Cusco – Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu – Rainbow Mountain – 6D/5N

Price Per Person : $ .00

Tour TypeHistorical, cultural. ecological

Tour DistanceAll tour is done by transportation

DifficultyNone

ConsiderationsWe will book your Machu Picchu entrance and trian tickets

SeasonFrom April to December

Trail ClosetIn February

Peru

Cusco – Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu - Rainbow Mountain 6D / 5N

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Machu Picchu Vacation Travel, Experience the best Cusco has to offer on this exciting tour through the ancient Inca capital and beyond! On this action-packed tour, you will spend six days in the heart of the Andes, exploring traditional villages, sophisticated ruins, and incredible mountains by horseback, mountain bike, trek, and train. You will stay in quality hotels and hostels specially selected by our agency, and receive included private transportation to and from the airport on the first and last days of your tour. Please note that meals are not included on this tour; however, with several excellent restaurants in Cusco, you will have no trouble finding plenty to eat!

In order to book this tour, you must provide your passport and flight information. We recommend booking two to three months in advance for maximum ease and flexibility.

Summary

Overview Cusco – Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu Vacation – Rainbow Mountain – 6D/5N

Day 1
Arrival in Cusco City Tour in Afternoon

You will be welcomed at the Cusco airport by our staff and escorted to your hotel or hostel. After lunch, your adventure in Cusco begins

Place visited on this tour:

  • Cusco Cathedral
  • Temple of the Sun or Qoricancha
  •  Sacsayhuaman
  •  Q’enQo
  •  PukaPukara
  • Tambomachay

Day 2
Salt Mines of Salineras and Moray

We will pick you up from your hotel around 8 a.m. and head to the farming laboratory in Moray. This beautiful drive is about one hour and 20 minutes. On your drive, you will see the snow-capped peaks of the Andes, lush yellow fields of wheat, and some villages.

  • Tour Start Time: Approximately 8:00 am
  • Tour End Time: Approximately 15:00 pm
  • 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
Sacred Valley Tour  and Overnight in Aguas Calientes

The tour begins at 8:00am with pickup at your hotel or hostel and a picturesque ride to the village of Pisac for a visit to its famous craft market. Located 33 kilometers from Cusco, the village of Pisac sits below one of Cusco´s most important archeological sites, where you will be able to explore an ancient Inca agricultural center and its stunning terraces. In Urubamba

  • Tour Start Time: Approximately 8:00 am
  • Arrival in Aguas Calientes: Approximately 6:15 pm
  • Difficulty: Light
  • 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
Machu Picchu Tour and Returning 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 4 a.m.

  • Tour Start Time: Between 4:30 and 5:00 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 5
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 6
Good Bye Cusco – Return to Lima

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival in Cusco City  Tour in Afternoon

You will be welcomed at the Cusco airport by our staff and escorted to your hotel or hostel.
After lunch, your adventure in Cusco begins

At 1 p.m., we will meet you at your hotel lobby to begin your tour. From here, you will head to Cusco’s Plaza de Armas, where you will visit the famous cathedral. Following, you will continue on foot through an ancient Inca-built street from the Plaza de Armas to the Q’oricancha, the Temple of the Sun. At the Q’oricancha you will be able to compare and contrast the building methods of the Incan culture and Catholicism. This was the key spiritual center of the Incas, which leads to all four quarters of the Inca Empire. There is also a bronze, high altar to be seen.

From Q’oricancha, your group will walk down Avenida El Sol, where you will take your bus 25 minutes outside of the city. You will be taken to the majestic Inca site, Sacsayhuaman, with its enigmatic, 200 ton monoliths, You will be able to hear from your guide and then, explore on your own.

From Sacsayhuaman, you will take a five minute bus ride to the Q’enqo Inca site to see its fascinating Incan altars. Following, you will take another five minute drive to Puca Pucara, a small, circular Inca site. The final stop on our tour is Tambomachay, a water temple with impressive water fountains, thought to be used by the Inca for bathing. We’ll then drive back down to Cusco where the tour ends in the main square, unless you are taking a private tour, in which case, we will return you to your hotel.

Included:

  • Transportation to and from the airport on your arrival day in Cusco
  • Transfer from your hotel/hostal
  • Tourist transportation  for the Cusco City Tour (this will be a large group tour)
  • Professional guide who is fluent in English
  • Basic Hotel in  Cusco (upgrades available)

Not Included:

  • Entrance fees to  Sun Temple or Qoricancha (15 soles per person or 5 dóllars)
  • Entrance fees to  Catedral (40 soles person or 12 dóllars)
  • Full tourist ticket or Boleto Turístico  (130 soles  per person or 40 dollars )

What to bring: Small day pack ,warm jacket, water, hat, sunscreen, sunglases

Day 2 – Salt Mines of Salineras and Moray

We will pick you up from your hotel around 8 a.m. and head to the farming laboratory in Moray. This beautiful drive is about one hour and 20 minutes. On your drive, you will see the snow-capped peaks of the Andes, lush yellow fields of wheat, and some villages. Finally, you will arrive at the fascinating display of terraces in Moray. Moray boasts three amphitheater-like terraces, made by the Incas. These terraces, which are carved deep into the earth, in the shape of a bowl, were thought to be used to determine the optimal conditions for growing crops.

When you are done exploring Moray, you will head about two miles away, to the salt mines of Maras. This village is known as a former salt-producing center and is thought to date back all the way to pre-Incan times. There are over 3,000 salt pools carved into the mountain side, that are filled daily by a stream of water. This spectacular area is perfect for you if you wish to see something different than the ruins.

Chinchero is a small Andean, Indian village located at 3,762 meters high, on the windswept plains of Anta, about 30 km from Cusco. There are beautiful views overlooking the Sacred Valley of the Incas, with the Cordillera Vilcabamba and the snow-capped peak of Salkantay dominating the western horizon. Chinchero is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. Its major claim to tourism is its colorful Sunday market, which is much less tourist-orientated than the market at Pisac. This market is held every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday but if your trip isn’t on one of these days, they have a smaller textile center open daily. There, you can watch a demonstration on how to make beautiful, natural sweaters from Alpaca wool. Finally, you will get to visit the famous catholic roman church, which was build over the Inca palace. Once you are done with the visit, you will head back to the city in time to enjoy some lunch on your own.

Included:

  • Transfer from your hotel/hostal
  • Tourist transportation  for the Salt mines of Maras and Moray (this will be a large group tour)
  • Professional guide who is fluent in English
  • Basic Hotel in  Cusco (upgrades available)

Not Included:

  • Entrance fees Salt mine of Maras (15 soles per person  or 5 dollars)
  • Full tourist ticket or Boleto Turístico  (130 soles per person 40 dollars )

What to bring: Small day pack ,warm jacket, water, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses

Day 3 – Sacred Valley Tour  and Overnight in Aguas Calientes

The tour begins at 8:00am with pickup at your hotel or hostel and a picturesque ride to the village of Pisac for a visit to its famous craft market. Located 33 kilometers from Cusco, the village of Pisac sits below one of Cusco´s most important archeological sites, where you will be able to explore an ancient Inca agricultural center and its stunning terraces. In Urubamba, or “The Heart of the Sacred Valley,” you can eat lunch (not included) in the shadow of snow-capped Chicon Mountain and explore the lush, palm-filled Plaza de Armas before continuing with the afternoon portion of the tour.

Next, you will arrive in Ollantaytambo, where villagers still live in ancient stone houses built by the Incas around Hanan Huacaypata Square. You will experience the majesty of one of the Inca´s most impregnable fortresses, as you climb to the scenic Temple of the Sun and admire the sophisticated engineering of the Baths of the Princess.

Finally, you will board the 4:30 p.m train to Aguas Calientes, After an approximately two-hour journey through the Andes, you will arrive at Aguas Calientes train station, where you will be greeted by our staff and escorted to your hotel and hostel to spend the night before your day at Machu Picchu. At dinner, you will be briefed on the next day´s tour and itinerary.

Included:

  • Transfer from your hotel/hostal
  • Tourist transportation  for the Sacred Valley Tour (this will be a large group tour)
  • Professional guide who is fluent in English
  • Lunch in the Sacred Valley
  •  Expedition train ticket Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
  • Basic Hotel in Aguas Calientes  (upgrades available)

Not Included:

  • Entrance fees Salt mine of Maras (15 soles per person  or 5 dollars)
  • Full tourist ticket or Boleto Turístico  (130 soles per person 40 dollars )
  • Dinner in Aguas Calientes

What to bring: On this day you will not return to Cusco because you will spend the night in Aguas Calientes. Therefore you have to make sure you bring the original Passport to board the train, and for your visit to Machu Picchu. Put a change of clothes into your small backpack, comfortable shoes, comfortable and light clothing or sportswear, waterproof jacket or rain poncho, cap or hat for the sun, warm clothes for the end of the afternoon, sunscreen, sunglasses, water (at least 1L) camera, cash (in small denominations of Peruvian nuevos soles

Day 4 – Machu Picchu Tour and Returning 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 4 a.m. walk to the bus station to take one of the first buses up to Machu Picchu. It can be enjoyable to arrive at the ruins as soon as they open, at 6 a.m., to catch the magical mists on the ruins as the sun rises. After a 25 minute bus ride to Machu Picchu, your tour guide will take you to the best views before the day trippers arrive. Then, we will start the two hour guided, walking tour, exploring all of the famous places of this impressive citadel: After the tour, you will have time to explore the ruins on your own. If you have booked permits to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain, you will head to that adventure. If you chose not to book a hike, you can climb to the Sun Gate and witness its amazing views. At around 12:p.m or 1 p.m., you will need to take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes to enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants there. Be sure to arrive at the train station 30 minutes before your departure.

Note: Machu Picchu Inca site is different from Machu Picchu Mountain. When most people refer to Machu Picchu, they are referring to the archeological site. Machu Picchu Mountain requires a separate permit to climb. Please notify us if you are interested and we can book this for you. It must be done in advance and is a part of your entry into the site

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

Day 5 – 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. 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)

Day 6 – 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

Hotel booking is subject to availability of spaces.
The cost of the tour packages are based on double or matrimonial room. For an individual room an extra payment has to be made.
Prices do not include VAT for Peruvian passengers.

you can visit our Tripadvisor: TRIPADVISOR INTI SUN TREK

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)

FAQ

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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