Cusco, Sacred Valley, Salcantay Area, Rainbow Mountain of 7 colors and Machu Picchu in 8 days

08 Days/07 Nights   April - September   Moderate

Peru is the country that can completely satisfy all human tastes, preferences and energy! The people there are extremely earthy, humble and kind - a mentality too close to the senses of much of humanity. It is unique to Peru - Nature, mysticism and unparalleled world cultural and historical heritage!

Lima is the capital: of Peru located on the arid Pacific coast of the country. Although its colonial center is preserved, it is an overflowing metropolis and one of the largest cities in South America. The Larco Museum houses a collection of pre-Columbian art and the Museum of the Nation traces the history of the ancient civilizations of Peru. The Plaza de Armas and the 16th century cathedral are the core of the old center of Lima.

The highlights:

  • Sacred Valley
  • Tour to the Rainbow Mountain
  • Machu-Picchu
About Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is located atop a steep, rugged mountain in the Andes of Peru. This lost city with massive ruins, perfect masonry, and strange architecture has baffled researchers for years. The Inca trail to this mysterious city, built in the 15th century by extraordinary craftsmen, is a remarkable journey.

Sacred Valley: The Sacred Valley of the Incas, in the Peruvian Andes, is made up of numerous rivers that descend through gorges and small valleys; It has numerous archaeological monuments and indigenous peoples. This valley was much appreciated by the Incas due to its special geographical and climatic qualities.
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Travel Program


Day 1: Lima and arrival in Cusco (10,225ft)
Day 2: Cusco & Sacred Valley Tour – Ollantaytambo (9.158ft) – drive back to Cuzco
Day 3: Cuzco drive to Soraypampa Camp (12,795ft). Sleep in Luxury domes
Day 4: Soray Pampa Camp - Trekking to Laguna Humantay Lake (13,776m), and drive back Cusco
Day 5: Cusco - Vinicunca 7 Color Rainbow Mountain (16,892ft) Full-Day Tour - Cusco
Day 6: Cusco - Km 104 - Wiñayhuayna - Machu Picchu (8,038ft) - Aguas Calientes Hotel (6,890ft)
Day 7: Explore Machu Picchu and return to Cusco
Day 8: Transfer out from Cusco

Detailed Program

Detailed Program

Day 1: Lima and arrival in Cusco (10,225ft)
Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel

Day 2: Cusco & Sacred Valley Tour – Ollantaytambo (9.158ft) – drive back to Cuzco
07:45 am I pick up from the hotel to start the tour, the places that will be visited on this day will be: PISAC: The National Archaeological Park of Pisac has located at 2,950 meters above sea level and 32 km from Cusco. It is constituted by groups of archaeological remains among which stand platforms, aqueducts, roads associated with walls and portals, channeled water channels, cemeteries, bridges, etc. The area covered by this group is 4 square kilometers in area.
After visiting the Archaeological Center of Pisac, we will go to Urubamba, where we will enjoy lunch.
OLLANTAYTAMBO: Located 97 kilometers from Cusco, Ollantaytambo was an administrative, social, religious and agricultural center in the time of the Incas. The site, and the city of the same name is a must-see among the many places of interest along the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Day 3: Cuzco drive to Soraypampa Camp (12,795ft). Sleep in Luxury domes
Early at 08:00 in the morning we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco to start our incredible adventure, in our mobility we will head towards Limatambo by a route full of natural and cultural beauty. Then we will make some stops to visit 2 Inca archaeological centers, Killarumiyuc; a temple dedicated to the Moon with its beautiful waterfall, and Tarawasi that has polygonal stone walls and show the perfect architecture of the Incas.
By averaging 12:00 p.m. We will arrive at the Community of Chonta where we will taste a lunch with magnificent views of the Salkantay mountain.
In this community we will start the walk of about 45 minutes until we reach the Mirador del Cañón del Cóndor located at 3,340 meters above sea level. Here we will wait for the condors (sacred bird of the Incas) to return from their daily activities, and after a short time we will have the opportunity to observe the impressive Andean condor in full flight and in their natural habitat, they will pass very close to us and will be able to Take a lot of pictures. After this incredible experience we will continue our mobility to Soraypampa where we will enjoy dinner and spend the night in the domes.

Day 4: Soray Pampa Camp - Trekking to Laguna Humantay Lake (13,776m), and drive back Cusco
The day will begin around 7 in the morning with an exquisite breakfast, then together with our guide we will begin the walk towards the Humantay lagoon, we will walk for 1 hour and thirty minutes until we reach the lagoon, we will have an explanation and we will enjoy the landscape, At an appropriate time we will begin the descent towards Soraypampa where we will enjoy lunch and after a rest time we will take our mobility and return to Cusco.

Day 5: Cusco - Vinicunca 7 Color Rainbow Mountain (16,892ft) Full-Day Tour - Cusco
We started very early in the morning with pick-ups from the hotels between 04:30 a.m. to 05:00 a.m., we went to the district of Cusipata approximately 77 kilometers, the trip lasts from 2 to 2:30 hours, in this place we will have our breakfast, We will continue the journey for 1 hour more until we reach the community of PHULAWASIPATA, the beginning of the walk towards the mountain of colors. The walk will last approximately two hours until we reach the mountain of colors (WINIKUNCA), we will enjoy the natural landscape that this place offers us, we will take pictures, we will have a time of 45 minutes to enjoy this wonderful landscape, then we will return to our mobility, the Downhill lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes of walking to where our mobility is, one hour from this place is the community of Paucarpata in Cusipata where we will taste a delicious lunch and after a short break we will return to the city of Cusco.

Day 6: Cusco - Km 104 - Wiñayhuayna - Machu Picchu (8,038ft) - Aguas Calientes Hotel (6,890ft)
Pick up from the hotel at 05.30 and transfer to Ollantaytambo train station. We will take the train to km 104 of the Cusco - Machu Picchu railway line, starting point of the walk, where we will arrive at 10.00. We will visit the archaeological site of Chachabamba (2150 masl), located next to the control post and where a long 8 km ascent hike will start for 4h, towards the archaeological complex of Wiñaywayna (2700 masl). It is an impressive archaeological complex made up of an agricultural sector with numerous platforms, a religious sector and an urban sector.
On the way we will have magnificent views of the valley of the Urubamba River and the archaeological complex of Choquesuysuy, located on the left bank of the river, as well as a beautiful waterfall located a few minutes from Wiñaywayna. Later we will continue towards the Inti punku or Puerta del Sol, after approximately 1 hour of walking on the edge of precipices of madness in a landscape of jungle brow we will see for the first time the sacred city of Machu Picchu (2450 masl), we will descend in approximately 40 minutes, arriving at the top of the "House of the Guardians". Then we will take the bus to Aguas Calientes (25 minutes).

Day 7: Explore Machu Picchu and return to Cusco
We will leave the hotel for Machu Picchu after breakfast at 5:30 am by bus. We leave early because at this time the environment is less crowded, so we will take advantage of the tranquility of this sacred site; Guided tour of Machu Picchu, this enigmatic city is explored by approx. 3 hours and its mysteries and archaeological information will be explained by your tour guide, after the guided you will have free time to take photos and enjoy Machu Picchu in its entirety. In the afternoon we take the train to Ollantaytambo, where we will take the bus and return to Cusco.

Day 8: Transfer out from Cusco
At an appropriate time, we pick them up from the hotel and transfer them to the airport.

Included meals: B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner

What’s included

What's included

Services included in the prices:
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off to and from hotels
  • Region Cusco: Hotel Puma in Cusco, Hotel Hatun Samay in Aguas Calientes and Hotel Sol Ollantay in Ollantantambo or Similar, all of them are 3 stars hotels “with breakfast American Buffet”
  • Bilingual and professional tour guide
  • Pre-departure Inca Trail briefing, presented by your tour guides at our downtown Cusco office
  • Expedition train tickets from Ollantaytambo to the Km. 104
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Two-hour guided tour upon your arrival in Machu Picchu
  • Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes.
  • Expedition train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Transfer from the train station to your hotel in Cusco
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (1B, 1L, 1D).
  • Accommodations in Aguas Calientes the first night
  • Fees to Huayna Picchu
  • All meals signed above with B: Breakfast, L: Lunch and D: Dinner
  • Emergency oxygen bottle
  • First aid equipment
  • Airfare and hotel advice upon request as well as booking

Not Included:
  • International airfare Lima-USA-Lima, & domestic flights Lima-Cusco-Lima
  • Travel and medical insurance & emergency evacuation insurance
  • Meals in the cities (Lima, Cusco, Aguas Calientes etc)
  • Breakfast on the first morning.
  • Last lunch
  • Tips
  • Personal equipment

Prices & Dates

Tour Information:

Season: April - September
Difficulty: Moderate

Dates & Prices:

More information about dates and prices upon request.


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