The city of Cusco, nestled high in the Peruvian Andes, was once the capital of the Inca Empire, and is known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture. If you plan on visiting any sites in the area, like Machu Picchu, the Inca Trail or Rainbow Mountain, you will need
We took a two days-one night tour to visit Machu Picchu. The tour included the bus from Cusco to Hidroeléctrica, lunch, dinner, a nice hostel room with a private bathroom, the guide at Machu Picchu, the tickets to the National Park and the ride back from Hidroeléctrica to Cusco.
The first day
Rainbow Mountain or Vinicunca is a colorful sedimentary mountain with a peak of just over 5,000m (16,466 ft). Because of this, we recommend to at least aclimate for three days in Cusco, Peru before going on a day trip to Rainbow Mountain.
We were picked up at our hotel in Cusco at 3:30 am
Planning a trip to Machu Picchu can get overwhelming. You can hike, take a train or even trek for several days, making it easier to forget that you need to stay several days in Cusco to acclimate. In preparation for several days of hiking or after the hike it is