Not all agencies are licensed tour operators. There are two types of companies that will try and sell you a Salkantay Trek package: registered tour operators and middle men, otherwise known as endorsers. The registered tour operators are a small quantity that run, sell, and operate their own Salkantay Trek packages. The advocate that you speak with are the ones you will be working with directly, so if you any concerns you can go to them directly.
When making a Salkantay Trek booking you will be asked to pay a deposit of about 50%. This is needed by the company to reserve your train tickets to Machu Picchu. Always ensure that this deposit is paid to a company account and not to an account in the name of one of the employees. All companies listed in Part 1 below are well established and recommended in at least one major guidebook so you shouldn't have any problems. Many accept payment of the deposit by credit card or PayPal to their company account.
We offer a huge variety of tours such as the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, which involve a rich diversity of adventure, history, mystery and all the cultural legacy of the Incas that are offered to the world.
We offer different routes from the rest as the lagoons of Humantay. If you want a different trek than the rest we can also give you the opportunity to go to the archaeological site of Llactapata or “Patallaqta”. Most agencies offers a classic route that tends to be boring.
You do not need permits for make it so that makes it easy to book. There are every day dates to go to Salkantay (unlike the Inca Trail). The Salkantay Trek was recently named among the 25 best Treks in the world by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine Travel. It is located in the same region as the Inca Trail but it is less known and it offers you spectacular views.
We are specialist in the Salkantay Trek Tour, so if you have missed a space on the Classic Inca Trail then you have come to the right place to find an alternative.