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Rainbow Mountain Full day trip

  • Rainbow Mountain trekking adventure from Cusco
  • Sweeping views over the Peruvian Andes
  • Breakfast and lunch are included on your tour
Rainbow Mountain Full day trip
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Rainbow Mountain Full day trip
Nestled high in the Peruvian Andes, Rainbow Mountain—or Mt. Vinicunca—attracts visitors keen to admire its vibrant mineral-rich colorations, but reaching the remote peak by public transport is a challenge. On this full-day tour, spin through Quessiuno to Rainbow Mountain with round-trip travel from central Cusco included, and tackle the mountainous sandstone terrain with your guide. Enjoy panoramic views over the Andean landscapes, with breakfast and lunch included.
What to Expect
Your day will start at 3:40am departing from your Cusco hotels to Quessiuno. Enjoy a breakfast at Quessiuno.
After breakfast, continue your journey uphill for 3 hours where you'll enjoy landscapes full of flora and fauna.
It'll take between 3 to 4 hours average to arrive to the Rainbow Mountain. There will be adequate time to capture this magical place in photos, memories, and enjoy a breathtaking view of the mountain and the sacred snow-capped Ausangate.

After enjoying time at the Rainbow Mountain, start making your way downhill to Quessiuno for lunch. Following this leisurely and well-deserved lunch, return to the city of Cusco. 7pm is our approximate arrive time in Cusco's Regocijo Square, which is one block away from the main square.
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1 - 5 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Alternative Rainbow Mountain Tour (exploor peru)

After reading how tough the "regular" Rainbow Mountain hike was and that you probably needed a horse to assist you in getting to the top, I decided to take the slightly easier alternative and do the Alternative Rainbow Mountain Tour that is run by Erik...More

2  Thank amberella2
Reviewed 31 July 2018
Tough trek but the views make it instantly worth your while!

The altitude of this trek really is a challenge but the scenery on the top really makes it all worth while. The area has a tendency to fill up with tourists pretty quickly on a daily basis so make sure to leave as early as...More

2  Thank JJOCON21
Reviewed 6 June 2018
Just amazing !!!

It was an experience for lifetime even if the tour starts at 3 am. The 6 km walk up to 5.100 m was really hard ... i would suggest to spend 30,- USD to take a horse all the way up. On top the view...More

3  Thank Sven L
Reviewed 5 June 2018
Cool but over-hyped...tons of people

While it's pretty cool to see geographical changes in the mountains, most pictures people post about Vinicunca are altered. It's more muted in person than what's normally posted on ads. That being said, it is an absolutely hard hike, but still worth the views, fresh...More

4  Thank aicilalee
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile
Hike the rainbow be amazed by the rainbow

The 5k hike is no joke, but it’s 1000% worth it. It’s spectacular and just an amazing 360 degree view. There is no good way to dress for rainbow mountain. I suggest layers, and a bag that has a hat and gloves the final hill...More

1  Thank Marshall P
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