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Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain Tour in 2-Days

From USD 530.00
  • Visit Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain on this 2-day tour from Cusco
  • Take a guided tour and learn about the history of the ancient Inca ruins
  • Hike to the top of Rainbow Mountain and enjoy homemade Peruvian food
Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain Tour in 2-Days
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Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain Tour in 2-Days
USD 530.00
Explore two of Peru’s most popular sights on this 2-day tour. First, take the early train to Aguas Calientes to get to the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour of the ruins and some free time to explore. The next day, head to the famous Rainbow Mountain for a 4-hour hike where you can admire the beautiful scenery and enjoy a delicious Peruvian breakfast and lunch.
What to Expect


  • Pick up at 3am - 3:30am

You will be picked up early in the morning to catch the train to Aguas Calientes. The train journey itself is filled with stunning views and will take about 1 hour. You will then bus up to Machu Picchu where you will be given a guided tour of the site and learn about the Inca civilization, visiting all of the highlights of the ruins (2 hours). After you will have the remaining time to explore on your own.

In the evening you will board the train back to Ollantaytambo, where a van will be waiting for you to drop you off at your hotel in Cusco. (arriving between 8pm and 10pm)


  • Fluent English/ Spanish speaking guide

  • Transfer to and from your hotel

  • Round Trip Train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes

  • Private van from Cusco to Ollantaytambo train station

  • Private van from Ollantaytambo train station back to Cusco 

  • Entrance to Machu Picchu

  • 2+ hour Guided Tour of the archeological site

  • Free time in the afternoon to explore the ruins on your own

  • Round trip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu 


  • Meals

  • Travel Insurance

  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu hike (optional $15)

  • Tips for Guide 

  • Hotel accommodation


  • Pick up at 2:15am- 2:45am (Cusco Hotel)
  • Duration: Full Day- 2:15am- 5pm
  • Distance: 12km/ 7.5miles (round trip)
  • Elevation: 4450m (14,600ft) - 5035m (16,520ft)

We pick you up at your hotel in Cusco at 2:15am for a 3 hour trip via private van to the start of the trail. You will be given a Peruvian style breakfast to fuel up for the hike ahead of you.

The hike will take around 2 hours and is a distance of 6 kilometers (3.7 miles). 

After about an hour at the top you will embark for your hike back down (1.5 hours), where you will have a gourmet lunch prepared by our chef in a traditional mud-house and depart back to Cusco. Arriving between 4 & 5pm.


  • Peruvian breakfast  

  • Lunch prepared by our chef in our local community home

  • Snacks

  • Drinking water (.5 liter)

  • Rain poncho to use in case of poor weather

  • Private transportation to/ from your hotel in Cusco 

  • Fluent English/ Spanish speaking expert trekking guide

  • Fees to access private land

  • First aid kit & Oxygen

Write a ReviewReviews (9)

1 - 5 of 9 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great Machu Picchu tour, bad luck with Rainbow Mountain

Had a great personal tour of Machu Picchu with a friendly and knowledgeable guide, Rosbel. Unfortunately we encountered too much snow and weren’t able to make it up to Rainbow Mountain, but our guide, John, made the most of the trip and took our small...More

1  Thank Maxwell B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Flashpacker has THE BEST GUIDES!

My husband and I just returned from what felt like a dream in Peru. We found out about Flashpacker Connect a few months ago when I was seeking alternatives to the Inca Trail (the permits were sold out). At first we only wanted to book...More

Thank Surabhi S
Reviewed 2 June 2018
Wonderful Adventure

Our guides for both trips were delightful, knowledgeable and patient. All of our needs were taken care of and we had no worries throughout our tours. Though there may be other trips that may be less expensive, be sure that all of the essentials are...More

1  Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 30 May 2018
Trip of a Lifetime - Totally Recommend

We booked with Flashpacker Connect two months prior to our trip. As many other reviewers have noted, everything that was promised to us was delivered. We had the pleasure of doing two separate excursions with Flashpacker, the first being a Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu...More

Thank Nicole K
Reviewed 12 May 2018
Great Experience! Totally would recommend!

First I want to start by saying this company is very expensive, but you get what you paid for. Emails are answered very quickly. After some research we decided to use flashpacker connect for its services. My friend and I were picked up from our...More

1  Thank Theresa2319
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Winna P
26 July 2018|
Response from Theresa2319 | Reviewed this property |
You can but you will join a group. There is also a extra charge for solo travelers too. Hope this helps
Destiny L
10 July 2018|
Response from bobofham | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it includes entrance fee and bus tickets