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Cusco: Full-Day Tour to Rainbow Mountain

Product ID: 210717
Explore the amazing Rainbow Mountain in the region of Vinincunca. You will hike along the Andes, encountering beautiful scenery of the mountains and surrounding glaciers.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
Starting time 4:15 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pickup is included only for hotels located in the historic center of Cusco. If you are staying in private accommodation, or your hotel is not accessible due to the narrow streets, you will be provided with a meeting point nearby.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • See the amazing Rainbow Mountain
  • Hike along the Andes and admire great landscapes
  • Meet with locals doing their own farming activities
Full description
Your full-day tour begins in Cusco city, where you will be picked up between 4:15 AM and 4:45 AM. You will then drive in a comfortable van for 3 hours to the town of Cusipata, where you will have breakfast in a local family house.

Following breakfast, you will head to the starting point of your hike. There are approximately 3 kilometers of flat land uphill, leading to the majestic "Mountain of Colors". The hike will take about 1.5 hours, depending on your level of fitness. Throughout your hike, enjoy panoramic views of the valleys, wild llamas, alpacas, and vicuñas, as well as of the Andes and the nearby glaciers. 

Once here, if weather is good, you will be able to receive your first views of Rainbow Mountain. At the top, you will take a well-deserved break, which will also be your chance to catch your breath and enjoy the breathtaking views. After taking beautiful photos, you will begin your descent back, where you will enjoy a delicious lunch upon your return. You will then take private transportation back to Cusco, where you will arrive at approximately 5:00PM.
  • Hotel pickup from Cusco historic center
  • Downtown drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Professional guide
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Entrance fees to Rainbow Mountain
  • Walking stick
  • First aid assistance
  • Oxygen (if needed)
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
  • Hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
Know before you go
• You must be reasonably fit for this activity, however; horses can be rented for part of the trip. Please note: the local operator does not offer this service, it must be arranged privately. Horses will take you to 200 meters from the top, then you will finish the climb. Price: 70 to 90 Soles, round-trip, cash only
• A walking stick will be provided
• The walk takes about 3 hours
• Road mostly flat, except the ascent to the top, where it is very steep
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 389 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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The view was amazing! And it worth the money and efforts. BUT! It is good your local partner to advise your clients in advance that more than 50% from the journey is off road, the road is not safe at all, high in the mount, a lot of curves and you can see the rocky gap - deep hundreds meters below you. This journey takes about an hour by bus, the driver drove too fast for the conditions. Till the time you reach the point where you are supposed to start climbing you are covered by sweat and fear because of the unsafety road.

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March 10, 2020

LOCALMENTE CON AMOR. Es un tour con el que te sientes atendido, cuidado y que impacta directamente a la comunidad. Desde el pick up fueron muy amables, las comidas muy buenas y el guía Nelson se robó el show. 100pts al guía. El grupo los Super Pumas mos volvimos un equipo solidario para la subida gracias a Nelson. 100% tour recomendado. Adicional el lugar es breathtaking muy muy espectacular vista. No se pueden ir de Perú sin visitarlo.

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March 4, 2020

Very very cheap for the services you get. So at the beginning the path is a bit flat, but towards the end it was really exhausting. I do not recommend it to people with knee problems and breathing problems. Take some small change with you for renting a horse so that you will be accompanied if you don't like walking.

February 15, 2020

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Product ID: 210717