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Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco

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US$ 47.50
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Journey through an undiscovered land of wild desert landscapes, snow capped peaks, herds of alpaca and arrive at Rainbow Mountain, hidden deep in the Andes. Since the pre-Inca times the mountain has been a place of worship and offerings. This tradition continues today. During this 15-hour guided trip you will see picturesque villages, beautiful adobe houses, herds of llamas and alpacas, along with a magnificent view of the glacier Ausangate. With the beauty and uninterrupted solitude, this is a spectacular journey for hikers who love a true outdoor adventure. Includes breakfast and lunch.
  • Mountain guide ensures safety and easy navigation on this ambitious hike 
  • Round-trip transport removes the hassle of driving through the mountainous Peruvian landscape 
  • Travel light, as breakfast and lunch are included 
  • Roll out of bed and catch your super-early morning ride right at your hotel door
What to Expect
Head down to your Cusco hotel lobby for early morning pickup. Relax on the tour vehicle for the several-hour journey through Peru’s rugged landscape to the town of Quessiuno, where you’ll enjoy an included breakfast. As you make the challenging 3-hour climb up the mountain, your guide will provide assistance and point out the local flora and fauna. At the summit, admire the mountain's colorful landscape and learn about the geological processes responsible for it. Snap photos of the Ausangate Glacier and rest for a bit before making your way back down for lunch in Quessiuno. Relax in the vehicle on the ride back to Cusco, where you’ll be dropped off in Regocijo Square. Please note: Tour participants should be acclimated to the altitude and in strong physical condition. For others, horse rides are available for an extra cost.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Please provide hotel name and address to come to pick up you
Departure Time
3:40 AM
Return Details
Concludes a block from Regocijos Square
  • Transportation
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Professional multi-lingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • Hotel pick up
  • First Aid Kit
  • Oxygen
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Horses (but you can rent directly at the first town)
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Entrance Ticket TO the Rainbow Mountain (10 Soles)
  • Entry/Admission - Montana de Siete Colores
  • Entry/Admission - Rainbow Mountain Cusco
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for people over 55 years of age
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A strenuous amount of walking is involved
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • Since this activity is a group tour, we will pick up the first person at 3:40 and the last one at 4:20, please be ready at the lobby of your hotel at 3:40 am and our guide has time to pass for you until 4:20 am.
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I recently got into hiking and this was the best I’ve done to this date!! The hike itself isn’t too hard, being that it’s not incredibly steep until the end. The altitude is no joke though so definitely drink tons of water prior to the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Courtneyhudson04
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This might have been the most beautiful place I’ve ever been to!! Our guide Julian was great and the driver Juan Carlos did a fantastic job around the switchbacks. We were here for 2 weeks and he was the best driver we had. The hike...More

Thank stephaniefD7906EJ
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My daughter and I did this tour today September 10th. The tour guide and his wonderful cohort (I’m so sorry I don’t remember your names) were fabulous!! They encouraged us the whole way. Told me to take my time. Called us all family. I had...More

1  Thank Annie9098
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice short trip. It doesn't take all day, you leave at around 5am, get breakfast in a small but nice restaurant and arrive at the mountain around 8am-9am. You should be leaving the site at around noon and, considering the stop for lunch,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Michel T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rainbow mountain was a challenge well worth it for the price from Cusco. The oxygen is thin up there but the challenge to get to the top with no extra O2 made it even better. Try it it’s not as bad as it appears

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank douglasangulo
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Brittany D
9 September 2019|
Response from daggius | Reviewed this property |
Good hiking boots are recommended and you need to acclimatize to the height before doing the trip.
1 September 2019|
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Response from alanworldwide | Reviewed this property |
This depends on the tour company, but expect a full mini bus of around 21 people. There is a steady line of minibuses on the route to the mountain. On the mountain at any given time will probably be a thousand people.
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