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Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco

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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 today

Although a tough hike I found it much easier than Lake Humantay as the slope is a slow rise. The last 30 minutes are the hard ones . The views at the top are totally beautiful so it’s definitely worth it. The snow mountains, rainbow...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Vongaiishe Char... M
Reviewed yesterday

I read reviews before booking this trip and kept debating reading the mixed reviews. I thought is was fantastic. It was a fantastic hike. The mountain is exactly as it is pictured- beautiful. The adjacent mountains were just as beautiful with their snow caps. Easy...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank LoriH848
Reviewed 6 days ago

The rainbow mountain is a unique experience . The colors you see from the top are fantastic (minerals). Although you have to be fit because of the high altitude and the long walk , it is a highly recommended experience

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

Our tour guides Harry and Bryan were just the best, they took us to a new route that will only take us 45mins to hike Rainbow Mountain instead of the harder old route that will ussually take 3 hrs to hike. Harry also has his...More

1  Thank celestel125
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first excursion with American Inca Trail and it was great! The transportation was organized and my guide was very nice and energetic! The views were amazing. Also we got to stop at a nice local restaurant for lunch!

Date of experience: September 2019
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September 20, 2019|
Response from Vongaiishe Char... M |
What is the number for the tour operator. Trying to verify my pick up for tomorrow?
September 19, 2019|
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Response from douglasangulo | Reviewed this property |
Si la recojen por la Manana 430am y despues de tour la dejan cerca de plaza de armas. No la de tip si lo dejan lejos. Yo lo de típ y no mi dejaron a hotel.
Key Details
  • Duration: 15h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: Spanish
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