With this Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain & Sacred Valley 3-day tour, you’ll visit Cusco’s most impressive sites in three days only. In our Sacred Valley tour, you will discover archaeological Inca sites, such as Chinchero, Moray, the salt mines of Maras and Ollantaytambo and see some of the most breathtaking mountain landscapes in all of Peru and explore of the most important site, Machu Picchu one of the Seven Wonders of the World, that will leave you breathless and hike Rainbow Mountain peru.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore one of the most fascinating regions in all of South America. Our expert guides will take you on an unforgettable journey through history, Culture, archeology, architectureand nature. Don’t miss out – book your spot today!
Tour Location: Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain and Sacred Valley
Type of tour: Cultural / Hiking / Hotel
Recommended: Families and Seniors in small groups or privately.
The tour will start with the pick up from the waiting room of your hotel at 7:40 am, then we will go in our bus to Chincheros, where we will stop to visit this important Inca archaeological center and from there we can enjoy the viewpoints and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the guide will give you a brief information about the events and Inca history. Along the way there is an abundance of fertile plains and incredible high Andean landscapes, surrounded by mountains and snow-capped mountains, which will make you feel the true Andean essence. Continuing our tour, we will arrive at the salt mine located on a plateau at high altitude, immersed in the breathtaking beauty of the Sacred Valley.
After our visit, we will continue to Ollantaytambo, we will visit a local house where you can enjoy a traditional lunch made with 100% organic products, made by the grandmothers of the town of Ollantaytambo, and learn a little of the experience and customs. After lunch you will continue your tour to the archaeological center of Ollantaytambo an area of strategic Inca construction, here you will appreciate the most sophisticated Inca architecture, which are dedicated to different Andean Inca gods.
Finally, you will Return to your hotel in the city of Cusco or Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Meals: Included (traditional lunch with local family in the sacred valley of the Inkas)
Start from Cusco: This is the day you’ve been looking forward to! Today is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tour the magnificent Machu Picchu Citadel. We pick you up from Cusco at 4:00 am and transport you to the Ollantaytambo Train Station in time for the 6:10 am Expeditions Train. We will pick you up at 5: 00 a.m. if you are staying in the Sacred Valley.
Travel through the Inca Sacred Valley, which is surrounded by towering white glacier peaks. As you get closer to Aguas Calientes, the vast valley narrows into a narrow river canyon through which you enter subtropical jungle as you approach the Amazon. The mystical Vilcanota River will accompany you until you reach Aguas Calientes.
At 8:10 a.m., your guide will meet you at the railway station. You will have some time to purchase a sandwich before taking the shuttle bus up to Machu Picchu (2,430m/7972ft). Your guide will take you on a 2-hour guided tour of the most important portions of Machu Picchu, following in the ancient and isolated footsteps of the Lost City of the Incas.
Returning to Aguas Calientes, you will board the 14:22 Expeditions train to Ollantaytambo, where we will transport you back to your Cusco hotel, arriving between 7pm and 8pm depending on your train schedule.
Start from Aguas Calientes: Take the train in the afternoon the day before the tour, stay the night in Aguas Calientes, and then undertake the tour the next day. The remaining route is the same as described earlier.
Entrance Tickets: Included
At 3 a.m., we will pick you up from your hotel and begin our wonderful Rainbow Mountain Trek Trip. We drive through the South Valley for three hours, arriving at the trailhead at Llacto (4,638m / 15,216 feet). There are breathtaking views of farmed Inca terraces, indigenous communities, valleys, and high Andes peaks along the journey.
Early in the morning, you’ll be entertained by herds of alpacas and llamas near your breakfast spot. We begin our journey by following a wonderful creek once we get at the trailhead. Views of Ausangate Peak and glaciers will greet you as you begin your journey. You may engage with the locals, who are still practicing traditional Quechua culture. Discover the importance of their traditional clothing and the many hats worn by the males.
Following a 1.5-hour trek, we arrived at our objective, Rainbow Mountain. You will have time to explore the region after viewing the unique beauty. You may snap photographs or simply enjoy the scenery. We’ll be at the summit for around 30 minutes. Following that, there is an optional climb across the Red Valley to the peak. This hike back to the trailhead takes around 45 minutes longer.
We return the way we came. The hike lasts one hour, after which we will have our lunch, which will be prepared by our cook. We’ll take a 3-hour trip back to Cusco and drop you off at your Cusco hotel about 3:30 p.m.
Meals: Included (traditional Breakfast – lunch)