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Rainbow Mountain Full-Day Hiking Tour

Enjoy this one day hike visiting the latest discovery in Cusco, and now famous Rainbow Mountains in Vinicunca town. Due to the rich minerals, the mountain is full of deep colors, that create a unique and amazing pattern. You will spend a day in the Andes and make your way by foot to this hidden mountain. It will be a lifetime unique experience. On this trek you will see quaint villages, beautiful adobe style houses, herds of llamas and alpacas and you will have magnificent views of the Ausangate Glacier (6,385 m / 20,945 ft), the highest mountain in the Cusco region.

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10 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Hotel Pickup and drop-off
    • Professional English OR Spanish speaking tour guide (additional tour guide for groups of nine people or more)
    • Pre-Departure Briefing at your hotel 1 or 2 days before your trek.
    • Return transportation from Quesiuno to your Cusco hotel
    • Small-group tour (6 to 8 people max) or private tour if option selected
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    • A bottle of water
    • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.
    What's excluded :
    • Trekking poles – you can hire them from us (5.00 USD each one)
    • Gratuity
    • Travel/health/emergency insurance
    • Meals (breakfast & dinner)
    • Horses (Option to hire one if you need at the beginning of the trek) US$25.00
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Rainbow Mountain Cusco, Urb. Balconcillo k - 10, Cusco 08004 Peru

    After breakfast at your hotel, we will pick you up at 6am from your hotel in Cusco in our transportation and drive for bout 2.5 hours until the stating point in Quesiuno town (4,326 m / 14,189 ft).

    Once we reach the Inkintuyoc bridge, we will start our hike following a spectacular stream. You will be immediately surprised by literally herds of alpacas and llamas. We will have owsone views of the Ausangate Mountain.

    Back on the trail, we encounter more of the traditional elements of this trek. This includes potato fields and unique fauna. We have the prospect of seeing chinchillas and vicunas. Vicunas are the only non-domesticated animal of the llama family in Peru. Many red mountains are also a highlight of this portion of the hike.

    After a total hike of approximately 3 hours hike, we finally reach our destination, the Rainbow Mountains (5,020 m / 16,466 ft). After getting over the shock of their beauty, you will have time to explore the area. You will have time to take pictures and soak in the beauty.

    After enjoying the best views of this spectacular rainbow mountain, it is time to go back down. We hike downhill the way we came. The hike will take 2.5 hours. Where our private transport will be waiting for us when we return.

    Finally we will drive for about 2.5 hours to Cusco and drop you off to your hotel in Cusco.

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Minimum of 2 people (100% guaranteed to depart with 2 people)
    • Small groups maximum 8 people or private tour availble
    • Lowest Elevation: 4,326 m
    • Highest Elevation: 5,020 m
    • Distance to walk: 15 km / 9.25 miles
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Note: If you require an infant seat, we can assign one for an extra cost.
    • This tour does not have specific restrictions unless you are in a very bad serious health conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


English - Guide

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Organised by Machupicchu Latin America Journeys

Activity ID: V-19345P36

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