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Cusco: Full-Day Tour to Rainbow Mountain

1. Cusco: Full-Day Tour to Rainbow Mountain

Your full-day tour begins in Cusco city, where you will be picked up between 4:15 AM and 4:45 AM. You will then drive in a comfortable van for 3 hours to the town of Cusipata, where you will have breakfast in a local family house. Following breakfast, you will head to the starting point of your hike. There are approximately 3 kilometers of flat land uphill, leading to the majestic "Mountain of Colors". The hike will take about 1.5 hours, depending on your level of fitness. Throughout your hike, enjoy panoramic views of the valleys, wild llamas, alpacas, and vicuñas, as well as of the Andes and the nearby glaciers.  Once here, if weather is good, you will be able to receive your first views of Rainbow Mountain. At the top, you will take a well-deserved break, which will also be your chance to catch your breath and enjoy the breathtaking views. After taking beautiful photos, you will begin your descent back, where you will enjoy a delicious lunch upon your return. You will then take private transportation back to Cusco, where you will arrive at approximately 5:00PM.

Cusco: Rainbow Mountain Tour with Meals and Entrance Fees

2. Cusco: Rainbow Mountain Tour with Meals and Entrance Fees

Your professional tour guide will pick you from your accommodation in Cusco between 4:00AM and 4:30AM. After a 2-hour drive, you will arrive in Cusipata where you will stop for breakfast and buy water and snacks for the trek. Following breakfast, you'll travel one more hour to the hike starting point, at 4,850 meters. From there you will start your 3.5-kilomter trek to Rainbow Mountain over both flat and uphill terrain. During your hike you will enjoy amazing views and encounters with wild alpacas, llamas, and vicuñas. Once you reach the top at 5,010 meters, you can make use of some free time to take a break, and if the weather is good, you will be able to enjoy views over Rainbow Mountain. You'll go downhill to the starting spot for another hour, where you will take transportation back to Cusipata where a local lunch will be waiting for you. Once you finish your buffet lunch you will travel back to Cusco, where you will arrive between 4:00PM and 5:00PM to Plaza de Armas.

From Cusco: Rainbow Mountain Palcoyo Day Trip

3. From Cusco: Rainbow Mountain Palcoyo Day Trip

Begin the trip to the town of Cusipata in a comfortable tourist minivan. Upon arrival, enjoy an American-style buffet breakfast. Head to the starting point of the tour after breakfast. Start on the path that leads to the "mountain of colors", pass the control point, and pay an entrance fee to continue. Admire the panoramic views of the valleys, the Andes and the nearby glaciers along the trail, as well as the fauna: wild llamas, alpacas, and vicuñas, as well as Andean condors. Reach the summit and take time to rest, take a breath, and admire the spectacular views. Take beautiful photos and videos, then begin the descent to the base with the group. Enjoy a tourist buffet lunch upon arriving at the restaurant at the end of the hike, before making the trip back to Cusco to be dropped off near the main square.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 67 reviews

First off altitude sickness beware. It is a hard climb. It is almost 5000m. So if you suffer from altitude sickness take some medicine or lots of coca tea The climb was worth every minute of it. And the views at the top. Wow. Spectacular. Our guide Robinson made the trip really fun and gave us some background on Incas and also the region. What was more interesting is he knew what to do and how to address some of the altitude sickness Definitely ask for pee pee de condor

The tour was perfect!!!! Amazing, indescribable view. The guide was always very helpful and guided us throughout the tour. Breakfast and lunch were included in the package and were excellent. Note 10. It's really worth the experience.

We loved the private tour. We could go at our own pace and the guide Dennis was great.

Excellent adventure. Strong for people who are not used to walking and climbing hills.

They changed us to Palcoyo, but everything was very good