Walk Peru's Inca Trail and Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • minimum participants 10
  • age requirement 16-95 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-17353
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  • Starts Lima, Peru
  • Ends Cusco, Peru
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • 2week adventure; Lake Titicaca and the classic Inca Trail
  • Follow in the footsteps of the Incas to Machu Picchu
  • Explore Cusco, the Vilcanota Mountains and the Sacred Valley
The tour "Walk Peru's Inca Trail And Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain" starts in Lima and ends in Cusco. It is an active and outdoor trip that takes 14 days taking you through Cusco, Taquile Island, Ollantaytambo and 6 other destinations in Peru. "Walk Peru's Inca Trail And Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain" is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Discover the diversity of Peru on this fascinating journey through the highlights of the country. Explore the floating reed islands of Lake Titicaca, travel through the Andes mountains to Cusco, the ancient Inca capital and head into the Sacred Valley to trek the spectacular Inca Trail.



Lake Titicaca - The highest navigable lake in the world home to the Uros people

The Inca Trail - Follow in the footsteps of the Incas to Machu Picchu

Alternative Rainbow Mountain - Spectacular Palccoyo trek through a landscape of multi coloured mountains

Quarry Trail - When Inca permits have sold out we are offering the Quarry Trek. Experience spectacular views on this quieter alternative route, joining the Inca Trail to trek into Machu Picchu.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Join trip Lima
  • Day 2 : Fly to Juliaca; drive to Puno
  • Day 3 : Visit Sillustani pre-Inca burial ground. Explore around Lake Titicaca
  • Day 4 : Visit to Uros and Taquile Islands
  • Day 5 : Travel through the Andes to Cusco
  • Day 6 : Walking tour of Cusco. Visit to Sacsayhuaman
  • Day 7 : Palccoyo trek (alternative Rainbow Mountain)
  • Day 8 : Drive to Ollanta in the Sacred Valley; Picnic by Piuray Lake
  • Day 9 : Commence Inca Trail walking to Llaqtapata ruins or walking to the site of Q'orimarca on the Quarry Trail
  • Day 10 : Follow the river to Llulluchapampa on the Inca Trail or cross Kuychicasa pass (4,450m) and visit Intipunku site on the Quarry Trail
  • Day 11 : Cross 'Dead Woman's Pass' (4,200m), hike through cloudforest to Phuyupatamarca on the Inca Trail or descend to Ollantaytambo on the Quarry Trail
  • Day 12 : Arrive to Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate
  • Day 13 : Revisit Machu Picchu. Return to Ollantaytambo by train. Continue by bus to Cusco
  • Day 14 : Trip ends in Cusco
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Arawi Express Miraflores Hotel (1 night)
  • Qelqatani Hotel (3 nights)
  • Yawar Inka Hotel (4 nights)
  • Hotel Tikawasi Valley (1 night)
  • Campsite (2 nights)
  • Campsite or Hotel (1 night)
  • Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu (1 night)
Meals
  • 13 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Transport
  • Bus
  • Flight
  • Train
Guide
  • Explore Tour Leader / Trek Guide
  • Boat Crew
  • Local Guide(s)
Others
  • Cook
  • Porter(s)
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Lima and from Cusco are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Walk Peru's Inca Trail and Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Walk Peru's Inca Trail and Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 27 March 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 27 March 2023, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Walk Peru's Inca Trail and Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Walk Peru's Inca Trail and Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be either fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure or have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR)  within 72 hours of departure.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What is the best month to visit Peru? Can I visit Peru during the off-season?

    The best time to visit Peru is between the months of May and September. Corresponding with the dry season, temperatures in the country at this time hover between 16°C to 22°C. But more importantly, traveling to Peru during this time means that there is little fear of getting caught in the country’s torrential monsoon. Another less popular but still good time to visit Peru is between October and December. A shoulder period between dry and monsoon seasons, the climate during this time of year is generally fine, although skies are cloudier and you might have to dodge the odd shower. The wettest months are January and February. It is still possible to visit destinations such as Lake Titicaca during the rainy season, but the Inca Trail is closed for travelers. Find more information here.

  • What is an ideal time to visit Peru? Is travel possible during the off-season?

    The best time to visit Peru is between the months of May and September. Corresponding with the dry season, temperatures in the country at this time hover between 16°C to 22°C. But more importantly, traveling to Peru during this time means that there is little fear of getting caught in the country’s torrential monsoon. Another less popular but still good time to visit Peru is between October and December. A shoulder period between dry and monsoon seasons, the climate during this time of year is generally fine, although skies are cloudier and you might have to dodge the odd shower. The wettest months are January and February. It is still possible to visit destinations such as Lake Titicaca during the rainy season, but the Inca Trail is closed to travelers. You can find more information here.

  • Is Peru expensive to visit? How do the ATMs work?

    Peru is not expensive for travelers and we recommend it as a top pick for visitors on a budget. Most travelers can get by on USD 30 to USD 40 per day, including transport, accommodation, and food. Tackling the Inca Trail and exploring Machu Picchu are must-do attractions but also relatively costly. ATMs are the quickest way to withdraw neuvos soles, as the country’s currency is called, on the road and visa cards are easily accepted. Many ATMs have an English language option, too. They can be found in some airports, inside banks, and as stand-alone units in major towns and cities. If you are looking for other destinations to visit on a budget, find more information here.

  • How long would I need to visit Peru?

    Given its wealth of attractions, there are many reasons why you should consider Peru trips that last between ten days and two weeks. This will give you enough time to see top-rated sites, such as Manu National Park, while also discovering the country’s history and culture in more far-flung and as-yet-unknown destinations. You can still take in a number of attractions even if you can only spare one week in Peru, however, the time constraint would mean that you will have to limit your exploration to a destination or two. For a more detailed rundown, check out our travel guide on how many days to spend in Peru.

  • How many days do you need in Peru?

    Given its wealth of attractions, there are many reasons why you should consider Peru trips that last between ten days and two weeks. This will give you enough time to see top-rated sites, such as Manu National Park, while also discovering the country’s history and culture in more far-flung and as-yet-unknown destinations. You can still take in a number of attractions even if you can only spare one week in Peru, however, the time constraint would mean that you will have to limit your exploration to a destination or two. For a more detailed rundown, check out our travel guide on how many days to spend in Peru.

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