Price
2299$ per person
Duration
12 Days
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This wondrous tour package will allow you to explore the exceptional past of Lima, the capital of Peru, along with the ancient capital of the Inca, Cusco, trekking along the Ausangate Circuit, see the Rainbow Mountain. Post-trek we will celebrate the end of our holiday with a visit to the breathtaking lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu! - Come to Peru’s sacred mountains to give your mind, body and soul a break from the daily grind. It is hard to go back to the real world once you’ve seen the sun splash its radiance over the Sandstone Mountains in Peru’s Vinicunca region. Seize the chance to journey through an undiscovered terrain full of wild desert landscapes and snow-capped peaks that reach into heaven. As you pass through lush, emerald-colored valleys, you’ll be inspired by views of Ausangate Mountain standing like a god-carved monolith in the distance.

What's included

Destination
Ausangate Trek , Cusco , Machu Picchu , Peru Treks Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Lima
Return Location
Cusco
Price includes
  • 24 hour support by our local staff
  • Accommodation in Hotel with breakfast included
  • Accommodation in personal tents (camping)
  • All entrance fees and excursions mentioned in the itinerary
  • All ground transportation
  • All transfers airport, train station or bus station transfers, Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All transfers are assisted by English speaking staff
  • Guided tours by local quality English speaking guides
  • Meals: According mentioned in the itinerary (vegetarian or special diets are available)
  • Train tickets
Price does not include
  • Anything not specified in the itinerary description
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain
  • Guidance in other languages
  • International flight tickets
  • Other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tips for guides, drivers and other staff
  • VISA procedures, travel insurance, pre and post tour accommodation
  • Walking sticks

Highlights

  • A comprehensive adventure package that covers Peru’s main attractions including the Ausangate Circuit, Rainbow Mountain, Machu Picchu and Cusco.
  • Hike to the Viewpoint of the Condors.
  • Moray & Maras Terraces of Salt Hike.
  • Hike to Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain, a Walk into the Unknown.
  • Explore the ancient and incredible Inca City of Machu Picchu.
  • A complete tour of Ollantaytambo and the Sacred Valley that is bound to leave you amazed.
  • Explore Cusco´s Beautiful Colonial Center and awe inspiring Incan Archaeological Sites.
  • Experience a glimpse of the historical glory of Machu Picchu.

PRICES FOR THIS TOUR PACKAGE

Hotel Category Double or Triple room Single room option
Additional cost
Tourist US$ 2299 US$ 237
Superior Tourist US$ 2447 US$ 332

* Prices per person in US dollars.

MORE ABOUT HOTEL CATEGORIES
Tourist

  • In this type of accommodation are the 2-star and 3-star hotels and some guesthouses.
  • Appeals to tourists looking for more than basic accommodation.
  • The rooms and bed are simple, comfortable and adequate.
  • Beds are made and rooms are cleaned daily. Clean towels are supplied.
  • Rooms with private bathroom and hot shower.
  • Breakfast is included.
  • Ideal for travelers on a reduced budget.

Superior Tourist

  • In this type of accommodation are the 3-star and 4-star hotels.
  • Standard accommodation.
  • The rooms and bed are comfortable and adequate.
  • Beds are made and rooms are cleaned daily.
  • They have spacious reception with seats and other public rooms.
  • Some of these hotels have food and drink service; restaurant and bar.
  • Buffet breakfast is included.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS TOUR PACKAGE

Trip code ACP14D01
Travel style PRIVATE TOUR
Type of activities Trekking, Adventure, Walking.
Group size To suit group requirements.
Physical rating This trip will raise your heartbeat. Moderate physical activities are included and a good level of fitness is required.
Trekking grade Moderate to strenuous – this trek requires a medium level of fitness. During this trek you will be required to walk up to 5 to 8 hours in one day. Some previous experience is required. Minimum 2 days at altitude recommended.
Departure dates Guaranteed departures any day with one person. Departures are available along the year although due to weather conditions, the recommended period for this trek is April to November.
Min age 12+ All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Private tour means, the tour will run exclusively for you without strangers with private guide, vehicle and driver are for your exclusive use; no matter you are individually, or in a family or friends group.

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4 - Ausangate Circuit Trek & Rainbow Mountain 6 Days
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
  • Day 12
Day 1

International Arrival Assistance

  • Arrive in Lima at any time. Our representative will be waiting for you at Lima airport with a customized sign containing your name. Private transfer to your hotel.
  • There are no planned activities so check into the hotel and rest up.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Lima.
  • Meals included: None.
Day 2

Flight to Cusco and free day

  • Breakfast at hotel; at 07:30am pick up from the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco, the ancient Inca capital of the Incas.
  • On arrival in Cusco, assistance at the airport and transport to your hotel, where the rest of the day is free time to rest in hotel in order to avoid altitude sickness.
  • There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel and rest up
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Cusco.
  • Meals included: Breakfast
Day 3

Moray & Maras Terraces of Salt Hike

  • Breakfast at hotel. Pick up from hotel at 09:00am. You will set off on the road that crosses the Incas´ Sacred Valley to get to the significant, whimsical Moray archeological site (3176m/10419ft). This site houses enormous circular and Pre-Incan semi-circular agricultural terraces that were constructed with the intention of being used as a botanical laboratory to carry out experiments on plant domestication and foreign crop acclimatization. The area stretches so long and widely that at least 3000 plant varieties, including potatoes and corn, may have been grown there.
  • Afterwards, we will carry on visiting the largest salt pans in the region “Las Salineras de Maras” that have been mined continuously, dating all the way back to the Incan Empire. This site has been exploited since the time of the Incas as a source of economic exchange.
  • After the salt pans, you will pass through the village of Pichingoto, which was once the top salt producer during the Spanish colonial era followed by drive through the Sacred Valley to admire its corn fields and green prairies.
  • Finally, we will meet our vehicle again beside the Urubamba River. Back to Cusco, arriving time to Cusco around 17:00pm.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Cusco.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Box-lunch
Day 4 - Ausangate Circuit Trek & Rainbow Mountain 6 Days

Transportation to Tinki, Hike to Upis

  • Breakfast at hotel. To begin this beautiful journey, you will first be picked up by our transportation service from your Cusco hotel at 06:00am to begin our 3-hour journey towards the small Andean village called Tinki (3,800m/12,467ft) in this place we will meet with our muleteers and horses. The drive will take you through the stunning countryside, passing by many traditional villages such as Urcos, Ccatcca and Ocongate and finally Tinki where our horseman wait for us, once our cook give for us the snack for the trek we are going to star our hike around 10:00am.
  • From Tinki your trek officially begins! We start the trek by crossing the bridge and green meadows underneath Ausangate Mountain’s uneven stone flanks. We will reach the hot springs of Upis (4,400m/14,436ft) after around 5 hours, a wonderful place to camp for the night.
  • Overnight in camp.
  • Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner.
Day 5

Hike from Upis to Pucacocha

  • Early morning after breakfast, we climb for about 3 hours to Arapa Pass (4,750m/15,584ft). The views of Ausangate from Arapa step are undeniably stunning and will inspire you to create some Kodak moments!
  • After reaching this step, you will stop for a light lunch before continue descending downward into the valley on a wee-trodden gravel trail. During your descent, you’ll pass by the magnificent black lake of Yanacocha. Once back down in the valley you camp for the night beside the gorgeous lake Jatun Pucacocha. From your camp site you will have the freedom to choose to climb a nearby ridge to view the red-tinged lake of Vinococha. Each lake in the region is colored differently depending on the colored sediment of the nearby mountains.
  • Our second campsite is close to Ausangate glacier at Pucacocha (4,600m/15,092ft).
  • Overnight in camp.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 6

Hike from Pucacocha to Ananpata

  • On this day your excitement will grow as we get closer to the wonderfully unique Rainbow Mountains which you will begin to see in the distance! We will begin with one hour and 30 minutes uphill climb until we reach the next step (4,900m/16,076ft). At this step, we will catch glimpses of red mountains, as well as seeing Vicuñas, Chinchillas and Alpacas. From this step you will have a spectacular view of Ausangate and glacier.
  • After we enjoy the natural wonder of this step, we descend for two hours until we reach the Ananpata (4,800m/15,748ft) where will we have lunch and camp.
  • Overnight in camp.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 7

Ananpata to Rainbow Mountain, Hike to Ausangate cocha

  • Very early in the morning around 05:00am we will begin our hike uphill to the second step. After around 45 minutes, we will follow llama trail to Minasniyuq pass (4,980m/16,339ft). Here we will catch our first views of the Rainbow Mountains.
  • Then we continue 30 minutes downhill hike to our camp, Surine Cocha.
  • After breakfast, we will gradually hike uphill for 2 hours until we reach the famous Rainbow Mountain (5,030m/16,498ft).
  • The guide will explain what exactly makes these mountains so unique! They are composed of various minerals, which create different colors of stone striations. As you pass through lush, emerald-colored valleys, you’ll be inspired by views of Ausangate Mountain as it stands like a god-carved monolith in the distance. Of course, all of this leads up to the exciting moment in which you will first spot the colored minerals that formed the painted hills you’re walking through. This is truly a chance to stand in awe of Mother Nature’s handcrafted jewels.
  • After 45 minutes of enjoying the Rainbow Mountain we will return to the same camp, walk down then continuing the hike up to the pass of Minasniyuq (4,980m/16,339ft) then we walked down to have our lunch.
  • In the afternoon we will continue walking around 2 hours to arrive the fourth camp spot called Ausangate cocha (4,700m/15,420ft), this camp site is located at the backside of the Ausangate Mountain where we will see many highland birds. In the evening we will have tea time, subsequently dinner.
  • Overnight in camp.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 8

Hike from Ausangate cocha to Sorapata

  • Another great day to enjoy the mind-blowing colored hills next to the Ausangate Mountain (6,381m/20,935ft) a highest mountain in Cusco, and to see more glacier lagoons.
  • After having breakfast we will begin again with our expedition, the pathway starts right away uphill until reaching the next pass called Palomani that is at 5,100m/16,732ft; where, we’ll start to take a glance the massive mountain and some other colored hills.
  • Then we’ll walk downhill to get the valley part, where we’ll eat our lunch.
  • In the afternoon we’ll walk up to the next camp spot called Sorapata located at an elevation of 4,800m/15,748ft; where in the evening we’ll have tea time, subsequently dinner.
  • Overnight in camp.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 9

Hike from Sorapata to Pacchanta and Back to Cusco

  • After having breakfast we leave the campsite and tenderly ascend the Qampa side valley, going zigzag through a stream and through ancient rock falls where you can see big rabbit-like rodents, the Andean vizcachas, and jump across the boulders.
  • We then pass through Ausangate’s lush side from where you can see icy crags of Collque Cruz and Tres Picos on your right while moving up towards Qampa pass (5,050m/16,568ft) which is our last crossing. The high point is distinguished by the cairns made by the countless travelers through the years.
  • Then we walk down to Qomercocha where you can see lonesome lakes of varying depths and shades lie below soaring peaks. You can sense why this strong yet tranquil place became a ceremonial site for Quechua shamans of the Region. We then follow a series of progressing ridge in grassy outdoors, meeting child and women hand-spinning wool along the way to our trek’s largest settlement, the village of Pacchanta (4,280m/14,042ft).
  • Optional: we can soak in the hot springs and even down a well-deserved beer! This is certainly an amazing photo opportunity with Apu Ausangate as a backdrop!
  • Then we take our private car back to Cusco, arriving at about 20:00pm
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch.
Day 10

Full day to Sacred Valley (Pisac & Ollantaytambo)

  • Breakfast at hotel; Pick up from your hotel at 07:30am.
  • We will embark on a journey back in time to the Inca´s Sacred Valley beginning in Pisac, 31 km from Cusco. The ancient Incan archeological site and city is located on the top of a mountain. There you will have the chance to witness the impressive stonemasonry skill of our ancient ancestors.
  • Afterward you will go down into the quaint little town and wander through its colorful market where you can buy intricate, beautifully hand crafted products.
  • Afterward lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
  • Then we will continue to Ollantaytambo, a military, religious, and agricultural center of the Incas located at the top of a mountain. Note: unlike other small towns, this one has maintained its original Incan design including outstanding stone buildings and narrow streets. It was once used as a fortress, administrative and urban center.
  • After the tour we will make our way to the Ollantaytambo train station where we will catch the train to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch.
Day 11

Visit Machu Picchu & Back to Cusco

  • Breakfast at the hotel; at 06:00am take bus to Machu Picchu citadel, you will ride a bus to Machu Picchu archeological site (2,430m/7,972ft) and tour every nook and cranny of this New 7 Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site: an unforgettable experience. Your guide will expertly direct you throughout the astounding ruins and its main streets.
  • Around 07:30am the guided tour begins, your guide will expertly direct you throughout the astounding ruins and its main streets. You can then wander around the town squares as well as climb the intricately carved stairways made of stone. Machu Picchu is considered to be the world’s spiritual center by esoteric wisdom.
  • From 10:30am to 12:00pm once the guided tour is over, you will have some free time to explore the site on your own, relax, or meditate.
  • From 12:30pm to 13:30pm take bus to Aguas Calientes.
  • From 13:30pm to 15:00pm take lunch at local restaurant in Aguas Calientes.
  • Return to Cusco: later board the train for the return trip to Cusco. You will stop at the Poroy station and then be picked up and driven to your hotel in Cusco.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Cusco.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch.
Day 12

Departure from Cusco

  • Breakfast at hotel; at the scheduled time our representative will meet you in the hotel lobby, transfer and assistance on your departure.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast.

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