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Rainbow and Machupicchu

Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) Tour 2 Days


Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) is a combination of adventures in just two days in the region of Cusco Peru. We do this program, according to your days in Cusco, but most of the people come to Cusco to acclimatize before the tours.

The briefing for this tour

It will be organized at your hotel one day before your departure so to be clear about the adventure days. After receiving the details, you can ask your questions to the person who is in charge of taking you to the tours.


Machu Picchu Rainbow Moutain Vinicunca Tour MAP

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Day 1: Tour to Machu Picchu by train

At 5:30 am, will be the departure from the hotel to the Ollantaytambo station

The day of departure, we will come early to your hotel and pick you up in our car and go to the place, Transportation bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo takes 1 hour and 30 minutes. The train is from 7:45 am to Aguas Calientes in Machu Picchu and the route is the same time as it takes when traveling by bus

Once we are in Aguas Calientes we will board a bus that will take us to the city of Machu Picchu(Inca ruins) once we are at the door of the Inca city we will show the documents or passports to enter the place and make the tour inside Machu Picchu.

Our tour will be 2 hours and 30 minutes and is according to the policies that govern the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu. The targets of visit are the places of importance and then when you have finished the tour with our guide you will have your free time of one hour for exploration on your own.

Later we will board the return bus to Aguas Calientes of Machupicchu. Continuing the day, in the afternoon we will take our return train from Aguas Calientes to the city of Ollantaytambo and to Cusco city to your hotel.

Day 2:  Take photos in the Rainbow Montain

The preparation is according to your time of disposition.

Our adventure in Vinicunca. At 4:00 A.M we will start to board the bus to visit to the rainbow mountain in the community of Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain) – Ausangate. The route is 3 hours of driving between the mountains of Cusco – Ausangate.

Once we reach the point of Lacamita we will prepare our backpacks, cameras and everything to have to venture towards the Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca).

While we start walking we will see many Andean animals such as llamas and alpacas. Along the road that leads us to our destination, we will appreciate many mountains, valleys, Rocky Mountains, snowy mountains. We will also see local people doing their business on the route

The villagers own these mountains. They are in charge of protecting the mountains and conserving nature. It is for them that we will have contacts with indigenous people who speak Quechua (Inca language) and some of them work as horse drivers because they transport tourists to the “Montaña de Arcoíris”.

As for the mountain, it’s just a pleasant picturesque place full of colors and you will have a moment to photograph the place and then a summary of information. From there we will return to board the bus and go back to the city of Cusco and the hotel.


Included on the Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain  (Vinicunca) Tour

  •  Tourist guide fluent in English, Spanish and Quechua
  • Bus round trip Cusco – Rainbow Mountain  and Cusco to Ollantaytambo-ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • 01 Box lunch
  • Train round trip Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu – Machu Picchuto Ollantaytambo
  • 01 water bottle

Not Included in the tour

  • Lunch second day
  • dinner
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks

What To Bring

  • Original passport (it is better to bring both to buy tickets)
  • Raincoat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera with external battery
  • Sun cream
  • Hat for the sun and for the cold
  • Hiking sticks
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Hiking shoes, trousers and jumpers

Departures & Price

Departure Dates 2021 – 2022


group per person private group
$ 450 per person  $ 500

students: discount of $20, but you have to supply us with a copy of your ISIC card when you make the booking. Children up to 15 years of age will be charged as students, under the condition that you supply us with a copy of the passport at the time of booking time.


A minimum of two people is required to run the trek, and there is a maximum of eight people per group.

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