Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu + Rainbow Mountain package - Orange Nation Peru

Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu + Rainbow Mountain package


The Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountain Tour Package itinerary is perfect for those who want both ancient Inca history and a bit of outdoor adventure! Visit 2 of the most popular destinations in Peru with the added extra of a comprehensive tour of the Sacred Valley.

In the Sacred Valley you visit the extensive archeological area in Pisac, the fascinating sites at Moray and Salt mines at Maras, then Ollantaytambo, on your way to Machu Picchu. Get up early to be among the first to see the sunrise over Machu Picchu, before traveling back to Cusco to get ready for yet another thrilling day. The hike up Rainbow Mountain will be unlike anything you have ever seen.

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Service Level: Standard-Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
Physical Rating: Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.
Travel Style: Adventure, Hiking, trekking
Group Size: Small group experience; Max 8, Avg 5.



You will be met from the airport by a representative for Orange Nation, and enjoy a private transfer to your hotel. From here, you are free to relax or explore the city, however the mood takes you. Take it easy today to give your body chance to adjust to the altitude.

Wander the main square, visit a local cafe, browse the local art stalls or pop in to one of the many museums around the city. However you choose to spend the day is up to you, but be sure to try one of Cusco’s incredible restaurants.

  • 3* Accommodation: Maytaq Wasin or Waman Hotels
  • 4* Accommodation: Costa del Sol Ramada, Casa Andina Private Collection or Novotel Hotels

After a gentle start yesterday, we waste no time today. A private pickup awaits you at your hotel, and we begin the drive through the beautiful Peruvian countryside. Keep your eyes peeled as the city melts away- you won’t regret it.

It’s just 45 minutes to our first stop, Pisac. Pisac is a town that is famous for its huge and bustling market and the ruins that sit high above the town. We will visit both before heading to Urubamba for lunch.

After lunch we head to Maras salt mines. Locals to the town of Maras have been collecting salt from these mines for generations, and you may even see some in the harvesting process while visiting.

We head from the salt mines to Moray, a pre-Inca archeological site used for crop experimentation right up until the site became a protected area. Our last stop of the day is Ollantaytambo, one of the few remaining functioning Inca towns.

We will have a quick tour of Ollantaytambo before jumping on the train to Aguas Calientes- the town at the base of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, your private guide will transfer you to your hotel to check in for the night.

  • 3* Accommodations: Hotel Ferre Machu Picchu
  • 4* Accommodations: El Mapi or Tierra Viva Superior

We don’t want to waste a moment of the day, so after an early breakfast we jump on the shuttle bus up to the citadel. We arrive in time to watch the sunrise from inside the citadel before our tour begins.

**Optional hike

**Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain are optional treks within Machu Picchu Citadel which does not include a guide. This is a self-guided climb that you will do after your guided tour of Machu Picchu. If you would like the extra hike to be guided, please request in advance. There is an extra cost for this.

After the tour we take the bus back to Aguas Calientes. If time permits than we get to explore the artisanal markets, stroll the cobbled streets, or even check out the hot springs.

Finally, we board our train back to Ollantaytambo where our private transportation will be waiting to take us back to Cusco. Estimated arrival time in Cusco is 7:00pm.

  • 3* Accommodation: Qoricancha Waman or Mataq Wasin Hotel
  • 4* Accommodation: Costa del Sol Ramada, and Casa Andina

The day begins early, your guide will be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby at 4am, ready for the 3 hour drive to the trailhead that stretches out ahead of us. Along the way, there are amazing views of farming Inca terraces, traditional villages, valleys and high Andean peaks.

As you start your hike, you will have views of the Ausangate Mountain and other glaciers surrounding you. You can chat with the local people, who are still keeping traditional Quechua culture alive. Learn about their traditional clothes and the significance of the different hats worn by the men. Also, ask your guide to teach you a few phrases in Quechua!

After 1.5 hours of hiking, we finally reach the Rainbow Mountain. After taking a moment to admire the view, you will have a bit of time to explore the area. You can take pictures or just soak up the view.

Once you have had your fill of the Rainbow Mountain, there is an optional hike to the top of the Red Valley. This loop takes about 45 minutes, and it is completely worth the effort.

At this point, we hike back down the way we came. The hike takes 1 hour, then we enjoy our lunch which is prepared by our talented cook.

We will begin the 3-hour drive back to Cusco, dropping you off at your Cusco hotel, arriving at around 6:30pm.

  • Meals included: hot breakfast & lunch

We will drive you to airport with plenty of time for you flight back home or next destination. Please coordinate your pickup time with the office.


The Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountain Tour Package can be done on any date that is best for you as long as we have a minimum of 2 people!


$567 USD per person without hotel
$687 USD per person with 2 nights 3* hotels
$857 USD per person with 2 nights 4* hotels

***Private service is available for $100 USD more per person.

***All entrance fees are included and we operate our tours in small groups averaging 5 people with a maximum of 8!


  • 18 to 25 years old: $30 USD. Information required on student card: name of university, student name, photo of student, expiration date etc. A copy of the card is required for booking & government approval for discount.
  • Under 18 years old: $30 USD. Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
  • Under 11 years old: $40 USD. Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.


  • Huayna Picchu Climb: $75 USD. This will need to be booked in advance, let us know about it at the time of booking. the time of booking.
  • Upgrade to Vista Dome Train: $57 USD
  • Upgrade Hotel – 4* or 5* hotel
  • Hotel single supplement: $35 USD

**Huayna Picchu Mountain is optional trek within Machu Picchu Citadel which do not include a guide. The climb is usually done on your own after your tour of Machu Picchu Citadel. If you would like the extra hike to be guided, please request in advance. There is an extra cost for this extra guided tour.


What is included for the Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountain Tour Package?

  • Pick up at your hotel
  • Tours of Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
  • Rainbow Mountain trek
  • Entrances to the Inca Cities and all Archeological Sites
  • Private transportation for all tours
  • Round Trip Expedition Train Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast in Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes, Cusco (This applies ONLY if you are chosen the price which includes hotels)
  • Meals as indicated on the itinerary
  • Roundtrip bus ticket Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu
  • Entrance fees to Machu Picchu
  • Professional English & Spanish speaking guide
  • 2 hot meals at Rainbow Mountain – breakfast and lunch

What is not included for the Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountain Tour Package?

  • Meals not indicated on the itinerary
  • Entrance fee to the hot springs of Aguas Calientes (optional)
  • Entrance of Wayna Picchu –$75 USD
  • Upgrades train/hotel – For Vistadome train add $57 USD per person
  • Tips for your guide

**Huayna Picchu Mountain is optional trek within Machu Picchu Citadel which do not include a guide. The climb is usually done on your own after your tour of Machu Picchu Citadel. If you would like the extra hike to be guided, please request in advance. There is an extra cost for this extra guided tour.


  • A small backpack or carry bag (larger not allowed on the train or in Machu Picchu)
  • A change of clothing for the second day
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Water to drink
  • Rain poncho (Provided by Orange Nation)
  • A fleece or jacket
  • Basic toiletries
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat for the sun
  • Some extra money for lunch, snacks and souvenirs
  • Original passport (you cannot enter Machu Picchu without it)
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We have become the leaders in small group adventure travel over the past three decades by consistently listening to our travelers and delivering what they desire: adaptable itineraries, the freedom to explore, smaller group sizes, safety and peace of mind, and knowledgeable local guides who provide unique insights into the destination that would be missed through any other means of travel.

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Letty C

Excellent worker

Jun. 2023

Joaquín excellent 👍 Very Caballero helped me with my 🎒 offered me oxygen does very well His work ⁇ in singing to Subme to the 🐎 And what a beautiful mountain it cost me to Climb but with the Joaquín's help I did!

Mariana D

A great adventure!

May. 2023

We made 4D / 3N of the Inka Trail. The experience was challenging, but it was worth it. Chef Fortunato's meals and explanations of Jony and David's places were very complete. Tmb the patience to make sure we all get there on time.


Fast and friendly service

Dec. 2022

We did not get to specify the service due to the political situation in the country, however the company quickly and carefully proceeded with the return. Very good service and when the situation calms down we will resume service with them.

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