This journey takes you deep into the heart of the Andes and to the lush cloud forest of Machu Picchu, exploring archaeological sites surrounded by mountains. Discover the Inca marvels of the Sacred Valley, explore the last part of the majestic Inca Trail, and behold the awe-inspiring stone-made citadel of Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven World Wonders. Finally, hike the Rainbow Mountain.

Package details:

6 days 5 nights
Aqueology, hiking
Maximum Altitude
3300 msnm
Cusco, Sacred Valley, Short Inca trail, Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain
Group Size
Small group or private

Explore the historical capital of Peru and the Inca Empire, which has a rich cultural heritage. Discover the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the surrounding archaeological sites. Next, hike the last part of the Inca Trail, visiting the archaeological sites of Chachabamba and Wiñayhuayna. Enter Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate, Intipunku. Finally, take a short hike to the Rainbow Mountain of Vinicunca, where you can marvel at the stunning, colorful landscapes of the natural wonder. 


  • Explore huge Inca temples and Andean terraces
  • Combine traditional tours with the adventure of trekking the Andean mountains
  • Hike one of the best trekking in the world.
  • Arrive at Machu Picchu through the Sungate
  • Explore the Rainbow Mountain of Vinicunca
  • Enjoy Peruvian meals
  • Return from Machu Picchu on the panoramic train

Itinerary at glance

Day 1 / Arrival in Cusco and city tour

  • Pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel in Cusco
  • Explore the huge archaeological site of Saqsyhuaman
  • Explore the surrounding ruins of Qenqo, Tambomachay, and Puca Pucara
  • Visit the Inca Temple of the Sun Qorikancha
  • Spend the night in Cusco City

Day 2 / Super Sacred Valley tour

  • Full-day tour with lunch included
  • See llamas, alpacas, and other camelids in a llama farm
  • Explore the archaeological Inca sites of Pisac, Moray, and Ollantaytambo
  • Visit the local handicraft market of Pisac
  • Visit the Inca salt mines of Maras 
  • Lunch at a tourist restaurant to taste Peruvian meals
  • Spend the night in Ollantaytambo, an Inca living town

Day 3 / Sacred Valley - Short Inca Trail - Machu Picchu

  • Drive to Ollantaytambo train station, train to Km 104 of the railroad
  • Hike the last part of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and enjoy the stunning views from the Sun Gate
  • Spend the night in Machu Picchu

Day 4 / Machu Picchu - Cusco

  • Explore Machu Picchu in the early morning.
  • Take the Panoramic train on the way back.
  • Spend the night in Cusco

Day 5 / Cusco - Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca - Cusco

  • Visit the Amazing Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley.
  • Travel on a small group tour and make friends.
  • Hike along with Llamas and Alpacas.
  • Marvel at the Snow-capped Ausangate peaks.
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Day 6 / Cusco - Lima

  • Morning free to explore museums and lovely plazas
  • Optional walking tour
  • Transfer to the airport
  • End of the tour


  • From 4 to more, in a double or twin room: $896
  • Single supplement: $174
  • Hotel upgrades are available to 4-star or 5-star hotels
  • Contact us for less than 4 participants to get a quote
Full Itinerary
Day 1 / Arrival in Cusco and city tour

At the given time, we pick you up from the airport in Cusco or from your hotel. If you are taking a flight from Lima to Cusco, please try to arrive before 11 am to have enough time for lunch since the tour starts around 12.50 pm from your hotel.

City tour and nearby archaeological sites: We pick you up from your hotel and start the tour by visiting Cusco main plaza and the surrounding streets which still have Inca walls. Then we visit the 12-angled Inca stone, representing the architecture masonry of the Inca. Then we continue to the Inca Temple of the Sun, which was called Qorikancha in Inca times. The Coricancha, or Temple of the Sun, was the most important temple in the Inca Empire, and it was dedicated to Inti, the Sun God. There, we will find amazing Inca stonework and learn more about the Inca religion and architecture.

Following the tour, we drive towards the hills of Cusco, where the Sacsayhuaman archaeological site is located. There, we will find amazing, huge Inca walls made of huge stone bricks with tons of weight. It was a ceremonial and military center, a marvel at the ingenuity of Inca engineering, believed to worship lightning. We also visit the ceremonial temple of Qenqo and the fountain of Tambomachay. After the tour, we take you back to your hotel.


  • Tourist minivan with wide windows, air conditioning, and a professional driver.
  • A professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance tickets to visit the mentioned places
  • Hotel in Cusco (3-star with a great location)
Day 2 / Super Sacred Valley tour

Full-day tour with lunch included. Around 7 am we pick you up from your hotel and set off towards the north of Cusco. Our first stop is a llama farm where you will see llamas, alpacas, and other South American camelids, as well as learn about Inca weaving techniques.

We continue to Pisac Archeological site where you can find stunning Inca ruins and breathtaking views. Highlights include terraced agricultural areas called Andean Terraces that showcase the Incas' advanced farming techniques. The site also features ceremonial plazas, intricately carved stone structures, and a Sun Temple with an Intihuatana stone, believed to have been used for astronomical observations and rituals. Pisac Archaeological Site is a captivating blend of historical significance and natural beauty.

Next, we visit the Pisac handicraft market, where you can find beautifully handcrafted textiles with intricate Inca motifs, including alpaca wool garments, blankets, and rugs, artisanal ceramics, jewelry made from silver and semi-precious stones, and intricately carved wooden items are also popular offerings.

We continue to the farming village of Urubamba for lunch at a carefully selected tourist restaurant, where you can savor authentic Peruvian cuisine. After a delicious meal, we drive to Maras Inca salt mines to find ancient salt pans showcasing traditional salt production methods from Inca times. Then, we continue to the circular Andean terraces in Moray. These unique circular terraces were used by the Incas for experimental farming and studying the effects of different microclimates on crops.

Finally, we drive towards Ollantaytambo village, considered the last living Inca town, to enjoy a guided tour of the archaeological site. There, you will find amazing temples with fine architecture. The site includes ceremonial centers, residential areas, and agricultural terraces, all reflecting the strategic and cultural importance of the Inca Empire.

Spend the night in Ollantaytambo village


  • Tourist van with wide windows, air conditioning, and a professional driver
  • A professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance tickets to visit the mentioned places
  • Meals: buffet lunch at a tourist restaurant 
  • Hotel in Ollantaytambo (3-star with a great location)
Day 3 / Sacred Valley - Short Inca Trail - Machu Picchu

Around 5 am (time to be confirmed), you'll board the first train to Km 104 - Chachabamba, marking the start of the Short Inca Trail 2 days to Machu Picchu. Upon reaching Km 104, you'll need to present your original passport for entry.

Your adventure begins with a visit to the Chachabamba archaeological site. Under the guidance of your tour guide, you'll explore and delve into its rich history. Following this, you'll set out on the lost Inca Trail. Although the trail is narrow, it offers mesmerizing views. A four-hour hike will lead you to Wiñaywayna, one of the most magnificent Inca sites along the trail. Here, you can admire its intricate architecture, streets, water fountains, and temples. Midday, you'll enjoy a delicious boxed lunch at a nearby campsite.

After lunch, you'll resume your journey with an easier one-hour hike to the Sun Gate. Along the way, you might spot beautiful orchids and a variety of birds. As you reach the Sun Gate, prepare to be greeted by the breathtaking sight of Machu Picchu. The final leg of today's hike, an hour-long descent, will bring you to the upper region of Machu Picchu by around 4:00 p.m., a time with fewer tourists. This offers a serene environment to take photos and watch the sunset over the ancient citadel.

Your day concludes with a bus ride to Aguas Calientes, where you'll check into your hotel and rest.

  • Aguas Calientes Altitude: 2000m - 6561ft
  • Highest altitude: 2700m - 8858ft
  • Distance: 15km - 8 miles
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Meals: lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: 3-star hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Difficulty: Moderate


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in a tourist van or minibus.
  • Professional tour guide.
  • Train tickets (tourist train) from Ollantaytambo to Km 104.
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail.
  • First Aid Kit and Oxygen tank.
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes village.
  • Meals: 1 box lunch and 1 dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Accommodation: 3-star hotel in Aguas Calientes.
Day 4 / Machu Picchu - Cusco

Start your day early with a hearty breakfast at the hotel before catching the first bus to Machu Picchu to witness the mesmerizing sunrise. Once there, embark on a guided tour of this iconic Inca citadel. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you through the most captivating parts of Machu Picchu.
After your guided tour, you'll have personal time to explore the citadel at your own pace or undertake optional hikes to either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. Please note that these hikes are separate from the Machu Picchu citadel tour and are not included in your package.
After exploring the ancient wonders, take the bus down to Aguas Calientes. Enjoy lunch at your own expense before boarding the Vistadome train back to Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival, our private transport will take you back to your hotel, with an expected arrival time of 7:30 p.m.

  • Aguas Calientes: 2000m - 6561ft
  • Highest altitude: 2400m - 7874ft
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Meals: breakfast at the hotel


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Professional tour guide.
  • Entrance ticket to visit Machu Picchu.
  • Train tickets from Aguas Calientes village to Ollantaytambo.
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo to your hotel in Cusco (tourist van or minibus).
  • Hotel in Cusco: Budget, Superior, or Deluxe, according to your package
Day 5 / Cusco - Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca - Cusco

After being collected from your hotel lobby in Cusco at 4.30 am, drive for 4 hours to Cusipata Trailhead. Along the way, you'll also stop for breakfast in a local family house at Cusipata town (3386 m / 11108 ft). As you climb, you'll see several shepherding villages, potato farming lands, and amazing views of the Mountains.

Once we arrive at Cusipata Trailhead (4629 m / 15187 ft), begin the 2-hour hike up to Rainbow Mountain ( 5017 m / 19459 ft). Enjoy the beautiful natural scenery and herds of llamas and alpacas, and keep up the local women's pace that works here by renting horses you can hire. Upon arrival at the top of Rainbow Mountain, you'll be rewarded with 360° of amazing views of the colored mountains and the Ausangate Mountain (6398m/20991ft), the highest peak in Cusco.

After spending time at Rainbow Mountain, if you still have energy and the altitude is not taking your breath away, you can take a 20-minute hike to the amazing and rarely visited Red Valley (4934 m / 16187 ft). Marvel at the moon-like landscape, take  ´plenty of photographs, and then start descending back to the trailhead to take our transportation for lunch at Cusipata town. Arrival at Cusco is around 5:pm, dropping you off near the Plaza de Armas at Regocijo Square.

Rainbow Mountain Peru Tour will take you on a genuinely unique adventure through preserved wild natural terrain. With amazing views of the Ausangate Glacier Peak, isolated local villages, and colorful mountains, this tour is by far one of the most spectacular day hikes at a great value.


  • Comfortable transportation with AC.
  • Blankets on the drive to stay warm.
  • Breakfast with a local family atyou'llata.
  • Professional Native Tour Guide.
  • Entrance fee to Rainbow Mountain & Red Valley.
  • Trekking poles.
  • First aid kit, oxygen tank.
  • Lunch with a local family at Cusipata.
  • Drop off at Regocijo Square 
Day 6 / Cusco - Lima

Morning at leisure. This is a good time to explore on your own places not included in the city tour, such as Museo Inka, Museum of Pre-Columbian Art in Cusco, Museum and Convent of San Francisco, Contemporary Art Museum, Chocomuseo, Casa Concha Museum, House of Inca Garcilaso De La Vega, Qoricancha site museum, and more. 
We will take you to the airport for your flight back to Lima. Please provide us with your flight information, as you need to check in two hours before departure.

End of the tour 


  • Tourist minivan with wide windows, air conditioning, and a professional driver.
  • Meals: Breakfast at the hotel

Inclusions of the package

  • Airport transfers
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport for the tours
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Entrance tickets to the places to visit
  • Meals described and breakfast at hotels
  • Hotel accommodations in the category selected.

Not Included in the package 

  • Flight tickets
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance

Inclusions of the Short Inca Trail:

  • Professional tour guide.
  • All transportation costs.
  • Accommodation: 3-star hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail.
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.
  • All necessary bus tickets to Machu Picchu.
  • Meals: 1 box lunch and 1 dinner at a local restaurant.
  • First Aid Kit and Oxygen tank.
  • Round-trip train tickets.
  • Vistadome Panoramic return train.

Not included in the Short Inca trail:

  • First breakfast and second-day lunch
  • Travel Insurance

Inclusions for the Rainbow Mountain Tour

  • Comfortable transportation with AC
  • Blankets on the drive to stay warm.
  • Breakfast with a local family atyou'llata
  • Professional Native Tour Guide
  • Entrance fee to Rainbow Mountain
  • Entrance to Red valley
  • Trekking poles
  • First aid kit, oxygen tank
  • Lunch with a local family at Cusipata
  • Drop off at Regocijo Square

Not Included

  • Emergency Horse (You can hire a horse)
  • Gratuities