Multi-day trip

Cusco: 5-Day Imperial Journey

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Activity provider: Inkayni Peru Tours
Multi-day trip

Cusco: 5-Day Imperial Journey

Activity provider: Inkayni Peru Tours

From US$ 889 per person

Visit Cusco's top attractions, before moving on to regional Peru. You'll explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas including the best archaeological sites, before catching a train to Machu Picchu and finishing with the always-popular Rainbow Mountain.

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Duration 5 days
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
OPTION 1: Airport When you arrive in Cusco, one member of Inkayni team will be waiting for you at the airport. As you exit the customs area to the arrival lobby, an Inkayni representative will be waiting for you with a signal with your name. This person will provide you the transfer to your Hotel. OPTION 2: Bus Terminal In the case of the bus terminal. When you arrive in Cusco, one member of Inkayni will be waiting for you in the bus waiting area bringing a signal with your name. NOTE: About tours during the package, we will pick you up from the hotels we previously will book for you.
Small group
Limited to 14 participants


  • See the giant circular terraces in Moray
  • Observe more than 3,000 salt poles in Maras
  • Walk through the traditional Inca town of Chinchero
  • Tour through Machu Picchu
  • Hike around the popular and colorful Rainbow Mountain
Full description

Discover the highlights of Cusco on a 5-day trip including all entry fees, guided tours, 4 nights of accommodation, round-trip transportation, and some meals. Explore the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain, local villages, and more. Enjoy hiking and other activities.

Day 1: Arrival in Cusco

According to your flight schedule in Cusco, get picked up from the airport and then transferred to your hotel. Take a free day to acclimatize and rest or opt to walk around the historic center of Cusco. That evening, lodge at the Ayni Cusco Hotel or similar.

Day 2: Tour of Chinchero, Maras, and Moray

This day begins with an adventure through the incredible landscapes of Cusco. Start with pickup from the hotel before heading to the colorful town of Chinchero. Continue towards the famous circular cultivation terraces in Moray.

In Moray, the area's ancestors, the Incas, experimented to find out the type of product for each floor. Later, descend towards the salt mines in Maras, a picturesque place with spectacular landscapes.

Finally, go to Ollantaytambo Station to take the train to Aguas Calientes, the closest town to Machu Picchu. In Aguas Calientes, enjoy time to rest. That evening, you'll stay at the Golden Sunrise Hotel or similar.

Day 3: Visit to the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu

This day will be one of the best of your tour, as you'll visit one of the 7 Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu.

Follow your private tour guide through the best-known sites of the Inca citadel during 2 hours of on-site guidance. Take in the historical sanctuary while capturing memorable moments with your camera. In the evening, stay overnight at the Ayni Cusco Hotel.

Day 4: Rainbow Mountain

Your day will begin very early in the morning with hotel pickup. From there, venture to the south of the city, crossing fields, rivers, mountains, and villages. Travel for about 2 hours until you reach the town of Cusipata to enjoy a local breakfast. Following breakfast, drive for another 45 minutes, observing beautiful landscapes, canyons, glaciers, and herds of llamas and alpacas, before reaching the starting point of your hike in Pulawasipata.

Walk for approximately 2 hours until you reach the Mountain of Colors, also known as Rainbow Mountain or Winincunca. At the top of the mountain, get plenty of time to take photographs and enjoy the landscape.

That evening you'll once again lodge at the Ayni Cusco Hotel or similar.

Day 5: Transfer to the Airport

On your final day, take advantage of a free morning so you can relax and visit the city. In the afternoon or according to your flight schedule, get transferred back to the airport.

  • 4 nights accommodation in 3-star hotels (double occupancy)
  • 4 breakfasts and 1 lunch
  • All transfers to/from the airport
  • Transportation for all tours
  • All entry fees
  • Tour guide
  • Tour to Rainbow Mountain
  • Round-trip train to Machu Picchu
  • Round-trip buses in Machu Picchu
  • Private tour in Machu Picchu
  • Flights
  • Single supplement of $200 (all solo travelers must pay)
  • Meals where not stated
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with back problems

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects

Know before you go

  • If you add the extra entrances for Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain, you can do it after finishing the tour in the citadel of Machu Picchu
  • It is recommended to bring local currency, as some places do not accept credit cards
  • The round-trip train to Machu Picchu is with the Voyager Inca Rail company or Expedition Perurail company
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Me and my travelingcompany (my wife and cousins) want to send a big thank you for a fantastic experience in Cusco and the surrounding area (Macu Picchu etc) 9-13 January. Our guide Ernesto gave us the best of days, despite the unrest in your beautiful country. So much knowledge he offered and engaging stories he shared! big warm thanks! The hotel was excellent, nice people and the breakfast top notch! We highly recommend this trip and give Ernesto, bus driver and hotel highest score. Thanks from Anna, Peter, Anneli, Teun, Alex, Fred

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February 3, 2023

The 5 day imperial journey was great. Everything was taken care of in terms of hotels and transfers for all the activities. Our guide Julio was amazing, he didn’t expect to have a private tour guide for the trip. He gave us the history of the Inka people and was never pushy on us to purchase anything. Inkayni Peru Tours organised everything very well. I would say that the Rainbow Mountain hike was the most difficult and that took it out of us. Our tour guide changed and we were outsourced to another tour company. Be mentally prepared for Rainbow Mountain, it is high altitude 5,200m and so if you are not a hiker then take the horse! The Rainbow Mountain is the activity I least enjoyed, very busy and it was just for that perfect Instagram picture which you’ll need to line up for! The journey was around 3 hours each way. Overall, we enjoyed the trip and it was hassle free. Hotels in Cusco and Agua Calientes are basic but services are good. You’ll be exploring anyways!

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December 2, 2022

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