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Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco provided by Rainbow Mountain Cusco

Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco

Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco
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About
Journey deep into the Andes to hike Rainbow Mountain, an important worship site since pre-Inca times. With a mountain guide, safely explore the rainbow-striated mountain and see sights including adobe houses, llama herds, and the Ausangate Glacier. Plus, by going with a group, you bypass the stress of choosing the right trail or organizing your own transport from Cusco. Pack light for this challenging full-day hike: breakfast and lunch are provided.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • 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 journey through Peru’s rugged landscape to the town of Quessiuno, where you enjoy an included breakfast. As you make the challenging climb up the mountain, your guide provides assistance and points 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 are 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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 journey through Peru’s rugged landscape to the town of Quessiuno, where you enjoy an included breakfast. As you make the challenging climb up the mountain, your guide provides assistance and points 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 are 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 49313P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transportation
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Professional multi-lingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • Hotel pick up
  • First Aid Kit
  • Oxygen
Exclusions
  • Horses (but you can rent directly at the first town)
  • Drinks
  • Entrance Ticket TO the Rainbow Mountain (10 Soles)
  • Entry/Admission - Montaña de Siete Colores
  • Entry/Admission - Rainbow Mountain Cusco
  • Entry/Admission - Cerro Colorado Vinicunca
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Exact pick up time will be provided 48 hours before travel date.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Transportation
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Professional multi-lingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • Hotel pick up
  • First Aid Kit
  • Oxygen
Exclusions
  • Horses (but you can rent directly at the first town)
  • Drinks
  • Entrance Ticket TO the Rainbow Mountain (10 Soles)
  • Entry/Admission - Montaña de Siete Colores
  • Entry/Admission - Rainbow Mountain Cusco
  • Entry/Admission - Cerro Colorado Vinicunca
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Exact pick up time will be provided 48 hours before travel date.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Nov. 8, 2021
A note from Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco
Groups limited to 10 persons while the Pandemic is active by the W.H.O.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Plaza Regocijo (Kusipata)
  • 1
    Montana de Siete Colores
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Rainbow Mountain Cusco
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Cerro Colorado Vinicunca
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Cusipata
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Mark Ruffalo V
New York City, NY4 contributions
very beautiful views with the mountains
Nov. 2021
We decided to do a private tour, searching online we found the company Bioandean Expeditions, a local company that operates tours in this wonderful place.
From the first email they were very informative and gave us all the information we wanted, after a discussion with my partner we decided on this great trip and we moved on! .
Indescribable beauty, a place full of inspiration and mysticism. Walk for lovers of the walk. Wonderful landscape with its dose of adrenaline. You must visit it without any doubt. Have the forecast of the height at which you are.
Written November 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Abigail V
3 contributions
What a beautiful and wonderful tour! The sights were amazing and our guide, Ruben was so sweet and kind!
A challenging hike up the mountain but so worth it! A bit bumpy of a car ride, but that is to be expected. Everyone was so pleasant
Written November 23, 2021
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Kumar P
Texas8 contributions
Thanks to the team of Rainbow Mountain Cusco, Great Job!
Nov. 2021
The hike is demanding, the company advised us to stay at cusco almost 48 hours before the tour (great advise).

The place really worth it, is something unique and unbelivable how the nature can create such beatifull places.

thanks to our guide Julian for the patience and for given us the positive energyes!
Written November 19, 2021
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Jett H
2 contributions
Rewarding Trek
Nov. 2021 • Solo
Rainbow mountain was unbelievably beautiful. Definitely a challenging hike with the altitude (prepare w coca!) but well worth it. Breakfast and lunch included were great.
Written November 18, 2021
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Acapulco_Mario
Miami Beach, FL14 contributions
A challenge
Nov. 2021 • Couples
Beautiful view but 15,000 feet is 15,000 feet so listen to your body. Take the horse if you need to.
Written November 9, 2021
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Ryan C
Tulsa, OK88 contributions
Rainbow Mountain with Salkantay Trekking
Went with Salkantay Trekking. They picked us up and returned us to our hostel - included breakfast/lunch and our guide (Franz?). He was knowledgable and explained Rainbow Mountain, the area, and what it meant to the natives. Great experience, semi tough hike (about 2.5 miles one way) but uphill and the lookout point was 16,500ft.

There is a horse option and lots of snacks/drink options on the way up/down.
Written October 31, 2021
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Dion
2 contributions
Great trip
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Amazing day trip to rainbow mountain. Well organised, especially with our guide David. He was friendly, helpful and could enthusiastically tell us a lot about the area and history. The mountain itself and the hike to it are very memorable. Greatly recommended guide and tour!
Written October 26, 2021
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ChelseaDave
Chelsea, MI5 contributions
Bus Driver Cost this 1-2 Stars
Oct. 2021
First of all, Rainbow Mountain is spectacular; if you can make it, do it. It could have gotten five stars but for two items. 1) The bus driver seemed overly aggressive and rude (by this time I had been in Peru for over two weeks and had ridden several different busses/tour vans) which made me nervous for the only time while I was in-country. 2) The guide did speak English, but only sparingly. Admittedly I was the only non-Spanish speaker on the bus but felt uninformed and isolated from the rest of the group. I learned more from the limited Spanish I know than from the English the guide spoke. I booked this tour because the company I wanted - Salkantay Trekking - didn't have any Rainbow Mountain tours available until after my departure date. Very glad I made this trip but could have enjoyed the travel portion with a better guide and driver.
Written October 25, 2021
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DawanRobinson
24 contributions
Awesome hike to see Rainbow Mountain
Oct. 2021
A beautiful experience! I only went for the mountain but the snowcapped peaks around it are just as beautiful.

Pros:
1) Wonderful sights for the entirety of the tour
2) Great breakfast with tons of buffet options
3)Plenty of rest opportunities from start to finish
4) Tons of photo opportunities
5) English-speaking guides
6) Well-traveled road so can't get lost

Cons/Things to consider:
1) Must be acclimated to the altitude. Do not do this on your 2nd day in Cusco. You will suffer
2) It is a hike that is several miles long with an extremely steep final segment that is still walkable. Strongly advise just taking horses all the way and then you can walk back
3) If you do this too late in the day, you won't get a clean shot
Written October 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

christinah7375
Los Angeles, CA15 contributions
AMAZING!!!
Oct. 2021
Such an incredible experience from start to finish - definitely worth checking out!! It's a MUST SEE.
Written October 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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justin G
justin G
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The landscape is a beauty
This tour takes you a full day because it is located 3 hours from Cusco, it is convenient to buy the excursion in a
clover168
clover168
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One of the best experiences of my life!
If you like hiking this is a must see. The hill of colors or mountain of Vinicunca this place will fill you with in
142karolj
142karolj
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LUGAR ASOMBROSO
My favourite part of this experience was the hike to the mountain of colors and the rock forest , we we were
Roland R
Roland R
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Stone horns on the andes !
The hike is amzing, We had to leave cusco very early with an small group, the breakfast and lunch are included but
Roland R
Roland R
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We conquered the 7 lakes of Ausangate!
This hike is one of our hightlights on our trip in Perú. We started the hike in an small andean village "Pachata"
JoyceD52
JoyceD52
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A once in a lifetime experience
It was a wonderful experience. You have to be in very good shape. We first went from Lima to Urubamba, next day w
T315ZYmichaell
T315ZYmichaell
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Very interesting sites
When you've seen one pile of rocks you've seen them all. However, when you have a great guide, like I did, it bring
loreens588
loreens588
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We have conquest the Rainbow Mountain !
We have been in Cusco city for 3 days, then moved to the sacred valley an took this tour to the rainbow mountain.
410nickp
410nickp
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Wonderful half day tour in Cusco!
This was an amazing trip. Our guide, Holgar, was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the local history. I
H7877ESkated
H7877ESkated
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A great tour guide makes a good landscape tour 1000x better!!!
Wowzers! I went to on Humantay Lake and Rainbow Mountain tours and this 7 Lakes trek surpassed all of that for me!
EliotB596
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Great Service - Support Local companys!
We decided to take a private tour, looking online we found the company "Rainbow Mountain Cusco" a local company tha
elizaw354
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Lifetime Experience !!
Breathtaking day hike in Cusco, We were wondering to go to the Humantay lake but the company told us that the Huma
nicholasestefnb
nicholasestefnb
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colorful day!
We went on a private tour, our guide was Fredy, the transfer from Cusco to Pacchanta is around 3.5 hours, quite f
PierreB1687
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DO NOT BOOK DURING COVID-19
DO NOT BOOK if you have any fear of catching COVID-19. The only COVID-19 protocols they enforce are: 50% capacity (
agnieszkas429
agnieszkas429
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Amazing experience
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
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