Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu tour

Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu tour

  • Inka Altitude 2 days / 1 night
  • Inka Altitude From US$ 295,00 per person
  • Inka Altitude Difficulty: Low
  • Inka Altitude Max. Altitude: 5210 m
  • Inka Altitude 8 km

If you’re looking for an adventure that allows you to explore and experience some of the most breathtaking natural and cultural wonders in Peru, a Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu tour should be at the top of your list.


Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Enjoy a tour inside of Machu Picchu citadel

Rainbow Mountain

Rainbow Mountain

Explore the most popular natural destination in Cusco

Food taste

Food taste

During your tours enjoy new a delicious local flavors


Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu tour
Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu tour
Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu tour
Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu tour
Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu tour
Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu tour
Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu tour
Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu tour
Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu tour
Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu tour

Cusco - Machu Picchu - Cusco

  • Transport from Cusco to Ollantaytambo.
  • Take Expedition train to Aguas Calientes.
  • Bus up to Machu Picchu.
  • Guided tour in Machu Picchu.
  •  Bus down to Aguas Calientes.
  • Take expedition train from AC to Ollantaytambo.
  • Transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

Cusco - Rainbow Mountain - Cusco

  • Pick up from your hotel.
  • Driving 2 hours to Cusipata.
  • Breakfast.
  • Driving 1 more hours to starting spot.
  • Hiking to Rainbow Mountain.
  • Then return to bus stop by the same trail.
  • Driving back to Cusipata.
  • Enjoy lunch.
  • Driving back to Cusco.
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Day 1:

Start your day with an early morning hotel pickup and transfer to the train station in Ollantaytambo, where you’ll board a train to Aguas Calientes. The journey provides an opportunity to take in stunning landscapes along the way. Upon arrival, a representative from the agency will greet you and accompany you to the bus station for your ride up to Machu Picchu. The journey takes approximately thirty minutes, following a steep, winding path that offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

Once inside the archaeological zone of Machu Picchu, your expert guide will take you on a two-hour tour of the most important sections of this incredible Inca city for 2 hours approximately. After exploring Machu Picchu, take the bus down to Aguas Calientes for lunch and a chance to explore the town’s souvenir shops, restaurants, and bars. Your return trip to Cusco includes a train ride from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and a transfer to your hotel. Depending on the train schedule you can arrived to Cusco 19:00 to 22:00.

Early from 4:00 to 4:45 am, the guide will pick you up at your hotel or hostel. Please make sure you are waiting in the lobby for your guide, who will come to look for you. After boarding our transportation, you will head to Cusipata for a delicious breakfast and a chance to stop for some pictures, relax, and stretch your legs. There is a small shop where you can buy snacks or water before starting the Rainbow Mountain day hike.

Day 2:

After stopping at Cusipata, you will continue to the starting spot called Chillihuani. Your guide will organize everything before we begin your hike to the famous Rainbow Mountain. The trek is 2.1 miles (3.5 km) long, with uphill, flat, and upland sections that will take us to Rainbow Mountain, located at 17,125 ft (5,220 m). There, we will enjoy spectacular panoramic views across the ancient valleys of Ausangate and the opportunity to see wild Llamas, Alpacas, and Vicuñas.

After this memorable experience, you will turn back on the same trail, which will be easier this time as most of the path is downhill. The downhill hike will take around one hour, after which you will board the bus and enjoy the drive back to the restaurant. Once you will get back to Cusipata, you will have lunch before taking your transportation back to Cusco center, where you will be dropped off near the Plaza de Armas. Almost all groups arrive in Cusco between 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM.”

    • Bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo
    • Train expedition tickets from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
    • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
    • Professional Tour Guide in Machu Picchu
    • Entrance fee for Machupicchu
    • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
    • Train expedition return from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
    • Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
    • Tour Guide for Rainbow Mountain
    • Pick-up from your hotel or Homestay
    • Transport to the starting point
    • Transport back to Cusco
    • Local Breakfast and Lunch
    • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
    • Entrance fees to Rainbow Mountain

    Not included

    • Any Meals: Breakfast / Lunches /Dinners during Machu Picchu tour
    • Extra horses to ride or for any additional bag
    • Personal trekking gear
    • Gratuities

Shared service price: $.295.00.

Important: Shared service price is only available with agreement passengers to share this service with other travelers (Group site 12 – 19 People approx.)

Private service price: $.320.00. (based on two people)

Included all mentioned before

Group size upon your request, for people who need a personalize and exclusive service

Departure day is according to passenger request

Price for bigger groups are according to group size

Do you need to book a Private tour? Book here.

What you should bring

  • Small backpack
  • Rain poncho (or rain jacket)
  • T-Shirts and Shorts
  • Bathing suit, sandals
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunblock, sunglasses, and a hat
  • Personal Medicine
  • Passport
  • Warm clothes
  • Rain clothes during rain season

Important to know before you go to Rainbow Mountain 

  • There is a trekking of 2.1 miles (3.5 km) to reach the first Rainbow Mountain lookout. All hikers must be in good physical condition.
  • If you need to hire a horse to ride for some reason, please be aware that the agency does not manage the rental or horses and will not be involved in the process. Locals rent them for 30 USD (100 soles).
  • The operator is not responsible for changes in weather conditions during your tour. It’s recommended to obtain more detailed information about the meteorological conditions through applications or another procedure and then select the most favorable departure day about the functionality of this query.
  • The gravel road is not best; the drive can produce altitude sickness. It is suggested that you bring personal medication or pills with you.
  • Groups walk at different speeds every day. The tour guide will be in different parts assisting the group.
  • Red Valley is an optional way back to your starting spot (20 Soles)
  • Once we have confirmed your reservation, it’s not possible to change the date of trek departure, and it’s forbidden to change the name or passport number on the permit.
  • Tour is not refundable or transferable or reschedulable.

Not appropriate for

  • People afraid of highs
  • People with respiratory  problems
  • People with mobility issues
  • People with Heart problem

What is Rainbow Mountain?
Rainbow Mountain is a stunning geological formation located in the Andes Mountains of Peru. The mountain’s unique colors come from the mineral deposits that have accumulated in the surrounding rock over millions of years. The mountain is also known as Vinicunca or Montaña de Siete Colores in Spanish, which translates to “Mountain of Seven Colors.”

How tall is Rainbow Mountain?
Rainbow Mountain stands at an elevation of 17,060 feet (5,200 meters) above sea level, making it one of the highest peaks in the region.

How long does it take to hike to Rainbow Mountain?
The hike to Rainbow Mountain typically takes around 10-12 hours, including stops for rest and photo opportunities. The hike is challenging and covers a distance of approximately 6 miles (10 kilometers) round trip.

What is the best time of year to visit Rainbow Mountain?
The best time to visit Rainbow Mountain is during the dry season, which runs from April to November. During this time, the weather is usually clear and sunny, making it easier to see the mountain’s vibrant colors. However, be prepared for cold temperatures and bring warm clothing as temperatures can drop below freezing.

Is the hike to Rainbow Mountain difficult?
Yes, the hike to Rainbow Mountain is considered challenging and requires a good level of fitness. The trail is steep and rocky, and the altitude can make the hike even more strenuous. It’s important to acclimatize to the altitude before attempting the hike and bring plenty of water and snacks to keep you energized along the way.

Are there any restrictions on visiting Rainbow Mountain?
There are no specific restrictions on visiting Rainbow Mountain, but visitors are advised to respect the natural environment and the local culture. It’s important to stay on designated trails, avoid littering, and be respectful of the local communities and their traditions.

What should I bring with me on a Rainbow Mountain hike?
Visitors should bring warm clothing, sturdy hiking boots, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and plenty of water and snacks. It’s also a good idea to bring a raincoat or poncho in case of inclement weather.

When is the best time to visit Machu Picchu?
The best time to visit Machu Picchu is during the dry season, which runs from April to Nobember. The peak tourist season is June to August, so it’s best to book accommodations and tours in advance during this time.

How long should I plan to spend at Machu Picchu?
According to the new restriction of Machu Picchu, visitor can stay with the regular ticks 2 hours.

Are there any restrictions on visiting Machu Picchu?
Yes, there are restrictions on the number of visitors allowed each day and certain areas of the site are off-limits. Additionally, visitors must follow a strict code of conduct, including not bringing food or drinks inside and staying on designated trails.

What should I wear to visit Machu Picchu?
Visitors should wear comfortable and sturdy walking shoes, as there are steep stairs and uneven terrain throughout the site. Additionally, it’s important to dress in layers as the weather can change quickly.

is included hotel in Rainbow mountain and Machu Picchu tour?
No, you need to book a hotel in Cusco.

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