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Rainbow Mountain, Humantay Lake and Machu picchu – 7 Days

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Physical Level:
Intermediate
Highest Altitude:
5200 masl
Recommended Seasson:
all year
Tour Type:
Adventure
Trip Length:
7 days
Group Size:
8 to 15
Price From:
$ USD

Rainbow Mountain, Humantay Lake and Machu picchu – 7 Days


Our package Rainbow Mountain Humantay Lake and Machu picchu 7 Days tour, is an option to visit Cusco that offers you Aremika Expeditions, so you can get to know the most important tourist sites of the city of Cusco in 6 days.

During the tour you will be able to know the important archaeological parks of the city of Cusco such as Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara, Tambomachay, Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Moray’s platforms, Salt mines and the most important of all Machu Picchu.

We will also be able to complete our visit to Cusco knowing the Rainbow Mountain, which in recent years has become very well known and visited by national and international travelers. And also, the Humantay Lake, located on the way to Salkantay Trekking


Overview

  • DAY 01: Reception at the Airport / City Tour Cusco.
  • DAY 02: Rainbow Mountain Tour.
  • DAY 03: Tour Maras Moray Salt Mines.
  • DAY 04: Tour Humantay Lake hike.
  • DAY 05: Tour Sacred Valley of the Incas / Machu Picchu connection.
  • DAY 06: Tour Machu Picchu.
  • DAY 07: Transfer hotel – Cusco Airport

Trip Details

In order to take our Humantay Lake and Machu Picchu 7 Days, service please take into account some tour details

  • Physical Rating: Moderate(3/5)
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Short walks, Shopping, Hiking, Cultural, Nature, Mountains
  • Minimum altitude: 2300 m.a.s.l.
  • Maximum altitude: 5200 m.a.s.l.
  • Hotel: hotel according to choice (double or triple rooms).
  • Group size: customized groups and private services.
  • When to travel: All year round, but March to December is recommended.

Highlights

Cusco City

Cusco is located in southern Peru, at 3300 meters above sea level, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is known as the navel of the World, these are some of the nominations it has received.

Cusco is the most important tourist center of Cusco, it was the capital of Tawantinsuyo in the government of Pachacutec for what made great architectural constructions, among which highlight Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuaman, Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, among many other citadels and sacred enclosures that today are the cultural heritage of Peru.

Cusco not only has archaeological zones but also has natural tourist attractions such as the Rainbow Mountain, Humantay Lake, Salkantay, Ausangate and

Maras Moray Salt Mines:

The town of Maras is a small town located on the outskirts of Urubamba, 1 hour away from the city of Cusco, here you will find 2 of the most visited archaeological centers; the platforms of Moray and Salt Mines

The Moray platforms are located, 7 km from the Maras district, and are made up of 3 holes; 2 small and one large, the big one is the busy since it has 16 built platforms and each has different microclimates so it is considered to be used as an agricultural laboratory.

Maras salt mines, are a set of small holes that were built to store salt water that filters from a manant, this water is distributed in each of them so that with the action of the sun can evaporate and solidify and then be extracted.

The extracted salt is very used in the kitchen to prepare a meat on the grille, also with this salt can be made medicinal baths.

Sacred Valley of the Incas.

The sacred valley of the Incas, in the Inca period had an important role, since it was carried out great constructions like the archaeological center of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo, and is known to be the best producer of white maize, which are exported to countries abroad.

The sacred valley is surrounded by mountain and snowy chains between the most important Veronica and Pitusiray, and is considered the main access point to Machu Picchu and the jungle.

The extension of the Sacred Valley extends from the district of San Salvador to Ollantaytambo, the capital being the province of Urubamba, throughout the Valley it travels along the Vilcanota River, where you can perform canoeing activities.

Rainbow Mountain of Vinicunca.

The 7-color Mountain of Vinicunca or Winicunca Rainbow mountain is located southeast of the City of Cusco in the Vilcanota The Rainbow Mountain altitude of 5200 meters above sea level, so the walk becomes tedious.

The origin of colors according to expert is of geological origin accumulated over time for the mixture of marine, lake and river elements. This mixture of minerals carried by the waters, humidity and wind have caused the oxidation of the soils giving the tonality of their colors.

Before it was discovered the mountain of colors was covered with ice, and when it melted the colors of this Andean wonder appeared.


Itinerary

Day 1

Reception Airport / City Tour Cusco

Upon arrival at Cusco airport our partners will be waiting for you, in order to pick up you and transfer you to the selected hotel in Cusco.

Depending on the time of the hotel’s Check Inn we can take a short break before the city tour starts.

At the time indicated by our Responsible Guide, we will start the city tour visiting first the Plaza de Armas of Cusco, from here we move through the cobbled streets toward the Qoricancha temple,

We will have a guided visit of the Qoricancha Temple and know the importance of this religious precinct of the Incas that is currently built the Temple of Santo Domingo.

At the end of the visit we will continue in private mobility to the 4 archaeological parks of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay, we will know the importance that each of them had in the Inca era, Of all the most important is the archaeological park of Sacsayhuaman where the stage of the Inti Raymi takes place.

At the end of the tour we will return to our Hotel in Cusco – Free Night.

Day 2

Tour Maras Moray Salt Mines

At hours 8:30 am to 9:00 am, we will pass by your accommodation for your pick-up.

At 9:00 am we will be leaving Cusco to Chinchero, where we will make a brief stop to visit its artisan market which is very famous.

We then continue our journey to Moray’s platforms, where we will have a 40-minute visit with our guide, who will talk to us about the importance of this archaeological center.

At the end we will continue the journey back to Maras to be able to head toward the Salt Mines, in the place we will have a 40-minute visit with our guide who will explain to us the importance that this place had since the Inca times.

At the end we will return to the city of Cusco, arriving approximately 2:30 p.m.

Day 3

Rainbow Mountain Tour

At 4:30 am our associates will pass by your hotel to pick you up and board our sightseeing transportation to visit the Rainbow Mountain.

At approximately 5:00 am we will be on our way to the south of Cusco, by the road that takes us to Arequipa, after about 2 hours of travel we will be arriving to our first stop in Cusipata, to be able to have breakfast. After breakfast we will continue to the community of Chillihuayni, where we will prepare to begin our walk.

Along with our guide we will start the walk of approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes to the colored mountain on an uphill path (optional horse-drawn), arriving at the top of the Colored Mountain 5200 meters above sea level, we will take a rewarding break from having managed to reach the summit, From where we can appreciate the beauty of the Vinicunca mountain range, surrounded by mountains and snow capped peaks.

After the visit of about 30 minutes, we will start the way back toward our mobility, to go to the restaurant for lunch and rest before the return to Cusco.

At approximately 3:00 pm we will be returning to Cusco, arrival approx. 5:30 pm

Day 4

HUMANTAY LAKE TOUR

At 4:30 am our collaborators will pass by your hotel to pick you up and board our tourist transport to visit the Humantay Lake.

At 5:00 am we will be starting our journey to Mollepata, crossing fields of cultivation and landscapes surrounded by mountain chains and snow-capped peaks.

On arrival in Mollepata we will stop for breakfast, then continue to Soraypampa, where we will prepare to start the hike to Humantay Lake.

The climb hike will be approximately 1 hour and a half until you reach the Lagoon (optional horse-drawn), the walk will be hard but rewarding. At the edge of the Lagoon our guide will explain to us about the origin of the Huamantay Lake and the turquoise color, then we will have time to take short walks, take pictures.

At the end we will descend about 40 minutes to Soraypampa, and take our mobility back to the restaurant where a comforting lunch awaits us.

After lunch, we will continue our return trip to Cusco City, arriving approximately 6:30 pm.

Day 5

Tour Sacred Valley of the Incas.

At 7:00 am, our guide will transfer you to your hotel so you can pick them up and head for our sightseeing transportation, to take the Route to the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

On the way our guide will explain to us about the history of the city of Cusco and the importance of the sacred valley of the Incas.

Our first visit will be to the Taray viewpoint., from where the beauty of the Sacred Valley of the Incas is appreciated, continuing we will visit the Archaeological Center of Pisaq, which is well known for the construction of its agricultural platforms on the slopes of the hill.

At the end we will return to the village of Pisaq in order to visit a workshop of Plateria, in Pisaq are the best artisans.

Continuing our journey, we will continue until we reach Urubamba the capital of the Sacred Valley, where we will be able to have lunch and take a brief rest.

After lunch we will continue our journey to Ollantaytambo, the living Inca city, because much of the present population maintains Inca construction.

Trip to Machu Picchu

After the visit of Ollantaytambo, according to our program we will take the train that will transfer us to Machu Picchu Pueblo in a journey 2 hours.

Overnight hotel Machu Picchu.

Day 6

Machu Picchu Tour

After Breakfast and at the time indicated by our guide, we will head to the bus station to board and board the entrance gate of Machu Picchu.

It will be a journey of about 40 minutes of journey along a zigzag path toward the citadel, upon arrival our guide awaits us to start our guided tour of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

We will have a tour of approximately 3 hours, where our guide will explain the most important facts of the citadel, as we will be able to take the best souvenir photos.

At the end of the tour we will return to the entrance gate to reboard the bus that transfers us back to Machu Pichu Pueblo.

We will have the afternoon free to take advantage of at lunch and if you give us time to go to the thermal baths and take a relaxing bath.

According to the departure time of our train, 30 minutes before we will be presented at the station to board and travel to Ollantaytambo, where our transfer awaits us to transfer us to the hotel of Cusco.

Day 7

Transfer hotel – Cusco Airport

After breakfast, and depending on your flight departure time, we will transfer you to the airport and depart with a until later.

Note: If your flight departs during the evening hours you can take advantage of the Rainbow Mountain Tour.

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Inclusions

Included

  • Accommodation: 5 nights hotel Cusco, 1-night hotel Machu Picchu, all rooms have private bathroom, cable TV, Wifi, room services, and breakfast. Accommodation is in double, or triple rooms.
  • Income: Entrance to Machu Picchu, General Tourist ticket to visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas, City tour Cusco, Maras Moray Salt Mines, Entrance to Colored Mountain and Entrance to Humantay Lake
  • Train ticket: Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo, in Voyague or expeditions service.
  • Professional guide: We have experienced professional guide and service vocation to make Tours Cusco an unforgettable experience.
  • Bus in Machu Picchu: bus up and down.
  • Professional guide: We have experienced professional guide and service vocation to make Tours Cusco an unforgettable experience.
  • Food: Breakfast at the hotel, 1 buffet lunch in Urubamba, Rainbow Mountain and Humantay Lake
  • Tourist transportation: pick up – airport – airport hotel, and tourist transportation for sightseeing.
  • Transportation Ollantaytambo Cusco: When you return from Machu Picchu you will be transferred back to the hotel of Cusco.
  • First aid kit: We have oxygen for the Rainbow Mountain and Humantay Lake, a first aid kit for any emergency

No Included

  • Food not indicated in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses of the passenger.
  • Entrance Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu Mountain US$. 60.00 USD each.
  • Other costs not mentioned
  • Vistadome train ticket or 360° Additional cost US$.45.00 USD per person.

Recomendations

  • Wear sneakers or light shoes or tennis shoes.
  • Bring refreshing beverages for the excursions.
  • Raincoat (long poncho) in rainy season October, November, January, February, March.
  • Warm clothes for the nights in them months of May, June, July,
  • Long sleeve shirts and comfortable pants for hiking.
  • For the routes of the mountain of colors and the Humantay Lake, bring thermal and light clothing, and medicines for personal use.
  • In Machu Picchu preferably use insect repellent.
  • Sunscreen, wide-brimmed hat for sunny days for all excursions.
  • Plastic bags so you can keep the trash and leave it in the right place.
  • A small backpack to carry your personal items if necessary.
  • Light briefcase per person with less than 8 kilos for trips to Machu Picchu.
  • Have on hand checks and coins in small denominations, preferably local currency soles.

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Machu Picchu has a medical post as well as private clinics such as Swiss Peruvian clinic , Traveler’s Clinic O2 Medical Network and among others.

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