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Short Inca Trail + Rainbow Mountain Trek – 3 Days
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Short Inca Trail + Rainbow Mountain Trek – 3 Days
Tour Type
Mountain Hike
Short Inca Trail + Rainbow Mountain Trek – 3 Days
Maximun Altitude
5,100m (16,732 ft.)
Short Inca Trail + Rainbow Mountain Trek – 3 Days
Physical Level
Moderately Strenuous
Short Inca Trail + Rainbow Mountain Trek – 3 Days
Recommended Season
March to December

Short Inca Trail + Rainbow Mountain Trek – 3 Days

Price from: $ 396.00 USD (See: Pricing)

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.

Tour Plan: Cusco | Ollantaytambo | Km 104 | Chachabamba | Wiñaywayna | Inca Sun Gate | Machu Picchu Ruins | Llactoc | Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain

Short Inca Trail plus Rainbow Mountain Trek 3 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.

This breathtaking adventure will take you through stunning landscapes, including the famous Rainbow Mountain and the ancient Inca Trail. Get ready for an unforgettable experience that will leave you in awe of the natural beauty of Peru.

If you’re an adventure seeker and love exploring nature, then the 3 Days Rainbow Mountain and Short Inca Trail trek is perfect.


Rainbow Mountain & Short Inca Trail 3 Days Overview

This adventure-packed tour takes you through the stunning Rainbow Mountain and the iconic Inca Trail. You’ll hike through breathtaking landscapes, explore ancient ruins, and immerse yourself in the rich culture of Peru. Rainbow Mountain is a natural wonder, with its vibrant colors and stunning views. The Short Inca Trail is a perfect introduction to the famous Inca Trail, with its beautiful scenery and fascinating history. Along the way, you’ll learn about the rich history and culture of the Inca people and their connection to the land.

  • Day 1: Short Inca Trail “Machu Picchu Pueblo 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.


Rainbow Mountain & Short Inca Trail 3 Days Itinerary

Combining Rainbow Mountain and Short Inca Trail: The beauty of this adventure lies in its perfect combination of natural wonders and cultural immersion. Starting from Cusco, you’ll embark on a journey that takes you from the colorful slopes of Rainbow Mountain to the historic path of the Short Inca Trail.


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.

  • At 4:30, your guide with our van will pick you up at your Hotel in Cusco and transfer you immediately to the Ollantaytambo train station.
Train info:

Train Company: INCA RAIL

Route: Ollantaytambo to KM 104
Service: The Voyager 41
Train departure: At 06:40
At the train station: At 06:10
KM 104 Arrival: 07:50

  • At 9:30, We will immediately start walking the Inca Trail.
  • At 16:30, Board the bus service that goes 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 – 2-Star Hotel.
  5. Difficulty – Easy to Moderate.
  • 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

Box Lunch

Physical Level

2, Moderate

Walking Distance

11km (6.14 miles)

Hiking Time

5 Hrs

Starting Altitude

KM 104: 2,000m (6,560 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Machu Picchu Ruins: 2,400m (7,874 ft)

Highest Altitude

Inti Pinku: 2,720m (8,920 ft)


Machu Picchu Tour

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 essential sites of the citadel). At the end of the guided tour, we leave the Inca citadel to go to Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon, we board the train to return to Cusco via OLLANTAYTAMBO. In Ollantaytambo, the private vehicle awaits us for the transfer service to reach the Hotel.

Train service information: [Inbound Journey]
  • Train company: INCA RAIL
  • Service: MACHU PICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO ( 1 hour and 30 minutes of train ride).
  • Class: The Voyager 44
  • Departure: 14:30
  • At Station: 14:00 – Otherwise, you may not be allowed to board.
  • Ollantaytambo arrival: 16:04
  • Cusco arrival by transport: 17:50
Meet at the train arrivals area at the OLLANTAYTAMBO train station. Just look for a KONDOR PATH TOURS sign with your name.” Group name: Rainbow Mountain & Short Inca Trail 3 Days
CUSCO HOTEL: By customers.


Physical Level

1, Easy

Walking Distance

A light walk

Hiking Time

2-hour guided tour

Starting Altitude

Machu Picchu Pueblo: 2,065m (6,774 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Machu Picchu Ruins: 2,400m (7,874 ft)

Highest Altitude

Cusco: 3,350m (10,990 ft)


Rainbow Mountain Experience

We start the trip from Cusco around 06:00, “not too early and too late,” which we believe suits 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 beautiful sites with impressive panoramic views of the Andes Mountains and unique scenic landscapes south of Cusco. The visit is completed 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 15:30 (Cusco).
Useful Information
  1. Starting Altitude – 4,900 m/16,076 ft.
  2. Highest Altitude – 5,100 m / 16,732 ft.
  3. Walking Distance – 7 km (Total)
  4. Difficulty: Challenging – Moderate.

Box Lunch

Physical Level

5, Challenging

Walking Distance

7km (4.3 miles)

Hiking Time


Starting Altitude

Llactoq: 4,900m (16,076 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Llactoq: 4,900m (16,076 ft)

Highest Altitude

Rainbow Pass: 5,100m (16,732 ft)


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 INCA RAIL
    • Outbound Journey: OLLANTAYTAMBO – KM 104: Class: The Voyager 41, departure at 06:40
    • Inbound Journey: MACHU PICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO: Class: The Voyager 44, train departure at 14:30
  • 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, Hostels, Airbnb, or Lodges for stays in CUSCO AND AGUAS CALIENTES OR MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO
  • 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 Guide

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 today. This network of roads spans 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-kilometer route that leads to Machu Picchu.

Enjoy outdoor activities of hiking along the trails of the Incas.

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, with 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, given its location in the Amazon jungle. Rains are latent in any month, from March to December, even in the dry season.

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 is shaped like the condor, the sacred bird of the Incas.

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

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

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.

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Best Trails to Short Inca Trail & Rainbow Mountain 3 Days COST

Season 2023 – 2024

Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 886.00 USD
2 $ 631.00 USD
3 $ 530.00 USD
4 $ 491.00 USD
5 $ 466.00 USD
6 $ 440.00 USD
7 $ 421.00 USD
8 $ 406.00 USD
9 $ 396.00 USD

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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


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Machu Picchu Fee

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Kristi V
Kristi V
Alittle bit of everything We had a last minute change of plans when it came to our tour. We were supposed to visit the rainbow mountain but with the recent protesting we called to see if we could change last minute and they were very accommodating. Odon and Fernando were amazing! They took us to see multiple attractions and made us feel very at home. And kudos to Renee for the amazing driving. I would highly recommend using this company for a tour. We will definitely use them if we ever come back!
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Atv Tour Odin and Fernando were great as well as our driver Rene. Very informative about the city of Cusco. Enjoyed our tour with this company and these individuals who took us around. Great time! Highly recommend!!!
Family vacation Kondor path tours arranged a couple of private tours on our last vacation in Peru. Our first tour was the Rainbow Mountains and the next day we did the sacred Valley Tour.The administrative services were excellent, we met at our hotel the day before our tours and our head guide, Fredy, explained everything perfectly, including what to wear and bring for each tour. On the tour days, our guides (Fredy and Juan Carlos) and driver (Juan Carlos) were great! very knowledgeable, considerate about our party, always helpful and ready to answer questions and meet the expectations (completely different expectations because we had different ages in our party (from 11 to 69 years)) of each party member.The rainbow mountain is awesome and is is really helpful to go with a guide that knows about the area, but also about hiking!!!
Excellent guide who stays with you for the entire day The Vinicunca one-day horse tour was fantastic. The friendly and informative Freddy guided us for the entire bus ride and mountain trek. He knew where to stand to get the best photos and made everything fun and accommodating. The horse ride up made it much easier to enjoy the final hike. Lunch was large and tasty. Door to door service.
Awesome Service and Tours Fernando and Patricia were SUPER responsive - usually responded to emails within 10 minutes!!. The arrangements they made for Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, and surrounding areas were awesome.They were waiting for us at the airport and did everything we asked them. Our guide for the four days was Herberth and driver was Juan Carlos. Both were SUPER SUPER great. Juan Carlos was such an amazingly pleasant driver with cute stories. He also was a very safe driver. Herberth was very knowledgable and helpful. Took us all over the places with details about the history and details. We had friends who were not able to climb much and they accommodated us all.On the day we had planned to do rainbow mountain we did not feel great and emailed Fernando at 5am and he responded within 5 minutes with other options for us to do that day. Overall, if you are going to Peru and want to visit the historic sites, you SHOULD go with these people. They are SUPERB!!
Great memories for our family We went for a tour to the rainbow mountain, service was excellent and then we decided to go for another tour on the next day to the sacred valley, it was also excellent. Our guide was Fredy and our driver was Juan Carlos, two excellent people, honest and respectful. I recommend them. Gracias por todo, lo pasamos increíble.
Rainbow Trek and Horseback Riding A group of 7 of us did a One Day Rainbow Trek and Horseback Riding. Freddy was our guide and he was prompt and with us every moment of the journey. They were so accommodating to move the debrief meeting the night before because we had a food tour that evening. Freddy had so much energy, knowledge, and excitement to share with us about his native homeland. In addition, he made sure that we were well taken care of when one of us was actually sick from the altitude. It was such an amazing experience and Freddy made sure we got the best of it. Thank you! Highly recommend Kondor Path Tours.
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Ido I
MachuPicchu trek We had an amazing experience with the one day trek and the day after visit to the MachuPicchu site with Hober Guia, this guide is very knowledgeable of the history and culture, patient and kind and took care of all of our needs. The tour was arranged perfectly taking care of all small details. Very much recommend!
Maras Moray hike We recently did this hike with Bonnet. She was a highly experienced guide. V good English. Judged our ability well and made for a great day out.
MachuPicchu and Rainbow Moutain We worked with Kondor Path for two tours, of Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain. Everything they did was well organized, well documented, well communicated. The two guides and the driver were great, very friendly and knowledgeable. All were bilingual (English and Spanish). At Rainbow Mountain we rode horses to the base of the really steep part of the mountain (this saved some 7 km of hiking). But that last part was quite difficult! I'm glad I had prepared and gotten conditioned.
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