Machu Picchu

A spectacular trek to Machu Picchu along the Salkantay trail

Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Inca, is one of the most beautiful and enigmatic sites of the ancient world. In 2007, the city was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and in recent years Machu Picchu trips have become extremely popular with adventurous travellers. A test of endurance with a stunning reward, trekking Machu Picchu is an experience beyond compare.


Challenge Details

Participants will get the opportunity to trek into the famous site via the Salkantay route, a far quieter and less-trodden route than the typical Inca Trail. The really plus points of this trek is the different types of terrain the challenge takes you through. From the foothills of the Andean mountains, into the high pass of the Salkantay mountain pass (4650m) then decending down into the coffee plantation regions and the more familiar images of Machu Picchu and its surrounding semi-jungle environment. This really is one of the most spectacular trekking experiences we offer. A challenge to Machu Picchu will be like no other.


Why do it?

  • We take the road less travelled- our trek takes us right to Machu Picchu- there is no long transfers on this challenge!
  • We’re an ethical tour operator, with all our challenges locally-led so you can immerse yourself in the culture and so we can provide employment opportunities for local people
  • Summit Machu Picchu in time to see the sun rise over this magnificent and mystical place
  • All our challenges have mule support so you only carry what you need!
  • All our challenges have a free Cusco City tour to help you acclimatise upon arrival
  • A visit to the hot springs at Aguas Calientes is available on all our challenges



Country flag Capital - Lima
Currency - Nuevo sol
Language - Spanish, Quechua, Aymara


Amazon Jungle

4 nights

Tambopata National Reserve, Puerto Maldonado & Lake Sandoval

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Machu Picchu - Dates and Availability

Below are our current dates and availability. New departures open all the time so check this area frequently. If you have another date in mind please call us on 0131 553 1743 and one of the Really Wild team will be happy to help.
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11th May 201711 DaysAny Charity / Open£395£3700£1850Closed
2nd September 201711 DaysMND Scotland£395£3900NAClosed
9th September 201711 DaysCancer Research UK£395£3900NAClosed
18th August 201811 DaysTenovus£395£3900Please call usClosed
15th September 201811 DaysHIOWAA£395£4000NABOOK NOW

* Click either of the following links to find out details of the Minimum Sponsorship and Self Funding options.

Really Wild Challenges

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