From Cusco: Rainbow Mountain Full Day Trek with Meals

Activity provider: Willka Travel

From Cusco: Rainbow Mountain Full Day Trek with Meals

Activity provider: Willka Travel

From US$ 49 per person

Get back to nature on a 2-hour and approximately 6-kilometer hike in the Rainbow Mountains and look for local wildlife on a full-day tour from Cusco. Encounter endless extraordinary landscapes with a knowledgeable guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Please provide your hotel’s name and address in Cusco center. Please indicate if you are staying at a private accommodation (with address), you will then be provided with a meeting point close by.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Hike in the spectacular Rainbow Mountains
  • Look for exotic wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Trek with like-minded travelers to a magnificent viewpoint
Full description
Depart Cusco and get back to nature on a vigorous approximately 6-kilometer hike in the Andes. Experience the majestic beauty of the Rainbow Mountains as you trek in the foothills of Mount Ausangate. Keep a look out for native wildlife, such as the mighty condor - the largest bird in the world - pumas and different types of camelids. Learn more about the extraordinary geology and the flora and fauna of Peru from your knowledgeable guide. Soak up the stunning views before you return to Cusco for a refreshing cold chicha drink (a fermented or non-fermented beverage usually derived from maize).
  • Hotel pickup (within the historic center of Cusco only)
  • Transportation
  • Breakfast
  • Buffet lunch
  • Guide
  • First aid
  • Entrance ticket
  • Water
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Water
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  •  This activity includes a considerable amount of walking at high altitude. Horses are available to be rented for part of the trip to help you up the mountain. Please note that the local partner 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.
  •  The total walk up and down the mountain takes about 3 hours.
  • The trek is mostly flat, except for the ascent to the top, where it is very steep.
  •  Please note that due to the remoteness of the places, meals may be very simple. Both are offered as a courtesy as there are very limited options. Please do not expect luxury.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 139 reviews

Review summary

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We were very privileged to experience Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca). Freddy was our amazing guide on this journey. The hike itself was doable and offered amazing views, but the altitude of 5000+ meters really knocked us. I highly recommend this hike and Freddy but warn that it should be done after you have acclimated in Cusco for 3-4 days in addition to taking altitude medication.

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May 20, 2022

We had an incredible time visiting the mountains - guides were great, food at restaurant was excellent and the views were phenomenal. We would highly recommend taking altitude sickness tablets a few days before going up and on the day of, otherwise you get really bad headaches and it ruins the experience!

April 9, 2022

A must-do day! I was the only English speaker in my group and the guide did an absolutely wonderful job of making me feel informed and included. The vibe was relaxed, friendly, and the guides really go out of their way to make you feel taken care of. I had expressed concerns over walking alone as a solo female traveler in the dark (for pickup) and the driver came and got me to make sure I felt safe, even going out of his way to walk me back after drop off (even though it was out of the way and sunny out!) Couldn't recommend this enough. A unforgettable experience and fantastic group.

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February 7, 2022

Product ID: 116854