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Explore Inca Trail Peru Tours 5D/4N

Cusco, Perú


"Experience Peru's Most Enchanting Treasures with Qoricancha Expeditions: Sacred Valley, Short Inca Trail peru tours, Humantay Lagoon, and Rainbow Mountain"

Embark on a spellbinding journey with Qoricancha Expeditions that unveils the jewels of Peru's Andean wonders. Our meticulously crafted adventure seamlessly blends the mystical allure of the Sacred Valley, the iconic Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Inca Trail Peru tours, the breathtaking beauty of Humantay Lagoon, and the mesmerizing colors of Rainbow Mountain.

Begin your odyssey in the Sacred Valley, where ancient history and nature harmonize in a breathtaking dance. Trek the Short Inca Trail, a condensed path that leads you to the legendary Machu Picchu, an experience you'll cherish forever. Be captivated by the serene beauty of Humantay Lagoon, a hidden gem in the highlands. Finally, ascend to Rainbow Mountain, a spectacle of nature's vibrant artistry.

With Qoricancha Expeditions, you'll discover the essence of Peru's heritage, culture, and natural treasures. Join us for a transformative journey that promises lasting memories and an indelible connection to the wonders of this extraordinary land.

Why Travel with Qoricancha Expeditions?

  • Expertise and Excellence: Qoricancha Expeditions is renowned for its commitment to excellence in guiding and customer service. With their experienced team, you're in the hands of professionals who will ensure a memorable and hassle-free experience.
  • Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Peru. Qoricancha Expeditions provides expert guides who will share their deep knowledge of the region, offering insights into the ancient Inca civilization and local traditions.
  • Small Group Advantage: Smaller tour group sizes allow for a more intimate experience, increased interaction with guides, and the opportunity to form connections with fellow travelers.
  • Memories for a Lifetime: Traveling with Qoricancha Expeditions guarantees not only an unforgettable adventure but also memories that will stay with you forever. It's a journey that promises to leave you with a profound appreciation for the wonders of Peru.

What ou need to take for this tour:

  • Original Passport.
  • Small day pack.
  • Insect repellent (Machu picchu is located at begining of jungle)
  • Sun hat. sun screen.
  • Rain gear (from November to April is wet season)
  • Camara.
  • Wáter
  • Snack.
  • Trekking cloth
  • Hiking shoes

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  • Briefing the night before of the tour at 6pm
  • Experienced english speaking tour guide
  • Entry fee for Sacred Valley
  • Round trip Expeditions tourist class train
  • A 3 *** hotel in Sacred Valley and Aguas Calientes.
  • Hotel includes breakfast
  • Lunch on day 1, Lunch and dinner on day 2
  • Round trip bus ticket to Machu picchu.
  • Inca Trail and Machu picchu entry fee
  • Fully guided tour.
  • Taxes.
  • Oxigen tant and fisrt aidkid


  • Hotel before and after the tour.
  • Some meals on the tour
  • Gratitudes: you can do to your guide and driver (optional)
  • Insurance: Advisible but not mandatory.


Day 1: Sacred Valley tour, overnight in Ollantaytambo.

Your tour of the Sacred Valley begins with a pick-up from your hotel at 8 am. You'll embark on a picturesque drive from Cusco, with stunning views of the valley and mountains along the way. Your knowledgeable guide will make stops at various points so you can fully appreciate and capture the breathtaking scenery.

One of the highlights of the tour is a visit to an Alpaca farm. Here, you'll have the delightful opportunity to encounter llamas, alpacas, vicuñas, and guanacos up close. Your guide will provide fascinating insights into each of these South American camelids, helping you distinguish between them and learn about their unique characteristics and of course the weaving tecniques.

Continuing your journey, you'll arrive at the Pisac Inca site. This is one of the larger and more significant Inca sites in the Sacred Valley, and it was primarily constructed for agricultural purposes. The site comprises distinct sectors, including urban, religious, and agricultural areas. Your guide will lead you on a tour, providing historical context and sharing interesting details about the site's purpose and layout. After exploring Pisac, your next stop is the town of Pisac itself, where you'll have the opportunity to visit the local market. This market offers a glimpse into the traditional exchange of products still practiced by the local population. It's a great place to shop for souvenirs if you wish.

Following your visit to the market, you'll travel to Urubamba for lunch. Enjoy a delicious meal, then head to the Ollantaytambo Inca site. Ollantaytambo is known as the last living Inca city and features impressive rock formations that represent the Inca god Wirachocha. Your guide will lead you on a tour of this fascinating site, sharing insights into its historical and cultural significance.

The day concludes with your arrival in Ollantaytambo town, where your guide will escort you to your hotel. You'll have some free time in the afternoon to explore the charming local town on your own. The tour typically ends around 4 pm, allowing you to relax and take in the surroundings at your own pace.

  • Acomodation. Sol Natura *** or similar.
  • Tickets: Included
  • Meals: Only Lunch.

Day 02: Hike short Inca Trail to Machu picchu.

The adventure begins early in the morning at 5:45 AM when we pick you up from your hotel. You'll take a short walk to the train station, where we'll board the train to km 104, the starting point of the Short Inca Trail. At this checkpoint, you'll need to show your original passport and get it stamped if you wish.

After getting ready for the hike, you'll begin your journey. The trail starts with a visit to the Chacabamba Inca site, which is located at the beginning of the hike. Here, you'll have a guided tour to learn about its history. Then, you'll continue walking. The first section involves a gradual uphill climb that lasts for about 3.5 hours. Along the way, there will be several stops where you can enjoy the breathtaking views, take photos, and have some snacks. This part of the trail passes through a cloud forest, where you can spot various exotic flowers, especially orchids, and observe hummingbirds. As you hike further, you'll arrive at the incredible Inca site of Wiñay Wayna, often referred to as a small Machu Picchu. You'll have a guided tour of this remarkable site and some free time to explore and appreciate its uniqueness. Afterward, you'll enjoy lunch.

Following lunch, you'll have about an hour of hiking left to reach the Sun Gate (Inti Punku). This gate is exclusive to Inca Trail hikers and provides a spectacular view of Machu Picchu. Typically, you'll arrive at the Sun Gate around 2 PM, which is a perfect time to enjoy the afternoon views of the citadel and potentially witness the sunset.

From the Sun Gate, you'll have another hour of gradual downhill hiking until you reach the Machu Picchu citadel itself. The trail leads you directly to the upper part of Machu Picchu, offering the best panoramic views of the archaeological site. You'll have ample time to enjoy these incredible views, take photos, and explore the area. Afterward, you'll take a bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes, where you'll spend the night. Upon arriving at your hotel, you can freshen up with a shower, and then you'll have dinner at a local restaurant to conclude your day of adventure.

  • Acomodation. Tierra Viva Machu Picchu *** or similar
  • Tickets: Included
  • Meals: breakfast – lunch and dinner

Day 03: Machu picchu and back to Cusco.

Today marks the most anticipated day of your journey. After an early breakfast, your guide will meet you at your hotel and accompany you to take one of the early buses up to Machu Picchu. As you arrive at this extraordinary Inca site, your guide will lead you to the uppermost part, offering you a chance to witness the sunrise (season-dependent) and capture breathtaking photos of Machu Picchu in its early morning splendor.

Take your time to absorb the awe-inspiring beauty and magic that the New Wonder of the World has to offer. Your guide will then lead you on a comprehensive walking tour, exploring the most significant sectors and palaces within Machu Picchu. This guided tour typically lasts about 2 and a half hours.

Upon completing the tour, if you have secured a Huayna Picchu ticket, you'll have the option to hike this renowned mountain. The Huayna Picchu trek is a challenging ascent and descent, taking about 2 hours, but the reward is unparalleled views and a unique perspective of Machu Picchu. Please note that Huayna Picchu tickets must be booked in advance and cost $75 each.

If you don't have a Huayna Picchu ticket, you'll bid farewell to the Lost City of the Incas until next time and take a bus down to Aguas Calientes town. Here, you'll enjoy your final lunch with the group (lunch not included).

In the afternoon, you'll board a train bound for Ollantaytambo, where our driver will be waiting to transport you back to Cusco and your hotel. The approximate arrival time in Cusco is around 8 pm. This day will undoubtedly leave you with lasting memories of Machu Picchu and the awe-inspiring beauty of this ancient wonder.

  • Accomodation. Tierra Viva Hotel or similar
  • Tickets. Include
  • Meals: Only breakfast at hotel.

Day 04: Humantay Lagoon – Salkantay glacier views.

Prepare for an exhilarating full-day adventure! Your guide will pick you up from your hotel promptly at 4 am. From there, we embark on a roughly 2-hour drive to Mollepata, a charming local village where we'll enjoy a hearty breakfast. Following our meal, we'll continue on a 1-hour drive along a dusty road to Soraypampa, situated at an elevation of 3,850 meters. Due to the high altitude, this area can be quite chilly, so be sure to layer up with warm clothing, gloves, and a hat.

From May to October, the weather is typically sunny, so don't forget a good sunhat and sunscreen. Once we're all set and ready, our journey begins with a 2-hour ascent, gradually leading us to the beautiful Humantay Lake. The final stretch of the hike is steeper, but the breathtaking views that await make every step worth it. Humantay Lake is surrounded by towering mountains, adorned with glistening glaciers, most notably the Salkantay glacier, which ranks as the second-highest peak in the Cusco region.

Upon reaching the lake, you'll be captivated by its sheer beauty, and it's the perfect opportunity to soak in the serenity of this natural wonder. The views are simply mesmerizing. After fully immersing ourselves in the beauty of Humantay Lake, we'll retrace our steps along the same trail, returning to Soraypampa. This hike back takes approximately 1.5 hours. From there, we'll board our transportation for the journey back to Mollepata, where a delicious lunch awaits.

Our return to Cusco involves a 2-hour drive, and you can expect to arrive back in the city around 6 pm. This expedition promises an unforgettable day filled with stunning natural landscapes and awe-inspiring experiences.

  • Acomodation: Tierra Viva Hotels.
  • Ticket. Included
  • Meals: breakfast and lunch

Day 05: Rainbow Mountain & Red Valley.

Get ready for an unforgettable day! Your guide will pick you up from your hotel at 4 am, and together, we'll embark on a roughly 3-hour drive to the trailhead. Along the way, we'll make a stop for a hearty breakfast to fuel up for the journey ahead.

Once we reach the trailhead, situated at an elevation of 4,350 meters, it's time to prepare and start our hike. The region is known for its cold and dry climate due to the high altitude, so make sure to dress warmly and be ready for the adventure. The trek is approximately 4 kilometers long, lasting nearly 2.5 hours, as we ascend to the summit of Rainbow Mountain, also known as Winikunqa, which stands at an impressive 5,150 meters above sea level.

Upon reaching the summit, you'll have ample time to savor the breathtaking beauty of this natural wonder and capture memorable photographs. The vibrant colors of Rainbow Mountain are truly a sight to behold. But the adventure doesn't end there. We'll continue our hike to explore the Red Valley, located on the backside of Rainbow Mountain. From the higher vantage point, you'll be treated to a panoramic view of this unique all-red valley.

After relishing the wonders of both Rainbow Mountain and the Red Valley, we'll retrace our steps along the same path, returning to where our driver awaits. We'll then enjoy a scenic 50-minute drive to a restaurant, where you'll indulge in a delicious and well-deserved lunch. Following our satisfying meal, we'll head back to Cusco, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel. Expect to return to Cusco by approximately 5:50 pm. This day promises to be an extraordinary adventure filled with stunning natural landscapes and unforgettable experiences.

  • Acomodation: Tierra Viva Hotels.
  • Ticket. Included
  • Meals: NA.


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