From Cusco: Rainbow Mountain Full Day Trek with Meals

From Cusco: Rainbow Mountain Full Day Trek with Meals

From $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
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 12 hours
Starting time 4:00 AM
Instant confirmation
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 15 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

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

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

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Prepare for the activity

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 105 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety
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The pick-up, the explanations, the trip, and the two meals were great. But why does the tour take place when it is already raining in the morning and it only gets worse at altitude. It was snowing, stormy and foggy, so after 1.5 hours of ascent you really didn't see any colors. Maybe the organizers should rethink that.

February 2, 2020

The pickup was very punctual and the breakfast as well as the lunch was surprisingly good and had enough choice. We had a great guide (Edwin) who spoke English and Spanish very well. It is not a guided tour which I found very good as everyone could go at their own pace.

January 11, 2020

They picked us up at 4:00 am as agreed the day before, in fact, they gave us good suggestions from the agency and the purchase of the plan was very easy. The guide Carlos from the beginning was very attentive and very clear about the activity. They transported us for an hour and a half to the place of the breakfast buffet, very varied and rich, they recommended us not to eat much to avoid dizziness and we follow the recommendations. On the road of an hour, he told us the story of the mountain, the same, at the end of the tour and a delicious lunch (buffet), resolved any unrest. On the mountain we started the tour, they gave us the canes and the guide was always with all the first aid elements at hand, fortunately its use was not necessary. The landscape of the route was phenomenal, the walk was arduous, but very satisfactory, everything was worth it, in addition, there was support from locals who rented horses, less distance from the most economical goal.

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December 3, 2019

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