Cusco: Full-Day Rainbow Mountain Tour

Product ID: 162333
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Discover Rainbow Mountain on this amazing full day hike tour from Cusco. See spectacular landscapes and enjoy breakfast and lunch in local communities.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
Spanish, English

Pick-up service

Your Cusco hotel
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Hike the beautiful Rainbow Mountains
  • See exotic wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Enjoy an outdoor activity and contemplation of a visual wonder
Full description
Drive approximately 2.5 hours after your pick-up from your hotel in Cusco. You will stop in Pitumarca for a delicious breakfast before continuing your way towards the amazing Rainbow mountains.
Now it's time to start your walk uphill that will take approximately 2.5 to 3 hours. During the hike, you will be able to see beautiful landscapes with many mountains covered in snow, local people with the typical dress of the region and breeders of llamas and alpacas.
Once you reach the top, make use of some free time to take pictures and enjoy the beautiful view. Start descending through the Red Valley for about 3 hours to reach Japura where transport will wait for you. This path will be more special because you may be one of the only groups on this route. Before returning to Cusco you will stop for a comforting lunch.
Includes
  • Briefing a day before in your hotel
  • Roundtrip transfer from/to your centrally located hotel in Cusco
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch (vegetarian or vegan options at no extra cost)
  • Professional tour guide (Spanish/English)
  • First aid kits (with oxygen balloon)
  • Walking sticks
  • Polar blankets
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance ticket to Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley (approximately 10 Soles)
  • Horse ride (optional)
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Drinks

When you get there

Know before you go
• Minimum age is 10 years
• This tour is not recommended for people with asthma, heart problems, and high blood pressure
• You must be in a good shape (there is the possibility to rent a horse for 90 Soles)
• It is recommended that you bring a long-sleeved shirt and sweater, a windbreaker, walking shoes, waterproof pants and jacket, gloves, a scarf, warm socks, a hat or cap for sun protection, sunblock and sunglasses, lip balm and any personal medication
• It is also important that you spend some days in Cusco before going to the Rainbow Mountain, so your body acclimates to the high altitudes
• It is recommended that you bring some local currency with you as there could be some places on site that don't accept credit cards
• It is recommended that you bring snacks and water with you