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Short Trek to the Rainbow Mountain provided by Rainbow Mountain Cusco

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Short Trek to the Rainbow Mountain

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RM 373.88
2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Short Trek to the Rainbow Mountain
Groups limited to 10 persons while the Pandemic is active by the W.H.O.
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
  • You'll get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Plaza de Armas
  • 1
    Cerro Colorado Vinicunca
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    This a really good option for people who don't want to walk more than 3 hours to the famous rainbow mountain in Cusco, Peru, this is the short vertion that demands only 1,5 hours of hike, then you will have more time to enjoy the magical landscape located over the 5000 metters over the sea level !..
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Important Information
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Hiking pooles
  • Professional tour guide
  • First aid kit
  • Oxygen
  • Entry/Admission - Cerro Colorado Vinicunca
  • Bottled water
  • Horses. (Available since 90 soles)
  • Entrance ticket to the rainbow mountain
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Maria Sofia M wrote a review Aug 2019
2 contributions
I fully recommend this tour, pick up was on time, the car is in a very good condition, the group is small which is really good, breakfast and lunch it’s ok. The guide was incredible, he support you during the whole trekking ...
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Date of experience: August 2019
Ila wrote a review May 2019
Lima, Peru10 contributions9 helpful votes
It’s a dark, early morning start 4:00 - 4:30am. From Cusco city it’s about a 3 hour journey on the road , with a stop for a quick breakfast in one of the rural restaurants. The coffee is good and there are toilet facilities. It’s a slow, bumpy ride up the mountain on a dirt
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Date of experience: May 2019
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annemareew2017 wrote a review May 2019
Ballarat, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
Carlos was an excellent guide. Absolutely amazing memories which he photographed and airdropped to us. Organised a special treat of a local ketchwan lady and her Yamba to walk with us in addition to a picnic on top of the mountain. Carlos walked to our ability. Highly recommend
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Date of experience: April 2019
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Rainbow Mountain Cusco
Literally breathe-taking
Awesome trip great guide, best advice don’t cheat and use the horses lol, take your time it’s a hike and high up to
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Amazing experience
We did this trip on January 2, 2020. The trip was amazing. We were picked up very early (I think at 4:00 am) so we
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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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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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Red Valley better than Rainbow Mountain
In the end, the views over the Red Valley where more spectacular than the Rainbow Mountain. From Cuzco it is a thr
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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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Key Details
  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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