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$ 39 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

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Duration 12 - 13 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup optional
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 available


  • 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 (if option selected)
  • Transportation
  • Breakfast
  • Buffet lunch
  • Guide
  • First aid kit
  • Entrance tickets (if option selected)
  • Water
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 15 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet in the middle of Plaza Regocijo by the water fountain. The guide will have a list and call your name.

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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 155 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Service
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Pick up was prompt our guide was very enthusiastic and repeated all points in both english and Spanish. He also walked the entire hike and was supportive the whole way. DEFINITELY rent horses to go up for 60 Soles- you will regret it if you don’t. The hike is STUNNING but challenging given the altitude. 5 stars

March 24, 2023

The hike itself was great, the view is well worth the hike. The guide and driver were ok, however, the food was really disappointing. For breakfast we received stale bread, artificial tasting jam and some fried eggs. For lunch inedible beef, rubbery and chewy, plus some vegetables. Unfortunately no dessert. The worst food on all tours that I’ve done in Cusco and I’ve done quite a few. I’d suggest considering getting a new restaurant in Cusipata

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March 24, 2023

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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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 116854