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Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco

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Journey through an undiscovered land of wild desert landscapes, snow capped peaks, herds of alpaca and arrive at Rainbow Mountain, hidden deep in the Andes. Since the pre-Inca times the mountain has been a place of worship and offerings. This tradition continues today. During this 15-hour guided trip you will see picturesque villages, beautiful adobe houses, herds of llamas and alpacas, along with a magnificent view of the glacier Ausangate. With the beauty and uninterrupted solitude, this is a spectacular journey for hikers who love a true outdoor adventure. Includes breakfast and lunch.
  • Mountain guide ensures safety and easy navigation on this ambitious hike 
  • Round-trip transport removes the hassle of driving through the mountainous Peruvian landscape 
  • Travel light, as breakfast and lunch are included 
  • Roll out of bed and catch your super-early morning ride right at your hotel door
What to Expect
Head down to your Cusco hotel lobby for early morning pickup. Relax on the tour vehicle for the several-hour journey through Peru’s rugged landscape to the town of Quessiuno, where you’ll enjoy an included breakfast. As you make the challenging 3-hour climb up the mountain, your guide will provide assistance and point out the local flora and fauna. At the summit, admire the mountain's colorful landscape and learn about the geological processes responsible for it. Snap photos of the Ausangate Glacier and rest for a bit before making your way back down for lunch in Quessiuno. Relax in the vehicle on the ride back to Cusco, where you’ll be dropped off in Regocijo Square. Please note: Tour participants should be acclimated to the altitude and in strong physical condition. For others, horse rides are available for an extra cost.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Please provide hotel name and address to come to pick up you
Departure Time
3:40 AM
Return Details
Concludes a block from Regocijos Square
  • Transportation
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Professional multi-lingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • Hotel pick up
  • First Aid Kit
  • Oxygen
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Horses (but you can rent directly at the first town)
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Entrance Ticket TO the Rainbow Mountain (10 Soles)
  • Entry/Admission - Montana de Siete Colores
  • Entry/Admission - Rainbow Mountain Cusco
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for people over 55 years of age
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A strenuous amount of walking is involved
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • Since this activity is a group tour, we will pick up the first person at 3:40 and the last one at 4:20, please be ready at the lobby of your hotel at 3:40 am and our guide has time to pass for you until 4:20 am.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very helpful and punctual guides. Really wanted you to enjoy your day even though it could be a challenge. Tour provided hiking poles. Did this hike after several days of backpacking, was tough after being already exhausted, though it would not be a difficult hike...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Camille P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a pretty good experience on 10/9 until we gave our tour guide 10 soles as a tip towards the end which was our last considering he didn’t communicate effectively that it would be cheaper to purchase round trip up upfront for horses. We...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank tatanishat
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were punctually picked up at 3.45am and taken by bus to the site by 7.30 am. The trek is about 3.5 kms and the initial part is on flat ground. One can cover 3kms without breaking much of a sweat. The last half km...More

Thank Ajeet N
Reviewed 5 days ago

Although a tough hike I found it much easier than Lake Humantay as the slope is a slow rise. The last 30 minutes are the hard ones . The views at the top are totally beautiful so it’s definitely worth it. The snow mountains, rainbow...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Vongaiishe Char... M
Reviewed 6 days ago

I read reviews before booking this trip and kept debating reading the mixed reviews. I thought is was fantastic. It was a fantastic hike. The mountain is exactly as it is pictured- beautiful. The adjacent mountains were just as beautiful with their snow caps. Easy...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank LoriH848
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Madonna N
16 October 2019|
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Response from celestel125 | Reviewed this property |
Our tour guides spoke both English and Spanish well.
21 September 2019|
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Response from Courtneyhudson04 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Bill, The tour hike itself takes about 2-2.5hrs. It’s a pretty leisurely walk until about the last 30min where it is a very steep incline. They have horses that will take you up the majority of the mountain for about... More
Key Details
  • Duration: 15h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: Spanish
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