Short Inca Trail + Rainbow Mountain Trek – 3 Days

Price from: $ 545.00 USD

Expedition for adventure lovers does catalog between moderate and strenuous. Explore the premium Inka trail that goes to Machu Picchu. The lost city of the Incas is the perfect combination with the rainbow mountain.

Short Inca Trail + Rainbow Mountain. + The Red Valley Treks

The short version of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the iconic routes of Peru and South America. We present one of the best combinations of outdoor adventures in the Andes of Cusco. We visit in 3 days expedition the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, the famous rainbow mountain with the red valley. See you in this extraordinary adventure of hikers.


Overview Rainbow Mountain & Short Inca Trail 3 Days

  • Day-1. Short Inca Trail “Aguas Calientes overnight.”
  • Day-2. Machu Picchu Guided Tour “02 hours.”
  • Day-3. Rainbow Mountain Trek + The Red Valley


  • Real-time Inca trail permit information via Kondor Path Tour, “official operator of the Inca Trail 2022.”
  • Follow the legendary path of the Incas, winding through the spectacular scenery of the Peruvian Andes.
  • Mythical and awe-inspiring Machu Picchu declared 01 of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
  • Witness the spectacular architecture of the Incas in Peru.
  • Beautiful scenery and stunning Andes mountain vistas.


  • Hiking time: Total time: 06 hours approx (round trip).
  • Difficulty: Moderate.
  • Hiking distance: Total hike: 10km / 6.21 miles.
  • Age restrictions: None.
  • Elevation: 2720 masl / 8924 ft.
  • Location: Southwest of the citadel of Machu Picchu.
  • Description of the hike: The trail is a flat incline, but uphill for 80%, AND the remaining 20% are stone stairs.
  • Advantages: The trail offers you incredible views of the local geography and the wonderful.
  • Archaeological remains: You can find Inca terraces and the gate known as “La Portada del Sol.”
  • The unevenness route: The imbalance of this route is 250 meters starting from the door of the sanctuary of Machu Picchu


Day-1. Short Inka Trail 🙂

We leave the city of Cusco at approximately 04:30 am to board the train service from the Ollantaytambo train station. The train ride lasts 1 hour and 35 minutes; We get off the train with our tour guide at kilometer 104 to explore the archaeological ruins and fauna of the “cloud forest” area.

There are three hours of ascent and two hours of the semi-undulating path until reaching the viewpoints of Machupicchu. The entrance to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is masterful for the quality of the paved trail.

Itinerary Summary

  • At 4:00 am, your guide with our van will pick you up at your hotel in the city of Cusco and will transfer you immediately to the Ollantaytambo train station.
  • (The train leaves at 6:40 am). You will travel through the Sacred Valley to the Ollantaytambo train station.
  • At the 8:10 am checkpoint, we must show our original passport.
  • At 9:30, we will immediately start the Inca trail.
  • At 17:20, take the bus to Aguas Calientes.

Informative information about the walk

  1. Starting Altitude – 2100m / 6900ft.
  2. Highest Altitude – 2730m / 8,792ft.
  3. Walking Distance – 10km / 6.3 miles
  4. Accommodation – 3 Star Hotel.
  5. Difficulty – Easy to Moderate.

Day-2. Machu Picchu Guided Tour

Machu Picchu, an enigmatic and mysterious city; Description of activities: Buffet breakfast at the hotel, then we board the shared bus service of the Consettur company “30 minutes of travel”.

We arrived at Machu Picchu; We presented the entrance ticket with the respective passport and began the guided exploration of Machu Picchu. At the end of the guide, we leave the Inca citadel built in stone, and then we make the line to board the bus service to the town. Upon reaching the village of Aguas Calientes, we will have time to have lunch “not included” and then go to the train station to board it and begin to return to the city of Cusco via Ollantaytambo – Chinchero.

Day-3. Rainbow Mountain Trek + The Red Valley

We start the trip from the city of Cusco around 06:00 am, “not too early and too late,” we believe is a suitable time for the entire group of adventurers since the service is private. We arrive at the end of the Cusipata carriage trail to begin walking along the walkers’ path. We reached the top of the mountain of colors, and then we continued to the red valley. The two routes are two beautiful sites with impressive panoramic views of the Andes Mountains and unique scenic landscapes in the south of Cusco; Altogether, the visit does complete with the sighting of alpacas along the route in their natural habitat.

  • It will take approximately 01 and a half hours to reach the famous viewpoint.
  • The tour ends around four or 17:30.

Useful Information:

  1. Starting Altitude – 4,900 m/16,076 ft.
  2. Highest Altitude – 5,100 m / 16,732 ft.
  3. Walking Distance – 14 km (Total)
  4. Difficulty – Challenging “uphill,” Easy and Moderate “downhill.”


You will be swept away by the mix of red shades and patches of incredibly lush green grass. You will not regret this decision.



  • Professional guide for 03 days.
  • Accommodation: 01-night hotel in Aguas Calientes Pueblo (3-star hotel).
  • Authorization to get off the train at km 104.
  • Train ticket service:
    • OLLANTA-KM 104: Expedition 83
    • MAPI-OLLANTA: Expedition 74
  • Bus tickets round trip (Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes).
  • Entrance ticket to the Inka Trail, Machupicchu, Rainbow Mountain, and the Red Valley.
  • Private car to Cuzco.
  • First aid kit/oxygen.
  • Meals: BoxLunch on days 1 and 3 (notice in advance if you are vegetarian, this option is at no additional cost).

Not Included

  • Air flights.
  • Hotels not described in the itinerary “Cusco, Sacred Valley.”
  • Personal articles.
  • Other meals.
  • Water.
  • Tips.

What to Take to :

  • Your Original passport.
  • Backpack of 20 to 30 liters (There are no porters in this trek).
  • Comfortable hiking boots.
  • Rain jacket.
  • Change of clothes.
  • Warm jacket or fleece.
  • Shirts.
  • Long pants.
  • Hat or cap for the sun is essential; Sunscreen with sun protection
  • Insect repellent for mosquitoes.
  • Water to drink (2 liters, no plastic bottles).
  • Basic personal toiletries: Deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, small towel, Antibacterial wet wipes.
  • Sunblock and insect repellent.
  • Camera, extra camera memory and additional batteries,
  • Snacks, chocolates, energy bars.
  • Money in soles or dollars.

Travel Facts

Rainbow Mountain & Short Inca Trail 3 Days

The Inca Trail is considered one of the best engineering works of the Inca Empire that remains to this day. In total, this network of roads has a length of 30 thousand kilometers covering countries such as Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, and Colombia. Many sections were the basis for the construction of modern roads. Others are considered protected heritage by the states. One of the most famous stretches is the 39 kilometers route that leads to Machu Picchu.

The Climate in Short Inca Trail & Rainbow Mountain 3 Days

In the citadel of Machu Picchu, the weather is warm and humid during the day and cool at night. The hiking is enjoyable for all travelers as this allows them to walk a little more uncovered during their trip.

Temperature. – The temperature ranges between 12 and 24 degrees Celsius, although the whole area is rainy (about 1,955 mm per year), especially between November and March, the intensity of the rains alternates rapidly.

Rainy Season. – From December to March or April is the rainy season in Machu Picchu. From April to November or December is the dry and sunny season, with a particular nuance in the spring month of September, where there is a spectacular subtropical forest landscape.
The rainy months concentrate approximately 80% of the annual volume of rainfall, which ranges from 1,600 to 2,300 millimeters. The average humidity is 77% during the dry months and 91% during the rainy months.

In the rainy season from September to April, showers and drizzles are almost daily, followed by clear blue skies and intense sunshine. However, given its location in the Amazon jungle. Rains are latent in any month of the year, even in the dry season from March to December.

The geography of Rainbow Mountain & Short Inca Trail 3 Days

The landscape surrounding Machu Picchu

In Machu Picchu, you can find archeological sites and monuments of high historical value, such as the Intihuatana, the Intipunku, the Temple of the 3 Windows, the Sacred Plaza, the Temple of the Condor, etc.

From the air, Machu Picchu Inca city of Machu Picchu does shape like the condor, the sacred bird of the Incas.

Machu Picchu has crossed 2 mountain ranges: the Urubamba range and the Vilcanota range.

The Inca City does build on the ‘Vilcabamba batholith.’ The prominent mountains that surround it are Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu.

Rainbow Mountain Trek

The Vinicunca Mountain, better known as the mountain of the 07 colors or simply (Rainbow), is one of the new attractions of Cusco.

Located more than 90 kilometers from the city of Cusco, on a summit of altitude situated at 5,200 meters above sea level (m.a.s.l.).

It has a mountain formation, naturally dyed in various shades of a complex combination of minerals.

The mountain and the summit of Vinicunca did dye in various shades, including red, purple, green, yellow, pink, and other variations.

Price List

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  • Solo $1,079.
  • 02 participants $798.
  • 03 participants $665.
  • 04 participants $611.
  • 05 participants $593.
  • 06 participants $558.
  • 07 participants + $545.

* Student discounts $ 20 off.

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