Ausangate Peru
Machu Picchu Peru
FLIGHT OF THE CONDORCUSCO - MACHU PICCHU - RAINBOW MOUNTAIN TOUR

Flight of the Condor

Highlights
  • This tour is a combination of the Sacred Valley, the Classic Train Tour to Machu Picchu, and the Rainbow Mountain.
  • Discover the classic highlights of Peru including the Sacred Valley, the iconic ruins of Machu Picchu and colonial Cusco, then head far off the beaten track for the epic.
  • Hike to the top of Rainbow Mountain and enjoy homemade Peruvian food.
  • Thrill at the grandeur of Machu Picchu during afternoon and early morning walks through the citadel, reveling in its mysteries
  • Ascend the staircase to Intihuatana, the most sacred site in Machu Picchu
  • Enjoy a beautiful journey by train into the cloud forest through the Sacred Valley
  • Fantastic guides and support teams lead you on a life-affirming trek among nature.
Description

This tour is a fantastic combination of the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and Rainbow Mountain. That makes this package ideal or those who want to discover the ancient Incas' cultures and traditions and gain some experience in contact with Quechua descendants, their customs, and costumes.

Enjoy the beauty of the Andean agricultural lands of Chinchero and the high mountains in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Discover the mysterious circles of Moray, an ancient laboratory of the Incas, and afterward the salt terraces where the tradition of salt extraction is kept since the ancient times.

After that, go on a fantastic train ride among the Sacred River of the Incas to Machu Picchu Town, and discover the sanctuary of the Incas, famous Machu Picchu.

Last day to complete a fantastic experience, Visit the Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley.

Day by Day
DAY 1: Arrival to Cusco | City Tour afternoon
DAY 2: Cusco | Chinchero - Maras Moray Salt Mines - Ollantaytambo - Aaguas Calientes.
DAY 3: Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo – Return to Cusco
DAY 4: Rainbow Mountain full day Tour
TREK, ADVENTURE Trip styles
5020 M. / 16466 FT. Max. Altitude
CAMPS & HOSTEL Accommodation
MODERATE Activity Level

Itinerary

Full Itinerary
Day 1

Arrival to Cusco | City Tour afternoon

Welcome and pick up from the airport to transfer you to your hotel and then, spend your first day exploring the colonial and Incan history of Cusco at sites including Qorikancha, the city’s main cathedral and the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman including stunning Inca sites. After the tour, we drop you off at your hotel.

Day 2

Cusco | Chinchero - Maras Moray Salt Mines - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes.

We have to leave Cusco city early at 07:30 am, and we will first collect you from your hotel within the city center. And drive to the picturesque town of Chinchero, a beautiful Inca village where the Spanish used the original Inca street layout and foundations. Here we will visit a local family at Chinchero town where you will be given a demonstration of the Andean textiles passed down to all of them from generations since Inca times. You also will have the opportunity to shop from the local families.

As we continue on our way to our next site, we will pass through lush agricultural fields and small rural communities with spectacular views of snow-capped peaks. Our next stop is Moray and its spectacular terraces of concentric rings, which has been proven to be an experimental center for understanding the various climates and temperatures of different crops or agricultural plants, perhaps even used for the domestication of mixed vegetables. After exploring Moray, we will descend lower in elevation to the salt mines of Maras, a vital production center dating back to pre-Inca times. Here are over 5000 salt pools carved into the mountainside, filled daily by water seeping from the Earth, what we call the tears of Mother Earth!

We will continue briefly in Urubamba for a well-deserved lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit the impressive Inca site of Ollantaytambo, where your guide will give you essential information on the site.

At the end of the tour, your guide will take you to the train station in Ollantaytambo. You will travel three unforgettable hours through the Sacred Valley until we arrive at Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo) and spend the night in this town.

Day 3

Aguas Calientes | Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo – Return to Cusco

We will get to our final destination, and complete the whole Machu Picchu by train two days.

After taking your breakfast at 05:30 am, we leave this town and get the bus to Machu Picchu. The ride will take us around 20 minutes to get to the top of the hill.

The first impression of Machu Picchu is its fantastic location, which mixes very well with the whole nature. Very far away at the back, the Andean mountains and snow peaks. The entire view will take your breath away, that is for sure.

Once in Machu Picchu, your guide will introduce you to the beauty of Machu Picchu. You will head directly to a well sought-after location from where you will watch the sunrise and take photographs. Your guide will then guide you around the main sectors of the citadel, for a total of two hours. During this guided tour, you will learn some more about the history and culture of the Inca Empire.

At the end of the tour, you will have some time to yourself or, if you arranged to hike Huayna Picchu* (must be booked in advance, as it sells out and costs $25 per person), your guide will show you where to begin this hike, which will take no more than 2 hours round-trip.

Once you finish exploring the city or part of it, your guide will meet you in Aguas Calientes to have lunch and receive your train tickets back to Cusco. The return to Cusco takes about four hours with a bus transfer in Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

Day 4

Cusco | Rainbow Mountain Full day Tour

Today is what you've been waiting for, your chance to see the beautiful Rainbow Mountain! You'll start your day with an early morning pick-up for the 3-hour drive to the start of the trek. When you reach the trailhead, enjoy some breakfast before starting the hike. You'll begin at Llacto; it will be a 1-hour, uphill hike to reach the famous Rainbow Mountain. (5,020m /16,466ft).

Along the way, enjoy amazing views of the Andes, glacial peaks, red mountains, rocky hills, llamas, and alpacas grazing along the valley. Once you reach the top, you'll have time to rest, snack, and take in the scenery. You will also see amazing views of the valleys, Cordillera Vilcanota Range, and Ausangate Glacier Peak—the tallest mountain of the Cusco region at just under 21,000 ft.

You will have the option to visit the Red Mountain Valley and explore another out-worldly landscape before hiking down the mountain to our departure point. Here, we will celebrate a successful journey and enjoy lunch before departing back to Cusco (3 hours), arriving around 5 pm, with the drop you off at your hotel.

Inclusions

What is Included?
  • Pre-departure briefing: You will meet your guide and group in our office for an orientation before your trek. At this time, we will provide you with the duffle bags which will be carried by our horses. The meeting will be at 5:00 PM the evening before the trip begins.
  • Transportation: All your transportation is included in this package. We will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the starting point of the trek. Once you complete the tour, we will take you back to the door of your hotel.
  • Qualified guides: Our guides have dominion of English and Spanish, professional education and official certification. They will explain to you about the history, culture and environment along the trail, as well as lead the group in ancestral rituals and ceremonies. They’ll also take care of your safety, health and comfort during the trip so you can enjoy the trek worry-free.
  • Emergency horse: All our alternative routes include an extra horse if any of our passengers cannot continue the tour on foot.
  • Meals: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 1 dinners. Special menus such as vegetarian or vegan meals are available without additional costs.
  • Snacks (Days 2, 3 & 4): We’ll offer you delicious snacks in a cloth bag: local fruits, cookies, chocolates, candy, etc.
  • 1 cloth bag: As we’ve already mentioned, we’ll give you a cloth bag to carry your snacks. In this way, we avoid using plastic bags, which contaminate our environment.
  • First aid: All Ausangate Peru guides have received specialized training in first aid. We hold mandatory training sessions with our guides every February. Your guide will always carry a first aid kit to face basic emergencies (altitude sickness, traveler's diarrhea, cuts, scrapes.) and oxygen. If necessary, we'll evacuate you from the path as quickly as possible and ensure that you arrive at a clinic for treatment.
  • Oxygen bottle
Not Included:
  • Trekking poles: You can also rent these from us.
  • Dinner on the last day
  • Clothing and personal equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for our team: Keep in mind that our personnel receive payment for their services, so feel free to give tips or not.
  • Additional costs: There could be additional expenses, delays or modifications of the itinerary that are outside of the responsibility of the agency, such as: bag weather conditions, security or health problems, changes in government policies, political instability, strikes, etc.


Thank you for choosing Ausangate Peru! We will do everything in our power to take care of you and ensure an enjoyable trip of a lifetime in Peru!

Hiking Team

Our Hiking Team
Our Tour Guides

Our Tour Guides

Your tour will be led by a trained and highly experienced professional with a very solid guiding background, years of hiking and wilderness experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into unforgettable adventures.

Our Cooks

Our Cooks

After a challenging trek we know how important a good hot meal can be to prepare your body and warm you up. That’s why on every trek with Salkantay Trekking we employ chefs with years of experience cooking on the trails so that they provide filling.

Meals: What to Expect

Meals: What to Expect

All of our hiking tours include a diversity of tasty meals packed full of critical carbohydrates, proteins and fats. We carry foods that travel well in the backcountry – rice, pastas, lentils, beans, couscous, packaged meats, nuts, breads, oatmeal, granola.

Our Horseman and Horses

Our Horseman and Horses

Our Horseman and his horses are in charge of all our gear and will always await us within the safe and comfortable camp sites.

Packing List

So you are planning to trek the famous Ausangate?

This Ausangate Packing List will help you to prepare for your outdoor adventure in one of the most stunning regions of South America.

In it we have provided as much detail on every piece of kit you will need for a safe and successful trekking. The packing list includes personal recommendations on gear that we own and use. We believe these recommended items of gear provide the best value for money and deliver the best performance.

Essential packing list for trekking
Duffle Bag
Duffle Bag:
Daypack
Daypack
Documents
Original Passport
Original Passport
Clothing
Underwear
Underwear
Base Layer
Base Layer
Trekking Shirts
Trekking Shirts
Hard Shell Jacket and Rain Gear
Hard Shell Jacket and Rain Gear
Insulated Jacket
Insulated Jacket
Fleece Jacket
Fleece Jacket
Trekking Shorts and Trousers
Trekking Shorts and Trousers
Headgear
Hat for Sun Protection
Hat for Sun Protection
Head Band or Beanie
Head Band or Beanie
Neck Gaiter or Balaclava
Neck Gaiter or Balaclava
Hands
Inner Gloves
Inner Gloves
Outer Gloves
Outer Gloves
Footwear
Hiking Boots
Hiking Boots
Trainers (Trekking shoes / sandals)
Trainers (Trekking shoes / sandals)
Hiking Socks
Hiking Socks
Thermal Socks
Thermal Socks
Gaiters
Gaiters
Important Accessories
Sleeping Bag
Sleeping Bag
Trekking Poles
Trekking Poles
Sunglasses
Sunglasses
Headlamp
Headlamp
Water Bottle or Hydration Bladder
Water Bottle or Hydration Bladder
Camera / Videocamera
Camera / Videocamera
Notebook / Journal and Pen
Notebook / Journal and Pen
Personal Gear and Medications
  • Trekking Towel: A small to medium sized hiking towel can come in great use. LifeVentures or Discovery provide good, quick-drying trekking towels.
  • Small Locks: To protect your belongings in your rucksack or duffle bag
  • Waterproof Ziplock Bags: These come in handy for storing important / valuable items like your money, a passport and electrical equipment
  • Isotonic Powder: Can be used to flavour your water nicely and helps replace electrolytes, improving energy levels and aiding water absorption. Here are some good Isotonic powdered drinks
  • Diamox: Also know as acetazolamide, is a medication that can be used as a prophylactic (preventative) solution for altitude sickness. It does not cure altitude sickness and should never therefore never be used as a method to continue ascending to high altitudes. It can however help prevent the onset of altitude sickness and is commonly used by high altitude climbers and trekkers.
  • General Medications: We recommend taking paracetamol or aspirin for headaches (a common altitude sickness symptom on the Salkantay Trek) and Imodium for diarrhoea (another common problem as food preparation can be a little unhygienic)
  • Basic First Aid Kit: If you are joining an organised trek, your guide will most likely be carrying a first aid kit. If you are hiking unsupported or independently then a first aid kit is a must. Here are some compact and good outdoor first aid kits: Outdoor First Aid Kits
  • Suncream / Lip balm: No one wants burnt skin or cracked lips! Be sure to bring 1 x suncream (SPF 30) and 1 x lip balm
  • Baby wipes: For quick and easy wet washe when no showers are in sight! bring 1 x baby wipes
  • Blister Plasters: The dreaded blisters! We recommend taking Compeed blister plasters
  • Hand Sanitizer: Great for disinfecting hands before and after eating, or when they get dirty during the hike

Dates & Prices

TRIP LENGTH 4 DAYS
2022 LAND COST FROM $550 PER PERSON
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT Pre payment per person:
$200
Balance:
$350

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Please complete the form below to request a reservation. One of our Trip Coordinators will contact you, often within two business hours, to confirm availability of the trip and/or provide you with other options. Once availability is established, we will ask for a deposit and a completed online registration to confirm your spot on the trek. Please call us at (+51) 947736747 with any questions or to confirm availability over the phone.


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