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Full-day Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Trip from Cusco

  • 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
Full-day Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Trip from Cusco
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Full-day Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Trip from Cusco
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. Breakfast, lunch, entrance fees, and round-trip travel from Cusco are included, making for an easy day of adventure.
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.

Reviews (16)
1 - 5 of 16 reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2018
Not Quite Worth it...

The rainbow Mountain is beautiful, but not quite as beautiful as it appears in the pictures. Which can be more than a little frustrating after getting up at 3 am and climbing to 5,200m. We booked with Rainbow Mountain Cusco. They seemed well run but...More

Thank Byron A
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Everybody who does not give this hike 5 stars left too late in the day. We were picked up at 3 am to beat the crowds and really the pictures do not do it justice. It is even more amazing in person. Highly recommend this...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 21 July 2018

I booked the rainbow mountain/red valley trip for two, paid the price for this route, received and email voucher confirming that the trip would in fact include both the rainbow mountain and red valley, but got to the summit and was told that we were...More

5  Thank Lucas T
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile
Had the experience of a lifetime

Rainbow Mountain and the Hike through the Red Valley was an amazing trip!! I seriously suggest you go back from Rainbow Mountain through the Red Valley. Yes, it is a 3-hour hike but you will always be descending from the 5000m.a.s.l that Rainbow Mountain is...More

8  Thank nico_ce
Reviewed 14 April 2018
Excellent logistics but needs to improve communication with customers

We picked this tour with trepidation due to the number of reviews of bogus tour companies on trip advisor so we were really looking for reassurance that our money had been well spent. Rainbow mountain is 5200m so should not be undertaken lightly as the...More

6  Thank Helen G
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27 September 2018|
Response from nico_ce | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are horses available for Rainbow Mountain only. Red Valley is not suitable for horses, only a few people take that longer trail. If you go through the Red Valley after you get to Rainbow Mountain, you should not... More
27 June 2018|
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Response from jjcoffman | Reviewed this property |
The tour we did was just Rainbow Mountain but we didn’t inquire about Red Valley!