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Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu – 2D/1N

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  • 2 days and 1 night
  • Max people: 15
  • Min age: 8+
  • Cusco, Peru
  • Rainbow Mountain, Machu Picchu
  • Scheduled departures

Located in South America: Peru, in the southern region of Cusco Peru, which will satisfy the most demanding hikers and will receive unforgettable memories such as sumptuous high mountain panoramas, formidable glaciers and crystalline rivers, lakes, peaceful pastoral scenes of alpaca herds maintained by the Andeans and the clothes of various colors, this new route out of the ordinary a day trip, is a true adventure through a preserved and wild nature, where the only reigns to be for Vinicunca: the rainbow mountain – mountain of 7 colors “Pucapunta” punta roja and small communities of Quechua-speaking descendants.

The route reaches a circuit of scale, going through the collars located between 4710 and 5200 m.a.s.l. then turn towards the exit point of the circuit. Exploring on this remote route, you will see few or no hikers rarely, so you have this extension all the way south.

Price Includes

  • Professional english/spanish speaking guide.
  • Entrance to Rainbow Mountain.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu.
  • Transport from Cusco to Ollantaytambo.
  • Transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes by train round trip.
  • One hostel night in Cusco.
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
  • Entrance fee to Rainbow Mountain.
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
  • 1 breakfast & 1 lunch on the first day.
  • 1 lunch on the second day.
  • First aid kit.

Price Excludes

  • Water / snacks
  • Tips
  • services not mentioned above

We suggest bringing

  • Strong walking shoes or tennis shoes.
  • Sweater and thick jacket.
  • One bottle of water.
  • Hat or cap.
  • Rain coat.
  • Long sleeve shirt.
  • Long and short pants.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Sunblock with at least 40 UV factor.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Lantern.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Plastic bags.
  • Camera with extra batteries and memories.
  • Medical or personal items.
  • Lightweight backpack.
  • Some cash in small bills.

Briefing in our office, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.  the day before the trip, detailed explanation of the tour with our guide.

Recommendation: Arrive 24 hours before the trip at the office of Conde Travel.

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Day 1:Cusco - Rainbow Mountain - Cusco

We will pick you up from your hotel around 4:30am – 5:30am and go head south through the Cusipata district (2 hours by bus) where we’ll have breakfast. Then we continue along the road through small villages until we arrive to the community of Hanchipata – Quesiuno (1 hour and 20 minutes by bus), the ideal starting point to walk the route. We will see awesome mountains such as Ausangate, beautiful blue lagoons, and many other natural places. The walk to Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain) will last approximately 3 hours. At this peak, we will savour the view for about an hour taking photos of the beautiful scenery before descending the path and returning to our bus. We will go back to Pitumarca for have lunch and then we’ll get back to Cusco.

Day 2:Cusco - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Getting a very early start to the day, we will be picking you up in your hotel at 3:30am. We take a bus to Ollantaytambo where we will board our 6:10am train to a Machu Picchu village, which is popularly known as Aguas Calientes, “hot waters”. The trip lasts approximately 1hr & 50min. Once arriving to Aguas Calientes we take the bus heading to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu where we have a 2.5 hour guided tour, concluding with some free time for you to explore. We take a 9:50pm return train to Ollantaytambo and then bus to Cusco. You will want to arrive half an hour early to the train station in Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.

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FAQ

What is Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is an archeological center that preserves the remains of an Inca city, built in a green environment of mountains and rivers, a mystical and mysterious place; in addition, it is a patrimony of humanity and one of the most desired destinations in the world.

It is located at 2,400 m. a. s. l. in a cloud forest between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon rainforest of Peru.

How to get to Machu Picchu from Lima?

To get from Lima to Machu Picchu you must travel to the city of Cusco by plane or bus.

When to go to Machu Picchu?

It is possible to go all the year, the minimum temperatures vary between 8 ºC and the maximum around 20 ºC.
There are 2 seasons in Machu Picchu: the dry season and the rainy season. The first one takes place between April and October, it is characterized by little rain and a sunny climate. The rainy season runs from November to March and is characterized by constant rains.

How much luggage can I take on the train?

On trains to Machu Picchu you can only take hand luggage that should not exceed 5 kilos (11 pounds).

Can Machu Picchu be visited by people of any age?

Yes, it can be visited by people of all ages. However, in order to ascend Huayna Picchu mountain, it can only be visited by people older than 12 years old.

From what time can I enter Machu Picchu?

Public access is from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What to see in Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is home to almost 150 amazing constructions, these are some of the places that stand out:

• The Temple of the Sun.
• The Intihuatana.
• The Temple of the 3 Windows.
• The Temple of the Condor.
• The Hall of Mirrors.
• The Ladder of the Fountains.
• Huayna Picchu Mountain.
• The Temple of the Moon.
• The Door of the Sun (Intipunku).
• The Main Square.
• The Royal Tomb.
• The Sacred Rock.