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    Walking Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountain 4D3N

    • Tour Type: Walking
    • Departure city: Cuzco, Peru
    • End city: Cuzco, Peru
    • Price: $636 USD
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    Overview

    Tour to Machupicchu, (in Quechua “Old Mountain”) is known worldwide as one of the 7 new wonders of the world located in Peru, in the Department of Cuzco, province of Urubamba; this ancient Andean village was built in the fifteenth century as a resting place and religious sanctuary.

    On the other hand we have the mountain of the 7 Colors (also called Vinicunca or simply ‘rainbow’) is one of the new and best attractions of Peru. Located more than 100 kilometers from the city of Cusco, in an altitudinal summit located at 5,200 meters above sea level. It is a mountainous formation dyed of several tonalities product of the complex combination of minerals.

    Key Tour Data
    Tour Name: Walking Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountain 3D2N
    Location: Cuzco, Perú
    Tour Type: Walking
    Age Requirements: 14+
    Days walking: 2 Days
    Total tour time: 4 days (from Cuzco to Cuzco)
    Total walking distance: 16km
    Elevation: 1650(+), 1650(-)
    Technical difficulty: 3 of 7
    Maximum Altitude: 5200m (Vinicunca)
    Minimum Altitude: 2040m (Aguas Calientes)

    This walking Machupicchu and Vinicunca is a tour designed for those who wish to see the two most visited icons in Peru combined with a light hike.
    We have designed a walk that breaks the traditional schemes, reaching Machu Picchu walking four kilometers from the city of Aguas Calientes, eight kilometers in total round trip (normally all tours do it by car), the next day after this emblematic feat we will go to the other side of the city of Cuzco to start another walk of about ten kilometers (round trip) to the famous mountain of seven colors (normally most do it riding a horse).

    Highlights

    • Know the wonder of the world Machu Picchu.
    • Knowing the most emblematic colorful mountain of Peru.
    • Hiking with pure contact with nature.

    Optional Services

    • Train upgrade to Vistadome: $ 35 per person.
    • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu mountain: $ 60 per person.
    • Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu mountain: $ 60 per person.
    • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (round trip): $ 24 per person (In this tour we will do it walking).
      *It is not possible to climb both mountains, Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu mountain, in the same tour.

    What you get

    1 nights Accommodation

    1N nights hotel (in the town of Aguas Calientes)

    Transport included

    Travel easily from A to B (Bus / Train)

    2 Meals

    2 Snack(s) in the walking

    Guide

    Professional bilingual guide (End-to-end accompaniment throughout your tour package)

    Extras

    Handy extras and accessories / Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountain .

    What is not included

    • Airport pick-up/drop-off
    • Accommodation in Cuzco and Lima
    • Travel insurance
    • Meals in the city
    • Personal expenses
    • Single accommodation (available on request)

    Itinerary

    Itinerary Tour to Machupicchu

    1

    Day A: Cuzco 3400m (Walking around the city)

    Departure Time: Usually in the afternoon

    We will give you a guided walking tour of about 04 hours approx. by the center of the city, this will depend on your availability at the time you arrive in the city of Cuzco. This tour is usually in the afternoon.

    Activity: We will walk through the most emblematic streets and squares of Cuzco, we will learn about its history and customs.

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    • Lodging

    • Camping

    Movility

    • 4hr

      Walking

    • Bus

    • Train

    • Airplane

    Meals provided

    • Breakfsat

    • Lunch

    • Dinner

    • Snack

    2

    Day 1 of 3: Cuzco 3400m – Aguas Calientes 2040m

    Departure Time: 05:00am aprox.

    A day before the trek, be sure to make all the necessary preparations.
    Today you will be picked up at your accommodation very early in the morning between 5:00-6:00 am. Please be fully prepared with all your personal gear and have consumed your breakfast before boarding the train.
    Now, we will head out to board our train to Aguas Calientes for an average four-hour ride.
    Activity: This day we will take a guided tour of this emblematic city in the Urubamba River Valley in southeastern Peru.

    Difficulty: None, only transport

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    • Lodging

    • Camping

    Movility

    • Walking

    • Bus

    • 4hr

      Train

    • Airplane

    Meals provided

    • Breakfsat

    • Lunch

    • Dinner

    • Snack

    3

    Day 2 of 3: Aguas Calientes 2040m – Machu Picchu 2430m – Cuzco 3400m

    Departure Time: 08:00am aprox.

    Today is the big day, today we will meet one of the seven wonders of the world, so we get up very early to enjoy our breakfast and make a historic hike to the wonder of the world. Today we walk a stretch of 04km (08km round trip) with a steep slope (800 meters positive difference in altitude) of ziksageantes roads; so in just two hours we will finally be in Machu Pichu; here we will take a guided tour and then walk back down to the town of Aguas Calientes.
    We have lunch and then board our train back to the city of Cuzco, but this time the train will take us only to the town of Ollantaytambo, and then board our mobility for another two hours to reach the Imperial City of Cuzco and go to your hotel.

    Difficulty: Moderate ups and downs along eight kilometers in total.

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    • Lodging

    • Camping

    Movility

    • 8km

      Walking

    • 2hr

      Bus

    • 2hr

      Train

    • Airplane

    Meals provided

    • Breakfsat

    • Lunch

    • Dinner

    • Snack

    4

    Day 3 of 3: Cuzco 3400m – Vinicunca 5200m – Cuzco 3400m

    Departure Time: 5:00am aprox.

    Between 5:00 in the morning the mobility will pick you up from your hotel in the city of Cuzco, then we will begin a journey of about an hour and a half to the south of this city to the restaurant where we will enjoy a delicious typical breakfast.
    After breakfast, you will continue in the car for another half hour until you reach the beginning of the hike (Pitumarca locality). We will walk for approximately two hours a journey of four kilometers uphill (and then another 4km return) enjoying beautiful scenery in view of snow-capped mountains like the famous Ausangate (The highest of Cuzco – 6385 meters above sea level) to reach the beautiful rainbow mountain of Vinicunca, after contemplating this wonder we return to our mobility to go to the city of Cuzco to your hotel where we will arrive on average at five in the afternoon of the same day.

    Difficulty: Moderate ups and downs along eight kilometers in total.

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    • Lodging

    • Camping

    Movility

    • 8km

      Walking

    • 4hr

      Bus

    • Train

    • Airplane

    Meals provided

    • Breakfsat

    • Lunch

    • Dinner

    • Snack

    Referential map

    Essential Information

    Visa and passport information

    Citizens of the United Kingdom, citizens of Western Europe, Americans, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, South Africans and most other nationalities do not require a visa. If you have any doubts, please contact the nearest Peruvian Embassy.

    Price Guarantee

    Once your reservation is confirmed, we guarantee that the price will not increase, regardless of the circumstances. Before booking, please make sure you have read our important information about tour prices.

    Booking Conditions

    Before booking your Made In Mountain trip, be sure to read both our Essential Information and Booking Conditions.

    Travel Insurance

    It is a condition of booking with Made In Mountain that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to take out adequate travel insurance and to ensure that you have read and understood all the terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake during the tour, including all optional activities. Your insurance policy should fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation to your home country.
    In case of medical emergencies, illness or injury your insurance should cover the entire duration of your vacation. If you are trekking at high altitude, make sure there is no upper altitude limit that may limit or exclude coverage for your trip.

    Maximum altitude

    In this adventure you can reach up to 5200 meters above sea level (Vinicunca), cold and tropical climate typical of the Peruvian Andes, in most of the day you can reach temperatures around 10 degrees Celsius on average.

    Altitude information

    This trip is at an altitude where there is a risk of being affected by acute mountain sickness (AMS), a common and generally harmless condition caused by reduced air pressure and lower oxygen concentration. While the itinerary has been specifically designed to allow your body to acclimatize gradually, the rate of onset and severity, as well as the altitude at which AMS develops, can vary greatly among individuals; being physically fit offers no special protection. If symptoms develop during your trip, you should report them to your Made In Mountain leader immediately.
    Travelers with heart or lung conditions, anemia, asthma, high blood pressure, or who are taking the birth control pill should seek advice from their primary care physician and specifically mention the maximum altitude the trip reaches (refer to the trip itinerary). Bring your travel notes to your medical appointment so that your physician has all the details of your trip.
    You should have adequate travel insurance for your trip. Make sure that your insurance policy covers you up to the maximum altitude indicated above.

    Important for travel to Cuzco City

    During the high season of visitors from April to October (Andean summer) our reservations sell out quickly, so we recommend that you book your vacation well in advance of your planned travel date, at least 5 to 6 months in advance when possible.

    About flight delays

    Made In Mountain does not currently include international flights from your home city in its itineraries, so it is very important that you schedule your arrival in Lima, Peru 1 or 2 days prior to the start of your tour to avoid delays with your itinerary.

    Vaccinations

    Due to the current COVID-19 situation, visa and vaccination requirements are subject to change and you should inquire before traveling.
    At present, in the current year 2022, the Peruvian Government requires to show the vaccination card for access to public places.
    In Peru, in addition to the COVID-19 vaccine, no other vaccines are mandatory, but we recommend protection against typhoid fever, tetanus, polio and hepatitis A. Consult your travel clinic for the latest advice on malaria, dengue fever and Zika virus. Take preventive measures to avoid mosquito bites, which include mosquito repellent, as well as long pants and long-sleeved shirts to cover up when necessary.

    Travel Lima – Cuzco – Lima

    To travel from the capital city of Lima to Cuzco (round trip) you must arrange your flights in advance, we suggest you arrive in the capital city of Lima one or two days prior to the start of your tour to avoid delays and inconveniences.
    The present itinerary only counts from your arrival in the city of Cuzco.
    If you require additional flight services, please contact our travel agents.

    Expand activities in Cuzco

    If you plan to stay a few more days in the city of Cuzco and wish to extend your experience to other emblematic places of the Inca empire, we can offer you other activities, but it will be important to let your main guide know in advance.

    Basic services in Cuzco

    Cuzco is a small city, but with a wide variety of hotel and gastronomic services due to the great touristic affluence it has. We always make the best effort to give you the best comfort and food when you are in this place; you will have a good internet access and the comforts with the primary services; our partners are the best that you can find in that city.

    Water

    Drinking water is provided. Tap water in Peru is not safe to drink; boiled and filtered drinking water is provided on the trek and elsewhere your leader will purchase large water containers so you can refill your bottle.

    Lodging, meals, flights or additional services

    If you have problems to book your lodging, flights from Lima to Cuzco, food, etc. or any additional service we can assist you, it is only important that you make your tour reservations well in advance. Cuzco is a city with very high demand for tourist services, the basic services are full almost all year round.
    Remember that any additional service that is not included in this tour will have an additional cost.

     

    Frequent Questions

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    What is Machu Picchu?

    Machu Picchu is one of the seven wonders of the world, it is an Inca citadel located high above 2430m in the Andes in Peru, on the Urubamba river valley, department of Cuzco. This Inca fortress was built in the 15th century and then abandoned, it is famous for its sophisticated dry stone walls that combine huge blocks without the use of mortar, fascinating buildings that relate to astronomical alignments and panoramic views, the exact purpose of these constructions still remains a mystery.

    What is Vinicunca or Rainbow Mountain?

    The famous mountain of seven colors or Vinicunca, is located more than 100 kilometers from the city of Cuzco, in an altitudinal summit located above 5,200m. The Vinicunca is one of the most impressive mountains of the snow-capped Ausangate in the Andes of Peru, and is located between the districts of Cusipata, province of Quispicanchi and Pitumarca, province of Canchis.
    The variety of colors that sprout from the Vinicunca mountain is the product of mineral erosion.

    What services would be missing from my tour to take my mind off all primary expenses?

    You would need to include flights, lodging and meals in the city, we do not include them in our tours for the following reasons:
    – Lodging in Lima and Cuzco: Each passenger has a different need (we only separate lodging in places where the options and offers are very reduced, for example, in this tour we have included lodging in the city of Aguas Calientes).
    – Food in town: The food preferences of each passenger is different, so we prefer you to explore the flavors of your preference (we only provide food in the camps when trekking).
    – Flights: You can book the airline of your preference, we know that there are complete offers from your country of origin.
    If you wish to include any of these services in your tour you should contact our travel agents so that they can assist you and include it in your tour pack.

    Will someone pick me up at the airport when I land in Lima, Peru from my home country?

    No, our service starts from your hotel in the city of Cusco and the day you start your tour according to the schedule of the itinerary, from there, your tour leader will accompany you from end to end throughout your vacation until you return to your hotel of origin.
    While it is true that the tour leader accompaniment is exclusively for the tour itinerary, we also operate in the city of Lima, we are attentive to provide all the assistance and extra support you need, but keep in mind that expenses for extra care are not covered in this tour.
    Remember that we also have adventures in Lima, you can take advantage of your free days to visit lagoons, waterfalls and mountains within the territory of Lima, you can check our offers.

    How far is Machu Picchu and the Colored Mountain from the capital of Peru, Lima?

    Both wonders are located in the city of Cuzco.
    Cuzco is located south of the capital of the department of Lima, capital of Peru. From Lima to Cuzco a commercial flight will take you in one hour, while if you go by bus you will arrive in approximately 24 hours.

    What to expect from this walking Machu Picchu and Vinicunca?

    This tour pack has been designed for those who wish to walk lightly and get to know the two most emblematic and popular places in the city of Cuzco and Peru. This tour pack goes out of the traditional offers of conventional tourism agencies that offer full mobility to get to these emblematic places, but as we know that you love walking and that you belong to the mountains we have designed this package for you.

    What is the best season to do this adventure?

    You can do this trekking any day of the year, however, the recommended season is between the months of April to October, this season is known as the “Andean Summer”, because there are no longer many weather impediments (rain, low temperatures, fog, etc.) to better enjoy the scenery.
    However, we all know how climate change has affected the behavior of the environment, so we cannot guarantee that an “Andean summer” will be one hundred percent perfect.
    We can only guarantee the best safety for you to enjoy a hike on any day of the year.

    In total how long does this trek take?

    This itinerary comprises a total of 04 days and 03 nights which translates into the necessary time you will need to spend in the city of Cuzco.
    For both cases (Machu Picchu and Vinicunca) there is a different itinerary (see “itinerary”).

    What is the difficulty level of this walking tour?

    We consider this walking tour as a basic level, due to the distance and altitude (see technical data sheet); however, we ask you to measure your abilities before taking this tour, as the slopes and altitude could cause difficulties if you are not used to similar hikes.

    How fit should I be to do this walk?

    Although it is true that this is a hike that we consider basic, we suggest that it should only be done by people in good physical condition and with previous experience in mountain hikes over 3000m.

    Will I have internet access during the trip?

    During the trip in some specific places it is possible to have internet access because both places are widely crowded and telecommunications companies already provide broadband services, although not all the way, it is possible to get signal in most areas.

    I am from another country, do I need any special permission to participate in this trek?

    No, you do not need any special permission, except for your Visa or Passport, your personal identification document. We will take care of everything else.

    In addition to the payment of this tour, do I have to make additional payments along the way?

    With the registration of your tour you will not have to worry about any primary expenses (entrance tickets to the parks, mobility, guide, etc.); since we pick you up at your hotel in the city of Cusco, until we return you again, we take care of everything, transportation, lodging (with the exceptions mentioned in the summary table).
    Food in the city will have to be covered by you (we only provide food in the camps when trekking), secondary expenses such as souvenirs, handicrafts, alcoholic beverages, etc. will have to be covered by you.
    If you want additional services that are not included in this tour, then you must request it to our travel agents before hiring the tour.

    Will someone help me to get to Cuzco from Lima, how do I return to Lima from Cuzco?

    From the moment you hire our services we will assign you a specialized local tour leader who will accompany you throughout your vacation so that you will live an unforgettable experience without worries.
    We will accompany you from your hotel in the city of Cuzco (round trip).
    While it is true that the accompaniment is exclusively for the tour itinerary and starts and ends at your hotel in the city of Cuzco, we are attentive to provide all the assistance and extra support you need in the city of Lima or Cusco, but keep in mind that expenses for extra care are not covered in this tour.
    Remember that we also have adventures in Lima, you can take advantage of your free days to visit lagoons, waterfalls and mountains within the territory of Lima, you can check our offers.

    What will I eat along the way?

    On the way we will provide you with a snack for each day of trekking.
    Please note that when you are in the cities of Lima and Cuzco the food will be on your own, we do this so that you can explore the flavors of your preference, in fact, you will always have the advice and recommendation of your tour leader.

    What do I need to pack for this walking tour?

    Basically your personal gear such as your trekking clothes (pants, hiking boots, warm jackets, sunglasses, etc); once you agree to this tour we will send you in detail everything you will basically need to enjoy this adventure in the best condition.

    How many people can make up my walking group?

    Groups of up to a maximum of twelve people can be formed; our groups are always small, because we need you to live an unforgettable experience.

    If I am tired will I be able to ride a horse?

    Made In Mountain is a travel agency exclusively for trekking lovers, this tour is designed for you to enjoy an unforgettable trek.
    Our itinerary is programmed so that you can reach each destination at the scheduled times and in the best conditions; we will walk at a moderate pace according to your capabilities, and if the group is large there will be an assistant(s) to accompany you.
    This tour is always close to the city, so in case of emergency we will always be close by.
    For the trip to the Vinicunca (mountain of colors) if you wish you can ride a horse to move, but keep in mind that this cost is not included in the tour, so it will have to be paid on your own (the villagers charge on average U$ 15.00 U.S. dollars per trip).

    What happens if I get injured or get sick halfway and can no longer continue?

    If you suffer any physical injury during the journey of this adventure, our staff has the training and equipment necessary for first aid and to get you to safety.
    If you feel you can no longer continue at any point along the way, we have a plan to take you to the nearest town and bring you back to the city of Cuzco or Lima as needed.
    In both cases, for the reasons mentioned above, if you need to cut the road or cancel your itinerary to return to the city earlier than scheduled according to the itinerary, this will have an additional cost because it will require an unplanned extra mobilization and management.

    Will the hotel where I will sleep in Aguas Calientes be a personal room?

    No, the rooms can be shared between two to four people, but if you want a personal room for more privacy, then you will have to previously request availability; it will depend on the availability to grant it, otherwise it will have an additional cost; that is why it is important that you book your tour well in advance to be able to configure your trip in the best way to suit you.

    Can you provide more services that are not included in this tour?

    Yes, but it will be important that you coordinate it previously with one of our travel agents, preferably before hiring the tour to configure your trip in the best way.

    I have more questions, who can answer them?

    If you have any further questions about anything associated with this tour, please do not hesitate to call or email us at info@madeinmountain.com.
    Rest assured that we will get back to you or call you if you wish as soon as possible.

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