Our most popular package is a 2 days trip to Machu Picchu Sunsire plus climb Huayna picchu mountain and a one day trip to the Rainbow Mountain . This special service of a two day by train trip to Machu Picchu takes you on one of the most wonderful train journeys of your lifetime. You will follow the Urubamba River downstream all the way to the cloud forest which surrounds Machu Picchu. Here you will enjoy the unparalleled landscape of the Peruvian Andes throughout the course of your journey. Upon arrival to the town of Aguas Calientes, you check into your comfortable hotel and have free time to explore Aguas Calientes town.
The next day we will get up extra early to embark on the magnificent trip up to Machu Picchu where you will be able to see the sunrise over the lost inca city and have your guided tour of the archeological site after you will climb the huayna picchu mountain.
DAY 1: CUSCO – POROY – AGUAS CALIENTES
We will pick you up at 6.50 am from your hotel to take you to either Poroy train station the train station which is only 20 minutes away from Cusco or perhaps to Ollantaytambo which is 2 hours from Cusco. This depends on the train time you choose to leave on; either way, the train drive is breathtaking with very comfortable seats. During the trip, you will enjoy many glacier peaks, green lush valleys and many Inca farming terraces in both sites of the valley. Moreover, you will view from the train one of the many Inca ruins and the km 82 where Inca classic trail begins. Little by little, you will enter the jungle and Aguas Calientes (2000 meters high above sea level) where our representative will pick you up and take you to the hotel, then you will have free afternoon where you can organize some activities such as visit to the hot springs. Lunch and dinner will be at the restaurant.
DAY 2: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO
After an early breakfast at your hotel, you will a take bus to the ruins which only takes 30 minutes and departs every 10 minutes. Or if you don’t want to take the bus and prefer to hike along the Inca trail just let your guide know so that he can show you the Inca trail to Machupicchu which takes approximately 1 hour 20 minutes. In Machupicchu you will meet you group where you will have a 2 hour guided tour. You will have extra time to explore the ruins on your own. If on the other hand you want to see Huaynapicchu you can climb or you can go to the most famous spot of Machupicchu. The usual departure time is in the afternoon by train to Ollantaytambo then by bus to your hotel in Cusco.
NOTE: Climbing to the Sun Gate is always available and free to do. This is also an easy way to walk to a lovely spot with views of Machu Picchu below. Huaynapicchu have the best dramatic viewsof Machupicchu. The other option is Machu Picchu Mountain which is 1.5 hours straight up, very challenging and $20 per person. This is probably the most beautiful and dramatic of all views, but all three options are lovely and will result in amazing photos.
DAY 3: CUSCO – Cusipata ,RAINBOW MOUNTAIN - CUSCO
5:00 am. Departure from Cusco to Cusipata Town, average 2-hour trip.
Breakfast (Cusipata Town)
After breakfast we continue the journey to the town of Llacto.
Start the walk from the village of Llacto.
On the way you will enjoy landscapes full of flora and fauna own walk.
Duration between 3 to 4 hours average to arrive at the "Rainbow Mountain".
We will have adequate time to capture this magical place on our photos, memories and enjoy a breathtaking view of the "Rainbow Mountain" and the sacred snow-capped "Ausangate"
Downhill to Llacto, where we have lunch.
After this leisurely lunch, we return to the city of Cusco.
5:00 pm. Arrival in Cusco (approximately).
Walking level: Demanding
It is recommended to be in good physical condition
With Rainbow Mountain - Machu Picchu package you will receive:
Cultural Immersion Experience
- Visit to Patabamba village
- Home stay at the community
- Explore the community with your guide and share the day in the lives of QUECHUAS
*First aid kit & Oxygen
- Private transport from your Cusco hotel or home stay to trailhead
- Bus ticket from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes
- Train ticket for going to Aguas Calientes and back to Cusco on the Expedition Train
- Transfer from the Cusco train station back to your hotel
- Private transport from Cusco hotel to chillca -Rainbow mountain- Cusco
- Entrance fees for Machu Picchu
- Entrance fees for Vinicunca or Rainbow Mountain
- Professional, knowledgeable English-speaking guide
- A driver
- Basic hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes
- Dinner at the best restaurant at Aguas Calientes
- Breakfast at the hotel(vegetarian option available)
- Breakfast and lunch prepared by our chef
- Snacks for the trek
- 01 breakfast at Rainbow mountain
01 Lunch at Rainbow Mountain
What is not Included:
- Huayna Picchu Tickets
- Breakfast on Day 1
- Dinner on Day 2nd
Drinks or snacks
Hot Springs 10 soles Optional (US$3)
Single Supplement for single/solo travelers US$60 per room
Tips for your guide.
Price per person: US$ 520 (Minimum 2 persons; departures all year)
* We include duffle bags 8kls and a horse that will carry your personal belongings in all of our treks at no additional cost.
*Emergency horse available throughout the trek, in the event someone is not feeling well.
Cultural Immersion Experience
Travel is about meeting the local people and experiencing different ways of life. That is why EXPLORE ADVENTURES PERU immerses you in the local communities. Visit the most interesting and off the beaten track locations to experience the real Peru! Have a unique cultural adventure at local communities, COMMUNITY STAY and CULTURAL IMMERSION before each trek and take part of our tours.
We are a 100% locally owned and operated company! Proud to be Quechuas!!!
EXPLORE ADVENTURES PERU offers an assortment of adventurous treks and exciting tour packages in Peru, specially designed to appeal to most visitors' budgets that doesn't have a negative impact on the environment or adversely affect local communities. EXPLORE ADVENTURES PERU employees are local, Peruvian people. We work to invest in our own country and develop social work to offer our people a better lifestyle and provide opportunities to keep growing. This is the main difference between local companies and foreign companies and associated companies.
Our Group Services have a maximum group size of 8
Most tour operators work with a maximum of 16 on the Inca Trail, since this is authorized by law, or even higher on other trekking routes.
We treat our staff
Including chefs, porters and wranglers with the utmost respect and fairness. EXPLORE ADVENTURES not only complies with the Porter Law and Regulation, but our wages are over the minimum requested by law and above the average pay by most tour operators.
We have expert Top Tour Guides
For special requests (ornithology, history and archaeology, flora and fauna and also generalist guides). All our guides have been trained in advanced first aid by certified doctors in Peru. On all of our treks, not only on the Inca Trail, there will be a guide for every 8 guests. The head guide will ensure the utmost safety to our guests by providing them undivided attention.
We use innovative equipment
Such as an igloo, waterproof, spacious tents, camping equipment specialized for high mountain treks, such as Vaude, Eureka and Doite tents. Each tent has a capacity for 3 people, but are used only for 2 people.
We have one of the most outstanding meal services in the field
Our chefs have been highly trained by several institutes in Lima and Cusco. You should be prepared to not only have a superb trekking experience, but also a culinary one, including generous and delicious breakfasts, snacks, lunches, tea services and dinners. Our delectable menus include a variety of Peruvian and international food and also cater for vegetarian and other dietary needs at no extra cost. EXPLORE ADVENTURES PERU is recognized for its buffet meals, the quantity and quality of food, and its freshness.
EXPLORE ADVENTURES PERU performs responsibly.
Making sure to cause minimal impact on the environment of the natural protected areas where it operates.
We pay legal taxes (19% IGV or consumption tax)on all services contributing to the country’s growth and development. Further to this, we pay a 30% tax on all earnings.
Our superb treatment to our staff is not reduced in the low season: porter and chef wages are maintained, same as guide fees.
Finally, EXPLORE ADVENTURES PERU strives to provide top quality service to its clientele and will continue to listen to their comments on how to improve our services and take it to a higher level. Our clients are extremely satisfied as our numerous testimonials prove. Please read their trip reports on the Testimonials section of our website and also on Tripadvisor.
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