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Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Trek – 1 Day In Cusco, Peru

Embark on our Rainbow Mountain 1 Day Hike in Cusco, Peru, and see the amazing VINICUNCA RAINBOW MOUNTAIN in a full day hike from Cusco with an expert private guide! The Rainbow Mountain Peru Trip is a hike to one of the most spectacular natural wonders in the high Andes of Peru and must-do tour in Cusco. Our full-day hike to Rainbow Mountain or Painted Hill is an unforgettable adventure through the local Quechua-speaking inhabitants have lived for years that takes you by highland desert trails through llamas, alpaca herds and isolated communities that are high up in the Vilcanota Mountain Range in Cusco. The Rainbow Mountain Tour 1 Day in Cusco allow you to enjoy the natural amazing colors of the Vinicunca Rainbow Mountains through deserted highland paths, and witness the breathtaking view of the Ausangate that rises in the distance to more than 6,300m (20,900 feet) and is the highest mountain in the Cusco region considered a holy mountain (or mountain spirit) by local Peruvians.

Uncover the Rainbow Mountain of Peru with local tour operator based in Cusco and local experts in the area and then, experience first hand how locals live in the mountain and even see them work hard while you make your journey to the top of Rainbow Mountain of Peru (known locally as Vinicunca or Winicunca), and explore Peru´s incredible natural wonders. In addition, this one-day hike to Rainbow Mountain or Painted Hill hid in the Peruvian Andes let you witness at millions of years of geological history and natural wonder seen almost nowhere else on Earth.

One-day hike to the Rainbow Mountain in Cusco has been shortened to accommodate hikers who love a true adventure outdoor and willing to find and check off their bucket list. Come with us to discover the Vinicunca Rainbow Mountains — land full of wild desert landscapes, snow capped glaciated peaks, and pristine beauty. This Rainbow Mountain Tour is moderate to strenuous and can be very crowded. We leave early in the morning (4am) to beat the crowds and arrive at the top first. Our Rainbow Mountain day trip is officially operated by Peru Spirit Adventure, in small group experience with premium guides. We also hike to the Red Valley Pass (weather/time permitting) to see the deep red hues of the mountains on the other side of Vinicunca – a stunning example of mother nature at her finest! On our Rainbow Mountain hike gets you to experience summiting a mountain over 16,000ft! Private van transport to and from your hotel in Cusco.

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Trip Overview

  • Tour Type: Hiking, off the beaten path adventure
  • Good For: Trekkers who love a true outdoor adventure and in good hiking shape
  • Service Level: Private and customized tour (your adventure your way)
  • Hiking Time: This trek will take about 3 – 4 hours
  • Solitude Rating: The day hike route is a crowded trail
  • Difficulty: Moderate, but challenging (depending on fitness level)
  • Pick Up Time: @4 AM from your hotel in Cusco
  • Group Size: We offer everyday departure with a mínimum of 2 people – Max 8 / Average 4 hikers

Rainbow Mountain Peru – Highlights

  • The Rainbow Mountain of Peru, offer travelers unforgettable day adventure in the remote landscape immersing you with local cultures with Mother Nature’s true wonders and unique wildlife only found in these high altitude ecosystems
  • See some quite unique fauna such as Condor “the largest Andean bird”, Vicunas “Non-domesticated animal of the llama family”

Extra Considerations

The hike to Rainbow Mountain is challenging. Hikers should be reasonably fit, and spend some time in Cusco to acclimate (We highly recommend at least 2 or 3 days in Cusco). The hike takes place over 4,500m / 14,763 ft. and is about 15 kilometers in length (9.5 miles) in total length, with an elevation gain of 5,020m / 16,466 ft. The main reason this trek is difficult is due to the elevation. The terrain of the trail is a gradual climb and you are hiking in a wide valley for the majority of the trek.

If you want to reach to the Rainbow Mountain of Peru on a more delightful experience of your trip. Book online Horseback Ride up Rainbow Mountain 1 day trip and have a relaxing time in Vincunca/ Rainbow Mountain. Finally, with one last push you will hike up to a vantage point that gives you a 360 degree view of the beautiful landscape that makes up the sacred land.

Rainbow Mountains 1 Day Hike — Itinerary

Pre-Trek Briefing:
For our Rainbow Mountain 1 Day Hike, you will have a thorough briefing with your guide before your trek (exact time will be confirmed by email). Your guide will meet you at your hotel in Cusco and you can take this opportunity to ask final questions and make any final preparations.

Rainbow Mountain Hike — 1 Day

Day 1: Cusco – Llacto – Rainbow Mountain – Llacto – Cusco

Our amazing day hike to Rainbow Mountain Cusco will begin early in the morning at 4am with the pick up at your hotel in Cusco and then, we set out on our private transport to drive for 3 hours through the South Valley to the trailhead located at an elevation of 4,638 m / 15,216 ft. Along the way, we will pass very quaint Andean towns and there are amazing views of farming Inca terraces, traditional villages, valleys and high Andean peaks.

Early morning, the herds of alpacas and llamas will entertain you near your breakfast place. Following the delicious continental breakfast, we keep driving to the trailhead. Upon reaching to the trailhead, we start on our trek along a meandering path in the foothills of the magnificent Andes following a lovely stream, with a private guide. As you ascend, will enjoy the rewarded views of the Andes, Ausangate Mountain (20,936 ft) and glaciers. The whole area is home to many fincas (local farms) and there will be opportunities to see traditional Quechua people working the land as they have generations and also marvel at traditionally-dressed women and the colorful textiles they spin before your eyes and they are still keeping traditional Quechua culture alive. Learn about their traditional clothes and the significance of the different hats worn by the men. Ask your guide to teach you a few words of Quechua!

After 1 hour and 30 minutes of walking or more, we will embrace this great natural formation of the Rainbow Mountain of Cusco (5,050 mt. /16,564 ft.). After admiring the unique beauty of the Rainbow Mountain / Vinicunca. Explore the area with a local private guide through the hillside while explaining current theories regarding the purpose and meaning of the painted hills or Vinicunca and then take your time to take incredible photos or just soak up the view, with Ausangate Mountain in the distance!

At the top we will spend approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour (depend of your trekking speed and weather conditions — If you wish to stay longer, let your guide know). Afterwards, there is an optional hike through the top of the Red Valley (weather/time permitting). This impressive reddish valley with reddish hills, a must-see place after Rainbow Mountain. This walk takes approximately 45 minutes or 1 hour longer to get back to the trailhead, then we enjoy our box lunch. After enjoying our lunch, we will embark on the 3 hour drive back to Cusco and drop you off at your hotel in Cusco, arriving around 5:00pm.

  • Hiking Distance: 8 km / 4.97 miles
  • Lowest Elevation: 4,400 mt. / 14,432 ft.
  • Highest Elevation: 5,050 mt. / 16,564 ft.
  • Hiking Time: This trek will take about 3 – 4 hours

Tour Service Includes

  • Pre-Trek briefing the night before the trek to go over the itinerary, meet your guide and answer any questions
  • Pick up from your hotel in Cusco in the morning
  • Private transport to the starting point of the trek
  • English speaking professional guide (2 guides, if there are over 8 trekkers)
  • One breakfast, and one lunch
  • Entrance to the Rainbow Mountain trail
  • Private transport back to your hotel in Cusco
  • First-aid kit including an emergency oxygen tank
  • Personalized service
  • All local taxes

What’s Not Included On The Trail

  • Walking poles (poles must have intact rubber bottoms)
  • Horse if needed during the hike – you can add a horse to ride if you prefer (if it is rainy or slick this may not be possible or there may be areas where you will have to dismount and walk)
  • Dinner is not included on this hike
  • Water for the hike – please fill your bottles/bladder before you depart
  • Travel interruption and travel medical/evacuation insurance (required)
  • Hotel in Cusco (book at your preference 3, 4 or 5-star hotel)
  • Gratuities: Tipping is always appreciated and should be based completely on your satisfaction. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels.
  • Flights: Flying to Cusco can be tricky. Delays occur often and it is not uncommon for flights to be cancelled. Please be sure to arrive in the city at least two days before your tour start date. LATAM is the most reliable of the airlines. Avianca and Peruvian Airlines are acceptable companies, as well.

 

Price of the Rainbow Mountain Hike – 1 Day

We offer everyday departures. A minimum of 2 hikers required for this trek – Maximum of 8 trekkers in a group / Average 4 hikers, and you can leave any day is suit for you. The itinerary is described and based on personalized service and departure is 100% Guaranteed once booked, THE PRICE IS PER PERSON

  • From US $ 150 per person 

Request a Quote: We can customize this private trek just for you and your party, and offer the possibility to choose the departure date, the group size and the duration of the trek. We guarantee the perfect experience by arranging this Rainbow Mountain Tour – Private treks, single trekker, custom treks, large groups, and packages welcome! If you have questions about the Tour. Please email us to customize or please call the phone:

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What to bring on your day hike to Rainbow Mountain 

On the trail you should carry a day pack with following items

  • Day pack — with rain cover to carry your things
  • Original or copy of your passport
  • Hiking poles (or you can rent one pair from us)
  • Trekking shoes with protector ankle or similar
  • Good hiking gear: Warm jackets, gloves, hat warm fleece and hiking socks
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho in case of rain (very important even if traveling in dry season – May to October)
  • Warm clothes: Layers for variable temperatures, especially at night
    Sunblock and sunglasses
  • Camera with spare batteries (Note: batteries run down faster at high altitudes)
  • Hiking long sleeve T-shirts
    Sun hat
  • Comfortable hiking trousers
    Thermal underwear
  • Reusable plastic/metal water container, or camel bags
  • Water for the trek (recommend at least 2L)
  • Toiletries
  • Camera and films
  • Flashlight with spare batteries
  • Toilet paper, and face tissue paper
  • Extra money (American dollars and Peruvian soles in cash – little coins for toilet) and also for souvenirs, drinks and tips
  • Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen).
  • Personal medication (should contain lip salve, Acetazolamide (Diamox), Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may take)

Why choose Peru Spirit Adventure?

  • Peru Spirit Adventure is a family owned travel agency and a local tour operator based in Cusco, Peru, in the Ancient Capital of the Inca Empire! Peru Spirit Adventure was founded by a Peruvian with over many years of guiding experience, and is a 100% Cusqueñian Company without any shareholders.
  • We are an agency with a great spirit of adventure and passionate about travel, dedicated to offer the best tourist services, to take you to discover the vast riches, natural and archaeological of each corner of the country.
  • We provide high quality service as well as focusing on having small groups to enhance the travel experience and customize any tour or trek to suit your travel, fitness, budget, and time preferences. This is what makes us stand out from other tour operators.
  • We create small personalized tours & treks strictly and only operated by local professional staff catering in PERSONALIZED and HIGH QUALITY SERVICE. Our guides in Peru are hand selected by the owners of Peru Spirit Adventure. All guides for our tours and treks are native to Peru and speak fluent English to ensure excellent communication and a positive experience overall.
  • We pride ourselves on providing 5 star service before, during, and after your trip. Peru Spirit Adventure is dedicated to excellent customer service and adventure experiences. We have been awarded the 2018 &2019 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence! Check out our reviews.
  • We are direct operators of all the tours and treks we offer, from family trips, honeymoon trips and luxury travel, including adventure tours to Peruvian Andes. Please email us to customize your trip in Peru.
  • Our tours & treks are operated in private service with a mínimum of 2 people to confirm the departure – Max 8 / Average 4 guests, ensuring a small group feel and specialized attention.
  • We are responsible and sustainable tour operator – Our mission is to provide exceptional tours, treks, and adventure trips. During our trips, we make every effort to minimize negative impacts and maximize the benefits to the local people and natural environments we visit. We pay fair, livable wages, ensuring we hire and maintain the absolute best guides and support staff. We are proud of our team without them, we wouldn’t be able to offer the best service and lifetime experiences to our clients

Customized Rainbow Mountain Hike – 1 Day

If you have questions about the tour, please use the form below to tell us more about your dates, interests, the number of travelers, etc. We gladly assist you and organize your trip or please call the phone:

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Rainbow Mountain Trek 1 Day is operated as a Private Tour ONLY – the Minimum number of the trekkers required for departure is 02 Hiker to confirm departure ANY DATE SUIT FOR YOU! You decide the size of your group. Rainbow Mountain Tour 1 Day Highly recommended. If you have any questions, please contact us.

How to book the Rainbow Mountain Trek 1 Day?

To reserve the Rainbow Mountains 1 Day Hike Tour, the customer must submit his or her personal information and a deposit. The personal information we require is the following:

  • Full Name (as appears on passport)
  • Passport Number
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • For Rainbow Mountain Tour 1 Day, we need a photo of their passport bio page. A camera phone picture or similar is acceptable

To confirm reservations of the Rainbow Mountain Hike 1 Day is required a deposit of $ 50 USD per person in advance

Deposit for the Rainbow Mountain Hike 1 Day:

We use PayPal for sending deposits, that way you can use your credit card. There is a 6% fee for deposits using PayPal (for the international transfer). We also use Western Union for sending deposits, Deposits through Western Union have variable fees.

  • All banking fees will be covered by the client
  • Deposits for tours are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual
  • Deposit through PayPal (no need to have an account, you can pay with your credit card)

Final Payments:

We accept cash and PayPal for final payments. A client may not depart for the tour or trek until payment in full is received, either in cash or by PayPal.

  • Cash payments are due the day before tour or trek departure and can be paid at the pre-tour or trek briefing. We accept US dollars and Peruvian soles for cash payments. If you will pay in US dollars. Take note. The Peruvian banks are extremely strict about the “quality” of dollars they will accept. Therefore, we have to request that your bills are what they call “unbroken”. Broken bills will not be accepted. Broken means — any tear (even as small as 3 mm) or excessive wrinkling
  • PayPal payments are due one week before the tour or trek departure. a) There is an 8% fee on balance due payments using PayPal. b) If the balance via PayPal is not paid by 3 days prior to trek departure, the PayPal fee will be 10%. Our PayPal email is: info@peruspiritadventure.com
  • All banking fees will be covered by the client

CANCELLATIONS POLICY:

  • In the case of cancellation, the customer will not receive a refund of their deposit
  • If the customer cancels between 30 and 10 days before their tour, they must pay 50% of the total trip cost.
  • If the customer cancels between 10 and 3 days before their tour, they must pay 80% of the total cost.
  • If the customer cancels 2 days or less before their tour, they must pay 100% of the total cost.

If you are ready to make the deposit for private Rainbow Mountain Hike – 1 Day. Click on our PAYPAL PAYMENTS to make your deposit. As we explained above, we use PayPal for sending deposits, that way you can use your credit card. PayPal charges a 6% service fee (for the international transfer), so the total deposit per person ends up being $50 + 6% = $ 53 and should be sent to info@peruspiritadventure.com / Enter the amount of money you will pay and then you will see that you automatically add a bank fee of 6%. Then continue the checkout process using your PayPal account or credit card.

  • Once you make their deposit through PAYPAL, please, send us: A picture of their passport page (of the people who will participate on the Rainbow Mountain Tour 1 Day) to confirm the tour. A camera phone picture or similar is acceptable. You can attach to this e-mail / or send via WhatsApp to this # +51 957326998

The departure of the Rainbow Mountain Trek 1 Day is 100% guaranteed once booked. We can customize this one-day private tour to Rainbow Mountain just for you. We guarantee the perfect experience by arranging this tour as a private service. Booking tours in advance offer a safe and well-organized travel experience tour.

Important Note:

Travel Medical Insurance: is required to depart on any trek (including emergency evacuation coverage and high altitude hiking). We also suggest travel interruption insurance in the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances that may arise. Peru Spirit Adventure is not responsible for losses incurred due to any travel interruption (ex: weather/natural phenomena, missed/delayed/canceled flight, acts of war/terrorism, strikes, etc.), passport, visa, family emergency, or illness/medical issues.

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  • Original passport.
  • A good-quality (and small) daypack.
  • Hiking boots (waterproof). Sneakers are acceptable but expect to get wet.
  • Long-sleeved shirts to prevent sunburn.
  • Rain jacket/poncho in case of rain.
  • Warm clothes, as it, if often cold and windy at the top of the mountain.
  • Snacks.
  • Sunblock, sunglass, and hat as the sun are particularly strong at high altitudes.
  • Camera with spare batteries, as batteries, run down faster at high altitudes.
  • Binoculars (if desired).
  • Trekking poles.

About Peru Spirit Adventure

Who is Peru Spirit Adventure? We are a small tour operator company owned by a local Peruvian experts with more than 10 years of experience as a guide. Our office is based in Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes and is located near the central square, Plaza del Armas. Our team is made up of knowledgeable and passionate tour guides from Cusco and Andes with many years of experience.  read more

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Terms & Conditions

Thank you for booking and/or traveling on a Peru Spirit Adventure tour with Peru Spirit Adventure. We are 100% local Cusqueñan company and legally recognized by Peruvian law. These Terms and Conditions apply to any travel products and/or services purchased from Peru Spirit Adventure. A contract is entered into once PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE receives your booking form and deposit, and we accept and confirm the booking. Please note that travel arrangements are not confirmed until stated so in writing by PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE. All Peru Spirit Adventure based treks and tours are operated by Peru Spirit Adventure.

BOOKING & PAYMENT

To reserve any of our tours and treks services, the customer must submit his or her personal information and a deposit. The personal information we require is the following: Full name (as appears on passport), Date of Birth, Nationality, Gender, and Passport number.

  • A picture of their passport photo page. A camera phone picture or similar is acceptable.

Once the customer confirms their reservation, we will send an email within 24 hours with a confirmation of their tour or trek and the deposit amount and also, details of the services included and not included in the service price. Once we send this information to the customer, if we do not receive any response from the customer it will be assumed by the company that the customer has accepted all terms and conditions. We provide a full pre-tour briefing at your hotel in Cusco. This gives the customer the chance to ask any questions they may have about the tour or trek itinerary.— ABOUT THE BRIEFING: The night before your tour or trek, there will be a pre-tour talk (briefing) at your hotel in Cusco at either 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm. (exact time will be confirmed by email). Once you receive your briefing time, if we do not hear back we will assume it is confirmed by you. Please take this into consideration when booking your travel plans to Cusco, ensuring you arrive in time for the briefing. If your tour or trek begins on a Monday then the briefing will be scheduled for the Saturday before.

  • Please note that it is difficult to change the briefing time and date at short notice. Therefore, if we receive a request for a briefing change less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled briefing, we most likely will not be able to change the briefing time or date. We will, however, do everything we can to change to try and accommodate the schedule change.

DEPOSITS:

We use PayPal for sending deposits, that way you can use your credit card. There is a 6% fee for deposits using PayPal (for the international transfer). We also use Western Union for sending deposits, Deposits through Western Union have variable fees. The deposit amount depends on the type of itinerary you will book, as follows;

  • For all trek and multi-day tours, we require a deposit of $250 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
  • For the Rainbow Mountain tours & hikes we require a deposit of $100 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
  • For the Humantay Lake Day Trip, we require a deposit of $100 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
  • For the Sacred Valley Tours & Trips, we require a deposit of $100 USD (for the group) — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
  • For the Cusco Half Day Tours, we require a deposit of $50 USD (for the group) — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
  • For large groups, we accept wire transfer for deposits and final balances due. If you would like more information about the wire transfer option, please email us at peruspiritadventure@gmail.com

FINAL PAYMENTS: We accept cash and PayPal for final payments. A client may not depart for the tour or trek until payment in full is received, either in cash or by PayPal.

  • Cash payments are due the day before tour or trek departure and can be paid at the pre-tour or trek briefing. We accept US dollars and Peruvian soles for cash payments. If you will pay in US dollars. Take note. The Peruvian banks are extremely strict about the “quality” of dollars they will accept. Therefore, we have to request that your bills are what they call “unbroken”. Broken bills will not be accepted. Broken means — any tear (even as small as 3 mm) or excessive wrinkling
  • PayPal payments are due one week before the tour or trek departure. a) There is an 8% fee on balance due payments using PayPal. b) If the balance via PayPal is not paid by 3 days prior to trek departure, the PayPal fee will be 10%. Our PayPal email is: info@peruspiritadventure.com
  • All banking fees will be covered by the client

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR TOURS & TREKS:

Notification

  • Notification of cancellation must always be made in writing by the person that made the booking and paid the deposit to peruspiritadventure@gmail.com.

Deposits

  • Your deposit for the tours and treks are 100% non-refundable. If you need to cancel for any reason, as you approach your tour start date, there may be additional cost due. There are no exceptions due to the fact, that PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE expends a great deal of expense purchasing permits, entrance tickets, and making deposits for reservations or services, most of which are non-changeable, non-transferable, and non-refundable by government regulation. We also do not accept medical notes of any kind, as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us.

CANCELLATION FEES

  • Cancellations made 30 days in advance have no charge (with the exception of the non-refundable deposit) with the following exception:
  • Inca Trail treks
  • In the case of cancellation, the customer will not receive a refund of their deposit
  • If the customer cancels between 30 and 10 days before their trek, they must pay 50% of the total trip cost.
  • If the customer cancels between 10 and 3 days before their trek, they must pay 80% of the total cost.
  • If the customer cancels 2 days or less before their trek, they must pay 100% of the total cost.
  • In the exceptional case that a customer decides to leave once they have started the trek, no refund will be given. The customer must also pay any additional expenses they incur such as food, lodging, and transportation. On the last day, the customer will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.
  • If after the tour has started a client cannot participate in the trek or tour (due to sickness, physical problems, etc.) no refund will be given. The customer must also pay any additional costs they incur for transportation, lodging, and food. On the last day, the tourist will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.
  • In the case of natural disaster that prevents a service being completed, the customer will receive a 50% refund.
  • In the case of a natural disaster that requires a change in the trek route, but the trek is still completed, there will be no refund.
  • In the very unlikely circumstance that your service is not completed due to a fault of Peru Spirit Adventure, you will receive a full refund (including your deposit).

INCA TRAIL TOURS

  • PERMITS: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not Peru Spirit Adventure (or any agency).
  • In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Peru Spirit Adventure will replace your trek with an alternative trek.
  • Those who booked PERMITS with a Student ID must bring that ID with them on the trek. If they fail to show this card to the Park Rangers, they will not be allowed entry onto the trail.

CHANGES MADE BY CLIENT

  • Please note that for the Inca Trail, permits are not-changeable, not-transferable, and not-refundable. Dates can never be changed by government policy.

With the exception of the Inca Trail treks, we are generally able to change a trek date.

  • To change the date of your non-Inca Trail trek, there is a fee of US $75 per person if the change occurs more than 30 days prior to trek departure.
  • If the change occurs 21 to 30 days prior to trek departure, the fee is US $100 per person.
  • If the change occurs 10 to 20 days before trek departure, the fee is US $150 per person.
  • Changes less than 10 days prior to trek departure will have varying fees, which can be discussed at the time the change is being made.
  • Changes made must be to another group trek for a minimum of 2 individuals. If a single traveler needs to change dates, and there is not an existing option for that date, the change will not be possible.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

  • We highly recommend travel insurance for all of our customers.
  • Coverage should include baggage loss, accident, emergency air rescue and trip cancellation. Trip cancellation insurance should reimburse you for non-recoverable air or land expenses should you cancel your trip due to personal or family illness, as well as covering any medical or emergency evacuation expenses if you become ill during your trip.
  • In the case of illness or injury on one of our treks or tours, we are trained to provide emergency first aid and arrange transportation to a proper medical facility. However, we are not responsible for the cost of those transportation services or the cost of medical care.

ABOUT YOUR PASSPORT IN MACHU PICCHU, HUAYNA PICCHU AND ON THE INCA TRAIL:

  • Once you book your tour, we send your information immediately to “Machu Picchu Park” in order for permits to be issued as soon as possible.
  • You will need to bring your actual passport for all services. A photocopy will not be accepted.
  • The information we will to Machu Picchu Park includes your full name, passport number, nationality, gender, and age. That information cannot be modified.
    • The only exception is in the case of a changed passport number due to renewal.
      • If your passport number changes between reserving your spot and the start of your trek, you will need to bring your old as well as your new passport to the start of the Trek.
    • If any of the information on your passport does not match the information we were previously provided, you won’t be able to start the trek.
  • If you arrive in Cusco and did not advise us that you have a new passport number, and that your information has changed, Peru Spirit Adventure will not be held responsible. In this situation it will be the responsibility of the customer to pay the extra expense of returning to Cusco or Machu Picchu (transportation, food and other expenses).

TRAVEL IN PERU: Peru Spirit Adventure operates in regions, where standards of accommodation can vary. Transportation and other services might not be like those you would normally have back home. However, we strive with all due care and skill, to provide the best service for our clients. Traveling in Peru requires flexibility, patience, broad-mindedness, good humor and an understanding that changes may be made without notice due to circumstances or occurrences beyond our control. For example: a strike, protest, landslide, bad weather, etc. (Force Majeure). By booking any of our tours & treks, you agree to allow Peru Spirit Adventure to make necessary changes without liability.

FORCE MAJEURE

Force Majeure is any event that PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE cannot with all due care foresee, control or avoid. This covers events such as war or threat of war, riot, civil strike, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, disease, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, fire or all similar events beyond our control. In this case, PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE will not accept liability and reserves the right to change, postpone or even cancel trips. (This is a last option, of course!)

RISKS

By booking any of our adventure trips (Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Lares, Salkantay, Ausangate, Choquequirao, Rainbow Mountain trek and more) you assume the risks associated with personal accidents, medical emergencies, air travel problems etc. For these treks, PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE Agency accepts no responsibility.

FULL TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR ADVENTURE TOURS & TREKS

  • You must advise Peru Spirit Adventure of any medical problems or allergies you may have. You need to be in good physical health, and if your health is questionable, then you should consult a doctor. If you are over the age of 70 years old, then you will need to present us with a current good health medical certificate.
  • You must advise your guide if you wish to leave the group or the camping area for independent walks or sightseeing. If you are experiencing any problems with the services of the guide or tour, please advise the guide in that moment, so that he can resolve any problems.
  • All balances need to be paid in either cash or PayPal (see “FINAL PAYMENTS” section above).
  • In order to receive a student discount, you must send your valid University ID to Peru Spirit Adventure at the time of booking. ID must have your name, photo and valid expiration date. Any card without an expiration date will not be accepted. You will then be required to bring your student card with you on the trek – they will not allow you to pass through the checkpoint without this original card.
  • You will be required to show the original passport (not a copy) that you booked with, at the checkpoint to enter the Inca Trail. If you originally booked with an old passport and then renewed your passport, you must also bring your expired passport along with your new, valid passport to permit entry or they will refuse your entrance to the trail.
  • Cancellations: Your deposit is 100% non-refundable. If you need to cancel for any reason, as you approach your tour start date, there may be additional cost due. There are absolutely no exceptions (we do not accept medical notes of any kind) as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us (see “CANCELLATION FEES” section above).
  • PERMITS: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE (or any agency).
  • All Adventure Treks include transportation to Cusco. The return train route depends on train availability.
  • If you become ill or injured on the trail and are unable to continue, a porter will be provided to accompany you back to an area with emergency assistance capabilities. Helicopter airlifts and medical assistance are at the expense of the trekker. If you are unable to complete the tour due to illness, we will assist you in meeting your group at Machu Picchu to recommence your tour at that point. There will be no refund of the original payment.
  • PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE will take all reasonable care in providing to our clients avoidance of accident, illness, and loss of personal property, and will only employ suitably qualified staff. We accept responsibility for the actions of our own employees. Peru Spirit Adventure cannot, however, be responsible for any action of third parties. You are totally responsible for your own personal property and rented equipment.
  • PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE does not take responsibility for unfavorable weather conditions, natural catastrophe, strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal ítems, etc. It is the client’s responsibility to carry insurance to cover these types of events. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the program due to any of the unforeseen conditions listed above.
  • In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Peru Spirit Adventure will replace your trek with an alternative trek.

VERY IMPORTANT:

  • We strongly suggest spending time at high altitude (above 3000 meters / 9842 feet)- in Cusco or another high altitude area for a minimum of 2- 4 days before undertaking your trip. This is in order to minimize the possible effects of altitude sickness. By drinking plenty of fluids, adding sugar to your drinks, eating food high in carbohydrates, avoiding cigarettes, alcohol, and drinking coca tea (ancient traditional leaf) will help your body acclimatize.
  • We recommend you arrive in Cusco 48 hours or more before trek departure because occasionally we need to leave earlier than scheduled in case of strikes or other events out of our control (see ‘Force Majeure’ section below)

RIGHT TO USE PICTURES

You accept and grant to Peru Spirit Adventure – Tour Operator the right to use your images, photos, and videos that show or describe during your participation in any tour, trekking or adventure, in any advertising of any type, without payment of any additional consideration.

Thanks again for choosing us and we look forward to seeing you in Cusco!

Peru Spirit Adventure Team!

Peru Spirit Adventure

Who is Peru Spirit Adventure? We are a small tour operator company owned by a local Peruvian experts with more than 10 years of experience as a guide. Our office is based in Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes and is located near the central square, Plaza del Armas. Our team is made up of knowledgeable and passionate tour guides from Cusco and Andes with many years of experience Read more

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