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Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountain Trek

An active adventure in Peru!

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Trip code: SPJT

Duration: 7 days

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

Uncover the mystery and magic of Peru on this incredible 7 day group trip. A dream adventure for active travellers, you’ll mountain bike the Malaga Pass, hike the Santa Teresa Valley, whizz through the air on a jungle zipline, soak in the hot springs of Aguas Calientes, trek through the vibrant colours of Rainbow Mountain’s landscape, and tick off a bucket list biggie, with a day at the incomparable Macchu Picchu. Just wow.

Trip highlights

  • Discover one of the wonders of the world with a day at magical Machu Picchu
  • Ride a high-speed zipline over the jungle in Santa Teresa
  • Hike through the surreal landscapes of colourful Rainbow Mountain
  • Get your adrenaline pumping with a mountain bike adventure at Malaga Pass
  • Spend a day hiking through the beautiful Urubamba River canyon
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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: Arrive in Cusco. Ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Arrive in Cusco and make your way to your starting accommodation. There are no activities planned for today, apart from a welcome meeting at 6pm, where you’ll meet the rest of the gang and learn what we’ve got in store.

Day 2: Malaga Pass biking. Get your adrenaline pumping today with an exhilarating mountain biking adventure at Malaga Pass. Enjoy out of this world views of glaciers, waterfalls, Incan sites and powerful rivers as you pedal through the pass – amazing.

Day 3: Santa Teresa Valley hike. Strap on your walking boots ready for a full day hike along the Urubamba River towards Santa Teresa. Take in views of lush jungle, coca plantations and orchards before soothing your aching muscles in the hot spring that’s waiting at the end of the hike.

Day 4: Santa Teresa & Aguas Calientes. Start your day with a high adrenaline adventure with a jungle zipline that reaches speeds of up to 70kmh! Next up it’s Aguas Calientes. Enjoy the town’s stunning location at the base of a deep gorge and another hot spring soak before evening drinks.

Day 5: Machu Picchu. Tick a big one off your bucket list with an unforgettable day at Machu Picchu. A local guide will take you to the Lost City of the Incas and tell you all about its history. Looking around the misty emerald mountains, you’ll have to pinch yourself to check you’re not dreaming.

Day 6: Rainbow Mountain. Take the full day hike to the colourful landscapes of Rainbow Mountain. The stripes of burgundy, gold and turquoise are so vibrant it’s a psychedelic experience. Then head back to Cusco for one final night out with your new friends.

Day 7: Trip end. It’s time to say farewell and continue your travels in Peru, or head to the airport.

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Arrival information

Your trip begins in Cusco. Arrive in Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) on day 1. You can arrive at any time as there are no activities planned for the first day, but there is a welcome meeting at 6pm that it’s recommended you attend.

Airport transfers aren’t included, but it’s easy to get from the airport to your starting accommodation. After retrieving your bags at the airport, you’ll see tourist information kiosks, where you can easily arrange the 15 minute taxi transfer. Rates from the kiosks are set so you won’t have to haggle with the driver. If you would prefer to book an airport transfer in advance, please speak to your travel adviser for more information.

Your tour guide will leave a welcome note for you in the hotel, giving the details of your welcome meeting. If you arrive after the welcome meeting, they will leave you a message with details of where and when to meet the next morning.

Your trip ends in Cusco on day 7 and you can leave at any time. Return airport transfers are not included, but your tour guide can help you book these.

Accommodation & meals

This trip includes 6 nights of accommodation in simple but comfortable hotels. Rooms are on a twin share basis.

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.