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

An exceptional trip to Cusco where you will visit its most important cultural and archaeological highlights. Experience the past and the present of the Inka culture and its traditions. See the stark yet beautiful contrast between the Inka and the 17th Century Spanish colonial architecture in Cusco. Delight on the stunning landscapes of the Sacred Valley, the heartland of the empire. Take the rail to Machu Picchu and explore the breathtaking stone citadel between the Andes and the rainforest. A challenging hike to an imposing viewpoint will allow you to admire one of the most beautiful and colorful mountain sights of Peru.


Day 01 Cusco

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

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

  • Overnight.


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.

Day 03 Machu Picchu-Cusco 

  • Breakfast at the hotel in Aguas Calientes.

  • AM Assistance will be provided to board the shuttle bus to the Machu Picchu Inka citadel located upon the Machu Picchu Mountain (Old Mountain).

  • AM Two-hour Machu Picchu Citadel tour. When the guided tour is over, you will have time on your own to take pictures before boarding the shuttle bus back to Aguas Calientes.

  • Buffet lunch in Aguas Calientes restaurant.

  • PM Board the train from Aguas Calientes to the Poroy station from where you will be transferred to the hotel in Cusco.

  • Overnight.

Day 04 Cusco-Rainbow Mountain(Vinicunca)-Cusco

  • Three-hour overland transfer from the hotel in Cusco (03:00) to the Vinicunca village (4326 m.a.s.l.) early in the morning.

  • Breakfast in Vinicunca village before starting the 1.5-hour trek to the 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.

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

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Hiram Bingham


*Transfer-in/out from/to Cusco airport, bus station, or from a specific place indicated at the time of booking.

**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)

Double/Triple Occupancy

Single Occupancy


  • 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 Train for 5-star and 4-star packages / Expedition Train for 3-star & budget packages)

Does not Include:

  • Airfare or busfare.

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

  • Airport taxes, baggage fees, or related charges.

  • Tips

  • Other additional tours or services r than those that are specified on this itinerary.

Hotel choices for this tour

Cusco 3 Nights

Machu Picchu 1 Night

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