses, unforeseen circumstances.

Travel date rescheduling

Can I reschedule my visit date to Machu Picchu?

No, once we purchase your ticket for Machu Picchu, there will be no going back or modifying your entry date.

Can I reschedule my visit date to Machu Picchu if there are strikes?

Of course; however, a strike needs to occur to modify the entry date to Machu Picchu. For example, if there’s a strike announced for next week and it might affect your itinerary, you’ll still have to attempt to enter MP. If, unfortunately, you couldn’t enter, then we’ll reschedule your MP entry for the following day.

You won’t be able to request rescheduling without having attempted to enter MP previously.

Can I reschedule my travel date to Salkantay?

  • No, si ya compramos tu ticket de ingreso a Machu Picchu, no habrá marcha atrás.
  • Somos positivos, por más que haya huelgas anunciadas, haremos lo posible para hacer la caminata como estaba programado originalmente debido a que en gran parte las huelgas anunciadas no llegan a ocurrir y si ocurren no afectan al tour.
  • Si la huelga está confirmada al 100% y estamos súper seguros de que afectará al tour, reprogramaremos tu caminata a Salkantay y por consiguiente la fecha de ingreso a Machu Picchu.
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  • No, once we’ve purchased your Machu Picchu entrance ticket, there’s no turning back.
  • We’re optimistic, even if there are strikes announced, we’ll do our best to conduct the trek as originally scheduled because often announced strikes don’t actually happen, and even if they do, they don’t affect the tour.
  • If the strike is confirmed 100% and we are absolutely sure it will impact the tour, we’ll reschedule your Salkantay trek and consequently the Machu Picchu entry date.

In conclusion: It will all depends on whether we can modify the entry date to Machu Picchu, and for us to be able to do so, there must be verifiable force majeure, and the whole process must be done at least 1 month in advance.


Cancel with a minimum of 7 days in advance for a partial refund; otherwise, there will be no refund.


  • Please inform us at least 7 days in advance for a partial refund.
  • The Ministry of Culture (MP tickets) doesn’t make refunds, so the cost paid for entrance tickets to Machu Picchu will not be refunded for any reason.
  • We don’t issue refunds in the event of delayed flights, landslides, bad weather or strikes that affect the tour.
  • We will charge 15% of the total price paid for administrative costs.
  • You will receive the refund within 7 business days.

Refund process:

  • We preferably refund you through PayPal; otherwise, we will use Western Union.
  • When we send you the refund, we don’t include the commission that PayPal or Western Union normally charges. The money transfer companies will apply the respective commission on your refund.
  • The money transfer commission charged by PayPal or Western Union is approx. 5%.
  • If you paid with a credit card, we refund you less than 5% of the total payment you made. The 5% represents the commission charged by the banks.


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