Inca Trail Express & Rainbow Mountain 7D/6N
Embark on an epic tour through Peru’s highlands on this action-packed adventure!
Rev your engines on a 4×4 quadbike adventure, hike the Inca Trail to one of the new seven wonders of the world, Machu Picchu, and spend the night under the stars on an overnight trek to the sacred Rainbow Mountain!
- Rev your engines on an adrenaline-filled 4×4 quadbike adventure
- Hike on the legendary Inca Trail to the epic Machu Picchu ruins
- Spend the night under the stars on a trek to Rainbow Mountain
Max group size:
- - 6 nights in Hostel Dorm or Private Rooms
- - Arrival airport transfer
- - 6 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
- - ATV Quad Bike Adventure
- - English speaking guide during activities
- - Pre-departure briefing
Day 1: Cuzco, Peru
Upon arrival you will be picked up at the airport and you can spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 2: Cuzco, Peru
You will be picked up from your accommodation and head to Cruz Pata, a small village where the quad-bike adventure will begin.
You will receive a safety briefing before starting off through the countryside to Moray, our first stop of the day. Spot at ancient Inca circular crop terraces and be amazed at the engineering developments of the ancient Inca. You will be able to connect with Mother Earth, (La Pachamama) and learn how the Andean culture lives in harmony with the nature that surrounds them. After receiving some explanations, you will be free to walk around.
You will then continue your ride to the “Salineras”, salt mines where you will be able to see local people working in the salt mines. Get free time to shop for souvenirs if you would like.
Hop back on your 4×4 quadbike once again and go back to Cruz Pata where you will return your motorbike and equipment and then take a return transfer back to Cuzco.
Day 3: Cuzco - Aguas Calientes, Peru
Accommodation pick-up at 3:45 – 4:00 am and transfer to the Ollantaytambo train station for the journey to KM 104, the beginning point of our trek.
A 4-hour hike uphill will bring us to the archaeological site of Wiñayhuayna (2,700m) where our professional guide will explain the culture and history of the site. A well deserved lunch will be served after another short 10-minute hike.
In the afternoon we will continue hiking to reach the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) where we will be rewarded with breath-taking views of the majestic Machu Picchu citadel.
A tourist-class bus will transfer the group to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) where we will spend the night.
Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Cuzco, Peru
Take a tourist-class bus back up to Machu Picchu first thing in the morning for a guided tour with a professional bilingual guide who will explain the history and culture of Machu Picchu.
If you desire to hike Huayna Picchu or return to the Inti Punku, you will have free time to do so. Wander around the site at your leisure after the tour to take photos and absorb the magical vibes of this miraculous mountain top citadel.
Return to Aguas Calientes by tourist-class bus. In the town you will find internet cafes, cafes with board games and cards, plenty of shops and places to relax. Visit the local marketplace right next to the train tracks where you can shop until the train whistle blows signalling your return to Ollantaytambo.
Take the bus back to Cuzco and get dropped off late in the day at the Plaza San Francisco.
Please make your own way to the accommodation of your choice.
Day 5: Cuzco - Llamachimpana, Peru
We will pick you up early from your Cuzco accommodation (between 7:00 – 7:30 hrs) and set out on a drive through the South Valley.
We’ll enjoy lunch in Pitumarca and then continue our trip to the trailhead at Quesoyuni (4,326 m / 14,189 ft).
We will hike through villages and interact with the local residents. We might also have the opportunity to see adorable chinchillas and vicunas (the latter being the only non-domesticated animal of the llama family in Peru). After a hike of 3-4 hours, we will reach our camp, near the village of Llamachimpana.
When night falls, we will have a serene night’s sleep under the stars.
Day 6: Llamachimpana - Cuzco, Peru
After breakfast, we’ll begin the day with an early climb up the beautiful Rainbow Mountain. Take in the sights of the magical landscapes and the valleys that this beautiful place offers. After soaking in the incredible views, we will go to the Red Valley viewpoint, about 30 minutes from Rainbow Mountain.
After, we’ll begin our three-hour descent by crossing two beautiful lagoons (Cochayoc and Yanacocha) and arrive at Llamachimpana for lunch.
After lunch, we’ll travel back to Cuzco where your adventure comes to an end.
Day 7: Cuzco, Peru
After a hearty breakfast you’re ready to head towards your next destination!
We wish you a great on-going journey!