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Full-Day Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Trip from Cusco

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  • 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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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.
Overview
Peru's Red Valley and Rainbow Mountain offer beautiful wilderness and spectacular scenery, but reaching the heights without transport or local knowledge makes for a tough challenge. On this full-day guided tour, hike into the rugged Red Valley and reach the summit of spectacular Rainbow Mountain.
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    Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Rainbow Mountain Travels
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Rainbow Mountain Cusco Agency
    Stop: 2 hours -
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Highlights
  • Experience outdoor adventure in the high Peruvian wilderness with ease
  • Hike rugged terrain through the Red Valley and up Rainbow Mountain
  • Spot native wildlife on the trail and get incredible views from the summit
  • Ideal for active travelers with a love of the outdoors
What to Expect
Following an early-morning pickup at your Cusco accommodation, board your air-conditioned minivan and head out for your full-day tour, starting with a traditional breakfast in the local Qesyuno community. Then, with energy levels high, follow rugged hiking trails through the Red Valley to the summit of Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca)—an incredible naturally multicolored formation considered among the most spiritually significant peaks in Peru. From this vantage point at more than 16,500 feet (5,000 meters), admire panoramic views over the open countryside.  With your guide to lead the way, spot native wildlife among the cliffs and trails, and enjoy the feeling of escaping the busy city. Stop for lunch along the trail and experience the tranquility of the Peruvian wilderness.  Conclude your trek back in Qesyuno, then transfer back to central Cusco, where your tour ends.
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Duration
14h
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup
  • Professional guide
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain
  • Entry/Admission - Rainbow Mountain Travels
Exclusions
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance to the Rainbow Mountain and red valley
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Recommended to wear a rain jacket and hiking shoes
  • Recommended to bring extra water
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travellers should have a strong 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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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Agnieszka S wrote a review Apr 2020
Chicago, Illinois13 contributions
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 were one of the first groups hiking the mountain. It was snowing on that day so we didn't see colors and we didn't do a red valley, but views were incredible. Staff
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from traveler341ref, Manager at Full-Day Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Trip from Cusco
Responded 3 Jul 2020
Dear : agnieszkas429 The weather on the andes is crazy, sometimes on the rainy season (January, February and March) it changes every 2 hours !, however our guides are prepared to make the best to enjoy the trip, there are alot of other things that you can see and enjoy. The weather since April to Dec is very good and you can see the wonder ! Thanks for choose us! hope to see you again! Your Team from "Rainbow Mountain Cusco" & "Andina Expeditions" The Original Local tour operators to the rainbow Mountain since 2014.
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hbkm wrote a review Feb 2020
Leverkusen, Germany308 contributions113 helpful votes
In the end, the views over the Red Valley where more spectacular than the Rainbow Mountain. From Cuzco it is a three hour bus ride to the starting point of the hike. From there it is another one to two hours hike, depending on your physical shape and how you cope with the
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Response from traveler341ref, Manager at Full-Day Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Trip from Cusco
Responded 3 Jul 2020
Dear: hbkm We are happy because you enjoyed the tour to the rainbow mountain, is quite challenging but it worth it ! , about the red valley, woww!! is just incredible, we alway recommend the red valley if you a re on a good shape and if you have some extra time. hope to see you again to hike the entire red valley Your Team from "Rainbow Mountain Cusco" & "Andina Expeditions" The Original Local tour operators to the rainbow Mountain since 2014.
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Chirag P wrote a review Jan 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
We were a little nervous to book this trip after reading some reviews regarding the difficulty of the hike. The hike itself it not too bad, however, the altitude makes it strenuous. Having done it, we recommend having at least a couple days to acclimate to the altitude in Cusco
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Holger435, General Manager at Full-Day Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Trip from Cusco
Responded 27 Jan 2020
Dear: 369chira Thanks so much for your review, the rainbow mountain and red valley is the most complete hike, the views are amazing, you really need to be prepared with hiking shoes, rain jackets, water and snacks. Our team will be always ready to look for your safety. We are glad because you enjoyed our service. Hope to see you again on other oportunity. Your Team from "Rainbow Mountain Cusco" & "Andina Expeditions" The Original Local tour operators to the rainbow Mountain since 2014.
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LizGibby wrote a review Jan 2020
Fairfax, Virginia13 contributions4 helpful votes
Excellent and skilled tour guides! Our tour guides and driver made the experience today! We made plenty of stops to use bathrooms along the way to rainbow mountain. We were also fed both a delicious breakfast and lunch which was much appreciated! We were provided walking sticks,
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Holger435, General Manager at Full-Day Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Trip from Cusco
Responded 27 Jan 2020
Dear: LizGibby Thanks so much for your review, Our team is always ready to help and provide a great experience to our custommers. WE provide water, hiking poles and oxygen in all our groups. The red valley is also amazing and there is not to much people there, then you will have amazing landscapes. Your Team from "Rainbow Mountain Cusco" & "Andina Expeditions" The Original Local tour operators to the rainbow Mountain since 2014.
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VespaManRome wrote a review Oct 2019
Sunningdale, United Kingdom61 contributions46 helpful votes
We came to Cusco for the Inca Trail, and absolutely loved it. We added on a day trip to Rainbow Mountain because of a recommendation from a friend. We had a truly memorable day and would recommend it to all. It is important to get there early, as the mountain gets very busy.
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peterjetp
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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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JJ S
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WOW
Interesting ride from Cusco to Rainbow Mountain across all kinds of terrain. Pay attention to your breathing. One
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sathyanav
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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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OldIrishCurmudgeon
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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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davidmV2117TI
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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
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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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hheifets
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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
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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
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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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sc11884
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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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Shina123S
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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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448vytenisk
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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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LisaNZL
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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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goldys5
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Snowed the day we went!!
Very disappointing that the tour went ahead even though they knew the weather was bad and then they continued to ta
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663kasiak
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Not a Disneyland tour!!!
I’m not a regular hiker but when I heard 5000m I understood it wasn’t a joke. PLEASE TAKE IT SERIOUSLY! I realised
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