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Sacred Valley + Short Inca Trail + Rainbow Mountain Tour – 4 Days / 3 Nights

4 Days / 3 Nights Tour Package | Starting From: $ 0.00 per person

Cusco - Sacred Valley - Ollantaytambo - KM 104 - Wiñaywayna - Sun Gate - Machu Picchu - Rainbow Mountain
Sacred Valley + Short Inca Trail + Rainbow Mountain Tour – 4 Days / 3 Nights

Sacred Valley + Short Inca Trail + Rainbow Mountain Tour – 4 Days / 3 Nights

4 Days / 3 Nights Tour Package

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Activity Type
Hiking, Archaeology & Cultural
Max Altitude
5,200 m / 17,000 ft
Activity Level
Active / Moderate to challenging
Group Size
Min 2 ppl, Max 8 ppl

Sacred Valley, Inca Trail 2 days Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountain Package – 4 Days/ 3 Nights

Spend four days exploring the Sacred Valley, Short Inca Trail and Rainbow Mountain, with a private local guide by your side! On this 4-day itinerary, visit the most interesting sites in the Sacred Valley with all of its ancient treasures and Inca ruins, where you’ll enjoy cultural experiences and a tour of the Maras Salt Flats – the Sacred Valley has long been the home of attractive colonial towns, isolated weaving villages, handicraft markets and lofty 10th and 11th century Inca Citadels of Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Urubamba.

Then hike the Short Inca Trail to the famous Machu Picchu, where you’ll spend a day immersed in Inca History – the Inca Trail is a stunning cultural show of Inca ruins, exotic side-by-side mountains, primitive lush vegetation and extraordinary ecological varieties. The trail goes through the National Park and enters through the Sun Gate with unforgettable views of Machu Picchu, through cloud pitted forest and finally into subtropical vegetation. The next day, you will get a private guided tour, visiting all the hidden corners of the Inca monument. Take your time exploring the majestic Machu Picchu, the Incan ruins rich in history of its past and the thriving culture of the people who once resided there.

Then end your trip, enjoying the natural colors of the rarely visited Rainbow Mountain of Vinicunca, hiking through some isolated communities, in which you may interact with the local people who are still keeping the culture alive! You will see snowcapped peaks, herds of llamas, and glaciers, all set within an incredibly colourful mountain range with the colors of the rainbow. This itinerary of Sacred Valley, Short Inca Trail and Rainbow Mountain is perfect for those who want both the ancient Inca history and outdoor adventure! As well, for those short on time.

Trip Details For Sacred Valley, Short Inca Trail & Rainbow Mountain Tour


  • Tours by Car/Van, Archaeological Adventures, Cultural Adventures, Natural Adventures, Hiking.

Limited Spaces for Short Inca Trail Hike

  • YES. To protect the historical trail, the number of people allowed to hike the Short Inca Trail 2 days each day is limited to 250. That is why you should reserve your space as soon as possible. Spaces can be filled up three to four months in advance. Spaces fill more quickly in the high tourist season, from May to September.

Physical Grading

  • 1 2 3 4 5 6, Easy / Moderate / Demanding: Designed for everyone. Travelers should be physically fit and prepared for multiple hours of activity. Short Inca Trail difficulty is Moderate, The first hours of walking is a constant climb, then the trail becomes easier, although with sections of a certain degree of difficulty. Rainbow Mountain difficulty is Demanding, high altitude hikes – accessible to the most healthy traveller – depending on your fitness level.

Group Size

  • We need a minimum of 02 people to depart. Family groups, friend travelers, couple travelers or even if you’re a SOLO traveler, you are welcome to our adventure to the Sacred Valley, Short Inca Trail and Rainbow Mountain Tour.

Trip Highlights

  • Plan your visit to Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas and learn about the top attractions, such as the archeological sites of Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Moray and the Maras Salt Mines.
  • Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and see it twice. Includes one day of hiking and one day visiting Machu Picchu.
  • Visit ruins of Wiñay Wayna and hike through the Sun Gate into Machu Picchu
  • Spend a day hiking to the candy-striped hills of Rainbow Mountain
  • Travel & Trek with someone who hiked the Inca Trail for over 300 times, Salkantay Trek for over 200 times, Choquequirao Trek for over 150 times, Ausangate Trek for over 100 times, Lares Trek for over 50 times, being at Machu Picchu for over 600 times.

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1: Extended Sacred Valley Tour
  • Day 2: Ollantaytambo – Km 104 – Wiñay Huayna – Sun Gate – Machu Picchu
  • Day 3: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
  • Day 4: Cusco – Rainbow Mountain of Vinicunca – Cusco

This trip is officially operated by Peru Spirit Adventure, a 100% local tour operator based in Cusco.

What's it like

Embark on a journey through the heart of the Inca Empire and enjoy this super customized itinerary; Sacred Valley + 2 day Short Inca Trail + Rainbow Mountain Tour, on this weeklong adventure.

This unforgettable 4-day tour package experience without a doubt the highlight of any traveler’s trip to Peru and perfect for those who want both the ancient Inca history and outdoor adventure!

Begin with a tour of Sacred Valley, where you’ll enjoy cultural experiences and a tour of the Maras Salt Flats. Hike part of the famed Inca Trail to the legendary citadel of Machu Picchu, where you’ll spend a day immersed in Inca history. End your trip with a special hike to the brilliantly-hued Rainbow Mountain.

Itinerary At a Glance

  • DAY
    Extended Sacred Valley Tour (Pisac + Moray + Maras + Ollantaytambo)

    We begin picking you up in your hotel at 7:00 to start our tour of sacred valley from Cusco of one day long. In the Sacred Valley, visit the archaeological site of Pisac, the fascinating sites at Moray, the Maras Salt Pools, and Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. Overnight in Ollantaytambo

  • DAY
    Ollantaytambo – Km 104 – Wiñayhuayna – Sun Gate – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes

    Enjoy the train journey from Ollantaytambo to the beginning of the Inca Trail. Then, start the short Inca Trail at KM 104 and visit Chachabamba, Wiñayhuayna, Sun Gate (Intipunku), and at the end of the Inca Trail hike, enjoy the sunset in Machu Picchu. Overnight in Aguas Calientes

  • DAY
    Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Citadel – Aguas Calientes – Cusco

    We will wake up early to take the first bus up to Machu Picchu and see the amazing sunrise over the ruins. Then, you will have 2 hours of Machu Picchu guided tour during which you’ll learn about the Inca civilization and visit all the highlights of the Machu Picchu. Overnight in Cusco.

  • DAY
    Cusco – Cusipata Town – Rainbow Mountain – Cusco

    Discover one of the most impressive natural wonder, the mountain of the seven colors, aka, Rainbow Mountain, or Vinicunca, in a remote high-altitude barren land, hiking through isolated communities found in the Vilcanota mountain range. Then travel back to Cusco.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Extended Sacred Valley Tour (Pisac + Moray + Maras + Ollantaytambo)

At 07:00 am, we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco in our private van to start your Tour to Sacred Valley of the Incas, after 35 minutes journey our first stop will be at the Mirador of Taray to enjoy an expansive view of the Urubamba Valley and its traditional farming villages, where you can also appreciate the Vilcanota River snaking in the middle. Then we will embark on our van towards the archaeological site of Pisac, where you can see the carefully engineered farming terraces carved into the mountain and an impressive Inca cemetery with more than 2,000 tombs, etc.

After exploring the Inca ruins of Pisac, we head down to the colorful market of Pisac, where we will spend about 20 minutes visiting it and then continue driving along the Urubamba Valley onto the pre-Inca salt “mines,” called salineras in Spanish. Where we will appreciate thousands of salt pans that were used for salt extraction since before Inca times. This is one of the few places in the world where you can find naturally pink salt. Onward, we drive to Maras town for the lunch.

Following lunch, our next stop is the fascinating archeological site of Moray also known as “The Greenhouse of the Incas” a deep basin of architectural wonder. The terraces of Moray have varied microclimates depending on how deep into the bowl they are placed (Archeologists believe that they were used by the Incas to discover the optimal growing conditions for their crops and experiment in hybridization.)

Continuing on our journey, we drive to Ollantaytambo, where we will explore the Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo and learn about the importance of this site, as well, we visit the massive architecture of the Sun Temple at the top of the formidable terraces, where you are rewarded by sweeping views overlooking the Ollantaytambo town and Sacred Valley. After visiting Ollantaytambo fortress, we will drop you of at your hotel located in Ollantaytambo, where you will overnight, and get ready to start the Inca Trail the next day.

Day 2: Ollantaytambo – Km 104 – Wiñayhuayna – Sun Gate – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes

To start the beautiful Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel at 5:30 am to take you to the Ollantaytambo train station for the 6:10 am Expedition train. After an hour and 20 minutes of train ride, your guide will get off the train with you at the famous Km104, where your walk begins! (2,000m/6,560ft above sea level) After crossing the Urubamba River on a picturesque foot bridge, you will show your passport at the checkpoint. Once you pass the checkpoint, your guide will provide your picnic lunch, which you carry in your daypack, and then visit your first nearby Inca site called Chachabamba.

The first hour and a half are a gentle climb, with several shelters along the way to stop a little in the sun or rain, depending on the season. Along the way, you will stop at several viewpoints where you will have a wide view of the Urubamba River. You will also pass through several microclimates, including the cloud forest, so be prepared for humidity or even rain at any time of the year. The next hour and a half are a slightly steeper climb, with a beautiful waterfall as a reward at the end of the hike.

Cross the bridge below the waterfall, take some time for photos and then you will find yourself gazing up at the spectacular Wiñay Wayna! (2,600m/8,500ft above sea level) These amazing Inca ruins have a fascinating history and some parts are still hidden by the dense jungle. This close to Machu Picchu, you are hiking through lush sub-tropical jungle. Your guide will tell you all about the ruins, plus the incredible flora and fauna of this microclimate and answer any questions you have before the short 5 minute walk to your lunch spot.

You will enjoy your lunch at a covered shelter at the Wiñay Wayna campground, which is the last campground for those hiking the 4-day Inca Trail. Nearby are outdoor sinks to wash your hands and also restrooms. Take your time enjoying your hearty, gourmet lunch and admiring the tropical flowers around the campground. Be sure to notify us of any food allergies or dietary restrictions when you book!
After lunch, you will have a mostly flat walk to the Sun Gate, from which you have your first view of Machu Picchu! Though the hour long walk is a gentle rolling up and down, it does end with a set of steep stairs carved directly into the bedrock by the Inca. Once you reach the stairs you will know that you’re almost at the Sun Gate! It is a breathtaking view of Machu Picchu, so take some time to savor the moment and take photos. The last 45 minutes down from the Sun Gate provide many opportunities to take more photos of Machu Picchu from this unique vantage point. There are also a couple more important Inca sites between the Sun Gate and Machu Picchu, so make sure to go slowly, enjoy your time walking in the footsteps of the Inca on the Inca Trail and ask your guide questions about these historical places on the last bit of your hike to Machu Picchu.

Once you reach Machu Picchu, you will have time to take more photos from the viewing platforms above the site. You will arrive in the afternoon, as the archeological area starts to empty of tourists, which gives you the opportunity to take beautiful photos in the afternoon light with fewer people in your shots. Take your time enjoying this magical experience before you take the bus down to Aguas Calientes to check into your hotel. Your will have a delicious dinner, then have time to walk around this picturesque little town, visit the hot springs or just go to your hotel to rest after such an exciting day.

acred Valley & Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Sacred Valley & Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Day 3: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Citadel – Aguas Calientes – Cusco

This is the day you’ve been waiting for! After an early breakfast at your hotel in Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes), you’ll take one of the first busses up to Machu Picchu so that you can be there to witness the sunrise. It is a truly extraordinary site and not something you’ll want to miss! Your guide will give you the full tour, which takes about two hours. You will see all of the most important parts of Machu Picchu, including the Temple of the Sun, Temple of the Condor, Temple of Three Windows, Sun Dial, Quarry and the House of the Inca. You will also learn about how Machu Picchu is divided into three sectors: agricultural, residential and religious.

After your tour, those who have booked in advance for the extra hikes up Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain will have time to enjoy those views on their own. When you have had your fill of the exceptional views of Machu Picchu, you will take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included). Depending on your train departure time, you may also have time for some shopping, sightseeing or a visit to the museum or hot springs. Your train will depart at 14:55 or 15:20.

The train will take you back to Ollantaytambo, following the spectacular Urubamba River. Close to Aguas Calientes, the canyon is narrow and the river has many beautiful sections of whitewater. You can also see Wiñay Wayna from the train, if you look up high on the steep canyon wall! Back at Ollantaytambo, your driver will meet you at the exit from the train station to take you back to your hotel in Cusco in our private vehicle. You can expect to arrive at your hotel by 19:00.

Day 4: Day 4: Cusco – Cusipata Town – Rainbow Mountain – Cusco

Peru Spirit Adventure team will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 4 am, and begin with our amazing Rainbow Mountain Tour. We set out on our drive for 3 hours through the South Valley of Cusco, ending up at the trailhead at Llacto (4,638m / 15,216 ft). During the trip to Rainbow Mountain, there are amazing views of farming Inca terraces, traditional villages, valleys and high Andean peaks.

The herds of alpacas and llamas near your breakfast place will entertain you in the early morning. Once we reach the trailhead, we start on our hike following a lovely stream. As you start your hike, you will have views of the Ausangate Mountain and glaciers. You can interact with the local people, who 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 a total hike of 1.5 hours, we finally reach our destination the Rainbow Mountains. After admiring the unique beauty, you will have time to explore the area. You can take pictures or just soak up the view. We will spend approximately 30 minutes at the top. Afterwards, there is an optional hike across to the top of the Red Valley.

This walk takes about 45 minutes longer to get back to the trailhead. At this point, we hike back down the way we came. The hike takes 1 hour, then we enjoy our lunch which will prepare by our cook. We will then embark on the 3-hour drive back to Cusco and drop you off at your Cusco hotel, arriving around 6:30 pm.

What Is Included For The Sacred Valley, Short Inca Trail & Rainbow Mountain Trek?

  • Pre-tour briefing the night before your tour to answer any questions
  • Professional, English speaking guide for four days
  • Extended Sacred Valley Tour
  • Private transport with a professional driver
  • Short Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu
  • All entrances to the Inca cities and archeological sites
  • Round trip train tickets: Train tickets are in Expeditions tourist class, from Ollantaytambo to Km 104 is at 6:10 am and from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo is at 14:55 pm or 15:20 pm, based on availability
  • Inca Trail Permit & Entrance fee to Machu Picchu Archaeological Complex (Day 1: final time slot, Day 2: first time slot 6-10am)
  • 1 box lunch on Inca Trail hike & 1 dinner in Aguas Calientes town, on day 2
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes, on day 2
  • Round trip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, on day 3
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Private transport back from Ollantaytambo to your hotel in Cusco
  • Rainbow Mountain 1 Day Hike with breakfast and lunch included
  • Entrance fee to Rainbow Mountain
  • Personalized service in the mentioned itinerary with unique cultural features
  • All local taxes

What In Not Included For The Sacred Valley, Short Inca Trail & Rainbow Mountain Tour?

  • Hotels: In Cusco, Ollantaytambo & Aguas Calientes (Reserve the hotels at your choice of 3, 4 or 5 stars for the respective dates)
  • Meals: Meals are not included in this tour package but our tour guides will recommend some good places.
  • Huayna Picchu: Huayna Picchu is the mountain that stands next to Machu Picchu. It is a 45 minute hike to the top. Going back down is quite steep, if you are scared of heights. This is done without your tour guide, after your tour of Machu Picchu. The cost is $75 per person. Arrangements need to be made at least three month in advance, due to popularity. Please understand that weather is out of our control.
  • Machu Picchu mountain – $75 per person
  • 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 trek start date. LATAM Airlines is the most reliable of the airlines. Avianca and Peruvian Airlines are acceptable companies, as well. You will not be return from your tour/trek until around 8 p.m. on the last day, so be sure your flight is not until the next day, when leaving Cusco.
  • 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.
  • Travel Insurance: This is not required, but always recommended. For those of you who live at sea-level, landing in Cusco will take an adjustment period. Most people need one or two days to adjust. In case you have a hard time adjusting to the altitude, it is suggested to have protection for missed tours.

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    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.

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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:
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    • 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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