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Land of the Inkas & the Rainbow Mountain
5 Days 4 Nights

PYT004

Embark on an exceptional journey to Cusco, immersing yourself in its vibrant cultural and archaeological wonders. Witness the intriguing fusion of Inka heritage and Spanish colonial architecture, while being captivated by the breathtaking landscapes of the Sacred Valley. Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Machu Picchu, complemented by a challenging hike to a magnificent viewpoint, offering unrivaled panoramic vistas of Peru's stunning rainbow mountains.

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Itinerary

Day 01 Cusco

  • AM Arrive in Cusco*. Transfer to the hotel of your choice**.

  • PM Guided city tour in the afternoon: the Main Square, the Cathedral, the Santo Domingo Church/Koricancha temple, and four surrounding archaeological sites (Sacsayhuaman, Q'enqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay).

  • Overnight at the hotel in Cusco.

 

Day 02 Cusco-Sacred Valley-Machu Picchu 

  • Breakfast at the hotel in Cusco.

  • AM Sacred Valley Day Tour: Pisac village and artisans marketplace***, Ollantaytambo Inka town and its impressive archaeological site.

  • PM Buffet lunch in a Sacred Valley restaurant.

  • PM Transfer to the Ollantaytambo train station where you will board the Expedition train or similar**** to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town).

  • The train ride takes approximately 90 minutes.

  • PM Meet and greet at the Aguas Calientes train station where assistance will be provided to reach the hotel of your choice**.

  • Overnight stay at the hotel in Aguas Calientes.
     

Day 03 Machu Picchu-Cusco 
 

  • Breakfast at the hotel in Aguas Calientes.

  • AM Receive assistance to board the shuttle bus to the Machu Picchu Inka citadel atop Machu Picchu Mountain.

  • AM Enjoy a two-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu Citadel, followed by free time for photography before returning to Aguas Calientes by shuttle bus.

  • Indulge in a buffet lunch at a fine restaurant in Aguas Calientes.

  • PM Take the train from Aguas Calientes to Poroy station, then transfer to your hotel in Cusco.

  • Overnight stay at the hotel in Cusco.
     

Day 04 Cusco-Rainbow Mountain(Vinicunca)-Cusco

  • Enjoy a three-hour overland transfer from your Cusco hotel (04:00) to Vinicunca village (4326 m.a.s.l.) for an early morning start.

  • Fuel up with breakfast in Vinicunca village before embarking on a 1.5-hour trek to the awe-inspiring Rainbow Mountain*****.

  • Reach the mountain summit (5035 m.a.s.l.) at 10:30-11:00 approximately.

  • Return to Vinicunca Village where you will be served lunch.

  • Overland transfer from Vinicunca to the hotel in Cusco in the afternoon.

  • Arrive in Cusco at 19:00-19:30 approximately.

  • Overnight stay at the hotel in Cusco.
     

Day 05 Cusco

  • Breakfast at the hotel in Cusco.

  • AM Transfer to the Cusco airport at the most convenient time to board the scheduled flight*.

Trains to Machu Picchu

PERURAIL
Expedition
Expedition
Vistadome
Vistadome
Hiram Bingham
Hiram Bingham

Notice:

*Efficient transfers to/from Cusco airport, bus station, or specified location, ensuring seamless transportation.

**See hotel choices for this tour below.

***Pisac village open-market is available on Tuesday-Thursday-Sunday.

****See train to Machu Picchu options below.

Prices per person (USD)

Single/Double/Triple Occupancy

*Double room accommodation in 1 matrimonial or 2 twin beds. For further information please contact us. **Triple room accommodation  in 3 twin beds, or 1 matrimonial bed and 1 twin bed. For further information please contact us.

Includes:

  • 2 nights in the Sacred Valley, 1 night in Machu Picchu, and 2 in Cusco.

  • All tours as described in the itinerary with English-speaking guides.

  • Overland transportation and entrance fees

  • Breakfast at all hotels.

  • Trains: Ollantaytambo-Machu Picchu-Cusco (Vistadome or Expedition Train based on package category rating).

Does not Include:

  • Airfare or busfare.

  • Lunch or dinner or food or beverages (unless otherwise specified)

  • Airport taxes, baggage fees, or related charges.

  • Tips

  • Additional tours or services other than those that are specified on this itinerary.

Hotel choices for this tour

Cusco 3 Nights

Machu Picchu 1 Night

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