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Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountain Trek

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Trip code: SPJT

Duration: 7 days

Hikes, biking and zip-lining included
Visit iconic Machu Picchu
Twin share accommodation

Discover the many ways you can get your blood pumping in Peru's stunning natural and ancient landscapes on a seven-day tour. Take an epic mountain bike ride along rushing rivers and soar above the jungle on a zipline in Santa Teresa before you hit the famed Machu Picchu in the early morning light, and venture to the incredibly Instagrammable Rainbow Mountain. There's time in between to soak sore muscles in nearby hot springs and recharge for action-packed days ahead.

Trip highlights

  • Embark on a 16km (10 mi) trek along the Urubamba river
  • Soar on a zipline over the jungle of Santa Teresa
  • Visit Machu Picchu led by a local guide
  • Take a challenging hike up the colourful Rainbow Mountain
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What's included
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 5 breakfasts and 3 lunches
  • Tour guide
  • Mountain Biking (Malaga High Pass)
  • Santa Teresa hike
  • Ziplining
  • Train to Aguas Calientes
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Rainbow Mountain hike
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 24 hour emergency support
What's not included
  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel Insurance
  • Some meals
  • Optional Activities
Further trip information

Day 1 - Cusco

Arrive at any time. Catch your breath before getting to know your fellow travellers over a few drinks at pub in the Santa Ana neighbourhood. Say cheers to new friends and new adventures!

Day 2 - Malaga Pass

Pump up the excitement today on an epic mountain biking adventure. Start the exhilarating ride way up at Malaga Pass. Strap on your helmet, jump on your mountain bike, and get ready to zip by Andean landscapes, glaciers, waterfalls, and grazing llamas on the ride down. These views do not disappoint, keep your camera at the ready. Enjoy stunning Andean views, Incan archaeological sites, and rushing rivers on the way down to the jungle below.

Day 3 - Santa Teresa

Get an early start today with a 16km (9.9 mi) hike along the Urubamba river on the way to Santa Teresa. Hike through the Santa Teresa Valley Canyon, meander through high jungle landscapes, pass by coffee farms, coca fields, and fruit orchards on the way down to the Urubamba river. Follow the river to the hot springs waiting for you as a well-deserved reward at the end of your day. Sit back and relax with your newfound friends. 

Day 4 - Santa Teresa / Aguas Calientes

Soar through the air on a zipline high above the jungle below. Head to Aguas Calientes where you can visit the local hot springs.

Day 5 - Machu Picchu / Cusco

Rise and shine – the best time to see the Lost City of the Incas is in the early morning light. Follow the local guide to Machu Picchu to learn about its history at a leisurely pace. Gain local insight into the Inti Mach’ay cave, Inti Watana, the Temple of the Water, the Temple of the Condor, and the Room of the Three Windows. Take time to sit and feel the energy of this 15th-century site, now both a UNESCO World Heritage site and voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World (in a worldwide Internet poll).

Day 6 - Rainbow Mountain

Rise and shine! Wake up early to drive to one of the most instagrammable locations of the region, Rainbow Mountain. Today is a challenging hike, but well worth the reward. Lookout over these colourful Andean mountains striped with maroon, turquoise, lavender, and gold. The sediment, elevation, and proximity to the ocean create a landscape that has to be seen to be believed. Get started early to drive around 2 hours to the starting point of this challenging, yet rewarding full-day hike. Reaching 5,029m (16,500 ft) this 14km hike is no walk in the park, but these unique mountains do not disappoint.

Day 7 - Cusco

Depart at any time.

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Arrival information

You will need to arrive into Cusco on day 1 of your trip. You can arrive at any time however we recommend arriving in time for the welcome meeting held at around 6pm. 

Your trip ends in Cusco on day 7. You can depart at any time. Airport transfers are not included, however we can help you arrive this at extra cost. Please speak to a travel advisor for more details.

Accommodation & meals

6 nights of accommodation in simple twin share hotels are included.

5 breakfasts and 3 lunches are included in the trip. We recommend budgeting around £100-£130 for food not included.

Minimum age & eligibility

The minimum age to take part in this trip is 18. This trip is designed for travellers aged 18-39

All countries require a valid passport with a minimum of 6 months validity. UK visitors do not usually need a visa to enter Peru for tourism purposes. All visa, passport and entry requirements are subject to change and you should check the latest advice with the embassy. 

You should have a good level of fitness to take part in this trip as it involves strenuous hikes and mountain biking activity.

Covid safety

This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:

Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.

Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.

Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.

Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.

Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.

Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.

Healthcare
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.

24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.

It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.

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