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Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain Tour in 2-Days

From US$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
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

Reviews (15)
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Reviewed yesterday
Flashpacker is amazing!

My dad and I did the 1 day Machu Picchu Tour and the 1 day Rainbow Mountain trek out of Cusco. Both were great! Our guide for the Machu Picchu tour, Joaquin, was superb. He took us all over and patiently waited while I took...More

Thank JessM0328
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Incredible Experience

My friends I did a quick Cusco trip last week and decided the best way to utilize our time would be to do this tour. Rosbel and Mario picked were set to pick us up from the hotel on our second day and we received...More

Thank Kinjal P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Awesome trip to Peru!!

Took the 2 day Sacred Valley+ MP and 2 day Rainbow Mtn trip with Flashpacker Connect. It was a great experience. My guide Joaquin was very knowledgeable and patiently explained the history behind the sites I visited. He made sure the entire trip was worthwhile....More

1  Thank sita n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an absolutely amazing time. The first day was our trip to Machu Picchu. We traveled as a group of four. We had David as our guide, and he was absolutely fantastic. He was so knowledgeable and informative throughout the trip and was able...More

1  Thank Brooke H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Highly recommended

We started our days early in the morning (3:00 am) but it is worth it especially for rainbow mountain. Guides (Albert for Machu Picchu and Joaquin for Rainbow Mountain) are experienced and they gave us great tips to take the most of the tour. We...More

1  Thank Eiko T
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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