Multi-day trip

From Cusco: 5-Day Journey of Colors to Machu Picchu

From Cusco: 5-Day Journey of Colors to Machu Picchu

From US$ 999 per person

Visit the most popular and colorful areas of Cusco's Sacred Valley, accompanied by the best transportation and lodging and an expert guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 5 days
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Optional audio guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
OPTION 1: Airport When you arrive in Cusco, the local partner will be waiting for you at the airport, in the arrivals lobby as you exit the customs area, with a sign with your name. OPTION 2: Bus Terminal When you arrive in Cusco, the local partner will be waiting for you in the bus waiting area with a sign with your name on it.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the agricultural communities and mythical wonders of the Sacred Valley
  • Visit spectacular Machu Picchu with an expert guide
  • Marvel at the vibrant colors of the Rainbow Mountain
Full description
Day 1: Cusco After getting picked up from the airport or bus terminal in Cusco, get dropped off at the hotel and enjoy some free time to settle in. Afterward, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Cusco and get see Qoricancha and the archaeological sites of Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, and Tambomachay.  Day 2: Sacred Valley Today, begin your adventure up the plains, stopping first at Chinchero, an important ancient site known as the birthplace of the rainbow. Visit the main site with its picturesque colonial church, as well as a visit to a local textile center. Continuing through the rolling hills, visit the enigmatic circular terraces of Moray where you will learn how these constructions served as an experimental agricultural center. Nearby, stop at the town of Maras to visit the ancient salt mines, used for thousands of years to supply salt to the Incas. In the afternoon, travel to Ollantaytambo and board the train to Aguas Calientes for your visit to Machu Picchu. Day 3: Machu Picchu Wake early to have breakfast and board the bus up to Machu Picchu, and watch the first rays of sun light up this magical mountain. Enjoy a 3-hour guided tour of the site before returning to Aguas Calientes for lunch and a rest before getting the train back to Ollantaytambo. Following your train journey, head back to Cusco and get dropped off back at the hotel. Day 4: Rainbow Mountain Rise early again for a light breakfast before your journey to Vinincunca, also known as the Mountain of Seven Colors. Along the way, appreciate the essence of the Andes, from its small agricultural communities and snow-capped peaks to the herds of alpacas and abundant vegetation. At the end of the road, begin your trek towards the high pass where you can observe the picturesque mountain of many colors. After lunch, spend some more time getting to know the area, the community, and its traditions before returning to Cusco. Day 5: Airport Transfer Say goodbye to your guide and get dropped off at the airport in time for your return flight.
Includes
  • 4-night accommodation
  • Tour guide
  • 4 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • All transportation
  • All transfers
  • Round-trip bus to Machu Picchu
  • Machu Picchu guided tour
  • Private Rainbow Mountain tour
  • Single supplement
  • Meals where not stated
  • Huayna Picchu entrance fee (US$35)
  • Travel insurance
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Weapons or sharp objects

Know before you go

  • It is recommended to bring local currency as some places do not accept credit cards
  • The group size is between 2 and 12 people
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