Product ID: 67366

From Cusco: Full-Day Rainbow Mountain Hike with Meals

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Take a 3-hour hike through the painted hills of Rainbow Mountain. Experience the beautiful landscape of the Andes. Marvel at views of snow-capped mountain peaks, interact with the native mountain people, look for local wildlife and more.
About this activity
Duration 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
Spanish, English

Pick-up service

Pick-up from your hotel inside the historical center of Cusco
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the snow-capped mountain peaks of the Andes
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Rainbow Mountain
  • Stumble across the animals of the Andes
Full description
From the center of Cusco, head toward Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca Mountain) for an amazing journey into undiscovered lands. As you get closer to the mountain, get your first sight of the colored minerals that form the hills.

Marvel at typical views of the snow-capped mountain peaks of the Andes. Look out for native animals along the way. During the 3-hour hike in the painted hills of Rainbow Mountain, discover a native culture that remains intact to this day. Experience how the locals live and get the chance to speak with them. Hike through a vibrant green valley with views of the impressive Ausangate Mountain on the horizon.

Your guide will explain what makes Rainbow Mountain so special. Finally, climb to a vantage point for a 360-degree view of the sacred landscape. Then transfer back to Cusco where you will be dropped off in the main square.
Includes
  • Roundtrip shared transportation from/to your centrally located hotel in Cusco
  • Professional tour guide (Spanish/English)
  • Rainbow Mountain entrance fee
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Oxygen bottle and first aid kit
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel drop off
  • Renting of horse to carry you or your personal belongings (90 Soles)
  • Drinks
  • Tips (optional)

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 have to be in a good shape (there is also 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 gets adjusted to the high altitudes
• Remember to bring 10 Soles for the entrance fee
• 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