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Rainbow Mountain Full Day from Cusco Small group Tours

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Let a guide take care of navigation and safety concerns on this hike around Peru's Rainbow Mountain. With round-trip transportation from Cusco provided, all you have to do is focus on the rainbow-striped scenery and snap great photos as you hike. Learn about the factors that formed this unusual geological phenomenon, as well as the flora and fauna of the area, through guided commentary.
  • Guided trek up Rainbow Mountain with all navigation provided by an expert
  • Trekking poles included to help you up the strenuous trail
  • Breakfast and lunch provided; no need to pack food
  • Round-trip transportation from Cusco so hikers can rest
What to Expect
Be ready for super-early pickup at your Cusco hotel; be thankful that a guide is taking care of the directions and driving in the predawn dark. Relax or catch a nap on the trip to the Rainbow Mountain trailhead, which takes around three hours.  Arrive at the trailhead and fuel up with a light breakfast and then hit the trail for a fairly strenuous 5.5-mile (9-kilometer) hike that reaches an altitude of 16,500 feet (5,029 meters). After the hike, arrive at the summit for panoramic views of the mountain's striated colors and surrounding scenery.  Descend the mountain at a more leisurely pace, learning about the local flora and fauna from your guide as you travel and stopping at a glacial lake for lunch. Once you reach your starting point, climb back in the tour vehicle and rest your legs on the way back to Cusco for drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time
3:00 AM
  • Transport Cusco – Trailhead – Cusco
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • Professional Trekking Guide English – Spanish
  • First aid kit including oxygen (for an emergency)
  • Trekking poles per person
  • Transport by Tourist Vehicle
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Dinner
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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A small group tour is the way to go with Rainbow Mountain, beat the crowds and enjoy the views without hundreds of people at the summit. Our tour guide Kevin was great, he answered our questions, helped arranged horses for us, administered first aid when I needed it, and,
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Response from Paradise02295962862, Manager at Rainbow Mountain Full Day from Cusco Small group Tours
Responded Aug. 31, 2019
thanks so much for coming to Peru, we will pass your comment to Kevin and the team!
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I just had the pleasure of traveling with Daniel and Tigre and they took wonderful care of our group. Daniel as our guide was very informative about the challenges we would face on our ascent and helped us prepare for the weather, the atmosphere, and the physical rigor of the
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Michael was our fabulous tour guide for trek up to Rainbow mountain. He did an excellent job of briefing us the day prior (at our hotel) of what was expected and needed for the hike up to 16,522 ‘ to witness the beauty of the Andes . He was informative , friendly and extremely
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I had Kevin as my tour guide and am extremely grateful for his patience and expertise! He made the trip very exciting and I would definitely recommend this travel company. I'll be booking with Crossover Peru again in the future.
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Short, challenging hike at high altitude but worth the view. The landscape is impressive and a definite must do when visiting Cusco!
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