Rainbow Mountain Trek

See the otherworldly "colourful mountain"

Rainbow Mountain Trek
Destinations Destinations
Activity Activity
Adventure, Nature & Wildlife, Culture & History, Trekking
Tour Type Tour Type
Custom itinerary, Private tour
Accommodation Standard Accommodation
Physical Level Physical Level

Good to know

  • Fully-guided trek to Rainbow Mountain
  • Top quality camping equipment included
  • Guided tours of Machu Picchu, Cusco and Lima
  • Flexible, year-round departures
  • 24/7 support and assistance

See the best of the Peruvian Andes on this 8-day adventure from Lima to Cusco and Machu Picchu, with an easy-going two day trek to the picturesque and otherworldly "Rainbow Mountain". Enjoy scenic train rides through stunning landscapes, explore the living history of the Sacred Valley and hike to the world-famous ruins of Machu Picchu. All with the convenience and comfort of private tours, expert guides and luxurious accommodations.

This is a suggested itinerary which can be adjusted to suit your preferences. Contact an SA Expeditions travel advisor now who will be happy to help.

Suggested Itinerary

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This is a customisable trip

Use the following itinerary for inspiration. Remember: all days, hotels and activities can be altered to suit your requirements. A SA Expeditions travel expert will be happy to advise.

Day 1

Arrival in Lima

Arriving in Lima you'll be met by a SA Expeditions representative and taken to a carefully selected airport hotel, in order to minimise transit times the following morning.

Day 2

Lima to the Sacred Valley

Lima to the Sacred Valley

Depart for historic Cusco and head into the breathtaking Sacred Valley where you can acclimatise to the elevation.

Includes: breakfast

Day 3

Private Sacred Valley Tour

Enjoy a tour of the agricultural wonders of the Sacred Valley, including Moray, the Salinas salt pools, and the villages and ancient ruins located in Ollantaytambo

Includes: breakfast

Day 4

Private Machu Picchu Tour

Private Machu Picchu Tour

Visit Machu Picchu on a private guided tour, then explore at leisure or hike up to the top of Huayna Picchu for a unique perspective from above before catching a train ride from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

Includes: breakfast

Day 5

Tour the streets of Cusco

Tour the streets of Cusco

Explore the streets of Cuzco on a fascinating guided tour of the key sites, including Sacsayhuaman, Koricancha and the iconic Cuzco Cathedral

Includes: breakfast

Day 6

Begin trek to Rainbow Mountain

Begin trek to Rainbow Mountain

Meet your trekking team and begin your hike up Rainbow Mountain, a picturesque trek through the highlands. Camp overnight on the trail.

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7

Rainbow Mountain

Rainbow Mountain

Complete the ascent and reap the reward of stepping foot on the mystic Rainbow Mountain. After appreciating the view, descend to board your transportation back to a well-earned relaxing night in Cusco.

Includes: breakfast, lunch

Day 8

Return to Lima

Return to Lima and, time allowing, visit the capital’s key historic sites, such as the Larco Archaeological Museum and the San Francisco Monastery

Includes: breakfast

Rainbow Mountain Trek

What's included & what's not included

Included Accommodation

Six nights in preferred properties hand selected for comfort, convenience and quality

A two-day day guided, private hike to Rainbow Mountain which includes all camping gear and nutritious meals, snacks and water, upgraded thermarest sleeping mats & sleeping bags, private portable bathroom to supplement camp-site restrooms.

Included Guide

Privately guided tours with your own personal guide and driver.

Included Meals

All breakfasts in hotels and three freshly prepared meals per day, plus snacks and water, on the trek.

Included Transport

Roundtrip Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes and the bus to ruins.

All private airport transfers with English speaking assistance.

Not included Flights

Domestic flights are not included in the price but can be arranged on request.



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$2,790 pp

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