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2 Days in Cusco: Alternative Rainbow Mountain Tour & Community Visit + Humantay Lake Tour

USD $198.00 $234.00

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City: Cusco, Mountains // Activities: Trekking to Rainbow Mountains & Humantay Lake //

 Why you'll love this experience:

 Passionate and experienced guides that are happy to share incredible stories with you. 

 Hike only for 45 minutes instead of 3 hours to the alternative rainbow mountain. 

 Small (up to 10) instead of a large impersonalized group to keep your experience with your guide special.

 Be one of the first travelers visiting the Humantay Lake that day.

 

How about two beautiful days that give you the chance to get to know two of Cusco's top tourist destinations? Visit the rainbow mountains and the Humantay lake of Cusco together with your guide and fall in love with the unique nature! You will arrive at both mountains as one of the first travelers that day, guaranteeing you that there will be no crowds around. The alternative rainbow mountain tour is an easy 1-hour hike with no crowds around but with a lot of stunning landscapes everywhere you look. Apart from that, you will get the chance to visit and support our social project, a local community in the Andean mountains that will hearty welcome you. On the second day, you will get to know one of Peru's most impressive but still undiscovered lakes: the Humantay lake. You will need to hike around 2 hours to reach the crystal-clear lake located at 4200 m as one of the first travelers on that day. Our tour guide will make sure to show you various off the normal path spots so you can take the most memorable photos of this day tour. These two tours are the hidden stars of Cusco, so better make sure to get to know them while you are in town!

Difficulty of treks: easy-medium

 

Itinerary*:

*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).



3:45-4:00 am:   Pick-up from your hotel in Cusco

        5:45 am:   Breakfast with an incredible view over the valley (WC available)

        8:00 am:   Visit of the Palccoyo community and its potato museum (created in collaboration with exploor in October 2018)

        9:30 am:   Arrival al parking lot (view of the 1strainbow mountain) + Briefing (WC available)

      10:00 am:   Visit of the 2ndrainbow mountain

      10:30 am:   Visit of the 3rdrainbow mountain + break with coca tea and local snacks

      11:00 am:   Hike up to the stone forest (optional) with a spectacular view

      11:30 am:   Head back to the car (WC available)

      12:00 pm:   Interaction with locals in the community + snacks

        1:50 pm:   Lunch in local restaurant (WC available)

4:30-5:00 pm:   Arrival at your hotel in Cusco

Note: All times are approximations.



  3:30 am:      Pick-up from your hotel in Cusco

  5:35 am:      Breakfast with an incredible view over the valley (WC available)

  7:40 am:      Arrival al parking lot + Briefing (WC available)

10:10 am:      Visit of the Humantay Lake, diverse lookouts and a break with coca tea and local snacks

11:20 am:      Head back to the car (WC available)

  1:50 pm:      Lunch in local restaurant (WC available)

  4:00 pm:      Arrival at your hotel in Cusco

Note: All times are approximations

 Included:

Alternative Rainbow Mountain tour:

  • Private transport with hotel pick-up from all hotels/hostels/AirBnBs close to the Plaza de Armas (see "Pickup / Drop-off" info below) 
  • Fluent English/ Spanish speaking local guide during the Tres Rainbows hike
  • Visit of local community (donations are welcome)
  • Breakfast and lunch 
  • Artisanal chocolate snacks made by our "abuelita" (grandma) and a coca/muña tea when arriving at the mountain
  • Trekking poles
  • First-aid kit and oxygen
  • Communication radios

Humantay Lake tour:

  • Private transport with hotel pick-up from all hotels close to the Plaza de Armas (see "Pickup / Drop-off" info below) 
  • Fluent English/ Spanish speaking local guide(s) 
  • Visit of the Humantay lagoon
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Artisanal chocolate snacks
  • Trekking poles
  • First-aid kit and oxygen
  • Communication radios

 Not Included:

  • Entrance to the Rainbow Mountain area and to the Humantay Lake (S/ 10 each)
  • Pick up from hotels outside of Cusco city
  • Donations to the community (you're welcome to bring unused clothes or pens, notebooks etc.)
  • Tips for your guide

 Schedule:

  • Alternative Rainbow Mountain tour: 4:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Humantay Lake tour: 3:30 am - 4:00 pm

 Recommendations:

  • Bring change in order to pay small expenses, such as for using the restroom
  • Bring your backpack, a rain cape and layers of clothes so you'll be warm
  • Take gloves, a hat, hiking shoes + an extra pair of socks with you (in case of snow) and if you want to you can bring hiking poles as well
  • Bring sunscreen, sunglasses and some extra money 
  • Pack some snacks and coca leaves

 Terms of Reservation:

  • If you want to book for 3 people or more please use the discount code "3PAH" during checkout and you'll get $10 off per person.
  • Minimum 1 day before
  • Minimum 2 people
  • If you buy the group tour and there are not minimum 2 people in total 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 up to 3 days before the start of the tour, you'll receive a 100% refund.
    • If you cancel less than 3 days before the start of the tour, you'll receive a 50% refund.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the start of the tour, there won't be any refunds.

     Pickup / Drop-off:

    • Pickup from your hotel (only if your hotel is close to the city center of Cusco. In case you stay further away, meet up at the Plaza de Armas - taxi cost approx. 10-15 Soles)
    • Drop-off at Plaza de Armas (due to the rush hour that might leave you waiting 1-2 hours in the van in case we'd drop-off every participant)
    • Private tours include pickup from- and drop-off at the hotel.

     Info: 

    • We are not to be hold liable in case of delayed flights, inconveniences with train schedules or bad weather.

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