Cusco : Rainbow Mountain Tours Full day Trek with meals

Cusco : Rainbow Mountain Tours Full day Trek with meals

From US$ 78.05 per person

Explore the amazing one-and-only Vinicunca, better known as Rainbow Mountain, on a cultural day tour from Cusco. Drive out of the city and walk through stunning hills, villages, and local wildlife.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
The pick-up will be at your Accommodation
Small group
Limited to 14 participants


  • • Enjoy the view of the mountain and the snow-capped Ausangate
  • • Hike along the Andes and admire great landscapes
  • • Meet with locals doing their own farming activities
  • • See the amazing Rainbow Mountain.
Full description
Your full-day tour begins in Cusco city, where you will be picked up between 4:00 AM ,After that, you'll travel to Qollasuyo. We will arrive at Checacupe and then arrive at the town of Pitumarca, After that, we walk passing beautiful landscapes and lagoons where alpacas, llamas, vicuñas, puma, Andean birds, condors, etc. live in a walk of 3 ½ hrs approx. until the Vinicunca Pass (5,200 m.s.), from where we will have an impressive view of the Cerro Colorado, which with the sunrise shows its impressive valley and hills of magical colors.then We will observe mountains such as the Apu Sarinini and the Ausangate Mountain, the highest in Cusco (6,372 meters above sea level) The Community of Chillca, constituted by shepherds of llamas and alpacas, is known as the guardian of these Andean places Every year, on the north side of Ausangate, the festival of Qoyllur Rit’i has been celebrated since time immemorial, where faith is impressive as dancers from different parts of Peru arrive. At the end of the day: Return to Cusco. Arrival approx: 6:00 pm.
  • Hotel pickup from Cusco historic center
  • Downtown drop-off
  • Transportation minivan.
  • Local Guide English / Spanish guide.
  • 1 breakfast
  • 1 lunch
  • 1 bottle of Mineral water or rehydration.
  • Entrance fees to Rainbow mountain (to be purchased on-site, 30 PEN for tourists and 20 PEN for Peruvians)
  • Personal expenses
  • Income: S /. 10 per person (Qayrawiri)
  • Tips, Personal purchases.
  • Horse for ride or climb to the mountains.
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Warm clothing
  • Hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • We recommend you to spend at least 3 days in cusco to acclimate. You will hike over 4300m (14,100ft) and is about 16 kilometers in length (9.9419 miles) in total length, with an elevation gain of 715m (2,260ft). This hike is difficult because of altitude.
  • You must be reasonably fit for this activity, however; horses can be rented for part of the trip. Please note: the local operator 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
  • A walking stick will be provided
  • The walk takes about 3 hours
  • Road mostly flat, except the ascent to the top, where it is very steep
  • Bring extra food and water. Breakfast and lunch are included but are basic due to the remoteness
  • Entrance to Rainbow Mountain is not included and should be purchased on-site at 30 PEN for tourists and 20 PEN for Peruvians
Customer reviews

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Very poorly organized, they messaged me to pick me up at 4:30-5am they called me at 4:00am and then left saying I was late. They picked me up at 4:10 after I rushed down. They did not mention that the red valley mountains on the side cost extra money until we got there, luckily I brought some extra cash. The guide never really told us when to start heading down, he just said I’ll scream out our groups name. So with the large amount of people there and All the guides screaming their respective groups names we didn’t hear ours. We came down a little late and the guide was angry at us. The food selection was great though, especially for me(Vegetarian).

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August 7, 2022

Product ID: 411890