Day trip

Cusco: Full-Day Rainbow Mountain & Red Valley Trekking Tour

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63 reviews

Activity provider:PVTravel
Day trip

Cusco: Full-Day Rainbow Mountain & Red Valley Trekking Tour

Activity provider:PVTravel
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From US$ 57 per person

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Gaze at the color spectrum of the Rainbow Mountain, on this full-day adventure through the Peruvian Andes. Admire the breathtaking landscapes of the Red Valley during this one-of-a-kind experience.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please confirm accommodation details at the time of booking
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Hike up to the spectacular Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley
  • Marvel at the snow-capped mountain peaks of the Andes
  • Stumble across the animals of the Andes in their natural habitat
Full description

After pickup from your accommodation in Cusco, head in the direction of Quiquijana and savor a delicious breakfast buffet in a local restaurant. 

Then, continue the journey until you reach the control point in Llaqta and finally arrive in Phulawasipata, where your trekking adventure awaits. Before starting the trek, your guide will recommend starting your adventure towards Rainbow Mountain. Walk for approximately 1.5 hours until you reach Rainbow Mountain at 5,036 meters above sea level. 

Take in panoramic views from the top of the mountain from where you'll be able to see the Ausangate Mountain, Peru's fifth highest mountain. Enjoy 20-minute of leisure time to take pictures of the fascinating scenery. Then, continue for a 30-minute trek to the Red Valley. Once again, admire the views of the Red Valley, located 5,038 meters above sea level. After 15 minutes, you'll return to the parking lot where your driver awaits you. On the way back, stop for a break in Quiquijana where you'll taste delicious buffet lunch. Then, head back to Cusco where you'll be dropped off at the Plaza Regocijo, 2 blocks from Plaza de Armas.

  • Hotel pickup in Cusco
  • Transportation
  • Buffet breakfast and lunch
  • Bilingual tour guide
  • Oxygen
  • Radio communication
  • First aid kit and basic emergency box
  • Assistant guide (for groups larger than 15 people)
  • Drop-off at Plaza Regocijo
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Horses
  • Entrance to Red Valley (20 Peruvian soles per person)
  • Entrance to Rainbow Mountain (25 Peruvian soles per person)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The Red Valley is an actional hike from Rainbow Mountain for approximately 1 hour
  • You will be in the same group as Rainbow Mountain hikers
  • The guide will show you the way to Red Valley, but will not accompany you
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 63 reviews

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I really enjoyed the trip! My guide was quite knowledgeable and patient with my group, which made the experience all the better. It's definitely not an easy trek if trekking isn't something you normally do (like me), but it's definitely worth it once you get to the top. Be aware, though, that it is quite difficult, and though I signed up for both Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley, I could only do the mountain. Don't overestimate yourself! Just go for the mountain to play it safe!

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May 22, 2023

SO much value for the price! Our guide Hua was AMAZING and so chill :) he taught us so much as he whisked us along on our very busy schedule to pack in all that one would desire in Sacred Valley. We loved the native flute music on the bus ride, visiting the heartwarming and high quality women’s textile collective, and hearing from a young salt flat worker about her experience at the otherworldly Salt Flats (felt like another planet!).. we loved our dinner so much - an alpaca sat outside and grazed while we ate from the colorful buffet of local food.. WOW. They know how to show you a good time. You may be tired after this trip, but it will be more than worth it.

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May 9, 2023

Everything went super good. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and our guide was top notch. The communication leading up to the tour was amazing. The only problem we had was, we were mixed with the group that were only doing the rainbow mountain. So they returned back after their tour while we went for red valley. knowing that so many people were waiting for us two, we felt very rushed and had to run at 5200 m altitude which is literally breath taking. And the stares we got when we returned back last from the red valley were not pleasant at all. We paid for both the trips and it is not ideal when you mix the groups that are doing two things vs one things. If you are, then, you need to set a realistic expectation so the atmosphere doesn't feel toxic. Thanks

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November 13, 2022

Product ID: 285977