On this trail we will see beautiful scene, vegetation and extraordinary ecological varieties.  It’s important to note that hiking to Rainbow Mountain can be challenging due to the high altitude and steep terrain, so it’s important to be in good physical condition and take necessary precautions to avoid altitude sickness. It’s recommended to book a tour with a reputable operator and to wear appropriate hiking gear, including layers, sturdy hiking boots, and a hat and sunscreen to protect from the sun at high altitude.




We`ll pick you up from your Hotel very early to transfer you for a 2 hour journey by private car to the Train Station in Ollantaytambo then we will go on Train according to your preferences category and after 1 hour and 45 minutes aprox. You’ll arrive to the km 104 start of the hike. We will start walking into the other side of the Vilcanota river the trail heads off to the right towards the ruins of Chachabamba, see the stone altar to the sun and the mountains a sacred rock for locals. After a visit in Chachabamba, we will continue the trail heads south and begin climbing the mountain, before entering the cloud forest.   This is where trekkers can enjoy a beautiful waterfall. After leaving the waterfall and forest, trekkers will arrive at the lower part of the incredible ruins of Wiñaywayna. After lunch in Wiñaywayna we continue through a cloud forest full of bromelias, orchids and fern trees. You will walk the last part of the original trail with amazing features stone steps and tambos “resting places” and climb the 60 steps before arriving to the Inti Punku or “Sun`s Gate”. From this point you will be able to contemplate and observe this marvelous place, last 45 minutes to be on front of this wonder, where you can feel an inner peace. Spend a short time for pictures and views, with luck you can observe a magnificent sunset, then we prepare our mind for the next early morning, time to take a bus for 30 minutes to Aguas Calientes town. Hot springs pools are optional (bring your bathing suit and 10 soles) or just free time to chill out at this small village.


Meals Included:  L D

Maximum Altitude: 2680m/8792ft

Minimum Altitude: 2100m/6888ft

Distance Travelled: 7 miles aprox.

Approximate Walking Time: 5 – 6 Hours


Early wake up early. and after breakfast in your hotel, re-live the history and the mysterious world of Machupicchu and the Incas, fuse with the mystic of this fascinating and unique place, discover yourself the perfect symbiosis and harmony created by nature and the Incas people. We take the first bus up at approx 05.20 am and arrive at the ruin`s gate before 06.00 am when the Park is open. This time is still not so crowded yet so we take advantage of the tranquility of this sacred site ; Guided Tour of Machupicchu. This enigmatic city is explored for Approx 2 hrs and their mysteries and archaeological information will be explained by your expert guide, ( you generally have approx 6 hrs extra free time but depends on train timetables in high season.)

After that return to Aguas Calientes by bus and then take the train to ollantaytambo and finale transport to Cusco by car.

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We`ll pick you up from your Hotel very early to transfer you the tour rainbow mountain full day, we will go through the rugged mountain countryside of Peru to reach the aptly named Rainbow Mountain, striped with colorful mineral deposits and located far off the beaten path. Hike with a guide to the summit for a once-in-a-lifetime wilderness adventure, or rent a horse (own expense) for easier access to the same incredible views. Read more about Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco 


Meals Included:  B L

Maximum Altitude: 5,200 meters (17,060 feet) above sea level

Minimum Altitude: 2100m/6888ft

Approximate Walking Time: 3 – 4 Hours


– Transfer Hotel / start walking rainbow mountain / Hotel

– Permits entrance tickets

– Transfer Hotel / Trains Station / Hotel
– Trail to Km 104.
– Permit ticket to Inca Trail and Machupicchu
– Bus from aguas calientes / Machupicchu / Aguas Calientes
– Round Trip Train Tickets  ( Expedition Class ).
– Meals 1L,1D
– English / Spanish Guide

Not included

• Flight
• Hotel before/after the tour
• Dinner is not included on this hike
• Horse to ride – you can add a horse to ride if you prefer
• Walking poles (poles must have intact rubber bottoms)
• Water for the hike – please fill your bottles/bladder before you depart
• Items of a personal nature and souvenirs
• Travel interruption and travel medical/evacuation insurance (required)
• Tip for your guide is optional but sometimes extra is always welcome, especially considering their wor

To reserve the Rainbow Mountains 1 Day Hike Tour, the customer must submit his or her personal information and a deposit. The personal information we require is the following:

  • Full Name (as appears on passport)
  • Passport Number
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • For Rainbow Mountain Tour 1 Day, we need a photo of their passport bio page. A camera phone picture or similar is acceptable

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