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Rainbow Mountain Peru and Red Valley Trek

2 Days & 1 Nights | Starting From: $ 400.00 per person

Quesiuno - Anantapata - Warmisaya - Surineqocha - Rainbow Mountain, Vinicunca - Red Valley
Rainbow Mountain Peru and Red Valley Trek

Rainbow Mountain Peru and Red Valley Trek

2 Days & 1 Nights

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Activity Type
Hiking, Camping & Nature
Max Altitude
5,100 m / 16,732 ft
Activity Level
Active / Moderate to challenging
Group Size
Min 2 ppl, Max 8 ppl

Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Trek – 2 Days, Best Option!

Hike to the Wonderful Mountain of Colors and Red Mars-like Landscape

Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days – Discover and enjoy Rainbow Mountain and the Red Valley on this short 2-day guided trek from Cusco. Our Rainbow Mountain 2 day trek is designed to beat the crowds to the incredibly colorful Vinicunca or amazing Rainbow Mountain, and walk through the surreal Red Valley into the Peruvian Andes. Besides, the Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Tour offer you a great experience of the gorgeous Andean landscape at its most pristine over 2 days, with incredible views of the majestic Ausangate Mountain (6,372m/20,900ft) and other snowy peaks; and is perfect for those travelers who don’t like to walk with a lot of people.

This 2 Day Rainbow Mountain Trek in Peru will leave you with an unforgettable experience, as you are lead to the most beautiful natural formations on earth into the Peruvian Andes by our local guide, along with its amazing landscape, local villages, glacier lagoons, bunch of alpacas & llamas, and the snow-capped mountains that surround this place make the adventure unique and exciting.

Get ready to discover the geological formation of Rainbow Mountain that is a pure natural beauty, and the Red Valley by taking our Rainbow Mountain Hike 2 days and 1 night, and witness unimaginable scenes. During this trip, ​you’ll learn about local culture, geology, Inca history, flora, and fauna from your expert local guide.

Trip Details For Rainbow Mountain 2 Day Trek

  • Tour Type: Hiking, adventure, camping and off the beaten path trek through one of the gorgeous Andean landscapes at its most pristine, with time to explore Rainbow Mountain and the Red Valley
  • Physical Grading: ★★★★☆ Moderate to challenging, lengthy, high-altitude trek designed for travelers who have some experience in hiking – Hikers should be reasonably fit and healthy, and prepared for multiple hours of hiking adventure
  • Group Sizes: Our Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Tour 2 Days is organized in small groups, minimum 02 and a maximum of 08 persons. we provide you personalized service. Prices are per person small groups are based on two people who might share a room/tent. The itinerary is described and based on shared services. We can also accommodate private trips and large group trips for couple travelers, friend travelers, and family groups, or even if you’re a SOLO traveler, you are welcome to our adventure..
  • Reservations: We recommend booking 3-4 months prior to ensure availability. If your dates are flexible we can take reservations on short notice, however our treks tend to book out as we keep our group sizes very small.

What's it like

Rainbow Mountain 2 Day Trek Highlights

  • Hike through absolutely stunning landscape in the middle of the Andes mountain range, with stunning views of snow-capped mountains, incredible valleys, herds of alpacas and llamas, and pristine beauty everywhere you look
  • Visit the incredible Rainbow Mountain, also known locally as Vinicunca (its Quechua name) or the montaña de siete colores (seven-colored mountain), which’s on so many traveler’s bucket list. Go early in the morning to enjoy the site with little to no other tourist
  • Sleeping relatively close to Rainbow Mountain in a comfortable tent also avoids the need for a painfully early departure time pre-sunrise from Cusco as a day trip
  • Get some incredible views of Ausangate Mountain, which is the highest and most powerful mountain in the entire Cusco region
  • Enjoy entrance to the Rainbow Mountain through a way lesser-known side and be the first in arriving this place, and venture to the rarely-visited Red Valley that looks like to surface of Mars
  • Spend the night under the Andean sky and enjoy an amazing night amongst some of the brightest stars you will ever see and the stunning milky way so colorful it will leave you stunned.

Itinerary At a Glance

  • DAY
    Cusco – Pitumarca – Quesiuno – Pampa Alcataury – Anantapata – Surine Qocha

    This morning, trek through one of the most pristine mountain ecosystems in the world, and take in beautiful mountain views including Ausangate Mountain in a distance as well as wildlife in its natural habitat. See Rainbow Mountain for the first time this afternoon and spend the night by Surineqocha Lagoon.

  • DAY
    Surine Qocha – Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain) – Red Valley – Cusco

    Make your way to Rainbow Mountain this morning, following little-trodden trails and visit the amazing Vinicunca before most of the crowds descend on the peak. Then, enjoy incredible views onto the Red Valley. After, make your way down for lunch and then board our private transport to take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

    Considerations for our 2 Day Rainbow Mountain Trek

    As you embark on the Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Tour, make sure you are fully prepared. Our treks are challenging and very rewarding at the same time. Hikers should be reasonably fit and healthy. Remember you are trekking at a high elevation (above 14,000ft) and you should be rested up to start this journey. We highly recommend spending at least two to three days in Cusco or similar elevation to acclimatize, and drink plenty of water the days prior to the hike. Please consult your doctor for proper advice on trekking in high altitude.

Rainbow Mountain 2 Day Trek Itinerary

Pre-trek briefing: Our tour guide will provide you a thorough briefing at your accommodation in Cusco at 5:00 pm, the night before your Rainbow Mountain 2 Day Trek, and you can take this opportunity to ask final questions about the trek, your crew, or the areas we’ll be visiting, and make any final preparations.

Day 1: Cusco – Pitumarca – Quesiuno – Pampa Alcataury – Anantapata – Surine Qocha

Our Rainbow Mountain 2 day trek in Peru will start very early in the morning with a pick you up at your hotel in Cusco at 4 am. Then, we head in our private transport to drive towards the Southern Valley in the direction of Puno. We will drive on an asphalt road across the altiplano and through the fertile Vilcanota Valley until the picturesque village of Checacupe.

After about 2 hours of driving, we will turn off for about 1-1.5 hours onto an unpaved road, where we’ll pass the quaint Andean town of Pitumarca, traveling through some lovely picturesque valleys and canyons until the starting point of the walk. In addition, while traveling we’ll observe some interesting rock formations, the herds of llamas and alpacas, and the occasional shepherd or local people moving about their daily activities throughout the Pitumarca Valley.

Once we reach to the trailhead of our Rainbow Mountain 2 Day Trek (Pampa Alcataury), you will have time to pack up your gear and make the final preparations before starting. Our chef will be preparing the delicious and nutritious breakfast to give you all the energy you need for the trek ahead. Before starting the walk, your tour guide will go over the itinerary for the day along with any safety tips to ensure you are fully prepared for the next couple days.

We’ll start this impressive and little-known walk in a green valley and in the middle of the Andean mountains with magnificent views from where you can appreciate the magnificent Ausangate mountain, towering high above. Along the way, you’ll see hundreds of alpacas and llamas, local farmers, the beautiful Andes Mountains, and discover the deep connection with nature that characterizes the Andean culture.

As we continue making our way on the trail, we will get to the first pass known as Pucacocha (4950 m/ 16, 240ft). Here, we’ll enjoy incredible views of the valley and an impressive panorama of the Andes Mountains. In addition, we’ll enjoy the spectacular views of the Pucca Qocha Lake and the majestic Ausangate Mountain right in front of you. You’ll also see how the waters of the lagoon originate in the snows of this sacred glacier. Without a doubt, it’s a show that will awaken all your senses. Don’t forget to charge your camera!

After some photos and short break at the Pucacocha Pass, we then descent for about 2 hours to Anantapata (4,750m / 15,583ft) where we will stop for lunch. Following lunch, we’ll ascend for 1.30 hours until we reach the highest point of the route called Warmisaya Pass (5020m / 16,469 ft). From this point, we will have a splendid view of the Apu Ausangate again and the spectacular colours of the Rainbow Mountain in the distance. A view that seems to have been taken from a dream!

After enjoying the views at the pass, we’ll start walking down for 45 minutes to our camp located next to the Surine Qocha Lagoon. Upon your arrival, our staff will greet you and show you their tents so you can rest and relax. Later, you’ll enjoy happy hour and dinner before a well-deserved night of rest. — As this is a high altitude campsite, it is important that you’ve had at least 2-3 days of acclimatization at altitude before starting this hike. It can also get very chilly, so we recommend layers of warm clothing and a -15˚C (5˚F) sleeping bag!

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Snacks
  • Lowest Elevation: 4,380 m / 14,370 ft.
  • Highest Elevation: 5,020 m / 16,469 ft.
  • Total Walking Distance: 14 km / 8.6 miles
  • Approximate walking time: 8 to 9 hours
  • Level of Difficulty: Challenging

Day 2: Surine Qocha – Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain) – Red Valley – Cusco

Today is the most awaited day, as we’ll soon discover the beautiful Rainbow Mountain and the spectacular Red Valley! Our trekking team will wake you up very early with a hot coca leaf tea delivered in your tent. Then you’ll pack up your belongings and enjoy a delicious breakfast prepared by our chef.

After a hearty breakfast, we’ll ascent for about 45-1 hours to the viewpoint of the Rainbow Mountain. You’ll have time to explore on your own and dive into mind-blowing views not only of the Rainbow Mountain itself, but also of the snow-capped Apu Ausangate and the other snowy peaks and Andes Mountains that dominate the area. It’s a truly fantastic place that you’ll be able to enjoy before the crowds of tourists arrive. The advantage of our Rainbow Mountain 2 day trek is, we’ll arrive earlier than other companies so you get the 7-Color Mountain or Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain all to yourself!

After some time to rest and take photos of the amazing Vinicunca, with its colorful layers of rock sediment: turquoise, orange, brown, and red. In addition to enjoying the gem of the Peruvian Andes, we’ll begin our trek towards the spectacular Red Valley. As mentioned, this is a lesser known, lesser travelled area and you will be amazed not only by the beauty, but also by the tranquility. It only takes 30 minutes of walking to reach the Red Valley lookout point from where we will have views right across the valley.

Finally, we’ll make a 3-3.5 hours descent between ancient Andean communities and herds of llamas. If you’re lucky, you may even spot some vicuñas, a beautiful non-domesticated animal that has coexisted with the inhabitants of Peru since pre-Inca times. Along the way, there will be plenty of beautiful scenery to feast our eyes.

After the delicious final lunch, we’ll say goodbye to our local crew, and then head back to Cusco in our private transport. After Rainbow Mountain 2 Day Trek, we’ll drop you off to the doors of your hotel in the city of Cusco. We should arrive back in Cusco at approximately 4-5 pm.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Snacks
  • Lowest Elevation: 4,250 m / 13,943 ft
  • Highest Elevation: 5,020 m / 16,466 ft
  • Distance to walk: 14 km / 8.6 miles
  • Approximate walking time: 4 to 6 hours
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate

Important Note: This Rainbow Mountain 2 Day Trek itinerary is subject to change without prior notice according to weather conditions, strikes, roadblocks, or other events which are beyond our control. At Peru Spirit Adventure, we will always do our best to follow the itinerary as closely as possible.

What’s Included For Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days?

  • Pre-trek briefing at your hotel in Cusco the night before the trek to go over the itinerary and answer any questions
  • English speaking professional guide
  • Pick up from your hotel in the morning of the first day
  • Private transport to the starting point of the trek
  • High quality camping equipment in DOITE -KAILAS 3 (High mountain tents, comfortable and spacious created for 03 people, which are used only by 02 people.
  • Extra-thick foam mattress sleeping pad to put under your sleeping bag
  • Duffle bags for your personal stuff up to 8kg/17.6lbs
  • Chef and cooking equipment and kitchen tent
  • Dining and cooking tents with tables and stools
  • Two breakfasts, two lunches, one dinner and snacks on the trail both days
  • Dietary needs: able to cater to any dietary preference/need
  • Hot water every morning/evening for hand washing purposes
  • Horsemen and horses (to carry tents/food/cooking equipment)
  • Horse to transport 8 kg of your personal gear
  • Boiled/purified water to fill water bottles every morning/afternoon
  • First-aid kit including an emergency oxygen tank
  • Private transport back to your hotel in Cusco

What Is Not Included?

  • Flights
  • Hotel before/after the trek
  • Dinner on the last day
  • Sleeping bags
  • Trekking poles (poles must have intact rubber bottoms)
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Travel interruption & travel medical/evacuation insurance (required)
  • Tips for the crew (guide, chef, wranglers)

What to Bring for Rainbow Mountain & Red Valley Trek 2 Days

This is a particularly cold trek due to the high altitude and proximity to glaciers, and the nighttime temperature can reach as low as -15°C (5°F). You must make sure you bring enough warm layers with you!

We particularly recommend you to Bring:

  • A warm fleece or down jacket
  • Zip-off hiking trousers combined with thermal leggings for extra warmth
  • A waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Sturdy, well worn-in, water-resistant trekking boots or hiking shoes, preferable with ankle support; and, Extra socks!
  • Down or synthetic feather sleeping bag, suitable for – 5°C

During the Rainbow Mountain hike, your personal belongings will be carried by mules or horses which may be very far ahead of you on the trail. Therefore, don’t forget to bring a daypack as well in which to carry essentials that you’ll need with you on the trail (see below, what do I need to carry on the trail?)

  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen, factor 35+ recommended
  • Headlamp or torch
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, wet wipes, personal towel)
  • Water & Snacks
  • Camera with spare batteries – batteries run down faster at high altitudes

Optional Extras & Upgrades

We offer you the opportunity to personalize your trek and make your experience more comfortable through our Optional Extras and Upgrades. All options are available during the reservation process: Please ask your sales consultant for more information.

Equipment Available for Rent

  • Extra horse for you to ride, and horseman to lead it
  • Sleeping Bag suitable for – 5°C
  • Walking steak (two sticks are recommended for tough hikes)
  • Thermarest inflatable mattress

Price of the “Rainbow Mountain Peru and Red Valley Trek”


The “Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Trek in Peru” can leave any day of the week, from May through October. It is the best time of year to plan your 2 day Rainbow Mountain hike. We don’t run this trek, between November through April because rainy season. Sustained, heavy rains can make the trail unsafe.

  • US$ 400.00 per person (personal pack horse included)

***This price includes an extra pack horse which will carry your belongings up to 7 kilos. We will provide you a duffel bag, in which you can put your things.

We need a minimum of 2 people to run the Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Tour 2 Days. We guarantee that your tour will be limited to a maximum of 8 people. The itinerary is described and based on shared services. Prices are per person in USD.

If you want to book a private trek, that would be upon request. We can customize this private trek just for you and your party, and you can leave any day that is suited for you!

Private treks, single trekker, custom treks, large groups, and packages welcome! Please email us to customize.

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    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.


    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.


    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

    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:
    • All banking fees will be covered by the client



    • Notification of cancellation must always be made in writing by the person that made the booking and paid the deposit to


    • 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.


    • 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).


    • 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.


    • 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.


    • 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.


    • 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 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!)


    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.


    • 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.


    • 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)


    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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