• Location: Cusco, Peru
  • Duration: 1 day (approx.)
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Challenge yourself and get a great payoff on this 16-hour day trip to Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca Mountain) from Cusco. This little-known spot in Peru is not only a must-see because of its naturally colorful mountains, but it’s the perfect location to take trip pics. Go on an exciting 3- to 4-hour hike to make your way to where the mountains are. Plus, enjoy breakfast, snacks, lunch, and round-trip transport on this trip.

Highlights

  • 16-hour day trip to Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca Mountain) from Cusco
  • Small-group tour limited to 14 people ensures a personalized experience with your guide
  • Go on a 3- to 4-hour hike until you reach 16,500 feet (5029 meters) above sea level
  • Spend time admiring the beautiful mountains, well known for their colorfully lined landscape
  • Enjoy breakfast, snacks, and lunch on this day trip
  • Cusco hotel pickup and drop-off is included

What You Can Expect

Full Day Tour to The Rainbow Mountain from Cusco

Rainbow Mountain

Your 16-hour day trip to Rainbow Mountain starts bright and early with a 3:30am pickup from your Cusco hotel. The day begins very early in the morning, but the trip is well worth it. Plus, numbers are limited to 14 people on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll spend an intimate day with a small group of like-minded explorers.

Your drive from Cusco takes about three hours, so sit back and relax. Before your hike starts, stop to enjoy a light breakfast. Afterward, your guide and small group sets out on the 3- to 4-hour hike to the mountains.

Once you make it to the summit, rest a bit before admiring the stunning views of the mountains. The mountains get their name from their beautiful rainbow-like coloring. Take all the photos you’d like, and then head down to lower altitudes where you can stop for lunch.

Your driver will be waiting for your group and guide at the trailhead. Hop back into your vehicle for a 3-hour drive to your Cusco hotel. You’ll get to your hotel sometime between 6:30pm and 7:30pm.

Customer Reviews

martin.damsteegt

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The Rainbow Valley Tour was an amazing tour. Early in the morning, I was greeted by the guide and not much later picked up by the bus. Its about a 3hrs drive to a little village where breakfast is served at a local families house. From there we went to the valley and started the trek. Be prepared for the differences in heights and different levels of air/oxygen. The hike is a great experience, the guide Edwin was great. In the valley, the weather changes every other minute. When I made it to the top, it just had become misty/cloudy. Even though it was a great hike and definitely a place to go to when visiting Peru!

Roberto Be

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Truly amazing. Worth the hike and effort. Carlos was excellent, food was great and the drive was comfortable. Highly recommended for all. These guys know what they are doing

Giovanni Escobar Colombia

4 star rating: Recommended December 2016

You must be in good physical condition altitude is uncomfortable to be at 5200 meters high is worth the scenery is spectacular and an incredible view that is in the list of 100 things before your die, you must carry water and chocolates to have energy at the end It is a great reward. Great Tour amazing , thanks for everything .

Kurt

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

The 1 day tour is a long day and the hike can be challenging for some due to the altitude, but the views are amazing once you reach the top. There was an abundance of local food for breakfast and lunch. Well worth it.

mat.blackshaw

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2016

If you have dietary restrictions, bring your own food. This is a long day.
Gave rep list of foods I can't eat, was told this was ok, when we got there the info had not been passed on, and I was only given food I couldn't eat. There is nowhere else nearby to buy food.
The views from the top are stunning. Worth doing for this.
The trek is very hard due to the altitude - up to 5200 metres. Even if you are physically fit you may need to hire a horse. Do not pay the horse people directly! You are supposed to pay on the gate on the way out. Fee for the horse should be 70 to 80 sol. The horse people may try to lead you round the other way and overcharge you. Keep an eye on where they are taking you and try to stick with the rest of the group.

Alberto R

1 star rating: I do not recommend this January 2017

This was one of the worst tours I've ever been. You can get the same tour on Cusco for 1/5 of the price. I asked around the people on my same tour I they paid 1/5 of what I paid. The service is terrible. We never saw the guide during the whole trekking, they didn't have any oxygen, they charged apart from entrance and horse service. The place is amazing but don't waste your money. Book your tour when you arrive to Cusco.

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