2 Day Trips from Cusco: Sacred Valley Tour + Alternative Rainbow Mountain Trek

USD $158.00 $199.00

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City: Cusco, Mountains // Activities: Trekking to the Rainbow Mountains, Visit of Chinchero, Moray, Salt Mines of Maras & Ollantaytambo //

 Why you'll love this experience:

 Revolutionary Sacred Valley itinerary nobody else offers - 4 sites in one day and avoiding the touristy crowds (+ be one of the first to enter Pisac)!

 Stay approximately 1 hour at each site - don't feel rushed as in the typical touristic Sacred Valley tour. 

 Hike for only 45 minutes to the alternative rainbow mountain with an alpaca.

 Small group (up to 8 travelers), instead of a large impersonalised group, to keep the experience with your guide special.

 300+ 5-star reviews on Tripadvisor for both tours together.


Within 2 days, you will get to know Cusco's precious natural environment: the Sacred Valley and the Rainbow Mountains. During the Sacred Valley tour, you will discover Chinchero (instead of Pisac for now due to construction works on the road to Pisac that would result in delays in visiting the other sites), the archaeological site of Moray, the salt mines of Maras and Ollantaytambo, the last stop before heading to Machu Picchu. Depending on your preference, you can stay in Ollantaytambo, continue to Aguas Calientes and visit Machu Picchu in the morning or you can also just return to Cusco.

The short trekking tour to the Rainbow Mountains will show you postcard-like mountains and a unique landscape you can only find south of Cusco. However, this is not the typical trekking tour to the Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain. This is the alternative tour to the Palccoyo Rainbow Mountains where you -instead of being with hundreds of other tourists - will be almost alone. After around an hour of trekking, you will be able to enjoy breathtaking views and see three Rainbow Mountains instead of just one.



*the following itinerary is just exemplary; you're free to choose the order of the tours with off-days in between (f.e. tour 2, day off, tour 1). 



  7:30 am:         Pickup from your hotel

  9:00 am:         Visit of Chinchero

 11:00 am:         Visit of the Moray

12:00 pm:         Visit of Maras Salt Mines

  1:30 pm:         Lunch in Urubamba

  2:40 pm:         Visit of Ollantaytambo

  4:00 pm:         Drop-off at main square in Ollantaytambo

  5:45 pm:         Arrival at your hotel in Cusco

Note: All times are approximations.




  3:45 am:        Pick-up from your hotel in Cusco

  5:30 am:        Breakfast in local restaurant

  6:40 am:        Arrival at parking lot + Briefing 

  8:00 am:        Optional visit of the Palccoyo community and its potato museum (currently not possible due reasons related to COVID-19)

  10:00 am:       Arrival on the top of the rainbow mountain

  11:00 am:       Hiking back to car + seeing alpacas

  12:00 pm:      Pickup by car

  12:30 pm:      Lunch in local restaurant 

    3:30 pm:      Arrival at your hotel in Cusco

Note: All times are approximations.



  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by professional driver
  • Fluent English speaking licensed local guide
  • Small group tour with 2-8 people

Sacred Valley Tour: 

  • Delicious lunch buffet (vegetarian and vegan food options available) in restaurant for small groups

Alternative Rainbow Mountain Tour: 

  • Visit of potato museum in local community (optional)
  • Breakfast and lunch (vegetarian and vegan food options available)
  • Hike with alpaca or llama (currently not possible due reasons related to COVID-19)
  • Trekking poles
  • First-aid kit and oxygen


 Not Included:

  • Tips for your guide

Sacred Valley Tour:

  • Breakfast
  • Cusco tourist ticket (partial ticket valid for 2 days S/ 70, general ticket valid for 10 days S/ 130 per person). It allows you to enter the sites and you can buy it directly at the sites we visit, so don't worry about purchasing it in advance.
  • Entrance to Maras Salt Mines (S/ 10 per person)
  • In case you plan to take the train to Aguas Calientes after the Sacred Valley tour, please don't bring your entire luggage as the trains only accept small backpacks of 5-6 kg per person.

Alternative Rainbow Mountain Tour:

  • Entrance to the Rainbow Mountain area (S/ 10)
  • Donations to the community (you're welcome to bring unused clothes or pens, notebooks etc.)



  • Sacred Valley Tour: 7:30 am - 5:45 pm
  • Alternative Rainbow Mountain Tour: 3:45 am - 3:30 pm



    • Please let us know if you are planning to take a train to Aguas Calientes after the Sacred Valley day tour.
    • Bring change in order to pay small expenses, such as for using the restroom or to support the locals by buying their handicrafts (from 4 up to 100 soles). Donations to the community, such as old clothes or utilities, such as pens, notebooks etc. are more than welcome. 
    • Clothing: Bring your backpack, a rain cape, gloves, a hat, hiking shoes, an extra pair of socks and wear layers of hiking clothes so you'll be warm
    • Bring sunscreen, sunglasses and some extra money
    • Pack some snacks 


     Terms of Reservation:

    • Due to high demand during the high season, please book your tour at least 48 hours in advance to guarantee a spot. We accept all reservations until 2:00 pm on the day before the tour (only if you send us the required information asked by us in our confirmation mail until 2:00 pm).
    • After the booking has been made, please respond to our automatic email asking about necessary information for the tour, such as pickup spot, food preferences and more.
    • Minimum 2 people
    • Minimum age is 12 years old
    • If there are less than 2 people in your group for the day you chose you have the option to:
      • postpone the date of the tour
      • receive a refund
      • pay the difference to the private tour and do the private tour


       Terms of Cancellation:

      • If you cancel less than 3 days before the start of your tour, there won’t be any refunds.
      • If you cancel between 3-7 days before the start of your tour, we will refund 50%.
      • If you cancel more than 7 days before the start of the tour, we will refund 100%.
      • Changing the date of your tour costs $20 per traveler and is subject to availability.



        • We offer 100% flexibility for private tours.
        • We are not to be hold liable in case of delayed flights, inconveniences with train schedules or bad weather.
        • For security reasons, we don't allow drones during group tours, only during private tours.
        • It is possible that the community, as well as the alpaca, are not available due to reasons beyond our control (sickness of community member, family issues or others). The probability is very very low and we are in daily contact with them to make sure everything will be fine for the next day. Still, the probability exists. We are not to be held liable in case no lama or alpaca will be available or in case of any circumstance arising with the animals. We will proceed with the tour without any refund.

        COVID-19 health & safety measures:

        • Face masks required for travelers in public areas and in the car
        • Face masks required for guides and drivers in public areas
        • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
        • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
        • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
        • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
        • Guides required to regularly wash hands
        • Regular temperature checks for staff



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