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Full-day Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Trip from Cusco

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Embark on this full-day trip to the Rainbow Mountain and the Red Valley with a professional guide. You will experience a combination of nature and wildlife on the high Andes of Perú and discover stunning views of the most important snowed mountain of Cusco. Hotel pickup is included and you will be dropped off at a designated address. All entrance fees are included. You will be served with breakfast and lunch.
  • 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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Important Information
Departure Point
Hotel pickup from Cusco hotel
Departure Time
4:00 AM
Return Details
1 block away from Cusco's Main Square
  • Hotel pickup
  • Professional guide
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Rainbow Mountain
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • 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
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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 4 days ago via mobile

Stunning views! Worth the hike (I love to hike at home and did not find it too strenuous). It was worth the 4am departure to be one of the first 2-3 people to the top to enjoy the view and take a selfie without you...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank beccai12climb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Early morning, hard hike, views were good beware go early there are loads of people - very flat to start but last 200m are v steep. Drink lots of cocoa tea - we didn’t bother with the acclimatising meds’ - great day out

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 780shawh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had an amazing trip with David from rainbow mountain tour. We were there early before the crowds, could take nice pictures and even had time to go to the red valley. The included breakfast and lunch where great as well considering, that we left...More

Thank Brit-xyz
Reviewed September 4, 2019 via mobile

Great value, you get to see rainbow mountain and the red valley. The guides were exceptional and very informative. It is 3km up to rainbow mountain, and maybe 5km if you end up going to the red valley, which I highly recommend seeing. At 5,000...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank cindybade
Reviewed August 19, 2019 via mobile

NOTE: Please highly consider your physical ability to make this trek as the high elevation makes breathing more difficult I’m so happy I had the opportunity to make it to Rainbow Mountain. I decided to go the evening before (about 8 PM) and booked via...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from nico_ce | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are horses available for Rainbow Mountain only. Red Valley is not suitable for horses, only a few people take that longer trail. If you go through the Red Valley after you get to Rainbow Mountain, you should not... More
Key Details
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: Spanish
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