Explore the best of Cusco in only 6 days; you can experience the greatest day tours that Cusco offers. Enjoy these amazing tours that will take you to Cusco City, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain, and Humantay Lake!.

Best Day Tours From Cusco – 6 Days

Discover the best places in Cusco on this incredible 6-day trip; you can see the majority of Cusco quickly. Visit the Plaza de Armas in Cusco, the twelve-angled stone street, Loreto Street, Coricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Pisac, Moray, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, and complete your trip by visiting the famed Humantay Lake and Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain.

Tour Highlights:

  • Explore the best of Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu.
  • Travel on the Exclusive Vistadome Panoramic train.
  • Enjoy a picnic day in Humantay and Rainbow Mountain.
  • Book with Confidence and Flexibility

Itinerary at a Glance:

  • Day 1: Airport Transfer—Cusco City Tour

We will pick you up from the airport in Cusco and transfer you to your hotel in Cusco city. 1:00 pm: City tour of Cusco, visiting the Plaza de Armas, Coricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay.

  • Day 2: Sacred Valley Tour (full day): Pisac, Maras, Moray, and Ollantaytambo

8:00 am pick-up and explore Awanacancha Alpaca Center, Taray Viewpoint, Pisaq, Urubamba, Maras, Moray, Salineras, and Ollantaytambo. Evening train to Aguas Calientes town to spend the night in a hotel.

  • Day 3: Visit Machu Picchu - Cusco

After breakfast in your hotel, board one of the first buses to Machu Picchu. After a guided tour of the citadel for about 3 hours, take the afternoon panoramic train back to Cusco.

  • Day 4: Humantay Lake Tour

Wake up early and drive to the Salkantay area to enjoy a full day with picnic meals exploring Humantay Lake.

  • Day 5: Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley

Pick up from the hotel at 5:00 am and drive towards the Ausangate area. Enjoy a beautiful day hiking to Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley with picnic meals prepared by our expert trekking chefs.

  • Day 6: Transfer out

Say goodbye to Cusco with an emotive farewell. We will take you to the airport or bus station.


Included:

  • All transportation during the tour
  • All admission fees to places we visit
  • 4-nights hotel Cusco & Aguas Calientes
  • Modern Transportation
  • Professional tour guides
  • Buffet lunch at Sacred Valley
  • Picnic breakfast and lunch at Rainbow Mountain
  • Picnic breakfast and lunch at Humantay Lake
  • First Aid, Satellite Phone, Oxygen Tank
  • All taxes and booking fees

Not Included:


Additional Hikes:

  • Huayna Picchu mountain – This ticket costs $75 per person. You climb after the Machu Picchu tour, which takes 2 hours roundtrip; you need to book far in Advance.
  • Montaña Machu Picchu – Machu Picchu Mountain is the highest mountain, and climbing takes almost 3 hours; the cost is $75 per person.

Full Itinerary 

Day 1: Transfer from Cusco Airport - City Tour of Cusco

Upon arrival at the airport, we will pick you up and transfer you to your centrally located hotel. At 1:00 pm, please meet at your hotel lobby with our tour guide; you will explore the Plaza de Armas, the most famous streets, Coricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara, and the statue of Jesus Christ to enjoy the best view of Cusco.

  • The tour guide, transportation, and entry fees to all places are included
  • Hotel: Casa Andina Plaza or similar
  • Meals: Not included

Day 2: Sacred Valley: Pisac, Urubamba, Salineras, Moray, and Ollantaytambo

We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 7:30 am and drive towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The first stop is Mirador Taray, where we will have the best view of the Sacred Valley with the Andes and the Urubamba river.

Later, we continue to the town of Pisac to visit the Inca Ruins and the indigenous market and then drive to Moray circular terraces, Salineras of Maras, and Urubamba, where we have lunch at a local restaurant. The last place to visit is Ollantaytambo before boarding the train to Aguas Calientes and spending the night in a hotel.

  • Meals: Buffet lunch at Urubamba
  • The tour guide, transportation, and entry are all included.
  • Hotel: Susanna INN or similar

Day 3: Visit Machu Picchu - Cusco

After early breakfast in your hotel, we will board the first buses to Machu Picchu; upon arrival at the gate, you need to show the original passport and the tickets we give you. You will have a guided tour of the citadel for about 3 hours, exploring the best of this ancient citadel. After, you will have some free time to explore on your own or take the extra hikes to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Montaña (Not Included).

After exploring Machu Picchu, you will take the bus to Aguas Calientes. Have lunch (not included) and board the afternoon panoramic trains back to Ollantaytambo and the bus back to Cusco. The arrival time is around 7:30 pm back in your hotel. You need to book a hotel in Cusco.

  • Duration: one full day
  • There will be no meals provided.
  • Hotel: Casa Andina Plaza or similar

Day 4: Humantay Lake Tour

We will collect you from your hotel in Cusco at 4:30 am and drive towards the Salkantay area; upon arrival at Soraypamapa basecamp, we will enjoy a delicious picnic breakfast prepared by your trekking chef.

The hike starts with a slow ascend to Humantay lake for 2 hours; upon arrival at the turquoise color lake, you will have time to unwind, walk around and take in the beautiful vistas of this remarkable place. Then, you will hike down for another 2 hours to the trailhead, where our trekking chef will be waiting with delicious lunch prepared with local products. Return to Cusco by bus, arriving around 6:pm, and book a hotel in Cusco city.

  • Breakfast and lunch will be served as a picnic each day.
  • The costs of the guide, transportation, and entry are all included in this price.
  • Hotel: Casa Andina Plaza or similar

Day 5: Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley

We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 5:am and drive towards the Ausangate area; upon arrival at the trailhead, your trekking chef will provide you with a freshly prepared breakfast.

After breakfast, the hike starts with a 2-hour hike uphill to the top of Rainbow Mountain; upon arrival, you will be rewarded with an impressive 360° view and the fantastic colored mountain. After enjoying the beauty of this place, you will hike for another 25 minutes to the Red Valley, a rarely-visited place that will take your breath away.

After enjoying the incredible vistas, you will return to the trailhead, where the chef will be waiting with a fantastic lunch, and then return to Cusco by bus. The arrival time to Cusco is around 6:pm. You need to book a hotel in Cusco.

  • Meals: Picnic breakfast and lunch
  • The tour guide, transportation, and entry fees are included.
  • Hotel: Casa Andina Plaza or similar

Day 6: Depart Cusco

After breakfast in your hotel, we will transfer you back to the airport of Cusco. 

Price - Best Day Tours From Cusco – 6 Days

Price per person: From US$ 990

To book The Classic Cusco Day Tours, you need to make an initial payment of US$ 400 per person; the remaining balance can be paid online or at our office in Cusco with any card and without booking fees. 


Student Discount: US$ 40

All travelers under 17 have a $40 discount. If you are 25 years old or under when traveling, you can get the discount with your Student ID. Please send us an email to receive a code for the discount.

Valid Student ID

To get the student discount, travelers should have a Valid ID with the following:

  • 25 years or less at the time of entering Machu Picchu. Older than 25 can not enter as a student
  • The ID must have the Name of the university, name, and photo of the student
  • The ID must have a valid expiration date

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Invalid Student IDs

Student IDs are not eligible for a discount when:

  • Traveler is older than 25
  • Expired ID
  • Student ID without expiration date
  • ISIC cards are not valid. 

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