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2 Days. Machupicchu + 7 Colors Mountain

Overview

The best Cusco’s attractions, Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu, the perfect combination for nature and culture lovers. Enjoy a unique experience, exploring the most incredible attractions found in the heart of the Andes of Cusco. The rainbow mountain or the colorful mountain is the unique natural beauty formed by several minerals in millions of years, and Machu Picchu is a work of art built by the hands of the Incas engineers and architects in perfect harmony with nature. Those are the main reasons why Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu in recent years become famous places and mandatory stops for all travelers visiting Cusco. “Come with us and be part of this unique and unforgettable experience”

Summary

The best Cusco’s attractions

Itinerary Machupicchu + 7 Colors Mountain 2-Day

First day: Cusco – Machu Picchu – Cusco

  • Pick up from your hotel at 3:40 a.m.
  • The bus trip from Cusco to Ollantaytambo train station 1 hour and 50 minutes
  • Train departure from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes station. 6:10 hours
  • Arrival to Aguas Calientes 7:40 am
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu 25 minutes
  • Guided tour in Machupicchu 2 and a half hours
  • Return train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo. 15:20 or 18:20 hours, will depend on the availability
  • Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco, the arrival time will depend on the train schedule
  • Arrival place San Francisco square – Cusco, 3-block from the main square

Second day: Cusco – Rainbow Mountain or 7 Colors Mountain – Cusco

  • Pick up from your hotel in Cusco: at 04:30 a.m.
  • Journey on minibus: 2 and a half hours
  • Walk length: 4 km / 2.5 miles up and down
  • Maximum height: 5030 meters / 16502 feet
  • Recommended months: May to November sunny
  • Temperature: 0 ° C to 8 ° C / 32 ° F to 46 ° F
  • Return to Cusco: 6:00 pm

Recommendations

  • To go to the 7 Colors Mountain or rainbow mountain, you must be at least 2-day before in Cusco. It’s a good idea, first visit to Machupicchu and then the mountain of colors.

What you should bring

  • Passport or any update identity document with which you made the tour reservation.
  • If you are a student, take your university card
  • In general, the weather is very changeable both in Machupicchu and in Rainbow Mountain: it is recommended to wear light and warm clothing (hats, gloves, etc.). Between April and October, it is totally sunny (use sunscreen or wide-brimmed hat), between November and March it rains torrentially (use raincoat)
  • Camera or camcorder
  • Bottled water
  • Repellent against mosquitoes (Machupicchu)
  • Personal medications and
  • Leave your heavy suitcase in Cusco

Itinerary

DAY 01: Cusco – Machupicchu – Cusco

At 03:40 a.m. We will pick you up from your hotel and then travel by minibus to Ollantaytambo or Poroy train station. From where you will travel by train to Machupicchu town (Aguas Calientes), where our staff will be waiting to welcome you and escort you to the bus station to the Inca city of Machupicchu.

At the main gate of the Inca city of Machu Picchu, you will meet with your professional tour guide and also with the rest of the group (if you booked in group service). Then, together with your expert leader, explore for 2 and a half hours all the important places of the mysterious Inca city.

First, climb to the lookout (guard house), from where you will have a fantastic panoramic view of one of the wonders of the world (excellent photography place) and then visit the urban area.

Finally. At the appropriate time, catch the bus to the city of Aguas Calientes for lunch (optional), then head to the train station and take your return train to Ollantaytambo or Poroy Cusco station.

Upon arrival, our staff will be waiting for you to escort you to the city of Cusco.

  • Travel by bus from Cusco – Ollantaytambo: 1 hour and a half
  • The train trip from Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes): 1 hour and a half.

DAY 02: Cusco – 7 Colors Mountain – Cusco

At 04:30 a.m. We will pick you up from your hotel on our bus and then we will travel for 2 and a half hours to the community of Chillwani – Cusipata, where we will have our energy breakfast.

After breakfast, we will begin to uphill hike until reach to the 7 colors mountain (5,030 meters / 16502 feet). It will take us one and a half hour. While we climb, we will able to see the beauty of the landscape and animals of this area. South American Camelids (llamas, alpacas, and vicuñas), we can also see birds such as the Andean goose, eagles of different species and if we are lucky the Andean condor.

When we are at the top of the colorful mountain (Wiñikunka), we will have enough time to appreciate and take many photographs. Also, our expert tour guide will tell us all about this colorful land.

After all, we will start to return to Chillwani, place where we will have our delicious lunch and later we will board our minibus towards the city of Cusco. Arrival at approximately 6:00 p.m.

Prices

We have 2 types of services:

Group. 16 people will share the entire tour

Private. The whole journey will be exclusive for your group (it can be a wedding trip, between families, friends, co-workers, students, etc.)

Our price is very flexible. It adapts to all kinds of preferences. In our base rate, it includes a trip to Machupicchu by Expedition train and does NOT include accommodations.

Maybe, you want to travel on the Vistadome train. Click on book now; there you will find our optional trains

Those who wish to reserve accommodation in Cusco with us, write us to the e-mail.

Group service price

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2+Travelers

US$ 285

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Rates in private service (Exclusive)

The tourist mobility and service of a professional guide in the 2 days will be private (exclusive for your group) and the price varies according to the size of your group.

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2 Travelers

US$ 425

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3 Travelers

US$ 363

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4 Travelers

US$ 332

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5 Travelers

US$ 313

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6+Travelers

US$ 300

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Our optional services

These services are not included in our prices if you want you must add to your reservation.

  • Huaynapicchu US$ 20 (in private service)
  • Machupicchu Mountain US$ 20 (in private service)
  • Vistadome train from Ollantaytambo 7:05 am / 4:43 pm US$ 40
  • Vistadome Train from Poroy Cusco 7:35 am / 4:43 pm US$ 75
  • Buffet Lunch at Machupicchu Pueblo US$ 20

We offer US$ 20 off per person.

  • For foreign students under 25 who have a valid expiration date at the time of the tour. Also for regular students between 8 to 17 years old. More details here.
  • The countries that belong to the Andean Community (CAN) Colombia, Bolivia, and Ecuador
  • Special discounts for Peruvians US$ 30 per adult and US$ 35 per student.

Inclusions

It is included

  • Roundtrip mobility between your hotel in Cusco and train station (Ollantaytambo or Poroy)
  • Train ticket (Expedition) round trip between Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
  • Bus ticket up and down between Aguas Calientes and Inca city of Machupicchu
  • Access ticket to the Inca city of Machu Picchu
  • Guided tour in Machu Picchu Inca city in English or Spanish (2 and a half hours)
  • Round trip mobility between Cusco and 7 colors Mountain
  • Entrance to Rainbow Mountain
  • Food: breakfast and lunch in Rainbow Mountain
  • First aid kit and oxygen
  • Shared or private service (exclusive)

It isn’t included

  • Feeds not mentioned in inclusions
  • Entrance to Huaynapicchu and Machupicchu Mountain
  • Horses in the mountain of colors (if necessary, you can rent in the same place)
  • Personal articles
  • Accommodations in Cusco

Note: Please, do not confuse the Inca city of Machupicchu with Machupicchu Mountain, are two different places. In our prices, it includes the Inca city of Machupicchu but not the entrance to Huaynapicchu and mountain Machupicchu (optional)

Tailormade options

Machupicchu Andes Tours – Matours specializes in tailormade travel. Here are just some of our further trip suggestions. Contact us for more bespoke ideas to inspire your travels.

Featured destinations

  • Humantay Lagoon (Full day)
  • City Tour Cusco (5.5 hours)
  • Sacred Valley (Full day)
  • Chinchero – Maras’ Salt mines and Moray (half day)
  • South valley Cusco (half day)

Machupicchu + 7 Colors Mountain 2 Days

Price Starting at: $ 285 USD per person

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Useful Information

  • Duration 2-day tour
  • Starting Point Hotel – Cusco
  • Final point Hotel – Cusco
  • Destination Rainbow Mountain & Machu Picchu
  • Theme Hiking & Cultural
  • Length 4 km /2.5 miles
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Group size Min 2 / Max 16
  • Rainbow Mountain 5030 metros /16502 feet
  • Machu Picchu 2450 metros / 8038 feet
  • Availability All year
  • Recommended May to November sunny
  • Physical Rating Good

Useful information

About the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Valle sagrado está en el corazón de los andes centrales, al norte de la ciudad del Cusco – Perú, en un promedio de 35

About Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, en quechua significa "Montaña Vieja" Es el nombre contemporáneo dado a una llaqta o un antiguo

About the City of Cusco

La ciudad del Cusco actualmente posee gran cantidad de títulos, que le han atribuido por su historia, arqueología