This is a jaw dropping experience. Nothing you have seen before will prepare you to the magnificent and overwhelming nature spectacle that is the Vinicunca mountain also known as Rainbow mountain, and the overwhelming sight of Machu Picchu citadel.
Transfer to Lima airport to take the flight to Cusco city.
Transfer to the hotel.
Afternoon City Tour:
Visit the city declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. The tour will start at the temple of Koricancha, an ancient Inca palace where the order of the Dominicans built an incredible church that can still be seen there. Then visit the Main Square, where the Cathedral and the beautiful Church of the Society of Jesus, among other colonial buildings, are located. Continue to the San Cristóbal colonial chruch to enjoy a spectacular view of the city. Afterwards you will go on to the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, an Inca building known for its massive walls of hewn stone, also Qenko and Puca Pucara archaeological complexes.
Half day visit to Ollantaytambo, a military, religious and agricultural center of the Incan Empire. The fortress is located on top of a mountain to allow them to protect the whole valley from invaders. From the highest spot you will be able to appreciate the narrow roads along with the channels that remain unaltered since Incan times.
Transfer from the hotel to the train station to take the train to Machu Picchu.
You will arrive to station in Machu Picchu town, and then you will be transported by bus to Machu Picchu citadel, one of the most renowned examples of the Inca’s architecture, surrounded by an amazing landscape of lush forest. Lost in history, Machu Picchu was not discovered until 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham, but was built in the middle of XV century. At the appointed time, you will return to the station to take your train ride back to the Sacred Valley. From there transfer to Cusco city and to the selected hotel.
Challenge yourself and get a great payoff on this 11-hour day trip to Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca Mountain) from Cusco. This little-known spot in Peru is not only a must-see because of its naturally colorful mountains, but it’s the perfect location to take trip pics. Go on an exciting 3 to 4 hour hike to make your way to where the mountains are.