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  1. Peru
  2. Cusco Region
  3. Cusco
  4. Rainbow Mountain

From Cusco: Rainbow Mountain with Breakfast and Buffet Lunch

Product ID: 314122
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This full-day Rainbow Mountain hike is for people who want to see the spectacular colorful landscapes nearby Ausangate Mountain. During the day you will have opportunities at different lookouts to stop and take amazing pictures.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pick-up available at downtown hotels in Cusco. Please indicate if you are staying at a private accommodation (with address and phone number), you will then be provided with a meeting point close by.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants, date and language:



  • Marvel at Rainbow Mountain
  • Enjoy the panoramic views from different lookouts
  • Experience the local flavors of Cusco during your breakfast and buffet lunch
Full description
Your professional tour guide will pick you up at your homestay, hostel or hotel in Cusco between 4:30 AM and 5:00 AM. After a 2-hour drive, you will arrive in Cusipata where we will stop for breakfast and buy water and snacks for the trek. After breakfast travel one more hour to starting spot 15912 feet (4850 meters) where you will start your trek to Rainbow Mountain for 3.5 km approximately or 2 hours hike of flat and uphill trek. During the hike you will enjoy amazing views and wild Alpacas, Llamas and Vicuñas.

Once you reach the top 16437 feet (5010 meters), make use of some free time to take a break and if the weather is good, you will be able to enjoy Rainbow Mountain views and take pictures. Next, you will have the easy part of your trek. Go downhill to the starting spot for another hour. Then you will take your transportation back to Cusipata where a local lunch will be waiting for you. Once you finish your buffet lunch you will go back to Cusco arriving between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM to the drop off near Plaza de Armas.
  • Hotel pickup
  • Transportation
  • Professional tour guide
  • Breakfast and buffet lunch (vegetarian option)
  • Entrance fee
  • Oxygen bottle
  • 1 trekking pole (optional)
  • First aid kit
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Drinks
  • Horse (can be rented)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
Know before you go
• You will need to climb 1.9 miles (3.5km) approximately to reach the top of Rainbow Mountain; all participants should be in a relatively good physical condition
• Bring an extra warm sweater, jacket, hat, and gloves as the first few hours of the tour will be very cool
• If for any reason you need to rent a horse, please know that the local partner does not manage these rentals and will not be involved in the process
• The local partner cannot be held responsible for the change of weather conditions during your tour; it is recommended to learn more about weather conditions via apps or any other method and then to choose the best day of departure based on that research
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Product ID: 314122