Machu Picchu, Humantay Lake, Rainbow Mountain 5d / 4n

Starting at Per Person : $ 480.00

Tour TypeHistory, Cultural, Ecology

Tour DistanceAll tour is done by transportation

DifficultyModerate

ConsiderationsWe will book your Machu Picchu entrance and trian tickets

SeasonFrom April to December

Trail ClosetIn February

Peru

Machu Picchu, Humantay Lake, Rainbow Mountain 5D / 4N

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Summary

Machu Picchu, Humantay Lake, Rainbow Mountain 5d / 4n this tour was created for people who want to see the best attractions areas that the city of Cusco has to offer

Overview Rainbow Mountain, Humantay Lake, Machu Picchu

Day 1:
Arrival in Cusco – City tour in Cusco or  Free Afternoon

You will be welcomed at the Cusco airport by our staff and escorted to your hotel or hostel. Then you rest or explore the city of Cusco by your own

Day 2
Machu Picchu Tour and Returing to Cusco

Today you will visit Machu Picchu. You will determine, with your tour guide, the best time to start your day. Most people prefer to rise at 7 a.m.

  • Tour Start Time: Between 5:30 and 6:00 am
  • Tour End Time: Approximately 10:00 pm
  • Maximum Altitude:  we will reach is 2,400 meters 7,920 fts
  • Walking tour in MachuPicchu: Around 3 hours
  • Weather: Cold in the morning; hot and sunny at midday; chilly wind towards in afternoon. Layered clothing adaptable to different conditions is highly recommended.

Day 3
Humantay lake Full Day Hike

Our day will begin with an early pickup from your accommodation in Cusco, between 4:30 and 5:00 am. Our private transportation will take you from the south of Cusco to the town of Mollepata.

  • Tour Start Time: Between 4:30 and 5:00 am
  • Tour End Time: Approximately 7:00 pm
  • Maximum Altitude:  we will reach is 5,200 meters (17,060 ft)
  • Round trip walking hours: Around 3 hours
  • Weather: Cold in the morning; hot and sunny at midday; chilly wind towards in afternoon. Layered clothing adaptable to different conditions is highly recommended.

Day 4
Raibow Mountain Full Day Hike

Our day will begin with an early pickup from your accommodation in Cusco, between 4:30 and 5:00 am. Our private transportation will take you from the south of Cusco to the town of Cusipata.

  • Tour Start Time: Between 4:30 and 5:00 am
  • Tour End Time: Approximately 7:00 pm
  • Maximum Altitude:  we will reach is 5,200 meters (17,060 ft)
  • Round trip walking hours: Around 3 hours
  • Weather: Cold in the morning; hot and sunny at midday; chilly wind towards in afternoon. Layered clothing adaptable to different conditions is highly recommended.

Day 5
Good Bye Cusco – Return to Lima

New Regulations

In January 2019, changes to the Machu Picchu visitation rules were implemented. Now, entrance tickets to the citadel are sold for specific time slots, starting at 6:00 AM, 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, and 2:00 PM.

With this new entry system, visitors board the bus to Machu Picchu one hour or 30 minutes before the visitation time printed on their ticket. This way, they do not have to endure unnecessary queues in Machu Picchu Pueblo, nor do they contribute to crowding at the entrances to the Inca city.

Meanwhile, visitors who wish to walk to Machu Picchu must depart one and a half hours before their designated visitation time.

In January 2021, new visitation routes or circuits were introduced at Machu Picchu with the aim of preserving the archaeological site for future generations. Each visitor follows a circuit according to the type of entrance ticket they have purchased, whether it’s for visiting Machu Picchu only, Huayna Picchu mountain, or Machupicchu mountain.

For more detailed information about the different circuits and specific entrance schedules, we invite you to read this link on Schedules and New Circuits for Visiting Machu Picchu or to contact us directly. We can provide you with all the necessary information and address any questions you may have.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival in Cusco – Free afternoon or City tour in Cusco ( optional)

You will be welcomed at the Cusco airport by our staff and escorted to your hotel or hostel.

Day 2 – Machu Picchu Tour and Returing to Cusco

We will pick you up from your accommodation in Cusco early at 4:00 a.m. and drive you in our private van for 1 and a half hours to Ollantaytambo train station where you will board the 6:10 a.m. train. The 6:10 a.m. train will arrive in Aguas Calientes train station at 7:40 a.m. where you will be picked up by your guide outside of the train station. The guide will be holding a sign with your name on it to avoid confusion. If you do not see the guideinitially, just wait for them outside of the train station. Once the guide has picked you up, they will take you to the bus station where you will catch a 20-minutes bus to the entrance of Machu Picchu.

While on the walking tour in Machu Picchu, it is recommended that you take advantage of the opportunity to take pictures at every location your tour guide takes you to. This is especially important because, under the new regulations, you will not be able to backtrack and revisit any locations on the same circuit.

Once you have finished your walking tour in Machu Picchu, your tour guide will provide you with your returning train ticket. You will then proceed to the main exit of Machu Picchu in order to catch one of the buses that will take you on a 25-minute drive down to Aguas Calientes. In Aguas Calientes, there are many restaurants where you can have lunch. After that, depending on your returning train schedule, you will need to go to the Aguas Calientes train station 30 minutes prior to your train’s departure.

Depending on your train’s departure time, you will have a 1.5-hour train journey back to Ollantaytambo train station. There, one of our company members will be waiting for you with a sign displaying your name, in order to take you to the place where our transportation is waiting for you. After that, you will have another 1.5-hour car or van drive before you arrive back in Cusco

The 6:20.p.m. train will arrive in Ollantaytambo train station at 8:00 p.m., where you will be picked up by your driver outside of the train station. The driver will be holding a sign with your name on it to avoid confusion. If you do not see the driver initially, just wait for them outside of the train station. Once the driver has picked you up, you will travel for 1 and a half hours in a van before you arrive back at your accommodation. Your arrival time in Cusco will be approximately 10:00 p.m.

However we can also book an afternoon train departure time of 2:55 or 4:12.p.m. for you if you prefer, at an extra cost of US $35. The train we will book depends on availability and will be confirmed at your briefing. There is also an option to upgrade your train to the Vistadome train for an extra US $75 per person.

Please let us know your time preference for the train at the time of booking your tour with us!

Included:

  • Round trip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to MachuPicchu/ Aguas Calientes
  • Machu Picchu entrance fees
  • Professional guide who is fluent in English
  • Two hours walking tour in Machu Picchu
  •  Expedition train ticket from to Aguas Calientes  to Ollantaytambo train station
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo train station to your hotel in Cusco
  • Basic Hotel in  Cusco (upgrades available)

Not Included:

  • A ticket to climb HuaynaPicchu or MachuPicchu Mountain-let us know in advance if you would like to do this
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes

What to bring: Original passaport, small day pack , warm jacket, water, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses

machupicchu cusco

Day 3 – Humantay Full Day Hike

We will pick you up between 4:30 a.m.and 5:00.a.m from your accommodation in Cusco. We will then travel by private van to the village of Mollepata in the rich countryside of the Apurimac valley. The scenic trip lasts for 2 and a half hours before we arrive at Mollepata, where we  normally stop for 30 minutes to have breakfast. Then, we will continue our journey towards Soraypampa, where we will start our trek (4000m/12,750ft). We will start hiking up a moderate slope for one and a half hours until we reach Humantay lake (4,300M, 14,107Ft). From this point, we can soak in the spectacular views of the turquoise waters of Humantay Lake that lays peacefully at the base of the picturesque Humantay Glacier and is one of the most stunning places in the Cusco Region. We will continue our downhill trek for one and half hours to Soraypampa located at (4000m/12,750ft), and have lunch. Finally, after an amazing journey, you will travel for 2 1/2 hours in a van before you arrive back at your accommodation. Your arrival time in Cusco will be approximately 6:00 p.m.

Included:

  • Transfer from your hotel/hostal
  • Tourist transportation  for the Humantay lake full day hike  (this will be a large group tour)
  • Professional guide who is fluent in English
  •  Simi  buffet breakfast  and lunch
  • Basic Hotel in  Cusco (upgrades available)

Not Included:

  • Entrance fees for the Humantay Lake  (  20 soles per person )
  • Rental Horses

What to bring: Comfortable, hiking shoes,small daypack or backpack (approximately 20L),comfortable, lightweight trekking clothes or activewear (layers recommended),waterproof, sturdy hiking boots with good ankle support and traction, waterproof jacket or rain poncho,warm coat, hat and gloves, hand sanitizer, sun hat or cap, sunscreen, sunglasses, water (at least 1L), personal medications, muscle relaxers, painkillers or anti-inflammatories, bandaids (especially those designed for blisters), toilet paper, camera, cash (in small denominations of Peruvian Nuevos soles)

laguna humantay inti

Day 4 – Rainbow Mountain Full Day Hike

Our day will begin with an early pickup from your accommodation in Cusco, between 4:30 and 5:00 am. Our private transportation will take you from the south of Cusco to the town of Cusipata. The transfer lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Upon arrival in Cusipata, we will have breakfast. After breakfast, we will continue our trip to the Rainbow Mountain for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. On the way to the mountain, you will have the chance to enjoy beautiful landscapes and to see the wildlife.

We will start our adventure with a walk uphill for about 1 hour and a half, appreciating in the background snowy mountains and wonderful landscapes. Then, we will finally reach the point to which we will be able to appreciate the colors of the Rainbow Mountain and the stunning view it offers.

After visiting and taking pictures, we will return the same way we came with a 1.5-hours hike, have lunch, and start the drive back to Cusco, arriving between 5:00 and 5:30 pm.

Included:

  • Transfer from your hotel/hostal
  • Tourist transportation  for the Rainbow Mountain  (this will be a large group tour)
  • Professional guide who is fluent in English
  •  Simi  buffet breakfast  and lunch
  • Basic Hotel in  Cusco (upgrades available)

Not Included:

  • Entrance fees for the Rainbow Mountain (  30 soles per person )
  • Rental Horses

What to bring: Comfortable, hiking shoes,small daypack or backpack (approximately 20L),comfortable, lightweight trekking clothes or activewear (layers recommended),waterproof, sturdy hiking boots with good ankle support and traction, waterproof jacket or rain poncho,warm coat, hat and gloves, hand sanitizer, sun hat or cap, sunscreen, sunglasses, water (at least 1L), personal medications, muscle relaxers, painkillers or anti-inflammatories, bandaids (especially those designed for blisters), toilet paper, camera, cash (in small denominations of Peruvian Nuevos soles)

montania de colores vinicunca

Day 5 – Good Bye Cusco – Return to Lima

We will pick you up from your hotel and bring you to the airport for your flight to Lima.

Included:

  • Breakasta in the hotel
  • Transfer from your hotel/hosta to Airport

Options Pricing

Important note that hotel booking is subject to availability of spaces. The cost of the tour packages is based on double or matrimonial room occupancy. If you require an individual room, an additional payment will be required.

Furthermore, it’s important to mention that the prices quoted do not include VAT for Peruvian passengers. Any applicable VAT charges will be added to the final cost of the tour package.

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Inclusion

Included

  • Transportation to and from the airport on your arrival day in Cusco
  • City Tour  (Turist transportation and Tour guide, Tourist ticket or entrance fees to see the sites in the Cusco City  tour)
  • Machu Picchu Tour(Round trip train tickets (tourist class) (Ollanta – Aguas Calientes – Ollanta)Round trip bus tickets (Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu.) Professional bilingual tour guide, Entrance to Machu Picchu, Walking tour in Machu Picchu, Transportation back from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Rainbow Mountain (Round trip transportation, buffet breakfast and Lunch, professional bilingual tour guide, entrance fees to the Rainbow Mountain)
  • Humantay Lake (Round trip transportation, buffet breakfast and Lunch, professional bilingual tour guide, entrance fees to the lake)
  • 4 nights in a Cusco basic hotels with  hot shower,wife, Hotel names in Cusco are, 7 ventanas, Triunfo hotel,

Not Included:

  • All breakfast, lunchs  and dinners that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary
  • Flights (Lima – Cusco – Lima)
  • Entrance to the mountain of Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Peak (optional $40 USD).
  • Entrance to Qoricancha (15 soles) and Cathedral (40 soles)

What to bring

What you need to bring

  • Original passport and migration card (TAM)
  • Sneakers or hiking shoes
  • water
  • We strongly recommend to bring your Camel Back and water canteen due to that government of Peru will not allow disposable plastic bottles anymore on the Inca trail and in Machu Picchu.
  • Raincoat (long poncho) during the rainy season.
  • Warm jacket
  • Gloves and hat
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • T-shirts
  • Long pants.
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Medicine and / or personal items/toiletries
  • Toilet paper
  • A backpack or lightweight suitcase (between 5-6 kilos for tours in Machu Picchu)
  • Camera or camcorder, film, memory cards
  • Cash in small denominations of Peruvian nuevo soles
  • Bathing suit for the hot springs (optional)

before you go

Pre-Trek Briefing

All briefings are done at our office at 6:00 PM the night before your trek. If you are unable to make this time, you need to coordinate another time with a member of the Inti Sun Trek office team. Briefings are approximately 30 -45 minutes long.

Do the tour guides speak English?

Our team of guides are all local to the Cusco area and speak both Spanish and English fluently. Many of them also speaking Quechua (the native language of Peru). With degrees in tourism and with two years minimum of experience under their belts, they are full of energy, information about the native flora and fauna, and the Inca sites, with a vast knowledge of ready sourced stories and legends told by the Andean people.

How many people are there per group?

Group size depends on the day´s activity: the Sacred Valley Tour will have about 20 people, the Rainbow Mountain Tour will have twenty people maximum, and Machu Picchu will have sixteen people maximum.

Renewal or change passport number?

If you plan to renew or change your name on your passport between making your trek booking and starting your trek, you can book your trek or tour with your current passport number or name, but you must send us a copy of your old passport and a copy of your new passport when you have them. We can then make the change with the government before you arrive. The extra cost to make the change is US$25 per person. (This will cover the change in number or name for your Inca Trail Permit, Machu Picchu Entrance, and train.)

If you do not advise us of the change or do not want to pay the fee, bring the original of both passports (the old and new one). You can enter Peru with your new passport but you must show the government authorities your old passport in order to enter the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu or train. If you cannot do so, you will not be allowed to start your trek by the government officials. All names and numbers must match!!

Return train after your day at Machu Picchu

Returning train Included in the cost of this tour/trek is the Expedition train, which departs either at 6:20 pm or 7:00 pm and DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY.

Can I get an early train ticket?
We can also book an afternoon train that departs 2:55 p.m. or 4:22 p.m. at an extra cost of US $35 per person the train we will book DEPENDS ON AVAILABILITY.
Please, notice that 35 dollars extra you will pay also will cover your private transportation to bring you back from Ollantaytambo train station to your hotel in Cusco

Can I change my return train ticket?

It may still be possible to make changes to your return train ticket if you don’t want to take the 18:20p.m train You will have to take your train ticket personally to the train station in Aguas Calientes and ask them to change the return ticket for an early one. You will probably be asked to pay an extra administration fee, which will depend on the train service and departure time. Changing the ticket will be subject to availability of spaces on the train

Tips for the Staff

Tips for porters, cooks and guides are always welcome. The porters are also very grateful for small gifts, such as clothing and school equipment for their children. A normal amount for the group to tip is S/60-80 for each porter and S/120 for the chef. The group will pool money for the tip, this is not an individual amount.

Refunds

Inti Sun Trek fails to confirm the reservation, your payment will be refunded in full.

Huayna Picchu Climb

Only 400 people can climb this mountain per day. If you are interested in climbing Huayna Picchu, tickets need to be booked in advance.

Storage during your tour

You can leave any of your belongings at your hotel or hostel you were previously staying in. These hostels/hotels usually have a secure, locked room where you can store your belongings. If you do not trust your hostel, we would be more than happy to securely store your belongings for you.

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