Caving tour rainbow mountain hike to machupicchu

Description and Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco Arrival / Overnight in Cusco

Pick up at the airport and then transfer you to your hotel. In the afternoon you can have a walking tour exploring Cusco city.

Walking tour: Places to see: Main Square, Cathedral, Sun temple, San blas neighborhood.

Day 2 : Cusco – Carañahui Cave – Hanging Bridge

Early pick you up from your hotel in a private vehicle, we will drive for 4 hours south from Cusco crossing Pomacanchis Lake (3,600m). Then we will reach the Qeswachaka Bridge. This is the last used Inca bridge over the Apurimac River and the grass fibers of the bridge are renewed each year in an “annual construction of the bridge fiesta".

After that we will move forward close to the entrance of the Qarañahui cave. After some view stops we will set up the equipment to explore the cave for about an hour finding stalagmites and some stalactites in the galleries we visit.

Later in the afternoon we will go to our overnight in Sicuni Town.

Day 3: Rainbow Mountain

Pick up Time from your Cusco hotel around 06:00 am and set out on a drive to the trailhead at Quesiuno (4,326 m / 14,189 ft) is 1:30 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. We will hike through villages and interact with the local residents. We will stop for our box lunch along the trail.

Back on the trail, we 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 4 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 3 to 4 hours. Our private van will be waiting for us to take us back to Cusco

Day 4: Sacred Valley Tour / Overnight in Aguas Calientes

Begin your journey through the land of the Incas with a full day Sacred Valley tour, just outside of Cusco, is a gorgeous sprawling span of green farms, lofty terraced mountains and contains numerous quaint towns unmoved by time, in addition to lively festivals and the best handicrafts in Peru. The first stop is the artisanal capital of Peru, the small village of Pisac. It is famous for its craft market in the main plaza, , where locals come to sell their colorful woven cloth, alpaca wool, reproductions of ancient jewelry, engraved gourds and much, much more. After a delicious lunch in Urubamba, we will travel to Ollantaytambo, the only Inca town that remains inhabited. It is a wonderful example of pre-Colombian architecture, and here you will explore the expansive ruins overlooking the town.

After the visit of Ollantaytambo, you will go to the train station to go on the journey to Aguas Calientes where you will have the overnight before you visit one of the new wonder of the world

Day 5: Full Day Machu Picchu

Today is the highlight of any trip 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 mountain sides, 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 optional opportunity to take the challenging, unguided hike to the top of Wayna 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.

Day 6: Departure

Departure and transfer to the Airport