BEST MACHU PICCHU HIKING TOUR
( Cusco, Rainbow Mountain, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu )
Machu Picchu Travel through the Highlands doing alternative Treks to Machu Picchu starts with Cusco City Itinerary history and archeology lessons by our tour guide expert Sacsayhuaman the main ancient architecture design such us Cusco Colonial sites, our day by day continues to the southern Rainbow Mountain Private tour hiking over the Andes up to 5,200 meters, 17,000 Ft. enjoy the colorful Pacha Mama Mother Earth natural deign, Rainbow Mountain Weather is always unpredictable on the Andean Highlands of Peru, always enjoyable any time of the year.
Best Machu Picchu Sacred Valley tours the Sacred Valley Tour Moray, Maras, and Lunch in the best restaurants Sacred Valley before we continue to visit Ollantaytambo Ruins Altitude over 2,900 meters or 9,000 Ft. enjoy the sightseeing before we aboard the Machu Picchu Train Tour for almost 02 hours beautiful scenery Landscapes Pictures on the way to town near Machu Picchu, overnight stay. Early Morning to get the shuttle bus 30 minutes our tour guide will give you Machu Picchu Tickets to start the main adventure full morning explore to the sun gate or Huayna Picchu Hike according to the availability of Huayna Picchu tickets, ask our travel executive. Enjoy Machu Picchu before we come back to Cusco for overnight.
DAY 01 ARRIVE TO CUSCO FOR THE AFTERNON CITY TOUR
Upon your arrival we will pick you up from the airport and drive downtown to the Cusco hotel. At 1:00pm, after you get settled in, we will pick you up at the hotel and start the city tour of Cusco. As we walk downtown Cusco, we will explore Qorikancha sun temple, the Basilica Cathedral. Following the tour of downtown we will drive 6 kilometers to the greatest Inka walls fortress of Sacsayhuman and the Mortuary Q’enqo cave. After about 4 hours of exploring we will head back to the hotel for the night.
DAY 2 CUSCO TO RAINBOW MOUNTAIN
We will get an early start in the morning and drive 3 hours south of Cusco to the colorful Rainbow Mountain where we will hike to 5200 meters (17000 feet) with the option of horseback riding. We will stop for a lunch buffet in the town of Cusipata. In the afternoon after lunch we will begin the 3-hour drive to Sacred Valley to check in to the hotel.
DAY 3 SACRED VALLEY TO MACHU PICCHU TOWN
At 8:00am we will pick you up from the hotel and start our day by going into the heart of the Sacred Valley to the Maras Salt Ponds and the Town of Maras which was the first colonial town in South America. After spending some time in Maras we will continue on to Moray where you will see the impressive agriculture terraces and learn about the history and traditions.
We will stop for a buffet lunch near the Urubamba river. After lunch we will drive to the outstanding archeological site the Ollantaytambo Frotress. After exploring we will head to the Ollantaytambo train station to board the train at 3:00pm for a 2-hour ride to Machu Picchu town. There we will check in to the hotel for the night.
DAY 4 MACHU PICCHU TO CUSCO
We will start the 30- minute drive to Machu Picchu early in the morning to explore the ancient lost city of the Incas. There you will have the option of a 3- hour guided tour of the Sun Gate, Inca Bridge, or to continue exploring the main city of the Incas. In the afternoon we will head back to Machu Picchu town to have lunch at a recommended restaurant before we board the train to head back to the Ollantaytambo station to go back to the hotel for the night.
DAY 5 TRANSFER OUT TO THE AIRPORT
According to your flight schedule we will transfer you to the airport.
INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
- All private ground transportation.
- Meals mentioned on the itinerary.
- Professional tour guide from the beginning to the for the duration of the trip.
- Entrance fees.
- 3-star hotels with optional upgrade.
- Alcoholic drinks.
- Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
What you’ll need to bring and carry
- A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
- Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
- Strong footwear, ideally trekking or sport shoes
- Warm clothes, including jacket, fleece and sweaters
- Flashlight and batteries
- Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain or cold
- Sun block
- Insect repellent
- Toilet paper
- Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, etc.
- Water bottle and sterilizing tablets (ie. Micropur)
- Small towel
- Swimsuit (if you intend to go to the hot springs)
- Optional: walking sticks or poles
Over the years, archeologists and historians have been searching for clues, trying to understand more about the traditions, religions and daily lives of ancient Peru’s inhabitants. At the Museo Larco and the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History, we’ll see artifacts that tell stories and give us a great deal of insight to these ancient civilizations.
Vinicunca, or Winikunka, also called Montaña de Siete Colores, Montaña de Colores or Rainbow Mountain, is a mountain in the Andes of Peru with an altitude of 5,200 meters above sea level.
Peru Travel information
When to travel to Peru? Considering that Peru is categorized as one of the 17 megadiverse countries on earth, you have a variety of climates and seasons to consider. That being said, you can visit Peru year-round depending on where you would like to visit. However, if you are looking to explore the Amazonian rainforest or traverse through the Andes Mountains, many travelers choose to avoid the rainy season which runs from November to March with its peak between January and February. Visiting from April through October lands you in the generally dry winter season, which is an excellent time to visit Machu Picchu, experience a world-class trek, traverse the exotic Amazon Rain forest not to mention the other amazing destinations Peru has to offer. Speak with a Qosqo Expeditions Designer today to discover the best time for you to experience a luxury tour of Peru.
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Lima, Peru`s Capital City
Peru`s Population: Approx. 31 million
Official Languages: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara
Official Currency: Peruvian Sol
12 designated UNESCO sites