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Day 1: Cusco – Cusipata – Llacto – Rainbow Mt – Llacto – Cusco Your amazing Rainbow Mountain Trek Adventure begins with pick up from your hotel at 5am! We set out on our drive for 3 hours through the South Valley, on our way to the trailhead at Llacto (4,638m / 15,216 ft).  Along the way, there are amazing views of farming Inca terraces, traditional villages, valleys and high Andean peaks. The herds of alpacas and llamas near your breakfast place will entertain you in the early morning. Enjoy a delicious and hearty breakfast, then get back in the van for the last 5 minute drive to the trailhead. We start on our hike following a lovely stream, with views of the Ausangate Mountain and glaciers. This is a great place to interact with the local people, who are still keeping traditional Quechua culture alive. Learn about their traditional clothes and the significance of the different hats worn by the men. Ask your guide to teach you a few words of Quechua! After hiking up for about 1.5 hours, we finally reach our destination: the Rainbow Mountain! (5,020m /16,466ft). After admiring the unique beauty of this colorful landscape, you will have time to explore the area. You can take pictures or just soak up the view. We will spend approximately 30 minutes at the top. Afterwards, we hike across to the top of the Red Valley, lets explore and enjoy this amazing place.  This walk takes about 45 minutes longer to get back to…

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu

December 8th, 2020 by

Day 1: Cusco – Lares – Cuncani – Quiswarani. The excitement of your Lares trek to Machu Picchu will help you rise early for your pickup at 5:00am from your Cusco hotel. The first part of our journey is a drive of about 2.5 hours to the Cuncani community. We will stop along the way at the traditional Calca market to buy some provisions and to give you the opportunity to buy anything you might want to gift to the highland children you will meet along your trek. Breakfast is served high in the mountains, admiring the waterfalls, mountain peaks and awesome views of the valleys. Time to get our packs ready, put our boots on and begin our first 3 hours ascending to Willqaqasa Pass (4,200m/13,779ft). You will enjoy the amazing views of rugged Andean peaks, glacial lakes, valleys and much more. Afterwards, we will relish our gourmet lunch prepared by our trekking chef. Two hours descending to the next valley, we have completed our first trekking day and have arrived at our campsite. Our campsite is at the Quiswarani community, which is still very traditional and follows ancient agricultural practices. It’s time to enjoy afternoon tea with amazing views of the frozen Andean peaks and seven waterfalls. You will also have an opportunity to meet some of the villagers. It would be appreciated if you were able to share some toys, old useful clothes, notebooks, fruit or any items with the locals.  After dinner, our guide will show you…

inca trail to machu picchu 4 days

Day 1: CUSCO – KM 82 – HATUNCHACA – WAYLLABAMBA – AYAPATA   Today begins your adventure of a lifetime with the Classic Inca Trail!  Your guide will pick you up from your Cusco hotel in our private van at 4:30am.  From there, we travel to Piskacucho, which is known as Kilometer 82, where the Classic Inca Trail begins.  Along the way, we stop for breakfast in Ollantaytambo at about 6:30-7:00 to load up on energy for our first big day.  (Breakfast is not included) Arriving at KM82 (8:30am), we will have some time to organize ourselves, use the restrooms, apply sunscreen, insect repellent, etc. Here you will give your duffel bag to the porters, keeping only a small daypack with the essentials you need during the hike. Check our packing list for more information. Once at the Inca Trail checkpoint, be ready to show your passports and your student ID card, if you booked as a student. Your guide will have all of your permits and tickets. At the start of the trail (2,720m/8,923ft) you will cross the Vilcanota River and follow its scenic route. The first day is relatively easy, a warm-up along the rolling ‘Inca flat’ terrain.  There are great views of the Inca Fortress of Huillca Raccay, the vast and incredible Inca site of Llactapata, (also called Patallacta), the Urubamba mountain range that divides the jungle, the Andes Mountains, and the beautiful snow-capped peak of Veronica (5,860m/19,225ft), also known as W’akay Willca. You stop for your…

2 days short inca trail to machu picchu

Short Inca Trail: 2 days to Machu Picchu! DAY 1: CUSCO – KM 104 – WIÑAY WAYNA – SUN GATE – MACHU PICCHU Your Inca Trail Trek Begins! You will wake up early for your adventure of a lifetime! Your guide will come to your Cusco hotel to pick you up at 4am. Rest or even sleep a bit more in our comfortable, private transportation on the way to Ollantaytambo. When you arrive at the train station, your guide will give you your lunch to add to your daypack. Your train departs Ollantaytambo at 6:10 and you will have just over an hour on the train to enjoy the scenery and have breakfast (not included), Your hotel can provide you a picnic breakfast to take with you or you can pack your own breakfast. Your guide will get off the train with you at the famous Km104, where your hike begins! (2,000m/6,560 ft. above sea level) After crossing the Urubamba river on a picturesque foot bridge, you will show your passport at the checkpoint and visit your first Inca site nearby. The first hour and a half are a gentle up, with several shelters along the way to pause for a bit out of the sun, or rain, depending on the season. Along the way, you will stop at several outlooks where you have an expansive view of the Urubamba River. You will also pass through several microclimates, including cloud forest, so be ready for damp or even rain at…

1-Day Itinerary of the Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour, Raqchi + 4 Lakes Get ready to explore the new and impressive tourist circuit with both mountains and lakes! At 4:00 in the morning, our professional guide, and private van will pass by your hotel in Cusco. Then, start a 3-hours trip to Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain. Once here, we enjoy a hot breakfast cooked by our chef, before heading to the best viewpoint to enjoy the spectacular view of the rainbow mountain, valleys, glaciers and South American alpacas and llamas. Then, we get back in the van for an hour drive to visit the archaeological site of Raqchi. Take your time admiring the impressive construction of the 14th century. After time to enjoy this amazing site, we have lunch with beautiful views of the Andes. At 1:30 p.m., we drive to the 4 lakes which are located in Canas & Acopia province. All along the drive you will have amazing view of picturesque villages and expansive valleys. Finally we drive back to your Cusco hotel, arriving around 6pm. What’s included in the tour? Private round trip private van Professional guide, fluent in English and Spanish Breakfast and lunch, cooked by our chef First aid kit and oxygen Tickets to the Palcoyo rainbow mountain and the archeological site of Raqchi. Not included Food not mentioned in the inclusions Travel insurance. Please, we ask you to take out travel insurance Tips Tour prices to Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour, Raqchi and 4 Lakes Private Tour We only do…

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