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What you can expect during this experience
  • 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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Updated 20-06-16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
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Updated 20-06-16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Plaza Regocijo (Kusipata)
  • 1
    Montana de Siete Colores
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Rainbow Mountain Cusco
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Cerro Colorado Vinicunca
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Cusipata
    Stop: 2 hours
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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.
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Important Information
Duration
12h
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 - Montana de Siete Colores
  • Entry/Admission - Rainbow Mountain Cusco
  • Entry/Admission - Cerro Colorado Vinicunca
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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.
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Peter P wrote a review Jun. 2020
Brooklyn, New York4 contributions
Awesome trip great guide, best advice don’t cheat and use the horses lol, take your time it’s a hike and high up too. Couple cans of O2 will help.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from traveler341ref, Manager at Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco
Responded Jul. 3, 2020
Dear : peterjetp Is great that you enjoyed the trip, our team always try to do the best for the group, our team goes always with O2, radios, we put 2 tours guides per each group, is great to Know that there is good results because of that 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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JJ S wrote a review Mar. 2020
Phoenix, Arizona2 contributions1 helpful vote
Interesting ride from Cusco to Rainbow Mountain across all kinds of terrain. Pay attention to your breathing. One of the gals in my group fainted but was fine after giving her some oxygen that a guide had. A lot more crowded than I expected. Other than that, an amazing
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from traveler341ref, Manager at Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco
Responded Jul. 3, 2020
Dear : JJ S The rainbow mountain is literally new for our government, than they need to put more attention on the road, however the ride is quite fun, you can see the real peru since the van. Our guides are always with oxygen and first aid kit in case someone needs it., apparently this has worked on your group! 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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Satya V wrote a review Mar. 2020
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The hike was a great experience with amazing views along the way and at the top. Also visit Red valley on the way back. Definitely worth it!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from traveler341ref, Manager at Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco
Responded Jul. 3, 2020
Dear : sathyanav The experience to the rainbow mountain is just a lifetime, since you did the red valley as well you completed the whole range of mountain, congratulations !! 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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hheifets wrote a review Mar. 2020
6 contributions3 helpful votes
This is not a difficult hike when started from a new location accessible only by tour buses and private cars - it is gradual and in the worst case you can always hire a horse. The very last 1/4 of a mile is more difficult - much steeper and less oxygen. But his hike is worth all
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from traveler341ref, Manager at Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco
Responded Jul. 3, 2020
Dear : hheifets That is correct, on our private tours, when the road is on good conditions, we hike to the rainbow mountain thru a new route that only has 35 minutes of hike, then is much more enjoyable because you save energies for all your pictures. Hope you are ok and the best wishes. Your Team from "Rainbow Mountain Cusco" & "Andina Expeditions" The Original Local tour operators to the rainbow Mountain since 2014.
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Kayla W wrote a review Mar. 2020
Fort Lauderdale, Florida4 contributions2 helpful votes
My friends and I decided on renting horses only to go up the mountain, which was a good idea in my opinion, it saved us some time and energy to push through the last part of the hike, which is also the steepest part. We made it to the top and took some wonderful pics! Our guides
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from traveler341ref, Manager at Rainbow Mountain in One Day from Cusco
Responded Jul. 3, 2020
Dear :Kayla W Thanks so much for sharing your experience, That is true, the last part of the hike up to the rainbow mountain is quite hard, is good that you decided to take a horse, then you can enjoy the views with all your energy. Hope you will come back some day. Your Team from "Rainbow Mountain Cusco" & "Andina Expeditions" The Original Local tour operators to the rainbow Mountain since 2014.
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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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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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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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hbkm
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Red Valley better than Rainbow Mountain
In the end, the views over the Red Valley where more spectacular than the Rainbow Mountain. From Cuzco it is a thr
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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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369chiragp
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Worth the trip!
We were a little nervous to book this trip after reading some reviews regarding the difficulty of the hike. The hi
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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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itsnovairap
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Most underrated natural phenomenon!
If there is one place I'd recommend going to in Cusco (besides Machu Picchu, obviously), it's this Rainbow Mountain
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joannh277
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DO YOUR RESEARCH!
I dropped the ball on this one. Since Rainbow Mountain was offered through our hotel (Antigua Casonas), I thought i
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OrhanTravels
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The Most Brutal Hike
It was on our bucket list for Peru. We booked a trip in advance through TripAdvisor. They picked us up at 4am from
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LizGibby
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Great Experience!
Excellent and skilled tour guides! Our tour guides and driver made the experience today! We made plenty of stops to
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PuuKaua
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Amazing Private Tour in/around Cusco!
Holger was just amazing - packing a huge amount of information and sites around Cusco in an afternoon! It was my l
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  • Duration: 12h
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