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Rainbow Mountain Peru, also known as Vinicunca is an undiscovered land full of wild desert landscapes, snow-capped glaciated peaks, herds of alpaca, and pristine beauty. On this journey, you will pass through a vibrant green valley with the impressive Ausangate mountain towering in the distance, and on the final stretch of this hike, you will go through the amazing red mountain valley, where you feel as though you are on another planet. In this 5 day trip, we will start from Cusco and also visit the Sacred Valley which along with the nearby town of Cusco and the ancient city of Machu Picchu, it formed the heart of the Inca Empire. In this unique 5 day trip, we will start from Cusco and visit the Sacred Valley which along with the nearby town of Cusco and the ancient city of Machu Picchu, it formed the heart of the Inca Empire.

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Pick up at the airport and then transfer you to your hotel. In the afternoon at 13:00 pm we will pick you up from your hotel to start the city tour. Places to see Cathedral Cusco, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pukapukara and Pukapukara. Overnight in Cusco (3* Hotel).
We will pick you up from your Cusco hotel around 07:30 am, then we will start our adventure. Our first stop a short drive is El Mirador del Valle Sagrada, the Sacred Valley Lookout Point, for amazing views and photos. Following, we will visit the famous Pisaq Market, where people come down from the Andean villages to sell their textiles and vegetables. We will continue the journey up to the Pisaq Inca Archeological site, located on top of Pisaq Mountain in the Sacred Valley. Our guide will take you to the most impressive spots. Then, we will drive along the valley for about an hour, until we reach Urubamba, where we will stop for lunch (Not Included). After lunch, we will drive to Ollantaytambo, where the second heaviest Inca monoliths are to be found. The ruins have an amazing Temple of the Sun, Moon, and The Temple of the 10 Niches. This living Inca town displays narrow walkways, lined with water channels. Later in the afternoon you will head the train station and catch your train to Aguas Calientes, the journey is just under two hours, descending into the Cloud Forest, where you will see orchids, bromeliads, and ferns. Our representatives will meet you just outside the train station, upon arrival and lead you to your hotel. Overnight in Machu Picchu pueblo (3* Hotel)
Today is the highlight of all trips to South America - Machu Picchu! This world-famous site is easily the most remarkable pre-Colombian city in the world, partially because of its mystical beauty at its lofty place among the Andean cloud forest. A guided tour will help you discover and understand what Machu Picchu tells us about the life and customs of the Incan people. Surrounded by dramatic terraces cut into the mountainsides, your guide will give you a thorough history of the ruins and the Incas as well as share with you the possible explanations for the purpose of Machu Picchu. You have the option to take the challenging hike to the top of Huayna Picchu, where you will have the best view of the site. This hike is highly recommended for people who are in the right physical condition, as it truly gives unparalleled views of Machu Picchu. After a long day of exploring this lost city, you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes to catch the train back to Cusco. Upon arrival to Cusco, you will be brought back to your hotel for a good night's rest. Overnight in Cusco (3* Hotel).
We pick you up early from your Cusco hotel and set out on a drive to the trailhead at Quesiuno (4,326 m / 14,189 ft) which is 3:30 hours long. On the way, we will provide you Breakfast. We then start off on our hike, following a lovely stream. Literally, herds of alpacas and llamas will immediately surprise you. We will have consistent views of the Ausangate Mountain, hike through villages and interact with the local residents. We will stop for our box lunch along the trail. Back on the trail, we will encounter more of the traditional elements of this trek. This includes potato fields and unique fauna. We have the prospect of seeing chinchillas and vicunas. Vicunas are the only non-domesticated animal of the llama family in Peru. Many red mountains are also a highlight of this portion of the hike. After a total hike of approximately 2 hours, we finally reach our destination, what we came to see the Rainbow Mountains (5,020 m / 16,466 ft). After getting over the shock of their beauty, you will have time to explore the area. You will have time to take pictures and soak in the environment. We will spend approximately 30 minutes at the top. At this point, it is time to go back down. We hike downhill the way we came. The hike will take 2 hours. Our van will be waiting for us to take us back to Cusco.
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
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