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5 Day Trek along the SALKANTAY TRAIL to MACHU PICCHU



Nearly everyone that visits Peru is bound for the majestic mountain of Machu Picchu.  There are a few options on getting there once you arrive in Cuzco.  You can hire a private car or go with a shared van to take you there directly.  But that misses the real adventure of experiencing the wondrous nature that abounds.  The other option is to trek the many trails the end up at Machu Picchu - the most popular trail being the Inca Trail. I passed on the popular trail because it?s the most touristy way to trek and most expensive of the bunch.  However popular the Inca Trail is, one must reserve well in advance with a cash payment online, which may stifle your flexibility when you want to go once you?re on the ground in Cuzco because the date is fixed. Sacred ValleyA secondary option is the Salkantay Trail.  Now this trek is five days and more challenging, so I?ve been told.  But the reward outweighs the popularity of the Inca Trail, because the views are better and is less crowded.  And I have to say that I was not the least bit disappointed with the Salkantay choice.  Either way you go, you?ll need to get acclimated with the altitude for a few days in Cuzco before you venture off.along the Incan Trail
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