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The beauty of the andes 9D/8N

Cusco, Perú


Travel & discover the beauty of the andes package which allows you to enjoy the Royal Sacred Valley of the Incs,  Salkantay Trek to Machu picchu and raimbow Mountain tour, a perfect adventure to Machu Picchu,   Salkantay Trek is consider the second best trekking option to Machu picchu, it offers a different scenaries & ecosistems along the way, the most important sites Will be humantay laggon, the Salkantay Glacier, Lucmabamba where we see coffe farm, Llactapata Inca site and finally Machu picchu.

  • explore the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas - Pisac and Ollantaytambo
  • Hike and enjoy the beauty of Salkantay trek
  • We visit the famous humantay lagoon, Salkantay pass
  • be one of the first one at Machu Picchu citadel
  • hike the famous Raimbow Mountain
  • Travel with Local tour operator, Adventure awaits, Go find it.

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.

Weather: Peru is a year-round destination for travellers, but the dry/winter season – between May and October – is generally the most popular time to do visit the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. This is when the nights are cooler and there are often wildflowers in bloom along the Trail, its usually full sunny days which allows you to enjoy much the Salkantay Trek, November and december are the beggining of wet season and from January to March are the the middle o rainy season, it usually rains a lot, make sure to bring Good rain gear.

Huayna Picchu ticket. There is a popular mountain at the citadel, the famous Young mountain = Huayna Picchu mountain, only 100 spots are available, for that its important you can let us know in advance, so we can guaranteed the ticket,  It cost $75 each ticket. but is Optional.

What ou need to take for this tour:

  • Original Passport.
  • Small day pack.
  • Insect repellent (Machu picchu is located at cloud forest area)
  • Sun hat. sun screen.
  • Rain gear just in case for any month of the year.
  • Camara.
  • Wáter
  • Snack.
  • Trekking cloth
  • Hiking shoes.


  • Briefing the night before of the tour at 6pm
  • Experienced english speaking tour guide
  • a 3*** hotel according the Itinerary
  • All entry fees for Sacred valley, Salkantay trek, Machu Picchu and Raimbow Mountain.
  • All private Transporation according the Itinerary.
  • Expeditions tourist class train
  • Meals according the Itinerary
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Fully guided tour


  • Rentals like sleeping bag, air matts and trekking poles, you may bring yours or rent from us.
  • Huayna picchu ticket, (optional) $75 each
  • Vistadome upgrade (optional, it cost $60 each)
  • Travel Insurance - optional but advisible
  • flight tickets


Day 1: Welcome to Cusco city

Upon your arrival at Cusco airport, our team will be waiting for you in the airport's waiting area. We will then provide transportation to the downtown area of Cusco, where your hotel is located. After settling into your hotel, you'll have the remainder of the afternoon to acclimate to the altitude and explore the city.

Cusco is a remarkable city with a rich history, and its main plaza is a great place to start your exploration. You can take a leisurely stroll around the plaza, admiring the beautiful architecture, shops, and cafes. It's a fantastic opportunity to soak in the vibrant atmosphere and begin to appreciate the charm of this historic city.

Enjoy your free time in Cusco, and take it easy to adjust to the higher altitude before embarking on your Inca Trail adventure.

  • Accomodation: Tierra Viva hotel - or similar ***
  • Meals: None
  • Entry Fees: Include

Day 2: Sacred Valley Of the Incas

Your tour begins with a pick-up from your hotel at 8 am. From there, you will depart Cusco in our private transportation, making your first stop at an Alpaca farm. Here, you'll have the chance to see four different types of animals: llamas, alpacas, guanacos, and vicuñas. These animals were of great importance to our ancestors, and your guide will explain the differences between each of them.

Continuing on your journey, you will arrive in Pisac. This place was once considered the capital of corn and potatoes, and depending on the season, you may see the farming area. The Pisac Inca site will be your next stop, where you'll embark on a walking tour to explore the famous circular Andean terraces, rooms, and water fountains. Pisac is one of the largest Inca sites in the Sacred Valley.

After exploring the beauty of this remarkable Inca site, you will drive back to Pisac town, where you'll have the opportunity to visit the local market. This market is a typical one where local people still practice the exchange of products. It's a great place to shop for souvenirs if you wish.

Following your visit to Pisac, you will continue driving for approximately an hour until you reach Urubamba. Here, you will stop for lunch at a delightful restaurant. After enjoying your delicious meal, you'll drive for about 30 minutes to Ollantaytambo, known as the last living Inca city. This picturesque town is home to a beautiful Inca archaeological site, where you'll have a guided tour. Exploring this site will take about an hour, during which your guide will explain its historical importance.

Finally, you will return to Cusco, where you will meet your trekking guide. They will provide an overview of the upcoming Salkantay trek and answer any questions you may have. This day will be a wonderful introduction to the history and beauty of the Sacred Valley.

  • Acomodation: Tierra Viva Hotel - or similar ***
  • Ticket. Included
  • Meals: breakfast at hotel.

Day 3: Start the Salkantay Trek to Machu picchu.

Your trekking adventure begins with an early pick-up from your hotel at 4:00 AM. From there, it's approximately a 3-hour drive to the starting point at Soraypampa, which sits at an elevation of 3,850 meters. Upon arrival, our talented chef will prepare a delicious breakfast to fuel you for the day ahead.

After enjoying your breakfast, it's time to prepare for the hike. Make sure you have sunscreen, a sun hat, and sufficient water. The first destination on your trek will be Humantay Lagoon, which is about a 2-hour uphill walk. The lagoon is situated at an elevation of 4,200 meters and is surrounded by stunning glacier peaks. During the winter season, you can expect breathtaking views of the area.

Our guide will provide you with informative insights about the region. Once you've taken in the beauty of Humantay Lagoon, you'll hike back for about 1 hour to the lunch spot, where our chef will be waiting to serve you a delicious meal.

After lunch and a short break, you'll continue along the Salkantay path for approximately 2.5 hours until you reach Salkantay Pampa, where you'll spend the night at an elevation of 4200 meters. Our team will set up the tents, and you'll have some time to relax and take in the magnificent views of Salkantay Glacier. Happy hour will be followed by dinner at 7:00 PM. The night may be cold, so be sure to pack warm clothing for your comfort.

  • Acomodation: Camping with *****
  • Meals_ B-L-D
  • Ticket: all included.
  • Walking distance: 12km

Day 4: Salkantay Pass, Huayracmachay, Ccolpampa.

Your day begins with a wake-up call at 4:45 AM, and you'll be greeted with a hot cup of coca tea delivered to your tent. This early start allows you to be among the first to reach the Salkantay Pass (4,600 meters). After sipping your tea, you'll enjoy a hearty breakfast, and we'll provide you with water for your containers and snacks.

Then, it's time to hit the trail. The hike to Salkantay Pass will take approximately 2.5 hours, and it offers some of the most stunning views of the Salkantay Glacier and the surrounding landscapes. Take your time to soak in the beauty and capture some incredible photographs.

After enjoying the pass, you'll continue on the trail, which now leads downhill, eventually leading you into the cloud forest. This downhill section will take about 2 hours, and you'll arrive at Huayracmachay. Here, our chef will be ready to serve you a delicious lunch along with refreshing drinks. Following lunch, you'll have another 3 hours of hiking until you reach your second campsite, Colpapampa (2,450 meters). This campsite is located in a small jungle community and is at a lower elevation, characterized by a humid and hot climate, as well as the presence of mosquitoes.

  • Acomodation: Camping in tent
  • Meals_ B-L-D
  • Ticket: all included.
  • Walking distance: 15km

Day 5: Start our trekking on cloud forest área ( Sahuayaku – santa teresa)

The next day of your expedition begins with another early wake-up call. After breakfast, you'll start your hike, which will last approximately 4 hours as you follow the valley. This part of the trail often goes along the car road, and along the way, you may have the chance to see orchids, various bird species, and agricultural areas. Local people in this region cultivate fruits and, most notably, coffee, which is known for being one of the best in Cusco.

After walking for about 4 hours, you'll reunite with your chef, who will prepare a delicious lunch for you. Following lunch, you'll have the opportunity to visit a coffee farm area, where a local family will teach you about the coffee production process that results in some of the finest coffee in Cusco. If you're interested, you can purchase a small pack of their coffee, typically priced between 30 to 50 soles.

In the afternoon, you'll visit the famous Cocalmayo hot springs in the region. You'll take a minivan from your campsite, which is approximately a 1-hour drive. Here, you can relax and enjoy the soothing hot springs. Afterward, you'll return to the campsite for dinner and a restful night's sleep.

  • Acomodation: Camping in tent
  • Meals_ B-L-D
  • Ticket: all included.
  • Walking distance: 13km

Day 6: Llactapata – Hidroelectrica- Aguas Calietes

On this day, you will embark on an important part of the journey as you walk along the famous Inca Trail that connects Machu Picchu to the jungle. The hike will be a gradual ascent lasting approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes, leading you to the Llactapata Inca site. This site is located in front of Machu Picchu and offers breathtaking, unique views of the area.

Following your visit to Llactapata, you'll continue for about 2 hours downhill until you reach the hydroelectric station. Here, your chef will be waiting to prepare lunch. This meal will mark your last lunch with the trekking team, so it's a moment to say goodbye and express your gratitude for their hard work.

After lunch, you'll bid farewell to the chef and porters and embark on the final leg of your journey. It will take approximately 3 hours to walk along the railway tracks until you arrive in Aguas Calientes. Along this section of the trail, you'll have the opportunity to see beautiful orchids, the Mandor waterfall, various bird species, and experience the rich flora and fauna belonging to Machu Picchu National Park.

Finally, you will reach Aguas Calientes town, situated at an elevation of 2000 meters. Your guide will accompany you to your hotel, where you can take a well-deserved shower and rest.

  • Acomodation: Hotel in Aguas Calientes ***
  • Meals_ B-L-D
  • Ticket: all included.
  • Walking distance: 14km

Day 7: Machu picchu Citadel- back to Cusco

This is the most anticipated day of your journey. After an early breakfast at your hotel, your guide will pick you up and accompany you to the bus station. From there, you'll take one of the early buses up to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival at Machu Picchu, your guide will lead you to the upper part of the Inca site, where you will have the opportunity to witness the sunrise (depending on the season you visit) and capture the most breathtaking photographs of Machu Picchu. You will have ample time to explore and fully appreciate the magic and grandeur of this new wonder of the world.

Following the sunrise and photographic session, you'll embark on a comprehensive walking tour led by your guide. This tour will take you to the most important sectors and palaces within Machu Picchu, lasting approximately 2.5 hours. Your guide will provide detailed information about the historical and cultural significance of the site.

If you have obtained a ticket to climb Huayna Picchu, one of the famous mountains overlooking Machu Picchu, you can proceed with the hike. The climb typically takes about 2 hours, including the ascent and descent. Please note that there is a limited number of daily tickets for Huayna Picchu, so it's essential to book in advance.

After completing your visit to Machu Picchu, you'll bid farewell to this extraordinary archaeological site and take a bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes. There, you will enjoy your final lunch with the group (please note that lunch is not included). In the afternoon, you will board the train for the return journey to Ollantaytambo. Our driver will be waiting for you at the Ollantaytambo train station to transport you back to your hotel in Cusco. The estimated time of your return is around 8:00 PM.

  • Acomodation: Tierra Viva Hotels - or similar ***
  • Ticket. Included
  • Meals: NA.

Day 8: Raimbow Mountain tour

Your day will start early as your guide picks you up from your hotel at 4 am. You'll embark on a nearly 3-hour drive to the trailhead. Along the way, you'll stop for breakfast to fuel up for the adventure ahead. Once you arrive at the trailhead, located at an elevation of 4,350 meters, you'll prepare and get ready to start your hike.

Due to the high altitude, the area is cold and dry, so be sure to dress warmly and be prepared for the hike. The first leg of your journey will be a 4-kilometer ascent, taking approximately 2.5 hours to reach the summit of Rainbow Mountain, also known as Winikunqa. This natural wonder is located at an impressive elevation of 5,150 meters. Here, you'll have ample time to soak in the breathtaking views and capture photos of this remarkable place.

After enjoying Rainbow Mountain, you'll continue your hike to see the Red Valley, located on the backside of Rainbow Mountain. You'll have the opportunity to admire the view from higher ground, witnessing the valley's striking red colors. This unique landscape is truly a sight to behold.

Following your exploration of both Rainbow Mountain and the Red Valley, you'll hike back along the same path to where your driver awaits. From there, it's about a 50-minute drive to a restaurant, where you'll savor a delicious lunch. After indulging in this satisfying meal, you'll return to Cusco and be dropped off at your hotel, with an estimated return time of around 5:50 pm.

This day will offer you the chance to witness the incredible beauty of Rainbow Mountain and its surroundings, making it a memorable and rewarding experience.

  • Acomodation: Tierra Viva Hotels - or similar ***
  • Ticket. Included
  • Meals: NA.

Day 9: Good bye

Time to say goodbye, 2 hours before your flight departure we Will take you back to the airport.

  • Acomodation: No include
  • Ticket. NA
  • Meals: brekafast at hotel.

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