Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain Tour Overview
We will visit the archaeological capital of the Americas, Cusco and Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain tour.
After travelling through valleys and mountains by tourist train, we arrive at Machu Picchu, one of the new seven wonders of the world. Finally, we visit the Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca), remarkable for its many colours. Immerse yourself in its energy and mysticism; culture and so much more.
Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain Tour Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival to Cusco – Walking Tour (San Pedro Market + 12-Sided Stone + Qoricancha)
Walking is the noblest action we can perform on this planet.
On arrival at Cusco airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Pm. Accompanied by a professional guide, we begin our walking tour of the streets of the imperial city by visiting the San Pedro market. This is where locals buy all the products necessary for their daily diet. Here you can buy essential items such as vegetables, potatoes, fruit, meat, spices, cereals, bread, etc. You can also find typical local dishes. After this enriching experience, we head to the Temple of the Sun, the “Qoricancha”. Here we can see detailed architecture still intact in the temple. Inside we can enter the temples dedicated to the moon, rainbow, stars, lightning, thunder, among others. Afterwards, we will walk through the traditional streets of the city, each of which has a story to tell (so many myths and legends) until we reach a narrow street where we find the 12-sided stone, which today operates as a pedestrian museum. Here we can appreciate the great predominance of the culture through the stones. We then visit the area of the city known for typical crafts, the cradle of great craftsmen from the Inca times until today, with a long tradition of textiles, ceramics, metalwork, and other crafts. Hotel in Cusco.
Day 02: Private Machu Picchu Tour – Full Day (B, L)
Machu Picchu, harmony between man and the earth
Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning, we will pick you up from your hotel, and transfer to the train station to board the train to Aguas Calientes, arriving you will be meet by our representative, to assist you to board the bus to the entrance to Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu declared a Natural and Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the best example of Incan architecture. Built-in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, the city appears to have been sculpted straight from the rocky slopes. Besides offering visitors a spectacular landscape, the site also exhibits important endemic biological diversity in flora and fauna. At an agreed time, you will board the bus back to Aguas Calientes to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Train back to Cusco, transfer to your hotel. Overnight at selected hotel.
Day 03: Cusco – Rainbow Mountain – Vinicunca (B, L)
Strengthen the heart and soul with the energy of Apu Winicunca.
We will pick you from your hotel in Cusco at 5:30 am approximate to begin our adventure. We head southeast from Cusco passing through Cusipata (at 3,339 masl) before arriving at the hamlet of Llactoc where we can see herds of alpaca and llama and vegetation typical of this area.
Here we begin our walk of approximately 2 ½ hours, walking through beautiful landscapes with snow-capped mountains in the distance, before finally reaching the rainbow mountain (Vinicunca). We will spend one hour approximately at the top, time to descend approximately 1 ½ hour to return to the same hamlet to take our transport back to Cusipata for enjoying our typical lunch, after lunch, We continue back to the city of Cusco, where we arrive at approximately 6:00 p.m.
Day 04: Transfer to Cusco Airport and Connection in Lima /… (B)
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Breakfast at the hotel in Cusco, at according time transfer to the airport and fly to Lima, to return home.
What you bring to Rainbow mountain tour:
- Wind jacket
- Warm clothes, a waterproof jacket, rain poncho
- Hiking shoes
- Sunglasses and hat