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Full-day Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Trip from Cusco provided by Rainbow Mountain Cusco

Full-day Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Trip from Cusco

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Peru's Red Valley and Rainbow Mountain offer beautiful wilderness and spectacular scenery, but reaching the heights without transport or local knowledge makes for a tough challenge. On this full-day guided tour, hike into the rugged Red Valley and reach the summit of spectacular Rainbow Mountain.
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    Rainbow Mountain
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    The Rainbow mountains are the new wonder of Cusco city, but close to them, there is another impresive place, the red Valley, at this tour we will hike for 2 extra hours to visit this amazing escenary, The red Valley or the Red Planet ! ..
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  • Experience outdoor adventure in the high Peruvian wilderness with ease
  • Hike rugged terrain through the Red Valley and up Rainbow Mountain
  • Spot native wildlife on the trail and get incredible views from the summit
  • Ideal for active travelers with a love of the outdoors
What to Expect
Following an early-morning pickup at your Cusco accommodation, board your air-conditioned minivan and head out for your full-day tour, starting with a traditional breakfast in the local Qesyuno community. Then, with energy levels high, follow rugged hiking trails through the Red Valley to the summit of Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca)—an incredible naturally multicolored formation considered among the most spiritually significant peaks in Peru. From this vantage point at more than 16,500 feet (5,000 meters), admire panoramic views over the open countryside.  With your guide to lead the way, spot native wildlife among the cliffs and trails, and enjoy the feeling of escaping the busy city. Stop for lunch along the trail and experience the tranquility of the Peruvian wilderness.  Conclude your trek back in Qesyuno, then transfer back to central Cusco, where your tour ends.
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Important Information
  • Hotel pickup
  • Professional guide
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Rainbow Mountain
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Recommended to wear a rain jacket and hiking shoes
  • Recommended to bring extra water
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
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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hbkm wrote a review Feb 2020
Lima, Peru295 contributions113 helpful votes
In the end, the views over the Red Valley where more spectacular than the Rainbow Mountain. From Cuzco it is a three hour bus ride to the starting point of the hike. From there it is another one to two hours hike, depending on your physical shape and how you cope with the
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Chirag P wrote a review Jan 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
We were a little nervous to book this trip after reading some reviews regarding the difficulty of the hike. The hike itself it not too bad, however, the altitude makes it strenuous. Having done it, we recommend having at least a couple days to acclimate to the altitude in Cusco
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from Holger435, General Manager at Full-day Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Trip from Cusco
Responded 26 Jan 2020
Dear: 369chira Thanks so much for your review, the rainbow mountain and red valley is the most complete hike, the views are amazing, you really need to be prepared with hiking shoes, rain jackets, water and snacks. Our team will be always ready to look for your safety. We are glad because you enjoyed our service. Hope to see you again on other oportunity. Your Team from "Rainbow Mountain Cusco" & "Andina Expeditions" The Original Local tour operators to the rainbow Mountain since 2014.
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LizGibby wrote a review Jan 2020
Fairfax, Virginia13 contributions4 helpful votes
Excellent and skilled tour guides! Our tour guides and driver made the experience today! We made plenty of stops to use bathrooms along the way to rainbow mountain. We were also fed both a delicious breakfast and lunch which was much appreciated! We were provided walking sticks,
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from Holger435, General Manager at Full-day Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Trip from Cusco
Responded 26 Jan 2020
Dear: LizGibby Thanks so much for your review, Our team is always ready to help and provide a great experience to our custommers. WE provide water, hiking poles and oxygen in all our groups. The red valley is also amazing and there is not to much people there, then you will have amazing landscapes. Your Team from "Rainbow Mountain Cusco" & "Andina Expeditions" The Original Local tour operators to the rainbow Mountain since 2014.
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VespaManRome wrote a review Oct 2019
Sunningdale, United Kingdom61 contributions46 helpful votes
We came to Cusco for the Inca Trail, and absolutely loved it. We added on a day trip to Rainbow Mountain because of a recommendation from a friend. We had a truly memorable day and would recommend it to all. It is important to get there early, as the mountain gets very busy.
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AlexM wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom22 contributions2 helpful votes
Our guide allowed additional Red Valley trek without him as we had walked much faster than the rest of the group - although we were made to pay 10 soles for entry despite his advice that we would not need to pay. It was definitely worth the extra 10 soles as the views were far
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Rainbow Mountain Cusco
Interesting ride from Cusco to Rainbow Mountain across all kinds of terrain. Pay attention to your breathing. One
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It was tough but a memorable hike
The hike was a great experience with amazing views along the way and at the top. Also visit Red valley on the way
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Great hike
I really enjoyed this hike. It was fun. It’s a beautiful area, and a well-worn track to follow. I did see several p
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Amazing hike
The hike is beautiful, but it's really tough. My group chose to rent the horses to go up and down the mountain whic
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Soraya B
Very difficult trek
Due the altitude the trek is intensive and difficult we had head pain all way long...we recommend to buy the Água f
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Flashpacker is the best
We used Flashpacker, one among many tour groups that take hikers up the Rainbow Mountain. David, our guide, was ex
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The most memorable hike of my life
This is not a difficult hike when started from a new location accessible only by tour buses and private cars - it i
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Kayla W
Great trek with beautiful views!
My friends and I decided on renting horses only to go up the mountain, which was a good idea in my opinion, it save
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Lesley B
Fantastic experience
Absolutely loved this trip to Rainbow mountain although it was covered in snow and snowing on the day. It just add
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It’s not a joke
The climb up here is definitely not a joke. The starting point is at over 4,000 meters and you end up climbing up t
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Wonderful day on the mountain...
Me and my partner went to the rainbow mountain, where we live an unforgettable experience, with many memories, wher
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Amazing tour to Rainbow Mountain
Amazing tour to Rainbow Mountain. Magnificent views all around right from the beginning of the hike, wonderful colo
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Older Couple - It was a must do!
We left booking Rainbow Mountain until we were in Cusco, so we could plan for the weather. I am 59, my husband 57..
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Snowed the day we went!!
Very disappointing that the tour went ahead even though they knew the weather was bad and then they continued to ta
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Not a Disneyland tour!!!
I’m not a regular hiker but when I heard 5000m I understood it wasn’t a joke. PLEASE TAKE IT SERIOUSLY! I realised
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Key Details
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 4 days in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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