The Best of Cusco in 3 Days

$ 439 /
Per Person


Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain & Sacred Valley 3-day Tour

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.
Difficulty: Easy 



Day 1: Sacred Valley

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)

Day 2: Machu Picchu

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

Day 3: Rainbow Mountain 

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)


The Best of Cusco in 3 Days

$ 439 /

per person

11 km/6 miles
All year
For All
Permission required
Type of Tour:
Historical and cultural


What Our Clients Say in Tripadvisor


Overall Rating of 3rd-party reviews

Katrin Schulze
Katrin Schulze
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Dear Robinzon, Thank you for our fantastic personalized trip to Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu! We enjoyed every minute! It was a great honor to be invited to your family's home and have a great lunch. The soup was super rich as well as the guinea pig, the corn, the cheese and the potatoes? We enjoyed his detailed explanations about the history of the Incas, about Peru and its people, traditions and way of life. The trip from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and back on the scenic train was one of the most beautiful train rides of our lives. Machu Picchu is an indescribable experience, thank you for taking us there with the first bus so that for the first hour or so we had the feeling of being (almost) alone in this magical place. And how lucky we were that the sun came out! Thank you also for choosing such good restaurants, the food was fantastic. In short: thumbs up, THANK YOU VERY MUCH! Can we recommend your services?
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Wow. I really could not have asked for a better guide than Robinson for the Inca Trail Trek (4 days, 3 nights) to Machu Picchu. He and his team made this journey so positive and really one of the best experiences of my life. Along the way, Robin was attentive to everyone in the group and cultivated an environment that made us become so close very quickly and feel like family. I was admittedly a bit nervous to embark on the journey solo. From the moment I met Robinson during the briefing session the night before we left, he made me feel so comfortable and eliminated any concerns that I had. I could not believe the operation overall — between the amazing porters carrying all our supplies for the 4 day trek and the chef who made some of the most amazing food I had during all my time in Peru — I didn’t know it could be possible to be so comfortable during a trek like this. The porters made sure that food was ready and camp was set up once we arrived back every night, and that we had fresh water in the morning before getting back on the trail each day. One day it rained and got a bit cold on the trail. Robinson offered coffee and I thought he was joking. He then proceeded to pull out a portable coffee maker from his bag, and THEN a bit later a porter ran up from camp and brought us tea. These guys made the impossible possible. This trek was a life-changing experience for me, thanks to Robinson and his team. I cannot say enough good things about them and could not recommend them enough. They are the best in the game !!!
Stacy Warner
Stacy Warner
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We chose the Lares Trek an we could not have been more pleased!! Our guide- Adrian- made this adventure exceptional. As it was just two of us ladies- he ensured we had all the necessities and breaks!! We had so much hiking and history- as Adrian taught us so many interesting facts about the Inca culture. As we are both vegan - Adrian ensured all meals, snacks, and beverages met our dietary needs! This was indeed a trip of a lifetime and could not have happened without our exceptional guide !! Thank you AltitudeXperience and muchos gracias Adrian!!!

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