Inca Jungle Vs Salkantay

The 4 day Inca Jungle trek and our classic 5 day Salkantay are very varied. The Inca Jungle trek is for people looking for adventure activities mixed with the warm weather of the Amazon and the comforts of hotels and restaurants. It takes a lower level of fitness than Salkantay and and can be compressed into 3 days if needed. The Salkantay trek is for hikers with a higher level of fitness who would be comfortable carrying a pack whilst hiking for multiple hours a day through a variety of terrains, environments and temperatures. This trek cannot be shortened due to its location but can be extended to include the Inca trail. Both include a visit to Machu Picchu, however, neither of the classic options being compared here need an Inca Trail Permit so could be a good option if you can’t book your trip in up to a year in advance.

Inclusions Classic 4 day Inca Trail Salkantay 5 day Trek
– Porters
– Horses X
– Chefs
– Equipment (Tents,sleeping gear)
– Hot springs X
– Machu Picchu Entrance
– Walk into MP Through sungate  X
– Night in AC X
– Inca trail permit X
– Bus up to MP X
– Bus down to AC
– Train to cusco X
– Pick up fromhotel/hostel
– Drop off to hostel /hotel
– Humantay Lake X
– Highest elevation (above sea level) 4,215M 4,600M
– Distance 26Miles(42km) 45Miles(72Km)
– Ability level Challenging Difficilt