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Rainbow Mountain Trek from Cusco

4.67 / 5.00 3 reviews

Be dazzled by the Vinicunca Mountain, also known as Rainbow Mountain, on this full-day adventure through the Peruvian Andes.


About this tour package






Pick up at your accommodation in Central Cusco

English or Spanish Guide

Breakfast and Lunch

Drop off in Central Cusco (Plaza Regocijo or near)

Walking poles

Entrance fees



Meals not specified in the itinerary

Horses (around 40PEN)


Explore the colorful landscape of Rainbow Mountain on a Full-Day tour, guided hiking trip from Cusco, and discover glacier-capped peaks, wildlife, and views across the Cordillera Vilcanota mountain range.

Be collected at your accommodation in Cusco around 4:30-5-00 AM. Travel about 1 hour 45 minutes to the Cusipata community and stop for breakfast.

Start the trek and over two hours enjoy amazing landscapes with alpaca and llama herds, the Ausangate Mountain, many red mountains, and traditional local houses. The rainbow mountains are one of the spectacular places of the Vilcanota mountain range. The natural coloration is due to the presence of sedimentary stones in erosion. The impressive thing is how the stones have been formed to form a set of seven colors.

Reach the rainbow mountains at 5,020 meters (16,466 foot) and have time to explore the area and take photographs. Spend between 30 minutes and one hour here, depending on your trekking speed and the weather conditions.

The return hike takes two hours. At the Quesiuno community, take transportation to the Hanchipacha community, where you will have lunch. Then be driven to Cusco and dropped off at Regocijos Square, which is two blocks from the Main Square.

Departure Point

We depart from your accommodation in Cusco

4.00 AM: Departure Time

Hotel pickups start around 30 – 60 minutes before the departure time. Times are subject to change due to local traffic or weather conditions.

6.00 PM: Return Time

You should be back to Cusco around 6.00 – 6.30 PM. Drop off will take place near the main square in Central Cusco

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Tour Reviews

4.67 based on 3 reviews

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October 24, 2018

The Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain are the visits we preferred in Peru. Good organisation , good guide and excellent time with the group.

January 12, 2019

One of the best experience after Machu Picchu. Mario the guide was amazing. Thank you!

February 24, 2019

Beautiful!! Peru is a beautiful and amazing country

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