Llactapata Trek to Machu Picchu 3 day is a standout feature of the Salkantay Trek, which follows an ancient Inca path leading to the Inca site of Llactapata. This exclusive vantage point offers a unique perspective of Machu Picchu and showcases the awe-inspiring Machupicchu Mountain, Huaynapicchu, Salkantay Mountain, and the breathtaking Urubamba River canyon. The trek is perfectly suited for nature and mountain enthusiasts who prefer to avoid high altitudes, as the journey ranges between 1,800m and 2,700m, minimizing the risk of altitude sickness.

This innovative program immerses you in the lush jungle surroundings of Cusco, where you’ll traverse the vibrant terrain behind Machu Picchu. Witness flourishing coffee, coca, and fruit plantations, and unwind in the rejuvenating hot springs of Santa Teresa – Cocalmayo. The grand finale is a visit to the iconic Machu Picchu, South America’s most renowned archaeological site.

Pricing for the 3-day Llactapata Trek varies depending on your preferred mode of return to Cusco post-Machu Picchu visit and eligibility for Peruvian student discounts (further details provided below). Secure the best deal for this unforgettable hiking experience and discover the enchanting jungle region of Machu Picchu.

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING OUR MACHU PICCHU EXCURSIONS: Each of our tours to Machu Picchu includes a standard entry ticket, which typically corresponds to CIRCUIT 02, subject to availability at the time of booking. In the following links, you can check the real-time availability of the tours, as well as obtain specific details about the tickets and the various circuits of Machu Picchu. Additionally, you will find extra options that you can add to your travel package to enhance your experience.

  • Explore the historical Inca site of Llactapata on the trek’s second day, immersing yourself in ancient culture and history.
  • Marvel at Machu Picchu from a unique vantage point, revealing a fresh perspective of the iconic site.
  • Rest in the serene and exclusive Lucmabamba campsite, allowing for a rejuvenating night’s sleep surrounded by nature.
  • Take a dip in the hot springs of Santa Teresa on the afternoon of the third day, and spend the night in Lucmabamba.
  • Delight in the abundant Amazon region, home to thriving coffee, banana, and avocado plantations, as you trek through the lush landscape.
  • Conclude your adventure with a visit to the awe-inspiring Inca city of Machu Picchu on the final day of the tour, creating lasting memories of this ancient wonder.
  • Pick Up: Meet at the Machu Picchu Reservations office at 6:30 am.
  • Ending Point: Conclude your trek in Cusco’s city center at Plaza Regocijo.
  • Duration: 3-day, 2-night trek.
  • Departure: Daily departures.
  • Group Size: Join a group of up to 16 fellow adventurers.
  • Duffle Bag: Take advantage of the included duffle bag to pack 7 kg of personal belongings.
  • Machu Picchu Tickets: Entrance tickets included -Check details here-
  • Dietary Options: Vegetarian and vegan meals are available upon request at no additional cost.
  • Meals: Delight in 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners during your journey.
  • Free Storage: Conveniently store your belongings -Check details-
  • High Season: Experience the peak trekking period from April to October.




Per person

Group Size:

Max: 15 People per group

Physical Level:


Tour location:

Cusco - Peru

Tour type:



B, D, L




DAY 1: Cusco to Santa Teresa: A Journey to Rejuvenating Hot Springs

Gather at the Machu Picchu Reservation Office in Cusco at 6:30 am, where you will begin your journey by car to Santa Teresa, a scenic 6-hour drive. Upon arrival in Santa Teresa, enjoy a delightful lunch in town before heading to the naturally heated hot springs to unwind and rejuvenate. After spending a few hours soaking in the soothing waters, continue by car to Lucmabamba. Here, you will savor a delicious dinner and camp for the night in tents, surrounded by the tranquility of nature.


  • Transportation from Cusco to Santa Teresa: Your journey will begin in Cusco, where transportation will be provided to take you to Santa Teresa.
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu: The package includes the entrance fee to the famous Machu Picchu archaeological site.
  • A briefing prior to the departure of the Llactapata Trek: Before you begin the trek, you will receive important information and instructions from professional guides to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience also you will pick your duffle bag.
  • Duffel bag service: Trekking staff will transport a duffel bag containing up to 7 kilos of your belongings, allowing you to hike with a lighter load.
  • Professional English/Spanish speaking guides: The trek will be accompanied by experienced bilingual guides to help you navigate the trail and provide valuable insights about the region.
  • Guided visit to Machu Picchu: Once you arrive at Machu Picchu, a guided tour of the site will be provided, giving you an in-depth understanding of the history and significance of this ancient Incan citadel.
  • Accommodations: The package includes one night of camping during the trek and one night in a hostel in Aguas Calientes, the town closest to Machu Picchu.
  • Meals: Your package includes two breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners prepared by a professional chef, ensuring you have enough energy for the journey.
  • Personal camping pad and tend for each 02 people: A comfortable double foam camping pad (2.5 inches thick) will be provided for your use during the camping night.
  • Transportation back to Cusco: Upon completion of the trek, you have the option of returning to Cusco either by train (departing Aguas Calientes at 6:20 pm or 7:00 pm) or by car (departing Hidroeléctrica at 3:00 pm).
  • Vegetarian/vegan meal options: If you are vegetarian or vegan, you can request meal options to suit your dietary needs at no extra charge.
  • First aid kit and oxygen bottle for emergencies: Safety is a priority, and the trekking team will carry a first aid kit and an oxygen bottle to address any emergencies that may arise during the trek.

Not Included

  • Sleeping Bag: A sleeping bag is not provided for the trek. However, if you do not have one, you can rent one from the trekking company for $10 USD for the entire trek.
  • Trekking Poles: Trekking poles are not included in the package. If you do not have your own, you can rent a pair from the trekking company for $10 USD for the whole trek.
  • Santa Teresa Hot Springs: The entrance fee for the hot springs in Santa Teresa is not covered in the package. If you wish to visit the hot springs, you will need to pay an additional 10 Peruvian Soles for entry.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is not included in the package, and it is recommended that you purchase your own policy to cover any unexpected situations or emergencies during the trek.
  • Extra expenses: Additional services, such as a hot shower at the second campsite (10 Soles) or access to Wi-Fi internet (10 Soles), are not included in the package and will require separate payment.



  • Backpack: Bring a backpack to carry essentials like water, snacks, camera, sunscreen, valuables, a jacket, and other personal items.
  • Sleeping bag: Ensure your sleeping bag is rated for at least -5°C. If you don’t have one, you can rent one from the trekking company.
  • Trekking poles: If you have knee or ankle problems or are accustomed to using hiking poles, bring them along. If you don’t have any, rentals are available.
  • Wool hat or cap: Protect your head from the cold with a warm hat or cap.
  • Sun hat: A hat with a wide brim will protect your face and neck from the sun.
  • Long-sleeved t-shirts (1-2): These provide better sun protection and warmth.
  • Long pants: Leggings are also acceptable. Avoid cotton as it absorbs moisture.
  • Hiking shoes: Wear comfortable and supportive footwear suitable for the trail.
  • Wool socks (1-2 pairs): These help to keep your feet warm and dry.
  • Rain gear: Bring a rain jacket, pants, and a poncho, especially during the rainy season. You can purchase a poncho if you don’t have one.
  • Small towel: Useful for wiping sweat, washing your face, or drying off after a swim.
  • Shorts: Bring lightweight, quick-drying shorts for warmer weather or when swimming.
  • Sunglasses: Protect your eyes from the sun and glare.
  • Water bottle: Stay hydrated throughout the trek by carrying a reusable water bottle.
  • Personal toiletries: Pack items like a toothbrush, toothpaste, and any other essentials.
  • Toilet paper: It’s always handy to have your own roll of toilet paper for the trek.
  • Sunscreen: Protect your skin from sunburn by using sunscreen with a high SPF.
  • Insect repellent: Keep insects at bay with a suitable repellent.
  • Sandals and flip-flops: These can be useful during downtime at the campsite or when visiting hot springs.
  • Bathing suit: Bring one for swimming or visiting hot springs.
  • Snacks: Pack snacks like chocolate, cereal bars, candies, dried fruits, or energy bars to keep your energy levels up during the trek.
  • Extra money in Peruvian Soles: Bring some cash for emergencies, tips, or additional expenses.

Remember that a duffel bag will be provided for you to pack up to 7 kilos of luggage, which will be carried by horses. You will receive the duffel bag at the pre-trek briefing.

Documents to bring:

  • Original passport: Required for identification purposes during the trek and at Machu Picchu.
  • Student ID: If you have booked the tour as a student, bring your student ID to prove your status at the Machu Picchu checkpoint.


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3 Days - 02 Nights
$170.00 Per person (Group service)
Amazing trek with the best guide I did the Inca trail to Machupicchu for 4 days and 3 nights, with Salkantay Trekkers Peru. Our organization was excellent I joined a group of 6 people. We had the briefing one night before our departure where our guide Jose gave us full information and some suggestions. The service was very good, with all the staff that we went from the first day between them it is worth mentioning the service of our Cheff and our porters who were the people who took our travel luggage. The whole group saw the desire to work as a team, and in a professional manner. Our Guide Jose very kind and attentive with all the group of tourists and the staff of the Agency. I had the best travel experience with this group and very organized, I congratulate the whole group for making me part of this unforgettable experience. I recommend this travel agency in Cusco, for those people who are interested in traveling to Machu Picchu.
Belen F
Belen F
El mejor!! Machu Picchu mi Excursión con ellos. Organizaros perfectamente. Salimos a tiempo y la guía fue informativo y servicial. Disfrutamos cada momento de la excursión y nos sentimos en manos seguras. Lo recomiendo para cualquier excursión en Cusco y alrededor de la ciudad.
Sreeram Hariharan
Sreeram Hariharan
Servicio impresionante Fui a Salkantay Trek con la agencia. Estaba bien organizado y las guías son conocedores e informativos.

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