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Machu Picchu Lost Citadel and Mountain Official Ticket

1. Machu Picchu Lost Citadel and Mountain Official Ticket

Discover the Inca ruins and hike up Machu Picchu Mountain at your own pace with this official entrance ticket to the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Sacred Valley. This offer includes the entrance ticket to the Machu Picchu lost citadel and access to the Machu Picchu mountain hike. Only 800 people are allowed to enter the Machu Picchu Mountain per day, divided into 2 groups. The first group can access the Mountain from 07:00 to 08:00 am and the second group from 09:00 to 10:00 am. The ascent to the Machu Picchu Mountain depends on the physical condition of the individual and can range from 2-3 hours. From the top of Machu Picchu Mountain, you will be able to enjoy impressive views of the surrounding peaks, valleys, and winding Urubamba River.

From Cusco: Via Ferrata and Sky Lodge Zipline

2. From Cusco: Via Ferrata and Sky Lodge Zipline

Start with pickup your hotel around 8:00 AM and enjoy a scenic 1-hour ride until you reach the Via Ferrata base. On arrival, you’ll be provided with the safety equipment to start ascending the rock cliff. Via Ferrata is a path used to climb a mountain with a permanent safety system including metal steps and a lifeline that assures your safety at all times. Being accompanied by an expert guide, begin the 300 meters ascent that will take about 1 hour to reach the highest point. Here, stop for a quick box lunch and admire the breathtaking views over the Valley and Vilcanota river below. Next, prepare for flying along the 6 zip-line cables that range from 250 up to 700 meters long. Attached to the lines, feel the adrenaline of being suspended on the air as you go from one mountain face to other. After descending more than 300 meters in zip-zag, the adventure will end in the base. Then the transport will take you back to Cusco or Sacred Valley locations such as Ollantaytambo, where you can connect to Machu Picchu.

From Cusco: Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Day Trip

3. From Cusco: Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Day Trip

You will be picked up from the hotel between 4:30 in the morning, then you will travel about 3 hours to Cusipata's place so you can enjoy an American-style breakfast. Head to the starting point of the tour after breakfast. Start on the path that leads to the "mountain of colors", pass the checkpoint and pay an entrance fee to continue. Admire panoramic views of the nearby valleys, Andes, and glaciers along the trail, as well as wildlife: wild llamas, alpacas, and vicuñas, as well as Andean condors if you catch a glimpse of them Reach the top and take some time to rest, breathe, and admire the spectacular views. Take beautiful photos and videos, then begin the descent to the base with the group. Enjoy a tourist buffet lunch upon arrival at the restaurant at the end of the trek, before embarking on the journey back to Cusco to be dropped off near the main square, the end point is Calle San Bernardo.

From Cusco: Palcoyo Mountain Range Full Day Hike

4. From Cusco: Palcoyo Mountain Range Full Day Hike

The adventure begins with a transfer from your hotel in Cusco to the starting point of the trek to the impressive Palcoyo mountain range. Alike Vinicunca, the 7-colour mountain, Palcoyo acquires its colouration due to minerals such as iron, magnesium, calcium, among others, accumulated over millions of years, which now offer a visual spectacle. Unlike Vinicunca, the arrival to the Palcoyo mountain range is of a moderate and accessible level since it is a walk without great slopes, reaching a maximum elevation of 4,900 metres above sea level. Upon arrival, enjoy the beautiful view of the mountain range and take a few minutes to appreciate the surroundings calmly thanks to the lower traffic of visitors in the area. After this visit, start the descent and enjoy a picnic-lunch while continuing to enjoy the view. When finished, you are transferred back to your hotel in Cusco.

Cusco: Extreme Sky Bike and Rappelling Adventure

5. Cusco: Extreme Sky Bike and Rappelling Adventure

Meet your driver at the established meeting point and head straight to Cachimayo, where the adventure space is located. Receive a safety briefing and be fitted with all equipment before starting the circuit. Begin the circuit at the via Ferrata, which is 45 meters high with metal steps anchored into the rock. Next, start the sky biking portion of the tour. Pedal through the sky with two round-trip lines 250 meters in total length and 50 meters high. Then descend 30 meters along a rappel line. Get incredible photos along each circuit for unforgettable memories. Once you’ve finished the course be taken back to the meeting point.

From Cusco: 2-Day Rainbow Mountain Hiking and Camping Trip

6. From Cusco: 2-Day Rainbow Mountain Hiking and Camping Trip

Travel from Cusco to Rainbow mountain for a hiking and camping adventure with this two-day group trip. See stunning views of the snow-capped Ausangate mountain and have the opportunity to spot wildlife like chinchillas. Day 1: Be picked up from your accommodation in Cusco at 4:00 AM and relax as you drive to the trailhead. Stop for breakfast before starting your hike to the first pass of Puccacocha, which is located at 5000 meters above sea level. Marvel at the imposing snow-capped Ausangate mountain and Lake Puccacocha. Make camp at Ananta with well-maintained equipment. Have the tent set up for you, so you can spend the evening relaxing. Day 2: Start your day with a delicious breakfast before climbing to a Rainbow mountain lookout. Listen as your guide explains the importance of this place to you. Next, head to the Red Valley viewpoint to explore and snap some pictures. After a nice lunch, walk to the bus station where your driver will be waiting to take you on the 3-hour drive back to Cusco. Arrive in Cusco at about 5:00 pm.

Sacred Valley: Half-Day Skybike Tour

7. Sacred Valley: Half-Day Skybike Tour

Venture toward the Sacred Valley, enjoying the landscapes and the amazing view of the mountains. You will then arrive at Cachimayo, where your adventure point is located. You will start the adventure hiking until the peak of the mountain, where you will discover your bikes. Your professional and well-prepared guide will then ensure you understand how to operate your bike, and run you through some safety procedures. Afterwards, you will set off on your Skybike, enjoying the view and the blue sky of the Sacred Valley. Continuing with the adventure, you will return whilst enjoying again the amazing landscapes.

Sacred Valley: Via Ferrata and Zip-Line Climbing Tour

8. Sacred Valley: Via Ferrata and Zip-Line Climbing Tour

Discover the beauty of the Sacred Valley, climb the Via Ferrata route, enjoying the breathtaking views, and fly over the beautiful landscapes on a zip-line, over the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit Pachar, located 8 km. from Ollantaytambo, where you will find the Via Ferrata, a climbing route 300 meters high. Climb a mountain with a safety system permanently installed, for which you do not require any previous experience. While climbing, enjoy the mystical landscapes of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Upon completing the ascent, eat an energizing snack, while you admire the spectacular scenery and recover your energies. Climb 100 meters more, until you reach the second cable of the canopy or zip-line, which will allow you to fly over the scenic surroundings of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in a very safe and fun way. Through a pulley suspended by 6 cables of 100 to 500 m (with a total of 2000 m), located in an inclination, hook the cable through a pulley fixed to your harness. You will be impulsed by gravity, sliding from the top to the bottom, increasingly losing speed as you approach the end of the cable.

From Cusco: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4-Day Hike with Meals

9. From Cusco: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4-Day Hike with Meals

Embark on a challenging and rewarding adventure with this 4-day hiking trip along the Inca Trail. Learn fascinating history from your certified guide as you make your way to Machu Pichu. Sleep in comfortable tents and enjoy full, freshly prepared meals. Day 1 itinerary Start your adventure with an easy day that will ensure you are prepared for the road ahead. Get picked up from your hotel bright and early in the morning and travel by bus through the pretty villages of Chinchero, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo. This scenic drive takes 2.5-hours and ends at kilometer 82, the start of the trail (2550m/8269ft). The tour buses normally stop at the town of Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley for about an hour to give passengers the opportunity to have breakfast. At km 82, cross the Vilcanota River to officially begin your journey. Take in views of the Cordillera Oriental and the snow-capped peak of Veronica. Set off near where Hiram Bingham returned in 1915 to begin his re-discovery of the Inca Trail. The trail is flat for almost 2 hours until you reach the first Inca site, Llactapata. On the way, pass through the resting point of Mescay, where there are bathroom facilities. The path then follows the left bank of the Cusichaca River to the small village of Wayllabamba (3000m/9900ft), where you will camp for the night. Day 2 itinerary Prepare yourself for the most challenging day of the trek, with a 5-hour uphill hike. Pass by Llullucha Pampa in the morning — the last place along the trail where you can buy snacks and drinks. Continue hiking uphill for 2 hours until arriving at the top of Dead Woman’s Pass. At 4200m/13779ft, this is the highest point of the Inca Trail. Then head down for 1.5 hours until reaching the second campsite at Pacaymayo (3600m/11880ft), where there are bathroom facilities. Day 3 itinerary Depart from Pacaymayo and head to Wiñaywayna. Walk for almost 15 kilometers and see 4 Inca sites along the way. From Pacaymayo, it takes about 1 hour to climb up to the ruins of Runkuracay. These small circular ruins occupy a commanding position overlooking the Pacaymayo Valley below. Another 45-minute hike will bring you to the top of the second pass (3900m/12870ft). After about 1 hour from the second pass, arrive at Sayacmarca by way of a superbly designed stone staircase. From then on, the path descends into a magnificent cloud forest full of orchids, hanging mosses, tree ferns, and flowers. Day 4 : THE GLORY OF MACHUPICCHU! In your free time, you can choose to climb for 45 minutes to the top of Huayna Picchu (2750m / 8940ft). To climb this mountain, Tickets for Huayna Picchu are limited to 400 people per day (200 from 7 to 9 in the morning and 200 from 10 am to 24:00). After enjoying our last hours in Machu Picchu, we will take the bus to the city of Aguas Calientes, where we will meet for lunch. Then, you will be given your train tickets for the trip back to Cusco.

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The place is truly sublime. Palccoyo, the other rainbow mountain has nothing to envy to Vinicunca! The mountain itself is perhaps a little less spectacular, but the surrounding site is one of the most beautiful creations of nature that I have ever seen in my life. The road is a little winding and "turbulent" but it is well worth it. The hike itself to reach the summit is splendid, in the colorful mountains, and not too difficult. Very enthusiastic guide. The place is truly sublime. Palccoyo, the other rainbow mountain has nothing to envy to Vinicunca! The mountain itself is perhaps a little less spectacular, but the surrounding site is one of the most beautiful creations of nature that I have ever seen in my life. The road is a bit winding and "turbulent" but it is well worth it. The hike itself to reach the summit is splendid, in the colorful mountains, and not too difficult. Very enthusiastic guide.

Our day to Machu Picchu was cancelled because of the strike so we did not have tickets into the park 3 days later when the strike ended. Everyone told us we were screwed but I went online and found these tixs. I was worried they weren’t legit but they worked! Highly recommend these guys for last minute tix to Machu Picchu. Saved our trip!

Machu Picchu mountain is difficult to climb. There are basically stone steps with uneven heights. It took 1h50 to go up to take a break and 1h to go down. Regarding the archaeological site, we have the right to circuit C, a small circuit in the lower part.

The tour and guide Ed were very good. The red valley tour should not really be more than 7-10$, its just a half hour walf from the Rainbow mountain.

Had the best experience on this tour. Ronald made it a great experience and took some amazing pictures.