Aerial View of the beautiful Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain in Peru

Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain 4 Days

4 Days & 4 Nights
Starting from US$650 per person
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Up to 12 People Group Size
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5,100 m / 16,732 ft Max. Altitude
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Easy to Moderate Difficulty

The Astounding Adventure of World Wonders & Inca Architecture

Cusco City Tour - Moray - Maras Salt Mines - Machu Picchu - Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca
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5,100 m / 16,732 ft Max. Altitude
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Easy to Moderate Difficulty

Explore the living history and breathtaking scenery of the Peruvian highlands on this incredible experience. You’ll begin in the Imperial City and discover what made Cusco the center of the Inca Empire! Then, you’ll head to the Sacred Valley to visit the giant agricultural laboratory of Moray, as well as the Maras Salt Mines.

Once you reach Ollantaytambo, you’ll take the train to the legendary city of Machu Picchu, one of the grandest and most enthralling sites in Latin America and the whole world, for a privately guided tour. Your adventure doesn’t end there. After, you’ll discover the incredible Rainbow Mountain and be in awe of its natural beauty.

Machu Picchu Tour and Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca Peru in 4 Days Map Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain Tour 4 Days Map
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Before You Go
  • Packing List
  • Pricing
  • Enquire Now

If you want to see the best that Cusco has to offer, learn all about the amazing history of the Incas, and be astounded by sheer natural beauty, our 4 Day Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu tour is for you. Whether you’re traveling by yourself, as a couple, or in a group, we’ll plan your itinerary down to the last detail, so all you have to do is enjoy yourself.

This tour will take you through the most important and surprising tourist attractions in southern Peru. We'll start with a complete city tour through the ancient city of Cusco—the capital of the Inca empire. You'll visit the Cathedral, Qorikancha or Temple of the Sun, as well as the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay.

Then we'll be on our way to the charming Sacred Valley of the Incas towards Ollantaytambo, the last inhabited Inca city to this day, where you'll board a train along the most stunning railway. It'll take you from the Andean mountains to the start of the Amazon jungle where Machu Picchu is located, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. You’ll be astounded by the finely carved stone blocks that are arranged in complete harmony with nature on top of a quartz mountain. You'll visit its squares, temples, steps, and agricultural platforms on a 2-hour guided tour.

Finally, you'll discover the beauty of the Vinicunca mountain—also known as Rainbow Mountain or Mountain of 7 Colors—which attracts thousands of tourists due to its uniqueness and incredible natural beauty. The varied mineral composition of its soil has caused colored ribbons to adorn the body of this gigantic site. This sure is one epic trip you don’t want to miss out on when visiting Cusco.

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 01

    We welcome you to Cusco – City Tour Cusco Half Day

    Arrive in Cusco and relax in your hotel this morning. After lunch, embark on the Cusco city tour and visit the most important sites in the city.

  • Day 02

    Cusco | Chinchero - Moray – Maras Salt Mines – Urubamba - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes

    Spend the day in the Sacred Valley of the Incas exploring the most significant sites before making your way to Aguas Calientes by train. You’ll spend the night there in a hotel.

  • Day 03

    Aguas Calientes | Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo - Cusco

    Wake up early to explore the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu on a guided tour. This afternoon, you’ll board the train to Ollantaytambo and then continue in our private transport back to Cusco.

  • Day 04

    Cusco | Llactoc - Rainbow Mountain - Llactoc - Cusco

    Head out of Cusco for an epic day hike to Rainbow Mountain or Vinicunca. Enjoy breakfast and lunch, too, before coming back to the city in the early evening.

What's it like


  • Explore Cusco, the capital of the Inca empire, and discover what made this city so special.
  • Take a tour of the most significant sites in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and be astounded by Inca architecture.
  • Ride along one of the most beautiful railways in the world and observe as the scenery changes from the mountainous Andes to the thicker jungle.
  • Discover the secrets of the mystical Machu Picchu—one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stare in awe at the incredible natural beauty of Rainbow Mountain and its fascinating array of colors.

Why Travel with us

Day 01

We welcome you to Cusco – City Tour Cusco Half Day

Highlight of the day: Visiting the most monumental Inca sites in Cusco.

Get to Know the Most Important Sites in Cusco

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3,400 m / 11,155 ft Min. Elevation
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3,800 m / 12,467 ft Highest Elevation
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3,400 m / 11,155 ft Accommodation Elevation

Start your adventure today when you arrive in Cusco and we collect you from the airport. We’ll take you to your accommodation to rest a little and adjust to the altitude. You’ll have time for some lunch before our City Tour begins this afternoon.

We’ll collect you from your hotel and take you to Coricancha and then the “Plaza de Armas” where you’ll visit the Cusco Cathedral. After that, we’ll head out of the center and visit some Inca complexes, including Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay. Later on, we’ll take you back to your accommodation for you to spend the evening as you like and get some rest.

A representative of Salkantay Trekking will be waiting for you at the Cusco Airport to take you directly to your accommodation. Cusco is located at an altitude of 3,400 m / 11,155 ft so you’ll need some time to acclimatize. You’ll have some time to rest this morning and try some coca tea, which can really help you feel better.

After lunch, we’ll pick you up from your hotel to explore Cusco on an afternoon City Tour. Our trip begins in the fascinating Coricancha or Temple of the Sun, probably the most important Inca site within the city of Cusco. While you marvel at the exquisite architecture of the place, our guide will share with you a bit of Inca history to help you better understand the ancient culture.

We’ll then continue to the Plaza de Armas (Main Square) to visit the Cathedral that holds approximately 300 paintings from the famous Cusqueña School in the city. The Plaza de Armas itself is a wonderful place to sit and immerse yourself in the local atmosphere and watch the world go by.

Later on, we’ll visit the impressive Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman, located to the north of Cusco city. It’s characterized by having been built with huge rocks that weigh tons. Ancient Inca architects cut and polished these giant rocks to build zig-zag walls that span hundreds of meters. Despite only a small portion of the original site remaining, the colossal dimensions of Sacsayhuaman continue to inspire and surprise its visitors.

We’ll then continue to the Qenqo temple, carved from a single stone block. This temple has manmade tunnels, one of which forms an amphitheater. The original purpose of the amphitheater has been lost over time, but most experts agree that the area was used to worship the sun, moon, and stars. We’ll also visit Puca Pucara, a site that the Incas used as a military control center. Our tour ends in Tambomachay, an Inca archaeological site that boasts a series of aqueducts and channels with two water fountains.

At the end of the day, we’ll take you to the door of your hotel to enjoy a relaxing night. You’ll have time to get a spot for dinner before heading to bed for another exciting day tomorrow.

Day 02

Cusco | Chinchero - Moray – Maras Salt Mines – Urubamba - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes

Highlight of the day: Visiting more Inca sites and getting to know the unique Maras Salt Mines in the mountains.

Explore the Best of the Sacred Valley of the Incas

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Breakfast, Buffet Lunch, and Dinner Meals
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2,040 m / 6,692 ft Min. Elevation
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3,762 m / 12,342 ft Highest Elevation
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2,040 m / 6,692 ft Accommodation Elevation

After a tasty hotel breakfast, we’ll pick you up and head out on our day in the Sacred Valley. First off, we’ll stop at Chinchero and then continue on to the archaeological site of Moray. After, we’ll make our way to the Maras Salt Mines, which are fascinating to say the least. Next, we’ll go to Urubamba, where you can enjoy a hearty buffet lunch of many Peruvian dishes and a short rest.

This afternoon, we’ll continue on our way to Ollantaytambo to board the train to Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of Machu Picchu. Once we get there, you’ll check into your hotel and then have some free time to chill in the hot springs or explore the town before having a nice dinner and then heading to bed.

Today you’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel before we pick you up to go to the beautiful town of Chinchero (3,762 m / 12,343 ft) on our way to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. There you’ll find beautiful architecture as well as fine textile art.

We’ll continue to the impressive Moray archaeological site (3,385 m / 11,106 ft) made up of a series of giant circular terraces and a complex irrigation system. Moray is known as the largest agricultural laboratory in the world because it was used to cultivate food that only grows in tropical climates.

After feeling the energy of this intriguing site, we’ll continue with the salt mines in Maras that are close by. These are a set of more than 3,000 small white pools from which salt is extracted. These small pools are filled with water that evaporates, producing the salt that the residents collect and package to sell in different markets in the region. This salt has a pink hue and is well known for its healing properties and delicious flavor. It makes for a great gift for someone back home and is perfect for cooking with.

Then, we´ll continue onto Urubamba to enjoy a Peruvian buffet lunch of many different traditional dishes for you to choose from. After a rest, it’s time to head aboard our private transport to Ollantaytambo, where the train that’ll take us to Aguas Calientes will be waiting.

Once you reach the Machu Picchu town, you’ll check into a nice hotel (shared rooms) to cool off before dinner. You can also take advantage of your free time to enjoy the thermo-medicinal waters or wander around and explore a little. You’ll need to go to bed early because tomorrow we’ll be visiting the impressive Inca city of Machu Picchu.

Day 03

Aguas Calientes | Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo - Cusco

Highlight of the day: Feeling the incredible energy that Machu Picchu emits when you first enter.

Discover the Hidden Secrets of the Magical Mystical Machu Picchu

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Easy Difficulty
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2-5 hours exploring Activity Duration
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2,430 m / 7,972 ft Machu Picchu Site Elevation
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Moderate to Challenging / 2-4 hours Optional Activities (Difficulty - Duration)
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2,720 m / 8,924 ft Huayna Picchu Mountain Elevation
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3,000 m / 9,843 ft Machu Picchu Mountain Elevation
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3,400 m / 11,155 ft Accommodation Elevation

Today is the grand day! You’ll wake up before the sun to head to the Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu by bus to beat the crowds. Once inside, you’ll enjoy an interesting guided tour of approximately two hours to the most significant sites before climbing one of the additional mountains if you booked your tickets in advance. Then, you will return to Aguas Calientes.

This afternoon, you’ll have time to find a restaurant to enjoy a spot of lunch before heading to the train station. You’ll board the train back to Ollantaytambo where our private transport will be waiting for you. From there, you’ll be driven back to your accommodation in Cusco.

After a well-deserved night of rest, the day you’ve been so excited for has arrived: Today, you’ll stroll through the magical and mysterious streets of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.

Our day begins bright and early at dawn to make sure we beat the large crowds so you can enjoy the site in peace. We’ll board a bus that’ll take around 25 minutes to get to the entrance of the Inca city, and we’ll enter just before the sun begins to paint this impressive place with a golden hue.

Take some time to soak up the vibes and impressive view of one of the 7 Wonders of the World and feel how its powerful energy vibrates. You’ll spend approximately two hours on a guided tour of the most important sites. If you have the extra entry ticket, you can hike up to the imposing Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain for a spectacular panoramic view of the entire complex.

Then, you’ll take a bus back to Aguas Calientes and have the afternoon free to have lunch at the restaurant of your choice and take a walk around the rest of this pretty town. Your train will leave for Ollantaytambo at sunset, but don't forget to be at the station 30 minutes earlier than the departure time! From Ollantaytambo, we’ll take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

Day 04

Cusco | Llactoc - Rainbow Mountain - Llactoc - Cusco

Highlight of the day: Standing face to face with the huge mountain and observing the rainbow colors.

Hike to the Mountain of Seven Colors: Vinicunca

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Breakfast and Lunch Meals
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Moderate Difficulty
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7 km / 4.35 miles Walking Distance
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2 - 3 hours Walking Time
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4,630 m / 15,190 ft Min. Elevation
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5,100 m / 16,732 ft Highest Elevation
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3,400 m / 11,155 ft Accommodation Elevation

Today, you have another epic day out ahead. We’ll pick you up at 4:00 am to head towards the Rainbow Mountain of Peru or Vinicunca. You’ll stop for breakfast on the way and then continue with the hike up to the top. Along the way, you’ll enjoy some beautiful scenery and unique flora and fauna to the zone. When you reach Vinicunca, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the stunning views and take some memorable photos. Your guide will also tell you a little more about its colors and how they were formed.

After, it’ll be time to slowly make your way back down to where you started the walk. There, our private transport will be waiting to take you to our lunch spot. You’ll then continue back to Cusco and arrive at 5:00 pm approx. You’ll have the evening free to rest and enjoy as you wish.

Our final day of adventure begins at 4:00 am. We’ll pick you up from the door of your hotel to head for 3 hours towards the Southern Valley in our private transport. Remember that the starting point of our walk is at 4,630 m / 15,190 ft, but you should be accustomed to the altitude by now. Along the way, we’ll observe picturesque Andean towns, agricultural platforms from the Inca period, fertile valleys, and beautiful rolling mountains. Even at this early hour in the morning, the herds of llamas and alpacas will entertain you while you enjoy a delicious continental breakfast to give you the energy you need to get started.

We’ll continue our journey until we reach the starting point of the hike. From there, we’ll head down a meandering path in the middle of the Andean mountains following a pretty stream. As you ascend, you’ll be rewarded with an impressive view of the Ausangate glacier (6,372 m / 20.905 ft), the tallest in all of the Cusco region.

Take a few minutes to understand why this mountain is of such importance to the Andean people. This whole region is home to many people and small communities, and you’ll have the opportunity to see them working the land. You’ll be amazed to see the traditional clothing they use that they make themselves thanks to the practice of textile art that they have inherited from their ancestors. The colorful patterns on their garments are similar to those of Vinicunca mountain.

By keeping these traditions alive, an ancient culture is preserved. Your guide will teach you about the meaning of some clothes and, if you want, you can ask him to teach you some words in Quechua—the language of the Incas and local communities to this day. After an hour and a half walking, we’ll get to the amazing Rainbow Mountain of Cusco (5,100 m / 16.732 ft).

While you’re at the top, take some time to admire the unique beauty of this impressive natural formation and feel the thrill of witnessing a unique natural spectacle that can only be seen in Peru and China. You’ll explore the surroundings for a little while and your knowledgeable guide will explain the theories that exist regarding the origin of this mountain that appears as though it’s been taken from a colorful dream.

Take some memorable photographs or simply immerse yourself in the landscape that also boasts the splendor of the great mountain Ausangate in the distance. There, we’ll take a break between 30 minutes and 1 hour, depending on the speed of your steps and the weather condition. If you want to stay longer, inform your guide. You’ll have time to enjoy the surroundings and recuperate your energy for the hike back down.

It’ll take between 45 minutes and an hour to arrive back where we started. Then, we’ll make our way to Cusipata by car to enjoy our well-deserved lunch. We’ll then board our private transport back to the city of Cusco. At approximately 5:00 pm, we’ll drop you off at the door of your hotel for you to enjoy a relaxing evening as you please.


At Salkantay Trekking, we specify the included and non-included services under all the tour itineraries listed on our website. We take care of all the logistics, but please pay attention to the details to avoid missing anything. Some items may be different for specific programs, so please read carefully before booking with us.

What Is Included?

Permits & Entrance Tickets

  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu Archaeological Site (Circuit 2)
  • Entrance for the Rainbow Mountain

High Quality Service & Safety

  • Pre-departure Briefing

    You will meet your tour guide and group in our office for an orientation before your tour. The meeting will be at 5:00 pm the evening before the trip begins.

  • Experienced Tour Guide

    English and spanish speaking official tour guide. All our guides are graduates of the professional career of Tourism of the National University San Antonio Abad of Cusco. We choose them for their professionalism, experience, responsibility, seriousness, unbridled passion for exploring, and sincere desire to proudly share in our culture and history. He or she will keep you safe, sound, and comfortable on your trek so that you can enjoy your time worry-free!

  • Medical Kit or First AID Kit

    All Salkantay Trekking guides have received specialized training in first aid. We hold mandatory training sessions with our guides every February. Your guide will always carry a first aid kit to face basic emergencies (altitude sickness, travelers' diarrhea, cuts, scrapes, etc.) as well as oxygen. If necessary, we’ll evacuate you from the path as quickly as possible and ensure that you arrive at a clinic for treatment.

  • Extras Included in our Service

    We believe that attention to small details is what sets us apart from other local companies. You’ll receive a pair of walking sticks with rubber tips (or trekking poles) and a rain poncho for your visit to Rainbow Mountain.

  • 24/7 Customer Service

    We have telephone service available 24 hours/day for ease of communication with Salkantay Trekking leading up to your trek.


  • Hotel in Cusco (Day 1, 3, and 4)

    3 Nights in a hotel in Cusco.

  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes

    The 2nd night of this tour is spent in a hotel in Aguas Calientes with a double, triple or matrimonial room, private bathroom, hot shower, wifi, breakfast, and luggage storage while you visit Machu Picchu.


  • 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, and 1 Dinner
    • Day 2: Breakfast at the hotel in Cusco, Buffet Lunch in the Sacred Valley, and Dinner in Aguas Calientes.
    • Day 3: Breakfast at the hotel in Aguas Calientes.
    • Day 4: Breakfast and Lunch in the Rainbow Mountain Trek.
  • Snacks and water (Day 4)

    Before starting your hike, your tour guide will provide you a cloth bag with local fruits, cookies, chocolate, caramels, etc. In addition, you'll receive a bottle of water.

  • One cloth snack bag per person

    To avoid the usage of plastic bags that contaminate our environment, we'll give you a cloth bag for your snacks.

  • Hygiene Products

    You’ll be provided with a small towel and soap before each meal to clean your hands.


  • Transport
    • Day 1: A representative of Salkantay Trekking will be waiting for you at Cusco Airport (or Bus Station) to take you directly to your hotel. After lunch, we'll pick you up from your hotel to explore the city on the afternoon city tour.
    • Day 2: You will be picked up from your hotel to enjoy the Sacred Valley Tour: Chinchero, Maras Moray, and Salt Mines. Then, you'll be transported to Ollantaytambo train station, where you'll take the train to Aguas Calientes.
    • Day 3: Transport from Ollantaytambo train station to your hotel in Cusco.
    • Day 4: We'll pick you up from your hotel and take you to the starting point of the Rainbow Mountain hike. Once you complete the tour, we will take you back to the door of your hotel in Cusco.
  • Train Tickets
    • Day 2: Train Ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (Expedition Service).
    • Day 3: From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (Vistadome Service).
      The PeruRail Vistadome Train Service offers a unique and different way to travel to Machu Picchu. Each one of its cars features panoramic windows, enabling you to feel part of the surroundings. The Vistadome approaches you to the amazing landscapes and nature on-route, creating a real connection.
  • Round-Trip Consettur Bus Ticket Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu (Day 3)

What Is Not Included?

  • Cusco Tourist Ticket

    This ticket is necessary and allows you admission to many of the most popular attractions in Cusco and the Sacred Valley, including archaeological sites and museums.

    From PEN 70.00 (US$ 20.00) to PEN 130.00 (US$ 40.00) per person.

  • Cusco’s Cathedral Entrance Ticket
    • Adult: PEN 40.00 (US$ 12.00)
    • Students and Children (11-17): PEN 20.00 (US$ 6.00)
    • Children (under 10): Free
  • Qoricancha Entrance Ticket
    • Adult: PEN 15.00 (US$ 4.00)
    • Students and Children (11-17): PEN 8.00 (US$ 2.00)
    • Children (under 10): Free
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain

    You can climb the famous mountain you always see in the photos behind the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. It’s 45 minutes uphill, and coming back down can be scary if you fear heights. You can take this excursion once your guided tour to Machu Picchu ends. The permit must be issued at least one month in advance due to high demand. Consider that there could be changes to protect your integrity, mainly due to weather conditions.

    The ticket for Huayna Picchu Mountain has an extra cost of US$ 60.00 per person.

  • Machu Picchu Mountain

    Machu Picchu Mountain is another of the mountains that surround the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. It offers less steep, wider, and visually less frightening trails than Huayna Picchu, and it takes 1.5 hours to reach the top. This walk requires an entrance ticket which we can secure for you if we have time in advance.

    The ticket for Machu Picchu Mountain has an extra cost of US$ 60.00 per person.

  • Day 1 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 3 Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 4 Dinner
  • Duffle Bag
  • Hiking Gear & Clothes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for our staff

    Tipping is the norm on any excursion in Peru. Although we pay good salaries to our entire team, something extra is always welcome.

  • Additional costs or delays beyond our control

    Landslides, bad weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to a safety concern, illness, pandemia, government policy changes, political instability, strikes, act of God, etc.

  Before You Go

We want to make your trip to Peru as memorable and as carefree as possible. In this section, you’ll find the answers to all the questions you have about traveling with Salkantay Trekking in one place. Please read the following information carefully – it will help you with any questions about our services.

Have another question that we haven’t answered here? Drop us a line and we will get back to you asap!

Briefing or Informative Meeting

All information meetings and briefings are held in our main office in Cusco (or your hotel) at 5:00 pm, one night before the tour begins. These meetings last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. If you’re unable to attend, you must coordinate another time by email, by phone or at the Salkantay Trekking office.

Trek Balance Payment (in Cusco)

If you still have a pending balance, you must pay it 2 days before your hike/tour. Otherwise, your trip reservation will not be confirmed.

If possible, it would be greatly appreciated if you could settle the remaining balance for the trek/tour in cash, either in US dollars or the local currency, at our office in Cusco. You can withdraw funds from various ATMs located along Avenida Sol, offering both US dollars and Peruvian Soles. Alternatively, you have the option to pay using a credit/debit card or PAYPAL, either online or in person, but please note that a 5% service charge will be applied by our payment gateway (Niubiz) and PAYPAL. We regret to inform you that we are unable to accept bank checks or traveler's checks as forms of payment for the balance.

Can I store my luggage at your office?

Of course! During the trip, your main luggage can be stored at our office (you can organize it with us on the briefing day or by email) or at your hotel, both free of charge.

Any equipment that you won’t need on the trek can be stored safely in your hotel. Nearly every hotel will provide this service. Don’t leave items of value with your bags; put them in the hotel safe and obtain an itemized receipt (in the unlikely case of theft, many insurance companies require that you have a copy of the receipt itemizing everything). It’s best to put items such as credit cards inside a sealed, signed envelope for extra peace of mind.

Pick up of guests

Salkantay Trekking can pick you up from your hotel, as long as it’s in the Historical Center of Cusco. Your guide will coordinate the pickup time in the briefing session, but please keep in mind that the time may vary between 30 and 45 minutes due to traffic.

Cusco is an old city, meaning it has many narrow cobbled streets. Some hotels and Airbnbs may be located on streets without access to cars or on long, steep slopes, making it difficult to transport luggage. We strongly recommend that you book accommodation with good access.

Return to Cusco

Returning from Machu Picchu requires quite a bit of logistics, but don’t worry. Everything is included in your tour!

  • In Machu Picchu, you’ll board a bus that’ll take you for 25 minutes to the small city of Aguas Calientes. The buses are boarded according to arrival.
  • In Aguas Calientes, you’ll board a train to Ollantaytambo. Your guide will give you the train tickets where the boarding time will be shown. Make sure you’re on the platform 30 minutes early. The train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo takes 1:45 hours.
  • Once you arrive at the station, our representative, identified with the Salkantay Trekking clothing, will be waiting to transfer you to Cusco or directly to your hotel. The trip from Ollantaytambo to Cusco takes 1:30 hours.
  • In Cusco, depending on your hotel’s location, we’ll take you to a smaller car from our company (Hyundai H1) to transfer you faster to your hotel.

Note: Your tour includes a One-Way Consettur Bus Ticket Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu, so you can choose to use it from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu or from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes. If you want a round-trip bus ticket, you’ll need to pay an extra of US$ 12.00.

Group Tours

Group tours are made up of different types of people, then physical conditions and ages can vary. By agreeing to be part of a group tour, you also accept that some people may be faster or slower than you. Therefore, each person can go at their own pace on the route.

It may be the case that a group wishes to modify the tour; however, the guide will be the one who decides, after consulting with all the participants, if such modifications are possible.

Strikes and demonstrations

Strikes and demonstrations are common in Peru, and this may interrupt some of our tours. Roads can be blocked, and train tracks can be taken over. However, we will try to keep your trip as originally planned, even if it means leaving the night before the scheduled date.

Under these circumstances, tours may also be canceled. In case of changes or cancellations, everything will be coordinated with you by our operations department. Your safety is our highest priority, and our decisions will be made to protect it.

Lost objects

Please pay attention to where you leave your things and remember to take everything once you leave our transport, accommodation, tents, or restaurants. You’re the only one responsible for your objects during the tour.

  Packing List



Valid Passport
Valid Passport
Extra money (recommended soles)
Extra money (recommended soles)
Personal medication
Personal medication
Water bottle or CamelBak
Water bottle or CamelBak
Sunblock: factor 70 or more
Sunblock: factor 70 or more
Insect repellent
Insect repellent
Personal Care Products
Personal Care Products


Hiking boots or shoes (preferably waterproof)
Hiking boots or shoes (preferably waterproof)
Light footwear or sandals
Light footwear or sandals
Trekking pants (*)
Trekking pants (*)
Trekking socks
Trekking socks
Long sleeve t-shirts
Long sleeve t-shirts
Warm jacket
Warm jacket
Waterproof jacket
Waterproof jacket
Raincoat or rain poncho
Raincoat or rain poncho
Sun hat to protect neck and face
Sun hat to protect neck and face
Neck gaiter or buff
Neck gaiter or buff
Sunglasses with UV protection
Sunglasses with UV protection


Trekking poles
Trekking poles
Medium trekking backpack (15 - 25 liter)
Medium trekking backpack (15 - 25 liter)


Camera and charger
Camera and charger
Power bank
Power bank
Snacks: Energy bars, chocolate, candies, dried fruits, etc.
Snacks: Energy bars, chocolate, candies, dried fruits, etc.
Bathing suit
Bathing suit

"Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain 4 Days" can leave any day of the week, from March through January. We don’t operate this itinerary in February because of the rainy season & maintenance of the route.

2023 Land Cost

Group Price: US$ 650.00 per person.

Required Pre-payment: US$ 400.00 per person.

Balance (Cusco): US$ 250.00 (Commonly paid in Cusco after the briefing).

This small-group journey is guaranteed to operate with just two guests.

Notice that PayPal charges a fee of 5%, which we ask the client to cover since it's due to the use of its service. This tax is just for online deposits so that you will pay the remaining in cash (the briefing day in Cusco) without charges.


All the related tours to Machu Picchu end in or before Aguas Calientes, so you’ll spend the night in the village in a 2 to 3 star hotel (shared room within a double, matrimonial, or triple occupancy room). If you’d like to upgrade your hotel or prefer a single room, please consider that there will be an additional cost.

Extras & Upgrades

There are complementary services and upgrades you can include in this trip.

  • Huayna Picchu:  US$ 60.00
  • Machu Picchu Mountain:  US$ 60.00
  • Huchuy Picchu Mountain:  US$ 45.00
  • Single Supplement (Hotel at Aguas Calientes):  US$ 30.00
  • Extra Night at Aguas Calientes:  US$ 50.00

Extensions & Offers

There are several extensions you can include to your Peru Adventure.

  • Rainbow Mountain:  US$ 100.00  US$ 80.00
  • Sacred Valley:  US$ 60.00  US$ 50.00
  • City Tour:  US$ 30.00 US$ 20.00

Price Guarantee

Once your booking has been confirmed, we guarantee the price won’t increase, whatever the circumstances. So please, before booking, ensure you’ve read all our important tour information.

Student Discount

US$20.00 off

Student discounts apply to anyone 17 years old or younger. To receive the discount, we require a copy or clear photo of the passport at the time of booking. It must be valid and not expire within the travel dates. Please send it to

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Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountain 4D
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Remember |  One of our Travel Experts will contact you soon to confirm the availability of the trip you chose, give you more information, and/or provide you alternative options. Once availability is established, we will ask for a deposit and a completed online registration to confirm your spot on the trek. Please call us at (+51) 958 191 179 with any questions or to confirm availability over the phone.

Note |  Due to the rainy season and trail maintenance, we don't offer this trek during the whole month of february. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, we are working to provide you a better service!

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