Walking Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain 4D3N
- Tour Type: Walking
- Departure city: Cuzco, Peru
- End city: Cuzco, Peru
- Price: $636 USD
Tour to Machupicchu, (in Quechua “Old Mountain”) is known worldwide as one of the 7 new wonders of the world located in Peru, in the Department of Cuzco, province of Urubamba; this ancient Andean village was built in the fifteenth century as a resting place and religious sanctuary.
On the other hand we have the mountain of the 7 Colors (also called Vinicunca or simply ‘rainbow’) is one of the new and best attractions of Peru. Located more than 100 kilometers from the city of Cusco, in an altitudinal summit located at 5,200 meters above sea level. It is a mountainous formation dyed of several tonalities product of the complex combination of minerals.
|Key Tour Data|
|Tour Name:||Walking Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain 3D2N|
|Days walking:||2 Days|
|Total tour time:||4 days (from Cuzco to Cuzco)|
|Total walking distance:||10 miles (16km)|
|Elevation:||5,413 ft ± (1650m)|
|Technical difficulty:||3 of 7|
|Maximum Altitude:||17,060 ft (Vinicunca)|
|Minimum Altitude:||6,693 ft (Aguas Calientes)|
This walking Machupicchu and Vinicunca is a tour designed for those who wish to see the two most visited icons in Peru combined with a light hike.
We have designed a walk that breaks the traditional schemes, reaching Machu Picchu walking four kilometers from the city of Aguas Calientes, eight kilometers in total round trip (normally all tours do it by car), the next day after this emblematic feat we will go to the other side of the city of Cuzco to start another walk of about ten kilometers (round trip) to the famous mountain of seven colors (normally most do it riding a horse).
Highlights Walking Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain
- Know the wonder of the world Machu Picchu.
- Knowing the most emblematic colorful mountain of Peru.
- Hiking with pure contact with nature.
- Train upgrade to Vistadome: $ 35 per person.
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu mountain: $ 60 per person.
- Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu mountain: $ 60 per person.
- Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (round trip): $ 24 per person (In this tour we will do it walking).
*It is not possible to climb both mountains, Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu mountain, in the same tour.
What you get
1 nights Accommodation
1N nights hotel (in the town of Aguas Calientes)
Travel easily from A to B (Bus / Train)
2 Snack(s) in the walking
Professional bilingual guide (End-to-end accompaniment throughout your tour package)
Handy extras and accessories / Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountain .
What is not included
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Accommodation in Cuzco and Lima
- Travel insurance
- Meals in the city
- Personal expenses
- Single accommodation (available on request)
Itinerary Tour to Machupicchu
Day A: Cuzco 11,155 ft (Walking around the city)
Departure Time: Usually in the afternoon
We will give you a guided walking tour of about 04 hours approx. by the center of the city, this will depend on your availability at the time you arrive in the city of Cuzco. This tour is usually in the afternoon.
Activity: We will walk through the most emblematic streets and squares of Cuzco, we will learn about its history and customs.
Day 1 of 3: Cuzco 11,155 ft (3400m) – Aguas Calientes 6,693 ft (2040m)
Departure Time: 05:00am aprox.
A day before the trek, be sure to make all the necessary preparations.
Today you will be picked up at your accommodation very early in the morning between 5:00-6:00 am. Please be fully prepared with all your personal gear and have consumed your breakfast before boarding the train.
Now, we will head out to board our train to Aguas Calientes for an average four-hour ride.
Activity: This day we will take a guided tour of this emblematic city in the Urubamba River Valley in southeastern Peru.
Difficulty: None, only transport
Day 2 of 3: Aguas Calientes 6,693 ft (2040m) – Machu Picchu 7,972 ft (2430m) – Cuzco 11,155 ft (3400m)
Departure Time: 08:00am aprox.
Today is the big day, today we will meet one of the seven wonders of the world, so we get up very early to enjoy our breakfast and make a historic hike to the wonder of the world. Today we walk a stretch of 2.4 miles (4.9 miles round trip) with a steep slope (2,624 ft positive difference in altitude) of ziksageantes roads; so in just two hours we will finally be in Machu Pichu; here we will take a guided tour and then walk back down to the town of Aguas Calientes.
We have lunch and then board our train back to the city of Cuzco, but this time the train will take us only to the town of Ollantaytambo, and then board our mobility for another two hours to reach the Imperial City of Cuzco and go to your hotel.
Difficulty: Moderate ups and downs along eight kilometers in total.
Day 3 of 3: Cuzco 11,155 ft (3400m) – Vinicunca 17,060 ft (5200m) – Cuzco.
Departure Time: 5:00am aprox.
Between 5:00 in the morning the mobility will pick you up from your hotel in the city of Cuzco, then we will begin a journey of about an hour and a half to the south of this city to the restaurant where we will enjoy a delicious typical breakfast.
After breakfast, you will continue in the car for another half hour until you reach the beginning of the hike (Pitumarca locality). We will walk for approximately two hours a journey of four kilometers uphill (and then another 2.4 miles return) enjoying beautiful scenery in view of snow-capped mountains like the famous Ausangate (The highest of Cuzco – 20,948 ft above sea level) to reach the beautiful rainbow mountain of Vinicunca, after contemplating this wonder we return to our mobility to go to the city of Cuzco to your hotel where we will arrive on average at five in the afternoon of the same day.
Difficulty: Moderate ups and downs along eight kilometers in total.
Visa and passport information
Citizens of the United Kingdom, citizens of Western Europe, Americans, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, South Africans and most other nationalities do not require a visa. If you have any doubts, please contact the nearest Peruvian Embassy.
Once your reservation is confirmed, we guarantee that the price will not increase, regardless of the circumstances. Before booking, please make sure you have read our important Information About tour prices.
It is a condition of booking with Made In Mountain that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to take out adequate travel insurance and to ensure that you have read and understood all the terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake during the tour, including all optional activities. Your insurance policy should fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation to your home country.
In case of medical emergencies, illness or injury your insurance should cover the entire duration of your vacation. If you are trekking at high altitude, make sure there is no upper altitude limit that may limit or exclude coverage for your trip.
In this adventure you can reach up to 5200 meters above sea level (Vinicunca), cold and tropical climate typical of the Peruvian Andes, in most of the day you can reach temperatures around 10 degrees Celsius on average.
This trip is at an altitude where there is a risk of being affected by acute mountain sickness (AMS), a common and generally harmless condition caused by reduced air pressure and lower oxygen concentration. While the itinerary has been specifically designed to allow your body to acclimatize gradually, the rate of onset and severity, as well as the altitude at which AMS develops, can vary greatly among individuals; being physically fit offers no special protection. If symptoms develop during your trip, you should report them to your Made In Mountain leader immediately.
Travelers with heart or lung conditions, anemia, asthma, high blood pressure, or who are taking the birth control pill should seek advice from their primary care physician and specifically mention the maximum altitude the trip reaches (refer to the trip itinerary). Bring your travel notes to your medical appointment so that your physician has all the details of your trip.
You should have adequate travel insurance for your trip. Make sure that your insurance policy covers you up to the maximum altitude indicated above.
Important for travel to Cuzco City
During the high season of visitors from April to October (Andean summer) our reservations sell out quickly, so we recommend that you book your vacation well in advance of your planned travel date, at least 5 to 6 months in advance when possible.
About flight delays
Made In Mountain does not currently include international flights from your home city in its itineraries, so it is very important that you schedule your arrival in Lima, Peru 1 or 2 days prior to the start of your tour to avoid delays with your itinerary.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, visa and vaccination requirements are subject to change and you should inquire before traveling.
At present, in the current year 2022, the Peruvian Government requires to show the vaccination card for access to public places.
In Peru, in addition to the COVID-19 vaccine, no other vaccines are mandatory, but we recommend protection against typhoid fever, tetanus, polio and hepatitis A. Consult your travel clinic for the latest advice on malaria, dengue fever and Zika virus. Take preventive measures to avoid mosquito bites, which include mosquito repellent, as well as long pants and long-sleeved shirts to cover up when necessary.
Travel Lima – Cuzco – Lima
To travel from the capital city of Lima to Cuzco (round trip) you must arrange your flights in advance, we suggest you arrive in the capital city of Lima one or two days prior to the start of your tour to avoid delays and inconveniences.
The present itinerary only counts from your arrival in the city of Cuzco.
If you require additional flight services, please contact our travel agents.
Expand activities in Cuzco
If you plan to stay a few more days in the city of Cuzco and wish to extend your experience to other emblematic places of the Inca empire, we can offer you other activities, but it will be important to let your main guide know in advance.
Basic services in Cuzco
Cuzco is a small city, but with a wide variety of hotel and gastronomic services due to the great touristic affluence it has. We always make the best effort to give you the best comfort and food when you are in this place; you will have a good internet access and the comforts with the primary services; our partners are the best that you can find in that city. You can find more information about Peru here.
Drinking water is provided. Tap water in Peru is not safe to drink; boiled and filtered drinking water is provided on the trek and elsewhere your leader will purchase large water containers so you can refill your bottle.
Lodging, meals, flights or additional services
If you have problems to book your lodging, flights from Lima to Cuzco, food, etc. or any additional service we can assist you, it is only important that you make your tour reservations well in advance. Cuzco is a city with very high demand for tourist services, the basic services are full almost all year round.
Remember that any additional service that is not included in this tour will have an additional cost.