Short Inca Trail + Rainbow Mountain Trek – 3 Days

Price from: $ 440.00 USD (See: Price List)

Short Inca Trail + Rainbow Mountain Trek – 3 Days

Price from: $ 440.00 USD (See: Price List)

Premium Inca Trail plus Rainbow Mountain 03 days – Expedition for adventure lovers catalogs between moderate and strenuous; exploring the lost city of the Incas is the perfect combination with the rainbow mountain of Peru – South America.

Short Inca Trail plus Rainbow Mountain trek + The Red Valley 03 days

A quick 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. See you on this extraordinary adventure of hikers. We visit the Short Inca Trail + Rainbow Mountain Trek 3 Days expedition, Machu Picchu, the famous rainbow mountain with the red valley.


Rainbow Mountain & Short Inca Trail 3 Days Overview

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


  • Explore the Andes through the iconic tourist circuits of the Cusco region
  • See the Short Inca Trail & Rainbow Mountain 3 Days plus the lost city of Machu Picchu.
  • Enjoy outdoor activities of hiking along the trails of the Incas.


  • Hiking time: Total time: 06 hours approx.
  • 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 hiking trail offers incredible views of the local geography and the wonderful.
  • Archaeological remains: Inca terraces and the gate “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


Full Itinerary of the Rainbow Mountain & Short Inca Trail 3 Days


Day 01: Premium Short Inca Trail

We leave the city of Cusco at approximately 05:10 to board the train service from the Ollantaytambo train station. The train ride lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes; We get off the train with our tour guide at kilometer 104. We cross the suspension bridge to reach the control of the Historic Sanctuary of the Inca Trail Network, and we present the original passports with the permits and tickets to start the trek. Guided visits to the Inca archaeological complexes of Chachabamba, Wiñaywayna, and Intipunku

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 of the quality of the paved trail.

Itinerary Summary
  • At 5:10, your guide with our van will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco and transfer you immediately to the Ollantaytambo train station.
    • (The train leaves at 7:45). You will travel through the Ollantaytambo, Pampahuana, to Kilometer 104.
  • At 9:00, we arrive at kilometer 104; there is a checkpoint we must show our original passport with the tickets to enter the trek.
  • At 9:30, We will immediately start walking the Inca Trail.
  • At 16:30, Board the bus service that goes to Aguas Calientes.
  • Hotel 3-stars
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 – 2-Star Hotel.
  5. Difficulty – Easy to Moderate.

Day 02: Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is an enigmatic and mysterious city.

Description of activities: Buffet breakfast at the hotel, then board the shared bus service of the Consettur company “30 minutes of travel”.

We arrive at Machu Picchu; We present the entrance ticket with the respective passport and begin the guided exploration of Machu Picchu (02 hours is enough time to visit all the important sites of the citadel). At the end of the guided tour, we leave the Inca citadel to go to the town of Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon, we board the train to return to the city of Cusco via POROY. In POROY, the private vehicle awaits us for the transfer service to reach the hotel.

Train service information: [Inbound Journey]
  • Train company: PERU RAIL
  • Service: MACHU PICCHU – POROY (03 hours and 50 minutes of train ride).
  • Class: EXPEDITION 34
  • Departure: 15:20
  • At Station: 14:50 – Otherwise, you may not be allowed to board.
  • Poroy arrival: 19:05
  • Cusco arrival by transport: 19:35
When you get to the POROY train station, Meet at the train arrivals area. Just look for a KONDOR PATH TOURS sign with your name.” Group name: Rainbow Mountain & Short Inca Trail 3 Days 🙂
CUSCO HOTEL: By customers.

Day 03: Rainbow Mountain + The Red Valley

We start the trip from the city of Cusco around 06:00, “not too early and too late,” which 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 walk along the walkers’ path. We reached the top of the mountain of colors and 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 03 hours to reach the famous viewpoints.
  • The tour ends around four or 17:30 (Cusco).
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 – Moderate.


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


Short Inca Trail & Rainbow Mountain 3 Days Included:

  • A bilingual local tour guide who speaks Spanish and English has a “current card to enter the tourist circuits.”
  • Private tourist transport for transfer services
  • Authorization to get off the train at km 104.
  • Train ticket service: Railway company PERU RAIL
    • Outbound Journey: OLLANTAYTAMBO – KM 104: Expedition 83, departure at 07:45
    • Inbound Journey: MACHU PICCHU – POROY: Expedition 34, train departure at 15:20
  • 01 night in a Hotel 03 star in Aguas Calientes (HOTELS: Santuario Machupicchu, Waman Hotel Machu Picchu, or Hotel Retama Machu Picchu based on a DOUBLE or Matrimonial room). The rooms include private bathrooms with hot showers, Wi-Fi, buffet breakfast. Check-In: 11:00 Hrs | Check-Out: 10:00 Hrs.
  • 03 bus tickets for Machu Picchu services are valid to go up and down to the Inca citadel.
  • Entrance tickets to the express Inca Trail with Machu Picchu + rainbow mountain plus the red valley
  • 01 first aid kit with medicated oxygen balloon “the tour guide carries this equipment.”
  • Meals: Lunch box prepared in a tourist restaurant for days 01 and 03
  • All local taxes.

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Short Inca Trail & Rainbow Mountain 3 Days Not Included

  • Hotels not described in the itinerary
  • Bottled water for your excursions “minimum two liters of water per day.”
  • Snacks
  • Tips at discretion for tour guides, drivers, etc

What to Bring for Short Inca Trail & Rainbow Mountain 3 Days

  • Original passport to present in the train services and Machu Picchu.
  • Backpack of 20 to 40 liters.
  • Comfortable hiking boots.
  • Change of clothes.
    • Rain jacket.
    • Warm jacket or fleece.
    • Shirts, Long pants.
    • A hat or cap for the sun is essential.
  • Sunscreen with sun protection + Insect repellent for mosquitoes
  • Water to drink (02 liters, no plastic bottles).
  • Basic personal toiletries: Deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, small towel, Antibacterial wet wipes.
  • Camera, extra camera memory, and additional batteries,
  • Snacks, chocolates, energy bars, etc.
  • Money in soles and dollars.
Additional equipment for the Colorful Mountain

Warm clothes for the low temperatures of the Andes; the weather is changeable; bring an excellent warm jacket, gloves, and scarf. Also, bring full rain gear; it is better to be cautious.

Travel Facts

Facts of the 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. 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. 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. 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 rainfall volume, ranging 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

You can find archeological sites and monuments of high historical value in Machu Picchu, 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 shapes like the condor, the sacred bird of the Incas.

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

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.

It is located more than 90 kilometers from the city of Cusco, on a summit altitude situated 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 are dyed in various shades, including red, purple, green, yellow, pink, and other variations.


Best Trails to Short Inca Trail & Rainbow Mountain 3 Days / PRICES PER PERSON 2022 – 2023. Great hiking tours.

  • 02 people US$ 715.
  • 03 people US$ 610.
  • 04 people US$ 570.
  • 05 people US$ 560.
  • 06 people US$ 530.
  • 07 people US$ 515.
  • 08+ people US$ 495.

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The most suitable hotels in Aguas Calientes, Peru; there are options to upgrade to a premium hotel! At Kondor Path Tours, we try to make it easier by searching and focusing on our experience and travelers’ experiences.


Gringo Bill’s Machupicchu
+$25. DBL/MATRIMONIAL | +$43 Suite

Inti Punku Machupicchu
+$25. Standard | +$33. Superior | +$39. Junior Suite | +$63. Senior Suite

Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu
+$29. Traditional | +$35. Superior | +$45. Suite

Taypikala Boutique Machupicchu
+$35. Standard SGL/DBL | +$80 Suite

Jaya Suite Machupicchu

El MaPi ByInkaterra
+$69. Superior Deluxe SGL or DBL | +$91. Suite SGL o DBL

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
+$244. Superior | +$271. Superior Deluxe |+$298. Junior Suite | +$389. Junior Suite Deluxe | +$488. Suite | +$555. Inkaterra Suite


By PeruRail / PER PERSON

+ $35 Vistadome train (one way: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHUPICCHU) Outbound Journey
+ $55.00 Vistadome train (round trip: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHUPICCHU – POROY)
+ $65.00 Vistadome train (back and forth: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHUPICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO) + Transfer to Cusco from Ollantaytambo
+ $445.00 Hiram Bingham train (Train MACHUPICCHU – POROY) Inbound Journey


+$75 Huayna Picchu
+$75 Montaña

Discounts 🙂

This applies to the following services
Machu Picchu Fee

Student discounts of $ 30 off.

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