Day trip

From Cusco: Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Day Trip

4.4 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: MPTC GETS
Day trip

From Cusco: Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Day Trip

Activity provider: MPTC GETS

From US$ 39 per person

Explore the wonderful Rainbow Mountain in the province of Cusipata de Vinincunca on this day trip from Cusco. Tour the Andes and admire the landscapes of sacred mountains with an experienced guide.

About this activity

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Hotel pickup is only included for those located in the historic center of Cuzco. Contact the local partner to find out if pickup is available for your accommodation. If your accommodation is private or your hotel is not accessible due to narrow streets, a nearby meeting point will be provided. Also send us an exact location to our whatsapp +51953874795


  • Be amazed by the spectacular Rainbow Mountain
  • Tour the Andean landscape and see vicuñas.
  • Meet the locals during their chores, you can take the best and beautiful photos with them.
Full description
You will be picked up from the hotel between 4:30 in the morning, then you will travel about 3 hours to Cusipata's place so you can enjoy an American-style breakfast. Head to the starting point of the tour after breakfast. Start on the path that leads to the "mountain of colors", pass the checkpoint and pay an entrance fee to continue. Admire panoramic views of the nearby valleys, Andes, and glaciers along the trail, as well as wildlife: wild llamas, alpacas, and vicuñas, as well as Andean condors if you catch a glimpse of them Reach the top and take some time to rest, breathe, 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 arrival at the restaurant at the end of the trek, before embarking on the journey back to Cusco to be dropped off near the main square, the end point is Calle San Bernardo.
  • Pickup and drop-off service in the historic center of Cusco
  • Transport
  • Professional guide
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Hiking poles
  • First aid care (if necessary)
  • Oxygen (if necessary)
  • Entrance fee to the Rainbow Mountain (to pay 25 soles PEN for tourists and 20 PEN for Peruvians)
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People without experience
  • People over 95 years

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The activity level of this tour is not for beginners.
  • Horses can be rented for part of the journey
  • Note: the local partner does not offer this service, it must be hired privately with the help of the guide. The horses will take you near the top and you must finish the climb on foot. Price: 90 to 120 PEN, round trip (cash only).
  • A hiking pole will be provided.
  • The walk lasts 2 hours approx.
  • You can also rent ATVs, the price of a single one is 80 soles and 140 soles a double.
  • This tour is non-refundable
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 7 reviews

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Had the best experience on this tour. Ronald made it a great experience and took some amazing pictures.

June 13, 2022

Bus on time, friendly guide and pretty good breakfast and lunch. I recommend this activity.

May 19, 2022

The tour and guide Ed were very good. The red valley tour should not really be more than 7-10$, its just a half hour walf from the Rainbow mountain.

March 3, 2022

Product ID: 404846