Kondor Path Tours
Machupicchu + Rainbow Mountain by Horse 2 Days

Machupicchu + Rainbow Mountain by Horse 2 Days

Price from: $ 337.00 USD (See: Pricing)
Machupicchu + Rainbow Mountain by Horse 2 Days
Tour Type
Historical & Heritage Tours
Machupicchu + Rainbow Mountain by Horse 2 Days
Maximun Altitude
5,100m (16,732 ft.)
Machupicchu + Rainbow Mountain by Horse 2 Days
Physical Level
Moderately Strenuous
Machupicchu + Rainbow Mountain by Horse 2 Days
Recommended Season
April to December

Machupicchu + Rainbow Mountain by Horse 2 Days

Price from: $ 337.00 USD (See: Pricing)

The itinerary encourages couples to embark on a romantic journey through the Inca Land together. We get on the expedition at the Poroy train station and travel to Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain.

Tour Plan: Cusco | Poroy | Machupicchu Pueblo | Machu Picchu Ruins | Llacto | Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain

Tour Machu Picchu + Rainbow Mountain on horseback over the Andes of Peru 2 Days

The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is one of the most visited destinations in Peru. This itinerary is scheduled for travelers who have a few days of vacation. You can make this trip by visiting two incredible excursions: Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain; it is the perfect combination for your next vacation to the land of the Incas in Peru.

We have cataloged this holiday circuit as THE ROMANTIC TOUR. Welcome to this two-day expedition through the jungle of Machu Picchu and the Andes south of Cusco-Ausangate, where the mountain does paint naturally. Adventures to Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain will leave you with lasting memories of Peru’s rich history and awe-inspiring landscapes.

Embark on an unforgettable two-day journey to Peru’s iconic Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain! This incredible tour offers the chance to witness some of the country’s most majestic sites, remarkable scenery, and ancient architecture.

Overview

Overview

We’ll take you on a scenic train ride through the Andes to the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu, where you’ll explore the ruins and learn about the remarkable past of this UNESCO World Heritage site. After a strenuous but rewarding hike to Rainbow Mountain on day two, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the mountain’s vibrant colors and the surrounding Andean scenery.

Day 1: A tour from Cusco to Machu Picchu with a same-day return
Day 2: A tourist circuit around Cusco’s southwest-facing Rainbow Mountain

Highlights

  • Take a quick trip to Machu Picchu’s jungle and the Andes south of Cusco to see the condor fly over the kaleidoscopic rainbow mountains.
  • Explore the south of Peru, the Cusco region, by train and vehicle through the Andes.

Itinerary

ITINERARY

DAY 1

Machupicchu from Ollantaytambo-Cusco

Machu Picchu carries just a daypack or minimal luggage.

At 5:10, we will pick you up at your hotel to start the trip to the railway facilities of the Inca Rail train company to start the train trip through Ollantaytambo. Then, we descend towards the Urubamba River, bordering the Andes mountain range, until we reach the jungle heights of Machupicchu Pueblo. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, our resident guide waited for the group to meet at the railway station to go to the bus station and start the vehicular trip to the only Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, where no one arrived until 1911.

  • Bring your passport to show to the train service and MP main gate.

Explore the Inca citadel for two hours, walking and taking many photos to complete the circuit. Then we go to Aguas Calientes to board the train service to Poroy station. In Poroy, our vehicle driver waits for the group to go to Cusco. We will leave them at their respective hotels.

Train service information: Outbound Journey
  • Train company: Inca Rail
  • Service: Ollantaytambo – Machupicchu (1 hour and 40 minutes of train ride)
  • Class: Voyager 61
  • Departure: 07:22 
  • At Station: 06:52
  • Machupicchu Pueblo Arrival: 08:48

Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu Site at 10:00

Train service information: Inbound Journey
  • Train company: Inca Rail
  • Service: Machupicchu-Ollantaytambo (1 hour and 40 minutes of train ride).
  • Class: Voyager
  • Departure: 14:30
  • At Station: 14:00
  • Ollantaytambo arrival: 16:04
  • Cusco arrival by transport: 17:59

When you arrive, meet at the train arrivals area at Ollantaytambo train station. Search for the KONDOR PATH TOURS sign bearing your name. Chewbacca and Citripio

CUSCO HOTEL: By customers.

Rest early to continue exploring the next day!

Food

None

Physical Level

1, Easy

Walking Distance

A light walk

Hiking Time

2-hour guided tour

Starting Altitude

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

Minimun Altitude

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

Highest Altitude

Poroy Train Station: 3,570m (11,712 ft)

DAY 2

A trip to the rainbow mountain after exploring Machu Picchu

Activities start with pick-up from your hotel at 05:00. We travel southwest of the city for two hours until we reach the town of Cusipata, where we take a detour and go along the dirt road until the end of the highway.

We walk for about 5 minutes until we reach the horses and start riding them with an American saddle adapted to the Andean style. The horses of the Andes take us to the foothills of Rainbow Mountain, and we will only have to walk for about 20 minutes to enjoy the panoramic views of Rainbow Mountain. We have categorized this circuit as THE ROMANTIC TOUR for visiting two wonders: Machu Picchu and the beautiful, colorful, psychedelic mountain of Vinicuna.

Data:

  • Pick-up service at 5:00
  • Travel distance: 3 hours
  • Starting Altitude: 4,900 m/16,076 ft.
  • 5,100 m/16,732 feet is the highest altitude.
  • Horseback riding: 7 km/4.3 miles (55 minutes one-way uphill equine riding service)
  • Uphill: walking distance: 18 minutes.
  • Downhill: walking distance: 35 minutes.
  • Difficulty: moderate on the horse; challenging (hiking)
  • Return to the capital city of Cusco, getting there around 15:00.
Food

Box Lunch

Physical Level

4, Intense

Walking Distance

7km (4.3 miles)

Hiking Time

36-Minutes (up & down)

Starting Altitude

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

Highest Altitude

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

Inclusions

INCLUSION

  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features.
  • Private and personalized tours
  • Day 01: Machu Picchu Day Tour
    • Cusco-Ollantaytambo: private tourist transport with fuel (Kondor Path Vehicle) and a professional chauffeur for transfers.
    • AM Train, Outbound Journey: Ollantaytambo-Machupicchu by Inca Rail, Class: Voyager 61, departs at 07:22.
      Tickets for buses to and from Machupicchu Pueblo and the Machu Picchu
    • Machu Picchu entrance fee at 10:00
    • Machu Picchu Guided Tour, 2 hours
      • Excellent English-speaking tour guide “Kondor resident tour guide of Machu Picchu.”
    • PM Train-Inbound Journey: Machupicchu-Ollantaytambo: By Inca Rail: Class: VoyagerDeparts at 14:30
    • Private transportation is provided from Poroy train station to Cusco City.
  • Day 02: Horse Tour Rainbow Mountain
    • English, Spanish, and Quechua-speaking tour guide from Cusco
    • Rainbow Mountain entrance fee
    • Private tourist transport with fuel and professional
    • Meals: One box lunch.
    • One horse to ride per person and A colorful local muleteer to pull each client’s horse
      • Horseback service for uphill travel—one-way
    • Oxygen tank and first aid kit
  • Local taxes.

Not Include

  • Cusco hotels for the excursions.
  • Airport departure fees, international airfare, and domestic airfare inside Peru “approximate costs: US$ 31.00 for international travel and US$ 10.00 for domestic travel.”
    • Confirmation of personal items and international flights.
  • Spending money should be between US$35 and US$50 per day to cover meals, snacks, drinks, souvenirs, laundry, tips, and extras.
  • Meals are not mentioned in the tour service.
  • Excess baggage on train service: luggage policies and identity requirements by Inca Rail and Peru Rail amended their baggage regulations to read: 01 Bags or backpacks may not weigh more than 5 kg/11 pounds or measure more than 62 inches/157 cm (length + height + width). According to the information, you should travel to Machu Picchu with a small backpack. You can leave your main luggage at your hotel (Cuzco or Ollantaytambo).
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or Snacks
  • Phone calls, radio calls, or messages
  • Snacks.
  • Tipping is a private act that customers perform for the tour guide and driver.

What should I bring to Machupicchu?

  • Original passport.
  • A good daypack
  • The lightest trekking boots with good ankle support!
  • One pair of hiking pants—not jeans!
  • Water should be in reusable metal or plastic containers because plastic bottles are prohibited in Machu Picchu.
  • RAIN JACKET: The rainy season, which lasts from December through April, is present even during the dry season.
  • T-shirts/Comfortable trousers/Sunhat
  • Windbreaker (depends on weather conditions)
  • Une excellente crème de protection solaire!
  • Personal medication.
  • Camera with extra batteries.

Also, what should you bring to Rainbow Mountain?

  • One warm winter jacket,
  • The weather in the Andes of Peru is constantly changing, so it’s imperative to have gloves, a scarf, a cold cap, and full-body thermal clothing.
  • A bandana
  • Coca-leaf candy for the Altitude
  • Lip balm with sunscreen
  • Iron tablets and pills for altitude sickness

Travel Guide

You can reach the breathtaking Vinicunca Mountain on the well-known Peruvian trek known as the Rainbow Mountain Trek.

The Rainbow Mountain Trek is a moderate-to-challenging trek. The tour requires a demanding ascent of more than 5,100 meters.

The Rainbow Mountain Trek is best done between April and December when Peru is in its dry season.

The Rainbow Mountain Trek usually takes one day. There are, however, longer hikes that can last up to three days.

Ensure you have warm clothing, hiking boots, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a drinking water bottle, and a digital camera.

The Rainbow Mountain Trek can be completed as a day trip from Cusco.

Pricing Breakdown

Tour Machu Picchu + Rainbow Mountain by Horse 2 Day COST 

Season 2024

Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 718.00 USD
2 $ 524.00 USD
3 $ 468.00 USD
4 $ 419.00 USD
5 $ 404.00 USD
6 $ 382.00 USD
7 $ 366.00 USD
8 $ 354.00 USD
9 $ 345.00 USD
10 $ 337.00 USD

Upgrade Items

Peru Rail’s MACHU PICHU TRAINS

Upgrade to one of our three Vistadome train services on Peru Rail, each with its own respective additional price per person

  • $80. $95. $105.

Hiram Bingham train (round trip): $999 per person

Discounts

The access ticket to Machu Picchu
  • College students pay $20 per person
  • Children from 3 to 17 years old: $20 per person
For train service in Peru, RAIL
  • Children from 3 to 11 years old: $60 per person.

Inquire

INQUIRE

Romantic Trips in Machu Picchu 2 Days

Contact form Tour
Ani T
Ani T
2023-12-21
Wonderul site, great tour operator and excellent guide We had an evening flight so wanted to do something during the first half of the day, really glad we picked this half-day tour of the Sillustani ruins. The tour agent (Kondor Path Tours) was very flexible about our pickup time and dropoff options, so that really helped. We were able to arrange a later pickup in the morning that included all our luggage and then they dropped us off at the Juliaca airport after the tour. But the Sillustani towers themselves are a real treat to see and learn about all their history. The site itself is very serene and beautiful, with the lake in the background from the main viewpoint. Our tour guide (Richy/Ricardo) was excellent and very helpful and knowledgeable. He gave us not only the ancient history of Sillustani and the adjoining areas, but also a more contemporary history of Peru and the Puno region I have to add that he went over and above by even helping us to check our bags in at JUL airport!
ladyshalyn
ladyshalyn
2023-10-22
Maras and Moray + Pachamanca Easily the best tour experience I had during my trip to Peru. I highly recommend Kondor Tours as the customer service is top-notch. James responded to my queries almost instantly each time and was very helpful. We were even treated to a can of cusquenia beer each when we visited the office! Our guide Alfredo was absolutely amazing and we were fortunate to have him as our guide for the tour. He is very passionate about his job and shared so much valuable information with us. He has a very candid character and we were very comfortable throughout! I highly recommend requesting for him as your guide (the best we had while touring Peru for 3 weeks). Also, I would say opting in for and additional traditional peruvian pachamanca meal experience must not be missed. The community people were very warm and gracious hosts and it is eye opening to witness the preparation of such a traditional feast normally done only for special occasions like weddings. We even had time for dancing! Two thumbs up for sure!
Niels K
Niels K
2023-08-10
3-day Choquequirao Trek We took a three-day private group trek to Choquequirao as a family of five. Kondor Path Tours organized a pick-up and drop-off in Urubamba instead of Cusco and did an extra stop at the Saywhite archeological site. Everything went very smoothly during the entire trip, meals and accommodation were as expected or better. The trek itself is quite demanding (particularly in three days), but the nature/ views/ Choquequirao/ dearth of tourists largely compensate. Anyway, we were looking for a physical challenge! Our guide Oron was great. Explaining, motivating, solving potential problems/ demands. We would definitely recommend Kondor Path Tours.
Anja
Anja
2023-08-05
Proffecional company and perfect guide Kondor Path Tours are so proffecional and easy to work with. We went with them on the 2 days short Inca trail to Machu Picchu with our three children. The correspondence was great and everything was perfectly planned in every detail. Our guide Alfredo was so friendly, knowledgeable and pleasant to be around! Thank you Kondor Path Tours - we couldn’t have asked for more!!
Khadija
Khadija
2023-07-26
Trip to Rainbow Mountain Excellent experience!! Our guide Odon was prompt with pickup time and extremely friendly. The drove to rainbow mountain was smooth. We did the horseback ride up the mountain, and Odon was right there with us. The actual hike up, he provided support, laughter, and information about the region. Amazing experience with an awesome guide. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience.
Jamee Marshall
Jamee Marshall
2023-07-07
Amazing experience, incredible guide! We had an incredible tour experience with Alfred and our driver Diosmio. They took such good care of us. Alfred was so knowledgeable, kind, and really felt like a friend. Highly recommend this company for your future visit! Awesome experience.
Kristi V
Kristi V
2022-05-05
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!
Anthony O
Anthony O
2022-05-05
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!!!
ReDA
ReDA
2020-01-14
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!!!
theras2000
theras2000
2020-01-09
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.
Contact form footer
Contact form footer

Join the Group

Contact form footer

Inquiry Now

Contact form Tour