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Rainbow Mountain Trek 3D/2N

The Rainbow Mountain of Peru, also known as Vinicunca Mountainis stunning and can be seen on Peruvian Andes and located in Vilcanota mountain range, near the highest peak of Cusco region, called Ausangate Mountain (6,350 m / 20,833 ft.). The Ausangate Mountain itself is considered a sacred mountain by Quechua (Andean people). Since the pre-Inca time, the mountain has been a place of worship and offering and this tradition continues today.

This Rainbow Mountain tour is a special trip for those wanting to experience following a deserted highland path and valleys through alpaca and llama herds, near to sacred mountain of Ausangate with some large and small lakes located at the Ausangate´s skirt and cross over two high passes to reach a breathtaking Rainbow Mountain of Peru in a short amount of time.

On this Rainbow Mountain trek, gives you the unique view of the Peruvian Andes and surreal look. It does not disappoint you because you will explore Peru’s extraordinary natural, and colored hills wonders and live an unforgettable adventure and moments of emotion. So get ready for a mind-blowing experience off-the-beaten-path journey. Explore the Rainbow Mountain Peru, Rainbow Mountain Cusco, Rainbow Mountain Tour and Rainbow Mountain Hike with an experienced guide of Peru Spirit Adventure.

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Overview of Rainbow Mountain Peru

  • Name of the trek: Rainbow Mountain Trek / Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Cusco
  • Trek Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
  • Accommodation: 2 nights camping facilities
  • Type of Trek: Trekking, Hiking & Camping Adventure.
  • Altitude: Elevation 16,469 feet/ Min. Elevation 14,432 feet.
  • Group Size: (min 2 – max 8 / average 4).
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate & Challenging
  • Departure Day: Any day with two people.
  • Acclimatization: At least 2 days acclimatization
  • Location: In Ausangate area, Southeast of Cusco city.

Highlights of Rainbow Mountain Trek

  • Enjoy the most stunning and remote treks in Peru
  • Trekking & adventure journey “off the beaten path”
  • Hike along the large & small multi-color lagoons
  • Visit the amazing painted Hill of Rainbow Mountain of Peru.
  • Enjoy the wonderful landscape with glaciers, alpine lakes, and rugged mountains around the Ausangate Peak.
  • Get touch with indigenous people in rustic rural villages of the highlands
  • See some quite unique fauna such as Chinchillas, Condor “the largest Andean bird”, Vicunas “The only non-domesticated animal of the llama family”.

3 Day Ausangate Rainbow Mountain Trek Itinerary

Pre-Trek Briefing:

The night before your Short Ausangate to Rainbow Mountain Trek, your guide will provide a full pre-trek briefing at your hotel or other agreed upon location, and you can take this opportunity to ask questions about the trek itinerary and make any final preparations. You will also be given your duffle bag so that you can pack your gear for the trek. Please take this into consideration when booking your travel plans to Cusco, ensuring you arrive in time for the briefing.

Day 1: Cusco – Upis – Pampa Arapa – Yana Qocha

We will pick you up early from your hotel at 4:30 am, we will then head in our private van for 3 hours through different picturesque villages and beautiful landscapes until the beginning of the trail, called Upis town (4,350mt / 14,272ft), where we will meet up our local muleteers, horses, and get ready for the adventure of Ausangate trek to the Rainbow Mountain.

After hiking gradually uphill for three hours following the highland valley inhabited by llamas and alpacas with breathtaking vistas of Ausangate in the backdrop, we will arrive at our first lunch spot located in Pamparapa at 4,600 meters above sea level (15,092 feet), at the base of Ausangate Mountain – the highest peak in the Cusco region.

Rainbow Mountain trek 3 days via Ausangate Trail
Feel the pulse of snow-clad mountains and the Rainbow Mountains on this 3 day hiking through one of Peru’s most timeless and wilderness regions.

Following lunch, we’ll hike for 2 hours to get the first pass called Arapa Pass 4,800 m/ 15,748 ft, at this point we’ll be impressed by stunning views of eroded mountains, and highland valleys, we also have the chance to see vicuñas and condors. After taking some pictures, we walk downhill for 1.5 hours to our evening campsite which is Yana Qocha at 4,650 meters above sea level (15,256 feet) – a place with amazing views around of the Ausangate mountain. Later we will have afternoon tea, followed by dinner.

  • Hiking Time: 6 – 7 hours
  • Hiking Distance: 12 km / 7.46 miles
  • Highest Point: 4,800mt. / 15,748ft.
  • Lowest Point: 4,35mt. / 14,272ft.
  • Overnight Accommodations: Camping facilities
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner

Day 2: Yana Qocha – Ananta – Qomer Qocha

We will wake up quite early with coca tea or coffee delivered to your tent, and enjoy a delicious breakfast, with a gorgeous sunrise over the glacier peak and mountains. Following a hearty breakfast, we will begin our hike along a gently sloping trail (up and down), into a valley blue glacial lakes and waterfalls. This section of the Ausangate hike is picturesque, with amazing scenery and beautiful glacial lakes such as Yana Qocha (black lake) and Puca Qocha (red lake).

After hiking for 1.5 hours, we will start hiking up on a switchback trail to the Punca Qocha Pass located at 5,000 meters above sea level (16,404 feet). This pass boasts incredible views and as we reach the top we will be rewarded with 360 views of one of the most incredible landscapes on earth, as well as, dramatic views of Ausangate peak from the back and Vilcanota mountain range going in different direction and colorful hills surrounded by rugged mountain peaks with the great valley below.

The view of Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain one hour before to arrive.
View of the magnificent Rainbow Mountain of Vinicunca on Short Ausangate to Rainbow Mountain Trek

After conquering the pass, we continue through a vivid green valley full of alpacas and llamas, if we are lucky we might catch a glimpse of an Andean Condor or the rare vicuña. As we approach our lunch spot located at the place called Ananta 4,650 m/ 15,256 ft. So after lunch, we start with the uphill climb – Ananta Pass. From here you will see the beautiful Rainbow Mountain in the distance and views are still very impressive. The last section is downhill for 30-45 minutes to get the second campsite, called Qomer Qocha located at 4,680 meters above sea level (15,354feet).

  • Hiking Time: 8 – 9 hours
  • Hiking Distance: 12km / 7,46 miles
  • Highest Point: 5,000mt. / 16,404ft.
  • Lowest Point: 4,600mt. / 15,092ft.
  • Overnight Accommodations: Camping facilities
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner
  • Level of difficulty: Challenging

Day 3: Qomer Qocha – Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) – Cusco

Today is a great day as we enjoy a sunrise at the top of Rainbow Mountain while walking one of the most beautiful trails in Cusco region! This morning, we will wake up early to enjoy breakfast. Then we’ll walk uphill for 1.5 hours to reach our last destination – Amazing Rainbow Mountain of Vinicunca.

Viniunca Rainbow Mountain
Hike up Rainbow Mountain and savor this spectacular and unique place

Once we arrive, we will enjoy this unique and spectacular place before the site becomes crowded, and experience the Rainbow Mountain in all of its glory with solitude, after that, we will walk down the valley to reach our lunch spot. Following lunch, we will say goodbye to our muleteers, cooks, and we will eventually head back to Cusco with a drop off at your hotel. We typically arrive back in Cusco around 6 pm.

  • Hiking Time: 3 – 4 hours
  • Hiking Distance: 6km / 3,72 miles
  • Highest point: 5,050mt. / 16,568ft.
  • Lowest Point: 4,500mt. / 14,764ft.
  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Important Note on Itinerary

The adventure travel requires considerable flexibility, although we do our very best possible to adhere to the schedule above, the route, schedule, itinerary, amenities and mode of transport are subject to change without prior notice due to circumstances or events, which may include sickness or mechanical breakdown, incidents in the location where the Product will be operated, flight cancellations, strikes, events emanating from political disputes, entry or border difficulties, extreme weather and other unpredictable or unforeseeable circumstances which are beyond the reasonable control of Peru Spirit Adventure and that Peru Spirit Adventure is not liable to any Client for such changes or amendments. On some occasions, these conditions may demand us to deviate from our original schedule, in which case we will provide the best available alternative options. And we’ll make a great experience of it! Peru Spirit Adventure shall not be liable for or pay any discounts or refunds for missed or unused services which were missed or unused by the Client due to no fault of Peru Spirit Adventure, or representatives, which shall include any termination of the Client’s participation in the tour Product due to the Client’s own fault, negligence or breach of these Terms.

 

Rainbow Mountain Trek 3 Days: Includes

  • A pre-trek briefing 1-2 days before your Rainbow Mountain trek.
  • One English-speaking guide. 2 guides will be provided if the group is over 9 people.
  • Private transport from Cusco to the trailhead.
  • Private transport from Quesiuno to Cusco.
  • Horses and Horseman guides. Horses are for carrying supplies and 8 kg / 16 pounds of your personal items.
  • An emerging horse that escorts us along the way.
  • Camping equipment along the Rainbow Mountain trail.
  • Entrance fee to Rainbow Mountain trail.
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 snack, 3 lunches, 2-afternoon tea time
  • 4-person capacity tents. 2 people will be assigned per tent.
  • Foam sleeping mattress.
  • Water supply (boiled) after every meal.
  • Dining tent with camp tables and chairs.
  • A duffle bag, to put in your personal belonging, which will be carried by pack horses.
  • First Aid Kit & oxygen bottle.
  • All local taxes.

Rainbow Mountain Trek 3 Days: Not Include

  • Sleeping bag, (you might rent from us).
  • Hiking poles (you might rent from us).
  • Entrance to the hot spring.
  • Gratuities for the crew (muleteers, cook, guide).
  • Hotel accommodations in Cusco.
  • Personal expenses (Internet access along the trail, laundry personal taxis).
  • Travel insurance, we strongly recommend you to bring copies with you of travel and health insurance to protect:
    • An insurance of trip cancellation.
    • Travel investment (included with your pre-departure tour).
    • To cover trip cancellation (baggage loss and delay, emerging medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance)
    • Any unexpected situations occurred during the trip and which are beyond our control, including changes in scheduling trains or flights, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, etc. it should be covered by the passenger as an all.
    • If you for physical reasons of health cannot continue the trekking or the tour, and will need emergency evacuation then all charges incurred such as transportation, ambulance, doctors, medication, hospitalization, hotel, etc. will be at passenger’s expense.

Price of Rainbow Mountain Trek 3 Days

  • From US $ 480 per person.

We require a minimum of 2 people for this trek, but you can leave any day you would like. The departure is 100% Guaranteed once booked. Request a Quote: We can customize this private trek just for you. We guarantee the perfect experience by arranging this tour of Rainbow Mountain trek via Ausangate trail.

Rentals Items for Rainbow Mountain trek 5 days

  • A pair of hiking poles – US $15
  • A sleeping bag – US $15
  • Private tent for 2 nights – US $20
What to bring for the tour of Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca
  • Original passport & valid International Student Card (ISIC, if applicable), some copies.
  • Travel insurance (and some copies).
  • Sleeping bag (the recommendation is a rating of at least minus 15°c.)
  • Sleeping bag liner.
  • Hiking boots (waterproof). Sneakers are acceptable but expect to get wet
  • Long-sleeved shirts to prevent sunburn.
  • Trekking poles with rubber covers. Without rubber covers, they will be of limited use.
  • Comfortable hiking clothes, including warm clothes for the nighttime.
  • Toilet paper, and face tissue paper.
  • headlamp.
  • Water bottle or canteen.
  • American dollars and Peruvian soles in cash.
  • Sun hat, cap, and warm hat and gloves for the nighttime.
  • Hiking trousers.
  • Hiking socks.
  • Sunblock and sunglasses.
  • Day Pack: We provide a duffle bag, to put in some personal belonging that will no use during the day, and it will be carried by pack horses, and you will need a small daypack for carrying your water, snacks, camera, rain gear, and layers, sunscreen and bug spray, meds every day.
  • Rain gear (you need to have a rain gear. From April- Oct is dry season and from Nov-Mar is the wet season. Just keep in mind that it can rain anytime of the year in the cloud forest and in the Peruvian Andes the weather is very changeable and unpredictable, it’s also good to have rain pants, as well, as a poncho will not suffice)
  • Personal first-aid kit. We recommend you bring
    anti-inflammatory tablets (ibuprofen), aspirin for headaches or muscle pain and blister kit.). Also, some recommendations meds of the doctor for parasites and stomach bacterial infections (tablets like Ciprofloxacin for bacteria and Metronidazole, Tinidazole) and for high altitude (altitude sickness) Diamox and Ciprofloxacin.
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  • Original passport & valid International Student Card (ISIC, if applicable), some copies.
  • Travel insurance (and some copies).
  • Sleeping bag (the recommendation is a rating of at least minus 15°c.)
  • Sleeping bag liner.
  • Hiking boots (waterproof). Sneakers are acceptable but expect to get wet
  • Long-sleeved shirts to prevent sunburn.
  • Trekking poles with rubber covers. Without rubber covers, they will be of limited use.
  • Comfortable hiking clothes, including warm clothes for the nighttime.
  • Toilet paper, and face tissue paper.
  • headlamp.
  • Water bottle or canteen.
  • American dollars and Peruvian soles in cash.
  • Sun hat, cap, and warm hat and gloves for the nighttime.
  • Hiking trousers.
  • Hiking socks.
  • Sunblock and sunglasses.
  • Day Pack: We provide a duffle bag, to put in some personal belonging that will no use during the day, and it will be carried by pack horses, and you will need a small daypack for carrying your water, snacks, camera, rain gear, and layers, sunscreen and bug spray, meds every day.
  • Rain gear (you need to have a rain gear. From April- Oct is dry season and from Nov-Mar is the wet season. Just keep in mind that it can rain anytime of the year in the cloud forest and in the Peruvian Andes the weather is very changeable and unpredictable, it’s also good to have rain pants, as well, as a poncho will not suffice)
  • Personal first-aid kit. We recommend you bring
    anti-inflammatory tablets (ibuprofen), aspirin for headaches or muscle pain and blister kit.). Also, some recommendations meds of the doctor for parasites and stomach bacterial infections (tablets like Ciprofloxacin for bacteria and Metronidazole, Tinidazole) and for high altitude (altitude sickness) Diamox and Ciprofloxacin.
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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)

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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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