Putucusi Mountain Tours

Looming on the horizon to the east of Machu Picchu, the 2,500-meter peak of Putucusi Mountain makes an enticing proposition for those looking to venture off-the-beaten-track and escape the crowds. With its sheer forested slopes and near-vertical cliff faces, you’ll need to be in good fitness to scramble to the summit of Putucusi, but a series of rock steps and wooden ladders will help you along the way.

Hiking Putucusi takes around 3.5-hours round-trip, but it’s worth the effort, affording spectacular aerial views over neighboring Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes. Best of all, it’s free from the crowds and entrance fees of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu, so you can enjoy the views all by yourself.

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Putucusi Mountain is located just northeast of Machu Picchu.
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Address: Cusco, Peru
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2-Day Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

If you’re short on time in Cusco but don’t want to miss out on the world-famous Inca Trail, opt for a 2-day tour that reveals the highlights of the archeological trail even in limited time. You’ll begin your hike at a start point much closer to Machu Picchu and benefit from the local insight of a guide as you explore one of the New7Wonders of the World. Accommodation, meals, and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 2 days
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$450.00 USD
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$450.00 USD

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu: 4-Day Tour

For an alternative to the crowded Inca Trail, take the 4-day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. Get an idea of Peru’s various climates from snow-capped mountains to tropical jungles while making your way to the famous Inca citadel. Discover the local culture and native animals with your informative guide as you hike and camp at altitudes of up to 3,800 meters.
  • Duration: 5 days
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$625.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 days
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