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From Cusco: Rainbow Mountain Early-Access Hike with Lunch

From Cusco: Rainbow Mountain Early-Access Hike with Lunch

Start with pickup from your hotel in Cusco between 3:00 AM and 3:30 AM. Travel for approximately 1.5 hours to Qollasuyo. Pass through the district of Cusipata with a stop for a 30-minute breakfast. From there, continue onwards with the journey for 1 hour until reaching Fulawasipata. Here, take a pause for a quick brief on how the journey will be carried out. Begin the walk at the foot of the Ausangate mountain range. This will be followed by an ascent of approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to the highest point of the Rainbow Mountain. During this journey, you will have the opportunity to see the different types of South American camelids, a relative of the camel. Upon reaching the red hill, take in the beautiful scenery. Finally, continue the journey with a 1-hour descent into the flat terrain and back to the starting point of the hike. Return to Cusipata to enjoy a buffet lunch. Following lunch, return to Cusco, arriving at approximately 4:30 PM at Plaza Regocijo/Kusipata, centrally located and close to all hotels.

Cusco: 7 Lagoons of Ausangate Hiking Day Trip with Lunch

Cusco: 7 Lagoons of Ausangate Hiking Day Trip with Lunch

The Tour of 7 Lagoons of Ausangate Cusco, is a new natural attraction located to the south east of the city of Cusco, where you can appreciate and tour the lagoons at the foot of the majestic Ausangate mountain. We will also be able to appreciate beautiful landscapes, mountains, flora and fauna typical of this place.The names of the 7 lagoons of the Ausangate Cusco are: Upper Lake, Otorongo Male, Otorongo Female, Red Lake, Ccomer Lake, Blue Lake and Alqa Lake. Within the Tour of 7 lagoons of the Ausangate we have the option to visit the populated center of the Community of Pacchanta and its thermo-medicinal waters.Itinerary:We will begin with the pick up from the hotel in Cusco at 04:00 a.m., and then go to the town of Pacchanta where we will have a replenishing breakfast.From this town of Pachanta we will start the walk, for 2 hours of the journey we will arrive at a viewpoint from where you can appreciate the 7 Ausangate Lagoons.Later we will walk another 3 hours touring a large part of the 7 lagoons and culminating at the starting point in the town of Pacchanta (Place where we will have our lunch)Finally we will return to the city of Cusco.

Cusco: Day Tour to Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain

Cusco: Day Tour to Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain

Begin the adventure between 4:00 am and 5:00 am when our transportation picks you up from your hotel, then travel for an hour and a half heading south east of Cusco until you reach the town of Cusipata. In Cusipata you will have time to have a substantial buffet breakfast and do your last shopping. Next, travel by bus for an hour and a half, along the route observe small local towns settled along the Willka River and also see llamas and alpacas in their natural habitat. Once we arrive at the parking lot, start the walk, during the walk you will begin to see the 3 rainbow mountains and also the red valley. Upon reaching the main viewpoint, observe the imposing snow-capped Ausangante with its more than 4 thousand meters high. From there go up towards the stone forest where you will have a panoramic view of the landscape. After finishing the walk, take the return bus that will bring you to the town of Checacupe where you will have time to take photos of three bridges: Inca Bridge, colonial bridge and contemporary bridge. Then continue the bus trip until you reach the restaurant where you will enjoy a delicious Andean buffet lunch and have time to rest. Finally we will begin the trip back to Cusco where our transportation will drop you off one block from the main square.

One day tour to Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley (optional)

One day tour to Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley (optional)

The 7 Colors Mountain Tour is an impressive day hike in the Vilcanota Mountain Range, on a route we call “The 7 Colors Mountain” that is very close to the highest and most sacred mountain in southern Peru called the Ausangate (6,377mts). This life-bearing “Apu” is the Guardian of one of the most pristine ecosystems in the world. Thus, our walk will be accompanied by snow-capped peaks, glaciers, herds of llamas and alpacas. This trek offers a selection of wildlife and very impressive landscapes. It will probably be one of the best things you will see on your visit to Peru. Itinerary First we will start with the respective pick up from the hotel in Cusco at 05:00 Hrs.Then we will go to the south of Cusco, to the town of Cusipata where we will have our first stop for breakfast.Then we will continue along the road to the parking lot. from where the walk will start.Later we will have a walk of approximately 2 hours until we reach the Mountain of 7 Colors, upon arrival we will have enough time to take pictures and explore a large part of the place.Then we will return by the same route to the parking lot to return to Cusipata where we will have lunch and then to the city of Cusco (approximate arrival time 6:00 p.m.) On the return trip, transportation leaves you one block from the Plaza de Armas.

Cusco: Ausangate Tour 7 Lagoons with hot springs

Cusco: Ausangate Tour 7 Lagoons with hot springs

Tour 7 Ausangate Lagoons in Cusco 1 Day, is a new natural attraction located south east of the city of Cusco, where you can appreciate, take photographs and tour the lagoons at the foot of the majestic Ausangate mountain. We will also be able to appreciate beautiful landscapes, mountains, flora and fauna typical of this place. The names of the 7 lagoons of Ausangate Cusco are: Pata cocha, Otorongo Male, Otorongo female, Puca cocha, Ccomer cocha, Azul cocha and Alqa cocha. Within the Tour of 7 Ausangate lagoons we have the option of visiting the town center of the Pacchanta Community and its thermo-medicinal waters.

From Cusco Rainbow Mountain with Buffet lunch and Breakfast

From Cusco Rainbow Mountain with Buffet lunch and Breakfast

we will visit one of the new natural attractions of Cusco The rainbow mountain The tour starts early in the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco between 04:00 and 04:20 am. We will travel by car around two hours to the south until arriving to Cusipata - Paucarpata district, where we can have breakfast. After the breakfast we will travel by car 1 hour to the control point (Llaqto), where we will start the trek. The trek will last approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes, we will appreciate the typical landscape and flora and fauna of the Andes, among which Llamas and Alpacas stand out. Upon reaching the viewpoint of Vinicunca or Montaña de Colores (5080 masl.), our guide will give us a description about the orography, ecosystem and color of the mountain; we can also take a moment to take photos to remember and admire the beautiful landscape. Then we will return by the same route to the point where we started the trek (Llaqto), where our transport will be waiting to take us back to Cusipata; here we will enjoy the buffet lunch. After lunch we will start the return trip to the city of Cusco, arriving between 4 and 5 in the afternoon. The last stop will be near to the Plaza de Armas of Cusco

From Cusco || The Magic of the 7 lakes of Ausangate-Full day

From Cusco || The Magic of the 7 lakes of Ausangate-Full day

Itinerary Between 4:30 and 5:00 a.m., we will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco to go to the village of Tinki. From there, we will continue to Pacchanta to enjoy a tasty breakfast. With renewed energy, we will get ready to embark on a trekking route through the Nevado Ausangate and its 7 turquoise lagoons. Are you ready for adventure? We will travel through the Vilcanota mountain range discovering the impressive landscape of the Mariposa, Jampa, Pucapunta, Tike and Ausangate peaks. Did you know that the latter is the sixth largest mountain in Peru with 6385 meters? Along the way, we will encounter llamas, alpacas, viscachas and, with a little luck, we will see the majestic Andean condor. As we ascend, we will stop at the lakes of Azul Cocha, Pucacocha, Sibinacocha, Otorongo, Alcacocha, Comercocha and a small lake located in a very surprising place. Pay attention to the dazzling color of the water! After a short break, we will go down to Pacchanta, where we will leave you an hour of free time to relax in its hot springs. Afterwards, we will recharge our batteries by enjoying a traditional lunch. Finally, we will head back to Cusco. Around 7:00 p.m. we will leave you in the surroundings of Cusco's main square.

From Cusco: 7 Lakes of Ausangate Full Day Tour

From Cusco: 7 Lakes of Ausangate Full Day Tour

View the lakes of mountain Ausangate on this full day hike, where you can visit the 7 turquoise-green lakes. Walk through part of the Vilcanota mountain range. Enjoy dining on a nice breakfast and lunch in the Andes. Experience majestic landscapes. snowy peaks, and go to the Pacchanta hot springs. Meet some locals from native communities, and see their ornaments and colorful textiles. Journey through the natural habitat of llamas and alpacas. Get away from busy roads and experience an authentic place free of crowds as you meet locals and take in the natural beauty of the mountains.

From Cusco: Tour 7 Ausangate Lagoons Full Day

From Cusco: Tour 7 Ausangate Lagoons Full Day

We will begin our exciting tour to the 7 Ausangate Lagoons with pickup from your hotel in the city of Cusco starting at 05:00 am. We will head towards the beautiful community of Pacchanta, during a trip of approximately six hours, in which we will have the opportunity to appreciate the impressive flora and fauna of the high Andean landscapes. Once in Pacchanta, we will enjoy a nutritious breakfast typical of the region. We will have a short break during which our guide will give us detailed information about the adventure that is about to begin. After breakfast, we will continue with our walking tour of the 7 Ausangate Lagoons. The route covers approximately 7.5 km and will take us around five hours to explore. During this time, we will visit the Azulqocha, Orco Otorongo, China Otorongo, Puqacocha, Alqacocha, Qomercocha and Patacocha lagoons, and we will marvel at the view of the majestic mountains such as Ausangate, Mariposa, Jampa, Pucapunta, Caracol and Tinke. Along the way, we will have the opportunity to observe native birds, alpacas, llamas, vizcachas and, with a little luck, the majestic Andean condor. At the end of the lagoon circuit, we will return to Pacchanta where we will enjoy a delicious local lunch. Afterwards, we will relax in the community's medicinal hot springs, recovering and recharging energy after a day of incredible discoveries in the Andes. Finally, our unforgettable adventure through the 7 Ausangate Lagoons will conclude with our return to the city of Cusco, arriving at approximately 7:00 p.m.

Cusco : full day 7 lagoons with lunch

Cusco : full day 7 lagoons with lunch

Explore this natural attraction located southeast of the city of Cusco, in this tour you can appreciate and visit the 7 lagoons of the imposing Ausangate snow-capped mountain. Enjoying its fascinating flora and fauna of the place, in our tour you can enjoy the thermal medicinal waters of the community of Pacchanta. Pick up: 4:30 (approx) We will pick you up from your lodging where you are staying, preferably in the historical center of Cusco, then we will go to the community of Pacchanta where you can enjoy a breakfast to start the hike. From this point we will start our hike where we will visit the first lagoon, then we will continue this fascinating adventure visiting all the lagoons exploring the fascinating landscape in a journey of approximately 10 k.m.. Later we will return to the community of Pacchanta where we will enjoy its hot springs and then a delicious lunch. Finally we will return to the city of Cusco around 7:00 pm.

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Overall rating

3.7
(6 reviews)

Top experience. Unforgettable. The climb was a bit strenuous but definitely (easily) doable. The restaurant for breakfast and lunch was excellent in my opinion. Great guide. Nothing to complain about. It should be noted that this was one of the few trips where the provider contacted us in a timely manner. GyG announces this with every booking, but unfortunately the providers only seem to comply with this 20% to 30% of the time. As I said: This trip was great and is absolutely recommended.

The excursion to the 7 lagoons was really very good. The place is magnificent and the guide very friendly. Despite arriving late at the lagoons due to roadworks, the guide did not rush us and we were able to take our time to appreciate the landscape. On the way back, the driver told us about the history and culture of the places we passed. The meals could be a little improved but sufficient.

Great activity, the guide was very understandable and adapted to the different languages. I recommend this activity, entirely doable on foot or on horseback, if necessary, and even along the way if our conditions no longer allow us to move forward. Magnificent landscapes and a pleasant hike.

Everything was excellent, a magnificent walk and wonderful views. Suitable for those who have a bit of training because the covered loop is 12 km long, with a difference in altitude of 500 metres.

It was SO nice to access the mountain before rush hour. You won’t regret waking up early. Highly recommend.