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Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu – via Salkantay
5 Days/ 4 Nights

Ancascocha Mountain
Ancascocha Mountain
Humantay Lake
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Salkantay Mountain
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Max Altitude: 4821 m.s.n.m
Group Size: Up to 8 people
Service: Group
Transportation: Van, Bus, Train
Difficulty: Challenging
Duration: 5 Days
From $ 677 USD Per Person

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The Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu in the Peruvian Andes is an incredible off the beaten path trek!  It offers you incredible views of beautiful Andean valleys, snow-covered peaks such as Salkantay (6,266m/20,551ft)Humantay, Huayanay, and the colorful lakes Salkantay and Ancascocha. You will also visit and the indigenous communities of Chillipahua and its namesake of Ancashcocha.
This adventure is for people who really want to experience nature and the Andes at its best: snow covered mountains, deep valleys, pristine lakes, animals such llamas, alpacas, vicuñas, and encounters with indigenous people who live in these high mountains.

Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu – via Salkantay 5 Days/ 4 Nights

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SAM Travel was born of our love for sharing these beautiful places with travelers. Our owner ( Saúl Alvarez ) went from porter to guide to business owner, without losing sight of his roots. We know how to show you the most beautiful places and give you the most authentic experiences. For Sam Travel our guides are the most important in the business, they all are fluent in Ingles and passoinated about teh culture. They are all trained and retrained in first aid and carry satellite phones for any emergency to be connected to a medical professional when or if needed. We can guarantee our guides will make you feel like hiking with your own family or friends

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All our Tours & Treks are provided only by SAM Travel Peru staff and professional guides. What that means for you is that SAM Travel Peru will never pass you onto another company or 3rd Party .

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Enjoy a good night sleep in our 4 season igloo waterproof, spacious and professional EUREKA tent. All our tents are 4 person tents. ONLY 2 people will sleep in each, leaving lots of room to spread out comfortably and store your duffel bag.

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To ensure a more personalized service for our guests, at SAM Travel Peru we have a policy that our groups will not exceed 8 people. This fact alone sets us apart from other companies that operate departures with bigger groups..

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We have the most customized tours and packages for all budgets. They are created to meet our clients’ desires and needs when looking for something unique in a travel experience.

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SAM TRAVEL PERÚ has one of the most outstanding meal services. Our chefs have been highly trained to prepare the best peruavian food our treks.

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SAM Travel Peru has annual clean-up campaigns that creates awareness towards people across the planet that have the same desires to help protect the environment. It is our commitment in creating a positive and sustainable contribution towards the quality of life for rural Andean communities. .

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    star rating  I can't say how absolutely amazing this experience was. We had a small group of 6 people with Deivid as our tour guide. Throughout the tour he was very informative... read more

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    31 May, 2022
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    15 May, 2022

    star rating  Very well organised. Felt taken care of from the very start from the initial pick up.Our guide Ray was easy to communicate with via WhatsApp. He was great at giving... read more

    28 June, 2022

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    11 May, 2022
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    26 April, 2022

    star rating  I visited Peru with my fiancé and the highlight of our trip was the two excursions we did with Ray. We first did the Short Inca trail and then a... read more

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    22 March, 2022
  • star rating  This was trully an amazing and unique experience of a lifetime. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience, my guide Auqui was the kindest, and most knowledgable person... read more

    6 June, 2022

    star rating  We had a wonderful experience with SAM Travel Peru. We did the 2d/1n Short Inca Trail hike (about 7 to 8 miles) on day 1 with a Machu Picchu tour... read more

    14 April, 2022

    star rating  Visiting the Machu Picchu via the Short Inca trail was an incredible experience! The landscapes coupled with the stories from our tour guide (Johnny) explaining was the history and culture... read more

    17 June, 2022
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    2 April, 2022

    star rating  My experience was amazing! Deivid & Gregory were wonderful guides. Deivid was a wealth of knowledge on the Incas and their culture. The porters were inspiring and the trip exceeded... read more

    5 May, 2022

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    20 June, 2022
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    13 March, 2022

    star rating  We highly recommend booking with SAM Peru Travel! We did the one day hike to Machu Picchu. We felt we really lucked out with our guide, JP, who was incredibly... read more

    13 May, 2022

    star rating  Sam travel Peru was a very organized company. We had an amazing experience! Our guide Ray was very knowledgeable and kept a great pace for the hike up. He was... read more

    15 May, 2022
  • star rating  We had a great trip with Ray in March 2022. He was informative, encouraging, knowledgeable, and funny. We laughed our way up mountain passes, through rain showers, to amazing vistas... read more

    11 March, 2022

    star rating  Book with SAM if you are looking for a trip guide in Peru. We did the 2 day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu + Rainbow Mountains. If you have time... read more

    13 May, 2022

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    2 June, 2022
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    23 May, 2022

    star rating  Ray was our guide for the inca trail and he is absolutely wonderful! He is super knowledgeable and can literally answer every question you have, from history to politics. He... read more

    26 March, 2022

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